Born: 1918, Hartismere, Suffolk.
Died: 21st May 1940; Age 22; died at North Walsham Cottage Hospital, North Walsham, Norfolk – from injuries caused by an accidental collision on the previous day between the motor-bicycle which he was riding and a motor lorry proceeding in the opposite direction at an S bend on the Aylsham – North Walsham high road.
Inquest held – 21st May 1940.
Residence: ‘Rockford’ 68, Finborough Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service Number: 76814.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion.
Sec. V. Grave 47.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick John Pay Eldridge & Elsie Gertrude Eldridge, of Stowmarket.
Farther- Frederick John Pay Eldridge, born 1880, Westminster, London. A Schoolmaster.
Mother – Elsie Gertrude Eldridge (nee Curtis), born Fulham, 1884. A Suffolk painter in oil. https://suffolkartists.co.uk/index.cgi?choice=painter&pid=219
David attend Ipswich School.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
David and his father, John, a Schoolmaster were living at the family home – 68, Finborough Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
His mother, Elsie was living at 52, Hestercombe Avenue, Fulham, London, with his brother.
Richard Henry Eldridge, an Assistant Meteorological Officer – Air Ministry, born June 1921.
Probate to Frederick John Pay Eldridge – father.
David is also remembered on Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.