DENNIS CLAUDE WESTLAKE

Born: 24th March 1907, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd may 1943; age: 36; at Haruku Island.

Captured: 8th March 1942 – held at Java.

Residence: 11, Coplestone Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist – Post Office.

 

Dennis was recorded in the London Gazette – 4th December 1925 – Male Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist (postal), Ipswich.

 

Rank: Aircraftman First Class; Service Number: 1225240.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

 

Grave Reference:

6.B.9.

Ambon War Cemetery,

Ambon,

Maluku,

Indonesia.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward E. Westlake & Agnes B Westlake, of 6, Newbury Road, Ipswich; husband of Grace R. Westlake, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   138, Kemball Street, Ipswich.

 

Dennis was 4 years old and living with his widowed mother & brothers.

Agnes Bessie Westlake (nee Cackett), 36, a Laundress – own account – at home, born Hanwell, Middlesex.

Edward Harry Westlake, 11, born Ipswich.

Ernest Frank Westlake, 9, born Ipswich.

Leonard Charles Westlake, 7, born Ipswich.

Oliver Richard Westlake, 6, born Ipswich.

 

Father: Edward Ernest Westlake, born 1868, Tollesbury, Essex – died 1908, Ipswich.

 

In 1932, Ipswich, Dennis married Grace Ruth Rooke, born 1906, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Dennis was a Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist – Post Office. He and Grace were living at their family home – 11, Copleston Road, Ipswich, with 2 others.

 

Probate to Grace Ruth Westlake – widow.

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