Born: 24th March 1907, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd May 1943; age: 36; at Haruku Island. Died from bacillary dysentery and malaria.
Captured: 8th March 1942 – held at Java, Moluccas Haroekoe POW camp.
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.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward E. Westlake & Agnes B Westlake, of 6, Newbury Road, Ipswich; husband of Grace R. Westlake, of Ipswich.
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.