Image from 1944 Evening Star newspaper.
Born: 1925, Ipswich.
Died: 16th October 1944; age: 19 – during Operation ‘Market Garden.’
Residence: 14, Dickens Road, Ipswich.
Employed: at the Plough Works, of Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 14689773.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Arthur H. & Lily Cullingham, of Ipswich.
Father: Arthur Herbert Cullingham, born June 1890, Ipswich. A Night Watchman – Roads.
Mother: Lily Cullingham (nee English), born October 1891, Ipswich.
Douglas is also remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Devonport. It was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
October 1939: They went to France.
May/June 1940: The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
June 1944: The Battalion landed in Normandy (D Day). From then on was engaged in the North Western Europe campaign.