Born: 1925, Ipswich.

Died: 16th October 1944; age: 19 – ‘Market Garden.’

Employed: at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 14689773.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Venray War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur H. & Lily Cullingham, of Ipswich.


Father: Arthur Herbert Cullingham, born 1890, Ipswich.

Mother: Lily Cullingham (nee English), born 1891, Ipswich.


Douglas is also remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich

1st Battalion:
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.

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