Born: 1919, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

Died: 30th June 1946; age: 26; died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at the Foxhall Sanatorium, Suffolk.

Informant of the death – Mrs. J.D. McConvey – widow.

Residence: 5, Hawke Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Farm Labourer.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 955571.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 51 Heavy Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Burnette McConvey; husband of Jean Doreen McConvey, of Ipswich.


Father: Edward McConvey, born March 1893, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

Mother: Burnette Silver McConvey (nee McCaughern), born January 1895, Whitehaven, Cumberland.


In 1942, Ipswich, Edward married Jean Doreen Smith, born November 1923, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

David Edward McConvey, born November 1945, Ipswich.


Lancashire Evening Post – 21st December 1940


A Whitehaven soldier, Driver Edward McConvey, aged 21, has rescued an evacuee boy from a perilous position on the cliffs at Ilfracombe.

The boy, Victor Smith, became stuck because the tide had come in.

McConvey was lowered on a rope and reached the boy in the nick of time for he was well nigh exhausted and would soon have slipped into the water.

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