Images and additional information from Barry Adams (nephew to Edward) and family.

Born: 1920, Halstead, Essex.

Died: 30th May 1940; age: 20, during the evacuation and defence of Dunkirk.

Residence: 3, Gorse Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Private/Driver; Service Number: T/161116.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.

Grave Reference:


Coxyde Military Cemetery,



The original wooden cross of his grave in Belgium. The photo was sent to Edward’s mother soon after his death. The cross was later replaced with a CWGC Portland stone headstone. 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest & Kathleen Mayhew, of Ipswich.

Father: Ernest Mayhew, born July 1896, Earls Colne, Essex.

Mother: Kathleen Elizabeth Mayhew (nee Jermy), born April 1895, Ranworth, Norfolk.

Edward outside his home in Ipswich.

Probate to Kathleen Elizabeth Mayhew – mother.

Edward is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich.

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  • So wonderful to read and see photos of my mother’s brother and hear how his parents ( my grandparents) were told of his death and the photo they received of his resting place. Thankyou


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