Felix is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1910, 128, London Road, Ipswich.

Died: 19th January 1945; age: 34; PoW.

Captured: 8th March 1942.

Residence: 48, Salisbury Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Rank: Signalman; Service Number: 2365078.

Regiment: 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals.


Grave Reference:


Labuan War Cemetery,





1911   128, London Road, Ipswich.


Felix was 9 months old and living with his mother & siblings.

Omelia Bond Gwilliam (nee Cann), 43, born Harwich, Essex.

Gladys Moss Gwilliam, 10, born Ipswich.

Avila Thomas Gwilliam, 9, born Ipswich – died 1917, Lowestoft.

Mildred Omelia Gwilliam, 7, born Ipswich.

Guy Garling Gwilliam, 6, born Ipswich.

Lewis George Gwilliam, 2, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


On the 1911 census, Felix’s father, James George Gwilliam, 43, was a Master Mariner – Great Eastern Railways. James, born Harwich, Essex, was Master of the Passenger Steamer ‘Norfolk’ 109880, of  Lowestoft, Suffolk with 10 crew members.


Felix’s mother, Omelia Bond Gwilliam died October 1941, at The Limes Cottages, Forncett, Norfolk, of 8, Station Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


In 1934, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Felix married Hilda Florence Setterfield, born October 1908, Lowestoft.


Probate to Hilda Florence Gwilliam – widow and Guy Garling Gwilliam – brother, a civil engineer.

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