Images courtesy of David Gobbitt.

Born: 15th November 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 11th June 1918; age 18; Killed while flying at Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Service in the R.A.F. – 20th November 1917.

Occupation: with the Ipswich Gas Light Company.

Rank: Flight Cadet; Service Number: 110251

Regiment: Royal Air Force.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ellen Rosetta Denny, of 105, Back Hamlet, & the late William Denny.




1901   Seaton House, Upper Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Francis was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Denny, 31, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Ellen Rosetta Denny (nee Colthorpe), born Ipswich.

Hilda Ellen Maria Denny, 7, born Ipswich.

Arthur William Denny, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   East View, 17, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.


Francis was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 41, a Foreman – Gas Works.

Ellen, 40.

Hilda, 17, a Dressmaker.

Arthur, 15, a Machinist – Iron Foundry.

Edith Emily Denny, 8, born Ipswich.

Frederick John Denny, 7, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Ellen Rosetta Denny – mother & Bernard Pretty Esq.


Francis is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

Ipswich Gas Light Company.

RAF Cadet training WW1





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