FREDERICK JAMES PAGE

Born: 23rd February 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd June 1941; age: 24.

Residence: 47, Stanley Avenue, Ipswich.

Occupation: a General Labourer.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1532370.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 151 Battery, 51 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

  1. E. 17.

Suda Bay War Cemetery,

Chania,

Crete,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James A. Page & Grace Page, of Ipswich.

 

Father: James Arthur Page, born September 1880, Waldringfield, Suffolk. A General Labourer.

Mother: Grace Susannah Page (nee Chapman), born July 1882, Falkenham, Suffolk.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Frederick was a General Labourer. He was living with his parents & sisters at their family home – 47, Stanley Avenue, Ipswich.

James, a General Labourer.

Grace, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Alma V. Page, a Counter Hand – Ladies Tailoring, born August 1913, Ipswich.

Irene J. Page, a Packer – Drapery Store, born October 1920, Ipswich.

 

In May 1941 the Germans begin an airborne assault and invasion of Crete. Despite heavy casualties the Germans overwhelm the north of the island, taking key positions. The allied forces withdrew to the south of Crete in hope of evacuations with many rear guard actions. Many ships were lost in the evacuation with more than 50% of the men being rescued from the Island. It is estimated that 3,500+ British and Commonwealth troops were killed in the action. with over 12,000 men captured. Ipswich men killed Corporal CECIL DAY RAF.  Private JONHN MORTIMER

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