Newspaper picture from the Evening Star – 16th May 1945.


Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 21st April 1945; age: 21; Aircraft accident.

Residence: 8, Sturdee Avenue, Ipswich.

Occupation: Geoffrey was the leader of the ‘Playmates Dance Band.’


Rank: Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 1626118.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 71 Operational Training Unit.


Grave Reference:


Moascar War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Bertie Alfred & Monica Grace Morphew, of Ipswich.


Father: Bertie Alfred Morphew, born December 1885, Ipswich.

Mother: Monica Grace Morphew (nee Hayward), born November 1892, Ipswich.


Geoffrey was educated at Northgate School, he was a member of their A.T.C.




Geoffrey was living with his parents & brothers at their family home – 8, Sturdee Avenue,Ipswich.

Bertie, a Charge Hand.

Monica, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Jack Basil Morphew, a Railway Clerk, born February 1920, Ipswich.

Reginald Oliver Morphew, at School, born December 1926, Ipswich.


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


21st April 1945


Aircraft: Spitfire VB; Serial Number: ER304. Flew into the ground and burst into flames near Ismilia, Egypt.

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