Born: 12th July 1912, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd February 1941; age: 28; Died of Injuries at the Emergency Hospital, Boston, Lincolnshire.

Residence: 53, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: an Estate Agent.


Rank: Sergeant/Air Observer; Service Number: 905139.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 101 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward Rampley & Mabel Rampley, of Ipswich.


Father: Edward Rampley, born 1879, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk – died October 1941, Ipswich.  An Insurance Assistant Superintendent for the Wesleyan & General Assurance Society.

Mother: Mabel Jane Rampley (nee Footer), born 1873, Sapiston, Suffolk – died March 1958, Ipswich.



Harry was an Estate Agent and living with his parents & sister at their family home – 53, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Edward, a retired Insurance Agent.

Mabel, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Marjorie Footer Voules (nee Rampley), born December 1914, Ipswich. A Secretary.


Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate taken on a Hillson Praga, Praga B,40. On the 8th July 1939, at Ipswich Aero Club. Harry was an Estate Agent, of 53, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Edward Rampley – father, a retired Insurance Assistant Superintendent and Mabel Jane Rampley – mother.


20th December 1940, Harry, Langrish and Ernest De’ath of the 101 Squadron flew on a mission – target Dunkirk.


Bury Free Press 15 February 1941

SOLDIERS DEATH– The death from injuries on active service is reported of Sergt., Harry Footer Rampley, R.A.F., son of Mr and Mrs E Rampley of Ipswich and grandson of the late Mrs H Footer, of St. Andrew’s Street N, he was known to many locally and sympathy will be general with the family in the loss of a gallant soldier. He was in the business as a estate agent prior to joining the Air Force. He was a keen and popular member of the Ipswich Motor-Cycle and Car Club and took an active part in all events, winning many awards. He was also one of the organisers of the physical training scheme in this town. The Rev. J. A. Leafe. Methodist Chaplin officiated at the funeral service at Ipswich, on Monday, when many friends, including representatives from the Ipswich Motor-Cycle and Car Club and of an A.R.P. Post attended.


2nd February 1941

Aircraft: Blenheim IV; Serial number: N3570. The aircraft was on a training exercise when it crashed on a beach near Frieston, 3 miles SSE of Boston, Lincolnshire.

Fellow crew:

Langrish; Sergeant/Pilot; injured and taken to hospital.

Ernest William De’ath; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age: 27; R.A.F.V.R.

Plunknett; Leading Aircraftman; passenger  injured and taken to hospital.

One Comment

  • Never knew this information existed – he was my uncle,and we never knew how he died. Thank you .
    One error –
    Edward Rampley (father) Died 31st October 1941
    Mabel Rampley (mother) Died 6th March 1958

    But wonderful information – thank you very much


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