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: Estae 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. – An Insurance Assistant Superintendent for the Wesleyan & General Assurance Society.

Mother: Mabel Jane Rampley (nee Footer), born 1873, Sapiston, Suffolk – died October 1941, 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.


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.


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.

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