Born: 22nd April 1910, St. Michael’s, Ipswich.

Died: 17th June 1941; age: 31; died from Multiple Injuries consequent of accidentally coming in contact with an armed mine whilst fishing off Felixstowe Beach – Misadventure.

Inquest held 18th June 1941.

Residence: 26, Queensberry Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Lorry Driver – Sand Gravel.


Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class/Rigger Fabric Maker; Service Number: 930751

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 928  Balloon Squadron. Felixstowe.


Grave Reference:IMG_6719


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert Stanford Beckett & Alice Maud Beckett, of Ipswich; husband of Violet Maud Mary Beckett, of Ipswich.




1911   5, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 11 months old and living with his parents at the home of his widowed, maternal grandfather.

Walter Willis, 62, a Labourer – Bricklayer, born Kersey, Suffolk.

Herbert Stanford Beckett, 22, an Iron Moulder – Agricultural Engineers, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Alice Maud Beckett (nee Willis), 20, born St. Michael’s, Ipswich.


In 1933, Ipswich, Herbert married Violet Maud Mary Hewitt, born October 1913, Ipswich, daughter of Percy John Hewitt, a steel binder and fixer and Violet May Hewitt (nee Francis). 

They had 1 daughter:

Jeanne Violet Beckett, born April 1934, Ipswich.



Herbert, a Lorry Driver, and Violet, a Machinist of  Silk, were living at their family home – 26, Queensberry Road, Ipswich with their daughter Jeanne.








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