KENNETH NAPIER HUDGELL

Image from the Evening Star – 28th July 1941.

 

Born: 25th May 1913, Ipswich.

Died: 21st July 1941; age: 28; Killed on active service at Durham.

Residence: 27, Belle Vue Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Secretary to a Wine & Spirit Merchants.

 

Rank: Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 964546.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

X.C.3.50.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of Henry Francis & Robina Hudgell, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Henry Francis Hudgell, born August 1880, East Dulwich, London.

Mother: Robina Hudgell (nee Napier), born May 1885, Ipswich.

 

Kenneth was educated at Northgate School, Ipswich.

 

Kenneth was one of the eldest members of the Ipswich Crusaders, serving as their Treasurer, taking an active part in their sports section, and doing valuable work on Sundays among the

younger Crusaders.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.

 

Kenneth was a Secretary to a Wine & Sprirt Merchants. He was living with his parents at their

family home – 27, Belle Vue Road, Ipswich.

Henry, A Timekeeper – Drapery.

Robina, unpaid Domestic Duties.

 

Probate to Henry Francis Hudgell – father. A Timekeeper.

 

21st July 1941

 

Aircraft: Halifax I; Serial Number: L9533. On the 21st July 1941, L9533 was coming into land at R.A.F. Middleton St. George, Durham, after a training flight. At 12:45 a Hurricane aircraft flew across the path of L9533. In an attempt to avoid the Hurricane, L9533 spun into the ground and crashed.

Crew:

Leonard Richard Blackwell; Pilot Officer/Pilot; age 26; R.A.F.V.R.

Alfred James Grenyer; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age: 21; R.A.F.

Albert John Howes; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 28; R.A.F.V.R.

John William Rolfe Boggis; Sergeant/Observer; age 24; R.A.F.V.R.

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