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:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



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.


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.


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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