KENNETH VICTOR MORPHEW

 

 

Born: 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 8th August 1944; age: 25; at Normandy.

Residence: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 7958625.

Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps, 144th (8th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment) Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

XXII.B.3.

Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery,

Calvados,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Alice Maud Morphew, of Ipswich.

 

Father: William Morphew, born 1869, Ipswich.

Mother: Alice Maud Morphew born 1876, Ipswich – died 1945, Ipswich.

144th Regiment RAC began to land in Normandy on 14 June 1944, entering the harbour near Bayeux. To support the fighting around Villers-Bocage (13–16 June) from the 8th July the 144 RAC took part in Operation Pomegranate and the attack on Noyers. 144 RAC had 20 tanks disabled, mostly by ‘friendly’ mines. In three days’ fighting, 144 RAC lost 13 officers and other ranks killed, 9 missing, and 61 wounded. The 144 RAC using Sherman tanks continued to operate in the area supporting the Infantry.

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