Born: 10th September 1911, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 10th September 1943; age 32 – Aircraft Crash.

Residence: 73, Stanley Avenue, Ipswich.

Occupation: Airport Clerk – at Ipswich Airport. Previously Maurice had been employed by Messrs. Barker, of Turret Lane, Ipswich – Offices of Robert Charles Barker – food manufacturer.


Maurice had recently returned from Trinidad where he had served for 18 months.

1st October 1942 – Temporary Lieutenant.


Rank: (A) Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Fleet Air Arm, 737 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich New Cemetery,



Youngest son of:

Father: Leonard Leopold Liffen, born 1879, Ipswich. A House Painter.

Mother: Eveline Liffen (nee Threadkell), born 1885, Hollesley, Suffolk.


Maurice obtained his Royal Aero Club Aviator’s Certificate – 28th January 1939, at Ipswich Aero Club. Certificate taken on: Hillson Praga – Aeronca JAP – 34/36. Maurice’s occupation was an Airport Clerk.


Probate to Leonard Leopold Liffen – father, a House Painter.

Newspaper picture from the Evening Star – 15th September 1943.

10th September 1943

Aircraft: Walrus W; Base: Dunino Naval Air Station. The aircraft spun on approach and crashed at Balkaithly Farm, St. Andrew’s, Fife, Scotland.


A family note: Leila Threadkell

Maurice was my husband’s second cousin who was killed the same year as my husband’s father Victor Harold Threadkell. We are happy to have a picture to add to our family history.

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