Image from the Evening Star – 26th November 1943


Born: 1920, Rochester, Kent.

Died: 20th February 1945; age: 24; Killed whilst test flying, at Gosport, Hampshire.

Residence: 291, Colchester Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Daedalus’ Fleet Air Arm.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Richard Spencer, of 116, Valley Road, Ipswich & Eva Clapham; husband of Audrey Eleanor Clapham, of Ipswich.


Father: Richard Spencer Clapham, born August 1887, Leeds, Yorkshire. A Motor Engineer Works Manager, and part time with the Auxiliary Fire Service.

Mother: Eva Clapham (nee Brownfoot), born February 1891, Leeds, Yorkshire – died March 1920, at 2, New Road, Rochester, Kent.

In 1922, Richard married Elsie Tempest, born February 1890, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire.

In 1943, at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich, Philip married Audrey Eleanor Towns, born January 1921, Ipswich, of 74, Valley Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Audrey Eleanor Clapham – widow.

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