Photographs courtesy of Mrs. L. Nunn
Born: 4th September 1914, Bosmere, Suffolk.
Died 4th/5th April 1943; Age: 29; aircraft crash at Sarlhusen. Philip’s 12th mission.
Residence: 22, Edward Close, Ipswich.
Occupation: Driver Salesman – Wholesale Fruit & Potato Merchants.
Rank: Sergeant/Air Gunner; Service Number: 1159783.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 156 Squadron.
Father: Raymond Victor Grimwood, born April 1892, Coddenham, Suffolk. A Butcher – Co-operative Butchery Department.
Mother: Gertrude Elisabeth Grimwood (nee Brown), born March 1888, Creeting St. Mary,Suffolk.
Family home – 32, Croft Street, Ipswich.
Philip, Raymond, Don Grimwood
In 1939, Ipswich, Philip married Josephine Violet Leggett, born November 1913, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Philip was a Driver Salesman for a Wholesale Fruit & Potato Merchants. He and Josephine were living with her sister and brother-in-law at their home – 259, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.
Harold Jack Button, a Butcher, born 1906.
Bertha May Button (nee Leggett), born 1906.
Probate to Josephine Violet Grimwood – widow.
4th/5th April 1943
Aircraft: Avro Lancaster I; serial number: W4850 Took off 20:42hrs from heavy bomber RAF station at Warboys, Huntingdonshire. Crashed at Sarlhusen, Germany.
Albert Ronald Baker; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 18; R.A.F.V.R.
Edward Thomas McHugh; Flight Sergeant/Navigator/Bomber; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.
Kenneth William Taylor; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; R.A.F.
Alfred Rixon; Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 21; R.A.F.
Jack Arthur Holderness; Flight Sergeant/Navigator; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.
Cecil Harold Davies; Pilot Officer/Pilot; age 29; R.A.F.V.R.