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Born: 7th May 1917, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 19th November 1942; age: 25; died when H.M.S. ‘Ullswater’ was torpedoed and sank.

Residence: 31, Kelvin Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Clerk for a Grain & Provender Millers, Maltsters & Grain Importers.


14th February 1941 – Temporary Sub-Lieutenant.

7th May 1942 – Temporary Lieutenant.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, H.M.S. ‘Ullswater’


Grave Reference:

  1. 18059.

Weston Mill Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frank Samuel & Ethel Isabella Elliott, of Ipswich; husband of Joan Margaret Elliott, of Ipswich.


Father: Frank Samuel Elliott, born February 1881, Ipswich.

Mother: Ethel Isabella Webber, born July 1884, Ipswich.


In 1939, Ipswich, Philip married Joan Margaret Humby, born April 1916, Southampton, Hampshire.

They had 1 son:

Philip Ross Courtenay Elliott, born April 1943, Ipswich. Author of ‘The Sociology of the Professions’ & ‘The Making of a Television Series’.





Philip was a Clerk – Grain & Provender Millers, Maltsters & Grain Importers. He was living with his new wife at the home of his parents – 31, Kelvin Road, Ipswich.

Frank, an Engineer’s Managing Clerk – Export Dept.

Ethel, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Joan, an Assistant School Teacher.


Probate to Joan Margaret Elliott – widow.


H.M.S. ‘Ullswater’ – 19th November 1942

H.M.S. ‘Ullswater’ was an ASW Whaler of the Lake class. She was built by Smith’s Dock Co., Ltd., South Bank-on-Tees, Uk as a fishing trawler. Laid down 6th July 1939. Launched 31st August 1939. Commissioned 15th November 1939, and armed with a 12pdr gun. Just after midnight on the 19th November 1942 she was escorting a slow night convoy PW 250 through the English Channel en route to South Wales. They were close to Eddystone Lighthouse when the convoy came under attack by German ‘E’ boats. H.M.S. ‘Ullswater’ was torpedoed and sank quickly. All 26 crew members were killed. Birgitte, Lab and Yewforest were also sunk.

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