Born: 26th January 1920, 4, Hamilton Road, Ipswich.

Died: 10th November 1942; age: 22; MPK – ship loss.

Residence: 46, Romney Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class; Service Number: C/MX 56241.

Regiment: Royal Navy, HMS ‘Ibis’


Memorial Reference:

60, 2.

Chatham Naval Memorial,




Mother: Hilda Elizabeth Kemp, born July 1898, Ipswich. A Packer – Maize Flake Mill.

Maternal Grandmother: Alice Sarah Kemp (nee Bird), born February 1874, 2, Reeves Yard, Ipswich – died 1937, 46, Romney Road, Ipswich.

Step Father: Robert William Marsh, born February 1899, Albion Street, Ipswich. A Fitter –  Agricultural Machinery.


HMS ‘Ibis’

HMS Ibis (Cdr. Henry Maxwell Darell-Brown, RN) was sunk by a torpedo from Italian aircraft in the Western Mediterranean north off Algiers in position 37º00’N, 03º00’E.  Ibis was sunk by an airborne torpedo from an Italian aircraft in the Western Mediterranean, north of Algiers, French Algeria.


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