Born: 14th May 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 9th July 1942; age: 53; Suicide at R.A.F. Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.

Service Date: 13th March 1916, aged 26.


Rank: Flight Sergeant; Service Number: 143742.

Regiment: Royal Air Force.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich New Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Alice Norah Maria West, of Ipswich.




1891   12, Lancaster Road, Ipswich.


Rudolph was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred West, 41, a Compositor Printer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Eliza West (nee Allen), 41, born Ipswich.

Eliza Elizabeth West, 20, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Agnes Maud West, 18, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Edith Mary West, 14, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

Harry Lambert West, 11, born Ipswich.


1901   5, Ashmere Grove, Ipswich.


Rudolph was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 51, a Compositor Printer.

Elizabeth, 51.

Eliza, 30, a Tailoress.

Harry, 21, a Carpenter & Joiner.


1911   ‘Dalegarth’ 32, Khartoum Road, Ipswich.


Rudolph was 21 years old, a Carpenter & Joiner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 61, a Compositor – Newspaper Publisher.

Elizabeth, 61.

Eliza, 40, a Tailoress – Clothing Manufacturer.

Harry, 31, a Carpenter & Joiner.


Rudolph’s father, Alfred West died 1923, Ipswich. His mother, Elizabeth Eliza West died 1938, Ipswich.


In 1920, Ipswich, Rudolph married Dorothy Chandler, born 1894, Ipswich – died 1926, Ipswich.


In 1926, Ramsgate, Kent, Rudolph married Alice Norah Maria Booth, born February 1904, Ramsgate, Kent. Baptised: 26th October 1906, St. Luke’s Church, Ramsgate, Kent.

They had 3 children.




Rudolph was ranked a Sergeant, for the Royal Air Force. he was living with his wife and children at their family home – No.1, Airmen’s Married Quarters, R.A.F. Netheravon, Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Alice, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Eugenia Elizabeth West, born May 1929, Ipswich.

2 others.




  • Just exploring our family tree as my mother, one of his daughters, is aged 92. Missing from the children of his marriage to Alice Booth appears to be my uncle, born in the 1930s

    • Hi Robert,
      You don’t know me, but your mother and I are cousins through your grandmother, Alice, whom I met only once many years ago. Would be interested in knowing if we could help each other close any family tree gaps.
      Kind regards … Grant


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