Born: 12th December 1884, Stutton, Suffolk.

Died: 27th October 1940; age: 55; Injured at Shackleton Road – enemy air raid; died the same day at East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: ‘Brynhild’ Heath Lane, Ipswich.


Rank: Police Constable – Ipswich County Borough.




Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Isaac & Ellen Doylend, of Stutton; husband of May Beatrice Doylend, of ‘Brynhild’, Heath Lane, Ipswich.


Father: Isaac Doylend, born June 1845, Stutton, Suffolk – died 1904, Ipswich.

Mother: Ellen Doylend (nee Watts), born 1847, Stutton, Suffolk – died 1893, Ipswich.




1911   74, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.


Samuel was 25 years old, a Thrasher Tester – Agricultural Engineers. He was boarder at the home of 66 year old, widow, Maria Stollery.


On the 1st June 1915, Ipswich, Samuel married May Beatrice Smith, born 1884, Ipswich.

They had 5 children.

Angus Samuel Doylend, born May 1916, Ipswich.



Samuel’s eldest son, Angus Samuel Doylend, born May 1916, Foxhall Road, Ipswich lost his life on the 29th February 1944, aged 27. A Corporal, service number 11531900, of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Laid to rest at Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.


Probate to May Beatrice Doylend – widow.


Samuel is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich and Westminster Abbey London

It was reported on this day that following a raid on Martlesham airfield 3 German aircraft flew over Ipswich randomly machine gunning the Town and dropping small canister bombs. Flying at 100ft ships in the dock opened fire. A number of bombs dropped were picked up by members of the public, one killed six when a man tried to defuse the device outside Ransomes and Rapier. Another discovered by a policeman exploded while being examined, killing the policeman and wounding others.


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