STANLEY HERBERT LAST

Born: 7th March 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 9th August 1941; age: 24; killed in a flying accident south east of Chivenor Aerodrome, Barnstaple, Devonshire.

Residence: 14, All Saints Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Head Clerk and Accountant to a firm of Land Agents & Chartered Surveyors.

In his spare time, Stanley was a member of the Air Raid Precaution Medical Service – First Aid Parties, at Ipswich.

 

Rank: Pilot Officer; Service Number: 62706.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 33.

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,

Surrey.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Shepherd & Mabel Last; husband of Kathleen Rosa Last.

 

Father: John Shepherd Last, born 1876, Ipswich – died September 1930, Ipswich.

Mother: Mabel May Last (nee Godbold), born 1889, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

Stanley was a Head Clerk and Accountant to a firm of Land Agents & Chartered Surveyors, and in his spare time was a member of the Air Raid Precaution Medical Service – First Aid Parties, at Ipswich. He was living with his widowed mother & brother at their family home – 6, Rectory Road, Ipswich.

Mabel, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Percy John Last, an Engineer’s Progress Clerk, born January 1916, Ipswich.

1 other.

 

In 1940, Ipswich, Stanley married Kathleen Rosa Smith, born 1918, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Kathleen Rosa Last – widow.

 

9th August 1941

 

Aircraft: Bristol Beaufort I; serial number: L9953.

Crew:

Walter Fell; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 26; R.A.F.V.F.

David Henry Wesley; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Victor John Hall; Pilot Officer/Air Gunner; age 23; R.C.A.F.

Stanley’s body was never recovered and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.

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