Born: 17th February 1914, Ipswich.
Died: 27th October 1944; age: 30; in captivity – PoW.
Residence: 22, Ransome Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Furnace Clerk – Electric Supply – Borough Council.
Captured by the Japanese – 8th March 1942.
Rank: Aircraftman Second Class; Service Number: 1208580.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Stephen & Lily Chaplin, of 18, Holbrook Road, Ipswich; husband of Winifred Rose Chaplin, of Theberton, Suffolk.
Father: Stephen Chaplin, born August 1878, Foleshill, Warwickshire. A Carpenter.
Mother: Lily May Chaplin (nee Norton), born August 1888, Ipswich.
In 1937, Blyth, Suffolk, Stephen married, Winifred Rose Lewis, born January 1908, Blything, Suffolk.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
Stephen and Winifred were living at their home – 22, Ransome Road, Ipswich. Stephen was employed as a Furnace Clerk – Council Electric Supply.
Probate to Winifred Rose Chaplin, of The Bell Inn, Middleton, Suffolk – widow.
Stephen is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.