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.


Grave Reference:


Ambon War Cemetery,




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.



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.

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