STEPHEN CHAPLIN

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:

32.B.6.

Ambon War Cemetery,

Maluke,

Indonesia.

 

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.

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