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FELIXSTOWE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The War Memorial is situated on the sea front, Undercliffe Road West, and takes the form of a Corinthian column surmounted by a dove on a stepped base. THere are 163 names for World War 1 and 111 for World War 2. The memorial was initially unveiled by Sir Courtenay Warner on 15th August 1920 which was subsequently reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 16th August 1920.

From an old postcard

ERECTED BY THE
PEOPLE OF FELIXTOWE
TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR
MEN WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION
OR DIED OF WOUNDS
OR DISEASE IN THE SERVICE
OF KING AND COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ALDIS

Harry

Believed to be Petty Officer Stoker 283643, Royal Navy, HMS Aboukir. Died 22/09/1914. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Aboukir, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in an area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed in total

ALEXANDER

Edward H

Rifleman 41291, 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died 22/11/1917. Born at Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

BACKHOUSE

Robert Peter

Believed to be Sergeant 11646, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Date of death 22/09/1917. born Ipswich. Buried at the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

BAKER

Charles

Private 9585, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/10/1918. Age 20. Son of Susannah Baker of "The Shop," Grange Road, Walton, Felixstowe and the late George Baker. Buried at the Naves Communal Cemetery Extension

BALDRY

Clifton Harold

Private 6937, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 24/08/1914. born East Harling, Norfolk. Buried at the Cement House Cemetery, Langemark

BARBER

Ernest Robert

Private 43470, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 23/04/1917. Born at Lower Walton and resident of Felixstowe. Buried at the Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojuel

BARBER

Henry James

Sapper 14723, Royal Engineers. Died 03/10/1918. Age 29. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Barber. Born in Walton, resident of Felixstowe. Buried at Rooidam Military Cemetery, South Africa

BARHAM

John William

Private G/13473, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 09/04/1917. Born Falkenham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BARRELL

James

Believed to be Private 17458, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/10/1915. Age 19. Son of A and L Barrell, of Bridge Farm, Coddenham. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

BARTON

Alfred Richard

Believed to be Second Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 18/07/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BARTON

Hugh Fabian

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/02/1916. Age 19. Son of the Rev A J and Alice E Barton of "Wanstrow", Rosebery Road, Felixstowe. Buried at the White House Cemetery

BAXTER

Harry James

Believed to be Private 20101, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/08/1918. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

BEAIL

Albert Victor

Able Seaman 228842, Royal Navy, HM Submarine E41. Died 15/08/1916. Buried at Shotley (St Mary) Churchyard. Whilst carrying out anti submarine exercises in the North Sea, HMS E41 acting as a target, had begun a surface passage of 12 knots when HMS E4’s periscope appeared 50 yards off her starboard bow, on a collision course. E41 stopped her engines but not before E4 collided forward of the bridge. E41 began to take in water through the forward battery compartment and began to sink by the bow. In less than two minutes the conning tower was under the water. HMS Firdrake, who had been monitoring the exercise, took less than two minutes to reach the scene of the collision to pick up survivors. There were no survivors from E4. Both submarines were eventually located, salvaged and returned to service. E41 was eventually scrapped in 1922

BEAR

George Frederick

Private 15271, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/05/1915. Age 20. Son of Albert and Ellen Bear of Kirton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Private Bear is also commemorated on the Kirton War Memorial

BEAR

Joseph Albert

Private 40994, 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 25/01/1918. Husband of Annie Eugenie Bear of Meadow Cottage, Kirton. Buried at Hamburg Cemetery. Private Bear is also commemorated on the Kirton War Memorial

BELGROVE

Charles

Private 329137, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 08/07/1918. Age 30. Son of W and S Belgrove of "Broxholme'', Holland Road, Felixstowe. husband of Gertrude May Belgrove of "Burwood", Cornwall Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Fienvillers British Cemetery

BLOUNT

John Hillier

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force and Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 06/07/1918. Age 19. Born Ipswich, resident in Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Second Lieutenant Blount’s death is recorded at Beverley, East Yorkshire

BOND

Charles Wesley

Private 34785, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 22/04/1917. Born 1895. Son of A Bond of 58 King Street, Walton. Buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe

BOULTER

Arthur Edward

Private 30797, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/12/1917. Age 27. Son of Mrs Boulter of Back Road, Falkenham. Buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Private Boulter is also commemorated on the Falkenham War Memorial

BRANCH

Albert George

Sergeant 54883, "D" Battery, 36th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 08/10/1918. Born Felixstowe. Buried at Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery

BRANCH

George Benjamin

Private SD/3063, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 22/03/1918. Born Felixstowe. Husband of A G Branch of 21 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne. Buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens

BRAND

Albert George

Private 8444, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 28/10/1914. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BROWN

George William

Believed to be Private 79, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station. Died 13/08/1915. Born Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

BULLOCK

Richard James

Sergeant 14245, "G" Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24/02/1919. Age 35, Son of John Nicholas Bullock and Ann Bullock of Walton, Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Sergeant Bullock’s death is recorded at Woodbridge

BURGESS

Albert John

Gunner 340946, 278th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25/09/1917, Age 33. Husband of Edith M Burgess of Montreal House, High Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery

BURROWS

Thomas

Private 29094, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 08/06/1918. Born in, and resident of, Felixstowe. Buried at the Annois Communal Cemetery

BUTTERWORTH

Felix Mortimer

Private 4052, 2nd/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Died 25/03/1916. Age 30. Born in Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Private Butterworth’s death is recorded at Aylesbury

BUTTERWORTH

Reginald Willoughby

Private 4145, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29/10/1916. Age 33. Son of the late James and Martha Butterworth of "Highcliffe", Felixstowe. husband of Rosa Winifred Butterworth, of Haughley Old Street, Stowmarket. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BUTTERWORTH

Stanley Woodall

Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/01/1918. Age 37. Born in Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Lieutenant Butterworth’s death is recorded at Lambeth

CADY

Horace Leman Churchman

Believed to be Private 19, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died29/05/1915. Buried at Lone Pine Cemetery

CAPON

Harry B

Private G/4051, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 15/07/1916. Age 35. Son of the late Benjamin and Mary Capon. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

CARPENTER

William James

Believed to be Private 8056, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/05/1915. Age 24. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Carpenter of 1A Salem Street, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CHANDLER

Frank

Private 5101, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/01/1917. Born Felixstowe. Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No 3

CLARKE

Cecil Hinsby

Private 12791, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/04/1915. Age 23. Son of the late Walter and Ann Golden Clarke. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CLARKE

Sidney P

Driver 136541, Royal Engineers, Reinforcements. Died 04/07/1916. Born at Bramfield, resident of Walton. Buried at Basra War Cemetery

COLE

William

Private 50903, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 15/07/1917. Born Bures, resident in Felixstowe. Buried at Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery

COLLINS

George

Corporal 23987, 33rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, transferred to 152nd Battalion, Chinese Labour Corps. Died 04/02/1919. Age 35. Born Felixstowe. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

COPPING

Albert James

Rifleman B/200422, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 12/10/1918. Son of Mr and Mrs Copping of Grange Cottage, Grange Road, Walton, Felixstowe. Buried at Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny

COTTON

William John Stanley

Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/08/1917. Son of Mr G Cotton of Weybourne House, Constable Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Adinkerke Military Cemetery

CRABBE

Sidney

Believed to be Steward 1st Class 363107, Royal Navy, HMS Tirade. Died 30/07/1918. unknown Connection to Felixstowe unknown Buried at Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery

CROXSON

William

Lance Corporal 8116, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 06/06/1915. Born in and resident of Falkenham. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Lance Corporal Croxson is also commemorated on the Falkenham War Memorial

CULHAM

Alfred Ezekiel

Private 20421, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/10/1916. Age 19. Son of Walter and Alice Sarah Culham, of Lower Daisy Cottage, Little Horkesley, Nayland, Colchester, Buried at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte

DAWSON

Frederick Albert

MC Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 07/08/1918. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

DICKENS

Harold Aubrey

Rifleman R/41710, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, posted to 12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers). Died 21/09/1918. Buried at Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy

DONOVAN

Arthur Francis

Lance Sergeant 8867, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 01/11/1917. Resident in Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

DOW

Frederick James

Lance Corporal 43124, "B" Company, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 23/09/1918. Age 27. Husband of Mrs E E Dow of Shotley Gate, Ipswich. Born at Ipswich. Buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy

DURRANT

Edward William

Gunner 83042, 2nd Reserve Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11/02/1919. Age 22- Sn of Mrs. Adcock, of "Highcliffe," Cobbold Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Gunner Durrant’s death is recorded at Winchester

DURRANT

Fred George

Private 19411, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 22/08/1918. Age 34. Husband of Kate Elizabeth Durrant, of 28, Ruskin Avenue, Prittlewell, Essex. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial

DURRANT

Harry Stanley

Private 45467, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 22/10/1917, Born Walton, resident Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

DURRANT

Walter Samuel

Gunner 36424, CRA Staff, Royal Field Artillery. Died 01/07/1916. Age 32. Son of Mr W W Durrant of 13 Church Lane, Felixstowe. Buried at the Basra War Cemetery, Iraq

ELLIS

Gordon Carr

Private 473196, 88th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 13/03/1918. Age 24. Son of Clement and Julia E Ellis of Holne Lodge, Walton, Felixstowe. Buried at Nine Elms Cemetery

FARTHING

Arthur John

Private 201352, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/03/1918. Born at Walton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Private Farthing is also commemorated on the Falkenham War Memorial

FENN

Robert

Private 43042, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Age 22. Only son of William and Ellen Fenn of 1 Bath Cottages, Grange Road, Walton, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FULCHER

Alan

Private 43680, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/11/1916. Born Kirton. Buried at the Serre Road Cemetery No 3, Puisieux. Private Fulcher is also commemorated on the Kirton Memorial

GARNHAM

Stanley Lewis

Rifleman O/77, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 04/04/1918. Born in, and resident of Walton. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

GILDERSLEEVES

George W

Stoker 2nd Class K/54662/CH, Royal Navy, HMS Pembroke. Died 31/10/1918. Age 18. Resident of Walton. Buried at Walton (St Mary) Churchyard Stoker Gildersleeve’s death is recorded at Medway. HMS Pembroke was a training establishment at Chatham. Stoker Gildersleeve’s initials on the Memorial are S W, although he is recorded as George W

GLEADLE

Robert Arthur

Private 31035, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/02/1917. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Margaret Agnes Gleadle of 5 Windsor Terrace, Russell Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt

GODFREY

Charles Henry

Private 9540, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 31/10/1914. Born in Cotton, resident of Walton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

GOLDSTEIN

Frederick Felix James

Private 103349, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 19/08/1918. Age 18. Son of Benjamin and Ann Elizabeth Goldstein of 103 King Street, Walton. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

GOODCHILD

Arthur Edward

Private 40286, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 15/10/1916. Born in Felixstowe. Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery

GORHAM

George

Sergeant 27037, 3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 31/05/1916. Age 26. Son of Mary Ann Gorham of 43 King Street, Walton. Buried at Strand Military Cemetery

GORHAM

Edward Henry

Sapper 342, 1st Field Company, Australian Engineers. Died 30/11/1915. Age 28. Son of Henry and Anna Gorham of 2 Gainsboro' Villas, Maidstone Road, Walton. Buried at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery

GORT

Albert Henry

Second Lieutenant, Royal Defence Corps. Died 06/11/1918. Age 28. Apart from burial in the churchyard, connection to Felixstowe unknown, Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Private Gort’s death was recorded at Cambridge

GRAYLING

Ernest

Chief Petty Officer 166105/CH, Royal Navy, HMS Pembroke. Died 21/04/1918. Age 41. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Grayling of 200 High Road, Walton. Buried at Walton (St Mary) Churchyard. Chief Petty Officer Grayling’s death was recorded at Alverstoke, Hampshire. HMS Pembroke was a training establishment at Chatham

GRAYLING

John Percy

Private 52133, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 08/11/1918. Age 19. Son of John and Caroline Grayling of 6 Manor Terrace, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

GRAYSTON

Fred Ambrose

Sergeant 320063, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/09/1918. Age 27. Son of Mrs. Matilda Grayston of Felixstowe. Buried at the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension

GRIMWOOD

Henry

Corporal 591021, "D" Company, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Died 18/04/1918. Age 21. Son of Ernest Augustus and Agnes Grimwood of The Grove, Water Lane, Histon, Cambridgeshire Born at Bricett. Buried at Histon (St Andrew) Churchyard. Corporal Grimwood’s death was recorded at Cambridge

HALL

William Frederick

Stoker 1st Class 294862, Royal Navy, HMS Aboukir. Died 22/09/1914. Brother of George W Hall of Gas Works, Beach Station, Felixstowe. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Aboukir, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in the area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed in total

HAWES

Stanley

Believed to be Private 201275, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval

HERD

G

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HILL

Charles William

Believed to be Able Seaman 204395, Royal Navy, HMS Aboukir. Died 22/09/1914. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Aboukir, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in the area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed in total

HODSOLL

Arthur Alexander

Sergeant 22155, 15th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 06/09/1916. Husband of Florence Hodsoll of 1 Back Lane Cottages, Walton. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

HORNE

Walter Daniel

Private 44395, 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 03/08/1917. Born Old Felixstowe, resident in Walton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

HUNT

William Charles

Private 320591, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/04/1918. Age 37. Son of Mr J Hunt. husband of Mrs W Hunt of Ferry Lane Cottages, Lower Street, Walton. Buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery

JACKSON

Cedric Arthur

Believed to be Sergeant 200138, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 03/04/1917. Buried at Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

JENNINGS

Francis Henry

Lieutenant, 201st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 07/02/1918. Age 21. Son of Nora Helen White (formerly Jennings), of 13A, Clarendon Rd., Southsea, Portsmouth, and the late F. W. Jennings (see below). Buried at Portsdown (Christ Church) Military Cemetery. Lieutenant Jennings’ death is recorded at Grantham

JENNINGS

Francis William

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 26/03/1916. Age 47. Born Ipswich and resident Felixstowe. Father of F H Jennings (see above). Buried at Easington Cemetery. Lieutenant Jennings’ death was recorded at Patrington, East Yorkshire

JENNINGS

Hugh Cotter

Second Lieutenant, Army Service Corps, attached 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 03/05/1917. Age 19. Son of Ann Hannah Jennings of "Southbank," 97 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey and the late Richard Jennings. Buried at Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy

JENNINGS

Harry Clarence

Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HM Submarine L55. Died 09/06/1919. Age 29. Son of Mr and Mrs Clement Heely Jennings of 78 Romford Road, Stratford, London. husband of Olive Jennings, of Orwell House, Felixstowe. Buried at Haslar Royal Navy Cemetery. Whilst in action against two Bolshevic Destroyers, the submarine L55 struck a mine previously moored by the British. The Russians claimed that they had sunk the submarine but this is thought to be unlikely. They did not, however, forget about where the sub was, because in 1928 they succeeded in raising it. The British government immediately requested that the bodies of the men be returned to Britain, and because the Russians refused to allow any British warship into their waters the merchant ship Truro took the coffins of the men on board at Kronstadt before transferring them to HMS Champion at Reval in Estonia. The 42 officers and men of HM Submarine "L.55" now lie together in a collective grave in the Haslar Royal Navy Cemetery where their names appear on a Screen Wall Memorial. As the bodies were not recovered from the wreck until 1928 they were assumed to have had no known grave at the time the Naval Memorials were erected at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham. As a consequence their names appear on these memorials (21 at Portsmouth, 5 at Plymouth and 16 at Chatham) making them among the only ones to be so commemorated whilst having known graves. Lieutenant Jennings (2nd in command L55) is also commemorated on a special memorial in Portsmouth Cathedral erected in 2005 to commemorate those lost as a result of action by British Naval forces in the Baltic, following the Great War, in support of the independent state of Estonia, in the face of a growing threat from the Russians

JENNINGS

Robert G

Rifleman 417243, 12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers) transferred to 883rd Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 24/01/1920. Age 29. Buried at Ipswich Cemetery. Rifleman Jennings’ death was recorded at Ipswich

JOHNSON

Samuel Edward

Private 305319, Suffolk Yeomanry. Died 07/07/1918. Age 39. Son of Samuel Edward and Maria Johnson of Felixstowe. husband of Rose Anne Johnson, of "Mon Repos," Charlwood Road, Horley, Surrey. Buried in Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Private Johnson’s death is recorded at Colchester

JONES

Frederick Owen

Private 18837, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/07/1915. Age 19. Born Ipswich. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Private Jones’ death is recorded at Woodbridge

JOYCE

Alexander Hugh Sinclair

MM Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 20/08/1918. Age 27. Son of Edward and Mary Joyce of 9 Greenhill Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex. husband of Bessie Alice Joyce of 176 High Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

JUNIPER

Harry

Corporal 13384, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/08/1916. Age 32. Son of Harry Juniper of Bures St. Mary, Suffolk. husband of Edith Baldry (formerly Juniper), of 75, Melville Road, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

KEMP

William John

Believed to be Gunner, "P" Anti Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 10/12/1918. Buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

KENT

Charles Harold

Believed to be Gunner 340159, 445th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17/09/1918. Age 32. Son of John and Emma Kent of Harleston. husband of Emily Jane Kent of 8 Felix Road, Harleston. Buried at Karasouli Military Cemetery

KENT

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KERSEY

William Henry Myddleton

Captain, 166th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17/10/1917. Age 24. Son of William Edward and Ada Laura Kersey, of Felixstowe. Buried at The Huts Cemetery. Captain Kersey is also commemorated on Rolls of Honour at Wellington College, Berkshire, and Magdalen College, Oxford

KIDD

Robert James

Private 9592, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 09/12/1915. Age 24. Born Trimley, resident of Felixstowe. Buried at the Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery. Private Kidd’s death is recorded at Sunderland

KING

Stanley

Lance Corporal 201723, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Age 21. Son of Alfred and Ethel A. King, of 56, Constable Rd., Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

KNIGHTS

Walter

MM Believed to be Lance Corporal 19387, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 14/10/1917. Buried at Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux

LANCASTER

Alfred George

Private G/22249, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 02/04/1918. Age 37. Husband of Elizabeth Lancaster of Trimley. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

LAYARD

Peter Clement

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/08/1918. Born Felixstowe. Buried at Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery

LEGGETT

Frederick

Private 200613, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/07/1916. Born at Charsfield. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

LINZELL

Stanley James

MC, Croix de Guerre Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Date of death 03/04/1917. Son of Mr H J and Mrs J Linzell of The Lodge, Trimley St Mary. Buried at Foreste Communal Cemetery

LYON

Horace W

Driver 95653, 31st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 04/05/1915. Age 23. Son of William John and Elizabeth Lyon of 44 King Street, Walton, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MANSELL

John Henry

Corporal 8729, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 20/05/1917. Age 27. Husband of Flora Mansell of 192 High Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Orange Trench Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux

MARKHAM

Robert

Private 5979, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Died 04/12/1914. Born in Marlsford and resident of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MARKHAM

Stanley Charles

Private 31264, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 02/09/1918. Born in, and resident of, Walton. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

MASON

Kenneth Ralph

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/06/1915. Age 27. Son of George Calver Mason and Loetitia Maria Mason of Ipswich. Buried at St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue

MASON

Wilfred Howard

Second Lieutenant, 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 09/07/1917. Age 34. Son of George Caher and Leticia Mason of Ipswich. husband of Gladys Mason, of "Choisy," Probus, Cornwall. Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

MAYES

Arthur John

Private 8306, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/07/1916. born Norfolk. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial

MAYES

Harry Stanley

Private 40309, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 22/03/1918. Age 32. Son of the late William Mayes. husband of Beatrix Mayes of 277 Armistice Terrace, Sprowston Road, Norwich, Born Walton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

MAYES

William Isaac

Private G/22461, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20/09/1918. Born in and resident of Trimley. Buried at Brie British Cemetery. Private Mayes is also commemorated on the Trimley War Memorial. Surname spelt as MAYS on Memorial

MELTON

Harry George

Private 75903, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 29/04/1918. Age 19. Son of Harry and Emma Melton of 25 King's Street, Walton. Buried at Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme. On memorial the initials are shown as "H S"

MILLS

Robert James

Private 17989, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, attached 8th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps. Died 03/04/1916. Son of Charles and Jessie Mary Mills, of 63, Chapel Lane, Walton, Felixstowe. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

MINNS

Sidney

Private M2/048648, Army Service Corps, attached "Y" Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 09/11/1918. Son of Frederick and Susan Minns. husband of L. Minns of 49 Queen's Road, Old Fletton, Peterborough. Born at Felixstowe. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

MINTER

William Harold

Private 24002, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/08/1916. Age 23. Son of Henry and Eliza Minter of 11 Osborne Terrace, Langer Road, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

MOYES

Arthur William

Private 201894, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 06/01/1918. Age 34. Son of James Moyes of 73 Chapel Lane, Walton, Felixstowe and the late Annie Moyes. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

OWEN

Leslie Oswald

Able Seaman London 4/2827, Royal Navy, HMS Queen Mary. Died 31/05/1916. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On 31st May 1916, HMS Queen Mary was part of the 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron that took part in the Battle of Jutland. During the battle HMS Queen Mary was hit by gunfire from the German vessels Seydlitz and Derfflinger and exploded, killing all but 8 of her 1,276 crew

PACKARD

Henry Norrington

DSO. Lieutenant Colonel, 46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12/04/1916. Age 42. Husband of Ursula Rose Packard. Buried at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras

PARKER

Clifford Peter

Corporal 45652, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 16/09/1918. Age 22. Son of Edward S and Alice E Parker of West Thurrock, Essex. husband of Mabel E Parker of 322 High Street, Walton, Felixstowe. Buried at Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt

PARKER

Victor

Private 49728, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment Died 24/04/1918. Age 18. Son of Henry and Rosina Parker of The Hollies, Croutel Road, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

PARMENTER

George H

Private L/9627, 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 21/10/1914. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

PATERNOSTER

William

Private 26828, "X" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Age 38. Son of Alfred and Sarah Paternoster, of Little Bealings, Woodbridge, born Bealings. Buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont

PEARCE

Gordon Arthur

Private G/10448, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 06/06/1915. Born Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

PECK

James

Rifleman 47676, 12th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 09/06/1918. Born in, and resident of, Felixstowe. Buried at Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St Nazaire

QUINTON

Felix

Private 56775, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 01/06/1918. Age 19. Son of Joseph and Eliza Quinton of 339 High Street, Felixstowe. Buried at Martinsart British Cemetery

RAINBIRD

Donald William

Rifleman S/32422, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 31/03/1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs. Eliza Rainbird of Thicknesse Cottage, Golf Road, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

RAMSEY

Charles Owen

Second Lieutenant, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 21/03/1918. Born Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

RAMSEY

George Oliver

Private 13477, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1915. Age 23. Son of William and Louisa Ramsey of 7 Constable Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

RAUCH

Stanley Stanislaw

Gunner 28538, "D" Battery, 79th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 17/02/1918. Age 22. Son of Wilhelm and Stanistawa Rauch of 292 Burdett Road, Limehouse, London. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt

RICHARDSON

R J

Believed to be Private 2167, 1st/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 21/09/1915. Buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

RIVETT

Walter

Bombardier 39997, 24th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11/08/1917. Born in, and resident of, Walton. Buried at Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay

ROWE

Ernest Claude

Sapper 23215, 517th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23/03/1918. Age 24. Son of George and Edith Rowe of 305 High Street, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

RUNACRES

William

Corporal 14566, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1917. Born Ash Bocking. Buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery

RUSH

Arthur Lewis

Private 26643, 9th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, attached Worcestershire Regiment. Died 12/09/1916. Age 24. Son of the late Arthur and Charlotte Rush, of Candlet Farm, Walton. Buried at Canterbury Cemetery. Private Rush’s death was recorded at Canterbury

RUSHBROOK

William Isaac

Private 14950, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/06/1916. Age 30. Son of Mr and Mrs F Rushbrook of Kirton. Buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery. Private Rushbrook is also commemorated on the Kirton War Memorial

SAWYER

William H

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 5845, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 05/12/1914. Age 31. Son of the late Mr and Mrs J Sawyer of Ipswich. husband of Letitia R Sawyer of 50 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmund's. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord)

SEAMAN

Ernest

VC MM. Lance Corporal 42364, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 29/09/1918. Age 25. Son of Mrs. Sarah Seaman. Born at Norwich, resident of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. An extract from "The London Gazette," No.31012, dated 15th Nov., 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. When the right flank of his company was held up by a nest of enemy machine guns, he, with great courage and initiative, rushed forward under heavy fire with his Lewis gun and engaged the position single-handed, capturing two machine guns and twelve prisoners and killing one officer and two men. Later in the day he again rushed another enemy machine-gun position, capturing the gun under heavy fire. He was killed immediately after. His courage and dash were beyond all praise, and it was entirely due to the very gallant conduct of Lce. Cpl. Seaman that his company was enabled to push forward to its objective and capture many prisoners."

SEELEY

Leonard Walter

Gunner 100735, 35th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24/04/1917. Husband of Mrs E Seeley of 46 Dick Street, New City Road, Glasgow, Born in, and resident of, Felixstowe. Buried at Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains

SMITH

Clement Roy Blackshaw

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, attached 6th Battalion. Died 28/04/1917. Age 19. Son of Clement Charles Smith J.P., and Jessie Smith of Walton Hall, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

SMITH

Harry Herbert

Private 10372, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 09/08/1917. Born Walton. Buried at Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux

SMITH

Walter Ibotson

Believed to be Private 295441, 4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 26/10/1917. Believe born Felixstowe. Buried at Cement House Cemetery

SOUTHGATE

Frederick

Private 320271, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 21/04/1917. Born Ipswich, resident of Walton. Buried at the Gaza War Cemetery

STANBOROUGH

Ernest Everitt

Private 42841, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21/3/1918. Resident of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

STANNARD

Gordon

Lance Corporal 7995, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment Died 21/02/1915. Born Kirton, resident of Trimley. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Lance Corporal Stannard is also commemorated on the Kirton War Memorial

STANTIAL

Frank Evered

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/05/1915. Age 26. Son of the Rev A Evered Stantial and Mary Kennard Stantial of Woodlands Vicarage, Frome, Somerset, Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

STOREY

William

MM. Corporal 276072, 15th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23/07/1917. Born in, and resident of, Felixstowe. Buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

STRANGE

Elijah William

Private 51859, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 17/02/1917. Age 22. Son of James and Bessie Strange of Brickfield Cottage, Walton. Buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt

STRONG

Charles Robert

Driver T/313413, 873rd Heavy Transport Company, Army Service Corp. Died 12/02/1918. Age 31. Son of Thomas Arthur and Charlotte Strong of 2 Queens Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard). Driver Strong’s death is recorded at Grantham

STUDD

William John

Driver 10926, 1st Pontoon Park, Royal Engineers. Died 22/11/1918. Born at Dennington. Buried at Caudry British Cemetery

THURLOW

Alfred Edward

Trooper 1972, Household Battalion. Died 12/10/1917. Born Felixstowe, resident Manchester. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

THURLOW

Cecil Frederick

Private 42780, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/04/1918. Son of Mr J G Thurlow of "Roseneath," Bellhouse Lane, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea. Buried at Arneke British Cemetery

THURSTON

Jack

Private 2008, 45th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 02/05/1918. Age 24. Son of Arthur and Alice Thurston of O'Fald Terrace, Felixstowe. Buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery

TOFTS

William Henry

Private 9119, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 18/03/1918. Age 32. Husband of Grace Graham Tofts of 22 Queen's Street, Walton. Buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery

TOLLEMACHE

Bevil Douglas

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 22/12/1914. Age 32. Son of the Hon Douglas Alfred Tollemache of The Moat, Ipswich. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

TOPPLE

Frederick Isaac

Sergeant 9710, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 12/04/1915. Age 22. Son of Mr and Mrs H Topple of Grange Road, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

TURNER

Samuel

Believed to be. Private 16229, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/11/1917. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

TURNER

Walter Joseph

Acting Bombardier 195301, 208th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18/08/1917. Age 34. Husband of Mrs A C Turner of 72 Quilter Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 and No 2

VERSEY

Robert

Possible Donkeyman, Mercantile Marine, S S Batoum. Died 18/07/1915. Age 55. Son of the late John and Eliza Versey. husband of Elizabeth Ann Versey (nee Mason) of 17 Sea Garden Estate, Dovercourt, Essex. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. The SS Batoum, a 4,000 tons Armed Petroleum Tanker, was sunk by a torpedo fired by U-61, 6 miles south of the Fastnet Rock, whilst bound for Queenstown, Ireland, from New Orleans. Mr Versey’s date of death pre-dated the sinking

WADE

Alfred George

Rifleman 653321, 21st Battalion, London Regiment. Died 08/10/1916. Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery

WADE

Arthur George

Private 39535, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 21/10/1917. Born Ipswich, resident Walton. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

WALSH

William

Lance Corporal SE/15297, 23rd Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps. Died 18/05/1918. Age 42. Son of Joseph and Jane Walsh. husband of Kate Walsh of 30 King Street, Walton. Native of Burnley. Buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

WARNER

Arthur Sidney

Private 320602, "A" Company, 15th Yeomanry Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 31/12/1917. Age 32. Son of John and Maria Warner of Martello Lodge, Golf Road, Felixstowe. Buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

WARNER

William Frederick

Private 241177, "D" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 19/04/1917. Age 22. Son of John and Maria Warner of Martello Lodge, Golf Road, Felixstowe. Buried at the Gaza War Cemetery

WARNER

William Stanley

Private 8231, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment Died 09/05/1917. Age 25. Born Felixstowe. Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

WATTS

William Andrew

Officer’s Steward 1st Class L/6853/CH, Royal Navy, HMS Conquest. Died 28/03/1916. Age 35. Born in, and resident of Walton. Buried at Walton (St Mary) Churchyard. Steward Watt’s died when HMS Conquest was hit in a German raid on Lowestoft and Yarmouth on 28th March 1916. 39 other officers and men died in the raid

WEBB

Charles William

Rifleman 235040, 1st/5th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 20/09/1917. Born Ipswich, resident of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

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WOOD

Charles William

Able Seaman J/11863, Royal Navy, HMS Aboukir. Died 22/09/1914. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Wood, of 36, Ranelagh Road, Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Aboukir, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in an area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed in total

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YOUNGS

Sidney Charles

Private 43290, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/03/1918. Age 23. Son of John and Eliza Scarff Youngs of Crosby House, Wenhaston, Halesworth. Born at Wenhaston. Buried at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert

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ADAMS

Cyril Jack

Sergeant 913608, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 28/01/1945. Age 32. Son of Arthur George and Elizabeth Adams. husband of Caroline Adams of Felixstowe. Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery

ANDREWS

Reginald Gilbert

Private 5727493, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died between 19/05/1940 and 12/06/1940. Age 21. Son of Alfred and Effie Andrews of Walton. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial

ANTHONY

David Nigel Wynnard Lloyd

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 40655, 73 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 14/06/1940. Buried at the Chateau Renault Communal Cemetery. 73 Squadron formed at Mildenhall in 1937 as a fighter squadron. By July 1938, the Squadron was equipped with Hurricane fighters. At the outbreak of war, the squadron moved to France. When the Germans attacked in May 1940, 73 Squadron helped to cover Allied airfields and bases, falling back as its airfields were overrun by enemy columns, before retiring to England on 18th June

BAYLEY

William Arthur Maxwell

Leading Airman FX84984, Royal Navy, HMS Condor. Died 8/12/1941. Age 19. Son of Arthur Maxwell and Marjorie Nella Bayley of Ipswich. Buried at Ipswich Cemetery. HMS Condor was the name for the Fleet Air Arm’s shore establishment at Arbroath, it contained No 2 Observers School, Deck Landing Training School and the Naval Air Signals School

BEATON

Francis Charles

Leading Seaman D/JX 151808, Royal Navy, HMS Barham. Died 25/11/1941. Age 21. Son of Alexander David and Marjorie Irene Beaton of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. On 24th November 1941, Queen Elizabeth, Barham and Valiant, with an escort of eight destroyers, sailed from Alexandria to cover operations against two enemy convoys reported to be making for Benghazi. On the following day, at l6.25 hours, Barham was torpedoed by the German submarine U-331, which, undetected, had penetrated the destroyer screen. The submarine fired four torpedoes, three of which detonated on Barham's port side, between the funnel and 'Y' turret. She quickly listed to port and, after a pause of a few seconds, at an angle of 40 degrees, turned onto her beam ends. Four minutes after the torpedoes had struck, the after 15inch magazines exploded and vented through the upperdeck and the starboard side. 879 Officers and Ratings were lost, although a further 395 were rescued

BERRY

Norman William

Private 5777181, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 31/08/1944. Age 28, Son of George William and Annie May Berry. husband of Margaret Ethel Berry of Felixstowe. Buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery

BLOUNT

Charles Hubert Boulby

CB OBE MC Air Vice Marshal, AOC, No 22 (Army Co-Operation) Group, Royal Air Force. Died 23/10/1940. Age 47. Buried at Essendon (St Mary) Churchyard, Hertfordshire

BRISTOW

Ernest Oliver

Bombardier 824983, 62 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11/08/1944. Age 32. Son of Oliver Bristow and of Eveline Mary Bristow (nee Andrews) of Felixstowe. Buried at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

BUCHAN

Frederick

Sergeant 1801638, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21/01/1944. Age 20. Son of Charles Alexander Buchan and Louisa Frances Buchan of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, 35 was initially a training unit. In November 1940 the squadron was re-formed to introduce the Handley Page Halifax to operational service. Throughout the war 35 Squadron played a major part in many of the historic Bomber Command raids, becoming the first Pathfinder squadron in 1942. The Squadron converted to Lancasters shortly after Sergeant Buchan’s death

BUCKHAM

Edward Kenneth

Captain, Indian Army Ordnance Corps. Died 18/05/1942. Age 37. Son of E H and Nettie Buckham of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial

BUNKELL

Stanley Henry Edward

Private 14942161, General Service Corps. Died 11/05/1945. Age 20. Son of Stanley Henry and Jessie May Bunkell. husband of Joan Margaret Bunkell of Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Private Bunkell’s death was recorded at Brentwood

CARPENTER

Gordon John

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1295462, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17/01/1942. Age 21. Son of Julia Carpenter of Felixstowe. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

CHAPLIN

Denis Edward

Lance Corporal 5775770, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 18/07/1943. Age 26. Son of Charles William Chaplin and of Mabel Masterson Chaplin of Walton. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

CHILD

John

Air Mechanic (E) 1st Class FX 76481, Royal Navy, HMS Sparrowhawk. Died 20/06/1943. Age 27. Son of Ethel W Child of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. HMS Sparrowhawk was the Royal Naval Air Station at Hatston, near Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

CHURCHMAN

Eric Harry

Private 5831425, 2/5th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 29/04/1943. Age 27. Son of William Henry and Agnes Maria Churchman of Felixstowe. husband of Kathleen Agnes Churchman of Felixstowe. Buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery

CLARK

Bernard George

Lieutenant 259092, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 16/07/1945. Age 34. Son of Bernard William and Sarah Clark of Felixstowe. Buried at Bari War Cemetery

CLARK

Frederick Bert

Gunner 913814, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1942. Age 22. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

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CLARK

Cecil Henry John

Gunner 917915, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 30/05/1942. Age 24. Son of Nathanial and Minnie Clarke of Felixstowe. husband of Edith Marion Clarke of Felixstowe. Buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

COPPING

Albert Arthur

Private 14621723, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 23/03/1944. Buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

COPPIN

John James

Believed to be Corporal S/148897, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 08/10/1940. Age 30. Buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey. The cause or place of death of Corporal Coppin is unknown

CRAWFORD

James Robert J

Driver 5836766, 102 Sub Area Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 08/12/1944. Age 19. Son of Robert John and Annie Helena G Crawford of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. The cause or place of death of Driver Crawford is unknown

CREASEY

Edward Charles

Sergeant 7885432, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 22/07/1942. Age 26. Son of William Charles and Norah Creasey. husband of Glenys Madalaine Creasey of Felixstowe. Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery

CUSACK

Charles

Pilot Officer (Wireless Operator) 55957, 420 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30/07/1944. Age 22. Son of Robert James Cusack and Ethel A Cusack of Felixstowe. Buried at Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Pilot Officer Cusack’s death is recorded at Maidenhead. At the time of Pilot Officer Cusack’s death, 402 (RCAF) Squadron were flying Halifax MkIII bombers as part of Bomber Command

CUSHING

Keith

Sergeant 1505655, 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23/01/1944. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. 161 Squadron was formed in February 1942, flying a mix of Lysander, Havoc and Hudsons in dropping supplies and agents, including landing and pick-up operations. over occupied Europe

DAVIE

James Douglas

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 752091, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26/07/1942. Age 25. Son of James and Theodora Davie of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Sergeant Davie’s death is recorded at Boston, Lincolshire. At the outbreak of the Second World War 106 Squadron was flying Hampdens with 5 Group, and until early 1941 had a training role. It then reverted to front-line status and began regular night bombing operations against Fortress Europe. After a short spell with Manchesters, 106 converted to Lancasters in the early summer of 1942 (but it did not become converted completely to Lancasters before some of the Manchesters had participated in the 1,000-bomber raids on Cologne, Essen and Bremen)

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DONALDSON

Vincent John Mervyn

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 574813, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 09/01/1943. Age 20. Son of Robert and Alfreda Anna Donaldson of Harrow, Middlesex, Buried at Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. At the time of Sergeant Donaldson’s death, 57 Squadron were flying Lancasters as part of Bomber Command

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EAST

Charles Robert

Warrant Officer 1804885, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17/01/1946. Age 21 Son of Charles James East and Florence Elizabeth East of Felixstowe. Buried at Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia

EDWARDS

Peter Bryan

Believed to be Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Welshman. Died 01/02/1943. Age 19. Son of Nancy Barrington Edwards of Bury St Edmunds, Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Welshman was a Cruiser-Minelayer that was used by the Royal Navy to run supplies to Malta, particularly ammunition. On 1st February 1943, HMS Welshman had left Malta, bound for Alexandria when she was torpedoed by U-617. 152 of her crew were killer, along with an unknown number of Army and Air Force personnel

ELLERINGTON

Wilfred

Lance Corporal 2614925, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 21/05/1940. Age 23. Son of Wilfred and Annie Jane Ellerington of Felixstowe. Buried at Esquelmes War Cemetery

ELMER

Percy Walter

Driver T/6029904, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 29/01/1943. Age 35. Son of John and Emma Elmer. husband of Phyllis May Elmer of Walton. Buried at La Reunion War Cemetery

EVE

Ashford Berridge

Corporal 900839, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 06/03/1942. Age 24. Son of Ashford William and Annie Laura Eve of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

EVERIX

Victor Montague

Aircraftman 1st Class 901926, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 02/05/1941. Age 19. Son of Montague Henry and Mary Catherine Everix of Paddington, Warrington, Lancashire, Buried at Habbaniya War Cemetery. Habbaniya was a peace-time Royal Air Force station, maintained under the Anglo-Iraqi treaty of 1930 which permitted a British base west of the Euphrates, and the permanent Headquarters of the R.A.F. in Iraq. Habbaniya War Cemetery was originally the pre-war R.A.F. cemetery, but it was used during the war not only for R.A.F. casualties but for the burial of soldiers killed during the 1941 operations, and for all servicemen who died through illness or accident while serving in PAIFORCE. Its situation in the desert, 300 miles by air from our nearest bases on the Persian Gulf and 500 miles from our bases in Palestine, made it particularly vulnerable when in 1941, it was threatened with attack by Iraqi forces. There were no operational units on the station, but there was No. 4 Flying Training School and a number of trainer aircraft. Early in April work commenced on fitting guns and bomb racks to these aircraft, and by the end of the month some seventy had been made serviceable for operations. At the same time intensive training courses were instituted in bomb aiming and air gunnery. When the Iraqi forces besieged Habbaniya this improvised striking force was the backbone of constant air-raids on the enemy positions and, together with the nightly raids on their gun emplacements by the R.A.F. Levies defending the station, was mainly responsible for the withdrawal of the Iraqi forces from the plateau adjoining the airfield during the night of 5/6th May

FRANKS

Gilbert Maurice

Gunner 927094, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1942, Age 32. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

FREEMAN

Philip Roy Clifford

Sergeant 565537, Royal Air Force. Died 03/04/1945. Age 29. Son of Clifford and Florence Nightingale Freeman. husband of Violet Doreen Freeman of Felixstowe. Buried at Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia

FROST

George Albert Mills

Lance Corporal 5830369, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/06/1943. Son of George Albert and Violet Kate Frost of Felixstowe. husband of Kathleen Frost of Felixstowe. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

GOODWIN

Joseph Charles

Private 5829865, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/01/1943. Age 25. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

GORHAM

Frederick Charles

Private 5834374, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 02/08/1943. Age 32. Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery

GRAY

Leslie Noel

Gunner 909421, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1942. Age 22. Son of William and Eliza C Gray of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

GUYMER

Hugh Percy Francis

Leading Aircraftman 624110, 98 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17/06/1940. Age 33. Son of Percy Juniper Guymer and Caroline Mary Guymer. husband of Kathleen Maud Guymer of Linby, Nottinghamshire. Buried at St Trojan-Les-Bains Communal Cemetery, Ile d’Oleron

HALL

Charles Frederick

Private 5947545, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 12/05/1941. Age 27. Son of Charles and Cissy Hall. husband of Florence May Hall of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery

HAMSTEAD

Thomas Eric

Sergeant 852623, Royal Artillery. Died 19/10/1945. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Grace Hamstead. husband of Violet Hamstead of Studley. Buried at Calne (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Wiltshire. Sergeant Hamstead’s death is recorded at Westmoreland

HARROLD

William Henry Wesley

Lance Corporal 5831672, 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 09/04/1943. Age 23. Son of Henry William Mark and Gertrude Evelyn Harrold of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia

HARVEY

Keith Thomas Alfred

DFC Squadron Leader (Pilot) 39015, Royal Air Force (Reserve of Air Force Officers, RAFO). Died 30/12/1941. Age 23. Son of Leslie King Harvey and Kathleen Harvey. husband of Elsa Harvey of Scarborough, Yorkshire. Buried at Earl’s Croome (St Nicholas) Churchyard. Squadron Leader Harvey’s death is recorded at Worcester

HOLDING

Richard George

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1333120, 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17/10/1943. Age 23. Son of George and Lilian M Holding of Felixstowe. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery2. In the early part of 1942, 82 Squadron moved to India to join the fight against the Japanese, flying Vengence dive-bombers. Anti-submarine and shipping patrols commenced in November 1942 and then extended to the bombing of Japanese targets in Burma from June 1943, this was for a year before being re-equipped with Mosquito bombers in 1944

HOOD

Mary

Civilian. Died 12/05/1941. Age 63. Wife of George William Hood of 61 King Street, Felixstowe, Death recorded at Felixstowe Urban District. Mary Hood died at her home at 61 King Street during a bombing raid

JACKAMAN

Raymond John

Fusilier 14407126, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 11/11/1944. Age 19. Son of John Ernest and Violet Althea Jackaman of Ipswich. Buried at Venray War Cemetery

JAGGARD

Harold Royston

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 39634, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 02/01/1944. Age 27. Son of Francis and Ann Jaggard of South Kensington, London. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. 7 Squadron was the first Squadron to receive the four-engined heavy bomber- the Stirling, in 1940, but did not go operational until February 1941. In 1943, 7 Squadron was one of the initial squadrons which formed the Pathfinder Force, converting to Lancasters

JARVIS

Peter Guy Vargas

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42841, Royal Air Force. Died 19/09/1940. Age 19. Son of Reginald Vargas Jarvis and Enea Vargas Jarvis of Ipswich. Buried at Lossiemouth Burial Ground. Killed along with five others in the crash of Wellington N2883 of 20 Operational Training Unit on 19 September 1940. The aircraft flew into high ground at Glenmoriston, near Fort Augustus, Inverness whilst on a bombing and navigation exercise from RAF Lossiemouth. The deaths were registered in the District of Glenmoriston, Inverness on September 24th.

JEANS

Edwin

Second Officer, Merchant Navy, mv Cornish City Died 29/07/1943. Age 21. Son of Randolph and Lilian Jeans of Ickenham, Middlesex. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. On 29th July 1943, the mv Cornish City was en route from Lourenco Marques and Durban, for Aden and Suez with a cargo of coal, when she was struck by a torpedo fired from U-177. 37 of her 43 crew were killed

JOHNSTON

Owen Temple

Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Dasher. Died 27/03/1943. Age 19. Son of John Lawrence Johnston and Hilda Florence Johnston of Felixstowe. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. On 27th March 1943, the Escort Carrier, HMS Dasher, was returning to Greenock following flying exercises when an explosion ripped through her, resulting in her quickly sinking. 379 of her crew of 528 died in what is thought to have been a tragic accident that caused a petrol storage tank to explode

JOHNSTON

Robert Louis

Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Indomitable. Died 12/08/1942. Age 29. Son of John Lawrence Johnston and Hilda Florence Johnston of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Lee-On-Solent Memorial. On 3rd August 1942, the aircraft carrier, HMS Indomitable, joined the fleet protecting Operation Pedestal to relieve Malta. During the voyage she lost 4 of her aircraft, before being hit by a 1100lb bomb which pierced her flight deck and another which hit her aft, resulted in her being out of service for repairs until 1943

JOLLY

Reginald Charles

Lance Corporal 5825260, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/05/1940. Age 28. Son of Charles Henry and Susie Jolly. husband of Alice Maud Jolly of Ipswich. Buried at Houthulst Churchyard

KEYMER

Geoffrey

Sergeant 2361684, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 24/12/1945. Buried at Felixstowe (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Sergeant Keymer’s death was recorded at Ipswich

LAWRENCE

Dennis Ernest

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 203584, Royal Navy, HMS Forfar. Died 2/12/1940. Age 18. Son of Walter James and Beatrice Maud Lawrence of Walton. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. In 1939, the Admiralty requisitioned the Canadian Pacific passenger liner, Montrose, and converted her into an Armed Merchant Cruiser, HMS Forfar. On 2nd December 1940 she had just left convoy HX-90 to meet up with convoy OB-251, when she was struck by a torpedo fired by U-99. Only 21 of her 193 crew survived.

LITTLE

Joseph Charles Robert

Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service), HM Trawler Loch Monteith. Died 24/09/1940. Age 20, Son of Walter Christopher and Eveline Grace Little of Felixstowe. Buried at the Portland Royal Naval Cemetery. Seaman Little’s death was recorded at Weymouth. HM Trawler Loch Monteith was requisitioned in 1939 and served as an anti-submarine patrol boat and submarine tender until it was returned to its owners in November 1945

LYON

Elizabeth

Civilian. Died 12/05/1941. Age 74. Widow of William John Lyon. Death recorded at Felixstowe Urban District. Elizabeth Lyon died at her home at 44 King Street during a bombing raid

MACDONALD

Basil Andrew Stewart

Bombardier 913809, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26/06/1944. Age 23. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Michael Macdonald of Helsby, Cheshire. Buried at Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland

MELTON

Ernest Frederick

Driver 14516504, 3rd Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 11/01/1946. Age 23. Son of Ernest William and Lilian May Melton. husband of Sheila Doreen Melton of Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried at Khayat Beach Cemetery

MINNS

Frederick Louis

Private 5824862, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1940. Age 29. Son of Isaac and Violet M. Minns of Great Cornard. Buried at Great Cornard (St Andrew) Churchyard. Private Minns’ death is recorded at Weston

MOBERLY

George Edward

Flying Officer (Pilot), 616 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Died 26/08/1940. Age 25. Son of Charles Noel and Kate Charlotte Moberly of Folkestone. Buried at Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) Burial Ground. Flying Officer Moberly’s death was recorded at Dover. From November 1939, 616 Squadron was a Spitfire fighter squadron. During the beginning of the Battle of Britain, 616 was based in Yorkshire, moving south in mid-August. 3. Flying Officer Moberly is listed as one of "The Few" who was killed during the Battle of Britain

MOYES

Alfred Alexander

Petty Officer Stoker C/307921, Royal Marines, HMS Pembroke. Died 29/11/1939. Age 43. Son of James and Annie Moyes. husband of Annie Moyes of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Petty Officer Moyes’ death is recorded at Deben. HMS Pembroke was the Royal Naval shore establishment at Chatham

MUTUM

Eric Charles

Driver 183508, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 20/07/1941. Age 24. Son of Alfred and Alice Amelia Mutum of Felixstowe. Buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

NEWSON

Joseph Chamberlain

Seaman LT/JX 217783, Royal Naval Patrol Service, HM Trawler Franc Tireur. Died 25/09/1943. Age 33. Son of Charles and Kate Newson of Felixstowe. husband of Eva Ellen Newson of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial. HM Trawler Franc Tireur was sunk by E-Boat off the port of Harwich

NICHOLS

David William Gibb

Flight Sergeant 561600, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27/03/1940. Age 29. Husband of Jessie Maud Nichols of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. 107 Squadron was formed in 1936 as a bomber unit flying Blenheims. The Squadron took part in many of the major targeted raids of the European theatre

PADUREANO, MM

Victor

Sergeant 1116016, 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corp. Died 14/07/1943. Age 23. Son of Michel and Maude Victoria Padureano of Norwich. Buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

PALMER

James Edward

Gunner 914768, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1942. Age 21. Son of Frank and Elsie May Palmer of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

PHILLIPS

Charles Ernest

Civilian. Died 19/11/1940. Age 50. Husband of Martha Kezia Phillips of 38 Holland Road, Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe Urban District. Charles Phillips sustained an injury working at the Felixstowe Boom Defence, dying later that day at the Felixstowe Cottage Hospital

PILBRO

Frederick George

Steward C/LX 23289, Royal Navy, HM Boom Defence Vessel Tunisian. Died 09/07/1942. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. The requisitioned trawler HM Boom Defence Vessel Tunisian hit a mine on 9th July 1942 in the Harwich area

PLATTEN

Denis John

Flight Sergeant (Observer) 958563, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 09/06/1942. Age 24. Son of John Henry and Nellie Elizabeth Platten of Felixstowe. Buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. 97 Squadron reformed in February 1941 as a heavy-bomber squadron equipped with Avro Manchesters, converting to Lancasters in January 1942. In June 1942 the Squadron took part in the 1,000 bomber raids on Cologne, Essen and Bremen

PLATTEN

Henry Walter

Pilot Officer 170410, 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29/03/1944. Age 24. Son of John Henry and Nellie Elizabeth Platten of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. At the time of Pilot Officer Platten’s death, 236 Sqaudron was flying Beaufighters on anti-shipping patrols

POMROY

Rufus Claude

Private 6021174, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/10/1943. Age 26. Son of George Washington Pomroy and Ellen Pomroy of Felixstowe. husband of Sylvia Ethel Maude Pomroy of Felixstowe. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

PRENTICE

Bertie Charles

Private 1476881, 5/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 23/11/1944. Age 22. Son of Bertie Thomas Prentice and Lily Rose Prentice of Felixstowe. Buried at Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

PRESTON

Douglas Haig

Sergeant 565429, Royal Air Force. Died 20/04/1942. Age 26. Son of John and Edith Preston. husband of Ruby Preston of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. The place and cause of death are unknown

PRIOR

Harry Cecil

Sergeant 2614652, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 16/02/1945. Age 27. Son of Harry and Kathleen Prior of Ipswich. Buried at Eastbourne (Langney) Cemetery. Sergeant Prior’s death was recorded at Eastbourne

PROCTOR

Bertie Joseph

Private 6025954, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 29/11/1941. Age 29. Son of Bertie A and Catherine M Proctor of Felixstowe. husband of Florence E Proctor of Felixstowe. Buried at Tobruk War Cemetery

RANDALL

Leonard Arthur

Civilian (Home Guard). Died 27/02/1941. Age 32. Husband of Eleanor M. Randall of 35 Grange Road, Death recorded at Felixstowe Urban District. Leonard Randall was injured at Grange Road, dying later the same day at the Cottage Hospital

RALPH

Kenneth Victor

Gunner 914766, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10/04/1945. Age 31. Son of Joshua and Ethel Ralph. husband of Alice Maud Ralph of Nacton. Buried at the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

RIVERS

Oliver William

Chief Yeoman of Signals C/J90511, Royal Navy, HMS Pelican. Killed in action 22/07/1940. Age 37. Husband of Mabel Rivers of Felixstowe. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Pelican was a sloop built in 1938 and served until 1958, when she was broken up. On 22nd April 1940, she was on patrol off the Scottish coast, when she was attacked by aircraft, suffering a number of casualties

Chief Yeoman OW Rivers was on Special Service, Combined Operations to establish a shore base at Andalsnes, Norway. He took passage on H.M.S. Pelican in a landing party which consisted of Commodore Hallet R.N., 7 officers and 51 ratings.

The ship was attacked by German aircraft in the Norwegian Fjiords, (Andalsnes). Her depth charges were detonated by bomb splinters and her stern was blown away. The vessel survived the attack and was towed back to Chatam, England, after a third attempt by the tug H.H. St Mellons. Three officers and fifty four ratings were killed. Eighteen more or less bodies were lashed up in hammocks, weighted with four inch rounds, and committed to the deep.

Chief Yeoman OW Rivers also served in World War 1 as a boy signalman.

RUNNACLES

Frederick Harry

Gunner 5828778, 67 (2/5th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25/09/1944. Age 27. Son of William James Runnacles and Edith Runnacles. husband of Elizabeth Rosina Mary Runnacles. Buried at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

RUNNACLES

John Seymour

Flight Lieutenant 125432, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11/11/1944. Age 31. Son of William James Runnacles and Edith M. Runnacles. husband of Dorothy Beatrice Runnacles of Sproughton. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. 97 Squadron reformed in February 1941 as a heavy-bomber squadron equipped with Avro Manchesters, converting to Lancasters in January 1942. In June 1942 the Squadron took part in the 1,000 bomber raids on Cologne, Essen and Bremen; joined Pathfinder Force in 1943 and led 8 Group on bombing missions across occupied Europe. 97 Squadron flew a total of 4,091 operational sorties and lost a total of 130 aircraft

SHILLITTO

William Alfred

DFC Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 43142, 527 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 20/10/1943. Age 31. Son of Alfred William and Gertrude Shillitto. husband of Josephine Lilian Comerford Shillitto of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Flt Lt Shillitto’s death was recorded at Ipswich. No.527 Squadron was formed at Castle Camps on 15 June 1943 for radar calibration duties with Blenheims and Hurricanes. The squadron was engaged in calibrating radar stations in southern England and East Anglia and later added Hornet Moths and Spitfires to its strength

SIMMEN

John Jacob

Able Seaman, Mercahnt Navy, ss Train Ferry No 2. Died 13/06/1940. Age 28. Son of John Martin Simmen and Jean Johnstone Simmen. husband of Lilias Stoddart Simmen of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. ss Trainferry No 2 was originally built to operate between Richborough, Kent and Dunkirk, during WW1. After the war it transferred to the Harwich-Zeebrugge route. During the Second World War, Trainferry No 2 was damaged, beached and abandoned at the port of Le Havre in June 1940. Later she was refloated and became HMS Daffodil, before hitting a mine and sinking off Dieppe in 1945

SLATER

Percy Daniel

Rigger R/JX 166538, Royal Navy, HM Boom Defence Vessel Tunisian. Died 09/07/1942. Age 42. Son of Ambrose and Gertrude Slater. husband of Kitty Emily Slater of Felixstowe. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The requisitioned trawler HM Boom Defence Vessel Tunisian hit a mine on 9th July 1942 in the Harwich area

TEAGER

Alfred Charles John George

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 826456, 18 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 08/04/1945. Age 33. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery

TEAGER

Clifford Armitage

Marine PO/X 4761, Royal Marines, HMS Barham Died 25/11/1941. Son of George and Agnes Ellen Kate Teager. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. On 24th November 1941, Queen Elizabeth, Barham and Valiant, with an escort of eight destroyers, sailed from Alexandria to cover operations against two enemy convoys reported to be making for Benghazi. On the following day, at l6.25 hours, Barham was torpedoed by the German submarine U-331, which, undetected, had penetrated the destroyer screen. The submarine fired four torpedoes, three of which detonated on Barham's port side, between the funnel and 'Y' turret. She quickly listed to port and, after a pause of a few seconds, at an angle of 40 degrees, turned onto her beam ends. Four minutes after the torpedoes had struck, the after 15inch magazines exploded and vented through the upperdeck and the starboard side. 879 Officers and Ratings were lost, although a further 395 were rescued

THOMAS

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THOMPSON

Robert

Flight Sergeant 350627, Royal Air Force. Died 25/10/1944. Age 49. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Thompson. husband of E Thompson of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

THORPE

Douglas Sidney

Gunner 906927, 5 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 15/01/1943. Age 21. Son of Charles Edward and Grace Florence Thorpe of Felixstowe. Buried at the Tripoli War Cemetery

TOPPLE

James Dudley

Sergeant 1869070, 37 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24/02/1944. Age 19. Son of Horace Sidney and Dorothy Mary Topple of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Malta Memorial. Following a large number of bombing operations in Northern Europe, in November 1940, 37 Squadron moved to the Middle East to support allied operations in that region for the remainder of the war

TOPPLE

Stanley George

Gunner 889782, 4 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery Died 22/12/1942. Age 24. Buried at Caserta War Cemetery

TUCK

Frederick

Able Seaman C/JX 215921, Royal Navy, HMS Beehive. Died 20/08/1941. Age 61. Son of William and Jane Tuck. husband of Maggie E M Tuck of Felixstowe. Buried at Trimley St Mary (St Mary) Churchyard. Able Seaman Tuck’s death is recorded in Samford Registration District. HMS Beehive was the Royal Navy Shore Establishment at Felixstowe, which was the base for various Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) flotillas

TUDDENHAM

Douglas Eric

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1398791, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23/06/1943. Age 19. Son of Eric A and Ethel K Tuddenham of Felixstowe. Buried at Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. 78 Squadron joined the front line bomber force in July 1940, flying Whitleys on night raids. Re-equipping with Halifax bombers in 1942, for the remainder of the European campaign, the squadron continued in this role

TULL

Desmond Trevor

DFC Flying Officer (Pilot) 169425, 85 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18/12/1944. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. On the outbreak of war, the squadron moved to France as part of the Air Component of the BEF. When the German invasion came in May 1940, it gave fighter cover to the Allied armies until its bases were overrun and four remaining aircraft retired to the UK. It re-equipped and resumed operations early in June. After taking part in the first half of the Battle of Britain over southern England, the squadron moved to Yorkshire in September and in October began night fighter patrols. In November it returned south to fly night patrols but the Hurricanes lack of radar gave little chance of success. In January 1941, it began to receive Defiants but these were soon replaced by Havocs, although the Hurricanes continued to be flown until July. Mosquitoes arrived in August 1942 and in March 1943 the Squadron began flying intruder missions over France. Transferred to No. 100 Group on 1 May 1944, No. 85 flew bomber support missions, intruding over German night-fighter airfields and intercepting enemy fighters by accompanying the main bomber force

TURNER

Michael Stirling

Second Lieutenant 85629, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 27/05/1940. Age 21. Son of Guy Walford Turner and Kathleen Cecil Turner of East Bergholt, Essex. Buried at Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery

VERSEY

Harold E

Private 1432940, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died 08/06/1946. Age 26. Son of George Henry and Annie Laura Versey of Felixstowe. Buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Private Versey’s death was recorded at Deben

VINCENT

Frank Arthur

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 395910, 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25/08/1944. Age 21. Son of Arthur Edward and Muriel Ada Vincent of Felixstowe. Buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery2. In March 1944, 75 Squadron began to re-equip with Lancasters and was ready in time to participate in preparation and support of the Allied invasion, the bombing of flying-bomb sites and close-support of the armies. In the later stages of the war No. 75 Squadron played a prominent part in the offensive against German oil production and transport

VIPOND

Stanley Walter

Trooper 7944320, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 05/11/1942. Age 40. Son of Walter and Mary Jane Vipond of Felixstowe. husband of Doris Gladys Vipond of Felixstowe. Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery

WALLACE

Stanley Norman Tuttell

Squadron Leader 33350, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 05/04/1943. Age 25. Son of Flt Lieut S. H. S. Wallage MC, and L E Wallage. husband of Joan D Wallage, Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. In March 1938, 57 Squadron re-equipped with Blenheims and shortly after the outbreak of World War II, the Squadron moved to France as part of the Air Component of the British Expeditionary Force carrying out reconnaissance and light bombing raids. The unit was withdrawn to Wyton in May 1940, moving on to Lossiemouth the following month where it took part in anti-shipping patrols. By the turn of the year, 57 had re-equipped with Wellington night-bombers as part of the Bomber Command Main Force. September 1942 saw the arrival of Lancasters, these aircraft being used in raids on the Ruhr, Berlin and the secret German weapons factory at Peenemunde. The Squadron's final raid of the War was against Hitler's retreat at Berchesgaden

WARNER

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WESTWOOD

John James

Private 5835557, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 31/08/1943. Age 34. Son of Albert Edward and Margaret Westwood. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

WILLIAMSON

Harold William Bernard

Leading Aircraftman 1227397, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 04/10/1944. Age 32. Son of John James Williamson and Freda Ellen Williamson. husband of Phyllis Grace Verdun Williamson of Walton. Buried at Bari War Cemetery

WOOD

John Samuel William

Driver T/5823725, Royal Army Service Corps, Attached Headquarters, 3Rd Division. Died 01/06/1940. Age 32. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial

WOODMASON

Thomas Baker

Sergeant (Observer) 562366, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force [. Died 20/09/1939. Age 27. Son of William Carey Woodmason and Mabel Harriett Woodmason of Felixstowe. Buried at Clichy Northern Cemetery

WOODMASON

William George Jack

DFC. Pilot Officer 46823, Royal Air Force Ferry Command. Died 25/04/1942. Age 28. Son of William Carey Woodmason and of Mabel Harriett Woodmason of Felixstowe. Commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

WOODS

David George

Trooper 7932316, 12th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 06/05/1943. Age 34. Son of David Thomas Woods and Gertrude Minnie Woods. husband of Vera Rosemary Woods of Felixstowe Buried at Massicault War Cemetery

YORKE

Donald Henry

Sergeant 1467118, 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15/03/1943. Son of Mrs E M Yorke of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. During the early part of the war, 21 Squadron, flying Blenheim IVs, played a prominent part in 2 Group's offensive against shipping in the English Channel and the North Sea, and "fringe" targets on the Continent. The squadron went to Malta in December 1941, and, flying from Luqa, attacked shipping in the Mediterranean and land targets in North Africa. It was disbanded on 14th March 1942, and re-formed the same day in England. Later that year it received new equipment in the form of the Lockheed Ventura, and on 6th December, operating from Methwold, was one of the squadrons which made the daring low-level attack on the Phillips radio and valve factory at Eindhoven. 21 Squadron continued daylight operations with Venturas-albeit spasmodically. until early September 1943

YOUNGMAN

Charles William

Guardsman 261362, Grenadier Guards. Died 01-02/06/1940. Age 20. Son of William G and Annie E Youngman. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial

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