Forename John
Surname Amphlett
Rank Sergeant Observer
Regiment RAFVR
Age 24
Death Killed on active service
Place of Death Western Europe
Date of Death 19/01/1942
Year of Entry 1930
Social A
School Notes School certificate, 1932. Sixth form.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link
Unit 9 Squadron
Military Decorations
Sport Rowing
Album Number 21
Previous Regiment
Burial or Cemetery UK > Honington, Suffolk
Archives Correspondence file in OR files in Radley Archives
Post School Worcester College, Oxford; training for articles as a solicitor in London.
Prep School Cothill
Prisoner of War
Radlein Obituary March 8 1942. In January 1942, killed on active service, John Amphlett (Macpherson's, A, 1930-4), Sergeant Observer, R.A.F.V.R. On leaving Radley, he went up to Worcester College, Oxford, where he rowed for the college, and took a degree in Law. He was then articled to a firm of solicitors in London and had taken all but his final exam. when he joined the R.A.F,V.R. early in the war. A contemporary writes:- "He was never prominent but was a clever and humorous boy, and he had a successful scholastic career. He always saw the amusing side of life, a gift that never left him whether it was the behaviour of a Radley Don, the acts of a Government, or the, to him, extraordinary fact of being over Hamburg in the midst of a war. He had fearless courage - I remember him breaking his thumb as full back-in the first few minutes of a Junior Social match and continuing the whole match as though nothing had happened."
Service Number 910498
Place of Birth