Reginald Arthur Waskett was born and raised in the Moulsham area of Chelmsford. He died as a result of enemt action in north Africa in January 1943. His parents lived in Wood Street.
Reginald was born in Chelmsford in 1920, the youngest son of Charles Waskett (1876-1963) and Margaret Waskett (nee Gowers) (1880-1959). His parents had married at St. John's Church in Moulsham on 10th October 1903. At the time his father was a 24 year-old labourer living at 61 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford; his mother was a year younger and lived at 5 George Street, Chelmsford.
Reginald was baptised at St. John's Church, Moulsham (as were all his siblings) on 16th June 1920. At the time his parents were living at 4 Wood Street, Chelmsford.
Reginald Arthur WASKETT, Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Killed by enemy action in Algeria. Aged 22
Reginald's siblings were Edward Charles Waskett (1904-1992), Hilda Maud Waskett (1906-), Jack Waskett (1908-1983), Herbert Frank Waskett (1910-), Doris May Waskett (1912-1998), Lily Waskett (1914-2006), and Ernest Sidney Waskett (1917-1983).
Prior to joining the Royal Air Force in 1941 he worked for the Chelmsford electrical engineers Crompton-Parkinson Ltd. In 1941 He served as Aircraftman 1st Class 1459238.
After 15 months' service, on 15th January 1943 Reginald was killed as a result of enemy action in north Africa. He was 22 years old. At the time his parents were living at 4 Wood Street in Chelmsford (later given the number 17), while his wife and daughter lived at Dora Terrace in Baddow Road.
Today Reginald rests at Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery in Algiers, Algeria (grave 3. D. 9.).