Daphne Evelyn BOND1919 - 2009 (90 years)
Name Daphne Evelyn BOND Born 28 Apr 1919 England  Gender Female Died 14 Nov 2009 Brighton, Sussex [2, 3]
- DAPHNE YETTON 1919-2009
Daphne Yetton died on 14 November aged 90 after a short illness. She had been a Playford resident from 1935 to 2007 when she moved to be near her son Rex, his wife Jenny and grandchildren in Brighton.
Daphne was born in 1919. Her father, Henry Fielding Bond, had a large engineering business on the Woodbridge Road. It is still running as H F Bond & Co Ltd, it is still independently owned and is now based on Clopton Commerical Park. Henry Bond bought Archway House in around 1935 by which time Daphne had already lost her mother to septicaemia before the introduction of penicillin. Her father subsequently married Joan Keeble and when he died just before the outbreak of war, Joan married Charles Bristo in 1941. Charles Bristo had a Vauxhall dealership on the Woodbridge Road, a company that still bears his name. When Joan died in 1963, Archway House was sold and, with the help of Charles Lofts, Daphne bought Mill Cottage where she lived until moving in 2007.
Daphne was educated at the Ipswich High School for Girls and then trained in physiotherapy at Guys Hosiptal. She qualified just as the Second World War began and spent the war years driving ambulances and troop carriers. For a time she lived in a tent in the North African desert.
After the war, in 1948, she married Bill Yetton in St Andrew's Cathedral in Singapore. Bill had been captured by the Japanese when Singapore fell in 1942 and he spent the rest of the war as a Japanese PoW on the Burma-Siam Railway. They had a son, Rex, in 1951. Daphne was widowed in 1953 when Bill mysteriously was lost at sea when travelling from Nigeria to England.
Daphne spent her working life as a physiotherapist in various parts of the world. She worked in Singapore, Gambia, Morocco, Aden, Cyprus and latterly at the Ipswich Hospital until her retirement at 65. A keen sportswoman, she was captain of the Singapore Hockey Club and would often be seen playing tennis on the grass court at Hill House here in Playford.
Her last ten years were marred by polyomyositis, an autoimmune muscle disease that causes muscle weakness and difficulty in swallowing. When she had to stop driving and her garden became too much, she moved to be near Rex and Jenny and her three grandchildren in Southwick near Brighton. She loved the short walk to the beach where she would enjoy coffee and toast in the beach cafe. A viral illness which followed the flu jab complicated her immune system and she died peacefully in Worthing Hospital.
Daphne YETTON, formerly of Playford, Ipswich, Suffolk, died on 14th November aged 90. Mother of Rex, mother in law to Jenny, and grandmother of Michelle, Alex and Katie, Daphne was a physiotherapist. She worked in Singapore, Morocco, The Gambia, Aden and Cyprus, as well as the Ipswich hospital. Widowed in 1953, she was a keen sportswoman. Her son Rex remembers being escorted by the Corona Society from boarding school across London to various airports to visit her abroad.
Person ID I1311 Kempton Tree Last Modified 14 Mar 2018
Family William Hildred YETTON, b. 1920, Lewisham, London , d. 06 Mar 1953, on board "MV Aureol", presumed lost overboard (Age 33 years) Married 1948 Singapore  Children 1. Living Last Modified 24 Feb 2016 Family ID F384 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- DAPHNE YETTON 1919-2009