28 December 2010

As strange as it may seem, I find I have less and less time these days to devote to blogs and so, it is with some regret, that I am temporarily suspending the entries on this particular remembrance blog. I will retain what I have already posted and hopefully, when I reach a positon where I am able to devote sufficient atention to the men who gave their all for us during WW2, I'll return to this topic.

21 December 2010

11276386 Gnr John W Love, RA

11276386 Gunner John W Love of the 6th Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery died at sea on the 21st December 1942. He was born in Kent and was living there when he enlsited. His body was committed to the sea and he is therefore commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

6019500 Pte Natale Avitabile, Essex Regt

6019500 Private Natale Avitabile of the Essex Regiment (battalion unknown), died in England on the 20th December 1941. He was 24 years old, the son of Juan and Mary Avitabile, and the husband of Rita May Avitabile of Dagenham. He is buried in Barking's Rippleside Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2663479 Gdsmn Harold Grundy, Coldstream Guards

2663479 Guardsman Harold Grundy of the Coldstream Guards (no battalion is given on either the CWGC site or the UK Army Roll of Honour) died in England on the 19th December 1940. He was born in Nottingham and living in Leicester when he enlisted, the 22 year old stepson of William G Bunker of Leicester. He is buried in Leicester's Gilroes Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

4749594 Pte Thomas Peers,2/6th Bn, West Riding Regt

4749594 Private Thomas Peers of the 2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, died on the 18th December 1940. Thomas was 22 years old, the son of William and Ellen Peers of Dalton. He is buried in Dalton's Holy Trinity New Churchyard in Yorkshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

20 December 2010

5679680 Pte Alfred Mears, 2nd Bn, Dorset Regt

5679680 Private Alfred Mears of the 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment died on the 17th December 1943. He was 29 years old and the husband of Rosina Lilian Mears of Kennington, London. He is buried in the Imphal War Cemetery in India.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

14410954 Spr Charles M N Dewar, RE

14410954 Sapper Charles M N Dewar of the 164th Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers, dies on the 16th December 1944. He was 29 years old, the son of Charles Murray Niven Dewar and Helen Margaret Dewar, of Perth. He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

254775 Pte Betty Flushon, ATS

254775 Private Betty Flushon of the Auxiliary Territorial Service died on the 15th December 1945. She was born in South-East London but living in Essex when she enlisted.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

14 December 2010

4858147 Pte Edwin Bollington, 1st Bn, Leics Regt

4858147 Private Edwin Bollington of the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment died on the 14th December 1941. He was 22 years old, the stepson of Frederick Wilkinson of Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He is commemorated on Column 65 of the Singapore Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

13 December 2010

7870813 Signalman Cecil H Cuming, RCS

7870813 Signalman Cecil Herbert Cuming of the Royal Corps of Signals died on the 13th December 1943. He was 43 years old, the son of Lewis Herbert and Mary Cuming and the husband of Janetta Cuming, of Paignton, Devon. He is buried in the churchyard of St Thomas, Killinghall in Yorkshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

6296150 Pte Leslie W Stoneham, 5th Bn, The Buffs

6296150 Private Leslie Wilfred Stoneham of the 5th Battalion, The Buffs, died on the 12th December 1942. He was 31 years old, the husband of Nellie Stoneham of Gravesend, Kent. He is buried in the Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery in Tunisia.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

3445376 L/Cpl James Ratcliffe, 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers

3445376 Lamce-Corporal James Ratcliffe of the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers died on the 11th December 1942. He was from Bury and he is buried in the Beja War Cemetery in Tunisia.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1940796 Spr Andrew Swan, RE

1940796 Sapper Andrew Swan of the Royal Engineers died on the 10th December 1941. He was 29 years old and is buried in the Heliopolis War Cemetery in Greece.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

43793 Volunteer Ivy Gladys Briggs, ATS

43793 Volunteer Ivy Gladys Briggs of the Auxiliary Territorial Service died on the 9th December 1942. She was 19 years old, the daughter of Frederick James Briggs and Mabel Alice Briggs of Laxfield in Suffolk. She is buried in Laxfield Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

8 December 2010

772441 L/Sgt Edward C Trice, RA

772441 Lance-Sergeant Edward Charles Trice of 12th Battery, 6th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery died on the 8th December 1942. He was 33 years old, the son of William Charles and Mary Ann Trice, and the husband of Hilda Rose Trice of Brighton, Sussex. He is buried in the Yokohama War Cemetery in Japan.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7956606 Tpr Frank J Kingsbury, RAC

7956606 Trooper Frank James Kingsbury of the Royal Armoured Corps gave his life for his King and Country on the 7th December 1943. He was 36 years old, the son of William Henry and Ada Mary Rachel Kingsbury, and the husband of Rosina Aline Kingsbury of Muswell Hill, Middlesex. He is buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

10674588 Pte Robert P Manson, RASC

10674588 Private Robert Pringle Manson of the Royal Army Service Corps died on the 6th December 1944. He was 40 years old, the husband of Mary Manson of Leith, Edinburgh. He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7394179 Pte George E Shillito, RAMC

7394179 Private George Edward Shillito of the Royal Army Medical Corps died on the 5th December 1945. He is buried in Salford (Weaste) Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

4 December 2010

3713542 Pte Frank Lawton, 2nd Bn, KOYLI

3713542 Private Frank Lawton of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died on the 4th December 1943. He was the son of Robinson and Edith Lawton of Lees, Oldham, Lancashire. He is buried in the Delhi War Cemetery in India.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5505700 Pte Robert J Beedell, 2nd Bn, Hants Regt

5505700 Private Robert James Beedell of the Hampshire Regiment died on the 3rd December 1942. He was 29 years old, the son of Robert John and Florence Lilian Beedell of Camberley, Surrey, and the husband of Edith Beedell of Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. He is buried in the Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery in Tunisia.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2 December 2010

3660951 Pte Herbert Hallard, 2nd Bn, HLI

3660951 Private Herbert Hallard of the 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry gave his life for his King and Country on the 2nd December 1944. He was 27 years old, the son of Herbert and Florence Hallard and the husband of Adelaide Hallard, of Gorton, Manchester. He is buried in Krakow's Rakowicki Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1 December 2010

1086577 Gnr Stanley H Sheppard, RA

1086577 Gunner Stanley Harold Sheppard of the 8th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died on the 1st December 1941. He was 29 years old and the son of Harold William and Harriet Ada Sheppard, of Walkern, Hertfordshire. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

30 November 2010

1896504 Spr Lindon F Woodward, RE

1896504 Sapper Lindon Franklin Woodward of the 7th Railway Company, Royal Engineers died on the 30th November 1940. He was 29 years old, the son of William Henry and Alice Woodward of Crewe, and the husband of Hilda Woodward of Crewe. He is buried in Crewe Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

29 November 2010

2665039 Gdsmn Robert Forester, 1st Bn, Coldstream Gds

2665039 Guardsman Robert Forester of the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards gave his life for his King and Country on the 29th November 1944. He was 23 years old, the son of Robert and Annie Isabella Forester, of Fenham, Newcastle-on-Tyne. He is buried in Sittard General Cemetery in the Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

28 November 2010

5117885 Pte William Gamble, 1st Bn, Worcs Regt

5117885 Private William Gamble of the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, died on the 28th November 1941. He was 21 years old and was the son of William and Florrie Gamble of Woodhouse, Leeds, Yorkshire. He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery in Egypt.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7624121 Pte Thomas Winn, RAOC

7624121 Private Thomas Winn of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps died on the 27th November 1940. He was 25 years old, the son of Thomas Edward and Kate Winn, and the husband of Edna Winn of Grimsby. He is buried in Grimsby's Scartho Road cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

26 November 2010

2874453 L/Cpl William Youngson, 4th Bn, Gordon Highlanders

2874453 L/Cpl William Youngson of the 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders died on the 26th November 1939. He was 28 years old, the son of Robert Youngson and of Elsie Youngson of Turriff, Aberdeenshire. He is buried in Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2702828 Guardsman Donald C Harris, Scots Guards

2702828 Guardsman Donald Campbell Harris of the Scots Guards died on the 25th November 1945, presumably as the result of an accident or illness. He was 19 years old, the son of James and Susan Harris, of Kirriemuir. He is buried in Kirriemuir Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

24 November 2010

4975725 Pte William A Raisin, 8th Bn, Sherwood Foresters

4975725 Private William Arthur Raisin of the 8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters died on the 24th November 1939. He was 20 years old, the son of Arthur and E G Raisin of Fiskerton-cum-Morton. He is buried in Morton (St Debis) Churchyard.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

941186 Gnr Victor A Datlen, RA

941186 Gunner Victor Allen Datlen of the 85th Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the 23rd November 1943. He was 24 years old, the son of William Arthur and Mabel Datlen of Canterbury. He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

22 November 2010

13027894 Cpl Robert Gray, Pioneer Corps

13027894 Corporal Robert Gray of the Puioneer Corps died on the 22nd November 1942. He was 43 years old, the son of John and Jean Neil Gray, and the husband of H. M. P. Gray, of Edinburgh. He is buried in Urmston Cemetery in Manchester.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

20 November 2010

11260120 Gnr Joseph A Pethick, RA

11260120 Gunner Joseph Arthur Pethick of the 4th Maritome Regiment, Royal Artillery died at sea on the 20th November 1942. He was 37 years old and the son of Joseph and Caroline Pethick. He was the husband of Hilda Pethick, of Burnt Oak, Middlesex and, having been buried at sea, is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

19 November 2010

2043327 Spr Walter Harrott, RE

2043327Sapper Walter Harrott of 361 Battery 40th (6th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion. Royal Engineers died on the 19th November 1940. He was the son of Walter and Jane Harrott of Brampton, and the husband of Violet Harrott. He is buried in Chesterfield's Spital Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

777313 Gnr Henry Lockley, RA

777313 Gunner Henry Lockley of the 9th Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery died on the 18th November 1945. He was 38 years old, the son of James and Jane Lockley of Burston. He is buried in Sandon's All Saints Churchyard in Staffordshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

17 November 2010

950856 Gnr Alec Davenport, RA

950856 Gunner Alec Davenport of the 137th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died on the 17th November 1943. He was 26 years old and the son of Harry and Ann Davenport of Nantwich, Cheshire. He is buried in the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in Myanmar.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

16 November 2010

35377 Capt Frank Green, 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers

35377 Captain Frank Green of the Royal Fusiliers died on the 15th November 1940. He was 46 years old and, according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, was the "son of Mr and Mrs Henry Green, [and the] husband of Hilda May Green of Balham, London, who was killed in the same incident." The incident was presumably an Air Raid, as the entry for Hilda May Green (aged 56) reads, "... of 175 Ramsden Road, Balham, London. Daughter of the late A J and Ann Dillow; wife of Capt. Frank Green (killed in same incident). Died at 58 Wolseley Road." Frank is buried in Islington Cemetery and I presume his wife is also buried there although this is not implicitly stated on the CWGC site.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

155667 2nd Lt Leonard J Duke, E Yorks Regt

155667 Second Lieutenant Leonard Judge Duke of the East Yorkshire Regiment; the son of John H Duke and Arm Duke of Hull, died on the 16th November 1941. He is buried in the Heliopolis War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

14 November 2010

1879520 Sapper Leonard V Poulter, RE

1879520 Sapper Leonard Victor Poulter of 210 Field Company, Royal Engineers, died on the 14th November 1942. He was 23 years old and the son of James K and Nellie Poulter, of Leatherhead, Surrey. He is buried in the El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

13108360 Cpl Reuben Batchelor, Pioneer Corps

13108360 Corporal Reuben Batchelor of the Pioneer Corps died on the 13th November 1943. He was 43 years old, the son of Fredrick and Agnes Emma Batchelor, and the husband of Edith Batchelor, of Stanmore, Middlesex. He is buried in thr Harrow (Wealdstone) Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

12 November 2010

2621721 Gdsmn Arthur C Beverley, 6th Bn, Grenadier Guards

2621721 Guardsman Arthur C Beverley of the 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards died in Italy on the 14th November 1943. He was 34 years old and the son of George and Sarah Ann Beverley of Peak Dale, Derbyshire. He is buried in the Minturno War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

11 November 2010

1989208 Sgt Bernard Astles, RE

1989208 Sergeant Bernard Astles of 696 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers, died on the 11th November 1944. He was 30 years old, the son of William and Nellie Astles, and the husband of Lillian May Astles, of Chippenham, Wiltshire. He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

10 November 2010

5624218 Corporal George Champ, 1st Bn, Royal West Kent Regt


5624218 Cpl George Champ of the 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment was killed on the 10th November 1944. He was 26 years old, the husband of Mabel Gertrude Champ. He is buried in Forli War Cemetery in Italy.

The photo above dates to 1941 or 1942 and shows George standing on the left next to his best pal, George Stapleton. At the time the photo was taken, both men were serving with the Devonshire Regiment on Gibraltar. They parted company after that with George Stapleton going to Burma with the Welch Regiment, while George Champ went to the West Kents. Before the war, George Champ was, according to George Stapleton's son Nigel, a footballer, although which team he played for is not now known.

My thanks to Nigel Stapleton for providing additional information and the photograph on this page.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Sources:
Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

9 November 2010

41786 Pte George A Finnimore, 8th Bn, Gloucs Regt

41786 Private George Albert Finnimore of the 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment died on the 9th November 1940. He was 43 years old, the son of William and Esther Finnimore and the husband of Winifred May Finnimore of Knowle, Bristol. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his number as D/41786. He is buried in Bristol's Arnos Vale Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

160200 Dvr Thomas H Erwin, RASC

Antrim-born 160200 Driver Thomas Harold Erwin of the Royal Army Service Corps died on the 8th November 1941. He was 26 years old and the son of Andrew and Mary Erwin of Ballymena. He is buried in Ballymena New Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7 November 2010

6025396 Pte Edward Thomas Walker, 2/5th Bn, Essex Regt

6025396 Private Edward Thomas Walker of the 2/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment, died on the 7th November 1941. He was 28 years old, the son of James and Elizabeth Walker, and the husband of Lucy Walker of Shoeburyness, Essex. He is buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2719729 Gdsmn Alfred J Bennett, 1st Bn, Irish Guards

2719729 Guardsman Alfred James Bennett of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards died in the United Kingdom on the 6th November 1942. He was 25 years old, the son of Frederick James Bennett and Alice Maud Mary Bennett of Meadvale, Redhill. He is buried in Reigate's Redstone Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5 November 2010

154157 Capt Frank A S Austen, RAMC

154157 Captain Frank Alex Stuart Austen, a qualified doctor serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps, died on the 5th November 1944. He was 34 years old, the son of Frank and Etheldreda Sophia Austen of Marlborough, Wiltshire. He is buried in the Madras War Cemetery in India.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

4 November 2010

3312677 L/Bdr Patrick J McCarroll, RA

3312677 Lance-Bombardier Patrick Joseph McCarroll of 258 Battery, 83rd Anti -Aircraft Regiment,Royal Artillery died on the 4th November 1939. He was a Galswegian, 35 years old and the husband of Bridget McCarroll of Parkhead, Glasgow. He is buried in Glasgow's St Kentigern's Roman Catholic Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7253043 Sgt James S Kerr DCM, RAMC

Edinburgh-born 7253043 Sergeant James Stewart Kerr DCM of the Royal Army Medical Corps died on the 3rd November 1940. He was 47 years old and had presumably won his DCM during the First World War. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cairo War Memorial in Egypt.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2 November 2010

6016185 Pte Eric Goodwin, Essex Regt

6016185 Private Eric Goodwin of the Essex Regiment died on the 2nd November 1944. He was 25 years old, the son of John and Bertha Goodwin of Saffron Walden, Essex. He is buried in Padua War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1 November 2010

2363378 Signalman William F Toseland, Royal Corps of Signals

2363378 Signalman William Frank Toseland of the 161st Infantry Brigade Signals, Royal Corps of Signals died on the 1st November 1941. He was 22 years old, the son of Charles and May Toseland of Finedon, Northamptonshire, and the husband of Lily Kathleen Toseland of Finedon. He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery in Egypt.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

31 October 2010

3250478 Rfm Charles Novalitis, 9th Bn, Scottish Rifles

3250478 Rifleman Charles Novalitis of the 9th Battalion, Scottish Rifles died on the 31st October 1944. He was 26 years old, the son of Anthony Novalitis and Magdalena Novalitis (nee Strolis) of South Croydon, Surrey. He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery in The Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

95158 Maj Victor F Benke, RA

95158 Major Victor Ford Benke of the 26th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 30th October 1944. He was born in Kent and living in Liverpool when he enlisted. "Dinks" as he was known, was 24 years old, the son of Lt-Colonel Victor Etheridge Benke and Gertrude May Benke of Formby, Lancashire. He is buried in Cesena War Cemetery in Italy.

Victor was an old boy of Haileybury College and is remembered on the college Roll of Honour.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

29 October 2010

609627 Pte Frederick G Dowdy, Queen's Royal Regt

609627 Pte Frederick George Dowdy of the 2/5th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died on the 29th October 1943. He was 29 years old, the son of Thomas and Annie Dowdy, of Guilden Morden, Hertfordshire. He is buried in the Minturno War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

28 October 2010

4692992 Fsr Edgar Bedford, Lancashire Fusiliers

Twenty-three year old 4692992 Fusilier Edgar Bedford of the 2nd Battalion,Lancashire Fusiliers died on the 28th October 2010. He was the son of John William and Nancy Bedford of West Ardsley, Tingley, Yorkshire. He is buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

27 October 2010

900807 Gnr Cyril H Embling, RA

900807 Gunner Cyril Henry Embling of the 122nd Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 27th October 1944. He was 24 years old, the son of Frank and Beatrice Blanche Embling, of Abingdon, Berkshire. He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery in The Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

26 October 2010

2073374 Spr William Landles, RE

2073374 Sapper William Landles of the 506th Field Company, Royal Engineers died in England on the 26th October 1940. He was born in Durham and was living in Northumberalnd when he enlisted. He is buried in Wallsend's Holy Cross Cemetery.


At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

25 October 2010

7622167 Pte James Kevill, RAOC

7622167 Private James Kevill of 18 Ordnance Store Company, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps died at sea, presumably as a result of wounds sustained in the North African Campaign, on the 25th October 1941. He was 23 years old, the son of James and Mary Anna Kevill. He is commemorated by name on column 84 of the Alamein Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

24 October 2010

56815 Capt Cecil D Pickersgill, RE

56815 Capt Cecil Douglas Pickersgill of the 287th Field Company, Royal Engineers, died on the 24th October 1943. He was born and raised in Durham. Captain Pickersgill has no known grave and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

6202817 Sgt Francis E Bolitho, Middx Regt

6202817 Sgt Francis Ernest Bolitho of the 1/7th Middlesex Regiment died in North Africa, according to the CWGC, between the 23rd and 24th of October 1942, although the UK Army Roll of Honour gives the 23rd. He was 26 years old, the son of Francis James Bolitho and Minnie Bolitho of Edmonton, Middlesex. He is buried in the El Alamein War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

22 October 2010

1869008 Spr John A Gilzean, RE

1869008 Sapper John Atkinson Gilzean of 22 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers, died in Japan as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the 22nd October 1941. He was 33 years old and from Edinburgh. He is buried in the Yokohama War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5763880 Gnr George Slaughter, RA

5763880 Gunner George Slaughter of the 7/4th Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery died at sea on the 21st October 1941. He was born and bred in Norwich, Norfolk and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in Devon.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

20 October 2010

14810751 Pte Ronald Levy, 1st Bn. Queen's Regt

14810751 Private Ronald Levy of the 1st Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died on the 20th October 1945. He was 24 years old, born in Sunderalnd but living in London when he enlisted. He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery in Myanmar.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

19 October 2010

2985450 Pte Joseph Wyllie, A&S Highlanders

According to the UK Army Roll of Honour, 2985450 Private Joseph Wyllie of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders died on the 19th October 1939. I have been unable to find this man commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, however, and so the only additional information I can add at this point in time is that he was born in Glasgow and was living there when he enlisted.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

18 October 2010

5830607 Pte George W Groom, 5th Bn, Suffolk Regt

5830607 Private George William Groom of the Suffolk Regiment, died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the 18th October 1943. He was 24 years old, the son of Alfred George and Sarah Ann Groom, of Hitcham, Suffolk. He is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery in Thailand.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

17 October 2010

W/61800 Sjt Doris Crisp, Auxiliary Territorial Service

W/61800 Serjeant Doris Crisp of the Auxiliary Territorial Service died on the 17th October 1942. She was the daughter of William Matthew and Mary Hannah Crisp of Eastbourne and she is buried in Eastbourne's Ocklynge Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

164571 Dvr George D Harsley, RASC

164571 Driver George Douglas Harsley of the Royal Army Service Corps died on the 16th October 1941. He was 23 years old, the son of Francis James Harsley and Elizabeth Mabel Harsley of Bardney, Lincolnshire. He is buried In Khayat Beach War Cemetery in Israel.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

15 October 2010

5946549 Pte William Crisford, Beds & Herts Regt

5946549 Private William Crisford of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, died on the 15th October 1943. He was from south east London and was 36 years old when he died. He is buried in the Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

14 October 2010

11425402 Gnr Harold Sharman, RA

11425402 Gunner Harold Sharman of the 88th Heavy Anti-Aitcraft Regiment, Royal Artillery died in Italy on the 14th October 1944. He was 21 years old, the son of Mr and Mrs F Sharman of Gipsyville, Hull. He is buried in Florence war Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

13 October 2010

917098 Bdr Norman W Gleim, RA

917098 Bombardier Norman William Gleim of the 110th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 13th October 1941. He was 26 years old, the son of William Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Gleim of Manchester, and the husband of Edna Gleim of Newton Heath, Manchester. He is buried in a Nonconformist grave in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

12 October 2010

549068 Sgt George A Jarvis, RAC

549068 Sergeant George Albert Jarvis of the 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps, died on the 12th October 1939. He was born in London and was the son of Samuel and May Elizabeth Jarvis, and the husband of Anne Jarvis, of York. He was 30 years old and is buried in Islington Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

11 October 2010

7944609 Tpr John F Blair, RAC

7944609 Trooper John Finlay Blair of the 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps, died on the 11th October 1943. He was born in Edinburgh and living in Glasgow when he enlisted. He was 33 years old, the son of John Finlay Blair and Jane Cessford Blair, and the husband of Marian Blair, of Edinburgh. He is buried in Florence War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

10 October 2010

14355394 Pte Harold L Judd, 1st Bn, York & Lancs Regt

14355394 Private Harold Leslie Judd of the 1st Battalion, York & Lancs Regiment, died on the 10th October 1943. He was 28 years old and is buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

9 October 2010

2582489 Signalman Austyn R Naylor, Royal Corps of Signals

2582489 Signalman Austyn Robertshaw Naylor of the 49th Division, Royal Corps of Signals died on the 9th October 1939. He was 20 years old, the son of Harry and Maggie Naylor, of Guiseley. He is buried in Rawdon (St Peter) Churchyard in Yorkshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

8 October 2010

149666 Capt John Battarbee, RA


149666 Captain John Battarbee of the 116th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 8th October 1944. He was 28 years old, the son of John Henry and Sarah Battarbee, of Hull, and the husband of Nancy Battarbee, of Hull. He was a graduate (BA) of Oxford University.

Captain Battarbee is buried in Valburg (Slijk-Ewijk) General Cemetery in the Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Sources:
Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7 October 2010

2044475 Gnr Cecil G Constable, RA

2044475 Gunner Cecil George Constable of 327 Battery, 31st (City of London Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, the Royal Artillery, died on the 7th October 1940. He was 30 years old, the son of Mr and Mrs George Henry Constable of Carshalton, and the husband of Annie Constable of Saltburn-by-Sea, Yorkshire. He was possibly killed during an air-raid attack, although this is pure guesswork on my part based on the date of his death and the regiment he was serving with. He is buried in Carshalton's All Saints Churchyard.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

6 October 2010

6023718 Pte Allan M M Knott, 5th Bn, The Buffs

6023718 Private Allan Maurice Marsh Knott of the 5th Battalion, The Buffs, died on the 6th October 1945. He was 29 years old, born and bred in south east London, and is buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5 October 2010

3388132 Cpl Reginald T Hope, RWF

3388132 Corporal Reginald (or Reggie) Thomas Hope of the 7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers died on the 5th October 1944. He was 25 years old, the son of Thomas Reginald and Elsie Hope of Southport, Lancashire, and the husband of Katherine Hope. He is buried in Uden War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

4 October 2010

W/139008 Pte Kathleen F Davis, Auxiliary Territorial Service

139008 Private Kathleen F Davis of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, died in England on the 4th October 1942. She was 26 years old, the daughter of Thomas Alfred and Catherine Mary Davis, of Langdon Hills. She is buried in Laindon's St Nicholas Churchyard in Essex.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

3 October 2010

4799924 Pte Joseph S Sibcy, 1st Bn, Lincolnshire Regt

4799924 Private Joseph Stanley Sibcy of the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, died on the 3rd October 1942. He was 34 years old, the son of Joseph and Mary Jane Sibcy, of Stapleford, Lincolnshire. He is buried in Bhowanipore Cemetery in Calcutta.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2 October 2010

6010543 Tpr William J O'Hara, Reconnaissance Corps

6010543 Trooper William James O'Hara of the 46th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps died on the 2nd October 1943. He was born in London and was living in Essex when he enlisted. He was 30 years old, the son of Charles George and Rose O'Hara, and the husband of Queenie Eleanor Frances O'Hara of Branksome, Dorsetshire. He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1 October 2010

4185731 WO Cl II Albert Lloyd, RWF

4185731 Warrant Officer Class II Albert Lloyd of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, died on the 1st October 1944. Albert, a company sergeant major, was 38 years old, the son of John and Mary Lloyd of Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire, and the husband of Maggie Lloyd, of Pwllheli. He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

30 September 2010

780600 Battery QMS Murdo Gillies, RA

780600 Battery Quartermaster Sergeant Murdo Gillies of the 39th Battery, 14th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 30th September 1941. He was 31 years old, the son of Donald and Catherine Gillies of Greenock, Renfrewshire. He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

29 September 2010

11265539 Cpl Albert Wiggins, RASC

11265539 Corporal Albert Wiggins of the Royal Army Service Corps died on the 29th September 1945. He was 33 years old, the son of James and Elizabeth Wiggins of Blackburn, Lancashire, and the husband of Alice Wiggins, of Blackburn. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial in Surrey.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

28 September 2010

1794599 Gnr Alfred S Jenks, RA

1794599 Gunner Alfred Smith Jenks of 238 Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, the Royal Artillery, died in Singapore on thr 28th September 1945. He was a Yorkshireman by birth, 24 years old, the son of Herbert Smith Jenks and Rose Jenks of Moor Top, Yorkshire. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

27 September 2010

13094834 Pte Mostyn H George, Pioneer Corps

13094834 Private Mostyn Harold George of the Pioneer Corps died in North Africa on the 27th September 1943. He was 40 years old, the son of George George and Susan Marian George (nee Howes), and the husband of Doris Lillian George, of West Croydon, Surrey. He is buried in the El Alia Cemetery in Algeria.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

26 September 2010

7628250 Sgt Ronald H Frapwell, RAOC

7628250 Sergeant Ronald Harrison Frapwell of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps died on the 26th September 1943. He was 30 years old, the son of of Arthur and Edith Julia Frapwell, of Fulham, London. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and almost certainly died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

25 September 2010

131113 Capt William T Bevan, General List

131113 Captain William Thomas Bevan died in England on the 25th September 1941. He is buried in Ormskirk Churchyard.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

24 September 2010

6209855 Pte John Carmody, 5th Bn, DCLI

6209855 Pte John Carmody of the 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, died in the fighting in Holland on the 24th September 1944. Allied forces had entered the Netherlands twelve days earlier and so John Carmody was an early casualty of this particular campaign. He was born in Eire and was living in London when he enlisted.

John Carmody was 26 years old when he died. He is buried in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2391183 Pte Herbert A Lefever, 16th Bn, DLI

2391183 Pte Herbert Anthony Lefever, of the 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, died in the fighting around Monte Cassino in Italy on the 23rd September 1943. He was born in east London and was living in London when he enlisted. He has no known grave and is one of over four thousand men commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

22 September 2010

357061 2nd Lt Eric Jones, RE

357061 Second Lieutenant Eric Jones of the Royal Engineers, died on the 22nd September 1945. At the time of his death he was serving with Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners. He was 19 years old, the son of William Arthur and Lilian Jones of Mayfield, Staffordshire. He is buried in the Madras War Cemetery in India.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

21 September 2010

3527464 Pte Frank Jay, 1st Bn, Manchester Regt

Nine hundred and seventy British Army officers and men died on this single day in 1944; a heavy toll and approximately three times the number of British soldiers killed to date in Afghanistan in the last nine years.

3527464 Private Frank Jay of the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, lost his life on the 21st September 1944, almost certainly whilst a prisoner of war of the Japanese. He was 29 years old, the son of Jane A Jay of Rochdale, Lancashire. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

20 September 2010

1481188 Gnr Eric McEvoy Gunning MC, RA

1481188 Gunner Eric McEvoy Gunning of 310 Battery, 72nd (The Hampshire Yeomanry) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 20th September 1939. He was born in India and living in Dorset when he enlisted.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that he was the "son of Captain Charles Francis Gunning, formerly of the Durham Light Infantry and Mrs. Gunning; nephew of the Reverend Canon Joseph Oldham Gunning of St Mawgan-in-Pydar Rectory, Newquay, Cornwall. Formerly Captain in the Rifle Brigade in the 1914-18 War." Gunner McEvoy is buried in Netley Military Cemetery in Hampshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

19 September 2010

1900106 WO Cl II Norman Grundy, RE

1900106 Company Sergeant Major Norman Grundy of the 5th Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers died on the 19th September 1941. He was born in Lancashire (probably Bolton) and was living in Bolton when he enlisted. He was 43 years old, the son of Walter and Frances Grundy, and the husband of Lottie Grundy, of Swinton. He is buried in Peel Green Cemetery in Lancashire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

18 September 2010

6105567 Pte George Kirkham, 2/5th Bn, Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey)

6105567 Private George Kirkham of the 2/5th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) died on the 18th September 1943. He was the son of Mr and Mrs S F Kirkham, and the husband of P R Kirkham of Boston, Lincolnshire. He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

17 September 2010

T/81118 Dvr Alfred Moul, RASC

Two hundred and eighty-three men died on this single day in 1944, 105 of these in Italy. T/81118 Driver Alfred Moul of the Royal Army Service Corps lost his life on the 17th September. He was 26 years old, the son of Arthur William and Edith Elizabeth Moul, and the husband of Rose Moul of Clapham, London. He is buried in the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

16 September 2010

5829642 Pte Victor J Devonshire, 4th Bn, Suffolk Regt

5829642 Private Victor James Devonshire of the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died at sea on the 16th September 1944. He was presumably also buried at sea and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. He was 25 years old, the son of James and Ada Devonshire of Upper Holloway, London.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

15 September 2010

2352402 L/Cpl Frank J Rixon, Royal Corps of Signals

2352402 Lance-Corporal Frank James Rixon of the Royal Corps of Signals, died on the 15th September 1942. He was born in Bolton and was living in Bolton when he enlisted. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that he was the son of William and Lily Ellen Rixon and that he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

14 September 2010

14332748 Fsr Raymond S Overton, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

14332748 Fusilier Raymond Sidney Overton of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, died on the 14th September 1943. He was an East Midlands man, from Leicester, and was 20 years old when he died. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was the son of Sidney Charles and Doris Ellen Overton of Leicester. He died in the fighting around Monte Cassino and is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

13 September 2010

7886135 Tpr Louis R Gliddon, RTR

7886135 Trooper Louis Richard Gliddon of the 5th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, died on the 13th September 1939. He was 21 years old, the son of George and Frances Gliddon, of Underwood, Plympton. He is buried in Plympton's St Mary's Churchyard.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

12 September 2010

39184 Major Gustavus H M Phillips DSO, MBE; RA


According to the British Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945, Major Gustavus Henry March Phillips DSO, MBE of the Royal Artillery, died on the 12th September 1942 at the age of 34. I have been unable to locate this man on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Roll of Honour website but see from other sources that he is buried in St Laurent Sur Mer Churchyard in France.

Major Phillips was a decorated British officer who died whilst serving with the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Although his parent unit was the Royal Artillery, he died in a Commando raid whilst serving with 62 Commando, and had previously served with 7 Commando. He was the son of Lisle and Isabel Forbes March-Phillipps and the husband of Marjorie Frances Esclairmonde (nee Stewart) March-Phillipps of Chelsea, London. As well as the DSO and MBE, Major Phillips was also Mentioned in Dispatches.

Also read about Major Phillips's role in Operation Postmaster.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Special Forces Roll - biography and photo

11000695 Gnr Ernest J Greenhead, RA

11000695 Gunner Ernest John Greenhead of 434 Battery, 15th Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 11th September 1942. He was the son of Alfred and Edith Greenhead and the husband of Lilian Jane Greenhead of Greenwich, London. He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery in the Lebanese Republic.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

10 September 2010

6089720 Pte George H Josland, 2/7th Queen's Royal Regt

6089720 Private George H Josland of the 2/7th Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died in England on the 10th September 1940. He was the son of Sydney Charles and Hannah Josland, of West Grinstead, Sussex and he is buried in Maidstone Cemetery in Kent.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

9 September 2010

13036629 Pte Samuel R Quarrel, 2/6th Bn, The Queen's

13036629 Private Samuel Ralph Quarrel of the 2/6th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died on the 9th September 1943. He was 25 years old, the son of Alfred White Quarrell and Edith Gertrude Quarrell of Evershot. Dorsetshire. He is buried in the Salerno War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

8 September 2010

3534658 Pte Willard F Dunham, 1st Bn, Manchester Regt

3534658 Private Willard Fred Dunham of the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, died on the 8th September 1943. He was 27 years old and was from Manchester. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery which implies he died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

7 September 2010

909320 Gnr Edward Wilfred Pawley, RA

909320 Gunner Edward W Pawley of 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the 7th September 1943. He was born in south west London but living in south east London when he enlisted. He was 22 years old and is one of nearly 7000 men buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

6 September 2010

112500 Maj Alan G Robinson, RE

112500 Major Alan Graham Robinson of 1008 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers, died on the 6th September 1941. He was 34 years old, the son of Benjamin and Annie Robinson. He was born and raised in Glasgow and he is buried in Khayat Beach war Cemetery in Israel.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5 September 2010

1511752 Sgt Leslie S Birse, RA

1511752 Sergeant Leslie Seymour Birse of the Royal Artillery, died on the 5th September 1943. At the time of his death he was serving with 6 Battery, 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He was 25 years old and had been born in Chester but was living in Denbighshire when he enlisted. He is buried in Johannesburg's West Park Cemetery in South Africa.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5628855 Pte Charles E F Lemoignan, Hants Regt

According to the UK Army Roll of Honour, 5628855 Private Charles E F Lemoignan of the Hampshire Regiment, died on the 4th September 1944. He was born in Jersey and was still living there when he enlisted. I have been unable to locate him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

3 September 2010

50881 Dvr John B Cosheril, RASC

50881 Driver John Batiste Cosheril of the 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps died in Scotland on the 3rd September 1939. He was born in the Channel Islands and was living there at the time of his enlistment. The Commonwealth war Graves Commission notes that he was 27 years old, the son of Batiste and Mary Cosheril, and the husband of Lilian Cosheril of Glasgow. He is buried in Edinburgh's Comely Bank Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2 September 2010

14383465 Pte George Perrie, 5/7th Gordon Highlanders

14383465 Private George Perrie of the 5/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, died on the 2nd September 1944. He was the son of Peter and Margaret Perrie and the husband of Jessie M C Perrie of Spynie, Morayshire. He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1 September 2010

902311 Gnr Michael D Duggan, Royal Artillery

902311 Gunner Michael Desmond Duggan of 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the 1st September 1943. He was 23 years old, the son of John Gerald and Annie Duggan of Eltham, London. He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

31 August 2010

11408411 Pte Noble W Raper, 5th Bn, Sherwood Foresters

11408411 Pte Noble Wrathall Raper of the 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, died on the 31st August 1944. He was a Bradford man, born and bred, the son of George and Sarah Alice Raper of Bradford, Yorkshire. Noble was 22 years old when he died. He is buried in Montecchio War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

73178 Lt John Bourlon De Pree, 2nd Bn, Seaforth Highlanders

73178 Lt John Bourlon De Pree of the 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, died on the 30th August 1942. He was 24 years old, the son of Major-General Hugo De Pree,CB, CMG, DSO, and Diones De Pree of Beckley, Sussex, and the husband of Veronica Hope De Pree of Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire. He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery in Germany.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2323426 Signalman Tom H Halstead, Royal Corps of Signals

2323426 Signalman Tom Heap Halstead of the Hong Kong Signal Company, Royal Corps of Signals, died on the 29th August 1942. He was born in Australia but living at Blackburn, Lancashire when he enlisted. He was 23 years old, the son of Walter and Lucy Taylor Halstead, of Stoneyholme, Burnley, Lancashire. He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

28 August 2010

14659839 Pte William Whatling, 6th Bn, KOSB

14659839 Private William Eric Whatling of the 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, died on the 28th August 1944. He was 19 years old, the son of Mr and Mrs Arthur E Whatling of Fressingfield, Suffolk. He is buried in St. Pierre-du-Vauvray Communal Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

27 August 2010

2346245 Dvr Alan Mongger, Royal Corps of Signals

2346245 Driver Alan Mongger of the Royal Corps of Signals, died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the 27th August 1943. He was 25 years old, the son of Herbert and Ethel Monger of Sherborne St. John, Hampshire. He is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery in Thailand

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

26 August 2010

50950 Capt Henry J K Genders, Essex Regt


50950 Captain Henry Joshua Kingstone Genders of the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, died on the 26th August 1940, aged 32. He was born in South Africa and was the son of Son of Major William Henry and Gertrude Maud Genders of Port Isaac, Cornwall. Henr Genders has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 2 of the Khartoum Memorial in the Sudan. Image courtesy of CWGC.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Sources:
Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

25 August 2010

5674325 Pte Hedley J Bowerman, 1st Bn, Ox & Bucks

5674325 Private Hedley James Bowerman of the 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, died on the 25th August 1940. He was 20 years old, the son of of James and Elizabeth Bowerman, of Wellington, Somerset. He is buried in Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery in Poland and was almost certainly a prisoner of war who had been captured earlier that year.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

24 August 2010

14413046 Pte David Pipe, 8th Bn Middx Regt

14413046 Private David Pipe of the 8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, died on the 24th August 1944. He was 20 years old, the son of Commodore John Henry Pipe, R.N. and Nellie Frances Pipe, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Commodore Pipe would also die on active service on the 22nd October 1944. David Pipe is buried in the Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

23 August 2010

122197 Lt Ian M Hall, Lancashire Fusiliers

122197 Lieutenant Ian Mervyn Hall of the Lancashire Fusiliers, died on the 23rd August 1942. He was 46 years old, the son of Robert and Isabel Gravers Hall, and the husband of Catherine Margaret McDiarmid Hall of St Andrews. He is buried in St Andrews Western Cemetery in Fifeshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1613795 Gnr Leslie Hornett, RA

1613795 Gunner Leslie Hornett of the Royal Artillery died on the 22nd August 1943. He was born in Sussex but living in London when he enlisted. At the time of his death he was serving with 40 Battery, 14th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He was 26 years old, the son of William Edward and Ada Homett and the husband of Margaretha Hornett of South Norwood, Surrey. He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

189701 2nd Lt Peter Wright, RE

189701 Second Lieutenant Peter Wright of the Royal Engineers, died on the 21st August 1941. He was 22 years old, a Bachelor of Arts graduate of Cambridge University, and the son of Major R G Wright and Mrs Wright of Richmond, Yorkshire. He died in the United Kingdom and is buried in Caerlverock Parish Churchyard in Scotland.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

20 August 2010

900426 Gnr Bernard Playforth, RA

900426 Gunner Bernard Playforth of the 137th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 20th August 1943. He was 23 years old, the son of James Edward and Ada Playforth of Blackpool, Lancashire. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in Myanmar.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1796696 Pte Francis L Bathe, 1st Bn, Ox and Bucks LI

1796696 Pte Francis L Bathe, 1st Battalion, Ox and Bucks LI died on the 19th August 1944. He was 23 years old, the son of Henry Claude and Alice Rose Emily Bathe, and the husband of Margaret Mary Bathe, of Kentish Town, London. He is buried in Banneville La Campagne War Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

18 August 2010

3968125 Sgt Ivor S Rich, Reconnaissance Corps

3968125 Sergeant Ivor Stanley Rich of the Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps, died on the 18th August 1944. He was 28 years old and serving with C Squadron, 53rd Regiment. He was the son of Herbert George and Ada Mary Rich of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and is buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

17 August 2010

5510193 Pte George L Diplock, 8th Bn, Hants Regt

5510193 Pte George Lever Diplock of the 8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, died on the 17th August 1944. He was 32 years old and is buried in the Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery in Algeria.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

16 August 2010

5574942 Sgt Ronald G R Bond, RASC

5574942 Sergeant Ronald Gilbert Rawle Bond of the Royal Army Service Corps, died on the 16th August 1943. He was born in Hampshire and living in West London when he enlisted. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that he was 27 years old, the son of William and Annie Bond and the husband of Beatrice Florence Bond, of Hornchurch. He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

15 August 2010

4699306 Pte Leslie V Barham,9th Bn, KOYLI

4699306 Private Leslie Varey Barham of the 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and a resident of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, died on the 15th August 1944. He is buried in the Anzio War Cemetery in Italy.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission