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

14 August 2010

4755272 Pte Arthur C Harrowell, 7th Bn, Green Howards

4755272 Private Arthur Charles Harrowell of the 7th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), died on the 14th August 1943 in Sicily. He was 33 years old, a Londoner, and was the husband of Harriet Harrowell of Leyton, Essex (now East London). He is buried in the Catania War Cemetery on the island of Sicily.

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 August 2010

137175 Maj Thomas C Baillon MBE, RE

137175 Major Thomas Cozzingridge Baillon MBE, of the Royal Engineers, died on the 13th August 1944. He was the son of Alexander Falkland Baillon and Kathleen Mary Lovell Baillon, of Great Billing, Northamptonshire and was 30 years old when he died. 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

6405010 Pte John Eager, 8th Bn, Royal Sussex Regt

6405010 Private John Eager of the 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, died on the 12th August 1940. He was 38 years old, the son of William and Eiscalla Eager and the husband of Anne Eager of Sallynoggin in southern Ireland. He was born in Eire and enlisted there.

Private Eager is buried in Dean's Grange Cemetery in the Republic of Ireland.

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 August 2010

159476 Lt Montague B Glover, RA

159476 Lieutenant Montague Beaumont Glover of the Royal Artillery, died in the UK on the 11th August 1941. He was 47 years old, the son of Beaumont and Louisa Vernon Jane Rigby Glover, and the husband of Vera Annette Elizabeth Glover of Herne Hill, London. He is buried in Pembrey St Illtyd Churchyard in Carmarthenshire.

Montague was a veteran of the First World War having served as a private with the 1/1 County of London Yeomanry (arriving overseas in Egypt on the 28th April 1915), and latterly as a second lieutenant with the RAF in 1918.

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 August 2010

1136199 Gnr John Leiper, RA

1136199 Gunner John Leiper of the 86th (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 10th August 1944. He was 21 years old, the son of Matthew and Helen Leiper of Galston, Ayrshire. 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

9 August 2010

73017 Maj Frederick J L Cary, RA

73017 Major Frederick John Lewis Cary of the 17th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 9th August 1943. He was born in Eire but living in Hampshire when he enlisted. He was 25 years old, the son of Mr and Mrs F W Cary, of Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, and he is buried in Catania War Cemetery in Sicily.

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 August 2010

918987 Gnr James Fyfe, RA

918987 Gunner James Fyfe of 62 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 8th August 1943. He was 22 years old, the son of William and Agnes Mitchell Fyfe of Aberdeen. He is buried in Massicault 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

7 August 2010

13045853 Pte Emyr Prytherch, Pioneer Corps

13045853 Private Emyr Prytherch of the Pioneer Corps died at sea on the 7th August 1940. He was 26 years old, the son of John and Margaret Prytherch, of Holyhead, Anglesey. He is buried in Doohomma Catholic Graveyard in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland.

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

3959696 Pte John J Fenelon, 7th Bn, Hants Regt

3959696 Private John Jospeh Fenelon of the 7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, was one of nearly 400 men to die on this day in 1944. He was 20 years old, the son of Patrick and Ellen Fenelon, of Dovecot, Liverpool. John had originally joined the Welch Regiment and later transferred to the Hampshires. He is buried in Hottot-les-Bagues 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

5 August 2010

3962022 Gnr Harry Cleaver, RA

According to the UK Army Roll of Honour, 3962022 Gnr Harry Cleaver of the Royal Artillery, originally joined the Welch Regiment, later transferring to the 4th Field Regiment, RA. He was a Welshman, born and bred in Cardiff, who lost his life in the Far East campaign in India and Burma. He was 24 years old, the son of Alfred Henry and Annie Rebecca Cleaver of Ely, Cardiff. 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

4 August 2010

4746423 Pte Leslie Pollitt, 2nd Bn, York & Lancs

4746423 Private Leslie Pollitt of the 2nd Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment, died on the 4th August 1942. He was 21 years old, the son of Joseph Henry and Georgina Pollitt of Crofton, Yorkshire. He is buried in Ranchi 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

3 August 2010

993909 Gnr Frank Cane, RA

993909 Gunner Frank Cane of the 148th (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 3rd August 1943. He was 31 years old, the son of Charles Frank and Lily May Cane, and the husband of Doris Lilian Cane, of Erith, Kent. 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

2 August 2010

6857748 Rifleman Leslie S Eaton, 12th Bn, KRRC

6857748 Rifleman Leslie Stanley Eaton of the 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, died on the 2nd August 1941 (according to the British Roll of Honour), 1944 according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He was the son of George and Kizzie Eaton of Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. He is buried in Hottot-Les-Bagues 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 August 2010

3322908 Pte Thomas E Wakenshaw, 2nd Bn, A&S Highlanders

3322908 Private Thomas Edward Wakenshaw of the 2nd Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders died on the 1st August 1942. He was aged 27, the son of Thomas and Jane Wakenshaw, of Tweedmouth, Northumberland. He us buried in Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil 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

2722167 Gdsmn Ernest Drinkhill, Irish Guards

2722167 Guardsman Ernest Drinkhill of the Irish Guards, died on the 31st July 1944.

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