4 May 2015

4th May 1945

Remembering the following British Army officers and men who gave their lives for King and Country seventy years ago today on the 4th May 1945.

813924 Gunner Watson Baird 28 Field Regt, Royal Artillery
NA/37812 Private Barnabas Yah 6th Bn, Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.
1774751 Gunner Frederick Proctor Bickley Royal Artillery
1133757 Lance Bombardier John Maurice Booker 55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery
1554749 Gunner John Boyd 242 Bty, 48 Lt, AA Regt, Royal Artillery
402717 Trooper William Bramhall 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons), Royal Armoured Corps
13091172 Private Frank Robert Bruce Pioneer Corps
14434365 Rifleman Seamus Buckley 1st (Airborne) Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles
14677236 Guardsman Robert Burns 3rd Bn, Welsh Guards
5348635 Trooper Charles Henry Clay 147th (10th Bn, The Hampshire Regt) Regt, Royal Armoured Corps
14243804 Lance Corporal Leslie Arthur Cole Royal Engineers
T/258552 Driver Donald Cook 847 Gen, Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps
5621565 Gunner Wilfred Bernard Cook Royal Artillery
313898 Captain Reginald Harry Mark Curtis General List
1123931 Gunner Arthur Dodson Royal Artillery
3456588 Trooper Cyril Duckett 5th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
4545279 Corporal Samuel Dyson 1st Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
14203051 Lance Corporal Samuel Fell 13th (2/4th Bn, The South Lancashire Regt) Bn, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
105906 Captain Walter John Fletcher 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery
1532036 Lance Bombardier Henry James Follett 274 (Northumberland Hussars) Bty, 25 Lt AA Regt, Royal Artillery
5825867 Corporal Ernest Fountain 1st Bn, Suffolk Regiment
14444090 Private Bernard George Fowler 1st Bn, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
4682458 Serjeant Edward Garner Royal Artillery
2016162 Sapper Sidney Gavin 170 Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers
2584127 Signalman James Glynn 5th Div Sigs, Royal Corps of Signals
2128052 Sapper Thomas Golden 7 Bomb Disposal Coy, Royal Engineers
S/277945 Staff Serjeant Arthur Bertram Graham Royal Army Service Corps
S/253248 Private Thomas Gray Royal Army Service Corps
2723501 Guardsman Ronald Guest 3rd Bn, Irish Guards
14349512 Private Arthur Hare 9th Bn, Border Regiment
7877107 Private James Harrison 31st Bn, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
140753 Captain Joseph Hubbard 115 Field Regt, Royal Artillery
T/14690595 Driver Cyril Walter Hylton 838 Gen, Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps NA/93398 Private Iwoji Erastus 3 Base Workshops West African Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, R.W.A.F.F.
5111801 Lance Corporal Leslie Jones 2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment
7616053 Private Reginald John Charles Jones Royal Army Ordnance Corps
2043020 Gunner Victor George Keefe 567 Searchlight Regt, Royal Artillery
NA/38150 Private Kichia 9th Bn, Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.
T/14668116 Private James Walker Little Royal Army Service Corps
1826674 Gunner John Lockhart 21 Lt AA Regt, Royal Artillery
14902739 Private Kenneth Luby General Service Corps
811305 Signalman John Reid Macmillan Royal Corps of Signals
112883 Captain Miles Reginald Rostron Marriott 2nd Bn, Grenadier Guards
T/66263 Driver Robert Ernest Martin Royal Army Service Corps
1570036 Lance Bombardier Fred Middleton 202 Bty, 17 Coast Regt, Royal Artillery
1096088 Gunner William Reid Millar 130 Field Regt, Royal Artillery
14220629 Gunner George Henry Monk 80 (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regt, Royal Artillery
M/7830 Private Mwaura Wathuga East African Army Medical Corps
964623 Lance Bombardier Chris Mccluskey 55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery
1766545 Private Henry Mcintosh Royal Army Medical Corps
N/25694 Private Ndwati Kurwa 11th Bn, King's African Rifles
899031 Gunner Edward Maurice Oaten 55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery
1099078 Lance Serjeant James Ottino 74 Field Regt, Royal Artillery
302428 Lieutenant George Wilfred Parker York and Lancaster Regiment
14332108 Gunner Thomas Geoffrey Pitt 55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery
2756738 Serjeant Peter Mclean Prentice 5th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
14416501 Private Clifford Rees 2nd Bn, South Wales Borderers
14834021 Private William Thomson Reid 10th Bn, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
241069 Captain Cecil Willoughby Richards Royal Army Medical Corps
PAL/22664 Sapper Said Osman Ahmad Ismail Royal Engineers
331773 Lieutenant David Lloyd George Sewell The Inns of Court Regt, Royal Armoured Corps
1135261 Gunner Colin Shaw 71 Anti-Tank Regt, Royal Artillery
322739 Captain Ronald Charles Shearn General List
14623985 Lance Corporal Walter Charles Spencer 5th Bn, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
2342130 Signalman Kenneth William Clarke Stevens Royal Corps of Signals
1918639 Driver Mervyn Mark Stevens Royal Engineers
14518356 Private William Strickland 1st Bn, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
6291755 Bombardier Sydney Jack Taylor 274 (Northumberland Hussars) Bty, 25 Lt AA Regt, Royal Artillery
S/10682589 Serjeant John Edward Tidd Royal Army Service Corps
14287400 Fusilier Cyril Vickery 11th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
14828800 Private Frederick Albert Wellen 9th Bn, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
1700980 Signalman Robert Wells Royal Corps of Signals
265220 Captain Richard Peter Wheaton 145 (The Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery
14451654 Driver John Leslie Whittingham 507 Field Coy, Royal Engineers
1557272 Fusilier Edward Wignall 11th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
1552270 Gunner John Eldred Garsyde Wilson-Williams 27th Field Regt, Royal Artillery
13007503 Private William Wray Pioneer Corps

Data courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 

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