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WORLD WAR 2

1941

OLD HAILEYBURIANS

WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

 

1941

The following are abstracts taken from the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Further information on the men is given in the Haileybury Register 1862-1994. Records for those, who attended United Services College or Imperial Services College are in a separate File.

 

THEIR RECORDS

JOHN MAITLAND KEDDIE

Sergeant 915015 Pilot 99 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Saturday 4 January 1941 . Age 19 .

Additional Information: Son of Frederick Wallace Keddie and Annie Emily Keddie, of Downham. His brother Wallace Arthur Robert also died on service. Cemetery: DOWNHAM (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD Essex, United Kingdom Brother of W A R Keddie Killed in Action 16 May 1942

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ALFRED BERNARD HOLMES

Midshipman (S) H.M.S. Southampton, Royal Navy

who died on Saturday 11 January 1941 . Age 19 .

Additional Information: Son of Alfred Kenward Holmes and Winifred Mary Lockington Holmes, of Udimore, Sussex. Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: 41, 2.

HMS Southampton was a cruiser hit by 2 delayed action bombs dropped by JU 87s in the Sicilian Narrows. The ship had to be abandoned & was sunk by torpedoes from HMS Orion & Gloucester 11 January 1941

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EUSTRATIUS GEORGE SEVASTOPULO

who died on Monday 13 January 1941 . Age 35 .

Additional Information: Air Raid Warden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Sevastopulo, of 147 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park. Injured 11 January 1941, at Gloucester Terrace; died at St. Mary's Hospital.

Cemetery: METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF PADDINGTON Civilian War Dead

 

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EDWARD MICHAEL WILLIAMS

Sergeant 979102 Pilot Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Friday 17 January 1941 .

Cemetery: BASSALEG (ST. BASIL) CHURCHYARD Monmouthshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Row 5. Grave 9.

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ALFRED CHRISTOPHER BUCKLE HIGGENS

Private 5384396 1st Battalion., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry

who died on Friday 31 January 1941 . Age 36 .

Additional Information: Son of the Revd. A.W.B. Higgens and Mrs. M.J. Higgens. Cemetery: MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY Poland Grave or Reference Panel Number: 6. B. 6.

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PETER FREDERICK WILLING

Flying Officer 41090 223 Squadron., Royal Air Force

who died on Friday 14 February 1941 . Age 24 .

Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Bertha Willing, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Cemetery: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 241.

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ALFRED IVOR FAIRBANK

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 202970 H.M.S. Exmoor, Royal Navy

who died on Tuesday 25 February 1941 .

Additional Information: Son of Alfred Loveys Fairbank and Hilda Florence Fairbank, of Caterham, Surrey. A.R.P.S. Cemetery: LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY Suffolk, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sec. 15. Grave 240.

HMS Exmoor  L.61 commissioned 25th January 1940 Sunk 25th February 1941. Torpedoed by German Torpedo Boats off Lowestoft

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TIMOTHY RODERICK MANSON

Flight Lieutenant 33121 Pilot/Navigator Royal Air Force

who died on Tuesday 25 February 1941 . Age 26 .

Additional Information: Son of Frederick Percy and Phoebe Margaret Manson, of Boxford. Cemetery: GROTON (ST. BARTHOLOMEW) CHURCHYARD Suffolk, United Kingdom

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JOHN CREWDSON ASHTON BOND

Pilot Officer 85271 12 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Thursday 10 April 1941 .

Additional Information: Son of Ashton and Margaret Bond, of Weybridge, Surrey. Cemetery: BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY Noord-Holland, Netherlands Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot 1. Row E. Grave 9.

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PETER CHESTERS

Pilot Officer 84960 74 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Thursday 10 April 1941 . Age 21 .

Additional Information: Son of William C. Chesters and Kate Hilda Chesters, of Thorpe Bay. Cemetery: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY Essex, United Kingdom

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ALEXANDER RICHARD ROSS

Pilot Officer 84922 Pilot 610 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Tuesday 15 April 1941 . Age 21 .

Additional Information: Son of William and Helen Robertson Ross, of Surbiton. Cemetery: SURBITON CEMETERY Surrey, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sec. 9. Grave 2675.

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CECIL VERNON BARKER

who died on Thursday 17 April 1941 . Age 64 .

Additional Information: F.C.A.; of Rock-a-Nore, Woolacombe, Devon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Barker, of Grove House Southgate, Middlesex; husband of Margaret Louise Barker. at 41 Northumberland Avenue. Cemetery: CITY OF WESTMINSTER Civilian War Dead Haileybury Register 1862-1911 Melvill 1891-94 born 24 September 1876

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CHARLES SPENCER GOLDING

who died on Thursday 17 April 1941 . Age 60 .

Additional Information: Husband of Leila M. Golding, of 35 Meriden Court. Injured at Burton Court; died same day at Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest. Cemetery: METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF CHELSEA Civilian War Dead Haileybury Register 1862-1911 Thomason 1894- (1 term) born 23 September 1880 Names & age match also son of H E Golding of London SW

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WILLIAM MONTEITH GRAHAM

Wing Commander 34005 Pilot 304 (Polish), Royal Air Force

who died on Friday 9 May 1941 . Age 29 .

Additional Information: Son of Henry Gordon Graham and Nancy Graham; husband of Jean Catherine Graham, of Colchester, Essex. Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Grave or Reference Panel Number: Coll. grave 14. G. 9-13. Son of H G Graham died in a Japanese prison camp 2 April 1945 aged 73 & nephew of J A Graham Killed in Action 20 March 1916

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PETER MYERS

Pilot Officer 83257 51 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Saturday 10 May 1941 . Age 27 .

Additional Information: Son of Michael and Ethel Mary Myers; husband of Hazel Doris Myers, of Longford, Middlesex. Cemetery: EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot FF. Grave 5.

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JOHN TURNER BERRIDGE

Sergeant 779036 Pilot 73 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Tuesday 13 May 1941 . Age 25 .

Additional Information: Son of Edward and Elsie Nora Berridge, of Oadby, Leicestershire. Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: XII. A. 25.

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EDWARD CHARLES PEARSON

Lieutenant 107927 Intelligence Corps

who died on Thursday 15 May 1941 .

Additional Information: Husband of Freda Pearson. Cemetery: HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY London, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sec. 0.7. Grave 2B. Haileybury Register 1862-1983 Colvin 1915-16 born 31 March 1899 Died of wounds received in air raid on London

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 PATRICK HARRY FREKE EVANS

Major 34763 King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

who died on Tuesday 20 May 1941 . Age 35 .

Additional Information: Son of Fisher Henry Freke Evans and of Marie Louise Evans Evans (nee Haslett), husband of Cecil Lechmere Evans, of Cambridge. Cemetery: HABBANIYA WAR CEMETERY Iraq Grave or Reference Panel Number: 1. E. 8.

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GEORGE MACLEAN SNOWDEN

Second Lieutenant 129095 2nd Battalion., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

who died on Tuesday 20 May 1941 . Age 27 .

Additional Information: Son of Arthur John and Elizabeth Wright Snowden; husband of Denise Acton Snowden, of Warlingham, Surrey. Cemetery: ATHENS MEMORIAL Greece Grave or Reference Panel Number: Face 6.

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PETER ARNOLD ESPEUT

Midshipman (S) H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy

who died on Thursday 22 May 1941 . Age 18 .

Additional Information: Son of Louis Arnold Armit Espeut and Ethel Frances Espeut, of Barnes, Surrey. Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 45, Column 1.

HMS Gloucester was a cruiser. She was hit by 4 bombs during intensive air attack off Crete. She was set on fire &  sunk with heavy loss of life  22 May 1941

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ROBERT TERENCE GROGAN

Commander (E) H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy

who died on Saturday 24 May 1941 . Age 40 .

Additional Information: Son of Capt. John Hubert Grogan, and of Alice Evelyn Manners Grogan, of Lower Walmer, Kent. Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 45, Column 2. Haileybury Register 1862-1983 Hailey 1913-15 born 20 September 1899 Killed in action in sinking of HMS Hood Brother of H L Grogan Killed in Action 5 May 1918

HMS Hood was sunk by the Bismarck in the Denmark Straits

 

HMS HOOD                        COPYRIGHT (c) IWM

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Not found on CWGC

Haileybury Register 1862-1983

ALEC CLIFTON SMITH MC

Captain Fife & Forfar Yeomanry

Died in France 8th June 1941

son of C. C.  Smith Batten 1903-7 born 17 October 1889  Married 1922 to Madeleine daughter of M. L. Trigaloux Distinguished career in WW1 serving between 1915 & 18 in Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine & France

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GEOFFREY WALTER GRAVES BERNARD

Second Lieutenant 132788 7th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.

who died on Thursday 19 June 1941 . Age 25 .

Additional Information: Son of Captain Walter Randolph Bernard, R.N., and Millicent Olive Bernard, of Chrishall, Essex. Cemetery: HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: 11. A. 2.

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JAMES MURRAY DUDGEON

Second Lieutenant EC/73 2nd Battalion., 5th Mahratta Light Infantry

who died on Friday 20 June 1941 . Age 25 .

Additional Information: Son of James Boyd Dudgeon and Gladys Mavourneen Dudgeon, of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: XXX. F. 25.

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MICHAEL MONTGOMERY LAMBERT

Flying Officer 42132 105 Squadron., Royal Air Force

who died on Friday 4 July 1941 . Age 23 .

Additional Information: Son of Harold and Margaret Lambert, of South Kensington, London. Cemetery: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany Grave or Reference Panel Number: Coll. grave 26. E. 6-8.

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ARTHUR HAMMOND DALTON

Wing Commander 75602 24 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Thursday 31 July 1941 . Age 47 .

Additional Information: Son of William and Catherine Dalton; husband of Eileen Dalton, of Henley, Oxfordshire. Cemetery: HUTTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD Essex, United Kingdom Haileybury Register 1862-1983 Trevelyan 1907- 10 born 30 October 1892 Killed on Active Service

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COLIN PAGET BLAIR

Leading Aircraftman 1378183 Pilot Under/Training Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Wednesday 13 August 1941 . Age 18 .

Additional Information: Son of James Bickers Blair and Gwendoline Mary Blair, of Quinta Nova, Carcavelos, Portugal.Cemetery: KIDLINGTON BURIAL GROUND Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sec. B. Grave 3.

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VIVIAN MAXWELL MARKHAM

Pilot Officer 100032 Air Gunner. 35 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Monday 25 August 1941 .

Cemetery: CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY Chievres, Hainaut, Belgium

Grave or Reference Panel Number: Grave 3. Haileybury Register 1862-1994

VIVIAN MAXWELL MARKHAM

Colvin 1918.2 son of M. Markham born 28 April 1904

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PHILIP ALFRED STIFF

who died on Monday 25 August 1941 . Age 37 .

Additional Information: F.I.C. Son of the late Revd. Alfred Thomas Stiff and Mabel Terdrey Stiff, of Freshfield Road, Brighton, Sussex. at Abadan. Cemetery: IRAN Civilian War Dead

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JOHN FRANCIS TUFNELL BARRETT DSO and Bar, DFC

Group Captain Royal Air Force

who died on Wednesday 3 September 1941 . Age 43 .

Additional Information: Son of John Barrett and of Eleanor Hogarth Barrett (nee Hill); nephew of Norah F. Hill, of Dorking, Surrey. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY Berlin, Berlin, Germany Grave or Reference Panel Number: 5. Z. 2 Haileybury Register 1862-1983 Hailey 1912-16 born 3 May 1898

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GODFREY BREMRIDGE AFC

Flight Lieutenant 70081 Pilot Instructor Royal Air Force

who died on Friday 12 September 1941 . Age 46 .

Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Henry Bremridge and Nora Bremridge; husband of Monica Bremridge of Overstone. Cemetery: SYWELL (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD Northamptonshire, United Kingdom Haileybury Register 1862-1983 Le Bas 1909-14 born 1 March 1895 Died on Active Service

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GERALD CHALONER SMITH

Captain 85889 52 Lt. A.A. Regiment., Royal Artillery

who died on Tuesday 16 September 1941 .

Cemetery: KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY Poland Grave or Reference Panel Number: 5. E. 10.

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HUGH FRANCIS EARDLEY CHILDERS CIE

Lieutenant Colonel Commanding. Reserve Battalion., Burma Frontier Force

who died on Saturday 27 September 1941 . Age 55 .

Additional Information: Son of Colonel Spencer Eardley Childers, C.B., Royal Engineers, and Matilda Florence Childers; husband of Gladys Mary Childers, of Kalaw, Southern Shan States, Burma. Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY Myanmar Grave or Reference Panel Number: 21. F. 22.Haileybury Register 1862-1983 who died 27th Sept 1941 at Rangoon Burma born 17 July 1886. Colvin 1900-03

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RUPERT ALLAN KINGSTON CLAGUE

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 259125 H.M.S. Springbank, Royal Navy

who died on Saturday 27 September 1941 . Age 20 .

Additional Information: Son of Cyril Kingston Clague and Eleanor Muriel Clague, of Leicester. Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: 44, 2 He was reported missing presumed killed after the sinking of HMS Springbank. HMS Springbank was a hired anti - aircraft vessel. She was torpedoed by U201 in the North Atlantic.

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CHARLES RAWDON KEITH FRY

Pilot Officer 101570 610 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Saturday 4 October 1941 . Age 19 .

Additional Information: Son of Charles Rawdon Manders Fry and of Florence Magdalen Fry (nee Scudamore), of Seaford, Sussex. Cemetery: HORLEY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW) NEW CHURCHYARD Surrey, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Block A. Row O. Grave 3.

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PAUL BURTON CHAMBERLAIN

Squadron Leader 33229 Pilot 75 Squadron., Royal Air Force

who died on Sunday 12 October 1941 . Age 25 .

Additional Information: Son of Horace and Gladys Chamberlain; husband of Florence Margaret Chamberlain. Awarded Sword of Honour, R.A.F. College, Cranwell, 1936. Cemetery: DINANT (CITADELLE) MILITARY CEMETERY Dinant, Namur, Belgium

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CHRISTOPHER DONALD JAMES BLAND

Captain 114797 Royal Engineers

who died on Friday 17 October 1941 . Age 44 .

Additional Information: Son of Christopher Harry and Christina Bland, of Cobham; husband of Iris Raynor Bland, of Walton-on-Thames. Also served in 1914-1918 War. Cemetery: HERSHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD Surrey, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sec. C. Row 8. Grave 7. Haileybury Register 1862-1983 Trevelyan 1910-13 born 12 February 1897 Died as a result of a motor accident

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 RICHARD CUBITT BLAMEY

Sergeant 1164368 Pilot 50 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

who died on Thursday 23 October 1941 . Age 20 .

Additional Information: Son of Cubitt and Christine Mary Blamey, of Wadebridge, Cornwall. Cemetery: KIEL WAR CEMETERY Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Grave or Reference Panel Number: 1. F. 10.

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ALAN NORMAN HODGKINSON

Ordinary Signalman P/JX 211970 H.M.S. Cossack, Royal Navy

who died on Thursday 23 October 1941 . Age 20 .

Additional Information: Son of Norman and Madeleine Hodgkinson. Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 52. Column 2.

HMS Cossack was a tribal class destroyer. She had distinguished herself in the freeing of merchant seamen from the German prison ship Altmark earlier in the war. In October 1941, Cossack was one of the escorts for a convoy from Gibraltar to the U.K.  She was struck by a torpedo from  German U-boat, U563. The explosion just forward of her bridge blew off her bows and about a third of the forward section of the ship killing 159 officers and ratings.

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ALEC PERCY STANLEY WILLS

Flight Lieutenant 32134 Pilot Instructor 243 Squadron., Royal Air Force

who died on Friday 7 November 1941 .

Cemetery: KRANJI WAR CEMETERY Singapore Grave or Reference Panel Number: 37. D. 7.

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DAVID RICHARD EDGAR PRICHARD

Sub-Lieutenant H.M.S. Britannia II., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

who died on Friday 21 November 1941 . Age 22 .

Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Richard Edgar Vipan Prichard, M.A., and Frances Katharine Lucy Prichard, of Paston Vicarage. Cemetery: PASTON (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD Norfolk, United Kingdom Visiting Information: PASTON (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD Index No U. K. 2676 David died of peritonitis at HMS Britannia, which was a shore establishment at Dartmouth.

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JOHN LIONEL COLLINGWOOD WILLIAMS

Lieutenant 117594 'A' Squadron., 7th Queen's Own Hussars, R.A.C.

who died on Friday 21 November 1941 . Age 23 .

Additional Information: Son of John Collingwood Williams and Ann Ryott Williams, of Woodford Green, Essex. Cemetery: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 17.

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RICHARD CHARLES NEILD FORSYTH

Captain 73016 11 Battery., 1 Field Regiment., Royal Artillery

who died on Tuesday 25 November 1941 . Age 24 .

Additional Information: Son of Charles and Dorothy Mary Forsyth, of Neston, Wirral, Cheshire. Cemetery: HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: 21. B.

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WILLIAM GERARD LOVELL PETERS

Lieutenant H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy

who died on Tuesday 25 November 1941 . Age 22 .

Additional Information: Son of Gerard Lovell Peters and Isabel Anne Peters, of Hove, Sussex. Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 45, Column 2.

HMS Barham was a battleship. Not long after having taken part in the Battle of Cape Matapan, she was torpedoed off Alexandria. 

HMS Barham sinking             copyright IWM 

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FRANK SNOW KENDALL MC

Captain 57561 4th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 2nd County of London Yeomanry. (Westminster Dragoons), R.A.C.

who died on Thursday 4 December 1941 . Age 35 .

Additional Information: Son of Frank and Irene Kendall, of Rye, Sussex.Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA Libya Grave or Reference Panel Number: 2. C. 13.

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BRIAN BUCHANAN GAVIN

Marine PLY/X 3846 H.M.S. Repulse., Royal Marines

who died on Wednesday 10 December 1941 . Age 20 .

Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 59, Column 2.

HMS Repulse & HMS Prince of Wales were sunk off Kuantan in Malaya by Japanese bombers.

HMS REPULSE leaving Singapore just before she was sunk (c) copyright IWM

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PETER JOHN ALLAN SLADE

Lieutenant (E) H.M.S. Prince of Wales, Royal Navy

who died on Wednesday 10 December 1941 . Age 26 .

Additional Information: Son of Herbert Allan Slade, and of Kathleen A. Slade, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom

HMS Repulse & HMS Prince of Wales were sunk off Kuantan in Malaya by Japanese bombers.

HMS PRINCE OF WALES  leaving Singapore just before she was sunk (c) copyright IWM

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JOHN BASSETT WOMERSLEY

Sub-Lieutenant H.M.S. Prince of Wales., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

who died on Wednesday 10 December 1941 .

Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 61, Column 3.

HMS Repulse & HMS Prince of Wales were sunk off Kuantan in Malaya by Japanese bombers.

Survivors from HMS Prince of Wales being picked up by HMS Express. (c) copyright IWM

 

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PATRICK GIFFORD BURDER

Captain 58264 1st Battalion., Leicestershire Regiment

who died on Thursday 11 December 1941 . Age 26 .

Additional Information: Son of Herbert Gifford Burder and Lilian Florence Burder, of Hastings, Sussex. Cemetery: TAIPING WAR CEMETERY Malaysia Grave or Reference Panel Number: 2. G. 7.

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BRIAN WALTER MccGWIRE

Lieutenant 95599 1st Battalion., Leicestershire Regiment

who died on Saturday 13 December 1941 . Age 21 .

Additional Information: Son of Lt.-Col. John Edward Mccgwire, C.B.E., and of Jean Elizabeth Mccgwire, of Folkestone. Cemetery: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 63.

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HUBERT JOHNSTONE BOURNE

Major 18638 attached. 28 Indian Brigade. Royal Engineers

who died on Monday 15 December 1941 . Age 39 .

Additional Information: Son of Thomas Johnstone Bourne, C.B.E., and Edith Mary Bourne; husband of Evelyn Jean Bourne, of Oxford. Cemetery: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 37.

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J C EAGER

Sub-Lieutenant 34A Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

who died on Saturday 20 December 1941 .

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. E. M. Eager, of Slough, Buckinghamshire. Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 96, Column 3.

MTB 26 was part of the Hong Kong defences in 1941 The known members of the crew , who were all killed, were :- Lt D.W. Wagstaff HKRNVR ,Sub Lt J.C. Eager ,Coxswain Leading Seaman George William Bowden (36) , Telegraphist P.O Leonard.E. Bowden, Leading Stoker Frederick Alfred Brown  & Able Seaman Jack.W.S. Whitter 

"During the afternoon of the 19th Japanese troops were observed to be crossing from KAI TAK to NORTH POINT. M.T.B's 07 (Lieutenant ASHBY H.K.R.N.V.R) and 09 (Lieutenant KENNEDY R.N.V.R.) were ordered to attack. The attack was very succesful; several craft were shot up and some were sunk. The remainder fled back to KAI TAK. M.T.B. 07 was damaged, but was towed out by M.T.B. 09. Later M.T.B's 11 (Lieutenant Collingwood R.N.) and 12 (Lieutenant Colls H.K.R.N.V.R.) were sent to KOWLOON BAY. They found no landing craft moving but came under extremely heavy shellfire. M.T.B. 12 was hit and destroyed. M.T.B's 26 and 27 had also been ordered to attack but were later ordered by signal to stop at GREEN ISLAND. M.T.B. 26 (Lieutenant D. Wagstaff H.K.R.N.V.R.) apparently did not get the signal and proceeded to Kowloon. The boat failed to return and presumably was lost with all hands." signed by Commander Hugh.M.Montague RN Senior Naval Officer Aberdeen, Hong Kong

reference PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE Kew; Ref: ADM199/357

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JOHN MAYO HOUGHTON

Corporal Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps

who died on Sunday 21 December 1941 . Age 35 .

Additional Information: Son of John Mayo Houghton and Lucy Evelyn Houghton, of Dawlish, Devon, England. Cemetery: SAI WAN MEMORIAL China, (including Hong Kong). Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 33.

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JOHN RORY CARDEN

Lieutenant H.M.S. Audacity, Royal Navy

who died on Monday 22 December 1941 . Age 24 .

Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Canon Henry Craven Carden, M.A., and Olive Carden, of Kilmeston Vicarage, Alresford, Hampshire. Awarded the King's Dirk in H.M.S. Frobisher. Cemetery: LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: Bay 1, Panel 6.

HMS Audacity was an escort carrier and was part of Commander F. J. Walker's 36th Escort Group defending convoy HG76 from Gibraltar to the UK. Audacity's planes shot down 4 FW 200s &  the escorts claimed U131, U434, U567 &  U574 from a pack of 10 attacking U-Boats. HMS Audacity sank after being torpedoed  by U 751

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RICHARD CHAWORTH-MUSTERS MC

Major 1178 236 Battery., 78 Lt. A.A. Regiment., Royal Artillery

who died on Wednesday 31 December 1941 . Age 46 .

Additional Information: Son of George and Mabel Chaworth-Musters, of Morston; husband of Muriel May Chaworth-Musters. Cemetery: MORSTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD Norfolk, United Kingdom Haileybury Register 1862-1983

RICHARD HAMMOND CHAWORTH-MUSTERS

Lawrence 1909-13 born 28 March 1895 Brother of R M Chaworth-Musters Killed in Action 7 May 1917

 

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR 41

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003