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BEDFORD MODERN SCHOOL - WW2 Memorial

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

With grateful thanks to Bedford Modern School
for allowing the reproduction of various photographs and articles from the Eagle,
the research information supplied by Richard Wildman, the Archivist and many others.

SECOND WORLD WAR

Picture courtesy & copyright BMS
The Second World War Memorial (1948), with portrait of
Major Wheeler VC. This picture was taken in 1953 and
forms part of the BMS Archives.

Wooden panels containing 126 incised names originally unveiled 1948. Also Memorial Book in glass-topped display case (see below under Berkeley) containing photograph of each person with brief details of early career and war record (page turned daily in termtime by Custodian, usually from Year 10 or 11). Location: Specially constructed alcove in School Entrance Foyer.

From The Eagle Millennium published by BMS.

"... The first OBM casualty was Lt G B Grey who was killed in November 1939. and the following Easter The Eagle reported that ‘like old war horses sniffing at the battle, quite a number who served in the Great War are serving in this.’

As in the Great War, The Eagle published lists of serving Old Boys. decorations awarded and obituaries of those killed. From Easter 1942 an additional feature was a record of prisoners of war together with locations. The most famous OBM PoW was Capt Richard Howe, MC, who had left school in 1929 and was taken prisoner at Calais during the fall of France. After persistent escape attempts, he was consigned to Colditz and became Escape Officer, 1942-5, masterminding the increasingly elaborate escape schemes.

By the end of the war over 1200 Old Boys had seen military service and 126 had been killed, a casualty rate of almost 10%. An addition to the Memorial Hall was made, with 126 names carved on oak panels in an alcove and the Memorial Book which contained photographs and personal details of all Old Boys who were killed. This was unveiled on 3 October 1948, in the presence of two former headmasters, H W Liddle and A C Powell. The latter. who gave the address, had been present at the dedication of the original memorial in 1923. As Canon Powell he would dedicate the Harpur Memorial Window on 11 November 1959."

The memorial was unveiled by Air Vice Marshal R B Oxland, C.B., C.B.E., (O.B.M.).

NAMES AND DETAILS OF THE FALLEN

 

Downloadable Order of Service 1939-1945 OBM UNveiling

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ALEXANDER

Iain Archie Mackenzie

Sergeant QX6515, 2nd/9th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 25th March 1941 in Egypt. Aged 23. Born 27th April 1917 in Kensington, South London. Son of Cyril St. George Edgar and Dorothy Dickson Alexander, of 'Marama', Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey. Enlisted Redbank, Queensland, Australia. Reburied in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 18. Also listed on the Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Roll of Honour. Australian Roll of Honour Archives - Document

ALLEN

David George

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Shrike, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Charles Henry and Bertha Gladys Allen, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 5, Panel 4.

Note: HMS Shrike was the home base for 836 Squadron. This was the largest squadron in the Navy as it provided aircraft for all the Merchant Aircraft Carriers. These were merchant ships that together with their normal cargo were equipped with a flight deck. They were equipped with Fairey Swordfish biplanes for anti-submarine operations.

ANDREASEN

Winton Sydney

Major 56343, Royal Engineers. Died 20th December 1942. Aged 28. Son of Anthony Turner Andreasen and Mary Eliza Janet Andreasen; husband of Kathleen Capel Andreasen. Crea,ated and commemorated in PUTNEY VALE CREMATORIUM, WANDSWORTH, London. Screen Wall Panel 2.

ANDREWS

Roy Murray

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Peregrine, Royal Navy. Died 30th July 1940. Aged 24. Son of Ralph Raymond and Ethel Maud Andrews, of Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire; husband of Ruby Joyce Andrews. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, NORTH COTES, Lincolnshire. Grave 8.

ARCHIBALD

William Bruce

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 533809, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th March 1942. Buried in TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY, Norway. Section A Plot IV British Row K Grave 2.

Note: By 1942 No. 35 Squadron was part of the regular Bomber Command nightly offensive against Germany, but in April it was heavly involved in attacks on the Tirpitz in Trondheim fjord. Its aircraft were being equipped with 'Gee', giving a greater navigational accuracy, and by summer it was carrying 4.000-lb (1814-kg) bombs on some raids. In August 1942 a new formation was established in Bomber Command, No.8 Group, with the express task of expanding the pathfinder techniques already employed and providing a force to mark targets for the Main Force on each Bomber Command raid.

ATKINS

Johh Croft

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 28124, 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th September 1941. Aged 33. Son of James Benjamin and Florence Hannah Atkins; husband of Elsie Ruth Atkins, of Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 8. Row D. Grave 18.

Note: 40 Squadron was re-formed as a bomber squadron in 1931 and in the Second World War operated inseveral roles: flying Blenheims and Wellingtons from bases in England it bombed targets in France, the Low Countries and Germany; flying Wellingtons from bases in the Middle East it bombed targets in North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Rhodes, Crete, Greece, Pantellaria, Lampedusa and Italy; and flying Wellingtons and Liberators from a base in Italy (Foggia Main) it bombed targets in Italy and the Balkans. In March 1945 the Squadron converted to Liberators which were moved to Egypt in October.

BALL

Kenneth Owen

Private 2210825, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 23rd June 1943. Aged 36. Son of Harry Tom and Louisa Ellen Ball, of Bedford. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 1. Row O. Grave 8.

BARTON

James Jeffrey

Sergeant 573423, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13th October 1942. Aged 21. Son of James Leslie and Ethel Henrietta Barton, of Buckden, Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 77.

BARTRAM

Kenneth Sidney

Private 5958614, 70th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 25th April 1941. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. N. Bartram, of Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedford. Section I. Grave 273.

BASTICK

Norman Arthur Albert

Sergeant (Pilot) 1389174, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th December 1942. Aged 26. Son of Norman Douglas and Harriet Maria Ruth Bastick, of Egham, Surrey. Buried in ROYAL OAK BURIAL PARK, VICTORIA, Canada. Section D. Plot 20. Grave 15.

BERKELEY

Peter Henry Robert Anthony Cheyne

Sub-Lieutenant, 0/6050, His Majesty's Motor Torpedo Boat (HMMTB) 417, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 16th March 1944. Age 21. Son of Reginald Cheyne Berkeley and Gwendoline Judith Louise Berkeley. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V. H. 1.

Note: His grandmother Mrs Bromley gave the display case for the Second World War Memorial Book in his memory. Sub Lt Berkeley's father, Captain Reginald Berkeley MC MP (OBM) had unveiled the First World War memorial.

BLISS

Colin Leo

Captain 253486, 12th (10th Battalion, The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regiemntt]) Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calavados, France. Plot IA. Row B. Grave 1.

BRADBURY

Thomas William

Rifleman 6918090, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade.Died 1st June 1943. Aged 27. Son of Oliver Alfred and Daisy Bradbury; husband of Doris Kathleen Bradbury, of Burgess Hill, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 15. Column 1.

BRIDGE

James Frederick

Flying Officer (Pilot) 77783, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th October 1940. Aged 26. Son of Walter and Mary Bridge; husband of Masie Edwina Bridge, of Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedford. Section E. Grave 850.

BULL

John

Sergeant 750482, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th March 1944. Son of John and Gertrude Bull, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 226.

BURGESS

Harold

probably Harold BURGESS, Able Seaman D/JX253260, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 2nd November 1942. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burgess, of Mickleover, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 64, Column 2.

Special Note: HMS President III was a Royal Naval Base which trained gunners to man Merchant Ships known as Defence Equipped Merchant Ships of D.E.M.S. If a gunner was killed in action, his name would appear under the Royal Navy Base.

BURLEY

Edmund John Percival

Private 13707, 1st (Singapore Volunteer Corps) Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force. Died 26th August 1945. Aged 31. Son of Edmund Alfred and Mabel Dora Burley, of East Sheen, Surrey. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Sabah, Malaysia. Plot K. Row B. Grave 14.

BURTON

Edmund David

Lance Bombardier 1548410, 79 Battery, 21 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 23rd June 1942. Aged 40. Son of John Edmund and Elizabette Emma Burton; husband of Nora Mary Burton, of Hammersmith, London. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 14. Row C. Grave 9.

BURTON

Sidney Walter

Fourth Engineer Officer, S.S. Oswestry Grange (London), Merchant Navy. Died 12th February 1941. Aged 38. Son of Frederick Thomas Burton and Sarah Jane Burton; husband of Annie Muriel Burton, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 77.

CAMPIN

Kenneth Charles

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1578842, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th January 1945. Aged 22. Son of George William and Florence Campin, of Marston Moreteyne. Buried south-west of the church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, MARSTON MORETAINE, Bedfordshire on 15th January 1945.  Grave Reference: A159. See also Marston Moreteyne

CARE

David John

No further information currently available

CARTER

Ronald Edward

Able Seaman P/JX 324481, H.M.S. Lizard, Royal Navy. Died 23rd July 1945. Son of William Henry John and Gertrude Evangelina Carter, of Southsea. Buried in MILTON CEMETERY, PORTSMOUTH, Hampshire. Plot B.B. Row 5. Grave 16.

Note: HMS Lizard was a Combined Operations Landing Craft base, at Shoreham, West Sussex. The base was commissioned on 7th October 1942; reduced to Care & Maintenance status on 21st October 1945; and closed on 31st December 1945. It was home to 803 LCV(P) Flotilla in 1943 and 1944.

CATLIN

George Francis

Captain 92966, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 12th July 1944. Aged 33. Son of John Holland Catlin and Mary Emily Catlin, of Grantham, Lincolnshire; husband of Ruth Bernrose Catlin, of Grantham. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 21.

CHEW

Hubert

Capatin 321060, Royal Engineers. Died 31st August 1945. Aged 37. Son of Henry Ernest and Elizabeth Chew; husband of Kathleen Mary Chew, of Sheerness, Kent. P.A.S.I., A.M.I.C.E. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 8. Row F. Grave 9.

CHITTY

Cyril Chilton

Pilot Officer, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Henry and Lilian Chitty; husband of Gwendoline May Chitty, of Bromham, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 210.

CLARKE

Gordon Stuart

Sergeant 747818, 248 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st October 1940. Aged 19. Son of Harold Henry and Doris Winifred Clarke, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 12.

CLARKE

John Thomas

probably Second Lieutenant 337739, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 30th March 1945. Aged 26. Son of William and Maud Clarke, of Sandy, Bedfordshire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.

COOPER

George William

probably George William COOPER, Flying Officer (Navigator) 124578, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th May 1943. Aged 25. Son of Albert and Hephzibah Cooper, of Langford, Bedfordshire; husband of Clarice Cooper. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 18. Row D. Grave 18.

COUNSELL

Peter Gordon

Guardsman 2617294, King's Company, Grenadier Guards. Died 10th May 1941. Aged 21. Son of Cecil Frobisher Counsell, and of Elizabeth Eleanor Counsell, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Kempston, Bedford. Block F. Grave 253.

CRANKO

Thomas Odin McIntyre

Lieutenant 197180, Worcestershire Regiment attached 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 19th June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Capt. W. G. McI. Cranko, and stepson of Ethel Cranko, of Haynes West End, Bedfordshire. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, , . Plot Iv. Row E. Grave 10. See also Haynes

CROOKS

Douglas George Brownlow

Corporal 6139956, 1st/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 20th March 1944. Aged 26. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 21.

CUSTANCE

Peter George

Gunner 980545, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th November 1942. Aged 22. Son of Harold William and Maria Custance, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 34.

DENNIS

Frederick Kenneth

Sergeant 959648, 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd July 1942. Aged 25. Son of Christopher and Ellen Dennis, of Clapham, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 3, Column 2.

DOUTHWAITE

Leslie

Major 153719, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) attached H.Q. 2nd Armoured Briagde. Died 25th April 1943. Aged 28. Son of William Wright Douthwaite and Elsie Jane Douthwaite, of Worthing, Sussex. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 7.

DUNLEAVY

Alfred Scott

Sergeant 618345, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 2nd December 1940. Aged 20. Son of Herbert Scott Dunleavy and Gertrude Mabel Dunleavy, of Holland-on-Sea, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 13.

DURSTON

Kenneth George

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1882568, 576 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th March 1945. Aged 21. Son of Stanley James Durston and Grace Evelyn Durston, of Bedford. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot 6. Row J. Grave 9.

EDWARDES

John Paul (Kip)

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Saker, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Louis Frederick John and Rosetta Elizabeth Edwardes, of Northampton, England. Buried in PENSACOLA (BARRANCAS) NATIONAL CEMETERY, Florida, United States of America. Post Section 23. Grave 1972.

Note: During the expansion of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm in World War 2, many units formed in the United States, where they took delivery of American naval aircraft under the Lend-Lease aid programme to the British Empire. Fleet Air Arm and United States Navy aircraft flew side by side on combat missions over enemy territory and the Royal Navy and US Navy operated together in the Coral Seas, Indian Ocean, Pacific, Mediterranean and Atlantic. Royal Navy crews manned escort carriers built in the US and given to the UK by the American Government under Lend-Lease.

The Fleet Air Arm accounting base in the USA was at Washington DC, and it was commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Saker on 1 October 1941, finally being payed off in 1948. The US Navy base at Lewiston, Maine was commissioned under HMS Saker in 1943, and acted as the parent ship for all Fleet Air Arm facilities in the USA until payed off 1945.

ELLERBECK

Douglas Charles

Leading Aircraftman (Pilot Under Training) 928881, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th February 1941. Buried in SANDY CEMETERY, Sandy, Bedfordshire. Section F. Grave 14. See also Sandy

EMMERTON

Leslie Archibald

Pilot Officer 102077, 232 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Charles Dudley Emmerton and Nell Emmerton; husband of Doris Irene Emmerton, of Biddenham, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 413.

EVERETT

Douglas Harold

Lieutenant-Commander, H.M. L.S.T. 420, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 7th November 1944. Aged 30. Son of Bennett Henry and Lily Ethel Everett; husband of Lilian Frances Everett, of Biddenham, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 92, Column 2. See also Biddenham

FELLOWS

Geoffrey Leonard

Able Seaman P/JX 299183, H.M.S. Marigold, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 9th December 1942. Aged 20. Son of George Fellows, and of Daisy Rebecca May Fellows, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 3.

Note: Marigold was a Flower-class Corvette, launched in 1940, torpedoed from Italian aircraft in the Gibraltar Strait and sunk off Algiers on 9th December 1942.

FERNSBY

Guy

Leading Aircraftman 2202536, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th June 1944. Aged 35. Son of Frederick Richard Ellison Fernsby and Emma Ellen Fernsby, husband of Winifred Margaret Fernsby, of Syston. Buried in BARKBY CEMETERY, Leicestershire. Section W. Grave 45.

FIELD

Max Lightfoot

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 119347, 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th April 1942. Aged 20. Son of Henry and Ada Nellie Field, of Cambridge. Buried in OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave 22-23.

FITCH

Isaac John

Air Commodore 22162, Royal Air Force. Died 25th July 1944. Aged 40. Son of Frank and Mary Redfern Fitch; husband of Florence Fitch. Buried in BOURAIL NEW ZEALAND WAR CEMETERY, New Caledonia. New Zealand. Plot/Row/Section 8. Grave 1.

FLETCHER

James Spencer

Sergeant 1320520, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th May 1943. Aged 32. Son of Cecil and Alma Fletcher; husband of Margaret E. Fletcher, of Tring, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 8, Column 2.

FLETCHER

Reginald Walter

Trooper 14300257, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 12th March 1945. Aged 31. Son of Walter William and Elizabeth Ann Fletcher, of Bedford; husband of Florence Margaret Fletcher, of Bedford. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 46. Row D. Grave 13.

FOY

Cecil Arnold

Master, S.S. Retriever (London), Merchant Navy. Died 12th April 1941. Aged 53. Son of Frank Burridge Foy and Beatrice Louise Foy; husband of Elaine Foy, of Cape Town, South Africa. Awarded Lloyd's Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 86.

GARNE

Denis Arthur

Lieutenant 109362, 9 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd March 1943. Aged 29. Son of Arthur and Ellen Pauline Garne. Attained B.Sc. (Econ). No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 3.

GREY

George Brian

Acting Sub Lieutenant, H.M. Trawler Northern Rover, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 5th November 1939. Son of George Edward Guthrie Grey and Zaidee Lauriston Cuthbert Grey, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 1, Column 1.

HARDY

Stanley Kilby

Master, S.S. Pass of Balmaha (London), Merchant Navy. Died 17th October 1941. Aged 28. Son of Albert and Florence Kilby Hardy. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 80.

HARTOCH

Alan

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Furious, Royal Navy. Died 2nd October 1940. Aged 20. Son of May Hartoch, of Bedford. Buried in BERGEN (MOLLENDAL) CHURCH CEMETERY, Norway. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.

HEALD

Howard Harvey Noel

Lieutenant 256442, Dorsetshire Regiment attached to The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 22nd February 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Ethel Selina Heald, of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row X. Grave 6. See also Aspley Guise

HILL

Bertram Peter

Lieutenant, No. 40. Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. Buried in BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY, Serbia and Montenegro . Plot 9. Row A. Grave 1.

HILL

Norman Ernest

Pilot Officer, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1943. Aged 20. Son of Ernest Arthur and Edith Hill, of Upminster, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 132.

HITCHENS

Ivor James

Sergeant 1862823, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd April 1945. Aged 20. Son of Edwin and Maggie Hitchens, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot 5. Row M. Grave 17. See also Kempston

HORN

Gerald

Sergeant B/876, 53 Supply Personnel Company, East African Army Service Corps. Died 12th July 1942. Aged 60. Son of George and Charlotte Horn; husband of Marjorie Lilian Horn, of Bedford. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM (KINONDONI) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot A. Grave 17.

HUGHES

Thomas

No further information currently available

HULETT

Arthur Thomas

Major 121987, 121 (4th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment) Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6th January 1947. Aged 37. Son of Thomas and Edith Hulett; husband of Hilda May Hulett, of Leicester. Cremated and commemorated in LEICESTER CITY (GILROES) CREMATORIUM, Leicester. Panel 3.

HULL

Edward George

Flying Officer 139978, 299 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd March 1945. Aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Edward Hull, of Bedford; husband of Joan Leslie Ada Hull. No known grvae. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 267.

HUMBLE

John Wensley

Pilot Officer (Navigator) 170143, 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th August 1944. Aged 35. Son of Wensley Thomas and Louise A. Humble; husband of Edith Mary Humble. of Woolavington, Somerset. Buried in CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Chievres, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 38.

HYDE, DFC

Ernest Leslie

Wing Commander (Pilot) 37179, 248 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 29th April 1942. Aged 28. Son of Lt.-Col. Charles Bernard Hyde and Mary Anne Hyde; husband of Dorothy Hyde, of Membury, Devon. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY, Norway. Section A. Plot IV British Row J Grave 8.

KNIGHT

Denis Hammond

Second Lieutenant 108158, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 26th December 1940. Aged 20. Son of Lt.-Col. Warburton Richard Knight and Ellen Louisa Knight, of Moortown, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, Buteshire. Plot 3. Grave 92.

KNIGHT, DFC

Roland Anthony Lee

Squadron Leader (Pliot) 37772, 403 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27th September 1941. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row 2. Grave 35.

LAIN

Charles Simmons

Flight Lieutenant 62199, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th June 1944. Aged 38. Son of Albert John and Annie Edith Lain; husband of Bessie Marion Lain. Native of Hove. Sussex. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 10. Row AA. Grave 9.

LEE-ROBERTS

Thomas Antoni Stavinski

Private 5950077, 7th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 21st December 1939. Aged 23. Son of George Bennett Lee-Roberts and Antonine Louise Lee-Roberts, of Bedford; husband of Gwendoline Georgina Lee-Roberts, of Bedford. His brother George Theodore also died on service. Buried in TIDWORTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Section D. (Church of England) Grave 149.

LICKFOLD

Charles Hugh

Lieutenant 38152, H.Q. 58 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd March 1943. Aged 35. Son of James Malcolm and Margaret Marshall Lickfold; husband of Kathleen Esme Lickfold, of Paddington, London. Buried in OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 14.

LIVERMORE

Eric John

Sergeant (PIlot) 748650, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th March 1941. Aged 23. Son of John Edgar and Annie Elizabeth Livermore, of Kempston, Bedfordshire. Buried in KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY, Sudan. Plot 11. Row C. Grave 8. See also Kempston

LUDDINGTON

Richard Kenneth

Flying Officer (Observer) 108028, 151 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve attached R.A.F. Station, Bircham Newton. Died 25th October 1942. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedford. Section E 5 Grave 103. See also Bedford Cemetery.

LYVER

Guy Desmond D'Esterre

Leiutenant, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal navy. Lost with his ship 8th June 1940. Aged 29. Son of Frederick William and Evelyn Gladys D'Esterre Lyver; husband of Margery Judith Lyver, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel 2.

Note: HMS Glorious was built by Harland & Wolff, being laid down on 1st May 1915 and launched 20th April 1916. She was commissioned on January 1917. Subsequently, she was converted to become an aircraft carrier between February 1924 and March 1930. Sunk 8th June 1940 by gunfire from German battlecruisers Scharnhost and Gneisenau while covering the Allied withdrawal from Norway.

In June 1940, the British forces started to evacuate Norway. Operation ALPHABET, the evacuation of all British and Allied forces from Norway, was carried out from the 5th to the 8th of June 1940. On 3rd June 1940, H.M.S. Ark Royal and Glorious sailed to Narvik to cover the withdrawal. On 8th June 1940, the Glorious was evacuated along with RAF squadron personnel from 263 and 46 squadrons. In the early hours of that day five Swordfishes led the 10 Gladiators of 263 RAF Squadron and the Hurricanes of 46 RAF Squadron to the Glorious. The Gladiators landed first, followed by the Swordfishes and were stowed below with the other aircraft, the 6 Sea Gladiators of 802 Squadron and the 823 Squadron Swordfish. Finally 7 Hurricanes made their approaches and every one was landed without undue difficulty. This was the first time that high-performance monoplane fighters without arrester hooks had been landed on a carrier.

The Royal Navy force included H.M.S. Ark Royal and H.M.S. Glorious, cruisers H.M.S. Southampton and H.M.S. Coventry, 16 destroyers and numerous smaller vessels, with which to cover the evacuation convoys. A further cruiser H.M.S. Devonshire was embarking the King of Norway and preparing to sail independently for Scapa Flow. That morning, H.M.S. Glorious detached from the main British force, accompanied by destroyers Acasta and Ardent, she set out for Scapa Flow to sail home independently due to a supposed fuel shortage.

At about 16:30hrs the two German battlecruisers, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, homing on the smoke from Glorious' stack, opened fire on the three ships at a range of 27,000 yards. Before any aircraft strike could be launched the aircraft carrier received a direct hit on her forward hangar. Fire destroyed the Hurricanes and torpedoes stored below for her aircraft were unable to be retrieved for the aircraft on deck. The small calibre weapons of all three Royal Navy ships were completely ineffective at that range. By 17:20hrs she was listing heavily in the swell. Within 20 minutes the carrier had sunk. Both destroyers were also hit. While laying a smoke screen to shield Glorious, first Ardent and then Acasta were sent to the bottom, the latter managing to damage Scharnhorst with a torpedo fired during her death throes. The wrecks are located 170nm W of Harstad, Norway

MANNING

Albert John

Flying Officer (Bomb Aimer) 126960, 427 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd June 1943. Aged 27. Son of John Francis and Edith Ellen Manning; husband of Joan Manning, of Kempston, Bedfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 30. Row F. Grave 1. See also Kempston

MANTON, MC

Peter John

Lieutenant 293715, 2nd The Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 4th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of John McLellan Manton and Jessie Manton, of Pavenham, Bedfordshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXV. Row F. Grave 21. See also Pavenham

MITCHELL

Richard Granville

Second Lieutenant 75046, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 16th December 1939. Aged 25. Son of Richard Evelyn and Flora Ethel Mitchell, of Whiteley Village, Surrey. Buried in BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 6.

MOORE

Arthur Desmond

Flying Officer (Navigator) 163606, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th April 1943. Aged 35. Son of Arthur and Alice Maud Moore; husband of Octavia Mary Moore, of Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de CAlais, France. Plot S. Grave 2.

MOORE

Donald William

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Jackdaw, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th May 1942. Aged 21. Son of William Joseph and Eva Moore; husband of Emily Kathleen Moore. No known gravce. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 4, Panel 1.

Note: HMS Jackdaw was a Royal Naval Air Station at Crail, Fife. It was used as a base for training Royal Navy pilots. Torpedo bombing runs were carried out on the Firth of Forth and a mock up of an aircraft carrier was laid out on airfield so that pilots could practise their landing skills.

MORRIS

Eric

No further information currently available

NORRIS

Richard

Lieutenant 138226, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Attached 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 16th November 1943. Aged 26. Son of William Henry and Sophy Ashwell Norris; husband of Phyllis Kate Norris, of Bedford. Buried in LEROS WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 11.

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Cecil Arthur

Sergeant (Navigator) 1579628, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Arthur Horace and Edith M. Page, of Bedford. Buried in DREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Eure-et-Loir, France. Row 2. Grave 21.

PAPPS

John Louis Ivor

Officer Cadet 6101166, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 19th October 1944. Aged 18. Son of Percy Stephen Papps and Dorothy Ethel Papps, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 7.

PEACOCK

Arthur James

Captain EC/5517, Guides Cavalry (10th Q.V.O.F.F.), Indian Army Corps. Died 11th September 1944. Aged 22. Son of Reginald and Louisa Salisbury Peacock, of Northallerton, Yorkshire. Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 11. Row D. Grave 8.

PENN-SIMKINS

Charles Patrick

Leading Airman FAA/SFX 825, H.M.S. Sheffield, Royal Navy. Died 24th September 1942. Aged 20. Son of Lieutenant Wallace George Penn-Simkins, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, and Marie Penn-Simkins. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 3, Panel 2.

PICKERING

Henry Albert

No further information currently available

PIGGIN

Frank Redgate

Leading Airman FX85272, H.M.S. Condor, Royal Navy. Died 10th Decemebr 1941. Aged 19. Son of Frank and Sarah Rachel Piggin, of Nottingham. Buried in NOTTINGHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Nottingham. Rock Section Grave 6820.

PROTHERO

David Austin

Surgeon Lieutenant, H.M.S. Furious, Royal Navy. Died 1st July 1941. Aged 29. Son of the Rev. David Prothero and Sarah Prothero, of Bedford. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., D.A. Buried in NORTH FRONT CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 8.

Note: HMS Furious was built by Armstrong Whitworth, laid down on 8th June 1915 and launched 15th August 1916. She was commissioned on 26 June 1917 as a sea plane carrier. Between 1917-1918 she was reconstructed with landing-on deck, and recommissioned 15th March 1918. In the early 1920s she was rebuilt with full length flush flight deck, modified between 1931-1932 to increase the AA battery, and an island added in 1939. During World War II she was stationed in the North Sea and North Atlantic from September 1939 till April 1940. She took part in the Norwegian campaign between April-June 1940, and subsequently was stationed on northern patrols between June 1940 and October 1941. HMS Furious underwent a refit in the USA between October 1941 and April 1942, subsequently operating in the Mediterranean between April 1942 and January 1943, which included ferrying spitfires to Malta between August and October 1942, and taking part in the North African landings in November 1942.

PRYOR

Clifford Alfred

Flying Officer 133211, 264 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th June 1944. Son of Frank Bateman Pryor, and of Hetty Louise Pryor, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 208.

PUGH

Edward Cecil Mills

Sergeant 5374, 4th (Pahang) Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 17th June 1943. Aged 42. Husband of M. A. Pugh, of Bentong, Pahang, Malaya. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand., Plot 7. Row B. Grave 7.

PUTTICK

Wilfred

Sergeant (Pilot) 929723, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th July 1941. Aged 27. Son of John and Mabel Puttick, of Ewell, Epsom, Surrey. Buried in KOERSEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Beringen, Limburg, Belgium. Grave 5.

REES

David Keith

Sergeant (Pilot) 748248, 256 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th February 1941. Buried in HAYCOMBE CEMETERY, BATH, Somerset. Plot 52. Sec. F. Row T. Grave 268.

ROBBINS

Lawrence Bowen

[Listed as Lawrence Bowman Robbins on CWGC] Lieutenant 267713, Pioneer Corps. Died 24th February 1945. Aged 41. Son of Walter G. and Jessie Sarah Robbins, of Bedford. Buried in OTTERSUM ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Grave 8.

ROGERS

Alan Kenneth

Sergeant 1390428, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th May 1943. Aged 29. Son of Herbert Rogers and of Ethel Josephine Rogers (nee Rapkin); husband of Phyllis Nora Rogers. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 9, Column 1.

RUTT

Christopher Keith

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 960415, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th October 1941. Buried near north-west boundary of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, LANGFORD, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. See also Langford

SANDERSON

Frederick Richard

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) 149461, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th August 1943. Aged 22. Son of Ronald Charles and Constance Annie Sanderson, of Bedford. BUried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot 5. Row G. Grave 2.

SANDES, DFC

Lancelot Dalrymple

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42892, 59 Sqaudron, Royal Air Force. Died 26th March 1941. Aged 28. Son of Robert Dalrymple Sandes and Ruby Hilda Sandes, of Talbot Woods, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in the south part of HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, WARMWELL, Dorset.

SAUNDERS

Bernard Victor

Gunner 1157181, 178 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th March 1944. Aged 20. Son of Christopher Woolhouse Saunders and Victoria Mabel Saunders, of Sandy, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 3. See also Sandy

SCRAGG

Martin Francis

Flying Officer (Pilot) 70612, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 19th September 1941. Aged 24. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedford. Section I. Grave 555. See Bedford Cemetery

SHREEVES

Edward George

Flying Officer 125421, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th March 1943. Aged 32. Son of Herbert Shreeves, and of Annie Elizabeth Shreeves; husband of Ivie Gwendolyn Shreeves, of Poole, Dorsetshire. Achieved B.A., Hons. (London). No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 129.

SINFIELD, DFC

David Forster

Flying Officer (Navigator) 153833, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st December 1945. Aged 19. Son of William Panter Sinfield, and of Mary Elizabeth Sinfield (nee Forster), of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Exhibitioner of Bedford Modern School. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 11. Row A. Grave 14.

SMITH

Arthur Jack

Sergeant (Pilot) 1603158, 70 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Bertram Oswald and Catherine Lena Smith, of Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row A. Collective grave 22-24. See also Stotfold

SMITH, DFC

Basil Francis

Flight Lieutenant 126548, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th July 1943. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 5A. Row J. Grave 12A. See also Stotfold

SMITH

Richard Victor

Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Achates, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 25th July 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. column 48, Panel 1.

Note: HMS Achates was an A-class Destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 4th October 1929 and commissioned on 27th March 1930. She was sunk when she accidentally hit a British mine with the loss of 60 lives in July 1941.

STEVENS, MC

Ronald George

Captain, 25th Battalion, New Zealand Infantry. Died 8th June 1944. Aged 30. Son of George Stevens and of Elsie Mee Stevens (nee Bays), of Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row H. Grave 23.

TAYLOR

Leonard Wells

Sergeant (Pilot) 1165278, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th February 1941. Buried in PIONEER CEMETERY, HARARE, Zimbabwe. European War Graves Plot. Grave 22.

THOMPSON

Raymond Charles William

Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Condor, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th June 1945. Aged 22. Son of Charles Drummond Thompson and Minnie Thompson. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 6, Panel 5.

Note: HMS Condor was a Fleet Air Arm base in Arbroath.

THOMSON

Gordon Ian

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 70878, 603 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 19th March 1940. Buried in BOGNOR REGIS CEMETERY, Sussex. Section C. Consecrated Grave 393.

THORNE

Sidney Edward

Trooper 7900536, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 14th June 1942. Aged 26. Husband of Joan A. Thorne, of Bedford. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 25.

TILLMAN

Charles Frederick

Warrant Officer 805639, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Stanley and Hilda Mary Kathleen Tillman, of Blackfield, Hampshire; husband of Marjorie Mary Tillman. Buried in the Church of England Allotment of GEORGE CEMETERY, Western Cape, South Africa.

TOMPKINS

Douglas George

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 14th January 1942. Aged 23. Son of Arthur James Tompkins and Hilda Elizabeth Tompkins; husband of Margaret Joyce Tompkins. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Kempston, Bedford. Block J. Grave 124. See also Kempston Cemetery

TOONE

Norman Kenneth

Lieutenant 288797, Royal Ulster Rifles attached to 1st Battalion, The London Irish Rifles. Died 6th March 1944. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Dorothy Toone, of Bedford. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 11.

TROTTER

Alexander Murray

Leading Aircraftman 948784, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th June 1945. Aged 28. Son of Hugh Alexander and Grace Trotter, of Bedford. Buried in JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 3.

TRUMAN

Leslie Roland

Sergeant (Pilot) 748307, 257 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th April 1941. Aged 22. Son of Arthur and Ada Truman; husband of Nina Joyce Truman, of Bedford. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCH CEMETERY, CARDINGTON, Bedfordshire. Row R. Grave 16.

WADDINGTON

Richard Hayward

Driver 2070432, 288 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 7th September 1944. Aged 23. Son of William and Ella Mary Waddington, of Bedford. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 3. Row D. collective grave 2-20.

WAKEFIELD

Kenneth

Flight Sergeant 1165290. 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th August 1942. Aged 20. Son of Albert J. and Alice J. Wakefield, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 76.

WALLACE, MC

Alfred Thomas Alexander

Major 45039, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment attached Second Army Air Support Control. Died 6th May 1943. Aged 36. Son of David and Mary Annie Wallace, of Putney Hill, London. M.A., B.Sc. (Cantab.); Housemaster, Haileybury College. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. face 17.

WALTON

Philip

Lieutenant, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment seconded to No. 2, Commando. Died 28th March 1942. Aged 25. Son of C. P. and Evelyn Walton, of Bedford. Achieved B.A. (Cantab.): Christ's College. Buried in ESCOUBLAC-LA-BAULE WAR CEMETERY, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 8.

Note: No. 2 Commando plus demolition experts from Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 12 Commandos launched a Combined Operations raid, Operation Chariot, with the Royal Navy on 28th March 1942, on the French port of St. Nazaire contained the only dry dock on the French Atlantic coast capable of berthing the German battleship Tirpitz for repairs, and thus enable it to operate against convoys from there. The dock remained out of action for the duration of the war and the Tirpitz was never sent south to France, eventually being destroyed by British bombers while at anchor off Tromsø, Norway. 611 Soldiers and sailors took part in Chariot, 169 were killed and 200 (most wounded) taken prisoner. Only 242 returned immediately. Of the 241 Commandos who took part 64 were posted as killed or missing and 109 captured.

WATKIN

Charles Joseph Nicholas

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 570553, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 28th March 1942. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 9A. Row B. Grave 5.

WATLING

Norman Claud

[Claud spelt CLAUDE on CWGC] Sergeant 953426, 215 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th May 1943. Aged 23. Son of Claude Spencer Watling and Florence Watling, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Colmn 426.

WEBSTER

Frank Kinnersley

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 82682, 610 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th August 1940. Buried in SANDOWN-SHANKLIN CEMETERY, SANDOWN, Isle of Wight. Section E. Grave 40.

WELCH

Charles Maxmillian

Guardsman 2724017, 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 2nd April 1945. Aged 21. Son of Harold and Beatrice Eleanor Welch, of Ampthill. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 13. Row B. Grave 19. See also Ampthill

WELCH

Douglas Harold

Warrant Officer 1318580, Pilot, 427 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 22nd October 1943. Age 22. Son of Harold and Beatrice Eleanor Welch, of Ampthill; husband of Blanche Matilda Welch. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section 2. Row R. Grave 5. See also Ampthill

WEST

Robert Alan

Pilot Officer 41972, 245 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st June 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 10.

WILLIAMS

Charles Lloyd

Lance Corporal, Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. Died 25th December 1941. Aged 38. Son of Charles Cook Williams and May Anne Williams; husband of Jocelyn Helen Mary Williams, of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, China, (including Hong Kong).. Column 33.

WILLIAMS

Clarence Neil

Rifleman 14737348, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 30th September 1945. Aged 19. Son of John and Mona Williams, of Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedford. Section M. Grave 1073. See also Bedford Cemetery

WISSLER

Denis Heathcote

Pilot Officer 42665, 17 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th November 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 10.

WOODS

Ronald George

Pilto Officer (Air Bomber) 120667, 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th January 1943. Aged 20. Son of Charles Thomas Woods and Edith May Woods, of Bedford. Buried in PLOUGASNOU COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Finistere, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 5.

WYKES

Geoffrey Francis

Sergeant (Pilot) 1627761, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th December 1945. Aged 21. Son of James Martin Wykes and Ruby Alberta Wykes, of Kennington, Berkshire. Buried in SS. MARY AND HELENA CHURCHYARD, ELSTOW, Bedford. South-East corner. Grave 775. See also Elstow.

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