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OLD WARDEN - St Leonard's Church - WW2 Memorial

World War 2 - Detailed List of Men
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith


Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2001

WORLD WAR 2 BRASS PLAQUE IN CHURCH
(Brass Plaque giving Name, Rank and Regiment)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND EVERLOVING MEMORY
OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1939-1945

BARRY

John Anthony

Lieutenant 307939.  1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.  Died Thursday 3 August 1944.  Commemorated:  Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.  Ref. IV.E.8

JOLLY

Arthur William

Driver T/70462.  Royal Army Service Corps.  Died Thursday 30 May 1940.  Age 25.  Son of Harry & Annie Jolly; husband of Joan Rosa Jolly of Biggleswade.  Commemorated:  Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref.  Plot 9. Row 3. Grave 13.

PARSONS

Henry Thomas

Able Seaman C/JX157701.  HMS Gloucester R.N.   Died Thursday 22 May 1941.  Age 26.  Son of Mr. Mrs. F. Parsons of Old Warden, Beds.  Commemorated:  Chatham Naval memorial, Kent.  Ref. 43,2.

Special note:  HMS Gloucester was a Light Class Cruiser.  Launched 1937.  She was attacked and sunk on 22 May 1941 by bombs from German and Italian aircraft N.W. of Crete with a loss of 736 lives.

SHUTTLEWORTH

Richard Ormonde

Pilot officer 76022.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died Friday 2 august 1940.  Age 31.  Son of Colonel Frank Shuttleworth and Dorothy Clotilda Shuttleworth of Biggleswade.  Commemorated:  Old Warden (St. Leonard) Churchyard, Bedfordshire.

On family memorial:

Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth
July 18 1909 – August 2 1940
Beloved only son of
Frank & Dorothy
Shuttleworth.

WILLIAMS

Ernest

Sergeant.  Royal Artillery.  No further information available at present.

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”.

23 July 2001

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