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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PETERHOUSE WORLD WAR 2 WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The details here are taken from the Order of Service used for the remembrance service 8th December 1945 in Peterhouse Chapel. There are 54 names listed.

Photographs copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2008

In Memory of

THE MEMBERS & SERVANTS OF THE
COLLEGE WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

Great love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends

1940

ARUP

Peter Dahl

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 74658, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th August 1940. Aged 20. Son of Arne Seidelin Arup and Anna-Marie Arup, of Virginia Water. No known grave. Commemorated on the wall of ST. JOHN'S CREMATORIUM, WOKING, Surrey. Panel 1.

CLARK

Henry Alan

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 72590, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th July 1940. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Gladys Clark; husband of Rosemary Clark, of Boughton Monchelsea. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA, Kent.

FRY

Peter de Galleani

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 41770, Royal Air Force. Died 15th April 1940. Aged 25. Son of John and Maria Francesca Fry, of Chichester. Buried near the centre of ST. STEPHEN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, NORTH MUNDHAM, Sussex.

MacDONALD

Donald Kennedy

Pilot Officer 74679, 603 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th August 1940. Aged 22. Son of James Harold and Isa May Macdonald, of Murrayfield, Edinburgh; brother of Harold Kennedy MacDonald (below). B.A.(Cantab.) No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 9.

MacDONALD

Harold Kennedy

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 90193, 603 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Died 28th September 1940. Aged 28. Son of James Harold and Isa May Kennedy Macdonald, of Murrayfield, Edinburgh; brother of Donald Kennedy MacDonald (above). B.A. (Cantab.). Waiter to the Signet. Commeorated on the wall of WARRISTON CREMATORIUM, EDINBURGH, Scotland. Panel 3.

1941

ALLAN

Bruce Cartwright de Gardanne

Pilot Officer 84982, 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th April 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Panel 241.

BROWNE

Anthony Doughty

Pilot officer 61026, 14 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th May 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Panel 241.

BRADY

Patrick John

Sergeant (Pilot) 921388, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th August 1941. Buried in TONDER CEMETERY, Denmark. Section A. Plot M. Row 37. Collective grave 7.

CHARLES

Frederick William Rodney

Sergeant (Wirless Operator/Air Gunner) 949785, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1941. Aged 24. Son of Frederick and Edith Charles, of Dore, Yorkshire. B.A. (Cantab): Peterhouse. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. plot 26. Row E. Collective grave 6-8.

HAMILTON

John Jackson

Flight Lieutenant 101631, 24 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th Decmeber 1941. Aged 28. Son of Capt George Hamilton, R.N.R. and of Lilian E. Hamilton (nee Jackson), of Satwell; husband of Alice Joan Hamilton (nee Matthews). B.A. (Cantab.). A.I.C.E. Buried in ST. PAUL CHURCHYARD, HIGHMORE, Oxfordshire.

LEE

Mark

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 89826, 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th December 1941. Aged 21. Son of Frederic William and Constance Mary Lee, of Kibworth, Harcourt, Leicestershire. B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in AMELAND (NES) GENERAL CEMETERY, Friesland, Netherlands. Plot D. Row 15. Grave 4.

McCABE

Lawrence Hugh

Gunner DR/182, 1 Battery, Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. Died 25th December 1941. Aged 25. Son of Edward John McCabe, and of Hilda McCabe, of Finchley, Middlesex, England. B.A. (Cantab.), F.R.G.S. No known grave. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, Hong Kong (China). Column 33.

RYAN

Allen William

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 62282, 84 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th July 1941. Aged 19. Son of Arthur Allen Ryan and Gladys Eleanor Seaton Ryan, of Hampstead, London. Buried in ALEPPO WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 2.

TRAILL

Richard Cambell Shakespear

Second Lieutenant 124700, 1 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th March 1941. Aged 26. Son of Robert William and Evelyn Frances Traill, of Bedford. Buried in KEREN WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 13.

1942

BURNEY

Roger John Gilbert

Sub-Lieutenant, French Submarine "Surcouf", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Lieut.-Col. Arthur Edward Cave Burney, D.S.O., M.C., R.A., and of Dorothy Burney, of Hay, Herefordshire. B.A. (Cantab.). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 71, Column 1.

Note: The Surcouf (N N 3) was a French submarine ordered to be built in December 1927, launched 18 October 1929, and commissioned May 1934. At the beginning of World War II, Surcouf was the largest submarine in the world. Her short wartime career was marked with controversy and conspiracy theories.

CONSTANT

Ion Brancovan

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 410 (R.D.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th March 1942. Aged 21. Son of Marin B. Constant and Cicely Brancovan Constant, of Cobham. B.A. (Cantab). Buried in COBHAM CEMETERY, ESHER, Surrey. Class C. Grave 1729.

CROSS

Michael John Carlton

Sergeant (Observer) 913609, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th March 1942. Aged 22. Son of Maj. John Kynaston Carlton Cross and Constance May Cross, of Wantage, Berkshire. Buried in SMILDE (HOOGERSMILDE) GENERAL CEMETERY, Drenthe, Netherlands. Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 18.

DEWING

Richard Anthony

Second Lieutenant 164937, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 29th May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Major General Richard H. Dewing, C.B., D.S.O., M.C., and Helen Dewing, of Binfield, Berkshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 10. Row H. Grave 14.

FRIES

Fexlix Theodore

Officer Cadet 1098392, Royal Artillery. Died 4th April 1942. Aged 29. Buried in CHISWICK NEW CEMETERY, Middlesex. Block G. Grave 60.

HARVEY-KELLY

Hume Diarmid

Captain EC/276, 2nd Battalion, 10th Baluch Regiment, Indian Army. Killed during the Japenese invasion of Singapore 11th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Harvey St. George Harvey-Kelly and Ellen Harvey-Kelly, of Bedford. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 12. Row E. Grave 16.

JENKINS, DSO, DFC

John Fraser Grant

Wing Commander 72517, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th March 1942. Aged 24. Son of John and Patricia Mabel Jenkins, of Noctorum, Cheshire. B.A. (Cantab.). Wrangler. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in AMERSFOORT (OUD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot 13. Row 2. Grave 22.

LAVERS

William Allan

Stoker 1st Class D/KX 112464, HMS Cromer, Royal Navy. Died 9th November 1942. Aged 30. Son of Albert Edward and Edith Mary Lavers, of Kingston, Kingsbridge, Devon; husband of Irene Lavers, of Kingston. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 70, Column 2.

Note: HMS Cromer was a Bangor Class Minesweeper (J128) built by Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland). Laid down 16th May 1940, launched 7th October 1940 and commissioned 4th April 1941. On 9th November 1942 HMS Cromer (Cdr. Robert Hearfield Stephenson, DSO, RN) was mined and sunk off Mersa Matruh, Egypt.

LEGG

Douglas Cecil

No further information currently.

PHELPS

Anthony Irving

Flying Officer 103007, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th October 1942. Son of Dr. J. H. Phelps and Mrs. Phelps, of Great Malvern, Worcestershire. Buried in CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY, Alberta, Canada. Lot 46. Block 8. Sec G.

1943

BLAND

John Maltby

Lieutenant 233360, 238 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19th September 1943. Aged 25. Son of Edward Maltby Bland, C.M.G., and of Frances Mary Middleton Bland, of Matfield, Kent. B.A. Hons. (Cantab.). Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 7. Row F. Grave 3.

CAMPBELL

G L

No further information currently available

CHADBURN

Alan William

[Note the Order of Service has him listed as 1943] Captain 85442, 426 Battery, 107 (The South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment, Royal Horse Artilley. Died 6th June 1942. Aged 25. Son of Claude William and Ethel Chadburn of Papplewick, Nottinghamshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 18.

CREW

William Denys

Flying Officer (Pilot) 127527, 55 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th October 1943. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Denys Crew, and of Mary Lilian Crew, of Mudeford, Christchurch, Hampshire. B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 10.

CYRLAS-WILLIAMS

William Richard

Captain 199791, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 1st Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 5th May 1943. Aged 27. Son of William and Gwladys Cyrlas-Williams; husband of Dr. Ruth Cyrlas-Williams, of Porthcawl, Glamorgan. B.A. Hons., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 2.

HANAFY

John Theodore

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 60812, 180 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th May 1943. Aged 25. Son of John L. Hanafy and A. M. Hanafy of Jarrow, Co. Durham. B.A. Hons. (Cantab.). Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 3.

HARSTON

Michael George Sirdefield

Lieutenant, HMS Beverley, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th April 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 80, Column 1.

Note: HMS Beverley was a Town Class Destroyer (H64) built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.), laid down 25th October 1918, launched 19th April 1919 and finally commissioned 11th April 1943. On 9 April 1943 HMS Beverley had been seriously damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Cairnvalona (4929 tons) and took station in the rear of the convoy. At 05.49 hours on 11th April 1943 the German submarine U-188 fired a torpedo at the convoy ON-176 southwest of Iceland and observed a hit on a tanker after 1 minute 34 seconds, which finally sank after 45 minutes with a broken back. At 05.50 hours, two torpedoes were fired and after 1 minute 58 seconds and 2 minutes 11 seconds hits on two ships were heard. At 05.52 hours again two torpedoes were fired, which hit a fourth ship after 1 minute 58 seconds and began to settle by the bow. However, Allied records indicate that only HMS Beverley (Lt.Cdr. Rodney Athelstan Price, RN) was hit and sunk at that time in position. There were only 4 survivors out of a crew of 155.

LAMB

Osmer Ogilvy

Lieutenant 267184, Intelligence Corps. Died 16th November 1943. Aged 21. Son of Colonel D. O. W. Lamb, C.B.E., formerly of Hodson's Horse (4th D.C.O. Lancers), and of Thelma C. Lamb, of St. Andrews, Fife. Scholar of Peterhouse College, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 9.

NASH

Thomas Wilfred

Captain 56620, Royal Engineers attached 42 Field Company, Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners. Died 1st August 1943. Aged 30. Son of Comdr. John Wilfred Nash and Edith May Elizabeth Nash, of Sherborne, Dorsetshire. B.A. (2nd Class Mechanical Science Tripos); Peterhouse, Cambridge. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row H. Grave 15.

STRUTT, DFC

Ivan Cornwallis

Squadron Leader 72438, 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th January 1943. Aged 27. Son of Geoffrey St. John Strutt, C.B.E., J.P., and Sybil Eyre Strutt, of Bath, Somerset. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 6, Column 1.

WALTER

John Charles William

Flying Officer (Pilot) 112394, 6 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th April 1943. Son of Maj. William Frederick Walter, and Kate Agnes Walter; husband of Ruby Irene Walter, of Alresford, Hampshire. B.A.; District Officer, Northern Rhodesia. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in BEJA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row R. Grave 8.

ASPLIN

Charles Harry

Private 5832911, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at Kinsaiyok, Thailand 23rd May 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. Aged 30. Son of Elizabeth Asplin, of Cambridge. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row F. Grave 42.

FITZPATRICK

T J

probably Thomas James FITZPATRICK, Private 5933430, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at Changi, Singapore 13th June 1944 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. Aged 22. Resident of Chesterton, Cambridge. See Chesterton War memorial.

POULTER

Cyril George

Driver 2077086, Royal Engineers attached HQ 18th Division. Died 5tth November 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. Aged 31. Son of Fredrick John and Annie Eliza Poulter; husband of Gertrude Edith Poulter. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row J. grave 72.

1944

COTTON

P T

probably Paul Temple COTTON, Wing Commander 89762, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd June 1943. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 118.

CULVER

Ronald Alfred

Sergeant (Pilot) 1809720, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of Lancey William Alfred and Gladys Louisa Culver, of North Harrow, Middlesex. Buried in MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 2.

HINES

Anthony Charles Derek

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 49779, 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 6th December 1944. Aged 25. Son of the Revd. Fred Leonard Hines and Ethel Marianne Hines, of Higher Crumpsall, Manchester. Scholar of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 13. Row A. Grave 1.

HOOPER

Arthur Brian Wilfred

Captain 117152, King's Shropshire Light Infantry attached 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 26th October 1944. Aged 29. Son of Edgar Wilfred Hooper, and of Lilian Wells Hooper, of Lifton, Devon. B.A., LL.B. (Cantab.). Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 11.

JONES

Geoffrey John Thirsk

Lieutenant 262105, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 30th June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas James Jones, O.B.E., and Dorothy Jones, of Orpington, Kent. Buried in BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row F. Grave 20.

SHIPPAM

Frank Norman

Captain 180207, Royal Sussex Regiment attached 1st/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 10th July 1944. Aged 30. Son of Frank and Emily Shippam; husband of Elizabeth Mary Shippam, of Bighton, Hampshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 2.

STOCK

Roger Neville Graham

Major 78616, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 23rd April 1944. Aged 25. Son of Cyril Joseph Heath Stock and Constance Stock, of Darlington, Co. Durham. No known grave. Commmeorate don RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 17.

STRUTHERS

A F

possibly (although the year differs) Alastair Fulton STRUTHERS, Pilot officer (Observer) 87651, 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 28th June 1941. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Lilian Struthers; husband of Daphne Jean Struthers, of Shenley Hill, Hertfordshire. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 5A. Row M. Grave 6.

WILMOT

Peter Birley

Lieutenant EC/6503, 4th Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army. Died 27th April 1944. Aged 23. Son of Stanley B. and Eveline Wilmot, of Steventon, Ludlow, Shropshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMROIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 55.

WOOD

J R

possibly John Robert WOOD, Private 5628786, 1st Battaion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 7th July 1944. Aged 29. Son of George Edward and Ada Wood, of Plymouth. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 12.

CARTER

R J

probably Ronald John CARTER, Private 4864367, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 17th July 1944. Aged 31. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 6. Row F. Grave 3.

1945

COLLINS, OBE

Edward Towl

Major 50844, Royal Engineers. Died 28th March 1945. Awarded the order of the British Empire (OBE). Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 48. Row A. Grave 18.

PORTER

Kenneth Stanley

Flying officer (Air Bomber) 153892, 189 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd February 1945. Aged 23. Son of Percy George and Muriel Gladys Porter, of St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Exhibitioner of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Scholar for the year 1941-42. Wrangler 1942. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 6.

RAE

Colin Stuart

Lieutenant EC/11528, 4th Battalion, 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment), Indian Army. Died 17th May 1945. Aged 23. Son of Stuart Naysmith Rae and Kathleen Cecilia Rae. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 56.

ROWTON

Geoffrey Allen

Major 88494, 168 (8th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders) Battery, 122 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 4th February 1945. Aged 32. Son of Harold S. Rowton and Ethel M. Rowton; husband of Nancy Rowton, of Aberdeen. B.A. (Cantab.), LL.B. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 27. Row D. Grave 23.

USHER

Kenneth Frederick Leslie

Pilot Officer (Navigator) 166731, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th April 1945. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Leslie and Katherine Usher, of West Bromwich. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD EXTENSIONS, WEST BROMWICH, Staffordshire. Jubilee Extension. Grave 647.

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