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World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards

Remember with gratitude
the men who laid down their lives
in the War 1939 1945

ANKIN
Samuel
Spr. 17 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died 16/10/1944, age 22, buried: Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Fredrick Samuel and Bessie Ankin, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
ANKIN
William Frederick Loos
Able Seaman, H.M.S. Jaguar, Royal Navy. Died 26/3/1942, commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of James Richard Ankin.
ATKIN
Charles William Leslie
Pte. 5th Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 14/7/1943, POW, age 31, buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of William and Hyacynthe Mary Atkin; husband of Elvina Ena Atkin, of Lavenham, Suffolk.
BARBER
E
No further information currently.
BATCH
Derrick William Edward
Sgt. 40 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Died 7/5/1943, age 20, buried: Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Son of William Batch, and of Amy Batch, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
BISHOP
[Charles] John
Trooper 6352644 Life Guards Died 29th November 1945. Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Son of Charles and Rosena Bishop, Gault Cottage, Chettisham, Ely.
BLACKBURNE
Cecil Lionel Wilfred
Major South Lancashire Reg., attd. 5th Bt. Hampshire Reg. Died 26/9/1943, age 34, buried: Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Son of the Very Revd. Lionel Edward Blackburne, M.A., and Eleanor Blackburne, of The Deanery, Ely, Cambridgeshire. P.S.C. See also Charthouse School, Golalming, Surrey War Memorial
BROWN
Arthur William
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 21/9/1944 at sea, POW, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Herbert Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Brown, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. Brother of Francis Brown below. See also Prickwillow.
BROWN
Elmer Alexander
Private 5889427 1 st Bn ., The King's Regiment (Liverpool) who died on Sunday, 2nd April 1944. Age 24. Son of William and Lydia Brown; husband of Phyllis Brown, of Beck Row, Suffolk. GAUHATI WAR CEMETERY, India 1.E.30. Gauhati, the capital city of the state of Assam in North East India is on the Eastern side of the River Brahmaputra some 600 kilometres east of Calcutta. See also Prickwillow
BROWN
Francis
Pte. 2nd Bt. Monmouthshire Reg. Died 24/10/1944, age 20, buried: Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Herbert Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Brown, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. Brother of Arthur William Brown above. See also Prickwillow.
BRYANT
Raymond Cyril
Lance Corporal S/282626, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1st June 1945, age 39. Son of Adam and Harriet Bryant, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
CHESTER
Walter
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 10/9/1943 at Omi, Japan, of diarrhoea & general debility, POW, age 24, buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Son of Walter Edgar and Gertrude Francis Chester, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
CLARKE
Guy Archer
Sgt. 12 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R. Died 16/3/1945, age 19, buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Son of Frank Archer Clarke and Eva Clarke, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
COLE
James William Albert
Pte. 1st Bt. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Reg.). Died 2/4/1944, age 23, buried: Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Lily Cole, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
COLE
Leslie William
Pte. 1st Bt. East Surrey Reg. Died 27/10/1943, age 21, buried: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. Son of James William and Jessie Amelia Cole, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
COLE
Percy William
Leading Aircraftman, 211 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Died 9/6/1945, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Mrs. S. M. Cole, of Stuntney, Cambridgeshire.
CORNWELL
A
Cpl. Royal Engineers. Died 12/5/1946, age 27, buried: Chettisham Churchyard, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Son of Charles and May Cornwell; husband of Joan Evelyn Cornwell, of Ely. See also Chettisham.
COX
Leslie George
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 24/10/1943 at Chunkai of encephalitis, POW, age 22, buried: Chunkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
CRICK
[Harry] Frederick Henry
Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 29/6/1944, age 31, buried: Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Son of Charles Crick, and of Florence Crick, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
CROSS
Clifford Reginald Spencer
Spr. Royal Engineers. Died 23/5/1945, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
CROSS
Sidney John
Spr. 3 Parachute Sqn., Royal Engineers. Died 10/8/1944, age 21, buried: Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grandson of Mrs. H. Peacock, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
CUTLACK
Cecil William Robin
Capt. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 24/1/1942 at Sengarrang, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
DAVIS
Charles Brocklebank
[Listed as Charles Brocklesby Davis on CWGC] Pte., 2nd Bt. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 12/2/1944, age 26, commemorated: Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Son of the Revd. Dr. George Brocklesby Davis, M.A., M.D., and of Lucy Gertrude Davis (nee Howard). B.A. (Oxon.); Exhibitioner of Keble College.
DELANOY
M L
Major Royal Engineers. Died 29/5/1947, age 56, buried: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of William and Annie Delanoy-husband of Grace Emily Delanoy, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. A.M.I.E.E.
DEW
Thomas George William
Flt. Sgt. W. Op./Air 49 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R. Died 15/3/1945, age 20, buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany. Son of George William and Florence May Dew, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
DYER
Robert James
Pilot Officer 111214, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 83 Bomber Squadron (Manchesters). Killed in action 8th April 1942, aged 27. (B.A.). Son of James Humphrey & Theresa Dyer. Husband of Nancy May Dyer of Ilminster, Somerset. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
EVANS
Bernard H
PKX 93700 Stoker First Class Royal Navy. Lost on armed merchant cruiser HMS Cape Howe 21.6.1940. Sunk by U Boat off Newfoundland. Son of John and Eleanor Evans, Victoria Street, Ely. Husband of Rita Evans. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
FEW
John E
Possibly: Pte. Edward Owen Few, 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 29/5/1940, age 29, buried: Zuidschote Churchyard, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Bessie Few, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
FISHER
Alfred
Pte. 1st Bt. Northamptonshire Reg. Died 28/11/1942, age 28, buried: Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery, Sri Lanka. Son of William and Eliza Fisher, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
FORD
Ernest Henry
Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 30/9/1943, PoW, age 23, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Ernest and Laura Jane Ford, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
FRETWELL
Edward George
Sgt. Air Bomber, 178 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Died 15/8/1944, age 21, buried: Cracow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Son of Samuel and Amy Hilda Fretwell, of Stuntney, Cambridgeshire.
FYFE, DFC
John Bernard
Sqd. Ldr. 107 Sqdn. R.A.F. Died 11/8/1940, age 33, commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of David Adam Fyfe and Mary Jane Dickenson Fyfe; husband of Katherine Georgina Fyfe, of Cambridge.
FYSON
James Douglas
Pte. Welch Reg. Died 11/4/1945, age 25, buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Percy William and Beatrice Nellie Fyson, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
GARNER
Charles Alfred
Pte. 1st Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 7/9/1942 of tuberculosis at Changi, Singapore, PoW, age 23, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Nephew of Mr. G. Garner, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
GIPP
William [Robert]
L/Cpl. 1st Bt. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Reg. Died 6/7/1944, age 20, buried: Foiano Della Chiana War Cemetery, Italy. Son of George and Daisy May Gipp, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
GOTOBED
Robert Thomas Ainger
Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Picotee, Royal Navy. Died 12/8/1941, age 23, commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of William and Deborah Gotobed, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
HALLS
Albert William
Pte. 1st Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg. Died 14/10/1944, age 18, buried: Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Halls, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
HAYLOCK
Frank William
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Grandson of Mrs. C. E. Lucas, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
 
Walter Jack HILLS
Pte. 1st Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg. Died 7/6/1944, age 27, commemorated: Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Son of Jack and Elizabeth Hills, of Ely, Cambridgeshire; husband of Elsie Hills, of Ely.
HOWARD
Selwyn Ivo Kenneth
Corporal 5933046, 2nd Battalion. The Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 19th July 1940, age 20. Son of Edward and Edith Ellen Howard, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

See also Ely cemetery.

HUCKLE
Eric Holmes
Cpl. 287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died 3/8/1943, PoW, age 22, buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huckle; husband of Ena Huckle. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.
KING
Cecil George
Trp. 44th Royal Tank Reg., R.A.C. Died 21/7/1944, age 25, buried: Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France. Son of Hettie King, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
LAYTON
John William
1202313 Sgt Air Gunner 104 Squadron RAF. Killed in action 19.11.1942. Buried Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Lived in West End, Ely.
LEE
James
James LEE, Private, 5827546, 4th Bn., Suffolk Regiment, who died on Tuesday 12 October 1943, age 24. Buried: CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY Thailand. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
MARTIN
Ernest Henry
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 14/2/1942, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Husband of Anne Christina Martin, of Newmarket, Suffolk. Missing in action.
MAYLE
Charles
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 28/1/1942, age 25, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Walter and Annie Elizabeth Mayle, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
MAYLE
James William
Sgt. 1st Bt. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Reg. Died 29/7/1944, age 23, buried: Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Walter and Annie Elizabeth Mayle; husband of Eileen Mayle, of Harlow, Essex.
MORLEY
Douglas
Trp. 2nd Lothians and Border Horse, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 7/1/1943, age 23, commemorated: Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia. Son of George Henry and Agnes Ivy Morley; husband of Dorothy Mabel Morley, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
MURFITT, MM
Peter
Cpl. 2/4th Bt. Hampshire Reg. Died 21/7/1944, age 22, buried: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Jack and Ethel May Murfitt, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
NEWBURY
Leonard Hugh
[Newberry in CWGC] Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 24/11/1939, age 39, buried: Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of Charles William and Edith Hannah Newberry, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Naval Reservation.
NICHOLS
E C L
Possibly: Flt. Lt. Edward Compton Lowther Nichols, AFC, 691 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 22/11/1945, age 35, commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of George and Frances Saunder Nichols; husband of Dorothy Norah Nichols, of Northampton. Solicitor.
NUNN
Albert Edwin
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 26, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Husband of B. M. Nunn, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire.
NUNN
A L
Cpl, 1420 5827 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 2.2.1944. 41 Grosvenor Road, Dagenham, Essex. Brother of A.E.Nunn.
OAKEY
Douglas French
Private 3968875, 1/6th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action during attacks on the Mareth Line in Tunisia 16th March 1943, aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs F Oakey. Husband of Mrs E Oakey of Ilminster, Somerset. Bur Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia.
OSBORNE
John Henry
Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 28/6/1944, age 36, buried: Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Son of Nathan and Mary Elizebeth Osborne, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
PAGE
Dennis Arthur
Sgt. 138 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Died 2/6/1944, of 53 New Barns, Ely. Flt Engineer Halifax LL289. Shot down by ME 110 whilst supply dropping to French Resistance. Buried: LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire, France. See also Air Crew Losses Tempsford 1944.
PAYTON
Alfred William
Sergeant 1869457, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 14th November 1944, age 21. Son of Alfred and Ethel Maud Payton, of Ely; husband of Marjorie Ann Payton, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

See also Ely Cemetery.

PAYTON
George William
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, lost on operations 19th August 1941, age 20. Son of George Robertson Payton and Elsie May Payton, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey and also on his brothers grave in Ely Cemetery. His brother Ronald also died on service.

See also Ely Cemetery.

PAYTON
Leslie
Trp. 142nd Reg., (7th Suffolks), R.A.C. Died 18/9/1944, age 34, buried: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Alfred Fretwell Payton and Ethel Maud Payton, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
 
Ronald PAYTON
Sergeant 1649941, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 22nd September 1943, age 19. Son of George Roberson Payton and Elsie May Payton, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. His brother George William also died on service.

See also Ely Cemetery.

PAYTON
Stanley
Sgt. W.Op./Air Gnr., 207 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Died 23/6/1943, age 22, buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Alphaeus Fretwell Payton, and Ethel Maud Payton, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
PEARCE
John Thomas
Pte. 2/4th Bt. Hampshire Reg. Died 12/5/1944, age 21, buried: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Ernest and Emma Pearce; husband of Elsie Maud Pearce, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
PEEL
Jesse Reginald
Cpl. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 38, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Jesse David and Eliza Jane Peel; husband of Nancy Olive Daisy Peel, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
PETERS
Harold Herbert
Private 5932738, 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 5th May 1941, age 23. Son of Harold Herbert and Mary Lizzy Peters, of Ely; husband of Lily Peters, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

See also Ely Cemetery.

ROBERTS
John William
L/Sgt. 2nd Bt. The Hertfordshire Reg., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Reg. Died 9/5/1943, age 32, buried: Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Son of John William and Elizabeth Roberts, of Ely, Cambridgeshire; husband of Dora Elisabeth Roberts, of Ely.
ROBERTS
Sidney Charles
CKX 92040 Stoker Royal Navy 24.8.1940. Sloop Penzance torpedoed by U Boat. Same incidence as shipmate Oliver Veal.
ROLLINGS
Thomas [Maurice]
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 18/7/1943 of cholera at Chunkai, PoW, age 24, buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of John and Ethel Rollings, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
ROWELL
Leslie Jack
Flight Lieutenant 115852, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Navigator with 298 Squadron (Halifax V Glider Tugs). Shot down over France, 26th August 1944,aged 26. Son of John Stephen & Rebecca Rowell Husband of Mary McKenzie Rowell of Skinburness, Comberland. Bur Le Mans West Cemetery, Sarthe, France.
RUTTERFORD
William Frank
Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 6/12/1943, PoW, age 34, buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Son of George Henry and Edith Louisa Rutterford, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
SCOTT
Sydney Etherington
Lt. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 21/7/1943, PoW, age 25, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Etherington and May Scott, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
SELLS
Ernest
Warrant Officer Class II, 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 13/11/1942 of malaria at Tamarkan, PoW, age 43, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Janus and Mary Anne Sells, of Ely, Cambridgeshire; husband of Marie Elizabeth Sells, of Ely.
SELLS
George Ernest
Pte. Royal Artillery, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 21/9/1944, PoW, age 26, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Mrs. D. Sells, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
SIMPSON
John
Lt. Royal Norfolk Reg. Died 30/5/1945, age 33, buried: Delhi War Cemetery, India. Son of Edmund Wallace Simpson and Harriet Simpson; husband of Doris Kathleen Simpson, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
SKIPPER
Edward Wilfred
Sgt. Flt. Eng. 106 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Died 18/12/1944, age 24, buried: Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland. Son of Arthur Edward and Annie Elizabeth Skipper, of Isleham, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow.
SPINKS
Ralph William
L/Sgt. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 27/1/1942, age 28, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of William King Spinks and Matilda Spinks, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Missing in action.
SOUTHERILL
Charles [William]
Gnr. 21 Anti-Tank Reg., Royal Artillery. Died 26/12/1941, age 22, buried: Shaftesbury Borough Cemetery, Dorset, United Kingdom. Foster son of John and Maud E. Southerill, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
SOUTHERILL
William
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 14/2/1942, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Henry and Emma Southerill; husband of Kathleen Southerill, of Apethorpe, Northamptonshire. Missing in action.
THOMPSON
Cyril
Spr. 284 Assault Sqdn., Royal Engineers. Died 20/10/1944, age 20, buried: Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George and Beatrice Thompson, of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
TUCK
Alfred Harry
Cpl. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 28/1/1942, age 21, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of James and Harriet Tuck.
TUNNELL
Joseph William Thomas
Stoker 1st Class, H.M. Submarine Turbulent, Royal Navy. Died 23/3/1943, commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.
TUNNELL
Leonard William
Private 5933189, 2nd Battion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th December 1944, age 22. Son of William and Florence Daisy Tunnell, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

See also Ely Cemetery.

UNWIN
John Herbert
Pte. 1st Bt. The Hertfordshire Reg., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Reg. Died 28/9/1944, age 21, buried: Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Henry William and Ada Maud Unwin, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
VEAL
Oliver William
Able Seaman H.M.S. Penzance, Royal Navy. Died 24/8/1940, commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.
WALLIS
Reginald
Cpl., 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg. Died 31/1/1945, age 25, buried: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Son of William Edmond and Dora Emily Wallis.
WATTS
George
Cpl. 31432, attd. 1 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in road accident 5/10/1939, age 37, in France whilst serving with the BEF. First Ely casualty, buried: DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY Nord, France. Son of Carter and Mercy Watts; husband of Hilda Beatrice Watts, of Colchester, Essex.
WEBB
John Herbert Thomas
Leading Stoker, H.M. Submarine Porpoise, Royal Navy. Died 16/1/1945, age 20, commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of Thomas and Violet Ellen Webb, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
WESLEY
Frederick Charles
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 26, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of John William and Sarah Ann Wesley, of Adelaide, Cambridgeshire.
WILKINSON
Walter James
Pte. 2nd Cambridgeshire (Isle of Ely) Bt., Home Guard. Died 7/7/1941, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
WILLINGHAM
Claude Robert Martin
Gnr. 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) Reg., Royal Horse Artillery. Died 14/11/1942, age 22, commemorated: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. b. 17th May 1920, only son of Robert and Ida Willingham of Prickwillow. Captured in North Africa by Italians. Lost at sea when the ship the prisoners were being taken in to Germany was bombed. He had married Lily May Braybrooke on his embarkation leave. See also Prickwillow
WILLSON
Kenneth [James]
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 24, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard William Willson; husband of Gladys Willson, of Crewe, Cheshire.
WRIGHT
Duncan Frank
Stf. Sgt., 1st Wing, Glider Pilot Reg., Army Air Corps. Died 6/6/1944, age 25, shot by the Germans after an escape attempt failed, buried: RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Son of Russell and Elsie Wright; husband of Mary Wright.
 
Added later:
CRAWFORD
P L J
Probably: Sgt. Flt. Eng., Peter John Sprague Crawford, 78 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R. Died 25/3/1944, age 23, buried: Les Hautes-Rivieres Communal Cemetery, Ardennes, France. Son of John Robert and M. Crawford, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
TAYLOR Harry
745958 Sgt (Obs), 211 Sqd. RAFVR, died 7/12/1940 age 23, buried PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Son of Harry William Taylor, and of Frances Kathleen Mary Taylor, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
 
 
Not on Memorial:
ELLWOOD
Arthur William
Able Seaman, HMS London, Royal Navy. Died 21/4/1949, age 22, when his ship was attacked by Chinese Communist forces on the Yangtze River. Son of Mr & Mrs A Ellwood, 16 Waterside, Ely. Cambs Times 29/4/1949.There is a website for the HMS London 1947-1949 Association to remember all those that lost their lives on the Yangtze river.
NEWMAN
Owen Gilbert
Sapper, 288 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died 12/9/1944, age 24, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Alfred and Clara Emma Newman, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Lost at Sea whilst POW of Japanese, June 1944. Lived at Willow Walk, Ely .

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:

HUCKLE
F
Probably: Gnr. Frank Huckle, 88 Field Reg., Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1944, age 32, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand.
PEARSON
E R
Possibly: Pte. Eric Robert Pearson, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 15/2/1942, age 24, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pearson, of Soham, Cambridgeshire; husband of Violet May Pearson, of Fordham, Cambridgeshire.
RUMBELOW
S
No further information currently
SELLS
J S
Probably: W.O. Class II, James Simion Sells, 2nd Bt., Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 3/2/1945, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Son of George and Daisy Sells; husband of Alice Lilian Sells, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire. See also Littleport.
THOMPSON
A G
Probably: Pte. Alec George Thompson, 1st Bt., Cambridgeshire Reg. Died 13/2/1942, age 23, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of Mrs. A. E. Thompson, of Stretham, Cambridgeshire. See also Stretham.

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