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ELY - WORLD WAR 2 - Roll of Honour

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

Samuel ANKIN

Spr. 17 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, d 16/10/1944, age 22, buried: Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Fredrick Samuel and Bessie Ankin, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

William Frederick Loos ANKIN

Able Seaman, H.M.S. Jaguar, Royal Navy, d 26/3/1942, commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of James Richard Ankin.

Charles William Leslie ATKIN

Pte. 5th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 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.

E BARBER

No further information currently.

Derrick William Edward BATCH

Sgt. 40 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 7/5/1943, age 20, buried: Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Son of William Batch, and of Amy Batch, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

[Charles] John BISHOP

Trooper 6352644 Life Guards Died 29th November 1945. Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Son of Charles and Rosena Bishop, Gault Cottage, Chettisham, Ely.

Cecil Lionel Wilfred BLACKBURNE

Major South Lancashire Reg., attd. 5th Bt. Hampshire Reg., d 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

Arthur William BROWN

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

Elmer Alexander BROWN

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

Francis BROWN

Pte. 2nd Bt. Monmouthshire Reg., d 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.

Raymond Cyril BRYANT

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.

Walter CHESTER

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

Guy Archer CLARKE

Sgt. 12 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R., d 16/3/1945, age 19, buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Son of Frank Archer Clarke and Eva Clarke, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

James William Albert COLE

Pte. 1st Bt. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Reg.), d 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.

Leslie William COLE

Pte. 1st Bt. East Surrey Reg., d 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.

Percy William COLE

Leading Aircraftman, 211 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 9/6/1945, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Mrs. S. M. Cole, of Stuntney, Cambridgeshire.

A CORNWELL

Cpl. Royal Engineers, d 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.

Leslie George COX

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 24/10/1943 at Chunkai of encephalitis, POW, age 22, buried: Chunkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

[Harry] Frederick Henry CRICK

Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 29/6/1944, age 31, buried: Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Son of Charles Crick, and of Florence Crick, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Clifford Reginald Spencer CROSS

Spr. Royal Engineers, d 23/5/1945, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

Sidney John CROSS

Spr. 3 Parachute Sqn., Royal Engineers, d 10/8/1944, age 21, buried: Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grandson of Mrs. H. Peacock, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Cecil William Robin CUTLACK

Capt. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 24/1/1942 at Sengarrang, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

Charles Brocklebank DAVIS

[Listed as Charles Brocklesby Davis on CWGC] Pte., 2nd Bt. King's Own Scottish Borderers, d 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.

ML DELANOY

Major Royal Engineers, d 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.

Thomas George William DEW

Flt. Sgt. W. Op./Air 49 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R., d 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.

Robert James DYER

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.

Bernard H EVANS

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.

John E FEW

Possibly: Pte. Edward Owen Few, 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 29/5/1940, age 29, buried: Zuidschote Churchyard, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Bessie Few, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Alfred FISHER

Pte. 1st Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., d 28/11/1942, age 28, buried: Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery, Sri Lanka. Son of William and Eliza Fisher, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Ernest Henry FORD

Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 30/9/1943, PoW, age 23, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Ernest and Laura Jane Ford, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Edward George FRETWELL

Sgt. Air Bomber, 178 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 15/8/1944, age 21, buried: Cracow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Son of Samuel and Amy Hilda Fretwell, of Stuntney, Cambridgeshire.

John Bernard FYFE, DFC

Sqd. Ldr. 107 Sqdn. R.A.F., d 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.

James Douglas FYSON

Pte. Welch Reg., d 11/4/1945, age 25, buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Percy William and Beatrice Nellie Fyson, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Charles Alfred GARNER

 

Pte. 1st Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 7/9/1942 of tuberculosis at Changi, Singapore, PoW, age 23, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Nephew of Mr. G. Garner, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

 

William [Robert] GIPP

L/Cpl. 1st Bt. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Reg., d 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.

Robert Thomas Ainger GOTOBED

Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Picotee, Royal Navy, d 12/8/1941, age 23, commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of William and Deborah Gotobed, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Albert William HALLS

Pte. 1st Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg., d 14/10/1944, age 18, buried: Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Halls, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Frank William HAYLOCK

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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., d 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.

Selwyn Ivo Kenneth HOWARD

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.

Eric Holmes HUCKLE

Cpl. 287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, d 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.

Cecil George KING

Trp. 44th Royal Tank Reg., R.A.C., d 21/7/1944, age 25, buried: Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France. Son of Hettie King, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

John William LAYTON

1202313 Sgt Air Gunner 104 Squadron RAF. Killed in action 19.11.1942. Buried Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Lived in West End, Ely.

James LEE

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.

Ernest Henry MARTIN

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 14/2/1942, age 23, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Husband of Anne Christina Martin, of Newmarket, Suffolk. Missing in action.

Charles MAYLE

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.

James William MAYLE

Sgt. 1st Bt. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Reg., d 29/7/1944, age 23, buried: Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Walter and Annie Elizabeth Mayle; husband of Eileen Mayle, of Harlow, Essex.

Douglas MORLEY

Trp. 2nd Lothians and Border Horse, Royal Armoured Corps, d 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.

Peter MURFITT, MM

Cpl. 2/4th Bt. Hampshire Reg., d 21/7/1944, age 22, buried: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Jack and Ethel May Murfitt, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Leonard Hugh NEWBURY

[Newberry in CWGC] Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy, d 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.

ECL NICHOLS

Possibly: Flt. Lt. Edward Compton Lowther Nichols, AFC, 691 Sqdn. Royal Air Force, d 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.

Albert Edwin NUNN

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 26, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Husband of B. M. Nunn, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire.

AL NUNN

Cpl, 1420 5827 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 2.2.1944. 41 Grosvenor Road, Dagenham, Essex. Brother of A.E.Nunn.

Douglas French OAKEY

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.

John Henry OSBORNE

Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 28/6/1944, age 36, buried: Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Son of Nathan and Mary Elizebeth Osborne, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Dennis Arthur PAGE

Sgt. 138 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 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.

Alfred William PAYTON

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.

George William PAYTON

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.

Leslie PAYTON

Trp. 142nd Reg., (7th Suffolks), R.A.C., d 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.

Stanley PAYTON

Sgt. W.Op./Air Gnr., 207 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 23/6/1943, age 22, buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Alphaeus Fretwell Payton, and Ethel Maud Payton, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

John Thomas PEARCE

Pte. 2/4th Bt. Hampshire Reg., d 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.

Jesse Reginald PEEL

Cpl. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

Harold Herbert PETERS

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.

John William ROBERTS

L/Sgt. 2nd Bt. The Hertfordshire Reg., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Reg., d 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.

Sidney Charles ROBERTS

CKX 92040 Stoker Royal Navy 24.8.1940. Sloop Penzance torpedoed by U Boat. Same incidence as shipmate Oliver Veal.

Thomas [Maurice] ROLLINGS

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

Leslie Jack ROWELL

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.

William Frank RUTTERFORD

Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 6/12/1943, PoW, age 34, buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Son of George Henry and Edith Louisa Rutterford, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sydney Etherington SCOTT

Lt. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 21/7/1943, PoW, age 25, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Etherington and May Scott, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Ernest SELLS

 

Warrant Officer Class II, 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

 

George Ernest SELLS

Pte. Royal Artillery, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, d 21/9/1944, PoW, age 26, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Mrs. D. Sells, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

John SIMPSON

Lt. Royal Norfolk Reg., d 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.

Edward Wilfred SKIPPER

Sgt. Flt. Eng. 106 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 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.

Ralph William SPINKS

L/Sgt. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 27/1/1942, age 28, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of William King Spinks and Matilda Spinks, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Missing in action.

Charles [William] SOUTHERILL

Gnr. 21 Anti-Tank Reg., Royal Artillery, d 26/12/1941, age 22, buried: Shaftesbury Borough Cemetery, Dorset, United Kingdom. Foster son of John and Maud E. Southerill, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

William SOUTHERILL

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

Cyril THOMPSON

Spr. 284 Assault Sqdn., Royal Engineers, d 20/10/1944, age 20, buried: Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George and Beatrice Thompson, of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Alfred Harry TUCK

Cpl. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 28/1/1942, age 21, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of James and Harriet Tuck.

Joseph William Thomas TUNNELL

Stoker 1st Class, H.M. Submarine Turbulent, Royal Navy, d 23/3/1943, commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.

Leonard William TUNNELL

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.

John Herbert UNWIN

Pte. 1st Bt. The Hertfordshire Reg., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Reg., d 28/9/1944, age 21, buried: Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Henry William and Ada Maud Unwin, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Oliver William VEAL

Able Seaman H.M.S. Penzance, Royal Navy, d 24/8/1940, commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.

Reginald WALLIS

Cpl., 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 31/1/1945, age 25, buried: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Son of William Edmond and Dora Emily Wallis.

George WATTS

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.

John Herbert Thomas WEBB

Leading Stoker, H.M. Submarine Porpoise, Royal Navy, d 16/1/1945, age 20, commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of Thomas and Violet Ellen Webb, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Frederick Charles WESLEY

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 21/9/1944 at sea, PoW, age 26, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of John William and Sarah Ann Wesley, of Adelaide, Cambridgeshire.

Walter James WILKINSON

Pte. 2nd Cambridgeshire (Isle of Ely) Bt., Home Guard, d 7/7/1941, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

Claude Robert Martin WILLINGHAM

Gnr. 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) Reg., Royal Horse Artillery, d 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

Kenneth [James] WILLSON

Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

Duncan Frank WRIGHT

Stf. Sgt., 1st Wing, Glider Pilot Reg., Army Air Corps, d 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:

PLJ CRAWFORD

Probably: Sgt. Flt. Eng., Peter John Sprague Crawford, 78 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R., d 25/3/1944, age 23, buried: Les Hautes-Rivieres Communal Cemetery, Ardennes, France. Son of John Robert and M. Crawford, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

 Not on Memorial:
Arthur William ELLWOOD

Able Seaman, HMS London, Royal Navy, d 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.

Owen Gilbert NEWMAN

Sapper, 288 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, d 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:

F HUCKLE

Probably: Gnr. Frank Huckle, 88 Field Reg., Royal
Artillery, d 14/11/1944, age 32, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand.

ER PEARSON

Possibly: Pte. Eric Robert Pearson, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

S RUMBELOW

No further information currently

JS SELLS

Probably: W.O. Class II, James Simion Sells, 2nd Bt., Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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.

AG THOMPSON

Probably: Pte. Alec George Thompson, 1st Bt., Cambridgeshire Reg., d 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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