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WISBECH 1939-1945 - Roll of Honour

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
(World War 1 is on a separate page)

Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
additional information Mark Haycock

1939-45

Terence Norman Alderdice

Flying Officer, 78373, Pilot Instructor, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17-11-43, age 33. Son of Norman Hewitt Alderdice & Frances Alderdice; husband of Margaret Alderdice, Streatley, Beds. Rothley Cemetery, Leicestershire

Michael Andrews

Able Seaman, SS Fort thabaska (London), Merchant Navy. 2-12-43, age 41. Son of Mr & Mrs John Andrews, of Wisbech. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

Albert Edward Armstrong

Pte, 5933891, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 26-6-43, age 27, Prisoner of War. Son of Stanley & Ethel Armstrong, of Wisbech; husband of Diana Ruth Armstrong, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Douglas Mons Ashworth

Pte, 5773742, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. 15-5-45, age 26. Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar.

John William Barnes

Spr, 2092572, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. 29-9-43, Prisoner of War. Son of Philip Benjamin & Florence Mary Barnes, of Wisbech. Thanyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Brother of Richard.

Richard Percy Barnes

Pte, 11253941, 1st East Surrey Regiment. 23-4-45, age 23. Son of Philip Benjamin & Florence Mary Barnes, of Wisbech. Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy. Brother of John.

D Baron

No information.

Arthur Alfred Barrett

Pte, 5933572, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 24. Son of Edward Charles & Alice Barrett, of Wisbech; husband of Lucy Elizabeth Barrett, of Woodingdean, Sussex, Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

G Baxter

possibly George Baxter, Private, 5829833, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday, 10th June 1944. Age 24. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.

Rowan Peter Beakley

Pte, 5933672, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 18-8-43, age 22, Prisoner of War. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thailand.

Leslie Clarence Bellamy

Pte, 144441243, 4th Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-8-44, age 18. The third son of Mr & Mrs F Bellamy of 24 Southwell road, Wisbech. Pte Bellamy was only 18 years of age and had been in the army for less than a year. St Desir War Cemetery, Calvados France.

 

Bert Bensley

Cpl, 5933894, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of cholera 10-6-43, at Takanun, age 28. Son of Frederick & Florence Bensley, of Wisbech; husband of Louisa Ann Bensley, Methwold, Norfolk. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Brother of Charles.

Charles Edward Verden Bensley

Pte, 5932918, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died cholera 3-6-43, at Takanun, age 24. Son of Frederick & Florence Bensley, of Wisbech; husband of Lilian Gertrude Bensley, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Brother of Bert.

Charles Henry Bloomfield

Pte, 5933123, HQCompany, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-2-42, age 29. Son of mr & Mrs Alfred William Bloomfield; husband of Maud Bloomfield, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

George Percy Blunden

Pte, 2926658, B coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 32. Son of George & Mary Blunden; husband of Kathleen Blunden, of South Wingfield, Derbyshire. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Laurence Joseph Boughen

Able Seaman, P/JX 394513, HMS Tweed, Royal Navy. 7-1-44, age 19. Son of Walter & Lucy Eliza Boughen. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

Albert Bouch DFM

Flight Sgt, 1336404, Air gunner, 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 15-6-44, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs F A Bouch, of Wisbech. 582 Squadron flew Lancasters from Little Staughton. Coxdye War Cemetery, Kiksijde, Belgium.

James Victor Bowd


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© Richard E Hinkle 2002

Pte, 5776663, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 19-7-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Agnes May Bowd & stepson of George Murray Bowles, of Wisbech. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong.

Stanley Boyce

Volunteer, 13th Leicestershire (Post Office) Btn, Home Guard. 17-7-41, age 44. Son of James & Eliza Boyce; husband of Daisy Ellen Boyce, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

James Bray

Cpl, 5933801, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. 20-8-43, age 24. Nephew of Mrs P Hurst, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

E Brown

No information.

William Henry Brown

Pte 5933490, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 15-8-43, Prisoner of War. Son of Elizabeth Brown, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Maurice Browning

Tpr, 295516, Life Guards. 18-8-42. Son of John George & Rebecca Harriet Browning, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Arthur Leonard Bruce

Cpl, 5784270, 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. 21-7-44, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs George Bruce; husband of Ethel Bruce, of Wisbech. La Delivrance War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.

George William Bruce

Leading Cook, HMS Jaguar, Royal Navy, d 26/3/1942, age 36, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of George T. and Ada Edith Bruce, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire; husband of Elizabeth May Bruce, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Reginald Oviles Bruce

Sgt, 59232595, 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 6-8-44. Son of George & Elizabeth Bruce; husband of Lily Irene Bruce, of Hillingdon, Middlesex. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Thomas Richard Bruce

Able Seaman, P/JX 130701, HMS Worcester, Royal Navy, d 1-6-40. Son of George Thomas and Ada Edith Bruce; husband of Lilian Nancy Bruce, of East Dulwich, London. Dover (St James's) Cemetery Row D, Joint grave 6.

Donald Eustace Brundish

Pte, 5829675, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of fever 27-2-44, Chungkai, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Percy Edward & Ada Brundish, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Charles William Bullock

Spr, 2090352, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 12-6-43, Prisoner of War. Son of Charles Edward & Alice Florence Bullock, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Stanley Traylen Bunning

Cpl, 5933875, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War. Son of James & Victoria Bunning; husband of Dorothy May Bunning, of Friday Bridge. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Douglas Charles Burall

Captain, 272301, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 17-5-46, age 32. Son of Henry Charles Burall MBE & Maud Burall (nee Reynolds), of Wisbech; husband of Joan Burall, of Wisbech. Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

James William Burbridge

Pte, 5933569, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 22-2-42, Prisoner of War, ag 24. Son of Mr & Mrs James Burbridge, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

William Arthur Burnham

Gnr, 1678401, 312 Bty 28 Searchlight Rgt, Royal Artillery. 2-3-41, age 29. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Sarah Burnham, of Wisbech; husband of Mollie Burnham, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Albert Edward Burrell

Cpl, 2092573, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 26-12-43, age 37. Son of William Rufus & Mary Ann Burrell; husband of Dorothy Maud Burrell, of Elm. Special Memorial C, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

Walter Edward Burrell

Pte, 5933591, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died pellagra 27-10-43 at Chunkai, age 22. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Donald Bush

Pte, 5773756, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 4-5-44, age 25. Son of William & Jessie Bush, of Wisbech. Kohima War Cemetery, India.

Charles William Butcher

Possibly: Gdm. William Charles Butcher, 2nd Bt. Scots Guards, d 8/1/1942, age 28, commemorated: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Son of Alfred Isaac Butcher and Rosa Butcher, of Milton, Cambridgeshire.

Harry Clifford Callaby

Fireman & Trimmer, SS Empire Stevenson (South Shileds), Merchant Navy. 13-9-42, age 21. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

John Vyvyan Carlile, DFM

Flight Sgt, 968433, 260 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26-6-42, age 20. Son of John Weatherley Robinson Carlile & Muriel Louisa Carlile, of Wisbech. 260 Squadron flew Kittyhawks from LG85, Egypt. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

London Gazette 27/7/1943

Details from his recommendation AIR 2/9596

Pilot 260 Sqdn

During recent hard fighting in the Western Desert, F/S Carlyle has especially distinguished himself. In one day, he twice turned to attack a greatly superior enemy force and each time brought his aircraft home successfully in spite of extensive damage to it which made it extremely hard to handle. He is a fearless and determined fighter pilot and recently destroyed an enemy fighter when our forces were outnumbered by at least four to one. During the present battle, his characteristic keeness to engage the Hun has inspired confidence and courage in all who witnessed his energy and drive, his conduct throughout being such as to prove a valuable contribution to the successes his squadron has achieved. This airman was reported missing on 26th June 1942, and the recommendation was intiated on 2nd June 1942.

(Note - the D.F.M could not be awarded posthumously, so alot of the time the recommendation would be post dated to the day before the airman went missing)

Arthur Edward Chambers

Pte, 5953208, 5th Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 14-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 26. Son of Mrs A L Chambers, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Hugh John Chivers

Lt, 90415, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 25-1-42, age 32. Son of Mr & Mrs A J Chivers, of 6 Clarkson Ave, Wisbech; stepson of Mrs C L Chivers, of Cambridge. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

D Clark

No information.

Gordon Clark

Private, 14430056, 4th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment, who died on Sunday 8 October 1944, age 19. Buried: OISTERWIJK (ST. PETER) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Son of Hudson Frank and Agnes Lilian Clark, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

P F Clark

Probably: Percy F CLARK, Corporal of Horse, 305249, Royal Horse Guards, who died on Wednesday 25 April 1945, age 27. Buried: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.

Samuel Alexander Cleaver

Driver, 2090379287, Royal Engineers. Died 27-8-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs F Cleaver, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thailand.

John Horace Cole

Driver, 2091173, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 6-8-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Horace William & Alice Jessie Cole, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thailand.

Kenneth Charles Cook

Pilot Officer, 43096, 59 Squadron Royal Air Force. 10-1-41, age 22. Son of Charles Leonard & Florence Susanna Cook, of Wisbech. 59 Squadron flew Blenheims from Thorney Island, with detachments at Manston, Bircham Newton and Detling. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

Maurice Earl Cook

Trooper, 14288494, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. 19-7-44, age 20. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Walter Reginald Copeman

Pte, 5773928, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 1-8-43, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of William Ambrose & Daisy Copeman, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Ronald Spencer Corbett

Ldg Aircraftman, 1614948, 2880 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17-11-44, age 22. Son of Richard Arthur & Rose Ethele Corbett, of Wisbech. Schooonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium.

Gerald Coyle

Sgt, 551595, 409 Squadron, Royal Air Force. 12-10-44, age 24. Son of Percy & Alice Coyle, of Wisbech. 409 Squadron flew Mosquitos from B51 Lille/Vendeville, France. Malta Memorial, Malta.

Willi am James Cullen

Trooper, 5783245, 153 Rgt (8th Essex) Royal Armourced Corps. 17-7-44, age 23. Son of Arthur & Maude Cullen; husband of Edna Cullen, of Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.

Kenneth Edward Dannatt

L/Cpl, 5933677, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died diptheria 30-11-43, Prisoner of War, at Chunkai. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

C R Dawson

No information.

Dennis Alan Downes

Pte, 14407034, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment. 25-2-45, age 20. Son of George W & F E Downes, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

James Gordon Dunlop

L/Sgt, 5933752, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died diptheria 29-9-43, Prisoner of War at Chunkai, age 23. Son of James & Eveline Bertha Dunlop, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Henry Jackson Edkins

Cpl, 7925541, 23rd Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. 30-3-45, age 35. Son of Edward & Anne Edkins; husband of Marian Edkins, of Cambridge. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Harry James Edwards

Spr, 2181902, 4 Bomb Disposal Squadron Royal Engineers. 10-10-40, age 39. Husband of Elise Edith Edwards, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Walter George Elvin

Cpl, 7906199, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. 12-6-44, age 26. Son of Walter George & Gladys Ann Elvin; husband of Irene. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

John William Everard

Sgt, 5933819, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 26. Son of John William & Mabel Everard; husband of Kathleen Mary Everard, of March. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Stanley Cecil Firmage

Pte, 5773880, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 1-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 27. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Sidney Aubrey Fletcher

possibly Pte, 5773911, 5th Royal Norfolk. Died 4-6-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.

Raymond George Fordham

Sgt, 5773925, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 28-2-45, age 26. Son of Mr & Mrs George Fordham, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

Louis Stanley Fountain

Ldg Aircraftman, 1499428, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 19-1-46, age 24. Son of Louis & Florence Fountain, of Wisbech. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.

Sidney Neville Friend

L/Cpl, 2092130, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 28-8-43, Prisoner of War, age 31. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Walter Gibbs

Sgt, 5960587, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. 1-7-44, age 46. Son of Joshua & Martha Gibbs; husband of Maud Gibbs, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Edward Peter O Girling

Trooper, 7939954, C Squadron 5th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 23-7-42, age 21. Son of Charles Edward & Edith Alice Girling, of Wisbech. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

Horace Leslie Goodall

Pte, 5933858, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, aged 25. Son of Horace & Mabel Goodall, of Wisbech. Sigapore Memorial, Singapore.

Arthur Charles Greaves

Pte, 5933859, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 23.

James Leonard Green

Possibly: Steward, HMS Exmoor, Royal Navy, d 25/2/1941, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of James and Annie Green; husband of Nellie Green, of Willesden, Middlesex.

Owen Robert Vincent Green

Cpl, 2091250, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 24-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 36. Son of Owen Robert & Ada Green; husband of Alice Gertrude Athow Green, of Heacham, Norfolk. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Raymond Albert Green

Pilot Officer, 165030, Navigator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 8-9-44, age 20. Son of Albert William & Violet Grace Green, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. King's Lynn (Gayton Road) Cemetery, Norfolk.

Wilfred Needham Green

Pte, 5829844, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died 12-11-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Thanbyazuyat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Frederick Ambrose Grounds

Captian, 79053, C coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-1-42, age 24. Son of Frederick Donald & Alice Grounds; husband of Kathleen Grounds, of Upwell. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

H Hall

Probably: Horace HALL, Private, 5775555, 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment, who died on Tuesday 25 May 1943, age 33. Buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY Thailand. Son of Emily Hall, of Walpole St. Andrew, Cambridgeshire. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. See also Walpole St. Andrew.

Thomas Silvester Hammond

Pte, 5933599, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 28-1-42, age 20. Son of Elizabeth Hammond, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Peter Hardiment

Trooper, 14219821, 7th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 30-7-44, age 20. Son of Hubert & Pauline Eleanor Hardiment, of Wisbech. Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Calvados, France.

Kenneth Charles Harnwell

Cpl, 5733592, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 28-1-42, age 22. Son of Charles & Ethel Harnwell, of West Walton, Norfolk. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Reginald John Harris

Ldg Cook, C/MX 60132, HMS Vimiera, Royal Navy. 9-1-42, age 20. Son of Walter Charles & Mary Harris, of Wisbech. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

Walter Charles Harris

Gnr, 937784, 68 Medium Rgt, Royal Artillery. 27-11-41, age 23. Son of Walter & Frances Harris, of Wisbech. Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.

Kenneth Harpley

Pte, 1142065, 5th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. 18-7-44, age 24. Son of Absolom Walter & Mary Emily Harpley, of Wisbech. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Bernard Henson

Sgt, 742563, Pilot, 257 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17-11-40. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Raymond Holl

Cpl, 5773941, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 17-2-42, Prisoner of War, age 29. Husband of Constance Holl, of Wisbech. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

Edward Roy Holland

Spr, 2090361, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 2-9-43, Prisoner of War, age 22. Son of Edward Alfred & Hilda Holland, of Wsibech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Neville Holman

Sgt, 932152, Pilot, 112 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 11-2-42, age 21. Son of Albert & Mary Holman, of Wisbech. 112 Squadron flew Kittyhawks from Gambut, Libya. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya.

Thomas Harold Hotson

Driver, 2090380, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 30-9-43, Prisoner of War, age 22. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Harry William Howard

L/Sgt, 5932815, 7th Green Howards (Yorkshire Rgt). 14-7-43, age 33. Son of Harry William & Sally Howard, of Wisbech; husband of Eva Irene Howard, of Wisbech. Syracuse War Cemetery, Scilly, Italy.

Harold Arthur Humphrey

Gnr, 1808664, 241 Bty, 77 HAA Rgt Royal Artillery. Died 20-6-44, Prisoner of War, age 22. Son of Hugh & Francis Grace Humphrey, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Frederick Hunt

No information.

Sidney Charles Hunt

L/St, 932152, 4th Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 22-10-44, age 27. Son of Frederick William & Mary Elizabeth Hunt; husband of Bessie May Hunt, of Parson Drove, Cambs. Imphal War Cemetery, India.

George Edward Hutchinson

WO Class II, 9th Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. 18-9-42, age 33. Son of William & Emma Hutchinson, of Wisbech; husband of Rachel Selina Hutchinson, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Gordon Victor Hyam

Pte, 5933854, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, age 24. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Raymond Bertie Hyam

Pte, 5933821, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of beri-beri and malaria 9-8-44, age 23. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Stanley Robert Ilett

Petty Officer, P/JX 131852, HMS Chakdina, Royal Navy. 5-12-41, age 29. Son of Robert & Edith Ilett, of Wisbech. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

Herbert Alexander Isaacson

Ldg Aircraftman, 750925, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 30-9-43. Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.

Kenneth Ernest Johnson

Flight Sgt, 1853631, Air Gunner, 570 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 23-4-45, age 22. Son of Cecil Ernest & Jessie Evelyn Johnson, of Wisbech. 570 Squadron flew Albermarles from Harwell. Aarhus West Cemetery, Denmark.

William Alfred Johnson

Pte, 5932276, C coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 32. Son of Albert Alfred & Louisa Johnson; husband of Evelyn Lydia Johnson, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Jack Jospeh Jones

L/Cpl, 2092133, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 26-11-43, Prisoner of War, age 21. Son of John Herbert & Susannah Elizabeth Jones, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

George William Kemp

Pte, 5933600, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 24. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Also listed Walsoken.

Jack Kemp

Fireman & Trimmer, SS Fort Norfolk (London), Merchant Navy. 24-6-44, age 21. Son of Mrs E M Kemp; stepson of Mr J T Hollis, of Wisbech. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

Wilfred Robert Leverett

Fusilier, 14385648, 1st Royal Fusilier (City of London Rgt). 2-12-43, age 30. Husband of Marjorie Grace Leverett, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

D Livingstone

No information.

Herbert James Long

Cpl, 5933546, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 24-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 25, at Kinsayuk. Son of Emily Matilda Long, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Horace William Long

Sgt, 5933789, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-2-42, age 31. Son of Mr & Mrs J Long; husband of Mary Long, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Frederick George Mahoney

Pte, 14371289, Ist Northamptonshire Regiment. 16-6-44, age 20. Son of James & Eleanor Mahoney, of Wisbech. Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

John William Mahoney

Pte, 5778220, 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 25-1-42, age 21. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Jack Mann

Pte, 5932170, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of cholera 27-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 32, at Takanun. Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Cyril George Marshall

Pte, 14655817, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1-7-44, age 19. Son of Cyril George & Elsie Maud Marshall of Wisbech. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.

Robert George Marshall

Sgt, 2091754, 291 Workshop Sec, Royal Engineers. 7-11-44, age 23. Son of Horace & Frances Alice Marshall, of Wisbech. Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.

William Charles Martin

Pte, 5823924, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died 6-7-43, Prisoner of War, age 35. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Maurice Matthews

Craftsman, 14371289, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. 24-12-43, age 20. Son of Charles & Gladys Matthews, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Henry Mattless

Spr, 5933472, Royal Engineers. Died 1-8-43, Prisoner of War, age 27. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Frederick John Miller

Sgt, 2090365, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 1-10-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

William Abram Mitcham

Pilot Officer, 195029, Wire operator/Air gunner, 626 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 5-4-45, age 21. Son of William & Agnes Mitcham, of Wisbech. 626 Squadron flew Lancasters from Wickenby. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

C J Moyes

No information.

Raymond Ernest Muffett

Sgt, 1875817, 550 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 22-5-44, age 19. Son of Alfred Earish Muffett & Florence Evelyn Maud Muffett, of Wisbech. 550 Squadron flew Lancasters from North Killingholme. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Ronald Bert Murfitt

Stoker 1st Class, C/KX 137773, HMS Samphire, Royal Navy. 30-1-43. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

John Herbert Neave

Pte, 13025758, Pioneer Corps. 5-3-41, age 45. Son of Herbert George & Emma May Neave; husand of Amelia Elizabeth Ann Neave, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Arthur Henry Negus

Pte, 13033609, Corps of Military Police. 28-6-43, age 29. Son of Frank Henry & Matilda Negus; husband of Doris Negus, of Hull. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Bernard Nicholls

Pte, 5933898, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-2-42, age 30. Son of William Smith Nicholls & Emily Nicholls, of Walpole St Peter, Norfolk; husband of Hilda Nicholls, of Elm, Cambs. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Ernest William Nicholls

Pte, 5933513, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of malaria 6-8-43 at Kilo 203, Thailand, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of William Smith Nichools & Emily Nicholls, of Walpole St Peter, Norfolk.

Lewis Donald Nobbs


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© Richard E Hinkle 2002

L/Cpl, 5933513, HQ coy 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 18-6-43, Prisoner of War at Hito camp, Formosa, age 29. Son of Frederick William & Ethel Nobbs; husband of May Nobbs, of Wisbech. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong.

Bernard Burnham Norman

L/Cpl, 5773920, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 22-10-43, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of Mrs M A Norman, of West Walton, Norfolk. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Ronald Noy

Driver, T/10690269, Royal Army Service Corps. 24-8-44. Son of Mr & Mrs H F Noy, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

C E Parker

probably: Charles Edgar Pearson, Pte, 10544719, 18 Divisional Ordnance Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 28-10-43, Prisoner of War, age 27. Son of Thomas & Harriett Parker. Born Brighton, resident Cambridgeshire. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

James Jonas Pearson

Cpl, 1247670, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12-3-44. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Reginald Jack Plumb

Spr, 2096368, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 31-10-40, age 20. Son of Mrs M Etherington, of Wisbech. Wisbech (Walsoken) Cemetery, Cambs.

William Charles Preston

L/Sgt, 5933598, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of Sidney & Ethel Preston; husband of Edith Preston, of Garston, Watford, Herts. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Leonard Arthur Richardson

[A L in CWGC] Spr. 1018 Dock Operating Coy., Royal Engineers, d 17/6/1943, age 33, buried: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of Charles Arthur and Flora Richardson; husband of Hilda Jean Richardson, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Alfred Ernest Riches

Pte, 14558534, 5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 3-8-44, age 19. Son of W H & Elizabeth Riches, of Wisbech. Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Arthur Roberts

Sapper 2091546, Royal Engineers. Killed in Malaya 17th June 1943. Alreday enlisted in Royal Engineers in 1939. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Not on CWGC.

Edward Arthur Rose

Flying Officer, 134229, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 28-1-44, age 31. Son of Alfred H & Ethel L Rose, of Wisbech; husband of Joan Mary Rose, of Wisbech. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

Cyril Wilfred Rutterford

Pte, 5933587, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 29-7-43, Prisoner of War, age 22. Son of Mr & Mrs James Rutterford; husband of I L Rutterford, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Eric Arthur Salmons

Spr, 2092137, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 26-9-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Sydney & Elizabeth Salmons, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

William Seaber

Leading Aircraftman, 1723596, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 11-8-45, age 34. Son of Charles & Clara Seaber, of Wisbech; husband of Annie Lilian Seaber, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Neville Walter William Seaman

L/Cpl, 2090372, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. 26-1-42, age 21. Son of Walter & Ellen Rose, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Jack William Simpole

Spr, 2092136, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 18-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of James William & Emily Jane Simpole, of Wisbech; husband of Florence Maud Simpole, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Angus Wallis Skeldon

Sgt, 1623522, Glider Pilot, Royal Air Volunteer Reserve. 24-3-45, age 21. Son of Leonard & Dorothy May Skeldon, of Cambridge. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Arthur Smith

Trooper, 7952599, 16th/5th Lancers, R.A.C., who died on Friday 9 April 1943, age 20. Commemorated: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL Tunisia. Son of Percival Stanley Victor and Agnes Smith, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.

Frank Smith

Lance Sergeant, 593207, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, The Suffolk Regiment. Died 9th November 1944. Age 35. Husband of Grace Dora Smith (nee Douthwaite). Father of Robert Francis Smith and Anthony Ernest Smith. Lived with his family at 25 George Street, Wisbech, Cambs. Prisoner of war. Commemorated on the Singapore War Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 57.

John Smith

Sgt-Pilot, 60108, 249 Squadron RAFVR. Died in flying accident 8-7-42, age 26. Son of Mrs Helena Maud Mitchell, of 21 Dartford Rd, March, & the late Mr Sidney Smith, of Wisbech. Formerly of Torquay. Malta Memorial, Malta.

Ronald Archer Smith

Pte, 5933574, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 3-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 26. Died of cholera at Takanun. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

John Robert Stanford

Pte, 5933855, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 24. Son of Mrs L Stanford, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

George Morris Stimpson

Pte, 5933540, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 13-5-43, age 24, Prisoner of War, age 24. Died of tuberculosis at Chunkai. Son of Alfred & Gertrude Stimpson; husband of Marjorie Stimpson, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

Reginald Barton Stratton

Ldg Aircraftman, 1213814, 2721 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 19-11-44, age 23. Son of Alfred James Stratton & Edith Mary Stratton, of Wisbech. Cesena War Cemetery, Italy.

Cecil Charles Swain

Pte, 5933491, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 12-2-42, age 21. Missing in action. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

George Leonard Swann

Driver, 2091757, 289 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 15-6-43, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of John William & Rose Ellen Swann, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Arthur Robert Symonds

L/Cpl, 2343023, Royal Corps of Signals. 20-11-43, age 27. Son of Robert & Florence Elizabeth Symonds, of Wisbech; husband of Joan Ellen Symonds, of Gorefield. Gorefield (St Paul) Churchyard, Cambs.

Edward William Tawn

L/Cpl, 5784042, 1st East Lancashire Regiment. 6-4-45, age 21. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Archie Frank Taylor

Spr, 2092138, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 6-9-43, Prisoner of War, age 32. Sonof Frank Jabez Taylor & Florence Taylor, o f Wisbech; husband of Elsie Phyllis Taylor, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Frederick Housden Thorpe

Cpl, 958571, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 14-1-43, age 28. Husband of Eva Thorpe, of Wisbech. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.

Arthur Robert Tuck

Pte, 14534079, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. 1-9-44, age 21. Son of Charles Bertram & Elizabeth Tuck, of Wisbech. Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

Patrick Arnold Tyler

Cpl, T/250757, Royal Army Service Corps attached 51 HAA Rgt, Royal Artillery. 20-6-42, age 38. Son of William James & Edith Eleaner Tyler, of Bombay, India; husband of Leonora Maud Tyler, of Wisbech. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Alan Edwin Tytherleigh

Sgt, 1623946, 460 Squadron Royal Air Force. 3-7-43, age 19. Son of E A Tytherleigh MM & Mrs M E Tytherleigh, of Wisbech. 460 Squadron flew Lancasters from Binbrook. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

John Raymond Virgo

L/Cpl, 2616924, 2nd Grenadier Guards. 29-6-42, age 23. Son of George & Clara Virgo, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Jack Raymond Wadlow

Sgt, 5932302, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 11-5-42, Prisoner of War, age 29. Died of dysentery at Changi. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

 

Gordon Sydney Wakefield

Aircraftman 2nd Class, 1215618, 115 Squadron Royal Air Force. 24-11-41, age 19. Son of Sidney & Hilda Vera Wakefield, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Leonard John Wallis

Trooper, 143704368, 24th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. 24-5-45, age 29. Son of Leonard John & Hannah Wallis; husband of Edna May Wallis, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Deric Horace Walter Ward

Gnr, 14252038, Royal Artillery. 28-9-42, age 23. Son of William & Martha Ann Ward, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Robert Stanley Waters

Cpl, 5778547, 9th Border Regiment. 6-3-44, age 30. Son of Robert & Julia Waters, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

J Welbourne

possibly Jack Welbourne, Able Seaman, C/JX 172218, HMS Achates. Royal Navy. 25-7-41. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

Albert Wheatley

Sgt, 1254714, 196 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 29-4-43, age 22. Son of Herbert & Phyllis Wheatley, , of Waldersea Pumping Station, South Brink, Wisbech. 196 Squadron flew Wellington bombers from Leconfield. Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

Raymond Ernest Whitby

Pte, 14227445, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. 1-1-45, age 21. Son of George William & Ada Whitby, of Wisbech. Imphal War Cemetery, India.

John Whitsed

Pilot Officer, 758109, Observer, 502 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 24-11-40. Squadron flew Bothas from Aldergrove, with a detachment at Hooton Park. Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery, Stirlingshire.

Hugh William White

Trooper, 7957656, 44th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 25-3-45, age 26. Son of John T & Lizzie White, of Wisbech St Mary. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

John Thomas White

Pte, 5782811, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 15-8-44, age 22. Son of Mrs L White, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Arthur Charles Willis

Cpl, 5182811, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 27-3-46, age 27. Son of George William & Emma Dora White, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

Frank Wilson

No information.

Frederick John Woods

Pte, 5773919, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 26. Son of James David & Mary Ann Woods, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Albert Lee Young

Spr, 1925127, 994 Docks Operating Coy Royal Engineers. 17-6-43, age 47. Son of James Henry & Jane Young; husband of Lucy Agnes Young, of Wisbech. Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.

L J Young

probably: Leonard James Young, Pte, 5836272, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 30-7-43, Prisoner of War, age 22. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Born adn resident Cambridgeshire/

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

Ronald Ash Dawson

Pte. 2nd Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 25/8/1944, age 23, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of Alfred and Leonora Edith Dawson, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

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