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WISBECH 1939-1945 WAR MEMORIAL

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

ALDERDICE Terence Norman
Flying Officer, 78373, Pilot Instructor, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17 November 1943, age 33. Son of Norman Hewitt Alderdice & Frances Alderdice; husband of Margaret Alderdice, Streatley, Beds. Rothley Cemetery, Leicestershire
ANDREWS Michael
Able Seaman, SS Fort thabaska (London), Merchant Navy. 2 December 1943, age 41. Son of Mr & Mrs John Andrews, of Wisbech. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
ARMSTRONG Albert Edward
Private, 5933891, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 26 June 1943, age 27, Prisoner of War. Son of Stanley & Ethel Armstrong, of Wisbech; husband of Diana Ruth Armstrong, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
ASHWORTH Douglas Mons
Private, 5773742, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. 15 May 1945, age 26. Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar.
BARNES John William
Sapper, 2092572, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. 29 September 1943, Prisoner of War. Son of Philip Benjamin & Florence Mary Barnes, of Wisbech. Thanyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Brother of Richard.
BARNES Richard Percy
Private, 11253941, 1st East Surrey Regiment. 23 April 1945, age 23. Son of Philip Benjamin & Florence Mary Barnes, of Wisbech. Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy. Brother of John.
BARON D
No further infromation currently available
BARRETT Arthur Alfred
Private, 5933572, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 24. Son of Edward Charles & Alice Barrett, of Wisbech; husband of Lucy Elizabeth Barrett, of Woodingdean, Sussex, Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BAXTER George

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.

or George Baxter, Private 5833770, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 18 JUne 1943. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 48.

BEAKLEY Rowan Peter
Private, 5933672, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 18 August 1943, age 22, Prisoner of War. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thailand.
BELLAMY Leslie Clarence
Private, 144441243, 4th Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1944, age 18. The third son of Mr & Mrs F Bellamy of 24 Southwell road, Wisbech. Private Bellamy was only 18 years of age and had been in the army for less than a year. St Desir War Cemetery, Calvados France.
BENSLEY Bert
Corporal, 5933894, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of cholera 10 June 1943, 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.
BENSLEY Charles Edward Verden
Private, 5932918, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died cholera 3 June 1943, 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.
BLOOMFIELD Charles Henry
Private, 5933123, HQCompany, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 February 1942, age 29. Son of mr & Mrs Alfred William Bloomfield; husband of Maud Bloomfield, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BLUNDEN George Percy
Private, 2926658, B Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 32. Son of George & Mary Blunden; husband of Kathleen Blunden, of South Wingfield, Derbyshire. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BOUGHEN Laurence Joseph
Able Seaman, P/JX 394513, HMS Tweed, Royal Navy. 7 January 1944, age 19. Son of Walter & Lucy Eliza Boughen. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
BOUCH, DFM Albert
Flight Sergeant, 1336404, Air gunner, 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 15 June 1944, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs F A Bouch, of Wisbech. 582 Squadron flew Lancasters from Little Staughton. Coxdye War Cemetery, Kiksijde, Belgium.
BOWD James Victor

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© Richard E Hinkle 2002

Private, 5776663, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 19 July 1943, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Agnes May Bowd & stepson of George Murray Bowles, of Wisbech. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong.
BOYCE Stanley
Volunteer, 13th Leicestershire (Post Office) Btn, Home Guard. 17 July 1941, age 44. Son of James & Eliza Boyce; husband of Daisy Ellen Boyce, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
BRAY James
Corporal, 5933801, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. 20 August 1943, age 24. Nephew of Mrs P Hurst, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
BROWN E
No further infromation currently available
BROWN William Henry
Private 5933490, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 15 August 1943, Prisoner of War. Son of Elizabeth Brown, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
BROWNING Maurice
Tpr, 295516, Life Guards. 18 August 1942. Son of John George & Rebecca Harriet Browning, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
BRUCE Arthur Leonard
Corporal, 5784270, 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. 21 July 1944, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs George Bruce; husband of Ethel Bruce, of Wisbech. La Delivrance War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.
BRUCE George William
Leading Cook, HMS Jaguar, Royal Navy, died 26 March 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.
BRUCE Reginald Oviles
Sergeant, 59232595, 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 6 August 1944. Son of George & Elizabeth Bruce; husband of Lily Irene Bruce, of Hillingdon, Middlesex. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
BRUCE Thomas Richard
Able Seaman, P/JX 130701, HMS Worcester, Royal Navy, died 1 June 1940. 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.
BRUNDISH Donald Eustace
Private, 5829675, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of fever 27 February 1944, Chungkai, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Percy Edward & Ada Brundish, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
BULLOCK Charles William
Sapper, 2090352, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 12 June 1943, Prisoner of War. Son of Charles Edward & Alice Florence Bullock, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
BUNNING Stanley Traylen
Corporal, 5933875, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War. Son of James & Victoria Bunning; husband of Dorothy May Bunning, of Friday Bridge. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BURALL Douglas Charles
Captain, 272301, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 17 May 1946, age 32. Son of Henry Charles Burall MBE & Maud Burall (nee Reynolds), of Wisbech; husband of Joan Burall, of Wisbech. Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
BURBRIDGE James William
Private, 5933569, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 22 February 1942, Prisoner of War, ag 24. Son of Mr & Mrs James Burbridge, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BURNHAM William Arthur
Gunner, 1678401, 312 Bty 28 Searchlight Rgt, Royal Artillery. 2 March 1941, age 29. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Sarah Burnham, of Wisbech; husband of Mollie Burnham, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
BURRELL Albert Edward
Corporal, 2092573, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 26 December 1943, age 37. Son of William Rufus & Mary Ann Burrell; husband of Dorothy Maud Burrell, of Elm. Special Memorial C, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
BURRELL Walter Edward
Private, 5933591, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died pellagra 27 October 1943 at Chunkai, age 22. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
BUSH Donald
Private, 5773756, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 4 May 1944, age 25. Son of William & Jessie Bush, of Wisbech. Kohima War Cemetery, India.
BUTCHER Charles William
Possibly: Gdm. William Charles Butcher, 2nd Bt. Scots Guards, died 8 January 1942, age 28, commemorated: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Son of Alfred Isaac Butcher and Rosa Butcher, of Milton, Cambridgeshire.
CALLABY Harry Clifford
Fireman & Trimmer, SS Empire Stevenson (South Shileds), Merchant Navy. 13 September 1942, age 21. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
CARLILE, DFM John Vyvyan
Flight Sergeant, 968433, 260 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26 June 1942, 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)

CHAMBERS Arthur Edward
Private, 5953208, 5th Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 14 June 1943, Prisoner of War, age 26. Son of Mrs A L Chambers, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
CHIVERS Hugh John
Lt, 90415, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 25 January 1942, 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.
CLARK D
No further infromation currently available
CLARK Gordon
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.
CLARK Percy Frederick
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.
CLEAVER Samuel Alexander
Driver, 2090379287, Royal Engineers. Died 27 August 1943, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs F Cleaver, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thailand.
COLE John Horace
Driver, 2091173, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 6 August 1943, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Horace William & Alice Jessie Cole, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thailand.
COOK Kenneth Charles
Pilot Officer, 43096, 59 Squadron Royal Air Force. 10 January 1941, 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.
COOK Maurice Earl
Trooper, 14288494, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. 19 July 1944, age 20. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
COPEMAN Walter Reginald
Private, 5773928, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 1 August 1943, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of William Ambrose & Daisy Copeman, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
CORBETT Ronald Spencer
Leading Aircraftman, 1614948, 2880 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17 November 1944, age 22. Son of Richard Arthur & Rose Ethele Corbett, of Wisbech. Schooonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium.
COYLE Gerald
Sergeant, 551595, 409 Squadron, Royal Air Force. 12 October 1944, age 24. Son of Percy & Alice Coyle, of Wisbech. 409 Squadron flew Mosquitos from B51 Lille/Vendeville, France. Malta Memorial, Malta.
CULLEN William James
Trooper, 5783245, 153 Rgt (8th Essex) Royal Armourced Corps. 17 July 1944, age 23. Son of Arthur & Maude Cullen; husband of Edna Cullen, of Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
DANNATT Kenneth Edward
Lance Corporal, 5933677, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of diptheria 30 November 1943, Prisoner of War, at Chunkai. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
DAWSON C R
No further infromation currently available
DOWNES Dennis Alan
Private, 14407034, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment. 25 February 1945, age 20. Son of George W & F E Downes, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
DUNLOP James Gordon
Lance Sergeant, 5933752, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died diptheria 29 September 1943, Prisoner of War at Chunkai, age 23. Son of James & Eveline Bertha Dunlop, of Wisbech. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
EDKINS Henry Jackson
Corporal, 7925541, 23rd Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. 30 March 1945, age 35. Son of Edward & Anne Edkins; husband of Marian Edkins, of Cambridge. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
EDWARDS Harry James
Sapper, 2181902, 4 Bomb Disposal Squadron Royal Engineers. 10 October 1940, age 39. Husband of Elise Edith Edwards, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
ELVIN Walter George
Corporal, 7906199, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. 12 June 1944, age 26. Son of Walter George & Gladys Ann Elvin; husband of Irene. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
EVERARD John William
Sergeant, 5933819, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 26. Son of John William & Mabel Everard; husband of Kathleen Mary Everard, of March. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
FIRMAGE Stanley Cecil
Private, 5773880, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 1 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 27. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
FLETCHER Sidney Aubrey
Possibly Private, 5773911, 5th Royal Norfolk. Died 4 June 1943, age 24, Prisoner of War. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.
FORDHAM Raymond George
Sergeant, 5773925, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 28 February 1945, age 26. Son of Mr & Mrs George Fordham, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
FOUNTAIN Louis Stanley
Leading Aircraftman, 1499428, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 19 January 1946, age 24. Son of Louis & Florence Fountain, of Wisbech. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.
FRIEND Sidney Neville
Lance Corporal, 2092130, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 28 August 1943, Prisoner of War, age 31. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
GIBBS Walter
Sergeant, 5960587, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. 1 July 1944, age 46. Son of Joshua & Martha Gibbs; husband of Maud Gibbs, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
GIRLING Edward Peter O
Trooper, 7939954, C Squadron 5th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 23 July 1942, age 21. Son of Charles Edward & Edith Alice Girling, of Wisbech. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
GOODALL Horace Leslie
Private, 5933858, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, aged 25. Son of Horace & Mabel Goodall, of Wisbech. Sigapore Memorial, Singapore.
GREAVES Arthur Charles
Private, 5933859, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 23.
GREEN James Leonard
Possibly: Steward, HMS Exmoor, Royal Navy, died 25 February 1941, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of James and Annie Green; husband of Nellie Green, of Willesden, Middlesex.
GREEN Owen Robert Vincent
Corporal, 2091250, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 24 June 1943, Prisoner of War, age 36. Son of Owen Robert & Ada Green; husband of Alice Gertrude Athow Green, of Heacham, Norfolk. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
GREEN Raymond Albert
Pilot Officer, 165030, Navigator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 8 September 1944, age 20. Son of Albert William & Violet Grace Green, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. King's Lynn (Gayton Road) Cemetery, Norfolk.
GREEN Wilfred Needham
Private, 5829844, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 November 1943, Prisoner of War, age 23. Thanbyazuyat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
GROUNDS Frederick Ambrose
Captian, 79053, C Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 January 1942, age 24. Son of Frederick Donald & Alice Grounds; husband of Kathleen Grounds, of Upwell. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HALL H
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.
HAMMOND Thomas Silvester
Private, 5933599, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 January 1942, age 20. Son of Elizabeth Hammond, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HARDIMENT Peter
Trooper, 14219821, 7th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 30 July 1944, age 20. Son of Hubert & Pauline Eleanor Hardiment, of Wisbech. Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Calvados, France.
HARNWELL Kenneth Charles
Corporal, 5733592, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 January 1942, age 22. Son of Charles & Ethel Harnwell, of West Walton, Norfolk. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HARRIS Reginald John
Leading Cook, C/MX 60132, HMS Vimiera, Royal Navy. 9 January 1942, age 20. Son of Walter Charles & Mary Harris, of Wisbech. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
HARRIS Walter Charles
Gunner, 937784, 68 Medium Rgt, Royal Artillery. 27 November 1941, age 23. Son of Walter & Frances Harris, of Wisbech. Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.
HARPLEY Kenneth
Private, 1142065, 5th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. 18 July 1944, age 24. Son of Absolom Walter & Mary Emily Harpley, of Wisbech. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
HENSON Bernard
Sergeant, 742563, Pilot, 257 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17 November 1940. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
HOLL Raymond
Corporal, 5773941, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 17 February 1942, Prisoner of War, age 29. Husband of Constance Holl, of Wisbech. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
HOLLAND Edward Roy
Sapper, 2090361, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 2 September 1943, Prisoner of War, age 22. Son of Edward Alfred & Hilda Holland, of Wsibech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
HOLMAN Neville
Sergeant, 932152, Pilot, 112 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 11 February 1942, age 21. Son of Albert & Mary Holman, of Wisbech. 112 Squadron flew Kittyhawks from Gambut, Libya. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya.
HOTSON Thomas Harold
Driver, 2090380, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 30 September 1943, Prisoner of War, age 22. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
HOWARD Harry William
Lance Sergeant, 5932815, 7th Green Howards (Yorkshire Rgt). 14 July 1943, age 33. Son of Harry William & Sally Howard, of Wisbech; husband of Eva Irene Howard, of Wisbech. Syracuse War Cemetery, Scilly, Italy.
HUMPHREY Harold Arthur
Gunner, 1808664, 241 Bty, 77 HAA Rgt Royal Artillery. Died 20 June 1944, Prisoner of War, age 22. Son of Hugh & Francis Grace Humphrey, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HUNT Frederick
No further infromation currently available
HUNT Sidney Charles
Lance Sergeant, 932152, 4th Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 22 October 1944, age 27. Son of Frederick William & Mary Elizabeth Hunt; husband of Bessie May Hunt, of Parson Drove, Cambs. Imphal War Cemetery, India.
HUTCHINSON George Edward
WO Class II, 9th Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. 18 September 1942, age 33. Son of William & Emma Hutchinson, of Wisbech; husband of Rachel Selina Hutchinson, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
HYAM Gordon Victor
Private, 5933854, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, age 24. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HYAM Raymond Bertie
Private, 5933821, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of beri-beri and malaria 9 August 1944, age 23. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
ILETT Stanley Robert
Petty Officer, P/JX 131852, HMS Chakdina, Royal Navy. 5 December 1941, age 29. Son of Robert & Edith Ilett, of Wisbech. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
ISAACSON Herbert Alexander
Leading Aircraftman, 750925, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 30 September 1943. Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.
JOHNSON Kenneth Ernest
Flight Sergeant, 1853631, Air Gunner, 570 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 23 April 1945, age 22. Son of Cecil Ernest & Jessie Evelyn Johnson, of Wisbech. 570 Squadron flew Albermarles from Harwell. Aarhus West Cemetery, Denmark.
JOHNSON William Alfred
Private, 5932276, C Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 32. Son of Albert Alfred & Louisa Johnson; husband of Evelyn Lydia Johnson, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
JONES Jack Jospeh
Lance Corporal, 2092133, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 26 November 1943, Prisoner of War, age 21. Son of John Herbert & Susannah Elizabeth Jones, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
KEMP George William
Private, 5933600, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 24. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Also listed Walsoken.
KEMP Jack
Fireman & Trimmer, SS Fort Norfolk (London), Merchant Navy. 24 June 1944, age 21. Son of Mrs E M Kemp; stepson of Mr J T Hollis, of Wisbech. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
LEVERETT Wilfred Robert
Fusilier, 14385648, 1st Royal Fusilier (City of London Rgt). 2 December 1943, age 30. Husband of Marjorie Grace Leverett, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.
LIVINGSTONE D
No further infromation currently available
LONG Herbert James
Corporal, 5933546, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 24 June 1943, Prisoner of War, age 25, at Kinsayuk. Son of Emily Matilda Long, of Wisbech. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
LONG Horace William
Sergeant, 5933789, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 February 1942, age 31. Son of Mr & Mrs J Long; husband of Mary Long, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
MAHONEY Frederick George
Private, 14371289, Ist Northamptonshire Regiment. 16 June 1944, age 20. Son of James & Eleanor Mahoney, of Wisbech. Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
MAHONEY John William
Private, 5778220, 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 25 January 1942, age 21. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
MANN Jack
Private, 5932170, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of cholera 27 June 1943, Prisoner of War, age 32, at Takanun. Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
MARSHALL Cyril George
Private, 14655817, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1 July 1944, age 19. Son of Cyril George & Elsie Maud Marshall of Wisbech. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
MARSHALL Robert George
Sergeant, 2091754, 291 Workshop Sec, Royal Engineers. 7 November 1944, age 23. Son of Horace & Frances Alice Marshall, of Wisbech. Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.
MARTIN William Charles
Private, 5823924, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died 6 July 1943, Prisoner of War, age 35. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
MATTHEWS Maurice
Craftsman, 14371289, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. 24 December 1943, age 20. Son of Charles & Gladys Matthews, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
MATTLESS Henry
Sapper, 5933472, Royal Engineers. Died 1 August 1943, Prisoner of War, age 27. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
MILLER Frederick John
Sergeant, 2090365, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 1 October 1943, age 24, Prisoner of War. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
MITCHAM William           Abram           
Pilot Officer, 195029, Wire operator/Air gunner, 626 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 5 April 1945, age 21. Son of William & Agnes Mitcham, of Wisbech. 626 Squadron flew Lancasters from Wickenby. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
MOYES C J
No further infromation currently available
MUFFETT Raymond Ernest
Sergeant, 1875817, 550 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 22 May 1944, 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.
MURFITT Ronald Bert
Stoker 1st Class, C/KX 137773, HMS Samphire, Royal Navy. 30 January 1943. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
NEAVE John Herbert
Private, 13025758, Pioneer Corps. 5 March 1941, age 45. Son of Herbert George & Emma May Neave; husand of Amelia Elizabeth Ann Neave, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
NEGUS Arthur Henry
Private, 13033609, Corps of Military Police. 28 June 1943, age 29. Son of Frank Henry & Matilda Negus; husband of Doris Negus, of Hull. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
NICHOLLS Bernard
Private, 5933898, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 February 1942, age 30. Son of William Smith Nicholls & Emily Nicholls, of Walpole St Peter, Norfolk; husband of Hilda Nicholls, of Elm, Cambs. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
NICHOLLS Ernest William
Private, 5933513, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of malaria 6 August 1943 at Kilo 203, Thailand, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of William Smith Nichools & Emily Nicholls, of Walpole St Peter, Norfolk.
NOBBS Lewis Donald

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© Richard E Hinkle 2002

Lance Corporal, 5933513, HQ Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 18 June 1943. 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.
NORMAN Bernard Burnham
Lance Corporal, 5773920, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 22 October 1943, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of Mrs M A Norman, of West Walton, Norfolk. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
NOY Ronald
Driver, T/10690269, Royal Army Service Corps. 24 August 1944. Son of Mr & Mrs H F Noy, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
PARKER C E
probably: Charles Edgar Pearson, Private, 10544719, 18 Divisional Ordnance Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 28 October 1943, Prisoner of War, age 27. Son of Thomas & Harriett Parker. Born Brighton, resident Cambridgeshire. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
PEARSON James Jonas
Corporal, 1247670, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12 March 1944. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
PLUMB Reginald Jack
Sapper, 2096368, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 31 October 1940, age 20. Son of Mrs M Etherington, of Wisbech. Wisbech (Walsoken) Cemetery, Cambs.
PRESTON William Charles
Lance Sergeant, 5933598, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of Sidney & Ethel Preston; husband of Edith Preston, of Garston, Watford, Herts. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
RICHARDSON Leonard Arthur
[A L in CWGC] Sapper. 1018 Dock Operating Coy., Royal Engineers, died 17 June 1943, age 33, buried: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of Charles Arthur and Flora Richardson; husband of Hilda Jean Richardson, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
RICHES Alfred Ernest
Private, 14558534, 5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 3 August 1944, age 19. Son of W H & Elizabeth Riches, of Wisbech. Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
ROBERTS Arthur
Sapper 2091546, Royal Engineers. Killed in Malaya 17th June 1943. Alreday enlisted in Royal Engineers in 1939. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Not on CWGC.
ROSE Edward Arthur
Flying Officer, 134229, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 28 January 1944, age 31. Son of Alfred H & Ethel L Rose, of Wisbech; husband of Joan Mary Rose, of Wisbech. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
RUTTERFORD Cyril Wilfred
Private, 5933587, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 29 July 1943, Prisoner of War, age 22. Son of Mr & Mrs James Rutterford; husband of I L Rutterford, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
SALMONS Eric Arthur
Sapper, 2092137, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 26 September 1943, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Sydney & Elizabeth Salmons, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
SEABER William
Leading Aircraftman, 1723596, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 11 August 1945, age 34. Son of Charles & Clara Seaber, of Wisbech; husband of Annie Lilian Seaber, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
SEAMAN Neville Walter William
Lance Corporal, 2090372, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. 26 January 1942, age 21. Son of Walter & Ellen Rose, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
SIMPOLE Jack William
Sapper, 2092136, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 18 June 1943, 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.
SKELDON Angus Wallis
Sergeant, 1623522, Glider Pilot, Royal Air Volunteer Reserve. 24 March 1945, age 21. Son of Leonard & Dorothy May Skeldon, of Cambridge. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
SMITH Arthur
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.
SMITH Frank
Lance Sergeant, 593207, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, The Suffolk Regiment. Died 9 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.
SMITH John
Sergeant-Pilot, 60108, 249 Squadron RAFVR. Died in flying accident 8 July 1942, 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.
SMITH Ronald Archer
Private, 5933574, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 3 June 1943, Prisoner of War, age 26. Died of cholera at Takanun. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
STANFORD John Robert
Private, 5933855, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at sea 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 24. Son of Mrs L Stanford, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
STIMPSON George Morris
Private, 5933540, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 13 May 1943, 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.
STRATTON Reginald Barton
Leading Aircraftman, 1213814, 2721 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 19 November 1944, age 23. Son of Alfred James Stratton & Edith Mary Stratton, of Wisbech. Cesena War Cemetery, Italy.
SWAIN Cecil Charles
Private, 5933491, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 12 February 1942, age 21. Missing in action. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
SWANN George Leonard
Driver, 2091757, 289 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 15 June 1943, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of John William & Rose Ellen Swann, of Wisbech. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.
SYMONDS Arthur Robert
Lance Corporal, 2343023, Royal Corps of Signals. 20 November 1943, age 27. Son of Robert & Florence Elizabeth Symonds, of Wisbech; husband of Joan Ellen Symonds, of Gorefield. Gorefield (St Paul) Churchyard, Cambs.
TAWN Edward William
Lance Corporal, 5784042, 1st East Lancashire Regiment. 6 April 1945, age 21. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
TAYLOR Archie Frank
Sapper, 2092138, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 6 September 1943, 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.
THORPE Frederick Housden
Corporal, 958571, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 14 January 1943, age 28. Husband of Eva Thorpe, of Wisbech. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.
TUCK Arthur Robert
Private, 14534079, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. 1 September 1944, age 21. Son of Charles Bertram & Elizabeth Tuck, of Wisbech. Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
TYLER Patrick Arnold
Corporal, T/250757, Royal Army Service Corps attached 51 HAA Rgt, Royal Artillery. 20 June 1942, age 38. Son of William James & Edith Eleaner Tyler, of Bombay, India; husband of Leonora Maud Tyler, of Wisbech. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
TYTHERLEIGH Alan Edwin
Sergeant, 1623946, 460 Squadron Royal Air Force. 3 July 1943, age 19. Son of E A Tytherleigh MM & Mrs M E Tytherleigh, of Wisbech. 460 Squadron flew Lancasters from Binbrook. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
VIRGO John Raymond
Lance Corporal, 2616924, 2nd Grenadier Guards. 29 June 1942, age 23. Son of George & Clara Virgo, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
WADLOW Jack Raymond
Sergeant, 5932302, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 11 May 1942, Prisoner of War, age 29. Died of dysentery at Changi. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

 

WAKEFIELD Gordon Sydney
Aircraftman 2nd Class, 1215618, 115 Squadron Royal Air Force. 24 November 1941, age 19. Son of Sidney & Hilda Vera Wakefield, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
WALLIS Leonard John
Trooper, 143704368, 24th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. 24 May 1945, age 29. Son of Leonard John & Hannah Wallis; husband of Edna May Wallis, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
WARD Deric Horace Walter
Gunner, 14252038, Royal Artillery. 28 September 1942, age 23. Son of William & Martha Ann Ward, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
WATERS Robert Stanley
Corporal, 5778547, 9th Border Regiment. 6 March 1944, age 30. Son of Robert & Julia Waters, of Wisbech. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
WELBOURNE J
possibly Jack Welbourne, Able Seaman, C/JX 172218, HMS Achates. Royal Navy. 25 July 1941. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
WHEATLEY Albert
Sergeant, 1254714, 196 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 29 April 1943, age 22. Son of Herbert & Phyllis Wheatley, , of Waldersea Pumping Station, South Brink, Wisbech. 196 Squadron flew Wellington bombers from Leconfield. Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.
WHITBY Raymond Ernest
Private, 14227445, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. 1 January 1945, age 21. Son of George William & Ada Whitby, of Wisbech. Imphal War Cemetery, India.
WHITSED John
Pilot Officer, 758109, Observer, 502 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 24 November 1940. Squadron flew Bothas from Aldergrove, with a detachment at Hooton Park. Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery, Stirlingshire.
WHITE Hugh William
Trooper, 7957656, 44th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 25 March 1945, age 26. Son of John T & Lizzie White, of Wisbech St Mary. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
WHITE John Thomas
Private, 5782811, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 15 August 1944, age 22. Son of Mrs L White, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
WILLIS Arthur Charles
Corporal, 5182811, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 27 March 1946, age 27. Son of George William & Emma Dora White, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.
WILSON Frank
No further infromation currently available
WOODS Frederick John
Private, 5773919, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 26. Son of James David & Mary Ann Woods, of Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
YOUNG Albert Lee
Sapper, 1925127, 994 Docks Operating Coy Royal Engineers. 17 June 1943, age 47. Son of James Henry & Jane Young; husband of Lucy Agnes Young, of Wisbech. Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
YOUNG L J
probably: Leonard James Young, Private, 5836272, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 30 July 1943, 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:
DAWSON Ronald Ash
Private. 2nd Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 25 August 1944, age 23, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of Alfred and Leonora Edith Dawson, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

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