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WEYMOUTH - WORLD WAR 2 - CITIZEN'S MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Carolynn Langley
researched Martin Edwards

SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

During the second world war, Weymouth suffered heavy damage, with Chapelhay being the worst hit. Weymouth also featured prominently in the participation of the D-Day landings in Normandy with many British and American soldiers having left the shores of England from here. A memorial was erected on the esplanade, opposite the Royal Hotel, recording that 517,816 troops and 144,093 vehicles embarked at Weymouth between 6 June 1944 and 7 May 1945. The names of the World War 2 fallen are recorded around the bottom of the World War 1 memorial on brass plaques. The sea air has caused some names to run making transcription diffcult.

Please let us know of any names that have been omitted during transcription or incorrectly transcribed. Any photographs of the graves litsed or the men would also be welcome.

Photograph (left) shows US Troops embarking aboard ship at Weymouth and (below) shows troops boarding landing craft at Weymouth.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF ALL WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE INSCRIBED. THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION FROM THE RESIDENTS OF WEYMOUTH AND MELCOMBE REGIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE CITIZENS OF THIS BOROUGH
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE DURING THE
SECOND WORLD WAR. 1939 - 1945.

ADAMS Percy Alfred Oliver
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1608426, 550 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Avro Lancaster III's, based at RAF North Killingholme. Died 29 July 1944. Age 20. Son of Percy Oliver Adams and Mary Coraline Adams, of Weymouth. Buried in BLAMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Grave 6.
ADAMS S L
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ALLEN F J
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ARNOLD Leonard Alfred
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1412625, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 December 1941. Aged 33. Son of Frank and Florence Arnold; husband of Kathleen Olive Arnold, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in WHITLEY BAY (HARTLEY SOUTH) CEMETERY, Northumberland. Section J. Grave 3517.
ATHERTON, TD John Winn
Lieutenant Colonel 24773, Dorsetshire Regiment, commanding 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 27 June 1944. Aged 37. Born Surrey, resident Dorset. Son of John Augustus and Sarah Elisabeth Atherton; husband of Peggy Atherton, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Awarded the Territorial Decoration (TD). In the 1911 census he was aged 4, born Kingston, Surrey, son of John Augustus and Sarah Elisabeth Atherton, resident Knarsboro Lodge, Midhope Road, Woking, Surrey. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXIV. Row E. Grave 20.
AXE [Herbert] William aka Bill
Driver T/107001, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Middle East 3 March 1942. Aged 31. Born and resident Dorset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Axe; husband of Daisy Violet Axe, of Winton, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Buried in TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 9.
AYLES Bertie
Petty Officer D/JX 131151, H.M.S. Tamar (shore station), Royal Navy. Died 19 December 1941. Aged 30. Born 1 May 1911 in Weymouth, Dorset, baptised 4 August 1911 at Weymouth, Holy Trinity. Son of Mable Charity Ayles; husband of Stella Alice (nee Kirkaldie) Ayles, of Westham, Dorsetshire, married 1935 in Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 45, Column 2.
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BANBURY George Lewis

Private D/29397, 6th (H.D.) Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 2 February 1940. Aged 62. Born and resident Dorset. Husband of Jessie Banbury, of Weymouth; father of George (below). Buried in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 1.

BANBURY George Louis (Jnr)
Gunner 872536, 9 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of disease as a Japanese Prisoner of War 12 April 1944 at 13:00hrs in Kuching, Borneo. Aged 24. Born and resident Dorset. Son of George Louis (see above) and Jessie Banbury, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot J. Row A. Grave 2.
BARING-GOULD Benjamin [Gordon]
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 88441, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 February 1941. Aged 22. Son of Julian and Elizabeth Joan Baring-Gould, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in WORCESTER (ASTWOOD) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 34864.
BARING-GOULD Jasper [Julian]
Trooper 7891674, 42nd (23rd Battalion, The London Regiment), Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 25 November 1941. Aged 21. Son of Julian and Elizabeth Joan Baring-Gould, of Broadway, Dorsetshire. Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 19. Row H. Collective grave 1-4.
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BARNICOAT Ronald [Ernest]
Sergeant 1665785, 425 Squadron (Bomber Command), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Ernest and Ethel Barnicoat, of Westham, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 224.
BARRAS Thomas
Driver T/4388202, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23 January 1947. Aged 31. Son of John Robert and Sarah Annie Barras; husband of Edna Barras, of Weymouth. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 629.
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BATEMAN Frederick Arthur
Driver 70948, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 31 July 1945. Aged 24. Born and resident Dorset. Son of Walter and Cathleen Bateman; husband of Dorothy Eileen Bateman, of High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells. Buried in TUNBRIDGE WELLS CEMETERY, Kent. General Section 2C. Grave 881.
BATTRICK Denis Henry
Pilot Officer (Observer) 125307, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 August 1942. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Battrick, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section E. Grave 271.
BEAGLEY Derek Mordaunt
Flying Officer (Pilot) 154122, 5 (C) OTU, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11 February 1945. Aged 21. Son of Harold Mordaunt Beagley and Harriet Beagley; husband of Patrine Ethel Beagley, of Weymouth. Buried in the East part of RADIPOLE (ST. ANN) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Dorset.
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BEDFORD C
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BELL Thomas G
Private 5728123, 316/5 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Prisoner of War 6 August 1942, captured 17 February 1942. Aged 20. Born 6 December 1921. Son of Mr. J. Bell, of Ferndene, 23 Lanemcuse Rocks Road, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset. Held in 4D Camp, Thailand. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 26. Rows D-E. Collective grave 9-20.
BENNETT David Robert
Sub-Lieutenant (A), Fleet Air Arm 1770 Squadron, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 11 August 1944. Son of Robert and Evelyn Mary Bennett, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY, Norway. Section A. Plot IV British. Row C. Grave 11.
BENNETT Richard John
Sapper 1944481, 250 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 April 1944. Aged 23. Son of Robert and Evelyn Mary Bennett, of Weymouth. Buried in the central part, South of main path of MORETON CHURCH CEMETERY, Dorset.
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BETTS Ivan Harold
Pilot Officer 109064, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 September 1942. Aged 31. Born 4 February 1911, baptsed 3 April 1911 in Southsea, St Bartholomew Anglican Church, resident at that time at Victoria House, Auckland Road, Southsea. Son of Comdr. Ernest Edward Alexander Betts, C.B.E., R.N., and Grace Emily Betts, of Radipole, Dorsetshire. Buried in KIRKINNER CEMETERY, Wigtownshire. Grave 607.
BEVIS Kenneth Jack
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1171184, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Lancaster III DV187 PH-A from R.A.F. Wickenby, Lincolnshire. Killed when his plane crashed between Nuremberg and Schweinfurt approximately 20-30 kms South-East of Schweinfurt, 28 August 1943. Aged 22. Son of Frederick John and Caroline Bevis, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 11. Row K. Collective grave 10-14.
BEAVIS P A
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BICK Ernest Albert
Leading Seaman P/J 94072, H.M.S. Grenville, Royal Navy. Died when his ship struck a mine outside the Thames Estuary and sank 18 January 1940. Aged 36. Born 27 June 1903 in Manor Park, London. Son of Sydney and Alice Maud Bick; husband of Winifred Bick, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 7, born Manor Park, Essex, resident with his parents, Sidney Ebenezer and Alice Maud Mary Bick, at 5 Sterling Road, Enfield, Middlesex. Buried in SHOTLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. Section N. Collective grave 16.
BIRD James Walter John
Private 5729812, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 24 April 1943. Aged 23. Son of James and Edith Esther Bird, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 17.
BISS Cyril William Alfred
Leading Aircraftman 1833639, 35 PTU, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 September 1946. Aged 22. Son of William and Violet Rose Minnie Biss, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 460.
BLAKE Edward Raymond
Corporal 550631, Royal Air Force. Died 18 June 1940. Aged 21. Son of William Thomas Blake and Ivy Elizabeth May Blake, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Constance Myra Blake. Buried in MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 27.
BLIGHT Frederick Richard
Flight Sergeant 1586711, 117 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 17 February 1945. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 449.
BLOOM, OBE George Alexander [Vincent Charles]
Lieutenant Colonel 47882, Royal Engineers. Died 29 June 1941. Aged 41. Born Australia, resident Dorset. Son of Charles Vincent and Margaret Elizabeth Bloom; husband of Vera Maud (nee Smith) Bloom, of Weymouth, Dorset; married at Dorchester, Holy Trinity Church 6 June 1926. Awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). Sailed to Sierra Leone aboard the "Abosso", Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, departing Liverpool 7 June 1940. Buried in FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY, Sierra Leone. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 1.
BODEN Arnold
Lance Corporal 7897358, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. Died in Italy 13 November 1943. Aged 23. Born South Shields, resident London S.W. Son of William and Mary Boden, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row C. Grave 8.
BOWRING Bertie
Sergeant 535325, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died when Whitley V Z9301 MH-N, that took off at 17:20 from Dishforth to attack Emden with 23 other bombers, was shot down at 21:45 in the North Sea, North of Terschelling, by Hptm Helmut Len of Stab II./NJG 217 January 1942. Based at Dishforth, No. 4 Group, Bomber Command, flying Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 78.
BRAND Patrick
Leading Stoker C/KX 83617, H.M. Submarine Talisman, Royal Navy. His ship was presumed either to have hit an Italian mine off Sicily or to have been destroyed by Italian surface forces on 17 November 1942. Declared dead 18 September 1942. Aged 27. Born 3 June 1915 in West ham, London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brand; husband of Lilian Brand, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 61, Column 1.
BRATBY Reginald Frederick
Trooper 1921685, Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds, 29 March 1943, received during the Battle of the Mareth Line, Tunisia. Aged 34. Born London N., resident Dorset. Son of Frederick William Bratby, and of Ada Bratby, of Rodwell, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 1.
BRAY Alan George Downer
Private 257457, Royal Army Service Corps. Died during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 13 February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Harold E. and Margaret Bray; husband of Nora Bray, of Morden, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 101.
BRIGGS Godrey Henry James
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1609862, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 21 November 1944 flying in Lancaster PB469 on an operation to Aschaffenburg. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Henry Arthur and Emily May Briggs, of Radipole, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 12.
BRIGHT Arthur William
Leading Stoker P/K 20823, H.M.S. Tamar, Royal Navy. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 2 October 1942. Aged 47. Born 24 September 1894 in Alton, Hampshire. Son of Harry and Edith Emma Bright, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Anne Jane Bright, of 16 Penny Street, Weymouth. Carter before enlisting. Originally enlisted 15 October 1913 for 12 years, re-enlisted 1 October 1925. Height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 67, Column 3.
BROOMFIELD Walter Arthur
Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) 5724726, Army Physical Training Corps. Missing at sea 1 December 1942. Aged 28. Born and resident Portsmouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Broomfield, of Cosham, Hampshire; husband of Eileen J. (nee Collins) Broomfield, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married 1939 in Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 21. Column 1.
BROWN John
Petty Officer Stoker D/K 23933, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by torpedos from U-boat U-29 17 September 1939. Aged 42. Born 6 December 1896 in Hounslow, Middlesex. Son of William and Ann Brown; husband of Rose Alice Brown, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 34, Column 1.
BROWN Peter Jackson
Trooper 7949787, 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 16 June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Capt. Alexander Jackson Brown and Gwenoline Amy Brown, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 26.
BRYER Kerrigan James
Midshipman, H.M.S. Copra (Royal Navy shore base for the maintenance of personnel ), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 October 1944. Aged 19. Son of Samuel George Ernest and Florence Beatrice Bryer, of Weymouth, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 88, Column 1.
BUDDEN Alfred Henry
Commissioned Gunner J17153, H.M.S. Exmouth, Royal Navy. Died 21 January 1940 while escorting the merchant Cyprian Prince when his ship was spotted by the German submarine U-22, under the command of Karl-Heinrich Jenisch, and torpedoed at 05:35; she sank with the loss of all hands. Born 6 February 1896 in Bridport, Dorset, baptised 22 March 1896 in Bridport, son of Alfred Allen and Mary Alice Budden. Baker's Boy before enlisting. Originally enlisted 6 February 1914 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 35¼ inches, light brown hair, grey eyes, medium complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born bridport, resident with his parents, Alfred Allen and Mary Ann Budden, at Eaton Cottage, 4, East Street, Bridport, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridport, Dorset, a Baker's Apprentice, resident with his grandparents at 4, Melville Square, Bridport, Dorset. Married Lilian D Crabb in 1920 in Bridport. In the 1939 Register he and Lilian were resident at 72 Randolph Road, Portsmouth C.B., Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37, Column 1.
BURGOYNE, DSM Charles Llewelyn
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class C/MX 51007, H.M. Submarine Upholder, Royal Navy. Died at sea 18 April 1942, possible that the submarine was sunk by a mine near Tripoli. Aged 31. Born 19 January 1911 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Son of Samuel Charles and Harriet Mary Burgoyne; husband of May Burgoyne, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) "For courage skill and resolution in succesful submarine patrols." [London Gazette 16 December 1941, page 7104]. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 60, Column 1.
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BURT Edward George
Leading Aircraftman 1324314, 72 Wing, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 September 1945. Aged 24. Son of Edward Harry and Mary Keynes Burt, of Sutton Poyntz, Dorsetshire. Buried in COPENHAGEN (BISPEBJERG) CEMETERY, Denmark. Plot X. Row 6. Grave 124.
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BUTCHER Anthony William [George] aka Tony
Fusilier 14757602, 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 11 July 1945. Aged 19. Son of Reginald William and Elsie May Butcher, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 9. Row 11. Grave 30.
BUTLER William John
Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Sandown, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed when his ship was bombed 29 May 1940. Aged 23. Born 30 May 1917. Son of William Thomas Butler and Beatrice Louisa Butler of Rodwell, Weymouth. A.C.A., Chartered Accountant. In the 1939 Register his mother had been widowed; he was living with his mother and sister (Joyce) at 32 Southlands Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 4 June 1940 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 1065.
BUTT, MiD William Robert

Chief Engineer Officer, S.S. Empire Gilbert (Sunderland), Merchant Navy. Died 2 November 1942. Aged 44. Born 7 August 1898 in Weymouth. Son of William Henry Ware Butt and Marie Elizabeth Butt; husband of Anne Elizabeth Butt, of Gloucester. Resident Leeward Shore, Fisherman's Bank, Mudeford, Christchurch, Hampshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Weymouth, Dorset, at school, son of William Henry Ware and Lilian Margaret Butt, of 5 Newberry Terrace Weymouth Dorset, Weymouth, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 41.

CADDY Herbert Henry

Fireman, S.S. Roebuck (Weymouth), Merchant Navy. Died while trying to evacuate 51st Highland Division 25 June 1940 from Saint-Valery-en-Caux. Aged 59. Born Weymouth 1898. Son of Frederick Charles and Mary Ann Caddy; husband of Lily Minnie (nee bellringer) Caddy, of Westham, Weymouth, married 1914 in Weymouth. In the 1920 Electoral Register he and Lily were resident at 6 Charles Street, in the St. John's area of Weymouth. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.

Note: In May 1940 S.S. Roebuck took part in the Dunkirk evacuation, making one trip to the beachhead and evacuating 600 men, including many injured. Then in June she was sent with her sister ship Sambur to Saint-Valery-en-Caux to assist in the evacuation of the 51st Highland Division. However, by the time they arrived the Germans were already in control of the port and both ships were damaged by gunfire.

CANN Douglas Henry
Able Seaman P/JX 141608, H.M.S. Godetia, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk in a collision with the merchant ship Marsa 3 nautical miles off Altacarry Head 6 September 1940. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Charles and May Cann, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Muriel Cann. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 38, Column 2.
CARLIELL Henry Mackenzie
Petty Officer Cook (S) C/MX 46423, H.M.S. Wryneck, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk during the Battle of Greece 27 April 1941. Aged 33. Born 16 October 1907 in Harwich, Essex. Son of Henry William and Susanne Marion Carliell; husband of Amelia Mary Kathleen (nee Harrison) Carliell, of Radipole, Dorsetshire, married 1936 in Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 49, Column 1.
CHALLEN Arthur Henry
Leading Aircraftman 906477, 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based in Portreath, Cornwall, carrying out convoy patrols flying Supermarine Spitfire IIA. Died 1 April 1941. Aged 23. Son of Henry T. Challen and Madeline Challen; husband of Gladys May (nee Hobbs) Challen, of Rodwell, married 1940 in Weymouth. Buried in the North-East part of BROADWEY CHURCH CEMETERY, Dorset. Row 27. Grave 8.
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CHICK James
Able Seaman D/JX 125293, H.M. Submarine Rainbow, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was rammed and sunk by the Italian merchant Antonietta Costa about 60 nautical miles east-north-east of Bari, Italy, 19 October 1940. Aged 31. Son of George Walter and Harriet Chick; husband of Florence Annie Chick, of Westham, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 37, Column 2.
CHUBB Augustus James Valentine
[Listed as A V J CHUBB on memorial] Paymaster Commander, H.M.S. Lanka (shore based establishment in Colombo, Ceylon), Royal Navy. Died 23 September 1942. Aged 41. Baptised 6 March 1901 in Redland, St Nathanael, Gloucestershire. Son of Frederick William and Julia Mary Chubb, of Wyke, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 5. Row C.Grave 9.
CHURCHOUSE William Edmund
Fireman, A.F.S. Son of William James and Eliza Churchouse, of 93 Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset; husband of Violet Lucy Churchouse, of 37 Everest Road, Weymouth, Dorset. Died at Temple Meads Station 6 December 1940. Aged 30.
CLARK Edward William
Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 159063, H.M.L.S.T. 422, Royal Navy. HMS LST-422 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship that was transferred to the Royal Navy during World War II. Died 26 January 1944 when the landing craft struck a mine off Anzio, Italy. Aged 29. Born 6 May 1914 in Weymouth. Son of John Charles and Hilda May (ne Matthews) Clark; husband of Vera Joan Kathleen Clark, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Hampshire. Panel 86, Column 2.
CLARK Frank Allen
Private 5726968, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Burma (Myanmar) 27 April 1944. Aged 23. Born Dorset. Son of Frank Allen Clark, and of Maria Elizabeth Clark, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 7. Row C. Grave 10.
CLARK Frederick Charles
Able Seaman P/J 55543, H.M.S. Kimberley, Royal Navy. Killed when a boarding party was sent into Narvik to disable a German seaplane 14 April 1940. Born 27 September 1899 in Weymouth, baptised 22 October 1899 in Weymouth, Holy Trinity. Son of Charles Frederick and Bessie Clark, of Weymouth. Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 38, Column 2.
CLARK Reginald John
Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 1208623, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 December 1941. Aged 21. Born 8 May 1920. Son of John Henry and Florence Fanny Clark; of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. In the 1939 Register he was resident with his parents at 36 Marlborough Avenue, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in PORTLAND (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD, Dorset. Section C. Row 3. Grave 57.
CLEEVE Ronald George

[Possibly known as “Reg”] Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 1315213, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at R.A.F. Bourn, flying Lancasters. Died 17 December 1943. Aged 21. Son of James and Annie Elizabeth Cleeve, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section E. Grave 273.

Note: 21 Lancasters flew from RAF Station Bourn at around 5 o’clock on the evening of 16 December 1943. There was an abnormally high death rate for this particular group of crews – 94 men out of 151 died either on Black Thursday or in subsequent months, thus close to 2 out of 3 of the men in the Briefing Room on 16 December would not make it through the war.

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COAN Walter Charles
Able Seaman P/JX 326645, H.M.S. Tormentor, Royal Navy. Killed in a road accident 3 March 1943. Aged 20. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Harding, of Weymouth. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 750.
COLBOURNE Wilfred James
Chief Engine Room Artificer D/M 38811, H.M. Submarine Pandora, Royal Navy. Killed in a bombing raid 1 April 1942 when his ship was unloading in Malta and took two direct bomb hits. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 68, Column 3.
COLSON Norman Melhuish
Major 37054, 23 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a German Pirsoner of War in Oflag VII B POW camp, Germany, 21 April 1944. Aged 37 Born and resident Dorset. Son of Douglas Fairley Colson and Kate Parminter Colson; husband of Mary Alison (nee Satterthwaite) Colson, of Kensington, London, married 5 June 1932 in Melcombe Regis, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, born Eversley, Weymouth, Dorset, resident with his parenst, Douglas Fairley and Kate Parminter Colson, at 23 Glendinning Avenue Weymout, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 19.
COLYER John Oliver
Steward D/L 2097, H.M.S. Osprey (training establishment located at the Isle of Portland, Dorset), Royal Navy. Died in Royal Naval Hospital, Portland, Dorset, 31 December 1939 from acute Pulmonary Cedema, acute Pancreatitis and Cardiac failure. Aged 47. Born 20 August 1892 in Devonport, Devon. Son of James and Selina Colyer; husband of Elsie Rosina (nee Guppy) Colyer, of Weymouth, married 1923 in Weymouth. Originally enlisted 27 March 1922 to completion, a Rivetter before enlistment, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 34½ inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Devonport, Devon, a Domestic R N, resident with his parents, James and Selina Colyer, at6 Kensington Terrace Devonport, Devonport, Devon. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 178.A.
CONDLIFFE William E
Chief Steward, S.S. St. Patrick (London), Merchant Navy. Died when his ship was sunk 16 miles off Strumble Head, St. Patrick 13 June 1941. Aged 59. Born Woodbridge. Last place of residence "Stonehall", Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Woodbridge, a Labourer in an Engineers, boarding at 10, Franchise Street, Weymouth, Dorset. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 29, born Woodbridge, Suffolk, married, moored alongside Albert Pier, Jersey, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 90.

Note: The German Luftwaffe attacked and sank the St Patrick passenger and mail ferry while it was en-route from Rosslare Co Wexford Ireland to Fishguard in Wales

CONNER Thomas [Theodore Caleb Lewis]
Corporal 783890, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died in Weymouth 28 April 1944. Aged 35. Son of Thomas John Lewis Conner and Lilian Harriet Conner; husband of Ada Beatrice La Bassie (nee Hoskins) Conner, of Westham, Weymouth, married 26 September 1937 in Portland, St Peter. Buried 2 May 1944 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Section C. Consecrated Grave 4520.
COOPER Arthur John
Engine Room Artificer 1st Class C/M 35070, H.M. Submarine Snapper, Royal Navy. Died, possibly through a mine or that his ship was mortally damaged by a minesweeper which attacked a submarine in Snapper’s area on 11 February, 12 February 1941. Aged 37. Born 1 December 1903 in Minster Sheerness, Kent. Son of Lieut. Comdr. Arthur John Cooper, R.N., and Ada Cooper; husband of May Kathleen Cooper, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Scholar before enlisting. Originally enlisted 1 December 1921 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 30 inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 46, Column 2.
COX John [Taylor]
Convoy Signalman C/JX 269612, S.S. Benalbanach, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk off Algiers when the convoy KMS-6 he was part of was attacked by a single enemy aircraft, 7 January 1943. Aged 23. Born 1 July 1920 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Valentine Henry and Annie Laura Cox, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Steel Works Labourer Torpedo Works, resident, with his parents, at 49 Kitchener Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 70, Column 3.
CRABBE Basil Alfred Roy
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 60366, H.M.S. Beverley, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by U-188 11 April 1943. Aged 24. Born 31 March 1919 in Wareham, Dorset. Son of Edmund Bertie and Amy Isobel Crabbe; husband of Elizabeth Ann (nee Morgan) Crabbe, married 1942 in the Dorechter District. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 2.
CREEK John Albert taylor
Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth D/M 16299, H.M.S. Neptune, Royal Navy. Died when his ship hit a mine and quickly capsized 19 December 1941. Aged 45. Born 3 September 1896 in Keighley, Yorkshire. Son of Thomas and Susan Creek; husband of Sarah Emma (nee Bailey) Creek, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire, married 1924 in Keighley, Yorkshire. Prior to enlistment he was an Overlooker (Spinning Wool). Orignally enlisted 2 November 1915 for 12 years, re-enlisted 28 July 1927 until completion. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 41 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 54, Column 3.
CROCKER Henry Ernest George
Lance Corporal 5731947, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 31 December 1943. Born 19 July 1912. Born and resident Dorset. Baptised 29 September 1912 in Weymouth, Holy Trinity, son of Henry Herbert and Bessie Crocker. In the 1939 Register he was married, a General Labourer, resident 33 Lynch Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Married Ethel D. Dyer in Weymouth 1934. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 752.
CROCKER Walter Cecil
Signalman 6028953, 88 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery Signals Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 6 November 1943. Aged 29. Born 8 September 1914. Son of Charles and Louise Crocker, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Clerk Local Government Service, resident with his widowed mother, Louise, at 6 Elwell Street, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B6. Row U. Grave 1.
DAMEN Reginald Frederick Charles
Sapper 5735567, 202 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22 January 1946. Aged 35.Born Bournemouth, resident Dorset. Son of Charles and Ellen Sarah Damen; husband of Ethel Emily (nee Wintle) Damen, of Preston, Dorsetshire, married 1938 in Weymouth. Buried in MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 8.
DAMEN William

Sergant 1586924, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 September 1944. Aged 21. Adopted son of Walter and Laura G. Wicks, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 14, Column 2.

Note: 27 Squadron was based in Malaya when the Japanese invaded, using its Blenheims as long range fighters, but quickly received heavy losses and was effectively wiped out as a fighting unit by early 1942.

A new No. 27 Squadron was formed in India on 19 September 1942, receiving Bristol Beaufighters, using them for ground-attack missions over Burma and anti-shipping strikes.

DAMON Frederick John
Private 5727720, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 26 May 1940. Aged 21. Born and resident Dorset. Son of Charles William and Elizabeth Damon, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire. Buried in CUINCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 10.
DEARN William John
Corporal 1875817, 5 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Accidentally drowned 22 March 1941. Aged 21. Born Nowshera, India, resident Kent. Baptised Nowshera, Christ Church, Bengal. Son of Joseph and Jane C. Dearn, of Weymouth. Buried 2 April 1941 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 12.
DELANEY Matthew Edward John
Petty Officer Telegraphist P/J 47840, H.M.S. President III (shore based establishment - assigned to S.S. City of Bedford), Royal Navy. Died at sea 30 December 1940. Aged 40. Born 25 May 1900 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Matthew E. and Ellen Lily Delaney; husband of Elizabeth Delaney. Errand Boy prior to enlisting. Originally enlisted 25 May 1918 for 12 years. Heoght 5 feet 2½ inches, chest 31½ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, healthy complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 40, Column 3.
DENTON T J
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DIBBEN Ernest Claude
Warrant Officer Class II (S.S.M.) 7872628, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 7 December 1942. Aged 39. Son of Arthur Ernest and Florence Louise Dibben; husband of Isabel Susan Dibben, of Weymouth. Buried in the West part of UPWEY (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Dorset.
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DOMINEY Donald Walter
A.R.P. Rescue Service; of 8 Goulds Hill, Upwey, Weymouth. Died at Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth 28 May 1944. Aged 39. Son of George B. and Frances H. Dominey. In the 1939 Register he was a Labourer Road Work, unmarried, resident 8 Gould's Hill, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in UPWEY (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Dorset.
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DOWLE Raymond Eric
Guardsman 5735558, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 31 August 1944. Aged 21. Born and resident Dorset. Son of Charles Fredrick and Gladys Marion Dowle, of Preston, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in MARISSEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Oise, France. Grave 246.
DOWNING H W
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DREW Frederick
Petty Officer Steward C/L 14802, H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Navy. Died 2 October 1942 when Queen Mary struck Curacoa amidships at full speed, cutting the cruiser in half. Aged 44. Son of George and Emily Drew; husband of Louise Martha Caroline Drew, of Weymouth, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 64, Column 3.
DUFFIELD, DSM Philip Walter Christian
Leading Seaman P/JX 126166, H.M.S. Tadpole, Royal Navy. Died 21 September 1944. Aged 33. Born 10 November 1910 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, baptised 18 December 1910 in Portsea, All Saints. Son of Philip Henry and Martha Eliza Duffield; husband of Hilda Jane (nee Lane) May Duffield, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, married 1935 in Weymouth. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) "For courage and skill in an attack on an enemy submarine" [L.G. 11 February 1941, page 810]. In the 1911 census he was under 1 year of age, born Portsmouth, Hampshire, son of Philip Henry and Martha Eliza Duffield, resident 3 Cecil Grove Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Buried 27 September 1944 in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section F. Grave 212.
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ELLIS Desmond Maurice
Private 14962798, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 27 August 1945. Aged 21. Born and resident Dorset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ellis, of Weymouth. Buried 1 September 1945 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 817.
ELSOM, MiD Harold Edward
Company Serjeant Major CH/X 3109, No. 41 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died 20 February 1945. Aged 25. Son of Edward Eleazor Elsom and Jessie Vera Elsom; husband of Beryl (nee Murphy) Elsom, of Weymouth, married 1945 in Weymouth. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried 26 February 1945 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Consecrated Grave 1609.
EMSELL Cyril
Lance Corporal 7593660, 1 Base Ordnance Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Missing at sea during the evacuation of Dunkirk 17 June 1940. Born Leeds, resident Dorset. Aged 37. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 145.
ENGLISH Robert James
Petty Officer Steward P/L 13289, H.M.S. Thanet, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by the Japanese destroyers Fubuki, Asagiri, Yugiri, Shirayuki off Endau (east coast of Malaya) while attacking Japanese transport ships together with H.M.A.S. Vampire 27 January 1942. Aged 40. Born 30 July 1902 in Runcorn, Cheshire. Husband of Bessie Mary Gladys (nee Hall) English, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire, married 26 August 1928 in Melcombe Regis. Prior to enlistment he was employed Colour Grinding. Initially enlisted 23 January 1922 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 70, Column 1.
ESCOTT John Ford
Corporal 100591, Royal Air Force. Died 12 July 1943. Aged 43. Born 5 November 1899. Married Annie Elizabeth Pavey 1925 in Weymouth, Dorset; their son is listed below. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Weymouth, at school, son of William and Teresa Mary Escott, resident Rostrevor, 30 Kirtleton Avenue, Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Originally enlisted in World War 1 as Gunner 86334, 15th Reserve Battery, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery, discharged as under age (attested as 18 years 2 months) 16 March 1915 at Hilsea, aged 15 years 4 months, height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, resident Kilronan, Broadway, Dorset. Enlisted in Royal Flying Corps which then became R.A.F. (1 April 1918) as Jack Ford, attested 6 November 1917, occupation Motor Driver Fitter, born 5 November 1899, son of Mr W. Escott, of Kilronan, Broadway, Dorset, served in France 22 August 1918 to 5 July 1919. Buried 16 July 1943 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot B. Grave 1249.
ESCOTT Peter John Ford
Sergeant 1852731, 297 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Station Earls Colne Halifax Mk. III. Died 3 March 1945. Aged 19. Born 20 March 1926. Son of John Ford Escott (see above) and Annie Elizabeth Escott, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Educated in Cuckfield, resident in 1939 at Ley House, Cuckfield R.D., Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 274.
EVANS Leslie
Private 3908172, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 4 May 1944 prior to D-Day landings. Aged 32. Son of George Arthur and Alice Maud Evans; husband of Evelyn May (nee Symonds) Evans, of Radipole, Dorsetshire, married 1941 in Weymouth. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 7. Row D. Grave 3.
FAIRCHILD R R
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FELLOWES Peter [Noel]
Sergeant 1332970, 21 O.T.U., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 February 1943. Aged 22. Son of Thomas George and Beryl Fellowes, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 149.
FILBY Walter George Frederick
Flying Officer 55086, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17 August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Walter John and Emily Edith Pretoria Filby, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 6. Row B. Collective grave 2-8.
FOOKES Maurice Ernest

Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) 1867411, 46 Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 9 July 1942. Aged 30. Born Kent, resident Essex. Son of Herbert and Ada Mabel Fookes; husband of Phyllis (nee Thomas) Fookes, of Shipley, Yorkshire, married 1933 in Colchester. Taken as a Japanese Prisoner of War 15 February 1942 during the invasion of Singapore. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 9. Row D. Grave 15.

*** Can find no obvious link to Weymouth for this man but he is the only M E FOOKES or M FOOKES listed on CWGC ***

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FORD Harry George
Lance Corporal 5441620, Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached to 6 Heavy A.A. Regiment (Workshop), Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 10 December 1943. Aged 28. Born 12 July 1915. Resident of Weymouth. Son of Mr. George J and Mrs. Ethel E. Ford, of 16, Marsh Road, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Imprisoned in 4D Camp, Thailand. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand . Plot 2. Row K. Grave 71.
FORSTER Frederick George
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 51255, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was hit again on the boat deck by one or more shells from the German Battleship Bismarck followed by a devastating magazine explosion that destroyed the aft part of the ship that broke the back of Hood and she sank, 4 May 1941. Born 8 January 1919 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 53, Column 2.

*** Can find no obvious link to Weymouth for this man but he is the only F G FORSTER of two that fits the other being from Norfolk. ***

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FRAMPTON Ronald Stanley
Private 14721009, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in Western Europe 9 February 1945. Aged 19. Born and resident Dorset. Son of James Henry and Evelyn Beatrice Frampton, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 56. Row C. Grave 15.
FRANKLIN Richard Lewis
Able Seaman C/J 58515, H.M.S. Nigeria, Royal Navy. Died due to an abscess of right lung in R N Auxiliary Hospital, Minterne Magna, Dorset 7 January 1942. Aged 40. Born 24 March 1901 in Putney, London. Son of George and Maud Franklin; husband of Edith (nee Armstrong) Franklin, of Westham, Weymouth, married in Weyumouth in 1926. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 257.A.
GALE Gerald Christopher
Sergeant 5728119, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 10 February 1943. Aged 21. Born Dorset. Son of Edwin and Jessie Cale, of Westham, Weymouth. Buried 15 February 1943 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 749.
GASTON James
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 75346, H.M. Tug St. Abbs, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk off Dunkirk by German aircraft during the Dunkiirk evacuation 1 June 1940. Aged 34. Born 14 December 1906, in Antrim, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Gaston; husband of Olive Mary Gaston, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 42, Column 1.
GILBERT John Trevor
Flying Officer (Pilot) 117396, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 July 1943. Aged 29. Born Weymouth in 1914. Son of John James Gilbert and Elsie Gilbert, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried 5 August 1943 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 2521.
GODDEN Geoffrey Percival Russell
Corporal 924170, 997 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 July 1944. Aged 30. Son of Charles Henry and Sarah Godden, of Weymouth; husband of Joan Dorothy Ethel Godden, of Weymouth. Buried in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Section A. Unconsecrated Grave 111.
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GOODING Raymond Philip
Guardsman 2666376, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 1 August 1944. Aged 18. Born Hampshire, resident Dorset. Son of Alfred Gooding, and of Sarah Louise Gooding, of Bridport, Dorsetshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 4.
GOSDEN Eric Bertram
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 906488, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 November 1943. Born Weymouth in 1913. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Gosden, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Section C. Row E. Grave 9.
GOULD Kenneth George
Driver 10580382, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached to H. Q., 1st Airborne Division. Killed in action in the unsuccessful Operation Market Garden during Battle of Arnhem 18 September 1944. Aged 21. Born Weymouth, Dorset and resident Dorset. . Son of Albert George and Hilda Maud Gould, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 30. Row B. Grave 3.
GREATREX Walter James
Gunner 2039878, 483 Searchlight Battery, Royal Artillery. Died as the result of an accident in the United Kingdom 6 October 1940. Aged 24. Born Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, resident Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Joshua and Ann Emma Greatrex, of Weymouth. Buried 11 October 1940 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 6.
GREEN Henry [William]
Marine PLY/21491, H.M.S. Galatea, Royal Marines. Died at sea 15 December 1941. Aged 35. Born 20 December 1905 in Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Frederick Charles and Kate Eliza Green, of Upwey, Dorsetshire; husband of Ida Green, of Upwey. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 59, Column 2.
GUNNING, MC Eric [McEvoy]
Gunner 1481188, 310 Bty., 72 (The Hampshire Yeomanry) A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20 September 1939 (CWGC states 19 September all other reords 20 September]. Aged 44. Born Quetta, India, resident Upwey, Dorset. Son of Capt. Charles Francis Gunning, formerly of the Durham Light Infantry and Mrs. Gunning; nephew of the Revd. Canon Joseph Oldham Gunning, of St. Mawgan-in-Pydar Rectory, Newquay, Cornwall. Formerly Capt. in the Rifle Brigade in the 1914-18 War. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 2191.
GUY Daniel Geoffrey
Sergeant 1208683, 185 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 December 1942. Aged 27. Son of Daniel Guy, and of Dora Guy, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. no known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 4, Column 1.
GUY Ronald Stevens
Sergeant 1211944, 199 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 February 1943. Aged 29. Born 13 June 1915 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Daniel Guy, and of Dora Ethel Guy, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Constance Ethel Guy. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, employed as Local Government Audit Clerk, resident 2 Gloucester Mews, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 151.
HABGOOD L W
A Lemuel William Habgood was buried at Preston, Dorset 24 June 1944, aged 51. Born 5 April 1894. He served in World War 1 as Private CH19101, R.M. Deal., Chatham Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. He married Ada M Hunt in Yeovil, Somerset in 1935.
HAIGH Ronald Charles
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1587219, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 September 1943. Aged 28. Son of Charles Henry and Gertrude Haigh; husband of Patricia Joyce (nee Richardson) Haigh, of Andoversford, Gloucestershire, married in Dorchester in 1940. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, occupation Assistant Borough Surveyor, resident 28 Cornwall Road, Dorchester M.B., Dorset. Buried at BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 2. Row G. Collective grave 14-18.
HAINES, MiD Anthony Cluse Huxtable
Flight Lieutenant 39598, 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 16 May 1941. Aged 25. Born 8 December 1916, baptised 16 January 1917 in Rangoon,Christ Church, Bengal, India. Son of Percy Minton (or Quinton) Haines and Dorothy Kate Haines, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 240.
HAINES, DFC Leonard Archibald
Flying Officer (Pilot Instructor) 40297, Royal Air Force. Died 30 April 1941. Born 1919 in Weymouth, Dorset. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in HOUNSLOW CEMETERY, Middlesex. Plot D. Row B. Grave 2.
HALES Richard John
Warrant Officer Class II 5726757, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 2 November 1946. Aged 27. Son of Sydney John and Constance Dorothy Hales; husband of Bettie Kathleen (nee Buck) Hales, of Osmington Mills, married in Weymouth, Dorset, in 1940. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.
HALL Benjamin Jack [Lockhead]
[Listed a J B HALL on memorial] Ordinary Seaman D/JX 175851, H.M.S. Matabele, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-454 and sank almost immediately 17 January 1942. Aged 18. Born 1 August 1923 in Weymouth. Dorset. Son of Annie Louisa Hall, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 67, Column 2.
HALL Philip Raymond
Sergeant 1312003, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire, flying BK464 Vickers Wellington III. Died during the Frankfurt raid of 10/11 April 1943 flying from Kirmington at 23:21 hours and nothing further was heard from them 11 April 1943. Aged 20. Son of Roland John and Florence Victoria Maud Hall, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 152.
HAMMOND Stanley MacDonald [Berwen]
Petty Officer Telegraphist D/JX 134886, H.M. Submarine Olympus, Royal Navy. Died 8 May 1942. Aged 27. Son of Stanley John and Miriam Hammond; husband of Winifred Alice Hammond, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 68, Column 1.
HAMMOND William Newell
Pilot Officer 43136, 269 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30 May 1940. Aged 26. Born 1913 in Weymouth. Son of William and Violet Hammond, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 8.
HANSFORD John
Able Seaman R/JX 166568, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died 14 September 1942. Born 1898 in Weymouth. Dorset. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 291.A.
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HARDING Kenneth Frederick
Pilot Officer 104580, 230 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 July 1942. Aged 28. Born 17 December 1913 in Weymouth. Son of Alfred Hector and Florence Harding; husband of Ena Clarice (nee Brown) Harding, of Gravesend, Kent, married 1939 in Lewisham, London. In the 1939 Register he was single, a Municipal Officer Clerk Electrical ? (Electoral?), resident 96 Baron's Court Road, Fulham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 248.
HARRIS Edwin Luke
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 93220, H.M.S. Glowworm, Royal Navy. Died in a duel between his ship and the German Destroyer "Hipper" 8 April 1940. Aged 22. Son of Gertrude Harris, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 42, Column 1.
HARTLAND Arthur George
Petty Officer C/JX 12604, Royal Navy. Died in Bournemouth 26 January 1946. Aged 35. Son of Thomas A. Hartland and S. M. Hartland; husband of Joyce Mary (nee Bishop) Hartland, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire, married 1941 in Sheppey, Kent. Buried/Creamted in BOURNEMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Hampshire. Panel 2.
HARVIE, MBE David Bryce
Captain (and Quartermaster) 175793, 2nd (6th Battalion, The Loyal Regt.) [North Lancashire) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 18 December 1945. Aged 49. Born West Lothian, Scotland, resident Dorset. Husband of Ethel May Harvie, of Weymouth. Also served in the 1914-18 war. Awarded the Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Linlithgow, Scotland. son of James and Janet Harvie, resident 360, High Street, Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland. Buried 22 December 1945 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Consecrated Grave 1269.
HAWKINS Harry
Electrical Artificer 1st Class D/M 30495, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, 8 June 1940. Aged 40. Born 6 September 1899 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Harry and Amelia Hawkins, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Vera Anne Ellen Hawkins, of Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 42, Column 1.
HAYLOCK Ronald Leslie
Sapper 14227407, Royal Engineers. Died 13 December 1943. Aged 20. Son of John Mozart Haylock and Jessie Maria Haylock, of Weymouth. Buried 18 December 1943 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 1099.
HEAD Robert Royston
Lieutenant 121188, 95 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds in the Middle East 15 December 1941. Aged 24. Born and resident Dorset. Son of Sydney Henry and Mabel Florence Head, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 22.
HECTOR Arthur Frederick James
Lieutenant 268959, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke Of Albany's). Killed in action 15 June 1944. Born 1923 in Weymouth, Dorset, and resident Dorset. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IA. Row B. Grave 6.
HELMORE William Leonard
Petty Officer P/J 99995, H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was anchored at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland, when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-47, 14 October 1939. Aged 39. Son of William and Rosina Helmore; husband of Florence Emily (nee Coleman) Helmore, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1929. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 33, Column 1.
HERBERT Edward James
Trooper 6296612, 141st (7th Battalion, The Buffs [Royal East Kent Regiment] Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action during the campaign in Northwest Europe 23 October 1944. Aged 33. Born Berkshire, resident Dorset. Son of Harry Charles and Mary Louise Herbert; husband of Frances Effie Rosina (nee Childs) Herbert, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1931. In the 1911 census he was newborn, born Cookham Berkshire, resident with his parents at Hillside, Cookham Rise, Cookham, Berkshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 26. Row A. Grave 4.
HEWINS Robert Edward
Sergeant 7917464, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 22 July 1942 in the Western Desert, Middle East. Aged 30. Born 8 November 1911 in Lincolnshire, resident Dorset. Son of George and Alice Hewins; husband of Kathleen J. Hewins. In the 1939 Register he was married to Kathleen J. (nee Cook) Hewins, an Assistant Teacher (Elementary School), resident Rodwell Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset; his wife was a State Registered Nurse, they married 1939 in Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 21.
HICKS Edward John
Sergeant 2024196, 4th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Missing believed Prisoner of War 30 November 1941, declared dead in the Middle East 9 December 1941. Aged 32. Born and resident Dorset. Baptised 30 April 1909 in Weymouth, Holy Trinity. Son of Jane E. Hicks, of Easton, Bristol. In the 1911 census he was aged 2, born Weymouth Dorset, son of Raymond and Jane Elizabeth Hicks, resident 6, Havelock Place, Weymouth, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 21.
HILTON Frank William
Captain 71817, 8 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 27 January 1943 in Osaka from Tuberculosis. Born 7 September 1913 in Portsmouth, resident Dorset. Son of Charles and May Hilton; husband of Barbara L. (nee Brittain) Hilton, resident Junction Hotel, Dorchester, Dorset, married 1936 in Weymouth. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section A. Row D. Grave 14.
HINDER Vaughan
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1315294, 244 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. B ased at RAF Masirah on Masirah Island, flying Vickers Wellington XIII on anti-submarine patrols. Died 24 August 1944. Born 1922 in Bristol. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher George Bailey, of Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in MAALA CEMETERY, Yemen. Section H. Grave 126.
HIRST Norman
Electrical Artificer 4th Class P/MX 60332, H.M.S. Cossack, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was torpedoed by U-563 23 October 1941. Born 11 April 1919 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Thomas Frederick and Marie Hirst, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 57, Column 1.
HOCKLEY Frederick Cyril John
Gunner 847877, 5 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (11 Indian Division). Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 29 August 1944; held in Taiwan PoW Camp. Aged 28. Born 7 April 1916. Son of Parsons and Alice Bessie Hockley, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Butcher by trade. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot V. Row N. Grave 12.
HODGSON W S
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HONEYBORNE Alfred William Charles
Private 7632312, 14 Section, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 8 November 1943. Aged 32. Born 23 January 1911. Resident of Weymouth. Son of William Charles and Mabel Lily Honeyborne, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Maud Iris Honeyborne, of 47 Ullswater Crescent, Weymouth. Imprisoned in Malaya PoW Camp. Captured 15 February 1942 at the fall of Singapore. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Burma (Myanmar). Plot B6. Row D. Grave 3.
HOW Sidney Jack [William]
Trooper 7949549, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in North West Europe 13 June 1944. Aged 22. Born in Poole, Dorset in 1922. Son of Sidney Bertie and Annie Henrietta How; husband of Doris Ethel (nee Vining) How, of Radipole, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Dorchester in 1942. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 6.

Note: From 11–30 June the 8th were involved in the advance through the Bocage with the 22nd Armoured Brigade. They were involved in action against the 2nd Panzer Division, with the 8th leading their division out of the bridgehead.

HUNTER Walter Henry [R]
Sergeant 555812, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 15 June 1944. Aged 24. Born 1920 in Weymouth, Dorse, resident Dorsett. Son of Henry Richard and Mildred Jessie Hunter, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried inm BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIX. Row A. Grave 5.

Note: From 11–30 June the 8th were involved in the advance through the Bocage with the 22nd Armoured Brigade. They were involved in action against the 2nd Panzer Division, with the 8th leading their division out of the bridgehead.

HURDLEY Samuel
Leading Stoker P/K 59966, H.M.S. Hebe, Royal Navy. Died 22 November 1943. Aged 44. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Hurdley; husband of Alexina Dundas (nee Wilson) Hurdley, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth, Dorset, in 1933. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 3.
HUXTABLE Adrian Anthony
Lieutenant 182100, 88th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 5 July 1943. Aged 23. Born 10 February 1920. Son of Charles Hubert Anthony and Helen Huxtable, of Vancourtland, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset. Captured 15 February 1942. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row G. Grave 78.
INNES Lancelot Philip [Green]
Lance Corporal 5735440, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 15 July 1945. Aged 21. Born 1923 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Robert Green Innes and Petronella Flora Innes, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in CELLE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 3.
IRONSIDE Frederick William
Private 5735013, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Wounded 6 July 1944, killed in action 20 July 1944. Aged 21. Born 1923 in Weymouth, Dorset and resident Dorset. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXI. Row F. Grave 17.
JACK Albert Edward Alexander
Petty Officer P/J86581, H.M.S. President III (shore base - died aboard S.S. Turkistan), Royal Navy. Died in the Persian Gulf 3 May 1945. Aged 44. Born 9 February 1901 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Albert Edward and Maud Hatley Jack; husband of Hilda Mary Jack (nee Cossens), of Weymouth, Dorset, married in Weymouth in 1928. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.). Meat Porter before enlistment. Initially enlisted 9 February 1919 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 35 inches, black hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, born Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, resident with his parents at 35 Brooke Road, Walthamstow, London & Essex. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 6.
JACKSON William Eric
Sergeant 5728460, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action near Maltot when the Division attacked the German positions on and around Hill 112 10 July 1944. Aged 24. Born in Weymouth, Dorset in 1919, resident Dorset. Son of Harold and Maggie Jackson, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row J. Grave 14.
JAMES Leslie
Bombardier 1556296, 89 Battery, 35 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Missing in Malaya 15 February 1942, declared Prioner Of War 1 February 1943, died while a Japanese Prisoner of War on Ballale Island, Java, 5 March 1943. Aged 28. Born 2 April 1914 in Cardiff, resident Westham Weymouth, Dorset. Son of John Charles James, and of Lottie James, of Radipole, Dorsetshire; husband of Florence Mary (nee Carter) James, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1936. In the 1939 Register he may married Florence M James, occupation Shop Assistant Grocers, resident 14 Somerset Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset, they had one duaghter Tessa, born 8 February 1937. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 8.
JEX Eric Charles
Master at Arms C/M39731, H.M.S. Cleopatra, Royal Navy. Died 11 February 1942 probably when his ship was damagd by a bomb after sailing from Malta. Aged 36. Born 31 May 1904 in Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk. Son of Charles John and Maud Mary Jex; husband of Lily (nee Barrett) Jex, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1926. Attended Northgate Infants School, Great Yarmouth, in 1909-1911. Originally enlisted 2 January 1823 for 12 years, Height 5 feet 7½, chest 36 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 6, born Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk, resident with his parents at 3 Denmark Place, Kitchener Road, Great Yarmouth. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Protestant Section (Men's). Plot F. Collective grave 85.
JOLLY, MC Alfred Frank
Major, 5th Dorset (Weymouth) Battalion, Home Guard. Died in Weymouth 3 April 1942. Aged 47. Born 21 July 1894 in Streatham, Surrey. Son of Frank and Ellen Alice Jolly, of Sutton, Surrey; husband of Enid Constance Jolly, of Weymouth. Formerly Captain, East Yorkshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Educated Bedford Grammar School (Admiitted September 1906). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, at school, resident with his widowed mother at 6 St Georges Road, Bedford. In the 1939 Register he was married to Enid, occupation Managing Director Dry Cleaning Boot Repairer, resident 130 Wyke Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 7 April 1942 in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section E. Grave 296.
JOLLY R F
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JONES John
Chief Steward, S.S. Sambur (Weymouth), Merchant Navy. Died 13 June 1940 after his ship had rescued more than 600 British troops from Dunkirk. Aged 64. Husband of Emily Cresswell Jones, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. In the 1901 census he was aged 25, born Sardio, Wales, a lodger, employed as a Hammerman, resident 13, Hope Street, Weymouth, Dorset. In the 1911 census he is aged 34, born Burton Parish, Pembrokeshire, married to Emily, a Blacksmith Stiker, resident Victoria Road, Wyke Regis, Dorset. Buried 17 June 1940 in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section E. Grave 190.
JORDAN Frederick [Josiah]
[Transcribed as JORDON] Gunner, H.M.S. Hermes, Royal Navy. Died when a Japanese scout plane spotted her near Batticaloa, and she was attacked by several dozen dive bombers shortly afterwards; with no air cover, the carrier was quickly sunk by the Japanese aircraft 9 April 1942. Born 4 February 1907 in Vauxhall, London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alphaeus John Jordan; husband of Bessie (nee Hooper) Jordan, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1931. Office Boy before enlisting. Originally enlisted 4 February 1925 for 12 years. Heoght 5 feet 7 inches, chest 38 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 63, Column 1.
JUPE Leonard George
Chief Petty Officer P/JX 140105, H.M.S. Excellent, Royal Navy. Died in Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth, 19 January 1945. Aged 55. Born 11 December 1889 in Winchester, Hants. Son of Charles and Emma Jupe, husband of Marion Jupe, of Southsea. Enlisted 11 December 1907 for 12 years, re-enlisted 11 Decmber 1919 to completion. Height 5 feet 5 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Prior to enlistment he was a Stable Boy. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, aged 21. born St Michaels, Winchester, Able Seaman, Prince of Wales Royal Navy, aboard ship. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot F. Row 4. Grave 11.

*** Can find no obvious link to Weymouth for this man but he is the only L G JUPE on the CWGC. ***

KENNARD Victor Albert
Petty Officer Stoker C/K 59839, H.M. Submarine Swordfish, Royal Navy. Died when his ship sank between 7 and 16 November 1940, probably struck a mine roughly 12 miles south of St. Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight. Aged 36. Born 16 January 1904 in Kingston, Surrey. Son of William Martin Kennard and Sarah Ann Kennard; husband of Dorothy May (nee Steel) Kennard, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1927. Prior to enlistment he was a newsvendor. Originally enlisted 6 September 1922 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8¾ inches, chest 35 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 7, born Kingston, Surrey, resdent with his parents at 9 Canbury Park Rd., Kingston on Thames, Surrey. Educated Richmond Road Council Boys' School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, 1912. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 37, Column 3.
KENNEDY W L
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KERR David [Arthur]
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 55013, H.M. Submarine Simoom, Royal Navy. Died in the Aegean sea 19 November 1943, probably the submarine struck a mine or was lost through an accident. Aged 22. Born 8 November 1921 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of David Sim Kerr and Winifred May Kerr, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 2.
KILLEEN Peter Nicholas
Lance Corporal 1874416, 22 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died during the Battle for Hong Kong against the Japanese 19 December 1941. Aged 22. Born Plymouth, resident Dorset. Son of Nicholas and Charlotte Killeen. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot IV. Row N. Grave 9.
KIND Reginald D
Private 5191131, 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 14 November 1944. Aged 30. Born 24 May 1914 in Weymouth, Dorset and resident Dorset. Son of David and Florence L. Kind, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, unemployed, resident with his parents at 2 Albert Street, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in DIGBOI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 6.
KINGMAN Thomas Jack
Pilot Officer (Observer) 120041, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at R.A.F. Waddington, flying Avro Manchester W4194. Died while on a night bombing run to Hamburg 9 November 1942. Born 6 February 1917 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Kingman, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a School Teacher, resident 4 The Downsway, Fareham U.D., Hampshire. Buried in KIEL WAR CEMETERY, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 10.
LAKE Walter George
Born 21 May 1910 in Weymouth, died 1945. Aged 34. In the 1939 census Walter George Lake was born 21 May 1910, a Gardener (Corporation), resident 24 Kitchener Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 7 March 1945 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset.
LAVINGTON Arthur Harold
Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Daedalus II, Royal Navy. Died 11 February 1946. Aged 41. Son of Arthur and Louisa Ellen Lavington; husband of Mabel Frances Lavington, of Weymouth. Buried 15 February 1946 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Consecrated Grave 1366.
LEACH Frederick J V
Driver T/193581, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 3 February 1945. Born 30 July 1916 and resident Dorset. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Butcher, resident 1 Seven Acres Road, Preston, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 1.
LEACH Jack Victor
A.R.P. Rescue Service; of 11 Roman Road, Weymouth. Died at Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth 28 May 1944. Aged 40. Born 16 October 1904. In the 1911 census he was aged 6, born Weymouth, Dorset, son of Charles William and Maria Amelia Leach, resident 83 St Mary Street Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. In the 1939 Register he was married to May Leach, employed as an Insurance Agent, resident 11 Roman Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 1 June 1944 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset.
LEE A
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LEE R
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LEGG J
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LEGG John Frederick
Aircraftman 1st Class 1314337, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 12 March 1944. Aged 23. Born 20 November 1920 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Stanley Albert and Clara May Legg, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he was employed Assisting Father Poultry Boy, resident with his parents at Icen Farm, Dorchester R.D., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 440.
LEGG Sidney Arthur
Ordinary Telegraphist D/JX 177299, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. Died at sea 5 April 1942 when a Japanese aircraft spotted Dorsetshire and her sister Cornwall while en route to Colombo; a force of dive bombers then attacked the two ships and sank them. Aged 18. Born 25 September 1923 in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Son of Arthur John Legg, and of Anne Legg. of Westham, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 68, Column 2.
LEIGH J A P
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LEIGHTON James Alfred George
Electrical Artificer 3rd Class P/MX 54423, H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was sunk off the Egyptian coast, by the German submarine U-331, 25 November 1941. Aged 24. Born 16 February 1917 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Alfred and Iris Leighton; husband of Dorothy V. (nee Gill) Leighton, of Northfield, Warwickshire, married in Weymouth in 1938. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 57, Column 1.
LE MESURIER, DSO, DFC, MiD. Eric Clive
Wing Commander 37883, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 23 December 1943. Aged 28. Born 1915 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Son of Major F. H. S. Le Mesurier, formerly of The Border Regiment, and Edith Louise Le Mesurier, of Weymouth. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in the East part of RADIPOLE (ST. ANN) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Dorset.
LIMM Louis
Gunner 14421905, 15 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds in Italy 20 September 1944. Aged 19. Born 1924 in Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, resident Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Walter Louis and Louisa Mary Limm, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Joyce Marjorie (nee Underdoun) Limm, of Wyke Regis, married in Weymouth in 1943. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 4.
LINQUIST Kenneth Victor
Warrant Officer Class II R/83359, 152 (R.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 27 November 1942. Aged 20. Son of Oscar and Kathleen May Linquist, of Wembley, Middlesex. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 16.
LLOYD-WORTH Philip
Guardsman 2665827, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 24 February 1945. Aged 19. Born 1925 in Weymouth, Dorset and resident Dorset. Son of William and Phyllis Lloyd Worth. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 12. Row A. Grave 10.
LOVELL Gordon William John
Sergeant (Pilot) 655547, 1651 C.U., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 August 1942. Aged 25. Born 1917 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Percy and Dorothy A. Lovell, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 12. Row A. Grave 1.
LUCKING Cecil Jeffery
Leading Stoker P/KX 86421, H.M. Submarine Porpoise, Royal Navy. Died at sea 16 January 1945. Aged 29. Born 24 April 1915 in Billericay, Essex. Son of George and Hilda Maud Lucking, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 89, Column 3.
MACLEAN David McLaren
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1587819, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 January 1946. Aged 22. Son of Duncan MacTavish MacLean and Flora Lamont Tucker Hendry MacLean, of Weymouth. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 124.A.
McSWEENEY I M
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MALE Harry
Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 953414, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at R.A.F. Waddington, flying Avro Manchester. Died 19 September 1942. Aged 30. Born 1911 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Harry Male and of Mary Male (nee Clift), of Halesowen; husband of Lily Male, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in HALESOWEN CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Section C. Grave 202.
MALLETT Sydney Ernest
Gunner 1665073, 3 Super Heavy Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 31 May 1940. Aged 36. The 1930 & 1931 Register of Electors shows him being resident at 7 Trinity Street, Weymouth, there are two other Mallet's listed at that address, Florence Alice and Reginald George. In the 1929 Register of Electors he and Florence Alice Mallet are listed at 7 Trinity Street, Weymouth. Buried 10 June 1940 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 3.
MANNING John [William]
Trooper 14241450, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Western Europe 11 April 1945. Aged 21. Born 1923 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Manning, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 4. Row F. Grave 13.
MARSH George
Private 4741108, York and Lancaster Regiment also served as Warrant Officer, Class I (Sub. Conductor), Indian Army Corps of Clerks. Died 15 October 1945. Aged 39. Born 4 February 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Marsh, of Attercliffe, Sheffield; husband of Maud Vilda Marsh, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Burma (Myanmar). Face 88.
MENZIES Duncan
Lieutenant 277750, 7th Battalion, The Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's). Killed in action in Western Europe 18 July 1944. Aged 20. Born 1924 in Truro, Cornwall, resident Dorset. Son of William Ferguson Menzies and Kathleen Augusta Cheney Menzies, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 26.
MIDDLETON Ivor William Joseph
Signalman 2328616, 19 Air Form. Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 5 August 1945. Aged 24. Born Aylesbury area, Buckinghamshire, resident Portsmouth. Son of William Henry and Florence Louise Middleton; husband of Ivy (nee Chinnock) Middleton, of North Kensington, London, married in Weymouth 1944. Buried in RANGOON WAR CEMETERY, Burma (Myanmar). Plot 1. Row J. Grave 8.
MIDGLEY Francis Joseph
[Listed as J F MIDGLEY on memorial] Trooper 7945132, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), Royal Armoured Corps. Missing presumed killed in action 21 January 1945. Aged 22. Born 1924 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Francis and Edith Midgley; husband of Sylvia Joyce Midgley, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL, Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel 1.
MIELE George [Philip]
Aircraftman 1st Class 624260, 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War, prisoner on board ship, Java Party 23, at MoakoMoakao when British submarine H.M.S. fired torpedoes at the Junyo Maru, transporting him to Singapore, sinking her, 18 September 1944, 5620 lives were lost, making it the worst maritime disaster of World War 2, 2,300 Prisoners of War plus about 4,200 ‘Romusha’, in total about 6,500 on board. Aged 23. Born 6 May 1921 in Weymouth. Son of Ellen Eliza Miele, and stepson of William John Trim, of 48 Hereford Road, Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Imprisoned in Java PoW camp. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 440.
MILES Francis John
Flight Sergeant 1312077, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Ridgewell flying Short Stirling Mk.I/Mk.III, part of Bomber Command. Died 26 February 1943. Aged 20. Son of Archibald John and Lilian May Miles, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 11. Row H. Collective grave 1-7.
MILLER George Walker Hall
Yeoman of Signals P/J 45929, H.M.S. Exmouth, Royal Navy. Died at sea 21 January 1940 while escorting the merchant Cyprian Prince when his ship was spotted by the German submarine U-22, under the command of Karl-Heinrich Jenisch, and torpedoed at 05:35; she sank with the loss of all hands. Aged 39. Born 7 April 1900 in South Leith, Liverpool, Lancshire. Son of Alexander and Bessie Miller; husband of Dorothy E. (nee Coombes) Miller, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1929. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 40, Column 2.
MILNER E
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MOORE Leonard Frederick
Sergeant 2031941, 127 Electrical and Mechanical Company, Royal Engineers. Wounded and missing presumed in Greece, Prisoner of War, died 24 April 1941. Aged 25. Born and resident Dorset. Son of William and Isabell S. V. Moore, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 4.
MOORES William John
Lance Bombardier 859619, Heavy Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 8 August 1944. Aged 23. Born and resident Dorset. Son of William J. and Edith H. Moores; husband of Jemima Moores, of Dundee. Transferred to Field Branch 29 December 1942. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 22.
MORRIS, DSM Frederick Charles
Electrical Artificer 1st Class C/M 38173, H.M. Submarine Turbulent, Royal Navy. Died when his ship fell victim of the anti-submarine trawler Teti II or of a mine off Maddalena, Sardinia, between 11 and 23 March 1943. Aged 41. Husband of Gladys Amelia (nee Arnold) Morris, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1932. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 72, Column 3.

Citation for Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.):

"For courage and skill in succesful submarine patrols in HMS Turbulent" [London Gazette 15 September 1942, pages 4019/20.

MORRIS Kenneth Alexander Charles
Private 14721022, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in North West Europe 29 August 1944. Aged 18. Born 1926 in Weymouth, Dorset and resident Dorset. Son of Wilfred Charles and Fanny Morris, of Upwey, Dorsetshire. Buried in ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. PLot I. Row A. Grave 13.
MORRIS Kenneth J
Born in Weymouth 7 September 1920. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Railway Porter, resident 15 Ranelagh Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset.

*** Cannot determine K J MORRIS on the CWGC. ***

MOULDEN Donald
Squadron Leader 31285, 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died as a Japanese prisoner of War 21 November 1944. Aged 29. Born 30 June 1915. Son of Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Moulden, of 8A, Grange Road, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Imprisoned in Hiroshima PoW camp. Buried in SYDNEY WAR CEMETERY, New South Wales, Australia. Plot 2Z. Row C. Grave 6.
MURPHY P
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MURRAY J B
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MUTCH Ernest
Sergeant (Wireless Operator (Air)) 1850302, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Skellingthorpe, part of 5 Group, Bomber Command flying Avro Lancaster I & III, . Died 30 August 1944. Aged 20. Born 1924 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Robert Bruce and Beatrice May Mutch, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in HELSINGBORG (PALSJO) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY, Sweden. Section XV. Grave 73.
NASH Leonard Charles
Leading Aircraftman 916757, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based in Crete. Died 31 May 1941. Aged 20. Born 1921 in Weymouth. Son of Edward Thomas Nash and Violet May Nash, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 244.
NATION William Frederick
Fifth Engineer Officer, S.S. Arthur F. Corwin (London), Merchant Navy. Died at sea 13 February 1941 when U-103 (Schütze) damaged the ship, a straggler from convoy HX-106, with two torpedoes southeast of Iceland and left the burning tanker in a sinking condition, subsequently U-96 came across the wreck of Arthur F. Corwin which was still afloat and sank her with two coups de grâce; the master, 44 crew members, and one gunner, were lost. [Source: Uboat.net]. Aged 25. Born 22 March 1915 in Weymouth. Son of George Frederick and Henrietta Nation. In the 1939 Register he was a Gas Fitter (Council), living with his parenst at 30 King Street, Portland U.D., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 10.
NETHERCOTT Eric Gordon
Sergeant 920591, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Part of Bomber Command, based at RAF Swanton Morley, Norfolk, flying Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV. Died 4 July 1941. Aged 22. Son of Victor Granville Nethercott and Evelyn Agnes Nethercott, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 26. Row E. Grave 11.
NEW, MiD Wilfred Henry J
Warrant Engineer, H.M.S. Victory IV, Royal Navy. Died 10 March 1945. Aged 43. Son of Henry Thomas New and Hannah Hanscombe New; husband of Beatrice New, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section E. Grave 250.
NIGHTINGALE Philip Reginald
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class D/MX 55194, H.M.S. Norfolk, Royal Navy. Died in the exchange 26 December 1943 when his ship was part of the cruiser covering force of Convoy JW 55B when it engaged Scharnhorst, on 26 December 1943 delivering three hits on the German ship and receiving several 11-in shell hits. Born 13 November 1921 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Roland E. and Mabel A. Nightingale, of Radipole, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 81, Column 2.
NORCOTT Sydney Charles
Boatswain (Bosun), H.M.S. Hecla, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk off Casablanca on 12 November 1942 by the German submarine U-515 12 November 1942. Aged 42. Born 28 August 1900 in Highbury, London. Son of James Edmund and Louisa Norcott; husband of Cecilia Florence (nee Wilcox) Norcott, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Pancras, London in 1924. Before enlistment he was employed as a Packer. Originally enlisted 28 August 1918 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 31½ inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1929 Electoral Registers he and his wife, Ceclia, were resident at 11 St Leonard's Road Maisonettes, Weymouth. In the 1927, 1928, 1930 and 1931 Absent Voter's List he was absent from 11 St Leonard's Road Maisonettes, Weymouth, a Petty Officer C/59367, Royal Navy, aboard H.M.S. Vernon in 1928 and 1929. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 63, Column 1.
O'BRIEN Wilfrid Augustine
Leading Telegraphist P/J 20699, H.M. Submarine Griffin (H31), Royal Navy. The submarine sailed from Falmouth and on the 19 December 1941 for a Bay of Biscay patrol, 250 nautical miles north of Cape Finisterre; she was not seen or heard from after the release by her escort, died 24 December 1941. Aged 45. Born 31 October 1896 in Sunderland, Co Durham. Son of James and Elizabeth O'Brien; husband of Annie K. (nee Bartlett) O'Brien, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1925. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born St Mary Magdelenes Seaham Harbour Durham, a Butchers Errand Boy, resident with his parents at 49 Villa Place, Newcastle on Tyne, Westgate, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 52, Column 3.
OLIVE John Roland
Lieutenant (S), H.M.S. Exmouth, Royal Navy. Died 21 January 1940 while escorting the Merchant Cyprian Prince when his ship was spotted by the German submarine U-22, under the command of Karl-Heinrich Jenisch, and torpedoed at 05:35; she sank with the loss of all hands. Aged 28. Son of William Edgar and Lilian Constance Olive; husband of Sibyl Margrett Hambleton (nee Buckmaster) Olive, married in Portsmouth in 1937. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37, Column 1.
ORAM William Philip
Signalman 2365059, Royal Corps of Signals. Died in Weymouth 4 October 1946. Aged 38. Born 23 November 1907 in Weymouth. Married Olive May Godden 15 October 1933 in Melcombe Regis, Dorset. In the 1939 Register he was married to Olive, occupation Joint Manager Ladies Hairdresser And Fancy Trade (Late Motor & Training), resident 12 Hanover Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, born Weymouth, Dorset, son of George William and Susie Oram, resident 3 Queen Street Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.
ORCHARD Harold Charles

Sergeant (Pilot) 523288, 65 (East India) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Based at RAF Hornchurch, flying Supermarine Spitfires II P7733. During a sweep to attack the aerodrome at St. Omer he was shot down and killed 5 February 1941. Aged 24. Born 26 December 1916 in Weymouth. Son of Charles and Nora Elsie Orchard, of Rodwell, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Educated at Holy Trinity School and Weymouth Central Boys' School. Served with the squadron in the Battle of Britain.. Buried in NEUFCHATEL-HARDELOT (NEUFCHATEL) NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 4.

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See Alan Brown's detailed account of his service.

OUTEN William Thomas

Aircraftman 1st Class 926814, 79 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died of Beri Beri as a Japanese Prisoner of War in Hakodate Main PoW camp, Bibai-Machi, Japan, 3 May 1943. Aged 22. Born 15 May 1920. Son of Samuel Outen (deceased) Kate Outen, and stepson of Leonard Hounsell, of 6 Springfield, Broadway, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Resident Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section. Plot A. Row C. Grave 1.

His comrade, Frank Planton said "He was a motorcycle rider. His hand was incised by a Japanese doctor. He died in despair because he would not be able to ride a motorcycle any more" 

OUTRAM W
The only W OUTRAM on the CWGC is William John Outram, Guardsman 2660120, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 17 February 1944. Aged 27. Born Dartford, Kent, and resident Kent. In the 1939 Register he was born 25 November 1916, unmarried, a Milk Roundsman, living with his widowed mother, Mary A Outram, 133 Hythe Street, Dartford M.B., Kent. He married Kathleen Maguire in 1940 in Dartford. Buried at MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row J. Grave 11.

*** No obvious connection with Weymouth ***

PACKER Thomas Richard
Marine PLY/21148, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Marines. Died at sea while evacuating British aircraft from Norway, the ship was sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the North Sea 8 June 1940. Aged 39. Born 4 March 1901 in Wood Green, London. Son of Richard and Florence Packer; husband of Edith Maud (nee Cobb) Packer, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1926. Originally enlisted in the Royal Marines as 20388B, 24 July 1918, formerly employed as a Carman (S), religious denomination Church of England; his mother, Florence, was resident at the time at 75 Middleton Road, Hornsey, London. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, under age 24 July 1918 to 3 March 1919. Discharged 26 April 1921, address given as 14 West Street, Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 43, Column 2.
PALMER A D
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PALMER Edward Cornelius
Driver T/5191408, 5th Division Troops Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in North Africa 28 September 1943. Aged 23. Born 1920 in Weymouth, resident Dorset. Son of John Seymour Palmer and Olive Lucy Palmer, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 29.
PALMER Sydney Percival [Lane]
Leading Aircraftman 626513, Royal Air Force. Died 23 May 1941 in Weymouth. Aged 20. Born Weymouth. Son of Sydney William and Mary Frances Palmer, of Preston, Dorset. Buried 27 May 1941 in the South part of PRESTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Dorset. Row 5. Grave 20.
PARK Dennis Robert
Private 14727820, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 January 1945. Aged 19. Born 20 August 1925 in Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of John and Stella D. Park, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Grocery Errand Boy, resident withn his parenjts at 1 Dale Avenue, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in BRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot VI. Grave 301.
PARKER K
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PARKINSON Ivan George
Corporal 14688132, 5th Batalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Wounded 18 November 1944, died of those wounds 3 April 1945. Aged 19. Born 1925 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of John and Eva Gertrude Parkinson, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in ENSCHEDE EASTERN GENERAL CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands. Grave 201A.
PARRY-JONES David Edward
Lieutenant 277479, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in Western Europe 3 August 1944. Aged 20. Born 1924 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Harry and Ethel Parry-Jones, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. plot XXV, Row A. Grave 8.
PATTERSON J R
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PAUL Peter Graham Wills
Leading Aircraftman (U/T Pilot) 919753, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 November 1940. Aged 20. Born 1920 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Walter George and Elizabeth Phoebe Paul, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. His address at burial was given as Victoria Hotel, Weymouth. Buried 1 December 1940 in the North part of HAWARDEN (ST. DEINIOL) CHURCHYARD, Flintshire.
PAVEY Donald Poore
Able Seaman P/SSX 20270, H.M.S. Delight, Royal Navy. Killed when at 19:25 12 Ju 87s belonging to III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 attacked Delight, which was 20 miles (32 km) off Portland Bill and she was hit by a bomb on her fo'c'sle, which caused a major fire and a subsequent explosion, 29 July 1940. Aged 21. Born 11 March 1919 in Weymouth, Dorset. Adopted son of Alfred George and Edith Marion Pavey, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Transferred to the Royal Navy from the Royal Artillery 14 March 1937. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 39, Column 1.
PAVEY Stanley Gilbert
Lance Corporal 5671759, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 January 1944 in Burma. Aged 21. Born Dorset, resident Somerset. Son of Mrs. L. M. Honeybun, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Burma (Myanmar). Face 7.
PAVEY Thomas Lanning
Civilian War Dead. Merchant Navy; of 10 St. Nicholas Street, Weymouth. Husband of the late Lydia Margaret Pavey. Died at 10 St. Nicholas Street 2 April 1942. Aged 68. Born 12 January 1873 in Weymouth. Married Lydia Margaret McLoughlin in Weymouth in 1894. In the 1901 census he was aged 28, born Weymouth, a Seaman On Pleasure Coast, married to Lydia Margaret Pavey, resident 10, St Nicholas Street, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, born Weymouth, a Mariner, married to Lydia Margaret Pavey, resident 10 St Nicholas Street Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. In 1918 he was registered as a Merchant Seaman, identity certificate 12125. Buried 9 April 1942 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset.
PEARCEY Albert Morgan George
Sick Berth Attendant P/MX 535420, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died in Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Barrow Gurney, Bristol, from Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Pericardial Effusion 30 May 1944. Aged 19. Born 16 May 1925 in Swallowcliff, Wiltshire. Son of Enos Stephen and Edna May Pearcey, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried 3 June 1944 in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Dorset. Section E. Grave 275.
PEACHELL Michael Ernest
Leading Aircraftman 986914, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 May 1942. Aged 22. Born 1920 in Dorchester, Dorset. Son of George Ernest and E. A. Dorothy Peachell, of Broadway, Dorsetshire. Buried in MONTGOMERY (OAKWOOD) CEMETERY ANNEXE, Alabama, United States of America. Section N. Lot 112. Grave 5.
PEAVOY James [Walter]
Private 14412975, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Burma (Myanmar) 10 March 1945. Aged 20. Born 1924 in Dorchester, Dorset, and resident Dorset. Son of Alfred James Peavoy, and of Dorothy Peavoy, of Sutton Poyntz, Dorsetshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 25. Row A. Grave 13.
PERRETT William Edward
Lance Sergeant 2562757, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 April 1944 in Burma. Aged 34. Born Plymouth. Son of Samuel John and Lavina Perrett; husband of Ellen Elizabeth (nee Hodder) Perrett, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1937. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 15.
PERRIN Wiliam Ernest
Able Seaman P/JX 91293, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died of Geera Peritonitis and Subphrenic Abscess, General Sarcomatosis of Abdomen and Sarcoma of Maxilla, in Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, 8 May 1940. Born 24 June 1901 in Bermondsey London. Son of Amelia Perrin; husband of Gladys (nee Pearce) Perrin, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married 9 October 1927 in Portland, St John. A Carman before enlisting. Orignally enlisted 24 June 1919 for 12 years. height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 37 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 9, born Bermondsey, at school, son of Henry Herbert and Amelia Anne Perrin, resident 22 Porlock Place, Bermondsey, London & Surrey. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot F. Row 1. Grave 5.
PHILLIPSEN Werner Horst
Private 13800803, Pioneer Corps. Died as a result of an accident in United Kingdom 17 September 1942. Aged 27. Born 11 September 1915 in Berlin, Germany, resident Kent. Son of Arthur and Jenny Philippsen; husband of Dora F. (nee Hager) Philippsen, of Weymouth married in Eastry, Kent, in 1939. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Office Clerk, resident Kitchener Camp, Richborough near Sandwich, Sandwich M.B., Kent. Considered an alien due to being born in Germany he assigned Police Registration Certifcate No. 712021, at the tribunal held 10 October 1939 he was exempted "C" and 9A. Buried 22 September 1942 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot B. Grave 1437.
PITCHER Frederick John Reynold
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Nile, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 September 1942. Born 8 December 1914 in Weymouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Pitcher, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Joan W. (nee Kerr) Pitcher, of Weymouth, married in Weymouth in 1939. In the 1939 Register he was married, an Architectural & Civil Engineering Assistant W O, resident 45 Beaumont Avenue, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 3. Row J. Grave 2.
PITMAN Arthur Edward
Private 7263512, 18 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Missing 15 february 1942 believed captured in Singapore, Japanese Prisoner of War. Born 16 March 1914 in Weymouth. Son of Mr. W. H. Pitman, of 23, St. Aness Road, Buxton, Rodwell, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Then reported no longer Japanese PoW 1945. There are several casualty reports for this man. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***
PRATT Thomas Edward
Petty Officer Regulating C/M 40163, H.M.S. Calcutta, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft off Alexandria, Egypt, 1 June 1941. Aged 34. Son of Charlie and Grace Talbot Pratt; husband of Doris Clara Maude (nee Appleby) Pratt, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1934. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 49, Column 2.
PRIDEAUX Roger Treverbyn
Captain 85674, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 9 September 1946. Aged 27. Born 28 September 1918 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of William De Courcy Prideaux and Mary Prideaux, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Acting Captain 1 June 1940 to 31 August 1940, Temporary Captain 1 September 1940 to 22 September 1940. Wounded 15 July 1944. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 15.
PRITCHARD Frederick Charles James
Stoker 1st Class P/SS 121557, H.M.S. Acasta, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was sunk in action against the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, while escorting the aircraft carrier Glorious 8 June 1940. Aged 40. Born 15 June 1899 in Newstead, Weymouth, Dorset, baptised 6 August 1899 in Weymouth, St Paul. Son of Arthur and Mary Pritchard, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Edith Alexandra Pritchard, of Weymouth. Originally enlisted 15 June 1917 for 5 + 7 years. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 38 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, sallow complexion. Formerly a Tool Miller. Fireman discharged from the Merchant Navy 10 September 1923, sailing again 29 January 1924. As a Merchant Seaman was employed from 17 February 1922 through to 27 September 1929 and probably onwards. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 42, Column 2.
PRITCHARD Jack
Gunner 824396, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 16 February 1942. Aged 31. Born 22 June 1911 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Weymouth, Dorset, baptised 26 April 1911 in Weymouth, St Paul. Son of Arthur Charles Pritchard, and of Mary Pritchard, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1911 census he was newborn, born Weymouth, Dorset, resident with his parents at 51 Newstead Road, Weymouth, Dorset. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Gasworks Labourer, living with his widowed mother, resident 1 Newstead Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 28.
PRYER Robert John
Flight Sergeant (Observer) 581352, Royal Air Force. Died 7 April 1941. Aged 21. Born 1920 in Weymouth. Mother's maiden name was Gale. Married Lavinia J Waters at Tadcaster, Yorkshire in 1940. Buried in MAIDSTONE CEMETERY, Kent. Plot C.C.1. Grave 3.
PYE John Edward Bartle
Sergeant 3005390, 517 (Weather) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Brawdy, Pembrokeshire, Wales, 517 Squadron RAF was a meteorological squadron flying Handley Page Halifax Mk. V. Died 3 February 1944. Aged 18. Born 1925 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Charles Edward and Iris Winifred Pye, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 236.
RAISHLEY Jack Douglas
Stoker 1st Class P/KX99098, H.M. Nile (Hopper 39), Royal Navy. Died in Egyptian Government Hospital, Suez, 13 February 1941. Aged 19. Born 24 May 1921 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Alice Lily Raishley, of Sutton Poyntz, Dorsetshire. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt . Plot 2. Row B. Grave 6.
RANDELL F G
Can find no death record for this man. Frederick George Randell was, according to the 1939 Register, born 17 December 1872, married to Kate, occupation Hairdresser & Tobacconist Etc., resident 60 Portland Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Married Kate Priddle in Weymouth in 1915. In 1911 he was age 38, born Weymouth, at that time married to Florence Randell, with 3 children, a Hairdresser and C., resident Hairdresser and C., Portland Road, Weymouth, Wyke Regis, Dorset.
RANDALL Clifford Reginald
Private 5735699, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, Killed in action in North West Europe 14 June 1944. Aged 20. Born 1923 in Weymouth, resident Dorset. Son of Reginald Herbert and Ada May Randall, of Chickerell, Dorsetshire. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2
READ Harry
Petty Officer P/J 22281, H.M.S. Manistee, Royal Navy. Died at sea between 0600 and 0800 when German Submarine U-107 fired upon Manistee sinking her at point, south of Iceland. 24 February 1941. Aged 46. Born 30 March 1896 in Portmouth, Hampshire. Son of Stephen and Eliza Read; husband of Emily Ethel (nee Pittman) Read, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1922. In the 1939 Register he was married to Ethel, a Petty Officer Royal Navy, resident 60 Walpole Street, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 46, Column 2.
REES Frederick William
Flight Sergeant (Navigator (Bomber)) 1585283, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 March 1945. Aged 33. Son of David Thomas Rees and Florence Rees; husband of Edna Pearl (nee Maybery) Rees, of Weymouth, married in Newport, monmouthshire in 1936. Buried in the East part of RADIPOLE (ST. ANN) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Dorset.
REEVES Jomathan Robert
Private 5724784, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Missing in action 19 June 1944, died of wounds as a Prisoner of War in German hands 21 June 1944. Aged 31. Previously wounded. Born 1913 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Bernard and Frances Ann Reeves. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXIX. Row H. Grave 10.
RHODES Eric [Peter Geoffrey]
Gunner 1427109, 3 Battery, 6 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of a tropical tumour in Thailand as a Japanese Prisoner of War 27 Novmber 1943. Aged 23. Taken prisoner 15 February 1942 at the Fall of Singpaore. Born Dover, Kent, enlisted Weymouth, resident Dorset. Son of Edgar Charles William and Hester Ann Rhodes, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 54.
ROAD Ewart LLoyd
Leading Cook (O) C/L 14153, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 27 Noevmber 1945. Aged 49. Son of John Road and of Jane Road (nee Lloyd); husband of Ada Road, of Westham, Weymouth. Buried in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Consecrated Grave 1234.
ROBERTSON Donald Kerr
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 70578, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in Yorkshire, operating Short Tucano T.1 trainer aircraft. Died 7 November 1939. Aged 20. Son of John Kerr Robertson and Beatrice Mabel Robertson, of Sutton Poyntz, Dorsetshire. Buried in LITTLE RISSINGTON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire. Row A. Grave 3.
ROGERS Henry Harold
Private 7379467, 198 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 2 June 1943. Aged 25. Born 9 September 1917 in Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Reginald Charles and Fanny Eliza Rogers, of 182, Newstaed Road, Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Held captive in 4D Camp, Thailand. Painter and decorator by trade. Captured 17 February 1942 in Singapore. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row P. Grave 21.
ROOPE, VC Gerard Broadmead

Lieutenant-Commander, H.M.S. Glowworm, Royal Navy. Died 8 April 1940. Aged 35. Born 13 March 1905. Enrolled in Navy 15 September 1918. Son of Gerard and Florence Roope; husband of Faith D. Roope, of Richmond, Surrey, married 27 July 1928. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). He was before a court martial held 28 February 1928 charged with i) Negligently or by default hazarding H.M.S. "Caledon", and ii) Negligent performance of duty; charges were proved and he was dimissed from H.M.S. "Caledon" and to be reprimanded. No known grave. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 36, Column 3.

Victoria Cross citation from the London Gazette of 6 July 1945:

"On 8th April, 1940, H.M.S. Glowworm was proceeding alone towards West Fjord, Norway, when she met and engaged two enemy destroyers, hitting at least one of them. The enemy broke off the action and headed north. Lieutenant-Commander Roope, though appreciating the intention of the enemy to lead him on to his supporting forces, gave chase. The German heavy cruiser, Admiral Hipper was sighted closing the Glowworm at high speed, and an enemy report was sent, which was received by H.M.S. Renown. Because of the heavy sea it was not possible for the Glowworm to shadow the enemy, and the Commanding Officer decided to attack. Ten torpedoes were fired without success; then the Glowworm, badly hit and her speed reduced, closed and rammed the Admiral Hipper. As she withdrew the Glowworm opened fire again, and scored one hit at 400 yards range. Badly stove in forward and riddled with enemy fire, the Glowworm heeled over, and the Commanding Officer gave the order to abandon her. Shortly afterwards she capsized and sank; only 31 out of her complement of 149 were saved. The Victoria Cross is bestowed upon Lieutenant Commander Roope in recognition of his great valour."

ROOPE V C
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RUDD Leonard Charles
[Transcribed as E C RUDD] Private 5727877, 2nd Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps. Killed in action 23 August 1944. Aged 25. Born 1919 in Christchurch, Hampshire, resident Dorset. Son of Philip A. Rudd and Elsie M. Rudd, of Radipole, Dorsetshire. Buried in VILLAINES-LES-PREVOTES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Cote-d'Or, France.
RUSSELL Kenneth Mark
Stoker LT/KX.166020, H.M. Motor Minesweeper 260, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 28 March 1944. Aged 36. Son of Henry and Mary Alice Russell, of Ballinalone, Moate, Westmeath, Irish Republic; husband of Phyllis Mary Russell, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in INVERNESS (TOMNAHURICH) CEMETERY, Inverness-shire. Section H.14. Class 7. Grave 8.
SALISBURY William Herbert
Electrical Artificer 2nd Class D/M 29433, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-29, 17 September 1939. Aged 41. Born 2 March 1898 in Portland, Dorset. Son of John James Salisbury and of Clara Salisbury (nee Robins); husband of Dorothy Rose (nee Selfe) Salisbury, of Barnstaple, Devon married in Weymouth 1933. Before enlistment he was a Fitter and Turner. Orignally enlisted 21 February 1918 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 34 inches, light brown hair, greyish blue eyes, medium complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 35, Column 1.
SAMPSON Kenneth John
Sergeant (Pilot) 1337716, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 May 1943. Aged 21. Born 1922 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Alfred John and Florence Louise Sampson, of Westham, Weymouth. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Joiners Costing Clerk, resident with his parents at 3 Kelloway Terrace, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 22 May 1943 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot B. Grave 1641.
SANSOM Robert John
Steward, S.S. Virginia (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 24 November 1941. Aged 30. Born 12 December 1910 in Weymouth Registration District, Dorset. Son of Robert Andrew Sansom, and of Pheobe Sansom, of Radipole, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1911 census he was newborn, born Portland, Dorset, resident with his parents at 51 Grosvenor Road, Portland, Dorset. Married Ruby E. Scott in Weymouth in 1937. In the 1939 Register he was married to Ruby E. J. Sansom, a Mason Fixer Heavy Worker, resident 17 Carlton Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 115.
SAUNDERS Arthur Walter
[Transcribed as A N SAUNDERS] Aircraftman 2nd Class 410295, Royal Air Force. Died 11 November 1947. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.
SHEPSTONE Kenneth Rogers
Sergeant 1606884, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Base at RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire, flying Avro Lancaster I & III. Died 21 July 1944. Aged 20. Born 1924 in Weymouth. Married Doreen M Wright in Weymouth in 1944. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 237.
SHONFIELD Thomas
Air Raid Warden; Senior Fireguard Officer. Husband of Kathleen Patricia Shonfield, of Bank House, Charlotte Row, Esplanade, Weymouth. Died at St. Nicholas Street 2 April 1942. Aged 42. Born 25 October 1899. In the 1939 Register he was married to Kathleen, occupation Refreshment Caterer (Café) and Ice Cream Manufacturer, resident 1 Charlotte Row, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 10 April 1942 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset.
SLADE S C
There is Sydney Charles Slade and Stanley Charles Slade who would both fit this man but neither are an exact match.
SMALL John
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 80149, 266 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at Needs Oar (Needs Ore) Advanced Landing Ground at Beaulieu in the New Forest, flying Hawker Typhoon. Died 15 August 1943. Aged 32. Son of Robert and Jessie Small; husband of Kathleen Olive Small, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in LE FOLGOET COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Finistere, France.
SMITH Eli
Corporal 5729452, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 21 June 1944. Aged 28. Born 21 July 1916 in Monmouthshire, resident Dorset. Husband of Eira J. (nee Vaughan) Smith, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1938. In the 1939 Register he was married to Eira, a General Labourer H M Dockyard, resident 46 Emmadale Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 15, Column 2.
SMITH Edward Sidney George
Private 5730330, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 7 October 1944. Aged 30. Born 13 July 1914 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Bournemouth. Son of William and Lilian Smith; husband of Joyce May Smith, of Southbourne, Hampshire. In the 1939 Register he was married, a Porter Warehouseman Multiple, resident 19 St David's Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row C. Grave 11.
SMITH Leslie Victor
Gunner (Driver Mechanic) 937901, 142 (The Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 15 January 1944. Aged 25. Born Portland, Dorset, and resident Westham, Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 18.
SMYTH, CBE Frank Gerald Augustus
Lieutenant-Colonel Brigadier, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in the Middle East 2 July 1942. Aged 51. Born 2 March 1891 in Lansdowne, Bengal, India, baptised 27 June 1891, resident Somerset. M.B. Son of Lt.-Col. Frederick Augustus Smyth, I.M.S., and Elizabeth Jane Bunfield Smyth, of Weymouth. Educated at Epsom College, Surrey. Awarded Companion of the British Empire (C.B.E.). Served in World War 1 as a Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps rising to Tempoary captain and finally Major. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section R. Grave 44.
SOWLEY Arthur Gordon
Warrant Officer Class II 794865, 562 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died in the United Kingdom 9 August 1943. Aged 28. Born Weymouth, resident Dorchester. Son of Arthur and Victoria Harriett Louise Sowley, of Weymouth; husband of Caroline Beatrice Jane Sowley, of Weymouth. Buried 14 August 1943 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 15.
SPILLER Denis Arthur William
[Also spelt Dennis] Leading Aircraftman 1078867, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in United Kingdom 4 November 1944. Aged 33. Born 10 January 1911 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire. Son of Dennis Arthur and Eva Annie Spiller, of Weymouth; husband of Minnie Comorant (nee Silsbury) Spiller, married in Portland, St John (Weymouth Registration District) on 24 January 1937. In the 1939 Register he was married to Minnie, employed as Painter & Decorator Duties, resident 83 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 10 November 1944 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot B. Grave 1250.
STAINER Alfred William
Petty Officer D/JX 151479, H.M.S. Blackwood, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship, part of the 4th Escort Group, as sighted by U-764, which fired a Gnat at her and was hit and damaged, 15 June 1944; 57 of the crew were killed. Aged 23. Born 27 June 1920 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Walter William and Helen Catherine Stainer, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Hilda Catherine (nee Slade) Stainer, of Weymouth, married in Weymouth 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 85. Column 2.
STEARN R
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STEELE E
Ernest Steele is listed on a slab in St Nicholas Church, Broadwey, Dorset as having died in the Second World War, inscription reads "In memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War 1939-1945"
STEELE R
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STEELE W
possibly Walter Reginald Thomas Steele, Guardsman 2659901, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Mising in action, presumed dead, in North Africa between 20 and 24 June 1942. Aged 24. Son of Ellen Steele, of Bincombe, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he is listed as being born 23 July 1917, son of Ellen J Steele (a widow), occupation Brewery Labourer Heavy Worker, resident Church Lane, Dorchester R.D., Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 54.
STONE W R
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STONE Ernest [Roy]
Leading Aircraftman 648704, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 5 November 1944. Aged 24. Son of Ernest Arthur and Daisy Ellen Stone, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in CHITTAGONG WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 11.
STRANACK Wallace Douglas
Commander (S) (Paymaster), H.M.S. Manchester, Royal Navy. Died 23 July 1941. Aged 45. Born 7 December 1895. Son of Wallace and Kate Stranack; husband of Grace (nee Blakeley) Stranack, of Southsea, Hampshire, married 1926 in Portsmouth. Enrolled in Navy 15 July 1913. Also served in the 1914-18 War; was Paymaster Lieutenant on H.M.S. Thunderer at the Battle of Jutland. In the 1939 Register he was amrried to Grace, occupation Paymaster Com Rn Hms Cop?, resident 83 Preston Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in ST. GEORGE'S BRITISH CEMETERY, MALAGA, Spain. Grave 505.
STRANGE Joseph Sidney
Leading Stoker P/K65637, H.M.S. Kingston, Royal Navy. Died in 39th General Hospital, Malta, 23 March 1942. Born 4 January 1907 in Weymouth, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 4, born Weymouth, Dorset, at school, son of William and Elizabeth Strange, resident 2 Governors Lane Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Married Florence M Hicks in Weymouth in 1930. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Protestant Section (Men's). Plot F. Collective grave 93.
STYLES Sidney Verdun
Marine PO/X 101113, 557 L.C.A. Flotilla, Royal Marines. Died off the French Coast during the D-Day Landings, Normandy invasion, operation Overlord, 6 June 1944. Aged 28. Born 22 February 1916 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, baptised 16 March 1916 at Portsea, St Mark, St Saviour's Mission Church and the Ascension, resident with his parents at 27 Knox Road, Portsea, Hampshire. Son of William Henry and Sarah Styles, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Public Works Contractors Labourer, unmarried, resident with his parents at 14 Kitchener Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 13.
SUGGATE Alfred Cyril
Sergeant 1607162, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in Canada 3 July 1945. Aged 28. Born 11 July 1916 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Alfred Revill Suggate and Anne Roberts Suggate, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorsetshire. In the 1939 Register he as unmarried, an Air Craft Store Keeper, resident 56 Rampart Road, Southampton C.B., Hampshire. Buried in ABBOTSFORD (HAZELWOOD) CEMETERY, British Columbia, Canada. Plot 5. Grave 5.
SUTCLIFFE Arthur
Company Quartermaster Sergeant D/11203, 6th (Home Defence) Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Accidentally drowned in Weymouth area 11 January 1940. Aged 55. Born Yorkshire. Son of John Whitham Sutcliffe and Elizabeth Ann Sutcliffe; husband of Alice Sutcliffe, of Weymouth. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.
SWAFFIELD Brian William
Sergeant 1194408, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Bristol Blenheim Mk. IV. Died in King's Lynn, Norfolk, 19 June 1942. Aged 22. Buried in KING'S LYNN (GAYTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Norfolk. Section M. Collective grave 2.
SWYER Leslie [W G]

Trooper 864965, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in the Middle East 11 December 1940. Born and resident Dorset, baptised Dorchester, All Saints, 15 September 1907. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, born Dorchester, son of Charles and Kate Mary Swyer, resident 11 Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset. Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 9.

*** This is the only L SWYER on CWGC but no direct connection with Weymouth can be made currently ***

SYMES H
probably Henry Symes, Gunner 793250, 522 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11 December 1944. Aged 56. Son of Alfred and Ellen Dorothy Symes; husband of Florence May Symes, of Chickerell. Buried in North part of CHICKERELL (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Dorset.
TARRANT William Henry
Leading Seaman P/J 19647, H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was sunk off Cromer whilst defending a coastal convoy against attack by E-boats, orpedoed by the E-boat S104, 15 March 1942. Born 28 November 1896 in Weymouth, Dorset. Builders Labourer prior to enlistment. Originally enlisted 28 November 1914 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 34½ inches, black or dark brown hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. Served trhoughout World War 1. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Weymouth, Dorset, an Errand Boy, son of William George and Mary Ann Tarrant, resident 75 Newstead Road, Weymouth, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 1.
THOMAS Clifford Stanley
Flying Officer 117691, 226 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Swanton Morley. Died 29 January 1943. Aged 32. Clifford S Thomas married Kathleen M Guy in Weymouth in 1936. Son of Stanley and Ethel Elizabeth Thomas; husband of Kathleen Mary Faith Thomas, of Barnstaple, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 129.
TILLEY D H G
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TIZARD William Paul
Sergeant 571971, R.A.F. Takoradi, Royal Air Force. Died 14 July 1942. Aged 20. Born 1922 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Alfred William and Dorothy Audrey Irene Tizard, of Osmington, Dorsetshire. Buried in TAKORADI EUROPEAN PUBLIC CEMETERY, Ghana. Grave 15.
TOMES Noel Eugene
Commissioned Gunner (T), H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy. Died when his ship allocated to the escort group for Force "H" in Operation “Torch”, the landings in North Africa and was torpedoed by U-431 10 November 1942. Aged 38. Born 25 December 1903 in Swanage, Dorset. Son of Eugene and Amy Ruth Tomes; husband of Iris May (nee Rees) Tomes, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Portsmouth in 1935. Originally enlisted 25 December 1921 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2½ inches, chest 33 inches, black hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 7, born Swanage, Dorset, at school, resident with his parents at The Marina, Osborne Road, Swanage, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 51, Column 2.
TOMPKINS Kenneth [Frederick Norman]
Able Seaman D/JX 216437, H.M.S. Charybdis, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was torpedoed by German torpedo boat T23 23 October 1943. Aged 18. Son of Fred and Kathleen Tomkins; grandson of Mrs. E. J. Tomkins, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried in ST. BRIEUC WESTERN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Cotes-d'Armor, France. Plot H. Row F. Grave 1.
TOMPKINS R R
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TREADWELL Robert Henry
Coastguardsman, H.M. Coastguard. Died in Weymouth 13 October 1944. Aged 35. Born 9 July 1909 in Plymouth, Devon, baptised 30 July 1909 in Plymouth, Holy Trinity & St Saviour. Son of George and Jane Treadwell; husband of Audrey Treadwell, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Awarded the Silver Sea Gallantry Medal, Lloyds Silver Medal for Saving Life at Sea, and the Royal Humane Society's Testimonial on Vellum. Buried in PORTLAND ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Dorset. Church of England Portion. Grave 760.
TRIGGS Albert Henry
Driver 2050893, Royal Engineers. Died as a result of an accident 6 November 1945. Aged 23. Born 1922 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, resident Dorset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Triggs; husband of Margaret Wren (nee White) Triggs, of Radipole, Dorsetshire, maried in Weymouth in 1941. Buried in OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 32.
TRUSCOTT John Richmond
Lieutenant-Commander (S), H.M.S. Calliope, Royal Navy. A Tyne-based division of the Royal Naval Reserve was established in 1905, and used the old Calypso-class third-class cruiser HMS Calliope as its drill ship. She served until 1951. Died 12 December 1944. Aged 65. Born 14 May 1879 born St helir, Jersey, baptised 11 June 1879 in St Helier, Jersey. Son of Edmund John and Sarah Jane Truscott; husband of Olive Violet Tewkesbury Truscott, of Weymouth. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born St Helier, jerswey, 3rd Writer abaord HMS vernon at Portsea, Portsmouth. Buried 16 December 1944 in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot A. Unconsecrated Grave 211.
TURNER G J
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UPHILL Reginald Wilfred
Chief Electrical Artificer P/M 32733, H.M.S. Exmouth, Royal Navy. Died 21 January 1940 while escorting the merchant Cyprian Prince when his ship was spotted by the German submarine U-22, under the command of Karl-Heinrich Jenisch, and torpedoed at 05:35; she sank with the loss of all hands. Aged 40. Son of Thomas William and Ellen Uphill; husband of Florence Alexandra Kimberley Uphill, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 43, Column 1.
VERDON S
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VINE Richard Lee
Second Lieutenant 166179, 10th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died as a result of an accident in the United Kingdom 29 September 1941. Aged 21. Born 1920 in Dorset and resident Dorset. Son of Reginald William and Kathleen Annie Vine, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Buried/Cremated in OXFORD CREMATORIUM, Oxfordshire. Listed on Right Hand Column.
WAITE C
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WAITE George Thomas
Able Seaman D/JX 221097, H.M.S. Lively, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was was sunk in the Mediterranean in an air attack on 11 May 1942. Born 29 August 1911 in Portland, Dorset. Married Beatrice E Norris in Weymouth, Dorset, in 1932. In the 1939 Register he was married to Beatrice Ellen Waite, a Butchers Roundsman, resident 16 Preston Road , Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 66, Column 3.
WALBRIN Frederick Arthur Charles
Sapper 2041004, 209 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in the Middle East between 3 and 4 September 1942. Aged 22. Born 1920 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Frederick George and Louisa Walbrin, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire; husband of Margaret Walbrin, of Wyke Regis. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXI. Row A. Collective grave 1-5.
WALKER T J P
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WARD Marion Betty Eileen
Aircraftwoman 2nd Class 2018225, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 27 January 1945. Aged 22. Born 1922 in Weymouth, Dorset. Daughter of Henry George and Ann Elizabeth Ward, of Weymouth. Buried 3 February 1945 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 221.
WAREHAM W G
A William George Wareham was born 31 October 1907 in Weymouth, Died on active service 21 May 1946 in Weymouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, born Weymouth, Dorset, son of George and Flora Beatrice Wareham, resident 9 Rodwell Street Rodwell, Weymouth, Dorset. In the 1939 Register he was married to Ada M Wareham, occupation Shop Assistant Fruiterer & Florist, resident 107 St Mary Street, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in FROME (ST. QUENTIN) CHURCHYARD, Dorset. Grave 53.
WARRINER Thomas Leech

Able Seaman D/JX 101754, H.M.S. Lapwing, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his sip was torpedoed by U-968 and sunk off Northern Russia north of Murmansk 20 March 1945. Born 6 July 1903 in Manchester. Employed as a Cobbler befor enlistment. Initially enlisted 6 July 1921 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 34½ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, frssh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 94. Column 2.

*** This is the only T L WARRINER on CWGC but no direct connection with Weymouth can be made currently ***

WATERS R H
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WAUGH Robert John
Flying Officer (Pilot) 175910, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at R.A.F. East Kirby, flying Avro Lancasters. Died 28 September 1944. Born 22 December 1920. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, his occupation Assistant Forage Contract, resident 387 Dorchester Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 20. Row B. Grave 4.
WEBBER Arthur Allen
Leading Aircraftman 551636, Royal Air Force. Died 28 May 1940. Aged 19. Born 1920 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Reginald A. and Edith Webber, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 24.
WELHAM Leslie William
Aircraftman 1st Class 920961, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 August 1941. Aged 21. Son of William and Alice Harriet Welham; husband of Iris May Welham, of Langton Herring, Dorset. Buried in the central part of LANGTON HERRING (ST. PETER) CHURCH CEMETERY, Dorset.
WELLS George Harry
Petty Officer Stoker P/K 66454, H.M. Submarine Narwhal, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was lost in the North Sea on 23 July 1940, probably sunk by German aircraft, assumed dead 1 August 1940. Aged 36. Son of George Henry and Edith Gertrude Wells, of Intake, Yorkshire. Married Martha Burleigh in Abbotsbury, Weymouth in 1934. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 41, Column 3.
WELSH W W
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WEST, MC James Rowland
Captain, 5th Dorset (Weymouth) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 13 April 1942. Aged 47. Born in 1895 in Alton, Hampshire. Son of Harry James Albert West and of Annie Maria West (nee Stuart); husband of Florence Mary West, of Basingstoke, Hampshire. B.A., Ph.D. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Alton, Hampshire, at school, resident with his parents at 42 Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire. Employed as County Education Officer for Dorset in 1936. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.
WHATLEY Charles Victor
Able Seaman P/J98269, H.M.S. Mohawk, Royal Navy. Died at sea 16 October 1939. Born 17 February 1905 in Weymouth. Dorset. Baptised 12 March 1905 at Weymouth, Holy Trinity. Employed as an Errand Boy before enlistment. Originally enlisted 17 February 1923 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2¾ inches, chest 32¾ inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 6, born Weymouth Dorset, son of Charles Christoher and Caroline Whatley, resident 1 Clive Terrace Weymouth, Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in DUNFERMLINE (DOUGLAS BANK) CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Section A. Grave 246.
WHITBY William Denham
Lance Sergeant 1927638, 994 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19 July 1943. Aged 45. Son of Anthony and Sarah Whitby, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Gertrude Clara May Whitby, of Weymouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Weymouth, Dorset, resident with his parents at 4 South Parade Court Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 5.
WHITE Cecil Norman
Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 109436, H.M.S. Montgomery, Royal Navy. Lost overboard at sea 18 January 1941. Aged 24. Born 27 June 1916 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Fanny R. White, of Radipole, Dorsetshire. Originally a Merchaqnt Seaman, height 5 feet 11 inches. grey eyes, brown hair, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 56, Column 2.
WHITE Henry Albert
Sergeant 2202948, 541 Battery, 89 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 22 June 1941. Aged 48. Born 1892 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Henry William and Caroline White, of Weymouth. Buried 26 June 1941 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 529.
WILCOX Robert
Corporal 4801307, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died while taking part in the landings at Salerno 13 September 1943. Aged 26. Born Leeds, resident Lincolnshire. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Wilcox; husband of Annie Elsie (nee Baker) Wilcox, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Weymouth in 1939. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row F. Grave 7.
WILLIAMS J
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WILLIAMS J G
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WILLIS, MM Kenneth Joseph
Corporal 5735508, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 4 August 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henry Willis, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12.
WILLS Gordon Hector
Able Seaman, S.S. Nephrite (London), Merchant Navy. Died from gunshot wound due to enemy action when attacked 10 miles NE 1/2 E of Godrevy Island 9 March 1945. Aged 22. Born West Chinnock, Somerset. Son of Harold Henry Wills, and of Leila Armorel Wills, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Resident 7 New Street, Weymouth. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 23.
WILLS Herbert Charles
Private 5613511, Devonshire Regiment and No. 3 Commando. Died 30 October 1943. Aged 36. Born 1906 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Fredrick and Lily Wills, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Patricia Wills, of Radipole, Weymouth. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 8.
WILLS Richard James
Able Seaman, S.S. Roebuck (Weymouth), Merchant Navy. Lost overboard during enemy action off St Valery in Caux 13 June 1940. Aged 25. Born 5 May 1915 in Weymouth, Dorset, resident Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Frederick William and Louisa Wills, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire. Resident 45 Ferndale Road, Weymouth. Height 5 feet 9 inches, grey eyes, brown hair, sallow compleion. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 88.
WILSON A N
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WILSON Richard Bert
Petty Officer Steward C/LX 22170, H.M.S. Goodall, Royal Navy. Died at sea when his ship was escorting Convoy RA-66 in the Barents Sea near the entrance to the Kola Inlet when the German submarine U-286 topedoed the ship causing her ammunition magazine to detonate; the explosion blew away the forward part of the ship 29 April 1945. Aged 26. Born 1 May 1918, in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Son of William and Olive Wilson; husband of Anne Grace Eileen (Nee Legg) Wilson, of Ilminster, Somerset, married in Weymouth in 1939. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 81, Column 3.
WINDSOR Alfred Leonard
Leading Stoker C/KX 75326, H.M.S. Penzance, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic, south-west of Iceland by U-37 24 August 1940. Born Lichfield, Staffordshire, 25 November 1906. Married Sarah E. Gill in Weymouth in 1932. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 38, Column 1.
WOOLLATT, MC Hugh [Austin]
Major 71125, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died following the Normandy Landings 17 July 1944. Aged 27. Born 7 August 1916. Son of Ronald Hugh and Dagmar Louise Woollatt, of Weymouth, Dorsetshire; husband of Christina Mary Woollatt. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Joined Lancashire Fusiliers 28 January 1937 as Second Lieutenant, Adjutant 16 December 1939, lieutenant 28 January 1940, acting Captain 28 February to 26 May 1940, Temporary Captain 13 May 1940; Adjutant T.A. (Temp.) 20 April 1939 to 15 December 1939. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 5.
WORMALD James Lawrence
Able Seaman P/J 73986, H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was anchored at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland, when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-47, 14 October 1939. Aged 38. Born 11 May 1901 in Southwark, London, baptised 22 June 1902 at Tidmarsh, St Laurence, Berkshire, son of James and Sarah Wormald. Husband of Rose Annie (nee Butler) Wormald, of Westham, Weymouth, Dorsetshire, married in Reading in 1922. A Gardener before enlistment. Originally enlisted 11 May 1919 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 34 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Educated at Pangbourne County School, Pangbourne, Berkshire, admitted 4 September 1905 resident of Tidmarsh, guardian E. L. Yarnton, removed from school 18 May 1906, readmitted 10 September 1906. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 33, Column 3.
WRIGHT Brian Digby
Sapper 19093875, Royal Engineers. Died 9 November 1947. Aged 19. Born 1927 in Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Norman W. Wright and Dorothy Wright, of Weymouth. Buried/Cremated in WEYMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Dorset.
WYATT John Pile
Leading Aircraftman 915837, 25 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at RAF Northolt, Middlesex. Died 15 September 1940. Aged 32. Born Powerstock, Beaminster, Dorset. Son of Arthur and Beatrice Susan Wyatt, of Rodwell, Weymouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 2, born Powerstock, Dorset, resident with his parents at Myrtle Cottage, Powerstock, Melplash R.S.O, Powerstock, Dorset. Buried in West part of MELPLASH (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Dorset.
YOUNGER George William
Gunner 793753, 532 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 5 June 1941. Aged 61. Born 31 January 1880 in St Thomas Mount, Madras, India, baptised 20 February 1880 at St Thomas Mount, Madras, India. Resident Dorset. Son of John and Selina Younger; husband of Augusta Blanche Younger, of Rodwell, Weymouth, married in St Germans, Cornwall in 1904. In the 1920 Register of Electors he was resident at 10 Orion Road, Weymouth. In the 1939 Register he was married to Augusta, a Dorset Heavy Rgt R A 793753 Gunner, resident 10 Orion Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. Buried 10 June 1941 in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Section B. Grave 235.A.
ZOLLO Ernest Charles
Private 6296668, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in Western Europe 22 November 1944. Aged 33. Born 7 February 1911 in Dorset, resident Dorset. Son of Emielo and Mary Louisa Zollo, of Weymouth; husband of Ivy May (nee Williams) Zollo, of Weymouth, married in Weymouth in 1938. In the 1939 Register he was married to Ivy, a Tarpets Works Tin & Coppersmiths Mate, resident 32 Prince of Wales Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset. In the 1911 census he was a grandson, newborn, born Weymouth, Dorset, son of Emilio and Mary Zollo, resident with his grandparents at 2 Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 47. E. 7.

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