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KETTERING WORLD WAR 2

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards
additional information John Stanyard

1939 - 1945

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ABBOTT

Arthur Edward

Corporal 7894938, 16th/5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th April 1943 in North Africa. Age 24. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of William and Rita Abbott; husband of B. M. Abbott, of Wombwell, Yorkshire. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 2.

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AGER

Robert Percy

Gunner 1658749, 632 Battery, 33 (19th County of London Regimentt) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd March 1945 at home in England. Age 29. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Thomas H. Age r and Olive Frances Age R, of Kettering; husband of Katherine E. Ager, of Kettering. Buried in LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, KETTERING, Northamptonshire. Row N.N. Grave 5.

ALDERMAN

Henry

Private 4805278, 5th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Died 21st August 1943 as a POW in the Far East. Age 27. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 5. L. 2.

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BAGSHAW

Dennis George

Sapper 2158441, 694 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died 7th January 1943 at home. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Frederick and Mary A. Bagshaw; husband of Hilda M. Bagshaw, of Kettering. Buried in LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, KETTERING, Northamptonshire. Row O.O. Grave 8.

BAILEY

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possibly Ernest BAILEY, Private 5888552, 2nd Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 12th May 1944 in Italy. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XII. E. 9.

BAILEY

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possibly Eric Rowland BAILEY, Private 7378653, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 29th May 1942 in the Middle East. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 11. C. 20.

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BARNWELL

George or Gordon Robert

[Army Roll lists as George and CWGC as Gordon] Bombardier 946925, 68 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10th April 1942 in the Middle East. Age 23. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of John Arthur and Margaret Mabel Barnwell; husband of Jennie Barnwell. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 4. F. 12.

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BEDWELL

William

Private 5886627, 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 28th April 1944 in Italy. Age 22. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of William and Ellen Bedwell, of Kettering, Northamptonshire; husband of Freda Olive Louise Bedwell, of Kettering. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Grave II. H. 12.

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BELLAMY

Arthur Bertram

Private 5892026, 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th July 1944 during th Western Europe Campaign. Age 20. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Bert and Ada Bellamy, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave II. C. 33.

BELLAMY

Arthur Walter

Corporal 6407285, 5th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. Died 9th April 1943 in North Africa. Age 30. Born Northamptonshire, resident London EC. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Libya. Face 22.

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BERWICK

Norman [Murray]

Driver 1893384, 551 Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 12th July 1941 in the Middle East. Age 24. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Berwick, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Grave 4. J. 12.

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BLAND

Dennis [Albert]

Private 14405513, 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 3rd May 1944 in Italy. Age 21. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Henry William and Doris Verina Bland, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Grave II. B. 3.

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possibly Frederick BOSWORTH, Gunner 1626336, Royal Artillery. Died 13th March 1945 at home in the United Kingdom. Age 33. Born Northamptonshire, resident Buckinghamshire. Buried in OLNEY CEMETERY, Olney, Buckinghamshire Grave 171.

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BRIDGSTOCK

Sidney Arthur

Private 14641006, 1st Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 23rd March 1945 during the Burma Campaign. Age 20. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Harry and Florence Bridgstock, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Grave 8. D. 15.

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BROWN

Douglas William

Fusilier 6983349, 1st Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 18th April 1942 during the Burma Campaign. Age 21. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Harris William and Ethel Mary Brown, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 11.

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CASWELL

Richard William

Sergeant 914347, 336 Battery, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th January 1942 in Malaysa during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore. Age 27. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Albert George and Lottie Isobel Caswell; husband of Mary Caswell, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 35.

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NICHOLS

George

Private 14577824, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 20th January 1945. Aged 33. Son of Arthur John and Mary Nichols, of Kettering, Northamptonshire; husband of Gladys Ivy Nichols, of Kettering. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 17. Row H. Grave 12.

[Details kindly supplied by the family of George Nichols]

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PALMER

Stanley Arthur

Leading Airman FX673631, H.M.S. Nightjar, Royal Navy. Died 12th May 1945. Aged 20. Son of Arthur James Palmer and Edith Mary Palmer, of Kettering. Buried in LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, KETTERING. Row NN. Grave 6.

Stan Palmer, son of Arthur and Edith Palmer, lived in Shelley Road and went to Kettering Central School where he was considered to be an above average pupil. He joined The Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm to be exact, and was based at HMS Nightjar, a shore based station in near Elswick, Lancashire, on the Fylde coast. He was on anti-submarine work and had been recommended for promotion to Petty officer. He was killed in a flying accident over the Isle of Man on 12 May 1945, flying in a Fairey Barracuda bomber. The crew of three, including Stan, were all killed, 4 days after the war ended. He was 20 years old. Stan is buried in Kettering’s London Road Cemetery. At his funeral Bandmaster Munn spoke of Stanley's outstanding qualities, concluding with an appeal addressed especially to the younger members of the band - those at home as well as away - to endeavour to follow in his footsteps, and by their enthusiasm in the cause of the Army -"which Stanley dearly loved-to help make up for his loss.

The following article is taken from the Salvation Army Kettering Citadel Band monthly Bulletin for bandsmen serving in the military:

Alas, our first Bulletin after the VE Issue on a note of sadness, and it is with deepest regret that we report the death of Stanley Palmer killed on Saturday May 12th 1945 in a flying accident. Stan had passed for promotion to Petty Officer.

Mrs. A.E. Munn wrote: Somehow we had never thought of Stanley as "being the first of our service lads to make the Supreme sacrifice, We shall miss him very much, also his pleasing smile, but our loss is his gain, we have no shadow of doubt about this. Stanley was a good lad, true to his principles, and his letters to the Bandmaster gave clear testimony to the fact that he was assuredly one of God's children, quite ready for the Home-call, sudden though it was.

Mr. Russell, Headmaster Central School said: "Stanley was a pupil of the Kettering Central School from 1936 to 1940. His career at school proved that he possessed a first class brain. Had he been spared, it is certain he would have gone far, a fact well evident in his rapid progress in so short a time in the Fleet Air Arm. The School mourns with his parents the loss of a fine Centralian".

His Fleet Air Arm mess-mates wrote to his parents: "I am writing on behalf of the Telegraphist-Air-Gunners in this Mess, who offer you both their deepest sympathy at the loss of your son Stanley. There are two or three of us who have been with him since our Vincent days and we got to know him very well indeed, so his passing came as a great shock when we heard the news yesterday. Both at Yarmouth, Novia Scotia and in the States, Stan proved the top lad of the course, and he was respected by us all for the way he upheld his religion wherever we have been stationed. (R.W, Miller. Leading-Airman).

The funeral took place on Thursday morning and was a worthy turn-out. The band was practically 100% plus Joe Loveridge, Albert Batts, Cecil Caiger, John Ogilvie and Cliff Broom, who came to pay their respects on behalf of the servicemen and women. The service in the Hall, conducted by Major Beadle, was very impressive, quite a crowd of people assembled to pay their tribute. The cortege, headed by the Band, proceeded to the London Road Cemetery where again a large number of people had gathered. We feel sure the hearts of unbelievers must have been stirred as the march passed along the streets, One of the things which seemed a silent tribute of his follow bandsman was the salute they each gave as they filed past the open grave. Most of those present I am sure, writes Bandmaster Munn, gave themselves afresh to God for service in the Army which Stanley loved so well. At the request of the parents the band played "The Pilgrim’s Prayer in the Hall and at the Graveside - 'Rest'.

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Kettering Cemetery

There is a second memorial inside the cemetery upon which the names are engraved of those who were cremated at Kettering crematorium.

THESE MEMBERS OF
HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
DIED IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY
AND WERE CREMATED
AT KETTERING CREMATORIUM

ALLEN

Kenneth John

Leading Aircraftman 957590, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th January 1946. Age 27. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 1.

BONNER

Francis James

Private 2021338, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 9th May 1947. Age 36. Son of Herbert and Amelia Bonner; husband of Annie Elizabeth Bonner, of Kettering. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 1.

CHAPMAN

Keith Gordon

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 57534, Royal Air Force. Died 14th March 1946. Age 20. Son of Arthur Joseph and Florence Elizabeth Chapman, of Kettering. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 1.

COWELL

William James

Major 125582, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 12th December 1946. Age 54. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Cowell husband of Marion Cowell, of Kettering. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 1.

HATTON, DFC

James William

Squadron Leader (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 142035, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th December 1946. Age 27. Son of Joseph and Harriet Hatton; husband of Kathleen Iris Hatton, of Kettering. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 1.

KING

Christopher Frank

Captain 92247, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 17th April 1942. Age 24. Son of Henry Medwin King and Olive Mary King, of Cotterstock. B.A.(Cantab.). Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 1.

KIRBY

Russell George

Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 134555, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd May 1944. Age 20. Son of Harold Martin Kirby and Phyllis Ward Kirby, of Kettering. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 2.

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Lance Corporal 14334081, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 8th June 1947. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 2.

NICHOLSON

Donald

Signalman C/JX309951, M.V. "Pinto" ,H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 8th September 1944. Age 22. Son of Frederick Walter and Alice Nicholson of Desborough. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 2.

TURNELL

Alfred George

Sergeant 4277919, 7th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 29th August 1947. Age 36. Son of Ernest James Turnell and Jessie Turnell, of Wellingborough; husband of Edna Kate Turnell, of Wellingborough. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 2.

WARD

Raymond Ernest

Air Mechanic 2nd Class FX663493, Royal Navy. Died 14th October 1947. Commemorated KETTERING CREMATORIUM, Kettering. Panel 2.

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