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THAME ST MARY THE VIRGIN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

There is a memorial within St Mary the Virgin Church, Thames, listing those men who gave their lives in Worlde War 2. It takes the form of a wooden plaque with ornate surround and the names incised in yellow lettering.

Photographs Copyright © Gill Cannell and Andrew Dishman 2009

1939 1945

THESE MEN OF THAME MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

ALLEN

S

No further information currently. See also Thame

ALLEN

Raymond John

Private 7588611, 2 A.A. Division Workshop, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 7th December 1940. Aged 18. Son of John and Mabel Emma Allen, of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon. See also Thame

ARNOLD

Eric

Sergeant 1446181, 194 Battery, 80 Heavy A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12th December 1942 in North Africa. Aged 23. Born and resident Oxfordshire. Son of William John Arnold, and of Edith Harriet Arnold, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6. See also Thame

ARNOTT

Harry

Private 5388442, 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 7th August 1944. Aged 27. Born oxfordshire, resident Oxford. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Arnott, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 7. See also Thame

BEARD

Anthony Austin

Flying Officer (Pilot) 153415, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Oscar and Ida Madeline Beard of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon. See also Thame

BOILING

Ronald James

Lance Corporal 14556610, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 13th August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Edward William and Florence Mary Boiling, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 6. See also Thame

CARTER

James William

Leading Seaman P/JX 178841, H.M.S. Penelope, Royal Navy. Died 18th February 1944. Aged 25. Son of James and Eliza Carter, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 81, Column 2. See also Thame

Note: HMS Penelope (97) was an Arethusa-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was built by Harland & Wolff (Belfast, Northern Ireland), with the keel being laid down on 30 May 1934. She was launched on 15 October 1935, and commissioned 13 November 1936. On 18 February 1944, Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSO, DSC, AM, RN) was leaving Naples to return to Anzio area when she was torpedoed at [show location on an interactive map] 40°33'N 13°15'E? / ?40.55°N 13.25°E? / 40.55; 13.25 by the German submarine U-410. A torpedo struck her in the after engine room and was followed sixteen minutes later by another torpedo that hit in the after boiler room, causing her immediate sinking. 415 of the crew, including the captain, went down with the ship. There were 206 survivors. The remarkable point of the attack by U-410 was that the cruiser was making 26 knots when hit. As far as can be ascertained, this is a unique case. In the history of submarine attacks during WWII, no other ship running at such speed was ever successfully attacked.

CLARKE, DFC

John Anthony Creemer

Pilot Officer (Navigator) 177263, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th October 1944. Aged 23. Son of John Creemer Clarke and Meta Lyons Clarke, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in WINTZENBACH PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Bas-Rhin, France. Grave 8. See also Thame

HARRIS

R F

No further information currently.

HODGES

L

probably HODGES, Leslie - Private 5382328, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8th July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Charles E. and Charlotte E. Hodges. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 12. See also Thame

HOWES

Frederick Ernest

Private 5389893, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8th January 1945. Aged 24. Son of Frederick George and Amelia Emily Howes, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in HOTTON WAR CEMETERY, Hotton, Luxembourg, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 3. See also Thame

HOWLETT

Maurice [Horatio]

Sergeant 2657295, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 13th June 1942. Aged 25. Son of Frederick and Emily Howlett, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 53. See also Thame

ING

John Robert

Private 5388804, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16th July 1944. Aged 26. Husband of Doris I. Ing, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 13. See also Thame

MILLER

R

No further information currently. See also Thame

PHILLIPS

Harry

Private 14570236, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 17th September 1944. Aged 35. Son of Harry and Eliza Jane Phillips, of Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Emma Phillips, of Thame. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 20. See also Thame

PHILLIPS

John [Eric Jesse}

Leading Aircraftman 1666457, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th February 1946. Aged 25. Son of John James Phillips and Emily May Phillips, of Thame; husband of Ellen May Phillips of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon. See also Thame

PLATER

Sidney Jack

Warrant Officer 1386875, 689 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd April 1945. Aged 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Plater, of Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Bertha Plater, of Enfield, Middlesex. Member Pharmaceutical Society. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 449. See also Thame

POLLICOTT

Albert Henry

Lance Corporal 5389298, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16th July 1944. Aged 29. Son of William Henry and Florence Mary Pollicott, of Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Ellen Caddo Pollicott, of Thame. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 12. See also Thame

QUAINTON

Albert Horace (Tiger)

Lance Corporal 5382931, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8th November 1944. Aged 24. Son of Sydney Cecil John and Edith Elizabeth Quainton, of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon. See also Thame

RICHARDSON

Sidney [Alfred]

Able Seaman P/JX 126446, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1942. Aged 31. Son of Edwin and Florence Richardson; husband of Ethel Florence Richardson, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 64, Column 3. See also Thame

SUMMERSBEE

John [Frederick]

Petty Officer P/JX 128645, H.M. Submarine Thistle, Royal Navy. Died 14th April 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37, Column 3. See also Thame

THOMLINSON

Albert George

Private 5381863, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 20th July 1940. Aged 26. Son of John William and Alice May Thomlinson, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 93. See also Thame

WHITE

Cyril Frank

Sergeant 1312741, 199 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th March 1943. Aged 22. Son of Fred and Hilda White, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 169. See also Thame

MILLARD

N K

No further information currently. See also Thame

GREATER LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN THIS

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