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BATH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Post WW2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Terry Morgan 2008

POST 1945

“THE NAMES OF OUR CITY’S GALLANT DEAD
WHO, WHILE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES
OF THE CROWN
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE SINCE 1945”

ASPINWALL

Anthony Reginald

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in Orthern ireland after being fatally injured on the previous night in an ambush. He was shot by an IRA sniper as his patrol moved through the Alma Street and Ragland Street area 17 December 1971. Aged 22.

BURFITT

Jason

Private, Light Infantry. One of eight Light Infanteers killed when an IRA bomb exploded under their bus as it travelled along the Ballygawley to Omagh road. The soldiers were returning to their base in Omagh after a short day holiday. The bus had been diverted from its normal route along a road usually out of bounds to military vehicles. All but one soldier died instantly and another 19 soldiers were injured. The bomb had been placed by the roadside and detonated by command wire from 330 yards away 20 August 1988. Aged 19.

BALDWIN

John Robert

Wing commander 122337, Royal Air Force. Lost on weather reconnaissance mission 15 March 1952 over Korea. Commemorated on UN Wall of Remembrance, Pusan, Korea.

Acting Wing Commander when awarded the bar to his DSO. Quote from London Gazette 7 March 1944 referring to the award of the DSO when he was with 198 Squadron: "Since being awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross, Squadron Leader Baldwin has led his squadron on very many sorties, during which 30 enemy aircraft have been shot down. Much of the great success achieved can be attributed to Squadron Leader Baldwin's superb leadership, fine tactical ability and iron determination. His sterling qualities were amply demonstrated on one occasion in January, 1944, when he led a small formation of aircraft in an attack on a force of some 30 Focke Wulf 190s, 9 of which were shot down, Squadron Leader Baldwin being responsible for 2 of the successes. His example was inspiring."

Quote from the London Gazette 23 February 1944 when he was with 605 Squadron referring to his DFC: "This officer has participated in numerous sorties, invariably displaying great courage and operational efficiency. This was amply demonstrated during a sortie one day in January, 1943, when he attacked a formation of three enemy aircraft. In his first attack, Flying Officer Baldwin shot down the leading aircraft of the hostile formation. Following this success he destroyed. another of the formation before his own aircraft was hit in one of the wings. When the third enemy fighter attempted to attack from the rear. Flying Officer Baldwin outmanoeuvred the attacker and shot it down. On another occasion, during a sortie over Belgium, he damaged four locomotives."

Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) [London Gazette 7 March 1944] with bar [London Gazette 26 December 1944], Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) [London Gazette 23 February 1943] and Airforce Flying Cross (A.F.C.)

CAMPBELL

W M

Major 63632, Queen's Own (Cameron Highlanders). Died during the Malayan Emergency 12 november 1949. Buried in Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 6.

CLARKE

H W R

No further information currently

COX

G J

Private 22761393, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died during the Malayan Emergency 14 December 1953. Buried in Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 9.

EACOTT

R

Private 22602926, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 January 1953 in Korea. Aged 22. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea. Plot 39. Row 5. Grave 3369. Details to be found in The Times 14 February 1953.

EVANS

Patrick R J

Cadet 1084, Gazetteed Officers, Federation of Malaya Police. Killed in action Ampang Nerving, 54th Milestone on Bentong-Kroh Road 5 May 1950 during the Mayan Emergency.

HURN, B.E.M.

H E A

Pilot 1586189, Royal Air Force. Died accidentally in Perak 24 July 1950 during the Mayan Emergency. Aged 27. Awarded the British Empire medal (B.E.M.). Buried in Kamunting Road Christian Cemetery, Taiping, Perak. Row E. Grave 4.

KNIGHT

N

No further information currently

LOCK

G D

[Listed on grave as D G LOCK] Captain 113776, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry attached King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed while bathing near Bidor, Perak 2 October 1948 during the Mayan Emergency. Aged 31. Killed while bathing near Bidor, Perak. Buried in Batu Gajah Christian Cemetery, Ipoh, Perak. Grave 934.

LITTLE

K

No further information currently

MACDONALD-IRELAND

A

No further information currently

SAUNDERS

G

No further information currently

TAYLOR

Ivan

possibly I J Taylor, Lance Corporal 5569912, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 24 April 1951 in Korea. Died during the Battle of Imjin 22nd-25th April 1951. Commemorated on the UN Wall of Remembrance, Pusan, Korea.

WILMOT

A B

Police Lieutenant 1105, Federation of Malaya Police. Died on anti-Communist duties Kulim, Kedah 20 April 1953 during the Mayan Emergency.

STAY
AND REMEMBER
THOSE WHO DIED
FOR YOU

Last updated 28 May, 2008

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