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GODALMING, CHARTERHOUSE SCHOOL MEMORIAL CHAPEL

World War 2 - Detailed information compiled by Eric Webb & Chris Wheeler 2008-2009
Copyright © Charterhouse School 2008

Charterhouse School
Memorial Chapel

SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

There follows a list of the names to be found on the Memorial Chapel panels, some with only such personal details as could readily be mined from an existing coded database by automatic means. Completed entries for the remainder will be added in the near future. While the compilers will be more than pleased to receive further information on any of these via Roll of Honour, they confirm that for the great majority service history, place and circumstances of death and place of burial / memorial are already known to them.

ADES

Edmond Henry
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1932 - 1936. He died on 26-27.5.42, aged 23.

ALBERT

Edward John Mayer
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 14.6.1908, 2nd son of Alfred Samuel Albert and Amy Hannah Albert née Lowe, husband of Josephine Ann Albert née Clegg of South Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1921 – 1925 and became a solicitor. He was killed on active service through enemy action at sea on or about 7.12.42, aged 34. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 66.

ALDERSON

Richard Cosmo
Captain. Born 10.5.1906, 2nd son of Sir Edward Hall Alderson KCB KBE and Mary Emily Alderson, husband of Gillian Mary Alderson née Barrington of Hollesley, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1919 – 1923. Serving in the 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards, he was killed in action in Italy on 10.6.44, aged 38. He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery, grave IV.A.12.

ALEXANDER

John Collinson
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1933 - 1936. He died on 21.10.41, aged 22.

ALLEN

John Isherwood
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1937 - 1941. He died on 10.7.44, aged 20.

ALLEN

Trevor Hamilton
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1934 - 1937. He died on 8.3.41, aged 20.

ALLGOOD

James
Lieutenant, MC. Born 13.5.1910, only son of Revd Roland Frederick Allgood and Mrs Allgood. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1924 – 1928 and became a land agent. He joined the Army before the outbreak of war and served with 72 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He was mentioned in despatches in France in 1940, and earned the MC in North Africa in 1942. Captured in June 1942 at Knightsbridge, Libya, he escaped from a train in Italy but was killed by a mine on 13.12.43, aged 33, while trying to regain the Allied lines. He is commemorated in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, on the Cassino Memorial, panel 2.

AMBERG

Antony Vitus (Tony)
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1934 - 1938. He died on 26.7.43, aged 22.

ANTHONY

Thomas Edward
Fl Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1936 - 1940. He died on 1.2.45, aged 22.

ARCHER

David Harold
Major, MC. Born 15.9.1915, 1st son of Lt-Col Harold Walter Archer and Doris Muriel Archer née Davy, husband of Marion Margaretta Archer née Osmaston of Edinburgh. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1929 – 1934 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment in 1936. In France in May 1940 he was given an immediate award of the MC in the field. Serving with the 1st Battalion in North Africa, he was killed in action on 30.4.43, aged 27. He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia, grave II.A.7.

ARONSON

John Cecil
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1935 - 1940. He died on 6.3.44, aged 22.

AUSTIN

Charles John (Jack)
Lieutenant. Born 1.11.1914, only son of Charles Edward Warren Austin and Marion Lettice Hubbard Austin of West Byfleet, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1928 – 1933 and later worked in Lloyd’s. He joined the 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Serving as second in command of his company, he was killed in action off Sicily on 9.7.43, aged 28. He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, grave II.F.14. He is also commemorated on war memorials in West Byfleet and Pyrford, Surrey (cf. W.T.L. Tanner).

BAKER

James William Bentley
Ord Smn. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1936 - 1940. He died on 9.1.42, aged 19.

BALL

Richard Graham
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1931 - 1936. He died on 10.2.42, aged 24.

BAMBER

Paul Kelway
2nd Lieutenant. Born 10.10.1903, 3rd son of Herbert Kelway Gwyer Bamber MVO and Mrs Bamber. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1917 – 1921 and worked for Portland Cement. He joined the Royal Army Service Corps, and made three trips to Dunkirk and back as a Lewis gunner. He died on active service on 17.8.40, aged 36, after an accident near Bagshot, Surrey. He is commemorated at St John’s Crematorium, Woking, Surrey, panel 1.

BANDINEL

James Julius Frederic Henry
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1932 - 1937. He died on 14.12.41, aged 23.

BARBER-LOMAX

Edward Arthur
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1929 - 1933. He died on 29.6.45, aged 28.

BARBOUR

David Murray
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1933 - 1938. He died on 14.5.40, aged 19.

BATTERSHILL

Peter Luntley
Lieutenant. Born 24.9.1914, only son of William Harry Battershill and Annie Margaret Battershill of Ingatestone, Essex. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1928 - 1931. Serving with 3rd Battalion, 8th Punjab Regiment, he was killed in action in Italy on 18.11.43, aged 29. He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, grave XI.B.16.

BATTYE

Percival Lawrence Montagu
Lieutenant-Colonel Welsh Guards and SO1 Civil Affairs, MC. Born 28.4.1886, 1st son of Montagu John Battye and Marguerite Josefine Battye, husband of Emily (Miley) Battye née Hilliers of West Brompton, London. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1899 – 1903 and became a mining engineer. He joined the Grenadier Guards in 1914, transferring to the Welsh Guards in 1915. He was awarded the MC and Croix de guerre, and made a member of the Légion d’honneur. He retired in 1930 but returned in 1940, initially with the rank of Major in the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed on active service on 28.5.45, aged 59, in a road accident between Antwerp and Turnhout. He is buried in Schoonselhof Municipal Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium, grave IV.B.35.

BEALE-BROWNE

George Reginald
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1929 - 1933. He died on 28.2.41, aged 25.

BEANE

Arthur Haggie
Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 10.6.17, elder son of Sir Francis and Lady Beane of St George’s Hill, Weybridge, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 – 1936 and Brasenose College, Oxford. He served with 805 Sqn in North Africa and became an instructor at HMS Heron. Temporarily attached to 165 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF, he was killed in action on 26.11.43, aged 26, when shot down in Spitfire IX MH905 (SK-G). He is buried in St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, grave II.B.10. A memorial near the crash site, dedicated on 8th May 1995, is maintained by pupils, ex-pupils and others associated with Charterhouse.

BEANE

Peter Francis
Leading Airman RN. Born 15.8.18, younger son of Sir Francis and Lady Beane of St George’s Hill, Weybridge, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1932 – 1937 and Brasenose College, Oxford. From HMS Daedalus he was attached to Service Flying Training School No.1. He was killed on 20.3.41, aged 22, in a training accident at Netheravon, Wiltshire. He is buried in St Peter’s churchyard, Hersham, Surrey, grave C.9.8.

BEATSON

Walter Gordon Clement
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1936 - 1940. He died on 27.10.41, aged 19.

BELL

John Swift
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1930 - 1934. He died on 30.8.40, aged 23.

BENDIEN

Gerard Hendrik Joan

RSM. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1930 - 1934. He died on 25.11.45, aged 29. No.2 Troop, No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando. Born 12.6.1916, son of Johan Bendien, Director of Trade and Exports for Holland, and Flora Bendien née Roelofs; husband of Basia Bendien née Litmanowitz. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1930 - 1934 and went on to the Sorbonne and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was a poet, linguist and student of military science, and served in the Spanish Civil War. He joined the Royal Dutch Princess Irene Brigade in March 1941, and a year later was selected as one of the first 25 volunteers, known as the “originals”, who qualified as members of No.2 (Dutch) Troop, No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando. He served directly under Lord Mountbatten and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. His linguistic skills were used in special operations behind enemy lines in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Burma. In March 1945 he was sent with two commandos into newly-liberated southern Holland to train resistance units as the nucleus of the New Dutch Army. The evidence suggests that in April he was also parachuted into occupied northern Holland to assist with food convoys following the German blockade and the 'hunger winter'. He died on 25.11.1945 aged 29 in a road accident while stationed at Apeldoorn. He was buried with full military honours and a rifle salute in the Nieuwe Begraafplaats in Zeist, Netherlands, grave B.620.

For considerable assistance with this entry, sincere thanks are due to his son, Johann Liddell Joan-Bendien, whose own son G.H.Bendien was also at Charterhouse in the 1980s.

BENDIT

Alfred Charles
Captain. Born 21.8.1890, only son of Mr & Mrs Siegfried Bendit, husband of Elsie Lillie Bendit née Bair of Westminster, London. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1904 - 1906. In the Great War he was a Captain in the RASC. In the Second World War he joined the Intelligence Corps. He died in London of heart failure on 1.7.42, aged 51. He is buried in Willesden Jewish cemetery, London, grave L.1.19.

BERRY

George Gilbert
Captain. Born 13.3.1906, 1st son of Francis Lawrence Berry and Amy Marie Berry of Wimbledon, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1920 – 1924 and went into the family firm of wine merchants. He joined the Royal Army Service Corps early in the war. He was killed in action on 27.11.41, aged 35, at Fort Capuzzo, Libya, leading a counter-attack armed only with a pickaxe handle. He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt, grave 5.F.10.

BINNIE

John Alexander
Commander RN. Born 27.4.1898, 1st son of William James Eames Binnie and Ethel Binnie, husband of May Eileen Middleton Binnie née Phillips of Padworth, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1912 – 1915, joining the Royal Navy in time to serve in HMS Monarch at the Battle of Jutland, and specialising from 1923 to 1931 in anti-submarine warfare. He returned in July 1939 to continue this work. Based at HMS Osprey, he was killed on active service on 20.3.45, aged 46, when HMS Lapwing, escorting convoy JW65, was torpedoed by U-968 near Murmansk. He is commemorated in Plymouth on the Naval Memorial, panel 93 column 3.

BLACKBURNE

Cecil Lionel Wifrid
Major. Born 17.6.1909, 2nd son of The Very Revd Lionel Edward Blackburne and Eleanor Blackburne of Ely, Cambs. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1923 – 1927 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the South Lancashire Regiment in 1929. Attached to 5th Bn Hampshire Regiment, he died of wounds on 26.9.43, aged 34. He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 24. See Ely, Cambridgeshire World War w Memorial.

BLAIKIE

Charles Biggar
Major RE. Born 25.6.1900, only surviving son of Charles Louis Blaikie and Isabel Blaikie née Staines, husband of Florence Doreen Blaikie née Heath of Sydney, NSW, Australia. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1914 – 1918 and became an engineer in Shanghai. He joined the Army in India in 1941 and served with King George V’s Own Bengal Sappers & Miners. He died on active service in Agra on 19.4.43, aged 42. He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery, India, grave 5.J.9.

BOTTOMLEY

Basil Henry
Lieut (A). He was at Charterhouse [L] 1933 - 1937. He died on 31.8.45, aged 25.

BOURN

Thomas Arundale (Dale)
Captain. Born 12.9.1902, only son of Thomas William Bourn and Florence Emma Bourn, husband of Naomi Gilbett Bourn née Waters. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1916 – 1921 and became a solicitor and a distinguished golfer. He served with 83 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He was killed on active service in an aircraft accident at Peterborough on 1.10.41, aged 39. He is buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough: division 4, block 4, grave 1704.

BOURNE

Howard
Major. Born 1.7.1905, 2nd son of Addley Bourne and Ellen Bourne née Walker, husband of Hazel Mamie Bourne née Hinton of Shoreham, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1919 – 1923 and joined the Honourable Artillery Company in 1926. He served with B Battery, 11 (HAC) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. He died on 1.7.42, his 37th birthday, in an Italian field hospital at Sidi Barrani, having been wounded at Mersa Matruh on 29.6.42. He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt, grave 4.H.1.

BOURNE

Roderic Kenneth
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 23.11.1913, 1st son of Edward Ernest Bourne and Cecil Mary Bourne, husband of Rosalie Bourne née van Broembsen of Dawsons, Southern Rhodesia. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1928 – 1932 and became a director of the family millinery business. He joined the Civil Air Guard in 1939 and later served with 413 (RCAF) Squadron. He was presumed killed on 9.4.42, aged 28, when Catalina W8421 (QL-Y) was lost over the Indian Ocean. He is commemorated in Kranji Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 412.

BOWEN

Cecil Leander John
Major. Born 11.6.1895, 1st son of Sir George John Bowen and Dorothy Bowen, husband of Mary Josephine Bowen née Pedley of Wimbledon, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1909 - 1914. In the Great War, in which he was mentioned in despatches, he served with the East Surrey Regiment and the Royal Lancaster Regiment. He joined the 1st Bn Irish Guards in 1922. He was killed in action at sea off Norway on 15.5.40, aged 44, in the bombing of the Polish troopship “Chrobry”. He is buried in the New Cemetery, Narvik, Norway, grave XI.K.3.

BOWES

Anthony John Lee
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 8.10.1913, only son of Tom Armstrong Bowes MD and Gertrude Ann Bowes of Herne Bay, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1927 – 1932 and became a schoolmaster, teaching at Charterhouse for six months in 1938. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot in 149 Squadron. He was killed in action on 24.7.42, aged 28, when Stirling W7580 (OJ-D) was shot down by a night fighter of 1./NJG over Geffen, Netherlands, en route to Duisburg. He and his crew are buried in Uden War Cemetery, collective grave 4.I.10-13.

BRADE

Kenneth Harper
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1936 - 1938. He died on 27.7.44, aged 22.

BRADE

Paul Harper
Ldg Airmn. He was at Charterhouse [LR] 1938 - 1940. He died on 16.11.43, aged 18.

BRIDGES

Arthur Brodie Hamilton
Major, OBE. Born 2.11.1886, 4th son of Colonel Charles Harley Bridges and Emily Newton Bridges. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1900 - 1905. He joined the RAMC in 1913, was mentioned in despatches and earned the OBE. He retired in 1933, but returned to serve as a Recruiting Medical Officer, RAMC. He died in Cheltenham on 22.10.41, aged 54. He is buried in St Giles’ churchyard, Kilmington, Devon, north of the church. A Bible was donated to St Giles’ Church in memory of Flt Lt Neville Marwood Tucker, q.v.

BROMFIELD

John Trevor
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1938 - 1943. He died on 23.8.45, aged 20.

BRUCE JONES

James
Captain. Born 19.8.1910, 1st son of Thomas Bruce Jones OBE and Edith Bruce Jones née Nicoll of Larbert, Stirlingshire, husband of Dorothy Jean Bruce Jones née Stephenson of Colinton, Edinburgh. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1924 – 1928 and became a director of the family timber and foundry business. He joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as a Territorial. Serving with the 8th Battalion, he died of wounds in Tunisia on 29.5.43, aged 32. He is buried in Oued Zarga War Cemetery, grave 1.D.22. One of his two brothers (q.v.) was killed in July 1943 in Sicily. [Listed elsewhere as J.Bruce-Jones]

BRUCE JONES

Reid
Captain. Born 5.7.1913, 3rd son of Thomas Bruce Jones OBE and Edith Bruce Jones née Nicoll of Larbert, Stirlingshire. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1927 – 1930 and became a chartered accountant and a director of the family timber business. He joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as a Territorial. Serving with the 7th Battalion, he was killed in action in Sicily on 21.7.43, aged 30. He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, grave I.D.34. One of his two brothers (q.v.) was killed in May 1943 in Tunisia. [Listed by CWGC as R.B.Jones]

BURNESS

Arthur Donald
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1932 - 1937. He died on 6.12.43, aged 24.

BURNESS

Michael Frederick
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935. He died on 6.6.44, aged 27.

BURROWS

Giles Righton
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1936 - 1940. He died on 18.4.45, aged 22.

BURTON

John Miles
Major. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1929 - 1933. He died on 7.1.44, aged 28.

BUTCHER

John Desmond
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1938 - 1941. He died on 5.9.44, aged 20.

BUTLER

Francis Charles Joseph
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 24.3.1915, only son of Captain Francis Mourilyan Butler and Josephine Lawrence Butler of Carswell Manor, Faringdon, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1928 - 1931. Serving as a pilot in 9 Squadron, he was presumed killed on 19.6.40, aged 25, when Wellington N2879 (WS-P) crashed into the sea on a raid to Leverkusen. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 7. His father (q.v.) was killed in Belgium in October 1917.

BUTLER-STONEY

Thomas Fitzherbert
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1933 - 1938. He died on 27.3.43, aged 22.

BUXTON

Mervyn
Lieutenant. Born 5.5.1903, 4th son of Edward Gurney Buxton and Laura Buxton née Gurney, husband of Carmela Mary Beatrice Buxton née Lyon of Earl’s Court, London. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1916 – 1921, and worked for Barclays Bank before serving in the Royal Army Pay Corps. He died on active service on 12.5.44, aged 41, in Footscray Military Hospital. He is buried in St Mary Cray Cemetery, Orpington, Kent: plot E, division 3, grave 105.

CADDY

Peter
Lieut. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1934. He died on 5.1.43**, aged 22.

CADMAN

Peter Marshall
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1935 - 1940. He died on 6.6.44, aged 22.

CAMPBELL

Gillian Lorne
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1934 - 1938. He died on 23.12.42, aged 22.

CAPPEL

Louis Stewart Matheson
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1934 - 1937. He died on 19.12.43, aged 23.

CARSON

Thomas Hulton
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1935. He died on 25.1.43, aged 25.

CARTER

Mark Medley
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, DFC. Born 4.1.1913, 1st son of Major Edward Philip Carter OBE and Margaret Carter, husband of Eve Carter née Radford-Norcop of Bradfield, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1926 – 1929 and worked for British Xylonite. He joined the University Air Squadron at Oxford and spent seven years in the RAFO and RAFVR before the war. Serving as a pilot in 3 Squadron, he was killed in action on 15.5.40, aged 27, when his Hurricane N2534 was shot down by enemy aircraft near Maubeuge, France. His DFC was gazetted on 28.5.40. He is buried in Maubeuge-Centre cemetery, grave B.27. He is also commemorated on the British Xylonite memorial originally at Highams Park, London E4, and currently located at Brantham, Suffolk.

CARTLAND

James Anthony Hamilton
Lieutenant. Born 4.1.1913, 2nd son of Major James Bertram Falkner Cartland and Mary Hamilton Cartland of Poolbrook, Worcs. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1926 – 1931, went on to RMC Sandhurst and joined the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1933. Serving with 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action near Ypres on 29.5.40, aged 27. He is buried in the churchyard at Zuidschote, Belgium, grave C.68. His brother (q.v.) was killed the following day. Their father (q.v.) had been killed on 27.5.1918. Their sister was the novelist Barbara Cartland.

CARTLAND

John Ronald Hamilton
Major. Born 3.1.1907, 1st son of Major James Bertram Falkner Cartland and Mary Hamilton Cartland of Poolbrook, Worcs. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1920 – 1925, and in 1935 became Member of Parliament for King’s Norton. He joined the Worcestershire Yeomanry in 1937. Serving with 53 (The Worcestershire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA, he was killed in action on 30.5.40, aged 33, between Cassel, France, and Watou, Belgium. He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium, grave X.B.1. His brother (q.v.) had been killed the previous day. Their father (q.v.) had been killed on 27.5.1918. Their sister was the novelist Barbara Cartland. [See also R.D.Hutton-Squire]

CAVE-BROWNE

Edward Henry
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 8.3.1923, son of Maj-Gen William Cave-Browne DSO MC and Muriel Cave-Browne of Wimbledon, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1936 – 1940 and joined the RAFVR in 1940. Serving with 23 Squadron in Malta, he was killed near Porto Palo, Sicily, on 16.2.43, aged 19, flying Mosquito DD792. He and his navigator W/O Westcott are buried in Catania War Cemetery, graves IV.L.38 and IV.L.37.

CHALK

Revd Richard Cradocke
Chaplain 4th class. Born 10.7.1900, only son of Thomas Cradocke Chalk and Annie Maria Chalk of Akeley, Bucks. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1914 – 1919 and became a schoolmaster. He was ordained in 1934 and appointed Rector of Wilden and Vicar of Ravensden, Beds, in January 1941. He joined the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department, and was attached to 18th Bn, Reconnaissance Corps (formerly 5th Bn, Loyal Regt). He died in Changi PoW Camp on 21.3.42, aged 41, of wounds received on 12.2.42 while attending wounded comrades. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, grave 8.A.19.

CHOPPING

Ralph Campbell
Squadron Leader RAFVR, DFC. Born 12.9.1914, 1st son of Wasey Chopping and Amy Mina Chopping of Colchester, Essex. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1928 – 1933 and became a colonial civil servant. He joined the RAFVR at the beginning of the war and was awarded the DFC in 1944. Serving as a pilot with 7 Squadron, he was presumed killed on 26.8.44, aged 29, when Lancaster NE123 (MG-J) was lost on a raid to Brest. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 200.

CHRYSTAL

Patrick Donald
Major. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 - 1932. He died on 4.7.44, aged 28.

CLARK

Malcolm James Edward
Lance-Corporal. Born 13.11.1913, 3rd son of James Clark and Marion Clark, husband of Mary Clark of Baildon, Shipley, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1927 – 1930 and worked for the Daily Herald before serving in the Intelligence Corps. He was killed on active service on 17.8.45, aged 31, in an accident at Hurn Airport. He is commemorated in Bournemouth North Cemetery, Dorset, on panel 1 of a memorial wall within a plot of war graves close to Bournemouth Crematorium.

COLLIS

Francis Hugh Gordon
Flying Officer RAF. Born 25.9.1901, 1st son of Hugh Gordon Collis and Elsie Collis, husband of Winifred Collis née Ross of Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1916 – 1920 and became a sales manager for Courtaulds. He joined the RAFVR in February 1941. He died on active service on 28.6.42, aged 40, of malaria. He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, grave 2.B.4.

COLTHURST

John Buller
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 19.11.1910, 3rd son of Arthur Beadon Colthurst and Mary Teresa Colthurst née Paul. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1924 – 1928 and worked for Vestey’s, trading with Argentina. He joined the RAFVR and served as a bomb-aimer with 115 Squadron. He was killed on 24.2.44, aged 33, when Lancaster LL701 (KO-F) was lost on a raid to Schweinfurt. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 205. His father was killed in action in October 1916.

COMBER

Donald James
Major. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1932 - 1936. He died on 26.2.44, aged 25.

COPEMAN

Michael Heathcote
Captain. Born 15.3.1908, 2nd son of Alfred Heathcote Copeman MD and Eva Florence Copeman, husband of Barbara Mary Copeman née Odling, of Amersham, Bucks. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1921 – 1926 and became a director of Anselm Odlings, marble merchants. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in February 1940. Serving with 87 Ammunition Depot, RAOC, he died on active service on 21.3.42, aged 34, after an operation in a military hospital in Pontefract, Yorks. He is commemorated on the screen wall at Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds.

COULSON

Thomas William Bevis
Captain. Born 11.4.1912, 1st son of Thomas Edmund Coulson MD and Eva Mary Coulson, husband of Vera Coulson née Leigh of Coulsdon, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1925 - 1930. He joined the Royal Artillery and served with 1 Bombardment Unit. Serving as a Forward Observer Bombardment in the landings on Walcheren, he died of wounds on 6.11.44, aged 32. He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium, grave 9.7.15, and is commemorated on the municipal war memorial in Wincanton, Somerset, where he was born.

CRANSTOUN

John Pugh
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1937 - 1941. He died on 9.12.42, aged 18.

CRITCHLEY-SALMONSON

Denis Granville Cosby
Major, MC. Born 6.5.1891, only son of Captain Harold Basil Septimus Critchley-Salmonson and Harriet Critchley-Salmonson, husband of Mary Critchley-Salmonson née Ellis of Bishop’s Lydeard, Somerset. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1905 - 1909. He joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1911, being twice mentioned in despatches and earning the MC, and retired as a Major in 1919. In the Second World War he served with a Searchlight Company, with the RASC, in command of an anti-aircraft battery, and as a military registrar. He died in Guildford on 20.4.43, aged 51. He is buried in St Pancras churchyard, West Bagborough, Somerset, at the west end of the church.

CROFTS

David Douglas
Major. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1932 - 1937. He died on 9.9.43, aged 24.

CROMPTON

John Anthony
Sqn Ldr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1933 - 1938. He died on 23.8.43, aged 24.

CROMPTON

Ralph Kenyon (Ken)
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1933. He died on 2.6.40, aged 24.

CUNDELL

Joseph Peter Stanhope
Lieut. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1932 - 1936. He died on 12.3.43, aged 24.

CUNLIFFE-OWEN

Hugo Leslie
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [R] 1935 - 1937. He died on 12.8.42, aged 21.

DALGLIESH

William Ian
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935. He died on 3.3.41, aged 23.

DALTON

Arthur Hammond
Wing Commander RAFVR. Born 30.10.1892, son of William Dalton and Catherine Dalton, husband of Eileen Dalton of Henley, Oxon. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1906 – 1907 and at Haileybury 1907 – 1910. He joined the 1st City of London Yeomanry in 1914. In the Great War he served as a Lieutenant, 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars, before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, retiring in 1919. In 1926 he was appointed a Flight Lieutenant in the newly formed Auxiliary Air Force, serving with 600 (City of London) Squadron until 1930. In 1937 he was re-appointed as Assistant Adjutant of an apprentices’ wing at a school of technical training. He was killed on active service on 31.7.41, aged 48, in a DH Hornet Moth aircraft of 24 Squadron at Feeny, Northern Ireland. He is buried in All Saints’ churchyard, Hutton, Essex.

DANE

Richard Louis Hastings
Major. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 - 1935. He died on 18.7.44, aged 24.

DARVELL

Richard Sidney Willoughby
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1929 - 1933. He died on 14.4.44, aged 28.

DARWEN

Louis Reginald
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1933 - 1934. He died on 9.12.41, aged 22.

DAVIDSON

John Peter Archibald
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1935. He died on 4.1.41, aged 25.

DAVIES

Mostyn Llewellyn
Major, DSO. Born 26.6.1910, only son of Llewellyn Sydney Davies and Clara Lina Andrea Davies, husband of Brenda Margaret Davies née Woodbridge. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1923 – 1928 and became a chartered accountant. He was deputy accountant to Trinity House 1935-9. He served as Civil Service Secretary to several ministries, and later held a commission on the General List. Serving with Force 133, SOE, he was killed in action on 25.3.44, aged 33, during Operation Mulligatawny at Crna Trava, Bulgaria. He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia, joint grave 9A.D.7-8, and is commemorated at Herringswell, Suffolk, and at Magdalen College, Oxford.

de la CHAPELLE

Vicomte Robert Xavier Alfred
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1933 - 1935. He died on 26.4.41, aged 22.

DEAR

Michael Francis
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1935 - 1940. He died on 21.8.42, aged 20.

DELMÉ-RADCLIFFE

Michael
Major RE. Born 21.3.1912, 2nd son of Arthur Henry Delmé-Radcliffe and Frances Elsie Delmé-Radcliffe née Wright-Anderson of Branksome Park, Dorset. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1925 – 1929 and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in January 1932. He joined Queen Victoria’s Own Bombay Sappers & Miners in India, and served with 19 Coy. in Waziristan and in Malaya, where he took command of the company. Captured at the fall of Singapore, he returned home from captivity via India on 20.11.45. He was found dead at home in Branksome on 26.11.45, aged 33. He is buried in Bournemouth Eastern Cemetery, grave X.1.197.

DEMPSTER

Alexander Elder
2nd Lieutenant. Born 17.10.1907, 4th son of William Dempster and Ellen Mary Dempster of Birkenhead. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1921 – 1925 and became a partner in the shipping firm of Elder Dempster. He died in Belfast on 23.6.41, aged 33, while on active service with 13th Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers. He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery: Glenalina extension, grave A.S.107. [Listed by CWGC as A.Elder-Dempster]

DENHAM

John Austin
Lieutenant. Born 3.5.1913, 2nd son of Arthur Christopher Denham OBE and Ethel Adeline Denham of Broadstairs, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1926 – 1931 and became a solicitor. He joined the Territorial Army in August 1939, serving with 61 Field Regiment RA and later with 219 Company, Pioneer Corps. He was killed on active service with a French liaison unit on 3.11.44, aged 31. He is buried in La Délivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Normandy, grave I.D.5.

DENHOLM

John Neil Campbell
Captain. Born 22.1.1915, only son of John Denholm and Gertrude Denholm of Bo’ness, Linlithgowshire, husband of Sheila Mary Denholm née Spears-Alexander of Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1928 – 1932 and joined the Army in 1937. Serving with the 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), he was seconded to the Glider Pilot Regiment to train as a glider pilot. He was killed in action on 10.7.43, aged 28, when his glider crash-landed near the Ponte Grande, Siracusa, Sicily. He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, grave II.D.12.

DENNESS

Victor Bryan
L/Cpl. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1936 - 1938. He died on 28.8.44, aged 21.

DES VOEUX

Sir Edward Alfred, 8th Bt
Private. Born 9.11.1864, 1st son of Maj-Gen Alfred Anthony Des Voeux and Isabelle Diana Des Voeux. He was at Charterhouse [UV] 1876 – 1879 and became a bullion broker. He joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps in his mid-seventies, and was killed in action in the defence of the Hong Kong power station on 19.12.41, aged 77. He is commemorated in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, on the Sai Wan Memorial, column 34.

DIXON

Frederick John Powell
Sgt Pilot. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1932 - 1935. He died on 11.7.40, aged 21.

DIXON

Nelson Everard
Sub-Lieutenant RNVR. Born 24.7.1913, only son of Frank Everard Dixon and Viva Dixon of The Moat, Hadleigh, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1927 – 1932 and became Master of the Essex and Suffolk Foxhounds. He joined the RNVR in 1939. He was killed on 29.6.40, aged 26, when the Q-ship RFA Edgehill (HMS Willamette Valley) was torpedoed by U-51 in the SW Approaches. He is commemorated in Chatham, Kent, on the Naval Memorial, reference 40.2, and on the war memorial in St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh.

DOWDING

Arthur Denis Caswall
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1931 - 1935. He died on 22-26.5.40, aged 22.

DOWLING

Francis Barré Beresford
Major, MC. Born 26.10.1897, 1st son of Henry Barré Dowling and Alice Dowling, stepson of Eva Stanley Dowling née O’Meara, of Surbiton, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1911 – 1915 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the East Surrey Regiment in 1916. In the Great War he was mentioned in despatches, and earned the MC. He was killed in action on 15.12.41, aged 44, while in command of 2nd Bn East Surrey Regt at Gurun, Malaya. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 67.

DRAKEFORD

Dudley Goode
Lieutenant (E) RN. Born 23.4.1914, only son of Thomas Goode Drakeford and Mrs Drakeford, husband of Phyllis Joan Drakeford née Bullock. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1928 – 1932 and worked for the engineering firm Babcock & Wilcox Ltd. He joined the Royal Navy in 1939. He was killed on 20.7.44, aged 30, when HMS Isis was sunk by a mine or torpedo off Arromanches, Normandy. He is commemorated in Plymouth on the Naval Memorial, panel 85 column 1, and on the HMS Isis memorial in Portsmouth Cathedral.

DROUGHT

George Richard Smerger
Major. Born 4.8.1910, only son of Major George Thomas Acton Drought RA and Louise Drought, husband of Rosemary Beatrice ffolliott Drought née Powell of Cheltenham, Glos. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1924 – 1926 and joined the Army in 1929. Serving with 2nd Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), he was killed in action in Sicily on 10.7.43, aged 32. He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, grave III.F.9.

DUNLOP

Brian Ellice
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1934 - 1939. He died on 16.4.43, aged 21.

DURRANT

Kenneth Michael Garton
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1937 - 1941. He died on 15-16.9.44, aged 20.

ECCLES

Godfrey Brian
Flight Lieutenant RAF, AFC. Born 21.6.1912, 4th son of Major Harold Eccles and Jessie Eccles of Oxted, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1926 – 1930 and became a farmer in New Zealand and Lancashire. He joined the RAF and served with 502 Squadron. He was posted missing presumed killed on 30.8.44, aged 32, when Halifax JP164 crashed into the sea near St Nazaire. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 202. His younger brother (q.v.) was killed at Dunkirk in May 1940.

ECCLES

John David
2nd Lieutenant. Born 27.5.1918, 5th son of Major Harold Eccles and Jessie Eccles of Oxted, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1931 – 1934. He joined 4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, in July 1939. He was killed in action near Dunkirk on 29.5.40, aged 22. He is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Dunkerque, column 59. His next elder brother (q.v.) was killed near St Nazaire in August 1944.

ELLWOOD

Bruce Nicholas Brittain
Captain. Born 22.5.1915, only son of Cecil Francis Ellwood and Mrs Ellwood. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1928 – 1932 and served for three years in the Metropolitan Police (CID). He joined the Army in October 1939. Serving with 1st Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action in Sicily on 12.7.43, aged 28. He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, grave IV.G.7.

ESHELBY

Richard Henry Douglas
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1936 - 1940. He died on 2.11.42, aged 20.

FARQUHAR

Ian Gordon
Leading Airman RN. Born 26.4.1914, 3rd son of Gordon Logan Farquhar and Eliza Farquhar, husband of Nancy Margaret Farquhar née Price of Ashtead, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1928 – 1932 and became a colonial civil servant. From HMS Daedalus he was attached to No.1 Service Flying Training School at Netheravon, Wilts. He was killed on 14.7.40, aged 26, in a forced landing in a training aircraft at Pylle, Somerset. He is buried in All Saints’ churchyard, Netheravon: south-east of the church.

FAWCETT

Francis Frederick
Captain. Born 18.3.1907, 3rd son of Thomas Percy Fawcett and Edith Mary Fawcett née Gray, husband of Margaret Joan Fawcett née Elliott, of Byram, Brotherton, Yorks [also recorded as of Sutton Hall, Ferrybridge, Yorks]. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1921 – 1925 and became a maltster, a director of two companies in Castleford, and a county councillor. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps in 1939 and served with the BEF in France until Dunkirk. He was killed in action in the Western Desert on 26.6.42, aged 35. He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, grave XXXI.F.23.

FELTON

Walter Bartlett
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1933 - 1936. He died on 24.5.40, aged 20.

FENWICKE-CLENNELL

Edward
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1936 - 1940. He died on 21.12.42, aged 19.

FERGUSON

Revd Oswald Kenneth
Chaplain 4th Class. Born 17.8.1899, 8th son of Alastair Mackenzie Ferguson and Gertrude Ferguson, husband of Leslie Margaret Ferguson, OBE, née Goddard. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1913 - 1917. At the end of the Great War he held a commission in 5th Bn The Rifle Brigade. Afterwards he became a schoolmaster, and was ordained in 1932. From 1934 he was Vicar of Barton Hartshorn with Chetwode, Bucks. He joined the Royal Army Chaplains Dept, serving in France, and was among the last to leave St Malo in July 1940. He died on 2.2.44, aged 44, as the result of an accident while serving with Middle Eastern Forces. He is buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt, grave 4.B.3.

FERNAU

Roderick Lewis
Captain. Born 23.1.1908, 2nd son of Edmond Bernard Fernau and Ethel Elizabeth Camille Fernau, husband of Barbara Eva Fernau formerly Chevallier née Hodgson of Rolvenden Layne, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1922 – 1925 and became a fruit farmer and then a chartered accountant in South Africa. He joined the Royal Army Service Corps and was attached to the Royal Engineers. He was drowned on 17.6.43, aged 35, on active service at sea off Derna, Libya [possibly lost in SS Yoma, torpedoed by U-81 while in convoy GTX-2]. He is commemorated in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, on the Brookwood Memorial, panel 15 column 2.

FIELD

John Laurence
Lieut. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 - 1934. He died on 24.12.41, aged 26.

FITZ SIMON

William
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1936. He died on 24.10.43, aged 26.

FLETCHER

John Lionel Howe
Wing Commander RAF. Born 13.6.1910, 3rd son of Horatio Fletcher and Lilian Fletcher of Wadhurst, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1924 - 1929. He obtained a commission in the Reserve of Air Force Officers in 1930 and joined the RAF as a Pilot Officer in 1932. Serving with 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron as the pilot of Wellington Z8781 (HA-S), he was killed on 4.8.41, aged 31, when the aircraft was hit by flak over Bremen on an operation to Hanover and crashed at Moordeich. He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, grave 26.F.7. Three of his crew are buried in graves 26.F.4-6.

FRASER

Eustace David William
Serjeant. Born 3.12.1912, 2nd (twin) son of Cecil Eustace William Fraser and Nora Cecily Fraser of Capel St Mary, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1926 – 1930 and worked in insurance before becoming a rubber planter in 1937. He joined the 2nd (Selangor) Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. He was killed on active service on or about 10.1.42, aged 29, near Batu Tiga, Selangor, Malaya. He is buried in Cheras Road Civil Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur, grave 6. His younger brother, Lt R.K.J.Fraser, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regt attd King’s African Rifles, died on 16.9.42 aged 22 and is buried in Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar, grave 2.B.5. Both brothers are commemorated on the war memorial at Bentley, Ipswich, Suffolk.

FRITH

John Brereton
Major, MC. Born 15.9.1915, 1st (twin) son of Revd John Brien Frith and Cicely Frances Frith of Swynnerton, Staffs and Hayling Island, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1928 – 1933 and went on to RMA Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1936, was twice mentioned in despatches, and in 1944 was awarded the MC. Serving with 136 Field Regiment RA, he died of wounds in Burma on 10.4.45, aged 29. He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, grave 27.B.14. His twin brother (q.v.) was killed in action in Eritrea in March 1941. Both brothers are commemorated by a memorial window in St Mary’s Church, Swynnerton.

FRITH

Robert Brereton
Captain. Born 15.9.1915, 2nd (twin) son of Revd John Brien Frith and Cicely Frances Frith of Swynnerton, Staffs and Hayling Island, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 – 1933 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Worcestershire Regiment in 1936 and was awarded the MC in Palestine in 1938. Serving with the 1st Battalion, he was killed in action on 17.3.41, aged 25, at Keren, Eritrea. He is buried in Keren War Cemetery, grave 4.A.3. His twin brother (q.v.) died of wounds in Burma in April 1945. Both brothers are commemorated by a memorial window in St Mary’s Church, Swynnerton.

FROST

Henry Shelmerdine
Captain. Born 4.6.1913, 2nd son of Lt-Col John Meadows Frost DSO and Olivia Frost née Shelmerdine of The Dean, Hoole, Chester. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1927 – 1931. He joined the Cheshire Regiment in 1935 and was mentioned in despatches early in 1941. Attached to 51 Middle East Commando, he was killed in action in Eritrea on 5.3.41, aged 27. He is buried in Keren War Cemetery, Eritrea, grave 4.D.1. His uncle Capt T.L.Frost (q.v.) was killed at Ypres in March 1915.

FRYER

Arthur Clare
Major, Imperial Police. Born 2.10.1900, only son of Christopher Clare Fryer and Mrs Fryer, husband of Ruth Enid Fryer née Cherry. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1914 – 1917 and joined the Imperial Police (India), earning the Imperial Police Medal. He died in Lahore on 27.3.40, aged 39, of wounds received in action against outlaws in the Sheikh Budin Hills. He was posthumously awarded the King’s Police Medal. He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan, grave 12.A.8.

GABBETT

Cecil Pulteney
Ordinary Seaman RN. Born 17.9.1912, 1st son of Lt-Col Alexander Cecil Gabbett and Charlotte Cecilia Gabbett, husband of Adeline Betty Gabbett, of Durban, South Africa. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1926 – 1929 and worked for Lloyds in Natal before joining the Royal Navy. He was killed in action on 24.5.41, aged 28, when HMS Hood was sunk off Greenland by the Bismarck. He is commemorated in Portsmouth, Hants, on the Naval Memorial, panel 50 column 2, and in the Hood Chapel in the Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hants.

GABRIEL

John Parton
Captain. Born 13.1.1911, 2nd son of Christopher Burton Gabriel and Elsie Gabriel, husband of Clothilde Edith Gabriel née Ward. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1924 – 1929 and became a notable amateur athlete. He joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was presumed drowned on 24.2.41, aged 30, in the sinking of SS Jonathan Holt, torpedoed by U-97 south-west of the Faroes. He is commemorated in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, on the Brookwood Memorial, panel 12 column 3.

GAIRDNER

Robert Dalrymple (Robin)
Lieutenant-Colonel. Born 28.10.1904, son of Charles Dalrymple Gairdner and Beatrice Mary Gairdner née Ballock, husband of Anne Savile Gairdner née Bailey of Kingston St Mary, Somerset. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1918 – 1922. He became a stockbroker in Glasgow, where he held a Territorial commission. He commanded the 80th Lowland Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, and served on the Staff. He was killed in London on 14.3.44, aged 39, during an air raid. He is buried in St Mary’s churchyard, Kingston St Mary, south-west of the church tower.

GALSWORTHY

David William Arthur
Major. Born 25.3.1910, only son of Major Arthur John Galsworthy and Mrs Galsworthy. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1924 – 1927, went on to RMC Sandhurst, and joined the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) in 1930. He was killed in action in Italy on 21.10.44, aged 34. He is buried in Cesena War Cemetery, grave II.E.2, and is commemorated on the war memorial at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

GARDNER

David Henry Willoughby
Lieutenant RNVR. Born 4.8.1910, only son of Henry Willoughby Gardner and Mary Louisa Gardner of Church Stretton, Salop. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1924 – 1929 and became a schoolmaster. He joined the RNVR and served in HMS Curacoa. He was presumed killed on 2.10.42, aged 32, when the cruiser was sunk in a collision with RMS Queen Mary. He is commemorated in Chatham, Kent, on the Naval Memorial, reference 66.1.

GARNETT

Jeremiah Charles
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1937 - 1940. He died on 14.9.45, aged 23.

GASKELL

Peter Hunter
Major. Born 10.5.1915, 1st son of Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Gaskell KCB OBE and Lady Sophie Maria Grace Gaskell née Michell of Fareham, Hants, husband of Daisy Denise Gaskell. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1928 – 1933 and became a barrister. He held a Territorial commission in the Royal Fusiliers, but later transferred to 3rd (8th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, RAC. He was killed in action in Normandy on 15.8.44, aged 29. He is buried in St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, grave III.A.8.

GIBSON

Michael Charles
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1938. He died on 5.3.43*, aged 22.

GIDLOW-JACKSON

Roger Myles
Lieutenant-Colonel, DSO. Born 3.9.1898, 5th son of Mr & Mrs Charles Gidlow-Jackson, husband of Nora Gidlow-Jackson née Ramsay. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1912 – 1915 and went on to RMC Sandhurst, joining The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1916. He earned the DSO in Palestine in 1936. In the Second World War he served with 2nd Bn The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), and with 2/6th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. He died suddenly in London on 9.5.45, aged 46. He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery, London: section T1, grave 10.

GILBERT

John Humphrey Kyrle
CQMS. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1932 - 1935. He died on 20.5.40, aged 21.

GLANFIELD

Robert Coles Bruce
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1935 - 1939. He died on 13.8.45, aged 24.

GODSON

Michael Stapylton
Lt Cdr. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1930 - 1934. He died on 12.5.45, aged 28.

GOODE

Richard Gordon
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 - 1934. He died on 17.9.40, aged 24.

GOSNELL

Ralph Percy
Section Officer AFS. Born 13.8.1881, 1st son of Charles Percy Gosnell and Mrs Gosnell, husband of Sylvia Gosnell née Dale of Barnes, London. He was at Charterhouse [R,g] 1895 – 1899 and became a manufacturing perfumer. In the Great War he was a Captain in the Honourable Artillery Company and was attached to the Technical Branch of the RAF. In the Second World War he joined the Auxiliary Fire Service. He collapsed and died on duty at Battersea AFS fire-boat station on 25.9.39, aged 58. His funeral service was in St Mary’s Church, Barnes, on 29.9.39.

GRAHAM

Robert Rule
Commander RN, DSO. Born 27.12.1899, 2nd son of James Graham, CBE, and Louisa Graham, husband of Anne Graham née Armstrong of Limpsfield, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1913 - 1918. He joined the Royal Navy in June 1918, qualified as an air pilot in 1924 and served with various Fleet Air Arm units. In 1939 he joined HMS Exeter, and received the DSO for his services at the Battle of the River Plate. From HMS Woolwich he was attached to the French destroyer Bison, and was killed in action on 3.5.40, aged 40, when Bison was bombed during the evacuation of Namsos, Norway. He is commemorated in Chatham, Kent, on the Naval Memorial, 34.1.

GRANT

Pharic Alexander
Lieutenant-Colonel, TD. Born 31.3.1907, only son of Colonel Pharic Grant TD and Grace Darling Grant of Ardmillan, Girvan, Ayrshire. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1920 – 1925 and went into the family manufacturing business. He joined the Ayrshire Yeomanry in 1926. Serving with 110 Field Regiment RA, he was awarded the Territorial Decoration. He died on 16.11.44, aged 37, of wounds received near Eindhoven, Netherlands. He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium, grave III.C.3.

GRAY

Anthony Fielding
Lieutenant HAC. Born 19.6.1914, 3rd son of George Wynter Gray and Jean Fielding Gray, stepson of Lillie Kathleen Gray, of Cambridge. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1927 - 1928. He joined the Honourable Artillery Company in 1938. Serving with 70 Field Regiment RA, he was killed in action in Italy on 7.1.44, aged 29. He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery, grave XIV.J.18.

GREENALL

Thomas Henry
Major. Born 19.1.1903, 2nd son of Henry Greenall and Edith Greenall of Warrington, Lancs, husband of Joan Clare Greenall née Ridgway of Westminster, London. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1916 – 1920. He joined a Territorial battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment in 1922 and obtained a Regular commission in 1927. He served with the Nigeria Regiment from 1930 to 1934 and retired from the Army in 1938. Having returned to active service, he died at Ryhope, Sunderland, on 12.2.42, aged 39. He is buried in St Wilfrid’s churchyard, Grappenhall, Cheshire: NE part, grave N.1.

GREENHILL-GARDYNE

David
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1936. He died on 3.11.42, aged 24.

GRIMALDI

Martin Cyril Beaufort
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1934 - 1939. He died on 3.7.43, aged 22.

GROVE

Lancelot Townley
Major. Born 22.8.1905, only son of Lt-Col Percy Lynes Grove and Lorina Harriette Grove, husband of Joan Blanche Grove née Rowley Hill, of Camberley, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1919 – 1923 and joined the Royal Engineers in 1925. He was a member of the secretariat for the Casablanca conference in January 1943. He was killed on active service on 9.2.43, aged 37, in an air crash in Newfoundland while en route to Washington DC. He is buried in Gander War Cemetery, Newfoundland, grave 4.8.28.

GROVES

Brian Humphrys
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [D] 1932 - 1936. He died on 8.5.41, aged 22.

GURNEY

Hugh Christopher
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1931 - 1936. He died on 12.9.44, aged 26.

HAMSHER

Berkeley
Lieutenant. Born 2.1.1915, 2nd son of Archibald William Claud Hamsher and Elsie L.Hamsher, husband of Constance Monica Hamsher née Arter-Bourne of Putney, London. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1928 – 1931 and worked for Barclays Bank. He joined the East Surrey Regiment and died on active service in India on 7.10.43, aged 28. He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh, grave 1.F.2.

HANCOCK

Bernard Cuningham [sic]
Captain. Born 21.1.1914, 2nd son of Sydney Hancock and Mrs Hancock. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1927 – 1931 and became an accountant. He served with 2/2 Bn, King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles). Originally reported missing in Malaya on 7.1.42, he was later reported killed on 20.9.42, aged 28. He was mentioned in despatches in 1946. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 321. [CWGC spells his middle name incorrectly as Cunningham.]

HANDLEY

Peter Saville
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1935 - 1936. He died on 22.5.41, aged 20.

HARDICKER

Joseph Alan
Captain. Born 4.1.1901, 1st son of Lt-Col James Ogden Hardicker and Rebecca Marian Hardicker née Cole of Westminster, London, husband of Norah Hardicker née Willcocks of Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1914 – 1918 and became a manager in a chemical firm. In the Second World War he joined the Royal Army Service Corps. He died on active service at Northwood on 23.10.44, aged 43. He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery, Section A, C of E grave 414.

HARDIE

William David Clayton
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [Lg] 1935 - 1940. He died on 7.11.41, aged 19.

HARRIS

David West
2nd Engineer Officer, MN. Born 27.5.1914, 1st son of Sir Sidney West Harris CB CVO and Emily Mary Harris of Wimbledon, London. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1928 – 1932 and studied engineering at Cambridge. He was killed on 25.8.40, aged 26, when SS Harpalyce was torpedoed by U-124 off the Hebrides. He is commemorated in London on the Tower Hill Memorial, panel 55.

HASTINGS

Mark
Squadron Leader RAF. Born 26.4.1913, only son of Major Percy Hastings and Kathleen Hastings of Great Bealings, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1926 – 1930 and went on to Cranwell, passing out in 1933. Serving as a pilot with 77 Squadron, he was killed in action on 29.6.40, aged 27, when Whitley P4948 was shot down near Bonn-Duisdorf during a raid on Essen. He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, grave 6.E.12, and his crew in graves 6.E.10-14. He is commemorated on the Old Malthouse School memorial in St George’s Church, Langton Matravers, Dorset. His father (q.v.) died of wounds in France in September 1914.

HAUGHTON

William George
Major. Born 7.3.1904, only son of George Bayly Haughton and Amy Carissa Haughton of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1917 – 1921 and worked in publishing. He joined the Honourable Artillery Company in 1925, and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1940. Serving with the 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action at Bilin, Burma, on 18.2.42, aged 37. He is commemorated in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, on the Rangoon Memorial, face 16.

HAWLEY

Anthony Duncan Herbert
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1936 - 1941. He died on 9.7.43, aged 20.

HENDERSON

Alan Macdonald
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 16.7.1912, 1st son of Major Ian Macdonald Henderson and Kathleen Mary Henderson of Woking, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1926 – 1929 and worked for Dennis Bros in Guildford. He served as a Lieutenant in the London Scottish until 1941, before transferring to the RAFVR to train as a pilot. Flying from 15 OTU at Harwell, Oxon, he was killed on 21.8.42, aged 30, when his Wellington T2257 collided over Chipping Norton with Oxford T1339 from 6 AFU at Little Rissington, Glos. He is buried in St Peter’s churchyard, Little Rissington: north plot, grave E.3. Another of the Wellington crew is buried in grave E.2, while the pupil pilot of the Oxford is buried in south plot, grave E.3. The crews of both aircraft are commemorated on a memorial in Church Street, Chipping Norton, where the Wellington crashed.

HEXTALL

John Gilbert
Ordinary Seaman RN. Born 4.12.1910, 2nd son of George Bowen Hextall and Ethel Mary Hextall, husband of Margery Gertrude Mary Hextall née Whale of Horley, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1924 – 1928 and became a director of Mansfield & Co. He joined the Royal Navy in 1941. Serving in HM Motor Launch 177, he was presumed killed on 28.3.42, aged 31, during Operation Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire. He is commemorated in Plymouth on the Naval Memorial, panel 67 column 2.

HEYGATE

Reginald Stroud
Private. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1939 - 1943. He died on 7.1.45, aged 0.

HICKS

John Morley
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1935 - 1939. He died on 14.10.44, aged 21.

HILL

Christopher St George Sundius
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1934 - 1937. He died on 25.11.41, aged 20.

HILLS

Oliver Lilburne Rieu
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 21.11.1911, 2nd son of Charles Robe Hills and Agnès Marie Hills née Rieu, husband of Joan de Lancey Hills née Wilson. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1925 – 1930 and became a solicitor, spending four years in Malaya before joining the RAFVR in 1941. He served as a Mosquito navigator & radar operator with 488 (RNZAF) Squadron. He was killed on 25.11.43, aged 32, during a patrol off the North Foreland. He is buried in Epsom Cemetery, Surrey, section N grave 256, and is also commemorated on the memorial at the former RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex (cf. N.J.Stabb & C.S.Warming). [CWGC gives father’s middle name incorrectly as Rolse.]

HINMAN

Lawrence Briggs
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1934 - 1937. He died on 1.12.40, aged 20.

HODGSON

Gordon Egerton
Major. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1935. He died on 25.5.44 +, aged 27.

HOLME-SUMNER

Berkeley Day
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1935 - 1939. He died on 18.9.42, aged 21.

HOLT

David Longstaffe
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1933 - 1937. He died on 24.10.42, aged 23.

HULTON

Charles Campbell
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1929 - 1934. He died on 7.5.41, aged 25.

HUMBERT

Malcolm Owen Abernethy
Captain. Born 7.12.1914, only son of Owen Johnston Humbert and Jessie Aird Humbert née Abernethy of Ashtead, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1928 – 1933 and became a solicitor. As a Territorial he was mobilised in 1939, serving with 57th (1st/5th East Surrey Regiment) Anti-Tank Regiment RA. He was wounded at Salerno, and had been recommended for the MC when he was killed in action on 21.1.44, aged 29. He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy, grave VII.A.5. His headstone bears the school motto “Deo dante dedi”. His uncle Lt E.G.J.Humbert (q.v.) died of wounds in the Dardanelles in June 1915.

HUMPHERY

Edward Arthur Milbourn
Lieutenant. Born 5.7.1904, 1st son of Major the Revd Henry Milbourn Humphery and Mabel Ann Humphery of Bembridge, Isle of Wight. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1918 – 1922 and became a solicitor. He joined the Tower Hamlets Rifles and was serving with 7th (1st Bn The London Rifle Brigade) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, when he was killed in action, aged 35, between 25.5 and 28.5.40. He is buried in the Southern Cemetery, Lille, France, grave 5.C.31. His brother, Capt R.F.M.Humphery, 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, was killed on 27.7.40 and is buried in Enghien (Edingen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

HUTTON-SQUIRE

Robert David
2nd Lieutenant. Born 11.9.1908, 1st son of Major John Redmond Hutton-Squire and Gladys Maud Hutton-Squire of Leeming Bar, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1922 – 1927 and became a land agent. He joined 53 (The Worcestershire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA. He was killed in action on 30.5.40, aged 31, near Watou, Belgium, during the withdrawal from Cassel. He is buried in the churchyard at Proven, Belgium, 1939-45 plot, grave 5. His uncle Major R.H.E.Hutton-Squire DSO (q.v.) was killed in action in 1917. [See also J.R.H.Cartland]

JACOBS

Thomas Willard Webster
Sub Lieut. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1933 - 1938. He died on 26.8.42, aged 22.

JACOMB

Herbert Wales
Lieutenant. Born 30.7.1914, 1st son of Capt Charles Ernest Jacomb and Dorothy Jane Jacomb of Godalming, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1928 – 1931 and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1938. Serving with 1st Medium Regiment, he was killed in action on 23.5.40, aged 25, near Tournai (Doornik), Belgium. He is buried in Bruyelle War Cemetery, Belgium, grave I.B.20.

JAMESON

Donald Alexander
1st Officer ATA. Born 30.3.1910, 2nd son of Arthur Sampson Jameson and Dora K.Jameson of Reigate, Surrey, husband of Beatrice Joan Jameson née Allen. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1924 – 1927 and became a member of the London Stock Exchange. He joined the RAF on the outbreak of war, transferring to the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1940. He was killed on 24.4.43, aged 33, while ferrying Mustang AG471 from 12MU at Kirkbride, Cumberland, when the aircraft blew up and crashed close to its destination at RAF Bottisham, Cambs. He is buried in Christ Church churchyard, Shamley Green, Surrey: east of church.

JEFFREYS

Reginald Castelman
Lieutenant-Colonel, Indian Army. Born 15.8.1892, 2nd son of Mr & Mrs Edward Albert Jeffreys, husband of Flora Jeffreys née Macdonald. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1906 - 1910. He joined the Indian Police in 1912, serving in the Indian Army in the Great War, and was awarded the King’s Police Medal in 1931. In 1940 he joined the Government of India Defence Department. He died on active service on 15.6.45, aged 52, in Hurstwood Park Hospital, Haywards Heath, Sussex. He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Salisbury, Wilts: section M, grave 166.

JENNINGS

William Brian
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [L then B] 1936 - 1941. He died on 29.1.44, aged 20.

JOHNSON

Guy Herbert
Lieutenant. Born 5.3.1907, 2nd son of Herbert Adolphe Johnson and Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1921 – 1924 and became a stockbroker. He joined the Honourable Artillery Company and later the Essex Regiment, whence he was attached to 1 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery. Captured after the fall of Singapore, he died on or about 5.3.43, aged 36, on Ballale Island in the Shortland Islands, where the Japanese were using prisoners to build an airfield. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 3.

JOHNSTON

Duncan
Major RM. Born 28.9.1914, 2nd son of Ernest Johnston and Emma Florence Johnston née Hepburn of Hove, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1928 – 1933 and then joined the Royal Marines. He served in the Middle East and in Burma and was mentioned in despatches. He was killed on active service on 22.2.45, aged 30, while serving with RM Detachment 385 based at HMS Lanka, Ceylon. He is commemorated in Portsmouth, Hants, on the Naval Memorial, panel 90 column 1.

JOHNSTONE

Paul Dootson Douglas
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1932 - 1932. He died on 9.12.40, aged 22.

JOHNSTONE

Peter Anthony
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1930 - 1932. He died on 17.9.44, aged 28.

JONES

Hugh Leslie
Major, MC. Born 23.2.1892, only son of Mr & Mrs William Andrew Jones of Holford, Esher, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1906 – 1909 and joined the 13th Hussars in 1910. In the Great War he served as a Lieutenant in the 20th Hussars and was awarded the MC. In the Second World War he served as a Major, APM. He died on active service in Lindfield, Sussex, on 28.11.42, aged 50.

JORY

John
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1937 - 1942. He died on 25.9.43.

JULIUS

Arthur Cecil Steuart
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935. He died on 3.12.44, aged 27.

KAYLL

Anthony George Randall
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1934 - 1938. He died on 27.4.44, aged 24.

KEITH

Adrian Lionel Stobart
Captain, MC. Born 17.12.1913, 2nd son of Gerald Keith OBE and Eva Keith of Holborn, London. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1927 – 1932 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Durham Light Infantry in 1933 and was awarded the MC in 1941. He was killed in action at Tobruk on 7.12.41, aged 27. He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya, grave 7.N.14.

KEKWICK

John Fergus
Major, Indian Army. Born 12.12.1900, 1st son of John Kekwick MD and Mrs Kekwick, husband of Vera Kekwick née Christian. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1915 – 1918 and joined the Burma Rifles in 1920. He served with the 2nd Punjab Regiment, and on the outbreak of war was a General Staff Officer, 3rd grade. He died on active service in Rawalpindi on 19.1.42, aged 41. He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan, grave 2.D.15.

KEMP-WELCH

George Durant
Captain. Born 4.8.1907, 2nd (twin) son of Brian Charles Durant Kemp-Welch and Verena Kemp-Welch, husband of Diana Lucy Kemp-Welch, formerly Munro, née Baldwin, of Astley, Worcs. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1921 – 1925. He was a director of Schweppes before joining the Grenadier Guards. He was killed on 18.6.44, aged 36, when the Guards Chapel in London was hit by a V1. He is buried in St Peter’s churchyard, Astley: 2nd extension, SE corner.

KEMP-WELCH

Ralph Annesley
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1937 - 1941. He died on 18.10.43, aged 20.

KENRICK

Jarvis Julian Mascall
Major. Born 16.6.1905, only son of Capt Charles J.M.Kenrick and Mabel Kenrick of Baughurst, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1919 – 1923 and joined the 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers in 1925. He served on the Staff of 16 Brigade in Palestine, where he was mentioned in despatches, and on that of the British Military Mission in Pretoria. He died in hospital in Pretoria on 27.6.42, aged 37. He is buried in Fort Napier Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, grave A.13.

KERR WILSON

John
Flying Officer AAF. Born 9.9.1907, 1st son of Major Henry Kerr Wilson and Lucy Gladys Kerr Wilson of Heswall, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1921 – 1925 and became a director in the family engineering firm. He was commissioned into the Auxiliary Air Force in 1936. Flying Spitfire N3289 (DW-K) of 610 ‘County of Chester’ Squadron, he was killed in action near Dunkerque on 29.5.40, aged 32. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 6. [Listed by CWGC and elsewhere as J.K.Wilson.]

KING

Miles Henry
Major, DSO, MC**. Born 11.12.1884, 2nd son of Henry Sampson King and Kate Elizabeth King, husband of Violet Irene King née Harland. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1898 – 1901. In the Great War he was a Major in 4th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, was mentioned in despatches five times, and earned the DSO and the MC with two Bars. He returned as a Major on the General List. He died at Hindhead while on leave from BAOR on 15.1.46, aged 61. He is commemorated at Woking (St Johns) Crematorium, Surrey.

KING

Patrick William
Captain. Born 17.3.1913, only son of Colin King FRCS and Lilian Margaret King née Bray of Newton Abbot, formerly of Brinkley Hall, Brinkley, Cambs. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1926 – 1931 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Suffolk Regiment in 1933, serving with the 1st Battalion, and was later attached to the Northern Rhodesia Regiment. He was killed in action in Abyssinia on 9.4.41, aged 28. He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya, grave 2.G.14, and is commemorated in St Mary’s Church at Brinkley.

KING

Robert Henry Swan
Wing Commander RAF. Born 22.4.1911, only son of Commodore Rt Hon Henry Douglas King CBE DSO PC MP and Margaret E.King née Swan, husband of Irene Nicholaevna King of Adelaide, South Australia. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1925 – 1928 and joined the RAF in 1935. He was CO of 21 Squadron when he was killed on 22.6.43, aged 32, flying Ventura AE910 in an attack on a gun position near Abbeville-Drucat airfield, France. He is buried in Abbeville communal cemetery extension, grave 6.C.3. His crew and his Station Commander are buried in graves 6.C.1-2 and 6.B.9-10.

KRAUS

George William
Sergeant. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1938 - 1940. He died on 2.11.42, aged 19.

LAMBERT

John Dirom (otherwise Diran)
Flying Officer (Pilot) 141540, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in an aircraft accident while acting as a flying instructor in India, 29th September 1944. Aged 31. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1927 - 1932. Son of Henry and Violet Lambert, of Seaton, Devon. B.A.(Cantab.). Educated Charterhouse School & Magdalene College, Cambridge. MCS 1935 - Police Magistrate SS, Assistant Controller of Labour, Perak, based at Ipoh. His brother Major H.A.Lambert, 9th Jat Regiment, Indian Army, was killed in May 1944 and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial. Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Paskistan. Plot 5 Row A Grave 8. See also Singapore Civil Service World War 2 Memorial and Seaton War Memorial, Devon.

LATTER

Maurice Plevins
2nd Lieutenant. Born 30.10.1899, 2nd son of Alfred Charles Latter and Gertrude Latter née Plevins, husband of Margaret Constance Latter née Hemphill of Edenderry, Somerset. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1913 – 1917 and became a mining engineer. He joined the Army and served with 326 Coastal Battery, Royal Artillery. He was killed by enemy action at Lowestoft on 4.12.40, aged 41. He is buried in St Andrew’s churchyard, Chardstock, Devon, east of the church.

LEACOCK

John Trelawney
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1930 - 1934. He died on 14.7.41, aged 24.

LEADER

Benjamin John
Pilot Officer, RAFVR. Born 7.6.1914, only son of Captain Benjamin Eastlake Leader and Isabella Leader née Anderson of Bude, Cornwall. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1927 – 1932 and became a schoolmaster. He joined the RAFVR in 1941 and trained as a pilot. He was killed on active service on 4.8.42, aged 28, in the crash of a Turbinlite Havoc south of RAF Tangmere, Sussex. He is buried in St Michael’s churchyard, Bude Haven. His father (q.v.) was killed in action on the Somme in October 1916.

LEE

Richard Hugh Anthony
Flying Officer, 85 Fighter Squadron (Hurricane 1 P2923), Royal Air Force. Last seen chasing 3 enemy aircraft off Margate 18 August 1940. Aged 23. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935. Served with distinction in France and Belgium bringing down several enemy aircraft. Son of Lt Colonel Charles Frederick Lee RFC & RAF and Mrs Esme Lee. Born in Mayfair. Educated at Charterhouse. Joined RAF at Cranwell in 1935. Richard Lee was 23. Commemorated on the Runnymead Memorial and the Battle of Britain Memorial. See also Peacehaven War Memorial

LEGGATT

Donald Hugh Murray
Commander RN. Born 27.5.1899, 1st son of Ernest Hugh Every Leggatt and Jessie Leggatt, husband of Constance Olive Hadfield Leggatt née Smith of Earl’s Court, London. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1913 - 1917. He joined the Royal Navy in 1917 and served first in HMS Barham. After commanding the destroyers HMS Salmon and HMS Vimiera, he retired in 1934. He returned to command HMS Selkirk in 1939. He was serving in the shore establishment HMS Sphinx near Alexandria when he died of illness in Durban on 22.9.42, aged 43. He is buried in Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, South Africa: block F, grave 278.

LESTER

Derek Michael
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1937 - 1942. He died on 4.8.44, aged 20.

LEWIS

John Hugh
Lieut (A). He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 - 1937. He died on 21.6.44, aged 25.

LOCKWOOD

David Eadon
Major, TD. Born 29.11.1911, only son of Joseph Cyril Lockwood and Dorothy Lockwood, husband of Mary Eliot Lockwood née Roberts of Bamford, Derbyshire. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1925 – 1929 and became works manager for Newton, Chambers & Co in Sheffield. He joined the Territorial Army in 1930, serving with 4th (Hallamshire) Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment, in Norway in 1940 and then in Iceland. Commanding B Company in Normandy, he was killed in action at Fontenay-le-Pesnel on 25.6.44, aged 32. He is buried at St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, grave III.B.3.

LONGSTAFFE

David John
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1936 - 1940. He died on 16.9.45, aged 22.

LOVETT

Anthony Simpson
LAC. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1937 - 1942. He died on 17.12.43, aged 19.

LOVIBOND

Francis Henry
Lance-Corporal. Born 8.5.1906, 1st son of Richard Watson Lovibond and Amy Lovibond née Hesketh, husband of Madeleine Marguerite Charlotte Lovibond née Dupond of Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1920 – 1924 and worked in advertising before joining the French Foreign Legion in 1935. In 1940 he joined the Royal Artillery, transferring later to the Intelligence Corps. He was killed in an accident on active service in Tripolitania on 10.6.43, aged 37. He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya, grave 11.A.21.

LUMLEY

Michael Molyneux Hope
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1931 - 1933. He died on 13.1.43, aged 25.

MacEWEN

Kenneth Alexander Keswick
Squadron Leader RAF. Born 4.1.1908, 1st son of Colonel (later Air Vice-Marshal) Norman Duckworth Kerr MacEwen CMG DSO and Jean MacEwen née Keswick of Mabie, Dumfries, husband of Evelyn Roma Noyce MacEwen née Rome of Debdale, Spratton, Northants. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1922 – 1924 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1926 and transferred to the RAF on a permanent commission in 1929. He served inter alia with 245 (N Rhodesia) Squadron. He was killed on active service on 13.4.41, aged 33, in a flying accident at St Anne’s. He is buried in New Abbey Burial Ground, Dumfries & Galloway, plot B grave 169.

MAITLAND

Leslie Alan
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [P] 1936 - 1941. He died on 10.8.45, aged 22.

MANDER

Frederick William
ARP Warden. Born 31 December 1872, 4th son of Charles John Mander and Louisa Mander of Putney, London, husband of Lesa Alice Johanna Mander of Carshalton, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1887 – 1891 and became a solicitor, serving in the Great War as a Lieutenant in the RASC. He was killed by enemy action while on ARP duty at Carshalton on 20.2.44, aged 71. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, and is commemorated in Putney Vale Cemetery, London. One of his brothers (q.v.) was killed in September 1914, and his fourth son (q.v.) was killed in action in 1942 (see below).

MANDER

Michael D'Arcy
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 29.9.1914, 4th son of Frederick William Mander and Lesa Alice Johanna Mander, husband of Elizabeth Norah Mander née Bird of Worthing, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1928 – 1933 and worked for Barclays Bank in Jamaica, returning to join the RAFVR. Flying as the observer in Wellington X3755 of 150 Squadron, he was killed on 19.7.42, aged 27, during a daylight raid on Essen. He is buried at Hook of Holland War Cemetery, Hoek van Holland, Netherlands, grave F.21. His father (q.v.) was killed in 1944 (see above), and an uncle (q.v.) was killed in the Great War.

MARRIOTT

James
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1932 - 1936. He died on 10.6.44, aged 26.

MARWOOD TUCKER

Neville
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 30.7.1910, only son of Charles Marwood Tucker and Norna Marwood Tucker of Sortridge, Horrabridge, Devon, husband of Margaret Graves Marwood Tucker née Smith. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1924 – 1929. He joined the Royal Artillery early in the war and later transferred to the RAFVR. Serving with 101 Squadron, he was killed in action on 13.8.44, aged 34, flying Lancaster LM598 (SR-M2) in an ABC raid on Brunswick. He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery, grave 8.K.3. Six of his crew are buried in graves 8.K.4-9 and one (Sgt Barss) in collective grave 12.E.8-10. He is commemorated in Magdalen College, Oxford, and on the village war memorial at Horrabridge. A bible was donated in his memory to St Giles’ church, Kilmington, Devon (cf. A.B.H.Bridges). [Listed elsewhere as N.M.Tucker]

MAYERS

William Patrick
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1931 - 1934. He died on 29.1.42, aged 24.

MAYHEW

Geoffrey James Burke
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1936 - 1940. He died on 18.11.43, aged 21.

McCORKELL

Francis Dudley Pakenham
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1936 - 1941. He died on 6.8.44, aged 21.

McGOWAN

Andrew Whitworth
Captain. Born 4.9.1912, 1st son of Ivor Alexander Whitworth McGowan MC and Mrs McGowan. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1926 – 1930 and became a solicitor. He joined the Sherwood Foresters and later the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. He died on 18.4.43, aged 30, in hospital in Bombay (Mumbai). He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, Khadki, Poona, India, grave 12.A.9. He is also commemorated in St Lawrence’s Church, Effingham, Surrey.

McNEILL

Duncan Ferguson
. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1935. He died on 17.6.44, aged 26.

McTAVISH

Frederick Hugh Campbell
Lieutenant-Colonel. Born 25.8.1885, only son of Brigade-Surgeon Alexander Campbell McTavish and Katherine McTavish, husband of Sybil St.John McTavish née Oliver of Chelsea, London. He was at Charterhouse [RS] 1898 – 1901 and became a tea and rubber planter. He was a Captain in The Black Watch in the Great War, retiring in 1923, and returned to command the 2nd Battalion. He died in Chelsea as a result of war service on 10.3.45, aged 59. He is commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium, London: addenda panel, column 2.

McWILLIAM

Ormiston Galloway Edgar
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 20.12.1892, 1st son of Ormiston Galloway Reid McWilliam and Jessie Elizabeth McWilliam, husband of Ida Margaret McWilliam née Bradbury of Sydenham, London. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1906 - 1911. In the Great War he was a Captain in the 5th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and afterwards became a schoolmaster. In 1940 he was commissioned into the RAFVR and served with the Administrative and Special Duties Branch and with 226 Squadron. On 19.8.42 he flew as an observer in AL278, a Boston aircraft laying smoke screens to cover the retreat from the raid on Dieppe. He died of wounds received when the aircraft was hit by a cannon shell. He was 49. He is buried in St Nicholas’ churchyard, Old Shoreham, Sussex, grave 574.

MILNE

Angus John Mathewson
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1935 - 1940. He died on 14.9.43, aged 21.

MILSOM

Darrell Edward David
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1933 - 1937. He died on 29.3.40, aged 20.

MINCHIN

Henry Desmond Penkivel
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1936 - 1940. He died on 1.7.44, aged 21.

MONCRIEFF BROWN

Ian Andrew
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1935. He died on 10.9.43, aged 26.

MONILAWS

George Stanley Selwyn
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [V] 1935 - 1940. He died on 24.8.44, aged 23.

MORGAN

William Michael
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1935 - 1938. He died on 11.5.45, aged 23.

MOSS

William Francis
Lieutenant. Born 12.3.1913, 1st son of Major Thomas Moss OBE and Ethel Gladys Moss, husband of Mary Prudence Moss, of Godalming, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1926 – 1932 and became a schoolmaster. He served with 3rd Battalion Welsh Guards and was mentioned in despatches. He was killed on 30.6.44, aged 31, by enemy action at Esher, Surrey, probably when a battalion athletics meeting at Imber Court, the Metropolitan Police sports ground, was hit by a V1. He is commemorated at Woking (St Johns) Crematorium, panel 4, and on the war memorial in Godalming.

MURDOCH

Alan
Lieutenant-Colonel, TD. Born 29.10.1894, 3rd son of Mr & Mrs Alexander Murdoch, husband of Mary Murdoch, formerly Barrington. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1908 – 1911 and became a farmer and director of a firm of motor engineers. In the Great War he served with the Lanarkshire Yeomanry and as a staff officer, and in 1937 was awarded the Territorial Decoration. He was mentioned in despatches while commanding 155 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA. He was killed in action in Malaya on 7.1.42, aged 47. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 37.

MURDOCH

Kenneth Clive
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1929 - 1932. He died on 23.11.41, aged 26.

NORRIS

Hubert
Lieutenant. Born 18.8.1880, 1st son of Mr & Mrs Arthur James Norris. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1893 - 1898. He joined the 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1899 and retired from the Indian Army in 1923 as a Lieutenant-Colonel, but returned to serve as a Lieutenant in the National Defence Company, The Queen's Regiment. He died in Haslemere on 8.9.41, aged 61, from illness contracted while serving. He is buried at St Bartholomew’s church, Haslemere, Surrey: Old Churchyard, East B.9.

OGILVIE

Patrick Bruce Bine
Group Captain RAF, DSO, DFC. Born 14.1.1910, 2nd son of Herbert Ogilvie and Audrey Bine Ogilvie of Whiteparish, Wilts, husband of Pamela Lavender Ogilvie née Bellairs. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1923 – 1928 and was a researcher at Glasgow University from 1931 to 1933. He joined the RAF via Cranwell in 1934. He was mentioned in despatches three times. He was awarded the DSO in March 1941 for a reconnaissance flight of 1100 miles, and the DFC in January 1942 for his role flying with 15 Squadron in the raid on the pocket battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau at Brest. In July 1944 he took command of 34 Wing, carrying out strategic photographic reconnaissance. On 11.12.44 he took off in a Spitfire to report the weather over the North Sea, and was posted missing presumed killed, aged 34. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 200.

OLIVER

John Alexander
Major. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1930 - 1934. He died on 24.3.45, aged 28.

OLIVER-JONES

Francis John
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1934 - 1939. He died on 15.6.44, aged 23.

ORTON

Bernard William Basil
Captain, BOAC. Born 12.9.1915, 1st son of Brig Gen Sidney Bernard Orton CB and Muriel Julia Orton née Eddis, husband of Pauline Mary Orton née Jennings-Bramly of Blackheath, London. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 – 1934 and went on to the College of Aeronautical Engineering. He is recorded as serving in the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant before joining BOAC. He was killed on 19.8.44, aged 28, as a passenger in Mosquito G-AGKP which crashed into the sea off Leuchars inbound from Stockholm. He is commemorated at Dundee Crematorium, Scotland.

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Roderic Samuel
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1931 - 1935. He died on 17.4.42, aged 24.

PARKER

Julian Holgate
Captain. Born 26.7.1906, 2nd son of James Anthony Parker and Irene Parker of Darlington, Co.Durham. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1920 – 1924 and became a mining engineer. Serving as Adjutant to 8 Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, he was killed in action in the Western Desert on 31.10.42, aged 36. He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, grave VI.C.3.

PARKER-JERVIS

Edward Carstairs (Ned)
Captain. Born 29.12.1910, 2nd son of Major Edward Mainwaring Parker-Jervis MC and Eleanor Parker-Jervis of Farndon Hall, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1924 – 1928 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1930. Serving in France with the 1st Battalion, he was killed in action at St Venant on 27.5.40, aged 29. He is buried in St Venant communal cemetery, grave 3.A.9, and is commemorated on the war memorial in Farndon

PARSONS

Philip Trevor
Sqn Ldr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1933. He died on 2.10.42, aged 25.

PASSY

Edmund Lancelot Gerald
Major. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1931 - 1935. He died on 9.6.44, aged 26.

PATTLE

Thomas Henry
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1934 - 1939. He died on 29.11.42, aged 21.

PEARCE GOULD

Eric Lush
Surgeon Rear-Admiral RN. Born 23.1.1886, 2nd son of Sir Alfred and Lady Florence Pearce Gould, husband of Audrey Mitchell Pearce Gould née Jackson of Hythe, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1899 – 1904 and became an eminent surgeon. In the Great War he served as a Naval surgeon at Gibraltar, being invalided in 1917. Called up again in 1939, he died in the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth, on 1.8.40, aged 54. He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth: Church section T.9.30.

PELLY

Edmund Godfrey
2nd Lieutenant, DSO, MC. Born 19.10.1889, 2nd son of Edmund Neville Richard Pelly and Emma Mary Pelly, husband of Isabel Amy Pelly née Fowler. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1903 - 1907. In the Great War he served in the RASC, being mentioned in despatches four times, earning the DSO and the MC, and attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He rejoined the RASC in 1939 but died in London on 28.10.39, aged 50, of illness contracted while serving with the BEF. His younger brother (q.v.) was killed in the Dardanelles in 1915, and his elder brother Captain John Noel Pelly, CBE, RN, commanding officer of the training establishment HMS King Alfred, died suddenly in June 1945. The two older brothers lie buried in a joint grave in the north-western corner of All Saints’ churchyard, Witham, Essex.

PERN

Ian Claude
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1935 - 1939. He died on 4.12.43, aged 22.

PETLEY

Charles Robert McLeod
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 24.12.1917, 2nd son of Charles Ralph Carter Petley and Cis Mary Constance Petley née England, husband of Audrey Phyllis Petley of Camberley, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1931 – 1936 and gained a double first in natural sciences at Cambridge. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 77 Squadron. He was killed in action on 8.7.41, aged 23, when Whitley Z6799 was shot down by Oblt H.Lent en route to Osnabrück. He is buried in Westerbork general cemetery, Netherlands, grave 33.12. Three of his crew are buried in graves 33.10-13.

PHIPPS

Barry Seymour
Lieutenant. Born 7.9.1923, son of Ernest Arthur Charles Phipps and Ethel Josephine Phipps of Kidderminster, Worcs. He was at Charterhouse [R, L] 1937 - 1940. He joined 2nd Battalion Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps, served in Europe from D-Day and was wounded in Holland in December 1944. He was killed in a road accident on 27.7.45, aged 21, while returning from manoeuvres in Suffolk. He is buried in St George’s churchyard, Kidderminster: south-east corner.

PITTAM

Gerald Herbert
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 15.8.1899, only son of Herbert Edward Pittam and Mary Elizabeth Pittam, husband of Joan Barbara Elizabeth Pittam née Monk of Petersham, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1913 – 1916 and held a commission in the RAF in the Great War. He joined the RAFVR after the Munich crisis, was commissioned in 1940, and served with 965 Balloon Squadron. He was killed on active service on 5.2.41, aged 41, in a road accident in Port Talbot. He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery, Surrey: section 18, grave 6262.

PLANT

Richard Brian
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1937 - 1942. He died on 14.3.44, aged 0.

PODMORE

Derek George
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1936 - 1941. He died on 27.3.45, aged 22.

POLLOCK

Robert Michael
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1933 - 1938. He died on 4.8.42, aged 22.

POPE

John Gorton
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 28.5.1913, 2nd son of Capt Charles Alfred Whiting Pope RAMC and Marion Ruth Pope née Gravener of St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1926 – 1932 and became a schoolmaster. Based in Gibraltar and serving as second pilot in Catalina AJ162 of 202 Squadron, he was killed in action on 10.9.42, aged 29, when the aircraft was shot down off Corunna by the German blockade runner Weserland. He is commemorated in Valletta, Malta, on the Malta Memorial, panel 3 column 1. His father (q.v.) was drowned when the troopship Transylvania was torpedoed in May 1917.

POWELL

Cullen Eric
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1934 - 1939. He died on 1.8.41, aged 21.

POWELL

Edward Dudley Sagar
Captain. Born 29.4.1908, 1st son of Sidney Price Powell and Mrs Powell, husband of Elisabeth Powell née Johnson. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1922 – 1926 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1928. Serving with the 6th Battalion, he was killed in action at Dunkirk on 2.6.40, aged 32. He is commemorated in Dunkerque, France, on the Dunkirk Memorial, column 45.

POWELL

John Anderson
Major RE. Born 9.7.1911, 1st son of Col Dacre Hamilton Powell OBE MC and Violet Charlotte Edith Powell née Timins of West Malling, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1925 – 1929 and went on to RMA Woolwich. He joined the Royal Engineers in 1931 and was mentioned in despatches. Commanding 3 Field Squadron RE, he died in Egypt on 11.6.42, aged 30, of wounds received in action in Libya. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, grave 3.B.21.

PRYKE

Peter Stanley
Lt Col. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1930 - 1935. He died on 9.2.45, aged 28.

PUGH

Michael John
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1932 - 1937. He died on 3.6.44, aged 25.

PURDIE

Ian Ronald
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 30.12.1901, only son of David Alan Purdie and Mary Catherine Purdie, husband of Amy Leonta Sturm Purdie née Proctor of Great Kingshill, Bucks. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1916 – 1919 and became a farmer. He died on active service in London on 6.3.43, aged 41. He is commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium, London, panel 3.

RABAGLIATI

Alexander Coultate
Wing-Commander RAF, DFC & Bar. Born 11.4.1914, 1st son of Andrea Francis Honyman Rabagliati MD FRCS and Julia Rabagliati, husband of Sandra Rabagliati née Bourgein. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1927 – 1932 and was commissioned into the RAF in 1935. He won the DFC in the Battle of Britain, and a Bar in the defence of Malta. As Wing Leader of the Coltishall Wing, he was killed on 6.7.43, aged 29, after leading 56 Squadron in an anti-shipping strike. His Typhoon, EK273 (JE-DT) of 195 Squadron, landed in the sea off the Dutch coast. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 118.

RADCLIFFE

Michael
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1932 - 1935. He died on 18.12.39, aged 21.

RANALOW

Patrick Baring Oates
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 21.8.1914, only son of Frederick Baring Ranalow FRAM and Lilian Mary Ranalow of Earl’s Court, London, and a nephew of Captain Oates of Antarctic fame. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1928 – 1930 and became a schoolmaster. He joined the RAFVR two days before the outbreak of war. He was shot down over Holland in February 1944 and spent the next eight months making his way home. Serving as an air-bomber in 35 Squadron, he died on 10.4.45, aged 30, of injuries sustained in the crash of Lancaster NG440 (TL-C) during a raid on Hamburg two days before. He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, grave 14.B.14. Six of his fellow crew members are buried in graves 11.B.10-14.

RAWLINS

Henry Sebastian
Major, Indian Army. Born 29.8.1900, 2nd son of James Parke Rawlins and Mrs Rawlins, husband of Joyce Rawlins née Booth. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1914 – 1917. He joined the 2/4th Prince of Wales’ Own Gurkhas in 1919. In 1937 he was appointed a Major in 2nd Bn, 6th Rajputana Rifles. He was killed on 10.2.41, aged 40, trying to rescue his bearer in an ambush of tribesmen between Kohat and Thal, NW Frontier. He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan, grave 11.D.2.

RAWSON

Ian Longwill
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1934 - 1937. He died on 1.9.44, aged 24.

REEVES

Patrick John
Lieutenant-Colonel, OBE. Born 13.10.1888, only son of Brig-Gen John Reeves and Mrs E.E.Reeves. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1903 – 1904. He joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1908. After the Great War, in which he was twice mentioned in despatches and earned the OBE, he was seconded to the Royal Tank Corps as an Instructor, retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1937. He returned to command 56 Training Regiment, RAC. He died on active service at Catterick Camp on 8.2.40, aged 51. He is buried in Catterick Military Cemetery: C of E Section, grave 273.

REYNOLDS

Herbert Gordon
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1930 - 1935. He died on 19.7.41, aged 24.

RICHARDSON

Richard (James) McAlceon
Captain. Born 30.1.1909, 2nd son of Major Robert Mervyn Richardson and Helen Charlotte Richardson, of Ware, Herts. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1922 – 1925 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Seaforth Highlanders in 1928. Attached to 1st Bn, Nigeria Regiment, RWAFF, he was killed in action at Debel, Abyssinia on 30.7.40, aged 31. He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya, grave 2.H.22. [Listed elsewhere under original name Richard James Richardson]

ROBB

Thomas Elliot
Major. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1932 - 1936. He died on 14.5.44, aged 25.

ROBERTS

Gerard Brian Chipchase
Captain. Born 6.4.1912, only son of Lt-Col Gerard Chipchase Roberts and Winifred Milbanke Roberts née Hudson of Hamsterley, Co.Durham. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1926 – 1930 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Durham Light Infantry in 1932, he served with the 2nd Battalion and as a Staff Captain, 6 Infantry Brigade. He was killed in action on 27.5.40, aged 28, near St Venant, France. He is buried in Haverskerque British Cemetery, grave EE.30. His father (q.v.) was killed in action in June 1916 and is buried nearby in Pont-du-Hem War Cemetery, La Gorgue, his headstone bearing the inscription “God gave and I have given”, a translation of the school motto “Deo dante dedi”.

ROBERTSON

John Armitage
Lieutenant ROC. Born 18.12.1902, 4th son of Canon John Robertson DD and husband of Nancy Edith Robertson née Waller. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1917 – 1921 and became a biologist. He joined the Royal Observer Corps and was killed at Lowestoft by enemy action on 13.1.42, aged 39.

ROBERTSON

John Duncan
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1933. He died on 16.2.43, aged 26.

ROSS

William Ronald
Pilot Officer AAF. Born 6.8.1912, only son of Lt-Col Henry Ross OBE and Betty Mitchell Ross. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1926 – 1931. He joined the AAF in May 1938 and served as a pilot with 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron. He was killed on 14.11.39, aged 27, in a flying accident in a Blenheim aircraft. He is buried in Harwell Cemetery, Oxon, grave 634.

ROSS THOMSON

Hugh Alexander
Fl Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1935 - 1935. He died on 2.2.43, aged 21.

ROWE

John Sutton
Private. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1937 - 1941. He died on 25.4.42, aged 0.

RUCKER

Patrick William
Captain. Born 5.5.1900, 4th son of Edward Augustus Rucker and Mary Emmeline Rucker née Farmer, husband of Betty Stuart Rucker née Fairweather of Groombridge, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1913 – 1918, and reportedly bowled the first ball in first-class cricket after the Armistice. He joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1939. Serving with the 7th Battalion, he was killed in action at Amiens on 20.5.40, aged 40. He is commemorated at Dunkerque, France, on the Dunkirk Memorial, column 63. His brother (q.v.) was killed at Amiens in October 1918.

SAUNDERS

Robert Gordon Leonard
Major. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1930 - 1934. He died on 9.4.45, aged 28.

SCARLETT-STREATFEILD [sic]

James Rowland
Air Vice-Marshal, CBE. Born 17.2.1909, 2nd son of AVM Francis Rowland Scarlett CB DSO and Mrs Scarlett of Uckfield, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1922 – 1926. He joined the RAF in 1928, specialising in navigation, and by 1944 was AOC Malta. He had added Streatfeild to his surname in 1939. As AOC 38 Group, he was responsible for the overall planning of the airborne crossing of the Rhine, and was awarded the CBE and the American Legion of Merit. He was killed on 10.5.45, aged 36, in the crash near Oslo of Short Stirling LK297 of 190 Squadron. He was on his way to supervise Operation Doomsday, the surrender of the German garrison in Norway. He is buried in the Western Civil Cemetery, Oslo, collective grave I.E.1-8, and commemorated on the war memorial in Uckfield. [Mis-spelt elsewhere as Scarlett-Streatfield]

SCEALES

James Stewart MacEwen
Major. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1938. He died on 2.9.44, aged 24.

SCOTT

John Walter Penrose
Major. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1929 - 1933. He died on 7.1.42*, aged 26.

SCURFIELD

Bryan Gouthwaite
Commander RN, DSO, OBE, AM. Born 7.8.1902, 1st son of Harold Scurfield MD and Mary Louisa Scurfield née Bazeley, husband of Mary Katharine Scurfield née Lee of Petersfield, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1916 – 1920 and joined the Royal Navy in 1922. He was awarded the Albert Medal in 1937 for saving the lives of five of his crew, and later earned the DSO and OBE. In command of HMS Bedouin when she was sunk on 15.6.42, he became a prisoner of war in Germany. On 11.4.45 the Germans evacuated the camp, but near Zeven the prisoners were mistaken for enemy troops and strafed by British aircraft. Commander Scurfield died of wounds sustained, aged 42. He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, grave 3.A.12.

SEAGER BERRY

Philip
Volunteer, Home Guard. Born 30.7.1905, 2nd son of Thomas William Seager Berry and Violet Seager Berry. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1919 – 1924 and became a barrister and solicitor before working for the Ministry of Economic Warfare. He joined 35th County of London (Civil Service) Battalion of the Home Guard. He was killed by enemy action on 16.9.40, aged 35, while on ARP duty in Berkeley Square, London. He is buried in St Nicholas’ churchyard, Stevenage, Herts: by large cross at east end of churchyard.

SECRETAN

Holford Cave
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1929 - 1934. He died on 23.5.40, aged 24.

SEDGWICK

James Philip
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1933 - 1939. He died on 10.3.45, aged 24.

SELLAR

Gavin Morton
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1934 - 1939. He died on 30.10.42, aged 21.

SEMPLE

William James Robert
Sgt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1938 - 1940. He died on 5.4.45, aged 20.

SEYMOUR

Hugh Wilfred Napier
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1935. He died on 14.6.42, aged 24.

SHARP

James Ashley Everard
Sergeant Pilot RAF. Born 21.12.1919, 1st son of Everard William Lewen Sharp and Amy Lilian Sharp of Brancaster, Norfolk. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1933 - 1938. He joined the RAF and was killed on 28.3.42, aged 22, in a flying accident in a Master aircraft at Acklington, Northumberland. He is buried in St Margaret’s church cemetery, Burnham Norton, Norfolk. His headstone also commemorates his younger brother, John Patrick Lewen Sharp DFC, a Navigating Officer for Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd, who was killed on 21.3.49, aged 26, in the crash of Halifax C-8 G-AJZZ near RAF Schleswigland, Germany, during the Berlin Airlift. Two other crew members were also killed.

SIMMONS

Anthony John
Private. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1939. He died on 17.10.43, aged 22.

SIMPSON

Anthony Reuben
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1933 - 1939. He died on 16.6.42, aged 22.

SKINNER

Stanley Hewitt
Wing Commander AAF. Born 13.3.1911, 2nd son of Thomas Hewitt Skinner (later Sir Hewitt Skinner, Bt) and Nellie Constance Hewitt née Hall, husband of Joyce Gwendoline Skinner née Prizer. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1924 – 1929 and became a director of the family publishing firm. He joined the Auxiliary Air Force in 1934 and flew with 604 Squadron until June 1942. Posted to HQ Coastal Command, he was an observer aboard HMS Berkeley during the Dieppe raid on 19.8.42. He was killed, aged 31, when the ship was attacked by enemy aircraft. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 64.

SLADEN

David Ramsay
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1932 - 1936. He died on 26.5.40, aged 21.

SMALLWOOD

Peter Warren Sykes
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 30.11.1911, 3rd son of John Russell Smallwood and Margaret Hilda Smallwood, husband of Norah Evelyn Smallwood née Walford of Westminster, London. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1925 – 1929 and became a chartered accountant. He joined the RAFVR and served with 254 Squadron. Navigator & wireless operator of a torpedo-carrying Beaufighter (probably LZ414), he was killed on an operational flight on 5.11.43, aged 30. He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom British War Cemetery, Netherlands, grave 31.B.2.

SMITH

Herbert Frederick Edgar
Lieutenant-Colonel, DSO. Born 28.4.1888, only son of Mr & Mrs Frederick Edgar Smith, husband of The Hon. Moira Violet Maria Smith née Plunket. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1902 - 1906. In the Great War he served in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps; he was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the DSO and made a member of the Légion d’honneur. He retired in 1935 and joining the King’s Bodyguard. He rejoined the Army in 1939 and commanded an OCTU. He died on active service at Dunbar on 25.6.40, aged 52. He is commemorated in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, on the Brookwood Memorial, panel 13 column 2.

SMITH

Kenneth Brook Farley
Wing Commander RAF, DSO. Born 9.1.1913, 3rd (twin) son of Thomas Edward Smith and Jessie Sarah Smith, husband of Esmé Doris Smith née Sutton of Brockenhurst, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1927 – 1931 and was commissioned into the RAF in 1935. He was awarded the DSO in 1941 and was twice mentioned in despatches. In command of 9 Squadron from March 1943, he was killed in action on 11.4.43, aged 30, when his Lancaster ED501 (WS-R) crashed near Mainz during a raid on Frankfurt. He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, grave 8.A.6. Six of his crew are buried in graves 8.A.7-12, and one (Sgt G.A.Taylor RNZAF) is commemorated on panel 200 of the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede.

SMYTH

Timothy Norman
Pilot Officer RAF. Born 2.1.1921, 2nd son of Capt Henry Moreland Mander Smyth and Helen Gertrude Smyth née Lee, of Wombourne, Staffs. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1938. He joined the RAF and served as a pilot with 26 Squadron. He died on 27.8.40, aged 19, of injuries received in the crash of Lysander N1267 at Nettlestead. He is buried in St Benedict’s churchyard, Wombourne: NE corner, grave 2032.

SPENCER

Robert
Captain, MC. Born 21.1.1883, elder son of Revd Walter Spencer and Annie Elizabeth Spencer, husband of Alice Pauline Spencer née Heilbron. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1896 – 1900. In the Great War he was a Major in the Denbigh Yeomanry, being twice mentioned in despatches, earning the MC and the Croix de Guerre avec palmes, and being made a member of the Légion d’Honneur. In 1939-40 he served as a military interpreter in the rank of Captain. He died on 18.4.43, aged 60, of an illness brought on by the strain of service. He is buried in St Giles’ churchyard, Codicote, Herts, grave D.71.

STABB

Nicholas John
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 12.3.1912, 1st son of Sir Newton John Stabb OBE and Lady Stabb (née Townsend) of Sarratt, Herts. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1925 – 1930 and worked for the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank. He joined the RAFVR and served with 418 (RCAF) Squadron. Pilot of Boston W8268 (TH-O), he was killed in action on 20.5.42, aged 30, during a raid on Soesterberg. He is buried with his crew in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) general cemetery, Netherlands, plot 13, row 2, collective grave 29-30. He is commemorated on war memorials at Sarratt, at Farnham, Suffolk, and at the former RAF Bradwell Bay (cf. O.L.R.Hills & C.S.Warming).

STAFFORD-CLARK

John
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [V] 1933 - 1938. He died on 26.2.41, aged 20.

STEELE

Adam John Rivers
Captain. Born 16.10.1912, only son of Major Adam Rivers Steele and Muriella Gladys Steele née Hobbs of Great Shelford, Cambs. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1926 – 1931 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry in 1933. He was killed in action on 28.5.40, aged 27, near the Franco-Belgian border. He is buried in the communal cemetery at Comines (Komen), Belgium: British plot, grave 35. [CWGC incorrectly gives first name as Alan and mother’s initial as H.]

STENT

David Ian Hepburn
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1936 - 1940. He died on 24.4.43, aged 20.

STEVENS

Kenneth Bertram Havelock
CQMS. Born 17.9.1905, only son of Mr & Mrs K.A.Stevens, husband of Penelope Duncan Stevens née Law of Ilkley, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1919 – 1923 and worked for the Dunlop Rubber Co. in Singapore. He joined the 1st (Singapore Volunteer Corps) Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force. He died in a PoW camp in Siam on 7.8.43, aged 37. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma, grave B3.F.11.

STICKLAND

Percy Jack Edgar
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1932 - 1934. He died on 21.7.45, aged 27.

STRATHY

George Henry Kirkpatrick
Sub Lieut. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1936. He died on 12.10.40, aged 22.

STREATFEILD-MOORE

Thomas Edward
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1939. He died on 5.8.45, aged 24.

STUART

Donald
Major. Born 17.8.1905, 3rd son of William Stuart and Susan Campbell Stuart, husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Stuart of Fleet, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1919 – 1921 and joined the Gordon Highlanders in 1925. He died on active service in Palestine on 5.8.40, aged 34, after a short illness. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramla, Israel, grave H.24. Two Carthusian casualties of the Great War, Capt W.O.Bell-Irving and Lt C.Wright (q.v.) are buried in the same cemetery.

STUDD

John Alnod Peter
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1931 - 1935. He died on 19.8.40, aged 22.

STURROCK

John George Ramsay
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 - 1937. He died on 29.5.41, aged 22.

SWAIN

Richard John
Offr Cadet. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1939 - 1942. He died on 8.12.43, aged 19.5.

SWITHINBANK

Maurice
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [P] 1931 - 1935. He died on 7.2.42, aged 23.

SWORD

John Arthur
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 - 1937. He died on 7.5.42, aged 23.

SYDENHAM-CLARKE

Montague Fell Sydenham
Major, MBE, MC. Born 31.7.1908, 1st son of Alfred Ernest Sydenham-Clarke and Phoebe Sydenham-Clarke née Fell of Ootacamund, Nilgiri, India, husband of Lorna Averill Leila Avarne Sydenham-Clarke née Vandarspar of Kotagiri, Nilgiri. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1922 – 1926. He joined The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) in 1928 and served with the 2nd Battalion and on the Staff. He was killed on active service at Sidi Rezegh, Libya, on 30.11.41, aged 33. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, grave 2.C.16, and commemorated on the war memorial in Hartley Wintney, Hants.

SYMONS

Geoffrey Norman
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1933 - 1937. He died on 27.5.40, aged 20.

TANNER

William Tyson Lloyd
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1933 - 1937. He died on 29.3.40, aged 20.

THATCHER

John Anthony Ranulf
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1932 - 1937. He died on 20.1.42, aged 22.

THOMAS-FERRAND

Hugo Moreton Waddington
Wing Commander RAF. Born 30.8.1913, 1st son of Commander Richard Thomas Waddington Thomas-Ferrand RN and Rachel Eira Moreton Thomas-Ferrand, husband of Joyce Margaret Thomas-Ferrand of Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1927 – 1931 and joined the RAF in 1933. He died on active service on 29.3.45, aged 31, while at home on leave in Tenby. He is buried in St Mary’s Church cemetery, Tenby, grave K.58.

THOMLINSON

John
Private. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1939. He died on 31.8.40, aged 20.

THOMSON

Trevor Charles Heudebourck
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1934 - 1936. He died on 10.10.43, aged 23.

THOMSON

William John
2 Lt. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1938 - 1942. He died on 7.7.44, aged 19.

THORNTON

John St Leger
Major. Born 6.6.1911, 2nd son of the Ven Claude Cyprian Thornton and Alice May Thornton, husband of Joan Coulton Thornton née Walker-Smith of Oldcotes, Notts. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1925 – 1930 and worked for ICI. He represented Great Britain in hurdling at the 1936 Olympic Games. He joined the Territorial Army in 1939 and was commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders. He served in North Africa and in Sicily, and was mentioned in despatches. He was killed in action near Lisieux, Normandy, on 18.8.44, aged 33. He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, grave V.D.21.

TIPPETTS-AYLMER

Philip Hampden
Flight Lieutenant RAF, DFC. Born 26.2.1915, 1st son of George Alfred Tippetts-Aylmer and Madeleine M.Tippetts-Aylmer née Blackburn, husband of Henrietta Tippetts-Aylmer formerly Johnson née McKenzie. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1929 – 1931 and spent two years in the Royal Artillery and four as a coffee-planter in Mysore. He joined the RAF in 1938 and was awarded the DFC in 1941. Serving as a pilot with 78 Squadron, he was killed on 8.9.42, aged 27, when Halifax W7782 (EY-C) was lost during a raid on Frankfurt. He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium, grave 9.B.8. Two of his crew are buried in joint grave 9.B.6-7.

TISDALL

Anthony Beresford
Flg Offr. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1932 - 1936. He died on 16.10.40, aged 21.

TOM

Henry Charles
Sub Lt (A). He was at Charterhouse [g] 1937 - 1942. He died on 29.3.45, aged 21.

TOWERS

John Lennox
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1935 - 1939. He died on 1.2.44, aged 22.

TRAILL

Anthony
Sqn Ldr. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1932 - 1935. He died on 27.1.44, aged 25.

TRENCH

Richard Chenevix
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1935 - 1939. He died on 9.3.42, aged 20.

TUCKWELL

Michael
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 17.5.1921, 4th son of Capt Edward Henry Tuckwell MBE MC and Annie Clarice Tuckwell née Sansom of Puttenham, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1939. He joined the RAFVR and served as a Wellington pilot in 458 (RAAF) Squadron. He was posted missing on air operations from Malta on 27.4.43, aged 21. He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, grave IV.L.46.

TURTON

George
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 2.4.1906, 3rd son of Capt William Turton and Felicia Turton, husband of Joan Elaine Turton née Tointon of Stoke Bishop, Bristol. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1920 – 1922 and became a manager for Hovis Ltd in Bristol. He joined the RAFVR in 1941. He was killed on active service on 27.4.44, aged 38, in the bombing of Fort Brockhurst, Gosport. He is commemorated at Bournemouth Crematorium, Dorset, panel 4.

WADE

Patrick Armigel
Offr Cadet. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1932 - 1937. He died on 29.7.40, aged 21.

WALES

Ricarhd Godfrey William Garneys
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 24.6.1912, only son of Edward Garneys Wales MD and Annie Wales of Downham Market, Norfolk, and Southwold, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1926 - 1931. He joined the RAFVR and served with 254 Squadron. He was killed in action over Norway on 22.3.41, aged 28. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 35, and in St Edmund’s Church, Downham Market. [CWGC lists him incorrectly as Richard Carnbys Wales.]

WALLACE

Charles John
Major-General, CB, DSO, OBE, MC. Born 6.2.1890, 3rd son of Lt-Col Hugh Robert Wallace DSO and Mrs Wallace, husband of Helen Elizabeth Swinnerton Wallace née Dyer. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1903 – 1907. He joined the Highland Light Infantry in 1910, was mentioned in despatches five times and was awarded the DSO, the OBE, the MC and the Croix de guerre. Among other positions he was an ADC to HM the King from 1938 to 1940. While serving on the General Staff as Commander, East Central District, he died at Luton on 20.12.43, aged 53. He is buried in Ayr Cemetery: Wall section, 1884 division, grave 52.

WALSH

Terence Henry
Major. Born 4.2.1914, 2nd son of Hugh Laurence Peregrine Walsh and Madeline Walsh née Warren of Wellington, Somerset. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1927 – 1932 and became a tea planter in Assam. He was commissioned in 1940 into 16th Light Cavalry, Indian Armoured Corps. He died of wounds in Burma on 11.3.45, aged 31. He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, grave 20.D.21.

WARD

David Ernest
Wing Commander RAFVR. Born 4.9.1893, 1st son of Alfred Ernest Ward and Mrs Ward, husband of Kathleen F. Ward née Robinson. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1908 – 1909 and became a solicitor. In the Great War he served in the 7th London Regiment and in the RAF. Afterwards he became a poultry farmer. In 1937 he was appointed a Flight Lieutenant, RAFVR. He died on active service of a suspected heart attack at Mapperley Hall, Nottingham, on 12.7.45, aged 51. He is commemorated at Nottingham Crematorium, panel 5.

WARMING

Christian Stuart
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 5.2.1912, only son of Sophus Warming and Frances (Fan) Heath Warming née Eldridge of Reigate, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1925 – 1929 and worked for the Metal Box Company. He joined the RAFVR, was commissioned in April 1944 and served as a navigator with 219 Squadron. He was killed on 10.6.44, aged 32, in the crash of Mosquito HK358 on a defensive patrol of the Channel. He and his pilot, Flying Officer H.G.Holtrop, are buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, graves 22.D.9 and 22.D.8, and are commemorated on the memorial at the former RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex (cf. O.L.R.Hills & N.J.Stabb).

WARREN

John Gunn
Lieutenant. Born 27.7.1905, 2nd son of Capt Frank Warren (RA retd) and Bessie Warren, husband of Nora Myfanwy Warren née Gipson of Pinhoe, Devon. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1919 – 1922 and became a doctor before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed on 7.12.42, aged 37, in the sinking of SS Ceramic, torpedoed off the Azores by U-515. He is commemorated in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, on the Brookwood Memorial, panel 18 column 1.

WARREN

Richard Vivian
Lieutenant, Indian Army. Born 20.10.1914, 1st son of George Bodley Warren and Edith Florence Catherine Warren of Budleigh Salterton, Devon. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1928 - 1933. Serving with 1st Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, he died of pneumonia on 10.9.39, aged 24, at Yatung during a forced march through Tibet. He was buried at Yatung and is commemorated in Gauhati War Cemetery, Assam, on Special Memorial No.5. He is the first recorded Old Carthusian casualty of the Second World War.

WATNEY

Thomas George
Major. Born 18.4.1902, 1st son of Thomas Savile Watney and Gertrude Watney of Waltham St Lawrence, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1915 – 1920 and joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1923. Serving with the 1st Battalion, he was killed in action near St Venant on 27.5.40, aged 38, while withdrawing across the River Lys. He is buried in St Venant Communal Cemetery, France, grave 4.C.10.

WATSON

Desmond
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1936. He died on 9.5.43, aged 24.

WATSON

Gerard Arthur
Captain. Born 9.6.1900, only son of Arthur Watson and Kate Watson, husband of Jean Watson née McFarlane of Knightsbridge, London. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1914 – 1918 and became director of a firm of insurance brokers. He joined the Middlesex Yeomanry in 1926. He transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1939 and was serving with the 4th Battalion when he was killed in action on 21.5.40, aged 39, at Anzegem (Anselgem) near Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium. He is buried in Anzegem Communal Cemetery, grave 10.

WEDDERBURN-OGILVY

Donald Stephen
Sub-Lieutenant RNVR. Born 23.10.1900, only son of Thomas and Marion Agnes Wedderburn-Ogilvy, husband of Myra Carolyn Henrietta Wedderburn-Ogilvy née Eustace of Ballycarney, Co.Wexford, Eire. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1914 – 1918 and was a Cadet in the Royal Navy at the time of the Armistice. He joined the RNVR in 1940 and was presumed killed at sea on 8.5.41, aged 40, when HM Drifter Thistle V was mined off Lowestoft, Suffolk. He is commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 4 column 3.

WEEKS

Ronald Nicholson
Pilot Offr. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1935 - 1940. He died on 13.2.42, aged 19.

WELLS

Sydney Wilfred
Flt Lt. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1931 - 1936. He died on 26.7.45, aged 27.

WHITE-COOPER

Richard
Major. Born 16.1.1903, 1st son of Alfred Samuel Plumptre White-Cooper and Margaret White-Cooper, husband of Marjorie Helen White-Cooper née Thomas of Ipswich, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1916 - 1921. He received a Territorial commission in the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment in 1923. He was GSO at the War Office and Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet before going out to France with the BEF as Brigade Major. He died on 12.6.40, aged 37. He is commemorated at Dunkerque, France, on the Dunkirk Memorial, column 48.

WILKINSON

Desmond Vaughan
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1935. He died on 26.5.41, aged 23.

WILLETT

Hubert Clive
Lt. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1933 - 1938. He died on 27.10.42, aged 22.

WILLETT

Ronald Wilfrid
Captain. Born 22.6.1907, only son of Lt-Col Frederic Wilfrid Bagnall Willett DSO and Mrs Willett, husband of Marjorie Gladys Willett née Elmslie. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1921 – 1924 and joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1928. Serving with the 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action at Hazebrouck, France, on 28.5.40, aged 32. He is buried in Hazebrouck communal cemetery, grave 4.C.3.

WILLIAMS

Alfred Ernest
Colonel, DSO. Born 19.2.1871, 1st son of Revd Alfred Henry Williams and Mrs Williams, husband of May Williams née Roome. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1886 - 1888. He joined the Army in 1889, serving mainly with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, being mentioned in despatches five times and earning the DSO. He retired 1920 and was ADC to HM the King 1920-38, but returned to serve on the panel of No.8 Recruiting Centre. He died in London after five months of illness on 27.9.41, aged 70.

WILLIAMSON

Gerald Vyvian
Sub Lt (A) RNVR. Born 13.8.1903, only son of Richard Thompson Williamson and husband of Eileen Williamson née Heap of Menston, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1917 – 1921 and became managing director of the family firm of clothing manufacturers. A keen amateur pilot and Hon. Secretary of the Yorkshire Light Aeroplane Club, he was commissioned into the FAA in October 1939. He appears to have been in 751 Squadron when he was assigned to ferry Swordfish P4223 from RAF Silloth in Cumberland to 819 Squadron at RNAS Ford, Sussex (HMS Peregrine). He was killed on 25.1.40, aged 36, when the aircraft crashed in snow on Heyden Head, Derbyshire. He was buried in the chapelyard of Greenhill Methodist Chapel, Rawdon, Leeds, but is also commemorated by a headstone in the churchyard of St Bartholomew’s, Yeovilton, the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church.

WILSON

Humphrey Peter Bowstead
Capt. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1929 - 1934. He died on 30.6.44, aged 28.

WINGATE

George Frederick Richard
Lieutenant-Colonel, OBE. Born 28.4.1884, 1st son of Captain George Miller Wingate, RA, and Emily Isabel Livingstone Wingate, husband of Amy Elizabeth Wingate née Donaldson. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1897 – 1900. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1902, being mentioned in despatches and earning the OBE. He retired in 1936, but returned to command 208 Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment. He was killed on active service in an air raid on 14.10.40, aged 56. He is buried in Yeovil Cemetery, division A, grave 2723.

WINGATE

Orde Charles
Major-General, DSO**. Born 26.2.1903, 1st son of Colonel George Wingate CIE and Mary Ethel Stanley Wingate née Orde Browne, husband of Lorna Elizabeth Margaret Wingate née Moncrieff Paterson of Edinburgh. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1916 – 1920 and went on to RMA Woolwich. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1923 and served in Africa and the Middle East, where he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the DSO. In the Second World War he served in Abyssinia and in 1942 was sent to Burma, where he founded and led the long-range penetration columns known as the Chindits. He was again mentioned in despatches, earned two Bars to the DSO, and in 1943 was awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal by the Royal Central Asian Society. He was killed on active service on 24.3.44, aged 41, in an air crash in the Bishenpur Hills, 50 miles west of Imphal. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC, USA: section 12, collective grave 288.

WOODHALL

Eric Langton
Commander RN, DSO, MVO. Born 16.12.1899, 2nd son of Commander Gerald Frederick Woodhall RN and Hilda Sabina Fluester Woodhall. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1913 - 1917. He joined the Royal Navy in 1918 and served in HMS Glorious in the Great War. His first command was HMS Tiverton in 1932-3. He was awarded the MVO in 1932 and the DSO early in the Second World War. Commanding the Q-ship HMS Cape Howe (RFA Prunella), he was killed in action on 21.6.40, aged 40, when the ship was sunk by U-28 in the SW Approaches. He is commemorated in Portsmouth, Hants, on the Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3.

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