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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.

There are Old Carthusian casualties of the Second World War listed in a supplement here who are former Charterhouse staff and others who died in the war, or in the immediate post-war period, but whose names are not recorded in Memorial Chapel.

ADES

Edmond Henry
Lieutenant RAC. Born 24.7.1918, 2nd son of Elie Ades and Rose Ades née Salama (later Mrs O'Brien) of Alexandria, Egypt and Upper Berkeley Street, London. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1932 - 1936. Commanding a Grant tank of F Squadron, 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, he was killed in Libya on 27.5.42, aged 23, while attempting to take cover after his tank was incapacitated by enemy fire. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, collective grave 4.E.16, with two of his tank crew, Trooper G.R.Buxton and L/Cpl J.Chamberlain. [Listed as E.Ades by CWGC, which also spells first name Edmund and gives age as 24.]

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 at Poggio Mirteto, Italy, on 10.6.44, aged 38, when the battalion HQ was hit by shellfire. He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery, grave IV.A.12and commemorated on a battalion memorial in St Mark's Anglican Church, Florence, and on memorial gates at Hollesley parish church.

ALEXANDER

John Collinson
Flight Lieutenant RAF. Born 23.3.1919, 1st son of George Smith Alexander and Mrs Alexander, husband of Wilma Beryl Alexander née George of Sheepscombe, Glos. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1933 - 1936 and went on to Cranwell. Serving as a test pilot at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, he was killed on 21.10.41, aged 22, when the prototype Lerwick L7248 crashed near Faslane following engine failure during a calibration flight. A mention in despatches was gazetted in January 1942. He is buried in Helensburgh Cemetery, Argyll: section R, walk 7, grave 3. Three more of those who died are buried nearby in graves R.7.9, 15 and 21. P/O C.H.Mills is buried in Radcliffe, Manchester, and Mr W.H. Such in Rugby. AC2 P.B. Hunter is commemorated at Runnymede on panel 290.

ALLEN

John Isherwood
2nd Lieutenant RAC. Born 15.11.1923, 1st son of Brigadier Henry Isherwood Allen CBE DSO and Rachel Alice Houssemayne Allen of Dunsfold, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1937 - 1941. He joined the Hampshire Regiment but was attached to 7th Royal Tank Regiment. He was killed in action in Normandy on 10.7.44, aged 20. He is commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial, panel 8 column 2.

ALLEN

Trevor Hamilton
2nd Lieutenant RAC. Born 14.10.1920, 2nd son of Dendy Alick Allen and Margaret Vera Mary Allen of Maida Hill, London. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1934 - 1937. Commissioned into the 16/5th Lancers, he was killed by enemy action in London on 8.3.41, aged 20. He is commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium, London, panel 1.

ALLGOOD

James
Lieutenant, MC. Born 13.5.1910, only son of Revd Roland Frederick Allgood and Edith Marion Porter Allgood née Robinson. 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)
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 11.1.1921, 1st son of Vitus Hans Christian Amberg and Hilda Mary Amberg née Morgan of Old Duston, Northants. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1934 – 1938. Joining the RAFVR, he served for eighteen months in the Middle East. He died of enteric fever on 26.7.43, aged 22, in RAF hospital in Egypt. He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, grave 5.F.12, and is commemorated on the war memorial in Duston.

ANTHONY

Thomas Edward
Flight Sergeant RAFVR. Born 30.5.1922, 2nd son of Thomas Edward Anthony and Gladys Mary Anthony of Elstree, Herts. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1936 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a pilot. He was killed on 1.2.45, aged 22, in the loss of an Anson off the Mull of Galloway. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 270. His brother-in-law A.D.C.Dowding (q.v.) was killed in France in May 1940.

ARCHER

David Harold
Major, MC. Born 15.9.1915, 1st son of Lt-Col Harold Walter Archer (OC) 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
Lieutenant SAAF. Born 28.12.1921, 1st son of Capt Joseph Gustav Aronson and Netta Adelaide Aronson née Hart of Nairobi, Kenya. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1935 - 1940 and then returned to Africa. Serving as a pilot with 40 Squadron SAAF, a photo-reconnaissance unit, he was presumed killed in action on 6.3.44, aged 22, in a Spitfire off Anzio, Italy. He is commemorated in Floriana, Valletta, on the Malta Memorial, panel 17 column 1.

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
Ordinary Seaman RN. Born 21.9.1922, only son of Bentley George Baker and Jessie Kathleen Baker of Hove, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1936 - 1940. On leaving school he worked on a farm for six months before joining the Royal Navy. He was killed on 9.1.42, aged 19, when HMS Vimiera was sunk by a mine in the Thames Estuary. He is commemorated in Chatham, Kent, on the Naval Memorial, panel 57 column 1.

BALL

Richard Graham
Captain. Born 4.2.1918, 3rd son of Thomas Alexander Ball and Ada Graham Ball of Godalming, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1931 - 1936. He joined the Devonshire Regiment and was attached to 5 Bn 17th Dogra Regiment. He was killed in action in Burma on 10.2.42, aged 24. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, collective grave B2.A.6-8.

BAMBER

Paul Kelway
2nd Lieutenant. Born 10.10.1903, 3rd son of Henry Kelway Gwyer Bamber MVO and Lucy Kate Bamber née Martin. 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 in the Columbarium at St John’s Crematorium, Woking, Surrey, panel 1.

BANDINEL

James Julius Frederic Henry [Harry]
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 25.9.1918, 1st son of Roland Bandinel and Suzanne Marguerite Bandinel née Bourgeois. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1932 - 1937 and Oriel College, Oxford. He joined the RAFVR and flew with 3 Squadron in the Battle of Britain. Serving in North Africa with 260 Squadron, he was killed in action on 14.12.41, aged 23, flying a Hurricane over the Gulf of Bomba, west of Tobruk. He is commemorated at El Alamein, Egypt, on the Alamein Memorial, column 240.

BARBER-LOMAX

Edward Arthur
Captain RASC. Born 25.7.1916, 3rd son of Major Joshua Arthur Barber-Lomax MC and Sarah Barber-Lomax of Heaton, Lancs. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1929 – 1933 and became a director in the textile industry. He served with the Royal Army Service Corps, mainly in the Middle East and in Italy. He was killed on 29.6.45, aged 28, in an accident in Austria. He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, grave 1.F.5.

BARBOUR

David Murray
Pilot Officer RAF. Born 20.5.1920, 1st son of Lt-Col Kenneth Durand Barbour (OC) and Margaret Murray Barbour née Barry of Denton, Fleet, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1933 - 1938 and went on to Cranwell. He was commissioned into the RAF in 1940 and served in France with 4 Squadron, 50 (Army Co-operation) Wing. He was killed on 14.5.40, aged 19, in Lysander L4745. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 7. His air gunner Cpl R.H.Waters is commemorated on panel 22.

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 Officer RAFVR. Born 7.10.1915, only son of Major George Augustus Beale-Browne and Isobel Winifred Beale-Browne née Errington, husband of Helen Vivian Alys Chancellor Beale-Browne née Page of Hillcovert, Cowley, Glos. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1929 – 1933 and became a civilian flying instructor. Joining the RAFVR, he served on the Air Staff in Iraq and as a flying instructor in the UK. He was killed on 28.2.41, aged 25, in Blenheim L1168 of 54 OTU which crashed during night flying at Nether Poppleton, Yorks, after control was lost in a searchlight beam. He is buried in All Saints’ churchyard, Cold Salperton, Glos: east of church. Air gunner Sgt W.F.M.Hanson is buried in Kirkby Wharfe cemetery, Yorks. [CWGC spells surname Beale-Brown.]

BEANE

Arthur Haggie
Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 10.6.17, elder son of Sir Francis and Lady Beane (née Irene Haggie) 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 Frank
Leading Airman RN. Born 15.8.18, younger son of Sir Francis and Lady Beane (née Irene Haggie) 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 Officer RAFVR. Born 26.3.1922, 1st son of Claude Gordon Beatson (OC) and Lilias [sic] Mary Beatson née Ellis of The Circuits, Pinner, Middx. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1936 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served with 114 Squadron. He was killed on 27.10.41, aged 19, flying Blenheim Z7309 (RT-G) in an anti-shipping raid off the Dutch coast west of Den Helder. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 31. P/O H.Jones is commemorated on panel 33 and Sgt J.Bradshaw RCAF on panel 60.

BELL

John Swift
Flying Officer AAF. Born 21.4.1917, 2nd son of Major Herbert Alfred Bell and Ethel Mary Bell of Lincoln. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1930 - 1934. He served with 616 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force, and was mentioned in despatches. Based at Kenley, Surrey, he was killed on 30.8.40, aged 23, when his Spitfire X4248 crashed at West Malling, Kent, following a combat with a Messerschmitt 109. He is buried in Eastgate (St Peter's) cemetery, Lincoln, grave A.483, and is commemorated on the Lincoln War Memorial. He is one of four Carthusian casualties of the Battle of Britain [cf. F.J.P.Dixon, R.H.A.Lee, J.A.P.Studd].

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 Siegfried Bendit and Lucie Bendit, husband of Elsie Lillie Bendit née Baer 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 took passage in HMS Lapwing, escorting convoy JW65, to observe the U-boat menace for himself. He was killed on 20.3.45, aged 46, when Lapwing was torpedoed by U-968 near Murmansk. He is commemorated in Plymouth on the Naval Memorial, panel 93 column 3.

BLACKBURNE

Cecil Lionel Wilfrid
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
Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 1.1.1920, only son of Henry Naylor Bottomley and Alice May Bottomley, husband of Elaine Bottomley née Earnshaw of Harrogate, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1933 - 1937. He joined the Fleet Air Arm in 1940. He was commissioned in 1942 and served as a pilot with 740 Squadron. Based at HMS Landrail, Machrihanish, he was killed on 31.8.45, aged 25, in an accident to Sea Otter JM880 in Lamlash Bay, Arran. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent, Hants, on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 6 panel 2, and at Burnt Yates primary school in Yorkshire

BOURN

Thomas Arundale (Dale)
Captain. Born 12.9.1902, only son of Thomas William Bourn and Florence Emma Bourn, former husband of Naomi Philippa Rose Bourn formerly Gillett née Waters. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1916 – 1921 and became a solicitor and a distinguished golfer, and accompanied Woolf Barnato (G 1911) when the latter famously raced the Blue Train in his Bentley from the French Riviera to London in 1930. He served with 83 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. . Attached to an Air Observation Post unit, he was killed on active service on 1.10.41, aged 39, in an aircraft accident, probably in Tiger Moth N9460, abandoned in a spin at Wittons Farm, Flag Fen, near Peterborough. 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

Roderick 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
Lieutenant RE. Born 13.5.1922, 1st son of Robert Harper Brade and Marie Louise Brade of Streatham, London. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1936 - 1938. He worked for a firm of stockbrokers before joining the Royal Engineers. He was killed in action in Italy on 27.7.44, aged 22. He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery, grave IX.C.1. His younger brother (q.v.) was killed in a training accident in November 1943.

BRADE

Paul Harper
Leading Airman RN. Born 22.12.1924, 2nd son of Robert Harper Brade and Marie Louise Brade of Streatham, London. He was at Charterhouse [L,R] 1938 - 1940. He joined the Fleet Air Arm and trained with 752 Squadron at HMS Goshawk, Piarco, Trinidad. He was killed in an aircraft accident on 16.11.43, aged 18. He is buried in the Southern General Cemetery, Caracas, Venezuela. His elder brother (q.v.) was killed in Italy in July 1944.

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
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 24.11.1924, 4th son of Bertram Bromfield and Nita Isabel Bromfield of Cheam, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1938 - 1943. He joined the RAFVR and served as an air bomber with 356 Squadron. He was killed on 23.8.45, aged 20, in the crash of Liberator KL654/R during a special duties operation over Malaya. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 447. The aircraft wreckage was discovered by indigenous people in 1991. On 18.10.2012 the remains of the crew were buried in a single coffin at Cheras Road Civil Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur. F/O Bromfield's headstone is in row 13, grave 852.

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 29.4.43, 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. CWGC gives date of death as 29.5.43, but Army Roll of Honour and other records give 29.4.43.]

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 April 1943 in Tunisia. [Listed by CWGC as R.B.Jones]

BURNESS

Arthur Donald
Lieutenant RA. Born 3.1.1919, 4th son of James Frederick William Burness (OC) and Winifred Elizabeth Burness of Denham, Bucks, and East Lavant, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1932 - 1937. He joined the Royal Artillery and was attached to 661 AOP Squadron RAF as a pilot. He died on active service on 6.12.43, aged 24, as the result of an accident. He is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Denham. His next older brother (q.v.) was killed in June 1944 in the Normandy landings.

BURNESS

Michael Frederick
Lieutenant. Born 14.4.1917, 3rd son of James Frederick William Burness (OC) and Winifred Elizabeth Burness of Denham, Bucks, and East Lavant, Sussex, husband of Mary Margaret Burness née Timmis of Southsea, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935 and joined the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1937. Attached to No.4 Commando, he was killed in Normandy on 6.6.44, aged 27, during an attack on a German gun battery behind Sword Beach. He is buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, grave 1.H.18. His younger brother (q.v.) was killed in December 1943.

BURROWS

Giles Righton
Sergeant RE. Born 28.4.1922, 1st son of the Very Revd Hedley Robert Burrows (OC), Dean of Hereford, and Joan Lumsden Burrows née Lovett of Hereford. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1936 - 1940. He joined the Royal Engineers and served in what was then India. He died of empyema on 18.4.45, aged 22, in Lahore Hospital. He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan, grave 10.B.1, and is commemorated at St Peter's church, Bournemouth, where his father was Vicar from 1936 to 1943.

BURTON

John Miles
Major RA. Born 27.11.1915, only son of Lt-Col Miles Burton and Ingrid Burton, husband of Jocelyn Margot Burton née Gavin. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1929 – 1933 and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in January 1936. Serving with 136 Field Regiment, he was killed in action in Burma on 7.1.44, aged 28. He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, grave 3.E.20. [cf. also J.B.Frith]

BUTCHER

John Desmond

Lieutenant RAC. Born 8.10.1923, 2nd (twin) son of Henry George Butcher and Ethel Mary Butcher of Rustington, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1938 - 1941. He was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps in August 1943 and served with The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards). He was killed by shellfire in Italy on 5.9.44, aged 20. He is buried in Gradara War Cemetery, grave I.B.26. Trooper J.S.Peacock, who was killed at the same time, is buried in grave I.B.25.

Lt Butcher's twin brother, LAC D.H. Butcher RAF, was killed aged 19 in October 1943 and is buried in Tobruk.

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 N2897 (WS-P) crashed into the sea on a raid to Leverkusen. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 7. His crew are also commemorated: Sgt Brennan on panel 12, Sgt Elliott on panel 14, Sgt Legg on panel 16, and Sgts Naylor and McCulloch on panel 17. P/O Butler'sfather (q.v.) was killed in Belgium in October 1917.

BUTLER-STONEY

Thomas Fitzherbert
Captain RHA, MC. Born 11.5.1920, 1st son of Major Richard Brook Butler-Stoney and Isabel Butler-Stoney of Durrington, Wilts. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1933 - 1938. He was commissioned into the Royal Horse Artillery in July 1939, and served with E Battery, 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, RHA. He was awarded the MC in 1942. He died on 27.3.43, aged 22, of wounds received at the taking of the Mareth Line. He is buried in Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia, grave XIII.E.7.

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
Lieutenant RN. Born 24.12.1920, 3rd son of Adrian Caddy MD and Evelyn Mary Caddy of Woking, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [W] for six months in 1934 and later attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in 1938. He was presumed killed, aged 22, in HM Submarine P48, sunk in the Gulf of Tunis by Italian torpedo boats Ardente and Ardito on 25.12.42 and officially reported overdue on 5.1.43. He is commemorated in Portsmouth, Hants, on the Naval Memorial, panel 72 column 3.

CADMAN

Peter Marshall
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, DFC. Born 10.2.1922, only son of Perez Eric Cadman and Gladys Eleanor Cadman of Canterbury, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1935 - 1940 where he was an outstanding musician. He joined the RAFVR and served as a Halifax pilot, flying operationally from July 1943. In November 1943 he earned the DFC for an operation to Düsseldorf with 77 Squadron. Posted to train as an instructor at No.3 Flying Instructor School, he was killed on 6.6.44, aged 22, when Oxford L4616 suffered an engine fire in the circuit at Lulsgate Bottom aerodrome. He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, plot V grave 431. F/O H.H.V.Roots was also killed and is buried in Holy Cross churchyard, Bearsted, Kent.

CAMPBELL

Gillian Lorne
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, DFC. Born 22.7.1920, 2nd son of Sir Edward Taswell Campbell Bt MP and Lady Edith Jane Campbell née Warren of Bromley, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1934 - 1938. He joined the RAFVR in July 1939, receiving his commission in May 1940, and flew with 236 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. He served for nine months in North Africa, and was awarded the DFC in January 1942. He then became a test pilot with the Performance Test Squadron of the A&AEE at Boscombe Down. He was killed on 23.12.42, aged 22, when Spitfire BS139 crashed in fog at Cadbury Farm, Mottisfont, Hants, following a test at altitude with overload tanks. He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Wilts, grave 758.

CAPPEL

Louis Stewart Matheson
Captain. Born 23.8.1920, only son of Cdr Norman Louis Cappel RNVR (OC) and Jessie Martin Cappel of West Brompton, London. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1934 - 1937. He joined the Royal Ulster Rifles on the first day of the war, was commissioned in June 1941 and served with the 70th Battalion. Attached to 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment, he was killed in Italy on 19.12.43, aged 23, while going to the aid of a wounded man near San Clemente. He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery, grave III.G.7.

CARSON

Thomas Hulton
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, DFC. Born 8.5.1917, 2nd son of Henry Johnston Carson (OC) and Mona Beatrix Hulton Carson née Sams of Ditchling, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1935. He joined the RAFVR at the beginning of the war. While serving with 217 Squadron, he was awarded the DFC for his part in the attacks on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during the "Channel Dash" in February 1942. Serving with 254 Squadron, part of the anti-shipping strike wing at RAF North Coates, he was killed on 25.1.43, aged 25, when his Beaufighter JL638 struck the sea and crash-landed on the shore not far from the aerodrome. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 119; on the North Coates roll of honour currently displayed in the Town Hall, Cleethorpes, Lincs; and in the church of St Margaret of Antioch, Ditchling. His navigator, P/O G.E.Bell, is buried in Kendal.

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 (OC) and Mary Hamilton Cartland née Scobell 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
Captain. Born 3.1.1907, 1st son of Major James Bertram Falkner Cartland (OC) and Mary Hamilton Cartland née Scobell 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, and he is commemorated on a memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Rudgwick, Sussex.

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. His crew are also commemorated: F/O Bolt on panel 204, F/O Marchand on panel 207, F/O Munsey on panel 208, F/Sgt Ross on panel 222, Sgt Cherry on panel 227 and F/Sgt Stenhouse RAAF on panel 261.

CHRYSTAL

Patrick Donald
Major, MC*. Born 18.10.1915, only son of James Patrick Chrystal and Dorothy Gray Chrystal of Meonstoke, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 - 1932 and was commissioned into the 1st King's Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps, in 1936. He served in North Africa and Italy and was mentioned in despatches, and was awarded the MC in June 1942 and a Bar to it in March 1943. He was killed in Italy on 4.7.44, aged 28, while clearing a path through a minefield by Lake Trasimene. He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery, grave VIII.C.9.

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 crew are also commemorated: Lt Hornby on panel 202, F/Sgt Casper on panel 216, Sgt Challinor on panel 226, Sgt Morley on panel 234, P/O Kennedy RCAF on panel 251 and F/Sgt Ward RCAF on panel 255. F/O Colthurst's father was killed in action in October 1916.

COMBER

Donald James
Major. Born 28.1.1919, only son of William Arthur Comber and Eleanor Maud Comber of Windsor, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1932 - 1936. His obituary records that he was commissioned into the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and later transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps. In November 1941 he was attached from the Royal Berkshire Regiment to 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, serving in India and Burma. He was killed in action on 26.2.44, aged 25, while serving with the 1st Battalion. He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery, India, grave 9.F.14.

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 (OC) 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 Officer RAFVR. Born 3.1.1924, 1st son of Gordon Cranstoun MB and Mary Alison Cranstoun of Worplesdon, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1937 - 1941. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a navigator & air bomber with 24 OTU. He was killed on 9.12.42, aged 18, in the loss of Whitley EB388 over France during a "Nickel" leaflet-dropping operation to Orleans. All five crew members are buried in a collective grave in Senonches communal cemetery, Eure-et-Loir.

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. Born 18.4.1919, 2nd son of Arthur Douglas Crofts MRCS and Mildred Jane Crofts of Windsor, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1932 - 1937 and was commissioned into the Hampshire Regiment in 1938. Serving with the 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action on 9.9.43, aged 24, during the landings at Salerno, Italy. He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery, grave IV.C.13.

CROMPTON

John Anthony
Squadron Leader RAFVR. Born 21.8.1919, 3rd son of Ralph Crompton (OC) and Josephine Helen Crompton née Kenyon of Betton Hall, Market Drayton, Salop. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1933 - 1938 and at Oxford, where he joined the University Air Squadron. He joined the RAFVR, serving first as an armaments instructor and then as a pilot with 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron. He was killed on 23.8.43, aged 24, when Beaufighter JL625 crashed on the Ionian island of Zante during a sortie from Libya. He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece, grave 5.D.14, next to his navigator, Sgt H.G.Griffiths. His elder brother (q.v.) was killed over Dunkirk in June 1940.

CROMPTON

Ralph Kenyon (Ken)
Flying Officer AAF. Born 18.3.1916, 1st son of Ralph Crompton (OC) and Josephine Helen Crompton née Kenyon of Betton Hall, Market Drayton, Salop; husband of Ellen (Lell) Mawdsley Crompton of Tarporley, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1933. He joined 611 (West Lancs) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force. He was posted missing in action on 2.6.40, aged 24, while flying Spitfire N3064 over Dunkirk. He is buried in Etaples War Cemetery, France, grave 46.C.17. His younger brother (q.v.) was killed in Greece in August 1943.

CUNDELL

Joseph Peter Stanhope
Lieutenant RN. Born 6.6.1918, 1st son of Joseph Cundell (OC) and Ellen Ruth Cundell née Bannatyne of Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1932 - 1936 and joined the Royal Navy in 1938. He was three times mentioned in despatches. From 1941 he served in the destroyer HMS Lightning. He was presumed killed on 12.3.43, aged 24, when the ship was sunk by German torpedo boats S.55 and S.158 north of Bizerta. He is commemorated in Chatham, Kent, on the Naval Memorial, panel 67 column 3. [CWGC gives age as 23.]

CUNLIFFE-OWEN

Hugo Leslie
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 17.7.1921, 1st son of Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen Bt and Lady Cunliffe-Owen née Helen Elizabeth Oliver of Sunningdale Park, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1935 - 1937. He joined the Fleet Air Arm and served as a pilot with 880 Squadron in HMS Indomitable. He was killed on 12.8.42, aged 21, when the wardroom was hit in an air attack during Operation Pedestal. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 4 panel 1.

DALGLIESH

William Ian
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 14.3.1917, 1st son of William Dalgliesh MB ChB and Sheila Dalgliesh née Cuthbert. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935. He gave up his reserved occupation as an engineer to join the RAFVR in 1939, and was commissioned in 1941. Serving as a pilot with 7 Squadron, he was presumed killed on 3.3.41, aged 23*, when Stirling N3653 was lost over the English Channel on an operation to Brest. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 32. His crew are also commemorated: Sqn Ldr Griffith-Jones on panel 28, P/O Watkins DFM on panel 35, Sgts Hinton and Holdsworth on panel 45, Sgts Legge and McCarthy on panel 47, and Cpl Richards on panel 56. [*CWGC gives his age as 24.]

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. Born 7.10.1919, 1st son of Major Richard Dane OBE MC (OC) and Ellen Norman Dane of Harewood End, Herefordshire. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 – 1935 and was awarded a Cadet Scholarship to RMC Sandhurst. He also gained a Leaving Scholarship and was commissioned into the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in 1938. Serving as second-in-command of Y Coy., 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action in Normandy on 18.7.44, aged 24. He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, grave IX.B.9.

DARVELL

Richard Sydney Willoughby
Lieutenant. Born 25.12.1915, only son of Sydney Darvell (OC) and Elsie Winifred Darvell née Jones of Kencot Manor, Lechlade, Glos. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1929 - 1933, and had graduated from Oxford and spent a year at theological college before volunteering for the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Attached to 1st Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers, he died on 14.4.44, aged 28, of wounds received in action in the Burma campaign. He is buried in Kohima War Cemetery, India, grave 5.E.12.

DARWEN

Louis Reginald
Flying Officer RAF. Born 11.9.1919, 1st son of Capt Louis René Darwen and Norma W.Darwen. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1933 - 1934, later at London University and RADA, and worked on the staff of the Christian Science Monitor. Serving as a pilot on a short service commission in the RAF, he died on 9.12.41, aged 22, when Wellington T2918 of 30 Maintenance Unit crashed at Sorn near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. He is buried in Monkton & Prestwick Cemetery, section K.1 grave 3.

DAVIDSON

John Peter Archibald
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 8.11.1916, only son of Edgar Davidson and Eva Davidson of The Peak, Hong Kong. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1935 and went on to gain a starred first in Law Tripos at Cambridge, where he joined the University Air Squadron. Commissioned into the RAFVR, he served as a pilot with 99 (Madras Presidency) Squadron. He died on 4.1.41, aged 24, at White Lodge Hospital, Newmarket, following an accident in a Wellington aircraft at Newmarket aerodrome. He is buried in St Peter's churchyard, Ightham, Kent.

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. His DSO was gazetted in June 1944. 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
Lieutenant. Born 16.1.1919, only son of Colonel Comte Royal Xavier de la Chapelle and Comtesse de la Chapelle. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1933 - 1935. He died on 26.4.41, aged 22, on active service with 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent, plot CC1 grave 89.

DEAR

Michael Francis
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 11.11.1921, only son of Reginald Edward Beckley Dear and Lilian Mabel Dear of Weybridge, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1935 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 120 Squadron. He was killed on 21.8.42, aged 20, when his Liberator LV340 crashed on Limnalary Mountain, Co.Antrim, while on an air test from Ballykelly, Co.Londonderry. He is commemorated at Anfield Crematorium, Liverpool, panel 1.

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
Lance-Corporal, RAC. Born 1.12.1922, 2nd son of Victor Denness and Leah Denness of Wallasey, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1936 – 1938. He joined the Royal Armoured Corps and served with 7th Armoured Division in North Africa, Italy and Normandy. He died on 28.8.44, aged 21, of wounds received the previous day in action with 1st Royal Tank Regiment. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, grave VIII.A.20.

DES VOEUX

Sir Edward Alfred, 8th Bt
Private. Born 9.11.1864, 1st son of Maj-Gen Alfred Anthony Des Voeux (OC) and Isabelle Diana Des Voeux née [Williams] Muspratt. 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
Sergeant Pilot RAFVR. Born 20.10.1918, only son of Lt Col Frederick Alfred Dixon CMG DSO and Ethel Howard Dixon of Aldwick, Bognor Regis, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1932 - 1935. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 501 Squadron. Flying Hurricane N2485, he was posted missing believed killed on 11.7.40, aged 21, following a combat with a Messerschmitt 109 of III./JG27 over the Channel off Portland. It appears that he baled out but was drowned. He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France, grave 8.C.14. He is one of four Carthusian casualties of the Battle of Britain [cf. J.S.Bell, R.H.A.Lee, J.A.P.Studd].

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 NNaval Memorial, panel 40 column 2, and on the war memorial in St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh.

DOWDING

Arthur Denis Caswall
2nd Lieutenant RAC. Born 24.10.1917, 1st son of Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Ninian Dowding KBE CB and Kathleen Charlotte Hamilton Dowding née Drummond of Wimbledon, Surrey; husband of Frances Megan Dowding née Underfield of Falkirk, Stirlingshire; nephew of ACM Sir Hugh Dowding. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1931 – 1935 and joined the Royal Tank Corps in 1938. Serving in France with 4th Royal Tank Regiment, he died of wounds between 22.5 and 26.5.40, aged 22. He is buried in Wormhoudt communal cemetery, grave F.34. His brother-in-law T.E.Anthony (q.v.) was killed on active service in February 1945.

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 Eveline Margaret Drakeford née Butler, 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
Lieutenant. Born 23.4.1921, 1st son of Lionel Edward Dunlop (OC) and Margaret Dunlop née Ellice of Aldworth, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1934 – 1939. He joined the Grenadier Guards in November 1941. Serving with the 5th Battalion in Tunisia, he was killed on 17.4.43, aged 21, while on night patrol. He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, grave 9.C.20. His younger brother Lt H.E.Dunlop of the same battalion was killed in Italy in August 1944 and is buried in Florence. His uncle Lt B.J. Dunlop, 3rd Bn Grenadier Guards, was killed near Ypres in July 1917. Three maternal uncles were also killed: Capt A. Ellice, 5th Cameron Highlanders, and 2Lt A.R. Ellice, 4th Grenadier Guards, in action in France in September & October 1916, and Midshipman W. Ellice (aged 15) in the explosion of HMS Bulwark at Sheerness in November 1914.

DURRANT

Kenneth Michael Garton
Sergeant RAFVR. Born 17.9.1923, only son of Kenneth Garton Durrant (OC) and Catherine Hermione Garton Durrant née Wainwright of Oatlands Chase, Weybridge, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1937 – 1941. He joined the RAFVR and served as a navigator with 582 Squadron. He was killed on 16.9.44, aged 20, when Lancaster PB378 (60-T) crashed into the North Sea during an operation to Kiel. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery, grave 4.F.10. F/O H.Wilkins is buried in grave 4.F.9. Three further crew members are buried in Denmark: Sgt Lamb and Fl Lt Nixon in Esbjerg-Fourfelt War Cemetery, graves A.12.26 and A.13.13, and Sgt Robson in Norre-Haurvig churchyard. Sgt Fishpool and P/O Norris DFM are commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, panels 229 and 212. Sgt Durrant is also commemorated by a window in St Mary's Church, Christon, Somerset. An uncle, 2nd Lt D.G.Durrant (q.v.), was killed in France in August 1916. [CWGC gives Sgt Durrant's age as 21.]

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. . F/Sgt Wardle is commemorated on panel 223 and Sgt Kay on panel 232. The other five crew members are buried in France: F/Lt Lawson in Pornic War Cemetery, grave 2.J.4, and F/O Robertson in La Bernerie-en-Retz communal cemetery, grave A.53. F/O Thorburn RAAF, F/Lt Motz RCAF and W/O Denton are buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery, graves 2.H.7-9. Flt Lt Eccles' 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 née Brittain. 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
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 24.8.1922, 2nd son of Capt Alan Douglas Eshelby (OC) and Phoebe Doris Mason Eshelby née Hutchinson of Luccombe, Somerset. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1936 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a pilot in Rhodesia. Flying a Hurricane of 208 Squadron, he was presumed killed at El Alamein on 2.11.42, aged 20. He is commemorated at El Alamein on the Alamein Memorial, column 247.

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
2nd Lieutenant RA. Born 30.4.1920, 2nd son of Percy William Felton and Sarah Joan Felton of Steyning, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1933 – 1936. Serving with 57 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, he died of wounds near Béthune on 24.5.40, aged 20. He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Dunkerque, grave 2.7.41.

FENWICKE-CLENNELL

Edward
Pilot Officer RAF. Born 23.1.1923, 2nd son of Capt Edward Clennell Fenwicke-Clennell MC (OC) and Elizabeth Alyson Blanche Fenwicke-Clennell née Burdon of Harbottle, Northumberland. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1936 - 1940. He joined the RAF and served as a pilot with 9 Squadron. Nine days after his promotion to Pilot Officer, he was killed on 21.12.42, aged 19, when his Lancaster W4185 (WS-G) was hit by flak during a raid on Munich. He is buried with five of his crew, including P/O J.A.W. Moffat DFC, in Oberschleissheim churchyard, Bavaria. The seventh crew member, Sgt P.M. Slater, survived as a prisoner of war. [Some sources erroneously record P/O Fenwicke-Clennell as the DFC holder in the crew.]

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
Lieutenant RNVR. Born 22.7.1915, 2nd son of James Kinghorn Field and Jane Winifred Field née Maud. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 - 1934. He joined the RNVR and served in HMS Salvia, being mentioned in despatches. He was posted missing presumed killed on 24.12.41, aged 26, when the ship was torpedoed by U-568 in the eastern Mediterranean while rescuing survivors of an earlier sinking. He is commemorated in Portsmouth on the Naval Memorial, panel 60 column 2, and at St Andrew's Church, Kettleburgh, Suffolk. In 1956 a room in Library, refurbished through a trust fund in his memory, was named the John Field Room.

FITZ SIMON

William
Lieutenant. Born 6.7.1917, 1st son of Revd Edmond Watson Fitz Simon and Marion Beatrice Fitz Simon of Heyshott, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1936. He joined the Royal Artillery soon after the outbreak of war and spent some time as an instructor. Posted in October 1942 to serve with 72 Anti-Tank Regiment in North Africa, he was captured at Tebourba. Transferred to Germany after the Italian armistice, he died in a PoW camp on 24.10.43, aged 26. He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, grave 3.D.24. [CWGC spells surname Fitz-Simon, and father's name as Edmund.]

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 (OC) 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 (OC) 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 (OC) 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 (OC) 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 Lilian E. 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 (OC) and Elsie Gabriel, husband of Clothilde Edith Catherine Gabriel née Ward. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1924 – 1929 and became a notable amateur athlete. He joined the Field Security Police in September 1939, and served with the 'Phantom' liaison mission in France and Belgium in 1940, and later with the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was on his way to join the staff of SOE Cairo when 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 Wilhelmina Henriette Murray Galsworthy née Binny. 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

Daniel Henry Willoughby
Lieutenant RNVR. Born 4.8.1910, only son of Henry Willoughby Gardner MD (OC) 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, , panel 66 column 1.

GARNETT

Jeremiah Charles
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 8.4.1922, 1st son of Reginald Charles Garnett and Josephine Mary Garnett of Bromley Cross, Lancs. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1937 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 644 Squadron. He was killed on 14.9.45, aged 23, when Halifax PN305 (9U-W) crashed at Priddacombe, near Bolventor, Cornwall, after its dinghy inflated during a passenger flight from Tarrant Rushton to the Azores. He is buried in St Cuthbert's churchyard, Over Kellet, Lancs, grave 136. All six of his crew and his fourteen RAF passengers were also killed.

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
Lieutenant RA. Born 26.1.1921, only son of Major Thomas George Gibson CBE and Betty Gibson of Epsom, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1938. He served with 2nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery. Captured after the fall of Singapore, he is believed to have died on or about 5.3.43, aged 22, on Ballale Island in the Shortland Islands, where the Japanese were using prisoners to build an airfield. Some sources suggest he was lost at sea between Singapore and New Guinea. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 3. [cf. G.H. Johnson]

GIDLOW-JACKSON

Roger Myles
Lieutenant-Colonel, DSO. Born 3.9.1898, 5th son of Charles Gidlow-Jackson and Mary Gidlow-Jackson née Jones, 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
Company Quartermaster Serjeant. Born 16.11.1918, 1st son of Humphrey Adam Gilbert (OC) and Margaret Vincentia Gilbert née Money-Kyrle of Bridge Sollars, Herefordshire. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1932 - 1935 and began training in Paris as a chartered accountant. He was called up in September 1939 as a private in 2/6th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, and in December was appointed CQMS at HQ 37 Brigade. Last seen with 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment south-west of Amiens, he was presumed killed on or after 20.5.40, aged 21. He is buried in Abbeville communal cemetery extension, grave 9.G.13.

GLANFIELD

Robert Coles Bruce
Captain RAC. Born 16.7.1921, only son of Lt-Col Herbert Henry Glanfield OBE and Dorothea Bruce Glanfield, husband of Joan Glanfield née Mason of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1935 - 1939. Serving with the Royal Armoured Corps, he died of multiple injuries in India on 13.8.45, aged 24. He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, Khadki, Poona, grave 10.AA.14.

GODSON

Michael Stapylton
Lieutenant-Commander (A) RN, DSC. Born 24.8.1916, 2nd son of Edgar Reginald Godson (OC) and Grace Mary Godson née Chetwynd-Stapylton. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1930 - 1934 and joined the Royal Navy in 1938. In September 1943 he took command of 1844 Squadron in HMS Indomitable. He was killed on 12.5.45, aged 28, flying a Hellcat during an attack on Japanese airfields on Hirara and Ichigaki in the Sakishima Gunto islands. He was posthumously mentioned in despatches, and his DSC was gazetted in July 1945. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent, Hants, on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 6 panel 1.

GOODE

Richard Gordon
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 3.10.1915, 2nd son of Samuel Walter Goode and Jean Reed Goode née Beatson-Bell. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1929 - 1934 and gained a First in Zoology at Cambridge. He joined the RAFVR and served with 44 Squadron. He was killed on 17.9.40, aged 24, when Hampden P2121 was shot down near Burcht, Belgium, during an attack on invasion barges at Antwerp. Together with two fellow crew members, he is buried in Schoonselhof municipal cemetery, Antwerp, collective grave II.A.9. The fourth member of the crew is buried in grave II.A.8.

GOSNELL

Ralph Percy
Section Officer AFS. Born 13.8.1881, 1st son of Charles Percy Gosnell and Sophie Marie Gosnell née Tebbitt, 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. [Not listed by CWGC. Place of burial unknown.]

GRAHAM

Robert Rule
Commander RN, DSO. Born 27.12.1899, 2nd son of James Graham, CBE (OC), 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, panel 34 column 1.

GRANT

Pharic Alastair
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, and commemorated in St Colmon's Church, Colmonell, Ayrshire.

GRAY

Anthony Fielding
Lieutenant HAC. Born 19.6.1914, 3rd son of George Wynter Gray (OC) 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
Captain. Born 5.5.1918, only son of Lt-Col Alan David Greenhill Gardyne (OC) and Rachel Greenhill Gardyne née Lethbridge of Finavon Castle, Forfar, Angus. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1936 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He joined the Gordon Highlanders in 1938. He was killed on 3.11.42, aged 24, in action with 5/7th Battalion at El Alamein, Egypt. He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, grave XXV.A.27.

GRIMALDI

Martin Cyril Beaufort
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 7.11.1920, 4th son of Revd Ernest Craven Grimaldi and Evelyn Lauder Grimaldi of Otterton Vicarage, Devon. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1934 - 1939 and joined the RAFVR after going up to Oxford. He was killed on 3.7.43, aged 22, with fourteen other passengers and five crew, when Fokker XXII HM159 of 1680 (Western Isles Communication) Flight crashed in West Loch Tarbert following engine trouble en route from Stornoway to Abbotsinch. He is buried in St Michael's churchyard, Otterton, grave 144.

GROVE

Lancelot Townley
Lieutenant-Colonel RE. 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,, en route to Washington DC, when Liberator AL591 of the BOAC Return Ferry Service crashed in Newfoundland. He is buried in Gander War Cemetery, Newfoundland, grave 4.8.28. Other casualties are buried nearby.

GROVES

Brian Humphrys
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 3.6.1918, 1st son of Wilfred William Groves and Laura Annie Groves of Radlett, Herts. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1932 - 1936 and at Cambridge before joining the Fleet Air Arm. He served as an observer with 829 Squadron, taking part in the Battle of Cape Matapan. Flying from HMS Formidable, he was posted missing on 8.5.41, aged 22, when his Albacore aircraft failed to arrive in Malta. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent, Hants, on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 2, panel 6. The other two crew members, Sub-Lt K.H.Smith and Ldg Airman C.F.Norman, are commemorated on panel 7.

GURNEY

Hugh Christopher
Lieutenant. Born 7.12.1917, 2nd son of Christopher Richard Gurney and Dorothy Gurney of Cromer, Norfolk. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1931 - 1936. He joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment on the outbreak of war and was attached successively to the Commandos, the Libyan Arab Force, the Druse Legion and the Parachute Regiment. He was mentioned in despatches in Normandy in 1944. Attached to C Squadron, 2nd Special Air Services Regiment, Army Air Corps, he was killed in France on 12.9.44, aged 26, after blowing up an ammunition truck as part of Operation Wallace. He is buried in Velorcey communal cemetery, Franche-Comté: near north-east corner, and is commemorated in St Mary the Virgin church, Northrepps, Norfolk.

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 Isabel Jean Hancock née Cuningham. 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
Flying Officer RAF. Born 3.1.1921, only son of Thomas Saville Handley and Margery V.Handley of Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1935 - 1936. He joined the RAF and trained as a pilot. He died on active service on 22.5.41, aged 20. He is buried in Ann's Hill Cemetery, Gosport, Hants, plot 188 grave 46.

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 Officer RAFVR. Born 26.11.1921, only son of John Clayton Hardie (OC) and Helen Maude Hardie née Stewart of Iquique, Chile, and London W8. He was at Charterhouse [L,g] 1935 - 1940, leaving early to join the RAFVR. Serving as a pilot with 101 Squadron, he was presumed killed on 7.11.41, aged 19, when Wellington R1701 was lost off the Dutch coast during a raid to Berlin. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 32. His crew are also commemorated at Runnymede: Sgt Berry on panel 39, Sgt Buchan panel 40, Sgt Watson panel 54, Sgt Wrampling panel 55, P/O Miller RCAF panel 60.

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 (OC) 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
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 9.2.1923, 2nd son of George William Hawley and Eileen Edith Hawley of Brancaster, Norfolk. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1936 - 1941. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a pilot. He was killed on 9.7.43, aged 20, in a flying accident in a Spitfire near Setif, Algeria. He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery, near Bejaia (Bougie), grave 1.B.6, and is commemorated at St Mary the Virgin church in Brancaster [cf. J.P.L.Sharp].

HENDERSON

Alan Macdonald
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 16.7.1912, 1st son of Major Ian Macdonald Henderson (OC) and Kathleen Mary Henderson née Browne 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. Born 3.12.1925, 1st son of Kenneth Stanley Heygate and Kathleen Florence Heygate of Highgate, Middx. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1939 - 1943. After training he was sent to NW Europe with the Royal Fusiliers, and was later transferred to 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment. He was killed in action on 7.1.45, aged 19. He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium, grave I.B.8.

HICKS

John Morley
Lieutenant RHA. Born 9.12.1922, 2nd son of Herbert Hicks and Iris Elsie Hicks née Platten, brother of designer David Hicks. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1935 - 1939. Serving with 2nd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, he was killed in action in Italy on 14.10.44, aged 21. He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery, grave I.D.3.

HILL

Christopher St George Sundius
Lieutenant RM. Born 23.4.1921, 2nd son of Percy Edward Hill and Daisy Beatrice Sundius Hill née Smith of Steyning, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1934 - 1937. He joined the Royal Marines and served in HMS Barham. He was killed on 25.11.41, aged 20, when the ship was torpedoed and sunk off Sollum, Egypt. He was posthumously mentioned in despatches for his devotion to duty in continuing to cut away rafts until the ship sank. He is commemorated in Portsmouth, Hants, on the Naval Memorial, panel 58 column 2. [Listed by CWGC as C.S.G.S.Hill]

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, when Mosquito HK423 crashed following engine failure during a patrol off the North Foreland. He is buried in Epsom Cemetery, Surrey, section N grave 256, and his pilot, Sqn Ldr D.O.Hobbis DFC, is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 118. Both are 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 Officer RAFVR. Born 9.5.1920, 1st son of John Garner Hinman and Ellen Hinman née Briggs. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1934 - 1937. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 59 Squadron. He was killed on 1.12.40, aged 20, when Blenheim N3537 (TR-J) crashed while overshooting at Thorney Island airfield on return from a reconnaissance flight. He is buried in St Nicholas' churchyard, West Thorney, grave 1.E.3. His observer Sgt D.A.Walden was also killed and is buried in Kinson, Bournemouth.

HODGSON

Gordon Egerton
Major. Born 19.3.1917, only son of Thomas Egerton Hodgson and Gladys Margaret G. Hodgson née Helder. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1935 and joined the Burmah Oil Co in 1938. He served with 2nd Battalion Burma Rifles and was mentioned in despatches. He was presumed killed on 25.5.44, aged 27, in the crash near Tezpur, India, of USAAF Douglas C-47A 42-100614 on a transport flight related to Chindit operations. He and other victims of the crash were reburied on 17.1.1950 in the National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana, USA, section F, collective grave 103. He is also commemorated in St Mary's Church, Bromley, Kent. [See also Capt H.P.E.Hodgson in Supplement.]

HOLME-SUMNER

Berkeley Day
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 3.5.1921, 1st son of Patrick Holme-Sumner [film actor Pat Somerset] and Edith Holme-Sumner née Day. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1935 - 1939 and spent some time working for Bertram Mills' Circus. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 46 Squadron. He was killed on 18.9.42, aged 21, when his Beaufighter X7707 crashed at Kafr el-Dawwar Ikyad, Egypt, following failure of both engines. He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, grave 3.H.16. His navigator F/Sgt G.Napier and three passengers are buried in graves 3.H.8, H.10, H.12 & H.14.

HOLT

David Longstaffe
Lieutenant RE. Born 23.6.1919, 2nd son of John Stanley Holt and Mary Holt of Clifton Hampden, Oxon. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1933 - 1937. Serving with 4 Field Squadron RE, he died of wounds on 24.10.42, aged 23. He is commemorated at El Alamein, Egypt, on the Alamein Memorial, column 42.

HULTON

Charles Campbell
Captain RAC. Born 2.4.1916, 2nd son of Col John Meredith Hulton CBE DSO (OC) and Violet Maud Hulton née Hezlet of Parkstone, Dorset. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1929 - 1934 and joined the Royal Tank Corps in 1936. On 22.3.41, while in command of HQ Squadron, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, he was wounded in an air attack near Beda Fomm and died in hospital in Cairo on 7.5.41, aged 25. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, grave K.16.

HUMBERT

Malcolm Owen Abernethy
Captain. Born 7.12.1914, only son of Owen Johnston Humbert (OC) 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” (cf. G.C. Roberts (Great War), J.J.M. Kenrick and H.P.B. Wilson). 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 (OC) and Gladys Maud Hutton-Squire née Lascelles 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 [Roly]
Sub-Lieutenant RNVR. Born 28.12.1919, only son of Thomas William Jacobs and Dorothy E. Jacobs of East Molesey, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1933 - 1938. He joined the RNVR in August 1941 and served in HMS Trinidad. He was discharged for health reasons, and died on 26.8.42, aged 22, of tuberculosis contracted early in 1942 while on convoy escort duty to Russia. He is buried in St Nicholas' churchyard, Thames Ditton, Surrey, grave B4. His mother died in October 1941 and his father in December 1943. The family is commemorated by a memorial window and tablet in the church. He is also commemorated in the Metro-Vickers memorial book in Trafford Park, Manchester. [Not listed by CWGC because discharged.]

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
Lieutenant. Born 13.7.1923, 2nd son of George Mason Jennings and May Violet Jennings of Carshalton, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [L,B] 1936 - 1941. He joined the Army and served with 7th Battalion, 16th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. He died on 29.1.44, aged 20, during the Burma campaign. He is commemorated in Taukkyan War Cemetery on the Rangoon Memorial, face 48.

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. [cf. M.C. Gibson.]

JOHNSTON

Duncan
Major RM. Born 28.9.1914, 2nd son of Ernest Johnston (OC) 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, during a raid on the Burmese coast while serving with RM Detachment 385 based at HMS Lanka, Ceylon. He was buried at sea and is commemorated in Portsmouth, Hants, on the Naval Memorial, panel 90 column 1.

JOHNSTONE

Paul Dootson Douglas
Sergeant RAFVR. Born 28.4.1918, 2nd son of James McKie Lawrie Douglas Johnstone and Gladys Scowcroft Johnstone of Banhoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa. He was at Charterhouse [R] for six months in 1932 and then at St Peter's School, York. He joined the RAFVR in South Africa and trained as a pilot. He was killed on 9.12.40, aged 22, in a flying accident in a Harvard in Southern Rhodesia. He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe: European War Graves plot, grave 15. His brother (q.v.) was killed in Italy in September 1944.

JOHNSTONE

Peter Anthony
Lieutenant. Born 29.3.1916, 1st son of James McKie Lawrie Douglas Johnstone and Gladys Scowcroft Johnstone, husband of Ursula Agnes Johnstone née Cathcart-Lampson of Cattistock, Dorset. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1930 - 1932 and then at St Peter's School, York. He joined 10th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Attached to 2nd Bn The King's Regiment (Liverpool), he was killed in action in Italy on 17.9.44, aged 28. He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, grave XX.B.2. His brother (q.v.) was killed in Southern Rhodesia in December 1940.

JONES

Hugh Leslie
Major, MC. Born 23.2.1892, only son of William Andrew Jones and Constance Mary Jones née Burrows 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 an Assistant Provost Marshal attaining the rank of Major. He died on active service in Lindfield, Sussex, on 8.12.42, aged 50. He is commemorated at Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium, panel 2. [Listed by CWGC as Hugh Lewis Jones.]

JORY

John
Lieutenant. Born 6.11.1923, only son of Capt Henry Jory and Olive Jory of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1937 - 1942. He joined the Army and served with 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. He was killed with his runner in Italy on 25.9.43, aged 19, while charging a machine-gun post. He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery, grave III.E.6.

JULIUS

Arthur Cecil Steuart
Captain RAC. Born 9.7.1917, only son of Arthur Dudley Julius (OC) and Marie Louise Julius née Mourilyan of Hook Heath, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935. He joined the Royal Armoured Corps and served with 107 (5 Bn King's Own Royal Regiment [Lancaster]) Regiment. He was killed on 3.12.44, aged 27, returning to Nederweert after the liberation of Blerick near Venlo, when his tank overturned into a canal. He is buried in Mook War Cemetery, Netherlands, grave III.C.1. His uncle (q.v.) was killed in action in Mesopotamia in April 1916.

KAYLL

Anthony George Randall
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 20.4.1920, 3rd son of Norman Addison Kayll and Helen Kayll née Nesbitt of Broadway, Worcs. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1934 - 1938. He joined the RAFVR in 1940, and after service as a pilot in the Middle East and as an instructor, he was commissioned and served with 156 Squadron. He was killed on 27.4.44, aged 24, when Lancaster JB307 (GT-H) was shot down over Holland by Oblt H.-W.Schnaufer of IV./NJG1 following a raid on Essen. He is buried with his crew in Zundert Protestant churchyard, collective grave 4-5.

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 Catherine 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
Sergeant RAFVR. Born 12.9.1923, only son of Hubert Annesley Kemp-Welch MBE MC (OC) and Frances Lucy Kemp-Welch née Tinker of Sopley Park, Christchurch, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1937 - 1941. He joined the RAFVR on leaving school and served as an air gunner with 103 Squadron. He was killed on 18.10.43, aged 20, in the loss of Lancaster JB349 (PM-G) during a raid on Hanover. He is one of five crew members buried in Hanover War Cemetery, collective grave 1.B.12-16. Sgt J.C.Tetley and Flt Sgt J.Sutherland RNZAF are commemorated at Runnymede. [CWGC gives R as his only initial.]

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. His headstone bears the school motto "Deo dante dedi" [cf. G.C.Roberts (Great War), M.O.A.Humbert and H.P.B.Wilson].

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 in the Columbarium at St John's Crematorium, Woking, Surrey, panel 3.

KING

Patrick William
Captain. Born 17.3.1913, only son of Colin King FRCS (OC) 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 RAFVR. Born 9.12.1922, only son of Robert Kraus and Helen Elizabeth Kraus of Paddington, London. He came to England from Vienna in May 1938, aged 15, and was at Charterhouse [B] 1938 – 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron. He was killed on 2.11.42, aged 19, when his Spitfire BS113 was shot down over the Channel by a Focke-Wulf 190 of 6./JG26. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 87. F/O D.Fulford DFC, killed in the same action, is commemorated on panel 67. [Listed by CWGC as Sgt Kraus, but elsewhere as Keans-Kraus, Keans or Keens.]

LAMBERT

John Dirom (otherwise Diran)
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 25.7.1913, 1st son of Henry Lambert and Violet Lambert née Crawford of Seaton, Devon. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1927 – 1932 and went into the Malayan Civil Service. He was killed on 29.9.44, aged 31, in an accident in a Harvard at Landhi airfield, Karachi, while acting as a flying instructor. He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan, grave 5.A.8, and is commemorated at St Gregory’s Church, Seaton. His brother Major H.A.Lambert, 9th Jat Regiment, Indian Army, was killed in May 1944 and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial. 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 Officer RAFVR. Born 14.3.1917, only son of Edmund Erskine Leacock and Muriel Hobhouse Leacock née Hebblethwaite of Madeira, husband of Helen Leacock née Walford. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1930 - 1934, and after Cambridge worked for Elder Dempster Lines. He joined the RAFVR and served with 75 Squadron. He was presumed killed on 14.7.41, aged 24, when Wellington X9634 (AA-V) en route to Bremen crashed into the sea off Corton, Lowestoft, following engine failure. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 33. Of the other crew members killed, Sgt F.J.E.Price is buried in West Bromwich, and Sgts H.P.Clarkson and E.Fox are commemorated at Runnymede, panels 41 and 43. [CWGC spells middle name Trelawney.]

LEADER

Benjamin John
Pilot Officer, RAFVR. Born 7.6.1914, only son of Captain Benjamin Eastlake Leader (OC) 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. Serving with 1455 Flight, he was killed on active service on 4.8.42, aged 28, in the crash of Turbinlite Havoc BJ491 south of RAF Tangmere, Sussex. He is buried in St Michael’s churchyard, Bude Haven. His observer/wireless-operator F/Sgt D. Gregory is buried in Hendon. P/O Leader's father (q.v.) was killed in action on the Somme in October 1916.

LEE

Richard Hugh Anthony
Flight Lieutenant RAF, DSO, DFC. Born 12.5.1917, 1st son of Charles Frederick Lee CMG AFC and Alice Esme Gertrude Lee née Unwin, and a godson of Lord Trenchard. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1931 - 1935 and went on to Cranwell, graduating in July 1937. He served with 85 Squadron, earning the DFC in March 1940 and the DSO in May. He was shot down over France and made his way back to base through enemy lines. He was presumed killed on 18.8.40, aged 23, when his Hurricane P2923 (VY-R) was lost over the North Sea during the Battle of Britain. He was mentioned in despatches in January 1941. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 6. He is one of four Carthusian casualties of the Battle of Britain [cf. J.S.Bell, F.J.P.Dixon, J.A.P.Studd]. 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
Lieutenant. Born 26.12.1923, only son of George Alfred Lester and Beatrice Mary Lester of Egham Hill, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1937 - 1942. He was commissioned into the Welsh Guards in February 1943. Serving with 1st Battalion, he was killed on 4.8.44, aged 20, shot by a sniper while reconnoitring a farm in Normandy. He is buried in St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, grave VIII.C.2.

LEWIS

John Hugh
Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 23.11.1918, 2nd son of Edwin Hugh Lewis (OC) and Agatha Janie Temple Lewis née Richardson. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 – 1937 and joined the Fleet Air Arm from Cambridge, training as an observer. In November 1941, based at Hal-Far, Malta, with 828 Squadron, he was captured near Tripoli after a forced landing in an Albacore, but was exchanged in poor health in 1943. After his recovery he joined 829 Squadron in HMS Victorious, but was killed on 21.6.44, aged 25, when his Barracuda crashed into the sea during an exercise in the eastern Mediterranean. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent, Hants, on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 5 panel 4, as is his pilot, Lt(A) G.E.Grindrod. The third crew member, Leading Airman I.C.Kitley, is commemorated on panel 2.

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
Captain, MC. Born 7.11.1922, only son of Victor Charles Hamilton Longstaffe (OC) and Nina Gladys Longstaffe née Sevening of St John's Wood, London, and Aldeburgh, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1936 - 1940. He joined the Army early in 1940, and served with 11th (1st Queen's Westminsters) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. He served in North Africa, the Middle East and Italy, where he was wounded in the action for which he was awarded the MC, gazetted in February 1944. Returning to his battalion, he contracted poliomyelitis in Greece and died on 16.9.45, aged 22. He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, grave 20.A.20, and is commemorated on the war memorial at Aldeburgh.

LOVETT

Anthony Simpson
Leading Aircraftman RAFVR. Born 10.3.1924, only son of Revd Samuel Henry Wesley Lovett (RN retd) and Dorothy Woodhouse Lovett née Simpson of Grayshott, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1937 - 1942. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a pilot in the UK and in America. He was killed on 17.12.43, aged 19, in an accident at Roosevelt Lake while flying from Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona. He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery, lot 3 block 528 grave 8. A further 22 RAFVR trainees are buried in the cemetery.

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
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 2.5.1917, 1st son of Capt Charles Noel Hope Lumley OBE (OC) and Kathleen Lumley née Molyneux, husband of Helen Jean Dawson Lumley née Miller of Farnham Royal, Bucks. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1931 – 1933. He served as a wireless operator & air gunner (WOp/AG) in 106 Squadron. He was killed on 13.1.43, aged 25, when Lancaster R5680 (ZN-T) was shot down by a night-fighter over the Netherlands during a raid on Essen. He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) general cemetery, plot 4 grave 129. Five more of the crew are buried in graves 126-131. The seventh crew member (P/O Crozier RCAF) is buried in Groesbeek Canadian Cemetery. [CWGC lists him as M.H.Lumley, omitting forename Molyneux.]

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 (OC) 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. Serving with 245 (N.Rhodesia) Squadron, he was killed on 13.4.41, aged 33, when Blenheim L6780 crashed while taking off from RAF Squire's Gate, Blackpool. He is buried in New Abbey Burial Ground, Dumfries & Galloway, plot B grave 169. The pilot Flt Lt T.R.Kitson is commemorated at Carleton Crematorium, Poulton-le-Fylde, panel 3. W/O R.W.Johnson is buried in Park Cemetery, Lytham St Anne's, grave D.161.

MAITLAND

Leslie Alan
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 10.10.1922, only son of Frank Maitland and Winifred Theresa Maitland née Warner of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, and Calcutta. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1936 – 1941. He joined the Fleet Air Arm and was twice mentioned in despatches. Serving with 1841 Squadron in HMS Formidable, he was killed in action on 10.8.45, aged 22, while flying a Corsair over Japan. He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery: British Section, grave R.A.6.

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 (OC) 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
Captain, GM. Born 28.5.1918, only son of Frederick William Marriott and Winifred Marriott, husband of Rosamund Dora Marriott née Birch Reynardson of Ebchester, Co.Durham. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1932 - 1936 and at Cambridge before joining the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was awarded the George Medal in 1941 for his part in rescuing two of the crew of a crashed bomber from the sea. Serving as second-in-command of A Coy., 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, he was killed in action in France on 10.6.44, aged 26. He is buried in Hérouvillette New Communal Cemetery, grave 16.

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 Marwood Tucker formerly Graves Smith née Windsor. 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
Lieutenant. Born 19.11.1917, 2nd son of George Rickett Mayers and Mrs Mayers. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1931 - 1934 and worked for the Limmer & Trinidad Lake Asphalt Co. in Coventry. He joined 7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1939 and served in France. In August 1940 he was commissioned into the Royal Sussex Regiment. Wounded at Sidi Omar, Libya, in November 1941, he had just rejoined his regiment when he was killed in action with the 1st Battalion on 29.1.42, aged 24. He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery, grave 2.D.30.

MAYHEW

Geoffrey James Burke
Lieutenant RAC. Born 28.10.1922, 1st son of Major Alfred Geoffrey Horace Mayhew MC and Sheila Margaret Burke Mayhew of Sevenoaks, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1936 - 1940. He was commissioned in May 1943 into 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps, but was later attached to 1st Italian Mule Company. He died of wounds in Italy on 18.11.43, aged 21. He is buried in Naples War Cemetery, grave III.C.2, and is commemorated at Sevenoaks Weald, Kent. [Capt G.J.Mayhew, Oxon & Bucks LI, is also buried in Naples War Cemetery.]

McCORKELL

Francis Dudley Pakenham
Lieutenant. Born 22.4.1923, only son of Sir Dudley Evelyn Bruce McCorkell MBE JP DL and Lady Helen Elizabeth McCorkell née Usher of Ballyarnett, Co.Londonderry. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1936 - 1941. He joined the Army and served with 2nd Battalion Irish Guards. He was killed with his crew in Normandy on 6.8.44, aged 21, when his tank received a mortar shell in the turret during an attack on Le Busq. He is buried in St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, grave V.F.13.

McGOWAN

Andrew Whitworth
Captain. Born 4.9.1912, 1st son of Ivor Alexander Whitworth McGowan MC and Agnes Caroline McGowan née Murphy. 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
Private. Born 14.1.1918, 1st son of George McNeill and Mrs McNeill née Duncan, husband of Elizabeth McNeill. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1935 and became a solicitor in 1942 before joining the Royal Army Service Corps. He died on war service on 17.6.44, aged 26. He is commemorated in the Columbarium at St John's Crematorium, Woking, Surrey, panel 3.

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
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, DFC. Born 21.1.1922, only son of John Mathewson Milne and Joan Anderson Milne of Richmond, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1935 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 214 Squadron. His award of the DFC was gazetted in August 1943. Serving with 138 Squadron, he was killed on 14.9.43, aged 21, in the loss of Halifax JD269 (NF-Q) over Denmark during SOE operation Neon 9 to Poland. He is buried with three of his crew in Esbjerg (Fovrfelt) Cemetery, collective grave A.8.4-7. The other crew members are buried in graves A.8.1-3, and their passengers Lt K.Lewko, Lt W.Siakiewicz and Lt R.Skowronski of the Polish Liberation Army are also buried in the cemetery [which CWGC spells as Fourfelt.] Flt Lt Milne is also commemorated on a memorial at Colvend parish church, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

MILSOM

Darrell Edward David
Pilot Officer RAF. Born 3.7.1919, 1st son of Capt Harry Lincoln Milsom and Isobel Vida Milsom of Polzeath, Cornwall. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1933 - 1937 and went on to Cranwell, passing out at the beginning of the war. Based at Filton as a pilot with 263 Squadron, he was killed on 29.3.40, aged 20, in a collision between Gladiators N5588 and N5690 near Marlwood Farm, Thornbury, Glos. He is buried in Canford Cemetery, Bristol, section E grave 117. P/O P.J.M.Nettleton was also killed and is buried in grave E.118.

MINCHIN

Henry Desmond Penkivel
Lieutenant. Born 24.2.1923, 2nd son of Alfred Alyson Fennell Minchin and Kathleen Winifred Minchin née Molesworth of Cruicksfield, Berwicks. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1936 - 1940. He joined the Army in 1941 and served with 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Normandy on 1.7.44, aged 21. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, grave II.B.12.

MONCRIEFF BROWN

Ian Andrew
Captain. Born 11.11.1916, 1st son of Andrew Moncrieff Brown MC (OC) and Gwendoline Mary Brown née Sidebotham of Hartley Wintney, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1935. He enlisted in 1939 and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in January 1941. He served overseas as a commando, returning to his regiment in North Africa. Serving with the 6th Battalion in Italy, he was killed in action on 10.9.43, aged 26. He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery, grave III.D.11, and is commemorated on the war memorial at Hartley Wintney. [Listed elsewhere as I.A.M.Brown.]

MONILAWS

George Selwyn
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 1.8.1921, 1st son of Stanley Hope Monilaws and Dorothy Jane Pauline Monilaws née Niness of Hurlingham, London. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1935 - 1940. He joined the Fleet Air Arm and served as a pilot with 815 Squadron in HMS Indomitable. He was killed on 24.8.44, aged 23, when his Barracuda crashed into the sea returning from Operation Banquet, an attack on the port of Emmahaven, W.Sumatra. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 5 panel 6. His crew, Sub-Lt J.C.Layzell and Leading Airman G.J.Evans, are also commemorated in bay 5, on panels 6 and 2 respectively.

MORGAN

William Michael
Lieutenant RA. Born 28.7.1921, 1st son of Harry William Morgan and Mary Nest Morgan of Fforestfach, Swansea. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1935 - 1938. He joined the Royal Artillery and served with 444 Battery, 133 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He was killed by a mine at Hoek van Holland on 11.5.45, aged 23. He is buried in Westduin general cemetery, Den Haag: Allied plot, grave 5.95.

MOSS

William Francis
Lieutenant. Born 12.3.1913, 1st son of Major Thomas Moss OBE (OC) 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 in the Columbarium at St John's Crematorium, Woking, Surrey, panel 4, and on the war memorial in Godalming.

MURDOCH

Alan
Lieutenant-Colonel, TD. Born 29.10.1894, 3rd son of Alexander Murdoch and Catherine 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
Lieutenant. Born 25.10.1915, 1st son of Lt-Col Clive Murdoch DSO (OC) and Janet Homewood Murdoch née Motion of Linton, Kent, and cousin of actor Richard Murdoch. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1929 – 1932 and became a solicitor. He was commissioned into the Middlesex Yeomanry in 1939, transferring in 1941 to the 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. He died of wounds in Libya on 23.11.41, aged 26. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, grave 1.B.20.

NORRIS

Hubert [Hugh]
Lieutenant. Born 18.8.1880, 1st son of Arthur James Norris and Dora Norris née Flockton. 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. [Not listed by CWGC.]

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 RA, MC. Born 1.1.1917, 1st son of Alexander Wight Oliver and Marguerite Gordon Oliver of Camberley, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1930 – 1934. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1936, was mentioned in despatches, and in 1944 was awarded the MC. Commanding 319 Battery, 131 (City of Glasgow) Field Regiment, he was killed on 24.3.45, aged 28, during the crossing of the Rhine. He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, grave 54.D.3. Three of his OP party who died with him are buried in graves 54.D.1-2 and D.4.

OLIVER-JONES

Francis John
Lieutenant. Born 16.3.1921, only son of Francis Maude Oliver-Jones and Mary Muriel Hope Oliver-Jones of Cold Ash, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1934 - 1939 and joined the Army in 1940. He went out to Burma in 1942 and was twice wounded. Serving with 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 15.6.44, aged 23. He is buried in Kohima War Cemetery, India, grave 7.G.2. His uncle, Lt A.V.Oliver-Jones RFC, was killed in July 1916.

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 (Paula) 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 (LR296) which crashed into the sea off Leuchars inbound from Stockholm. He is commemorated at Dundee Crematorium, Scotland. The BOAC pilot, Flt Lt G.Rae OBE, RAFO, is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 203, and observer 2nd Radio Officer D.T.Roberts is buried in Mountain Ash cemetery, Glamorganshire.

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Roderic Samuel
Sergeant RAFVR. Born 7.9.1917, 1st son of Charles Carew Page and Muriel Gertrude Page of Guildford, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1931 – 1935 and then worked for the brewers Bass & Worthington. He volunteered for the RAFVR in October 1940 and served as a wireless operator in 97 Squadron. He was killed on 17.4.42, aged 24, when Lancaster L7573 (OF-K) was lost on a low-level daylight raid to Augsburg. He was mentioned in despatches in January 1943. He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, grave 6.G.3. Four more of the crew are buried in graves 6.G.1-5 and one (F/Sgt Wilding) in collective grave 6.G.7-15. The pilot, Sqn Ldr Sherwood, survived and became a prisoner of war.

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 (OC) 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
Squadron Leader AAF. Born 8.12.1916, only son of Sqn Ldr Walter William Parsons and Madge Parsons, husband of Vera Parsons née Blunt of Exeter. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 - 1933 and then at Cambridge, where he joined the University Air Squadron. After an engineering studentship at Rolls-Royce, he joined the Auxiliary Air Force and flew with 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron during the Battle of Britain. He commanded the squadron from July 1941 to February 1942, and was mentioned in despatches. Serving with 264 (Madras Presidency) Squadron, he died on 2.10.42, aged 25, when Mosquito DD639 struck a hangar while landing at RAF Colerne, Wilts. He is buried in St John the Baptist churchyard, Colerne, grave 114, and is commemorated on the village war memorial in Burwash, Sussex. His navigator F/O P.A.Harding is buried at Gerrards Cross.

PASSY

Edmund Lancelot Gerald
Major. Born 8.10.1917, 1st son of Lancelot Francis Passy and Alicia Bernard Passy of Hove, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1931 – 1935 and went on to RMC Sandhurst, joining the Middlesex Regiment in 1937. He served in France and returned safely from Dunkirk. Commanding B Company of the 2nd Battalion in Normandy, he was killed in Cambes Wood on 9.6.44, aged 26, when his Bren carrier was hit by a mortar bomb. He is buried in Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery, grave J.7. His driver and two others killed at the same time are buried in graves J.6, K.19 and T.8. His second-in-command, killed shortly afterwards, is buried in grave J.5. CSM Bell, mortally wounded at the same spot, is buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, grave 1.H.7.

PATTLE

Thomas Henry
Lieutenant. Born 29.5.1921, 3rd son of Ernest Godfrey Pattle and Beatrice Alice Pattle of Guildford, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1934 - 1939. He joined the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment after graduating at Oxford. Attached to the 1/4 Battalion Essex Regiment, he died in Egypt on 29.11.42, aged 21, of wounds received in Libya. He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery, Ismaila, grave 1.E.17.

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
Lieutenant. Born 18.9.1921, only son of Claude Pern and Madeleine Julie Helene Pern. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1935 - 1939. He joined the Hampshire Regiment on the outbreak of war. Attached to 2/5 Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), he was killed in Italy on 4.12.43, aged 22, while leading his platoon in an attack up a steep hill. He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery, grave XVIII.J.21.

PETLEY

Charles Robert McLeod
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 24.12.1917, 2nd son of Charles Ralph Carter Petley (OC) 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 was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the RAFVR on 8th March 1938 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 Officer RAFVR. Born 30.5.1924, only son of Harry Neale Plant and Muriel Howell Plant of Lincoln. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1937 - 1942. He joined the RAFVR, and while still under training was killed by enemy action on 14.3.44, aged 19, at the United Nations Overseas Club in London. He is commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium, panel 3.

PODMORE

Derek George
Lieutenant. Born 6.9.1922, 1st son of George Conrad Podmore (OC) and Barbara Geraldine Podmore née Wolton of Charney Hall, Grange-over-Sands, Lancs, and Abingdon, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1936 - 1941. He joined the Army and served with A Company, 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, landing in Normandy shortly after D-Day. In command of a carrier platoon, he was killed in action on 27.3.45, aged 22, soon after crossing the Rhine. He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, grave 46.C.15. His uncle, Lt-Col H.Podmore DSO, Middlesex Regt, was killed in Belgium in December 1917.

POLLOCK

Robert Michael
Lieutenant RAC. Born 21.12.1919, 2nd son of Robert Pollock (OC) and Ethel Mary Purefoy Pollock née Powell of Syresham, Northants. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1933 - 1938. Serving with The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), he died in Cairo on 4.8.42, aged 22, of wounds received in an air attack near Tobruk on 13.6.42. He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt, grave 2.A.14. Two NCOs were killed in the same attack: Sgt D.E.H.Clare is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery, and Cpl D.J.Kinsella is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

POPE

John Gorton
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 28.5.1913, 2nd son of Capt Charles Alfred Whiting Pope RAMC (OC) 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 Sydney Pryce Powell and Florence Braham Powell née Rigg, 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, and in St Michael's Church, Princetown, Devon.

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
Lieutenant-Colonel, MBE. Born 31.7.1916, 3rd son of Sir William Robert Dudley Pryke, 2nd Bt, and Lady Marjorie Pryke née Brown of Whetstone, Middx. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1930 - 1935 and went into business in Burma. He served with 8th Burma Rifles, was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the MBE. Appointed GSO1 5th Indian Division, he was killed on 9.2.45, aged 28, with the divisional commander, Major-General D.F.W.Warren, in an air crash in Burma while returning from a briefing at 14th Army HQ at Kalemyo. He is commemorated in Taukkyan War Cemetery on the Rangoon Memorial, face 111.

PUGH

Michael John
Captain RA. Born 28.9.1918, 4th son of Lt-Col Archibald John Pugh OBE and Marion Fraser Pugh of Whitchurch, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1932 - 1937 and at Oxford before joining the Royal Artillery. He was killed in action in Italy on 3.6.44, aged 25. He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, grave II.D.10.

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 Officer RAF. Born 30.10.1918, 3rd son of Cuthbert Radcliffe and Evelyn Radcliffe née Ramsay. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1932 - 1935 and was commissioned into the RAF in August 1938. Serving with 37 Squadron, he was killed on 18.12.39, aged 21, when Wellington N2888 (LF-A) was shot down by Lt H.Lent of 1./ZG26 during a raid on Wilhelmshaven. He is commemorated at Runnymede on the Air Forces Memorial, panel 1. Sgt L.A.Sheppard and LAC A.W.W.Lane are commemorated on panel 2, and AC1 A.M.Hill on panel 3. Their pilot, F/O P.A.Wimberley, survived as a prisoner of war.

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 Jane Ogilvie Rawlins née Horne, 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
Captain. Born 28.2.1920, only son of Charles Herbert Rawson and Margaret Rawson of Oadby, Leics, husband of Elizabeth Rawson née Stott of Oldham, Lancs. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1934 – 1937 and then in business in Leicestershire. He joined the Army and served as a company commander with 2/5 Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action in Italy on 1.9.44, aged 24, during an attack on the hilltop town of Mondaino. He is buried in Montecchio War Cemetery, grave IV.C.16. A fellow company commander killed in the same action, Major E.Capron, is buried in grave IV.C.17.

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 Officer RAFVR. Born 28.10.1916, only son of Geoffrey Howard Reynolds and Ruby Claudia Stuart Reynolds of Yeacouthi, Nakuru, Kenya and New Milton, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1930 – 1935 and joined the Northern Rhodesia Civil Service. Serving as a Hurricane pilot with 73 Squadron, he was presumed killed on 19.7.41, aged 24, while protecting a convoy off Sidi Barrani, Egypt. He is commemorated at El Alamein on the Alamein Memorial, column 241.

RICHARDSON

Richard McAlceon [Dick]
Captain. Born 19.8.1908, 2nd son of Major Robert Mervyn Richardson and Helen Charlotte Richardson née Croft, 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 on 30.7.40, aged 31, during an attack on an Italian post at Dobel [now Dabel], Kenya. He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery, grave 2.H.22. [Listed elsewhere under original name Richard James Richardson]

ROBB

Thomas Elliot
Major RAC. Born 14.4.1919, only son of John Robb and Isabel Barrie Robb of Cheam, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1932 – 1936 and was articled to a solicitor. Already a member of the Inns of Court Regiment, he was commissioned in 1940 into 2nd Lothians & Border Horse, Royal Armoured Corps. He was killed in action in Italy on 14.5.44, aged 25. He is commemorated at Cassino on the Cassino Memorial, panel 2.

ROBERTS

Gerard Brian Chipchase
Captain. Born 6.4.1912, only son of Lt-Col Gerard Chipchase Roberts (OC) 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” (cf. M.O.A.Humbert, J.J.M.Kenrick, H.P.B.Wilson).

ROBERTSON

John Armitage
Lieutenant ROC. Born 18.12.1902, 4th son of Canon John Robertson DD and Eleanor Robertson née Armitage, husband of Nancy Edith Robertson née Waller. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1917 – 1921 and became a biologist. In 1933 he was appointed an Assistant Naturalist in the Fisheries Department. He joined the Royal Observer Corps and was killed by enemy action on 13.1.42, aged 39, in the so-called "Waller's Raid" on Lowestoft. [Not listed by CWGC. Place of burial unknown.]

ROBERTSON

John Duncan
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 2.7.1916, 1st son of Roland Sydney Robertson (OC) and Margaret Robertson née Woolcott of Seaton, Devon. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1930 – 1933 and went on to study electrical engineering. He joined the RAFVR and served with 38 Squadron. He was reported killed on 16.2.43, aged 26, when Wellington HD966 was shot down during a mine-laying operation to Candia harbour, Crete. He is commemorated at El Alamein, Egypt, on the Alamein Memorial, column 269, as are the two other crew members who died: F/O Stent in column 269 and Sgt Surtees in column 272.

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 RAFVR in May 1938, transferred to the AAF in July 1939 and served as a pilot with 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron. He was killed on 14.11.39, aged 27, when Blenheim L1286 of 145 Squadron lost control in cloud and flew into the ground near Harwell. He is buried in Harwell Cemetery, Oxon, grave 634.

ROSS THOMSON

Hugh Alexander
Flight Sergeant RAFVR. Born 31.3.1921, 1st son of Alexander Ross Thomson and Maud Scott Thomson of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [W] January - December 1935. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 102 Squadron. He was killed on 2.2.43, aged 21, when Lancaster W4819 of 44 Squadron was damaged by flak over Holland and collided with his Halifax W7882 (DY-P) en route to a raid on Cologne. He is buried in Woensel general cemetery, Eindhoven, grave JJB.13. The other members of both crews are buried in graves JJB.6-19.

ROWE

John Sutton
Private. Born 19.6.1923, 2nd son of Frank Edward Rowe and Dorothy Rowe of Branksome Park, Poole. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1937 – 1941 and joined the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). He died on 25.4.42, aged 18. He is buried in All Saints' churchyard, Branksome Park, grave E.1.23. He is the youngest Carthusian casualty of the Second World War.

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. Born 6.11.16, 2nd (twin) son of Leslie Harry Saunders CSI and Violet Dora Saunders. A relative of the Revd Dr A.P.Saunders, Schoolmaster (Headmaster) of Charterhouse 1832-53, he was at Charterhouse [S] 1930 - 1934 and became a tea planter in Assam. He joined the Army and served with 3rd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment. He was killed in action in Italy on 9.4.45, aged 28, leading an attack over the Senio River. He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery, grave I.G.13, and is commemorated at Wye College, Kent.

SCARLETT-STREATFEILD [sic]

James Rowland
Air Vice-Marshal, CBE. Born 17.2.1909, 2nd son of AVM Francis Rowland Scarlett CB DSO and Dora Scarlett née Blakiston-Houston 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 and on a memorial at the crash site. [Mis-spelt elsewhere as Scarlett-Streatfield]

SCEALES

James Stewart MacEwen
Major. Born 17.8.1920, 1st son of Col George Adinston McLaren Sceales DSO (OC) and Evelyn Lily May Sceales formerly Kirk née MacEwen of Cliffs End, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1938 and went on to RMC Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1939. After service with 11 Commando in the Middle East, he returned to his regiment to serve in Abyssinia, North Africa, Sicily and Italy, and was wounded at Cassino. Serving with the 1st Battalion, he was killed in action on 2.9.44, aged 24. He is buried in Florence War Cemetery, grave II.C.3.

SCOTT

John Walter Penrose
Major RA. Born 20.8.1915, 1st son of Maj-Gen Charles Walker Scott CB CMG CBE DSO (OC) and Mary Frances Scott née Penrose of Westrop, Corsham, Wilts and South Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1929 - 1933 and went on to RMC Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1936. In command of 7 Battery, 22 Mountain Regiment, he was killed in action in Malaya on 7.1.42, aged 26. He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery, grave 1.J.13.

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. Sick Berth Attendant E.King, RN, and Storekeeper J.S.Bogie, MN, who died on the same day (and presumably in the same incident) are buried in graves 3.A.13 and 3.A.14.

SEAGER BERRY

Philip
Volunteer, Home Guard. Born 30.7.1905, 2nd son of Thomas William Seager Berry (OC) 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 with his parents in St Nicholas’ churchyard, Stevenage, Herts: by large cross at east end of churchyard. He is also commemorated on the war memorial in Stevenage, and in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.

SECRETAN

Holford Cave
2nd Lieutenant. Born 5.7.1915, only son of Spencer Domett Secretan (OC) and Mary Secretan née Cave-Browne of Rudgwick, Sussex. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1929 – 1934 and became a schoolmaster. Serving with 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, he died near Vichte on 23.5.40, aged 24, of wounds received at Bruykstraat, Anzegem, Belgium. He is commemorated in Dunkerque, France, on the Dunkirk Memorial, column 63, on a private memorial at Bowcroft Lane, Rudgwick, and on a memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Rudgwick.

SEDGWICK

James Philip
Lieutenant, MC. Born 19.9.1920, only son of Harold James Sedgwick and Jane Kathleen Sedgwick of Whixley, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1933 – 1939. He served with 8th (2nd Bn London Rifle Brigade) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, and was awarded the MC in 1944. He was killed in Holland on 10.3.45, aged 24, in an ambush during a river crossing. He is buried in Zoelen general cemetery, grave 1021.

SELLAR

Gavin Morton
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 18.12.1920, only son of James Sellar and Jean Sellar, husband of Jean Erica Sellar née Smith of Harpenden, Herts. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1934 - 1939. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 224 Squadron. He was killed on 30.10.42, aged 21, when Liberator FK242 crashed at Fullamoor Farm near Horrabridge, Devon, after flying into the balloon barrage over Plymouth. He is commemorated in Bournemouth North Cemetery, Dorset, on panel 3 of a memorial wall within a plot of war graves close to Bournemouth Crematorium. Three of his crew - F/O V.E.Crowther RNZAF, Sgt W.G.Fraser and P/O W.B.Martin - are buried in Buckland Monachorum cemetery, Sgt H.O.Dawe in Wallasey and P/O W.A.Cruickshanks in Tynemouth.

SEMPLE

William James Robert
Sergeant RAFVR. Born 3.10.1924, only son of William Semple and Amy Caroline Semple née Jarratt of Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1938 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served as an air gunner. Flying as the rear gunner in Halifax NA193 of 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit, he was presumed killed on 5.4.45, aged 20, when the aircraft crashed into the Moray Firth during a Bullseye night navigation exercise to Scapa Flow. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 276. Sgt L.A.Cooke is buried in Romford, Essex, and F/Sgt R.W.Faulks RAAF in Wick, Caithness. The other crew members are commemorated at Runnymede: Sgt Card on panel 274, P/O Tanner RAAF on panel 283 and F/Sgts Hughes, Donald and Ford (all RAAF) on panel 284.

SEYMOUR

Hugh Wilfred Napier
Lieutenant. Born 1.10.1917, only son of Brig-Gen William Walter Seymour (OC) and Muriel Seymour née Campbell. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1935. Serving with 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade, he was presumed killed in action in Libya on 14.6.42, aged 24. He is commemorated at El Alamein, Egypt, on the Alamein Memorial, column 71.

SHARP

James Ashley Everard
Sergeant Pilot RAF. Born 21.12.1919, 1st son of Everard William Lewen Sharp and Amy Lilian Sharp née Ashley-Cooper 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 (OC), 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. John Sharp (mis-identified in some sources as James Patrick Lewin [sic] Sharp) is also commemorated on the war memorial at St Mary the Virgin church, Brancaster [cf. A.D.H.Hawley].

SIMMONS

Anthony John
Private. Born 13.4.1921, 2nd son of Capt Archibald Guy Simmons MC and Sybil Valpy Simmons of Godalming, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1939. Serving with 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders and captured after the fall of Singapore, he died on 17.10.43, aged 22, in a PoW camp in Burma. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, grave B4.Y.3.

SIMPSON

Anthony Reuben
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 21.4.1920, 1st son of Reuben Edward Simpson and Kathleen Mary Simpson of Reigate, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1933 - 1939. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 250 Squadron in North Africa. He was killed on 16.6.42, aged 22, when his Kittyhawk was shot down near Sidi Rezegh. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, grave 4.F.20. [CWGC gives age incorrectly as 21.]

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
2nd Lieutenant. Born 1.12.1918, 2nd son of Brig-Gen David Ramsay Sladen CMG DSO (OC) and Isabel Sladen of Rhydoldog, Radnorshire. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1932 – 1936 and at RMC Sandhurst, and was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade in 1938. Serving in France with the 1st Battalion, he was killed in the defence of Calais on 26.5.40, aged 21. A mention in despatches for his services at Calais was gazetted in September 1945. He is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, grave L.1.

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 31. He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom British War Cemetery, Netherlands, grave 31.B.2. His pilot, F/O W.G.Palmer RNZAF, is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 198.

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 BrookE 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, Kent. 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. [Not listed by CWGC.]

STABB

Nicholas John
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 12.3.1912, 1st son of Sir Newton John Stabb OBE and Lady Ethel Mary 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, P/O D.Duxfield RCAF and F/Sgt G.M.Riches RCAF, 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 (with his crew) at the former RAF Bradwell Bay [cf. O.L.R.Hills & C.S.Warming].

STAFFORD-CLARK

John
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 21.5.1920, 2nd son of Dr Francis Stafford-Clark and Cordelia Susan Stafford-Clark of Bromley, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1933 - 1938. Serving with 760 Squadron at HMS Heron, Yeovilton, he was killed on 26.2.41, aged 20, in the crash of a Master aircraft near Somerton Erleigh, Somerset. He is buried in St Bartholomew's churchyard, Yeovilton, plot M grave 2.

STEELE

Adam John Rivers
Captain. Born 16.10.1912, only son of Major Adam Rivers Steele (OC) 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
Lieutenant RE. Born 19.12.1922 in India, 1st son of Dudley Hepburn Stent and Doris Marjorie Stent of Regent's Park, London, and Avington, Hants. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1936 – 1940. He joined the Royal Engineers and served with 23 Field Company. He was killed in action on 24.4.43, aged 20, at Medjez-el-Bab, Tunisia. He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, grave 11.F.7.

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
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 12.1.1918, 1st son of Percy William Stickland and Ethel Stickland, husband of Coral Pearl Stickland of Bromley, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1932 – 1934. He was killed on active service on 21.7.45, aged 27, in a road accident at Stanmore, Middx. He is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Hayes, Bromley, grave D.4.

STRATHY

George Henry Kirkpatrick [Pat]
Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR. Born 13.2.1918 in Orpington, Kent, 3rd son of Gerard Brickenridge Strathy and Theodora Strathy of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1936 between school and university in Canada. He was commissioned into the RCNVR in May 1940 and after secret training was posted in July to HMS Ajax to operate the radio locator. He was killed on 12.10.40, aged 22, in an action against Italian destroyers east of Malta. He is commemorated in Nova Scotia on the Halifax Memorial, panel 7, and a street in Ajax, Ontario, is named after him.

STREATFEILD-MOORE

Thomas Edward
Lieutenant. Born 28.4.1921, 2nd son of Alexander McNeill Streatfeild-Moore (OC) and Evelyn Agatha Streatfeild-Moore of Newbury, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1934 - 1939. He was called up in 1940 and won the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst. He was commissioned into 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards and was wounded. He was killed in Italy on 5.8.45, aged 24, in a road accident near Trieste. He is buried in Udine War Cemetery, grave III.B.12.

STUART

Donald
Major. Born 17.8.1905, 3rd son of William Stuart and Susan Campbell Stuart, husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Stuart née Hicks 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 Officer RAF. Born 27.4.1918, only son of Vivian Mortlock Studd (OC) and Mabel Luz Olivette Studd née Hughes of Paignton, Devon and Touchen End, Holyport, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1931 - 1935. He joined the RAF and served with 66 Squadron in the Battle of Britain. He was killed on 19.8.40, aged 22, when his Spitfire N3182 crashed into the sea after being hit by return fire from a Heinkel 111. He is buried in Holy Trinity churchyard, Touchen End, south of the church in grave 8.15. [He is one of four Carthusian casualties of the Battle of Britain - cf. J.S.Bell, F.J.P.Dixon, R.H.A.Lee.]

STURROCK

John George Ramsay
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 30.6.1918, only son of Sir John Christian Ramsay Sturrock CMG (OC) and Lady Blanche Elizabeth Sturrock née [Houston] Walker of Herne Bay, Kent. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 - 1937. After Oxford he joined the RAFVR and served with 59 Squadron. He was posted missing on 29.5.41, aged 22, when Blenheim V6447 (TR-R) failed to return from convoy escort duties over the Channel. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 30. The other two crew members also died: Sgt Smallbone is commemorated at Runnymede on panel 50, and Sgt Conrade is buried in Birmingham.

SWAIN

Richard John
Officer Cadet. Born 13.7.1924, 2nd son of Leo Henry Swain and Eileen Frances Edith Swain of South Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1939 - 1942. He joined the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), and was training for a commission in the Coldstream Guards when he was drowned in the River Conway on 8.12.43, aged 19, during an exercise. He is buried in the Royal Military Academy Cemetery, Sandhurst, grave 450. Officer Cadet B.M.E.Gimson, of the same regiment and drowned on the same day, is buried in grave 451.

SWITHINBANK

Maurice
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 19.2.1918, 1st son of Crossley Swithinbank and Phoebe Dingwall Swithinbank née Williams of Donnington Grove, Newbury, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1931 - 1935. Based at HMS St Angelo, Malta, he was killed on 7.2.42, aged 23, in a Swordfish of 830 Squadron carrying out a night attack on the Italian ship Monviso off Tripoli. He is commemorated at Lee-on-Solent, Hants, on the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, bay 4, panel 2, as is Sub-Lt R.A.Thomas, killed in the same aircraft. He is also commemorated in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.

SWORD

John Arthur
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, DFC, AFC. Born 29.10.1918, 2nd son of Arthur Nicholson Sword and Margaret Sword, husband of Pauline Marion Sword née Bevan of Chipping Norton, Oxon. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1932 – 1937. After Cambridge he joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 115 Squadron. The award of his AFC was dated February 1942 but not gazetted until January 1943. He earned a DFC in April 1942 for his part in a raid on a factory in Poissy. He was killed on 7.5.42, aged 23, through the failure of his parachute when the crew abandoned Wellington X3591 (KO-K) during a raid on Stuttgart. He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, grave 9.L.1. The only other crew member killed, Flt Sgt H.W.Batty, is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

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
2nd Lieutenant RA. Born 23.7.1919, 1st son of Norman Holding Symons and Nora Emily Symons of Limpsfield, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1933 – 1937. He joined the Royal Artillery and served with 139 (4th London) Field Regiment. He was killed in action in northern France on 27.5.40, aged 20. He is buried in Merville communal cemetery extension, grave 2.B.30. His brother, Sgt J.W.Symons RAFVR, died in November 1943 and is buried in Pocklington Burial Ground, Yorks, grave V.46.3180.

TANNER

William Tyson Lloyd
2nd Lieutenant RA. Born 27.10.1919, 1st son of Percy Lloyd Tanner and Florence Elsie Tanner of Grafton, West Byfleet, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1933 – 1937 and was a Gold Medallist at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Serving with 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, he died on 29.3.40, aged 20, as the result of an accident in Egypt. He is buried in Cairo War Cemetery, grave P.213, and is commemorated on war memorials in West Byfleet and Pyrford, Surrey [cf. C.J.Austin].

THATCHER

John Anthony Ranulf
Captain. Born 7.6.1919, only son of Sir Reginald Sparshatt Thatcher OBE MC FRCM (Charterhouse director of music 1919-27) and Lady Ruth Thatcher of Cranleigh, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1932 – 1937. He served with 3rd Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army, and was mentioned in despatches. He was killed in action in Malaya on 20.1.42, aged 22. He is commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, on the Singapore Memorial, column 263.

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. Born 14.3.1920, 1st son of Arthur Reginald Thomlinson and May Thomlinson née Lawson of Brodsworth, Doncaster. He was at Charterhouse [W] 1934 - 1939 and joined the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He died of pneumonia on 31.8.40, aged 20, in Gleneagles Military Hospital. He is buried in Campsall Old Cemetery, S.Yorks, grave G.41.

THOMSON

Trevor Charles Heudebourck
Lieutenant. Born 9.10.1920, 2nd son of William Harold Thomson and Helen Irene Thomson née Ballance of Kemback House, Cupar, Fife. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1934 - 1936. He joined the Army and served with 2nd Battalion Scots Guards. He was killed in action in Italy on 10.10.43, aged 23. He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery, grave VIII.J.25.

THOMSON

William John
2nd Lieutenant RAC. Born 6.1.1925, only son of John Brown Thomson LDS DDS and Alma Florence Thomson of Woking, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1938 – 1942. He joined the Royal Armoured Corps and served with 2nd Battalion Fife & Forfar Yeomanry. He was killed in action in Normandy on 7.7.44, aged 19. He is buried in Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, grave IX.J.9. [Cf. Lt B.S.Phipps]

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) crashed near Namur during a raid on Frankfurt. He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium, grave 9.B.8. F/Sgt G.R.Yeates RCAF and P/O E.W.T.Gibbs are buried in joint grave 9.B.6-7. Sgts T.S.Brandon RCAF and E.T.H.Hodge became prisoners of war, but Sgts R.Brown and J.A.Winterbottom were assisted to reach Spain by the 'Comète' escape line, and returned home via Gibraltar.

TISDALL

Anthony Beresford
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 24.11.1918, 2nd son of Beresford Duff Tisdall and Hilda Mary Tisdall of Hendon, Middx. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1932 - 1936. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a pilot. Serving with 224 Squadron based at Aldergrove, he was killed on 16.10.40, aged 21, when Hudson T9328 (QX-F) crashed on Slievenanee Mountain fifteen minutes into an anti-submarine patrol. He is buried in St Catherine's Church of Ireland cemetery, Killead, Co.Antrim, section 24 grave 7. P/O R.J.Davies and Fl Lt F.C.Scott are buried in graves 24.8-9. Sgt A.B.Nayler is buried in Gillingham, Kent, and Sgt A.F.Thomas in Derby.

TOM

Henry Charles
Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR. Born 21.3.1924, only son of Henry Tom CMG MBE and Suzanne Tom of Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1937 - 1942. He joined the RAFVR and trained as a pilot in the UK and in Arizona. He then transferred to the Fleet Air Arm and served with 761 Squadron at HMS Dipper (RNAS Henstridge). He died in Bovington Hospital on 29.3.45, aged 21, of injuries sustained in a flying accident. He is buried in the cemetery of the Church of Our Lady, Marnhull, Dorset: north of the church. [Listed by CWGC as Marnhull Roman Catholic Cemetery.]

TOWERS

John Lennox
Lieutenant RA. Born 26.11.1921, 1st son of Charles Robert Towers and Dorothy Marie Ludlow Towers of South Kensington, London. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1935 - 1939. He joined the Royal Artillery and served with 514 Battery, 150 (The South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Field Regiment. He died on 1.2.44, aged 22, as the result of an accident. He is buried in St Catherine's churchyard, Wolverton, Hants: north-east of church.

TRAILL

Anthony
Squadron Leader RAFVR. Born 9.11.1918, only son of Joseph Edmund Traill and Eileen Edith Audrey Traill of Traill, Argentine. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1932 - 1935. He joined the RAFVR in 1940 and trained as a pilot. Serving with 45 Squadron, based at Kumbhirgram, Assam, he was killed on 27.1.44, aged 25, in an accident in a Vengeance aircraft. He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery, grave 4.D.5. F/O D.E.French of 45 Sqn, who died on the same day, is buried in grave 4.D.6. Sqn Ldr Traill's uncle, also Anthony Traill (q.v.), was killed in France in August 1917.

TRENCH

Richard Chenevix
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 1.1.1922, 1st son of Hugo Chenevix Trench (OC) and Emma Margaret Florence Trench née McAlpine of Virginia Water, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1935 - 1939. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot instructor. He was killed on 9.3.42, aged 20, when Wellington Z8774 of 21 OTU crashed on approach to RAF Edgehill, Warwicks. He is buried in the McAlpine family vault at Cobham Cemetery, Esher, Surrey. The other crew members, Sgt T.M.Fitzjohn, Sgt E.Millington, Sgt A.L.Clipson and Sgt R.Fossey are buried respectively in Moreton-in-Marsh, Pinxton, East Sheen and Hull. [CWGC shows mother as Mrs M.C.Trench, probably in error for H.C., her husband's initials.]

TUCKWELL

Michael
Flying Officer RAFVR. Born 17.5.1921, 4th son of Capt Edward Henry Tuckwell MBE MC (OC) 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 in Bournemouth North Cemetery, Dorset, on panel 4 of a memorial wall within a plot of war graves close to Bournemouth Crematorium.

WADE

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

WALES

Richard Godfrey William Garneys
Pilot Officer RAFVR. Born 24.6.1912, only son of Edward Garneys Wales MD (OC) and Annie Wales née Dowling of Downham Market, Norfolk, and Southwold, Suffolk. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1926 - 1931. He joined the RAFVR and served as a navigator with 254 Squadron. He was killed in action on 22.3.41, aged 28, when Blenheim L9406 (QY-D) was shot down by naval flak over Norway. He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, panel 35, and in St Edmund’s Church, Downham Market. His pilot P/O J.A.Duff and air gunner Sgt J.K.York are buried in Norway; one source suggests that P/O Wales is too. [CWGC lists him incorrectly as Richard Carnbys Wales, and gives date of death as 22.5.41 and age as 29.]

WALLACE

Charles John
Major-General, CB, DSO, OBE, MC. Born 6.2.1890, 3rd son of Lt-Col Hugh Robert Wallace DSO and Matilda Marion Christie Wallace née Campbell, 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 (OC) 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 Margaret Ward née Deas, 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 (OC) 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
Lieutenant. Born 26.8.1918, 2nd son of Sir John Bertrand Watson and Lady Ethelwynne Gladys Watson née Jameson of East Horsley, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1931 - 1936. Serving with 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), he was killed in action on 9.5.43, aged 24, at Enfidaville, Tunisia. He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, grave III.B.10.

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 Officer RAFVR. Born 4.5.1922, 2nd son of Major Llewellyn McIntyre Weeks MC TD MD (OC) and Hannah Bairstow Weeks née Clarkson of Nottingham. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1935 - 1940. He joined the RAFVR and served as a pilot with 274 Squadron. He was killed in action in Libya on 13.2.42, aged 19, when his Hurricane was shot down at El Gubi, south of Tobruk, probably by aircraft of I./JG27. He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, grave 12.C.24.

WELLS

Sydney Wilfred
Flight Lieutenant RAFVR. Born 19.4.1918, only son of George Ernest Wells and Florence Maud Wells of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1931 - 1936. He served as a navigator/bomb-aimer in India, apparently with 159 Squadron. Flying in Liberator EW225 of the Air Fighting Training Unit, 228 Group, he was killed on 26.7.45, aged 27, in a mid-air collision with Liberator EW247. All occupants of both aircraft were killed, and are buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, collective grave 9.A.1-14.

WHITE-COOPER

Richard
Major. Born 16.1.1903, 1st son of Alfred Samuel Plumptre White-Cooper (OC) 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
Lieutenant RA. Born 6.7.1917, 2nd son of John Wilkinson and Vera Wilkinson née de Moleyns of Skelmorlie, Ayrshire. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1930 - 1935. He joined the Royal Artillery and served with 53 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He died on active service on 26.5.41, aged 23, as the result of a motor-cycle accident. He is buried in Largs Cemetery, Ayrshire, section S grave 268.

WILLETT

Hubert Clive
Lieutenant. Born 24.3.1920, only son of Bernard Hastings Willett (Charterhouse master) and Muriel Willett of Godalming, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1933 - 1938. He joined the Army in 1941 and went to the Middle East in May 1942 with 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed in action at El Alamein on 27.10.42, aged 22. He is commemorated at El Alamein on the Alamein Memorial, column 61.

WILLETT

Ronald Wilfrid
Captain. Born 22.6.1907, only son of Lt-Col Frederic Wilfrid Bagnall Willett DSO and Kathleen Maud Willett née Megaw, husband of Marjorie Gladys Willett née Elmslie of Scaynes Hill, Sussex. 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, and is commemorated at St Augustine's church, Scaynes Hill. His brother-in-law Major A.F.Ashburnham RASC was killed in Palestine in December 1940.

WILLIAMS

Alfred Ernest
Colonel, DSO. Born 19.2.1871, 1st son of Revd Alfred Henry Williams, Rector of Alcester, and Isabella Williams née Roche, 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. [Not listed by CWGC. Place of burial unknown.]

WILLIAMSON

Gerald Vyvian
Sub Lt (A) RNVR. Born 13.8.1903, only son of Richard Thompson Williamson and Nellie Williamson née Lee 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
Captain RA. Born 9.9.1915, 2nd son of Revd Thomas Bowstead Wilson (OC) and Winifred Dorothy Wilson of Hartlebury Rectory, Worcs. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1929 - 1934. He joined the Royal Artillery and served with 94 (The Dorset & Hants Yeomanry) Field Regiment. He died on 30.6.44, aged 28, of wounds received near Bretteville l’Orgueilleuse, Normandy. He is buried in Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, grave VIII.J.5. His headstone bears the school motto “Deo dante dedi” and the translation “What God gave, I have given” [cf. G.C.Roberts (Great War), M.O.A.Humbert and J.J.M.Kenrick].

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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