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UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The University of Birmingham memorials take the form of marble tablets in the main entrance to the Aston Webb building, University of Birmingham. There are three tablets to World War 1 and one for World War 2. The University of Birmingham World War 2 Memorial was dedicated on Sunday 19th June 1949 at 3pm. There are 116 names listed for World War 2 which have bene tranmscribed here, those for World War 1 still require transcribing. In 1914, at the beginning of World War One, the military authorities requisitioned the University which became the First Southern General Hospital. This is commemorated in a plaque above the entrance to the Great Hall.

Cover of the original order of service

FROM AUGUSTS 1914 TO APRIL 1919
THESE BUILDINGS WERE USED
BY THE MILITARY AUHTORITIES AS THE
1ST SOUTHERN GENERAL hOSPITAL
WITHIN THESE WALLS MEN DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER LIVE IN THE SAME SERVICE

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
AND TO THE INSPIRING EXAMPLE
OF THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

IN HONOUR OF THOSE MEMBERS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

AINSBURY

Peter Frank

Civilian, aged 21. B.S.c; Junior Scientific Officer for Ministry of Aircraft Production. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ainsbury, of West Grove, Hagely Road, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Died at Wokingham 8th August 1944.

AITCHISON

Harold Leslie John

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 45327, 239 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th July 1943. Aged 25. Son of Leslie and Ida Aitchison; husband of Ann Winstanley Aitchison, of Bingley, Yorkshire. LL.B., Hons. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 5.

AMOS

Colin Sheldon

Driver S/95680, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 4th August 1940. Aged 26. Son of Maurice Sheldon Amos and Lucy Amos, of Ulpha. B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in third row from West boundary of ST. JOHN NEW CHURCHYARD, ULPHA, Cumberland.

ANSELL

Peter Benson

Civilian, aged 23. Son of Frank Ewen and Ethel Ansell, of 21 Foley Road, Streetley, Sutton Coldfield. Injured 16th October 1940, at Holloway Head, Birmingham; died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, 17th October 1940.

ASPELL

Everard [Aloysius]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1064105, 108 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd December 1942. Aged 25. Son of Thomas and Annie Philomena Aspell, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Roman Catholic Section (Men's). Plot P. Collective grave 2.

ASQUITH-ELLIS

Ralph Blanshard

Pilot officer 42477, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15th June 1940. Aged 26. Son of Robert Battiscombe Askquith-Ellis and Clara Lepine Askquith-Ellis, of Moseley, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7.

ATKINSON

Anthony J

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BARNES

John

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BEAUMONT

Geoffrey Keith

Leading Aircraftman 1177935, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th June 1943. Aged 23. Son of Herbert and Edith A. Beaumont, of Batley, Yorkshire. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 11.

BENNETT

Alistair Leslie

Civilian, aged 33. B.A.; of 28 Betenson Avenue, Sevenoaks. Son of Alice Alexandra Bennett, and of the late Herbert William Bennett. Died at Orpington Railway Station 25th October 1940.

BINNIE

Richard Douglas

Major EC/5303, Indian Army Ordnance Corps, Indian Army. Died 29th January 1943. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India Plot 4. Row F. Grave 5.

BISHOP

John

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BLACK

Harold Murray

Gunner 14595087, Royal Artillery. Died 24th June 1945. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 3. Column 1.

BLACKBAND, AFC

Norman Charles

Flying Officer (Pilot) 170204, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th November 1944. Aged 24. Son of Edwin and Hannah Ellen Blackband, of Birmingham. Awarded the Air Force Cross (A.F.C.). Buried in OSCOTT COLLEGE CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM, Warwickshire. Section A. Grave 1030.

BLOOR

Harry

Sergeant (Pilot) 1381609, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th June 1942. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Bloor, of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. B.Sc. Hons. (Birmingham). Buried in HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Friesland, Netherlands. Plot E. Row 3. Grave 4.

BOOTH

Michael St John

Second Lieutenant 311465, Northamptonshire Regiment seconded to North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 25th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Sydney and Helen Booth, of Stratford-on-Avon. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.

BOUGH

John Clifford

Volunteer, Friend's Ambulance Unit, British Red Cross Society. Died 6th February 1945. Aged 24. Son of William Henry and Clarissa Anne Bough, of King's Norton, Birmingham. B.Com. Awarded the Croix de Guerre (France). Buried in OHNENHEIM CHURCHYARD, Bas-Rhin, France.

BRAMLEY

Vincent Stanley

Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. St. Angelo, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and 821 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Naval Air Service. Died 30th April 1943. Aged 26. Son of Tom Bryan Bramley and Lucy Ann Bramley, of Solihull, Warwickshire. LL.B., Hons. (Birmingham); Solicitor; Freeman of the City of Coventry. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 20.

BRAZIER

Peter John

Lieutenant 214774, 2nd Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died between 23th and 24th September 1944. Aged 22. Son of Jonathan Philip and Mabel Alice Brazier, of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 21. Row A. Grave 18.

BROZYNA

Harold Lenton

Major 63647, Royal Army Ordnance Corps seconded to 30 Mobile Workshop Company, Indian Army Ordnance Corps. Died 12th February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Aged 32. Son of Karl and Edith Brozyna; husband of Delicia D. M. Brozyna, of Wilmslow, Cheshire. A.M.I.M.E. (Birmingham). No known grave. Commemorated on SINAGPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singpaore. Column 107.

BURNE

Roger Sambrooke

Captain 75674, 244 Battery, 61st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd August 1944. Aged 26. Son of Sambrooke Arthur Higgins Burne and Bertha Christine Burne, of Stafford. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 2.

CAVILL

Reginald Joseph William

Lieutenant 28614, 52 Kight A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 16th December 1943. Aged 30. Husband of Vera Cavill, of Ward End, Birmingham. M.A. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 20.

CLIBBERY

Peter Thomas

Lieutenant 303258, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 11th October 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas William and Florence Clibbery, of Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row F. Grave 20.

CLIFT

Richard E B

Captain, South African Air Force. Died 16th December 1942. Aged 33. Son of John W Clift and Harriet Clift, of Wellington, Shropshire. Buried in POLOKWANE (OR PIETERSBURG) CEMETERY, Northern Province, South Africa. Military Section Grave 3.

COLVER

Philip Herbert

Surgeon Lieutenant, H.M.S. Itchen, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd September 1943. M.B., Ch. B. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 84. Column 2.

COTTERELL

Robert Max

Sergeant 9Air Bomber) 1576675, 620 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th May 1944. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Ruth Charlotte Cotterell, of Wednesbury, Staffordshire; husband of Kathleen Cotterell, of King's Hill, Wednesbury. L.L.B. Buried in HAYCOMBE CEMETERY, BATH, Somerset. Plot 39. Section H. Row. C. Grave 244.

COULTAS

Derek Michael

Lieutenant 256990, 86 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd April 1945. Aged 22. Son of Harold Wilberforce Coultas and Evelyn Kate Coultas, of Harborne, Birmingham. B.A., Hons. (Birmingham); Research Scholar. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 3. Row J. Grave 11.

CROOK

Philip John Lancaster

Lieutenant 177283, 'A' Squadron, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 1st April 1943. Aged 22. Son of Edward Arnold Crook and of Mary Clare Broad Crook (nee Lancaster), of Fulham, London. LL.B. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot X. Row D. Grave 20.

CROSS

Albert Alan

Sergeant 741257, 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th January 1941. Aged 21. Son of Harry and Ethel Maude Cross, of Coventry. LL.B. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 42.

DARBYSHIRE

William

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Heron, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th March 1941. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, STIVICHALL (OR STYVECHALE), Warwickshire. Row B. Grave 7.

DUNN, M.C.

Arnold Maurice

Captain 203622, 11th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 13th April 1945. Aged 29. LL.B. Son of William George and Kitty Dunn, of Birmingham; husband of Moreen Dunn, of Northfield, Birmingham. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 5.

EDMONDS

Christine Mary

Captain 294884, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 8th April 1945. Aged 26. Daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Morley Edmonds, of Wickhamford, Worcestershire. M.B., Ch.B. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Plot 1. Row K. Grave 18.

EVERSHED

Sydney John Anthony

Pilot Officer 80810, 54 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died 9th July 1940. Aged 24. Son of Sydney Herbert Evershed and Violet Evershed, of Lullington, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 8.

FALWASSER

Arthur Guy

Lieutenant 140240, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 9th August 1943. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Thomas Falwasser, D.S.O. and Charlotte Anne Falwasser, of West Malling, Kent. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot III. Row H. Grave 48.

FARDON

David Fowkes

Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) 1175880, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th January 1941. Aged 18. Son of Edwin F. Fardon and Hilda Fardon, of Hall Green, Birmingham. Buried in south-east part of ST. LAWRENCE CHURCHYARD, ROWINGTON, Warwickshire.

FOSTE

Eric Mace

Lieutenant 202609, 14th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 26th March 1942. Aged 23. Son of Stanley Mace Foster and Dorothy Mary Foster, of Derwenlas, Montgomeryshire. M.B., Ch.B., Hons. (Gold Medallist). No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 80.

FRASE

Simon John Rhodes

Lieutenant 117110, Worcestershire Regim,ent. Died 29th January 1944. Aged 28. Son of Dr. Simon John Coulter Fraser, M.D., and Ellen Watson Fraser, of Handsworth, Birmingham. B.A. (Oxon.). Scholar of Rugby School and Brasenose College. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row H. Grave 12.

GOING

Philip Charles

Captain 103960, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 8th February 1944. Aged 32. Son of the Revd. Claude A. H. Going and Muriel C. Going, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. B.A.(Birmingham). Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot III. Row D. Grave 5.

GOODALL

Harold Ingham

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 79159, 264 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th October 1940. Aged 25. Son of John and Harriett Gertrude Goodall, of Parkstone. LL.B. (Birmingham). Buried in PARKSTONE CEMETERY, POOLE, Dorset. Section V. Grave 87.

GOODE

Robert Forbes

Lieutenant 201973, RFoyal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 12th September 1943. Aged 23. Son of Eric and Mabel A. C. Goode, of Handsworth Wood, Warwickshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 8.

GOODMAN

Oliver

Leading Airman FAA/FX 79679, H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Navy. Died 17th January 1941. Aged 23. Son of Edwin and Muriel Goodman, of Finstall, Worcestershire. Educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bat 2, Panel 1.

GREEN

Gerald Wilson

Flight Lieutenant 66532, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th December 1944. Aged 30. Son of John Wilson Green and Lilian Green; husband of Elizabeth Green, of St. John's Wood, London. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 202.

GREEN

Lloyd

Captain 223003, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached 7 Indian Division Workshops, Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 12th February 1941. Aged 22. Son of George Frederick Green, and of Ethel Mildred Green, of Stechford, Birmingham. B.Sc. (Birmingham). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). face 18.

GRIFFITHS

Robert William

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) 116501, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th August 1943. Aged 25. Son of Robert and Lottie Griffiths, of Tipton, Staffordshire. B.A. (Hons.). Buried in MILAN WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row C. Joint grave 1-2.

HALL-BULLOCK

John

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HAND

Percival K

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HARDY

Stanley H

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HAYES

John F

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HILL

Allen B

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HOLLOWAY

Gilbert L

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HOLT

John E

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HOPKINS

Kenneth D

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HOWELL

James C

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HUGHES

Reginald A

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HUNT

Harold B

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HUNTER

James E

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IRELAND

Patrick G

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LAMAN

Frederick E K

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LANDER

John

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LAWTON

Eric A

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LEWIS

Geoffrey W

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LEWIS

Gwilym I

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LLEWELLYN-DAVIES

J M G

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LLOYD

Wilfred K

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MACSHERRY

Dennis

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MASTERS

Derrick G

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MATTINSON

Michael C

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McLEAN

Ian A

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MILNER

John P

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MONCUR

Gilbert J

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NELSON

Peter G

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NEVILLE-JONES

Roland

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NEWMAN

James F

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NICHOLS

Alan C

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NORTH

Frederick W

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O'NEILL

Paul

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OWEN

John F

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PEPPIETTE, M.C.

Paul C

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POOLE

Geoffrey D

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POOLE

Grace J

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PURSLOW

Geoffrey C

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REES

Philip A

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REEVE

Edward A F

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RICHARDS

Ronald

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RIDDELL

Richard D

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ROBINSON

John P G

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ROBINSON

Neil S

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ROTHWELL

Richard C

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SARLAND

Victor H

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SHEPHERD, M.C.

David C L

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SHEWELL

John M

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SHIELD

Arthur R P

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SHUTTLEWORTH

Donald H

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SMITH

Edwin T M

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SMITH

George P

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SMITH

James A

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SMITH

Raymond C

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THOMAS

Jeffrey S

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TURNER

John R

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UPTON

George H

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VARCOE

Thomas H

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WARD

John C

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WARDROP

David

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WARREN

George C

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WELLINGS

Frank R

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WENSLEY

Arthur J

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WHITEHOUSE

Frank

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WIDDOWSON

John B

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WILKES

Daniel J

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WILLIAMS-FREER

Robert H P

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WILSON

Bertram J

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WILSON

Leslie I

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WINGFIELD

Cecil A

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WOOD

Arthur J

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WYKES

Alfred L

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YATES

Eldred

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