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WARWICK METHODIST WORLD WAR 2 WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Richard Ratcliffe 2015

The memorial is located in Warwick [Northgate] Methodist Church, Barrack Street, Warwick. It lists the men who served and died in World War 2; those who died have the date of death marked against them; there are 48 names. The names have been arranged to highlight surname, forename and other details then sorted here by surnameThe memorial is in the form of a glazed and framed handwritten list of names in three columns with inscription details at top and bottom. for ease of reading and research. Four names are circled in black noting they died. A Warwick Wesleyan Methodist Roll for WW1 in a book in the County Record Office - Warwickshire Roll of Honour 1914-2005 Part 1 South Warwickshire by Keith Fowler, Able Publishing [2005]. It does not give the source/whereabouts of this Roll of Honour and the CRO staff cannot help.

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ROLL OF HONOUR

“His faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

ANDERSON Robert
BAILEY E L
BAILEY Raymond
BAILEY Ronald [Douglas] aka Ron
Sergeant 746776, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 August 1940. Aged 26. Son of George Samuel Bailey and of Beatrice Clarissa Bailey (nee Tuck). Buried in WARWICK CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Section 81. Unconsecrated Grave 10.
BEATY David
CARPENTER Alfred
CHAPMAN George
CHAPMAN Reginald
DUGGAN Margaret
[QAINS - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service]
FALLEN Roy
FATHERS John
FIELD L A
FRANKS Alan
FRANKS John
GILBERT A P
GODDARD Alfred E
HADLAND Joseph
HADLAND P
HAINES Lawrence Hope
HOBBIS G
HOPKINS Dennis William
JACKSON William
JONES Cecil
JONES Leslie
JONES William
KENT Edward
KENT Ernest Leslie
KENT Ronald
KENT Wilfred
LEFLEY Leonard [William] aka Len
[Spelt LEFFLEY on memorial] Sergeant 557708, 7/4 Maritime A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action at sea aboard S.S. Thornlie Bank. 29 November 1941. Aged 20. Born Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, resident Warwick. Son of Harold Frederick and Gertrude Lefley, of Warwick. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 62, Column 2.
MEREDITH Trevor
MILES Arthur [George]
Private 14410796, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of wounds 4 August 1944. Aged 20. Born Warwickshire, resident Wolverhampton. Son of Charles Louis and Ellen Alice Miles, of Warwick. Buried in CALCUTTA (BHOWANIPORE) CEMETERY, KOLKATA, India. Plot L. Grave 178.
MILES K C
TANDY B A
TANDY Eric
TANDY M
THACKER Roger [Ewart]

Telegraphist D/WRX 509, H.M. Trawler Northern Rover, Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve. Died at sea 5 November 1939. Born 29 December 1908 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Son of Frederick Charles and Kate Thacker; husband of Phyllis (nee Jones) Thacker, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, married July to September Quarter 1932 in Warwick. In the 1911 census he was aged 2, born Moseley, Worcester, son of Frederick Charles and Kate Thacker, resident 278, Alcester Road Moseley, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. In the 1921 census he was resident Warwick. In the 1930 and 1931 Electoral Registers he was listed in the Acock's Green Ward at 12 Sherbourne Road, along with Frederick Charles and Kate Thacker. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 36, Column 1.

Extract from Birmingham Mail - Saturday 11 November 1939, page 4:

PATROL VESSEL LOST

BIRMINGHAM MAN ONE OF THOSE MISSING

Among the names of men missing as a result of the loss of a small auxiliary vessel, H.M.S. Northern Rover, appears that of Roger Thacker, telegraphist R.N.V.R.

A son of Mr. F. C. Thacker, well-known Birmingham printer, Mr. Roger Thacker was a keen motorist in peace time and had taken part in many competitive events, including the Monte Carlo Rally and the R.A.C. Rally.

The Admiralty announcement last night said :

The Secretary of the Admiralty regrets to announce that H.M.S. Northern Rover a small auxiliary vessel, is consideirably overdue and must be presumed lost.

The next-of-kin of the personnel have been informed.

The Northern Rover, a vessel of 655 tons, was on patrol, from which she failed to return. She was one of fifteen super-trawlers built at Bremerhaven, Germany, for the Mac Line, Fleetwood, in 1935. Two years ago all fifteen ships were transferred to Grimsby. They were among the biggest trawlers afloat, being 188 feet long.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1940:

THACKER Roger Ewart of West Lyn Station-road Knowle Warwickshire died 5 November 1939 on war service Administration Birmingham 1 June to Phyllis Thacker widow.
Effects £357 15s. 9d.

TOMLINSON S
TOMPKINS Rhoda
[WRNS - Women's Royal Naval Service]
TWEDDLE C J
[ATS - Auxiliary Territorial Service] - Miss
VITTLE P F
WALDEN A R
WALDEN Herbert R
WALDEN Reginald George
WALLGRAVE Clifford
WELLS Arthur
WELLS Leslie
B.A.
WELLS Wilfred

“O Lord of Hosts, stretch forth Thine arms to strengthen and protect our loved ones on land and sea or in the air. Help us and them to see, through all the clouds of war, the vision of Thy peace for which we strive. Grant to us all self control and steady purpose that the Kingdom which is not of this world may be established in the hearts of men everywhere, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”

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