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BOSSALL WORLD WAR 2 MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Peter Eastman 2005

The Roll of Honour takes the form of a wooden plaque that hangs on the side wall of the main congregation area within the church of St Botolph in Bossall.

1939-1945

CROSBY

Frederick [Arthur]

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 4745486, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in the Battle for Crete in 28th May 1941. Aged 26. Son of Frederick James Crosby and Louisa Crosby; husband of Doreen Crosby. of Southsea, Hampshire. Buried in SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY, Crete. Plot 14. Row B. Grave 7.

FOSTER

Charles Arthur Nightingale

Trooper 318639, Yorkshire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 16th March 1946. Buried to the East of the church in ST BOTOLPH CHURCHYARD, BOSSALL, Yorkshire. Row 1.

HOLMES

Frederick T

Lance Corporal 4696365, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 31st July 1944. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Thomas Holmes and Ada Elizabeth Holmes; husband of Leila Holmes, of York. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.

HUDSON

Herbert

Corporal 4689456, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 10th July 1944. Aged 27. Son of George and Jane Hudson, of Barton-le-Willows, Yorkshire. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 2.

RITSON

William Utrick

Major 39294, "A" Squadron, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th December 1940. Son of Colonel William H. Ritson, C.M.G., V.R.D., and Alison C. Ritson; husband of Penelope Ritson, of York. B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in Cemetery: HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 8.

SOUTHAM

Afred Piercy

Able Seaman D/SSX 20617, H.M.S. Diamond, Royal Navy. Died 27th April 1941. Aged 22. Son of Alfred and Frances Southam, of Barton-le-Willows. Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 48. Column 2.

18 May 2004

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