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Surname:ADAMS, Leonard Charles
Rank:Warrant Officer 2nd Class (Company Sergeant Major)
Service No:2366526
Regiment:Royal Corps of Signals
Date of death:22 July 1946
Age at death:29
Died how:

Members of the Irgun, dressed as Arabs, set off a bomb in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which had been the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division (police). Ninety-one people were killed, most of them staff of the secretariat and the hotel: 28 British, 41 Arab, 17 Jewish, and 5 other. Around 45 people were injured.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row J Grave 18
Place of birth:Portsmouth
Family Details:

Son of Charles Thomas Adams and Alice Adams; husband of Florence Lucy Adams, of Brondesbury Park, Middlesex.

Biography:

Born 27 July 1916

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Reference Link 1: Wikipedia - King David Hotel Bombing

Surname:ADAMSON, Stanley
Rank:Captain
Service No:327110
Battalion Unit or Ship:9 Airborne Squadron
Regiment:Royal Engineers
Date of death:18 November 1946
Age at death:27
Died how:

At Kefar Sirkin, at 07:30 hours a pressure-type mine was found on the railway line. A Royal Engineers party from 2 Para Brigade undertook disposal. Captain Adamson, 9 Airborne Squadron Royal Engineers, was seriously injured and died later.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row C Grave 5
Biography:

Born 26 October 1918

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:AINSWORTH, Joseph William
Rank:Corporal
Service No:14291772
Regiment:Royal Corps of Signals
Date of death:10 December 1946
Age at death:24
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row D Grave 6
Family Details:

Son of William Edward and Winifred Ainsworth, of Wigston, Leicestershire.

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ALCORN, George Howard
Rank:Corporal
Service No:14863960
Regiment:Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death:12 November 1946
Age at death:20
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row C Grave 1
Place of birth:Renfrew
Family Details:

Son of George and Mary Alcorn, of Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire.

Biography:

Born 31 March 1926

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ALEXANDER, Edgar William
Rank:Private
Service No:14881265
Battalion Unit or Ship:2nd
Regiment:Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Date of death:25 October 1947
Age at death:21
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot E Row B Grave 9
Place of birth:Edgebaston
Family Details:

Son of Arthur James Alexander and Lizzie V. Alexander, of Dudley, Worcestershire.

Biography:

Born 3 August 1926


Surname:ALLEN, Charles
Rank:Aircraftman 1st Class
Service No:2281719
Regiment:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of death:22 February 1948
Age at death:10
Died how:

Killed in Jerusalem around 11:19 hours near the Jewish Agency in King George Avenue, when automatic fire was directed at a Royal Air Force 15 cwt truck, the two occupants of the vehicle sustaining bullet wounds from which they died in hospital.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Military Extension Plot 15 Row A Grave 18
Place of birth:Edenbeath, Methel, Fife
Biography:

Born 30 May 1928

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ALLEN, Roy Charles
Rank:Lieutenant
Service No:346093
Regiment:Royal Engineers
Date of death:17 June 1946
Age at death:20
Died how:

During the evening of 16th June 1946, Hagana carried out attacks on road and rail bridges on the frontier of Palestine, causing damage estimated at L250,000. Four road and four rail bridges were destroyed during the night, and one road bridge across the Jordan was destroyed by a delayed action mine, while attempts were being made to remove the charges. Lieutenant Allen of the Royal Engineers was killed by the explosion.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row H Grave 8
Family Details:

Son of William Gordon and Dora Mary Allen, of West Mersea, Essex.

Notes:

Attached 482 Field Company, Royal Bombay Sapper and Miners

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ALLMAN, Adam
Rank:Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Service No:14871921
Battalion Unit or Ship:4th
Regiment:Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Date of death:5 December 1946
Age at death:20
Died how:

Killed at 11:25 hours when a military truck blew up apparently as result of time bomb placed in vehicle in front of Military Headquarters, Sarafand.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row C Grave 21
Place of birth:Glasgow
Family Details:

Son of Hugh and Catherine Walker Kirkpatrick, of South Norwood, Surrey.

Biography:

Born 30 April 1926

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ALLMAN, A G
Rank:Private
Service No:T/14176453
Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death:22 July 1947
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row J Grave 13
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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ANDERSEN, Henning Olaf
Rank:Driver
Service No:T/14195428
Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death:29 June 1947
Age at death:28
Died how:

Shot at close range while walking in one of the main streets of Tel Aviv.

Buried or Commemorated:Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot D Row E Grave 10
Place of birth:Aarhus, Denmark
Family Details:

Son of C. P. Andersen and Marie Andersen, of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Biography:

Born 24 August 1918


Surname:ANDERSON, Kenneth
Rank:Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service No:2302597
Battalion Unit or Ship:62 Squadron
Regiment:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of death:26 November 1947
Age at death:26
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 11 Row B Grave 8
Family Details:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Anderson; husband of Jean Anderson, of Hull.

Biography:

Born 12 February 1928


Surname:ANDRE, Noel Edward
Rank:Constable
Service No:750
Regiment:Palestine Police Force
Date of death:12 January 1948
Age at death:19
Died how:

Killed on duty

Buried or Commemorated:Sharon British Civil Cemetery, Haifa, Israel

Surname:APPLEBY, Harry
Rank:Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service No:2231356
Regiment:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of death:30 September 1946
Age at death:19
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row L Grave 18
Family Details:

Son of Henry and Ida Appleby, of Short Heath, Willenshall, Staffordshire.

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ARNOLD, Osmond David
Rank:Sergeant
Service No:1329
Regiment:Palestine Police Force
Date of death:22 May 1948
Age at death:36
Died how:

Shot while acting as Minister's Guard

Buried or Commemorated:Beit Jala Village Cemetery, Beit Jala, Palestine

Surname:ARNO, Robert George
Rank:Driver
Service No:14972350
Regiment:Royal Corps of Signals
Date of death:22 February 1948
Age at death:20
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 17 Row B Grave 22
Place of birth:Bethnal Green
Biography:

Born 14 April 1927

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ASHCROFT, John
Rank:Sapper
Service No:14148503
Regiment:Royal Engineers
Date of death:26 April 1948
Age at death:19
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 17 Row E Grave 7
Place of birth:Swansea
Biography:

Born 27 December 1927

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ASHE, Samuel
Rank:Driver
Service No:T/19127693
Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death:4 March 1948
Age at death:19
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 17 Row C Grave 10
Place of birth:Glasgow
Biography:

Born 23 July 1928

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ASHLEY, James Lavington
Rank:Captain
Service No:246174
Regiment:Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of death:6 February 1946
Age at death:26
Died how:

Killed during a Jewish attach on an African coloured soldiers' camp near the township of Holon.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row E Grave 8
Family Details:

Son of Dr. Thomas E. Ashley and Muriel Ashley, of Bristol; husband of Leela Rukmini Ashley (nee Reddy), of Stoke Bishop, Bristol.

Notes:

MB. Ch.B. (Bristol).

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:ATTRILL, Alfred Allen Rex
Rank:Corporal
Service No:5/14060762
Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death:22 February 1948
Age at death:20
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Haifa War Cemetery, Palestine
Place of birth:East Cowes
Biography:

Born 24 March 1927


Surname:AXTELL, Peter
Rank:Lance Bombardier
Service No:1151927
Regiment:Royal Artillery
Date of death:29 February 1948
Age at death:21
Died how:

Killed when travelling on the Cairo-Haifa train that was mined north of Rehoboth. The train was carrying troops into Palestine on return from leave or on duty visits.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 17 Row B Grave 10
Place of birth:Oxhay
Biography:

Born 3 November 1926

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:AYLIFFE, Charles Herbert
Rank:Private
Service No:14747319
Regiment:Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of death:6 May 1946
Age at death:21
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row G Grave 8
Family Details:

Son of Victor Herbert and Eileen Sarah Ayliffe, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Memorial 1:Bishop's Stortford
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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:AZZOPARDI, George
Rank:Rifleman
Service No:14757429
Battalion Unit or Ship:1st
Regiment:Royal Ulster Rifles
Date of death:11 August 1947
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row K Grave 8
Family Details:

Son of Andrea and Doris Azzopardi, of Tynemouth, Northumberland.

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:BAILEY, John Francis
Rank:Lieutenant
Service No:368939
Regiment:Royal Engineers
Date of death:4 March 1948
Age at death:22
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Haifa War Cemetery, Palestine
Bur or Com Ref:Plot F Row D Grave 7
Place of birth:Poynton
Biography:

Born 1 December 1925


Surname:BAIRD, George Desmond
Rank:Gunner
Service No:14810325
Regiment:Royal Artillery
Date of death:22 July 1946
Age at death:20
Died how:

Members of the Irgun, dressed as Arabs, set off a bomb in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which had been the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division (police). Ninety-one people were killed, most of them staff of the secretariat and the hotel: 28 British, 41 Arab, 17 Jewish, and 5 other. Around 45 people were injured.

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row J Grave 7
Place of birth:Mansfield
Family Details:

Son of Thomas and Sarah Agnes Wormald, of Chipstone, Nottinghamshire.

Biography:

Born 1 July 1926

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Reference Link 1: Wikipedia - King David Hotel Bombing

Surname:BAKER, Arthur Frederick William
Rank:Signalman
Service No:14580907
Regiment:Royal Corps of Signals
Date of death:26 May 1946
Age at death:21
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 7 Row G Grave 16
Family Details:

Son of Frederick Edward and Margaret Baker, of Luton, Bedfordshire.

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:BAKER, David James
Rank:Private
Service No:14816954
Battalion Unit or Ship:2nd
Regiment:Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Date of death:18 August 1946
Age at death:20
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot C Row E Grave 14
Place of birth:Devizes
Biography:

Born 16 July 1926


Surname:BAKER, Kenneth William
Rank:Gunner
Service No:14989026
Regiment:Royal Artillery
Date of death:2 December 1946
Age at death:21
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 9 Row C Grave 13
Place of birth:Northwich
Family Details:

Son of William Francis and Florence Baker, of Barnton, Cheshire.

Biography:

Born 7 November 1925

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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Surname:BALLANTYNE, John Edward
Rank:Constable
Service No:161
Regiment:Palestine Police Force
Date of death:12 January 1947
Age at death:19
Died how:

At 17:10 hours, 12 January, a truck entered the compound of Headquarters District Police, Haifa. The guardchecked the identity of the driver who parked the truck outside the canteen. The guard became suspicious and the truck was searched. On discovering a bomb in the back of the vehicle, orders were given to evacuate the building. A few minutes later the bomb exploded, killing two British constables and two Arab TACs, and injuring a considerable number of Police personnel and civilians.

Buried or Commemorated:Sharon British Civil Cemetery, Haifa, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot 11 Grave 3
Family Details:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ballantyne, of West Wylam, Northumberland.


Surname:BALLARD, Edward Arthur
Rank:Gunner
Service No:14188227
Battalion Unit or Ship:332 Independent Airborne Anti-Tank Battery
Regiment:Royal Artillery
Date of death:19 June 1947
Age at death:19
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel
Bur or Com Ref:Plot D Row D Grave 15
Place of birth:Woolwich
Biography:

Born 16 March 1928


Surname:BALMER, Joseph
Rank:Guardsman
Service No:2726636
Regiment:Irish Guards
Date of death:12 February 1948
Age at death:19
Died how:

Died

Buried or Commemorated:Haifa War Cemetery, Palestine
Bur or Com Ref:Plot F Row C Grave 10
Place of birth:Warrington
Biography:

Born 4 February 1929


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See also Britain's Small Wars - Palestine for explanations of events. Other sources include Wikipedia for the King David Hotel Bombing, the London Gazette On-Line for awards and officers advancement. Details have also been drawn from The Times Newspaper Archive. See also Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem.

Most of those who died are either buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, Jerusalem Protestant Cemetery, Israel, Sharon British Civil Cemetery, Haifa, Israel or Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel. Details for those who died have been extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site for 1945 to 1947.

See also Palestine Police Old Comrades Association, Wikipedia - Palestine Police and Palestine Remembered.

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