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BLACKPOOL WAR MEMORIAL

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RACE Harry
Second Officer, Air Transport Auxiliary. Died 30 June 1945. Aged 32. Born County Durham, resident Blackpool. Son of Harry and Annie Race, of Marton, Blackpool. Lancashire; husband of Dorothy Race, of St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 3. Row K. Grave 23.
RAINFORD Robert Gorman
Flying Officer (Navigator) 134553, 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 August 1943. Aged 28. Son of Robert and Mary Rainford, of Blackpool, Lancashire. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 16. Row C. Grave 11.
RATCLIFFE Terence
Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1494609, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 March 1944. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ratcliffe; husband of Betty Jean Ratcliffe, of Acomb, York. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 9. Row B. Grave 21.
RAWCLIFFE Roy
Boy 1st Class D/JX 162655, H.M.S. "Gloucester", Royal Navy. Died 22 May 1941. Born 1923 in Fylde Registration District, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 50, Column 1.
RAYNER Albert Kemp
Sergeant 1595648, 424 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Albert Edward and Eleanor Rayner, of Blackpool, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 276.
REID Noel
Petty Officer Airman FAA/FX. 76578, 801 Squadron, H.M.S. "Daedalus", Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy. Died 31 May 1940. Aged 29. Son of John and Louisa Reid, of Blackpool; husband of Catherine May Reid. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel 3.
RELIHAN Patrick
Private 3383363, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 23 July 1940. Born Eire, resident Blackpool. Buried in NORTHALLERTON CEMETERY, Yorkshire, Joint grave 2062.
RENFREY J
Royal Army Service Corps - probably Jim RENFREY, Driver 4208433, 9 Special W/T. Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died in Italy 4 June 1944. Born Burnley, resident Blackpool. Husband of Elizabeth Renfrey, of Hindley, Lancashire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row J. Grave 6.
REYNOLDS Lionel Selby
Bombardier 899328, 137 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 3 January 1942. Aged 29. Born Manchester, resident Blackpool. Son of Sgt. George Herbert Reynolds and Annie Reynolds; husband of Marion Clare Reynolds, of Grange Park, Blackpool, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 8.

RHODES F N
Royal Field Artillery
RICHARDSON Leo
Lance-Corporal 1894031, 275 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29 December 1942. Aged 27. Born Blackpool, resident Surrey. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 6. Row G. Grave 25.
RIDDEL Victor Douglas John
Sergeant 655722, 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 2 May 1944. Aged 24. Son of John Riddel, and of Maud C. Riddel, of Blackpool, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 237.
RIDING Kenneth
Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 995658, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 January 1942. Aged 20. Son of Ernest and Laura Riding, of Marton, Blackpool. Buried in MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Plot 14. Grave 185.
RILEY Henry Verdun
Private 3714657, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died 11 July 1941. Aged 24. Born Cumberland, resident Blackpool. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Plot 4. Row F. Grave 6.
RILEY William Leo
Leading Aircraftman 1512769, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 October 1942. Aged 19 Son of William and Winefred Beatrice Riley, of Blackpool, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 97.
RIVINGTON John Douglas
Trooper 3859119, 18th (5th Battalion, The Loyal Regiment) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 8 July 1944. Aged 26. Born Derbyshire, resident Blackpool. Son of Clive and Rebitha Anne Rivington; husband of Henrietta Rivington, of Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 14. Row A. Grave 6.

ROBINSON, DSM Arthur
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 79424, H.M. Submarine "Triumph", Royal Navy. Died 20 January 1942. Aged 32. Son of Harry and Laura Robinson, of Blackpool, Lancashire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 68, Column 3.
ROBINSON Eric
Sergeant 3388255, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 20 August 1942. Aged 23. Born Burnley, resident Blackpool. Son of James Robinson and of Lilian Robinson (nee Varley), of Blackpool. Buried in MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Plot 14. Grave 136.
ROBINSON Hugh
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 108305, Royal Navy. Died 12 March 1946. Aged 25. Son of John and Frances Robison; husband of Annie Robison, of Blackpool. Buried in MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Plot 13. Grave 152.
ROBSON Edward Chatterton
Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 152768, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 July 1944. Aged 20. Son of Fred and Mary Robson, of Marton, Blackpool, Lancashire. Buried in BASSEVELLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Row 1. Grave 3.
RODGERS Keith Ashworth
Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. "Condor", Fleet Air Arm, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 October 1945. Aged 22. Son of Harry and Fay Rodgers, of Haslingden; husband of Beryl Rodgers, of Haslingden. Cremated at ROCHDALE CREMATORIUM, Lancashire. Commemorated on Panel 6..
ROSCOW Alan
Gunner 908233, 137 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 5 May 1944. Aged 24. Born Manchester, resident Blackpool. Son of James Albert and Esther Roscow, of Little Lever, Lancashire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 16. Row B. Grave 15.

ROSSALL Richard
Private 3532167, 1st/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 28 May 1940. Aged 26. Born and resident Blackpool. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 207.
ROWLAND Peter Stanley
Warrant Officer (Pilot) 1671710, 194 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 February 1946. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 16A. Row E. Collective grave 18-22.
ROYLE Denis
Able Seaman P/JX 421093, H.M. Trawler "Wallasea", Royal Navy. Died 6 January 1944. Aged 18. Son of William and Grace Royle, of Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section F. Row A. Grave 2.
RUMP Ronald Donald
Stoker 1st Class D/KX 114411, H.M.S. "Erica", Royal Navy. Died 9 February 1943. Son of Mrs. A. Rump, of Layton, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 82, Column 2.

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