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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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GILBERT
John Alexander
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 124529, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th October 1942. Aged 19. Son of Llewellyn John Elsworth Gilbert and Sarah Anna Gilbert, of Sherwood, Nottingham. Buried in HAWARDEN CEMETERY, Flintshire. Section 4G. Grave 34.
GLOVER
William
Sergeant D/13346, 6th (Home Defence) Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers). Died on service 31st July 1940. Born St. Helen's, Lancashire. Resident St. Helen's, Lancashire. In the 1939 Register he was born 8th December 1910, a Skilled General Eng Lathe Turner Mall Metals Manufacture in Containers, son of James and Mary Glover, resident 155 Charles Street, St Helens C.B., Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 1, born St helen's, son opf Samuel and Agnes Frances Glover, resident 76 Morley Street St Helens, St Helens, Lancashire. [Note the difference between 1939 and 1911 in his mother's name] Buried in ST. HELENS CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section 20. Grave 92.
GOLDRING
James David Spencer
Flying Officer 133411, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th July 1943. Aged 19. Son of Stephen Spencer Goldring and Joan Frances Goldring, of Penmaenmawr, Caernarvonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 124.
GORDON
Alec
Lieutenant 243041, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) attached to 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Killed in action 1st April 1943. Aged 23. Born 19th May 1919 in Cheshire, resident Manchester. Son of Alexander and Mona Gordon, of Lonan, Isle of Man. LL.B. (Manchester). In the 1939 Register he was a Law Student, son of Alexander and Mona Gordon, resident 27 Chandos Road, Manchester C.B., Lancashire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 15. Row C. Grave 14.
GORDON
John Alastair
Pilot Officer 152700, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 20. Son of Michael and Margaret Gordon, of Chester. Buried in TRURO (TERRACE HILL) CEMETERY, Nova Scotia, Canada. Plot 382. Grave 3.
GORTON
Robert
Flying Officer 120788, 276 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th April 1944. Aged 30. Born 9th May 1913. Son of Titus and Elizabeth Arm Gorton; husband of Joan Gorton, of Crossens, Southport. In the 1939 Register he was an Assistant School Master, unmarried, resident 30 North Road, Southport C.B., Lancashire. Buried at SOUTHPORT (DUKE STREET) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section 23. Grave 285.
GOSS
Henry Francis

Lieutenant EC/9401, 10th Battalion, 14th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. Killed in action in Burma 15th June 1943. Aged 20. Son of Adam B. Goss and the late Lena Goss. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 17. Row B. Grave 5.

Extract from Manchester Evening News 16th July 1943, page 7:

GOSS.—Lieut. H. F. GOSS, Pujab Regt., aged 19, son of Adam B. Goss and the late Lena Goss, of Prestwich, killed in action in Burma, in June, 1943.

GRAVES
Kenneth Costall
Lieutenant 190619, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds in the Middle East 15th January 1943. Aged 29. Born 3rd May 1913. Son of John W. and Lottie Graves, of Morecambe, Lancashire. B.A. (Manchester). In the 1939 Register he was a Schoolmaster, unmarried, resident Eltham College, Grove Park Road, Chislehurst and Sidcup U.D., Kent. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 7. Row F. Grave 23.
GREEN
Ronald
Major 87571, Royal Army Service Corps. Dangerously ill 26th August 1945, died in India 4th September 1945. Aged 28. Born and resident Stockport. Son of Edwin Thorniley Green and Helena Blanche Green; husband of Joan Glanville Green, of Worting, Hampshire. Buried in RANCHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 12.
GRIFFITHS
John Maldwyn
Gunner 990094, 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died as an Italian Prisoner of War at Caserta of Colitis with Peritonitis 7th July 1942. Aged 27. Born 5th July 1915 in Porth, Glamorgan, Wales. Resident Porth, Glamorgan, Wales. Son of William and Elizabeth Griffiths; husband of Kathleen Mary (nee Jones) Griffiths, married 1941 in Carmarthen Registration District, Carmarthenshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Student University, resident with his parents, William and Elizabeth Griffiths, resident 69 Cemetery Road, Rhondda U.D., Glamorganshire, Wales. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row B. Grave 17.
GRIFFITHS
Richard
Second Lieutenant 292669, Royal Corps of Signals. Died on service in United Kingdom 28th November 1943. Aged 29. Born 19th July 1914 in Lancashire, resident Cambridgeshire. Son of Richard and Maggie Griffiths; husband of Ethel Griffiths, of March. B.Sc. Hons. Teacher at the Hereward School, March. Resident 18 Kinsley Street, 43 West End, March, Cambridgeshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Schoolmaster, married to Ethel, resident 12 Newlands Avenue, March U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried 2nd December 1943 in MARCH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Row C. Grave 23. See also March

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