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WORTHING WAR MEMORIAL

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World War 2 - Surnames beginning with U,V,W,Y

VARNDELL James Edward
Petty Officer P/J 34814, H.M.S. President III (S.S. Storaa), Royal Navy. Died 2 November 1943. Aged 44. Son of Edward Thomas Varndell and Caroline Fanny Varndell; husband of Amy Elizabeth Varndell, of Worthing, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 73, Column 2.
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS A R
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VIRGO L A D
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WADEY H
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WADEY Harvey George
Corporal 6402186, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 20 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Walter George Harvey Wadey and Edith May Wadey, of Worthing, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 63.
WALKER K G
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WARDELL A
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WARNER E A
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WATKINSON-ROBERTS J G
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WEBSTER H E
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WEISS F
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WELLS S H
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WENTWORTH-HYDE R C
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WEST H
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WHEATLEY Frederick
Corporal 180860, Royal Air Force. Died 1 November 1940. Aged 40. Husband of Edith May Wheatley, of Worthing, Sussex. Buried in HITCHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
WICKENS Lawrence [Vaughan]
Able Seaman P/SDX 1478, H.M.S. Acheron, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 December 1940. Aged 21. Son of Archie and Ellen Wickens, of Worthing, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 44, Column 3.
WIDDICOMBE B F
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WILLIAMS J W W
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WILLIAMS Reginald Stanley
Sergeant 923926, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 April 1942. Aged 22. Son of Warner Reginald and Phyllis Marjorie Williams, of West Worthing, Sussex. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 11. Row B. Collective grave 3-5.
WILLICOT Alexander
Able Seaman P/J 43009, H.M.S. Hartland, Royal Navy. Died 8 November 1942. Aged 43. Son of William and Gertrude Willicott; husband of Dorothy May Willicott, of Worthing, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 65, Column 2.
WILSON R D T
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WINDSOR B A M
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WOOD Eric William
Sergeant 6342602, The Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 22 August 1944. Aged 29. Son of Ernest William and Jane Wood; husband of Eileen Ada Wood, of Worthing, Sussex. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 22.
WOODHOUSE P
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WOOLCOTT M
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WOOLGAR C W
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WOOLGAR D
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WOOTTON T E
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WORTHINGTON Jack [Herbert]
Sergeant 574819, 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Son of Herbert Gerald and Rose Worthington, of Worthing. Buried in WORTHING (DURRINGTON) CEMETERY, Sussex. Section 9. Row 8. Grave 42.
YOUNG Charles [Frederick]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 745128, 149 (East India) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Took off from R.A.F. Midlenhall on a night mission to Hanover, flying in a Vickers Wellington, serial number R1024, markings OJ-V, crashed into the sea of Sylt and died 12 August 1941. Aged 23. Born 22 Septeber 1919. Son of Frederick Walter and Evelyn Mary Young, of Worthing, Sussex. In the 1939 Register he was an R.A.F. Sergeant, unmarried, resident with his parents, Frederick W and Evelyn Young, at 21 Broadwater Road, Worthing, Worthing M.B., Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 55.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1942:

YOUNG Charles Frederick of 13 Chapel-road Worthing died 12 August 1941 on war service Probate Lewes 30 September to Frederick Walter Young optician. Effects £1155 19s. 2d.

Extract from Worthing Herald 3 April 1942:

YOUNG Douglas Arthur

Flight Sergeant 751662, 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Edwin and Muriel Young, of Worthing, Sussex. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 12.

Information from Steve Veysey:

In memory of Douglas Arthur Young who died January 1st 1942.

Douglas was the son of Arthur Edwin and Muriel Young, (nee Carter). Born in 1920 he spent his early years in 53 Islwyn Road, Wattsville where he lived with his grandparents Edgar and Maud Carter, attending Bethel Baptist Sunday School. He joined 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1938 at Worthing where his parents lived. Douglas served as a Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 751662. Douglas was with 11 Squadron in the Middle East, when on January 1st 1942 he and two other crew were flying in a Blenheim IV, T2666, when they were shot down. Reported as missing during action, Douglas, along with the other two men, was later confirmed as having been killed. On Wednesday January 7th, his family had received a cablegram from him wishing them all the best for Christmas and the New Year. He also said “I am safe and well.” Initially the three were buried in Cyrenaica, East Libya, before being re buried in Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya on July 18th 1944. His headstone is inscribed, “The sweetest of memories, Is all we have left, Of a dearly loved son, One of the best“.

YOUNG Douglas Barclay
Leading Aircraftman 1397797, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 June 1943. Aged 18. on of Florence Ada Young, of Worthing, Sussex. Buried in RED DEER CEMETERY, Alberta, Canada. Lot 8. Block F.
YOUNGER Walter [William]
Sergeant 1289632, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Walter and Margaret Younger; husband of Lorna June Younger, of Worthing. Buried in WORTHING (DURRINGTON) CEMETERY, Sussex. Section 2. Row 10. Grave 29.

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