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ALCESTER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Korea - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwads 2019

The Alcester Cross War memorial is to be found in adjacent to west tower of St Nicholas' Church, in the churchyard, Butter Street, off Church Street, Alcester, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire. It takes the form of a four-stepped, octagonal, base surmounted by an octagonal sectioned plinth with a four-gabled column base, transposing into an octagonal column, topped by a capital and cross. There are 73 names listed for World Wa r 1, 24 names for World War 2 and one name for Korea.

Photograph Copyright © helen Steed 2012

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR
OF THE FALLEN PASS NOT
THIS STONE
IN SORROW
BUT IN PRIDE
AND MAY
YOU LIVE
AS NOBLY
AS THEY DIED

1914-1918

ALLCOCK Ralph
Private PLY/2058(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion,. Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 26 October 1917. Aged 34. Born 7 September 1917. Son of Katherine Allcock, of Fish Hill, Redditch, and the late Ralph Allcock; husband of Alice Harriet Allcock, of 31, Rosehall, Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 1.
BATES Chalres [Henry]
Private 202020, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1917. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.
BAYLIS George
Private 266032, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 October 1918. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon. Buried in TEMPLEUVE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, TOURNAI, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.
BAYLIS P
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BIDDLE Bryan
Private 241571, "C" Company, 14th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 10 October 1917. Aged 22. Son of John and Helen Biddle, of Henley St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row J. Grave 6.
BLAKE Walter [Harold]
Private 9978, 3rd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 1 July 1915. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Alcester, Warwickshire, resident Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Husband of H. E. A. Blake, of Ardens Grafton, Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in PARKHURST MILITARY CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 78.
BOOKER James
Private 14239, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 21 February 1915. Aged 31. Son of Charles and Ann Booker, of Alcester, Warwickshire; husband of Teresa May Skinner (formerly Booker), of The Ally, Crabb's Cross, Redditch. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row H. Grave 21.
BOWEN William Reginald
Corporal 15589, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 4 May 1917. Aged 26. Son of Benjamin and M. E. Bowen, of Victoria House, High St., Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
BOYCE W T
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BREEZE Guy Porter
Company Serjeant Major 8409, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 September 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of William and Cassie Breeze, of High St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.
CHANDLER Albert Victor
Private 86445, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 23 October 1918. Aged 32. Son of Thos. and Ann Maria Chandler, of Small Heath, Birmingham; husband of Elizabeth Chandler. of Henley St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 30.
COCKBILL William Thomas
Driver 66645, "C" Battery, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 13 July 1917. Husband of E. Cockbill, of Segge Lane, Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 20.
COLDICOTT Herbert Frank
Private 24660, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon. Son of George and Sarah A. Coldicott, of Salt Box Row, Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 1.
COOKE Percy John

Private 15342, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 7 July 1916. Born Astwood Bank, Worcestershire, enlisted Reddich, Worcestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Astwood Bank, Worcestershire, a Needle Straightener, son of John and Sarah A Cooke, resident High Street, Alcester, Warwickshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Alcester, a Needle Straightener, son of John and Sarah Ann Cooke, resident High Street, Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried at AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.

COX George Henry
Corporal 1545, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Jesse and E. C. Cox, of Gas House Lane, Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
DEVEY Robert Oliver
Lance Corporal A/1587, "A" Company, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of James and Sarah Ann Devey, of Priory Rd., Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
DEVEY Thomas George
Private 14/1277, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 July 1916. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
EDKINS Percy [Richard]
Private 15593, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Brother of Mr. E. J. Edkins, of 32, Newport Rd., Stafford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.
EDWARDS Frederick James
Lance Corporal 19393, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1917. Aged 31. Son of Frederick and Charlotte Edwards, of Great Alne, Alcester; husband of Florence Edwards, of Bleachfield St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row G. Joint grave 2.
FREEMAN Alfred Thomas
Corporal A/1024, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24 August 1917. Born 1897. Resident Alcester. Son of William Freeman (a widower), of 74, School Road, Alcester. Previously suffered gun shot wounds to the hand left side 20 September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119.
GALLIMORE Arthur
Corporal 12870, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1917. Aged 25. Born Alcester, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of May Gallimore, of The Green, Barrow, near Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIV. Row D. Grave 3A.
GALLIMORE S
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HANCOCK T H
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HARRIS E W
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HAWTIN Joseph
Rifleman A/1643, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 6 July 1915. Aged 17. Son of Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Hawtin, of Evesham St., Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
HEMMING George A
Company Sergeant Major 9948, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 14 April 1917. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row B. Grave 9.
HEMMING William
Rifleman Z/778, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
JEPHCOTT Arthur Boobbyer
Private 1380, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 4 August 1916 at Pozieres, France. Aged 26. Born Alcester. Son of Edward A. and Agnes A. Jephcott, of Icknield House, Alcester, Warwickshire. An electrical mechanic prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 25 June 1915. Educated King's School, Warwick. Emigrated aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian War Memorial
JOHNSON Charles James
Lance Corporal 2634, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 12 June 1916. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXII. Row F. Grave 15.
JOHNSON Frank [Percy]
Telegraphist J/59081, H.M.S. "Spear," Royal Navy. Died of acute appendicitis 4 September 1920. Born 25 October 1900 in Alcester. Son of Clara Johnson, of 89, Barford Road, Cotton Park, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Re-enlisted 25 October 1918 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2 inches, chest 32 inches, light brown hair, light blue eyes, fair complexion. Buried in HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row G. Grave 25.
JONES C E
Gunner 78542, 321st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 28 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. F. A. Jones, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 17.
KEYTE A E
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KEYTE William
Private 13101, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli 6 May 1915. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Redditch, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 104 to 113.
MILLS Benjamin
Private 7468, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 November 1915 at Gallipoli. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 36 to 38.
MILLS E C
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OVERBURY Henry Hyatt
Private 20807, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 6 May 1917. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Emily Overbury, of Ocean View Rd., Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial 37.
PANTER Frederick
Private 463806, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died of wounds received in action on his way to No. 1. Canadian Field Ambulance 28 June 1916. Aged 30. Born 4 July 1887 in Seggs Lane, Alcester, Warwickshire. Son of John William and Emma Panter, of Seige Lane, Alcester. Iron Worker by trade. Unmarried at enlistment. Attested 7 July 1915 in Vernon, British Columbia., height 5 feet 10inches, chest 38-31 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, canadam 20 March 1916 aboard S.S. Baltic. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7557 - 28
PURTON Godfrey Lawrence
[Listed as J L PURTON on memorial] Lance Corporal 3400, 1st/10th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 16 June 1915. Aged 28. Son of the late Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Purton, of Kinwarton, Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 and 6.
RICHARDSON Wilson Thomas
Private 20854, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 May 1917. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
ROBINS T
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SMITH Alfred

Private 267394, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917 at Passchendaele. Born 19 June 1881 in Alcester, resident Alcester, Warwicks, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon, Warwicks. Baptised 17 August 1881 in Alcester, son of Charles and Elizabeth Smith, resident Bleachfield. Married Irene Louisa Moule 12 June 1905 in Studley. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28.

STANTON W E [T]
Private 21384, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshie and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 1 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Stanton, of Swan St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 30.
STEELE Albert
Acting Corporal 20855, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 November 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Alcester, Warwickshire, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire. Son of John Steele; husband of Harriet Steele, of Bleachfield St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in BETTRECHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. At West End. Row B. Grave 2.
TIPPING Roland Walter
Private 242900, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 24 August 1918. Aged 23. Husband of Mrs. L. M. Tipping, of Swan St., Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 9.
TOMLIN Herbert John
Private 13490, 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 10 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of William Tomlin, of 8, Birmingham Rd., Alcester, Warwickshire, and the late Sarah Ann Tomlin. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
WELSBY Victor [Emmanuel]
Private 14299, 1st/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 9 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. Edith Welsby, of The Priory, Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.
WHEELER A J
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WOODWARD G
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1939 - 1945
BARLEY Stanley John
Private 5253122, 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 26 February 1945. Aged 26. Son of John Henry and Gertrude Annie Barley, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 25. Row D. Grave 14.
BAYLIS Anthony
Sergeant (Observer) 655073, Royal Air Force. Died 22 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Charles and Caroline Jane Baylis, of Alcester. Buried in ALCESTER BURIAL GROUND, Warwickshire. Grave 2370.
BIDDLE Ernest Ronald
Aircraftman 1st Class 942880, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 June 1940. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Ellen Biddle, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 24.
BLOUNT Francis Walter
Fusilier 5118084, 1st Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 9 August 1944. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Blount, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row C. Grave 11.
BONHAM Albert William
Private 14642600, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 15 June 1944. Aged 31. Husband of E. I. R. Bonham, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 7.
BUNTING F
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CANNING W J
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CARTMALE Charles Henry
Leading Aircraftman 1140232, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 July 1944. Aged 23. Son of Harry and Elsa Cartmale; husband of Joan Phyllis Cartmale, of Alcester. Buried in ALCESTER BURIAL GROUND, Warwickshire. Grave 2386.
DUXBURY Fred
Flight Lieutenant 136866, 238 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 December 1945. Aged 33. Son of James Barton Duxbury and Elizabeth Duxbury; husband of Edith Mabel Duxbury, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in ADELAIDE (CENTENNIAL PARK) CEMETERY, South Australia, Australia. Plot W. Row A. Grave 7.
FITZGERALD James
Sapper 1943557, 100 Army Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 12 August 1944. Aged 23. Son of Johanna Fitzgerald; husband of Nellie Fitzgerald, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.
GALLIMORE William
Sapper 2090760, 3 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 26 October 1942. Aged 21. Son of William Gallimore, and of Rebecca Gallimore, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 47.
HEMMING Arthur Leslie
Fusilier 14397848, 1st Battalion, Royal irish Fusiliers. Died 29 November 1943. Aged 27. Son of John and Selina Hemming, of Alcester, Warwickshire; husband of Kathleen Violet Hemming, of Alcester. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 20.
HEMMING W H
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INGRAM Cyril Dennis
Private 14429052, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 8 July 1944. Aged 18. Son of William Edward and Florence Annie Ingram, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 13, Column 1.
KEYTE Raymond Lawrence
Bombardier 5102156, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25 September 1942. Aged 35. Son of William C. Keyte and Anne Keyte, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plor 2. Row H. Grave 2.
MEEHAN D
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PORTMAN Edwin Howard
Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. "Saker," Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Howard William and Nellie Portman, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 5, Panel 6.
ROBERTS Harold Edgar
Corporal 227001, Army Catering Corps attached to Royal Corps of Signals. Died 29 July 1945. Aged 34. Son of Edgar and Ada Roberts; husband of Dorothy May Roberts, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 11.
SHEWELL J M
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SMITH Francis William
Sergeant 543358, 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 28 January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Francis William and Elsie Smith, of Alcester. Buried in ALCESTER BURIAL GROUND, Warwickshire. Grave 2355.
TARVER John
Sergeant 1575752, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 August 1943. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herbert Tarver, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 166.
WHEATLEY John
Trooper 5122311, 56th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. Died 11 September 1943. Aged 34. Son of Henry John Wheatley, and of Minnie Wheatley, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in IMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot 3. Row 3. Collective grave 22.
WILLIAMS Harold John
Able Seaman C/JX 169059, H.M. Trawler "Arctic Trapper," Royal Navy. Died 3 Februuary 1941. Aged 22. Son of Joseph and Marion Susan Williams, of Alcester, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 44, Column 1.
WOOLNOUGH Ronald Clifford
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1213595, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 September 1943. Aged 20. Son of Walter Benjamin Robert and Louie Woolnough, of Alcester, Warwickshire. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 14.
KOREA
STRAIN Eric
Marine PO/X5315, 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines. Killed in action 29 November 1950. Aged 26. Born 19 August 1924. Missing during Royal Marines operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir the killed in action. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Tanggok, Pusan, Korea. Plot 70. Row 9. Grave 7845. Also appears on Bickleigh Parish Church Memorial Plaque [Devon].

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