British aristocracy losses in WW2

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flying Officer THE HON. THOMAS HENRY JORDAN SACKVILLE

    123464, 613 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 14 May 1943
    Son of the Rt. Hn. Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville, P.C., 9th Earl De La Warr, and the Countess De La Warr, of Withyham, Sussex.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flying Officer RICHARD UGHTRED PAUL KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH

    70356, 145 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 27
    on 08 August 1940
    (Served as SHUTTLEWORTH. R.U.P.). 2nd Baron Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe. Son of Capt. the Hon. Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth, R.F.A., J.P., and of the Hon. Mrs. Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth, of South Kensington, London.J.P. His brother Ronald Orlando Lawrence, 3rd Baron Shuttleworth, also fell.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Brother
    Captain RONALD ORLANDO LAWRENCE KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH

    96912, 138 Field Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 25
    on 17 November 1942
    (Served as SHUTTLEWORTH. R.O.L.). 3rd Baron Shuttlewoth of Gawthorpe. Son of Capt. the Hon. Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth, R.F.A., J.P., and of the Hon. Mrs. Kay-Shuttleworth (nee Bridgeman), of South Kensington, London. B.A. (Oxon.): Balliol College. His brother Richard Ughtred Paul, 2nd Baron Shuttleworth, also fell.
    Remembered with honour
    TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Sergeant NOEL BOYD ORR

    1053586, 217 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 19
    on 25 November 1941
    Son of Lord Boyd Orr, D.S.O., M.C., F.R.S., J.P., L.L.D., and Lady Boyd Orr, of Brechin, Angus.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Pilot Officer ERNEST EDWARD HIVES

    81354, 59 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 24
    on 17 October 1940
    Son of the Rt. Hon. Lord Hives, C.H., M.B.E., D.Sc., and Lady Hives, of Duffield, Derbyshire.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flying Officer Sir CHANDOS WREN HOSKYNS

    152074, 190 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 03 April 1945
    14th Bart. Son of the Revd. Canon Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns, Bt., and Lady Hoskyns, of Cambridge.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Pilot Officer Sir IAIN WORKMAN MacROBERT

    87425, 608 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 24
    on 30 June 1941
    Son of Sir Alexander MacRobert, Bt., and Lady MacRobert, of Tarland, Aberdeenshire. B.A. (Cantab.).
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    HAMILTON-RUSSELL, The Hon. GUSTAVUS LASCELLES
    Son of Gustavus William Hamilton-Russell, J.P., D.L., 9th Viscount Boyne and of Viscountess Boyne, C.B.E. (nee Lascelles), of Bridgnorth. His brother, the Hon. Desmond Claud Hamilton-Russell, also died on service.

    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    1st Royal Dragoons , Tunisia, 1943
    HAMILTON-RUSSELL, The Hon. DESMOND CLAUD
    Son of Gustavus William Hamilton-Russell, J.P., D.L., 9th Viscount Boyne, and of the Viscountess Boyne, C.B.E. (nee Lascelles), of Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    CWGC :: Casualty Details





    3 brothers killed and a cousin

    008 HAMILTON-RUSSELL DC 94896 1ST ROYAL DRAGOONS 19/04/1943 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS

    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    009 HAMILTON-RUSSELL GL 41136 - 02/06/1940 GRENADIER GUARDS
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    010 HAMILTON-RUSSELL J 52641 1ST THE ROYAL DRAGOONS 19/08/1943 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    011 HAMILTON-RUSSELL AGL 22389 1ST BN 26/05/1940 RIFLE BRIGADE
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
     
  8. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

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  9. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Captain [The Lord] CHARLES ANTONY LYELL V C 57781, 1st Bn., Scots Guards
    who died age 29 on 27 April 1943
    2nd Baron of Kinnordy. Son of the Hon. C. H. Lyell, M.P., and of the Hon. Mrs. Lyell (nee Watney); husband of Lady Lyell (nee Trafford), of Kinnordy, Kirriemuir, Angus. B.Sc. (Oxon.): Christ Church. County Councillor for Angus.
    Remembered with honour MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Ref: V. H. 5

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    SOURCE : All sizes | The Lord Lyell, VC | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Charles Antony, The Lord, Lyell -


    Charles Antony Lyell, 2nd Baron Lyell (191327 April, 1943) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
    He was 29 years old, and a T/Captain in the 1st Bn., Scots Guards, British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
    During the period 22/27 April 1943 near Dj Bou Arada, Tunisia, Captain Lord Lyell's outstanding leadership and gallantry enabled his company to take its objective. On 27 April accompanied by a sergeant, a lance-corporal and two guardsmen, he led an attack on an enemy post consisting of an 88mm. gun and a heavy machine-gun in two separate pits. He destroyed the crew of the machine-gun with a hand grenade and then, three of the party having become casualties, and with the lance-corporal to give covering fire he leapt into the second pit, killing several of the crew before being overwhelmed and killed. Both the guns had been silenced.
     
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    From The Times, Friday, August 27, 1943:
     

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  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Second Lieutenant PIERS RICHARD EDGCUMBE

    87192, 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps
    who died
    on 27 May 1940

    Remembered with honour
    DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

    Second Lieutenant 87192, 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed whilst leading an armoured car patrol during the withdrawal from Dunkirk, 25th May, 1940. Son of Kenelm (6th Earl Mount Edgcumbe 1944) of Holwell Court, Essendon. No known grave. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 3.


    Earl of Mount Edgcumbe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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  13. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    My father became very interested a few years ago in the story behind the death of the Marquis of Dufferin who he served with in the IFBU in 1945. He was convinced that the story was not right and tried to get more information without success. If only the Internet and this site had been accessible he probably would have got further!
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    Lieutenant The Hon. STEPHEN EDWARD THOMAS PRESTON 228338, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 23 on 30 January 1944
    Son of Jenico Edward Joseph Preston, 15th Viscount Gormanston, and of Eileen, Viscountess Gormanston, of Gormanston Castle, Co. Meath, Irish Republic.
    Remembered with honour ANZIO WAR CEMETERY

    Night attack 29/30 Jan 1944, Carroceto:


    and his brother
    Captain JENICO WILLIAM RICHARD PRESTON 107447, 2/4th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who died age 25 on 09 June 1940
16th Viscount Gormanston. Son of the late Jenico Edward Joseph Preston, 15th Viscount Gormanston, and of Eileen Alice, Viscountess Gormanston (nee Butler); husband of the Viscountess Gormanston (nee Hanley), of Naas, Co. Kildare, Irish Republic.
Remembered with honour DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 115.

    Attached photo of Dunkirk memorial courtesy of Drew

    Captain Preston or as he was known, Captain Gormanston was B Company Commander of 2/4 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Gormanston was at Igoville south of Rouen, he was crouching down behind a railway embankment to the left of a bridge prepared for demolition with around 40 men and being suppressed by German fire. Gormanston got the men together and told them that if they all moved together they stood a better chance of getting across the embankment and getting into better cover before the Germans had time to react. Gormanston got the men to spread out along the embankment and then as brave as can be he stood up with just a pistol in his hand and gave the word for the men to dash over and deploy the otherside, all this in full view of the enemy on a ridge, under fire whilst he marshalled his men. The other side of of the railway tracks was a corn field with its crop knee high. Another 150 yards on was the river bank of the Seine. Halfway through the cornfield the men came under machine gun fire and they crawled and ran the rest of the way to the river bank which dropped around 12 ft to the water. At the river bank Captain Gormanston and Private Murdoch were getting ready to swim the river when Private Rex Flowers went up to them.

    Gormanston said, 'Where are you going flowers?' and Flowers replied, 'I am going to try and get over the bridge sir'. Gormanston said there was no time looking at his watch he told Flowers it was due to be blown up anytime now. Flowers being a non swimmer decided it was his only option and made for the bridge. Some 70 yards from it and clearly seeing refugees crossing it the bridge blew up.

    Flowers returned to where Gormanston was with Murdoch and asked him if he could help him across the river. Gormanston said he couldn't help as he would need all his strength to get himself across the fast moving river. Flowers set off along the bank to try and find another way across the river and after few steps he turned around to see Murdoch climbing out on the other side of the river. Gormanston was gone and never seen again.

    Flowers personal account.
     
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered Shiplake,Oxfordshire

    Captain The Hon. ANTHONY FRANCIS PHILLIMORE

    37238, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers., Royal Armoured Corps
    and Commands and Staff, General Staff
    who died age 33
    on 23 May 1940
    Son of Godfrey Walter Phillimore, 2nd Baron Phillimore, M.C., and of Lady Phillimore (nee Haig), of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Anne Julia Phillimore (nee Pereira), of Henley-on-Thames.
    Remembered with honour
    ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
     

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  16. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    A pilot on my late fathers Squadron must be an early candidate - Flying Officer, Lord Shuttleworth 145 Sqn RAF - following combat over South of the Isle of Wight 8 August 1940, listed MIA.
     
  17. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    "A pilot on my late fathers Squadron must be an early candidate - Flying Officer, Lord Shuttleworth 145 Sqn RAF - following combat over South of the Isle of Wight 8 August 1940, listed MIA.

    Name: KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, RICHARD UGHTRED PAUL
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 145 Sqdn.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 08/08/1940
    Service No: 70356
    Additional information: (Served as SHUTTLEWORTH. R.U.P.). 2nd Baron Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe. Son of Capt. the Hon. Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth, R.F.A., J.P., and of the Hon. Mrs. Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth, of South Kensington, London.J.P. His brother Ronald Orlando Lawrence, 3rd Baron Shuttleworth, also fell. His father fell in the 1914-1918 war.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31108&d=1278969464

    The Brother who was killed 2 years later.

    Name: KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, RONALD ORLANDO LAWRENCE
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 138 Field Regt.
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 17/11/1942
    Service No: 96912
    Additional information: (Served as SHUTTLEWORTH. R.O.L.). 3rd Baron Shuttlewoth of Gawthorpe. Son of Capt. the Hon. Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth, R.F.A., J.P., and of the Hon. Mrs. Kay-Shuttleworth (nee Bridgeman), of South Kensington, London. B.A. (Oxon.): Balliol College. His brother Richard Ughtred Paul, 2nd Baron Shuttleworth, also fell. His father fell in the 1914-1918 war.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 2.
    Cemetery: TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY
     
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  18. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

     
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    DaveB Very Senior Member

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  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    To keep Aristocracy deaths together, this lad should also be here. See the link below for his full story.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-air/27756-pilot-officer-hon-peter-george-alex-st-clair-erskine.html#post307367

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer The Hon. PETER GEORGE ALEX. ST. CLAIR-ERSKINE

    111 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 08 September 1939
    Son of Anthony Hugh Francis Harry St. Clair-Erskine, 6th Earl of Rosslyn, and of the Countess Rosslyn (nee Chisholm), of St. John's Wood, London.
    Remembered with honour
    ROSSLYN (ST. MATTHEW) CHAPELYARD

    I have been contacted by another forumite to let me know that these grave photos and tthe stained glass photos are on Scottish War Graves website.

    The Scottish War Graves Project :: View topic - Rosslyn (St. Matthew) Chapelyard

    Scottish War Grave photos by Gerry Farrell and my thanks to Ken for letting me know.

    The Scottish War Memorials Project :: View topic - Rosslyn Chapel

    Interesting to read a history of the family of St Clair and of the lovely church.

    His brother named his son Peter after his brother.

    Rosslyn Chapel - The St Clair Family
     

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