British aristocracy losses in WW2

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by L J, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    From A Soldier's Story, Vandeleur
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57662&stc=1&d=1311893336


    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Captain Count RICHARD DUDLY MELCHIOR GUROWSKI 47565, Scots Guards who died age 30 on 02 June 1940
    Son of Count Gurowski and of Countess Gurowski (nee von Essen); husband of Countess Gurowski (nee Haig-Thomas), of West Amesbury, Wiltshire.
    Remembered with honour
    WOOLHAMPTON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD
    Grave/Memorial Reference: S.E. corner. Grave 1008.


    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Captain MICHAEL DAVID CHARLES HANBURY-TRACY 41157, 1st Bn., Scots Guards who died age 31 on 22 August 1940
    Son of the Hon. Felix and Madelaine Hanbury-Tracy; husband of Colline Ammabel Hanbury-Tracy (nee St. Hill), of St. Foeck, Cornwall. His father fell in the 1914-1918 war.
    Remembered with honour TODDINGTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
    Grave/Memorial Reference: S.E. of church.

    Father
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Uncle
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Cousin
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
     

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  2. CL1

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

    update photo of headstone

    Lieutenant The Hon. GUSTAVUS LASCELLES HAMILTON-RUSSELL

    41136, Grenadier Guards
    who died age 33
    on 02 June 1940
    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.
    Remembered with honour
    BURWARTON (ST. LAWRENCE) OLD CHURCHYARD
     

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  3. CL1

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

    Lieutenant Viscount DAVID ANDREW NOEL STUART

    232729, 11th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
    who died age 21
    on 10 November 1942
    Son of Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl Castle Stewart, and Eleanor, the Countess of Castle Stewart, of Nutley, Sussex. His brother, Viscount Robert John Ochiltrie, also died in service.
    Remembered with honour
    ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

    thePeerage.com - Person Page 20746
     
  4. CL1

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

    Lieutenant Viscount ROBERT JOHN OCHILTRIE STUART

    311623, "B" Sqn. 9th Queen''s Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps
    who died age 20
    on 17 September 1944
    Son of Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl Castle Stewart, and Eleanor, the Countess of Castle Stewart, of Nutley, Sussex. His brother, Viscount David Andrew Noel, also died in service.
    Remembered with honour
    ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
     
  5. CannonFodder

    CannonFodder Junior Member

    Regarding the Grimston brothers:
    Their mother was the daughter of the 12th Earl of Meath, but would be regarded as Anglo-Irish rather than plain vanilla Irish as such, (their granddad being the Anglo-Irish imperialist responsible for getting Empire Day onto the calendar). Their uncle was one of the southern unionists chosen to sit for the Senate of the houses of parliament that would've been established under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, (but these constitutional arrangements were superseded by the Treaty which provided for a different bi-cameral legislature for what became a Dominion-status 'home rule' arrangement).
    The Grimstons are commemorated in Ireland, in Co. Wicklow, but their mother's family owned quite a chunk of Ireland and so they could probably have been commemorated in several Irish counties had the family so wished it:

    Irish War Memorials
     
  6. CL1

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

    parent unit Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
    born 20.12.1907
    son of Lionel George Henry Seymour Dawson-Damer,6th Earl of Portarlington and
    Countess Portarlington (Winnifeda nee Yuill),Westminster.London
    husband of Viscountess Carlow (Peggy nee Cambie),Dunsfold,Surrey (2 sons)
    married 7.1.1937
    founder,Corvinus Press 1936
    Squadron Leader 24.8.1939
    pilot
    killed on route to visit Tito in Yugoslavia (passenger)
    Warwick BV247 (525 Sq,RAF) exploded and crashed English Channel near Newquay,
    Cornwall
    George Lionel Seymour Dawson-Damer,Viscount Carlow - Special Forces - Roll Of Honour - Archive


    CARLOW, Viscount

    Rank:
    Air Commodore
    Date of Death:
    17/04/1944
    Regiment/Service:
    ALIAS
    Grave Reference

    Cemetery
    GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM
    Additional Information:
    See DAWSON-DAMER, the true family name.
    DAWSON-DAMER, GEORGE LIONEL SEYMOUR

    Rank:
    Air Commodore
    Date of Death:
    17/04/1944
    Age:
    36
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)

    600 Sqdn.
    Grave Reference
    Panel 1.
    Cemetery
    GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM
    Additional Information:
    Viscount Carlow. Son of Lionel Arthur Henry Seymour Dawson-Damer, 6th Earl of Portarlington and of the Countess Portarlington (nee Yuill), of Westminster, London; husband of Viscountess Carlow (nee Cambie), of Dunsfold, Surrey.

    George Lionel Seymour Dawson-Damer,Viscount Carlow - Special Forces - Roll Of Honour - Archive
     

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  7. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Would this brave man be eligible for inclusion?

    Charles 'Wild Jack' Howard the 20th Earl of Suffolk and 13th Earl of Berkshire had volunteered at the outbreak of war, but was declared medically unfit following rheumatoid arthritis. This didn't stop the Earl from doing important work. He led a four person (not political correctness, two were women) team to Paris in February 1940. In mid June he supervised the evacuation of 600 tons of valuable equipment, the Allies stock of heavy water and several crates of diamonds. With them he brought out scientists, engineers and their families. All arrived safely at Falmouth on 25 June.
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    [/FONT]Then the Earl formed a three person bomb disposal team that he called 'The Holy Trinity. In 1941 the Earl, Miss Morden (who had been with him in France) and his chauffeur Fred Hards and four Sappers, and one other person, were killed on Erith Marshes while the Earl was attempting to de-fuse the thirty fifth bomb. They may have been the first UXB team to encounter the booby-trapped /Y fuse The Earl was awarded the George Cross. In the same Supplement to The London Gazette (35220 15 July 1941) there were Commendations for 'brave conduct in Civil Defence' for 'Frederick William Hards (deceased), Van Driver, and Miss Eileen Beryl Morden(deceased), Shorthand-Typist - both from the Experimental Unit, Ministry of Supply.'

    Of the others who were with the Earl in France: Major Golding became a Colonel and retired in 1956, he died in Nantucket in 1992. No information has been found on Miss Nicolle. Major Golding's son has been in touch, through this forum, I am hopefully waiting for a copy of this officers diary.
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    He definitely receives a tick from me Roy!
     
  9. Buteman

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

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Flight Lieutenant 6th Baron AUCKLAND A M 74387, ALIAS who died on 16 April 1941
    See EDEN, the true family name.
    Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Flight Lieutenant FREDERICK COLVIN GEORGE EDEN A M 74387, Royal Air Force who died age 46 on 16 April 1941
    6th Baron Auckland. Son of William Morton Eden, 5th Baron Auckland, and of Lady Auckland (nee Hutton); husband of Lady Auckland (nee Hart).
    Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETER Y
    Grave/Memorial Reference:25. A. 17.

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  10. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    One from Mozzer's Battle of Ceylon gallery


    Sir Robert Peel 6th Baronet Ordinary Seaman RN P/JX261730 HMS TENEDOS


    HMS Tenedos, destroyer

    At Colombo

    5th April Sunk in Colombo harbour during Japanese air attack. 33 of Ship's Company lost their lives.









    (any relation to the bloke that started the London Police?)
     
  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    One from Mozzer's Battle of Ceylon gallery


    Sir Robert Peel 6th Baronet Ordinary Seaman RN P/JX261730 HMS TENEDOS


    HMS Tenedos, destroyer

    At Colombo

    5th April Sunk in Colombo harbour during Japanese air attack. 33 of Ship's Company lost their lives.
    (any relation to the bloke that started the London Police?)


    This article appeared in Time Magazine on 23 October 1944.

    WWII Letters to Wilma: 23 October 1944

    Sir Robert Peel, 21, sixth baronet; ordinary seaman, Royal Navy. A descendant of the famed British Prime Minister who founded the London police force, he was drowned when Japanese planes dive-bombed and sank his ship in the Indian Ocean two years ago. His mother, comedienne Beatrice Lillie, learned backstage of her only son's death, went on with her show. She inherited his fortune of £150,000.
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    A few more here: Do we have these listed?

    This article appeared in Time Magazine on 23 October 1944.Blue blood has flowed as red from Britain's war wounds as any other kind of blood. For Britain's peers understand one prerequisite for those who would rule a democratic empire—they know how to die for it. Of all England's foreign wars, World War I took the heaviest toll of blue blood. World War II's toll may be even heavier.

    Latest aristocratic casualty is Lord Stuart, youthful heir to the Earldom of Castle Stuart, who died on the Italian front. Two years ago his elder, brother was killed in North Africa. Other aristocrats who have died in World War II:H.R.H. the Duke of Kent, 39, brother of King George VI. He was killed in an airplane crash, flying to Iceland (1942).

    The Duke of Wellington, 31, sixth of his line, who was also a Netherlands prince, a Spanish grandee, a Portuguese count. He was killed in Italy last year. To a mess steward who doubted his identity, the Duke once explained: "It's the same name so many pubs have."

    The Marquess of Hartington, 26, eldest son & heir of the tenth Duke of Devonshire, owner of a 20,000-acre estate, husband (for four months) of ex-Ambassador Joseph Kennedy's daughter, Kathleen. He was killed in France a month ago.


    The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, 35, 20th of his line, who succeeded to the title as a child after his father's death in World War I. A man of many parts (Australian sheep rancher, sailor before the mast, rare-books collector, scientist), he became one of Britain's leading bomb-disposal experts, was blown to pieces (with seven of his staff) by a bomb three years ago.

    Lord Lyell, 30, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for valor in North Africa last year. Lord Lyell lived as a Scottish laird, died in a bayonet grapple inside a German gun pit. He was the first peer to win Britain's highest award in World War II, the fifth ever to win it.

    Lord Shuttleworth, 26, captain Royal Artillery, killed in action last year. The third Baron Shuttleworth, he was also the third of his family to die in battle. His father was killed in World War I; his brother was killed in the Battle of Britain.

    Lord Clive, 38, a direct descendant of Cliveof India. One of the tallest men in the House of Lords, he sat there as17th Baron Darcy de Knayth, a peerage created by Edward III. A fighterpilot in the R.A.F., he was killed last year.

    Lord David Douglas-Hamilton, 32, son of the 13th Duke of Hamilton, Scotland's No. 1 peer. A boxer who captained Oxford, he married Prunella Stack (Britain's "Perfect Girl"), with whom he toured Britain preaching physical fitness. Their son, born in July 1940, was a "perfect boy." Last August, Squadron Leader Douglas-Hamilton was shot down, killed.

    Sir Robert Peel, 21, sixth baronet; ordinary seaman, Royal Navy. A descendant of the famed British Prime Minister who founded the London police force, he was drowned when Japanese planes dive-bombed and sank his ship in the Indian Ocean two years ago. His mother, comedienne Beatrice Lillie, learned backstage of her only son's death, went on with her show. She inherited his fortune of £150,000.
     
  13. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    24-25 February 1942

    144 Squadron
    Hampden I X2969 PL-
    Op. Gardening

    The aircraft was lost without trace and the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    Crew

    F/S. Lord B T. Dundas +
    Sgt. C A. Barnett +
    Sgt. W A. Croft +
    Sgt. S B. Wilson +
     
  15. unionjack

    unionjack Junior Member

    Lieutenant BASIL MALISE BROOKE 177327, 11th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps who died age 22 on 04 March 1944

    Son of Rear Admiral Sir Basil Vernon Brooke, G.C.V.O., and Lady Brooke (nee Cunninghame Graham), of Paddington, London; husband of Agnes Mary Brooke, of Paddington.

    Remembered with honour STREATHAM PARK CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. Square 23. Grave 44790.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    thePeerage.com - Person Page 18143

    thePeerage.com - Person Page 18142

    I have a S.S.A.F.A. 35 year badge inscribed with "Lady Cunninghame-Graham joined 1942" on the back. Would you happen to know if this is likely to be the same person?
     
  16. CL1

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

    Remembered Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire


    EVILL, WILLIAM ALAN STRATHERN

    Rank:
    Pilot Officer
    Trade:
    Pilot
    Service No:
    102082
    Date of Death:
    19/08/1941
    Age:
    18
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    10 Sqdn.
    Grave Reference
    Coll. grave 1-3.
    Cemetery
    REKEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Claude Strathern Evill, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.C., A.F.C, and of Lady Evill (nee Kleinwort), of Winchester.
     

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  17. fritzelblitz

    fritzelblitz Member

    Mustang AG399 – Airborne 13:50 on 16 Jul 1942 from Gatwick on a tactical reconnaissance and day intruder mission to France were three Mustangs of No.26 Squadron: AG532 with F/L Greville, AG532 with P/O McComas and AG536 with P/O J H Watson. They crossed the French coast at Hardelot and strafed German soldiers on a beach. Watson was separated from the other two, in low clouds. He climbed up and returned to base, landing at 15:02. The other two failed to return. As no German fighter claims exist for the period, possible causes for their loss include Flak and a mid-air collision.

    43970 Flight Lieutenant The Hon. John Ambrose Henry Greville, Royal Air Force, 26 Sqdn, Pilot, BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Plot 12. Row D. Grave 10., son of Brigadier General Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville, CMG, MVO, DL, JP, 6th Earl of Warwick, and Elfrida Marjorie Greville née Eden, Countess of Warwick, of Warwick Castle. The Countess of Warwick is the elder sister of Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon
     
  18. CL1

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

    Remembered,War Memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

    Rank:
    Lieutenant
    Date of Death:
    30/04/1945
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

    H.M.S. Philante.
    Panel Reference
    Panel 95, Column 3.
    Memorial
    PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
    The Honourable Derek John Henry MOND
    Born: October 18th 1922

    Died: April 30th 1945

    Derek was the eldest son of the 2nd Baron Melchett and his wife, Amy Gwen Wilson

    He travelled with his mother from an early age. On February 1st 1924 they sailed for Cape Town on the Edinburgh Castle, arriving back on March 22nd, on the same ship. Their address was 17. Wilton Place, Knightsbridge. Miss Wethered, the nanny, was with them. On February 6th 1928, with his younger brother and mother he came home from Madeira on the Windsor Castle. They had moved to 45, Green Street, W. On February 5th 1932 with his mother and her social secretary, Miss A. Mockford, he sailed for Colombo, returning to England with Miss Mockford on the Orantes on April 6th.

    He was educated at Eton and Matriculated in 1941. He came up as an Exhibitioner and was Secretary of the Union and President of the University Boat Club. He was up for one year.

    On July 18th 1942, he married Yvonne Victoria Searle at Cheltenham.

    He was serving on HMS Philante when he was killed in a flying accident near Lochalsh on April 30th 1945. His wife was living at 6, Museum Road, Oxford

    Philante was an “armed yacht” used as a convoy escort vessel. Built in 1937 for Sir Thomas Sopwith by Camper & Nicholson, she became the Norwegian Royal Yacht “Norge” in 1947 when the people of Norway subscribed to buy her.

    Derek is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95, Column 3. and on the War Memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

    His widow remarried in 1951.
    The Honourable Derek John Henry MOND | Christ Church, Oxford
     

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  19. fritzelblitz

    fritzelblitz Member

    Mustang AG646 – Airborne on 14 May 1943 from Coltishall on shipping reconnaisance covering the Dutch coast from Bergen to Texel were two Mustangs of No.613 Squadron: F/Lt Dooley RNZAF with AP207 and F/O Sackville with AG646. They were intercepted, engaged in a dogfight by Bf 109s and were shot down. F/Lt Dooley RNZAF was rescued and taken PoW, interned in camp L3 with PoW.No 1404. F/O Sackville was killed. A claim for shooting down two Mustangs exists for Fw. Max Winkler of 2./JG 27, at sea, one 20 km W of Bergen, the other 45 km W of Bergen.

    14/05/1943 123464 Flying Officer The Hon. Thomas Henry Jordan Sackville, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 613 Sqdn, Pilot, RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Panel 129., son of The Rt. Hon. Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville, PC, 9th Earl De La Warr, and The Countess De La Warr, Helena Diana Sackville née Leigh, of Withyham, Sussex.
     
  20. CL1

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

    Mustang AG646 – Airborne on 14 May 1943 from Coltishall on shipping reconnaisance covering the Dutch coast from Bergen to Texel were two Mustangs of No.613 Squadron: F/Lt Dooley RNZAF with AP207 and F/O Sackville with AG646. They were intercepted, engaged in a dogfight by Bf 109s and were shot down. F/Lt Dooley RNZAF was rescued and taken PoW, interned in camp L3 with PoW.No 1404. F/O Sackville was killed. A claim for shooting down two Mustangs exists for Fw. Max Winkler of 2./JG 27, at sea, one 20 km W of Bergen, the other 45 km W of Bergen.

    14/05/1943 123464 Flying Officer The Hon. Thomas Henry Jordan Sackville, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 613 Sqdn, Pilot, RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Panel 129., son of The Rt. Hon. Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville, PC, 9th Earl De La Warr, and The Countess De La Warr, Helena Diana Sackville née Leigh, of Withyham, Sussex.

    Panel from Runnymede attached
     

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