Casualties of the 75th and 76th (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Royal Artillery.

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  1. ShropshireMad

    ShropshireMad Member

    Below are the men of the 75th and 76th (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Royal Artillery, who died during WW2. The names are recorded on a roll of honour loacated in St. Mary's Church Shrewsbury.

    ADAMS, GEORGE FREDERICK Bombardier 957841 Royal Artillery 19/05/1944 25 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Frederick George and E. Adams, of Bermondsey, London.
    ADAMS, JACK HOWARD Gunner 1154823 Royal Artillery 22/05/1944 20 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Arthur Herbert and Minnie Adams, of Swindon, Wiltshire.
    BANKS, ARTHUR DAVID Gunner 14266559 Royal Artillery 19/05/1944 29 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Alfred Charles and Emily Francis Banks, of Walthamstow, Essex.
    BATEMAN, ERNEST FREDERICK Driver 2582238 Royal Corps of Signals 21/11/1942 23 76 Medium Regt., R.A. Sig. Sec. Son of Ernest and Alice Bateman, of Nechells, Birmingham; husband of Betty Bateman, of Nechells, Birmingham. West Midlands, England.
    BEALE, SIDNEY BERNARD Gunner 1109802 Royal Artillery 26/11/1944 33 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Eleanor Beale; husband of Joan Frances Beale, of Hampstead, London.
    BRENTON, RAYMOND Gunner 933141 Royal Artillery 06/10/1945 27 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Henry and Martha Brenton, of St. Merryn, Cornwall, England.
    BRIGGS, JOHN TREVOR (JACK) Lance Bombardier 974471 Royal Artillery 09/08/1941 24 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of George and Fanny Briggs; husband of Beryl Olive Briggs, of Carlton Colville.
    BUCKLEY, JOSEPH Gunner 981599 Royal Artillery 09/07/1944 ? 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Richard and Annie Buckley, of Lower Peover, Cheshire.
    BUTLER, GEORGE VINCENT ROBINSON Gunner 1125282 Royal Artillery 25/11/1946 43 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Susanah Butler, of Bradford; husband of Alice Lillian Butler, of Bradford Moor.
    BUTLER, WILLIAM SYLVESTER Gunner 968536 Royal Artillery 22/09/1943 27 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. N/A
    BYATT, EDWARD CECIL Gunner 930667 Royal Artillery 15/02/1941 28 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Edward James Byatt and Ada E. Byatt, of Broxbourne.
    CHAMBERS, GEORGE WILLIAM Gunner 974483 Royal Artillery 12/04/1945 29 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Herbert and Sarah Chambers; husband of Doreen M. Chambers, of Moss Side, Manchester.
    CROFT, CHARLES ARTHUR Gunner 961408 Royal Artillery 08/07/1944 32 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Robert and Jane Croft; husband of Winnifred May Croft, of Beckenham, Kent.
    DAVIDSON, LESLIE Gunner 1764481 Royal Artillery 22/01/1944 23 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of James and Jane Davidson, of Glororum, Northumberland.
    DAVIES, ALUN Gunner 326425 Royal Artillery 02/10/1940 ? 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Robert and S. E. Davies, of Wrexham, Denbighshire.
    DAWE, R A Lieutenant 14903V South African Artillery 16/02/1944 38 seconded to 113 Bty., 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Rupert and Agnes Dawe; husband of Daisy B. Dawe, of Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
    DENSHAM, STANLEY JACK Gunner 1073089 Royal Artillery 23/10/1944 36 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of John and Alice Densham; husband of Margaret Jean Densham.
    DUNN, CHARLES Gunner 5053171 Royal Artillery 14/03/1945 31 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William and Elizebeth Dunn; husband of Eliza Dunn, of Burslem, Staffordshire.
    DURRANT, WILLIAM JOHN ALBERT Gunner 5384016 Royal Artillery 08/10/1940 17 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William Thomas Durrant and Daisy May Durrant, of Slough.
    FIRMAN, JAMES FREDERICK Gunner 1138810 Royal Artillery 29/08/1944 21 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Albert G. and Florence D. Firman, of Stowmarket, Suffolk.
    FORRESTER, REGINALD Gunner 940955 Royal Artillery 03/08/1944 25 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Harry and Edith Florence Forrester, of Newport, Monmouthshire.
    GADSDEN, GEOFFREY GEORGE Gunner 962011 Royal Artillery 27/03/1944 24 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of George and Kate E. Gadsden, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
    GREEN, JAMES REGINALD Gunner 929330 Royal Artillery 20/12/1940 ? 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Green, of Hightown, Liverpool.
    HALE, GEORGE GEOFFREY Captain 76907 Royal Artillery 28/11/1943 25 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of George and Evelyn Cecilia Mary Hale; husband of Jean Halliday Hale (nee Elliot), of Muirend, Glasgow.
    HANDLEY, JAMES METCALFE Gunner 1104976 Royal Artillery 14/07/1941 32 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Joseph and Isobella Handley, of Liverpool.
    HINCHCLIFFE, ALEXANDER HERBERT Gunner 1121693 Royal Artillery 27/03/1944 33 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Joseph and Jennie Hinchcliffe, of Chorley, Lancashire.
    HOPE, WILLIAM THOMAS Gunner 3658791 Royal Artillery 31/08/1945 25 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Thomas and Fanny Hope, of Crewe.
    JOHNSON, JOHN PATRICK Gunner 3652664 Royal Artillery 12/01/1944 29 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of James and Catherine Johnson, of Warrington, Lancashire; husband of Emily Johnson, of Warrington.
    JONES, DAVID DOUGLAS Gunner 322807 Royal Artillery 13/07/1944 24 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Evan and Ellen Jones, of Ryton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
    JONES, DAVID ERNEST Gunner 318138 Royal Artillery 14/05/1944 29 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Frederick and Annie Jones, of Bronygarth, Shropshire; husband of Gertrude Hilda Jones, of Pontfadog, Denbighshire.
    JONES, THOMAS ALFRED Gunner 410390 Royal Artillery 04/01/1946 35 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Alfred Thomas Jones and Jessie Jones, of Staunton-on-Wye; husband of Ethel Mary Jones, of Staunton-on-Wye.
    KEEFE, RONALD DANIEL Gunner 957876 Royal Artillery 30/05/1944 24 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. N/A
    KITCHEN, DONALD EDWIN Gunner 833027 Royal Artillery 01/07/1944 24 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Arthur William and Isabella Mary Kitchen; husband of Marion Edith Kitchen, of Ludlow, Shropshire.
    MANNING, ARTHUR T. B. Private 401596 Army Catering Corps 18/12/1943 40 attd. 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Manning, of Cressage, Shropshire; husband of Alice Winifred Manning, of Cressage.
    MARJORAM, ERIC ROBERT Gunner 957172 Royal Artillery 21/08/1943 24 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Aaron and Lily Maud Marjoram.
    MASLEN, MICHAEL JOHN Serjeant 326375 Royal Artillery 07/10/1944 23 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William Thomas Maslen and Evelyn May Maslen, of Oswestry, Shropshire.
    McCORMACK, JOHN FRANCIS Warrant Officer Class II 399755 Royal Artillery 18/09/1940 35 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. N/A
    MORGAN, GERALD WILLIAM LEON Gunner 326423 Royal Artillery 25/04/1940 19 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Joseph William and Florence Mary Morgan, of Hereford, England.
    MORRIS, JOHN HERBERT Lance Bombardier 325018 Royal Artillery 26/10/1944 24 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Herbert and Sarah Morris.
    MORRIS, WILLIAM EDWARD LESLEY Battery Quartermaster Serjeant 326442 Royal Artillery 03/05/1945 35 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William Henry and Mary Harriet Morris; husband of Lois Elaine Morris, of Rhyl, Flintshire.
    MOUNTFORD, PERCY HENRY Gunner 1155329 Royal Artillery 20/10/1944 29 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Percy Henry and Emily Mountford, of Hastings, Sussex.
    PACK, DENNIS JOHN Gunner 1136530 Royal Artillery 27/03/1944 21 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Herbert William and Selina Pack, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.
    PHILPOTT, FREDERICK JOHN Lance Bombardier 957082 Royal Artillery 09/07/1944 26 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William Thomas Philpott and Rose Philpott; husband of Margaret Mary Philpott, of Bayswater, London.
    POLLARD, CLIFFORD BENJAMIN Lance Serjeant 2585886 Royal Corps of Signals 03/08/1944 23 76 (The Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt., R.A., Sig. Sec. Son of Leonard Charles and Phoebe Pollard, of Canton, Cardiff.
    PRICE, FRANCIS CHARLES Gunner 326437 Royal Artillery 02/07/1940 26 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Charles J. Price and Margaret A. Price, of Ledbury, Herefordshire.
    PURCELL, JAMES PETER Gunner 935720 Royal Artillery 04/10/1944 26 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. N/A
    RATCLIFFE, LEONARD Gunner 326429 Royal Artillery 26/11/1943 40 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of John Thomas Ratcliffe and Joanna Ratcliffe; husband of Violet Ratcliffe, of Sutton, Suffolk.
    RODNEY, CORNELIUS WILLIAM Gunner 957899 Royal Artillery 08/01/1941 27 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Daisy Rodney, of Orpington; grandson of Mrs. S. Rodney, of Orpington.
    RUNNACLES, GORDON REGINALD Gunner 974585 Royal Artillery 02/07/1944 25 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Runnacles, of Metfield, Suffolk.
    SALTER, WILLIAM THOMAS Warrant Officer Class II 402765 Royal Artillery 20/08/1941 33 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Salter, of Dorrington.
    SHEPHARD, ALBERT Lance Bombardier 946224 Royal Artillery 27/03/1944 25 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William Edward and Ellen Shephard, of Blackpool, Lancashire.
    SIMMONDS, REGINALD JAMES Bombardier 955988 Royal Artillery 11/11/1944 25 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Richard George and Florence Alice Simmonds, of Chelmsford, Essex.
    SYKES, ALFRED NIGEL WHITLEY Gunner 326332 Royal Artillery 02/07/1940 21 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. N/A
    THOMAS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS Lance Serjeant 403265 Royal Artillery 16/08/1944 34 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of William James Thomas and Marie Thomas; husband of Louisa May Thomas, of Oswestry, Shropshire.
    VILLARS, KENNETH HAROLD VERNON Gunner 1138607 Royal Artillery 26/11/1943 20 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Stanley Leopold John and Daisy Beatrice Villars, of Beckenham, Kent.
    WALKER, ERNIE Lance Bombardier 87779 Royal Artillery 21/08/1943 23 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Joseph Burton Walker and Margeret Walker, of Cockerton, Darlington, Co. Durham.
    WALTON, SYDNEY CLAUDE Lance Bombardier 962034 Royal Artillery 15/02/1944 26 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Tom and Rose Walton; husband of Phyllis Maud Walton, of Outwell, Cambridgeshire.
    WIFFEN, RONALD IVO Gunner 1837792 Royal Artillery 10/04/1945 24 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Harold Ivo and Rose Wiffen, of Ridgewell, Essex.
    WINWOOD, SIDNEY Gunner 323058 Royal Artillery 25/12/1943 41 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Son of Francis Herbert and Norah Winwood, of Bridgnorth, Shropshire; husband of Elsie Mildred Winwood, of Bridgnorth.
    WITHAM, HENRY ROBERT Lance Bombardier 974623 Royal Artillery 31/05/1942 ? 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. N/A


    Neil
     
  2. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    75 Med Regt
    TA
    Fm Shrop Yeo 2/40
    UK 1940-2 - 3 Corps Troops
    N Africa 1943 - 6 AGRA
    Sicily 1943 - Army Troops & 6 AGRA
    Italy 1944 - 4 Inf Div
    Italy 1944 - 2 & 6 AGRA
    Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA
    RAC
    76 Med Regt
    TA
    Fm Shrop Yeo 2/40
    UK 1940-2 - Western Comd
    Mid East 1942-3 - GHQ & 9 Army Troops
    Italy 1944-5 - 8 & 5 (US) Army Troops
    RAC


    A nice tribute to the Artillery of Shropshire.
    Well done Neil.
    Rob.
     
  3. ShropshireMad

    ShropshireMad Member

    Cheers Rob
     
  4. ShropshireMad

    ShropshireMad Member

    Commemorative Headstone for John Herbert Morris in Preston Gubbals Shrops.
     

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  5. ShropshireMad

    ShropshireMad Member

    Grave of William Thomas Salter. Buried at Leebotwood, Shrops.
     

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  6. CL1

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

    Gunner WILLIAM JOHN ALBERT DURRANT

    5384016, 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 17
    on 08 October 1940
    Son of William Thomas Durrant and Daisy May Durrant, of Slough.
    Remembered with honour
    SLOUGH (STOKE ROAD) CEMETERY
     

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  7. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    In Memory of


    Gunner JAMES PETER PURCELL

    935720, 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt., Royal Artillery


    who died age 26


    on 04 October 1944

    Remembered with honour

    FAENZA WAR CEMETERY

    Widnes Weekly News Oct. 20th 1944 - Death in Italy
    Signaller James Purcell, of 31 Ann Street, Widnes, was killed in action in Italy on October 4th. He was 26 years of age, and a son of Mr. Jack Purcell and the late Mrs. Purcell of 31 Ann Street. His wife was formerly Miss Jean Lloyd, of Welshpool, and they have one daughter, Pamela, aged 2 years and 9 months. Pamela was only three months old when her father saw her last before going overseas.

    Signaller Purcell was an old boy of St. Marie’s R.C. School, and in later life was avery keen member of St. Marie’s C.Y.M.S. Before joining the Forces in June 1939, he was employed at the Everite Works. He served with the Eight Army in the North African campaign and also in Italy.

    His cousin, Jackie Kinsella, was taken prisoner by the Germans in the North African Campaign and is now a prisoner of war in Germany.

    Signaller Purcell’s Mother died when he was only a few days old, and ever since his father’s sister, Mrs. T. McLaughlin, has looked him after. Signaller Purcell always looked upon his aunt as his mother and always called her such.


    The Reverend Father R. O. Carnaffan Has sent the following message of consolation to Mrs. Purcell.

    “ Your husband was killed almost instantaneously during evening shelling. It will be a consolation for you to know that he did not suffer, and a grand and lasting comfort to know that he had assisted at Holy Mass and received the sacraments shortly before, as was his custom. This morning I offered Mass for his eternal rest and buried the poor boy in a military cemetery. The Battery Commander and his officers and friends were present. We erected a white wooden cross, and curbed the grave round with stones. You will be brave like Jimmy was always, and would like you to be. I know it will take a lot of courage, but God in His mercy will help you to rearrange you life and carry on with fortitude.

    “It is particularly distressing for you, I know, just when we were beginning to hope the war was over and done with. God’s ways are not ours, and I feel sure that even now Jimmy is enjoying his eternal reward in Heaven and be able to help you in your future life. I offer you and all his dear ones my deepest sympathy and a remembrance in my Masses. The regimental Mass on Sunday will be for his eternal rest.”
     
  8. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    A 5.5-inch gun crew from 75th (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, in action in Italy, September 1943. Note the bandaged thumb.

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