Cubert War Dead Cornwall

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by izzy, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    While on holiday in Cornwall a few years ago i took a picture of the Cubert village war memorial. It has 2 servicemen named for WW2 and i wonder if anyone can add any further information on the 2 casualties. The 2 servicemen are

    Sapper 1990866 Thomas John Dyer Royal Engineers who died 04/06/1946 age 33 buried in Cubert Cemetery.

    Private 11406816 Harry Rickless 6th bn York and Lancashire Regiment died 06/12/1944 age 32 bured Forli War Cemetery Italy.

    Any information however small would be welcome thanks in advance Izzy
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    6 Y & L Regt was in 46th Div.
    page 102 of the Divisional History says,

    A blanket of mist lay thick over the fighting on the 6th December. In slow house-clearing the York & Lancasters advanced a mile down the ridge-top road to Orestina ....

    Orestina is a mile or so west of FAENZA.
  3. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    Owen thanks for the information regarding 6th York and Lancs Regt.
  4. Carole Luscombe

    Carole Luscombe New Member

    Hi Owen - do you have any more information on Harry Rickless. He was my uncle and I am preparing an exhibition on the men from Cubert who were KIA
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Harry Rickless
    Given Initials: H
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 6 Dec 1944
    Number: 11406816
    Birth Place: Cornwall
    Residence: Cornwall
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Italy
    Regiment at Death: York and Lancaster Regiment
    Branch at Death: Infantry


    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    Name: Harry Rickless
    Mother's Maiden Name: Odgers
    Registration Year: 1912
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration district: St Columb
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: Cornwall
    Volume: 5c
    Page: 149

    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Hary Rickless
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 27 Apr 1912
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 1. Council Houses Cubert
    Residence Place: Truro, Cornwall, England
    Occupation: Bricklayer
    Schedule Number: 178
    Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: WBQC
    Registration district: 296-3
    Household Members:
    Hary Rickless

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Harry Rickless
    Registration Date: Jan-Feb-Mar 1938
    Registration district: Truro
    Inferred County: Cornwall
    Spouse: Winifred L Carhart
    Volume Number: 5c
    Page Number: 215

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Winnifred L Carhart
    Registration Date: 1920
    Registration district: Truro
    Inferred County: Cornwall
    Re-registration Year: 1920
    Mother's Maiden Name: Johns
    Volume Number: 5c
    Page Number: 222


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