Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery - Roll of Honour, 1939-47

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  1. Buteman

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

    Name: SUTHERLEY, CLIFFORD
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt.
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 10/04/1942
    Service No: 902234
    Additional information: Son of Lena Sutherley, of Hazeley Heath, Hartley Witney.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 54.
    Cemetery: ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY

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    Second Lieutenant JOHN McGOWN

    109141, 35 Bty., 89 (11th Bn. The Buffs [Royal East Kent Regt.]) Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 35
    on 17 May 1940
    Son or Andrew and Margaret McGown, of Hendon, Middlesex; husband of Grace Alison McGown.
    Remembered with honour
    ASTON-ROWANT (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD
     

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    idler GeneralList

    6016638 Gunner FREDERICK GEORGE FELTON

    328 Bty., 32 (7th Bn. City of London Regt.) Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 22 on 04 March 1944
    Son of Frederick and Emily Felton, of Upminster.
    Remembered with honour
    UPMINSTER (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD

    No explanation for the strange setting of the headstone...
     

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

    Remembered North Mymms,Hertfordshire

    Warrant Officer Class I ALFRED CECIL HAMMETT

    2044946, Royal Artillery
    attd. H.Q. 20th Indian Inf. Bde.
    who died age 29
    on 09 March 1944

    Remembered with honour
    RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
     

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    Remembered Cranfield,Bedfordshire

    Gunner PETER STANLEY EATON

    14577148, Royal Artillery
    who died age 19
    on 25 October 1944
    Son of Albert James Eaton and Alice Keziah Eaton, of Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
    Remembered with honour
    GENT CITY CEMETERY
     

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    Gunner HENRY THOMAS SHARP

    1768057, Royal Artillery
    who died age 38
    on 29 March 1943
    Husband of Edith Florence Sharp, of Henley-on-Thames.
    Remembered with honour
    HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
     

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    Name: DOBBING, ALAN
    Initials: A Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 154 (The Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
    Age: 34
    Date of Death: 01/06/1942
    Service No: 1126099
    Additional information: Son of John Alfred and Hannah Elizabeth Dobbing; husband of Isabella Dobbing, of New Herrington.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 10B. Grave 2.
    Cemetery: HERRINGTON (ST. CUTHBERT) CHURCHYARD



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

    Remembered Ystradgynlais,South Wales

    Bombardier DOUGLAS HIBBARD

    1562805, 34 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 29
    on 27 August 1944
    Son of William and Edith Hibbard; husband of Beryl Hibbard, of Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire.
    Remembered with honour
    BARI WAR CEMETERY
     

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

    Remembered Ystradgynlais,South Wales

    Gunner JOSEPH JAMES DAVIES

    1492341, 9 Coast Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 25
    on 04 November 1943
    Son of Arthur and Margaretta Davies, of Ystradgynlais, Glamorgan.
    Remembered with honour
    CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY
     

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    Remembered Ystradgynlais,South Wales

    Gunner GWLYM IOWERTH HOPTON

    6404426, 93 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 30
    on 13 May 1945
    Son of William and Anne Hopton, of Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire.
    Remembered with honour
    REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
     

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    Lance Bombardier RONALD DOUGLAS THAYRE

    151320, 98 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery
    who died age 26
    on 07 December 1945
    Son of Allan and Lilian Thayre, husband of Mildred Doris Thayre, of Henley-on-Thames.
    Remembered with honour
    HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
     

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    Remembered Weston Turville,Buckinghamshire

    Gunner PETER RALPH WHEELER

    1095792, 102 (Northumberland Hussars) Ant-Tank Regt, Royal Artillery
    who died age 22
    on 03 November 1942
    Son of the Revd. Harold William Wheeler, O.B.E., M.A., and Margaret Laura Wheeler, of Weston Turville Rectory, Buckinghamshire.
    Remembered with honour
    EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
     

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  13. Buteman

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

    Had a look at this for PieterF, as the deaths happened after cessation of hostilities.

    War Diary page from 126 LAA Regt, RA. Typically understated, with not a lot of information other than the event happened. Explosion at a Munitions dump, unloading German ammunition. Court of enquiry concludes no one to blame.

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    From the War Diary of 2 Canadian Field Regt, RCA.

    Full description of the event and the cause. Booby trapped ammunition. 1 RCA man killed and 4 RA men killed, plus some Dutch Collaborators they were presumably using as labour (number killed not specified).

    War Diary page from 2 Canadian Field Regt, RCA about the burial ceremony.

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    Name: WHEELER, LEONARD SYDNEY GEORGE
    Initials: L S G
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 126 (9th Bn. The Middlesex Regt.) Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 20/05/1945
    Service No: 14268701
    Additional information: Son of Sydney Percival and Alice Maud Wheeler, of Welling, Kent.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 33.
    Cemetery: ZWARTEWAAL GENERAL CEMETERY

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    Name: LOWMAN, PERCY
    Initials: P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 126 (9th Bn. The Middlesex Regt.) Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 20/05/1945
    Service No: 14247784
    Additional information: Son of William and Ellen Lowman, of Kingswood, Bristol.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 32.
    Cemetery: ZWARTEWAAL GENERAL CEMETERY

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    Name: GROOMBRIDGE, STANLEY HERBERT JAMES
    Initials: S H J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 126 (9th Bn. The Middlesex Regt.) Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 20/05/1945
    Service No: 14651007
    Additional information: Son of George and Ellen Groombridge; husband of Phyllis Beatrice Groombridge, of Wallington, Surrey.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 31.
    Cemetery: ZWARTEWAAL GENERAL CEMETERY

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    Name: BROWES, HAROLD
    Initials: H
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 126 (9th Bn. The Middlesex Regt.) Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 20/05/1945
    Service No: 14259909
    Additional information: Son of Ernest and Sarah Browes; husband of Maggie Browes, of Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 30.
    Cemetery: ZWARTEWAAL GENERAL CEMETERY

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    Name: MONK, HENRY MARTIN
    Initials: H M
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lance Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 7 Bty., 2 Field Regt.
    Age: 29
    Date of Death: 20/05/1945
    Service No: K/12078
    Additional information: Son of Henry and Bertha Monk; husband of Marjorie Monk, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 29.
    Cemetery: ZWARTEWAAL GENERAL CEMETERY

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    "Rob,

    I know he is from the Royal Canadian Artillery, but I did also post his headstone and records, as they all five died at 20 May 1945. I wonder what happened to these men. At 20 May 1945, the war was already over for about two weeks. Zwartewaal was, at the moment of the armistice, far beyond the frontline in German occupied territory. So they can't have died of wounds in a field hospital. Perhaps an accident?"
     
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    Officer Cadet NORMAN FREDERICK JOHN WARD

    1441027, Royal Artillery
    who died age 29
    on 07 December 1940
    Son of Frederick and Mildred Anne Ward; husband of Beryl Mary Ward, of Eastbourne, Sussex.
    Remembered with honour
    WESTON TURVILLE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
     

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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Gunner James Muldoon.
    2913474,9 Res.Lt.A.A.Regt. Royal Artillery.
    Who died between 14 November 1942 and 15 November 1942.
    Husband of Isabella Muldoon,of Kirkcudbright.
    Remembered with honour.
    Kirkcudbright (St.Cuthbert) Old Churchyard. Scotland.
     

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    Bombardier HAROLD BRIAN WRIGHT

    1397273, 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) Regt., Royal Horse Artillery
    who died
    on 13 December 1939

    Remembered with honour
    HENDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM
     

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    SPECIAL MEMORIAL

    Name: BILBY, FREDERICK JAMES
    Initials: F J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 280 Bty., 87 A.A. Regt.
    Date of Death: 09/09/1939
    Service No: 1464439
    Additional information: Son of Jane Anne Bilby, and stepson of John Thomas Ford, of Birtley.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Spec. Memorial.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
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    LAWSON, JAMES KIRKPATRICK
    Initials: J K Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 284 Bty., 120 H.A.A. Regt.
    Age: 41 Date of Death: 19/05/1941
    Service No: 1475279
    Additional information: Son of James Kirkpatrick Lawson and Eleanor May Lawson, of Felling, Gateshead.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Old Ground.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

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    Name: IRWIN, JAMES
    Initials: J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 179 Bty., 64 H.A.A. Regt.
    Age: 51
    Date of Death: 11/12/1941
    Service No: 1476000
    Additional information: Son of Samuel and Jane Irwin. of Felling, Gateshead; husband of Mary Irwin. of Felling, Gateshead.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: New Yard. Plot F. Grave 437.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
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    Name: MOULD, WILLIAM
    Initials: W
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 6 Survey Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 07/01/1940
    Service No: 923742
    Additional information: Son of John James Mould and Margaret Jane Mould, of Lobey Hill, Gateshead.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: New Yard. Plot F. Grave 93.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
     
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    FORESTER, ALEXANDER
    Initials: A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 212 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 36
    Date of Death: 10/06/1941
    Service No: 1780261
    Additional information: Son of James and Harriet Forester; husband of Edith Forester, of Pelaw, Gateshead.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: New Yard. Plot C. Grave 7.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

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    SCOTT, PETER
    Initials: P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 83 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 31/10/1941
    Service No: 1680611
    Additional information: Son of Peter and Sarah Scott, of Felling, Gateshead.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: New Yard. Plot D. Grave 131.
    Cemetery: HEWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
     
  20. Buteman

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

    I've received an enquiry for information from the Director of the Arras Public Library and Archives for any information about the death of the following casualty.

    Name: SIMPSON, FRANCIS GEORGE
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Artillery
    Unit Text: 4 Regt.
    Age: 34
    Date of Death: 07/09/1944
    Service No: 300140
    Awards: M M
    Additional information: Son of Francis Edward and Hilda Maud Simpson; husband of Beatrice Maude Simpson, of Southall, Middlesex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 8. Row A. Grave 26.
    Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

    Headstone photo courtesy of Laurentbiblio

    Did a look up and found that the Regt were advancing quickly through the area around Arras, crossing several rivers, but there was no mention of the above officer in the war diary daily entries. I checked the Officers Field Return and found an entry which stated:-

    7/9/44 - Missing from the line of march. Found drowned on 14/9/44.

    Copies of the war diary page for 7/9/44 and field return shown below:-

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