292521 Lieutenant Robert NORTHWOOD, 61 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery: 27/11/1944

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  1. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Remembering today:

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    LIEUTENANT ROBERT CHARLES NORTHWOOD
    Service Number: 292521
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Artillery, 61 Field Regt.
    Date of Death: Died 27 November 1944
    Buried or commemorated at VENRAY WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: IV. C. 13.
    Location: Netherlands

    :poppy: Remembered with honour
     
  2. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Lt. Northwood's grave in Venray when I visited in September.

    Keith
     

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  3. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi

    A native of Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, Robert was born on Wednesday 28 April 1915 to Robert and Sarah Ann (nee Heath) Northwood of 10, High Street, Cleobury Mortimer, his father working locally as a master blacksmith.
    He enlisted in the Army, joining the Royal Artillery on Thursday 15 October 1942, receiving his commission on Saturday 4 September 1943.
    Robert was wounded in action succumbing to his injuries.

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  4. CL1

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

    He is not on the Cleobury Mortimer War Memorial

    NORTHWOOD, ROBERT CHARLES

    Rank:
    Lieutenant
    Service No:
    292521
    Date of Death:
    27/11/1944
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Artillery
    Grave Reference
    IV. C. 13.
    Cemetery
    VENRAY WAR CEMETERY

    regards
    Clive
     

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  5. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    I see there's a space at the bottom, Clive! I have 50 men and women whose names are not on my local memorial which is something I'm trying to address.

    Keith
     
  6. CL1

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

  7. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Email sent. I'll keep you posted!

    Keith
     
  8. CL1

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

    He could well be commemorated in the Church ,I havent been in there.
    The church and memorial are in the High Street


    another church below a few miles north

    57282 CLEOBURY NORTH - WW1 AND WW2 SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND CLEOBURY NORTH ST PETER AND ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH
    57285 CLEOBURY NORTH - WW2 SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND CLEOBURY NORTH ST PETER AND ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH
    57283 CLEOBURY NORTH - WW2 GATE SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND CLEOBURY NORTH ST PETER AND ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH
    57284 CLEOBURY NORTH - WWI ROLL OF HONOUR SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND CLEOBURY NORTH ST PETER AND ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH




    UK National Inventory of War Memorials : Cleobury North - WW1 and WW2

    regards
    Clive
     
  9. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi (again)

    The answer may be because he married Ella Howell, a nurse at the Birmingham Infirmary, Western Road, Birmingham on Saturday 5 August 1939. (They had a son, Charles Roger, who was born on Sunday 4 June 1944.)

    He was, however, educated at Cleobury Mortimer Elementary School and The College (Secondary) School at Cleobury Mortimer, later attending St. Paul’s Training College for teachers at Cheltenham.


    He is on the Birmingham RoH.


    Graeme
     
  10. CL1

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

  11. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    A quick reply from the Parish Council:

    "Thank you for taking the time to get in contact with the information.
    As treasure of our local British Legion and an ex serviceman, I will forward this to our secretary and bring it up at our next meeting in December.
    I will of course keep you informed of any progress. "

    Keith
     
  12. taranaki75

    taranaki75 New Member

    Robert Northwood is commemorated on the War Memorial in the graveyard of St Mary's Church, Neen Savage, DY14 8JU, near Cleobury Mortimer. I attach an article that I wrote about the War Memorial for the Vital Link, the Neen Savage newsletter.
     

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