WW2 WAR MEMORIALS [not graves]

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    I took these in 2009 at Cowleaze Woods, Oxon.
     
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  5. glosterman

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    The following are commemorated on the St Nazaire Memorial, France and list those men who were killed of died of their wounds.

    The following is compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


    Private 3772603, Michael Derrick AIRD, Kings Liverpool Regiment, attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942, aged 24. He was the son of George and May. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey


    Able Seaman P/SD/X Alfred Sydney BAKER, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves on HMS, Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Sydney and Lily and husband of Myrtle Rose of Brighton. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire


    Lieutenant Graham MacNaughton BAKER, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on Motor Launch ML 447 off HMS Hornet. (Mention in Despatches (Posthumous) For great bravery and unshaken devotion to duty in control of a gun in his Motor Launch, and afterwards in trying to take a rope on to a jetty heavily enfiladed by intense Enemy fire
    He was the son of Edwin George and Gina McNaughton Baker, of Toronto, Ontario. He is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Sub-Lieutenant Kenneth BACHELOR, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on HMS ML 268 died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Charles Edward and Violet Annie. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Leading Seaman P/JX 150587, Ronald James BAILEY, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 21.
    He was the son of James Peter and Mabel Ellen Bailey, of Buckland, Portsmouth. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Stoker 1st Class C/KX 121341 Edwin Charles BARBER Royal Navy on HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 26. he was the husband of Rose Maud of Wrotham, Kent. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Ordinary Seaman D/JX 285011 Leonard BARBER Royal Navy on HMS ML 298 died 28th March 1942. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Ordinary Seaman D/JX 303020, Arthur BARTLETT, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267, died 28th March 1942. Buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant Eric Henry BEART, Royal Navy VR on HMS ML 267, died 28th March 1942. Buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Seaman D/JX 302132 Gordon BELL, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267, died 28th March 1942 aged 19. He was the son of George and Ada of Silverdale, Lancashire. Buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Petty Officer Motor Mechanic C/MX 77401, Alexander Leslie BENNETT Royal Navy on HMS ML 306 died 28th March 1942. Buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Leading Stoker P/KX 92564, William Henry BERRY, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942. He was the son of Harry James and Annie of Fulham, London. Commemorated on the Porstmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Ordinary Seaman A T BETT, HMS Campbeltown Not been able to find any record for him

    Sergeant 4534228, Robert BEVERIDGE, West Yorkshire Regiment attached to 5 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 31. He was the son of Samuel and Evelyn Beveridge, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Phyllis Beveridge, of Leeds. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Captain 75991, David Leslie BIRNEY, Rifle Brigade attached to 2 Commando, died on the 28th March 1942 aged 27. (CWGC have 28/4/1942, soon to be corrected) He was the son of Colonel Charles Folliott Birney, D.S.O. and Rachel Dorothy Dallas Birney; husband of Cecilie Mercedes Randell Birney, of New Milton, Hampshire. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Corporal 3972221 Arthur Harvey BLOUNT, South Wales Borderers attached to 12 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 26 He was the son of Charles George Blount, and of Annie Blount, of Morden, Surrey. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Petty Officer 673, Henry Percival BOOTH, Royal New Zealand Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 32. He was the son of Percival Booth and of Olive Booth (nee Doube), of Auckland City, New Zealand; husband of Marjorie Susannah Booth, of Belmont, Auckland. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lance Corporal 7911119 Robert Bernard John BORGMAN Royal Armoured Corps, attached to 4. Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Ordinary Seaman P/JX276923 Harold Edward BOTT, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of Walter John and Dora Mabel. he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval memorial, Hampshire

    Able Seaman P/JX 167793, Douglas Frank BOWMAN, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of Frederick and Florence of Webley, Middlesex. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Telegraphist P/JX 155912 Daniel BOWYER, Royal Navy on HMS MTB 74. he died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of Joseph Daniel and Sarah Ann Bowyer, of Blackley, Manchester. he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Private 5952406 John Douglas BOYCE Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment attached to 3 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Ann of Tonypandy, Glamorgan, South Wales. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Able Seaman C/JX 214729 George BREARLEY, Royal Navy on HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Bertie and Margaret of Leeds. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Leading Stoker P/KX 91674 William C BRENTON, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of Henry John and Lottie May of Walkford, Christchurch, Hampshire. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Stoker 1st Class C/KX 120120 David BROOME Royal navy on HMS ML447 died 28th March 1942 aged 19. he was the son of James and Margaret M of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Able Seaman P/JX 274917 John BROWN, Royal Navy on HMS ML 177 died 28th March 1942 aged 21. he was the son of John and Annie of Sandford Hill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Lance Corporal 3775300, Edward Joseph BRYAN King\'s Liverpool Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of Adam and Mary and husband of Doreen M nee Crowther. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Lance Corporal 1877628 Leslie BURGESS, Royal Engineers attached to 9 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 27. he was the son of Sydney and Lilian of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.

    Rifleman 6895664, Ronald Edward David BURNS, 1st The Queen\'s Westminsters, 11th King\'s Royal Rifle Corps attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 22. he was the son of Edward and Alice Jane of Brockley, London. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant 89395 Robert James Glover BURTINSHAW, 6th Cheshire Regiment, attached to 5 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 25. Mentioned in Despatches. He was the son of Sydney James Glover Burtinshaw and Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw, of Bramhall, Cheshire. Lawyer. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant, Herbert Stewart CHAMBERS Royal Navy VR on HMS ML 447 died 28th March 1942 aged 20. (Mentioned in Despatches) he was the son of Herbert Norman Chambers and Daisy Chambers; husband of Nora Chambers, of Newton Abbot, Devon. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Corporal 4977274, Samuel Ernest CHETWYND Sherwood Foresters, attached to 12 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Samuel and Alice E nee Black and husband of Elizabeth nee Quickmire, of Shildon, Co. Durham.

    Leading Stoker P/K 77967 Edward John CHICK, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267 died 28th March 1942 aged 34. He was the son of George and Mary Chick; husband of Doris Bessie Eliza Chick, of Bridport, Dorsetshire. He is buried in Le Clion-Sur-Mer Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Seaman P/JX 276552 Douglas CLEAR Royal Navy on HMS ML 298 who died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Archibald Horace and Elizabeth Love Clear of Dorking Surrey. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Lieutenant, Thomas Alexander Mackay COLLIER Royal Navy VR on HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 30. He was the son of Charles Edwin and Agnes Margretta Mackay Collier and husband of Ivy Maud Collier, of Holborn, London. (Mentioned in Despatches) He is buried in Les Moutiers-En-Retz Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lance Corporal 3781807, John COUGHLAN, The King\'s Loverpool Regiment attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 30. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Sapper 1881715, Gordon COULSON Royal Engineers attached to 4 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Garnett and Faith of Ronford, Essex. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Private 3781746, Henry Peter CUNNINGHAM The King\'s Liverpool Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of John and Margaret of Old Swan, Liverpool. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Corporal 2079518, James DEANS, Royal Engineers attached to 9 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 23. Buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Private 3779240, Thomas DIAMOND, The King\'s Liverpool regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942. He is buried in Sarzeau Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France

    Ordinary Seaman D/JX 287185 Leith Scott DICKSON, Royal Navy on HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of Thomas Stark and Agnes Ogston of Aberdeen, Scotland. he is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Able Seaman D/SSX 18169 Edwin DODD, Royal Navy on HMS ML 298, died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Edwin Thomas and Alice Elizabeth of Royston, Lancashire. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Lance Corporal 2884838 John DONALDSON, Gordon Highlanders attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 25. he was the son of William Donaldson and of Jessie Donaldson (nee Hunter); husband of Anne Donaldson (nee Smith), of Dundee. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Able Seaman C/SSX 18282, Harold Gordon DRAPPER, Royal Navy on HMS ML 447, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Herbert Sidney and Laura May of Herne Bay, Kent. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Lance Corporal 2032723, Ronald DUNCAN, Royal Engineers attached to 9 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 27. He was the son of James W and Elisabeth R of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Sergeant Thomas Frank DURRANT VC – 1 Commando Born 17th October 1918 Farnbouough Kent and died 28th March 1942 as a result of wounds received in action in a German Military Hospital, St Nazaire, France. He is Buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France
    How he won the Victoria Cross
    Motor Launch 306 came under heavy fire while proceeding up the River Loire towards the port. Sergeant Durrant, in his position abaft the bridge, where he had no cover or protection, engaged enemy gun positions and searchlights ashore. During this engagement he was severely wounded in the arm but refused to leave his gun.
    The Motor Launch subsequently went down the river and was attacked by a German destroyer at 50 to 60 yards range, and often closer. In this action Sergeant Durrant continued to fire at the destroyer’s bridge with the greatest of coolness and with complete disregard of the enemy’s fire. The Motor Launch was illuminated by the enemy searchlight, and Sergeant Durrant drew on himself the individual attention of the enemy guns, and was again wounded in many places. Despite these further wounds he stayed in his exposed position, still firing his gun, although after a time only able to support himself by holding on to the gun mounting.
    After a running fight, the Commander of the German destroyer called on the Motor Launch to surrender. Sergeant Durrant’s answer was a further burst of fire at the destroyer’s bridge. Although now very weak, he went on firing, using drums of ammunition as fast as they could be replaced.
    A renewed attack by the enemy vessel eventually silenced the fire of the Motor Launch, but Sergeant Durrant refused to give up until the destroyer came alongside, grappled the Motor Launch and took prisoner those who remained alive.
    Sergeant Durrant’s gallant fight was commended by the German officers on boarding the Motor Launch. This very gallant non-commissioned officer later died of the many wounds received in action.

    Sergeant 6461633, Leonard Frederick ELDRIDGE, City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 20.He was the son of  Frederick and Lily May Eldridge; husband of Margaret Alice Eldridge, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Able Seaman P/SSX 32325 Thomas FINDLAY, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of William and Jeanie of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Able Seaman D/SSX 19545, William Ritchie FINDLEY, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of John and Jeanette of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Corporal 6896443, Norman Lucas FISHER Kings Royal Rifle Corps attached to 2 Commando died 25th April 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Mabel M of East Acton, Middlesex. He is buried in He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Seaman P/JX 274947 Thomas Norman GARNER, Royal Navy HMS ML 306 died 28th March 1942 aged 31. He was the husband of Ivy of Meir, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is buried in He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Sub Lieutenant Douglas Arthur GARNHAM, Royal Navy VR on HMS ML 268 died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Arthur Joseph and Edith Elsie of Woodford Green, Essex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Lance Corporal 5338655Arthur Ernest GARRATT, Royal Berkshire Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Matilda of Islington, London He is buried in He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, Francegarner

    Lance Sergeant 2879864, William GIBSON, Gordon Highlanders attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of  Alexander and Margaret Gibson; stepson of Elizabeth Gibson, of Thornliebank, Glasgow. he is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Able Seaman P/JX 143517, Samuel Walter GILES, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown, died 28th March 1942 aged 24. he was the son of Samuel Walter and Jeannie Giles; husband of Jamesina Giles, of Torry, Aberdeen. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Fusilier (Private) 6459167, Leonard George William GOSS, City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 36. He was the son of Leonard Butcher and Lilly of Brixton, London. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey
    His father served as Sergeant 2265 12th London Regiment and 80749, 9th Lancers attached to the RAF. London Gazette dated 8th November 1915 he gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant dated 2nd November 1915 from Sherborne School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps. His father was born 1896 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and Leonard was born in 1918 in the Registration District of Uxbridge his mother\'s maiden names is given as Crittenden, but his father married a Khan, both with Lily as their first name. His death age is wrong it should be 24, given he was born in 1918

    Lieutenant , Christopher Hugh Clare GOUGH, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown (Twice mentioned in despatches, 1st time
    Lieutenant Christopher Hugh Clare Gough,Royal Navy, on H.M.S. Decoy
    2nd time For gallantry, determinaiton and devotionto duty in H.M.S. Campbeltown in the raid on St. Nazaire in March, 1942: ) died 28th March 1942 aged 26. He was the son of Edward Pountney Gough and Ellen Stuart Gough; husband of Mary Frances Gough (nee Ramsden-Knowles), of Chelsea, London. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Petty Officer Motor Mechanic C/MX 76180 Ronald George GOUGH Royal Navy on HMS ML 262 died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Edward and Ellen Gough; husband of Lilian Hetty Gough, of Hornsey, Middlesex. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Kent

    Guardsman 2617390, William Ernest GROSE, Grenadier Guards attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of Ernest Albert and Agnes of Welling, Kent. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Private 2929834, John Edward Herbert GWYNNE, Queen\'s Own Cameron Highlanders attached to 2 Commando, formerly 10th Liverpool Regiment, (Liverpool Scottish) died 28th March 1942 aged 21. (Mentioned in Despatches) he was the son of Walter Herbert and Mary nee Benyon. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Signalman D/JX 216489, Angus Edmund HALE, Royal Navy, on HMS ML 192 died 28th March 1942 aged 26. He was the son of  Francis Alfred and Mabel Hale, of Roker, Sunderland, Co. Durham. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Seaman C/SSX 33257, George Henry HALLETT, Royal Navy on HMS ML 192 died 28th March 1942 aged 22. he was the son of George and Harriett Ann of Windsor, Berkshire (Mentioned in Despatches) Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Sub Lieutenant Kenneth George HAMPSHIRE, Royal Navy VR HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 22. he was the son of Robert George and Maud Harriott Hampshire, of South Ockendon, Essex. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Able Seaman D/JX164512 Eric HARGREAVES, Royal Navy HMS MTB 74 died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Harry and Ethel Dorothea Hargreaves, of Douglas, Isle of Man. he is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Gunner (Torpedo) Harold HARGREAVES, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 38. He is buried in Le Clion-Sur-Mer Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France (Mention in Despatches (Posthumous)).

    Lance Sergeant 2879689 Peter HARKNESS, Gordon Highlanders attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lance Sergeant 6896247, Maurice HARRISON, 1st Queen\'s Westminsters, 11th Bn, King\'s Royal Rifle Corps, attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of Samuel G and Maud A of Streatham, London. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lance Corporal 325315, William HAY, Royal Armoured Corps attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 Aged 21. He was the son of Thomas and Margaret of Carluke, Lanarkshire. Buried in Pornic War cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    lance Corporal 6400817, William Bernard HEATHER, Royal Sussex Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22.He was the son of William and Harriet nee Banbury. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Sergeant 6014969 Stanley HEMPSTEAD, Essex Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22.
    He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant , Ian Bernard Henry HENDERSON, Royal Naval VR on HMS ML 306 died 28th March 1942 aged 31. He was the son of Arthur and Ethel Rose Henderson; husband of Norah Clennell Henderson, of Dousland, Devon. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France
    (Posthumous Mention in Despatches. For marked courage, skill and determination whilst serving in light coastal craft during the attack on St. Nazaire on the night of 27th/28th March, 1942)

    Ordinary Seaman, D/JX291986 John Gilbert HEXTALL, Royal Navy on HMS ML 177, died 28th March 1942 aged 31. he was the son of George Bowen Hextall and Ethel Mary Hextall and husband of Margery Gertrude Mary Hextall, of Horley,Surrey. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Sub Lieutenant, Kenneth Ian HILLS, Royal Naval VR on HMS ML 262 died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of
    Ernest Rowland Hills and Winifred Alexandra Hills; husband of Annie Hills, of Lemington, Northumberland. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Petty Officer Stoker P/K66784 Reginald Joseph HODDER, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 39. he was the son of Joseph and Frances Hodder and husband of Florence Hodder, of Charlestown, Dorset. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Captain 75234 Eric Stewart (Bertie) HODGSON, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of Gerald Hodgson, and of Marjorie Hodgson, of Croxley Green, Hertfordshire.
    He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Stoker 1st Class, C/KX 120816, Frederick Richard Winton HOLLANDS, Royal Navy on HMS ML 262 died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Albert and Agnes Hollands and husband of Stella Minnie Grace Hollands, of Sevenoaks, Kent. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial, Kent

    Petty Officer Motor Mechanic C/MX 72041 Albert HOWARD, Royal Navy on HMS ML 268 died 28th March 1942 aged 21. he was the son of Albert Hume Howard and Annie Gertrude Howard, of Blackpool, Lancashire. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Able Seaman D/JX 142239 Victor HOWARD, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Lance Corporal 6896827, George Herbert HUDSON, 1st Queen\'s Westminsters 11th King\'s Royal Rifle Corps attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Sergeant 2321335, George Edward IDE, Royal Corps of Signals attached to 5 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 28. He was the son of Herbert Edward and Edith Ann Ide, of Romford, Essex and husband of Olive. M. nee Felgate

    Lance Sergeant 821516, Robert Evan JAMESON, Royal Artillery attached to 9 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 27. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Second Lieutenant 157336, Morgan JENKINS, Welch Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 26. He was the son of Morgan and Mary Jenkins and husband of Edna Kennedy (formerly Jenkins), of Tottenham, London. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Telegraphist, D/JX 233791, Albert Hague JONES, Royal Navy on HMS ML 457, died 28th March 1942. He is buried in Bouin Communal Cemetery, Vendee, France (He was Postumous Mentioned in Despatches for marked courage, skill and determination whilst serving in light coastal craft during the attack on St. Nazaire on the night of 27th/28th March, 1942)

    Able Seaman D/SR 16362, George Joseph JONES, Royal Navy on HMS ML 262, died 28th March 1942. he is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Corporal 3962759, Harri Havard JONES, Welch Regiment attached to 12 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 26. He was the son of David John and Martha Ann of Ryymney, Monmouthshire. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Private 4467369 Francis KELLY, Border Regiment attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Joseph and Mary of Liverpool. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Petty Officer P/JX 140210 (Temporary Acting) Ty/Act, Leslie KEMP, D.S.M., Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of Fred and Ruth of Leeds, Yorkshire. He was as Leading Seaman whilst serving on HMS Ladybird Mentioned in Despatches as stated in the London Gazette dated 12th August 1941 and the Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal as stated in the London Gazette dated 7th October 1941. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Motor Mechanic C/MX 92453 Eric Edmund KENNINGHAM, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267, died 28th March 1942 aged 31. He was the son of John Harold and Margaret Kenninghamand husband of Gwendoline Kenningham, of Bridlington, Yorkshire. He is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Kent

    Leading Seaman D/JX 272122, Kenneth Corderoy KIRUP, Royal Navy on HMS ML 268 died 28th March 1942 aged 33. He was the son of Thomas and Lydia Corderoy Kirkup and husband of Emilie Charlotte Athanasie Kirkup, of Blundellsands, Lancashire. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval memorial, Devon

    Able Seaman C/JX 172643 John LEECH, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267, died 28th March 1942 aged 30. He was the son of Thomas and Janette and husband of Elizabeth of Liverpool. He is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Kent

    Guardsman 2617158 John Frederick LEWIS, Grenadier Guards attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 25.
    Son of James and Sarah Lewis; husband of Mary Blodwen Lewis, of East Didsbury, Manchester. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Able Seaman C/JX 142792 Charles Wilson LIDDEL, Royal Navy on HMS MTB 74 died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Seaman D/JX 286577 Hugh Wilson LITTLE, Royal Navy on HMS ML 192, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Herbert W and Cynthia of St Thomas, Swansea, South Wales. he is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Corporal 4036505, Fred LLEWELLYN, King\'s Shropshire Light Infantry attached to 1 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Tom and Elizabeth of Worcester. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Petty Officer Steward, P/LX 20640 Albert Edward LOVE, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 34. he was the son of Edith Maud Love and husband of Emily Elizabeth Love, of North Boarhunt, Hampshire. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Fusilier 6461459 Albert James LUCY, City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Albert Edward and Lily Minnie of Kentish Town, London. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Chief Motor Mechanic C/MX77551, Ernest Benjamin MARSDEN, Royal Navy on HMS ML 298, died 28th March 1942 aged 34. he was the son of Charles Harry and Annie Marsden; husband of Mabel Marsden, of Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, Republic of Ireland. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Able Seaman P/JX 273919, William Jesse MARTIN, Royal Navy on HMS ML 262, died 28th March 1942 aged 35. he was the son of John and Alice Martin and husband of Kathleen Martin, of West Wickham, Kent. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lance Corporal 3656822, Harry MATHER, South Lancashire Regiment attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Charles Baron Mather and Mary Elizabeth Mather, of Bolton, Lancashire. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Leading Seaman, P/JX 145116 Peter MAWBY, Royal Navy, on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of James B. and Edith L. Mawby and husband of Elizabeth I. G. Mawby, of Leith, Edinburgh. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Private 3654748, Jesse MAYLOTT, South Lancashire Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Jesse Maylott, and of Alice Maylott, of Orford, Warrington, Lancashire. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Private 2930404, Thomas McCORMACK, 1st Liverpool Scottish, Queen\'s Own Cameron Highlanders attached to 2 Commando, died 11th April 1942 aged 25. He was the son of Jeremiah and Joanna Ramsay W. W. P. McCormack, of Allerton, Liverpool. He is buried in Rennes Eastern Cummunal Cemetery, Ille-et-Vilain, France


    Able Seaman D/SSX 26259, Stafford McKEOWN, Royal Navy on HMS ML 262 died 28th March 1942. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Able Seaman P/CD/X 2949, Joseph MILLER, Royal Naval VR on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of Joseph and Helen of Glasgow, Scotland. Buried in L\'Epine Communal Cemetery, Ile De Noirmoutier, Vendee, France

    Petty Officer Motor Mechanic C/MX 76288 Peter MOONEY, Royal Navy on HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 36. He was the husband of Ada of Longsight, Manchester. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Kent

    Warrant Officer 1(RSM) 2930992Alan MOSS, Queen\'s Own Cameron Highlanders attached to 2 Commando, died 29th March 1942 aged 32. He was the son of George and Jane Moss, of Birkenhead and husband of Florence Beatrice Moss, of Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Private 7349551 Alfred William NEAL, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Alfred and Alice and husband of Phyllis Winifred of Norwich. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Able Seaman P/JX 172374, Harry Elvin NELSON (B.E.M) Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of Robert and Eliza of Eye, Northamptonshire. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire
    ( He was awarded the BEM for gallant conduct in saving the lives of two shipmates when a fire broke out in a motor launch as stated in the London Gazette dated 14th January 1941)

    Engine Room Artificer, 4th Class, Richard Ruthven NELSON, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown, died 28th March 1942 aged 23.He was the son of Walter Ruthven Nelson and Katherine Anne Nelson, of Streatham, London. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Able Seaman, C/JX 152805, James William NICHOLSON, Royal Navy on HMS ML 268, died 28th March 1942 aged 26. He was the husband of Lillian of Hetton-le Hole, County Durham (not to be confused with Hutton-le-Hole North Yorkshire)
    He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Sub Lieutenant Athol Francis O\'CONNOR, Royal new Zealand Naval Reserve on HMS MTB 74, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of John Francis and Hazeldine Agnes O\'Connor (nee Griffiths), of Mount Eden, Auckland. he is commemorated on the New Zealand Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, North Shore City, New Zealand

    Stoker 1st Class P/KX 104974 William OLIPHANT, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267 died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of John and Agnes of Edinburgh, Scotland

    Leading Seaman C/JX 277938, Slavoj John ONSORGE, Royal Navy on HMS ML 457 died 28th March 1942 aged 29. He was the son of Joseph and Lucie Onsorge; husband of Annette Nancy Doughty nee O\'Hara , of City of London and formerly of 5, Crossway Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    leading Motor Mechanic C/MX 77799, Thomas George PARKER, Royal Navy on HMS ML 447 died 28th March 1942 aged 28. He was the son of Thomas William and Margaret Parker, of Upgate, Norfolk; husband of Dorothy Jean Parker. Buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall

    Able Seaman C/SSX 12587, Joseph PARSONS, Royal Navy on HMS ML 457, died 28th March 1942 aged 36. He was the son of Joseph and Rosena Parsons; husband of Catherine Lilian Parsons, of Aston, Birmingham. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Lance Corporal 5442424, Kenneth Albert PATERSON, Duke of Cornwall\'s Light Infantry attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 28. He was the son of Albert Edward and Henrietta Jane of Bristol. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Captain 130871 Harold Hammond PENNINGTON, Hampshire Regiment attached to 4 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of  Walter and Ada Pennington, of Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire; husband of Edna Elizabeth Pennington. B.A. (Oxon.). Kitchener Scholar. Rugby Football Blue.
    (London Gazette dated 17th May 1940. The undermentioned Cadets, from 1thh Chemical Warfare Training Bn. (R.E.), to be 2nd Lts. 11th May 1940) He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant 112912, Thomas Grenville Pitt PEYTON, King\'s Royal Rifle Corps, attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of  Ivor Eliot Peyton and Dorothy Helen Peyton, of Englemere Wood, Berkshire. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Leading Seaman C/JX 311777, Kenneth Kean Sleeman PITT, Royal Navy on HMS ML 177 died 28th March 1942 aged 26. He was the son of the Revd. G. W. Pitt and E. Mabel Pitt, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. B.A. (Oxford). Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Petty Officer Stoker P/KX 82598 John William PURVER, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown, died 28th March 1942. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Leading Seaman C/JX 278486 Montague RAKUSEN, Royal Navy on HMS ML 268 died 28th March 1942 aged 32. He was the son of Lloyd and Gertrude Rakusen and husband of Marie Esther nee Kaye, of Leeds. LL.B. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Chief Motor Mechanic C/MX 77462, Robert RAMSAY, Royal Navy on HMS ML 298 died 28th March 1942 Buried at Pornic War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Leading Stoker P/KX 95152, James Bernard REVILLE, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 22. he was the son of William and Ellen of Mayhill, Swansea, South Wales. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Rifleman 6849064, Thomas Ypres ROACH, 1/11 Queen\'s Westminsters, Kings Royal Rifle Corps attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of Lewis and winifred of Caerau, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Guardsman 2619196, Sydney ROBINSON, Grenadier Guards attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 21. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Sub Lieutenant 177, Mark Fleming RODIER, Royal Navy on HMS ML 177 died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of James Harold and Winifred Agnes of Wilmslow, (Mentioned in Despatches Posthumous for bravery in the combined attack on the German Naval Base at St Nazaire as stated in the London Gazette dated 10th November 1942) Cheshire. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Able Seaman P/SR 16558 Allenby ROLLIN, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of William and Cordelia Elizabeth and husband of Kathleen Agnes. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Motor Mechanic C/MX 77022, Sidney William ROOTS, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267, died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of  Frank Walter and Ellen Roots and husband of Mary Ann Roots, of Maidstone, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Ordinary Seaman P/JX 294635, Alexander ROSS, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of James and Margaret Findlay of Torry, Aberdeen, Scotland. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Leading Seaman P/JX 283330, Walter George SARGENT, Royal Navy on HMS ML 306, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Richard Edward and Constance Eleanor Sargent, of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Able Seaman C/JX 173910 William Alfred SAVAGE, V.C., on HMS MGB 314. Born 30th October 1912 at Smethwick, Staffordshire at died at St Nazaire Harbour. He is buried in Falmouth Town Cemetery, Cornwall
    Able Seaman Savage who was a gun-layer of a pom-pom in motor gun boat 314 , in the St Nazaire raid. Completely exposed and under heavy fire, he engaged positions ashore with cool and steady accuracy. On the way out of the harbour he kept the same vigorous and accurate fire against the attacking ships, until he was killed at his gun. This Victoria Cross awarded in recognition not only of the gallantry and devotion to duty of Able Seaman Savage, but also of the valour shown by many others, unnamed, in motor launches, motor gun boats and motor torpedo boats, who gallantly carried out their duty in entirely exposed positions against enemy fire at very close range

    Petty Officer Telegraphist P/JX 128854 Harry Berwick SCOTT, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown, died 28th March 1942. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Private 5046468 Joseph SHENTON, King\'s Shropshire Light Infantry, attached to 9 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 29. he was the son of Joseph Shenton and of Violet Shenton, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Nora Shenton, of Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Able Seaman P/JX176878 Albert SHEPPHARD, Royal Navy, on HMS ML 267 died 28th March 1942 aged 23. He was the son of Robert and Mary of Liverpool. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Leading Stoker D/KX 79831 Harold SIMMONDS, Royal Navy on HMS MTB 74, died 28th March 1942 aged 32. He was the son of John and Isabella of Kirkdale, Liverpool. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Lieutenant 92876, Christopher John SMALLEY, Manchester Regiment attached to 5 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 31. he was the son of Edgar and Lillian Smalley; husband of Joan Smalley, of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Leading Seaman D/JX 129993 James SMITH, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown, died 28th March 1942 aged 31. He was the son of James and Margaret of Glasgow, Scotland. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Able Seaman P/SSX 25139 John Whan SMITH, Royal Navy on HMS ML 268 died 28th March 1942 aged 22. he was the son of
    John and Kathleen Smith and husband of Else May Smith, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 127178 Leslie Charles SMITH, Royal Navy on HMS ML 298, died 28th March 1942 aged 37. He was the son of Frederick William and Emily Smith; husband of Ruth Smith, of Holloway, London. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Motor Mechanic C/MX 76456 George SNOWBALL, Royal Navy on HMS ML 192 died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of Thomas and Lucy of York. (Posthumous Mention in Despatches. For marked courage, skill and determination whilst serving in light coastal craft during the attack on St. Nazaire on the night of 27th/28th March, 1942) He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Lance Corporal 6088619, William Herbert SPAUL, West Surrey Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Albert and Isabel of Aldershot, Hampshire. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Sub Lieutenant Arthur SPRAGGON, Royal Naval VR on HMS ML 298 died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of Thomas and Caroline of Sunderland, Co Durham. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval memorial, Hampshire

    Telegraphist C/JX 251459 David Morton STEELE, Royal Navy on HMS ML 267 died 28th March 1942 aged 25. He was the son of David Morton Steele and Elizabeth Steele; husband of Edna Steele, of Huddersfield, Yorkshire. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

    Able Seaman P/JX131369 Albert Richard Carver STEPHENS, Royal Navy on HMS MGB 314 died 28th March 1942 aged 30. He was the son of Albert and Sarah of Himbleton, Worcestershire and he is buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Himbleton, Worcestershire

    Lance Corporal 5186568 George Stanley STOKES, Royal Welch Fusiliers attached to 5 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Frederick Maurice and Gladys and husband of Eileen May of Easton, Bristol. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Ordinary Seaman P/JX 275608, Gilbert Charles SWANN, Royal Navy, on HMS ML 298 who died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Philip and Harriet of Camberwell, London, Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Sergeant 7598084 Gerald TAYLOR, Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 22. He was the son of Bernard and Emma Lily of Shiregreen, Sheffield. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant, Nigel Thomas Bethune TIBBITS, D.S.C., Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 29. he was the son of Vice-Admiral Charles Tibbits, C.B.E., M.V.O., and Elsie Tibbits; husband of Elmslie Deborah Rodes. Tibbits of Abbey Cottage, Titchfield, Hampshire. Awarded the Robert Roxburgh Prize at the R.N. College, Dartmouth. he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Private 6144878 Edward Charles TOMBLIN, East Surrey Regiment attached to 1 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Frank and Mary Ellen Tomblin; husband of Eleanor Margaret Tomblin, of 2a Santos Road Wandsworth, London.
    He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Corporal 6896917, Reginald Maurice TOMSETT, 11th Queen\'s Westminsters, King\'s Royal Rifle Corps, attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 21. He was the son of Maurice Jeffery and Edith Sarh of Shirley, Croydon, Surrey. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Sub Lieutenant (E), Arthur John TOY, Royal Navy of HMS Boscawen, now with HMS ML 177 who died 28th March 1942 aged 28. he was the son of Thomas Arthur (Depot superintendent civil defence service) and Florence, of 12, Roseberry Crescent, Kingfield Old Woking, Surrey. he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval memorial, Hampshire

    Lieutenant 117921, John Edward VANDERWERVE, King\'s Liverpool Regiment attached 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 23. he was the son of Hugo and Elizabeth of The Old Village, Heswall, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Sub Lieutenant Peter Henry Dennis VARDON-PATTON, Royal Navy of HMS Midge, serving on HMS ML 298, died 28th March 1942 aged 26. he was the husband of Margaret M nee Frawley. Commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolf

    Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 117366 David Manning VYALL, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown, died 28th March 1942 aged 19. He was the son of Hugh Manning and Marie louise of Hungerford, Berkshire. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

    Guardsman 2618526, George William WALTON, Grenadier Guards attached to 2 Commando died 28th March 1942 aged 20. He was the son of George William and Doris Olive of New Mills, Derbyshire. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant 104117, Philip WALTON, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942 aged 25 He was the son of C.P. and Evelyn of Bedford, B.A. (Cantb) Christ\'s College. He is buried in Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Petty Officer Stoker P/KX 75027, Albert Thomas Frederick WADE, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 34. He was the son of Richard Casbourne and Alice of Portsmouth and husband of Gertrude Alice Wade, of Portsmouth. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Able Seaman C/JX 238901, James Donald WALKER, Royal Navy on HMS ML 262, died 28th March 1942 aged 21. he was the son of Robert and Bertha of Aspley, Nottinghamshire. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial, Kent

    Petty Officer Motor Mechanic C/MX 68875, Lawrence Ferguson WALLACE, Royal Navy on HMS ML 268, died 28th August 1942 aged 27. He was the son of Emily Wallace of Lancaster. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Kent

    Petty Officer P/JX 132189, Raymond Reginald WARD, Royal Navy on HMS MTB 74 died 28th March 1942 aged 29. he was the son of James Samuel and Amy of Coventry. He is buried in a joint grave at Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Chief Petty Officer P/J 98586, Albert Percy WELLSTED, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 43. He was the son of Charles and Ethel Wellsted and husband of Edna May Wellsted, of Nutbourne, Chichester, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

    Ordinary Seaman D/JX 255867 Harold WESTCOTT, Royal Navy on FFL ML 267 (vessel on loan to the Free French Force) died 28th March 1942 aged 30. he was the son of James and Elizabeth and husband of Doris Barbara of Wellington, Somerset. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval memorial, Devon

    Signalman P/JX 199563, Albert WESTWELL, Royal Navy on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942 aged 24. He was the son of Joseph and Alice of 243 Whalley Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire. He is buried at Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Surgeon Lieutenant 79230, William James WINTHROPE, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on HMS Campbeltown died 28th March 1942. He was the son of Paul Walker Winthrope and Mary Letitia Winthrope, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    He is buried at Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

    Lieutenant 138278 Mark WOODCOCK, Lancashire Fusiliers attached to 3 Commando died 28th March 1942. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Fusilier 6467448, Robert Salonicka WOODMAN, Royal Fusiliers attached to 2 Commando, died 28th March 1942. He was the son of Mrs A Woodman of Battersea, London. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

    Trivia

    HMSML177
    Built by Wallasea Bay Yacht Station, Rochford, England. Ordered 8th January 1940, commissioned December 1940 and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942

    HMSML192 (FFL 192)
    Built by Southampton Steam Joinery, Southampton, England. Ordered 8th January 1940, commissioned 1st August 1941, on loan to the Free French in early 1942 and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942, flying the French Flag

    HMSML 262 (FFL 262)
    Built by Collins Pleasurecraft Co Ltd, Oulton Broad, England. Ordered 21st March 1940. On loan to the Free French upon completion and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942, flying the French Flag

    HMSML 267 (FFL 267)
    Built by Solent Shipyards Ltd, Sarisbury Green, England. Ordered 21st November 1940, commissioned 25th July 1941, on loan to the Free French upon completion and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942, flying the French Flag.

    HMSML 268 (FFL 268)
    Built by Dorset Yacht Co Ltd, Hamworthy, England. Ordered 29th April 1941, commissioned 17th July 1941 On loan to the Free French upon completion and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942, flying the French Flag.

    HMSML 298
    Built by Dorset Yacht Co Ltd, Hamworthy, England. Ordered 21st May 1940, commissioned 21st November 1941, and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942

    HMSML 306
    Built by Solent Shipyards Ltd, Sarisbury Green, England. Ordered 21st May 1940, commissioned 18th December 1941 and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942. Salvaged by the Germans

    HMSML457
    Built by Johnson and Jago, Leigh on Sea, England. Ordered 29th April 1941, commissioned on the 21st November 1941 and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942

    HMSML 447.
    Built by H.J.Percival of Horning, England. Ordered 29th April 1941, commissioned 8th January 1942 and lost at the battle of St Nazaire, France 28th March 1942

    HMSMTB 74 (MTB74)
    Motor Torpedo Boat, Class Vosper 72 feet type. Built by Vosper of Portsmouth, England. Ordered 20th May 1940, commissioned 12th December 1941 and sunk by gun fire of German coastal batteries off St Nazaire at the battle of St Nazaire 28th March 1942

    HMSMGB 314 (MGB314)
    Built by A.M.Dickie and Sons, Bangor, Wales. Ordered 27th August 1940, commissioned 16th June 1941. heavily damaged by German costal batteries off St Nazaire on the 28th March 1942 and was scuttled to prevent capture

    HMS Campbletown was formerly an American destroyer built in 1919 and was named USS Buchanan
     
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    Compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    This memorial can be seen in the Eden Camp Military Museum, Malton Yorkshire

    Special Operations Executive Section F

    Yolande, BEEKMAN, (Yvonne) (True family name) Yolande Maria UNTERNAHRER, Section Officer 9902, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, died 13th September 1944 aged 32. Served as Y.E.M. Beekman. She was the daughter of Berthe Lydie Unternahrer, of Mill Hill, Middlesex. Native of France. Awarded the Croix de Guerre. She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    Denise, BLOCH, (Ambrose) Ensign F/27 Women's Transport Service attached to Special Operations Executive, (F.A,N.Y.) executed between 25th January and the 5th Fabruary 1945 aged 29. She was the daughter of J. H. Barrault and Suzanne Barrault (nee Levi-Strauss) of Paris, France. Awarded the Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre avec Palme. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
    (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "BLOCH Denise of 51 Rur de Passy Paris France and of Mount Royal Hotel London spinster died between 25 January 1945 and 5th February 1945 at Ravensbruch Concentration Camp Germany Adminstration (with Will) (limited) London 24 July 1947 to Walter Leslie Farrer solicitor attorney of Jaques henri Bloch. Effects £335 1s 2d in England"

    Andree Raymonde BORREL, (Denise), Lieutenant F/3, Women's Transport Service attached to Special Operations Executive, (F.A,N.Y.) She was executed on the 6th July 1944. From research it appears that she was not dead when she was put in the ovens for cremation. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey
    (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "BORREL Andree of 23 Nottingham Place London W 1 spinster died 6th July 1944 at Natzweiler Concentration Camp Bas Rhin France Administration (with Will) (limited) London 22 June 1948 to Gerald Tooth solicitor attorney of Eugenie Borrel widow. Effects £580 5s 2d in England"

    Muriel Tamara BYCK, (Violet) Section Officer 9111 Women's Auxiliary Air Force attached to Special Operations Executive. She was executed on the 23rd May 1944 aged 25. She was the daughter of Jacques and Luba Lesie of 2, Bayfort Mansion, Warren Road, Torquay, Devon . She is buried in Pornic War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France.
    (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "BYCK Muriel Tamara of 2 Bayfort Mansion Warren Road Torquay and of 135 Sussex Gardens Paddington London W2 spinster died 23 May 1944 on war service. Administration (with Will) Llandudno 3 March 1945 to Luba Leslie wife of George Leslie. Effects £200 16s 10d

    Madeline DAMERMENT, (Solange), Ensign, F/37 Women's Transport Service attached to Special Operations Executive, (F.A,N.Y.). She was executed on the 13th September 1944 aged 28. She was the daughter of daughter of Charles and Madeleine Damerment, of Lille, Nord, France.. She was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre (France): Medaille de la Resistance Francaise. . She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.

    Noor (Nora) INAYAT- KHAN, (Madeline). Section Officer 9901, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, seconded to the W.T.S. (F.A.N.Y.) attached to the Special Operations Executive. Executed on the 13th September 1944. She was awarded the George Cross and was Mentioned in Despatches. She served as Nora and was the daughter of Hazrat (Indian) Ora Ray nee Baker, (American) of Oxford. She was born in Russia .
    Citation. The London Gazette of 5th April, 1949, gives the following details: Assistant Section Officer Nora Inayat-Khan was the first woman operator to be sent into enemy-occupied France, on 16th June, 1943. During the weeks immediately following her arrival, the Gestapo made mass arrests among the Paris Resistance Groups, to which she was detailed. She refused to abandon what had become the most important and dangerous post in France, and did excellent work which earned her a posthumous Mention in Despatches. After three and a half months she was betrayed to the Gestapo. They asked her to co-operate in the use of her codes which they discovered, but she refused and gave them no information of any kind. She twice attempted to escape, and when she refused to promise not to make any further attempts, she was sent to Germany "for safe custody"-first to Karlsruhe, then to Pfersheim, where again she refused to give any information as to her work or her colleagues. On 12th September, 1944 she was taken with three others to Dachau concentration camp, where on arrival she was taken into the crematorium and shot. Assistant Section Officer Inayat-Khan displayed the most conspicuous courage, both moral and physical, over a period of more than twelve months. She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey

    Cecily Margot LEFORT, (Alice). Section Officer 9900, Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    She was executed 1st May 1945 aged 46. She was the wife of Doctor Alix Lefort of Paris, France. Awarded the Croix de Guerre. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.). "Lefort, Cicely Margot of care of Lloyds Bank Limited, 16 St James Street, Westminster, (wife of Ernest Marie Alek Lefort) died 1st May 1945 at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, Germany. Administration (with Will) (limited) London, 18th September 1947 to Margaret Mary Brooks Graham, (wife of Roderick Arthur Graham) and Geoffrey Barham Sankey solicitor attorneys of the said Ernest Marie Alex Lefort and Anna Genay. Effects £25892 11s 4 d"

    Vera Eugenie LEIGH, (Simone). Ensign F/15 Women's Transport Service (F.A.N.Y.) attached to Special Operations Executive. Executed 6th July 1944 aged 40. Sh was the daughter of Mr and Mrs H Eugene Leigh. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "Leigh, Vera Eugenie care of The Central Hanover Bank and Trust Company 7 Princes Street, London E.C. 2, spinster died 6th July 1944 at The Natzweiler Concentration Camp, France. Administration (with Will) London 14th October 1947 to Victor Alexander Dalzall Clark, bank official. Effect £873 13s 7d"

    Elaine Sophia PLEWMAN, (Gaby). Ensign F/23 Women's Transport Service (F.A.N.Y.) attached to Special Operations Executive. executed 13th September 1944. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. L. Browne and wife of Thomas L. Plewman, of Lutterworth, Leicestershire. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "Plewman, Elaine Sophia of 725 Nel Gwynne House, Sloane Avenue, London S.W.3 (wife of Thomas Langford Plewman) died 13th September 1944 at dachau Camp Germany Orobate London 24th September 1947 to Rapel Francisco Jose Valls barrister at law. Effects £817 17s 5d

    Lillian Verna ROLFE, (Nadine), Section Officer 9907, Women's Auxiliary Air Force attached to the Special Operations Executive, Awarded the Croix de Guerre and Palme. She was executed on the 5th February 1945 and was the daughter of George. She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "ROLFE, Lilian Verna of Caixa Postal 170 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, spinster died 5th February 1945 on war service. Administration (limited) London 19th June 1947 to Ralph Ashton Hamlyn, chartered accountant attorney and of George Samuel Blackburn Rolfe. Effects £396 0s 7d in England" She entered England via Liverpool from Brazil on the 12th April 1943 on ship Tyndareus. She gave no occupation, and the address she gave was River Plate House Committee, Finsbury Circus London aged 28

    Diana hope ROWDEN, (Paulette). Section Officer 4193, Women's Auxiliary Air Force attached to the Special Operations Executive, Awarded the Croix de Guerre. She was executed on the 6th July 1944 aged 29 and was the daughter of
    Aldred Clement Rowden, and of Christian Rowden, of Binsted, Hampshire. She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "Rowden Diana Hope of 1 Cornwall Mews West Kensington London spinster died 6 july 1944 at Natz Weiler Concentration Camp Germany. Probate London 13th September 1946 to Sir Arthur Croke Morgan, knight. Effects £2647 18s 9d"

    Yvonne Claire RUDELLAT, (Jacqueline) nee Cerneau, aka Jacqueline Vialliot. Born 11th January 1897 She died of typhus after being liberated from the extermination camp, at Belsen. on the 23rd April 1945 aged 48 years and 3 months She was a courier with the SOE She is not listed with the CWGC (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) " Rudellat, Yvonne Claire of 31 Craven Hill Gardens Bayswater London and wife of Alex Rudellat died 23 or 24 April 1946 in Germany Probate London 18th October 1946 to Francis Henry Padfield solicitor. Effects £1498.9s.3d (Death year should be 1945)

    Violette Reine Elizabeth SZABO, (Louise). Ensign F/29 Women's Transport Service (F.A.N.Y.) attached to Special Operations Executive. executed between the 25th January and the 5th February 1945 aged 23. Awarded the Croix de Guerre (France). Formerly of the A.T.S. Daughter of Charles George and Reine Blanche Bushell, of Long Jetty, New South Wales, Australia and wife of Lieutenant. Etienne Szabo, Free French Forces, killed in action at El Alamein. 24th October, 1942.
    Citation
    The following details are given in the London Gazette of 17th December, 1946:- Madame Szabo volunteered to undertake a particularly dangerous mission in France. She was parachuted into France in April 1944, and undertook the task with enthusiasm. In her execution of the delicate researches entailed she showed great presence of mind and astuteness. She was twice arrested by the German security authorities, but each time managed to get away. Eventually, however, with other members of her group, she was surrounded by the Gestapo in a house in the south-west of France. Resistance appeared hopeless, but Madame Szabo, seizing a Sten gun and as much ammunition as she could carry, barricaded herself in part of the house, and, exchanging shot for shot with the enemy, killed or wounded several of them. By constant movement she avoided being cornered and fought until she dropped exhausted. She was arrested and had to undergo solitary confinement. She was then continuously and atrociously tortured, but never by word or deed gave away any of her aquaintances, or told the enemy anything of value. She was ultimately executed. Madame Szabo gave a magnificent example of courage and steadfastness. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
    (Additional information from Wills and Probate, Ancestry. Com.) "SZABO, Violette Reine Elizabeth of 26 Pembridge Villas Nottinghill London widow died on or between the 25th January 1945 and 5th February 1945 at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp German Probate London 20th July 1946 to Reine Blanche Bushell wife of Charles George Bushell. Effects £332 1s 11d
     
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    In Memory of the men of Cropton who fell in the Second World War.

    Compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    This memorial is in St Gregory's Church, Cropton, Yorkshire
    1939 - 1945

    CAMERON, James, Trooper 7887916, 1st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, killed in the Middle East 3rd December 1941. he was native of South Shields. He is at rest in Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya

    DAWSON, Fred, DSO,MC, Captain 111197, 9th Green Howards died 29th September 1940 aged 49. He was the son of Fred and Elizabeth Ann of Great Driffield, Yorkshire. He is at rest in Driffield Cemetery, Yorkshire

    FLINTOFT, John Francis, Gunner 1568939, 38th Battery, Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, died in the Middle East 15th May 1941 aged 21. He was the son of Thomas and Rose Ann of Cropton, Yorkshire. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

    PEIRSON, Eric, Private 4396403, 6th Green Howards died 8th September 1944. He is at rest in Geel War Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium
     

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