Harpenden War Memorial WWII

Photo:Town Second World War Plaque

Town Second World War Plaque

Gavin Ross, April 2013

1939-45 Names

By Gavin Ross

The names of 108 local servicemen and women who died in the Second World War between 1936 and 1945 are listed on a separate plate on the West side of the memorial.   Compared with the First World War there are more officers killed, many being air force pilots and crew, or naval crew. 

G. Fisher was George Fisher, eldest son of Sir Ronad Fisher, the eminent statistician.  D.R. Russell was the son of Sir John Russell, the Rothamsted Director, who had joined the Australian Air Force while studying in Australia.

The names may be classified as follows:

  • Army 49;  R.A.F. 49;
  • Royal Navy 10.
  • Other Ranks 27;  NCOs 39;  Officers 42.
  • Army:  Privates 21; NCOs 14; Officer 14.
  • R.A.F.: Airmen 3;  NCOs 23;  Officers 23.
  • Navy:  Wrens 2;  OS 1;  NCO 2;  Officers 5.

Abbott, S.E

E.R.A. S/Cl     

R.N

 

Alderson, J

Capt

Seaforths

 

Austin, K.H

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Bond, K.M.H

Sub/Lt

R.N.V.R

 

Bradbury, R.D

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Brearly, G.M.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Brett, A.C.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Cain, A.R.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Callewaert, A.L.

Pte

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Canton, R.F.

Capt

R.A.

 

Chapman, L.W.

Pte

Gordons

 

Cheshire, A.W.

Capt

R.A.

 

Clarke, S.M.

Pte

Bedfs. & Herts.

 

Colmore, D.M.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

 

Cooper, C.S.

Fus

R.Ir.Fus.

 

Crane, P.L.

2.Lt

R.H.A.

Royal Horse Artillery

Currant, P.N.

Maj

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Davies, A.

Pte

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Davis, L.M.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Davis, P.N.

W/Com

R.A.F.

 

Day, A.W.

Tpr

R.A.F

 

Deamer, S.

W/W

R.A.S.C.

 

De Mancha, R.A.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Dines, A.E.

Pte

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Doble, M.I.

Capt

R.H.A.

 

Dolphin Smith, W.

Capt

R.H.A.

 

Donaldson, M.S.S.

Ldg/Wren

W.R.N.S.

 

Donaldson, W.M.M.

Ord/Smn

R.N.

 

Douglas, J.S.

Capt

Par. Reg. A.A.C.

 

Down, J.M.

Mid(A)

R.N.V.R.

 

Edginton, J.H.

L/Sjt

Midd’x

 

Elder, E.V.A.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Embery, K.A.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Enraght, E.H.

Capt

R.A.P.C.

Pay Corps

Fisher, G.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

 

Fontaine, F.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Gledhill, G.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Gravestock, C.F.

Cpl

R.E.M.E.

 

Gray, A.P.

F/Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Gray, P.

Cpl

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Hewitt, D.J.J.

Pte

R.Lincs

 

Hindsmith, J.W.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Hodge, L.A.J.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

 

Holland, S.M.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Hyde, A.V.

L.A.C.

R.A.F.

 

Jagger, N.

Sgt

R.Marines

 

Johnston, E.G.

Sgt

R.A.S.C.

 

Johnston, E.F.

Maj

R.U.Rif.

 

Kennett, P.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Kuster, P.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Laver, W.G.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Lockhart, K.

2/L

Bedfs. & Herts

 

 

 

 

 

Lydekker, J.N.W.

Sub/Lt

R.N.R.

 

MacLean, I.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

 

Mahon, D.W.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

 

Mander, N.J.

Lt

The Buffs

 

McCurtcheon, W.J.

W.O.II

R.U.Rif

 

McHale, K.D.

Dvr

R.A.S.C.

 

Milwood, C.

Rfn

K.R.R.C.

 

Mole, N.B.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

See download at the foot of this page

Moules, J.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Munt, J.

Pte

R.A.M.C.

 

Nangle, P.C.

P/O

R.A.A.F.

Australian Air Force

Nelson, R.F.

2/Lt

R.Marines

 

Nerush, C.J.O.

A.C.2

R.A.F.

 

Nixon, W.F.

Sqdn/Ldr

R.A.F.

 

Norwood, K.P.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

O’Brien, L.D.

Lt

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Odell, G.

Spr

R.E.

 

Olver, J.

L/Air

R.N./F.A.A.

 

Painting, G.S.

Pte

R.A.O.C.

 

Piddock, T.L.H.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Prescott, T.C.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Proctor, A.

Spr

Joh. Vol. Engrs.

 

Russell, D.R.

Pte

Aus. Imp. Force

 

Saunders, A.J.

Pte

R. Hampshire

 

Seabrook, F.J.

L/Bdr

R.A.

 

Sellar, G.V.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Shadwody, E.G.

Gnr

R.A.

 

Slater, G.N.

Dvr

R.E.

 

Smith, A.W.

Sgt

R.E.

 

Smith, C.A.G.

Sgt

R.E.

 

Smith, C.E.

Sigmn

R. Signs

 

Stacey, W.H.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Stocken, G.M.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Stocken, M.A.

Wren

W.R.N.S.

 

Stubbs, L.G.L.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Summers, A.J.

Fus

R. Fus

 

Swaine, A.

Sjt

R.U.Rif

 

Swan, D.

Cpl

Oxf. & Bucks

 

Swan, L.V.

Sjt

R. Marines

 

Taylor, H.R.

Pte

Bedfs. & Herts

 

Tilley, K.

A/SubLt

R.N. (F.A.A.)

 

Tilson, J.P.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

Tilson, W.G.

Sq/Ldr

R.A.F.

 

Trudgett, A.

Pte

R.A.M.C.

 

Trustrum, P.L.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Veale, N.

F/O

R.A.F.

 

Viner, E.T.

L/Cpl

Foresters

 

Ward, D.R.

F/Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Watler, C.S.H.

F/Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Weller, L.G.

P/O

R.A.F.

 

West, J.

Dvr

R.A.S.C.

 

Williams, J.R.

F/Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Woolston, P.

F/Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Wykeham-Edwards, K.

Sqgn/Ldr

R.A.F.

 

Yeoman, S.R.

Sgt

R.A.F.

 

Owen, R.F.

F/Lt

R.A.F.

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Photo:The War Memorial in 2013

The War Memorial in 2013

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