PETERBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

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Second World War
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ABBOTT, John William – Stanground, Peterborough. Gunner 11426750, 218 Battery, 73 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 35, on the 9th November 1942. The son of Albert and Emma Abbott and the husband of Phyllis Abbott of Peterborough. Buried in Stanground South Cemetery, Peterborough, Grave 146.

AFFORD, Ernest – Clarence Road, Peterborough. Private 5889395, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 29, on the 18th January 1944 in Burma. The son of George and Ada Afford of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 15.

ALLEN, Arthur – 11 Craig Street, Peterborough. Private 14428084, 7th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died, aged 19, on the 13th September 1944 at Le Havre in France. The son of John and Ethel Allen of Peterborough. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Grave 13.67.O.

AMBROSE, Isaac – Globe Street, Peterborough. Private 14206964, 1st Gordon Highlanders. Died, aged 18, on the 23rd July 1943 in Sicily. The son of John and Lucy Ambrose of Peterborough. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Grave IV.B.14.

ANKER, George – 143 Northfield Road, Peterborough. Private 5832910, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 30, on the 2nd August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of George and Marie Anker and the husband of Florence Anker of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated in the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Special Memorial 9.M.4.

ARCHER, Stanley George – Corporal T/185340, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, aged 31, on the 2nd October 1944. The son of John and Lillian Archer and the husband of Lydia Archer of Peterborough. Buried in Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium. Grave X. 22. 43.

ARISS, Edward John George – Trooper 305650, Royal Horse Guards. Died, aged 24, on the 19th July 1944. The son of Arthur and Violet Ariss and the husband of Mrs Ariss of Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave 2. B. 12.

BARBER, George William – Gunner 14370690, 76 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 34, on the 28th June 1944. The son of Christopher and Lily Barber of Peterborough and the husband of Kathleen Barber of Cambridge. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, France. VIII. D. 19.

BARLOW, Arthur Charles – Private 5823535, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 39, on the 31st July 1945 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Samuel and Emma Barlow and the husband of Ivy Barlow of Peterborough. Commemorated in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Special Memorial 9. M. 9.

BEAN, Roy Francis – Private 5833205, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 31, on the 21st September 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. He was on board a Japanese transport ship, the Toyofuku Maru, that was attacked by planes from an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor. The Americans not knowing she carried prisoners. The husband of E. Bean of Westwood, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 54.  

BEARDSALL, Arnold Gerald – 111 Granville Street, Peterborough. Lieutenant (Quartermaster) 294290, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 32, on the 30th July 1943. The son of Frank and Annie Beardsall and the husband of Annie Beardsall of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial, Italy, Panel 9.

BEE, Claude Howard – Driver 1890012, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 24, on the 2nd August 1943. The son of Walter and Katherine Bee of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Special Memorial 9.M.9.

Bee C H      Claude Howard Bee

BEECH, Victor Wallace – 43 Vere Road, Peterborough. Sapper 1888803, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 28, on the 8th July 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of William and Mary Beech and the husband of Dorothy Beech of Bishop's Stortford. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave B3.K.4.

BELT, Harry – 7 Fengate Close, Peterborough. Sergeant 848960, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 22, on the 27th January 1942. The son of John Belt and Mary Belt (nee Cooper) of Peterborough. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Grave 17.E.8.

BENCH, James – Millfield, Peterborough. Private 14069939, 1st Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died, aged 19, on the 20th December 1946. The son of William and Hilda Bench of Millfield, Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6616. Div 2. Block 16.

BENSTEAD, Wallace George – Driver T/10703360, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, aged 42, on the 28th June 1944. The son of John and Elizabeth Benstead of Peterborough, and the husband of Laura Benstead of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. Buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy. Grave XIV.C.24.

BERGSTROM, Alfred William – Rifleman 6970133, 7th (1st Bn. London Rifle Brigade). Died, aged 25, on the 18th July 1944. The son of John and Mary Bergstrom and the husband of Maud Bergstrom of Stanground, Peterborough. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Grave V.C.17.

BERRISFORD, Albert – 13 Windmill Street, Peterborough. Private 4977970, 1st Sherwood Foresters (Nott’s & Derby Regiment). Died, aged 27, on the 15th June 1941. Next of kin not known. Buried in Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus, Grave 5.A.4.

BINES, George William – 40 Westwood Street, Peterborough. Sergeant 852698, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 26, between the 1st April 1944 and the 31st May 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The cause of death believed to be dysentery and malaria. The son of George and Florence Bines of Peterborough. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 2.B.2.

BINNS, Thomas William – 9 Towler Street, Peterborough. Private 5881824, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 13th June 1941. Next of kin not known. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough, Block 16, Grave 6361.

BIRCH, Albert George – Sergeant 7912202, 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons) Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 30, on the 3rd November 1944. The son of Albert and Lettie Birch and the husband of Edith Birch of Peterborough. Buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Holland. Grave V.D.6.

BOLLARD, Benjamin – 2 Fengate Close, Peterborough. Private 14722274, 2nd Welch Regiment. Died, aged 35, on the 22nd February 1945. The son of Benjamin and Sarah Bollard. No known grave he is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, Face 14.

BONSOR, James Arthur – 4 Fengate Close, Peterborough. Private 14371337, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 23, on the 10th August 1945. The son of Thomas and Jane Bonsor and the husband of Muriel Bonsor of Balby, Doncaster. Buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India. Grave 1.E.12.

Bonsor J A      James Arthur Bonsor

BOX, Eli – Peterborough. Sapper 1911131, 694 Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 44, on the 26th September 1942. The husband of Phyllis Box of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough, Div.4, Block 16, Joint Grave 6360.

BRIGGS, Dennis Albert – 92 Russell Street, Peterborough. Private 5779703, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 29, on the 25th June 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. Next of kin not known. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 2.M.62.

BROTHWOOD, John T.V.W. – The ‘Horse and Jockey’, City Road, Peterborough. Driver 5884053 Royal Engineers, seconded to No 5 Commando’s. Died, aged 22, on the 3rd April 1941. The son of Herbert Bertram John and Margaret Ethel Brothwood of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough, Div. 3, Block 16, Grave 6557.

BROUGHTON, Cyril Frederick– 516 Gladstone Street, Peterborough. Sergeant 5886089, 4th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 30, on the 6th May 1943 in North Africa. The son of Mr and Mrs F. Broughton and the husband of M. A. M. Broughton of Peterborough. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave I.N.17.

BROWN, Alfred – 14 Brookdale, Stanground, Peterborough. Sapper 5834555, 994 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 30, on the 17th June 1943. The 994 Docks Operating Company was on the SS Yoma on the 17th June 1943.The SS Yoma was a liner of the British & Burmese Steam Navigation Company that was serving in the Mediterranean as an Auxiliary Transport ship. She was sunk by U-boat 81 en route from Sfax to Alexandria. There were 1670 on board with 451 lost. The son of Caroline Brown, and stepson of John William Kilby. No known grave he is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. Panel 5. Column 3.

BROWN, George Charles Atton – 105 Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Gunner 944677, 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 24, on the 24th June 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of George and Charlotte Brown of Barnsbury, London. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 6.A.9.

BROWN, Henry Johnston – 14 Walpole Street, Peterborough. Corporal 5883580, 2/5th Leicestershire Regiment. Died, age unknown, on the 22nd March 1943 in North Africa. The husband of Winifred Brown of Peterborough. Commemorated on the Medjez – El – Bab Memorial, Tunisia, Face 17.

BROWN, James Arthur – Tower Street, Fletton, Peterborough. Private 5830899, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 13th August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of James and Annie Brown of New Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, Grave VII.F.23.

BROWN, William Ernest Kenneth – 64 Paston Lane, Peterborough. Private 5892035, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died, aged20, on the 8th July 1944. The son of Ernest and Kathleen Brown of Walton, Peterborough. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave II.B.9.

Brown W E K      William Ernest Kenneth Brown

BUCKNELL, Ernest Stanley – Montague Road, Peterborough. Private 5777217, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 29, on the 1st February 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of John and Louisa Bucknell of Peterborough and the husband of Grace Bucknell of Walton, Peterborough. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 1.D.2.

BURBAGE, Stanley – 15 Westwood Row, Peterborough. Corporal 5827909, 9th Durham Light Infantry. Died, aged 26, on the 18th January 1944, believed in a prisoner of war camp. The son of Elizabeth Burbage of Peterborough and the husband of Hilda Burbage of Peterborough. Buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. Grave 7.B.14.

Burbage S      Stanley Burbage

BUSSEY, Alec George – South Street, Stanground, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5832504, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 31, on the 12th September 1944. As a Japanese prisoner of war he was being transported on a Japanese transport ship, the Rakuyo Maru, when it was sunk by the American submarine USS Sealion. No known next of kin. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 57.

BUTLER, John Alfred Francis – Private 5961102, 1/7th Middlesex Regiment. Died, aged 21, on the 25th March 1945. The son of Mr and Mrs John Butler and the husband of Gwendoline Butler of Peterborough. Buried in Reichswald War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 52. A. 11.

CASBON, Walter John Harry – St. John’s Street, Peterborough. Gunner 940900, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 23, on the 14th June 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of William and Elisabeth Casbon of Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Collective Grave 6.B.75-78.

CASBURN, Philip Montague – Grange Road, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 7690231, 18th Divisional Provost Company, Corps of Military Police. Died, aged 32, on the 9th August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Montague and Catherine Casburn and the husband of Doris Casburn of Edmonton, Middlesex. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave B4.C.9.

CASS, Alec Cyril – Orton Waterville, Peterborough. Trooper 14301052, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 20, on the 25th December 1943. The son of Marjorie Cass of Northborough, near Peterborough. Commemorated in Orton Waterville Churchyard, Peterborough.

CASWELL, Richard William – Sergeant 914347, 336 Battery, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 27, on the 27th January 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore. The son of Albert and Lottie Caswell and the husband of Mary Caswell of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 35.

CHAMBERS, Leslie Charles – Private 5832948, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 24th January 1942. Killed in action at Sengarrang, Malaya. The son of Arthur and Martha Chambers of Peterborough.  No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 58.

CHAPMAN, Walter Harry – 1 Morris Street, Peterborough. Gunner 922770, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 21, on the 14th February 1942. The son of W. W. and Kate Chapman, of Peterborough. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Grave 18.C.18.

CHURCH, Kenneth Sidney James – 24 New Road, Woodston, Peterborough. Private 5827913, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 23, on the 28th June 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Kenneth and Ellen Church and the husband of Winifred Church of Eye, near Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 58.

Church K S J      Kenneth Sidney James Church

CLARKE, Eric Edward – Westfield Road, Peterborough. Private 4867365, 2nd Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 20, on the 6th May 1943 in North Africa. The son of Arthur and Fanny Clarke of Peterborough. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave IV.D.7.

CLARKE, George Frederick – 298 Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Sergeant 5886012, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 21, on the 20th July 1942, of wounds received in a bomb explosion in Scotland. Next of kin not known. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough, Grave 3579, Div. 1. Block 11.

CLAXTON, John Alfred – Private 10554999, 18 Div. Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died, aged 28, on the 13th August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of John and Emma Claxton of Dogsthorpe, Peterborough. He is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 2.K.2.

CLOSE, Bertie – Signalman 2124616, 79th Armoured Division, Royal Corps of Signals. Died, aged 34, on the 3rd March 1945. The son of George and Alice Close and the husband of Annie Close of Peterborough. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 54. C. 3.

COCKER, George Frederick – 11 The Crescent, Woodston, Peterborough. Private 1459141, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 19, on the 7th August 1944 in Normandy. The son of Joseph and Edith Cocker of Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave XXIII.E.8.

COLBERT, Walter Richard – Eastfield, Peterborough. Private 5777225, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 25th July 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. Next of kin not known. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Collective Grave 10.F.L.4. 2-10.

COLES, William – 62 Wellington Street, Peterborough. Private 5883930, 2/5th Leicestershire Regiment. Died, aged 30, on the 31st August 1944. No known next of kin. Buried in Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy. Grave IV.C.11.

COOKE, Robert – 5 Park Terrace, Garton End Road, Peterborough. Sergeant 839740, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 26, on the 8th May 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Robert and Millis Cooke of Peterborough and the husband of Rosina Cooke of Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 8.A.11.

CRACKNELL, K. E. – Lieutenant 362927, Gordon Highlanders attached King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died, age unknown, on the 14th April 1947. The son of Ernest and Ivy Cracknell of Peterborough.  Buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Grave 3.C.12.

CRICK, Peter Charles – 101 Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Captain 62714, 104 (Essex Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died, aged 32, on the 28th October 1942. The son of Charles and Ettie Crick of Peterborough. Buried in Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, Grave V.G.25.

Crick P C      Peter Charles Crick

CROMBLEHOLME, Francis William – 12 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough. Gunner 894851, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 24, on the 12th November 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The Nephew of Mary Eason of Werrington, Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 2.B.40.

CUFFE, Eric Edward George – 9 School Place, Peterborough. Private 5890848, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 20, on the 24th December 1942. The son of Reginald and Mildred Cuffe of Shaftesbury, Dorsetshire. Buried in the Medjez- El- Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia, Grave 18.C.5.

CUNNINGTON, Kenneth Gordon – Peterborough. Private 14698188, 1st Suffolk Regiment. The son of Robert and Lillie Cunnington of Calvert, Buckinghamshire. Died, aged 21, on the 13th August 1944. Buried in St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France. I.A.12.

DARLOW, John William – 20 Eastleigh Road, Peterborough. Gunner 880055, 3rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 25, on the 15th July 1942. The son of Frederick and Mary Darlow of Peterborough. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave IV.C.11.

DAVIS, Alfred Oliver – Shakespeare Avenue, Peterborough. Private 5777228, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 28, on the 14th September 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. No known next of kin. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 50.

DAVIS, Joseph William – 15 Bright Street, Peterborough. Trooper 7887555, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, RAC. Died, aged 22, on either the 15th or 16th June 1941. The son of Francis Edward and Elizabeth Davis. No known grave he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt, Column 22.

DAVIS, Thomas James – 30 West Parade, Peterborough. Corporal 5830031, 5th Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died, aged 21, on the 31st May 1940. The son of Mr and Mrs Francis Edward Davis, of Peterborough and the husband of Edith Annie Davis of Dogsthorpe, Peterborough. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France. Column 49.

DIXON, John Travers – 38 Fairfield Road, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 4803464, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment. Died, aged 28, on the 17th September 1944. No known next of kin. Buried in Forli War Cemetery, Italy. Grave I.B.4.

DOLBY, George Leslie – 7 Hereward Road, Peterborough. Private 5832971, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died, Aged 28, on the 25th June 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Mr and Mrs G. E. Dolby of Peterborough. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 4.N.9.

DOUGHTY, George Harold – Warrant Officer Class II 7583192 (Armt. Q.M.S.), Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died, aged 42, on the 5th March 1942. The son of George and Amy Doughty and the husband of Ethel Doughty of Peterborough. Buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery. Grave Extension. Plot 10. 382.

DOWSE, StanleyPeterborough. Driver T/155545, R.A.S.C. Died, aged 27, on the 8th September 1943. Dowse was one of three soldiers who were killed in an explosion at Hexham Railway Station in Northumberland as they were unloading ammunition from a train. The son of Mr and Mrs Willie Dowse and the husband of N. Dowse, of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6362, Div. 4, Block 16.

DRAYCOTT, William Frederick (Roy) – 15 Springfield Road, Peterborough. Lance Sergeant 2619077, 1st Grenadier Guards. Died, aged 30, on the 20th September 1944 in action during the battle of Nijmegen, Holland. The son of Henry and Sarah Draycott and the husband of Hilda Draycott of Bedford. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands. Grave 22. G. 1.

DUGGAN, Charles Albert – 86 Padholme Road, Peterborough. Private 5830936, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 21st September 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. He was on board a Japanese transport ship, the Toyofuku Maru, that was attacked by planes from an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor. The Americans not knowing she carried prisoners. The son of Mr and Mrs G. Duggan, of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 58.

DURHAM, James – 22 Searjeant Street, Peterborough. Lance Sergeant, 8th Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died, aged 28, on the 24th March 1945 in Germany. No known next of kin. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 32.D.9.

EARL, John William – 16 Cambridge Avenue, Peterborough. Sergeant 840190, 53rd Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 30, on the 19th April 1945. No known next of kin. Buried in Reichswald Forest Cemetery, Germany. Grave 61.B.18.

EDWARDS, John William – 89 Wooton Avenue, Fletton, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 4982567, Military Medal, 14th Sherwood Foresters (Nott’s & Derby) Regiment. Died, aged 20, on the 26th August 1944 in hospital in Italy from multiple injuries received in an accident. The son of John and Mabel Edwards of Peterborough. Buried in Ancona War Cemetery, Italy. Grave IV.A.4.

ELLENDER, Sidney Arthur – 31 Gordon Avenue, Peterborough. Sapper 5784432, 252 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 20, on the 20th January 1944 in Italy. The son of Arthur and Annie Ellender of Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II.C.17.

ELLIOTT, Frederick Thomas – 8 St. Martins Street, Peterborough. Gunner 922904, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 21, on the 26th January 1942. Next of kin not known. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Grave 36.A.2.

ELLIOTT, Kenneth George – 76 Clarence Road, Peterborough. Private 14808472, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died, aged 19, on the 20th April 1945. No known next of kin. Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 7.H.5.

EVANS, John – Peterborough. Sapper 1572485, 9th (Airborne) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 25, on the 17th September 1944. Just after 10.00 hours on Sunday 17 September 1944 sixteen glider and tug combinations took off from RAF Keevil for Arnhem as part of Operation Market Garden. Horsa Glider RJ113 (Chalk 389) was in this group of aircraft and contained 21 men, including Sapper Evans, from No 1 Platoon 9th (Airborne) Field Company, Royal Engineers. The tugs and gliders took a course north-west towards Gloucester to pick up Squadrons from Fairford and then headed out over the Severn and Bristol Channels to form up. Here they took a turn south-west down the Bristol Channel with other aircraft and gliders, and made a turn east over Weston-Super-Mare and headed for Arnhem. While over the village of Farrington Gurney an explosion occurred in RJ113 splitting the glider in two. With no tail section the glider lost lift, broke its tow line and crashed into the Double Hills meadow near Paulton killing all occupants. The son of John and Ann Evans of Peterborough. Buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery, Section Y. Grave 281.

Evans J      John Evans

FAULKNER, Job – Peterborough. Gunner 1097186, 64 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 33, on the 7th August 1943. The son of Thomas and Margaret Faulkner and the husband of Edith Faulkner of Peterborough. Buried in Cantania War Cemetery, Sicily. Grave IV.E.42.

FISHPOOL, Leonard Henry – 97 Wellington Street, Peterborough. Private 5945841, 5th Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 42, on the 15th August 1945 while a Japanese prisoner of war at Mountain Camp, Formosa. The son of John and Mary Fishpool of Peterborough. Buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong. Grave VI.N.1.

FIXTER, Francis Jack – 10 St. Marks Street, Peterborough. Gunner 922763, Royal Artillery, attached H.Q. 18th Indian Division. Died, aged 23, on the 31st July 1943, believed of Beri – Beri while working on the Thailand to Burma railway as a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Francis and Annie Fixter of Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 2.N.25.

Fixter F J      Francis Jack Fixter

FOSTER, Ronald – Gunner 845057, 2 Battery, 1 LAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 27, on the 2nd February 1941. The son of James and Mary Foster of Darlington, Co. Durham and the husband of Annie Foster of Peterborough. Commemorated at the Cambridge Crematorium. Column 1.

FRANCIS, James Montague – 5 Lime Tree Avenue, Peterborough. Private 6020049, Essex Regiment. Died, aged 20, on the 11th May 1940 in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The son of Charles Edward and Fanny Francis of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough, Grave 4208, Div. 1, Block 11.

GARFOOT, Victor – 2 Lister Road, Peterborough. Private 5884630, 164 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died, aged 20, on the 20th May 1940. The son of William and Jessie Garfoot, of Peterborough. Buried in Avelin Communal Cemetery, France. Grave 2.

GARN, Dorothy – 40 Ashcroft Gardens, Peterborough. Sister 266193, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died, age unknown, on the 24th October 1944. No known next of kin. She was trained at the Peterborough Memorial Hospital and did private nursing. She was a night staff nurse at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge before being appointed as Sister to the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died in Northampton on the 24th October 1944, the cause of which is not known. Buried in Peterborough Old Cemetery. Grave 246.

GARN, James Gordon – 40 Ashcroft Gardens, Peterborough. Corporal 5831197, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 9th February 1942. The son of Robert and Florence Ellen Garn of Eastfield, Peterborough. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Collective Grave, 18.B.1-4.

GILBY, William Clarence – 48 Shakespeare Avenue, Peterborough. Gunner 920975, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 21, on the 25th January 1942. The son of John and Lillian Gilby of Peterborough. No known grave, he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 36.

GOODWIN, Cyril Albert – 27 Clifton Avenue, Peterborough. Private 5830570, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 8th June 1944 in hospital in England of wounds received at Normandy. The son of Stanley and Marjorie Goodwin of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6487. Block 6. Div.1.

GRANT, Alphonso Kinmont – Orton Waterville, Peterborough. Private 2184064, 115 Coy. Aux. Mil. Pioneer Corps. Died, aged 25, on the 17th June 1940 when German aircraft bombed a troop train at Rennes that was carrying part of the B.E.F. evacuating France. No known next of kin. No known grave and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France, Column 151.

GRAY, Ina Cecil – Section Leader 4281, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died, aged 25, on the 12th January 1941. The daughter of Capt. Owen Gray and Marion Gray, Peterborough.  Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery. Grave A.34.

GREEN, Reginald Horace – Private 5775930, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 28, on the 8th February 1945. The son of William and Edith Green of Stanground, Peterborough and the husband of Lilian Green of Stanground, Peterborough. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave 18. B. 19.

GREENAWAY, Arthur Thomas– 14 Eastleigh Road, Peterborough. Trooper 5832623, 142nd Regiment, 7th Suffolk’s, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 29, on the 24th April 1943 in North Africa. The son of James and Amy Greenaway of Peterborough. Buried in Medjez- El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Collective Grave 8.E.4.

HALL, Albert – 10 South View Road, Walton, Peterborough. Gunner 1823204, 129 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 34, on the 9th February 1944. The son of Joseph and Harriet Hall of Peterborough and the husband of Mary Hall of Walton, Peterborough. Buried in Paston Churchyard, Peterborough. Grave D.1.

HAMMOND, Dennis – Peterborough. Lance Corporal, 2nd Coldstream Guards. Died, aged 27, on the 28th February 1943 in North Africa. The son of William and Annie Hammond of Peterborough and the husband of Gladys Hammond of Peterborough. Buried in Medjez- El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave 8.E.17.

HARKNESS, Robert William – Private 3190558, 8th Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Died, aged 26, on the 10th June 1944. The son of William and Mary Harkness and the husband of Edith Harkness of Walton, Peterborough.  Buried in Castleton Churchyard, Roxburghshire. Grave 930.

HARLOCK, Thomas – 210 St Pauls Road, Peterborough. Private 5833580 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 23rd July 1945 at Nakon Pathom of tuberculosis while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Thomas and Laura Harlock of Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 8.A.48.

HART, William Victor – “Charnwood”, 80 London Road, Peterborough. Major 64774, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 30, on the 28th November 1942. Next of kin not known. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave IV.D.13.

Hart W V      William Victor Hart

HENSON, George William Thomas – Private 6100261, 6th Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.  Died, aged 22, on the 30th November 1942. The son of William and Phoebe Henson of New Fletton, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Medjez-el-bab Memorial. Face 26.

HERSON, Eric Cyril – 200 Walpole Street, Peterborough. Private 1533533, Army Catering Corps. Died, aged 28, on the 13th March 1945. The son of Mr and Mrs William Herson of Peterborough and the husband of Dorothy Herson of Peterborough. Buried in Bologna War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II.B.8.

HICKS, Ronald John Sydney – Peterborough. 2nd Lieutenant 304946, 147 (The Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, age unknown, on the 29th June 1944 in Normandy. No known next of kin. Buried in Tilly Sur Seulles War Cemetery, France. Grave II. A. 13.

HILL, Charles Benjamin – 10 South Street, Peterborough. Private 5777114, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 15th February 1942. Next of kin not known. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Collective Grave 17.E.9-12.

HILSON, John Thomas Henry – Belle Vue, Stanground, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5945674, 5th Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 38, on the 20th July 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Joseph Thomas Henry and Ellen Hilson and the husband of Ada Hilson of Stanground, Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 8.A.54.

HITCHBORN, Walter Gerald – Woodston, Peterborough. Trooper 6294215, 5th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 30, on the 29th November 1942. Next of kin not known. Buried in the Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya. Grave 1.F.8.

HODSON, Bernard Stanley – 28 Oxford Road, Peterborough. Sapper 1947251, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 20, on the 6th April 1941 of Meningitis. The son of Frank and Fanny Hodson of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough, Div. 1, Block 15, Grave 5845.

HONEYBALL, Thomas William – 138 Newark Avenue, Peterborough. Private 5828943, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 25th March 1945 while a Japanese prisoner of war. He died, of Acute Enteritis, at the Fukuoka No 24 Branch Camp (Senryu Coal Mine).The son of Alfred and Beatrice Honeyball of Peterborough. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Grave N.A.6.

HORNSBY, George Frederick – Woodston, Peterborough. Gunner 966191, 70th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery.  Died, aged 28, on the 28th July 1945 of oedema in Belden hospital, Austria. The son of Helen Hornsby and the husband of Dolly Hornsby of Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. Grave 3.G.1.

Hornsby G F      George Frederick Hornsby

HORNSBY, Harry – Clarence Road, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5833591, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 30, on the 27th August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. No known next of kin. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 5.H.6.

HOWARD, John Thomas Alfred – 29 Silver Street, Peterborough. Private 5830955, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 8th September 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. No known next of kin. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 2.N.59.

HYLAND, John Henry – Peterborough. Lance Sergeant 5882807, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 30, on the 28th January 1945. The son of John and Rachel Hyland and the husband of Marjorie Hyland of Old Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in the Old Fletton Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 92. Sec 7.

ILETT, Charles Edward – 168 New England, Peterborough. Lance Bombardier 1647743, Royal Artillery, attached 3 Battery, 1st Lt. A.A. Regt, Royal Indian Artillery. Died, aged 31, on the 30th October 1942. The son of Charles and Emily Ilett and the husband of Lucy Ilett of New England, Peterborough. Buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave 5.F.3.

ILETT, William David – 43 Grove Street, Peterborough. Private 5886672, 1st Dorsetshire Regiment. Died, aged 28, on the 2nd August 1943. The son of Arthur and Emily Ilett of New Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in Cantania War Cemetery, Sicily, Grave I.J.33.

IVES, Augustus Harry – Peterborough. Lieutenant Colonel 70684, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died, age unknown, on the 2nd March 1942. Next of kin not known. No known grave, commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 107.

IVISON, John – Private 4532838, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). Died, aged 33, on the 17th July 1941. The husband of M. Ivison of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Athens War Memorial, Greece. Face 5.

JENKINS, William – 5 St. Mary’s Street, Peterborough. Private 5777117, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 27, on the 21st September 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. He was on board a Japanese transport ship, the Toyofuku Maru, that was attacked by planes from an American aircraft          carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor. The Americans not knowing she carried prisoners. The son of Mrs A. Jenkins of 5 St. Mary’s Street, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 51.

JINKS, Robert Leslie – 286 Walpole Street, Peterborough. Trooper 7902192, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 21, on the 17th June 1940 when German aircraft bombed a troop train at Rennes that was carrying part of the B.E.F. evacuating France.  The son of Robert and Edna Jinks of Peterborough.  Buried in Pornic War Cemetery, France, Grave 1.E.5.

JOHNSON, Arthur – 80 Walpole Street, Peterborough. Warrant Officer Class II, B.S.M. 785471, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Died, aged 33, on the 20th April 1945 while a Japanese prisoner of war. He died, of croup pneumonia, at the Fukuoka No 17 Branch Camp (Omuta) where the prisoners were used by the Mitsui Mining Company working at the Miike Coal Mine. The son of Arthur and Ethel Johnson and the husband of Lily Johnson of Peterborough.  Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Grave P.A.13.

JOHNSON, Edward Ellis – Eastfield Road, Peterborough. Lieutenant 226244, Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 25, on the 7th December 1942. Believed lost at sea. The son of William and Ethel Johnson of Peterborough. No known grave, he is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. Panel 2, Column 2.

JOHNSON, Harry Bernard – St Pauls Road, Peterborough. Gunner 1531762, 43 Battery, 101 Lt. A.A/Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 19, on the 7th June 1940. The son of Harry and Florence Johnson, of Peterborough. Buried in St. Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave A40.

JOHNSON, Kenneth – 49 Parliament Street, Peterborough. Sergeant 1545103, 81st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 25, on the 11th October 1944. The son of William and Hannah Johnson of Peterborough. Buried in Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Grave V.G.6.

KAY, Norman Douglas – Lance Bombardier 905441, 97 (The Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 19, on the 10th November 1940. The son of Gladys Stanton of Peterborough. Buried in Carmarthen Cemetery. Sec. K. Grave 1.

KILBY, Ronald – 15 Hunting Avenue, Fletton, Peterborough. Private 14714600, 5th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died, aged 19, on the 25th November 1944 of wounds while in a German Field Hospital. The son of Thomas and Emily Kilby of Peterborough. Buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 62.B.5.

KINGSFORD, Edward Cyril – Peterborough. Corporal S/57362, 12 Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, aged 23, on the 22nd December 1941 in Hong Kong. The son of the Revd. C. E. B. Kingsford, M.A., and of Mary A. Kingsford of Peterborough. No known grave, he is commemorated on the Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong. Column 22.

KNIGHT, Charles Frank– 30 South Street, Stanground, Peterborough. Private 5832683, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 29, on the 30th July 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. Next of kin not known. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave B4.A.16.

KNIGHT, Eric – 206 Lincoln Road, Walton, Peterborough. Lance Sergeant 5830969, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 28th October 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. No known next of kin. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 6.N.12.

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