PETERBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

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LADDS, Herbert Lawrence – 72 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough. Private 6020034, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 10th June 1944. The son of Ernest and Emma Ladds of Werrington, Peterborough and the husband of Edith Ladds of Werrington, Peterborough. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave 1.H.6.

LANE, Leslie William – 12 Marne Avenue, Walton, Peterborough. Private 5830971, 2nd Cambridgeshire 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 Charles and Ethel Lane of Walton, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 59.

Lane L W      Leslie William Lane

LAW, Albert Edward – Woodston, Peterborough. Corporal 5181284, 1st Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died, aged 35, on the 16th June 1945 in Peterborough Memorial Hospital from an ulcer caused through starvation while being a German prisoner of war. The son of Denis and Frances Law. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 391. Section 6.

LAWLOR, Frank Ernest – 16 Fulham Road, Peterborough. Private 5783974, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 21, on the 7th August 1944 in Normandy. The son of Ernest and Edna Lawlor of Peterborough. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave XXIII.E.20.

LAYTON, William – Flag Fen, Peterborough. Lance Sergeant 774560, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 38, on the 30th October 1943. The son of Charles and Susan Layton (nee Harbour) and the husband of Agnes Layton of Throsk, Stirlingshire. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Grave VII.A.9.

LEACH, Frank – 32 Park Street, London Road, Peterborough. Driver T/193187, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, aged 24, on the 7th March 1945. The son of Alec and Minnie Leach of Peterborough. Buried in Aleppo War Cemetery, Syria. Grave 2.D.7.

LENTON, Albert Edward – 34 Craig Terrace, Peterborough. Guardsman 2623073, 6th Grenadier Guards. Died, aged 20, on the 10th November 1943. The son of Mr and Mrs Frank Lenton and the husband of Doris Lenton, of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 3.

LEWIS, William – Peterborough. Gunner 1545095, 55 (The Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt. Died, age unknown, on the 21st February 1942. The son of Sophia Bird of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6960, Div. 4. Block 17.

LOBLEY, Harold Christopher - 2nd Northamptonshire (Soke of Peterborough) Battalion, Home Guard. Died, aged 35, on the 10th October 1943. The son of George and Annie Lobley and the husband of Elizabeth Lobley (nee Jeffries) of Peterborough. Buried in Eye Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 29. Sec 1.

LONGLEY, George William – 91 Eastgate, Peterborough. Driver T/116269, R.A.S.C.  Died, aged 26, on the 4th April 1940 in a motorcycle accident. The son of Charles and Elizabeth Longley of Ashurst Wood and the husband of Elsie Longley of Ashurst Wood. Buried in Forest Row Cemetery, Sussex, Grave 1460.

LOWE, John Norton – Orton Longueville, Peterborough. Captain 176280, Essex Regiment, attached Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F. Died, aged 30, on the 7th October 1944. Mentioned in Despatches. The son of Alfred and Eleanor Lowe of Orton Longueville, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, Face 15.

LUCY, William Edward – 396 Gladstone Street, Peterborough. Trooper 5834702, 142nd Regiment, 7th Suffolk’s, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 30, on the 28th April 1943 in North Africa. The son of William and Gertrude Lucy of Peterborough and the husband of Kathleen Lucy of Peterborough. Buried in Medjez- El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave 11.F.9.

MACER, Arthur William – Orton Waterville, Peterborough. Sapper 14345993, 654 Artisan Works Coy, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 31, on the 3rd January 1945 of head injuries received in the course of his duties on the Shetland Isles. The son of Mr & Mrs E. B. Macer of Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Peterborough. Sec. 6. Grave 17.

MALLET, Harold – 84 New England, Peterborough. Trooper 7963159, ‘A’ Sqn, 2nd Lothian and Border Horse, R.A.C. Died, aged 21, on the 20th June in Italy. The son of Harold and Minnie Mallett of Peterborough. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy. Grave IV.G.11.

MANN, A. – Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, age unknown, on the 22nd December 1941. The husband of Emily Mann of Stanground, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Sai Wan Memorial, China. Column 33.

MANN, Alexander Leonard – Private, Hong Kong Dockyard Defence Corps. Died, aged 27, on the 19th April 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Alexander and Emily Mann of Old Fletton, Peterborough and the husband of Violet Mann of Bath. Buried in the Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Brit. Sec. B. D. 10.

MARTIN, George Robert – 20 South Street, Stanground, Peterborough. Corporal 5831525, 1st East Surrey Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 17th April 1945. The son of Sydney and Mary Martin of Stanground, Peterborough and the husband of Ada Martin of Stanground, Peterborough. Buried in Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II.D.11.

Martin G R      George Robert Martin

MCINNERNY, John Leslie – Sergeant 806086, 19 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 28, on the 31st March 1943. The son of Mr and Mrs John McInnerny and the husband of Ida McInnerny of Peterborough. Buried in Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave 15.C.9.

MEADOWS, George S. – 22 Exeter Road, Peterborough. Trooper 7945696, 9th Armoured Division, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 19, on the 22nd September 1942 in an accident in England. No known next of kin. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 54.

MEARS, Walter Alec – 110 Cromwell Road, Peterborough. Bombardier 914345, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 25, on the 6th July 1942. Next of kin not known. Buried in Kuala Lumpur Civil Cemetery, Malaysia. Grave 827.

MELLOWS, Thomas Anthony – The Vineyard, Minster Precincts, Peterborough. Captain 166686, 27th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps (seconded to Special Forces). Died of wounds, aged 24, on the 21st August 1944 with a Jedburgh Team, part of the Special Operations Executive, in Mont de Marsan, France. They were fighting with the French Resistance. The son of William Thomas Mellows, M.B.E and Beatrice Mellows, of Peterborough. Buried in Mont-De-Marsan Communal Cemetery, Landes, France. Grave 23. Plot 3. Row 5.

Mellows T A      Thomas Anthony Mellows

MILLS, Albert William – St. Paul’s Road, New England, Peterborough. Private 5775731, 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 17th October 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Albert and Mary Mills and the husband of Joyce Mills of New England, Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 4.C.3.

MILLS, Harry – 118 Eastgate, Peterborough. Private 5959684, 5th Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 37, on the 1st January 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. Believed to be the brother of Edwin Mills, of 118 Eastgate, who was killed in the First World War Battle of the Somme in 1916. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 3.G.11.

MINERS, Alfred James – 37 Taverners Road, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5883215, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 34, on the 28th March 1945. The son of Mr and Mrs J. Miners of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France. Column 110.

MITCHELL, Reginald – 7 Fengate Close, Peterborough. Private 5779614, 5th Royal Norfolk 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. No known next of kin. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 51.

MITCHEM, Roy Albert James – 342 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough. Private 6094576, 2nd Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died, aged 26, on the 16th November 1943. The son of Francis and Emily Mitchem of Paston, Peterborough. Buried in Leros War Cemetery, Greece. Grave 2.D.11.

MUNTON, Walter Leslie– Old Fletton, Peterborough. Private 5831528, 2/5th The Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died, aged 27, on the 22nd May 1943 in North Africa. The son of Arthur and Annie Munton and the husband of Ivy Munton of Old Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave I.D.25.

NEVILLE, William – 13 Gladstone Street, Peterborough. Gunner 915812, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 21, between the 11th and 14th February 1942. The son of Ernest and Emily Neville of Peterborough and the husband of Jane Neville. His brother Edward also died, in 1944, on active service. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Special Memorial, 31. A. 10.

NEWELL, Edgar Herbert – St. Martin’s Street, Peterborough. Private 5959689, 5th Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 37, on the 10th September 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of John and Frances Newell and the husband of Florence Newell of Peterborough. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 5.C.4.

Newell E H      Edgar Herbert Newell

NICHOLLS, Charles Ernest – 10 Milton Street, Peterborough. Gunner 849383, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 23, on the 29th June 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of George and Florence Nicholls of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 36.

NICHOLLS, Frederick Walter – 38 Milton Street, Peterborough. Warrant Officer Class II (BSM), 813817, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 29, on the 13th September 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of George and Florence Nicholls of Peterborough and the husband of Mary Nicholls of Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Collective Grave 6.C.62-67. 

NIGHTINGALE, George Herbert – 41 Wootton Avenue, Peterborough. Private 5830908, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 26th July 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Nightingale of Old Fletton, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 56. 

NORRIS, Elsie Kathleen – 295 Oundle Road, Peterborough. Corporal W/127632, Auxiliary Territorial Service, attached 139 (mixed) H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 24, on the 13th January 1945 in hospital in Belgium from injuries received in an accident. No known next of kin. Buried Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Belgium. Grave 1.A.5.

NORRIS, Frederick William – 22 Fulham Road, Peterborough. Gunner 905118, 336 Battery, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 24, on the 25th March 1946 after ill treatment as a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of John and Annie Norris of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6319. Div. 4. Block 16.

NUNN, Alderman James – Lance Corporal 2037561, 41 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 25, on the 14th February 1942. The foster-son of Mrs A. J. Newland of New England, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 39.

NUTT, Arthur James – Chester Road, Peterborough. Gunner 1102117, 74 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 32, on the 26th June 1942. The son of John and Elizebeth Nutt and the husband of Edith Annie Nutt of Peterborough. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt, Column 36.

ORRELL, Norman George - Major, 115287, Border Regiment. Husband of Kathleen Orrell, Peterborough. Died 19th December, 1944, aged 59. Buried in Longthorpe Churchyard.

 Orrell N G      Norman George Orrell

PAPWORTH, George Frederick – 45 South View Road, Walton, Peterborough. Private 5884463, 1st The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, (77 Indian Infantry Brigade). Died, aged 23, on the 24th May 1944. He was part of the 2nd Chindit operation in Burma in 1944, one of ‘Wingate’s Chindits’. No known next of kin. No known grave he is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 6.

PARKINSON, Tom Joseph William – 572 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough. Private 14684691, 2nd Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow) Regiment. Died, aged 19, on the 24th September 1944. The son of James and Elizabeth Parkinson of Peterborough. Buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Holland. Grave IV.C.8.

PARTRIDGE, Percy Ambrose – 32 Westwood Row, Westwood Street, Peterborough. Warrant Officer Class II, 5880594, C.S.M. 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 35, on the 2nd April 1945. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for action in Burma (London Gazette 24/05/1945). The son of Charles and Lily Partridge and the husband of Maud Somme Partridge of Peterborough. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave 21.J.21.

Partridge P A      Percy (Pat) Ambrose Partridge

PEARSON, Walter Hubert – Private 5957718, 8th Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 46, on the 6th February 1946. The son of Phillip and Florence Pearson of Peterborough and the husband of Ida Pearson of Peterborough. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 484. Section 6.

PHILLIPS, Thomas – 137 Gladstone Street, Peterborough. Gunner 1557762, 125 Anti – Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 28, on the 12th September 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of John and Florence Phillips of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 27.

PICKERSGILL, Christopher Noel – 313 Walpole Street, Peterborough. Driver T/103921, 550 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, aged 22, on the 30th July 1942. The son of Edward and Gertrude Pickersgill of Peterborough. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, Joint Grave X.C.24-25.

POPPLE, Herbert William – 131, Northfield Road, Private 5779637, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 29, on the 11th February 1942. The son of Herbert and Lily Popple and the husband of Dorothy Popple of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 52.

POUNTNEY, Howard Owen – 66 Vere Road, Peterborough. Private 5833629, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 21, on the 15th February 1942. The son of Albert and Edith Annie Pountney of Peterborough. No known grave, he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 60.

PRYKE, Lawrence – 35 Peveril Road, Peterborough. Gunner 885407, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 21, on the 13th or 14th February 1942. The son of William and Gertrude Pryke of Peterborough. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Grave 14.D.16.

QUIBELL, Stanley La Barte – 20 Eastfield Grove, Peterborough. Lance Sergeant 5780965, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 32, on the 8th August 1944 in Normandy. The son of James and Isabella Quibell and the husband of Stella Quibell of Gosport, Hampshire. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave XXII.D.4.

REYNOLDS, Leslie Jack Lane – 10 Hankey Street, Peterborough. Corporal 5777273, 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 27, on the 15th October 1944. The son of Edward and Edith Reynolds of Peterborough. Buried in Overloon War Cemetery, Holland. Grave III.E.2.

Reynolds L J L      Leslie Jack Lane Reynolds

REYNOLDS, Walter Frederick – 84 Mayors Walk, Peterborough. Private 5834766, 5th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died, aged 32, on the 25th February 1945 attacking farmhouses close to the crossing of the Rhine. The son of George and Emily Reynolds of Peterborough and the husband of Eva Reynolds of Peterborough. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 12.E.21.

RIPPON, William Ewart – 125 Park Road, Peterborough. T/Captain, War Correspondent for the Peterborough Citizen and Advertiser. Died, age unknown, on the 16th March 1945, believed as a result of a road accident. The son of the Revd. John Rippon and Margaret Rippon and the husband of Edith Rippon of Peterborough. Buried in Venray War Cemetery, Holland. Grave VIII.E.6.

ROSE, William Henry – Private 5836721, 233 Company, Pioneer Corps. Died, aged 42, on the 25th September 1943. The son of John and Nellie Rose of Peterborough. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Grave I. A. 35.

RUFF, William – 52 Eastgate, Peterborough. Private 11413695, 1st Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 14th September 1944. The son of William and Hannah Ruff of Peterborough. Buried in Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Grave IV.C.2.

Ruff W      William Ruff

RUSDALE, Cecil Charles – Fletton, Peterborough. Private 14370768, The Parachute Regiment. Died, aged 19, on the 19th August 1944. The son of George and Daisy Rusdale of Old Fletton, Peterborough. His brother Jack was killed in action in 1942. Buried in Putot-en-Auge, Calvados, France. Grave A.1.

Rusdale C C      Cecil Charles Rusdale

RUSDALE, Jack Kirby – Peterborough. Gunner 1531192, 128 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 25, on the 28th July 1942. The son of George and Daisy Rusdale of Old Fletton, Peterborough. His brother Cecil was also killed in 1944. Buried in the Old Fletton Cemetery, Peterborough. Sec 6, Grave 147.

Rusdale J K      Jack Kirby Rusdale

SANDY, Eric John – Long Causeway, Peterborough. Private 5884354, 1st Leicestershire Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 18th November 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Mr and Mrs J. Sandy of Peterborough.  No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. Column 66.

SELKIRK, Neil Alexander – Major 72906, 9th Royal Sussex Regiment. Died, aged 32, on the 24th March 1944. The son of David and Helen Selkirk and the husband of Barbara Selkirk of Peterborough. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave 4. E. 18.

SETCHFIELD, George William – Private 19081621, Royal Pioneer Corps. Died, aged 19, on the 17th August 1947. The son of John and Gladys Setchfield of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6523. Div 4. Block 16.

SEWELL, Frederick John – 307 Lincoln Road, Walton, Peterborough. Private 5886164, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 20, on the 22nd May 1940. The son of Alfred and Ethel Sewell of Walton, Peterborough. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France. Grave 42, Plot 3, Row B.

SEWTER, Colin Archie – 184 Alexandra Road, Peterborough. Sergeant 5830498, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 28th February 1944. The husband of Hilda Sewter of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6312. Div. 1. Block 16.

SEXTON, George – 75 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough. Private 11264629, Army Catering Corps, attached Royal Artillery. Died, aged 23, on the 3rd February 1945. The son of Samuel and Sarah Sexton of Werrington, Peterborough. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave 27.E.23.

SHARP, Frederick Leslie – Lance Bombardier 5882270, 28 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 28, on the 29th August 1942. The son of Herbert and Alice Sharp of Peterborough.  Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya. Grave 7. F. 17.

SHAW, George Ernest – 185 Padholme Road, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5886057, ‘A’ Sqn, 4th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died, aged 26, on the 6th June 1944 in Italy. The son of Ernest and Mildred Shaw of Peterborough. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II.J.5.

SHELTON, John Barber – 73 Garton End Road, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5831905, 5th Seaforth Highlanders. Died, aged 31, on the 11th February 1945. The son of Charles and Beatrice Shelton of Peterborough. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 61.E.19.

SIDEBOTHAM Frederick – Peterborough. Gunner 1827679, 48 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 28, on the 20th April 1945 while a Japanese prisoner of war. No known next of kin. Buried in Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia. Grave M.C.3.

SMITH, Douglas Herbert – Warbon Avenue, Peterborough. Sergeant 5830916, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 16th July 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Frederick and Martha Smith and the husband of Margaret Smith of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column53.

SMITH, Harold – 77 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough. Trooper 5884676, 61st Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. Died, aged 23, on the 18th August 1943. The son of Helena Smith and the husband of Daisy Smith of Werrington, Peterborough. Commemorated in the Werrington Churchyard, Peterborough.

SMITH, J.W. – 68 Saxon Road, Peterborough. Corporal 5943242, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 40, on the 22nd May 1940. The son of James and Susannah Smith of Peterborough and the husband of Mabel Jane Smith of Peterborough. Buried in Esquelmes War Cemetery, Belgium, Grave V1.B.28.

SOWMAN, Douglas John – Peterborough. Private 5833127, Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 16th July 1944. He was attached to the Special Operations Executive, Force 133 and died in Yugoslavia. The son of Robert and Lydia Sowman of Peterborough and the husband of Joan Sowman of New Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia and Montenegro. Collected Grave 2-9.10.B.

Sowman D J      Douglas John Sowman (at back)

STANFORD, Horace William James – 16 Fengate Close, Peterborough. Corporal 5881626, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 27, on the 22nd May 1940. The son of Sydney and Louise Stanford; husband of I. M. Stanford, of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Kaster Churchyard, Anzegem, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave 1. 

STEDMAN, Walter Ralph– 9 Padholme Road, Peterborough. Warrant Officer Class II, R.Q.M.S., 5886160, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 30, on the 30th July 1943. The son of Mr and Mrs E. W. Stedman of Peterborough and the husband of Ethel Stedman of Kettering. No known grave he is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial, Italy, Panel 9.

STEELS, Arthur Edward – 168 Clarence Road, Peterborough. Gunner 885649, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 21, on the 26th January 1942. The son of John Frederic and Rose Priscilla Steels of Peterborough. Buried in Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia. Collective Grave, 1.A.1-12.

STEELS, Frederick Leslie – Hunting Avenue, Fletton, Peterborough. Private 5830917, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 22nd August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Mr and Mrs Jack Steels of Peterborough and the husband of Vera Steels of Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave G.9.

 Steels F L      Frederick Leslie Steels

STEELS, Reginald Adolphus George – Palmerston Road, Peterborough. Gunner 975258, (Honourable Artillery Company), Royal Horse Artillery. Died, aged 26, on the 23rd January 1942. The son of Robert and Lily Steels and the husband of Doris Evelyn Steels of Woodston, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 14.

STEWARD, Kenneth – Peterborough. Rifleman 14455167, 10th Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died, aged 18, on the 17th July 1945. The son of Henry and Doris Steward of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave 6317. Div. 4. Block 16.

SWALLOW, Robert Stanley – Trooper 7889738, 5th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died, aged 19, on the 28th May 1940. The son of Stanley and Harriet Swallow of Peterborough. Buried in Beauvais Communal Cemetery, Oise, France. Mil. Plot. Grave 11.

Swallow R S      Robert Stanley Swallow

TAYLOR, George John Austin – 159 Queens Walk, Fletton, Peterborough. Private, Despatch Rider, 1st Huntingdonshire Home Guard. Died, aged 28, on the 3rd June 1942. Whilst on duty his motorcycle collided with a lorry on the London Road, near Yaxley, Peterborough. The son of Mr & Mrs G. Taylor of 80 Silver Street, Peterborough. Buried in the Old Fletton Cemetery, Peterborough. Section 6, Grave 231.

THOMPSON, George William – 19 Star Road, Peterborough. Private 5833660, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 24, 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 William George and Isabella Thompson of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 61.

THOMPSON, William West – 148 Wellington Street, Peterborough. Driver 14240839, 13 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 35, on the 28th June 1944. Husband of Thirza Thompson (nee Bromfield) and father of David William. Buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave VI.G.3.

Thompson W W      William West Thompson

THOROGOOD, Samuel – 21 Searjeant Street, Peterborough. Sapper 1943953, 626 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died, aged 32, on the 1st September 1944. The son of George and Emma Thorogood of Peterborough. Buried in Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II.D.5.

TODD, George Roland – Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Corporal 5828758, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 26, 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 E. Wright of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 57.

TOKENS, Albert Edward – 11 G.E.R. Cottages, Peterborough. Gunner 895162, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 27, on the 10th August 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. Next of kin not known. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 2.Q.67.

TOPHAM, John Leslie – 46 Northfield Road, Peterborough. Private 5886242, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 21, on the 10th May 1940. The son of Herbert and Clarice Topham of Peterborough. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Joint Grave 29, Plot 1, Row 1.

TOWERS, George Ernest – 269 Cromwell Road, Peterborough. Private 5954183, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 27, on the 16th April 1944. The son of Ernest and Mabel Towers, of Peterborough. Buried in Imphal War Cemetery, India. Grave 5.A.6.

TOWERS, John Alexander – 61 Pipe Lane, Peterborough. Private 5831597, 2/5th The Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died, aged 28, on the 26th January 1944. The recipient of the Military Medal. No known next of kin. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave VIII. F. 24.

TUCKER, Charles George – Gunner 1576527, 291 Battery, 94 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 24, on the 29th October 1941. The son of Charles and Alice Tucker of Stanground, Peterborough.  Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt. 1. A. 15.

TURNER, Roland Edward – 12 Wake Road, Peterborough. Private 14756553, 1st Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died, aged 19, on the 5th May 1945. The son of Edward and Harriet Turner of Peterborough. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Memorial Plot.

TYLER, William Alfred – 23 Wood Street, Peterborough. Private 5833147, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 24, 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. No known next of kin. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 56.

ULYATT, David Sidney – 96 Newark Avenue, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 179818, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, age unknown, on the 9th June 1942, believed in a road accident. Next of kin not known. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Div. 3. Block 16. Grave 6549.

ULYATT, Isaac Henry – 44 Alderman’s Drive, Peterborough. Private 14703340, 1st Manchester Regiment. Died, aged 34, on the 27th November 1944. The son of Henry and Caroline Ulyatt and the husband of Edith Ulyatt of Peterborough. Buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Holland. Grave XII.D.10.

URWIN, Denis John – Longthorpe, Peterborough. Corporal 916615, 2nd The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Died, aged 25, on the 10th January 1943. The son of Edwin and Kathleen Urwin of Peterborough and the husband of Vera Urwin of Longthorpe, Peterborough. Buried in Longthorpe Churchyard, Peterborough.

VENN, Vincent Stanley – Alma Road, Peterborough. Private 5830532, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 8th November 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Stanley and Elsie Venn and the husband of Anne Venn. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 6.H.12.

Venn V S      Vincent Stanley Venn

VERGETTE, Robert Sidney Webster– 37 Paston Lane, Peterborough. Private 5886243, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 23, on the 30th July 1943. The son of Lucas and of H. M. B. Vergette of Walton, Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial, Italy, Panel 9.

WADSLEY, Eric – Peterborough. Gunner 1766825, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 34, on the 20th June 1942. The husband of Ellen Nora Wadsley of Peterborough. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Peterborough. Sec. 6, Grave 9.

WAKELING, Douglas Henry – 26 Glenton Street, Peterborough. Private 5830902, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 25, on the 29th January 1944. The son of William and Nellie Wakeling of Peterborough. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave III.C.7.

Wakeling D H      Douglas Henry Wakeling

WALKER, Harold George – Orton Waterville, Peterborough. Sergeant 6022143, 5th Essex Regiment. Died, aged 27, on the 26th February 1944. The son of Maurice and Annie Walker of Orton Waterville, Peterborough. Buried in the Sangro War Cemetery, Italy. Grave XVII.A.19.

WARD, Lawrence – 22 Church Street, Stanground, Peterborough. Corporal 5779343, 2nd The Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey), 16 Brigade. Was attached to the 1944 Special Forces Chindits operation.  Died, aged 29, on the 16th December 1944. Cause of death believed to be head injuries as a result of an accident in India. No known next of kin. Buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India. Grave 3.C.9.

WARWICK, Roberta Alice – Queens Walk, Peterborough. Sister 266463, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died, aged 40, on the 12th February 1944. The daughter of Charles Joseph and Anne Warwick of Queens Walk, Peterborough. No known grave she is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial. Panel 22, Column 3.

WATSON, Frederick George William – 82 Russell Street, Peterborough. Gunner 913640, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Died, aged 24, on the 4th June 1945 while a Japanese prisoner of war. No known next of kin. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 6.E.12.

WATSON, Ronald Henry – 1 Granville Street, Peterborough. Lieutenant 134474, 77 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 26, on the 26th December 1944. The son of Arnold and Grace Watson of Peterborough. Buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece. Grave 18.B.4.

Watson R H      Ronald Henry Watson

WENLOCK, Leslie Walter – 64 Granville Street, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5954203, 2nd Beds & Herts Regiment. Died, aged 28, on the 18th May 1944. The son of Walter and Grace Wenlock of Peterborough. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II.B.3.

WEST, William – 49 Palmerston Road, Peterborough. Gunner 1557797, 102 (The Northumberland Hussars) Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 28, on the 10th September 1942. The son of William and Eliza West of Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy. Grave XIV.D.2.

William W      William West

WESTWOOD, Bernard – 26 Cobden Street, Peterborough. Private 5835556, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 28, on the 27th December 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war in the POW camp known as Matsushima or Tokyo Camp 2 –D. The cause of death being cardiac beri – beri. The son of John and Annie Westwood of Goldthorpe, Yorkshire and the husband of Edith Westwood of Peterborough. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Grave L.C.16.

WILSON, William Harry – 5 Manor House Street, Peterborough. Lance Corporal 5834841, 1st Royal Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 32, on the 1st April 1945. The son of Harry and Beatrice Wilson of Peterborough. Buried in Diepenheim General Cemetery, Holland. Grave 5.

WINDSOR, Thomas Samuel Frederick – 12 Padholme Road, Peterborough. Private 2185187, Aux.Mil.Pioneer Corps. Died, aged 22, 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 John and Dora Windsor of Peterborough. Buried in Rennes Communal Cemetery, France, Grave 104, Sec.18, Plot 1, Row A.

WRIGHT, Charles – Trooper 10602937, 1st Recce Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died, aged 28, on the 10th March 1944. The son of John and Sarah Wright of 3 Hurn Road, Werrington, Peterborough and the husband of Edna Wright of Shelford, Nottinghamshire. Buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. Grave VII.F.5.

WRIGHT, Frederick Charles – 2 Pipe Lane, Peterborough. Gunner 905440, 135 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died, age not known, on the 27th January 1942. The son of Charles Horace and Ethel Wright, of Intake, Yorkshire.  Buried in Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia. Collective Grave, 1.A.1-12.

WRIGHT, Herbert Leslie – Lance Corporal 5882351, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died, aged 28, on or about the 1st June 1940. The son of Frederick and Amelia Wright of Peterborough. Buried in the Maroeuil Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 6.

WRIGHT, James – 310 Gladstone Street, Peterborough. Gunner 1735786, 21 Lt A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 37, on the 24th June 1944 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The son of Albert and Edith Wright and the husband of Mary Wright of Heanor, Derbyshire. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 34.

YARROW, Arthur Wilfred – 19 South Street, Peterborough. Private 5834849, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died, aged 31, on the 18th July 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. The husband of F. A. Yarrow, of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 56.

YARROW, Bernard Cecil – 68 All Saints Road, Peterborough. Gunner 1787274, 7th Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died, aged 36, on the 5th March 1943 while a Japanese prisoner of war. It is believed he was one of 600 ‘Gunners’ moved from a camp in Changi. The POW’s were taken to Singapore Docks where they boarded a ship believed to be the "Masta Maru" and endured horrendous conditions. On the 5th November 1942 the ship docked at Rabaul on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea where the men were unloaded and marched along dusty tracks ankle deep with volcanic ash despite many being without footwear. During this period the men were made to work in the tropical sun with many beatings. At the end of November the prisoners were gathered and the fittest 517 were told that they were to be taken to build an airfield for the Japanese. 82 men did not to go with the party as they were not deemed fit enough. The 517 were taken by another “hell ship” on the two day journey to the small island of Ballale which is approximately 4 miles in diameter to build an air strip. In time, probably on completion of the air strip and the news being received by the Japanese that the Allies were closing in, orders were given that the POW’s were to be disposed of.  As a result, on 5 March 1943, those who were still alive, some having died of illness and others as a result of Allied bombing, were massacred in cold blood and not one of those taken to Ballale survived. In 1946 the remains of 438 of these British servicemen were recovered on Ballale and were finally interred in graves in the Bomana Commonwealth War Cemetery at Port Moresby.  He was the son of Mr and Mrs William Yarrow and the husband of Sarah Ann Yarrow of Peterborough. No known grave he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 34.

YOUNG, Arthur – 410 Gladstone Street, Peterborough. Private S/238931, Royal Army Service Corps. Died, aged 37, on the 28th November 1943. The son of Thomas and Lavina Young, of Peterborough. Buried in Eastfield Cemetery, Peterborough. Grave6316, Div. 4. Block 16.

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