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 MEN OF THE DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 2

 

A - C

 

ABBOTT
5625691 Private Sylvester Abbott of the 2nd Battalion, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, transferred to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of James and Bessie Abbott  (née Hollick) of Buckfastleigh. Born in Buckfastleigh in the June Quarter of 1915. Died 14 July 1944 aged 29.
ADAMS
14645743 Fusilier Arthur Ronald Adams, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, transferred to the 11th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of Albert John and Winifred Annie Adams (née Gliddon) of Exeter. Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1923. Died 17 September 1944 aged 21.
ADDICOTT
14708412 Private Leslie Thomas Addicott of the 6th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edwin and Edith M. Addicott (née Scott). Born in Kenton in the December Quarter of 1911. Died 29 April 1945 aged 33.
ALDERMAN
5617826 Rifleman Gilbert Alderman of the 9th Battalion, the Cameronians, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James Hawkins and Jane Alderman (née Dart). Born in Crediton in the December Quarter of 1914. Died 6 August 1944 aged 28.
ALDERMAN
5620037 Gunner Stanley John Alderman of the 4th Maritime Regiment of the Royal Artillery, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Ethel Alderman (née Webber). Born in Bampton in the March Quarter of 1922. Died 9 May 1941 aged 19. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
ALDERSON
5439564 Private Kenneth John Alderson of the 10th (Home Duties) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Bessie Alderson of Tavistock. Born in Tavistock in the December Quarter of 1918. Died 14 January 1940 aged 21.
ANDREW
5621882 Private Arthur Raymond Andrew, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the 1/6th Battalion, the Queen's Royal Regiment (the West Surrey). Son of Frank and Gertrude Andrew (née Cole) of Withycombe, Exmouth.  Born in Exmouth in the September Quarter of 1918. Died 21 May 1940 aged 21.
ANDREWS
5628787 Private Frederick George Andrews of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas Charles Andrews and Maud Bertha Andrews (née Quick). Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1913. Died 21 April 1946 aged 33. Buried in Plymouth's Weston Cemetery.
ANDREWS
5626363 Private Ronald Frederick D. Andrews of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick Walter and Winifred Mary Andrews (née Davey). Born in Keyham, Devonport in the March Quarter of 1920. Died 17 February 1944 aged 24.
ANDREWS
5628442 Private William Edwin Andrews of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Henry Crouch Andrews and Millicent Andrews (née Prynn). Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1913. Died 24 March 1945 aged 32,
ATKINS
5622046 Private George Vernon Atkins of the 1st Battalion, the King's Regiment. transferred from  the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Beatrice Atkins (née Clark). Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1919. Died 11 June 1944 aged 25.
AUSTIN
5618385 Sergeant Percy John Austin, enlisted in the 5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the 86th Anti-Tank Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Son of Muriel Grace Austin of Bere Alston, died 14 July 1943 aged 24. Buried in the churchyard of Holy Trinity, Bere Alston.
BABB
5615191 Sergeant Harold F. Babb of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Levi and Alice Babb (née Wiscombe); husband of Kathleen Joan Babb of Brentor. Born in Barnstaple in the March Quarter of 1912. Died 31 July 1943 aged 31.
BAILEY
5621552 Private Joseph Edwin Bailey of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Richard Bailey and Alice Bailey (née Upton). Born in Black Torrington in the September Quarter of 1912. Died 13 July 1943 aged 31.
BAKER
5618955 Corporal Kenneth Baker of the 4th Special Service Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Sarah Cudmore (née Cudmore); husband of Sylvia Emily Jane Baker. Born in Torrington in the December Quarter of 1910. Died 12 June 1941 aged 30.
BARLOW

5630458 Private John Thomas Barlow of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of  John George Barlow and Elizabeth Jane Barlow (née Freeman); husband of Polly Barlow (née Rooks). Born in Newington, Southwark 13 July 1910. Died fighting with the "Forgotten Army" in Burma 8 May 1944 aged 33. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial.

BARROW
5620147 Private Ellis J. Barrow of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George Barrow and Edith Barrow (née Pickard). Born in Barnstaple in the June Quarter of 1921. Died 31 July 1943 aged 22.
BARTLETT
5620565 Private Clifford Frederick Bartlett of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick James Bartlett and Florence Bartlett (née Heath). Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1919. Died 2 July 1940 aged 20.
BAUGH
5629334 Private Charles Henry Baugh of the 6th Battalion, the Green Howards (the Yorkshire Regiment), transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Eliza Jane Baugh (née Hoyles); husband of Gladys Baugh of Offwell. Born in Offwell in the September Quarter of 1910. Died 17 March 1943 aged 32.
BAYLEY
5630876 Private William David George Bayley of the 1/4th Battalion, the Royal Hampshire Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Minnie Victoria Bayley (née Bounty). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1923. Died 4 December 1944 aged 21.
BEER
5625061 Private Harold Edwin Beer of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edwin Beer (mother née Brearley). Born in Bovey Tracey in the June Quarter of 1916. Died 6 June 1944 aged 28.
BEER
5619434 Private Stanley Walter Beer of the 6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Florence Beer (née Bissett) formerly of Sampford Courtenay. Born in Sampford in the September Quarter of 1920. Died 4 October 1940 aged 20. Buried in the churchyard of All Saints, Okehampton.
BLACKMORE
14519182 Private Alfred Henry Herbert Blackmore of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Mary Sophia Blacmore of Bristol; husband of Ruth Blackmore (née Lowe) of Brislington, Bristol. Born in Bristol in the March Quarter of 1908. Died 10 May 1944 aged 36. Buried at Imphal War Cemetery.
BORDER
14792178 Private Ernest George Border of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harry John Border and Gertrude Border (née Hatton). Born in Abbotskerswell in the September Quarter of 1926. Died 26 April 1945 aged 18.
BOUCHER
5621488 Private Reginald Ernest Edwin Boucher of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John Boucher and Alice Boucher (née Warren). Born in South Molton in the June Quarter of 1919. Died 6 February 1943 aged 23.
BOWDIDGE
14377933 Private William Henry Bowdidge of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Henry and Beatrice Bowdidge of Exeter. Born in Exeter, St. Thomas in the December Quarter of 1909. Died 2 April 1945 aged 35.
BOWHAY
5630878 Private William George Bowhay of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George Edward Bowhay and Harriet Ellen Bowhay (née Ingram). Born in South Milton in the June Quarter of 1923. Died 11 July 1944 aged 21.
BOYLAND
5618626 Private Leslie Boyland of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William John Boyland and Edith Boyland (née Wotton) of Honiton. Born in Honiton in the September Quarter of 1913. Died 8 May 1944 aged 31.
BREALEY
14990051 Private Thomas Henry Brealey of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Lewis and Alice Brealey of Kingsteignton; husband of Betty Maud Brealey. Born in Kingsteignton in the September Quarter of 1923. Died 19 October 1945 aged 21.
BRISTOW
14645751 Private Ronald Edward Jack Bristow of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Blanche Bristow (née Eastley) of Exeter. Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1925. Died 26 March 1945 aged 20. 
BROCK
5626767 Lance Corporal Roy Frederick Brock of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Brock and Edith Brock (née Bignell). Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 19 October 1942 aged 22.
BROOKS
D/26787 Private Frank Brooks of the 10th (Home Duties) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Mary Brooks; husband of Beatrice Brooks of Exeter. Born in the St. Thomas District of Exeter in the March Quarter of 1901. Died 21 August 1940 aged 39. 
BROOKS
5621895 Private Ronald William Arnold Brooks, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Son of Arnold and Emma Brooks of Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1918. Died 22 May 1940 aged 21.
BROWN
6296601 Private Alfred Leslie James Brown of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Alfred Brown and Emily Brown (née Potter); husband of Alice Maud Brown of Sidmouth. Born in Newton Abbot in the September Quarter of 1911. Died 2 October 1944 aged 33.
BROWN
5619204 Rifleman Russell Arthur Brown of the 9th Battalion, the Cameronians, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick Arthur and Nora Elizabeth Brown (née Woolacott). Born in Kingswear in the December Quarter of 1914. Died 7 September 1944 aged 30.
BUSH
5630772 Private Charles Robert Bush, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the 1st Battalion, the King's Regiment; he also served with the Chindits. Son of John George and Caroline Ann Bush (née Lount) of Torquay. Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1922. Died 29 July 1944 aged 22.
BUTTIMER

 5185283 Private Robert Buttimer of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Timothy and Mary Buttimer of Cork City, Ireland. Killed  21 April 1944 aged 23 in Rangoon

Contributed by John Buttimer.

CANN

920262 Bombardier Eric Cann, of 170 Bty. 61 (11th Bn. The London Regt.) H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery.  Son of Alfred and Emma Cann of Bovey Tracey; husband of Joyce Lilian Cann, of Rainham, Essex. Died 26 October 1942 aged 21. Remembered with honour at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

Eric was one of a group of local Territorial youngsters serving with 382 Battery 96th Field Regt Royal Devon Yeomanry who were mobilised on Friday Sept 1 1939. Classified as "immatures" they were transferred to 170 Bty 61st Middx Regt on Nov 6th 1939 which saw them stationed at Hornchurch Aerodrome (explaining how he married a girl from Rainham).

(Contributed by Richard Harris)

CAREY
5445296 Private Frank Arthur Carey of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Stoker Petty Officer Frank Arthur Carey (who lost his life in action 31 March 1943 aged 48) and his wife Minnie Carey (née Knowles). Born in the Torbay area in the December Quarter of 1921. Died 23 January 1945 aged 24. 
CARNEY
5619395 Private Frederick Henry Carney of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Maud Carney (née Newcombe) of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1921. Died 6 April 1941 aged 20.
CATLING
5622676 Private Roy Catling, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of Sidney and Edith Catling (née Carder); husband of Iris Florence Catling of Pomphlett. Born in Pomphlett, Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1919. Died 8 January 1943 aged 22.
CAUSLEY
5623395 Lance Sergeant Maurice Frederick Causley of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles Frederick Causley and Florrie Causley (née Wilson). Born in Honiton Clyst in the September Quarter of 1918. Died 1 March 1941 aged 22.
CHALLEN
5629282 James William John Challen of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Louisa Challen (née Launder); husband of Esther Ada Challen of Stonehouse, Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1910. Died 21 April 1944 aged 34.
CHAMBERS
5627369 Private David John Chambers of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James Chambers and Florence Chambers (née Pym); husband of Lilian Maud Chambers of Topsham. Born in Topsham in the September Quarter of 1913. Died 21 July 1944 aged 21.
CHAPMAN
5618834 Private Kenley Wilfred Owen of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Chapman (née Reddicliffe); stepson of Elsie. Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1920. Died 31 July 1943 aged 23.
CHAPPLE
5621071 Private Percival Albert George Chapple of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Albert George Chapple and Ellen Chapple (née Fook). Born in South Molton in the June Quarter of 1921. Died 8 May 1944 aged 23.
CLARK
140100 Captain Philip Edmund Clark of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment on attachment to the Hampshire Regiment. Son of Robert John Hilton Clark and Mary Clark (née Crocker); husband of Winifred May Clark of Plympton. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1913. Died 7 June 1944 aged 30. 
CLEMENTS
5621874 Private Frank Brooks of the 10th (Home Duties) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs. E. M. Clements of Exeter. Born in Newton Abbot in the September Quarter of 1921. Died 18 November 1943 aged 22.
COCKREM
5623854 Lance Sergeant Roy Cockrem, enlisted in the 5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the 86th Anti-Tank Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Son of John H. and Mary Cockrem (née Heath) of South Brent. Born in South Brent in the June Quarter of 1917. Died 28 December 1944 aged 27.
COLES
5619751 Lance Sergeant Colin Stephens Coles of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Albert John Coles and Florence Elizabeth Coles (née Stephens). Born in the Exeter area in the December Quarter of 1904. Died 10 April 1940 aged 35.
COLLACOTT
825448 Private Arthur Collacott of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George Collacott and Emma Collacott (née Williams); husband of Mrs. P. M. Collacott. Born in Bideford in the December Quarter of 1913. Died 31 January 1941 aged 27. 
COLLIER
5625375 Private Courtney George Collier of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James Frederick Collier and Alice Collier (née Parsons) of Kingsteignton. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1916. Died 8 May 1944 aged 28.
CONNETT
14545629 Private Reginald Henry Connett of the 1/4th Battalion, the Royal Hampshire Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Lily Connett (née Solman). Born in Ottery St. Mary in the September Quarter of 1924. Died 7 October 1944 aged 20.
CORAM
5622639 Private John Yelland Coram of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles Henry Coram and Sarah Jane Coram (née Yelland). Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1918. Died 30 July 1944 aged 25.
CORNEY
5619395 Private Frederick Henry Corney of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Maud Corney of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1921. Died 6 April 1941 aged 20.
COTTLE
5621466 Private Thomas James Cottle of the 6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William John Cottle and Rosalind May Cottle (née Lethbridge). Born in South Zeal in the December Quarter of 1919. Died 16 October 1940 aged 20. Buried in South Zeal churchyard.
COWLING
111770 Flight Lieutenant Lionel Richard Cowling, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, transferred to 215 Squadron, the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Son of Richard and Maude Cowling (née Gerry); husband of Evelyn Francis Cowling of St. Marychurch. Torquay.  Born in Holsworthy in the September Quarter of 1916. Died 26 November 1943 aged 27.
CRIDDLE
14630896 Private Desmond Roland Criddle of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles Criddle and Mary Alice Criddle (née Dalling) of Tiverton. Born in Tiverton in the December Quarter of 1924. Died 19 June 1944 aged 19.
CRITCHARD
5619071 Private Reginald Leonard Critchard of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James Jethro Critchard and Mary Ann Critchard (née Ford). Born in Budleigh Salterton in the September Quarter of 1920. Died 29 April 1944 aged 23.
CROSS
5621625 Private Harold Robert Cross of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Robert Cross and Florence Cross (née Clarke) of Ashill. Born in Uffculme in the June Quarter of 1919. Died 2 January 1940 aged 20.
CRUMP
5628824 Private Frederick George Crump, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, transferred to the 6th Battalion, the Green Howards (the Yorkshire Regiment). Son of Augustus and Beatrice Crump (née Hussey) of Exminster. Born in Exminster in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 6 April 1943 aged 22.

 

 

 
 
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