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MEN OF THE DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 2

 

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PALMER
5612172 Private Francis Percy Palmer of the 7th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George Alfred and Mary Ann Palmer (née Webber); husband of Doris Palmer of Plympton. Born in Totnes in the September Quarter of 1905. Died 2 July 1940 aged 35.
PALFREY
14518970 Fusilier Bernard Colin Palfrey of the 11th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of Samuel and Eva Palfrey (née Rundle) of Shute, nr. Ottery. Born in Shute in the March Quarter of 1924. Died 13 June 1944 aged 20.
PANNELL
14386617 Fusilier Jack Albert George Pannell of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Scots Fusiliers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edgar J and Edith E Pannell (née Humphries). Born in Exmouth in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 21 November 1943 aged 30.
PARKER
5620890 Private John Ernest Parker of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Arthur Thomas and Elizabeth Ellen Parker (née Hellyar). Born in Axmouth in the December Quarter of 1915. Died 28 February 1940 aged 24.
PARKER
56622422 Gunner William Henry Parker enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to 117 Battery, 30 Light AckAck Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Son of William and Evelyn Parker (née Robbins). Born in Molland in the March Quarter of 1922. Died 16 September 1940 aged 18.
PARNELL
5618569 Private Alfred Ernest Parnell of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and May Parnell (née Cornelius). Born in Torquay in the December Quarter of 1917. Died 7 December 1940 aged 23.
PARRIS
5513025 Private Stanley George Parris of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Vera Ashelford Parris and step-son of Reginald John Matthews. Born in Chittlehampton in the May Quarter of 1924. Died 24 March 1945 aged 21.
PASSMORE
5617918 Corporal Alfred Ernest Passmore of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Caroline Beatrice (née Aggett) of Marldon. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1916. Died 28 July 1944 aged 28.
PATTON
5616883 Private Richard Arthur Patton of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Beatrice Patton (née Conybeare); husband of Phyllis May Patton of St. James, Exeter. Born in Devonport in the March Quarter of 1915. Died 28 July 1943 aged 28.
PAYNE
5618920 Private Harold Ernest Payne of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Ellen Payne (née Greedy). Born in Tiverton in the September Quarter of 1919. Died 6 January 1946 aged 26. Buried in Tiverton Cemetery.
PAYNE
5617558 Private Tom Payne of the 2nd battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas S. and Eliza Jane Payne (née Walling). Born in Dawlish in the March Quarter of 1911. Died 3 April 1942 aged 30.
PEARCE
14630720 Private Fernley Albert Pearce of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Albert and Florence Pearce (née Edmonds). Born in Torquay in the June Quarter of 1925. Died 10 March 1945 aged 19.
PEARD
5622333 Private Kenneth Peard of the Gloucestershire Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Beatrice Peard (née Brown); husband of Eileen Grace Peard. Born in Totnes in the June Quarter of 1922. Died 21 June 1944 aged 22.
PERRING
774258 Corporal Reginald Charles Perring of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Mary Ellen Perring (née Tozer); husband of Phyllis D. Perring of Kingswear. Born in Kingswear in the September Quarter of 1909. Died 8 May 1944 aged 34.
PERRING
5629300 Private William Leslie Perring of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Harriet Perring (née Collins); husband of Vera Perring of Torquay. Born in Torbay in the December Quarter of 1910. Died 8 May 1944 aged 34.
PERRY
5629380 Private Henry James Perry of the 1/5th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Bessie Perry (née Standham); husband of Florence Perry of Ottery. Born in Ottery St. Mary in the December Quarter of 1910. Died 3 April 1945 aged 33.
PERRY
5612030 Private William George F. Perry of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William George and Elizabeth Mary Perry (née Manning). Born in Tiverton in the September Quarter of 1904. Died 17 June 1940 aged 37.
PHILLIPS
5623611 Corporal Peter Phillips of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Maud Phillips (née Lang) of Lee Moor. Born in Lee Moor in the June Quarter of 1918. Died 31 July 1943 aged 25.
PICKARD
5629523 Private William Albert Pickard of the 2nd Battalion, the Border Regiment. Son of Albert E and Maud M Pickard (née Jordan). Born in Barnstaple in the June Quarter of 1913. Died 18 March 1944 aged 30.
PITMAN
5619824 Lance Corporal Louis or Lewis Edwin Alfred Pitman of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Florence Pitman (née Marks) of Up Ottery. Born in Up Ottery in the September Quarter of 1921. Died 3 October 1944 aged 24.
POTTER
5620008 Signalman John Potter of the 8th Army Group, the  Royal Artillery Signal Section, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Gladys Potter of Cotleigh. Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1924. Died 15 July 1944 aged 21.
PRESTON
5616259 Private Edwin Alfred Preston of the 2/7th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Emily Preston (née Quick). Born in Newton Abbot in the September Quarter of 1911. Died 21 January 1944 aged 32.
PRICKETT
5619873 Lance Corporal Maurice Reginald Prickett of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Florence Prickett (née O'Brien); husband of Frances Rosa of Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1920. Died 20 June 1944 aged 24.
PROWSE
5620784 Lance Corporal Alfred Charles Prowse of the 4th Special Service Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Mabel Ellen ("Nellie") Prowse (née Denner). Born in Sidmouth in the December Quarter of 1920. Died 12 June 1941 aged 20,
PYLE
14685279 Private Thomas Frederick William Pyle of the 2nd Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of the late Albert J. Pyle and Violet Emma McCand Pyle (née Carpenter). Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1925. Died 25 August 1944 aged 20.
RADFORD
5623527 Private Ernest George Radford of the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment.  Son of Ernest George and Ellen E Radford (née Fielding). Born in Crediton in the December Quarter of 1917. Died 14 April 1945 aged 27.
RAINBOW
5621163 Private Harold Ralph Rainbow of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Montague and Mabel Rainbow (née Ralph) of Ilfracombe. Born in Hitchin in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 26 December 1939 aged 19.
REDSTONE
5626880 Private John Frederick James Redstone of the 27th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John James and Annie Redstone (née Nicholls); husband of Winifred Ivy Redstone of Tavistock. Born in Tavistock in the December Quarter of 1914. Died 21 September 1943 aged 28.
REED
5626346 Private Lewis John Reed of 1/6th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Herbert Louis and Ada Maude Underwood Reed (née Pester). Born in Plympton in the March Quarter of 1920. Died 8 November 1944 aged 24.
RICHARDS
5620671 Private Arthur James Richards of the 10th (Home Defence) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Tom and Lily Richards (née Ashford). Born in Dunkeswell in the September Quarter of 1917. Died 20th July 1940 aged 23.
ROBINS
5624770 Fusilier William John Robins of the 10th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Edward and Louisa Jane Robins (née Brown). Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1917. Died 8 March 1943 aged 26. 
ROGERS
5628776 Private Philip Ronald Rogers of the 2/6th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Stiles and Elizabeth Jane Rogers (née Taylor) of Crownhill, Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1913. Died 18 April 1945 aged 32.
ROOKE
5624769 Private Ronald James Rooke of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Albert and Jessie Rooke (née Williams) of Tavistock. Born in Tavistock in the December Quarter of 1919. Died 4 September 1942 aged 22.
ROWE
5617313 Lance Corporal William Arthur Rowe of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Sarah Rowe (née Richard) of Newton Abbot. Born in Newton Abbot in the December Quarter of 1915. Died 9 November 1943 aged 29.
ROWLEY
5628721 Private Francis Herbert William Rowley of the 1/5th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Herbert and Rosa Rowley (née Robins). Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 30 September 1942 aged 30.
RUSSELL
5623536 Private Sidney Arthur Russell of the 1st Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Jessie Sabina Russell (née Mudge). Born in Totnes in the June Quarter of 1918. Died 27 July 1945 aged 27.
RYDE
5631031 Private Arnold Ryde of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Lily Joyce Ryde of Torquay. Born in Mansfield in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 27 May 1944 aged 24.
 
 
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