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MEN OF THE DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 2

 

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SAMPSON
5626298 Private Frederick Douglas Sampson of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the late Thomas Henry Sampson and Lavinia Whitcher (formerly Sampson, née Pomeroy). Born in Newton Abbot in the June Quarter of 1916. Died 11 July 1944 aged 28.
SAMPSON
5614987 Private Percival George Sampson of the 7th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Mary Victoria (née Spacagno). Born in Newton Abbot in the September Quarter of 1908. Died 2 July 1940 aged 32.
SANDERCOCK
5613805 Warrant officer Class 2, Company Sergeant Major Maurice Aubrey Hart Sandercock of the Lancashire Fusiliers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Albert and Louisa Sandercock (née Setter); husband of Lloydia Maude Sandercock. Born in Okehampton in the June Quarter of 1912. Died 4 August 1942 aged 30.
SCOTT
5629329 Private Reginald Henry John Scott of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry Reginald and Edith Louise Scott of Torquay. Born in Torquay in the September Quarter of 1910. Died 3 March 1945 aged 34.
SCOTT
D/1342 Corporal Sidney Herbert Crossman Scott of the 10th (Home Duties) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Sidney Walter and Elizabeth Scott (née Crossman). Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1891. Died 4 March 1940 aged 48.
SCULL
5627432 Lance Corporal Frederick George Scull of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Alice Scull (née Nash) of Swilly, Plymouth. Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1914. Died 6 April 1945 aged 31.
SHADDICK
5620628 Private Harold Shaddick of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Florence Shaddick (née Newcombe). Born in Barnstaple in the December Quarter of 1914. Died 21April 1944 aged 29.
SHEPHERD
5616622 Lance Corporal Edmund Hicks Shepherd of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Evelyn Shepherd (née Phillips) of Cornwood. Born in Cornwood in the June Quarter of 1914. Died 8 May 1942 aged 28.
SHORLAND
5622606 Private Frank Shorland of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Alice Shorland (née Tuckett) of Chudleigh. Born in Chudleigh in 1919. Died 30 July 1944 aged 25.
SMITH
5622008 Private Bertram H. Smith of 1/5 Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Henry and Emily Mary Smith (née Lott). Born in Sandford in the December Quarter of 1918. Died 21 May 1940 aged 21.
SNELL
5619167 Private Arthur James Snell of the 6th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James Francis and Mary Anne Snell (née Atkins); husband of Joan Anita Maud Snell of Tiverton. born in Tiverton in the June Quarter of 1915. Died 29 April 1945 aged 30.
SOBEY
5628780 Private Ernest Spargo Sobey of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Florence Maud Sobey. Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1915. Died 5 December 1943 aged 28.
STEER
1316139 Flight Sergeant Geoffrey Steer, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to 149 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Son of Ernest and Evelyn Steer (née Sturtridge). Born in West Alvington in the June Quarter of 1923. Died 28 August 1943 aged 20. Buried in West Alvington churchyard.
STEER
5623550 Private George Ronald Steer of 1/5 Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Winifred Steer (née Marshall). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1919. Died 3 March 1945 aged 25.
STEER
5443793Private Robert Steer of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Beatrice Steer (née Marne); husband of Phyllis May Steer of Exeter. Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1913. Died 10 October 1944 aged 31.
STEPHENS
4626193 Corporal William Stephens , enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Son of Edward and Nellie Stephens (née Roisetter) of West Alvington. Born in West Alvington in the September Quarter of 1914. Died 6 June 1943 aged 31.
STEPHENSON
5620217 Lance Sergeant Russell Lewis Stephenson of the 6trh Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Dorrie Stephenson of Dawlish. Born in Andover in the march Quarter of 1913. Died 18 July 1940 aged 27.
STONE
5628693 Private Henry Francis Stone of 1/5 Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Stone (née Toby). Born in Exmouth in the December Quarter of 1911. Died 12 October 1942 aged 31.
SPARKS
5618 714 Lance Corporal Ivan Sparks of the 1st Battalion, the King's Own Lancashire Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Rebecca Sparks (née Miles of Otterton). Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1913. Died 5 October 1942 aged 28.
SPEAR
5626749 Private Sidney John Spear of the 5th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John Edward and Winifred Ellen Spear (née Vallence); husband of Mrs. V Spear of Paignton. Born in the Torbay area in the June Quarter of 1915. Died between 12 and 13 August 1944 aged 29. 
STRICK
5620217 Lance Corporal Vyvian Marshall Strick of the 30th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Edith Strick (née Yelland) of Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 29 October 1942 aged 30.
SUGDEN
5627926 Private Evan George Sugden of the 30th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Eliza Sugden (née Reynolds); husband of Beatrice Lilian Sugden of Torquay. Born in Pontypridd in the September Quarter of 1914. Died 30 January 1943 aged 28.
SURRIDGE
5626890 Fusilier Frederick Ernest Surridge of the 1st Battalion, the  Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Louisa Surridge (née Keene); husband of Dorothy Millicent Surridge of Withycombe. Raleigh. Born in Exmouth in the December Quarter of 1914. Died 14 December 1944 aged 30.
TANNER
5626546 Private Arthur Edward Tanner of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Hugh and Florence Tanner (née Drake); husband of Joan Winifred Tanner of Higher Compton, Plymouth.. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1915. Died 22 June 1944 aged 28.
TAPPER
5620702 Sergeant Eric Goven Tapper , enlisted in the 5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to 86 Anti-Tank Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Son of Lionel and Clara Tapper (née Forster). Born in Dawlish in the June Quarter of 1921. Died 22 July 1944 aged 22.
THORNE (aka THORN)
5620654 Private Ronald Cleave Thorne of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Rose Thorne; husband of Kathleen Thorne. Born in Landkey, Barnstaple in the June Quarter of 1915. Died 23 June 1944 aged 30.
TOOKEY
5621389 Gunner Reginald Arthur Tookey, enlisted in the 5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to 86 Anti-Tank Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Son of Alfred and Susan Tookey (née Willis). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1920. Died 5 January 1944 aged 23. Buried in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth.
TOOLEY
5628944 Private William James Leslie  Tooley o 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Delilah Tooley (née Tamlin); husband of Bessie Francis Tooley of Paignton. Born in Paignton in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 18 July 1944 aged 31.
TUCKER
5621153 Private Ivan Henry Tucker of the Commando Regiment, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Florence Tucker (née Rice). Born in Kingsnympton in the June Quarter of 1921. Died 31 January 1945 aged 24.
TUCKER
5625176 Private Robert George Tucker of the 2nd battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Bessie Tucker, and stepson of Ernest Oats of St. Budeaux, Plymouth.; husband of Susan Elizabeth Tucker of St. Budeaux.  Birth registered in Kingsbridge in the December Quarter of 1915. Died 23 July 1943 aged 28.
TYLER
5629448 Corporal Edward Reuben Tyler of the Devonshire Regiment (Battalion not specified). Son of John and Lily Tyler. Born in Plymouth in 1910. Died 4 February 1945 aged 34. Buried in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth.
VERRIER
5618247 Private Jack Verrier of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Eva Verrier (née Searle); husband of Queenie Verrier of Tiverton and brother of Reginald (see below). Born in Tiverton in 1917. Died between 19th and 22nd of April 1944 aged 27.
VERRIER
5627749 Private Reginald J. Verrier of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Eva Verrier (née Searle) and brother of Jack (see above). Born in Tiverton in the September Quarter of 1913. Died between 19th and 22nd of April 1944 aged 30.
VINNICOMBE
5615484 Lance Sergeant Albert James Vinnicombe of the 1st Battalion, the City of London regiment; transferred from the Devonshire Regiment to the Royal Northern Fusiliers then to the City of London. Son of Eva Vinnicombe; husband of Margery Rose Vinnicombe of Combe Martin.. Born in Crediton in the March Quarter of 1911. Died 12 May 1944 aged 33.

 

 
 
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