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MEN OF THE DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 2

 

W - Z

 

WAKEHAM
5628665 Warrant Officer Class 2 Company Sergeant Major Sidney Bertram Wakeham, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, but transferred to the King's African Rifles. Son of Sidney and Mary Wakeham of Plymouth; husband of Catherine Violet Wakeham. Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1911. Died 19 March 1945 aged 33.
WALTERS
5627900 Sergeant Herbert John Walters of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Ellen Walters of Bideford; husband of Dorothy Walters of Bideford. Born in Bideford in the December Quarter of 1913. Died 12 June 1944 aged 30.
WATSON
5622026 Private Ernest Lens Watson of the 1/6th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Daisy Watson (née Taylor). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1918. Died 21 May 1940 aged 21.
WEBBER
5620722 Gunner Alexander James Bruce of 117 Battery, 30th Light Ack Ack Regiment, the Royal Artillery, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Webber. Born in Barnstaple in the December Quarter of 1921. Died 10 March 1941 aged 19. Buried in the Churchyard of Holy Trinity, Barnstaple.
WEBBER
5614019 Warrant Officer Class 2 Company Sergeant Major Henry Charles Webber of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Violet Webber (née Moore) of Honiton; husband of Lilian May Webber also of Honiton. Born in Honiton in the June Quarter of 1909. Died 10 May 1941 aged 32.
WEIGHT
2568569 Private Mons (sic) Frederick William Weight of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Alice Weight (née Hocking). Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1915. Died 13 August 1944 aged 29. Buried in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Coryton.
WELSFORD
5620879 Trooper James Fiarchild Welsford, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to 7th Royal Tank Regiment, the Royal Armoured Corps. Son of Herbert Owen and Mildred Welsford (née French) of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1916. Died 26 June 1944 aged 28.
WEST
5616858 Private Charles Richard West of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick R and Beatrice M. West (née Hill). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1916. Died 7 June 1944 aged 28.
WEST
5624835 Private Lionel Bernard West of the 1/7th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Herbert Matthew and Miriam Rachel West (née Lamacraft). Born in Exeter in the December Quarter of 1919. Died 24 October 1924 aged 23.
WHITE
5618369 Private Richard Henry White of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Son of Thomas and Minnie White (née Ellis); husband of Martha Teresa White of Barnstaple. Born in Barnstaple in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 13 April 1944 aged 25.
WILCOX
804316 Lance Sergeant Henry ("Harry") Thomas Charles Wilcox of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Annie Wilcox (née Coysh) of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1915. Died 2 November 1943 aged 28.
WILKINS
5625319 Lance Corporal Albert Stanley Wilkins of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Janie Wilkins (née Demellweek)  of Plymouth; husband of Joyce Eavis Wilkin of Kilmington. Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1916. Died 19 July 1943 aged 27.
WILLEY
5616925 Sergeant Charles Frederick John Willey, enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, but transferred to the East African Intelligence Corps. Son of Henry and Ellen Willey (née Chant) of Axminster; husband of Mary Elizabeth Willey also of Axminster. Born in Axminster in the March Quarter of 1915. Died 17 December 1942 aged 27.
WILLIAMS
3905251 Sergeant Arthur John T. Williams of the 10th (Home Defence) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Hilda Williams (née Callicott). Born in Birmingham in the March Quarter of 1903. Died 10 December 1940 aged 37. Buried in the churchyard at Buckfastleigh. 
WILLIAMS
5623172 Sergeant Samuel Vernon Williams of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Jane Williams (née Waterfield); Grandson of Mary Stanton of Plymouth. Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1919. Died 3 October 1944 aged 25. Awarded the Military Medal.
WILLOTT
5625101 Private William Alfred Willott of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Florence Willott (née Boniface) of Kingskerswell.  Born in Kingskerwell in the June Quarter of 1917. Died 20 June 1944 aged 27.
WILLS
5624777 Private Frederick Arthur Wills of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Louisa Wills (née Perring) of Hennock. Born in Hennock in the March Quarter of 1917. Died 6 June 1944 aged 27.
WILLS
5623488 Private Leonard John Wills of the 6th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Walter and Mabel Wills (née Sampson).  Born in Bovey Tracey in the September Quarter of 1919. Died 6 December 1944 aged 25.
WOOD
5628786 Private John Robert Wood of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Ada Wood (née Lewis) of Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1915. Died 7 July 1944 aged 29.

WOOLACOTT

(aka WOLLACOTT)

5619427 Private Clifton Ernest Woolacott of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James Thomas and Elsie Jane Woolacott (née Arscott). Birth registered in Okehampton in the September Quarter of 1921. Died 3 July 1941 aged 20. Buried in Budleigh Salterton Church Cemetery.
WORTH
5623467 Private Frederick George Worth of the 2/6th Battalion, the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, transferred from the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Ellen Worth (née Parkhouse); husband of Phyllis Worth of Shirwell. Born in Shirwell in the March Quarter of 1918. Died 13 January 1945 aged 26.
WORTH
5627902 Corporal Reginald John Worth of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Helen Worth (née Perriam); husband of Violet Lilian Worth of Exeter St. Thomas. Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1914. Died 8 July 1944 aged 31.
WYATT
5621415 Corporal Douglas James Wyatt of the 7th battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Annie Wyatt (née Chanter) of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1918. Died 2 July 1940 aged 22.
WYTHE
5620249 Private Donald James Wythe of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Albert and Helena Wythe (née Moore) of Umberleigh. Born in Umberleigh in the June Quarter of 1918. Died 18 April 1944 aged 26.
YEOMAN
5626550 Lance Corporal Thomas Herbert Yeoman of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Thomas and Louisa Yeoman; husband of Mavis Edith Yeoman of Kingsbridge. Born in Loddiswell in the December Quarter of 1916/ Died 3 August 1944 aged 27.

 

 
 
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