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Dartmouth 1939 Memorial Panel 3

©Duncan Brownlie

PAYNE. R. T.   M.N.

 

 Master Richard Townsend Payne, SS Empire Prairie (Greenock), Merchant Navy.  He died on the 10th April 1942 aged 37, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.  Son of Mr and Mrs John Payne of Dartmouth.  He was awarded the Lloyd's War Medal for bravery at sea.

 PEARCE. A. T.   R.N.

 

Leading Seaman D/JX129175 Archibald Thomas John Pearce, HMS Glorious, Royal Navy.  He died on the 8th June 1940, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

 

PEPPERELL. A. G.   R.M

 

Marine EX/4531 Alfred George Pepperell, Royal Marines.  He died on the 17th September 1942, and is buried at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.  Son of Edwin Edward and Annie Pepperell of Dartmouth.

 

 PERRING. R. C.   DEVONS.

 Corporal 774258 Reginald Perring, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He died on the 8th Mat 1944 aged 34, and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.  Son of Charles Henry and Mary Ellen Perring; husband of Phyllis S. D. Perring of Kingswear, Devon.

PETERS. G. R.   R.N.

 No positive identification.

PHYSICK. W. C.   R.N.

 Able Seaman D/J22380 William Charles Physick, HMS Venetia, Royal Navy.  He died on the 19th October 1940 aged 44, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Son of Frank and Bessie Physick of Dartmouth; husband of Laura Ethel Physick of Dartmouth.

PRESTON. W.   R.N.

Petty Officer D/J111154 Walker Preston, HMS Ardent, Royal Navy.  He died on the 8th June 1940 aged 42, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Son of Tom and Barbara Ellen Preston; husband of Mary Hawke Preston, of Dartmouth,

PRETTYJOHNS. H.   R.A.

Gunner 1549798 Harry Prettyjohns, 4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery.  He died on the 7th November 1942 aged 26, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

PYNE. S.   R.N.

Ordinary Seaman D/SSX35745 Samuel Pyne, HMS Repulse, Royal Navy.  He died on the 10th December 1941 aged 18, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Son of Samuel and Elsie Louise Pyne of Dartmouth.

RUTTER. H. J.   R.A.

 No positive identification.

ROPER. L. W.   SOM. L. I.

Lieutenant 269368 Leslie William Roper, 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.  He died on the 10th July 1944 aged 30, and is buries at St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France.  Son of Frederick and May Roper; husband of Muriel Roper, of Richmond, Yorkshire.

SANCHES. J.   M.N.

 No positive identification.

SANDFORD. S. T.   R.M.

Marine EX/5612 Sydney Thomas Arthur Sandford, Royal Marines Group, M.N.B.D.O.1.  He died on the 1st June 1941 aged 23, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Son of Sydney Rhodes Sandford and Mary Emma Sandford; husband of Winifred Maud Sandford of Nottingham.

SMITH. E. J.   R.A.O.C.

Private 7618593 Edward Jeremiah Smith, 4 Base Ammunition Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.  He died on the 17th June 1940 aged 24, and is buried at Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery, France.  Son of Charles Joseph and Katherine Smith; husband of Flora Lilian Smith of Coventry.

STEER. G. B.   R.N.

Coder P/JX174792 Gordon Barrett Steer, HMS Vortigern, Royal Navy.  He died on the 15th March 1942 aged 23, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Son of Barrett S. and Ida Elizabeth Steer; husband of Mary Elizabeth Steer of Cucklington, Somerset.

STURLEY. C. R.   R.N.

Able Seaman D/J71414 Cecil Robert Lemon Sturley, Royal Navy.  He died on the 14th August 1944 aged 43, and is buried at buried at St Clement Churchyard, Townstall, Dartmouth.  Husband of Irene May Sturley of Dartmouth.

THOMPSON. P.   M. N.

No positive identification.

TURNER. R. S.   R.N.

No positive identification.

WARREN. J. G.   R.A.M.C.

 Lieutenant 236037 John Gunn Warren, Royal Army Medical Corps.  He died on the 7th December 1942 aged 37, and is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, London.  Son of Captain Frank Warren, formerly of the RA, and Bessie Warren; husband of Nora Myfanwy Warren of Pinhoe, Devon.  M.A. (Cantabury), M.B., B.Ch., L.R.C.P. (London), M.R.C.S.

WILLS. W.   M.N.

Second Engineer Officer William Stephen John Wills, SS Treworlas (St Ives), Merchant Navy.  He died on the 28th December 1942 aged 32, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

WILLIS. A.   M.N.

No positive identification.

YATES. R.   R. A. F.

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) 171019 Robert Bertrand Yates, 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  He died on the 22nd December 1944 aged 23, and is buried at Long Cross Cemetery, Dartmouth.  Son of Francis Bertrand and Winifred Elizabeth Yates; nephew of the Rev. William Alfred Roberton of St. Petrox Vicarage, Dartmouth.

WILLSON. K. B.   R.A.F.V.R.

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 68801 Kenneth Brian Willson, 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  He died on the 12th June 1942 aged 20, and is buried at Bilbao British Cemetery, Spain.  Son of Guy Rupert Samuel and Louise Willson of Dartmouth.

 

WESTERN. R.   R.N.

No positive identification.

WILLIAMS. F. H.   R.N.

No positive identification.

WIDDICOMBE. W. C.   M.N.

 Sailor Roy Wilber Charles Widdicombe, MV Siamese Prince (London), Merchant Navy.  He died on the 17th February 1941 aged 21, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

 

NOT INCLUDED ON THE WAR MEMORIAL BUT ELIGIBLE FOR INCLUSION

WATKINSON P.A.  Lieutenant Peter Alward Watkinson of the Royal Engineers. Son of Dr. Arthur Watkinson ( a Dartmouth GP, practising at Ford House and the Cottage Hospital) and his wife Winifred (née Moore) of Mount Galpine House.  Born in Dartmouth 17 April 1924. Killed in action crossing the Rhine 24 March 1945 aged 21. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Peter's son has supplied a photograph which appears on the next page and also includes the names of the other men in the photo.

 

 

   

 


 

 
 
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