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DITTISHAM - THE 1939 WAR MEMORIAL

 

Dittisham World War 2 memorial
©Richard J. Brine

 

 F.ADAMS
A civilian casualty who died while at work at Philip's Ship Building Works* in Noss. Son of W.H. Adams of Dartmouth; husband of Kate Adams of Dittisham. Born in Dittisham in the September Quarter of 1920. Died 18 September 1942 aged 22.
E.BUTLAND
C/M 35089 Chief Engine Room Artificer Edgar James Butland of the Royal Navy, HMS Curacoa. Son of Isaac and Ada Butland; husband of of Vera Butland of Paignton. Born in Dittisham in the March Quarter of 1904. Died 2 October 1942 aged 39.
G.FLETCHER
1008482 Apprentice Gordon Fletcher of the Merchant Navy, serving on SS British General. Born in Dittisham in  the September Quarter of 1921. Died 6 October 1940 aged 19.
I.QUICK
T/262418 Driver Ivan Levi Quick of the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Ernest and Edith Quick. Born in Dittisham in  the December Quarter of 1921. Died 6 September 1943 aged 22.
E.TRANT
Another civilian casualty who died while at work at Noss works in Dartmouth. Husband of May Trant of Yew Tree Cottage, Dittisham. Born in Devonport in the September Quarter of 1915. Died 18 September 1942 aged 27.
J.WAKELY
K 55267 Petty Officer Stoker James Rupert Wakely of the Royal Navy, HMS Kite. Son of Reuben and Emma Wakely of Dartmouth. Born in Dartmouth in the September Quarter of 1901. Died 21 August 1944 aged 43.
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 The memorial stone at Philip and Sons, Noss shipyard

 

 

 
 
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