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Devon County

Devonshire Rgt.

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Parish Records




War Memorials



Georgeham's 1939 - 1945 Memorial

The 1939 War memorial in Georgeham's church

© Richard J. Brine


312499 2nd Lieut. the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry.Son of Captain John James Bulman, OBE, MC and his wife Rose Bulman of Croyde. Born in Barnstaple in the June Quarter of 1923. Died 12 August 1944 aged 21.
1855499 Sapper William Henry Brown of the Royal Engineers. Son of William and Elizabeth Brown; husband of Ethel Brown of Georgeham. Born in Wales in 1898. Died 24 December 1944 aged 47. Buried in Georgeham Churchyard.
D/JX 137472 Telegraphist Richard Terence Crummey of the Royal Navy, HM Submarine Triumph. Son of Patrick and Eileen Crummey of Croyde. Born in St Germans. Cornwall in 1917. Died 20 January 1942 aged 25. Awarded the DSM and Bar.
1338165 Warrant officer/Pilot, the RAF VR, 7 Squadron. Son of Aubrey and Olive Marshall of Croyde. Born in Reigate, Kent in the December Quarter of 1922. Died 18 October 1943 aged 21.
This man  did not belong to one of the services but was a British Airways pilot. It is possible that he volunteered to deliver a new or repaired aircraft back to the RAF at the time of his crash and so, died on war service.

Captain Stephen Peter Reed of British Airways. Son of Mrs Reed and the late Stephen Reed of "Westover", Croyde Bay. Born in Sandwich, Kent 15 September 1912. Died in a flying accident at Troqueer, Scotland 23 September 1940 aged 28.

He was piloting a Beaufort on behalf of British Airways when he swung on approach and his wing tip hit the ground at Troqueer Airport.

42271 Flt. Lieut. Terence Cathcart Stanbury of the RAF. Son of Sydney and Ethel Stanbury; husband of Dorothy Stanbury.  Born 6 February 1913 in the Barnstaple area. Died as the result of a mid-air accident 10 April 1943 aged 30. Buried in Sutton Bridge Churchyard, Lincs.

He was involved in a mid-air collision with a Spitfire and crashed 2 miles west of Whyton, Lincs, while on a course at the Central Gunnery School. The Spitfire pilot survived.

1603136  Sergeant/ Air bomber William Edward Charles Willett of the RAF. Son of Arthur and Emily Willett of Georgeham. Born in Hendon in the June Quarter of 1913. Died 8 July 1944 aged 31. Buried in Towcester Cemetery.



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