In September 1939, Great Britain was once again plunged into yet another World War. Countless men and woman, from all of life, from the length and breadth of the nation volunteered to take up arms against the oppressive Nazi forces and Axis powers. Two such volunteers were Benjamin and Jasper Baring-Gould. The Grandsons of the Anglican Priest the Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, of St Peters Church, in the parish of Lewtrenchard.
Both men had volunteered early on to server King and Country, in late 1939. Benjamin enlisted into the ranks of the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a pilot, while Jasper enlisted into the ranks of the British Army; becoming a trooper within the 42nd Royal Tank Regiment. But by the end of 1941, both men would succumb to the rigors of war, and be listed as Killed in Action. This is the tragic tale of the two brothers….