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MEMBURY 1939 - 1945 WAR MEMORIAL

 

memorial to Doroth Wilkin

Memorial to Dorothy Wilkin inside the church

 

R.W.G.BELEY
 

43022 Pilot Officer (Robert Wilfred) Garth Beley of 151 Squadron, the RAF. He a Canadian who learned to fly in his own country;  his parents are not known. In the days just before war broke out, he got himself over to England and immediately volunteered to serve in the RAF and became one of the few experienced  pilots in the Battle of Britain on which monument he is also remembered. Born in Nelson in British Columbia, CA. 13 December 1919.

 

He died on 12 August 1940. He was shot down while flying Hurricane P3304. Badly injured, he managed to bale out. He was taken to hospital but died the same day and is buried in Margate, Kent. He was just 21 when he died.

A.G.CHAPPLE
14606386 Private Albert George Chapple of the 2nd Battalion, the Essex Regiment.  Son of George and Laura Chapple of Membury. Born in Membury in the September Quarter of 1908. Died 20 October 1944 aged 36.
K.DREW
PLY/X 111244 Marine Kenneth Harrison Drew if 41 Royal Marine Commando. Nephew of Mrs Newbury of Membury. Born in Bridport, Somerset  in 1921. Died of wounds 10 September 1943 aged 22. Buried in Salerno Cemetery.
N.H.ELLIS
D/SSX 32268 Ordinary Seaman Nelson H. Ellis of the Royal Navy, HMS Royal Arthur. Son of Carrol and Ella Ellis. Born in Membury on March 1918. Died of natural causes 12 February 1940 aged 22.
D.D.WILKIN

7459 Leading Wren Dorothy Downes Wilkin of the Women's Royal Naval Service. Daughter of Major Walter Wilkin and his wife Dorothy of Membury. Born in Axbridge, Somerset in the December Quarter of 1920. Died 26 October 1942 aged 21. Buried in Membury Churchyard.

Go to the story of bombing in Seaton to read about Dorothy Wilkin's death.

 

 
 
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