Photos courtesy of A. Baker, 2008, 2010; A. Oglesby, 2009; A. Gore, 2009 B. Gibson, 2009; Australian War Memorial Collection; W. Jones, Register of War Memorials in New South Wales; G. Swallow, 2009; R. McAllister, 2009


Many thanks must go to Jan Gore for permission to reproduce on this site a list of names much more complete than one previously published here. Jan has worked tirelessly in order to research a short biography for each of the victims and each year before the anniversary of this tragedy, files a copy with the Guards Chapel of an updated list. Without this work many inconsistencies and spelling errors on the official record would not have been corrected. All information denoted by grey italics, has been collated by and is copyright of J. Gore, 2009. Thanks also go to Alan Gore who kindly gave permission for his photographs to be reproduced here.


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GUARDS CHAPEL MEMORIAL


“IN MEMORY

OF THOSE WHO DIED

IN THE DESTRUCTION

OF THE GUARDS CHAPEL

ON SUNDAY 18TH JUNE

1944


During the morning service, and immediately after

the reading of the Lesson, the Chapel received a

direct hit from a flying bomb.  The roof collapsed,

and with the exception of the Apse, the whole

building was destroyed,


The names of the 121 people killed are

recorded in a Book of Remembrance at

the entrance to the Cloister.”



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VICTIMS OF GUARDS CHAPEL BOMB


DOROTHY ALLFREY Civilian War Dead who died age 65 on 18 June 1944 of 229 St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate.

Daughter of Beville Ramsay and Sarah Maria Ramsay, of Croughton House, Brackley, Northamptonshire; widow of William Sheddon Allfrey. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Dorothy Allfrey, aged 65, of 229 St. James's Court, [45-51] Buckingham Gate. Daughter of Beville Ramsay and Sarah Maria Ramsay, of Croughton House, Brackley, Northamptonshire; widow of William Sheddon Allfrey  of Chacombe.  She was born in the March Quarter of 1879 at Brackley, Northamptonshire, and married William S Allfrey in the December quarter of 1910 at Brackley; he was born in 1858 and a widower. She was the sister of Allen Beville Ramsey, (1872-1955), former Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Her funeral was at Golders Green Crematorium on June 27, 1944.



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2652730 Guardsman WILLIAM GEORGE FREDERICK ANNALS, Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour MORTLAKE CREMATORIUM

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.


William George Frederick Annals, aged 35, Guardsman in the Coldstream Guards, service number 2652730. Commemorated on Panel 1 in Mortlake Crematorium. He was born in the June quarter of 1909 in Farnham. I believe him to have been the eldest son of William Annals, who married in Farnham the previous year, but I have been unable to confirm this.



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PEGGY LOUISE MAY ARNOLD Civilian War Dead who died age 24 on 18 June 1944 Hospital Nurse.

Daughter of D. M. Tongue (formerly Arnold), of 49 Wyatt Road, Highbury, and of the late George Arnold. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Peggy Louise May Arnold, aged 24. Hospital Nurse. Daughter of Dorothy M. Tongue (formerly Arnold, nee Saunders), of 49 Wyatt Road, Highbury, and of the late George Arnold. She was born in the March quarter of 1920 in East Ham.



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AMY ATKINS Civilian War Dead who died age 73 on 18 June 1944 of Flat 3, 152 Holland Road, Kensington.

Daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Atkins, of 5 Camden Place, Lewisham. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Amy Atkins, aged 73, of Flat 3, 152 Holland Road, Kensington. Daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Atkins, of 5 Camden Place, Lewisham, and sister of Philip Atkins (see below). She was born in the June quarter of 1871 in Lewisham. The funeral for her and her brother was held at St John the Baptist, Holland Road, followed by cremation at Golders Green Monday 26 June.



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PHILIP ATKINS Civilian War Dead who died age 70 on 18 June 1944 of Flat 3, 152 Holland Road, Kensington.

Son of the late Charles and Caroline Atkins, of 5 Camden Place, Lewisham. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Philip Atkins, aged 70, of Flat 3, 152 Holland Road, Kensington. Son of the late Charles and Caroline Atkins, of 5 Camden Place, Lewisham., and brother of Amy Atkins (see above). He was born in the March quarter of 1874 in Lewisham.



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Martin Bachiolelli, Corporal, Free French Forces. Buried at Brookwood Cemetery in the French section. {Formerly listed as  Marem Macchiolelli)



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Major CLARENCE BAKER E.D., Royal Canadian Artillery who died on 18 June 1944
Son of Frank Hamilton Baker and Ella Jean Baker; husband of Georgie Carney Baker, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 54. G. 3.


Clarence Alvin Baker, Royal Canadian Artillery, aged 35. Son of Frank Hamilton Baker and Ella Jean Baker; husband of Georgie Carney Baker, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in 1908. He received the Canadian Efficiency Decoration. He was buried in the Canadian section of  Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave Reference: 54. G. 3.



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ARTHUR ERNEST BERRY Civilian War Dead who died age 38 on 18 June 1944 of Australia House, Strand.

Son of Ernest William and Dorothy Berry, of 49 Joseph Street, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Sylvia Martha Berry, of No. 2 Chatsworth, Manion Avenue, Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Arthur Ernest Berry, aged 38, of Australia House, Strand. Son of Ernest William and Dorothy Berry, of 49 Joseph Street, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Sylvia Martha Berry, of No. 2 Chatsworth, Manion Avenue, Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia. . A recently-discovered news article in Canberra Times of 11 July 1944 states he was ”a member of a textile mission.” Earlier that year, on 13 March 1944, he had sailed to San Francisco from Sydney. The passenger list describes him as: “Arthur Ernest Berry  from Sydney Australia. D o b 10 June 1906, Petersham NSW Australia Government official, going to stay c/o Australian Legation, Washington. Travelling by US Army plane.  He is senior officer, Division of Import Procurement, Dept of Trade and Customs on official business for the Commonwealth Government of Australia”.



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JOHN BOSTOCK Civilian War Dead who died age 74 on 18 June 1944

Husband of Annetta Bostock, of 100 Gloucester Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


John Bostock, aged 74. Husband of Annetta Bostock (nee Beeston) (1873-1960), of 100 Gloucester Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was born in Tarporley, Cheshire in c 1870, and married Annetta in 1897; they had two children.



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2617261 Lance Corporal ALFRED REGINALD BOWYER, Grenadier Guards who died age 24 on 18 June 1944

Son of James and Susan Elizabeth Bowyer, of Peterchurch.

Remembered with honour PETERCHURCH (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: N.E. of church.


Alfred Reginald Bowyer, service number 2617261, Grenadier Guards, aged 24. Son of James and Susan Elizabeth Bowyer, of Peterchurch. He was born in the December quarter of 1919 in Hereford, and was one of 12 children. He hadn’t been due to attend the service but had swapped with a colleague. He was buried in Peterchurch (St. Peter) Churchyard, to the north-east of the church.



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2620462 Guardsman SIDNEY GEORGE BROUGHTON, Grenadier Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Son of Annie Louisa Broughton, of Appleford.

Remembered with honour APPLEFORD (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: North of Chancel.


Sidney George Broughton, service number 2620462, Grenadier Guards, aged 32. Son of Annie Louisa Broughton (nee Mulley) and the late Noah Broughton, of Appleford, Oxfordshire. He was born in the December quarter of 1911 in  Abingdon, Berks. He was buried in Appleford (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard, north of the chancel.



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HERBERT VIGERS CALDICOTT Civilian War Dead who died age 70 on 18 June 1944
Freeman of the City of London; of Berners Hotel, Berners Street, St. Marylebone.

Son of the late Thomas Parker Caldicott. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Herbert Vigers Caldicott, aged 70. Managing director of H V Caldicott, Ltd, 19-25 Argyll Street, W1. Freeman of the City of London; of Berners Hotel, Berners Street, St. Marylebone. Son of the late Thomas Parker Caldicott (1831-1907) and Eliza Vigers Lloyd (1834-1921). He was born in Brixton on 19 September 1873. He married Mabel Browne in 1913 but the marriage was dissolved.



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4256661 Musician GEORGE CARR, Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Son of George William Henry and Alice Leah Carr; husband of Mary Russell Carr, of Tynemouth, Northumberland.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 7.


George Carr, service number 4256661, Coldstream Guards, aged 41. Son of George William Henry and Alice Leah Carr; husband of Mary Russell Carr, of Tynemouth, Northumberland. He was born in the September quarter of 1902, and married Mary Russell Hunter in the September quarter of 1939 in Tynemouth. 


He had formerly served in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The notice in the Times announcing Major Windram’s death states: “also in grateful memory of 27 years’ devoted service, Guardsman George Carr who was killed in the same action”. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.  Grave reference: 33 A.B.7.



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ADA ELLEN CATTARNS Civilian War Dead who died age 72 on 18 June 1944
B.R.C.S. W.V.S.; of 40 Vandon Court, Buckingham Gate.

Daughter of the late Richard and Anna Ellen Cattarns. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Ada Ellen Cattarns, aged 72. B.R.C.S. W.V.S.; of 40 Vandon Court, Buckingham Gate. She was the second daughter of the late Richard and Anna Ellen Cattarns. She was christened 10 January 1872 at St Andrews Enfield. She was a medical nurse working in Lewisham Union Infirmary and living in Enfield at the time of the 1901 census. Her funeral was at St Pauls Knightsbridge on 26th June 1944, followed by interment at Hither Green Cemetery.



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2624469 Guardsman JOHN TATTON TREVOR CAVE, Grenadier Guards who died age 18 on 18 June 1944

Son of John Henry and Enid Cave, of Armley, Leeds.

Remembered with honour LEEDS (ARMLEY) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 1248.


Guardsman John Tatton Trevor Cave, service number 2624469, Grenadier Guards, aged 18. Son of John Henry and Enid Cave, of Armley, Leeds. He was born in the June quarter of 1926 in Bramley, Yorks. He was buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery. Grave reference: Section G, grave 1248.



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BERYL VIOLET CLARK Civilian War Dead who died age 22 on 18 June 1944, S.R.N.

Daughter of Philip and Violet Clark, of 5 Crathie Road, Lee. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Beryl Violet Clark, aged 22. S.R.N. Daughter of Philip and Violet Clark, of 5 Crathie Road, Lee.  She was born in the September quarter of 1921 at Lewisham. She was a nurse at St George’s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner.



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110300 Lieutenant Colonel JOHN MURRAY COBBOLD, Scots Guards who died age 47 on 18 June 1944

Son of John Dupuis Cobbold, D.L., and of Lady Evelyn Cobbold (nee Murray); husband of Lady Blanche Cobbold (nee Cavendish). of Glemham Hall, Suffolk. D.L., J.P., Sherriff of Suffolk.

Remembered with honour GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.


Lieutenant Colonel John Murray Cobbold, service number 110300, Scots Guards, aged 47. Son of John Dupuis Cobbold, D.L., and of Lady Evelyn Cobbold (nee Murray); husband of Lady Blanche Cobbold (nee Cavendish). of Glemham Hall, Suffolk. D.L., J.P., Sherriff of Suffolk.  He was born at Holy Wells, Ipswich, on January 28 1897, and was always known as Ivan, a nickname given him by his nurse. 


He married Lady Blanche Katherine Cavendish, second daughter of the Duke of Devonshire, in the Guards Chapel on April 30 1919; one of her younger sisters, Lady Dorothy, married Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), who later became Prime Minister (1957-1963).  Ivan was a Captain in the Scots Guards during the First World War and served in France, where he was injured. Later he joined the family brewing business, Cobbold & Co, and became chairman after his father’s death  in 1929. He also founded Ipswich Town FC. At the time of his death he was the Commanding Officer of the Scots Guards. He is commemorated on Panel 1 at Golders Green Crematorium, and on the Rannoch War Memorial on the east bank of Loch Rannoch.



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ALAN FRASER COLEMAN Civilian War Dead who died age 55 on 18 June 1944, Capt. (retd.); of 14 Woodstock Road, Chiswick, Middlesex.

Son of the Revd. G. W. and Elizabeth Coleman, of Nelson, Lancashire, husband of Edith Coleman. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Alan Fraser Coleman, aged 55. Capt. (retd.); of 14 Woodstock Road, Chiswick, Middlesex. Son of the Revd. G. W. and Elizabeth Coleman, of Nelson, Lancashire, husband of Edith Coleman (see below) He was born in the June quarter of 1889 in Burnley, and christened at Dunham Massey on 29 May 1889. His father was George Worsley Coleman and his mother was born Elizabeth Heyes. He married Edith King at Gravesend in the December quarter of 1914. He served in the First World War, first in the Manchester Regiment as a private, then in the Lincolnshire Regiment as a second lieutenant; he joined up in 1916 and fought in France.



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CYRIL JOHNSON COLEMAN Civilian War Dead who died age 50 on 18 June 1944
of 33 Nottingham Place, St. Marylebone.

Son of the late Johnson Coleman and Sally Coleman, of Cul-de-sac, King's Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Cyril Johnson Coleman, aged 50, of 33 Nottingham Place, St. Marylebone. Son of the late Johnson Coleman and Sally Coleman, of Cul-de-sac, King's Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire. He was born in the March quarter of 1895 in Banbury.



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EDITH COLEMAN Civilian War Dead who died age 54 on 18 June 1944
of 14 Woodstock Road, Chiswick, Middlesex.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. King, of Gravesend, Kent; wife of Capt. Alan Fraser Coleman. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Edith Coleman, aged 54, of 14 Woodstock Road, Chiswick, Middlesex. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. King, of Gravesend, Kent; wife of Capt. Alan Fraser Coleman.(see above) She was born in the June quarter of 1889 in Gravesend.



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2663561 Guardsman LEONARD CONGREVE, Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour SHEFFIELD (CITY ROAD) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. N.N. Grave 15055.


Guardsman Leonard Congreve, service number 2663561, Coldstream Guards, aged 36. He was born in the December quarter of 1907 in Sheffield. He was buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery. Grave reference Sec N N, Grave 15055



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2658383 Drummer JAMES FRANK COPEMAN, Coldstream Guards who died age 22 on 18 June 1944

Son of Archibald Frederick and Bertha Copeman of Tacolneston; husband of Margaret Copeman, of Regents Park, London.

Remembered with honour TACOLNESTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD


Drummer James Frank Copeman, service number 2658383, Coldstream Guards, aged 22. Son of Archibald Frederick and Bertha Copeman of Tacolneston; husband of Margaret Copeman, of Regents Park, London. He was born in the June quarter of  922 at Depwade in Norfolk and married Margaret Downing at Depwade in the June quarter of 1942; their son was just over a year old when James was killed. He was buried in Tacolneston (All Saints) Churchyard, and is one of the five WW2 dead listed on the Tacolneston War memorial. A note on the Tacolneston Roll of Honour states:


On 18 June 1944 a section of the Band conducted by Major Windram was playing for the service in the Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks when a German rocket crashed through the roof and exploded, wrecking the Chapel. Amongst those killed were Major Windram and five of the musicians; a further twelve members of the Band were injured, and all the instruments destroyed beyond repair. As a memorial to Major Windram and those killed, fellow musicians presented a beautiful conductor's stand, which can be found in the Guards Chapel, whilst a plaque was laid in the Chapel at Kneller Hall.



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SARAH LOUISA COURTNEY Civilian War Dead who died age 73 on 18 June 1944 of 5 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall.

Widow of Thomas Courtney. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Sarah Louisa Courtney, aged 73, of 5 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall. (This was the former Guards recruiting building) Widow of Thomas Courtney.  She was born Sarah Louisa Goodchild in the September quarter of 1871 in Marylebone, and married Thomas Courtney in Chelsea in the December quarter of 1902. Her son, Thomas Courtney, was the WO1 Garrison Sergeant Major of the Coldstream Guards from 1940 to 1950. Her grandson, Thomas George Courtney, was injured at Braemar Avenue, Wimbledon in October 1940 and died, aged 16, later that month because of enemy action; he and Sarah are listed as two of the WW2 civilian war dead.



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14498932 Guardsman ALEXANDER ONLY CROFTS, Grenadier Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour LEWISHAM (HITHER GREEN) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. U. Grave 612. Screen Wall. Panel 2.


Guardsman Alexander Only Crofts, service number 14498932, Grenadier Guards, aged 18. He was born in the March quarter of 1926 in Greenwich. He was buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery. Grave reference: Sec. U. Grave 612. Screen Wall. Panel 2.



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OLIVE LOUISA CROOKE Civilian War Dead who died age 71 on 18 June 1944 of 23/24 Montague Street, Holborn.

Daughter of the late Revd. Milward Crooke, C.F., and Mrs. Crooke, of Morningside Park, Edinburgh. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Olive Louisa Crooke,  aged 71 (actually 70), of 23/24 Montague Street, Holborn. Daughter of the late Revd. Milward Crooke, C.F., and Mrs. Emily Crooke, of Morningside Park, Edinburgh. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks. Olive was born 17 April 1874, one of eight children. Her father was Chaplain to the Crimean armed forces. Her elder brother Thomas Leslie Crooke was a physician and surgeon; he was Lord Tennyson’s doctor on the Isle of Wight before emigrating to New Zealand.


Olive was a pioneer pharmacist who studied under Sophia Jex-Blake in Edinburgh and served in the First World War as a pharmacist. She later moved to New Zealand to be with her brother, but after his death in 1943 decided to return to the UK. An interview in a contemporary paper described her as hale and hearty and eager to make a contribution to war work.



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14499452 Guardsman ERIC CURRY, Grenadier Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 2.


Guardsman Eric Curry, service number 14499452, Grenadier Guards, aged 18. He was born in Watford in the March quarter of 1926. His father, Roland J Curry, married Greta S Clarke in Coventry the previous year. Eric was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave Reference 33.A.B.2.



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2660806 Guardsman GEORGE MORRIS DALTON, Coldstream Guards who died age 38 on 18 June 1944

Son of Eli and Mary M. Dalton, of Leeds.

Remembered with honour LEEDS (LAWNS WOOD) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 54.


Guardsman George Morris Dalton, service number 2660806, Coldstream Guards, aged 38. Son of Eli and Mary M. Dalton (nee Wallace), of Leeds; Eli died in 1910, Mary married again to Henry Ingham in 1911 and died in 1935. George was born in the September quarter of 1905 in Leeds. He was buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery. Grave reference Section 3 Grave 54.



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2656863 Guardsman GEORGE DAVIDSON, Coldstream Guards who died age 28 on 18 June 1944

Son of Jane Davidson, and stepson of Samuel Clegg, of New Herrington.

Remembered with honour HERRINGTON (ST. CUTHBERT) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 12. Grave 25.


Guardsman George Davidson, service number 2656863, Coldstream Guards, aged 28. Son of Jane Davidson, and stepson of Samuel Clegg, of New Herrington in Sunderland. He was buried in Herrington (St. Cuthbert) Churchyard. Grave reference Row 12 Grace 25



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BRYN DAVIES Civilian War Dead who died age 35 on 18 June 1944 of 11 Kensington Place, Notting Hill Gate.

Son of Eleanor Davies, of Oaklands, Gorof Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, Glamorgan. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Bryn Davies, aged 35, of 11 Kensington Place, Notting Hill Gate. Son of Eleanor Davies, of Oaklands, Gorof Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, Glamorgan. No further details found.



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CLARA GEORGINA DEADFIELD Civilian War Dead who died age 50 on 18 June 1944
of Berners Hotel, Berners Street, St. Marylebone.

Daughter of the late George Henry and Elizabeth Deadfield. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Clara Georgina Deadfield, aged 50 (actually 53), of Berners Hotel, Berners Street, St. Marylebone. Daughter of the late George Henry and Elizabeth Deadfield. She was born in the December quarter of 1890 in Chelsea, and so would have been 53 at the time of her death.



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ISABELLE ELISA DEWAR-DURIE Civilian War Dead who died age 73 on 18 June 1944 of 22 Eccleston Street.

Daughter of the late Francis W. and Harriett E. Rowsell; widow of Norman Dewar-Durie. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Isabelle Elisa Dewar-Durie, aged 73, of 22 Eccleston Street. Daughter of the late Francis W. and Harriett E. Rowsell; widow of Norman Dewar-Durie (1873-1916). She married in the March quarter of 1905 in St Georges Hanover Square and was widowed in the March quarter of 1916.


Her funeral was on 28 June at St Andrews, Farlington,Hampshire. There is a plaque in the church to Norman Dewar-Durie, and they are both buried in the churchyard. Her father was Superintendant of Naval Contracts to the Admiralty (1870-1879), and then became British Commissioner for the Domains in Egypt (1879-1895). He published “Recollections of a Relieving Officer” in 1885.



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200108 Lieutenant HAROLD WILLIAM DODS, Scots Guards who died age 35 on 18 June 1944

Son of Harold and Florence Dods, of Donington; husband of Marigold Dods (nee Bird). J.P.

Remembered with honour DONINGTON CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 380.


Lieutenant Harold William Dods, service number 200108, Scots Guards, aged 35. Only son of Harold and Florence Dods, of Donington. He was born 25 March 1909 in Gosberton, and married Marigold Bird in the March quarter of 1944 in Sleaford. He was a well-known cricketer, as was his father. He was buried in Donington Cemetery. Grave reference 380. There is also a plaque to him in the memorial cloister of Guards Chapel:


“(INTERNAL PLAQUE):THE THREE MAPLE TREES/ IN THE GARDEN/ WERE GIVEN/ IN MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT/ HAROLD WILLIAM DODS/ SCOTS GUARDS/ WHO WAS KILLED/ IN THE OLD CHAPEL/ 18TH JUNE 1944.”



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320937 Second Lieutenant JAMES ARTHUR GREY DUBERLY, Scots Guards who died age 18 on 18 June 1944

Son of Maj. Montagu Richard William Duberly O.B.E., and of Lady Eileen Duberly (nee Stopford), of Buckden.

Remembered with honour GREAT STAUGHTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD


Second Lieutenant James Arthur Grey Duberly, service number 320937, Scots Guards,  aged 18. Only son of Maj. Montagu Richard William Duberly O.B.E., and of Lady Eileen Duberly (nee Stopford), of Buckden. He was born on 3 September 1925 in India and educated at Winchester College, 1937-1943. The Duberly Prize for the cadet who has contributed the most to the CCF, irrespective of age or rank in any one term was established in his name and is still awarded. He was buried in Great Staughton (St Andrew) Churchyard.



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Wren JOAN RUTH DUNCAN 72461, H.M.S. Copra, Women's Royal Naval Service who died age 19 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of Thomas and Beatrice Duncan, of Romford.
Remembered with honour ROMFORD CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. K.K. Joint grave 2011.


Wren Joan Ruth Duncan, service number 72461, H.M.S. Copra, Women's Royal Naval Service, aged 19. Daughter of Thomas and Beatrice Duncan, of Romford. She was born in the March quarter of 1925 in West Ham. She was a friend of Edith Farmer (see below). They had gone together to join the Wrens that day, and had afterwards attended the service in the Guards Chapel. They were buried together in Romford Cemetery. Grave reference Sec. K.K. Joint grave 2011.



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2656165 Lance Corporal JAMES EDWARD DUNN, Coldstream Guards who died age 29 on 18 June 1944

Son of James and Lucy Dunn; husband of M. Dunn, of Swinton.

Remembered with honour SWINTON CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 2623.


Lance Corporal James Edward Dunn, service number 2656165, Coldstream Guards, aged 29. Son of James and Lucy Dunn, husband of M. Dunn, of Swinton. He married Margaret A. Grimley in Salford in the September quarter of 1942. He was buried in Swinton Cemetery. Grave reference Sec B Grave 2623.



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Wren EDITH ANNE FARMER 72463, H.M.S. Copra, Women's Royal Naval Service who died age 18 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of George William and Lilian May Farmer, of Hougham, Lincolnshire.
Remembered with honour ROMFORD CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. K.K. Joint grave 2011.


Wren Edith Anne Farmer, service number 72463, H.M.S. Copra, Women's Royal Naval Service, aged 18. Daughter of George William and Lilian May Farmer, of Hougham, Lincolnshire. She was born in the December quarter of 1925 in Southwark. She went to join up with Joan Duncan (see above). . They were buried together in Romford Cemetery. Grave reference Sec. K.K. Joint grave 2011.


Her brother William wrote a poignant account of this for the BBC Peoples’ War WW2 archive.


“When I reached the ripe old age of 14 I left school to work in a book publishing firm in The Strand. Then the V1 rockets started to appear regularly. My sister who was eighteen along with her friend decided to join the WRNS on June 18th 1944. They went into Westminster and into the Birdcage Walk. There was a service in the Guard's Chapel, so they decided to join. Then a V1 rocket fell on the chapel and they and 119 others were killed. The following day we had a telegram from the War Office telling us what happened. We went to my mother's parents  [Emily and John Eustace East] which was a mile away in Southwark. We had things to do so left them. Apparently they needed a stiff drink so went round to the pub [the King Henry VIII pub in Union Street]. They too were killed by a flying bomb [which landed on the junction of Union Street at just after 10 pm, killing 49 people] so my mother lost her daughter and parents in two days. “



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Captain JOHN DOUGLAS GALL 22nd Armd. Regt., Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C. who died age 25 on 18 June 1944
Son of Douglas Meikle Gall and Mabel Gall, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada; husband of Marion Edna Wilmott Gall, of Montreal.
Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 54. G. 2.


Captain John Douglas Gall, 22nd Armd. Regt., Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C., aged 25. Son of Douglas Meikle Gall and Mabel Gall, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada; husband of Marion Edna Wilmott Gall, of Montreal. There is a photograph of him in the Montreal Gazette of 17 February 1941, and the article states:


“Lieutenant John Douglas Gall, Canadian Grenadier Guards, A.C.A., Camp Borden, and Mrs Gall photographed leaving Trinity Memorial Church following their wedding Saturday afternoon. Mrs Gall was formerly Miss Marion Edna Wilmott Beer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Netlam Beer, and Lieutenant Gall is the son of Mr D.M. Gall and the late Mrs. Gall.”


He was buried in the Canadian section of Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 54.G.2. There is a plaque to him in the Guards Chapel, on the North wall:

“IN MEMORY OF/ CAPTAIN/ JOHN DOUGLAS GALL/ CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS/ 22ND CANADIAN ARMOURED/ REGIMENT/ 1939 - 1944/ BORN 18TH MARCH 1919/ KILLED IN THE GUARDS CHAPEL/ 18TH JUNE 1944”



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BEATRICE ISABEL GARDNER Civilian War Dead who died age 22 on 18 June 1944
of 28 Penywern Road, Kensington.

Daughter of Ernest Harry and Louisa Kate Gardner, of 48 Hillfield Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Beatrice Isabel Gardner, aged 22, of 28 Penywern Road, Kensington. Daughter of Ernest Harry and Louisa Kate Gardner, of 48 Hillfield Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex.  She was born in the December quarter of 1921 in Hendon. She was the cousin of Margaret Norris (see below); her father was the brother of Margaret’s mother. (Beatrice was one of the friends that my mother, Enid Mitchell, spoke of; they shared digs near Earls Court, along with Margaret Norris and Marjorie Souter, and Mum spoke of how they used to go for walks in Brompton Cemetery nearby.)



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EDITH KATHLEEN KAY GARLAND Civilian War Dead who died age 36 on 18 June 1944
of 21 Pembridge Square, Bayswater, Kensington.

Daughter of Alice E. Garland, of 43 Mackenzie Road, Beckenham, Kent, and of the late Herbert Edwin Garland. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


(Edith Kathleen) Kay Garland, aged 36, of 21 Pembridge Square, Bayswater, Kensington. Daughter of Alice E. Garland, of 43 Mackenzie Road, Beckenham, Kent, and of the late Herbert Edwin Garland. She was born in the December quarter of 1906 in Rochford Essex (so was actually 37). An article in Time refers to her as “blond, gracious Kay Garland, known to every correspondent in London for her friendly labours in Britain’s Ministry of Information.” Earlier in the war, in 1943, she had travelled to New York on the Meiningen; the immigration records described her as Edith Kathleen Garland, civil servant, aged 37, born Southchurch, recently living in Kent. The Times described her as  ”private secretary to Mr. J. H. Brebner, director of the news division, Ministry of Information”



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2719737 Guardsman DENNIS GEORGE GIBSON, Irish Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Husband of L. J. Gibson, of East Croydon, Surrey.

Remembered with honour WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Block 28. Grave 41.


Guardsman Dennis George Gibson, service number 2719737, Irish Guards, aged 24. Husband of  L.J. Gibson of East Croydon, Surrey. He was born on 21 September 1919 in Wandsworth, and married Lena Joan Avery in the March quarter of 1941 in Reading. He was buried in Wandsworth Cemetery. Grave reference Block 28, Grave 41. Their son was only three weeks old at the time of Dennis’s death.


Portrait photograph of Guardsman Gibson reproduced here by kind permission of his son  Mr Barry Gibson.



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DOROTHY HELEN GIDLEY-KITCHIN Civilian War Dead who died age 55 on 18 June 1944 of Audley House, Crane Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Daughter of Robert Nathaniel and Janie Hodges, of 123 Ware Road, Hertfordshire; wife of Col. E. G. Gidley-Kitchin. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Dorothy Helen Gidley-Kitchin, aged 55, of Audley House, Crane Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Daughter of Robert Nathaniel and Janie Hodges, of 123 Ware Road, Hertfordshire;  wife of Col. E. G. Gidley-Kitchin. She was born on 31 October 1888, and married Edward Gidley-Kitchin at Peshawur in India in November 1915. Her daughter (see below) died in the same incident. There was a service at St Marylebone for them both on June 24th, followed by interment at Ewshott Church later that day. They were buried in the same grave, number 116. The plaque in the church says they “both lived courageously and together died for us all and their country on June 18th (Waterloo Day) at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London. Their ways are ways of pleasantness and all their paths are peace.”



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Second Subaltern DOROTHY ROSEMARY MARIAN GIDLEY-KITCHIN 322124, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died age 21 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of Colonel Edward Gidley Gidley-Kitchin and Dorothy Helen Gidley-Kitchin. Her mother was killed in the same incident.
Remembered with honour EWSHOTT (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 116.


Second Subaltern Dorothy Rosemary Marian Gidley-Kitchin, service number 322124, Auxiliary Territorial Service  aged 21. Only daughter of Colonel Edward Gidley Gidley-Kitchin and Dorothy Helen Gidley-Kitchin. She was born on 16 September 1922 in India. She joined the ATS on 12 May 1944. Her mother (see above) was killed in the same incident. She is listed on the Scottish Roll of Honour (see note for Valerian Peacock)



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63033 Major JOHN GILLIAT, Irish Guards who died age 30 on 18 June 1944

Son of John Francis Grey Gilliat and Lilian Florence Maud Gilliat, of Sunningdale, Berkshire.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: St. Chad's Avenue, Grave 209123.


Major John Gilliat, service number 63033, Irish Guards, aged 30. Son of John Francis Grey Gilliat and Lilian Florence Maud Gilliat, of Sunningdale, Berkshire.


He was born on 4 January 1914. John Francis Grey Gilliat (1883-1948) was the director of the bank of Australasia, British West Africa and South Africa; he married Lilian Florence Maud Chetwynd on 11 December 1909 in Westminster. Their son was buried in Brookwood Cemetery, in the family plot, near his elder brother Simon, who had died aged 23 as a result of an air accident in 1936. Grave reference St Chad’s Avenue, Grave 209123. He is also named on the Windlesham Roll of Honour.



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EVELYN GORDON-LENNOX Civilian War Dead who died age 66 on 18 June 1944
(THE LADY); of 631 Nell Gwyn House, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea.

Daughter of Baron Loch of Drylaw, and Emily Villiers, of 44 Elm Park Gardens, West Brompton; widow of Maj. The Lord Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Evelyn Gordon-Lennox aged 66 (The Lady Bernard Gordon-Lennox); of 631 Nell Gwyn House, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea. Younger daughter of Baron Loch of Drylaw, and Emily Villiers, of 44 Elm Park Gardens, West Brompton; widow of Maj. The Lord Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox. She married on 25 July 1907; her husband was in the Grenadier Guards during the First World War, and was killed in action near Ypres in November 1914. There was a small memorial plaque to him above the arcades on the north side of the chapel, but this was lost when the chapel was destroyed. There is a plaque commemorating their elder son in the Guards Chapel on the right hand side as you face the altar.


The plaque to her son reads:


IN MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT GENERAL/ SIR GEORGE GORDON LENNOX/ K.B.E., C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O./JOINED THE GRENADIER GUARDS 1928/ COMMANDING OFFICER/ THE FIFTH BATTALION 1943-1944/ THE SECOND BATTALION 1947-1949/ COMMANDER/ 1ST GUARDS BRIGADE 1952-1955/ GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING/ 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION 1957-1960/ COMMANDANT/ R.M.A. SANDHURST 1960-1963/ GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING/ SCOTTISH COMMAND 1964-1966/ COLONEL/ GORDON HIGHLANDERS 1965-1978/ BORN 1908 DIED 1988/ BRAVE GUARDSMAN ANDWISE HIGHLANDER


Her funeral took place at Boxgrove Priory, Sussex on June 22nd. She is listed on the Boxgrove Priory War memorial, as is her husband.



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Free French Forces, aged 20. No other information found; unlike his compatriot, he is not buried in the French military section of  Brookwood  Military Cemetery, nor is he listed on the CWGC site.



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Gustav B Guenther was born on 21 April 1896 in Wisconsin. He graduated from St John’s Military Academy in 1914 and became an officer in the US Army. In 1938 he was the US military attaché to Estonia, where he received the Order of the Cross of the Eagle 3rd Class for his services.


During the war he worked for the War Department in Washington, and made several flights across the Atlantic on military business, before coming to London as a senior officer in the US Army’s psychological warfare branch; he was a friend of Eisenhower and had formerly been head of OSS operations in Cairo. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia, as an Army Colonel.



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DOROTHY PAULINE GYE Civilian War Dead who died age 25 on 18 June 1944
C.S.P., Air Raid Warden.

Daughter of Hugh Montague and Lilian Irene Gye, of 16 Cwrt-y-vil Road, Pnarth, Glamorgan. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


(Dorothy) Pauline Gye aged 25, C.S.P., Air Raid Warden. Daughter of Hugh Montague and Lilian Irene Gye, of 16 Cwrt-y-vil Road, Penarth, Glamorgan. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks. She was born in the September quarter of 1919 in Cardiff. She was the friend who accompanied Elisabeth Sheppard-Jones to the service that day, and is mentioned in the book “I walk on wheels”; they had grown up in Penarth together and Elisabeth was left paralysed after the incident.



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ALBERT HALL Civilian War Dead who died age 70 on 18 June 1944 (otherwise BEER, WILLIAM ALBERT GARLAND), of 8 Bessborough Street. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Albert Hall aged 70, (otherwise Beer, William Albert Garland), of 8 Bessborough Street.  Listed as William A G Beer in the England &Wales death index, 1916-2005.  I have been unable to find or verify any further information about him under either surname.



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Lance Serjeant JOHN HALL 2661797, Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND

Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 9. Grave 1.


Lance Serjeant John Hall, service number 2661797, Coldstream Guards, aged 30. He was buried in Marton (St. Paul) Church Burial Ground, near Blackpool. Grave reference Plot 9, Grave 1. I have been unable to find or verify any further information about him.



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Musician CHARLES (JOCK) HART 537872, Coldstream Guards who died age 44 on 13 April 1945
Husband of Margaret Hart, of Westminster.
Remembered with honour BROMPTON CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot N (Guards Plot). Grave 193534.


Musician Charles (Jock) Hart, Musician Coldstream Guards, aged 44, on 13 April 1945. Service number 537872. Husband of Margaret Hart, of Westminster. He was injured at the Guards Chapel, and died of his injuries the following year .Buried Brompton Cemetery Plot N (Guards Plot). Grave 193534, in an area dedicated to the Guards.



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24133 Lieutenant Colonel EDWARD DOUGLAS JOHN HAY, Grenadier Guards who died age 55 on 18 June 1944

Son of William Montagu Hay, 10th Marquess of Tweeddale and the Marchioness Tweeddale; husband of Lady Hay (nee Latham), of Theydon Mount. Also served in the 1914-18 War. Staff Capt. to General Sir Edmund Ironside, 1921. Military Secretary to Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Samuel from 1921-1923.

Remembered with honour THEYDON MOUNT (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: East of Church.


Lieutenant Colonel Edward Douglas John Hay, service number 24133, Grenadier Guards, aged 55. Son of William Montagu Hay, 10th Marquess of Tweeddale and the Marchioness Tweeddale; husband of Lady  Audrey Hay (nee Latham), of Theydon Mount.  He was born on 2 November 1888. Lord Edward Hay was born 2 November 1888, and was the  brother and heir-presumptive of 11th Marquess of Tweeddale. He married 1st, 1917, Bridget (died 1926), only daughter of Major Cameron Barclay, 10th Royal Hussars; one son one daughter; 2nd, 1928, Audrey Birkin, younger daughter of Sir Thomas Latham, 1st Bt; one daughter. He was educated at Eton and at  Magdalen College, Oxford. Lieut Grenadier Guards, 1913; Acting Capt. 1918; Capt. 1920. Served European War, France, Gallipoli, Egypt, 1918; Major, 1928; retired pay, 1930; served on Peace Conference, Paris, 1918-1919; Special Missions to Austria, Hungary, and Bulgaria; Staff Captain to Gen. Sir Edmund Ironside on special mission to Hungary and Roumania, 1921; Military Secretary to Rt Hon. Sir Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner in Palestine, 1921-1923. He lived at Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Essex.


He was the Commanding officer of the Grenadier Guards and had just finished reading the lesson and was walking back to his seat when the bomb exploded. He was buried in Theydon Mount (St. Michael) Churchyard, to the East of the church. He is listed on the Scottish Roll of Honour.



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390198 Lance Serjeant ARTHUR HEWLETT, Coldstream Guards who died age 43 on 18 June 1944

Son of William and Minnie Hewlett.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 6.


Lance Serjeant Arthur Hewlett, service number 390198, Coldstream Guards, aged 43.Son of William Joseph and Minnie Emma Hewlett (nee Wells). They married in Brighton in 1896, and there is a birth record for an Arthur Victor Hewlett in Brighton in the June quarter of 1901. He was formerly in the Queen’s Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards). He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.6.



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2661081 Lance Corporal EDWIN LLOYD HOLMES, Coldstream Guards who died age 31 on 18 June 1944

Son of William Stevens Holmes and Emma Jane Holmes; husband of Alice May Holmes, of Watcombe.

Remembered with honour TORQUAY CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. M.X. Grave 15672.


Lance Corporal Edwin Lloyd Holmes, service number 2661081, Coldstream Guards, aged 31 (listed as aged 30 in the UK register of deaths, 1916-2005,  and  born in the December quarter of 1913 in Totnes). Son of William Stevens Holmes and Emma Jane Holmes (nee Hardaker); husband of Alice May Holmes (nee Hewitt), of Watcombe. They married in Newton Abbot in the June quarter of 1940. He was buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension. Grave reference Sec. MX. Grave 15672. He is listed on the Torquay roll of honour for WW2.



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853787 Guardsman ALEXANDER HOOPER, Coldstream Guards who died age 26 on 18 June 1944

Son of Alexander and Lily Hooper, of Castleford; husband of Winifred Hooper, of Castleford.

Remembered with honour CASTLEFORD (WHITWOOD) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 115.


Guardsman Alexander Hooper, service number 853787, Coldstream Guards, aged 26. Son of Alexander and Lily Hooper, of Castleford; husband of Winifred Hooper (nee Farrar), of Castleford. He was born in the June quarter of 1918 in Chesterfield, and married Winifred in the June quarter of 1940 in Pontefract. He was buried in Castleford (Whitwood) Cemetery. Grave reference Section C grave 115.



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2613846 Guardsman DENIS WALTER GEORGE HOOPER, Grenadier Guards who died age 33 on 18 June 1944

Son of Bertie and Louisa Hooper; husband of Olive Kathleen Hooper, of West Kensington, London.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 5.


Guardsman Denis Walter George Hooper, service number 2613846, Grenadier Guards, aged 33. Son of Bertie and Louisa Hooper; husband of Olive Kathleen Hooper (nee Coles), of West Kensington, London. He was born in the March quarter of 1911 in Long Ashton, and married Olive in the December quarter of 1935 in Windsor. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.5.



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GWENDOLEN ANNA LE BAS HORTON Civilian War Dead who died age 43 on 18 June 1944
of 23 Montagu Square, St. Marylebone.

Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Le Bas; wife of Lt.-Col. William Gray Horton, Scots Guards. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Gwendolen Anna Le Bas Horton,  aged 43, of 23 Montagu Square, St. Marylebone. Elder daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Le Bas; wife of Lt.-Col. William Gray Horton, Scots Guards. Sister of Molly Brocas Burrows and Edward Le Bas (1904-1966), the painter. She was known as Gwen. She married William Gray Horton in October 1930, at the Guards Chapel; both their children were christened there, and their daughter married at the chapel in the 1960s. Her husband was on the 1924 Olympic bobsleigh team and was the son of the painter William S Horton; he died in 1974 and his grave is in the Scots Guards section of Brookwood Military Cemetery. She is listed on the family gravestone at Guilsborough Cemetery:


“GWEN GRAY HORTON/ KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION AT/ THE GUARDS CHAPEL/ JUNE 18TH 1944/ AGED 43/ IN LOVING MEMORY OF MUMMY/ FROM DADDY, ROBIN AND CHARLOTTE”



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2698573 Lance Corporal HORACE HYDE, Scots Guards who died age 31 on 18 June 1944

Son of James Hewitt Hyde and Fanny Hyde, of Denton; husband of Edna Hyde, of North Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire.

Remembered with honour MANCHESTER (GORTON) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 404.


Lance Corporal Horace Hyde, service number 2698573, Scots Guards, aged 31. Son of James Hewitt Hyde and Fanny Hyde, of Denton; husband of Edna Hyde (nee Walton), of North Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire. He was born in the March quarter of 1914 in Chorlton (so was actually 30), and married Edna in the December quarter of 1940 in Stockport. He was buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery. Grave reference Section G Grave 404.



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ANNIE ELLEN IRVING Civilian War Dead who died age 54 on 18 June 1944 of 16 Theobald's Road, Holborn.

Widow of Ernest Irving. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Annie Ellen Irving (nee Goffe), aged 54, of 16 Theobald's Road, Holborn. Widow of Ernest Irving. She was born in the March quarter of 1890 in Whitechapel and married Ernest Irving in the March quarter of 1916 in Southwark.



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Private KATHLEEN JACKSON W/188917, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died on 18 June 1944
Daughter of Elizabeth Jackson, of Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Remembered with honour SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 9590.


Private Kathleen Jackson, service number W/188917, Auxiliary Territorial Service, aged 28. Daughter of Elizabeth Jackson, of 35 Percival Crescent, Sutton-in-Ashfield. She was buried in Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, on 22 June 1944. Grave reference  A ext 9590. She is listed on the Scottish Roll of Honour, which states she was born in Sheffield; I have so far been unable to verify this.



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MARY JAMESON Civilian War Dead who died age 24 on 18 June 1944 of Mill Brooks, Earls Colne, Essex.

Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Trewby, of Brackendale, North End Common, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Wife of Major John G. C. Jameson, Grenadier Guards. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Mary Jameson aged 24, of Mill Brooks, Earls Colne, Essex. Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Trewby, of Brackendale, North End Common, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Wife of Major John G. C. Jameson, Grenadier Guards. She was born in the March quarter of 1920 in Marylebone, and married John in the March quarter of 1942 in Westminster. 


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PHYLLIS JAMESON Civilian War Dead who died age 57 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baines, of 37 Carlton Drive, East Putney; wife of Lt.-Col. (retd.) George D. Jameson, Royal Army Medical Corps, of Mill Brooks, Earls Colne, Essex. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Phyllis Jameson aged 57. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baines, of 37 Carlton Drive, East Putney; wife of Lt.-Col. (retd.) George D. Jameson, Royal Army Medical Corps, of Mill Brooks, Earls Colne, Essex.  She was born in the June quarter of 1887 in Kensington.


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ETHEL ANNIE JONES Civilian War Dead who died age 52 on 18 June 1944 of 77 Castleton Mansions, Riverview Gardens, Barnes, Surrey.

Daughter of the late David and Annie Jones, of Cardiff. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Ethel Annie Jones aged 52, of 77 Castleton Mansions, Riverview Gardens, Barnes, Surrey. Daughter of the late David and Annie Jones, of Cardiff.  No further details found.



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ALICE GABRIEL LUMLEY KEANE Civilian War Dead who died age 65 on 18 June 1944 of 8 Cadogan Court, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea.

Daughter of the late Sir Lumley Smith, K.C., and Lady Jessie Smith, of 25 Cadogan Square; widow of Col. R. H. Keane, C.B.E., of *Cappogrim, Co. Waterford, Irish Republic. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY

*see below


Alice Gabriel Lumley Keane, aged 65 (actually 67) of 8 Cadogan Court, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea. Daughter of the late Sir Lumley Smith, K.C., Judge of the City of London Court and Lady Jessie Smith, of 25 Cadogan Square; widow of Lt Col. Richard Henry. Keane, C.B.E., (1881-1925) of Cappoquirim, Co. Waterford, Irish Republic. She was born in the December quarter of 1876 in Kensington, and married in the September quarter of 1906 in Chelsea.


She was the elder sister of  Major Sir Thomas Lumley-Smith, and hence the sister-in-law of Gwendolen Lumley-Smith (see below) and the aunt of Moya Lumley-Smith (see below). Her son Robert Lumley Keane (1910-1946) was married to the novelist Molly Keane (1904-1999).



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131986 Captain GEORGE DURANT KEMP-WELCH, Grenadier Guards who died age 37 on 18 June 1944

Son of Brian and Verena Kemp-Welch; husband of Diana Kemp-Welch, of Astley.

Remembered with honour ASTLEY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD 2nd EXTENSION

Grave/Memorial Reference: S.E. corner of 2nd extension.


Captain George Durant Kemp-Welch, service number 131986, Grenadier Guards aged 37. Son of Brian and Verena Kemp-Welch; husband of Diana Kemp-Welch, of Astley. He was born on August 4th 1907 in Chelsea, and was educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge. He was the brother of Betty Kenward, who wrote Jennifer’s Diary for the Tatler. He captained Cambridge at cricket and association football and played cricket for Warwickshire; he played 57 matches between 1927 and 1935, scoring more than 4000 runs. In 1934 he married Diana Lucy, the eldest daughter of Stanley Baldwin, the Conservative statesman. He was buried in Astley (St Peter) Churchyard, in the SE corner of the 2nd extension. There was a memorial service for him on June 30th 1944 at St Michael’s, Cornhill. He and his twin brother are commemorated by an inscription on the font in the Guards Chapel:


“ON TOP OF BASE: IN MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.W.KEMP-WELCH, O.B.E./ COLDSTREAM GUARDS/ 1939-45/ AND HIS TWIN BROTHER/ CAPTAIN G.D.KEMP-WELCH/ GRENADIER GUARDS/ GUARDS CHAPEL 18TH JUNE 1944


ON SIDES OF BASE:GIVEN BY HIS MOTHER IN MEMORY OF ALBERT SYLVAIN BATES VAN DE WEYER, LIEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN GRENADIER GUARDS FROM 21ST NOVEMBER, 1865, TO 28TH DECEMBER 1874”



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2653113 Musician FREDERICK DOWDNEY KENT, Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 8.


Musician Frederick Dowdney Kent, service number 2653113, Coldstream Guards, aged 36. Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.8. No further details found.



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SAMPSON BEAMISH LANE Civilian War Dead who died age 72 on 18 June 1944, CAPT. (retd.); of 74 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, Paddington.

Son of Major Lane, J.P., of Cork, Irish Republic. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Sampson Beamish Lane aged 72. Capt. (retd.); of 74 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, Paddington. Son of Major Lane, J.P., of Cork, Irish Republic. He was born in 1872, and at one time lived in Cape Province, South Africa. He was in the Rand Intelligence Corps and then the Royal Field Artillery in WW1, when he served in France.



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2720194 Lance Serjeant PERCY LEONARD LIVERMORE, Irish Guards who died age 31 on 18 June 1944

Son of John and Alice L. Livermore, of Harold Wood, husband of D. P. Livermore.

Remembered with honour HORNCHURCH CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 1359.


Lance Serjeant Percy Leonard Livermore, service number 2720194, Irish Guards, aged 31. Son of John and Alice L. Livermore (nee Young), of Harold Wood; husband of D.  P. Livermore. He was born in the December quarter of 1912 in Romford, married Dorothy P Kelly in the September quarter of 1938 in Romford and their son was born the following year. He was buried in Hornchurch Cemetery. Grave reference Sec. A grave 1359.



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GWENDOLEN MURIEL MAUD LUMLEY-SMITH Civilian War Dead who died age 57 on 18 June 1944 (LADY); of 244 St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate.

Daughter of the late Charles Edward Coles Pasha, C.M.G.; wife of Major Sir Thomas Lumley-Smith, D.S.O. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Gwendolen Muriel Maud Lumley-Smith aged 57 (Lady); of 244 St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate. Daughter of the late Charles Edward Coles Pasha, C.M.G.; wife of Major Sir Thomas Lumley-Smith (1879-1961), D.S.O. Charles Edward Coles Pasha 1853-1926 was an author and an inspector  general of prisons. He served for 40 years in India and Egypt and became Inspector-General of Prisons, Egypt. Gwendolen was born in the September quarter of 1887 in Williton; she married in the September quarter of 1911 in Chelsea.


Details of her husband are as follows:

LUMLEY-SMITH, Major Sir Thomas (Gabriel Lumley), Kt, 1937; DSO 1918; FSA; Knight of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem; one of HM's Lieuts for City of London; born 27 October 1879; only son of late Sir Lumley Smith [who was b 1834  d 7 June 1918, KC, Judge of City of London and Central Criminal Courts, 1901-1913, and Jessie, daughter of late Sir Thomas Gabriel, Bt; married 1st, 1911, Gwendolen (died 1944), youngest daughter of late Charles Edward Coles, CMG, Pasha; two sons (one daughter decd); 2nd, 1946, Helen, OStJ, only daughter of Hubert Blenkinsopp Coulson. Eton; Trinity Coll., Cambridge. Received commission in 21st Lancers, 1900; served in Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915; in France and Belgium, 1916-1919, with 3rd Division and Cavalry Corps (despatches twice, DSO); Member of Council and Hon. Registrar, Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor; Grand Sec. of Mark Master Masons, 1923-1955. Kintbury Lodge, Kintbury, Berks


The funeral arrangements for her and her daughter Moya (see below) were private, but there was a memorial service at the King's Chapel of the Savoy on June 26.



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MOYA LUMLEY-SMITH Civilian War Dead who died age 31 on 18 June 1944 Staff Officer, S.J.A.B.; of 244 St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate.

Daughter of Major Sir Thomas Lumley-Smith, D.S.O., and of Lady Gwendolen Muriel Maud Lumley-Smith. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Moya Lumley-Smith aged 31, Staff Officer, S.J.A.B Headquarters; of 244 St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate. Only daughter of Major Sir Thomas Lumley-Smith, D.S.O., and of Lady Gwendolen Muriel Maud Lumley-Smith, who died in the same incident.



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2739032 Guardsman AHMOND MALE, Welsh Guards who died age 18 on 18 June 1944

Son of Sydney and Florence Perkins, of Glyn Neath.

Remembered with honour NEATH HIGHER (GLYN NEATH) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Block D. Grave 707.


Guardsman Ahmand Male,  service number 2739032, Welsh Guards aged 18. (He is listed as Ahmond Male in the Army records) Stepson of Sydney and Florence Perkins, of Glyn Neath. He was born in the September quarter of 1925 in Neath. He was buried in Neath Higher (Glyn Neath) Cemetery. Grave reference Block D, grave 707.



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MABEL ANNIE MAULTBY Civilian War Dead who died age 41 on 18 June 1944 B.R.C.S.; of 85 Claverton Street.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Skinner Maultby, of 94 Felhampton Road, New Eltham, Woolwich. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Mabel Annie Maultby aged 41, B.R.C.S.; of 85 Claverton Street. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Skinner Maultby, of 94 Felhampton Road, New Eltham, Woolwich. She was born in the March quarter of 1903 in Edmonton.



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MARIAN DAPHNE McDONALD Civilian War Dead who died age 40 on 18 June 1944 of St. John's Cottage, Kempston, Bedford.

Daughter of Gordon James McDonald, of Kenya, East Africa, and Marian McDonald. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Marian Daphne McDonald aged 40, of St. John's Cottage, Kempston, Bedford. Daughter of Gordon James McDonald, of Kenya, East Africa, and Marian McDonald (nee Tomkins); they married in the September quarter of 1901 in Newport Pagnell.



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ELIZABETH AMY MILLEN Civilian War Dead who died age 56 on 18 June 1944 of 85A Knatchbull Road, Camberwell.

Daughter of the late Stephen George and Millicent Millen. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Elizabeth Amy Millen aged 56, of 85A Knatchbull Road, Camberwell. Daughter of the late Stephen George and Millicent Millen, sister of Marjorie (see below). She was born in the December quarter of 1887 at St George’s Hanover Square. According to the 1901 census, Stephen George Millen was a law writer and professional singer at a theatre, listed with a vocalist at the music hall and an artiste from the Mohawk Minstrels.



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MILLICENT MARJORIE MILLEN Civilian War Dead who died age 49 on 18 June 1944 of 85A Knatchbull Road, Camberwell.

Daughter of the late Stephen George and Millicent Millen. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Millicent Marjorie Millen aged 49, of 85A Knatchbull Road, Camberwell. Daughter of the late Stephen George and Millicent Millen, sister of Elizabeth (see above). She was born in the March quarter of 1895 in Tooting.



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DIANA MILTON-WILLMOTT Civilian War Dead who died age 46 on 18 June 1944 of 117 Walm Lane, Cricklewood, Middlesex. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Diana Milton-Willmott, aged 46, of 117 Walm Lane, Cricklewood, Middlesex. No further confirmed information found.



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JANET LOCKETT MITCHELL Civilian War Dead who died age 20 on 18 June 1944 B.R.C.S. Daughter of Major Alexander Black Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Fairford, Gloucestershire, and of Vera Margaret Mitchell. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Janet Lockett Mitchell aged 20, B.R.C.S. Only daughter of Major Alexander Black Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Fairford, Gloucestershire, and of Vera Margaret Mitchell (nee Lockett). Her father was a Major in the Somerset Light Infantry in WW1. She was born in the March quarter of 1924 at Thornbury. She, her mother and her older brother (see below) all died in this incident. They are listed on the Poulton war memorial, the only casualties of the 1939-45 war. There is also a memorial window to them in Poulton Church, which states:


“Dedicated to some of the Mitchell family who lost their lives through enemy action on the 18th June 1944.
Janet Locket Mitchell aged 20 of the British Red Cross Society. Daughter of Major Alexander Black Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Fairford, Gloucestershire, and of Vera Margaret Mitchell. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks London. Buried in Westminster City Cemetery.
Vera Margaret aged 50 of the Women’s Volunteer Service died in the same incident and is also buried at Westminster City Cemetery.
Lieutenant 186914 Michael Bradstock Alexander, 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards who died the same day. Son of Alexander and Vera of Poulton Priory. At rest in Golders Green Crematorium, Middlesex.”



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186914 Lieutenant MICHAEL BRADSTOCK ALEXANDER MITCHELL, 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Son of Alexander Black Mitchell and Vera Margaret Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Gloucestershire.

Remembered with honour GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.


Lieutenant Michael Bradstock Alexander Mitchell, service number 186914, 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards. Elder son of Alexander Black Mitchell and Vera Margaret Mitchell (see below), of Poulton Priory, Gloucestershire. He was born in the September quarter of 1921 in Thornbury.



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2659836 Guardsman RONALD CHARLES MITCHELL, Coldstream Guards who died age 19 on 18 June 1944

Son of Elizabeth Mitchell, of Dagenham.

Remembered with honour BARKING (RIPPLESIDE) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O.M. Grave 41.


Guardsman Ronald Charles Mitchell, service number 2659836, Coldstream Guards aged 19. Son of Elizabeth Mitchell, of Dagenham. He was born in the March quarter of 1925 at Greenwich. He was buried at Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery. Grave reference Sec O M Grave 41.



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VERA MARGARET MITCHELL Civilian War Dead who died age 50 on 18 June 1944
W.V.S. Wife of Major Alexander Black Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Fairford, Gloucestershire. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Vera Margaret Mitchell (nee Lockett), aged 50, W.V.S. Wife of Major Alexander Black Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Fairford, Gloucestershire.  She was born in the September quarter of 1894 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, and they married in the June quarter of 1920 in the Wirral. Two of her children were killed in the same incident (see above).



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2652792 Lance Corporal FREDERICK MORLEY, Coldstream Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 10.


Lance Corporal Frederick Morley, service number 2652792, Coldstream Guards, aged 37. He was born in the September quarter of 1906 in Barnsley, and is listed as Frederick Morley in both the birth and the Army records. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33 A.B.10.



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AGNES MOSCROP Civilian War Dead who died age 19 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of James and Agnes Logan Moscrop, of 3 Ronald Drive, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Agnes Moscrop, aged 19. Daughter of James and Agnes Logan Moscrop, of 3 Ronald Drive, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. She was born in the September quarter of 1924 in Easington.



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HETTIE RUTHIN NEILSON Civilian War Dead who died age 61 on 18 June 1944 of 78 Murray House, Vandon Street.

Daughter of William and Mary Sarvis, of The Garth, Hirwaun, Glamorgan. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Hettie Ruthin Neilson, aged 61, of 78 Murray House, Vandon Street. Daughter of William and Mary Sarvis, of The Garth, Hirwaun, Glamorgan. Hettie Ruthin Sarvis was born in  c 1881 in Aberdare, Glamorgan. She married Andrew Neilson in the September quarter of 1915 in Bridgend. There was a notice in the Times in 1944:


NEILSON.-Recently by enemy action. HETTIE RUTHIN NEILSON, late of Cheltenham. Greatly loved and devoted mother of Margaret, Mary and Andrew.


Her son Andrew was killed action in Italy the month following her death:

Captain ANDREW SHENNAN NEILSON, D.S.O., 219064, Scots Guards attd. 2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards who died age 23 on 16 July 1944
Son of Andrew Shennan Neilson and Hettie Ruthin Neilson.
Remembered with honour ASSISI WAR CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: III, F, 12.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2049028



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2657482 Lance Serjeant SIDNEY WALTER NEWBOULD, Coldstream Guards who died age 25 on 18 June 1944

Son of Henry and Mary Jane Newbould, of Walsall.

Remembered with honour ALDRIDGE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

Grave/Memorial Reference: Row Q. Grave 23.


Lance Serjeant Sidney Walter Newbould, service number 2657482, Coldstream Guards, aged 25. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Newbould, of Walsall. He was born in the September quarter of 1918 in Walsall. He was buried in Aldridge (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension. Grave reference Row Q Grave 23.



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MARGARET ELLEN NORRIS Civilian War Dead who died age 21 on 18 June 1944 of 28 Penywern Road, Earl's Court, Kensington.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George John Norris, of Godmasham, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Margaret Ellen Norris, aged 22, of 28 Penywern Road, Earl's Court, Kensington. Daughter of Mr. George John and Mrs Margaret Norris, of Godmasham, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent. She was born in the December quarter of 1921 in Eastry. She is remembered on the Dover virtual war memorial. She was a cousin of Beatrice Gardner; her mother was the elder sister of Beatrice Gardner’s father, Ernest. This may be why the cousins were in digs in London together.



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LILIAN NORTHING Civilian War Dead who died age 55 on 18 June 1944 of 49 Gloucester Road, South Kensington.

Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Northing, of the Murrough, Wicklow, Irish Republic. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Lilian Northing, aged 55, of 49 Gloucester Road, South Kensington. Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Northing, of the Murrough, Wicklow, Irish Republic.


John Northing was listed in the 1910 Wicklow directory as manager of Dublin and Wicklow Manure Co Ltd (Manufacturers of sulphuric acid and artificial manures.)



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2620397 Guardsman WILLIAM HENRY NORTON, Grenadier Guards who died age 27 on 18 June 1944

Son of Walter William and Elizabeth Norton; husband of Joan Norton, of Leeds, Yorkshire.

Remembered with honour LEICESTER (WELFORD ROAD) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O. Cons. Grave 2048.


Guardsman William Henry Norton, service number 2620397, Grenadier Guards, aged 27. Son of Walter William and Elizabeth Norton, of Leicester; husband of Joan Norton, of Leeds, Yorkshire. He was born in the June quarter of 1917 in Leicester, and married Joan Flockton in the June quarter of 1942 in Leeds. He was buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery. Grave reference Section O. Cons. Grave 208.



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EDITH WINIFRED CAZENOVE OGDEN Civilian War Dead who died age 48 on 18 June 1944
of Hanover Court, Hanover Street.

Daughter of Edith Armitage Ogden, of Cumberland House, Nassau, Bahamas, and of the late John Armitage Ogden. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Edith Winifred Cazenove Ogden, aged 48, of Hanover Court, Hanover Street. Daughter of Edith Armitage Ogden, of Cumberland House, Nassau, Bahamas, and of the late John Armitage Ogden. Her parents were first cousins once removed; John Armitage Ogden of Ashton-under-Lyne (born 1853) married Edith Mary Armitage (who was born in Ceylon), There was a notice in the Times:


“OGDEN.-In June, 1944, by enemy action, Miss EDITH WINIFRED CAZENOVE ARMITAGE OGDEN, daughter of the late John Armitage Ogden. Funeral Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell, Tuesday June 27 at 11.30. (American and Bahamas papers, please copy.)”


She is also listed on the Caribbean Roll of Honour for World War Two.



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Private VALERIAN PEACOCK W/210690, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died age 19 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Peacock, of Billingham.
Remembered with honour BILLINGHAM (ST. CUTHBERT) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. X. Grave 21.


Private Valerian Peacock, service number W/210690, Auxiliary Territorial Service, aged 19. Daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Peacock, of Billingham. She was born in the June quarter of 1925, in Auckland. She was buried in Billingham (St. Cuthbert) Churchyard. Grave reference Section X, Grave 21.


Margaret Harford wrote, in her memories of the ATS:


“One Sunday morning there was a church parade to the Guards Chapel nearby and the Chapel had a direct hit. One of our girls was killed and another injured. I was friendly with her. It was a very upsetting time. Long after the war I went to Edinburgh Castle and somewhere there was a large room with rolls of honour for every war casualty – her name was there. It was an emotional moment.” The Scottish Roll of Honour includes those who have Scots ancestry, as well as those who served in the Scots Guards and a number of those listed here are included on it.



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CONSTANCE OLIVIA PENN Civilian War Dead who died age 60 on 18 June 1944 of 17 Eaton Terrace.

Daughter of William Penn. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Constance Olivia Penn, aged 60 (actually c 64), of 17 Eaton Terrace. Daughter of William Penn of Tavernham Hall, Norwich. She was born in the September quarter of 1879 in London. Two of her brothers died in WW1:


Eric (Frank) Penn, Captain, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Born April 17th, 1878, in London. Died 18th October 1915 aged 33 years, killed when a shell struck his dugout opposite the Hohenzollern Redoubt, Loos. Son of William and Constance Penn, of London. Husband of Gladys Penn, of Baldslow Place, Baldslow, Sussex, whom he married in 1906; their son, Lt Col Sir Eric Charles William Mackenzie Penn, also went into the Grenadier Guards.  Buried Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference I.K.11.  (Eric and Geoffrey are on the roll of honour, Nonington, Kent)


An extract from the Stock Exchange memorial book reads:


“When the South African war began he went to the front with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots, which he had joined while still at Eton. He was invalided home in 1901 with the rank of Captain.


He went back to Cambridge and again played against Oxford at cricket. Later on he played brilliantly for Norfolk County.


On leaving the University he went into the City and became a partner in the firm of Sir R. W. Carden and Co, and a member of the Stock Exchange in 1905.


On the outbreak of war Captain Penn joined the Norfolk Yeomanry, but in his impatience to get into action transferred to the Grenadier Guards and went to the front with the 4th Battalion as a subaltern…..


….One of his brother officers wrote: “I can never forget what his example has been to me, and I know that it has helped many along the road."


Another wrote “He was an exceptionally fine company commander and his men would have done anything for him."


He married, in 1906, Gladys, daughter of Mr. Charles Ebden of Baldstow Place, Sussex, by whom he had one son, born posthumously.”


Geoffrey Mark Penn  Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Attended Somerset Light Infantry (S.L.I). Died 11th February 1915 aged 28 years. Son of William and Constance Penn, of 34 Wilton Crescent, Victoria, London. Buried Rifle House Cemetery, (located in Ploegsteert Wood), Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave reference IV.H.6.


Hence Constance had links to the Grenadier Guards via two of her brothers and her nephew Eric. Her brother Arthur had served with the Grenadier Guards in WW1 and at the time of her death he was their regimental Adjutant; he later became the Queen Mother’s Treasurer.  In a notice in the Times, she is described as “dearly loved sister of Marjorie and Arthur”. Pew K in the Guards Chapel was given in memory of her and her brothers.


The inscription reads:


“THIS PEW WAS GIVEN/ IN MEMORY OF/ CAPTAIN/ ERIC FRANK PENN/ GRENADIER GUARDS/ KILLED IN ACTION 1915/ IN MEMORY OF MISS OLIVE PENN/ KILLED IN THE GUARDS CHAPEL 18 JUNE 1944/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ MAJOR/ SIR ARTHUR PENN G.C.V.O., M.C./ 1886-1960 GRENADIER GUARDS/ 1914-18 AND 1939-45”



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2722011 Guardsman LESLIE CHARLES PHILLIPS, Irish Guards who died age 24 on 18 June 1944

Son of Harold Charles and Lucy Phillips; husband of Ellen Phillips, of East Putney, London.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 12.


Guardsman Leslie Charles Phillips, service number 2722011, Irish Guards, aged 24. Son of Harold Charles and Lucy Phillips; husband of Ellen Phillips, of East Putney, London. He was born in the June quarter of 1920 at Chesterton, and married Ellen Elkins in Wandsworth in the December quarter of 1943. He was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.12.



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Private PHYLLIS MARY POTTER W/237282, Auxiliary Territorial Service who died age 23 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of Frederick N. Potter and Edith Catherine Potter. of East Ham, Essex.
Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 14.


Private Phyllis Mary Potter, service number W/237282, Auxiliary Territorial Service, aged 23. Daughter of Frederick N. Potter and Edith Catherine Potter, of East Ham, Essex. She was born in the December quarter of 1920 in West Ham. She was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.14. She is listed on the Scottish Roll of Honour.



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2662384 Drummer ALBERT CHARLES RICHMOND, Coldstream Guards who died age 31 on 18 June 1944

Son of Thomas George and Rachael Richmond, of Droylsden; husband of Elsie Richmond, of Droylsden.

Remembered with honour DROYLSDEN CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 450.


Drummer Albert Charles Richmond, service number  2662384, Coldstream Guards, aged 31. Son of Thomas George and Rachel Richmond, of Droylsden; husband of Elsie Richmond, of Droylsden. He was born in the December quarter of 1912 in Ashton and married Elsie Finch in the June quarter of  1939 at Ashton. He was buried in Droylsden Cemetery. Grave reference Section R. Grave 450. He is listed on the Droylsden war memorial roll of honour.



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PHYLLIS MARGARET ROPER Civilian War Dead who died age 59 on 18 June 1944 of 33 Medway Street.

Daughter of the late Alfred Craven Fletcher, and Emily Constance Fletcher, of Beech Lawn, Rose Hill, Bowden, Cheshire; widow of Garwood Roper. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Phyllis Margaret Roper, aged 59, of 33 Medway Street. Daughter of the late Alfred Craven Fletcher, and Emily Constance Fletcher, of Beech Lawn, Rose Hill, Bowden, Cheshire; widow of Garwood Roper. She was born in the June quarter of 1885 in Altrincham, Cheshire. She married Robert Garwood Roper in the September quarter of 1915 in London.



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MARY JOSEPHINE SARGENT Civilian War Dead who died age 65 on 18 June 1944 of 3F Bramham Gardens, Kensington.

Daughter of the late General David Thomson; widow of the Rev.d Douglas H. G. Sargent, M.A. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Mary Josephine Sargent, aged 65, of 3F Bramham Gardens, Kensington. Daughter of the late General David Thomson; widow of the Revd Douglas H. G. Sargent, M.A. She was born in the June quarter of 1879 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. She married in the June quarter of 1905 in Cheltenham. Her husband was a member of the Church Missionary Society and died in the September quarter of 1935. There was a notice in the Times which said:


“MARY J. widow of the REV. D. H. G. SARGENT, and beloved mother of the late Christopher Sargent, Bishop of Fukien, and of Gordon and Eric Sargent. No mourning please. Cremation at Golders Green to-morrow (Thursday 21st June) at 10.30. “ 


The Reverend Christopher Sargent was  Headmaster of  the Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong , 1932-38, and became Bishop of Fukien in 1940. He died of pneumonic plague on 8 August 1943.




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2655807 Lance Corporal EDWIN SELLERS, Coldstream Guards who died age 28 on 18 June 1944

Son of Edwin Bygate Sellers and Mabel Sellers, of Barnsley; husband of Florence Ivy Isobel Sellers.

Remembered with honour BARNSLEY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 56.


Lance Corporal Edwin Sellers, service number 2655807, Coldstream Guards, aged 28. Son of Edwin Bygate Sellers and Mabel Sellers, of Barnsley; husband of Florence Ivy Isobel Sellers. He was born in the June quarter of 1916 in Barnsley. He was buried in Barnsley Cemetery. Grave reference Section E Grave 56.



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4614268 Guardsman WILLIAM HENRY SHAW, Coldstream Guards who died age 23 on 18 June 1944

Son of Richard and Winifred Shaw; husband of Olive Elizabeth Shaw, of Frome, Somerset.

Remembered with honour OLDHAM (GREENACRES) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L. Row 13. Grave 17.


Guardsman William Henry Shaw, service number 4614268, Coldstream Guards, aged 23. Son of Richard and Winifred Shaw; husband of Olive Elizabeth Shaw, of Frome, Somerset. He was born in the December quarter of 1920 in Oldham and married Olive Elizabeth Evans in the June quarter of 1942 in Frome. He was buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery. Grave reference Section L Row 13 Grave 17.



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ROSE MAY SHERIDAN Civilian War Dead who died age 39 on 18 June 1944 of 4 Queen Mary's Buildings.

Wife of Gdsmn. James Sheridan, Irish Guards. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Rose May Sheridan, aged 39, of 4 Queen Mary's Buildings, Westminster. Wife of Gdsmn. James Sheridan, Irish Guards. I have been unable to identify her birth record as Rose May Barnes as there are several possible matches; she married in the December quarter of 1931 in Hammersmith.



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EDNA MARY SHOOTER Civilian War Dead who died age 34 on 18 June 1944. Nurse, of King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Camberwell.

Daughter of the late M. Shooter. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Edna Mary Shooter, aged 34. Nurse; of King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Camberwell. Daughter of the late M. Shooter. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks. She was born in the March quarter of 1910 in Richmond, Surrey.



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3649008 Musician RALPH HERBERT SHORTEN, Coldstream Guards who died age 39 on 18 June 1944

Son of William and Alice Louise Shorten; husband of Eleanore Shorten, of Battersea, London.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 9.


Musician Ralph Herbert Shorten, service number 3649008, Coldstream Guards aged 39. Son of William and Alice Louise Shorten; husband of Eleonore Shorten, of Battersea, London. Formerly of the Prince of Wales Volunteers. He married Eleonore Van Helvoirt Pel in the June quarter of 1934 in Battersea. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33.A.B.9.



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14499377 Guardsman JACK SMITH, Grenadier Guards who died age 18 on 18 June 1944

Son of Leonard and Martha Ann Smith, of Leeds.

Remembered with honour LEEDS (HAREHILLS) CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. U.2. Grave 19.


Guardsman Jack Smith, service number 14499377, Grenadier Guards aged 18. Son of Leonard and Martha Ann Smith, of Leeds. He was buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery. Grave reference Section U.2.Grave 19.



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OLIVE GERTRUDE ANNIE SMITH Civilian War Dead who died age 50 on 18 June 1944 of 108 Belgrave Road.

Daughter of Sidney Edward and Anna Catherine Smith, of Derry Vale, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Irish Republic. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Olive Gertrude Annie Smith, aged 50, of 108 Belgrave Road. Daughter of Sidney Edward and Anna Catherine Smith, of Derry Vale, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Irish Republic. There was a death notice in the Times:


“SMITH.-In June, 1944, by enemy action, OLIVE GERTRUDE ANNIE SMITH, of 108, Belgrave Road, S.W.I. Funeral, 3 o'clock Thursday, June 29. at Streatham Park Cemetery. Flowers to T. Cocks and Sons. 70, Rochester Row. S.Wl.”



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MARJORIE SOUTER Civilian War Dead who died age 30 on 18 June 1944 of 28 Penywern Road, Earls Court, Kensington.

Daughter of Mrs. Harvey (formerly Souter), of The Square, Kintore, Aberdeenshire. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Marjorie Souter, aged 30, of 28 Penywern Road, Earls Court, Kensington. Daughter of Mrs. Harvey (formerly Souter), of The Square, Kintore, Aberdeenshire.  No further information found. She shared digs with Beatrice Gardner and Margaret Norris (see above).



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2739031 Guardsman ERNEST KEITH STAMP, Welsh Guards who died age 18 on 18 June 1944

Son of Sidney Howard Stamp and Jessie Stamp, of Reading, Berkshire.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 13.


Guardsman Ernest Keith Stamp, service number 2739031, Welsh Guards aged 18. Son of Sidney Howard Stamp and Jessie Stamp (nee Pennell), of Reading, Berkshire. He was born in the March quarter of 1927 in Reading; the records list him as Keith (EB). He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference  33.A.B.13.



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IDA THOMSON Civilian War Dead who died age 19 on 18 June 1944 of 44 Mortimer Street, St. Marylebone.

Daughter of Robert and Janet Reid Thomson, of 15 West Newington Place, Edinburgh. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Ida Thomson aged 19 of 44 Mortimer Street, St. Marylebone. Daughter of Robert and Janet Reid Thomson, of 15 West Newington Place, Edinburgh. Possibly related to Mary Josephine Sargent?



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Section Officer CORNELIA DESPARD THORN 4442, Women's Auxiliary Air Force who died age 33 on 18 June 1944
Daughter of William Birkbeck Vanderhoof and Estella Despard Vanderhoof; wife of Maj. Terence Conrad Thorn, M.C., Royal Engineers, who died in the same incident.
Remembered with honour WOKING (ST. JOHN'S) CREMATORIUM

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5.


Section Officer Cornelia Despard Thorn, service number 4442, Women's Auxiliary Air Force aged 33. Daughter of William Birkbeck Vanderhoof and Estella Despard Vanderhoof; wife of Maj. Terence Conrad Thorn, M.C., Royal Engineers, who died in the same incident, as did his mother. She was born on 14 February 1911 in Bronxville, New York. She married Terence Thorn in the March quarter of 1935 in Newton Abbot. She is commemorated on Panel 5 of Woking (St John’s ) Crematorium. There was a death notice in the Times:


“THORN.-In June 1944, by enemy action. SECTION OFFICER CORNELIA DESPARD THORN. W.A.A.F., beloved elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Vanderhoof, of Torquay and New York. Funeral service St. Mark's Church. Torquay. 5 p.m. to-morrow (Saturday). Interment private. Please, no flowers. Contributions R.A.F. Benevolent Fund. (New York papers. please copy.)”



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ELIZABETH THORN Civilian War Dead who died age 84 on 18 June 1944 W.V.S.; of Pembridge Gardens Hotel, Paddington.

Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sennet; widow of William Thomas Thorn. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Elizabeth Thorn, aged 84, W.V.S.; of Pembridge Gardens Hotel, Paddington. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sennet; widow of William Thomas Thorn. Her son and daughter-in-law died in the same incident. She was born in the June quarter of 1860 in St. Saviour, Southwark , and married William Thorn in the September quarter of 1883 in Lambeth. (Her son and daughter-in-law were also killed: see above and below). Her funeral service was at Golders Green Crematorium on 23rd June.



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Major TERENCE CONRAD THORN M.C., 127713, Devonshire Regiment attd., Royal Engineers who died age 56 on 18 June 1944
Son of William Thomas Thorn and Elizabeth Thorn; husband of Section Offr. Cornelia Despard Thorn (nee Vanderhoop) W.A.A.F. who was killed in the same incident.
Remembered with honour GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.


Terence Conrad Thorn MC, service number 127713, Devonshire Regiment, attached Royal Engineers, aged 56. Son of William Thomas Thorn and Elizabeth Thorn; husband of Section Offr. Cornelia Despard Thorn (nee Vanderhoof) W.A.A.F. who was killed in the same incident. He was born on 15th January 1888 in Hampstead. He served in the Indian Army Reserve of officers in WW1 and was promoted to Captain.  He is commemorated on Panel 3 at Golders Green Crematorium.


Details of his Military Cross award are given in the Edinburgh Gazette of March 14 1917:


“2nd Lt. Terence Conrad Thorn, I.A.R.O. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when he went out under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire and carried into safety a man who had been severely wounded.”



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100546 Major DICK HENRY BREWSTER THORNTON, Grenadier Guards who died age 36 on 18 June 1944

Husband of Rosemary Thornton, of Marylebone, London.

Remembered with honour GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.


Major Dick Henry Brewster Thornton, service number 100546, Grenadier Guards, aged 36. Husband of  (Joan) Rosemary Thornton (nee Cohen), of Marylebone, London. He was born c 1908, and was formerly a barrister; he had been promoted to Major shortly before the Guards Chapel incident. He and Rosemary married in the December quarter of 1937 in Westminster, and had a son in 1939. Major Thornton is commemorated on Panel 3 at Golders Green Crematorium.



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2620282 Guardsman HENRY ALFRED GEORGE THORNTON, Grenadier Guards who died age 30 on 18 June 1944

Son of Henry James Thornton and Florence Charlotte Thornton, of Bermondsey, London.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 4.


Guardsman Henry Alfred George Thornton, service number  2620282, Grenadier Guards aged 30. Son of Henry James Thornton and Florence Charlotte Thornton, of Bermondsey, London; they married in the March quarter of 1907 at St Olave. He was born in the September quarter of 1913 in Bermondsey. He was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33.B.4.



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2661159 Guardsman ANTHONY SIDNEY GEORGE TITCOMBE, Coldstream Guards who died age 37 on 18 June 1944

Son of George and Ellen Titcombe; husband of Gertrude Maud Titcombe, of West Brompton, London.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 11.


Guardsman Anthony Sidney George Titcombe, service number 2661159, Coldstream Guards aged 37. Son of George and Ellen Titcombe; husband of Gertrude Maud Titcombe (1911-1994), of West Brompton, London. He married Gertrude M Weiss (nee Castle) in the June quarter of 1938 in Fulham; he was listed as Sidney G Titcombe in the records at that point. He was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33.A.B.11.



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Guardsman GEORGE TRANTER 2695860, Scots Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Son of Jabez and Alice Jane Tranter, of Glass Houghton, Castleford.

Remembered with honour CASTLEFORD NEW CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec.U. Grave 199.


Guardsman George Tranter, service number 2695860, Scots Guards [aged 28]. Son of Jabez and Alice Jane Tranter (nee Llewellyn), of Glass Houghton, Castleford; they married in the December quarter of 1913 in Pontefract. He was their eldest child and was born in the September quarter of 1915 in Pontefract. He was buried at Castleford New Cemetery. Grave reference Section U. Grave 199.



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2606370 Warrant Officer Class II NATHANIEL TURTON, Grenadier Guards who died on 18 June 1944

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 1.


Warrant Officer Class II Nathaniel Turton [Drill Sargeant] 2606370, Grenadier Guards [aged 44]. He was born in the December quarter of 1899 in West Derby, Lancashire.  He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.1.



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141033 Captain LESLIE EDWIN GORDON WALL, Grenadier Guards who died age 43 on 18 June 1944

Son of the Revd. Richard Wall, A.K.C., and Ethel Mabel Wall, The Vicarage, Bobbing; husband of Violet Maud (Diana) Wall, who died in the same incident.

Remembered with honour BOBBING (ST. BARTHOLOMEW) CHURCHYARD

Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 8. Grave 5.


Captain Leslie Edwin Gordon Wall, service number 141033, Grenadier Guards, who died aged 43. Youngest son of the Revd. Richard Wall, A.K.C., and Ethel Mabel Wall, The Vicarage, Bobbing; husband of Violet Maud (Diana) Wall, who died in the same incident (see below). He was born in the September quarter of 1898 in Eastry, Kent. He was buried in Bobbing (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard. Grave reference Row 8 Grave 5.





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VIOLET MAUD (DIANA) WALL Civilian War Dead who died age 52 on 18 June 1944 W.V.S.; of 120 Mount Street.

Daughter of Mrs. Jackson, of High Halden, Kent; wife of Capt. Leslie Edwin Gordon Wall, of Bobbing, Grenadier Guards who died in the same incident. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Violet Maud (Diana) Wall, aged 52, W.V.S.; of 120 Mount Street. Daughter of Mrs. Jackson, of High Halden, Kent; wife of Capt. Leslie Edwin Gordon Wall, of Bobbing, Grenadier Guards who died in the same incident (see above). She was born Violet Maud Neal in the June quarter of 1891 in Aston, and married Daniel C J Cambridge in the March quarter of 1913 in Brentford.


Her son from this marriage, William J C Cambridge, a sergeant in the RAF volunteer reserve, died on 19 July 1944 and was buried in the Jonkerbos war cemetery near Nijmegen. He, his mother and his stepfather are all commemorated on the High Halden roll of honour.


Violet married Leslie Gordon Wall in the September quarter of 1929 at St Martin’s in London. She was buried in Bobbing (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard. Grave reference Row 8 Grave 5.


The obituary notice in the Times read:


“WALL.-In June. 1944. by enemy action. CAPTAIN L. E. G. WALL, Grenadier Guards, of 120. Mount Street, W.l., and also his devoted wife DIANA. Burial together, privately at Bobbing Church,. Sittingbourne, Kent. tomorrow (Saturday). at 3 p.m. Evensong at St. George's, Hanover Square, on Tuesday, June 27 at 6.30. Instead of flowers, a donation to W.V.S. is suggested. “



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2651598 Lance Serjeant EDGAR WATSON Coldstream Guards who died age 39 on 18 June 1944
Son of George and Emily Watson, of Ruston Parva; Husband of Marie A. Watson, of Forthampton, Gloucestershire.
Remembered with honour RUSTON PARVA (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD


Lance Serjeant Edgar Watson, service number 2651598, Coldstream Guards aged 39. Son of George and Emily Watson, of Ruston Parva; husband of Marie A. Watson, of Forthampton, Gloucestershire. He was born in the September quarter of 1904 in Driffield; he married Marie Lemarchand at Tewkesbury in the September quarter of 1936. He was buried in Ruston Parva  (St. Nicholas) Churchyard. He is commemorated on the Lowthorpe 1939-45 memorial plaque, in the church porch at Forthampton and on the roadside war memorial there.


A display at Eden Park for Cpl E Watson states:


Corporal E. Watson, Coldstream Guards

Service Number: 2651598


Corporal Watson joined the Army and enlisted with the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards in 1924 and, after 3 years training, joined the Shanghai Defence Force until the outbreak of World War II when he saw service on the Home Front and duties at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street.


Corporal Watson was killed at the age of 39, along with 125 others, by a Flying Bomb which hit the Guards Chapel on the 18th June 1944 during a service.


The medal on display is the Long Service & Good Conduct (Military) Medal GVIR 2nd issue.



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2624193 Guardsman DEREK JAMES WEAVER, Grenadier Guards who died age 19 on 18 June 1944

Son of Albert James Weaver and Millicent Weaver, of Shepherd's Bush, London.

Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 33A. B. 3.


Guardsman Derek James Weaver, service number 2624193, Grenadier Guards, aged 19. Son of Albert James Weaver and Millicent Weaver, of Shepherd's Bush, London. He was born in the June quarter of 1925 in Hammersmith. He was buried  in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 33A.B.3.



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AMY LOUISA WELLER Civilian War Dead who died age 27 on 18 June 1944 of 145 Kilburn Lane, Willesden, Middlesex.

Daughter of William Weller. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Amy Louisa Weller, aged 27 [actually 29 or 30], of 145 Kilburn Lane, Willesden, Middlesex. Daughter of William Weller and Rose Mabel Doel; they married in the December quarter of 1903 in Kensington. She was born in the June quarter of 1914 in Kensington.



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Chaplain 2nd Class The Rev. RALPH HENRY WHITROW, T.D., 40452, Royal Army Chaplains' Department who died age 47 on 18 June 1944
Son of Benjamin and Mary Whitrow; husband of Brenda Muriel Whitrow, of Winchester. M.A. (Oxon.) Hon. Minor Canon of Winchester Cathedral.
Remembered with honour WINCHESTER (WEST HILL) OLD CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Square 27. Grave 3693.


Chaplain 2nd Class The Rev. Ralph Henry Whitrow TD , service number 40452, Royal Army Chaplains' Department, aged 47. Son of Benjamin and Mary Whitrow; husband of Brenda Muriel Whitrow (1908-1991), of Winchester. M.A. (Oxon.) Hon. Minor Canon of Winchester Cathedral. He was born on 20th December 1896 in Tonbridge, and married Brenda Muriel Bent in the September quarter of 1932 in Battersea; they had three children.


He was in the Royal Field Artillery  in WW1 from 1917 onwards, and then studied Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating with BA in 1922, MA 1925. There was a requiem for him in Winchester Cathedral on June 23, 1944, followed by a funeral service at. St. Paul's Church,Weeke. He was buried in Winchester (West Hill) Old Cemetery. Grave reference Square 27, Grave 2693.



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ADELAIDE LOUISA WILSON Civilian War Dead who died age 71 on 18 June 1944 W.V.S.

Daughter of Robert Knox Masterton and Hannah McLean Masterton, of Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh; wife of Col. George Tyrie Brand Wilson, D.S.O., of 14 Morpeth Mansions. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Adelaide Louisa Wilson, aged 71, W.V.S. Second daughter of Robert Knox Masterton and Hannah McLean Masterton, of Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh; wife of Col. George Tyrie Brand Wilson, D.S.O. (1867-1953), of 14 Morpeth Mansions. She was born in 1872 and married George Tyrie Brand Wilson in 1896. He served in WW1 as a lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry and fought at Gallipoli.



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VIOLET WILSON Civilian War Dead who died age 72 on 18 June 1944 W.V.S., of Pembridge Gardens Hotel, Kensington.

Daughter of the late Col. Charles V. Conway-Gordon and Anna Lumsden Roberdean Conway-Gordon widow of Maj. John Arthur MacLean Wilson, O.B.E. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Violet Wilson, aged 72, W.V.S., of Pembridge Gardens Hotel, Kensington. Daughter of the late Col. Charles V. Conway-Gordon (b 21 Dec 1834 England, died Bombay 6 March 1884) and Anna Lumsden Roberdeau Conway-Gordon (1840-1916), widow of Maj. John Arthur MacLean Wilson, O.B.E. He was born in Pietermaritzburg in c 1866 and served in the Indian Army in WW1.



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47956 Major JAMES CAUSLEY WINDRAM, Coldstream Guards who died age 57 on 18 June 1944

Son of William Charles and Catherine Windram; husband of Olive Atkinson Windram, of Annalong, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. L.R.A.M.

Remembered with honour ST. PANCRAS CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. Sec. 7 P. Grave 15.


Major James Causley Windram, service number 47956, aged 57. Son of William Charles and Catherine Windram; husband of Olive Atkinson Windram, of Annalong, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. L.R.A.M. He married Ida Earl in the December quarter of 1913 in Portsmouth, and after her death in December 1937 he married Olive Atkinson Carruthers, of Mullartown House, C. Down. The 18th June would have been his last day of service before retirement. He was buried at St. Pancras Cemetery. Grave reference Screen wall Sec 7.P. Grave 15.



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Chaplain The Revd. GORDON GLADSTONE WOOD Royal Australian Air Force who died age 42 on 18 June 1944
Son of Alfred and Janet Wood; husband of Gwendoline Enid Wood, of Beverley Hills, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with honour BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. N. 16.


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Chaplain The Revd. Gordon Gladstone Wood, Royal Australian Air Force, aged 43. Son of Alfred and Janet Wood; husband of Gwendoline Enid Wood, of Beverley Hills, New South Wales, Australia. He was born on 24 June 1901 in Moonta Mines, South Australia, and married Gwendolen Enid Staples in 1928. The Canberra Times of the period described him as “an Australian Air Force padre, Squadron Leader Woods” [sic]. He served as a squadron leader attached to RAAF overseas HQ at Kodak House, Kingsway, London, and was the conductor of the RAAF choir there. He was buried in the Australian section of Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave reference 4.N.16.



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HILDA MARY WORRALL Civilian War Dead who died age 49 on 18 June 1944 W.V.S.; of 25 Kensington Gore.

Daughter of Mrs. Chambers, of 31 Mill Lane, Ryhill, Wakefield, Yorkshire, and of the late George Edward Chambers. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Remembered with honour WESTMINSTER CITY


Hilda Mary Worrall, aged 49, W.V.S.; of 25 Kensington Gore. Daughter of Mrs. Chambers, of 31 Mill Lane, Ryhill, Wakefield, Yorkshire, and of the late George Edward Chambers. She was born in the December quarter of 1894 in Hemsworth, and married Alfred T Worrall in the September quarter of 1930 in Hemsworth.



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Source: CWGC; The Times; IG Journal, 1959; Ancestry.com; Free BMD; Australian War Memorial; Register of War Memorials New South Wales

Photos: A. Baker; A. Oglesby; A. Gore; B. Gibson; Pathe News; Australian War Memorial; W. Jones




Compiled by: J. Gore