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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stephen Nulty 2008

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ABBOTT
Kenneth
Ordinary Coder P/JX 251542, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died at sea 24th May 1941. Aged 28. Son of John Robert Bourdon Abbott and Nellie Abbott; husband of Marjorie Eveline (nee Davies) Abbott. Born 12th April 1913 in Leeds, Yorkshire. B.Sc. In the 1939 Register he was a School teacher (secondary School), married to Marjorie, resident 19, Hillside Road, Runcorn R.D., Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 53, Column 1.
ALLEN
Basil George Ragdale
Leading Aircraftman 1519715, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd January 1944. Aged 20. Born 10th April 1923. Son of James Hoyle Allen and Beatrice Sarah Allen, of Besses O'th' Barn, Lancashire. B.Sc. In the 1939 Register he was a Student, resident with his parents, James H and Alice Allen, at 93, Bury New Road, Whitefield U.D., Lancashire. Buried in TORONTO (PROSPECT) CEMETERY, Ontario, Canada. Naval and Military Plot. Section 1. Grave 526.
ALLEN
Roy [Charles]
Lieutenant 346093, Royal Engineers attached to 482 Field Company, Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners. During the evening of 16th June 1946, Hagana carried out attacks on road and rail bridges on the frontier of Palestine, causing damage estimated at £250,000; four road and four rail bridges were destroyed during the night, he died of wounds 17th June 1946. Aged 20. Son of William Gordon and Dora Mary Allen, of West Mersea, Essex. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot 7. Row H. Grave 8.
ALSOP
Richard Gordon
Lieutenant 300348, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in North-West Europe 26th October 1944. Aged 20. Son of William George and Ethel Sarah Alsop, of Hinckley, Leicestershire. B.A. Born Essex, resident Leicestershire. Buried in NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands. Plot I. Row C, Grave 5.
ALTHAM
Norman
Captain 78907, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died as a German prisoner of war in Poland 22nd December 1941. Aged 27. Born and resident Lancashire. Son of Josiah Goodacre Altham and Letitia Eleanor Altham, of Staden, Derbyshire. M.B., Ch.B. (Manchester). Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 6. Row D. Grave 10.
ANDERTON
William
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 68163, 48 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Evelyn Isabella Anderton, of Hale, Cheshire. Buried in SOLA CHURCHYARD, Norway. British Plot. Row E. Grave 2.
APPLETON
Geoffrey Kenneth
Lieutenant 337408, Royal Engineers. Accidentally killed 27th April 1945. Aged 20. Born and resident Cardiff. Son of John George and Beatrice Maud Appleton, of Penarth, Glamorgan. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 5.
ARMITAGE
Derek Norman
Flying Officer 142457, 454 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th December 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 267.
ARMSTRONG
Derek Souter
Sergeant (Navigator) 1673357, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th August 1944. Aged 21. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row D. Collective grave 23-25.
ASHURST
John
Leading Aircraftman 1480779, 654 Aquadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th September 1943. Aged 20. Son of Henry and Margaret Ashurst, of Lamberhead Green, Lancashire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row H. Grave 23.
ASHWORTH
Charles Reginald
Private 7595717, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 12th June 1942. Aged 32. Born and resident Manchester. Buried in MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Lancashire. Grave reference Sec. P. C. of E. Grave 116.

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