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Eric William John
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1394956, 174 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th August 1944. Aged 20. Born 4th February 1924. Birth registered 1924 in the Edmonton Registration District, Middlesex. Son of William H. C. Taylor; nephew of Mrs. N. G. Taylor, of Blackheath, London. In the 1939 Register he was at school, resident 38 Deerfield Road, March U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 9.
Jack Hardy
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 123032, 182 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th February 1945. Aged 21. Born 6th June 1923. Son of Tom Lowe Taylor and Doris Taylor, of Marple, Cheshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Student, son of Tom L and Doris Taylor, resident Oakwood, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge M.B., Cheshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 26. Row E. Grave 4.
Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve probably Peter TAYLOR, Flight Sergeant 1671637, 11 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th December 1944. Aged 20. Son of John and Bernice Alice Taylor, of Rochdale, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 14, Column 2.
Harold Erskine
Captain 221858, Royal Army Medical Corps. Missing at sea presumed killed in action 16th March 1944. Born 29 May 1914 in Huddersfield, birth registered 1914 in the Huddersfield Registration District, Yorkshire, resident Lancashire. In the 1939 Register he was a Medical Student (Emergency Medical Service), resident 64 Nelson Street, Manchester C.B., Lancashire. Awarded the Militay Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 18.
Frederick Francis
Flying Officer 155264, 54 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th June 1945. Aged 22. Birth registered in 1922 in the Wakefield Registration District, Yorkshire. Son of James and Vera Thomas, of Thornes, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Buried at ADELAIDE RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Northern Territory, Australia. Plot C. Row C. Grave 15.
Barry Howard
Sergeant (Pilot) 1232209, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th October 1943. Aged 20. Birth registered in the Kings Norton Registration District, Worcestershire. Son of Howard John and Hilda Thompson, of Moseley, Birmingham. Buried in INNISFAIL CEMETERY, ALBERTA, Alberta, Canada. Lot 11. Block 3. Grave 3.
Philip Cawthorn
[Listed as THORNELY on CWGC and 1939 Register] Flying Officer 61321, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th March 1941, death registered at Peterborough Registration District, Northamptonshire. Aged 34. Born 8th March 1907. Married Mary M Briggs in the July to September Quarter 1937 in the Stockport Registration District, Cheshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Science Master at Secondary School, married to Mary M Thornely, resident 23 Acre Lane, Cheadle and Gatley U.D., Cheshire. Cremated and commemorated at STOCKPORT CREMATORIUM, Cheshire. Panel 6.
John Brian
Flying Officer 121409, 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th December 1942. Aged 24. Born 20th May 1918. Son of Alexander James Thornton and Constance Mary Margaret Thornton. B.Sc. In the 1939 Register he was a Student Honours Physics in Final Year, son of Alexander J and Constance M M Thornton, resident "Beanfort Lodge" Beaufort Avenue, Sale M.B., Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 67.
Edwin Charles
Flight Lieutenant 123035, 178 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th August 1944. Aged 22. Birth registered 1921 in Pontypridd Registration District, Glamorganshire, Wales. Son of Edwin and Mary Gwenllian Thyer, of Graig, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 1. Row D. Collective grave 9-13.
Driver T/10694239, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in Italy 24th May 1944. Aged 21. Born Lancashire, resident Cheshire. Son of Walter and Sarah Tomkinson, of Sale, Cheshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 8.
David Joseph

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Owl, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th January 1944. Aged 22. Born March 1921. Son of Joseph David and Marie Madeleine Torres. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 5, Panel 6.

Extract from Manchester Evening News 27 March 1944, page 6:

in Memoriam

TORRES.—Treasured and loving memories of Sub-Lieut. (A.) DAVID J. TORRES, R.N.V.R, on his 23rd birthday, killed on active service with the Fleet Air Arm in January, 1944.

Lance Corporal 3533947, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War while working on the San Krai, Thailand-Burma Railway, 27th July 1943, captured 15th February 1942 at the fall of Singapore. Aged 23. Born 28th November 1919 in Bolton, resident Bolton. Son of Charles Murray Trevor and Ethel Trevor, of 20, Rivington Road, Belmont, Bolton, Lancashire. In the 1939 Register he was at Harlane Hall, Manchester, an In Term Science Student Residents, son of Charles M and Ethel Trevor, resident 20 Rivington Road, Turton U.D., Lancashire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B3. Row F. Grave 7.
David Arthur George
Warrant Officer (Pilot) 1496360, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick George and Mary Ada Trobridge, of Broad Oak, Rye, Sussex. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row K. Grave 36.

Lieutenant 289915, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 2nd August 1944. Aged 34. Born 26 December 1909 in Lancashire, resident Lancashire. Son of Richard and Jane Turnbull, of Ramsbottom, Lancashire; husband of Maud Catherine Turnbull, of Ramsbottom. M.A. (Com.). In the 1911 census he was aged 1, born Stubbins, Lancashire, son of Richard Thomas and Jane Turnbull, resident Highbury Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. In the 1939 Register he was the Managing Director Child Printing Bleaching Dying Weaving & Merchants Cotton Textile, married to Marie C Turnbull, resident Lane End, Ramsbottom U.D., Lancashire. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.

Extract from Manchester Evening News 15 August 1944, page 3:

LEUT. (sic) Geoffrey Turnbull, of Edenfield, Ramsbottom (killed in N.W. Europe).

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