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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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

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WARBURTON
Guy Gordon John
Leading Aircraftman FAA/FX. 80545, Fleet Air Arm, H.M.S. Daedalus (S.S. Almeda Star), Royal Navy. Died at sea 17th January 1941. Aged 21. Born 14th July 1919 in Barry, Glamorganshire. Baptised 31st July 1919 in Merthyr Dyfan, Glamorganshire, son of Reghinald Charles and Lilian Lucy Maud Warburton. Son of Reginald Charles and Lilian L. Maud Warburton, of Treforest, Glamorgan. B.A. (Manchester). In the 1939 Register he was an Undergraduate, resident 218 Halifax Rd Berchencliffe, Huddersfield C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding). No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 2, Panel 3.
WARBURTON
Herbert
[Memorial states Leading Aircraftman] Aircraftman 1st Class 553645, 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 7th July 1942. Aged 19. Son of George Arthur and Annie Warburton, of Silverdale, Lancashire. Cremated and commemorated at MANCHESTER CREMATORIUM, Manchester. Panel 22.
WATSON
Ronald James
Flying Officer 175267, 680 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th April 1945. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot 7. Row A. Grave 3.
WETHERELL
Sydney
Flight Lieutenant 112703, 11 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th April 1945. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 25. Row G. Grave 21.
WHITEHEAD
John Allan
Lieutenant 235053, 11 Battery, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 21st April 1943. Aged 27. Born 12th April 1916 in Manchester, resident Lancashire. Son of Allan and Mary Whitehead; husband of Dorothy Whitehead, of St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. B.Sc. In the 1939 Register he was an Analytical & Textile Chemist, son of Alan and Mary Whitehead, resident 40 East Beach, Lytham St Anne's M.B., Lancashire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 18.
WILDE
John Harrison
Flying Officer (Navigator/Wireless Operator) 152954, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st March 1945. Aged 24. Son of Norman and Edna Wilde, of Audenshaw. B.A. Buried in AUDENSHAW CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section D. Joint grave 1459.
WILLIAMS
Owen Emrys
Lance Corporal 2578819, 2nd Armored Division Signals (The Middlesex Yeomanry), Royal Corps of Signals. Died as a Prisoner of War in Cyrenaica 11th January 1942; taken Prisoner 8th April 1941. Aged 24. Born Lancashire, resident London N. Son of John Elias and Elsie Williams, of Rhyl, Flintshire. LL.B., Solicitor. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 13.
WOOD
Thomas
Marine PLY/X 100110, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Marines. Died at sea 5th April 1942. Aged 26. Born 30th July 1915 in Blencow, Cumberland. Son of Thomas and Jane Hannah Wood, of Silloth, Cumberland. In the 1939 Register he was a Secondary School Master, single, resident Sunscabs, Cockermouth U.D., Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 75, Column 1.
WOODS
Peter Henry
Lieutenant 243553, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps seconded to 4th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Italy 11th September 1944. Aged 22. Born Dorset, resident Suffolk. Son of Brig. General Hugh Kennedy Woods, D.S.O., and Therese Eucharis Elizabeth Woods, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated at CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 1.
WYATT
John
Aircraftman 2nd Class 997621, Royal Air Force. Died 27th October 1940. Aged 22. Born 29th October 1917. Son of Stanley George and Lillie Wyatt, of Bramhall. B.A. In the 1939 Register he was a Students Teacher at University, son of Stanley G and Lilian Wyattm resident 16, Workkeys Lodge, Harwood Road, Stockport C.B., Cheshire. Buried South West of the church in HEATON MERSEY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Cheshire.

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