Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding

Memorial

Book of Remembrance 1939-45 Library pp 51-70

Reference

F38.07d

Place

FERRYHILL

Original Location

Library, in a glass case in the foyer.

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Book of Remembrance, 39cm x 30cm, bound in red leather. High quality paper. There is one entry to each page.
On the wall above the display cabinet there is a rectangular framed plaque which gives the dedication. This plaque is surrounded by a poppy wreath.
Above the plaque is a framed picture of the badge of the Army, to the left of the plaque is a similar framed picture of the badge of the RAF and to the right of the plaque there is a similar framed picture of the badge of the Royal Navy.

Materials used

Cartridge paper; red leather.

Inscription

In book
Ferryhill
Town Book of Remembrance
We, the Friends of Ferryhill
give our grateful and humble thanks
to all who assisted in the task
of putting together this special
Book of Remembrance
dedicated to the memory
of those people of Ferryhill
who were killed in action
during the 1939-1945 war
and conflicts since that time.
On plaque above case:
Residents of
Ferryhill
In Remembrance
With Gratitude
1939-1945
War

Names

Who commissioned

Friends of Ferryhill, who are named in the book.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

F.G. Marshall Ltd.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Tony Harding

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

Tony Harding

Research In Progress

If you are researching this memorial please contact 2014@newmp.org.uk

Book of Remembrance 1939-45 Library pp 51-70 (F38.07d)

 
FERRYHILL	 Library  

    

    
On cover   

    
   FERRYHILL
   TOWN

    
   BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
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Flyleaf

    
   We, the Friends of Ferryhill
   give our grateful and humble thanks
   to all who assisted in the task
   of putting together this special
   Book of Remembrance
   dedicated to the memory
   of those people of Ferryhill
   who were killed in action
   during the 1939-1945 war
   and conflicts since that time.

    
   Mrs. Audrey Ambler
   Mrs. Margaret Britton
   Mrs. Maureen Golightly
   Mr. Kenneth James Golightly   
   Mrs. Jean Hedley
   Mrs. Sally Johns
   Mrs. Margaret Parry
   Mrs. Annie Barrass Robson
   Mrs. Joyce Forster Smith
   Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Sheppard
   Mrs. Edith Whitfield
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Page 1

    
   When you go home, tell them about us and say:
   For your tomorrow, they gave their to-day,
   Just two minutes silence, just two minutes thought,
   For the men who went to the War and fought,
   Just two minutes silence, to show that we care,
   Just two minutes silence, to remember the dead,
   No need to speak, for it’s all been said,
   So the next time you pass a memorial of war
   Just stop, and think, of what it’s there for.
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Page 2
  
   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Fidelity)
   Leading Stoker
   John Neesam
   P/KX 92012
   Died 1st January 1943
   Aged 22 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants.
   panel 77, column 3.
   Son of
   Thomas and Isabell Neesam,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 3

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   10th Battalion
   Private 
   Alfred Yates
   14826930
   Died 17th January 1945
   Aged 18 years
   Attached Duke of Wellington Regiment
   (West Riding)
   Ferryhill Cemetery, section 1, grave 110.
   Son of
   John Thomas and Margaret Yates,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 4

    
   Royal Air Force
   Flight Sergeant
   Matthew John Fletcher
   1294557 V.R.
   Died 26th January 1944
   Aged 22 years
   Runnymede Memorial, Surrey,
   panel 217.
   Son of 
   Matthew and Florence Ada Fletcher,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 5

    
   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Spartan)
   Petty Officer
   Gordon Arthur Fawcett
   D/JX 147576
   Died 29th January 1944
   Aged 23 years
   Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
   panel 85, column 2.
   Son of
   Thomas and Sarah Jane Fawcett.
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Page 6

    
   Royal Air Force
   (429 – R.C.A.F. Squadron)
   Sergeant Air Gunner
   Herbert Howson
   1570900 V.R.
   Died 29th January 1944
   Aged 20 years
   Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.
   plot 9, row 2, grave 15.
   Son of
   William and Eva Howson,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 7

    
   Royal Air Force
   Flight Sergeant
   Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
   Harry Smith
   6414531
   Died 8th February 1943
   Aged 21 years
   Haverigg (St. Luke’s) Churchyard,
   Millom, Cumberland.
   grave 425.
   Son of
   Norman and Alice Smith,
   of Upleatham, Yorkshire.
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Page 8

    
   The West Yorkshire Regiment
   1st Battalion
   Private 
   John Joseph Payne
   4457316
   Died 10th February 1944
   Aged 25 years
   Imphal War Cemetery, India.
   plot 4, row B, grave 18.
   Son of
   Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Alice Payne,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 9

    
   The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
   2nd Battalion
   Private
   Thomas Curley
   3322772
   Died 13th February 1942
   Aged 27 years
   The Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
   column 81.
    Husband of 
   B.I. Curley of Fishburn.
   Son of
   Patrick and Bridget Curley of Ferryhill.
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Page 10

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   8th Battalion
   Private
   William Scott
   4454279
   Died 16th February 1941
   Aged 27 years
   Cracow (Rakowicki) Cemetery
   Commonwealth Plot, Poland.
   plot 1A, row D, grave 7.
   (Prisoner of War)
   Son of
   John Joseph and Isabella Catherine Scott,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 11

    
   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Penelope)
   Stoker Petty Officer
   William Ward Smith
   P/KX 77303
   Died 18th February 1944
   Aged 38 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
   panel 85, column 2.
   Husband of
   Dorothy Ellen Smith of Southsea, Hampshire,
   Son of 
   John George and Alice Smith,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 12

    
   Pilot Officer
   John Laurens
   Distinguished Flying Medal

    
   Account of Award

    
   “Flight Sergeant Laurens has participated in
   numerous sorties, seven of which have been
   against Berlin. One night in December, 1943,
   when detailed to attack targets in this city,
   Flight Sergeant Laurens displayed great
   skill and determination to complete his 
   mission successfully in the face of difficulties.
   Some nights previously he attacked targets 
   in the same area. During the bombing run
   his aircraft was hit by aircraft fire and
   was thrown out of control. Flight Sergeant  
   skilfully regained control however, and
   executed a determined attack. This airman
   invariably displayed skill, courage and
   determination.”
      London Gazette
      25th January 1944
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Page 13

    
   Royal Air Force
   101 squadron
   Pilot Officer
   John Laurens, D.F.M.
   171908
   Died 20th February 1944
   Aged 26 years
   Leek (Tolbert) Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands.
   row K, grave 2.
   Husband of
   Margaret Johnson of Ferryhill,
   Son of
   Jan Gerhardus and Maria Elizabeth Laurens.
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Page 14

    
   Royal Artillery
   1st Field Regiment
   Gunner
   William Simpson
   893340
   Died 23rd February 1944
   Aged 24 years
   Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
   plot 3, row E, grave 3.
   Son of
   Alexander and Annie Simpson,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 15

    
   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Submarine Vandal)
   Able Seaman
   Joseph William Allinson
   C/JX 156964
   Died 24th February 1943
   Aged 21 years
   Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
   panel 68, column 2.
   Son of
   Robert and Lilly Allinson,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 16

    
   Royal Air Force
   10th Squadron
   Sergeant
   Alfred Coates
   907743 V.R.
   Died 2nd March 1941
   Aged 22 years
   Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
   panel 41.
   Husband of 
   Marjorie Emmeline Coates,
   of Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.
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Page 17

    
   Royal Navy
    (H.M.S. Anking)
   Able Seaman
   Richard Hughes
   D/SSX 17423
   Died 4th March 1942
   Aged 26 years.
   The Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
   panel 65, column 2.
   Son of
   Richard and Elizabeth Ann Hughes,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 18

    
   Royal Air Force
   220 Squadron
   Sergeant Navigator/Bomber
   Alan Dowson Dodd
   1671632 V.R.
   Died 8th March 1945
   Aged 22 years
   Lajes War Cemetery, Terceira Island, Azores.
   row B, grave 12.
   Son of 
   Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Dodd,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 19

    
   The King’s Own Scottish Borderers
   Private
   John Henry Darwin
   3193424
   Died 12th March 1945
   Aged 28 years
   Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
   plot 49, row G, grave 1.
   Son of
   Thomas William and Katherine Darwin,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 20

    
   Royal Air Force
   Sergeant Pilot
   John Clydesdale Bell
   580239
   Died 13th March 1941
   Aged 30 years
   Barrie Union Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
   lot 250 block G.
   Husband of
   Doris Bell of Darlington,
   Son of
   Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Bell of Ferryhill.
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Page 21

    
   Royal Air Force
   227 Squadron
   Flight Lieutenant, Pilot
   Matthew William Bell
   143283 V.R.
   Died 15th March 1945
   Aged 23 years
   Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
   plot 9, row F, grave 4.
   Husband of
   Isabel Bell of Ferryhill,
   Son of
   Thomas Henderson and Ann Whitfield Bell.
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Page 22

    
   Royal Artillery
   48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
   242 Battery
   Gunner
   Alfred Gregson
   11052588
   Died 16th March 1945
   Aged 23 years
   Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
   column 19.
    (Prisoner of War)
   Son of
   Alfred and Nellie Gregson,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 23

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   2nd Battalion
   Private
   George Rust Wilson
   4460499
   Died 3rd April 1943
   Aged 26 years
   Tankkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma).
   Plot 5, row K, grave 18.
   Husband of
   Betty Wilson, of Ferryhill,
   Son of
   Elizabeth and William Wilson,
   of Windleston.
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Page 24

    
   Royal Army Medical Corps
   Corporal
   John George Norton
   7516842
   Died 18th April 1943
   Aged 37 years
   Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus.
   plot 1, row B, grave 3.
   Husband of
   Winnie Norton of Ferryhill.
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Page 25

    
   Royal Air Force
   39 Squadron
   Flight Sergeant Pilot
   Arthur Leslie Hewitt
   964626 V.R.
   Died 19th April 1944
   Aged 22 years
   The Malta Memorial, Malta.
   panel 14, column 1.
   Son of
   Arthur and Minnie Hewitt,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 26

    
   Royal Air Force
   62 Squadron
   Flight Sergeant
   Tom Ramage
   1113612 V.R.
   Died 25th April 1944
   Aged 29 years
   Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
   column 435.
    (Prisoner of War)
   Husband of
   Jean Ramage, of Islington, London,
   Son of
   Thomas and Rosina Ramage,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 27

    
   Royal Navy
    (H.M.S. Wryneck)
   Cook (S)
   Robert Allan Farnaby
   D/MX 53330
   Died 27th April 1941
   Aged 24 years
   Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
   panel 55, column 2.
   Son of 
   James Henry and Esther Farnaby,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 28

    
   Royal Air Force
   74 Squadron
   Pilot Officer
   John Howard
   86628 V.R.
   Died 6th May 1941
   Aged 22 years
   Marquise Communal Cemetery, France.
   plot 2, row C, grave 12.
   Son of 
   Mr. and Mrs. S. Howard,
   of Orpington, Kent.
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Page 29

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   1st Battalion
   Private
   Thomas Alfred Pybus
   4458205
   Died 15th May 1941
   Aged 22 years
   Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.
   plot 16, row H. column-grave 2-5.
   Son of
   Ernest and Jane Ann Pybus,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 30

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   2nd Battalion
   Private
   George Henry Davis
   4449368
   Died 21st May/1st June 1940
   Aged 25 years
   St. Venant Communal Cemetery, France.
   plot 3, row B, grave 34.
   Son of
   Edward and Eleanor Davis,
   of Grindon, Sunderland.
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Page 31

    
   The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
   2nd Battalion
   Warrant Officer II – Company Sergeant Major
   William Todd
   3241259
   Died 23rd May 1940
   Aged 33 years
   Roeux Communal Cemetery, France.
   grave 13.
   Husband of
   Mary Todd of Ferryhill,
   Son of
   William Slater and Mary Todd.
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Page 32

    
   Royal Navy
    (H.M.S. Nubian)
   Able Seaman
   Matthew Gibson
   P/SSX 18967
   Died 26th May 1941
   Aged 25 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
   panel 48, column 1.
   Son of
   John G. and Ellen Matilda Gibson,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 33

    
   Royal Air Force
   77 Squadron
   Sergeant Navigator/Bomber
   John Walton Richardson
   1062514 V.R.
   Died 26th May 1943
   Aged 28 years
   Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
   plot 4, row D, column, grave 5-20.
   Son of
   Walton and Laura Mary Richardson,
   of Ferryhill.
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Page 34

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   2nd Battalion
   Private
   George Morris Davies
   4447765
   Died 27th May 1940
   Aged 28 years
   Dunkirk Town Cemetery.
   column 122.
   Dunkirk Memorial, France.
   Husband of
   Mrs. A. Davies, Harbury, Warwickshire,
   Son of
   Mr. and Mrs. A. Davies.
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   The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
   2nd Battalion
   Rifleman
   Joseph Ernest Little
   3248230
   Died 27th May 1940
   Aged 21 years
   Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery,
   Wytschaete, Belgium.
   plot 4, row BB, grave 10.
   Son of
   William and Mary Little,
   of Ferryhill.
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   The Durham Light Infantry
   9th Battalion
   Private
   Edward Stoker
   4457343
   Died 31st May 1940
   Aged 21 years
   Dunkirk Memorial, France.
   column 123
   Son of
   Edward and Florence May Stoker.
   Stepson of Joseph Murray,
   of Ferryhill.
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   The Royal Artillery
   20th Anti-Tank Regiment
   99th Battery
   Gunner
   Wilfred Ffitch Clark
   1526645
   Died 2nd June 1940
   Aged 20 years
   Dunkirk Memorial, France.
   column 11.
   Son of
   Cuthbert Henry Ffitch and Isobel Clark,
   of Ferryhill.
----------------------------------

    
   Royal Navy
    (H.M.S. Boadicea)
   Able Seaman
   Arthur Davis
   C/JX 351712
   Died 13th June 1944
   Aged 20 years
   The Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
   panel 75, column 2.
   Son of
   Arthur and Margaret Davis,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Sergeant
   Obediah Matthew Stewart
   Military Medal

    
   Account of Award

    
   Date of Action –9th/10th November 1941
    “Much praise is due to all who assisted
   wounded back (raid on Plonk, Tobruk)
   especially to Sergeant Stewart and
   Private Crawley both of 16 Platoon who
   pulled two badly wounded back to our
   lines, taking three hours to do it.”

    
   The Military Medal was gained whilst
   serving with the 1st Battalion, Durham
   Light Infantry. Sergeant Stewart died in
   action whilst serving with the 6th Battalion,
   Durham Light Infantry in France.
      London Gazette
      24th February 1942

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   6th Battalion
   Sergeant
   Obediah Matthew Stewart, M.M.
   4449759
   Died 15th June 1944
   Aged 33 years
   Bayeux War Cemetery.
   plot 15, row G, grave 16.
   Son of
   Robert and Eliza Ann Stewart,
   of Ferryhill Station.
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   Royal Engineers
   Sapper
   Herbert Cullum
   2015010
   Died – Missing 17th June 1943
   Aged 26 years
   Brookwood Memorial, Woking, Surrey.
   panel 5, column 3.
   Son of
   Mrs. Alice Gill.
   Stepson of Mr. Gill,
   of Ferryhill.
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   The Durham Light Infantry
   9th Battalion
   Lance Corporal
   Walter Matthewson Oliver
   4460655
   Died 28th June 1942
   Age 25 years
   El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
   plot 8, row G, column.grave 1-9.
   Son of
   Walter Matthewson and Mary Annie Oliver,
   of Blyth, Northumberland.
----------------------------------

    
   Royal Air Force
   Corporal 
   Norman Hughes
   900413 V.R.
   Died 11th July 1945
   Aged 24 years
   Delhi War Cemetery, India.
   plot 1, row C, grave 9.
   Son of
   Norman and Frances Ada Hughes,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   108 Squadron
   Sergeant Pilot
   Thomas Leslie Roberts
   1081982 V.R.
   Died 12th July 1942
   Aged 31 years
   Heliopous War Cemetery, Egypt.
   plot 2, row E, grave 2.
   Husband of 
   Edith Roberts,
   Son of
   Evan and Jane Roberts,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Engineers
   162nd Railway Construction Company
   Sapper
   Oliver Morton
   14328765
   Died 21st July 1943
   Aldershot Hospital
   Aged 19 years
   Ferryhill Cemetery.
   section 1, grave 40.
   Son of
   Ernest A. and Jessie Morton,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Artillery
   15th Medium Regiment
   Lance Sergeant
   James Henry Joice
   860779
   Died 25th July 1944
   Aged 24 years
   Ranville War Cemetery, France.
   plot 4, row B, grave 5.
   Son of
   Elizabeth Joice,
   of Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex.
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   Welsh Guards
   2nd Battalion
   Guardsman
   Thomas Stephenson
   2734769
   Died 25th July 1944
   Aged 24 years
   Ranville War Cemetery, France.
   plot 9, row B, gave 5.
   Son of
   Frederick and Elizabeth Annie Stephenson,
   of Ferryhill.
----------------------------------

    
   Pilot Officer, Navigator Sergeant
   Derek Williams

    
   Distinguished Flying Medal

    
   Citation

    
   “Throughout his operational tour this airman
   has consistently shown outstanding skill as a
   navigator and unceasing eagerness to engage
   in operations on every possible occasion. His
   reliability and coolness under the fiercest
   opposition have set a fine example to the
   whole Squadron. Sergeant Williams has
   navigated his aircraft successfully to most
   of the major targets in enemy territory and
   has also taken part in mine laying sorties.”

    

    
   Royal Air Force
   103 Squadron
   Pilot Officer, Navigator, Sergeant
   Derek Williams, D.F.M.
   149140 V.R.
   Died 26th July 1943
   Aged 21 years
   Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
   plot 6, row E, grave 4.
   Son of 
   Philip Atkin and Mabel Williams,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   18 Squadron
   Wireless Operator – Air Gunner- Flight Sergeant
   William Brady
   1075561 V.R.
   Died 2nd August 1944
   Aged 29 years
   Padua War Cemetery, Italy.
   plot 4, row D, column.grave 4-7.
   Husband of
   Gladys Brady,
   Son of
   William and Violetta Brady,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Navy
    (H.M.S. Quorn)
   Able Seaman
   Robert William Neasham
   P/JX 235421
   Died 3rd August 1944
   Aged 21 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
   panel 83, column 1.
   Husband of
   Celia Annie Neasham,
   Son of
   Robert and Louisa Neasham,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Artillery
   163rd Field Regiment
   Gunner
   Thomas Henry Ellis
   4398824
   Died 6th August 1943
   Stromnary Hospital, Orkney Isles.
   Ferryhill Cemetery.
   section B, grave 744.
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   The Durham Light Infantry
   1st Battalion
   Sergeant
   Benjamin Lamb
   Died 22nd August 1941
   Aged 29 years
   The Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
   column 67.
   Son of
   Benjamin and Emma Lamb,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   Sergeant Navigator
   Douglas Batson
   1683298 V.R.
   Died 24th August 1944
   Aged 20 years.
   Ferryhill Cemetery.
   section 1, grave 108.
   Son of
   Joseph and Elizabeth Annie Batson,
   of Ferryhill.
----------------------------------

    
   Royal Air Force
   46 Squadron
   Corporal
   Frederick Binks
   971409 V.R.
   Died 27th August 1941
   Aged 21 years
   Tel-El-Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
   plot 1, row K, grave 6.
   Son of
   Mr. and Mrs. George Binks,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   15 Squadron
   Sergeant
   Ralph Lawson
   1145407 V.R.
   Died 4th September 1943
   Aged 20 years
   Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
   panel 156.
   Husband of
   Jean Lawson,
   Son of
   Ralph and Jane Ann Lawson,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   77 Squadron
   (Air Bomber)
   Flight Sergeant
   William Goldsbrough
   1040030 V.R.
   Died 6th September 1943
   Aged 21 years.
   Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
   plot 11, row J, graves 8-9.
   Son of
   William and Ellen Graham Goldsbrough,
   of Ferryhill.
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   The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
   2nd/4th Battalion
   Lance Corporal
   Harry Hunter
   4394858
   Died 9th September 1943
   Aged 30 years
   Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.
   plot 4, row C, grave 19.
   Husband of
   Elizabeth Ellen Hunter,
   Son of
   George and Catherine Hunter.
----------------------------------

    
   The Durham Light Infantry
   6th Battalion
   Private
   John Robert Charlton
   4454608
   Died 10th September 1944
   Aged 26 years
   Groesbeek Memorial, Netherlands.
   panel 5.
   Son of
   Jane Charlton and Robert Smith Charlton,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   Sergeant Pilot
   William Burrell Routledge
   1040042 V.R.
   Died 21st September 1943
   Aged 21 years
   Chilton Cemetery.
   section A, grave 496.
   Son of
   Thomas E. and Jane A. Routledge,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Army Ordnance Corps
   4th Ordnance Stores Company
   Sergeant
   Thomas Henry Raine
   7637550
   Died 21st September 1944
   Aged 33 years
   Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
   column 108.
   Husband of
   Irene Raine,
   Son of
   Arthur Henry and Sarah Ann Raine,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   218 Squadron
   Sergeant Air Gunner
   John McGovern
   972243 V.R.
   Died 27th September 1943
   Aged 27 years
   War Graves Cemetery, Hanover, Germany.
   plot 3, row C, column-grave 1-6.
   Son of
   John and Margaret McGovern,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Navy
    (H.M.S. Curacoa)
   Leading Seaman
   Basil Thompson Iveson
   P/JX 197565
   Died 2nd October 1942
   Aged 23 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
   panel 62, column 3.
   Son of
   Thomas Thompson and Florence Iveson,
   of Ferryhill.
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   The Durham Light Infantry
   9th Battalion
   Private
   Middleton Jones Foster
   14696554
   Died 4th October 1944
   Aged 19 years
   Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
   plot 7, row B, grave 4.
   Son of
   Alfred and Elizabeth Foster,
   of Ferryhill.
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   The Durham Light Infantry
   1st Battalion
   Corporal
   Charles Barnham Bell
   4461673
   Died 10th October 1944
   Aged 30 years
   Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.
   plot 15, row G, grave 3.
   Son of
   George and Hannah Bell,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Royal Oak)
   Petty Officer, Telegraphist
   John George Sheriff
   P/JX 128543
   Died 14th October 1939
   Aged 28 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants.
   panel 34, column 3.
   Husband of
   Dorothea Sheriff, of St. Austell.
   Son of
   Sylvester and Edith Sheriff,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Armoured Corps
   3rd The Kings Own Hussars
   Trooper
   William Lee
   552870
   Died 25th October 1942
   Aged 28 years
   Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
   column 16.
   Husband of
   Doris E. Lee of Hateley Heath, Staffs.
   Son of
   George and Kate Lee,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   76 Squadron
   (Air Bomber)
   Sergeant
   John McGauchie
   1148266 V.R.
   Died 8th November 1942
   Aged 22 years
   Oldebroek General Cemetery, Netherlands.
   joint grave 43-43.
   Son of
   Robert and Ann McGauchie.
   Stepson of
   Charlotte McGauchie,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Walney)
   Leading Seaman
   Andrew Martin
   C/JX 149498
   Died 8th November 1942
   Aged 23 years
   Chatham Naval Memorial.
   panel 52, column 2.
   Husband of
   Elsie Martin, of Spennymoor.
   Son of
   Andrew and Ethel Mary Martin.
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   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Avenger)
Able Seaman
   Matthew English
   C/SSX 28297
   Died 15th November 1942
   Aged 22 years
   Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
   panel 54, column 1.
   Husband of
   Olive English.
   Son of
   Joseph and Grace English,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Army Medical Corps
   Private
   John William Robson
   7349433
   Died 20th November 1943
   Aged 33 years
   Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey.
   grave 11, row B.
   Husband of
   Sybil Robson.
   Son of
   William and Florence Robson,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Dunedin)
   Able Seaman
   Joseph White
   P/JX 161270
   Died 24th November 1941
   Aged 18 years
   Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
   panel 50, column 1.
   Son of
   Joseph and Millicent Cicely White,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   Corporal
   Winskill Egglestone
   1007645 V.R.
   Died 5th December 1944
   Aged 30 years.
   Ferryhill Cemetery.
   section 1, grave 109.
   Husband of Irene Egglestone.
   Son of
   Robert and Isabella Egglestone,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Horse Artillery
   12th (H.A.C.) Regiment
   Gunner
   John Harrison Newton
   1098531
   Died 11th December 1942
   Aged 27 years
   Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia.
   plot 2, row C, grave 11.
   Husband of
   Mary Ann Newton of Wingate.
   Son of
   Thomas Archer and Henrietta Newton.
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   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Firedrake)
   Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
   Albert Henry Forster
   C/MX 76650
   Died 17th December 1942
   Aged 22 years
   Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
   panel 60, column 2.
   Son of
   John Thomas and Isabella Forster,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Navy
   (H.M.S. Firedrake)
   Able Seaman
   Douglas Ovington
   C/SSX 32404
   Died 17th December 1942
   Aged 19 years
   Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
   panel 55, column 3.
   Son of
   William and Annie Ovington,
   of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   Flight Sergeant Navigator
   George Ridley Telford Taylor
   1521681 V.R.
   Died 18th December 1944
   Aged 36 years
   Kirk Merrington (St. John) Churchyard.
   grave 384.
   Husband of
   Harriett Jane Welburn Taylor of Spennymoor.
   Son of
   William and Mary Taylor of Ferryhill.
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   Royal Air Force
   Sergeant Pilot
   Frank Charlton
   1077327 V.R.
   Died 28th December 1942
   Aged 20 years
   Ferryhill Cemetery.
   section 1, grave 66.
   Son of
   George Edward and Annie Charlton,
   of Ferryhill.
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