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Book of Remembrance 1939-45 St. Thomas Names A-M

Reference

S138.19a

Place

STOCKTON

Map ref

NZ 445192

Original Location

St. Thomasí Church (Stockton Parish Church), High Street. To the right of the stained glass window.

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Book of Remembrance in a glass topped case. The case is 4 feet high at the back raking to 3 feet 8 inches at the front.
The cover is 1 foot 3 inches high x 1 foot wide, covered in blue leather with lettering embossed in gold. Each page is hand written, the first name of each letter is highly illuminated at the top of page. The lettering is black with red initials for the names and blue initials for the ranks and regiments.
The front page is highly illuminated with a border design of intertwined Tudor roses in red, yellow and blue. The title is in gilt, the initial letters in the address are also gilded in a blue frame.

Materials used

Oak case with leather-covered book.

Inscription

The Book of Remembrance / of the men and women of / Stockton on Tees who fell in / The Second World War 1939-1945 Introduction Borough of / Stockton on Tees / Second World War / 1939-1945.
To you brave spirits, all of you, / men and women of Stockton-on-Tees / whose names are here recorded as having made / the supreme sacrifice; who gave all that you had, / even life itself, so that England should be saved / We commend your sense of duty, your high cour- / age and endurance, under conditions so grave, and / against a military attack massed so formidably / that, at times, failure threatened Britainís existence. / But, along with millions of other Patriots, you / held firm. This roll of 300 honourable names of / Stockton-on-Tees, compiled as a profound ex- / pression of thanks and gratitude, is here set forth in / the most beautiful traditional manner of a work of / art for the benefit and emulation of a grateful posterity. / Even though we mourn your loss, the dominant / factors in our pride of you are the courage and steadfast- / ness as characterised throughout Britain, ranking / as one of our most precious social possessions. /
God be praised / that we had you.

Names

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

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External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; Tony Harding

Research In Progress

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Book of Remembrance 1939-45 St. Thomas Names A-M (S138.19a)

 
STOCKTON ON TEES     St. Thomas’s Church.  
  

    
Front cover
 
     Roll of
     Honour
     1939-1945

    

    
     (Arms of Stockton)

    
     Stockton
     on-Tees
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Flyleaf

    
     Book of
     Remembrance
     of men and women
     of the Borough of
     Stockton on Tees
     who fell in
     The 2nd World War
     1939-1945

    
     Fortitudo et Spes

    
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Dedication page: 

    
     Borough of
     Stockton on Tees
     Second World War
     1939-1945.
  
     To you brave spirits, all of you,
     men and women of Stockton-on-Tees
     whose names are here recorded as having made 
     the supreme sacrifice; who gave all that you had 
     even life itself, so that England should be saved: 
     We commend your sense of duty, your high cour-
     age and endurance, under conditions so grave, and 
     against a military attack massed so formidably, 
     that, at times, failure threatened Britain’s existence. 
     But, along with millions of other Patriots, you 
     held firm. This roll of 300 honourable names of 
     Stockton-on-Tees, compiled as a profound ex- 
     pression of thanks and gratitude, is here set forth in
     the most beautiful traditional manner of a work of 
     art for the benefit and emulation of a grateful posterity.
     Even though we mourn your loss, the dominant
     factors in our pride of you are the courage and steadfast- 
     ness as characterised throughout Britain, ranking
     as one of our most precious social possessions. 
  
     God be praised
     that we had you.
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Page 1

    
     Aithwaite, Frederick
          A.B.
          Royal Navy
     Aithwaite, William          Private            Green Howards
     Allen, Ada Jane                                Civilian
     Allen, William Llewellyn    Stoker             H.M.S. Airedale
     Andrews, Alfred             Corporal           Royal Corps of Signals
     Appleby, Arthur Ernest      Trooper            Royal Armoured Corps
     Armstrong, Ernest Peareth   L.A.C.             Royal Air Force
     Armstrong, Robert           Engineer           Merchant Navy
     Avery, James Victor         Flt./Sgt.          Royal Air Force V.R.
     Ayres, Harold Ernest        L. Seaman          S.S. Ashbury
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Page 2

    
     Bailey, Brian Herbert
          Flying Officer
          Royal Air Force
     Bainbridge, Thomas.         Sergeant.          Royal Artillery
     Baker, John Robert          Sergeant,          1st Airborne Parachute.
     Banning, George                                Civilian.
     Bansall, Ian Aitken.        Lieut.             Durham Light Infantry
     Barker, Albert.             Private.           Black Watch.
     Barker, John.               L. Seaman.         Royal Navy.
     Barnes, Samuel.             Sergeant.          Royal Scots Fusiliers.
     Beadnall, George            Aircraftsman.      Royal Air Force.
     Beasley, John               Guardsman.         Coldstream Guards.
     Berry, George.              Gunner.            Royal Artillery.
     Berry, Kenneth William.     Cadet.             Merchant Navy
     Best, Norman.               L/Sgt.             Notts. Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
     Bickerdike, William         Private.           Green Howards.
     Bladen, Arthur.                                Civilian
     Boddy, David.               Sgt/Gunner         Royal Air Force.
     Booth, Leslie.              A.B.               Royal Navy.
     Booth, Norman               Flight Sergeant.   Royal Air Force
     Booth, Ronald.              Private.           Durham Light Infantry.
     Boundy, Alan.                                  Civilian.
     Boundy, Edwin.                                 Civilian.
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     Boundy, George                                 Civilian
     Boundy, Margaret                               Civilian
     Boundy, Martin                                 Civilian
     Boundy, William                                Civilian
     Brett, John Stephen.        Private.           Green Howards.
     Brown, Arthur Ernest        Cadet              Merchant Navy
     Brown, Norman Albert        Steward            H.M.S. Veteran
     Brown, Maynard George                          Civilian
     Brown, Edward Geoffrey                         Civilian
     Brown, Elsie                                   Civilian
     Brown, John Thomas.         Gunner.            A.A. Royal Artillery
     Bruce, William              Cpl.               Northumberland Fusiliers.
     Bryan, David                Lieut.             Royal Artillery
     Buckle, Stanley Hilton.     Asst. Cook.        Merchant Navy
     Buckley, Albert             Private.           Durham Light Infantry
     Bulmer, Ronald.             Pte.               Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
     Burlison, Joseph William.   Gunner.            Royal Artillery.
     Bush, Frederick Harrison.   Capt.              Durham Light Infantry
     Butler, Charles William     A/E.R.A.           H.M.S. Hecla.
     Buttle, George Edward       Pte.               Durham Light Infantry
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Page 4

    
     Campbell, Charles
          Sub-Lieutenant
          H.M.S. Patroclus
     Carr, Harry                 Sergeant.          Royal Air Force V.R.
     Carroll, Hugh               Engineer.          Merchant Navy
     Carroll, Raymond.           Private.           Durham Light Infantry.
     Chambers, Clarence.         Cabin Boy.         Merchant Navy.
     Chapman, Henry.             Private.           Green Howards.
     Chapman, William Christopher.                  Civilian.
     Chirnside, John Walter      Flt./Lieut.        Royal Air Force V.R.
     Clayton, Charles Douglas.   Pte.               Durham Light Infantry
     Cleary, John                Sergeant,          Royal Artillery
     Clemmitt, John Leslie       Driver             Royal Corps of Signals.
     Cliff, Joseph William       Private            Hampshire Regiment.
     Close, George Albert        L.A.C.             Royal Air Force.
     Cockin, Thomas              Corporal           Green Howards
     Collett, George Richard     Sapper             Royal Engineers
     Collins, Benjamin           Fusilier           Royal Scots Fusiliers
     Connell, A.W.               Pte.               Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
     Connor, Matthew             Gunner             Royal Artillery
     Conroy, Albert              Private            South Staffs Regiment.
     Cook, David                 L.A.C.             Royal Air Force.
     Cook, Thomas                Guardsman          Coldstream Guards.
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Page 5

    
     Cooper, Florence Rose                          Civilian
     Cooper, William             Ord./Seaman        H.M.S. Registan
     Copeland, Harry             Private            Army Air Corps
     Cowley, George Alfred.      Ldg./Stoker        H.M.S. Swift
     Cox, Lisle.                 Sergeant. Obs.     Royal Air Force.
     Crooks, James Edwards       Signalman          H.M.S. Farsund.
     Crowe, James William        Pte.               Royal Army Ordnance Corps
     Cumbor, Thomas Shaftesbury  Sgt.               Royal Air Force.
     Curry, James Christopher    Pte.               Royal Arm Medical Corps.
     Crosby, Dane Geoffrey       Radio Officer      Merchant Navy
     Close, Reuben Leonard       Private            Green Howards.
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Page 6

    
     Davies, Charles
          Sergeant
          Royal Air Force
     Davidson, Thomas            Sergeant           Irish Guards
     Davidson, Walter            Rifleman           Scottish Rifles
     Davison, John               Sergeant           Royal Air Force
     Dickie, Alexander Carswell, St. Clair. 2nd Lieut. 14th Punjab.
     Diddams, Cecil Ernest.      Gunner.            Royal Horse Artillery
     Dinsdale, James Leslie      Air Mechanic       H.M.S. Eagle
     Dinsdale, Stanley           Stoker             H.M.S. Hood
     Dodds, David W.             Private            Cheshire Regiment
     Dodds, Ivan Geoffrey H.     Sgt./Pilot.        Royal Air Force V.R.
     Doughty, Frederick          Pte.               Royal West Kent Regiment.
     Doughty Harold.             A.B.               Royal Navy
     Douthwaite, Maurice.        Pte.               1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders.
     Dulson, George William      Private            Green Howards
     Duncan, James Bowan         L.A.C.             Royal Air Force.
     Duncan, Leslie              Corporal           Royal Air Force.
     Dunnill, Frank              Private,           Green Howards
     Dunnill, John Edward        E.R.A.             H.M.S. Pembroke
     Dobson, Joseph              A.B.               Royal Navy.   
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Page 7
     Ewles
          Harold Cecil
          Civilian
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Page 8

    
     Fairlamb, Ada
          Civilian Nurse
     Fallon, Kenneth John        A.B.               H.M.S. Javelin
     Farnes, Louisa              Pte.               Auxiliary Territorial Service
     Farnes, Robert.             Signalman          Canadian Royal Corps of Sigs.
     Fellows, Albert Edward      A.B.               Royal Navy
     Ferri, Isabel Winifred                         Civilian
     Fergus, Ralph               Corporal.          East Yorkshire Regiment.
     Fisher, Edith                                  Civilian
     Fisher, Ernest                                 Civilian
     Fisher, John                Stoker             Merchant Navy
     Foster, William             Private            Durham Light Infantry
     Fox, William Watson         Sergeant           Royal Air Force
     Foyle, Albert Sydney        Sapper             Royal Engineers
     Fry, George William         Driver             Royal Army Service Corps.
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Page 9

    
     Ganner, John Bertram,
          Sub-Lieutenant
          Royal Navy V.R.
     Garside, Ernest.            A.B.               Royal Navy
     Gore, William Ernest. DFC.  Flt/Lieut.         Royal Air Force.
     Gore, John Lionel.          Lieut.             West Yorkshire Regiment.
     Griffiths, John Ivor.       Aircraftsman.      Royal Air Force.
     Gilfoyle, Sidney Augustine. A.B.               H.M.S. Kelly
     Guille, John Robert         Gunner             Royal Artillery
     Guy, Leslie.                Flight Sergeant.   Royal Air Force.
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Page 10

    
     Harbron, Thomas 
          Lance Corporal
          Highland Light Infantry
     Hardie, David               Pilot Officer      Royal Air Force
     Harris, Alfred              Private            Green Howards
     Harris, Levison             Marine             Royal Marines
     Harris, Thomas Donald       Pte.               Durham Light Infantry
     Harrison Bernard Silverius  Pilot Officer      Royal Air Force
     Harrison, Harold            Aircraftsman       Royal Air Force V.R.
     Hart, Clifford              Guardsman          Coldstream Guards
     Hart, Thomas Osmond         Craftsman
     Harwood, Ronald Ovington    Dvr.               Royal Army Service Corps
     Hassett, Honora             Aircraftswoman     W.A.A.F.
     Hawksby, Bernard            L. Seaman          Royal Navy
     Hay, Edwin Alexr. Marmaduke Craftsman
     Hayton MaryAnn Elizabeth                       Civilian
     Helyer, L.W.                Bombardier         Royal Artillery
     Hemmings, Richard           Private            Pioneer Corps
     Hempseed, Maurice           Sgt./Eng.          Royal Air Force
     Heslop, Cuthbert            A.B.               H.M.S. Royal Oak
     Hill, Albert Ernest         A.B.               H.M.S. Exmoor
     Hill, Clifford              Captain            Northumberland Fusiliers
     Hobbs, Tom Langdon          Pte.               East Yorkshire Regiment
     Holmes, Joseph              L/Cpl.             Gordon Highlanders
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  Page 11
 
     Holmes, George              Private            Royal Army Medical Corps
     Holmes, Leslie Thomas       Corporal           King’s Royal Rifles
     Hooper, Stanley             L.A.C.             Royal Air Force
     Hornsby, Raymond Gordon     Sgt.               Royal Air Force
     Howell, Trevor              Flying Officer     Royal Air Force V.R.
     Hunter, George              L.A.C.             Royal Air Force
     Hurley, Frederick McCall    A.B.               H.M.S. Algerine
     Husband, William Seymour    Gunner             L.A.A. Royal Artillery
     Hill, Thomas William        Pilot Officer      Royal Air Force V.R.
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Page 12

    
     Ibbotson, Ronald
          Sergeant Pilot
          Royal Air Force V.R.
     Imeson, Harry               Private            Essex Regiment
     Ingram, John                Aircraftsman       Royal Air Force V.R.
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Page 13

    
     Jackson, George
          Private
          Green Howards
     Jackson, John               Fusilier           Northumberland Fusils
     Jackson, Raymond            Private            Green Howards
     James, Henry                Gunner             Royal Artillery
     James, William McPherson    Flying Officer,    Royal Air Force
     Jameson, John William       Corporal           Royal Air Force
     Jennings, Gordon            Sgt./Pilot         Royal Air Force V.R.
     Johnson, Stanley            Private            Army
     Jordon, Michael             Stoker             H.M.S./M. Oxley
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Page 14

    
     Kelly, Ernest Raymond
          A.B.
          M/V San Delphino
     Kirk, Harold                Engineer           Merchant Navy
     Kirk, John Thomas           Guardsman          Grenadier Guards
     Kynaston, Brian             Trooper            Royal Tank Regiment.
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Page 15

    
     Lambert, Kenneth
          Lance Corporal
          K.O. Yorkshire Light Infantry
     Laverick, Joseph Edward     Sergeant           Green Howards
     Lawson, William Leslie      A.B.               Merchant Navy
     Lofthouse, Frederick        Q/Master.          Merchant Navy
     Lowes, Edward                                  Civilian
     Loynes, John Thomas         Pte.               Royal Army Medical Corps.
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Page 16     

    
     Machin, Dorothy
          Nursing Officer
          Q.A.I.M.N.S. (R)
     Magee, Edward               Private            Queen’s Own.
     March, George Alexander     Lieut.             Royal Navy
     Marley, William T.          Trooper.           Reconnaissance Corps.
     Marshall, John James        A.B.               Royal Navy
     Marsden, Tom.               C.P.O.             H.M.S./M. Simoon
     Marston, Thomas             Deck Boy           Merchant Navy
     Mason, Alan Ernest          Sergeant           Royal Air Force
     Mason, Leonard George       Corporal           Royal Air Force
     Mawson, Harry               Flt/Sgt.           Royal Air Force V.R.
     Morgan, James               Private            Home Guard
     Morton, Alexander           Stoker             H.M.T. Stella Capello
     Morton, Ernest              Telegraphist       H.M.S. Lapwing
     Moss, Anthony F.            Aircraftsman       Royal Air Force
     Murphy, John                Aircraftsman       Royal Air Force V.R.
     McBride, Patrick James      Pte.               Royal Welch Fusiliers
     McCoy, John William         Private            Green Howards
     McCue, Thomas               Marine             Royal Marines
     McEwen, Alfred L.           Flying Officer     Royal Air Force V.R.
     McGlade, Cyril              A.B.               H.M.S. Galatea.
     McKenzie, J.E.                                 Merchant Navy
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Page 17

    
     McLean, Charles John        E.R.A.             H.M.S. Glorious
     McLean, Thomas              C.P.O.             H.M.S. Curacao
     McLone, J.W.                Private            Sherwood Foresters
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