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ROCKBEARE 1939 - 1945 WAR MEMORIAL

 

Rockbeare War Memorial

Rockbeare War Memorial

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A.G.BLADON
14622650 Craftsman Arthur Gordon Bladon of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Son of Arthur and Lily Bladon of Bradninch. Born in Bradninch in the June Quarter of 1924. Died 10 June 1944 aged 20. Buried in Bradninch Burial Ground
L.CONBEER
897782 Gunner Leslie Stewart Norrish Conbeer of the Royal Artillery, 195 Bty, the 11th London Regiment Heavy Ack Ack Regiment. Son of Merlin and Lucy Conbeer. Born in South Molton in the June Quarter of 1921. Died 30 November 1943 aged 22.
W.CRISPIN
T/109164 Private William H. T. Crispin of 51 Division Ammunition Coy, Royal Artillery Service Corps. Son of Henry and Mary Crispin of Ellerhayes. Born in Bradninch in the March Quarter of 1917. Died 22 February 1941 aged 24.
T.FURBEAR
PO/X841 Sergeant Thomas George Furbear of the Royal Marines, serving on HMS Royal Oak. Son of William and Edith Furbear of Silverton. Born in Wellington, Somerset in the June Quarter of 1907. Died 14 October 1939 aged 32.
W.GOULD
1089044 Gunner William Gould of the Royal Artillery. Next of kin not known. Born in Wiltshire in 1910. Died 31 August 1944 aged 34.
J.GREET
580696 Sergeant John Greet of 50 Squadron, the RAF. Son of John and Sophia; husband of Ethel Greet of Taunton. Born in Bradninch in the March Quarter of 1914. Died 12 April 1940 aged 26.
A.JONES
5622684 Private Albert Jones of the Devonshire Regiment. Next of kin not known. Born in Bradninch in the March Quarter of 1913. Died 27 February 1941 aged 28.
H.J.TREE
D/J 21051 Able Seaman Herbert James Tree of the Royal Na\vy, HMS Courageous. Husband of Annie tree of Bradninch. Born in Thorverton in the September Quarter of 1895. Died 17 September 1939 when his ship was lost aged 44.
H.J.VICARY
5621512 Private Hedley John Vicary of the 10th  (Green Howards) Battalion of the Parachute Regiment. Son of James and Annie Vicary of Bradninch. Born in Bradninch in the December Quarter of 1920. Died 6 June 1944 aged 23.
A.E.WEEKS
D/K 57143 Chief Stoker Albert Edward Weeks of the Royal navy, HMS Curlew. Son of William and Emily Weeks; husband of Violet Weeks of Tiverton. Born in Bradninch in the September Quarter of 1901. Died 26 May 1940 aged 38.
C.H.WEEKS
D/KX 88709 1st Class Stoker Charles Henry Weeks of the Royal Navy, HMS Prince of Wales. Son of Walter and Harriet Weeks of Exeter; husband of Florence Weeks of Exeter. Born in Bradninch in the June Quarter of 1906 aged 45.
T.WOOD
D/JX 267173 Able Seaman Thomas Wood of the Royal Navy, HMS President III. Son of Thomas and Emma Wood; husband of Doris Wood of Bradninch. Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1908. Died 28 November 1942 aged 33.

NAME ADDED IN 1951 AFTER THE KOREAN WAR

J.B.SKOINES
22341319 Private John Brian Skoines of the Bedfordshire & Herst Regiment attached to the 1st Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Georgina Skoines. Born in Bradninch 29 October 1931. Died 16 February 1951 aged 20.

 

 
 
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