Southport’s fallen Service men and women of World War Two

Southport’s War Memorial is located in the London Square Memorial Garden, on Lord Street. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 560 Service Personel who gave their lives in WW2.

Some of the men and women have additional information about their lives and where they were born or lived before the war.

Please note: The names and details listed below are collated and checked by our researchers, however as new information arises, the site will be updated.

Southport’s Fallen A-C

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiography
AbramDouglasPrivate51267611/7th Battalion.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Southport09/08/194422Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceDouglas was the son of Thomas Halsall Abram and Ida Stevenson Abram of Southport, Lancashire.
Ackroyd Harold EricFlying officer (Air bomber)165167Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport27/03/194525 Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportHarold was the son of George Whiteley and Eliza Jane Ackroyd of Southport, Lancashire.
AinscoughGeorgeSapper1948625276 Field Company.
Royal Engineers
Southport07/04/194321SFAX War cemetery, TunisaGeorge was the son of George and Elizabeth Ainscough of Marshside, Southport.
AllenMichael Arthur GrantLieutenant2002901st Battalion.
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Sussex08/03/194323SFAX War cemetery, TunisaMichael was the son of Arthur H and Norah Grant Allen of Hove, Sussex.
AllisonRobert Francis NeilSergeant1388172100 Squadron, Royal Airforce Volunteer ReserveAinsdale15/02/194422Runnymeade, SurreyRobert was the son of A F Allison and Florence Allison of Ainsdale, Lancashire
AmbroseAlfredCorporal21264095 Bomb Disposal Section.
Royal Engineers
Southport08/08/194430Sangro River War Cemetery, ItalyAlfred was the son of Thomas and Amelia Ambrose of Southport, Lancashire.
AmbroseJosephPrivate14674745Lincolnshire30/09/194419Lier, Belgian Milatary Cemetery
AndowKennethDriver T/599461 Field Ambulance.
Royal Army Service Corps
29/07/194323Bone War Cemetery Annaba, AlgeriaKenneth was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Andow. Husband of Maureen Andow of Bangor. Co Down, Northern Ireland.
ApplerleyP.S.G Royal Air Force
ArdenA Royal Air Force
AshworthERoyal Navy
Appleton-BachEdward Sergeant, Pilot1378956131 Squadron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
London18/11/194227Ouistreham-Riva-Bella communal cemetery Calvados, FranceEdward was the son of Joseph and Olive Appleton-Bach of Streatham common, London.
BagshawRitaAircraft Woman 1st Class438852Womens Auxilary AirforceAinsdale03/09/1942Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Churchyard, Ainsdale,
BainesRobert WilliamPrivate146022562nd Battalion,
Border Regiment
Southport29/03/194435Rangoon Memorial, MyanmarRobert was the son of Robert W and Mary Edith Baines of Southport, Lancashire
BaldwinHerbert LeslieCorporal591238Royal Air Force21/01/194221Kranji War Cemetery, SingaporeHerbert was the son of Reuben and Gertrude Baldwin.
Baldwin IRoyal Navy
BallGeorge Thomas WarburtonCorporal S/4200688Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport17/06/194327Brookwood 1939-1945 memorialSon of Harold and Margaret Ball of Southport, Lancashire.
BallDonald HubandAble Seaman D/JX394022H.M.S. President III
Royal Navy
Birkdale21/03/194420Plymouth Naval, DevonDonald was the son of Richard Wright Ball and Lucy Blanche Ball of Birkdale, Lancashire. H.M.S President III
Ball JosephAir mechanic 2nd Class FAA/FX 75984H.M.S. Glorious
Royal Navy
Fleetwood08/06/194019Lee-On -SolentJoseph was the son of Stephen and Jane Ball of Fleetwood, Lancashire. He was killed while serving on HMS Glorious. While escorted by destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent, she was surprised by the battleships Scharnhorst& & Gneisenau while evacuating RAF aircraft from Norway. The three British warships were sunk in a very short space of time.
BannisterM (Raymond Frank) ?Sergeant553996Royal Air Force07/10/1943Runnymede
BannisterNRoyal Navy
BarkerHRoyal Air Force
BarkerNormanSergeant (Air Gunner)1896457Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveBirkdale19/07/194435Neuvy communal cemetery, FranceNorman was the son of Arthur and Gertrude Barker. Husband of Lilian Barker of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
BarnesHarry Private60935311/6th Battalion.
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Kent27/10/1942El Alamein War cemetery, EgyptHarry was the husband of Doris Barnes of Ramsgate, Kent
BarnesEricPrivate T/87784Royal Army Service Corps22/03/1943SFAX War cemetery, Tunisa
BarrowThomasDriver T/83926Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport28/03/194221Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, EgyptThomas was the son of John Francis and Agnes Barrow of Southport, Lancashire
BartonJames JeffreySergeant 57342383 Squadron.
Royal Air Force
Huntingdonshire13/10/194221Runnymede Memorial, SurreyJames was the son of James Leslie and Ethel Henrietta Barton of Buckden, Huntingdonshire
BateReginald QuayleSerjeant3461392nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers17/12/194428St.John Churchyard, Crossens, SouthportReginald was the son of Harry Reginald Currie Bate and Gertrude Bate; husband of Annie Bate of Churchtown, Southport
BatemanThomasSergeant995852252 Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
05/12/1942Alamein Memorial, EgyptThomas served in the 252 squadron, equipped with Bristol Beaufighters at Edcu,Egypt. Thomas' aircraft was shot down by return fire while attacking JU 52s off Derna and crashed into the sea just behind the enemy aircraft.
BaxterWilliamStewardMerchant Navy, S.S Laurentic1/03/194033Tower Hill Memorial, LondonOn 3/11/1940, the Laurentic responded to a distress call from a ship that had been torpedoed by a U-boat. Arriving at the scene, she was targeted by two torpedoes from U-99,they missed their target. Laurentic fought back, but after four hours, two torpedoes struck her and sent her to the bottom, killing 49 of 416 people aboard.
BaylisB S BRoyal Air Force
BeamanG WRoyal Air Force
BellisVyrnwy AllisonGunner1076445135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Royal Artillery
11/01/194222Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandVyrnwy was the son of Thomas Ishmael Bellis and Ethel Lydia Bellis ; husband of Marie Bellis, of Hull.
BentleyJamesCorporalS/80143Royal Army Service Corps02/07/194646Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJames was the husband of Mary Bentley of Southport
BerryKenneth PeterThird Radio OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. St. Elwyn (Newport)
28/11/194030Tower Hill Memorial, LondonKenneth was onboard the British cargo ship S.S. Saint Elwyn, with a cargo of coal, when it was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-103. He was among 24 who lost their lives. 16 crew members were rescued. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Peter Berry and husband of Mary Berry ,of Southport Lancashire.
BertenshawCliffordFlying Officer (Navigator)158336100 Squadron, Royal Air Force19/10/194430Manchester Southern Cemetery, ManchesterClifford served in the 105 Squadron. On his last mission, technical problems led to the crew of the Mosquito jettisoning their single bomb. Their altitude was so low that the blast tore off the tail section and the aircraft dived into the ground close to Great Staughton.
BinnsHarryPilot Officer14933978th Squadron, Royal Air Force08/11/194335Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportHarry served in the 78 Squadron Volunteer Reserve. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Binns;husband of Annie Binns,of Birkdale,Southport.
BirrowsG F TRoyal Army Service Corps
BuckleyJoseph AlanChief Motor Mechanic 4th ClassP/MX 116188Royal Navy, H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 67124/04/1944Birkdale Cemetery, Lancashire.Joseph died aboard Fairmile D motor torpedo boat 671, she was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Cape Barfleur, France by Kriegsmarine destroyers. Joseph was mentioned in despatches
BullErnestDriverT/80625Royal Army Service Corps01/04/194019St Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportErnest was the son of Mary Elizabeth Bull, of Marshside, Southport.
BulmanHarryLeading Aircraftman1093742Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve08/04/194423Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportHarry was the son of William and Mabel Bulman, of Birkdale, Southport.
ButlerPeter RossFlying Officer (Air Bomber)139994619 Squadron, Royal Air Force04/12/194420Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsPeter was the son of John Walter and Dorothy Frances Butler, of Southport, Lancashire. He served with 619 Squadron. Robert was lost when his Lancaster crashed at Waarde (Zeeland)
ButterworthA ERoyal Navy
CalderwoodRobertAssistant StewardD/LX 26050Royal Navy, H.M.S. Drake
20/06/194133Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportRobert was the son of Eleanor Rostron, of Southport. He served on the H.M.S. Drake and died after being accidentally shot.
CannellWilliam DavidPrivate14243316Royal Army Medical Corps13/09/194319Cassino Memorial, Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyWilliam served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was the son of Edward Ernest and May Cannell, of Southport, Lancashire.
Carr,J HRoyal Air Force
CarterHRoyal Air Force
CartmelJack DesmondTelegraphistC/SSX 23698H.M.S. Resolution
Royal Navy
16/10/194222Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJack served on the H.M.S. Resolution. He was the son of Vincent Morris Cartmel and Emily Amy Cartmel of Southport,
CartwrightJackStewardMerchant Navy, S.S. Dotterel (Liverpool)
03/07/194125Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJack served on the S.S.Dotterel (Liverpool) He was awarded the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct. Jack was the son of George and Annie Cartwright, husband of Jessie Morison Cartwright, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
CartwrightGeorge AlfredSergeant1474347625 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
20/02/194420Runnymede Memorial, SurreyGeorge served with the 625 Squadron. He was the son of Alfred and Agnes Cartwright, of Southport, Lancashire.
CasswellJRoyal Air Force
CaswellW HMerchant Navy
ChadwickWilliam HenryLeading Aircraftman1693963Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve05/11/1944St Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportWilliam was the son of Mr and Mrs W H Chadwick, of Southport.
ChurchJosephSapper1903445Royal Engineers24/08/194335Catania War Cemetery, SicilyJoseph was the son of William and Elizabeth Ann Church, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Rose Ann Church, of Birkdale, Southport.
ClaytonHarry NoelGunner111943788 Field Regt.
Royal Artillery
16/07/194338Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandHarry served in the 88 Field Regiment. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Clayton, of Birkdale, Lancashire.
ClaytonPeter LambertSub- LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve, H.M. Submarine Untamed30/05/194320Dunoon Cemetery, Argyllshire, ScotlandPeter was the son of John Lambert Clayton and Louisa Annie Clayton, of Southport, Lancashire. He died aboard the Untamed, the submarine failed to resurface during a training exercise with the loss of all crew
CloughEdward RoyLieutenant303893Royal Army Service Corps21/05/1944Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus
CobbCharles JohnPrivate38608661st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)30/04/194323Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaCharles served with The Loyal Regiment ( North Lancashire) He was the son of William and Elizabeth Cobb, of Southport , Lancashire.
CockshottMason GeorgeLieutenantH.M. Yacht Sappho.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
29/09/194030Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonMason served aboard H M Y Sappho. The yacht was lost to a mine whilst serving as a guard ship at Falmouth. 33 crew were lost.
CollinsLawrence SteeleFlight Sergeant978790612 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve15/03/194221Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery, IcelandLawrence (Ginger), served with the 612 squadron which was based at RAF Reykjavik from December 1941. He was aboard the Whitley aircraft, Mk V Z6807 when it had problems during take off.On the second attempt, it got off the ground but the port engine cut out again and the aircraft hit an American pillbox, before being destroyed by fire. All of the crew died.
ConeyWilliam HaroldStoker 1st ClassD/KX179080H.M.S. Hussar
Royal Navy
27/08/194419Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWilliam served on the HMS Hussar, a minesweeper. It was accidentally sunk by allied aircraft off Le Havre, France. He was the son of Albert and Betsy Ann Coney, of Southport, Lancashire.
ConnerJAReconnaissance Corps
CookWRoyal Artillery
CookeRRoyal Corp of Signals
CooperVictor LouisLieutenant254631Royal Army Medical Corps11/03/194324Sangro River War Cemetery ItalyVictor served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was the son of Michael K. and Adelaide K. Cooper, of Southport, Lancashire. M.B., Ch.B.
CortonRRoyal Air Force
CostelloCharlesCorporal130722389 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve01/05/194329Moascar War Memorial, EgyptCharles was the son of Charles and Mary Costello; husband of Frances Helen Costello, of Southport.
CotterPhilip SidneyAircraftman 2nd Class1056210907 Balloon Sqdn
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
11/12/194020Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportPhilip served in the 907 Balloon Squadron. He was the son of Philip Sidney and Florence Cotter,of Birkdale, Southport.
CartwrightGeorge Alfred Sergeant1474347625 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve20/02/194420Runnymede Memorials, SurreyGeorge was the son of Alfred and Agnes Cartwright, of Southport, Lancashire.
CaswellJames JohnSergeant (Observer)58137410 Squadron, Royal Air Force14/10/1940Birkdale Cemetery, Southport
CaswellW HMerchant Navy
ChadwickWilliam HenryLeading Aircraftman1693963Royal Air Force01/05/1944St Cuthbert's Chuchyard, Birkdale, SouthportWilliam was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chadwick, of Southport.
ChurchJosephSapper1903445Royal Engineers24/08/194335Catania ar Cemetery, SicilyJoseph wa the son of William and Elizabeth Ann Church, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Rose Ann Church, of Birkdale, Southport.
ClaytonHarry NoelGunner111943788 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery16/07/194338Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandHarry was th son of William and Elizabeth Clayton, of Birkdale, Lancashire.
ClaytonPeter LambertSub- LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve, H.M. Submarine Untamed30/05/194320Dunoon Cemetery, Argyllshire, ScotlandPeter was the son of John Lambert Clayton and Louisa Annie Clayton, of Southport, Lancashire.
CloughEdward RoyLieutenantRoyal Army Service Corps21/05/1944Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus
CobbCharles JohnPrivate38608661st Battalion.
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
30/04/194323Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaCharles was th son of William and Elizabeth Cobb, of Southport, Lancashire.
CockshottMason GeorgeH.M. Yacht Sappho.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
29/09/194030Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonMason was serving aboard HM Yacht Sappho, when he was killed. lThe ship was lost whilst serving as a guard ship at Falmouth. 33 crew died.
CollinsL SRoyal Air Force
ConeyWilliam HaroldStoker 1st ClassD/KX 179080H.M.S Hussar, Royal Navy 27/08/194419Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWilliam was the son of Albert and Betsy Ann Coney, of Southport, Lancashire.he died aboard HMS Hussar, the ship was accidentally sunk by allied aircraft off Le Havre, France.
ConnerJ AReconnaissance Corps
CookWilliamGunner11160605 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery01/02/194423Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyWilliam was the son of William Henry and Rhoda Alice Cook, of Southport, Lancashire
CookeRRoyal Corp of Signals
CooperV LRoyal Army Service Corps
CortonRRoyal Air Force
CostelloCharlesCorporal130722389 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve05/11/194329Mosscar War Cemetery, EgyptCharles was the son of Charles and Mary Costello; husband of Frances Helen Costello, of Southport, Lancashire.
CotterPhilip Sudney Aircraftman 2nd Class1056210907 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve12/11/194020Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportPhilip was the son of Philip Sidney and Florence Cotter, of Birkdale, Southport. During an air raid on 12 November 1940, 17 men of the RAF's 907 Balloon Squadron were killed. The men were in their billet, at 26 Highbury Grove, Islington, London when the bomb struck. They were identified by the Medical Officer of the unit, who had travelled up from their base unit at Woodberry Down.
CowellReginaldCorporalT/14583418Royal Army Service Corps23/05/194520St John's Churchyard, CrossensReginald ssa the son of Thomas and Doris May Cowell, of Crossens, Southport.
CoyneStephen GeorgeSergeant (Air Gunner)1494494620 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve28/08/194319Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyStephen was the son of James and Gladys R. Coyne, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire.
CraggJamesSapper2001368Royal Engineers - 1000 Docks Maintenance CompanySouthport, Lanchashire03/02/194323Trripoli War Cemetery, Libya 1.James was the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Cragg, of Southport, Lancashire.
CulshawRonaldOrdinary SeamanLT/JX 345005Royal Navy - H.M. Minesweeper Dew15/09/1942St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Southport

Southport’s Fallen D-H

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiography
DandyRonald GreenwoodSapper14754889Royal Engineers04/05194521Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.
DaviesWSouth Wales Borderers
DaviesSidneyDriverT/81027Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport, Lanchashire10/02/194035Haifa War Cemetery, Israel and PalestineSidney was the son of Benjamin and Frances Davies; husband of Alice Davies, of Southport, Lancashire.
DaviesWilliam HedleyAble SeamanRoyal Navy - SS Monmouth Coast24/04/194535Plymouth Naval Memorial, Deveon.Monmouth Coast. On the 24th April 1945 when on route from Sligo for Liverpool carrying a cargo of 841 tons of pyrites she was torpedoed by German submarine U-1305 (later Russian S-84) and sunk when 80 miles from Sligo. 16 crew lost from a total of 17.
DaviesFrederick WillingtonThird Radio OfficerMerchant Navy - M.V. Melbourne Star (London)04/02/194317Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrederick was lost aboard the Melbourne Star. She was a Refrigerated Cargo Liner built by Cammel Laird & Company, Birkenhead, Liverpool in 1936. On the 2nd April 1943 she was sunk by a German submarine
DayCharles PercivalDriverT/157288Royal Army Service Corps22/03/1940Duke Street Cemetery, Southport
DeanErnest MorrisCarpenterMerchant Navy - S.S. Turakina (Plymouth)20/08/194025Tower Hill Memorial, LondonErnest was killed aboard SS Turakina. A New Zealand Cargo Steamer. On the 20th August 1940 she was sunk in the Tasman Sea by German Raider
DentonDennis AustinWarrant Officer (Wireless Operator./Air Gunner)650890Royal Air Force - 502 SquadronAinsdale, Southport30/08/194422Escoublac-La-Baule, War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, FranceDennis was the son of Hubert Austin Denton and Norah Elsie Denton, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Patricia Alexina Denton, of Ainsdale, Southport. Denton was killed on 30th August 1944 as a Warrant Officer with 502 Squadron, operating from St. David's in Halifaxes. Halifax JP164 came down in the sea off St Nazaire after two engines were stopped by flak.
DevonJoseph PatrickAircraftman 1st Class1277635Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - 242 SquadronLiverpool12/03/194337Ambon War Cemetery, IndonesiaJospeh was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Devon, of Liverpool.
DixonJ JRoyal Air Force
DobsonWThe Loyal Regiment
DolanPatrickPrivate37674491st Battalion. The Parachute Regiment, Anti-Aircraft Company, formerly of Irish GuardsGuildford, Surrey.02/05/194328Medjez-l-Bab Memorial, TunisiaPatrick was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Dolan, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Blanche M. Dolan, of Guildford, Surrey.
DowlerRALincolnshire Regiment
DowlerRLancashire Fusiliers
DownsJ KRoyal Air Force
DrakeJohn Harry ThomasAircraftman 2nd Class977686Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport20/10/194023Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn was the son of James and Margaret Drake, of Crossens, Southport.
DruryAlan William HenryPrivate14480950Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport11/01/194618Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAlan was the son of George Henry and Annie May Drury, of Southport.
DuganJohnLeading Aircraftman1543460Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - 5003 Airfield Construction SquadronSouthport30/10/194541Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn was the son of William and Elizabeth Dugan, of Southport; husband of Alice Dugan, of Southport. 15 RAF airmen from 5003 Airfield Construction Squadron killed on 22 May 1944 when a bomb, dropped by a German bomber
DunnSydneyLance Corporal86117Corp of Royal Electrical and Mechanical EngineersSouthport, Lanchashire06/06/194324Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.Sydney was the son of William and Charlotte Dunn, of Southport, Lancashire.
DuxburyRichard Grenville ArthurMajor41095Royal Artillery and attached. 8th (Sikh) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Royal Indian Artillery14/05/194436Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.Ricahrd was the son of the Reverend George Richard Duxbury, M.A., and Amy Louisa Duxbury.
DuxburyRobertPrivate147907655th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron HighlandersLancashire23/02/194518Mook War Cemetery, Limburg (Netherlands), NetherlandsRobert was the son of Thomas and Martha Alice Duxbury, of Padiham, Lancashire.
DysonWRoyal Navy
EastwoodDouglas Edward BealeLeading Aircraftman1891076Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveIslington, London08/09/194723Fayid War Cemetery, EgyptDouglas was the son of Harry Charles and Dorothy Eastwood, of Richmond, Surrey; husband of Irene Eastwood, of Islington, London.
Eaude,LeoPilot Officer149506Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 619 Squadron.Nottingham18/10/194325Runnymede Memorial, SurreyLeo was the son of Henry Eaude and of Agnes Eaude (nee Wilson), of Nottingham. Crashed into the centre of Hannover
EcclesCharles LesliePurserMerchant Navy - S.S. 'Macon' (Liverpool)Southport11/06/1947-57Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportLeo was the son of Charles and Lucy Arm Eccles; husband of Elizabeth Eccles, of Southport.
EcclestonWilliamStoker 2nd ClassD/KX 132802Royal Navy - H.M.S. MatabeleMarshside, Lancashire17/01/1942Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWilliam was the son of Edward and Jane Eccleston; husband of Agnes Eccleston, of Marshside, Lancashire.He died whilst serving on HMS Matabele a British Royal Navy Tribal Class Destroyer. At 22.21 hours on 17 January 1942, HMS MATABELE, escorting convoy PQ-8, was hit by one torpedo from U-454 in the stern, which caused her magazines to blow up and the ship sank within two minutes off Kola Inlet, Barents Sea .  Her depth charges detonated and killed many survivors in the water, while others were frozen to death by the icy waters. 198 were killed and 2 survivors.
EdgleyLGrenadier Guards
EllisT JRoyal Navy
EntwistleCliveFlying Officer141891155 Squadron, Royal Air ForceSouthport12/09/194423Taukkyan War Cemetry, MyanmarClive was the son of Henry and Sarah Edith Entwistle, of Southport, Lancashire.
EtchellsAlbertFusilier34613252nd Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersSouthport10/04/194320Sangro River War Cemetery, ItalyAlbert is the son of Bessie Etchells, of Southport, Lancashire
EvansAlbertPrivate7612547Royal Army Ordnance CorpSouthport08/08/194228Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolAlbert was the son of Thomas and Emma Evans, of Liverpool; husband of Ellen Evans, of Southport.
EvansJ R BFleet Air Arm
EvansCharles EricAirman BasicP/JX 297088Royal Navy, H.M.S Limbourne
Southport23/10/194333Portsmouth Naval Memorial, DevonCharles was the son of Charles and Mary Evans; husband of Annie Evans, of Southport. HMS Limbourne destroyed by torpedo. 40 lives lost, no bodies were found.
FairhurstWRoyal Air Force
FairhurstGeorgeDriverT/3767541Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport14/06/1940Duke Street Cemetery, Southport
FarrimondAlexanderPrivateD/37015East Lancashire RegimentBirkdale, Southport30/01/194450Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAlexander was the son of Thomas Alexander Farrimond and Mary Alice Farrimond; husband of Emily Farrimond, of Birkdale, Southport. Also served in the 1914-1918 War
FellJohn ArthurPrivate3661040South Lancashire RegimentBirkdale, Southport13/11/194535Moascar War Cemtery, EgyptJohn was the son of Thomas and Annie Fell, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire
FentonJohn RichardSailorRoyal Navy, S.S. 'Gazcon' (Glasgow)Churchtown, Southport09/02/194220Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of Nancy Fenton, of Churchtown, Southport, Lancashire. SS Gazcon torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-29.
FiedorczykEugeniuszPorucznik (Lieutenant)P/0328315 Squadron, Polish Air Force15/08/194223Our Lady Of Compassion Churchyard, FormbyEugeniusz was part of 315 Squadron for a year and half before he perished in a low flying accident in Spitfire BL751 near Woodvale. He flew 52 operational flights and missions
FieldingCharles EricAirman BasicP/JX 291456S.S. Swiftpool (West Hartlepool)
Merchant Navy
Liverpool18/09/194422Portsmouth Naval Memorial, DevonCharles was the son of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Ann Fielding
FogartyJohn GerardSergeant, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner1125337502 Squadron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Litherland25/04/194221Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, AinsdaleJohn was the son of Joseph and Agnes E. Fogarty, of Birkdale, Southport; husband of Margaret I. Fogarty, of Litherland. He was killed when the engine on Whitley Z6733 cut out, three bodies were recovered - other three were lost without trace.
ForshawBasilSergeant1038479460 (Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Ainsdale28/04/194423Appenwihr Churchyard, Haut-Rhin, FranceBasil was the son of Louis and Gertrude Jane Forshaw, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire. He was lost in aircraft 'Lancaster I LL906' over France.
ForshawErnestFusilier34614792nd Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersSouthport04/08/194320Medjez-El-Bab-War Cemetery, TunisiaErnest was the son of Thomas H. and Mary Forshaw, of Southport, Lancashire
FosterK LRoyal Air Force
FosterReginaldSapper1910830670 Artisan Works Company.
Royal Engineers
Waterloo, LiverpoolBetween 09/06/1940 and 24/07/194020St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, FranceReginald was the son of Frederick William and Helen Foster, of Waterloo, Liverpool
FosterPArmy Air Corps
FranksLeonardMerchant Navy, S.S. Jonathan Holt (Liverpool)
Liverpool24/02/194129Tower Hill Memorial, LondonLleonard was killed when U-19 fired two torpedoes SS Jonathan Holt,she was in convoy southwest of the Faore Island. It was and reported one ship sunk, but in fact the Mansepool and Jonathon Holt were hit and sunk. The master, 38 crew members, two gunners and ten passengers were lost.
FreemantleOKing's Regiment (Liverpool)
FryKenneth George WilliamRadio OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Phidias'Southport06/08/194135Tower Hill MemorialKenneth was the son of Captain Alfred Fry and Ada Fry; husband of Fanny Harwood Fry, of Southport. SS Phidias was shelled and sunk by german submarine U-46. Kenneth was 1 of the 8 lost, from a crew of 51.
FylesWilliam Edward1st Class StokerC/KX 135552Royal Navy, H.M.Landing Craft Tank 650.
Southport11/01/194421Oostende New Communal Cemetery, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Edward and Margaret Fyles, of Southport, Lancashire.
GaskellW SRoyal Army Service Corps
GilmanJohn LeonardSergeant98997551 Squadron, Royal Air ForceSouthport19/08/194124Birkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolJohn was the son of Ellis Philip and Dorothy Grace Gilman, of Southport.Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V crashed at Laxfield, Suffolk after a fire broke out in the wireless compartment
GortonRobertFlying Officer120788276 Squadron, Royal Air ForceSouthport17/04/194130Southport Duke Street CemeteryRobert was the son of Titus and Elizabeth Arm Gorton; husband of Joan Gorton, of Crossens, Southport. He was lost aboard a Warwick I BV530
GouldbourneGeorge ArthurDriverT/14728842Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport11/07/194443Jonkerbos War Cemetery, NetherlandsGeorge was the son of George Henry and Elizabeth Gouldbourne, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Clara Gouldbourne, of Southport
GreenD WRoyal Air Force
GreenHarry JamesCraftsman11056570Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers27/11/194238Newton-Le-Willows CemeteryHerry was the son of Harry Joseph and Minnie Green
GregsonRHertfordshire Regiment
GrovesE HRoyal Navy
GrundyJ DRoyal Air Force
GuestIrish Guards
GulliverB BRoyal Navy
GwynnJ VRoyal Air Force
HalesJ HRoyal Air Force
HallJ WRoyal Air Force
HallJRoyal Army Ordnance Corp
HalliwellJ HFleet Air Arm
HalsallDonald AddiePilot Officer (Observer)62669254 Squadron, Royal Voluntary Reserve27/12/194121Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, NorwayDonald was the son of Robert and Marie Macnee Addie Halsall, of Southport, Lancashire.
HalsallWiliamSergeant99119749 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Volunteer Reserves.14/02/194332Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United KingdomWilliam was the son of Richard and Annie Halsall.
HalsallRichardelectricianSS Sansu (Liverpool), Merchant Navy25/09/194339Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolRichard was the son of Mr. and Mrs Halsall Liverpool; husband of Marjory Halsall. Richard was lost aboard the Sansu. The ship left her berth in Alexandra Dock, Liverpool, bound for Preston. She was reported as passing the Examination steamer cruising in the vicinity of the Bar Lightship shortly after 9 p.m. and was never heard of again although she only had some 14 miles to go to reach her destination
HampsonEricAssistant StewardM.V. Melbourne Star (London)
Merchant Navy
04/02/194327Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEric was the son of Robert Mason Hampson and Elsie Annie Hampson, Southport. He was serving aboard the Melbourne Star, when she was sunk by the German submarine U-129. Her cargo, including torpedoes and ammunition. Only 4 of her crew of 75, 11 gunners and 31 passengers survived.
HargreavesDRoyal Air Force
HargreavesT CCheshire Regiment
HargreavesJamesSignalmanD/SSX 29402H.M.S. Diamond,
Royal Navy
27/04/194119Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonJames was the son of Joseph and Martha Hargreaves Southport. Lancashire. He served on HMS Diamond, she was attacked and sunk by enemy aircraft
HarrisonL FRoyal Engineers
HarrisonFrankOrdinary CoderC/JX258370H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy11/10/194220Chatham Naval Memorial, KentFrank was the son of James and Annie Ellen Harrison of Birkdale, Lancahire. He served aboard theDestroyer HMS Martin, she was hit and sunk by a German U-Boat
HartHRoyal Corp of Signals
HartleyWalterGunner3862870318 Battery.92 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery06/09/194431Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolWalter was the son of Joseph and Hannah Hartley
HartleyF BMerchant Navy
HarveyP NRoyal Army Service Corps
HathawayM FRoyal Air Force
HaworthHRoyal Air Force
HeapJoseph OgdenPilot Officer (Pilot)46921218 Squadron, Royal Air Force05/05/194221Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyJoseph was the son of Thomas Heap and Alice Heap, M.B.E., of Burnley, Lancashire.
HeatonJohn RolandPilot Officer Navigator122447Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve19/08/194220Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportJohn was the Son of Lilian Chambers of Formby
HenryTRoyal Horse Artillery
HenryD MMerchant Navy
HeyesJRoyal Air Force
HicksonAlan GeorgeLieutenant930983rd Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery25/11/1941Alamein Memorial, EgyptAlan was the son of Joseph F. X. and Alice May Hickson of Birkdale, Lancashire.
HighJames Alfred BenisSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S Jackdaw21/02/194326Birkdale Cemetery, LancashireJames was the son of James and Emily High. They lived in Hillside, Southport. James was killed during an air crash on board HMS Jackdaw.
HighamCCorp of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
HighamGeorge NeilAircraftman 1st Class996389Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve07/05/1941Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
HillC. ERoyal Air Force
HillFrancis AlfredAircraftman 1st Class155322Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve06/03/194221Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension, RutlandFrancis was the son of Alfred Cecil and May Frances Hill of Blundellsands, Liverpool.
HindmarshR HMerchant Navy
HodgeDRoyal Air Force
HodgeG E DArmoured Corps
HodgeHenryLance Serjeant2618434Grenadier Guards, 5th Battalion27/04/194327Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaHenry was the son of Henry and Ellen Hodge. He was also the husband of Hilda Lillian Hodge.
HollingsFRoyal Navy
HollingsFrank HoldsworthThird Radio OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. Napier Star (London)18/12/194028Tower Hill Memorial, LondonOn 18th December 1940, S.S. Napier Star was sunk by the German submarine U-100 during a voyage from Liverpool to New Zealand. Frank was 1 of 84 who died during this attack.
HollinsJMerchant Navy
HolmeStanleySerjeant7684708Corp of Military Police, 55 Divisional Provost Company06/06/1943Birkdale Cemetery, Lancashire
HolmesSidneyPrivate14746635Gordon Highlanders, 5/7th Battalion18/02/194518Groesbeek Memorial, NetherlandsSidney was the son of John Henry and Alice Holmes.
HoltPeter MitchellFlight Sergeant1520924Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 40th Squadron02/04/194523Bari War Cemetery, ItalyPeter was the son of James Stanley Holt and Mabel Holt.
HoltT MRoyal Air Force
HoltGerardLeading CookC/MX 66198Royal Navy, H.M.S. Veteran26/09/194220Chatham Naval Memorial, KentHMS Veteran was torpedoed by the German submarine U-404. Gerard was 1 of 235 who died on board. Gerard was the son of Edward and Mary Christina Holt of Marshside, Lancashire.
HootonGeorgeDriverT/84476Royal Army Service Corps19/05/194019Gaurain-Ramecroix War Cemetery, Belgium
HopeReggie ThomasCorporal3388132Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 7th Battalion10/05/194425Uden War Cemetery, NetherlandsReggie was the son of Thomas Reginald and Elsie Hope. He was also the husband of Katherine Hope.
HorseyRichard JamesCabin BoyMerchant Navy, S.S. Kayeson (London)10/02/194018Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRichard was the son of Richard T. Horsey and Violet Mary Horsey of Southport, Lancashire.
HoughEdwinCorporal542192Royal Air Force, 802nd Squadron01/10/194121Malta Memorial, MaltaEdwin was the son of Edwin Hough and Elsie Hough.
HoughtonFrederick AlexanderSergeantPLY/X 104900Royal Marines, No. 46 R.M. Commando25/08/194424Ranville War Cemetery, FranceFrederick was the son of Harriet Houghton of Birkdale, Southport.
HoughtonLRoyal Navy
HouldsworthRobertLance Bombardier1694191Royal Artillery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment25/07/194329Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandRobert was the son of Thomas and Jane Hannah Houldsworth. He was also the husband of Marguerite Irene Houldsworth of Banks, Lancashire.
HowardJohn ReginaldGunner1807855Royal Artillery, 95th Battery, 48th LAA Regiment27/11/194233Labuan War Cemetery, MalaysiaJohn was the son of Hugh and Martha Howard. He was also the husband of Edith Howard of Churchtown, Southport.
HowardThomasSapper1902521Royal Engineers, 663 Artisan Works Company17/06/194029Le Clion-Sur-Mer Communal Cemetery, FranceJohn was the son of Hugh and Martha Howard. He was also the husband of Edith Howard of Churchtown, Southport.
HowardJoseph ArthurDriverT/275211Royal Army Service Corps, 85th Anti-Tank Regiment09/12/194440Singapore Memorial, Singapore
HowardHRoyal Navy
HowardJohn SamuelLeading SeamanD/J 109485Royal Navy, H.M.S. Laurentic11/03/1940Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonAt 9:40pm on 3rd November 1940, U-99 torpedoed SS Casanare, causing distress messages to be sent to HMS Laurentic. Upon arrival, HMS Laurantic was struck by the first torpedo at 10:50pm. 30 minutes later a second torpedo struck the ship but it remained afloat. A third torpedo hit at 11:30pm, landing in the hole made by the first torpedo. The ships lookouts had spotted the U-boat and opened fire. At 4:35am on 4th November 1940, a forth torpedo hit the ships stern and ignited the depth charges stored there. The ship sunk at 4:53am. It is unknown how many survived
HowardRoyOrdinary SeamanC/JX 346873Royal Navy, H.M.S. Curacoa02/10/1942Chatham Naval Memorial, KentRoy was the son of Charles and Myrtle Howard of Southport, Lancashire. HMS Curacoa sank 30 miles north of the coast of Ireland while escorting the ocean liner RMS QUEEN MARY to support allied troops in Europe. 99 survivors of a crew of 338.
HowardStanley HarryAble SeamanC/JX 353927Royal Navy, H.M.Landing Craft Tank 107425/08/194423Chatham Naval Memorial, KentStanley was the son of Albert Edward and Elsie Howard. HMLCT-1074 was torpedoed in the English Channel by a German submarine while on voyage to Normandy. 10 of the complement of 14 died.
HowarthJKing's Regiment (Liverpool)
HowarthWinston EdgellSecond Radio OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. Norman Prince (London)28/05/194231Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWinston was the husband of M. Jean Howarth of Southport, Lancashire. The S.S Norman Prince was sunk by a torpedo about 60 miles west of St.Lucia. 14 crew members and two gunners were lost.
HowellJ CRoyal Air Force
HughesJohn StansfieldCorporal540628Fleet Air Arm, RAF 752 Squadron17/01/194139Runnymede Memorial, SurreyJohn was the son of John Enoch and Emma Hughes of Southport, Lancashire.
HughesG EMerchant Navy
HullH GLancashire Fusiliers
HulmJohn Able SeamanD/JX 336249Royal Navy, H.M.S. President III08/12/194321Duke Street Cemetery, Southport MerseysideJohn was the son of Moses and Florence May Hulm of Southport.
HumeJohn JamesPrivate14687769Royal Army Ordnance Corps21/04/194745Duke Street, Cemetery, Southport MerseysideJohn was the son of John James and Mabel Hume of Southport.

Southport’s Fallen I-P

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiography
IrwinArthur LeslieGunner1123139118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery09/12/194423Singapore Memorial, SingaporeArthur was the son of Samuel Irwin, M.C., and of Mabel Irwin, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire.
JacksonRonaldPrivate196430Pioneer Corp28/07/1943Southport (St Cuthbert) Churchyard, Merseyside
JacksonE VRoyal Navy
JacksonLawrence MilnerAble SeamanD/JX 554628Royal Navy, H.M.S. Glenearn04/09/194520Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonLawrence was the son of John Milner Jackson and Frances Jackson, of Ainsdale, Lancashire
JamesNormanCorporalT/46221Royal Army Service Corps, 3 Troops Carrying Coy.26/5/1940-4/06/194030Cassel Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceNorman was the son of Richard James and Ellen James of Southport, Lancashire
JamesonGRoyal Air Force
JanesD.W.GFleet Air Arm
JenkinsonLRoyal Air Force
JenkinsonAATS
JenningsFrank SumnerOrdinary TelegraphistD/JX 709587Royal Navy, H.M.S. Duke133/12/194419Birkdale Cemetery, Southport, MerseysideFrank was the son of Harold Bywater Jennings and Margaret Emma Jennings of Birkdale, Southport.
JohnsonFRoyal Navy
JohnsonWRoyal Navy
JonesR FRoyal Air Force
JonesJRoyal Engineers
JonesChristopherTrooper3864379Royal Armoured Corps, 148th (9th Bn. The Loyal Regt. [North Lancashire]) Regt.17/06/194434Bayeux War Cemetery, FranceChristopher was the son of Ellis and Ann Jones of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Dora Jones of Churchtown, Southport
JonesC.E.ARoyal Navy
KarstaedtA ORoyal Army Service Corps
KayeEMerchant Navy
KearsleyHRoyal Air Force
KeeleR RRoyal Air Force
KeeleyJohn HardcastleCorporal36085512nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders04/09/194419Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of John H. and Dorothy Keeley of Birkdale, Lancashire.
KellyG.V.ARoyal Navy
KellyWRoyal Navy
KellyCyril JohnGalley BoyMerchant Navy - S.S. Kayeson (London)02/10/194016Tower Hill Memorial,LondonCyril was the son of Joseph and Maud Mary Kelly. He died while serving on SS Kayeson. On the 2nd October 1940 when on route from Liverpool for Montevideo she was torpedoed without warning by U-32 and sunk.
KendallJMerchant Navy
KenyonNorman AinscoughSergeant (Air Gunner)2204598Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport25/11/194319Saint Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportNorman was the son of Henry and Nelly Kenyon, of Southport. He was killed when his starboard engine caught firewhile returning from a misson, the aircraft crashed close to the airfield.
KerrThomas DonaldPilot Officer4452759 Squadron, Royal Air Force - Formerly Captain of Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport03/06/194125Plurien Communal Cemetery, Cotes-d'Armor, France Thmas wss the son of James Rutherford Kerr, C.B.E., Ch.M., M.B., and Janet Russell Kerr; stepson of Helen D. Kerr, of Southport, Lancashire.
Killick James HerbertSergeant105340539 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Southport01/12/194121Alamein Memorial, Egypt. James was the son of Thomas F. Killick, and of Ethel A. Killick, of Southport, Lancashire. A research Chemist, he was lost in action
KingJosephPrivate1422775244th Company, Pioneer CorpSouthport24/03/194533Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyJoseph was the son of Joseph and Mary King, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Elizabeth King, of Southport.
KiplingHarryGunner1750494239 Battery, Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal ArtillerySouthport12/09/194336Singapore Memorial, SingaporeHarry was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Ann Kipling; husband of Mary Vidal Kipling, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire.
KnowlesThomasFirst Lieutenant (Pilot)141092525 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveManchester30/01/194624Le Grand-Luce War Cemetery, Sarthe, France. Thomas was the son of Thomas Hugill Knowles and Constance May Knowles, of Old Trafford, Manchester; husband of Margaret Eve Knowles.
KowalskiZygmuntPlutonowy ( Pilot)P/780689316 Squadron, Polish Air Force 21/03/194422Our Lady of Compassion Churchyard, Formby Zygmunt served with No. 316 "City of Warsaw" Polish Fighter Squadron based at RAF Woodvale between February and July 1944. He died during a training exercise scramble practice. Zygmunt tried to force land due to poor visibility but the engine caught fire and he crashed at Bosley Cloud near Congleton.
KrawczynskiEdmundPorucznik (Lieutenant)P/0761Polish Air Force, 308 Squadron21/12/194128Our Lady of Compassion Churchyard, Formby Edmund served with No. 308 "City of Kraków" Polish Fighter Squadron. The squadron moved to Woodvale on 12th December 1941, Just 11 days later Edmund was killed in a flying accident near South Lytham Pier flying Spitfire V P6138.
LancasterPhillipLieutenant18242446th Regiment, Reconnaissance CorpsSouthport29/10/194324MinturnoWar Cemetery, ItalyPhillip was the son of William Edward and Isobel Greenwood Lancaster, of Southport, Lancashire.
LangtonFred SeddonSergeant (Air Gunner)104374750 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport21/02/194523Overloon War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Fred was the son of Ernest and Hannah Langton, of Southport, Lancashire. His aircraft was hit by flak over Allied lines before crashing at Helenveen in Belgium.
LapesJoseph JacksonSergeant (Flight Engineer)1459947100 Suadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport22/02/194419Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyJoseph was the son of Joseph Ernest and Clara Lapes, of Southport. His plane was airborne at 7:03pm on a bombing run from Grimsby to a target in Frankfurt. Crews reported ground defence was moderate to intense and enemy aircraft were much in evidence. Joseph's plane was hit by Flak while on the bombing run and within seconds it was engulfed by flames. The aircraft exploded in the air and crashed a short distance north east of Bergen-Enkheim, near Frankfurt.
LaurenceMRoyal Navy
LaverickPeterLieutenantH.M.S. Grebe, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy Southport14/04/194222Lee-On-Solent Memorial. Hampshire, United Kingdom. Peter was the husband of Margaret Joyce Laverick, of Southport.
LawAlbert EdwardSergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)97753415 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve24/02/1941Pihen-Les Guines War cemetery. Pas de Calais, Albert's plane crashed 10km South West of Calais, killing him instantly
LawAlbert EdmundSapper219420535 Fortress Company, Royal Artillery26/02/194223Singapore Memorial, Singapore
LewisA TRoyal Engineers
LewisRonald Edwin ShaawCaptain122714Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) Royal Armoured Corps- Southport24/10/194228El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.Ronald was the son of Dr. Arthur James Lewis and Mary Georgina Lewis, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire. M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.)
LeylandSydneyChief OfficerS.S. Observer (Liverpool), Merchant NavySouthport16/12/194242Tower Hill Memorial, London,.Sydney was the son of Thomas and Charlotte Leyland; husband of Olive Edith Leyland, of Southport. When on route from Mersin & Table Bay for Trinidad & Baltimore carrying a cargo of 3,000 tons of chrome SS Observer was torpedoed by German submarine U-176 and sunk. 64 crew lost from a total of 81, including Sydney were killed.
LindoffBenjamin ThomasGuardsman26229666th Battalion, Grenadier GuardsSouthport15/10/194330Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.Benjamin was the son of Benjamin and Mary Lindoff; husband of Anne Lindoff, of Southport, Lancashire.
LiptrotFrederickLeading CookP/MX 49455H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy 14/10/193925Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Frederick was teh son of Albert and Mary Liptrot; husband of Marjorie Kathleen Liptrot. At 0123 hours, a U-boat fired three torpedoes that hit HMS Royal Oak on the starboard side causing a magazine to blow up. The battleship rolled over and sank in 19 minutes. The ship complement was 1208, 833 of them, including Frederick, were killed.
LishmanW EPrivate3777353South Lancashire RegimentFormby18/10/194425Venray War Cemetery, Limburg. NetherlandsPrivate Lishman wa the son of Alfred Henry and Fanny Lishman, of Formby, Lancashire.
LittlefordKennethPrivateT/77971Royal Army Service CorpsSouthport27/03/194321Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom. Kenneth was the son of James and Alice Maud Littleford, of Crossens, Southport, Lancashire.
LittlefordKRoyal Navy
LittlerCharles EricWing Commander26159103 Royal Air Squadron, Royal Air Force- Southport30/03/194132Anfield Crematorium, Liverpool.Charles was the son of Charles James Wharton Littler and Laura Littler, of Ainsdale. While making an emergency landing and banking very steeply to avoid colliding with a house, his Wellington Bmber hit a tree and crashed at Manor Farm, Mudford, 2 miles NE of Yeovil, Somerset, bursting into flames and killing Charles.
LloydHRoyal Army Service Corps
LloydE V FMerchant Navy
LomaxPeter BarlowFirst Radio OfficerS.S. Reynolds (London), Merchant Navy31/10/194218Tower Hill Memorial, London, United KingdomPeter was killed while serving on SS Reynolds. She was hit amidships and in the stern, the ship she capsized and sank within seconds. No survivors from the crew of 47 were ever found.
Longden, Llewellyn LewisCookS.S. Laconia (Liverpool), Merchant Navy Southport12/09/194250Tower Hill Memorial, London, United KingdomLlewellyn was the son of Robert John and Margaret Longden; husband of Elizabeth Ann Longden, of Southport. Llewellyn was killed aboard the SS Laconia. The ship was destroyed by a German submarine. Estimates of the death toll suggested that over 1,649 people were killed. The U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein then staged a dramatic effort to rescue the passengers and the crew of Laconia, which involved additional German U-boats and became known as the Laconia incident.
LordRRoyal Air Force
LoweRTank Regiment
LuptonWalter ArthurLance Corporal 2194552Royal Engineers24/07/194021Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
MacadamLawrence EdwardFirst Lieutenant141102Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport30/07/194428Sacred Hart Cemetery, Ainsdale Lancashire. Lawrence was the son of Theodore and Margaret H. Macadam, of Churchtown, Southport. Lawrence was killed whilst carrying out a non-operational day cine gun camera exercise with an associated fighter aircraft. During "mock" evasive action, the wings suffered catastrophic failure, broke away from the fuselage and at 15:23 the aircraft crashed near Chardon, 8 km from Westcott airfield.
MacDonaldJoseph Widger MurphyPilot Officer156663Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveRadnorshire01/09/194330AINSDALE (SACRED HEART) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY. Lancashire, United Kingdom. Sec. M. Grave 83.Son of William and Mary Joseph Macdonald; husband of Phyllis Macdonald, of Knighton, Radnorshire. Air Collision with returning LancasterJB132.
MaidenG GRoyal Air Force
MajorHenry ErnestTelegraphistD/JX 158487H.M.S. Lively, Royal Navy 11/05/194220Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonHenry was the son of Ernest and Florence Major, of Southport, Lancashire. On May 11th the flotilla came under heavy air attack. Lively was dive-bombed and sunk 100 miles north east of Tobruk, with the loss of 77 of her crew, including Henry.
MalcolmA DRoyal Navy
MalkinCyril EdwardYeoman of SignalsD/J 92493H.M.S. Widnes
Royal Navy
18/05/1941Plymouth War Memorial, DevonCyril died aboard HMS Widnes during the Battle of Crete.The ship was sunk by German aircraft in Suda Bay, Crete.
MansbridgeJack S.StewardM. V. Abosso, Liverpool, Merchant Navy29/10/194235Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom.Jack was the son of William Charles and Alice Mary Mansbridge and the husband of Elizabeth Marie Mansbridge of Birkdale, Southport. Jack was serving on board the ocean liner M. V. Abosso when it was torpedoed and sunk in October 1942 by German U-Boat U-575. 362 souls were lost, including Jack.
MarksRobert WilliamPrivate3776520Army Catering Corps attached to 5th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment06/06/194428Commemorated at Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.Robert was the son of R. M. Marks and Charlotte E. Marks of Southport, Lancashire. Robert died in battle in June 1944 in France.
Marriott William Robert Lance Corporal78871863rd/4th County of London Yeomanry, Sharpshooters, Royal Armoured Corps06/05/194528 Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany. William was the son of William Arthur and Christina Marriott of Waterloo, Liverpool. He was known as 'Willie' to his parents.
MarshallRobertSergeant, Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner989009Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve06/02/194227St. Cuthbert Churchyard, Southport, United Kingdom.Robert was the son of Robert and Lillie Marshall (nee Godwin) of Southport.
MarshallJohn DerekSub-Lieutenant (A)H. M. S. Nighthawk, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve07/08/194521Birkdale Cemetery, Southport, United Kingdom.John was the son of John and Winifred Mary Marshall of Birkdale, Southport. John was one of many Navy personnel to be posted to Royal Air Force Station Drem in Scotland in 1942 and was given over to the Royal Navy in 1945 when it was re-Christened H. M. S. Nighthawk. John died at home in August 1945, just over a week before Victory in Japan was declared. World War Two would be over a month later.
MarshallJohn EdwardStoker First ClassP/KX 79207H. M. Submarine Seahorse, Royal Navy 12/01/194029 Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. John was the son of Edward and Nellie Marshall and the husband of Ethel Maud Marshall of Landport, Portsmouth.
MartinWilliam FrederickFlight Sergeant, Wireless Operator(Air)107961435th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve22/03/194423Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Inscription reads: William was the son of William Frederick and Elizabeth Martin and the husband of Ellen Vera Martin of Trimdon, County Durham.
MasonKenneth ReavleyFlight Lieutenant, Flying Instructor66563Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve18/05/194329Elloughton St. Mary Churchyard and Extension, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.Kenneth was the son of Jackson and Ethel Maud Mason and husband of Winifred L. Mason of Willesborough, Kent.
MattenAlbert Edwin JamesLeading SignalmanD/J 37293H. M. S. Defender, Royal Navy 02/05/194445Duke Street Cemetery, Lancashire, United Kingdom.Albert was the son of Albert Edward and Katherine Matten and the husband of Margery Earnshaw Matten of Southport. Albert was serving on board the H. M. S. Defender during the war. She was badly damaged in an air raid in July 1941 and subsequently torpedoed by Australian destroyer H. M. A. S. Vendetta. Given that Albert was buried at home after his death in 1943, it is possible he was injured in this air raid on board the Defender and sent home.
MawdesleyGeorge ErnestSapper2013232287th Field Company, Royal Engineers08/10/194327Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. George was the son of Nicholas and Susannah Mawdesley of Southport.
MawdsleyJThe Worcestershire Regiment
McCabeGRoyal Artillery
McCabeReginald LeslieSergeant1500265111st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery16/12/194427 Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium. Reginald was the son of Thomas and Lilian McCabe of Southport Lancashire and the husband of Mary Louise McCabe of St Luke's, Southport. Reginald died in battle in December 1944 in Belgium.
McCainGeraldMarinePLY/X110443Number 48, Royal Marines Commando06/06/194419Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceGerald was the son of Thomas Christopher and Letitia McCain of Birkdale, Southport.
McCaneGRoyal Marines
McCloudD FRoyal Navy
McCluskeyMartinLeading Aircraftman1073490Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve21/12/194134Southport Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, United Kingdom.Martin was the son of Joe and Julia McCluskey of Southport and the husband of Clara McCluskey of Hillside, Southport.
McCluskeyHenryPrivate37744979th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment05/12/1940Southport Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, United Kingdom.
McCondachIan GordonLieutenant1862761st Squadron, 3rd Battalion The Tower Hamlets Rifles, 5th Regiment, Reconnaissance , Royal Armoured Corps.20/05/194423Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. Ian was the son of Robert and Jean Gordon McCondach and the husband of Joan Doreen McCondach of Itchingfield, Sussex. Ian was mentioned in despatches.
McConnellSRoyal Air Force
McCumskeyJWest Yorkshire Regiment
McDougallJohn EdwardCorporal78833832nd Royal Tank Regiment15/06/1941Alamein Memorial, EgyptJohn was the son of George Edward and Mary Elizabeth McDougall, of Southport, Lancashire.
McEvoyWilliam Galley BoyS.S. Jose de Larrinaga (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
07/09/1940Tower Hill, LondonWilliam was working on SS Jose de Larrinaga, she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk. Her crew of 40 were all presumed lost.
McLaughlanR ADurham Light Infantry
MeadH BMerchant Navy
MedringtonHenry Noel TrevorFlight Lieutenant15344657 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunterr Reservce17/12/194421Runnymede Memorial, SurreyHenry was the son of Arthur Charles Percy and Frances Elsie Medrington, of Birkdale, Lancashire.
MeggittTom RoyFlight Lieutenant45359Royal Air Force Volunteer reserve24/09/194327Anfield Crematorium Liverpool
Mellish SmithIan DareLance Corporal305879Royal Horse Guards 01/04/194523Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, Overijssel, Netherlands Ian was the son of John Mellish-Smith, and of Chryshelen Frances Mellish-Smith, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
MellodyE RRoyal Air Force
MellorJohn CharlesGunner1438354464 Artillery Battery., 71 Searchlight Regiment
Royal Artillery
06/08/194219Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn was the son of Harry and Lilian Mellor, of Southport; nephew of Mrs. M. Fox, of Southport.
MercerAlbertSergeant (Flight Engineer)2218573Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve29/01/194523Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAlbert was the son of John and Margaret Mercer, of Southport.
MillerDavid StephensonLieutenant1659807/9th Battalion
Royal Scots
19/02/194527Milsbeek War Cemetery, Limburg, NetherlandsDavid was the son of Thomas Oswald and Ethel Florence Miller; husband of Hazel Dootson Miller, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
MillerWilliam AlfredPetty Officer139597HMS Drake, Royal Navy21/04/194125Plymouth (Western Mill) Cemetery, DevonWilliam was the son of Arthur Albert and Elizabeth Rebecca Miller, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire. He served on the HMS Drake.
MillingtonPeterFlying Officer (Pilot)133871612 Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
06/05/194324Manchester Crematorium. ManchesterPeter was the son of Harry and Elizabeth Millington, of Birkdale, Southport.
MillwardRobertPrivate146178575th Battalion
South Staffordshire Regiment
07/09/194419Hermanville War Cemetary, Calvados, FranceRobert was the son of Herbert and Emma Millward, of Crossens, Southport, Lancashire.
MilthorpPatrick Reginald FairburnLieutenantH.M.C.S. Spikenard.
Royal Canadian Naval Reserve
02/10/194232Halifax War Memorial, Nova Scotia, CanadaPatrick was the son of Martha G. Milthorp, of Southport, Lancashire, England and husband of Florence Evelyn Milthorp, of Toronto, Ontario. He served on HMCS Spikenard which was torpedoed on 10th February 1942 by the U-boat U-136 and did not survive.
MonkDennis AloysiusSergeant (Wireless Operator)998943150 Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
31/07/194121Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportDennis was the son of Joseph and Ethel Monk, of Birkdale, Southport.
MoorcroftThomasPrivate38585802nd Battalion
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
09/11/194323Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandThomas was the son of James H. Kay and Hilda Kay, of Southport, Lancashire.
MooreJDriver14560230356 Works Section
Royal Engineers
29/05/194621Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)Driver Moore was the son of William and Annie Moore, of Southport, Lancashire.
MorrisonThomas HillLeading Airman90940H.M.S. Goshawk
Royal Navy
11/12/194219Port of Spain (St. James) Military Cemetery, Trinidad and Tobago.Thomas was the son of Thomas Aitken and Alice Morrison, of Birkdale, Merseyside. He served on the shore establishment HMS Goshawk in Trinidad and Tobago.
MortonAlbert EdwardSergeant (Flight Engineer)2220632115 Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
19/07/1944Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
MossRobertCorporal (Wireless Operator)1119561Royal Air Force04/12/1943St. Cuthbert Churchyard, Southport, Lancashire
MouldRichard AndrewsSecond Engineer OfficerS.S. Anselm (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
07/05/194135Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRichard was the son of Richard Andrews Mould and Margaret Ann Mould; husband of Constance Eleanor Mould, of Southport, Lancashire. He served on SS Anselm, which was sunk by a German submarine on 5th July 1941.
MoundslowDRoyal Air Force
MulraneyJohn JSapper7917510 Railway Construction Company
Royal Engineers
06/02/194524Forli War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Hugh and Katherine Mulraney, of Southport, Lancashire.
NawrockiTadeusz TPlutonowy (Platoon Leader)P/784110315 Squadron
Polish Air Force
19/07/194228Our Lady of Compassion Churchyard, FormbyTadeusz was killed during an accident testing a Spitfire Vb W3628 after the aircraft’s periodical maintenance. He crashed on the side of a mountain near Woodvale in heavy fog.
NelsonFrankGunner8680219 Coast Regiment
Royal Artillery

03/05/194323Singapore Memorial, SingaporeFrank was the son of Edward Cuthbert Nelson, and of Annise Mary Nelson, of Ainsdale, Lancashire.
NelsonIRoyal Navy
NewellT E**Private19047401Seaforth Highlanders15/12/1948Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
NightingaleJosephSergeant99292210 Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
09/12/194122Runnymede Memorial, SurreyJoseph was the son of William and Ann Nightingale, of Southport, Lancashire.
NolanEdwardDriver68532Royal Army Service Corps06/07/1943Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia
NorrisRichardTrooper14373008East Riding Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps06/09/194434Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, FranceRichard was the son of Nicholas and Sarah Norris; husband of M. Norris, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
NorrisHerbert AstleyAble Seaman101604H.M.S. Britomart
Royal Navy
24/01/194238Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonHerbert was the son of William Astley Norris and Eva Norris and the husband of Dorothy Denton Norris, of Southport, Lancashire.
NutterArthur LeonardLeading Aircraftman Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)1035566Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve03/05/1943Duke Street Cemetery, Southport
NutterStanleyAircraftman 2nd Class (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)2205160Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve30/01/1944Duke Street Cemetery, Southport
O’NeillFrancisSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)1033698Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve23/01/194322Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolFrancis was the son of William and Mary Frances O'Neill, of Hillside, Southport.
OppenReginald ArthurAble Seaman218811H.M.S. Arrest
Royal Navy
14/06/194325Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportReginald was the son of H. Oppen and Elsie Ivy Oppen, of Birkdale, Southport.
OsborneLawrence EdwardSergeant7684713Corps of Military Police19/12/194427St. Louis (Jefferson Barracks) National Cemetery, Missouri, USALawrence was the son of Frederick and Anne Osborne and husband of Irene Osborne, of Withdean, Sussex, England.
OswaldKenneth CravenSergeant (Navigator)1493028Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76th Squadron25/04/194422Birkdale Cemetery, LancashireKenneth was the son of David Oswald and Sarah Jane Gertrude Oswald of Birkdale, Southport.
ParkinsonThomas AnthonySergeant (Glider Pilot)1625416Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve24/03/1945Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
ParsonsJohn ArthurPetty OfficerD/J 108754Royal Navy, H.M.S Forth13/01/194233Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery, LancashireJohn was the son of Arthur and Ellen Parsons. He was also the husband of Victoria May Parsons of Meols Cop.
PartingtonWilliam StephenSecond OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S Yorktown26/09/194226Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of William Hobson Partington and Nellie Partington. He was also the husband of Mary Hazel Partington of Southport, Lancashire. William was also a Master Mariner for the Merchant Navy.
PassJoseph HenryGunner1026059Royal Artillery, 8 Battery, 13th Anti-Tank Regiment01/06/194038Dunkirk Town Cemetery, FranceJoseph was the son of Henry and Mary Pass. He was also the husband of Theresa Pass of Seaforth.
PassantA JHome Guard
PedderThomasLance Corporal14376130Corp of Military Police30/04/1946Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
PeelC GDurham Light Infantry
PennellFollett MattinsonSergeant (Pilot)580304Royal Air Force, 48th Squadron06/01/194023West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard, SussexFollett was the son of Follett Montague Scott Pennell and Lilian Pennell of Southport, Lancashire.
PenningtonGeorge EdwardGunner1427478Royal Artillery, 8th Medium Regiment25/05/194424Imphal War Cemetery, IndiaGeorge was the son of Edward and Eileen Pennington of Birkdale, Southport. George had a brother, Joseph, who also fought and unfortunately died on 14th September 1942, aged 18.
PenningtonJoseph GordonAble SeamanD/JX 285503Royal Navy, H.M.S Coventry14/09/194218Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonOn 14th September 1942, the HMS Coventry sustained 4 hits in a dive-bombing attack. The ship sunk, badly on fire, with 63 people killed. Joseph was the son of Edward and Eileen Pennington of Birkdale, Southport. Joseph had a brother, George, who also fought and unfortunately died on 25th May 1944, aged 24.
PenningtonVictor ThomasTelegraphistD/JX 199436Royal Navy, H.M.S Hermione16/06/194225Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptOn 16th June 1942, HMS Hermione was torpedoed by the German submarine U-205. 87 crew members went down with the ship. Victor was the son of Herbert and Minnie R. Pennington of Southport, Lancashire.
PhillipsAlfred CyrilSerjeant3862793Royal Artillery, 317 Battery, 92nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment20/05/194429Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery, LancashireAlfred was the son of William A. Phillips and Louise Phillips. He was also the husband of Marianne Cynthia Phillips.
PickhallLTank Regiment
PookErnestSergeant1588511Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve23/08/194419Runnymede Memorial, SurreyErnest was the son of William C. and Jennie Pook of Southport, Lancashire.
PorterMatthiasFusilier3657541Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion18/07/194428Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarMatthias was the son of William and Margaret Porter of Southport, Lancashire.
PorterAlexander RichardLieutenant327664Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion25/03/194520Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, GermanyAlexander was the son of Major Richard Reginald Maitland Porter, I.M.S and Elizabeth Margaret Jane Garvie Porter of Southport, Lancashire.
PossD MRoyal Air Force
PowellFrank GeorgeStewardMerchant Navy, M.V Stentor (Liverpool)27/10/194236Tower Hill Memorial, LondonMV Stentor was a British Cargo Motor Vessel. On 27th October 1942, the vessel was carrying 6,000 tons of West African produce to Liverpool when it was torpedoed by the German submarine U-509. Of the 235 people on board, including army personnel, nursing sisters and naval staff, 44 died in this attack.
PriestmanGArmoured Corps
PritchardCArmoured Corps
PyeKenneth LewisCorporal11265770Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 9th Battalion05/09/194421Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, ItalyKenneth was the son of Arthur B. and Blodwen Pye of Birkdale, Lancashire.

Southport’s Fallen I-P

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiography
RainfordNormanPrivate3861746West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 2nd Battalion16/01/194423Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarNorman was the son of Elizabeth Rainford of Birkdale, Southport.
RandallArthur BernardSergeant (Flight Engineer)2204816Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 434th (R.C.A.F) Squadron28/04/194419Heverlee War Cemetery, BelgiumArthur was the son of Allan Wilfred and Elsie Randall of Birkdale, Southport.
ReardonJohn MurrayLeading Aircraftman1100823Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve13/04/194118Kingston (St Mary's) Cemetery, CanadaJohn was the son of Mrs A. F. Reardon and stepson of Geoffrey L. Wright of Southport, Lancashire.
ReesEricCaptain (Commodore 2nd Class)Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S Eaglet16/04/194255Liverpool Naval Memorial, LancashireEric was the son of Charles and Emily Rees. He was also the husband of Doris Rees of Birkdale, Lancashire.
ReynoldsWilliamSignalmanP/SSX 25066Royal Navy, H.M.S Galatea15/12/194121Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HampshireOn 14th December 1941, HMS Galatea was returning to Alexandria after an unsuccessful search for enemy convoy when it was attacked by German dive bombers. The attacks lasted for 7 hours before a German submarine hit the ship with 2 torpedoes. The ship turned over and sank in 3 minutes. William was 1 of 469 killed in the attack. William was the son of William and Lily Reynolds of Birkdale, Lancashire.
RhodesHarryPilot Officer14038Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve17/05/194323Birkdale Cemetery, LancashireHarry was the son of Frank and Elsie Rhodes of Ainsdale, Southport
RiceJohnGuardsman2720860Irish Guards, 1st Battalion05/04/194323La Reunion War Cemetery, AlgeriaJohn was the son of Joseph and Mary Ellen Rice of Churchtown, Southport.
RichardsDennis StuartFlying Officer141152Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 547th Squadron27/04/194427Runnymede Memorial, SurreyDennis was the son of Stuart Edward Bloxam Richards and Mona Violet Richards of Southport, Lancashire.
RiddlesworthAllen FairhurstFlight Lieutenant39567Royal Air Force25/02/194123Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAllen was the son of Albert and Martha Riddlesworth of Southport
RidingRobert ThomasLance Corporal553801Corp of Military Police22/05/194027Bethune Town Cemetery, FranceRobert was the son of Robert and Alice Elizabeth Riding of Southport, Lancashire and Husband of Isabella Riding of Churchtown, Southport.
RidlerCharles TaborPetty Officer StokerP/KX76779H.M.S Barham, Royal Navy25/11/194133Portsmouth Naval MemorialCharles was the son of George and Margaret Ridler.
RigbyKenneth CraiglawPilot Officer137374405 Squadron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
08/03/1943Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
RigbyJohnLance Bombardier10851884 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery28/07/194229El Alamein War Cemetery, EgyptJohn was the son of Thomas and Catherine Rigby of St Helens, Lancashire.
RigbyJohn HenryPrivate11408278The Hallamshire Battalion,
York and Lancaster Regiment
22/07/194523Reichwald Forest war Cemetery, GermanyJohn was the son of Robert Ernest and Florence Rigby of Southport, Lancashire.
RimmerDenis FaySergeant (Flight Engineer)167352297 Squadron, Royal Air Force21/04/1944Clichy northern cemetery, France
RimmerJohnFlight Sergeant1068981101 Squadron, Royal Air Force21/09/194229Runnymede memorialJohn was the son of Mr and Mrs John Rimmer of St Helens, Lancashire and husband of E N Rimmer.
RimmerJohn William HenrySergeant632547104 Squadron, Royal Air Force16/04/1944Bari war cemetery, Italy
RimmerMartinSergeant376650383 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery19/04/194535Becklingen war cemetery, Germany
RimmerRobertSapper1880388238 Field Company, Royal Engineers18/6/1943Enfidaville war cemetery, Tunisa
RimmerFrank WilliamTrooper79022653rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
Royal Armoured Corps
05/09/194426Imphal war cemetery
RimmerHenryLance Sergeant37658913rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
Royal Armoured Corps
15/03/194537Taukkyan war cemeteryHenry was the son Thomas Henry and Ellen Rimmer of Southport, Lancashire. husband of Florence Maude Rimmer of Southport.
RimmerJames HenryPrivate37767686th Battalion,
Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
09/08/194429Geel war cemetery, BelgiumJames was the son of Harry and Margaret Ann Rimmer of Southport, Lancashire and the husband of Frances Mary Rimmer of Birkdale, Southport.
RimmerJeffrey WareingFusilier34613422nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers27/04/194320Medjez-El-Bab war cemetery, TunisiaJeffrey was the son of Richard and Ethel Rimmer of Crossens, Southport, Lancashire.
RimmerJamesLieutenant256143Cheshire Regiment16/10/194425Faenza war cemetery, ItalyJames was the son of Thomas and Florence Rimmer and the husband of Dorothy Rimmer of Hoole, Cheshire
RimmerJohnPrivate36070961st (Airborne) Battalion.
Border Regiment
07/09/194319Cassino memorial, ItalyJohn was the son of John and May Rimmer of Marshside, Southport, Lancashire.
RimmerRonaldPrivate38595992nd Battalion.
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
25/01/194224Singapore memorialRonald was the son of Peter William and Mary Ann Rimmer.
RimmerCharles WilliamLance Sergeant446031810th Battalion.
Durham Light Infantry
29.06/194427Fontenay-le-Pesnel war cemetery, FranceCharles was the son of William Henry and Elizabeth Alice Rimmer of Southport, Lancashire.
RimmerFrankSergeantT/84563538 Petrol Company, Royal Army Service Corps11/08/193929St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Southport, LancashireFrank was the son of James and Kathleen Rimmer, of Southport; husband of Florence Edith Rimmer, of Ainsdale, Southport.
RimmerAlanAble SeamanP/SSX 27634H.M.S. Cossack,
Royal Navy
11/10/194021Portsmouth naval memorialAlan was the son of Harry and Gladys Rimmer of Birkdale, Southport.
RimmerPatrickAble SeamanC/JX167297H.M.S. Galatea, Royal Navy15/12/1941Chatham Naval Memorial, KentPatrick was serving aboard HMS Galatea, . The ship was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-557off Alexandria, Egypt.469 crewmen, including Patrick were killed. Some 100 survivors were picked up by the destroyers Griffin and Hotspur
RobertsJoseph EdwardsSergeant2211675166 Squadron,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
23/09/194423Runnymede Memorial, SurreyJoseph was the son of Joseph ans Alice Mary Roberts of Ashley, Cheshire
RobertsLeonard WilliamSergeant1002346Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve30/09/194220Runnymede Memorial, SurreyLeonard was the son of William Pitt Roberts and Eliza Hannah Elizabeth Roberts of Southport, Lancashire.
RobertsWRoyal Air Force
RobertsRRoyal Army Service Corps
RobertsJ WRoyal Navy
RobertsGuy SmithApprenticeS.S. City of Manchester (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
28/02/194221Tower Hill Memorial, London, UKGuy was the son of Richard and Alice Maude Roberts of Ainsdale, Southport. The City of Manchester was torpedoed and gunned by Japanese submarine I-153 Of 137 people on board, 3 were killed (including Guy) and 6 assumed to have been taken prisoner.
RobinsonGRoyal Air Force
RobinsonWilliam AbrahamGunner37679965 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery17/01/194329Alamein Memorial, EgyptWilliam was the son of William Stanley Robinson and Harriet Katherine Robinson and husband of Edna May Robinson of Hunts Cross, Liverpool.
RobinsonRichardFireman and TrimmerMerchant Navy, S.S. Empire Shackleton (Greenock)01/01/194320Tower Hill Memorial, London, United KingdomRichard was the son of William and Florence Robinson, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
S.S. Empire Shackleton was torpedoed on 28/12/1942. Crew were taken on to HMS Fidelity, that ship was torpedoed and sunk 30/12/1942. Richard's record card states he died 01/01/1943.
RockcliffeARoyal Air Force
RodgersJ ARoyal Air Force
RodwellPeterPrivate142031126th Batallion, Gordon Highlanders30/04/1943Oued Zarga War Cemetery, TunisiaPeter was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Rodwell, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire
RoeIvor Harold MitchellLeading Radio MechanicP/MX 101515Royal Navy, H.M.S. Achates31/12/1942Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United KingdomOn 31 December 1942, HMS Achates was on escort duty protecting the Russian convoy JW 51B when she was sunk in the Barents Sea. 113 crew were lost including Ivor Harold Mitchell Roe. 81 survivors were rescued.
RonaldsonJ TRoyal Navy
RookeWLancashire Fusiliers
RookeW DRoyal Navy
RooneyJ RPioneer Corp
RossiterS OManchester Regiment
RothwellWilliam CrabtreePrivate14749404Army Dental Corps30/03/194536Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, Lancashire, United KingdomWilliam was the son of George Henry and Annie Rothwell; husband of Priscilla Entwistle Rothwell, of Blowick
RuscoeThomas LeslieStoker 1st ClassD/KX 114962Royal Navy, H.M.S. Sultan31/03/194229Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United KingdomThomas was the son of Thomas and Minnie C. Ruscoe, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Kate A. Ruscoe, of Southport.
HMS Sultan was the naval base at Singapore. The base was captured by the Japanese Army in February 1942.
RussellGRoyal Air Force
RussellJRoyal Air Force
RussellGeoffrey ErnestLieutenant Colonel3208250th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps29/11/194337Geoffrey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Russell, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
RussellJohnSerjeant2325059Royal Corps of Signals13/08/1943Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, MyanmarJohn was the son of Alexander and Clara Russell, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
RutherfordWilliamTrooper7953410145th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (8th Duke of Wellington's Regiment)05/06/194326Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, TunisiaWilliam was the son of John Thomas Rutherford and Sarah Rutherford; husband of Bessie Rutherford, of Southport, Lancashire.
RyanCharles LeslieCorporal1084891136th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve29/04/194438Chittagong War Cemetery, Chattogram, BangladeshCharles was the son of Charles and Annie L. Ryan; husband of Margaret Elinor Ryan, of Southport, Lancashire.
RymerJohnDriver189994668 Chemical Warfare Company, Royal Engineers02/01/194238Saint Cuthbert Churchyard, Southport, Lancashire, United KingdomJohn was the son of John and Hannah Emily Rymer; husband of Bessie Rymer, of High Park, Stockport.
SandyJ ARoyal Air Force
Sandys-ClarkeWillward AlexanderLieutenant865171st Batallion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)23/04/194323Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaWillward was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sandys-Clarke; husband of Dorothy Irene Sandys-Clarke, of Egerton, Lancashire.
During an attack on Guiriat el Atach, in Tunisia, on 23rd April, 1943, Lieutenant Sandys-Clarke's company gained their objective, but were counter-attacked and almost wiped out. He was the lone surviving officer and he gathered together enough soldiers to attack the position again, single-handedly taking out three machine-gun posts. The group came under fire from snipers and Lieutenant Sandys-Clarke was killed after advancing on them. The London Gazette for 29th June 1943 praised his "quick grasp of the situation and his brilliant leadership" along with his " outstanding bravery and tenacious devotion to duty".
SaundersRaymond CharlesSergeant (Navigator)996559139th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve04/03/194329Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, Nord, FranceRaymond was the son of Albert Thomas Saunders and Beatrice Saunders; husband of Christine Mary Saunders, of Southport, Lancashire.
SawiakBoleslaw, JozefPorucznik (Lieutenant)P/0867315th Squadron, Polish Air Force23/08/194223Our Lady of Compassion Churchyard, Formby, Lancashire, Boleslaw scrambled alone from Ballyhalbert, County Down, to intercept a marauding German bomber. He damaged the aircraft which was forced to landed near Dublin. Boleslaw was wounded by a return of fire from the bomber and later died of his wounds in hospital.
SawyerWilliamFusilier34558832nd Batallion, Lancashire Fusiliers23/06/1942Saint Cuthbert Churchyard, Southport, Lancashire, United KingdomWilliam was the son of Robert and Alice Sawyer, of Southport; husband of Phyllis Sawyer, of Churchtown, Southport.
ScarisbrickThomas CharlesPrivate38660381st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)23/04/194320Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia
ScottD MFleet Air Arm
ScottA WRoyal Navy
ScrimshireRichardLance CorporalT/1060743rd General Headquarters Artillery Company, Royal Army Service CorpsBetween 27/05/1940 and 02/06/194026Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, FranceRichard was the son of John and Minnie Scrimshire; husband of Marjorie Scrimshire, of Southport, Lancashire.
SealeWilliam HenryAble SeamanD/JX 150795Royal Navy, H.M.S. Glorious06/08/194020Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United KingdomWilliam was the son of Bert and Lilian Seale, of Southport, Lancashire.
On June 8th, 1940, HMS Glorious, escorted by destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent, was surprised by the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, while evacuating RAF aircraft from Norway. HMS Glorious lost 1,207 men including William Henry Seale.
SeddonThomasCorporal1120045Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve23/12/194435Karachi War Cemetery, PakistanThomas was the son of Thomas Baker Seddon and Myra Seddon; husband of Annie Seddon. of Southport, Lancashire.
SeedHarryOrdinary TelegraphistP/JX403969H.M.S. Shrapnel,
Royal Navy
18/07/194320St John's Churchyard, Crossens SouthportHarry was the son of Harry and Agnes Seed, from Crossens. He serve at HMS Shrapnel, a seried of Royal Naval Training Schools.
SellWalter Le LievreCorporalT/288646Royal Army Service Corps17/12/194524 Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, SyriaWalter was the son of Reginald and Clara Sell of Ainsdale
SellarBevan WilliamCaptain113588Lancashire Fusiliers, attached. 36th Battalion.
King's African Rifles
03/11/194429Imphal War Cemetery, IndiaBevan was the son of Frederick Bevan and Catherine Sellar
ShaftsbyD SRoyal Air Force
ShakeshaftFrederickDriverT/79846Royal Army Service Corps01/06/1940Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
SharpIRoyal Artillery
SharrockKennethAble SeamanP/SSx17187Royal Navy, H.M.S. Nubian26/05/194127Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HampshireKenneth was the son of Thomas Edwin and Mary Sharrock, of Ainsdale, Lancashire. He was killed during the Battle of Crete, when Nubian had her stern blown off, with the loss of 7 crew.
ShawVincent ThomasAircraftman 2nd class101958662 Squadron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
29/11/194331Singapore Memorial, SingaporeVincent was the son of William and Agnes Shaw. Husband of Ida Jennie Shaw of Southport
ShepherdR CRoyal Air Force
ShirmA JRoyal Air Force
ShuttleworthHenry DuxberryLieutenant153620299 Battery., 75 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment.
Royal Artillery
14/06/194429Caserta War Cemetery, ItalyHenry was the son of Henry and Minnie Shuttleworth, of Birkdale, Lancashire.
SimmonsGeorge ChurchillSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Empire Trader'05/06/194055Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the son of James and Mary Simmons; husband of Lily Simmons, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire. George was killed when the Empire Trader was torpedoed and damaged by U-92 north of the Azores. The next day, the vessel was abandoned and at 8pm

SimpsonJohn HallFlight Sergeant54108721 Squadron.
Royal Air Force
01/07/1941Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, GermanyJohn was killed whilst serving with 21 squadron, out of RAF Watton. The squadron was operating Coastal Command anti-shipping flights.
SimpsonWilliam FrederickCaptain16418083th Regiment, Royal Artillery28 Brookvale, Waterloo13/08/194427Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceWilliam was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Simpson; husband of Doris Helen Simpson, of Churchtown, Southport, Lancashire.
SinclairN ARoyal Army Service Corps
SingletonJRoyal Air Force
SkidmoreJosephSignalman790687530 Heavyweight Section,
Royal Corps of Signals
24/09/194326Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanJoseph was the son of Joseph and Agnes Mary Skidmore of Southport
SlaterJohn MorrisPilot Officer175566143 Squadron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
11/05/194421St Cuthbert Churchyard SouthportJohn was the son of Fred and Mary Maud Slater of Southport
SmalleyM HLancashire Fusiliers
SmithK PRoyal Air Force
SmithW ERoyal Air Force
SmithThomasSapper3461731246 Field Company.
Royal Engineers
18/07/194421Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceThomas was the son of Thomas and Frances Teresa Smith of Southport
SmithM Coldstream Guards
SmithJColdstream Guards
SmithWRoyal Army Service Corps
SnapeLeslieAble SeamanD/SSX 23027H.M.S. Gloucester
Royal Navy
22/05/194121Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonLeslie was the son of Thomas and Ellen Snape of Southport Lancashire. He was killed while serving on HMS Gloucester. She was sunk by German dive bombers during the Battle of Crete with the loss of 722 men out of a crew of 807
SouthernFrankGunner892140106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment.
Royal Artillery
26/04/194128Athens MemorialFrank was the son of Samuel and Agnes Ann Southern. Husband of Florence Southern, of Southport
SpencerN ARoyal Navy
SpencerRobertP/JX141012Royal Navy
SperlingRoyston1589200Royal Air Force
StampEdward AFireman and TrimmerMerchant Navy09/02/194426Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdward was one of four crew members known to have lost their lives when the S.S. Alden Gifford sank due to a storm.
StanleyNoraPrivateW/167369Auxiliary Territorial Service16/09/194418Brookwood Military Cemetry, SurreyNora was the daughter of George John and Irene Stanley, of Southport, Lancashire.
StansfieldBernard BarkerFlying Officer178369117th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunatry Reserve13/07/194525Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, SingaporeBernard was the son of Alfred Barker Stansfield and Jessie Stansfield, of Southport, Lancashire.
StantWRoyal Army Service Corps
StathamH WRoyal Army Service Corps
SteelDavidDriverT/4803273Royal Army Service Corps05/04/1943Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia
SteelWilliam TempletonLieutenant130949Royal Army Service Corps14/04/194528Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyWilliam was the son of Richmond Steel, and of Isabella Steel, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
SteeleHerbert DennisSargeant1486363106th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve23/03/194424Runnymede Memorial, SurreyHerbert was the son of Herbert James Steele and Sarah Alice Steele, of Southport, Lancashire.
SteeplesGeoffreyMarinePLY/X 101682Royal Marines18/04/1941Halsar Royal Navy Cemetery, Hampshire
StewartCharles HenryCaptain72nd County of Lancaster (Crosby) Battalion, Home Guard30/07/194152Birkdale Cemetery, LancashireCharles was the son of Charles and Annie Stewart, of Southport; husband of Olive Stewart, of Bramhall, Cheshire.
StoneDavid CampbellSergeant (Navigator)1451978100th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve25/05/194321Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, NetherlandsDavid was the son of Francis Campbell Stone and Elizabeth Annie Stone, of Ainsdale, Lancashire.
StoryWRoyal Air Force
StreetLeslie Charles JohnSargeant1456889626th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve12/02/194334Berlin 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, GermanyLeslie was the son of Charles and Margaret Street; husband of Hannah Doreen Street, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
SumnerEdwardAircraftman 1st Class1128974Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve14/02/194221Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, SingaporeEdward was the son of Henry and Nellie Sumner, of Southport, Lancashire.
SumnerGeorgePrivate45462445th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment27/04/1942St Cuthbert Churchyard, Southport, Lancashire
SumnerG EFleet Air Arm
SuttonKRoyal Air Force
SuttonK E TRoyal Air Force
SweetHaroldSargeant (Air Gunner)1230519Royal Air ForceJonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, NetherlandsHarold was the son of Valentine Stanley Sweet and Olive Sweet, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire.
SwensonWilliamLeading Aircraftman613837Royal Air Force10/08/194339Birkdale Cemetery, LancashireWilliam was the son of Eric Ludwig Swenson and Jane Swenson, of Birkdale, Southport. His brother Victor Kershaw Swenson also died on service.
SwensonVictor KershawDriverT/206430276 Corps Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps16/06/194326Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, TunisiaVictor was the son of Eric Ludwig Swenson and Jane Swenson, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire. His brother, Leading Aircraftman William Swenson, died in the United Kingdom.
SykesWalterFlying Officer146518160th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve06/09/1945Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri LankaWalter was the son of James and Mary Ann Sykes, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Kathleen Sykes, of Southport.
TaskerWalterLieutenant2770998th (Irish) Battalion, King's Regiment (Liverpool)28/03/1945Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
TaskerThomasPrivate147292597th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders31/10/194428Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsThomas was the son of Harry and Ellen Tasker, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Isabella Tasker, of Southport.
TattersallCliffordCraftsman14339830Corp of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers17/11/194433Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, LancashireClifford was the son of Albert and Eva Tattersall; husband of Mary Tattersall, of Birkdale, Southport.
TaylorHRoyal Air Force
TaylorRArmoured Corps
TaylorStanleySignalman14523996Royal Corp of Signals06/06194434Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceStanley was the son of Thomas and Emily Taylor, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Dorothy Taylor, of Marshside, Southport.
TaylorGerald PercivalMajor13030038th Irish Infantry Brigade, Royal Army Service Corps25/03/194327Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, TunisiaGerald was the son of Percival and Minnie Menzies Taylor; husband of Peggy Taylor, of Birkdale, Lancashire.
ThompsonLeslie NormanLeading Aircraftman1695780Base Signals Repair Unit, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve11/07/194437Blankenberge Town Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumLeslie was the son of Isaac and Ethel Maud Thompson; husband of Elsie Hazel Grace Thompson, of Ainsdale, Lancashire.
ThompsonA RRoyal Navy
ThrellfallJ ERoyal Artillery
TilsonL F RMerchant Navy
TingleGeorgeGuardsman26129702nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards29/05/194028Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, FranceGeorge was the son of Walter and Caroline Tingle; husband of Ethel Tingle, of Southport, Lancashire.
TinsleyJKing's Own Royal Regiment
TinsleyWRoyal Army Service Corps
TomlinsonNormanCorporal14526130Royal Army Ordnance Corp15/01/194532Rome War Cemetery, RomeNorman was the son of Robert and Emily Tomlinson, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Ellen Heath Tomlinson, of Southport.
TookeyKeithSergeant106244940 Sqaudron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
03/04/194321Alamein MemorialKeith was the son of Burt Wareham Tookey and Gladys Louise Tookey, of Birkdale, Lancashire.
TorrPhilip WoodSecond Lieutenant1566422nd Battalion.
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
26/02/194228Singapore Memorial, SingaporePhilip was the son of Harold and Daisy E. Torr; husband of Dorothy Torr, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire
ToughAlan McGillivraySquadron Leader105321Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve05/12/194636Sai Wan War Cemetery, China, (including Hong Kong)Alan was the son of John Galloway Tough and Mary Tough; husband of Ellen Ivy Tough, of Southport, Lancashire.
TownNRoyal Artillery
TownRobertAble SeamanD/JX 204265Royal Navy , H.M.S Jaguar26/03/194231Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonRobert was the son of Thomas William and Rhoda Jane Town, of Southport, Lancashire. HMS Jaguar was struck by two torpedoes fired by the German submarine U-652 and sank off Sidi Barrani, Egypt.
TurnerHarold ArthurFlight Lieutenant6764123 Sqaudron.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
24/03/194427Malta Memorial, MaltaHarold was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Turner; husband of Jennie Turner, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
TurnerWilliamPrivateD/40768South Lancashire Regiment13/01/194234Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam was the husband of Jean Turner, of Southport
TurnockGeoffrey BerkeleyLieutenant198727Royal Artillery10/06/194230Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportGeoffrey was the son of Thomas Berkeley Turnock and Gertrude Turnock, of Ormskirk; husband of Blanche Dorothy Turnock, of Ormskirk
TurtonEricAircraftman 1st Class1052027Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve30/06/194429Ambon War Cemetery, IndonesiaEric was the son of James and Eva Mary Turton, of Churchtown, Southport, Lancashire
TwistT SRoyal Artillery
TwistThomas WilliamCabin BoyMerchant Navy, S.S 'Fintra'23/02/194316Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the son of James William and Phyllis Twist, of Southport, Lancashire. Fintra was sunk on route from Philippeville for Algiers, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-371 and sunk. 5 crew lost from a total of 35.
TyrerG ARoyal Navy
UnderwoodBertramSergeantD/4076930th (H.D.) Bn.
South Lancashire Regiment
05/08/194241Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportBertram was the husband of Florence Underwood, of Birkdale, Southport.
UnsworthJRoyal Air Force
VarleyStanleyCorporal7684718Corp of Military Police11/06/194223El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.Stanley was the son of Stanley and Nora Varley; husband of Beatrice Varley, of Southport, Lancashire
VernonHumphrey Warine JosephLeading Aircraftman1058559Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve22/08/194129St Luke's Churchyard, Millom,Haverigg, CumbriaHumphrey was the son of Humphrey and Miriam Vernon; husband of Mavis Olive Vernon, of Southport, Lancashire. 22nd August 1941 Botha L6416 left RAF Millom on a navigation and wind finding exercise. The weather on the day in question was poor, with low lying fog encountered on much of the route. The accident report suggests that the aircraft was on the final leg of the flight from Barnard Castle to Millom when it crashed. 4 crew were killed.
VickersARoyal Navy
WainwrightTimothySergeant (Flight Engineer)1695286429 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squaodn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
26/11/194331Carignan Communal cemetery, Ardennes, FranceTomothy was the son of Timothy and Emily Wainwright, of Southport, Lancashire; husband of Enid Wainwright, of Buxton, Derbyshire.He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD325 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which crashed in flames near Carignan in France during a raid to Frankfurt.
WalkerEricSapper1896443228 Field Company.
Royal Engineers
03/07/194429Caserta War Cemetery, ItalyEric was the son of Ernest and Edith Walker, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire
WallL NRoyal Artillery
WalmsleyFGrenadier Guards
WalmsleyCyril MilchristPrivate147358371st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry13/04/194519Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, GermanyCyril was the son of James Milchrist Walmsley and Mary Ellen Walmsley, of Southport, Lancashire.
WardMaxwell CecilLance Sergeant78865276th
Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
15/06/194123Alamein Memorial, EgyptMaxwell was the son of Alfred Cecil and Ethel Ward, of Southport, Lancashire
WareingTRoyal Air Force
WatkinsonPeterSapper1895586585 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers01/07/194332Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey.Peter was the son of Peter and Annie watkinson of Southport
WatkinsonSethPrivateT8201654 Troop Carrying Company, Royal Army Service Corps31/08/194224Saint Cuthberts Churchyard,  SouthportSeth was the son of William and M.J.Watkinson of southport
WatkinsonW RRoyal Army Service Corps
WealeJ HMerchant Navy
WebsterJ FRoyal Air Force
WebsterJ HRoyal Air Force
WesolowskiMarian JanPorucznik (Pilot)P0603308 Squadron, Polish Air Force09/01//194228Our Lady of Compassion Churchyard, Formby308 Squadron moved to RAF Woodvale  in December 1941.During a routine flight on the night of 9th January, Marian collided with another Spitfire IIa P7745 flown by Pilot Officer Kazimierz Dolicher. Dolicher suffered slight injuries, He survived the war and returned to Poland.
WhalleyG ARoyal Air Force
WhalleyD RCorp of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
WheeldonP LRoyal Air Force
WhiteDonald Jeffrey BirchallWarrant Officer (Pilot)1016777Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve06/08/194422Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, ItalyDonald was the son of George and Elizabeth Mary White, of Ainsdale, Lancashire.
WhiteJames HelierCaptain130714South Lancashire Regiment, attached 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment06/06/194435Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados FranceJames was the son of Doctor Robert Prosser White and Clarice White
WhiteheadHRoyal Navy
WhitemoreARoyal Air Force
WhitesideFRoyal Air Force
WhittinghamHaroldDriverT765953 Troop Carrying Company.
Royal Army Service Corps
15/05/194022Gaurain-Ramecroix War Cemetry, Hainaut, Belgium Harold was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Whittingham, from Southport
WidzislewskiMieczyslaw AntoniPorucznik (Lieutenant)P/1695315 Squadron, Polish Air Force29/12/194222Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportMieczyslaw was a member of of 315 Squadron from April to October 1942, he was killed in a flying accident on 29th December 1942 while posted to 602 Squadron.
WilkinsonMauriceLieutenant296236298 Battery, 68 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery30/07/194431Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Calvados, FranceMaurice was the son of Philip and Eva Wilkinson, of Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire.
WilliamsD SRoyal Air Force
WilliamsJ CMerchant Navy
WilliamsJ EMerchant Navy
WilliamsSMerchant Navy
WillingtonC ARoyal Artillery
WilsonDWomen's Auxiliary Air Force
WilsonRobert  ErskineGunner16749315/3 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery07/11/194229Chatham Naval Memorial Kent  Robert was the son of John and Ellen Wilson; husband of Margery Alice Wareing Wilson, of Crossens, Lancashire.
WinfieldRSouth Staffordshire Regiment
WinterbottomRonald MichaelAssistant StewardS.S. Carlier (Belgium)
Merchant Navy
11/11/194320Tower Hill memorial LondonRonald was the son of William Winterbottom and Margaret Mary Winterbottom of Southport. He was killed while serving aboard SS Carlier, she was  sunk by two torpedoes and  3 bombs.
WoodJIrish Guards
WorthingtonJames RobertFlying Officer15627249 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport, Lancashire22/06/194430Rheinberg War Cemetery,  Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyJames was the son of Ernest and Bridget Worthington, of Southport, Lancashire.
WosnamR GRoyal Air Force
WrightClement GillamLeading Aircraftman913389955 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve07/06/194346Saint Nicholas Old Churchyard, Uphill, SomersetClement was the son of Arthur Gillam Wright and Alice Wright; husband of Florence Anne Wright, of Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex.
WrightJosephSergeant132552761 Squadron. Royal Air ForceSouthport, Lancashire09/03/194222Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United KingdomRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Joseph Wright, and of Eliza Wright, of Southport, Lancashire.
WrightJohn RipleySergeant1057411455 (Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport, Lancashire04/11/194221Rhienberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyJohn was the son of John and Agnes Margaret Wright, of Southport, Lancashire.
WrightHaroldAble SeamanC/SSX 33442Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Veteran"Birkdale, Lancashire26/09/194219Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United KingdomHarold served aboard H.M.S. "Veteran" She was torpedoed and sunk by U-404 while escorting convoy RB-1. When torpedoed she was rescuing survivors of the 'American' passenger ship. Veteran was lost with all hands, including the rescued survivors from the 'American'. The convoy was attacked by three wolf packs totalling 17 U-boats. Harold was the son of James and Frances Wright, of Birkdale.
WrightJohn JamesOrdinary SeamanP/JX 343450Royal Navy, H.M.S. BeverleySouthport, Lancashire04/11/194319Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United KingdomJohn was the son of John James Wright and Nancy Wright, of Southport.He was lost aboard HMS Beverley. The ship was seriously damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Cairnvalona, while in convoy. She took station in the rear of the convoy, she struck andd sunk by torpedoes from U-188 . There were only 4 survivors out of a crew of 155.
WynneRuskin EdwardsCaptain1133481/8th Battalion. Lancashire FusiliersBirkdale, Lancashire28/04/194429Kohima War Cemetery, IndiaRuskin was the son of James Ruskin Wynne and Hattie Lizzie Wynne, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
YarwoodRobertPrivate35347091st Battalion Manchester RegimentSouthport, Lancashire13/07/194329Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandRobert was the son of John William and Harriet Knowles Yarwood, of Southport, Lancashire.
YatesGeoffrey NormanAircraftman 2nd Class101683136 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveSouthport, Lancashire29/11/194221Sai Wan War Cemetery, China, (including Hong Kong)Geoffrey was the son of James and Marian Yates, of Southport, Lancashire.
YoungmanLouis RousseauFlying Officer120631218 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve23/10/194234Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United KingdomLouis was the son of Henry Maskin Youngman and Agnes Millis Youngman.
ZachariasJohn PaulMajor1309852nd Royal Tank Regiment, Royal ArtilleryHawkstone, Downhills Road, Blundellsands09/07/194430Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Frederick Albert Paul and Gladys Zacharias; husband of Audrey Amsdale Zacharias, of Ainsdale. He was killed in action in Italy. Prior to the war he was an international golfer and played Rugby for Lancashire and Waterloo.