Second World War Dead

This page is dedicated to those people in the extended family who died during the Second World War. Whilst much is known about the various campaigns of the war, much of the individual participant’s records are still not in the public domain.

The Royal Air Force
George Alfred Dane – Flight Sergeant, 149 Squadron
Philip James Frith – Aircraftsman, RAF
William Leonard Heavisides – Flight Sergeant, 3 OTU
Richard William Purser – First Officer, 6 Ferry Pilot Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary
Anthony Hugh Denison Reffell – Pilot Officer, 3 OTU
Albert William Reffles – Flight Sergeant, 158 Squadron
Robert Frank Spencer-Schrader – Flight Officer, 3 OTU
Peter Henry Thomas – Flight Sergeant, 111 OTU

The Royal Navy
Robin Pendennis Alexander – Sub-Lieutenant, 836 Squadron FAA
Thomas Edward Charles Hallett – Warrant Engineer, HMS Fiji
Arthur John Kerby – Petty Officer Steward, HMS Illustrious
Julian Purser – Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Burghead Bay
Harry Arthur Stacey – Lieutenant, HMS Submarine Swordfish

The British Army
Heather Cosens – Corporal, Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service
Frederick Robert Keirle – Private, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Robert John Martin – Guardsman, Welsh Guards
William Harry Rattle – Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Bertie Charles Tacchi – Private, Royal Artillery

The Merchant Navy
Richard Brown – Fireman, SS Hamla
George Henry Mandell – Third Engineer, Scottish Standard
James Nicholas Reffell– Greaser, SS Lagosian

The United States Army Air Force
Frederick J Masset – Sergeant, 345 Squadron

Royal Australian Air Force
William Frederick Harvey Rattle – Flying Officer, 622 Squadron

The Australian Army
Albert Farnham Jones – Driver, 2/3rd Motor Ambulance Company