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Name: ABBOTT, KENNETH GEORGE
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 30 Sqdn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/05/1941
Additional information: Son of George and May Abbott, of Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 244.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

Name: CHAPMAN, HARRY
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 625 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 07/03/1945
Additional information: Son of Harry and Florence Chapman, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire; husband of Margaret Chapman, of Leicester.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30. B. 2.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
– Either –
Name: HINTON, FRED
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 458 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn
Date of Death: 08/01/1942
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 6. Row C. Grave 5.
Cemetery: CHERBOURG OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY
– or –
Name: HINTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 25/04/1944
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 231.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Name: MIDDLETON, JACK
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 18 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31/12/1944
Additional information: Son of John William and Melinda Emma Middleton, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 13, Column 2.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL

Name: SIMPSON, DAVID
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 20
Date of Death: 08/06/1945
Additional information: Son of Beatrice Simpson, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, England.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 90.
Cemetery: THABA TSHWANE (NEW) MILITARY CEMETERY (South Africa)

Name: CHESTERTON, ANTHONY JAMES
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Eskimo
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/07/1943
Additional information: Son of James William and Alice Chesterton; husband of Ella Florence Mary Chesterton, of Primethorpe, Leicestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 72, 3.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

– CQMS K Stevens of RASC is probably –
Name: STEVENS, KENNETH
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Mechanist Q.M.S.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 247 Motor Boat Coy.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 03/07/1945
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Frank and Caroline Stevens; husband of Yvonne M. Stevens, of Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 15. Column 2.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

Name: BATCHELOR, SAMUEL JAMES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment
Unit Text: 2/5th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14/09/1943
Additional information: Son of Charles Thomas Batchelor and Mable Batchelor, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire; husband of Muriel Maud Batchelor.
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 4.
Cemetery: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY

Name: FARMER, ALBERT DERRICK
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment
Unit Text: 25th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 11/02/1943
Additional information: Son of Albert and Gladys Maud Farmer, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire; husband of M. Farmer, of Burbage, Leicestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 17.
Memorial: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL

– W Burrows not found –

Name: BEASLEY, PETER
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Somerset Light Infantry
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/11/1944
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Beasley, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
Memorial: GROESBEEK MEMORIAL

Name: GROOCOCK, ARTHUR WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: North Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/04/1941
Additional information: Husband of Beryl M. Groocock, of Broughton Astley.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 37.
Cemetery: BROUGHTON ASTLEY CEMETERY

Name: HOWKINS, WILLIAM FREDRICK
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 12/02/1944
Additional information: Husband of N. M. Howkins, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXII. C. 1.
Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

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