World War Two Casualties in Milton Parish

Twenty years after the end of World War One, Europe was at war again. The men and women of Milton Parish served in all area of the war. 140 men were and women were killed in action. The number on the dot refers to the number of the casualty on the spreadsheet below the map.

Details of the 140 Milton Parish World War Two casualties showing their connection to the area. The basic information given, shows the casualties name, rank, the unit that they served in, their date and cause of death and their connection to Milton Parish area.


A two or three page biography of each casualty can be found in the book New Milton and the Second World War, available from the Milton Heritage Society. The page reference number from the book is shown.

To order a copy of this book at £10 please request via the contact page.

  Name Rank and
Service Number
Regiment or Ship or Squadron Date and circumstances Link to Milton Parish

1

ADAMS. William Henry

14119949.

Private

General Service Corps

06/04/46. Norwich. Died of blood poisoning contracted whilst undergoing military training.

p.325. Lived with his parents at Peters Farm, Lower Ashley, New Milton. Attended Ashley School. Death is recorded in NMAT

2

ADAMSON

James Alexander

1167110. Sergeant Air Gunner

RAFVR. Served in 7 Squadron RAF Bomber Command

13/08/42. Shot down by a night fighter after laying mines in Kiel Bay.

p.83. Lived with parents in Barton on Sea. Went to Field Place School. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church and on war memorial. Death reported in NMAT. States family home was at “Woodfield” Lyon Avenue.

3

BADCOCK

Ingerson Keith Fey

926840. Leading Aircraftsman.

RAFVR. Served in 242 Squadron RAF

29/11/43. Was captured in the Far East by the Japanese. Was on board a ship with hundreds of other POWs from Java to Japan when it was torpedoed by a US navy submarine. A Japanese mine sweeper rescued the Japanese survivors and then machine gunned and rammed the life rafts of the British and Dutch survivors.

p.270. Born in the New Forest area. Lived and worked in New Milton. Met his wife, Constance Mary Alsop, at New Milton Tennis Club. His name in mentioned on the grave stone of his parents in law in St Mary Magdalene Church Yard. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church and on war memorial. Death reported in NMAT

4

BARDOLPH. George Malcolm

78695 Flying Officer. Wireless Operator Air Gunner.

RAFVR. Served in 53 Squadron Coastal Command.

17/08/40. Shot down whilst patrolling the coast of France.

p.39. Mother lived in New Milton. On Brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church but name spelt as Bardolf. He appears to have used Malcolm as his first name.

5

BARTON.

Darley Campbell

Master.

Merchant Navy

24/06/43. Torpedoed in the Indian Ocean by a Japanese submarine.

p.78. Married to Olive Mary Clarke of Jersey. They set up home at ‘Comridge’ Vectis Road, Barton on Sea. On Brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church

6

BIGNOLD.

John Noel

117864 Flt Lt (Navigator)

RAF. No.2 Group Support Unit

10/12/44. UK. Flying accident. Crashed during a mock attack at the Stanford battle Training area

p.242. Parents were living in New Milton at the time of his death. CWGC show his parents as resident in New Milton. On Brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

7

BIRNEY. David Leslie

75991. Captain

London Rifle Brigade attached to 2 Army Commando

28/03/42. Killed in Action whilst on Operation Chariot, the raid to disable the dry docks at St Nazaire, France.

p.68. Married to Cecile Mercedes Wood of Kennard Road, New Milton. Their only child Ann was educated at Fernhill manor School New Milton.

8

BLACKWELL

Sidney Malcolm

6207691 Private

8th Bn Middlesex Regiment

11/07/44 . KIA Normandy during Operation Jupiter

p.211. His family home was at 19 Naish Road, Barton on Sea. Mentioned on his mother’s grave in Ashley Cemetery.

9

BLAKE

Victor Ivor Anthony

5500159 Corporal

1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment

05/05/44 UK. Died of tuberculosis.

p. 185. His family home was at “Belview” Old Milton Road. Buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard. His death is reported in NMAT. Buried in St Mary Magdalene Cemetery

10

BOWRING.

Frederick James

5500847 Private

5th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment

15/06/43. Died of wounds whilst a POW. He had been captured at the battle of Sidi N’Sir in Tunisia on 26/02/43.

p.123. Mother and step father lived at 4 Southdene Cottages, Bashley New Milton. His death is reported in the NMAT. On Brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church.

11

BRENTON. William C

P/KX91674. Leading Stoker. Royal Navy.

HMS Cambletown

28/03/42. Killed in Action whilst on Operation Chariot, the raid to disable the dry docks at St Nazaire, France.

p.65. Son of Henry and Lottie Brenton of ‘Southfields’ Walkford. On Brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church.

12

BROAD. Jesse

P/SR8129 Stoker 2nd Class Royal Navy

HMS Exmouth

21/01/40. Killed in Action when his ship was torpedoed by a German U Boat.

p.9. After being orphaned he was cared for by his aunt , a Mrs Legg of Manor Road, New Milton, then by another aunt Mrs Martin of Beckley. Went to school in New Milton and worked as a caddy at Barton on Sea Golf Course. On Brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in New Milton Advertiser and Times.

13

BROWN

Graeme Carthew

232536 Lt

North Irish Horse, RAC

23/05/44. Italy. KIA in an armoured assault on German front line.

p.152. Photo of grave. Parents lived at “Brierley” Sea Road, Barton on Sea. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

14

BROWN DSO OBE. William Felix

Lieutenant Colonel

Assam Regiment

04/01/45. Killed in action in Burma when his unit was ambushed by Japanese forces.

p.288. Parents lived at “Stonar” Ashley. His death is reported in NAMT On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church

15

BROWNE. Donald Rowland

6201592

Guardsman

Grenadier Guards

01/06/40. Missing in Action in Dunkirk.

p.18. CWGC list him as: Son of S.G Browne and stepson of Dorothy Browne of Bashley, Hampshire.

16

BULGIN

Vernon Edward

5501090 L/Sgt

Army. Queens Royal West Surry Regiment.

14/05/44. India. DOW during battle of Kohima

p.284. His parents lived in Ashley Road, New Milton. Born and raised in New Milton. CWGC confirm link to New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

17

CARTWRIGHT

Bernard

908691. Aircraftsman 2nd Class

RAFVR served in 74 Squadron.

09/01/41. His death certificate states cause of death is: Asphyxia from hanging. Killed himself whilst of unsound mind.

p.54. CWGC states his parents are from Barton on Sea. Father ran a hotel.

18

CHEYNEY. Albert Jack

L/36545. Corporal

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

06/09/43. Died of injuries sustained in a training accident in Wales when he was crushed between a tank and a wall.

p.184. Son of George and Edna Cheyney of Wootton. Born in Wootton. On Bashley Memorial

19

CLARKE. William

Squadron Leader

RAFVR. Served with 214 Squadron Bomber Command

03/02/43. Shot down over Holland by a German night fighter.

p.174. CWGC lists him as husband of Winefride [sic] Mary Clarke of New Milton.

20

CLARKSON

Raymond

5725709 Sergeant

2nd Bn Dorset Regiment

03/05/44. KIA battle of Kohima

p.281. Born and raised in New Milton. Was a chorister in the parish church and a member of 1st Milton Scout Troop. Mother lived at “St Brelade” Christchurch Road, New Milton. CWGC confirm New Milton connection. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

21

CLARKSON. Thomas Harold

Seaman

Merchant Navy

19/05/41. Killed when his ship was torpedoed.

p.41. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Parents lived locally. Marriage registered in Lymington.

22

COLLINS. Frank Truscott

Detective Sergeant

Metropolitan Police

25/09/40. Killed in the London Blitz on duty.

p.27. According to NMAT born in New Milton. Brought up with his parents at “Trevone” Herbert Road, New Milton. Death Reported in NMAT

23

COMPTON. Peter Percival Flower

41466 Captain

2/6th Bn. East Surrey Regiment

05/02/42. Died in Kent. Inquest into his death ruled that he had committed suicide whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed.

p.52. Lived with his wife at “Ashurst” Ashley Road. Death reported in NMAT

24

COULTHARD. John Anthony Ronald

5386215. Lance Corporal

Intelligence Corps

24/03/45. Died of dysentery as a prisoner of war whilst being marched west by German captors. Buried by the river Elbe.

p.257. Son of John and Dorothy Coulthard of “Villa Vita” York Avenue, New Milton. Death reported in NMAT. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church

25

COURTNEY

Wilfred Scott

Commissioner

Control Commission Germany (British element)

13/04/47. Died in Germany whilst serving in the Control Commission Germany. Cause of death unknown.

p.327. Married Maude Freeman of Barton on Sea. After Wilfred’s death the family are known to have been living in ‘Morwen’ Highlands Road, Barton on Sea. CWGC gives following details: Son of Clement Wilfrid Courtney, and of Maud Gertrude Violet Courtney, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.

26

COUZENS

Alan Duncan

1601560 Flight Sergeant (Navigator)

RAF Bomber Command. 100 Squadron

24/12/44. Shot down on his 29th mission whilst attacking Cologne, Germany.

p.244. Photo of Subject. CWGC list him as Son of George and Elizabeth Cozens, of New Milton, Hampshire.

27

CROKER

John Newport

1395236 Flight Sergeant Bomb aimer

RAF Bomber Command. 69 Squadron

21/11/44. Belgium. Killed during a night training exercise when his aircraft stalled and crashed during landing.

p.239. CWGC list him as: Son of William Pennefather Croker and Jennie Stewart Croker, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church.

28

CROUCH. Arthur Herbert Heath

205370 Captain. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

REME Middle East

13/07/44. Died of a rupture of a Cerebral Aneurysm in 12 (B) General Hospital, Bir Yaacov (Palestine)

p.135. His death is recorded in the NMAT. His address is given as 39 High Ridge, New Milton.

29

DAVIDSON

Robert Patrick Skene

70161 Pilot Officer Royal Air Force

No.2 Flying Training Squadron. RAF Brize Norton.

06/11/1939. Killed in a flying accident during a night training exercise.

p.14. He was Headmaster of Field Place School Barton. He was married and lived locally with his wife. He is buried in Christchurch. His death was reported in the NMAT

30

DAVIS.

Cyril

7690132. Lance Corporal. Corps of Military police

Part of 18th East Anglia Division

30/08/43. Captured in Malaya. Died whilst working on the Burma – Siam railway.

p.265. Lived with his family in a house called Belmont, Christchurch Road. Was a chauffeur and gardener for the Fawcett family.

31

DEAN

Eric Knowles

53699 Major

Devonshire Regiment

11/04/44 Burma. KIA Battle of Imphal

p.279. Parents lived in New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. NMAT reports his link to New Milton.

32

DILL

John Greer

Field Marshal

War Office

04/11/44 Washington DC. Died of illness

p.197. Sir John Dill and his wife rented holiday accommodation at “Glenshiel” 17 Baton Lane for several years. Death reported in NMAT

33

DILLON-TRENCHARD Henry Francis Basil

14401500

Trooper

Army. 2nd Northampton Yeomanry. Royal Armoured Corps

28/06/44 Normandy. KIA during advance on Grainville Sur Odon Normandy.

p.202. Lived at “Threeways” Bashley. Was a member of the Unionist Club. Smallholder in Bashley. CWGC shows him living in Bashley. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of grave. Death reported in NMAT

34

DROUGHT DSC

Eric Arthur Forbes

Lt. Cdr

Royal Navy

25/02/1944 Torpedoed on Arctic convoy to Russia. H.M.S. Mahratta hit by two torpedoes. Very few survivors. Most perished in the near freezing sea.

186. Photo of subject. The family lived at “Heatherlea”, Mount Avenue, New Milton. Played Rugby for New Milton. Hockey for Bournemouth. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

35

EASTE

Robert

14254177 Signaller

Army. Royal Corps of Signals.

20/10/44. Italy. Died of illness

p.164. Parents lived at 216 Gore Road, New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. CWGC confirm New Milton connection.

36

ETHERTON. John Victor.

328542. Private

Pioneer Corps. Army Fire Service.

11/07/45. Italy. Killed in a training accident

p.301. Lived with wife and children in “The Crescent” Walkford Lane. Worked as a barber in Station Road and served in New Milton Fire Service. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church.

37

FARR.

Donald George

5501396 Private

2nd / 6th Bn Queens Royal Regiment

19/09/44. Italy. Cause of death uncertain. Lost during an attack on an enemy held bridge

p.162. photo of subject. Photo of grave. His family moved to New Milton in 1930 living in Angel Lane. Photo of subject. Photo of grave. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

38

FELTHAM. Desmond Arthur Jack

P/SSX 32278. Able Seaman

HM Submarine P311

08/01/43Submarine failed to return from a patrol in the Mediterranean. Believed to have struck a mine.

p.127. Parents lived at Kingscliffe [sic] Bashley Common Road. Worked in a nursery in Bashley. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of subject. Report of his death in NMAT

39

FISH.

Herbert James

40379. Wing Commander

Station Commander Copenhagen Airport

19/10/45. Copenhagen. Died of a burst appendix

p.308. Married a lady from Christchurch. Family lived in Tiptoe. Children educated in Winkton.

40

FRAMPTON Roger

201364. Lieutenant

Royal Armoured Corps 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry

28/10/42. Killed in action 2nd Battle of El Alamein.

p.111 On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Parents lived at “Tantarra” Sea Road, Barton on Sea.

41

GALE DFM

Norman Leslie Ernest

1297387 Flt. Sgt

RAF VR 57 Squadron Bomber Command.

19/07/44 Shot down over France whilst bombing railway yards at Revigny

p. 214. Photo of Subject. Lived in Sway. Worked in New Milton. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Death reported in NMAT

42

GARRETT

Harold

6095204 Private

Army. The Queens Royal Regiment. (West Surrey)

11/05/44 India. KIA Battle of Kohima

p.284. Uncertain of connection to New Milton. His widow lived in Milford on Sea. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

43

GARWOOD

Trevor Henry

Lieutenant Commander.

Royal Navy. HMS Veteran

26/09/42. Torpedoed in the North Atlantic. There were no survivors

p.74. His parents lived at Abbey Leas, Barton on sea. The death was reported in the NMAT. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

44

GATTY. Oliver

Scientist

Cambridge University

05/06/40. Killed in an accident in a laboratory whilst working on wartime experiments

p.23. The family lived at Ossemsley Manor in Bashley.

 

45

GEER.

Norman Augustus

903398. Sergeant

RAF VR

82 Squadron

04/04/41. Crashed into the sea whilst attacking enemy shipping.

p.55 On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Family lived at ‘Rest a Whyle, Shorefield Road, Milford on sea. Father was Superintendant of New Milton St John Ambulance Brigade.

46

GOMPERTZ

Philip Arthur Leo

45596. Flying Officer

239 Squadron RAF

19/08/42. Shot down whilst supporting ground forces during the raid on Dieppe.

p.85. The family home was ‘Dafforne’ Naish Road, Barton on Sea. Death reported in the NMAT. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

47

GOULD.

Albert Edward Frank

524674 Sergeant

150 Squadron RAF

28/07/40. Whilst at his squadron base an aircraft caught fire as it was being bombed up. Gould grabbed an extinguisher and tried to put out the fire. The bombs exploded. Gould was severely injured and later died of his wounds.

p.25. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Parents were Albert and Jessie Gould who moved to Bashley after their son’s death

48

GRAHAM

Donald

P/MX 71213 Supply Assistant.

H.M.S. Hood

24/05/41. Was killed when H.M.S. Hood blew up after being hit by shells from the Bismark.

p.47 On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Parents lived in Station Road above a shop. Death reported in NMAT

49

GREEN

Charles Bernard Blackshield

5500635 Sergeant

5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment

15/09/44. Montescudo, Italy. KIA when Regimental Aid Post hit by mortar fire.

p.161. Son of Charles and Emma Green of ‘Beninghoe’ Oakwood Ave, New Milton. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Death reported in NMAT

50

GUNTER

Edward Maurice

83988. Pilot Officer (Pilot)

43 Squadron

RAF

27/09/40. Shot down during the Battle of Britain. Bailed out but parachute did not open

p.29. The family home was ‘The Needles’, Barton on Sea. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Photo of subject.

51

HALL

Patrick

1380732 Flight Sergeant (Pilot)

43 Squadron RAF

06/04/43. Died of Malaria whilst serving in North Africa.

p.131. Lived with his wife in Barton on Sea. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene. Reported in NMAT. He and his wife lived in a bungalow at Naish Farm. His parent in laws lived at ‘Killough’ Barton Court Avenue.

52

HARDY

Bertram William

PO/21676. Marine

Royal Marines. HMS Dunedin

24/11/41. Was killed when his ship was torpedoed 900 miles west of Freetown.

p.49. Family lived at ‘Clifton’ Kings Road, Ashley. Death reported in NMAT. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

53

HART

Douglas Frank Kenneth

Cadet. Merchant Navy

Merchant Ship Harpagus

20/05/41. Killed when his ship was torpedoed on a convoy from Canada to Liverpool

p.42. Family lived at ‘Etherington’ Lyon Avenue. CWGC list him as being of New Milton. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

54

HAYTON

George Leslie

1946638 Driver

627th Field Squadron Royal Engineers.

15/01/45. Died of Typhoid Fever whilst serving in Italy.

p.165. Uncertain as to the link to New Milton. He was born in Westmoreland. His mother is buried in St Mary Magdalene churchyard. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

55

HAYWARD.

Ernest Harry

D/JX208315 Able Seaman

Served as a gunner on merchant vessel Canadian  Star

18/03/43. Killed when the ship he was on was torpedoed in the Atlantic

p.76. Born and raised in Fawcett Road, New Milton. Worked as an apprentice at Smiths Printers New Milton. Death reported in NMAT. Photo of subject. On war memorial and memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene.

56

HAYWARDEN

Richard

143442 Lieutenant

2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade.

09/08/42. Killed in action during fighting south of El Alemein.

p.108. Was the nephew and ward of Miss L. Hayes of New Milton. This is confirmed on the CWGC database.

57

HILL

Henry Kenneth

204149 Lieutenant

94th (Dorset and Hampshire Yeomanry) Royal Artillery

11/07/44. Normandy. KIA. Killed by counter battery fire during attempt to capture Hill 112.

p.209. Lived with his wife and in laws at ‘Tamaris’ Purbeck Road, Barton on Sea. Confirmed by article in NMAT. Photo of grave.

58

HILL

Peter Maxwell Clive

45330. Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)

13 Squadron RAF.

02/06/44. Italy. Crashed on the return journey from a bombing mission. Had radioed through to squadron that one engine had been put out of action. Nothing more was heard from them.

p.155. Photo of subject. Married to Daphne, of ‘Dafforne’ Naish Road Barton on Sea. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Brief article on him in NMAT

59

HINE DSC

John Franklyn William

Lieutenant Commander.

Royal Navy

Serving on H.M.S. Jaguar

01/12/41. Killed when a shell from H.M.S. Jervis accidently exploded near to the bridge of Jaguar.

p.99. Was the only son of Mr J.P. Hine of Barton Court Road. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Brief article on his death in NMAT

60

HINES

Bernard John

195458 Flight Lieutenant

RAF VR Served in 97 Squadron.

23/02/45. Shot down by a night fighter whilst on a bombing raid

p.247 On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Family came from Christchurch. Hines worked for Robert Adlard Builders Merchants in New Milton.

61

HOLMES

Frederick

2126099 Driver

Royal Engineers

28/07/44. Normandy. Was building an airfield when a fighter crashed on top of his bulldozer.

p.222. Photo of subject. CWGC list him as husband of Brenda Holmes of New Milton. Known to have been married in St Mary Magdalene Church in 1937. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church.

62

HOLT

Ernest Geoffrey Stockdale

2383064 Signalman

Royal Corps of Signals

09/10/45. Died of polio whilst serving in India

p.307. After his death his wife and daughter moved to Barton on Sea. His wife is recorded as living at 56 Keysworth Avenue Barton on Sea. CWGC list him as being son of Ernest Geoffrey and Caroline Rosa Holt; husband of Florence Ellen Holt, of New Milton, Hampshire.

63

HOPKINS

Benjamin

3452221 Lance Corporal

Royal Armoured Corps

06/05/43 Killed in action in North Africa when a shell exploded beside him.

p.133. Married to Nancy Long of the Bungalow, Milford Road, New Milton. Known to have been married in St Mary Magdalene Church in 1942. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

64

HORTON

Leslie Charles

6103247 Lance Bombardier

Army. 8th Bn The Buffs. The Royal West Kent Regiment. Later 43rd Medium Regiment Royal Artillery.

02/08/44. Normandy. His infantry battalion was converted to artillery in early 1943.

Killed when a shell exploded in the gun barrel as it was being fired. He is buried with the five other men of his gun crew in a collective grave.

p.224. CWGC shows him as Son of John William Horton, and of Margaret Horton, of Hordle, Hampshire; husband of Winifred Betsy Horton, of New Milton, Hampshire.

65

HOUGHTON

Walter Roy Fairley

14241849 Guardsman

Served in Scots Guards. Was attached to 3 Army Commando.

18/07/43. Died of wounds after a raid in Sicily in which the Commandos captured a bridge in advance of the main British forces.

p.142. Had served as a Police Constable in New Milton prior to joining the army. After his death his parents moved to New Milton and lived at Naish Farm.

66

HUGHES. DSO and bar. DSC

Guy D’Oyly

Captain

Royal Navy

HMS Glorious

08/06/40 Norway. KIA when his aircraft carrier was sunk by German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.

p.20. His family moved to New Milton in 1911. His father was one of two doctors in the early days of New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. His wedding and later his death are reported in the NMAT

67

HUNNINGTON

Frank

1295907

Aircraftsman 2nd Class

RAF

06/05/41. Committed suicide when on leave at home. He was worried about an impending operation his 4 year old son was about to have and was concerned he might be posted overseas.

p.36. Lived and worked in Bashley. Married to Dorothy. They lived at ‘Evesleigh’ Bashley Road. Death reported in NMAT. Buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard.

68

HUNTER

Godfrey David

Sub Lt

726 Squadron. Fleet Air Arm. Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

20/03/44. South Africa. Killed in a flying accident whilst on a training exercise.

p.189. Mother lived at Ashley Cottage, New Milton. NMAT article confirms Milton connection. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church but name misspelt.

69

JAMES

Albert George

999080 Officer Cadet

Royal Artillery

28/08/42. Died of pulmonary tuberculosis whilst undergoing officer training in India

p.262 CWGC list him as: Son of William Charles and Emily James, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.

70

JOHNSON

John Arthur

2040892

Guardsman

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

16/08/44. Normandy. Died of Wounds after his carrier drove onto a mine.

p.230. Married to Teresa Johnson, nee Taylor who lived in New Milton. CWGC shows him as son of Arthur and Anne Johnson; husband of Teresa Johnson, of New Milton, Hampshire. Article in NMAT proves Milton link. Photo of subject.

71

JONES

Trevor Hartley

1311958 Sergeant

RAF serving at 60 OTU.

04/01/42. Killed in a flying training accident.

p.61. Born and brought up in New Milton. Attended local school. Death recorded in NMAT

72

JOY

Anthony Channar

Sub Lieutenant

RNVR Served on board HMS Notts County

08/03/42. Was killed in action when his ship was torpedoed south of Iceland. There were no survivors.

p.70. Article in NMAT states he had lived in New Milton along with his family and had many friends still in the town. He had worked in the National Provincial bank in New Milton

73

KEELER

Ronald Alfred

14204296 Gunner

Royal Artillery 3rd Air Landing anti tank battery.

24/03/45. Killed in action whilst landing via glider across the Rhine. Uncertainty as to how he died. He may have been killed in one of the many glider crashes or shot down by enemy ground fire or killed when his gun was hit by enemy fire.

p.254. The family lived at ‘Dinham’ Heathwood Avenue, Barton on Sea. CWGC list him as: Son of Alfred Leonard and Emily Elizabeth Keeler, of New Milton, Hampshire.

74

KEEPING

William James Stanley

T/250626 Driver

Royal Army Service Corps

19/02/43. Died of tuberculosis whilst serving in Italy

p.117. Born and raised in new Milton. Death reported in NMAT. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of subject.

75

LAKE

John Francis

106174 Pilot Officer

RAFVR 235 Squadron RAF

13/01/42. Killed on a flying training exercise.

p.79. Lake and his wife and children moved to Barton on Sea and ran an estate agents business. CWGC confirms link to New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of subject.

76

Le DIEU

Horace Victor

1187984 Flight Sergeant (Pilot)

RAFVR. Served with 69 Squadron

10/01/43. Served in Malta. Aircraft and crew missing after going out on an anti shipping patrol

p.129. CWGC lists him as: Son of George E. and Louisa E. Le Dieu, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.

77

LEEFE.

Violet Mary

Nursing Sister

Colonial Nursing Service

14/02/42. Was on board SS Kuala which evacuated nursing staff from Singapore. The ship was bombed and machine gunned by Japanese aircraft. Violet was never seen again

p.263. Death reported in NMAT. CWGC records her details as: Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Leefe, of Kimari, Highridge, New Milton, Hampshire

78

LILLEY

Harold George

P/KX 95861

Stoker 2nd Class. Served on board H.M.S. Royal Oak

14/10/39. Killed in action when his ship was torpedoed by a U Boat whilst at anchor in Scapa Flow.

p.7Lilley, his brothers and mother lived with stepfather at ‘The Hope’ Peckham Avenue, New Milton. Death reported in NMAT. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of subject.

79

LOTT

Dudley Stewart

5502880 Private

1st Bn Hampshire Regiment

11/07/44. Normandy KIA during attempt to capture the village of Hottot

p.206. Lived in Station Road, New Milton with parents. CWGC shows him as Son of Reginald Stewart Lott and Kathleen Lott, of New Milton, Hampshire. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of grave. Lots of reference material from Hampshire Regiment regarding the action in which Lott was killed. Death reported in NMAT states his mother as residing in Station Road.

80

McGREGOR

John Harvey

Commander

Royal Navy. Served on board H.M.S. Neptune

19/12/41. Killed when his ship hit a mine in the Mediterranean.

p.102. His parents lived at ‘Lauriston’ Barton Court Road, Barton on Sea. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

81

McGREGOR

Kenneth Robert

2375528 Sergeant

Army Education Corps

07/12/45. Died of hepatitis whilst serving in Italy.

P321. CWGC states: Son of Robert and Edith Alice McGregor, of New Milton, Hampshire. B.A., Hons. (Oxon.). Death reported in NMAT. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Photo of subject.

82

MAPP

Richard Gerald

78862 Major

179th Field Regiment Royal Artillery

10/ 07/44. Normandy. Died of Wounds whilst supporting infantry in an attack

p. 204 Lived with his wife at Bashley Manor House. Worked on the Hinton Estate. Played Rugby for New Milton and Cricket for Hinton. CWGC shows him as son of George Gerald and Florence Beatrice Mapp, of Barton-on-Sea, Milton, Hampshire; husband of Phyllis Laura Mapp. Brief write up in NMAT. Photo of grave.

83

MARRIOTT

John Pegram

34242

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)

Royal Air Force. Served as a flying instructor at No.10 Service Flying Training School

12/09/39. Killed when his aircraft stalled and spun into the sea during a training exercise.

p.13. His parents lived at “Seacote” Beach Avenue, Barton on Sea along with his sister. His death is reported in the NMAT as the first local casualty of WW2.

84

MARTIN

Joseph John Francis

751921 Flight Sergeant

RAFVR

Served with 10 Squadron RAF

03/07/42. Was a wireless operator on board a Halifax bomber which crashed into the sea off of the Dutch coast. Possibly shot down by anti aircraft fire.

p.81. Lived with his wife in Yew Lane, Ashley.

85

MERRIFIELD Tom Kinison

14727819 Private

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

04/11/44 Netherlands. KIA in street fighting to liberate the town of Drunen.

p.252. Photo of subject. Born at Beckley Farm, Beehive Hill. Later lived at 1 Bertram Road, New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. CWGC shows him as son of Arthur George and Eva Irene Merrifield, of New Milton, Hampshire. His death is reported in NMAT

86

MERRIN

Wilfred Charles

T/1057818 Corporal

Royal Army Service Corps

27/05/40. Merrin was driving a lorry in France when it was attacked. He and the others in the lorry were all killed.

p.16. Wilfred lived in Christchurch with his family. His son Tom has lived in Ashley since the 1960s. By agreement in 2008 Wilfred’s name was added to the war memorial. Photo of subject.

87

MILLS

Arthur William

1380881 Aircraftsman 2nd Class

Royal Air Force

21/08/41 Killed when his aircraft crashed when on a training exercise.

p.58. Mother lived in ‘Hollyfield’ Bashley Common Road. Wife and daughter lived in Ashley Road, Hordle. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT. Buried in Hordle Churchyard

88

MISKIMMIN

Robert Angus Alexander

1388305. Leading Aircraftsman(Pilot Under training)

RAF VR

Serving with No.9 elementary Flying Training School

27/07/41. Killed when the aircraft he was piloting crashed during a training exercise.

p.57. The Miskimmin family lived at ‘Lissara’ Barrs Avenue, New Milton. CWGC shows him as: Son of Robert Miskimmin and of Georgina Florence Miskimmin, of New Milton, Hampshire.

89

MITCHELL

Ronald Bertram

919453 Sergeant. Pilot

RAF. No.18 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit

08/05/44. UK. Flying Accident near Stratford upon Avon

p.191. Photo of subject. His parents owned the Walkford Hotel in Highcliffe.

90

MORRIS DSM

George Archer

D/J 113844 Petty Officer

Royal Navy

Served on board HMS Somali

24/09/42. Killed when his ship sank after being torpedoed whilst on an Arctic convoy.

p.72 CWGC lists him as: Son of Cyril G. and Alice Morris; husband of Norah J. Morris, of Ashley, New Milton, Hampshire.

91

MORRISS

John Frederick George

954827 Lance Bombardier

52nd Anti Tank Regiment.

10/07/43 Killed during Op Husky the invasion and capture of Sicily

p.139. Family home was ‘Briarfield’ Milton Grove, New Milton, later ‘Daysholme’ Lake Grove Road. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

92

MOSS

Percy Lawrence

98186 Lieutenant

Intelligence Corps

10/03/46 died of illness brought on by bronchitis

p.323. Had been the manager / licensee of the Milton Hotel. Lived with his wife at “Keston” Sea Road, Barton on sea. Death reported in NMAT. CWGC confirms link to Barton.

93

MUIR

Cyril John

186969 Pilot Officer (Flight Engineer)

RAF VR

Served with 158 Squadron RAF

04/03/45. On returning to his base from a bombing raid he and his crew were shot down by a German intruder night fighter.

p.249 His family home was at ‘Wrens Nest’ Wortley Road, Highcliffe. Educated at Gore Road School. Worked at New Milton and Barton electricity supply company. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Buried in Highcliffe churchyard. Photo of subject. Death reported in NMAT

94

MUIR DFC

Robert Michael

Flt Lt Pilot

264 Squadron RAF

19/05/44 France. Shot down whilst attacking enemy shipping near Cherbourg. Ditched in the sea near Guernsey. No survivors found.

p.194. Parents lived at ‘Plenmare’, Marine Drive, Barton on Sea. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

95

NELSON

James

1480099 Gunner

Royal Artillery. 491st Battery 24th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

17/02/44. KIA Burma, during defence of ‘Admin Box’ Sinweya.

p.275 Reported in NMAT that family home was at ‘All Ways’ Gore Road. CWGC list him as son of Walter John and Mary Louise Nelson, of New Milton, Hampshire. Death reported in NMAT

96

NOBBS

Francis Robert

Lieutenant

Royal Naval Reserve.

Royal Navy

30/12/44 Accident. New Milton. Died of carbon monoxide poisoning whilst on leave staying at mothers home.

p.236. Mothers home address was Central Buildings, Station Road. Several reports in NMAT re death and funeral.

97

PEARCE

Ronald Arthur

1263422 Corporal

RAF VR Served with 27 Squadron

03/09/45 Killed when the aircraft he was a passenger in crashed into the sea whilst attempting to land in a storm near Rangoon.

p.317 CWGC lists him as: Son of William Henry and Florence Mary Pearce, of New Milton, Hampshire. Accountant.

98

PENNEY.

John Leslie

2590828 Signalman

Royal Corps of Signals.

14/11/43. Captured in Singapore on 15th Feb 1942. Died of malnutrition whilst working on the Burma Siam Railway

p.268. CWGC states: Son of William Penney, and of Ruth Eliza Penney, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire

99

POTTER

John Gilbert

658006 Flight Sergeant

RAF VR served with 254 Squadron RAF

23/11/43 Failed to return from a maritime strike sortie off Dutch coast.

p.180 On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT. The family home was at ‘Inglenook’ Fernhill Road, New Milton.

100

POULTER

Ronald Charles

6142066 Private

The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey)

18/10/43 Killed in action in Italy

p.147 CWGC lists him as husband of Dorothy Olive Poulter, of New Milton, Hampshire. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT.

101

PROUD

David Russel

281724 2nd Lieutenant

Royal Artillery 535 Battery of 156 9Mixed) Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment

30/08/43. Whilst serving in an anti aircraft unit defending London he was taken ill and died of sinusitis.

p.87. Married to Mary Constance Oswald of Cairn Cottage, Spring Lane, Ashley. He is buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard

102

RACE

Thomas

5498237. Company Sergeant Major

5th Bn Hampshire Regiment

14/09/44 KIA Montescudo, Italy when bringing up ammunition to the front line, his carrier was hit by a shell

p.159. Photo of subject. Lived in New Milton . Worked at Wellworthies in Lymington. Married to Elsie in Hordle Church. In Laws lived at ‘Battleton’ Heath Road, Hordle. Played football for Hordle. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. CWGC lists him as Husband of Elsie Edith Race, of Hordle, Hampshire. Article in NMAT recording his life and death.

103

REYNOLDS

Herbert Gordon

65511 Pilot Officer

RAF VR Served in 23 Squadron RAF

19/07/41Killed in action when he was shot down on an anti shipping sortie of the North Africa Coast

p.97 CWGC lists him as: Son of Geoffrey Howard Reynolds and Ruby Claudia Stuart Reynolds, of New Milton, Hampshire

104

RICHARDSON

Thomas Herbert Ottewill

88657 Flight Lieutenant

RAF VR served with 78 Squadron RAF

03/04/43 Shot down over the Netherlands when on a bombing raid.

p.176. The family home was at Becton House, Barton on Sea. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. CWGC lists him as: Son of John Walter and Jessie Augusta Richardson, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.

105

RIGGS

Cecil Herbert

550108 Gunner

Royal Artillery 114th (Sussex) Field Regiment

19/02/44. Died of Wounds. Burma during battle of Imphal

p.277. Lived with parents at 6 Winchester Road, Ashley, New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT giving above address.

106

ROBBINS

14477275 Gunner

Royal Artillery

14/01/47. Accidently shot by a comrade whilst on guard duty.

p.326 Lived with his family at Brockhills Avenue, New Milton In 1945 served in New Milton fire brigade. Death reported in NMAT

107

ROCHE

Michael Patrick Lyttleton

177736 Lieutenant

2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment

03/12/42 After the battle of Tebourba in Tunisia the 2nd Battalion survivors had split into small groups to try and get back to British lines. Roche was in charge of one of the groups. One of his men fell in a river and was drowing. Roche attempted to rescue the man but was drowned in the attempt.

p.119 Photo of subject. The family home was Lyon House, Lyon Avenue, New Milton. On brass plaque in St Mary Magdalene church. Death reported in NMAT

108

RUSTOM

Robin

42079 Pilot Officer

RAF Served with 206 Squadron RAF

05/08/40 on return from a maritime search sortie the aircraft Rustom was in, stalled and hit the ground. The bombs on board exploded killing the crew.

p.37 The family home was “Wind whistle” Highcliffe. Rustom was a local solicitor and well known in the district. His death is reported in the NMAT

109

SEYMOUR

Robert Edward Nigel

NX244227

Australian Army

13/04/41 Killed in the siege of Tobruk.

p.95. The family home was at 3 Whitefield Road, New Milton. His father had been working in the Post Office in Ashley. His father is buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard. Robert is mentioned on the grave.

110

SHARLAND

Malcolm Noel

155791 Captain

7th Field Company Royal Engineers

19/07/44. DOW. Italy during attempt to capture city of Florence.

p.157. CWGC shows Son of Colonel Edgar Eaton Sharland, T.D., and Margaret Mary Sharland, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. 1957 Lymington Directory shows E.E. Sharland living at “Shillong”,
Beach Ave, Barton on Sea

111

SHEWRY

Bernard Charles

P/JX 149606

Royal Navy serving on HMS Hythe

11/10/43. Killed when the ship he was serving on was torpedoed in the Mediterranean

p.144. On New Milton War Memorial and on memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT. His address is given as “Monkton” Manor Road.

112

SMITH

Sidney Reginald

Flying Officer

RAF VR

02/10/44. Died following a medical operation.

p.235. Unknown connection to New Milton. On New Milton War Memorial and on memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church as Smith T.S. Buried in Lymington.

113

SNUDDEN

Cyril Francis George

5125273 Private

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

17/04/41. Died of Illness in the UK whilst undergoing military training.

p.34. Photo of subject. Born and raised in Milton Parish. The family lived in several addresses around the town. The final one for Cyril was ‘The Laurels’ Kings Road, Ashley. Buried in Ashley Baptist Cemetery. Death reported in NMAT

114

SOUTH

Thomas Stanley

47639 Flying Officer

RAF VR

Served with 46 squadron RAF

15/11/42. Was an observer / navigator in a Beaufighter squadron. On 15/11/42 in company with two other aircraft they flew to Malta. All three failed to arrive at the island. No trace has ever been found of them.

p.115. On New Milton War Memorial and on memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church as South T.E. His death is reported in NMAT. His family were living at ‘Little Briars’ Barrs Wood Road, New Milton.

115

SQUE

Eustace Arthur Nicol

2087918 Warrant Officer Class II

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers served with L Detachment Special Air Service.

19/10/42 Egypt. Died of wounds on a raid behind enemy lines.

p.109. Mother lived at ‘Bridlington’ Woodcock Lane, Hordle. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT. Photo of subject.

116

STEWART

Frederick Arthur davison

T/35406 Warrant Officer Class 1

Royal Army Service Corps.

27/04/41. Killed when the ship he was on (evacuation from Crete) was sunk by German aircraft

p.94. Lived with his adopted parents at ‘Ilex’ Manor Road New Milton. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church.

117

STOOKES MC

Valentine Alexander

Major

Royal Army Medical Corps

06/07/45 executed by Japanese soldiers. Borneo

p.290 Photo of subject . Wife and children lived at Cliff Crescent, Barton On Sea. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT

118

STUBBS

Thomas Richard Howard

184222 Second Lieutenant

Royal Engineers. Attached to King George V’s Own Bengal Sappers and Miners

5-6/06/42 Killed in action when his brigade was overrun by German forces in the North African desert

p.106. CWGC states he is : Son of the Revd. Canon Noel Howard Stubbs, M.A., and Daisy Mary Stubbs, of New Milton, Hampshire.

119

SUTHERLAND

Robert Mackay

148549 Second radio Officer

Merchant Navy serving on board S.S. Serbino.

21/10/41. Killed when his ship was torpedoed 430 miles west of Fastnet..

p.45 On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. CWGC states Son of James and Amelia Sutherland; nephew of Mrs. W. Nunneley, of New Milton. Death reported in NMAT. This states his mother lived at 5 Newlands Road New Milton.

120

SYME

James Frederick

70744 Major

Army. 3rd Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

01/01/44. Died in an escape attempt in Italy. Whilst on the run with a group of other POWs they were hit by an avalanche

p.150. Parents lived at ‘Prinstead’ Osborne Road, New Milton. CWGC shows him as son of James Frederick and Emily Syme, of New Milton, Hampshire. Full report on his death in NMAT

121

TAPLEY

Frank Norman

7952631 Trooper

A Squadron 13th/18th Royal Hussars

28/03/45. Killed in action shortly after the crossing of the Rhine. His tank was knocked out by a German anti tank weapon.

p.255 CWGC states: Son of Frank Herbert Reginald and Beatrice Annie Tapley, of New Milton, Hampshire. Post war it was known his mother was living at ‘Linford’ Mount Avenue.

122

THOMSON

Alexander

1682291 Sergeant

1658 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF

05/06/44. Flying accident in UK. Crashed into the North Sea during a training sortie. No survivors. No bodies found.

p.196. CWGC lists him as Son of Alexander and Lena Thomson; husband of Maureen Elizabeth Thomson, of New Milton, Hampshire.

123

THORNE

Donald Frederick James

1603111 Flight Sergeant

RAF VR Served with 644 Squadron

19/07/45. Killed when his aircraft flew into the Alps as a result of a navigation error when on a training exercise.

p.305. Lived in Hordle. His family ran the bakery at Tiptoe. Photo of subject. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. CWGC states: Son of Frederick George and Elsie Sarah Ella Thorne, of Hordle, Hampshire. Death reported in NMAT

124

TOMKINS

George

1359708 Sergeant

RAF VR served with 37 Squadron

05/07/42 Shot down over the North African desert by a German night fighter.

p.113 CWGC states: Son of William and Roselia Tomkins, of New Milton, Hampshire.

125

TRESTRAIL MC

Simon Anthony Cunningham

IA/1135

Major

11th Sikh Regiment

16/05/45. Killed in a car crash in Italy.

p.298. The family lived at ‘Far Dene’ New Milton. His father was a local solicitor and clerk to the New Milton Urban District Council. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT

126

UBSDELL

Edward Thurlow Hope

64592 Major

Somerset Light Infantry.

10/11/45. Killed in a car crash in Germany.

p.319. The family home was at Great Ballard Lodge, Fernhill Lane. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT

127

VEALE

127901 Flying Officer (pilot)

RAF VR

03/08/44. Killed in flying accident in UK. Stalled on coming into land and crashed.

p.220 CWGC shows him as Son of Louis C. Veale and Norah Veale, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.

128

WALTERS

George Henry

4541201 Trooper

Royal Armoured Corps 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards.

10/08/44. KIA Normandy when shell fire landed on regimental HQ.

p.227. CWGC shows him as married to Dorothy Griffiths of New Milton.

129

WARD

Francis Thomas

P/JX 134367Petty Officer

Royal Navy

03/08/44 .KIA Normandy when his ship HMS Quorn was hit and sunk by a human torpedo.

p.233 on memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. His father Ezra was a well known builder in Barton on Sea. N.B. His brother had been killed on HMS Daring on 18th February 1940

130

WARD

Philip Leonard

P/JX139689

Leading Seaman

Royal Navy

18/02/40. Killed off the coast of Scotland when HMS Daring was torpedoed by U23.

p.11 CWGC lists him as son of Ezra James Ward and Jean Ward, of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church.

131

WAREHAM

William George

1605629 Sergeant (Pilot)

RAF VR Served with 615 Squadron

10/07/45 Hit a tree whilst attempting to land a P47 Thunderbolt in India

p.303. Photo of subject. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT

132

WATTS

David Michael Turner

1312572 Sergeant

RAF VR Served with 75 Squadron

16/04/43. Shot down over Germany by a night fighter whilst on a bombing raid.

p.178. Photo of subject. Married to Joan Dunnell of Wilverley Road Wootton. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church.

133

WHEELER

Eli Albert

7938232 Private

Pioneer Corps

01/01/43 Whilst working in the docks at Bone North Africa was killed during an enemy air raid.

p.125 On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. CWGC states: Son of Charles and Ada Wheeler, of New Milton, Hampshire.

134

WHEELER

Walter Raymond

2663191 Guardsman

1st Battalion the Coldstream Guards

29/06/42. Killed in the UK in an enemy bombing raid.

p.53. The family home was ‘Myosotis’ Park Road, Ashley. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard. Death reported in NMAT. Photo of subject.

135

WHITCHER

Edwin Charles

1768767 Gunner

223 battery of 32nd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery.

13/02/42. Killed by enemy action during the siege of Malta.

p.105. CWGC states: Son of William and Bessie Whitcher; husband of Beatrice Josephine Whitcher, of New Milton, Hampshire. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Death reported in NMAT which states his parents lived at Cemetery, Lane Lower Ashley.

136

WIGG.

Doreen

Civilian

 

03/01/41. Killed in a bombing raid on Bristol

p.32. Lived at 42 Marston Road, New Milton. In her brothers obituary it states that he was the only son of the late Frederick and Mrs E.F. Wigg of New Milton.

137

WIGG

Philip Mervyn

33203 Squadron Leader

57 Squadron RAF

21/04/44. Shot down near St Omer France on return from a bombing raid on railway marshalling yard at Paris.

p.192. Brother of Doreen Wigg of 42 Marston Road, New Milton. Article in Statesman dated 12/07/45 says beloved only son of the late Frederick and Mrs E.F. Wigg of New Milton.

138

WOOD

Wilfred Owen

549948 Corporal

Royal Air Force served with 113 Sqdn. attd. 45 Sqdn.

21/04/42. Died of typhoid whilst attempting to escape from the advancing Japanese forces in India.

p.273. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Photo of subject. Death Reported in NMAT. Lived and worked in New Milton. His sister who was the owner of the Scala Library in Station Road.

139

WOODFORD

Stanley Alfred George

992095 Sergeant Air Gunner

RAF VR 75 Squadron

30 / 07/ 44. France. KIA whilst attacking at low level German armoured concentration at Amaye-sur- 30th July 44. Seulles Airborne 06.19. From Mepal to bomb enemy strong points at Amaye-sur-Seulles France, in support of the American Army in the Normandy Battle Area. Lost without trace.

p.217. Family lived at Stopples Lane Hordle. On memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church. Photo of subject.

140

WOODS

Ralph Morley

1386860 Flight Sgt Bomb Aimer

RAF VR 75 Squadron

05/03/44, France. Flew into a mountain whilst dropping supplies to the French resistance

p.182. Parents Charles and Elizabeth lived in New Milton. CWGC links subject to New Milton.