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Fernhurst War Memorial
War Memorial, Fernhurst - Photo- Harley Howick - 24 Apr 2010
 
Men of Fernhurst, who died in the Second World War, 1939 - 1945


William C Aylwin
Born 22 September 1924, Fernhurst
Died aged 19 at 3.24 on the afternoon of 18 November 1943 on board HMS Chanticleer when it was hit by a torpedo fired by German Submarine U515, 250 miles north of the Azores.
Stern blown off, although did not sink, 28 men were lost in the attack.


Peter Alan Armstrong
Died- 25 December 1941 - aged 23 - Died as a result of an accident aboard ship
Sub-Lieutenant RNVR - HMMTB.48
Son of Charles Alan and Gladys Noelle Armstrong, Fernhurst.
Buried Fenhurst


Owen T Boyd
Air Marshal - born 30 August 1889
He was a pilot and military officer, serving in both WW1 and WW2.
Escaped POW camp in Italy - returning to UK he died of heart failure 5 August 1944
Read his story here


Sidney Percival Brunt
Fl/Lt - Buried Cambridgeshire
Son of Ralph & Winifred Brunt of Fernhurst
Killed night of 17 December 1944, aged 22 at Graveley, Cambridgeshire when the Mosquito fighter bomber he was piloting,
overshot the runway and crashed into trees.
Read his story here


Edward K Urling Clark
Lt RN, HMS Hardy
Killed morning 10 April 1940 at Battle of Narvik
Read his story here


Robert James Dickinson
Born 16 October, 1909, Hawksfold, Fernhurst
died 4.30am, 15 October 1940, aged 31
Observer - P/O RAFVR - 79372, Buried- Leeming Churchyard, Yorkshire.
Whitley Bomber crashed near Bagby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.


Oliver S Dickinson
Born 22 December, 1911 at Hawksfold, Fernhurst - Able Seaman P/J198290
Killed at approx 2.30am, 20 October 1940, on the SS. Sulaco, travelling in convoy OB-229, when a torpedo fired by German Submarine
U-124, hit her amidships and she sank rapidly some 360 miles west of Rockall in the Atlantic. Of the 67 crew only 1 survived.


J Humphrey M Hare
LCpl Green Howards
Died 4 April 1945


Eustace JL Hope
Group Captain RAF 87 SQDN, 4060
Died 6 August 1941 over Normandy



 
Jack Ford
Able Seaman P/JX158900
born Fernhurst 25 January 1923 to Ernest and Ida Ford, Fernhurst.
Killed 6am, 24 May 1941, aged 18 years, on HMS Hood, whilst engaged in battle against the German warships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen.
All but 3 of her compliment of 1,418 crewmen went down with the ship.
HMS Hood

HMS Hood


Colin T Rundell
LCpl 7th BN Hampshire Regt. 14415696
Died 21 July 1944


Robert AE Traill
Sqdn Ldr RAF
Died 12 March 1941


George Lancelot Wood
Sgt. RAFVRS SGT 1892819, RAF 190 SQDN
Died 19 September 1944, aged 19



 


 
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