WW2 Book of Remembrance - Surnames M

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MacDONALD, William Albert (New 30/10/2017)
MacGOWAN, George Thomas Clive (New 30/10/2017)
MACKIE, James Lionel (New 30/10/2017)
MADDERS, Angus Kingsley (New 08/01/2018)
MALLETT, Eric Herbert (New 30/10/2017)
MALONEY, Thomas James * (New 30/10/2017)
MANBEY, Basil Keble (New 08/01/2018)
MANIKUM, Patricia Carol * (New 30/10/2017)
MANSFIELD, Harry Walter (New 30/10/2017)
MARCH, Leslie (New 08/01/2018)
MARCH, Wilfred Leonard Hayward (New 08/01/2018)
MARKS, Montague Maurice (New 08/01/2018)
MARSH, Leslie Henry (New 30/10/2017)
MARTIN, Em(m)anuel James * (New 30/10/2017)
MARTIN, Reginald William (Revised 18/12/2017)
MARTIN, Robert John (Revised 18/12/2017)
MASKELL, Edward Ernest * (New 30/10/2017)
MASKELL, Roland George (New 30/10/2017)
MATTHEWS, Reginald William (New 14/08/2017)
MAYNARD, John Henry * (New 30/10/2017)
MAYS, John Claude (Revised 29/11/2017)
McBRION, Arthur Albert (New 30/10/2017)
McCORMICK, Barbara Winifred (New 30/10/2017)
McCORMICK, George Franklin Hurley (New 30/10/2017)
McGRATH, Brian (New 30/10/2017)
McINTYRE, Charles Campbell (New 08/01/2018)
McLENNAN, Alexander William (Revised 17/12/2017)
McMILLAN, Eric John (New 08/01/2018)
MEADEN, Bertram Grant (New 30/10/2017)
MEADES, Jack Charles (New 08/01/2018)
MEATYARD, Robert Lawrence (New 30/10/2017)
MEEK, Denis John (New 30/10/2017)
MENARD, Edmund Sylvain * (New 30/10/2017)
MEPHAM, Thomas * (New 30/10/2017)
MILES, Robert John (New 30/10/2017)
MILLER, Frederick Stanley (New 08/01/2018)
MINN, Charles William (New 08/01/2018)
MITCHELL, Cecil Laurence Edward (New 30/10/2017)
MITCHELL, Frederick Peacock (New 08/01/2018)
MITCHENER, Charles William (New 08/01/2018)
MOGER, William Charles (New 08/01/2018)
MONNEY, John Douglas * (New 30/10/2017)
MOORE, Harry (New 28/11/2014)
MOORE, Rachel Matilda * (New 30/10/2017)
MORGAN, Bernard Wm. Frederick Carnal * (New 30/10/2017)
MORGAN, Emrys (New 30/10/2017)
MORRILL, Gordon Henry Edward (New 30/10/2017)
MORRIS, Charles Patrick (New 30/10/2017)
MORRIS, Ellis (New 30/10/2017)
MORRIS, Jane * (New 30/10/2017)
MORRISH, Francis Leo (New 30/10/2017)
MORRISH, Joan (New 30/10/2017)
MURPHY, William (New 30/10/2017)
MYERS, Anthony Wallis (New 30/10/2017)

* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
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MacDONALD, William Albert. Butcher.

SS Orcades (London), Merchant Navy
Died 10 October 1942, aged 35

As described on our Merchant Navy WW2 Fatalities page, the SS Orcades on which William served was an ocean liner and Royal Mail ship which had been converted to a troopship. In the autumn of 1942 she was making for Liverpool from Cape Town, carrying over 700 passengers, cargo and mail. Just one day out from Cape Town, she was torpedoed by U-172, but heroic efforts by other ships saw off the U-boat and almost everyone from SS Orcades was rescued. William was one of only 45 who did not make it.

Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

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MacGOWAN, George Thomas Clive

Civilian
Died 3 July 1944, aged 46

Son of the late Major George Lionel and Anita Thomson MacGowan; husband of Mary O MacGowan.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records note that George (to whom they attributed the acronyms A.M.I.M.E.; and F/O., A.T.C) lived at 18 Ashley Court, Ashley Road, Epsom, and that he was an Air Raid Warden. He died at Ashley Court, in the same air raid that killed Katherine Keeble, Bertram Meaden and Hilda Vick.

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MACKIE, James Lionel. Gunner (1099863)

74 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died 13 July 1943, aged 36

James was born in Wandsworth Q3 1907, the son of Herbert and Florence Mackie. The parents (with Herbert as a "Printers Reader Compositor") were recorded in the 1939 Register living at 117 Walsingham Gardens, Stoneleigh.

In Q2 1941, James married Beatrice Pernet in the Surrey Mid-Eastern District. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's post-war records list the widowed Beatrice Mackie as being "of" Hollingworth, Cheshire.

James is buried in the Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.

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MADDERS, Angus Kingsley. Lieutenant 138698

2nd Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 13 February 1944 Age 31

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Kingsley A. and Naomi Madders, of Birkenhead; husband of Elsie Madders, of Ewell, Surrey.

Commemorated: Rangoon Memorial, Face 7.

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MALLETT, Eric Herbert. Leading Aircraftman (1236072)

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 23 December 1942, aged 21

Eric was born on 7 May 1921, the son of Herbert George and Lilian Ann Mallett. The 1939 Register records the parents and Eric living at 54 Wolsey Crescent, Morden - with Eric's working as a Clerk for a Paint Contractor. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's post-war records list the parents as being "of" Cheam, Surrey.

He is buried in the Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.

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MALONEY Thomas James

Civilian
Died 27/09/1940, aged 73

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Of 228 St. George's Way, Peckham, London. Died at Horton Emergency Hospital, Epsom

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MANBEY, Basil Keble. (Military Cross) Volunteer

5th Buckinghamshire Bn. Home Guard
Died 17 September 1940 Age 52

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of the Revd. George Henley Manbey and Mary J. Manbey; husband of Esther Mary Gertrude Manbey, of Epsom, Surrey.

Commemorated: Chalfont St. Peter (St. Peter) Church Cemetery, Spec. Memorial.

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MANIKUM Patricia Carol

Civilian
Died 16/08/1940, aged 2

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Daughter of Guy David and Hilda Eileen Manikum, of 20 Higher Green, Ewell. Died at 31 Grayham Road, New Malden.

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MANSFIELD, Harry Walter. Marine (PLY/X107370)

HMS Copra, Royal Marines
Died 16 May 1944, aged 19

Harry was born on 16 November 1924, the son of James and Florence Mansfield, of Epsom. The 1939 Register recorded the parents, Harry and his older brother Edwin (born 19 October 1921) all living at 19 Rosendale Road, Stoneleigh. The 14 year old Harry's occupation was listed as "Petrol pump attendant".

He is buried at Epsom Cemetery (Grave O486).

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MARCH, Leslie. Lieutenant 190734

5th Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Died 1 July 1944 Age 29

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. March; husband of Margot Mary March, of Ewell, Surrey.

Buried: Ranville War Cemetery, I. E. 1.

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MARCH, Wilfred Leonard Hayward. Serjeant 768631

344 Bty., 109 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Died 22 July 1944 Age 39

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred March, of Southfields; husband of Lilian Ada March, of Ewell, Surrey.

Commemorated: Putney Vale Cemetery And Crematorium, Block S. Grave 661.

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MARKS, Montague Maurice. Leading Aircraftman 929643

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 24 December 1942 Age 28

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Henry and Emma Amelia Marks, of Ewell, Surrey.

Commemorated: Suez War Memorial Cemetery, 2. E. 7.

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MARSH, Leslie Henry. Stoker 2nd Class (P/KX 178745)

HMS Penelope, Royal Navy
Died 18 February 1944, aged 19

Son of Henry Robert and Gladys Mary Marsh, of Epsom, Surrey. (The 1939 Register records the family living at 33 East Street.)

Leslie is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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MARTIN Em(m)anuel James. Able Seaman C/SSX 27759.

Royal Navy.
Died 08/10/1944, aged 28

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Mr and Mrs James Martin; husband of Rose F Martin (nee Freestone, formerly Deere), of Epsom.

Rose's first husband, Idris Deere, a naval man, had died after falling into the water at Bootle Dock in 1940.

Buried Dorking Cemetery, Plot 1. Grave 5283.

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MARTIN, Reginald William. Sergeant (under training Pilot) (1387904)

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 24 July 1942, aged 20

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's records list Reginald as the son of Mr and Mrs R F A Martin, of Pagham, W. Sussex. His parents were in fact Robert Francis Alexander Martin (b. 3 June 1895 in Peckham - 1973) and Maud Julia, nee Pacey (1896 - 1978), who were married in Wandsworth on 6 March 1920. The birth of Reginald W Martin had come to be registered in Lambeth, 9/1922.

During WW2 the family resided at 81 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park, where the father was occupied as a builder.

The Service number 1387904 indicates that Reginald enlisted with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve at Euston during September 1940 for air crew development. Apparently he was subsequently sent to Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to become a pilot at Guinea Fowl, No 26 Elementary Flying Training establishment, Gwelo, otherwise Gweru. Instruction there was provided on D H Tiger Moths and Fairchild Cornells.

It would seem that he was involved in a fatal accident but details have not been established.

He is buried in the Gweru Cemetery, Zimbabwe, Plot 4, Row A, Grave 5.A younger brother of Robert Francis Alexander Martin.

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MARTIN, Robert John. Flight Sergeant (1387761)

228 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 12 July 1943, aged 22

Robert Francis Alexander Martin (b. 3 June 1895 in Peckham - 1973) and Maud Julia, nee Pacey (1896 - 1978), were married in Wandsworth on 6 March 1920. The birth of their first son, Robert J Martin came to be registered in Lambeth, 12/1920. Robert's younger brother Reginald William Martin also died as a result of WW2

During WW2 the family resided at 81 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park, where the father was occupied as a builder.

The Service number 1387761 indicates that Robert enlisted with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve at Euston during September 1940 for air crew development. His specialism has not been established.

On 12 July 1943 during a Bay of Biscay patrol, Sunderland DV977 of 228 Squadron flown by Sergeant R. Codd failed to return after the aircraft was shot down by Ju 88's with the loss of all except one of the eleven crew. After eight and a half hours in the sea the flight engineer, Sergeant E. Davidson, who had been operating the mid-upper turret, was picked up by a Royal Navy sloop. Reportedly shot down by Lt Ulrich Hanshen, l5/KG 40 in P/Q.24W/l679, at l5l8 hrs. Those killed:
Sgt R Codd,
Sgt R Martin,
Sgt J Sowerby,
Sgt P Harding,
Sgt D Hamilton,
F/S R Armstrong,
Sgt A Sparks,
Sgt J Graham,
Sgt D Waterman,
Sgt R Whale.
Sgt E Davidson rescued as noted earlier.

Short Sunderland Mk V
Short Sunderland Mk V
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Those lost at sea are commemorated on the Runneymede Memorial - Sgt R J Martin as a son of Robert Francis Alexander Martin and Maud Julia Martin, of Worcester Park, Surrey

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MASKELL Edward Ernest

Civilian
Died 28/08/1941, aged 59

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Husband of Lily Maud Maskell, of 11 Goodwin Gardens, Waddon, Croydon. Injured 11 May 1941, at Bus Garage, Brighton Road, Croydon; died at Horton Emergency Hospital, Epsom.

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MASKELL, Roland George. Gunner (950400)

4 Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died 12 June 1942, aged 22

Son of George and Margaret Catherine Maskell, of Epsom, Surrey. (The 1939 Register records the family living at 13 Church Road, Epsom.)

Buried in the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.

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MATTHEWS, Reginald William. Able Seaman (P/J 97401)

Royal Navy H.M.S. Acheron
Died 17 December 1940, aged 35

Reginald was born in Guildford in March 1905, the son of Horace and Alice May Matthews. At the age of 16, he joined the Royal Navy. In Q3 1930, he married Nellie Rose Dench in Epsom and left the Navy when their son, Donald, was born Q2 1935. (While the Commonwealth War Graves Commission list Reginald as the "husband of Nellie Rose Matthews, of Leatherhead, Surrey", the Probate records state that he was "of 23 The Crescent, Epsom" - presumably also the address of his widow, Nellie, who was granted administration of his estate.)

Reginald was called up at the start of WW2, and served as a stoker on HMS Acheron, an A-class destroyer. After service off the Norwegian coast, the ship returned to patrol and escort duties in the English Channel. On 20 July 1940, while sailing off St. Catherine's Point, she was attacked by German dive bombers and damaged by nine near misses. She began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard but, on 24 August, was yet more seriously damaged during an air raid which killed two of her crew and injured another three.

HMS Acheron
HMS Acheron
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After completion of the extensive repairs, HMS Acheron began post-refit trials. Late on 17 December, she was conducting steaming exercises over a measured mile, again off St. Catherine's Point. There were heavy seas with a strong north-east wind and, on one of the passes, she struck a mine - probably one of those laid by the Luftwaffe in no definite pattern along the Channel coast. The explosion caused major structural damage forward and her own speed (she was capable of 35 knots, some 40 mph) drove her under. She sank within four minutes, taking 196 crewmen and yard workers (who were on board for the trials) to the bottom. There were only 19 survivors.

The site of the wreck is designated under the Protection of Military Remains Act, and those lost are commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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MAYNARD John Henry. Fireman

National Fire Service
Died 09/11/1941, aged 37

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son Of Albert and Anne Maynard, of 16 Anthony Road, Woodside, Croydon; husband of Hilda Bertha Esther Maynard, of 21 Gowland Place, Beckenham, Kent. Injured 17 April 1941, at Courts Down Road, Beckenham; died at Horton Emergency Hospital, Epsom.

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MAYS, John Claude

Civilian
Died December 1940, aged 28

John's headstone in Epsom Cemetery
John's headstone in Epsom Cemetery
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John Claude Mays was born on 20 September 1912 (GRO reference: Dec 1912 Coleman Kingston 2a 804), the son of John Henry and Isabel Kate Mays (nee Coleman). When his parents married on 3 August 1903 in St. Margaret's' Church, Plumstead, his father was a 30 year old Sergeant in the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment, his mother was aged 24, and they lived at 98 Hudson Road, Plumstead.

JOHN CLAUDE MAYS AND HIS SIBLINGS
NameBorn - DiedNotes
Henry William ThomasBorn: 21 April 1905 Kingston
Died: 1980
Baptised 9 November 1906 St. Pauls Kingston
Cyril Ernest CharlesBorn: 1906
Died: 1906
 
Isabel Daisy LilianBorn: 24 September 1908 Kingston
Died: 1909
Baptised 16 October 1908 St. Pauls Kingston
Violet BlancheBorn: 22 September 1910 Kingston
Died: 1973
Baptised 19 October 1910 St. Pauls Kingston
Claude JohnBorn: 20 September 1912 Kingston
Died: 1940 Epsom
Baptised 11 October 1912 St. Pauls Kingston. Buried Epsom Cemetery, grave M548, on 31 December 1940
Horace A FBorn: 23 September 1914 Kingston
Died: 16 December 1914
 
Leonard LewisBorn: 6 March 1918 Devonport
Died: 1998 Wycombe
 

Claude was baptised 'John Claude' on 11 October 1912 and the family were recorded as living at 120 Kings Road, Kingston. The St. Paul's baptismal record also shows that his father was a Colour Sergeant in the East Surrey Regiment.

John's father fought in the Boer War and served on the home front with the East Surrey Regiment during the Great War. His father's pension records also tell us that in 1920 the family lived at 34 Broughton Street, Battersea.

Electoral rolls show the family lived at Queen Mary's Convalescent Centre, Woodcote between the years 1921 and 1925, and from 1925 to 1945 at 112 Hook Road, Epsom.

John is listed as a "Motor Mechanic" in the 1939 Register living with his parents and older sister at 112 Hook Road, Epsom.

John died on 24 December 1940 in Epsom County Hospital and was buried in grave M548 in Epsom Cemetery on 31 December. The gravestone reads:
In Loving memory of our dear son John Claude Mays died 24th December 1940 aged 28 years.
The cemetery burial register describes him as a fitter. His cause of death is not known, although the Book of Remembrance in the Foyer of Epsom Town Hall records that he died through 'Enemy Action'.

The Epsom Herald dated 3 January 1941 printed the following death notice:
Mays, John Claude on December 24th 1940, at County Hospital, Epsom, of 112 Hook Road, Epsom, who passed peacefully away.
Unlike the other Civilian on the St. Barnabas Second World War Roll of Honour, John does not have an entry in the CWGC website.

John's father, of 112 Hook Road, died on 31 October 1949. Probate was granted to his widow Isobel Kate in the sum of 1547 15s 7d. John's mother died on 16 January 1954. Both parents were buried with their son in grave M548 Epsom Cemetery.

John is commemorated in the Book of Remembrance in the foyer of the Town Hall and on the St. Barnabas Roll of Honour.

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McBRION, Arthur Albert

Civilian
Died 11 October 1940, aged 33

Arthur was born on 2 August 1908. The 1939 Register records him lodging with Railwayman John Connuaghton and his wife Kathleen at 22 Beaconsfield Place, Epsom. His occupation is listed as "Horse Racing Stable Man".

He was buried in Epsom Cemetery (Grave M549) on 21 October 1940, where the records list him as being "of" 101 Park Lawn Avenue, Epsom. That is also his address on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's database which, in addition, notes that died at Woodcote Side, Epsom.

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McCORMICK, Barbara Winifred

Civilian
Died 7 November 1940, aged 37
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McCORMICK, George Franklin Hurley

Civilian
Died 7 November 1940, aged 39

George Franklin Hurley McCormick was born on 4 April 1901 to Dr George and Ada McCormick. The birth was registered in Lambeth, but he was baptised in Swanage, Dorset on 11 August 1901. In Hampstead Q3 1928, he married Barbara Winifred Bloxam, who was born on 2 July 1903 to Arthur George and Winifred Mary Bloxam.

Barbara and George had two children, John and Robert, born in 1929 and 1931 respectively - and both registered in Wandsworth.

The 1939 Register records the couple - with George qualified as a Dentist - living at 19 Links Road, Epsom. Also in the household were sons John and (probably - the record is currently closed) Robert, George's now widowed mother, Ada, and Barbara's parents, Arthur (a Chartered Patent Agent) and Winifred Bloxam.

During WW2, George served as an Air Raid Warden alongside his medical duties.

During an air raid on 7 November 1940, a bomb fell on 19 Links Road. It killed both Barbara and George as well as Barbara's father Arthur Bloxham - together with another Air Raid Warden, Edward Conran, who was with them at the time.

Barbara and George were buried together in Epsom Cemetery (Grave M404) on 13 November 1940, alongside Barbara's father, Arthur, buried the same day in Grave M405.

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MCGRATH, Brian. Private (6018923)

1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment
Died 9 May 1943, aged 24

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission database contains no information about Brian's family background.

He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

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McINTYRE, Charles Campbell. Lance Serjeant 2878582

3rd Bn. The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Died 6 January 1943 Age 21

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Charles Campbell McIntyre and Magdalen Mary McIntyre; nephew of Elsie Boorman, of Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey.

Commemorated: Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Face 34.

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McLENNAN, Alexander William. Sergeant/Pilot (1339244)

578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 31 March 1944, aged 23

The marriage of Alexander McLennan to Ethel Maud Crisp was registered at Dartford for the March Quarter of 1915. The arrival of their son, Alexander William, born 26 January 1921, came to be recorded at Epsom, 3/1921. He and a sister Jessie Ethel May McLennan (born 30 December 1917) were baptised together at St Mary's Ewell on 27 March 1921. Their father was a male nurse and the family lived at 2 Oakdale Road, Ewell.

Having attended Ewell Infants School, Alexander, junior, went up to the Boys' School on 3 September 1928. He left there, 14 September 1934, for Wimbledon Technical School.

With a service number 133924 he enlisted with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve after September 1943, probably at Uxbridge.

In a 578 Squadron history it is explained: -
"On 30 March 1944 fourteen 578 Squadron Halifaxes were detailed for a raid on Nuremburg. Two cancelled and twelve took off. Of those 12 only one returned to base and this with engine trouble. Eight landed at bases across England. Three 578 squadron aircraft were lost…

Halifax LW 478 - LK-S Piloted by Squadron Leader Maurice McCreanor became the 105th aircraft lost. It had been damaged by enemy action and struggled back to England on three engines. This aircraft crashed on overshooting at Silverstone, the crew being on their 14th operation. Crews that had already landed at this O.T.U.(Operational Training Unit) watched this aircraft come in on three engines. The pilot could not line up with the runway and the control tower heard him say "I'll try again." But the wheels of the Halifax touched the roof of the airfield's section building. lt tumbled and exploded across some playing fields for 200 yards. Pilot, 2nd Pilot, Bomb Aimer, Wireless Operator, Flight Engineer were killed. Sgt. D.A. Hooker, rear gunner, died of his injuries nine days later at Halton. Silverstone was later to become the famous motor racing circuit. A memorial to this crew now stands on the trig point near the Luffield grandstand."
The crew were :-
Sqdn.Ldr. MAURICE McCREANOR,
Sgt. ALEXANDER WILLIAM McLENNAN,
P/O THOMAS ARTHUR EVANS,
Flt.Sgt. THOMAS WALTON THOMPSON
Sgt.RONALD JOHN MATON'
P/O CHARLES ALBERT DONOVAN
Sgt.DONALD ALRED HOOKER.
Deaths registered at Towcester.

War Memorial Plaque at Silverstone Circuit
War Memorial Plaque at Silverstone Circuit
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McLennan is reported to have been the 'second dickey' / second Pilot.

He is buried in the Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Plot I/2. Grave 191 as the son of Alexander and Ethel Maud McLennan, of West Ewell, Surrey. This cemetery was designated a Royal Air Force regional cemetery during the Second World War and was used by RAF stations in Berkshire and neighbouring counties.

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McMILLAN, Eric John. Sergeant 1338724

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 22 October 1943 Age 21

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Horace and Daisy McMillan, of Wandsworth; husband of Doris Catherine Mary McMillan, of Epsom, Surrey.

Buried: Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery, Block 6. Grave 9269.

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MEADEN, Bertram Grant

Civilian
Died 3 July 1944, aged 62

M.I.C.E.; Home Guard; of 10 Ashley Court, Ashley Road, Epsom. Son of the late Edgar and Elizabeth Meaden; husband of the late Lily Ann Meaden.

Bertram died at 10 Ashley Court in the same air raid that killed Katherine Keeble, George MacGowan and Hilda Vick.

He was buried in Epsom Cemetery on 7 July in the same grave (M232) as his wife, Lily, who died in 1941.

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MEADES, Jack Charles. Sapper 6190781

Royal Engineers
Died 18 August 1942 Age 47

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Arthur George and Elizabeth Mary Meades; husband of Irene Ethel Meades, of Tattenham Comer, Epsom.

Buried: Wallington (Bandon Hill) Cemetery, Sec. K. Grave 336.

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MEATYARD, Robert Lawrence. Able Seaman (C/LD/X 5345)

SS Whitford Point, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Died 20 October 1940, aged 26

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission database contains no information about either Robert's family background or, indeed, his age. However, the unusual name makes it likely that he was the person of this name born in Brentford Q3 1914, hence the "aged 26" entered above.

The SS Whitford Point
The SS Whitford Point
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Robert served as a DEMS Gunner on the merchant ship SS Whitford Point. In October 1940, this was part of convoy HX-79 crossing the North Atlantic to the UK. SS Whitford Point had a cargo of nearly 8,000 tons of steel. At 0148 hours on 20 October 1940, the ship was hit by one torpedo from U-47 and sank 90 miles southwest of Rockall. The master, 33 crew members and two gunners (including Robert) were lost - only three were rescued.

Robert is commemorated in the Chatham Memorial.

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MEEK, Denis John. Serjeant (5572516)

5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment.
Died 7 August 1944, aged 26

Son of Edward Lancey Meek and Dorothy May Meek; husband of Dorothy Joan Meek, of Wimbledon, Surrey.

Buried at Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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MENARD Edmund Sylvain. Croix De Guerre.

Civilian
Died 04/08/1944, aged 47

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Gertrude Niels (formerly Menard), of Alpins, Crosslands Road, Redhill, and of the late Henry Menard; husband of Georgette Jeanne Menard, of 7 First Avenue, West Ewell. Died at Motspur Park, Merton.

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MEPHAM Thomas

Civilian
Died 04/11/1940, aged 69

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Of 57 Amherst Road, Bexhill, Sussex. Husband of Alice Elizabeth Mepham. Injured 8 October 1940, at 57 Amherst Road; died at Horton Emergency Hospital, Epsom

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MILES, ROBERT JOHN. Aircraftman 1st Class (1029783)

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 18 May 1942, aged 29

Son of Jack and Edith Sarah Miles, of Epsom; husband of Cecilia Agnes Miles, of Epsom.

He was buried in Epsom Cemetery (Grave O287) on 26 May 1942, where the records note that he died at Leuchars (presumably RAF Leuchars), County of Fife, Scotland.

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MILLER, Frederick Stanley. Sergeant 515573

82 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Died 17 May 1940 Age 27

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Edward and Jane Miller; husband of Emily May Miller, of Ewell, Surrey.

Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Panel 17.

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MINN, Charles William. Sergeant 975720

47 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 16 March 1941 Age 20

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Charles and Henrietta Grace Minn, of West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey.

Buried: Keren War Cemetery, 1. D. 14.

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MITCHELL, Cecil Laurence Edward. Second Lieutenant (130484)

2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Died 25 April 1941, aged 31

Son of Thomas Alfred and Kate Mitchell; husband of Mildred Lucy Mitchell, of Epsom Surrey.

Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk.

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MITCHELL, Frederick Peacock. Captain 107710

Royal Engineers
Died 20 April 1947 Age 49

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of Frederick Mornington Mitchell and of Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell (nee Peacock); husband of Henriette Cecile Yvonne Mitchell (nee Gaquerel), of Stoneleigh, Ewell, Surrey.

Buried: Viroflay New Communal Cemetery, Row B. Grave 18.

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MITCHENER, Charles William. Private 6092498

2/5th Bn. The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Died 4 December 1943 Age 24

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of John and Ellen Mary Mitchener, of Ewell, Epsom, Surrey.

Buried: Cassino War Cemetery, VII. G. 9.

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MOGER, William Charles. Lance Serjeant 6026185

2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment
Died 9 September 1943 Age 20

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Son of William Adolphus Moger, and of Roseina Jane Moger, of Epsom, Surrey.

Buried: Salerno War Cemetery, III. D. 17.

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MONNEY John Douglas

Civilian
Died 08/08/1940, aged 35

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Of Estancia Aurora, Forestal Land, Argentina. Son of William J. and Anna Monney, of 14 The Rise, Ewell, Surrey. Was on the M.V. Upwey Grange when it was sunk by a torpedo fired from the German submarine U-37 about 180 miles off the Irish coast. The crew and passengers took to the lifeboats but the master, 31 crew members, one gunner and three passengers were lost during bad weather.

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MOORE, Harry, Corporal, 351185

Royal Air Force
Died 28 June 1940, aged 37

Harry's headstone in Epsom Cemetery
Harry's headstone in Epsom Cemetery
Photograph courtesy of Roger Morgan © 2017

William George Moore (b. 1868) married Fanny Kingshott (b. 1867) at Haslemere on 18 March 1888. The arrival on 15 February 1903 of their son Harry, also in Haslemere, was registered at Hambledon, 3/1903.

After a short period of employment as a Butler, at Stoney Crest, Hindhead, Harry enlisted with RAF on 22 February 1922 for 8 years with the colours and a further 4 in reserve. He trained with the RAMC at Crookham Barracks, Aldershot to become a Hospital/Nursing Orderly at Halton Hospital. From 19 September 1924 to the end of January 1927 he was in Iraq at Hinaidi, rising to the rank of LAC (Leading Aircraftman). Having been posted to SHQ Upavon on 1 February 1927, he moved to Central Flying School, RAF Wittering, on 30 July 1927.

His wedding to Winifred Emily Taylor came to be registered at Epsom for the June Quarter of 1928. The couple subsequently lived in the village of Barnack, near Stamford, Lincs.

After his period of full time service came to an end in 1930, Harry would have returned to civilian life, eventually taking up residence at 57 Stamford Green Road, Epsom.

He re-enlisted, with his original service number, at the beginning of WW2 to take up duties at No 1 Elementary Training School [formerly the de Havilland School of Flying] at Hatfield. On 28 June 1940, 'at Watford Way near Selborne Gardens, Hendon, Mx., he died [presumably killed in a road traffic accident, possibly en route for Epsom].

Harry was interred in Grave 31, Section U, of Epsom Cemetery on 4 July 1940, 'late of R.A.F. Aerodrome, Hatfield, Herts.' Administration of his estate was granted to the widowed Mrs Winifred Emily Moore of Epsom.

Brian Bouchard ©2014

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MOORE Rachel Matilda

Civilian
Died 11/08/1944, aged 31

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Of 83 Bentley House, Peckham Road, Camberwell, London. Wife Of Henry Peter Moore. Injured 28 June 1944, at 83 Bentley House; died at St. Ebba's Hospital, Epsom

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MORGAN Bernard Wm. Frederick Carnal

Home Guard
Died 29/11/1940, aged 35

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Of 30 Orme Road New Malden. Son of William Henry and Florence Matilda Morgan, of 63 Riverview Road, Kingston Road, Ewell; husband of Ada Rose Morgan. Died at 30 Orme Road.

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MORGAN, Emrys. Stoker 1st Class (P/KX 129884)

HMLST (Landing Ship, Tank) 422, Royal Navy
Died 26 January 1944, aged 33

Son of John and Catherine Morgan; husband of Mary Morgan, of Epsom, Surrey.

Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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MORRILL, Gordon Henry Edward. Lieutenant (224921)

East Surrey Regiment - attached to 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 10 July 1944, aged 22

Son of Henry John and Hilda Kate Morrill, of Wootton Courtney, Somerset.

Buried in the St. Manvieu War Cemetery, CHEUX, Calvados, France.

Gordon's Regiment here is not The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment listed in the Borough's Book of Remembrance, but this is the only Gordon Morrill in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's databases.

Roger Morgan © 2017

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MORRIS, Charles Patrick. Pilot Officer (43108)

53 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died 4 February 1941, aged 25

Son of Charles Sebastian Morris and Dorothy Frances Morris, of Epsom, Surrey.

Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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MORRIS, Ellis. Captain (136103)

Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Died 31 May1944, aged 53

Son of Thomas Alexander Morris and Agnes Wylie Morris; husband of May Morris, of Epsom.

His ashes are interred at the South London Crematorium, Mitcham.

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MORRIS Jane

Civilian
Died 28/11/1940, aged 70

Not listed in the Book of Remembrance

Of 24 Albert Road, Croydon. Widow of H. Morris. Died at Horton Emergency Hospital, Epsom. Buried Epsom Cemetery, Grave M358.

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MORRISH, Francis Leo

Civilian
Died 29 September 1940, aged 34
&

MORRISH, Joan

Civilian
Died 29 September 1940, aged 27

Francis was born in Wandsworth on 6 October 1905, the son of Frank and Annie Morrish, subsequently of 39 Knollmead, Tolworth.

In Q3 1937, he married - in Wakefield, Yorkshire - Joan Hughes, the daughter (born 2 June 1913) of and the late William Henry Hughes and Sarah Harriett Hughes of 3 Marsland Avenue, Berners Street, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

The 1939 Register records the couple living at 29 Mortimer Crescent, Ewell with Francis' occupation noted as a Railway Clerk.

They were both killed during an air raid on 29 September 1940, at home in 29 Mortimer Crescent.

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MURPHY, William. Corporal (5628181)

2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
Died 4 May 1944, aged 28

Son of Michael and Bessie Emily Murphy, of Epsom Downs, Surrey.

Buried in the Kohima War Cemetery, India.

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MYERS, Anthony Wallis. Corporal (T/89871)

Royal Army Service Corps
Died between 16 May and 12 August 1940, aged 28.

Son of Arthur Wallis Myers and Lilian Agnes Wallis Myers, of Epsom, Surrey.

Buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.

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