MacDONALD, William Albert (Revised 14/03/2018)
MacGOWAN, George Thomas Clive (Revised 14/03/2018)
MACKIE, James Lionel (Revised 14/03/2018)
MADDERS, Angus Kingsley (Revised 14/03/2018)
MALLETT, Eric Herbert (Revised 14/03/2018)
MALONEY, Thomas James * (Revised 21/03/2018)
MANBEY, Basil Keble (Revised 06/04/2018)
MANIKUM, Patricia Carol * (Revised 21/03/2018)
MANSFIELD, Harry Walter (Revised 27/03/2018)
MARCH, Leslie (Revised 21/03/2018)
MARCH, Wilfred Leonard Hayward (Revised 21/03/2018)
MARKS, Montague Maurice (Revised 28/02/2018)
MARSH, Leslie Henry (Revised 03/03/2018)
MARTIN, Em(m)anuel James * (Revised 24/03/2018)
MARTIN, Reginald William (Revised 18/12/2017)
MARTIN, Robert John (Revised 18/12/2017)
MASKELL, Edward Ernest * (Revised 21/03/2018)
MASKELL, Roland George (Revised 21/03/2018)
MATTHEWS, Reginald William (New 14/08/2017)
MAYNARD, John Henry * (Revised 23/03/2018)
MAYS, John Claude (Revised 29/11/2017)
McBRION, Arthur Albert (Revised 23/03/2018)
McCORMICK, Barbara Winifred (New 30/10/2017)
McCORMICK, George Franklin Hurley (New 30/10/2017)
McGRATH, Brian (Revised 27/03/2018)
McINTYRE, Charles Campbell (Revised 27/03/2018)
McLENNAN, Alexander William (Revised 17/12/2017)
McMILLAN, Eric John (Revised 27/01/2018)
MEADEN, Bertram Grant (Revised 27/03/2018)
MEADES, Jack Charles (Revised 31/03/2018)
MEATYARD, Robert Lawrence (Revised 07/04/2018)
MEEK, Denis John (Revised 02/04/2018)
MENARD, Edmund Sylvain * (Revised 02/03/2018)
MEPHAM, Thomas * (Revised 02/04/2018)
MILES, Robert John (Revised 12/02/2018)
MILLER, Frederick Stanley (Revised 28/01/2018)
MINN, Charles William (Revised 28/01/2018)
MITCHELL, Cecil Laurence Edward (Revised 02/04/2018)
MITCHELL, Frederick Peacock (Revised 08/04/2018)
MITCHENER, Charles William (Revised 03/04/2018)
MOGER, William Charles (Revised 03/04/2018)
MONNEY, John Douglas * (Revised 04/04/2018)
MOORE, Alan Beresford * (Revised 04/04/2018)
MOORE, Harry (New 28/11/2014)
MOORE, Rachel Matilda * (Revised 04/04/2018)
MORGAN, Bernard Wm. Frederick Carnal * (Revised 05/04/2018)
MORGAN, Emrys (Revised 05/04/2018)
MORRILL, Gordon Henry Edward (Revised 05/04/2018)
MORRIS, Charles Patrick (Revised 01/03/2018)
MORRIS, Ellis (Revised 06/04/2018)
MORRIS, Jane * (Revised 06/04/2018)
MORRISH, Francis Leo (Revised 06/04/2018)
MORRISH, Joan (Revised 06/04/2018)
MURPHY, William (Revised 06/04/2018)
MYERS, Anthony Wallis (Revised 06/04/2018)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
"To the glory of God and in proud and loving memory. Sadly missed."
"So very young, so dear and kind, forever in our hearts enshrined. 'Beloved'"
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as Advanced Intelligence and Forward Observation Officer during an attack. He sent in very valuable information, and showed the greatest energy and fearlessness in obtaining it, pushing forward with the advanced patrols and going to and fro constantly under heavy shell fire to report on the situation.
"He died and never knew whether it went ill or well. 'England' he died for you."- there is a very strong possibility that Harry's death was on one of the then top-secret (and still little-known) Combined Operations Pilotage Parties. Based on Hayling Island, COPP personnel ran many cross-Channel reconnaissance missions, and their work in surveying the Normandy beaches was invaluable preparation for the successful D-Day landings on 6 June 1944.
"Until we meet again my darling. Margot."
"For life is eternal / and love is immortal / and death is only a horizon."
Sgt R Codd,Sgt E Davidson rescued as noted earlier.
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.
"Until the day break and the shadows flee away."
|JOHN CLAUDE MAYS AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Henry William Thomas||Born: 21 April 1905 Kingston|
|Baptised 9 November 1906 St. Pauls Kingston|
|Cyril Ernest Charles||Born: 1906|
|Isabel Daisy Lilian||Born: 24 September 1908 Kingston|
|Baptised 16 October 1908 St. Pauls Kingston|
|Violet Blanche||Born: 22 September 1910 Kingston|
|Baptised 19 October 1910 St. Pauls Kingston|
|Claude John||Born: 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 F||Born: 23 September 1914 Kingston|
Died: 16 December 1914
|Leonard Lewis||Born: 6 March 1918 Devonport|
Died: 1998 Wycombe
In Loving memory of our dear son John Claude Mays died 24th December 1940 aged 28 years.
Mays, John Claude on December 24th 1940, at County Hospital, Epsom, of 112 Hook Road, Epsom, who passed peacefully away.
"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."
Sqdn.Ldr. MAURICE McCREANOR,Deaths registered at Towcester.
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.
[22 October 1943] One night special undertaken by Sgt. T.C. Elstub and crew of 4.20 hours duration :-All killed instantaneously.At 21.20 hours, a fatal accident occurred to F/Sgt. T.C. Elstub and crew 6 miles NNE of Hereford whilst carrying out a Night Special Exercise. Aircraft Stirling Mk. 1 EF352 was rendered Cat 'E', Burnt. The cause of the accident is not yet known and is being investigated. The Crew involved were : -AUS420551 F/Sgt. ELSTUB, THOMAS CLIFFORD (Pilot)
146302 P/O GERRARD, VICTOR (Screen Navigator)
133773 P/O STALKER, JOHN LAWRENCE (2nd. Navigator)
156343 P/O HEWSON, GEORGE PETER (Navigator)
1338724 Sgt. MacMILLAN, ERIC JOHN (W.O/p)
AUS415982 Sgt. HINES, ALBERT HENRY (A/B)
1852352 Sgt. SMITH, ALFRED JACK (A/G)
AUS423657 Sgt. CRIBB, STANLEY BRIDSON (A/G)
1550321 Sgt. DICKSON, DESMOND (F/E)
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him".
"These we loved, loveliest and best, have one by one crept silently to rest".
"In 1939 I was nearly 14 when the war broke out. I had an older brother who was conscripted into the army and eventually went to Egypt and fought in the desert. He later was posted into the Special Services because he spoke French and became a wireless operator. He contacted people who had been parachuted behind enemy lines. Living in Ewell, we were bombed and had one of the first doodle bugs which exploded in Riverholme Drive, killing 3 people. When I was about 16 years old and returning home from the village up towards the station, the siren sounded. When I reached the top of the hill, I heard the sound of an aircraft which came out of the clouds and saw three bombs fall like a string of sausages. I found out later, they had fallen in Ewell East - they were apparently aimed at the railway line. I was told by my younger brother that a doodle bug was being chased by (he thought) a Spitfire which tipped the wing of the doodle bug which made it crash in the brickfields, which is now part of Kiln Lane. When I was 18, I went to London with a friend from school to celebrate V.E. Day with the thousands of others doing the same thing."
'THE EVENING STAR SHINES ON HIS GRAVE; THE ONE WE LOVED BUT COULD NOT SAVE'.
Corporal Thomas H Cummins, RAF 537830, 82 Sqdn., age 20, W. op/AGAirborne 04.50 hrs. from Watton it was lost without trace, one of the 12 Blenheims sacrificed by 82 Squadron in this operation. [National Archives, AIR 81/395]
Flying Officer Alexander M Gofton, RAF 39312, 82 Sqdn., age 29, Pilot
Sergeant Frederick S Miller, RAF 515573, 82 Sqdn., age 27, Observer.
'THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD'.He is described by CWGC as the son of Charles and Henrietta Grace Minn, of West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey.
"Their dauntless spirit was the living breath of freedom and of chivalry and truth."
"In memory of our dear Daddy. R.I.P."
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Ps.XXXVII.23".
"Our beloved Gordon. / 'He lives, / and loves and waits: / 'tis death is dead, not he'."(This draws on Percy Bysshe Shelley's Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats.)
Pilot Officer Charles Patrick MORRIS RAF (Pilot)
Sergeant Gerard Willington F ASHWIN RAFVR (Observer)
Sergeant Ian Ronald W CLARK RAFVR (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner).
"In loving memory of a beloved son and brother. Rest in Peace."
"Remembering you, we will be brave and strong."