WW2 - Dec 1957 Roll of Honour

Inscribed on the memorial the words:
"World war II To 31 Dec 1957"

BLOWER, WILLIAM Able Seaman P/J 30874 H.M.S. Dunedin Royal Navy
Died 24/11/1941 Age: 44
Son of William and Ellen Blower; husband of Lily Belle Blower, of Wolverhampton.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 47, Column 2.
Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

BROOKER, FREDERICK CHARLES Bombardier 4912351
6 H.A.A. Regt.Royal Artillery
Died 29/07/1946 Age: 35
Son of Frederick John and Bertha Brooker, of Bilston; husband of Maud Brooker, of Ettingshall, Bilston.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E.B. Old Portion. Grave 2093. 1.
Cemetery: BILSTON CEMETERY

JONES, CHARLES Private 5257777 1stBn.Worcestershire Regiment
Died 09/08/1944 Age: 34
Husband of Gladys Jones, of Dudley, Worcestershire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. F. 8.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX

LARGE, GILBERT Private 14794892 2nd Bn.
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow
30/04/1945 Age: 22
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4A. O. 5.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

LIPPITT, ERNEST CHRISTOPHER Gunner 14341597 83 Field Regt Royal Artillery
Died 13/10/1944 Age: 32
Son of Ernest and Annie Lippitt; husband of Kathleen Nora Lippitt, of Oxley, Wolverhampton.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. G. 10.
Cemetery: UDEN WAR CEMETERY

MARKHAM, ERIC THOMAS 657257 Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force
Died 22/01/1942 Age: 23
Service No: 657257
Son of Alfred John and Annie Elizabeth Markham, of Stow-Heath, Wolverhampton, England.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Lot 10. Block 139D. Sec. C.
Cemetery: MEDICINE HAT (HILLSIDE) CEMETERY 

RAMSBOTTOM, JAMES Corporal 4916781 1/6th Bn.
South Staffordshire Regiment
James was born July 1919 in Coseley son of William Edward and Edith Ramsbottom. He married Nellie Maud Etchells 3 October 1937 at St. Leonards Church Bilston and had a son Ronald.
The 19139 register records the family living with Nellie's parents at 15 Lawley Road, Bilston.
James was killed in action 16 July 1944 aged 25.
The 1/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment crossed the Channel in late June as part of the 59th Division and by the 1st July had moved to the front-line facing Caen. The city was fiercely defended and earlier attempts to outflank it had been frustrated by continued German counter attacks. General Montgomery had, therefore, decided on a frontal attack preceded by heavy aerial bombardment. On the 8th July, a strong attack was launched on a broad front and by the 9th most of the city had fallen. The Division moved quickly south to the bocage country; their task was to take the village of Noyers.
On 15th July, the troops assembled in their assault positions the 1/6th on the right of the assault. At 5.30am on the 16th the attack commenced in thick morning mist by about 6.45 am the Battalion had captured the village of Brettevillette 1½ miles north of Noyers and two hours later Queudeville. Both were defended strongly and only taken at the cost of many casualties sadly James was one of them.
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. C. 17.
Cemetery: FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL

ROBINSON, HARRY Driver 2002466292 Army Field Coy.
Royal Engineers Died 16/02/1941 Age: 23
Son of Arthur H. and Martha J. Robinson, of Ettingshall, Staffordshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. E. 11.
Cemetery: BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY

SHELLEY,WILLIAM ARTHUR P/JX 333333 Able Seaman H.M.S. President III Royal Navy
Died 21/05/1942 Age: 19
Son of Isaiah and Sarah Shelley, of Ettingshall, Staffordshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 64, Column 3.
Cemetery:PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

SHIRLEY, ERNEST Private 14730686 129 Coy.Pioneer Corps
Died 08/06/1944 Age: 27
Son of Elizabeth Shirley, of Ettingshall, Wolverhampton.
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 11, Column 1.
Cemetery:BAYEUX MEMORIAL

TAYLOR, JOHN DOUGLAS Fusilier 6463291 2nd Bn.
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)
Died 24/04/1943 Age: 33
Son of Albert and Florence Taylor, of Wolverhampton.
Grave/Memorial Reference:IV. M. 19.
Cemetery:MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY

TENNANT, WILLIAM ERNEST Private 3967979 4th Bn.Welch Regiment
Died 26/10/1944 Age: 26
Grave/Memorial Reference:17. B. 8.
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY

WARD WILFRED ERNEST LESLIE born 9 November 1928, Private 14190522 Seaforth Highlanders
Died 20th August 1948 aged 19.
Grave Reference 1B9.
Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore