The Memorial is displayed within the Royal Wolverhampton School, Penn Road, Wolverhampton  WV3 0EG

World War Two War Memorial.

Roll of Honour

Baker, John Flight Sergeant (Nav) 1581241
21 Sqdn. Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of John Richard and Florrie Baker of Bushbury Wolverhampton.
Died 1st May 1944 aged 21 after crashing when returning from a practice flight.
Grave 613
Bushbury (St Mary) Churchyard Wolverhampton.

Raymond Cecil Bett Pilot Officer (wireless operator) 162867
7 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Born at Stafford 21 June 1920 son of Walter Cecil and Millicent Alice Bett of Stafford. His father died 1930.
The 1939 register records Raymond living at 27 Meyrick Road, Stafford with his mother and maternal grandparents John and Betsy Sherratt and employed as a Local Government clerk.
Raymond was commissioned as a Pilot Officer 28 October 1943.
Killed in action 15th February 1944 aged 23.
Grave Reference Coll. grave 7. Z. 17-19 BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Germany.
The Lancaster bomber in which Raymond was flying took off at 17:08 15 February 1944 from Oakington, Cambridge. His aircraft was shot down at Marihn 4 miles northwest of Penzlin when outbound on a raid on Berlin.

Cartwright, Geoffrey Andrew Sergeant 580604
105 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Son of John Edward and Laura Gertrude Cartwright, of Compton, Staffordshire.
Killed in action when his aircraft (a Battle) was shot down at La Neuville-a-Marie about 7 miles southwest of the target during an attack on bridges near Sedan.
Grave Reference Coll. grave 1A. A. 7-9.
CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY, France.

Clendinning, Paul Veitch Lance Bombardier 6462677
53 Bty., 41 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery.
Son of Robert Veitch and Blanche Agnes Clendinning.
Died 30th April 1942 aged 20.
Sp. Mem.
NORWICH CEMETERY, Norfolk.

Corbett, Jack Windsor Aircraftman 2nd Class 1044029
84 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Son of Charles Lawrence and Elsie Corbett, of Dudley.
Taken prisoner on 8th March 1942 when Java fell and died in a POW camp on Muna Island 29th October 1944.
Grave Reference 33. B. 11.
AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia.

Deaves, Edmund James Sergeant 1434590
100 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Son of Charles Frederick and Blanche Deaves; husband of Betty Deaves, of Lanesfield, Wolverhampton.
Killed in action 23/9/43 aged 23 when his aircraft (a Lancaster) was shot down at Nussdorf 2 miles north of Landau during a raid on Mannheim.
Grave Reference Coll. grave. 18. A. 9-12.
RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Germany.

Emery, Francis Richard Flight Sergeant 745087
126 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Son of Frank and Martha Annie Emery, of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Killed in action 24th December 1941 aged 25 when his aircraft (a Hurricane) was shot down by a Bf109 off Malta when intercepting an enemy raid on the Grand Harbour.
Panel 1, Column 2.
MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta.

Evans, Noel Flying Officer (Nav.) 179138
254 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Born 1914 in Wolverhampton son of Evan and Lucy Evans, he married Alice Maud Gough in 1938.
Killed 17 January, 1945 aged 31 when his aircraft a Beaufighter crashed near Den Helder, Netherlands.
Grave 352
Wieringerwaard General Cemetery, Netherlands.

Finch, Geoffrey Wykenam Corporal 5116244
2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).
Born 10th October 1916 in Droitwich, son of Charles Henry and Lily Mary Finch.
Died 9th May 1944 aged 27.
Grave Reference XIV. H. 12.
BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy.

Griffiths, Arthur Mathias
Greaser, M.V. Empire Light (Liverpool) Merchant Navy.
Born 1924 in Worcester son of Lilian Griffiths of 82 High Street Worcester.
Killed 7th March 1943 aged 19 when M.V. Empire Light as part of convoy ON-168 was attacked by U-638 (Bernbeck) in bad weather southwest of Cape Farewell. 39 crew members and six gunners were lost.
Panel 43. TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.

Hooper, Geoffrey Donald Lieutenant 292634
Gloucestershire Regiment.
Born 1923 at Kidderminster son of Cyril and May Hooper.
Died 10th August 1944.
Grave Reference XIX. F. 22.
BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Normandy,France.

Vernon Jones*

Kendrick, Lawrence Tudor Lieutenant
H.M.S. Kite, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Born 18th November 1909 in Wolverhampton son of Herbert Kendrick and Roa Kendrick, the 1911 census records the family living at 17 Paget Road Wolverhampton and Herbert Kendrick employed as a solicitor.
In 1938 Lawrence married Eileen Cox at Rowley Regis; the 1939 Register records the couple living at 21 Ward Road Sedgley and Lawrence employed as Bank Clerk (Cashier)and Eileen a Bank Clerk temporarily for the duration of the war. At the time of his death the couple were living at 115 Dudley Road, Sedgley.
Killed in action 21st August 1944 aged 34.
H.M.S. Kite was escorting convoy JW59 to Northern Russia when the convoy was sighted in the Barent Sea by German aircraft. At 06:30 on 21 August, Kite slowed to 6 knots to untangle her anti acoustic torpedo noise makers, towed astern. At that speed Kite was an easy target, and she was hit by two torpedoes from U-344 (Pietsch) and sank.
Of Kite's crew of 10 officers and 207 ratings, 60 survived the attack, but from the freezing Arctic water only 14 sailors were picked up alive by HMS Keppel. Five of the rescued died on board Keppel.
Panel 92, Column 3. PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL.

Lawrence, Richard Rudman Trooper 324766
Royal Armoured Corps, Staffordshire Yeomanry.
Born 1919 in Wolverhampton son of Walter James and Susanah Lawrence (née Rudman), at the time of the war he was living at 9 Raynor Road Wolverhampton.
Died 28th February 1941 aged 22.
Grave Reference D. 30.
HAIFA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).

Douglas Moss*

Neale, Phillip Anthony Sergeant 1583422
356 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Born 1923 in Birmingham, son of John Humphrey and Lilian Annie Neale, of Yardley Wood, Birmingham.
Killed in action 18th April 1945 aged 21 when his aircraft a Liberator BVI was shot down by flak during a low-level raid on two locks on the Damhoen Salauk canal near Bangkok.
Grave Reference Coll. grave 10. M. 2-7.
KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand.

John Phillips*

Arthur Rogers*

Reginald A.Smith*

Geofrey Statham*

Trigg, David Richard Sergeant 1194209
11 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of Thomas Edgar and Florence Annie Trigg, of Wrotham, Kent.
Killed 15th March 1943 aged 20 when his aircraft a Wellington stalled and crashed when overshooting a landing at Wescott during a day cross-country exercise.
Grave 6.
WESTCOTT (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.

Trigg, Edgar John Alexander Sergeant 659138
248 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of Thomas Edgar and Florence Annie Trigg, of Wrotham, Kent.
Killed in action 7th September 1943 aged 23 when his Beaufighter ditched during a patrol over the bay of Biscay due to an engine failure.
Panel 167.
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL.

Vaughan, Reginald Hebert Pilot Officer 78770
Born 17th September 1905 at Wandsworth, Son of Herbert Guest and Mary Helen Vaughan.
Reginald married Gladys White at Battersea in 1932. The 1939 Register records them living at Fulham and Reginald being employed as a commercial traveler.
Killed in action 12th May 1941 when his aircraft a Hampden was shot down by a night fighter at Hoohkarspel near Enkhuisen during a raid on Bremen two of the crew survived and were captured.
Grave Reference Plot 1. Row E. Grave 8.
BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Netherlands.

Vaughan, Bernard William Sergeant 1205010 Distinguished Flying Medal
103 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Born 29th August 1907 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, son of Herbert and Mary Jones. Married Elizabeth Grange 1st December 1932 at Rowley Regis Parish Church.
The 1939 Register records them both living at 8 Masters Lane Halesowen and Bernard employed as an insurance agent.
Killed in Action when his aircraft a Halifax crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid on Cologne. One of the crew survived and was captured.
Grave Reference Coll. grave 2. C. 4-6.
RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Germany.

Walliter, Stanley William Sergeant 1153790
142 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Born 1919 at Kings Norton son of William and Eleanor Walliter. At the time of the war he was living at 103 High Street Smethwick.
Killed in action 27th July 1942 when his Wellington aircraft was lost without trace during a raid on Hamburg.
Panel 96. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL.

Weaving, Harry Colin Serjeant 1563057
145 Bty., 42 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Born 1914 at Upton on Severn Worcestershire son of Reginald John and Rose Weaving.
Harry married Doris Hyett 1938 at Edmonton, by 1939 they were living at 63 Bruce Grove Tottenham.
Died 11th May 1943 aged 29.
Grave Reference I. B. 1.
MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.

Whitehouse, James William Flying Officer 138340
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Born in 1921 son of James and Mary Whitehouse, at the time of the war James was living 26 Langleys Road Selly Oak.
He died on 22nd October 1943, on board Stirling Bomber R9249 from 1657 Conversion Unit RAF Stradishall. The aircraft took off on a special navigation exercise and while attempting to land on three engines mistook the perimeter track as the main runway at RAF Chiping warden, striking a tree and the roofs of two houses at Aston le Walls before crashing, two of the crew survived.
Buried 28th October - Grave Reference Plot I/2. Grave 95.
OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY.

Howell M.Williams*

Kenneth R.Yeadon*

My thanks to Roy Evans for the photograph.