Old Intermedians War Memorial

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The War Memorial used to be displayed in the Adult Education Service in Old Hall Street. It was taken down when the building was refurbished and has not been put back as it did not "fit in" with it's surroundings.

Mr Newey in 1948 as a student attending the Intermediate School helped to design and build the memorial with a teacher and fellow pupils. Mr Newey campaigned to have the memorial put back in it's rightful place and succeeded in having the Memorial placed in the Civic Centre.

WW2 Roll of Honour

Webster, Lemuel Arthur (Staff) Lieutenant 237547
322 Bty., 132 (The Glamorgan Yeomanry) Field Regt. Royal Artillery.
Son of Sydney and Elizabeth Webster; husband of Kathleen Mary Webster, of Wolverhampton.
Died 26th February 1943 aged 27.
Grave Reference V. F. 16.

Beebee, John Howard Private 14494831
2nd Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment
Son of John Howard Lilian Gertrude Beebee, of Park Village Wolverhampton.
Died 15th April 1945 aged 18.
Grave Reference 2 E. 3.
UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Baker, John Flight Sergeant (Nav.) 1581241
21 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Son of John Richard and Florrie Baker, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton.
Died 22nd May 1945 aged 21.
Grave 613.
BUSHBURY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Clarke, Eric Stanley Sergeant (Nav.) 1581727
578 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Eric was born July 1923 in Wolverhampton the third son of Albert Edward and Mabel Elizabeth Clarke.
Killed whilst flying 21 July 1944 aged 21.
Eric’s aircraft a Halifax III (LK834) took off 2256 20 July 1944 from Burn Yorkshire. On return to base in conditions of thick cloud and descending through 2000 feet collided with another Squadron Halifax (MZ696) of 578 Squadron over Balkhome 4-miles northeast of Goole, Yorkshire, when returning from a raid on Bottrop, Germany.

Davies, James Cyril Corporal 4914221
2nd (Airborne) Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Son of Charles Alfred and Mary Ann Davies, of Park Village, Wolverhampton.
Died 9 July 1943 aged 26.
Panel 7.

Dunn, Daniel John Craftsman 4619531
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Died 30 December 1944 aged 21.
New ground. Row 35. Grave 39.

Gardner, Neville Pilot Officer (Nav.) 169214
107 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Neville was born April 1923 the eldest son of two of William Henry and Mabel Edith Ada Gardner, of Wightwick, Staffordshire. The 1939 Register records Neville his parents and brother Geoffrey living at Cambas-O-May Windmill Bank Wightwick.
Neville was killed in action 22 October 1943 when his aircraft a Boston IIIA BZ203 was shot down by flak near Veere, Holland during a raid on an aircraft factory at Courcelles, Belgium.
Row G. Grave 29.  FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY, Zealand, Netherlands.

Martin, Arthur Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 1160427
153 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Arthur was born 26 July 1916 in Wolverhampton son of William James Martin and Florence Louisa Martin. He married Kathleen Emma Bayliss, of Wolverhampton March 1941 in Wolverhampton. The 1939 Register records Arthur living with his parents at 45 Powell Street Wolverhampton and employed as a Grocery shop manager.
He enlisted into the RAF at Cardington sometime after April 1940 and was appointed as a Class F Reservist - Airmen with no previous regular service experience.
Arthur was killed in action 21 February 1945 aged 28 when his aircraft Lancaster I NN785 was shot down by a night fighter at Hassilinghausen northeast of Wuppertal during a raid on Dortmund. Four of the crew survived and were captured.
Grave Reference 4. E. 15.

Moore, Richard Supply Assistant P/MX65553
H.M.S. Fiji, Royal Navy
Richard was born 10 December 1918 son of Charles Henry and Nancy Moore, of Wolverhampton. His father died December 1930. The 1939 Register records Richard and his mother living at 90 Leslie Road, Wolverhampton and he employed as a Clerk for the Local Government.
Richard was killed in action 23rd May 1941 aged 22 during the Battle for Crete when H.M.S. Fiji was sunk early in the battle on 22 May 1941 by German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter bombers. She was sunk while trying to rescue the survivors of the destroyer H.M.S Greyhound which had been sunk an hour earlier. The ship sank with the loss of 241 of her men. 523 crew members survived the sinking.
Memorial Reference Panel 57, Column 3.