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Roll of Honour:

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Palestine 1945 - 1948

 

This is Dedicated to those members of the ARMY AIR CORPS, Who lost their lives in Palestine, The names are split between the 2 main cemeteries & are grouped together where they died in a specific incident as appropriate.

 

The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army, first formed in 1942 ...
Early in the war, Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced the establishment of a new branch of army aviation, the Army Air Corps. The corps initially comprised the Glider Pilot Regiment and the Parachute Battalions (subsequently the Parachute Regiment), and the Air Observation Post Squadrons.
In 1944, the SAS Regiment was added to the Corps.

 

 

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AYLIFFE, CHARLES HERBERT Private Royal Army Medical Corps Age: 21 Date of Death: 06/05/1946 Service No: 14747319
Additional information: Son of Victor Herbert and Eileen Sarah Ayliffe, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Grave Reference: 7. G. 8. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1046988 not listed by AFM

BUTCHER FREDERICK CHARLES Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 4th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  08 October 1926 Date of Death: 31/08/1946 Service No: 14866892
Additional information: Son of Edward Arthur and Sarah Ann Butcher, of Rainham, Essex. Grave Reference: 7. L. 3. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047302 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

CARTER, LESLIE  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 3rd Bn. Age: 21 Date of Birth  06 July 1925 Date of Death: 17/12/1946 Service No: 14090457
Additional information: Son of William and Lillian Carter, of Hulme, Manchester. Grave Reference: 9. D. 9. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047343 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

CARTER, THOMAS ALBERT: Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 8th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  13 July 1927 Date of Death: 19/10/1946 Service No: 14060529
Additional information: Son of Albert and Margaret Carter; nephew of Mary Knight, of Potters Bar, Middlesex. Grave Reference: 9. B. 15. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047345 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

CHADD   ALBERT JOHN Serjeant The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Age 20 Date of Birth  12 October 1926 Date of Death: 18/05/1947 Service No: 14911732
Additional information: Son of James and Ethel Chadd, of Camberwell, London. Grave Reference: 9. G. 16. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/results.php?sname=chadd&fname=&cemetery=ramleh&country=&force=1&nationality Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

COOKE, ARTHUR FREDERICK Private Army Air Corps 21 Independent. Parachute Coy. Age: 24 Date of Birth  20 February 1922 Date of Death: 25/05/1946 Service No: 2574265
Additional information: Son of Frederick and Lily Cooke, of Nottingham. Grave Reference: 7. G. 14. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047460 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

COSGROVE, JOHN Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 3rd Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  02 February 1927 Date of Death: 11/10/1946 Service No: 14935457
Additional information: Son of William and Anne Cosgrove, of Widnes, Lancashire. Grave Reference: 9. B. 6. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047479 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

DIX, THOMAS STRICALLY Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 8th Bn. Age: 22 Date of Birth  09 February 1924 Date of Death: 27/05/1946 Service No: 14837097
Additional information: Son of George and Sarah Eliza Dix, of Quinton, Birmingham. Grave Reference: 7. G. 15. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

FIELD, FREDERICK THOMAS TRAVERS  Captain The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 17th Bn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 08/05/1946 Service No: 222828
Additional information: Son of Lt.-Col. Frederick Denton Field, Royal Artillery and Lindsay Florence Field, of Church Stanton, Somerset. Grave Reference: 7. G. 9. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047795 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

FLETCHER  EDWARD Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 6th (10th Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers) Bn.  Age: 21 Date of Birth  30 August 1925  Date of Death: 14/10/1946
Service No: 14030082 
Additional information: Son of John Thomas Fletcher and Frances Fletcher, of Gateshead, Co. Durham. Grave Reference: 9. B. 12. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047826 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

HALLISSY, RICHARD (Service record spells name Halissy) Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 4th Bn. Age 20 Date of Birth  24 September 1926 Date of Death: 07/10/1946
Service No: 14454421 Grave Reference: 9. B. 2. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048040  
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

HART, DESMOND AUBREY Corporal The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  31 March 1926 Date of Death: 21/09/1946 Service No: 14734636
Additional information: Son of Aubrey Alma and Eva Thurling Hart, of Norwich. Grave Reference: 7. L. 12. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048096 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

JEFFREY, BRUCE CARSTAIRS  Captain Royal Army Medical Corps The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. attd. 6th (l0th Bn. The Royal Welch Fusilers) Bn. Age: 27 Date of Birth 20 July 1919 Date of Death: 03/03/1946 Service No: 291381
Additional information: Son of the Revd. Thomas Jeffrey M.A., and of Caroline Jeffrey (nee Spy), of Edinburgh. M.B., Ch.B. Grave Reference: 7. E. 18. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048321 
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

JONES, PETER DAVID Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 4th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  17 September 1926  Date of Death: 06/01/1946 Service No: 14447623
Additional information: Son of Peter and Ethel Jones; husband of Edna Jones, of Bredbury, Cheshire. Grave Reference: 7. D. 13. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048368  
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

KIRKPATRICK, ADAM  Company Quartermaster Serjeant The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 4th Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  30 April 1926  Date of Death: 05/12/1946 Service No: 14871921 Additional information: Son of Hugh and Catherine Walker Kirkpatrick, of South Norwood, Surrey. Grave Reference: 9. C. 21. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048427  
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

LAMBERT, ERNEST NATION Serjeant The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 7th Bn. Age: 23 Date of Birth  01 January 1923  Date of Death: 10/09/1946 Service No: 6854402
Additional information: Son of Ernest Nation Lambert and Daisy Rosina Lambert; husband of Helen Winifred Gladys Lambert, of Saffron Walden, Essex. Grave Reference: 7. L. 8. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048448 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance possibly this relates to In the area of the 6 Airborne Division Training School at Petah Tiqva, a jeep encountered automatic fire near some mines in the roadway, and one sergeant was fatally wounded.reference http://www.palestine-encyclopedia.com/EPP/Chapter05_2of3.htm

LANG, JACK  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 4th Bn. Age: 23 Date of Birth  06 July 1922  Date of Death: 29/12/1945 Service No: 5957240
Additional information: Son of Harry and Anne Lang, of Forest Gate, Essex. Grave Reference: 9. A. 3. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048456 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

LEMON, LESLIE ARTHUR  Warrant Officer Class II (Q.M.S. Instr.) Army Physical Training Corps attd. H.Q. 1 Parachute Bde., 6 Airborne Div. Age: 32 Date of Birth  11 January 1914  Date of Death: 01/10/1946 Service No: 3311468
Additional information: Son of Charles John and Alice Maud Lemon. Grave Reference: 7. L. 19. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048499 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance 30 SEPTEMBER 1946 At about 2345 hours QMSI Lehman (name miss spelt) of HQ 1 Para Bde was returning from Lydda to Nathanya on his MC. At road junction MR 1405 1677 he encountered a "Mines" notice, and on pulling up was attacked with automatic fire from a car which drew level with him. He was wounded in the chest, stomach and legs, and in spite of an operation the following morning, died in the Hadassah Hospital, Tel Aviv, at 1830 hours. The "Mines" on the road were dummies. Reference http://www.palestine-encyclopedia.com/EPP/Chapter05_2of3.htm

LEONARD, NORMAN Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  03 November 1926 Date of Death: 29/05/1946 Service No: 14875368
Additional information: Son of George and Annabella Leonard, of Woodside, Aberdeen. Grave Reference: 7. G. 17. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048502 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

MCBRIDE, ALEXANDER Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 1st Bn. Age 23 Date of Birth 17 May 1923 Date of Death: 23/05/1946 Service No: 14975343
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie McBride, of Springburn, Glasgow. Grave Reference: 7. G. 13. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048651 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

MURRAY, COLIN Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  27 September 1926  Date of Death: 30/07/1946 Service No: 14866251
Additional information: Son of Malcolm and Hannah Murray, of Maryhill, Glasgow. Grave Reference: 7. K. 5. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048845 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

RICHARDSON, ANDREW  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 9th Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  02 August 1925  Date of Death: 02/06/1946 Service No: 14903501
Additional information: Son of Andrew Wylie Richardson and Elizabeth Richardson, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Grave Reference: 7. H. 2. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1049178 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

WILLIAMS, ALBERT EDWARD Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 3rd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  13 April 1926  Date of Death: 08/06/1946 Service No: 14826973
Additional information: Son of John Alfred and Jean Williams, of Alnmouth, Northumberland. Grave Reference: 7. H. 4. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1049817 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

25/26 APRIL 1946 reference http://www.palestine-encyclopedia.com/EPP/Chapter05_1of3.htm

At 2030 hours 25 April three vehicles stopped at the house opposite the entrance to the Divisional Car Park in Tel Aviv 12781643. Between 25 and 30 civilians entered the house, where they held up the occupants and established fire positions overlooking the guard tents.

The car park is bounded by Zerubabel Street, Sir Hubert Samuel Esplanade and Ezra Street and faces the sea. Apak Police Station adjoins and East side.

The guard normally consists of 3 NCO's and 12 ORs but at the time of the attack only the guard commander and 7 men were in the car park, the remainder being allowed out for recreation after their tour of duty. When attacked, the NCO and 2 men were in the guard tent, 2 men were in an adjacent tent and 3 men were on actual duty, one as sentry at the entrance and 2 patrolling.

At 2045 hours the gate sentry saw something thrown from the nearby house, which exploded in front of the guard tent. At the same time a burst of automatic fire was directed at him Zionist Terrorism and Crimes in Palestine 1946 97 from the same buildings, forcing him to take cover under a vehicle.

At this point the entrance to the car park was rushed by some 20-30 men in civilian clothes who killed a soldier who was standing near the wire. They then entered the first tent where the Sgt of the guard, Sgt Peat, was trying to unlock rifles from the rack and where Pte Mackay and Gilliard were lying on the ground taking cover from the first burst of fire. The attackers shone torches on the 3 soldiers and fired a burst from a TSMG at Mackay and Gilliard killing both. Another burst was fired at Sgt Peat, missing him, and he fell to the ground pretending to be dead.

It is not known what happened in the third tent, as both of the occupants were killed. They were however unarmed. The raiders removed 12 rifles from the rack in the guard tent and withdrew when a bugle sounded the retreat. A PMF urban patrol consisting of one armoured car supported by a section of 6 GORDONS was at the Apak Police Station at the time of the attack, but the armoured car commander and the officer of the section were inside the station at the time. Small explosive charges were thrown at the armoured car forcing it away. The car commander from the roof of the Police Station observed some 30 persons moving from the entrance of the car park in an easterly direction firing as they went. Attackers dispersed in the Yemenite section of the Karton Quarter.

Road mines had been placed on all roads leading to the area and illuminated warning notices in English, Arabic and Hebrew were put up. The victims were:-

GILLIARD, JOHN ALEXANDER Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age: 23 Date of Birth  22 January 1923  Date of Death: 25/04/1946 Service No: 7021365
Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Gilliard, of Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic. Grave Reference: 7. G. 2. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1047924 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

HOPE, JOHN Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age25  Date of Birth 11 November 1920  Date of Death: 25/04/1946 Service No: 1802412
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Hope, of Cliffe Castle, Yorkshire. Grave Reference: 7. G. 1. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048215 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

KNIGHT, NORMAN EDGAR Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age: 18 Date of Birth  29 March 1927  Date of Death: 25/04/1946 Service No: 14455077
Additional information: Son of Robert Henry and Ethel Knight, of Marylebone, London. Grave Reference: 7. F. 17. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048432 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

McKAY, HUGH SHIRLAW Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Birth  09 September 1926  Date of Death: 25/04/1946 Service No: 14867443
Additional information: Son of Hugh Shirlaw McKay and Sophia McKay, of Bargeddie, Lanarkshire. Grave Reference: 7. F. 18. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave  http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048695 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

MORRISON, ALEXANDER Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age: 24 Date of Birth  13 January 1922  Date of Death: 25/04/1946 Service No: 2887006
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Williamina Morrison, of Aberdeen. Grave Reference: 7. F. 15. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048812 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

PARK, JOHN HENRY Private  The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 5th Bn. Age: 22 Date of Birth  17 October 1922  Date of Death: 26/04/1946 Service No: 5734160
Additional information: Son of Albert and Fernand Park; husband of Rose Park, of Prestwich, Lancashire. Grave Reference: 7. F. 19. Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1048967 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance


KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY

On the 25/26th  October 1947 14 members of 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment were killed. Their names are listed below :-

 

ALEXANDER, EDGAR WILLIAM  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 21  Date of Birth  03 August 1926  Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14881265 Additional information: Son of Arthur James Alexander and Lizzie V. Alexander, of Dudley, Worcestershire. Grave Reference: E. B. 9. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258371 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

DARBYSHIRE, PHILIP Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  02 December 1926  Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14126645
Additional information: Son of William N. Darbyshire and Violet M. Darbyshire, of Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Grave Reference: E. B. 19. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258556 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

DAVIES NORMAN RENOUF Lance Corporal The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 21 Date of Birth  25 October 1926 Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14876384 Additional information: Son of Philip and Sarah Elizabeth Davies. Grave Reference: E. B. 18. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258560 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

DUNCAN  JOSEPH Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age 21 Date of Birth  14 September 1926 Date of Death: 26/10/1947 Service No: 14875320
Grave Reference: F. A. 2. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258582 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

INWOOD DEREK Unit: 2 Para Rank: Lance Corporal Number: 14870929 Age 21 Date of Birth  17 October 1926  Date Of Death: 25th October 1947 Age: 21
Additional Information: son of Arthur Richard and Ena Inwood, St Marylebone, London Gravesite: Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel E.B.13 Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258725 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

LEATHERLAND  GEORGE WILLIAM Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth 15 December 1926  Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14492133 Additional information: Son of William and Kathleen Irene Leatherland, of Old Radford, Nottingham. Grave Reference: E.A. 19. X Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258786 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

MATTHEWS, ROBERT Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 21 Date of Birth 14 August 1926 Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14878558
Additional information: Son of Charles Thomas Sidney and Evelyn Maude Matthews, of Fairwater, Glamorgan. Grave Reference: E. B. 17. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258837 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

MILLARD  FRANCIS THOMAS Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age  20  Date of Birth  18 February 1927  Date of Death: 26/10/1947 Service No: 14939521
Grave Reference: E. B. 14. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258867
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

MILTON  ALFRED Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Unit Text: 2nd Bn. Age  21 Date of Birth 31 December 1925 Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14850973
Grave Reference: E. B. 12. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258871
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

ODEY WALTER DAVID Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age 20  Date of Birth  02 November 1926  Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14868632
Additional information: Son of Walter Ernest and Ellen Odey, of Great Hockham, Norfolk; husband of Rubie Odey. Grave Reference: E. B. 8. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258930 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

PRESTON  DEREK  Lance Corporal The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  06 May 1927  Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14038544
Additional information: Son of William and Ethel Mary Preston, of Bingley, Yorkshire. Grave Reference: E. B. 11. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258982 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

STANFORD NORMAN Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Date of Birth  24 June 1927 Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14064365
Grave Reference: E. B. 15. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2259085
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

WOOD FRANCIS RYCE Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.  2nd Bn. Age: 21 Date of Birth  28 January 1926   Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14946274
Additional information: Son of James Arrol Wood and Annie Wood, of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. Grave Reference: E. B. 16. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2259194 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

WOODWARD AUBREY SPENCER J. Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 22 Date of Birth  20 July 1925 Date of Death: 25/10/1947 Service No: 14038821
Additional information: Son of Thomas Harold and Elizabeth Mary Woodward. Grave Reference: E. B. 10. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2259199  Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance


BAKER,
DAVID JAMES Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age  20 Date of Birth  16 July 1926  Date of Death: 18/08/1946 Service No: 14816954
Grave Reference: C. E. 14. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258395
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

BROWN, WILLIAM ROSS  Private Army Catering Corps attd. Airborne Forces.  2 Para Age: 18 Date of Birth  22 August 1928 Date of Death: 27/06/1947 Service No: 19073743 Additional information: Son of William and Mary Ann Brown, of Gabalfa, Glamorgan. Grave Reference: D. E. 6. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258467 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

CARAVIAS, BRYON EPAMINONDAS BASILE  Serjeant The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Date of Death: 18/08/1946 Service No: NS/8436
Grave Reference: C. E. 16. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258490
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

CHARNLEY LEONARD Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age  25  Date of Birth  16 May 1922  Date of Death: 26/07/1947 Service No: 3782868
Grave Reference: D. F. 7. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258501 
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

CLEMENTS, ROY BERNARD Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 8th Bn. Age: 21 Date of Birth  16 May 1924 Date of Death: 05/04/1947 Service No: 14116427
Additional information: Son of James Henry and Margaret Clements, of Kingstanding, Birmingham. Grave Reference: D. B. 19. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258517 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

ELLIOTT, ALEXANDER MCKENZIE Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps serving with The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. attd. 3rd Bn. Age: 25 Date of Birth  23 November 1921 Date of Death: 07/10/1947 Service No: 371816
Additional information: Son of Robert and Davina Elliott, of Smithhills, Bolton, Lancashire. M.A., M.B., B.Chir., (Cantab.) M.R.C.S., (Eng.)., L.R.C.P., (Lond.). Grave Reference: D. H. 5. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258593
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

HATTRELL, JOHN PHILIP RAYNSFORD Captain Suffolk Regiment The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. attd. 3rd Bn. Age: 26 Date of Birth 15 September 1919 Date of Death: 24/03/1947 Service No: 109411 Additional information: Son of John Alexander and Dorothy Hattrell; husband of Hazel Mary Hattrell, of Brookmans, Hertfordshire. Grave Reference: D. B. 7. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258683 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

KNOX, EDWARD ALBERT Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 9th Bn. Age 19 Date of Birth  30 June 1927 Date of Death: 03/03/1947 Service No: 14060718
Grave Reference: D. A. 12. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258765 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

KISSANE MATTHEW CYRIL Captain Royal Irish Fusiliers serving with 9 Para Age 28 Date of Birth  30 August 1918  Date of Death: 29/06/1947 Service No: 97333
Awards: M C Grave Reference: D. E. 8. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave  http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258762 
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance 28 JUNE 1947 At approximately 2230 hours a taxi stopped outside the Astoria Bar Haifa. From the taxi jumped a youth of about 17 years of age who entered the bar with TSMC in his hand. He fired one burst round the room and severely injured Captain Kissane 9th Bn. Then there was a slight lapse in which time most of the occupants had gone to earth. Then another youth entered with a TSMC and fired another burst round the Bar injuring (not severely) Major Waddy 9th Bn and Lieutenant Laws 6 Airborne Division Anti-Tank Regiment..... Received following information from 42 General Hospital: Captain Kissane 9th Para Bn - Died at 0355 hours 29th June. reference http://www.palestine-encyclopedia.com/EPP/Chapter06_3of4.htm

LEECH  JAMES  TERENCE Private Royal Engineers with The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age 20 Date of Birth  29 November 1926  Date of Death: 16/06/1947
Service No: 14901153 Grave Reference: D. D. 13. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258791
Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

O'DONNELL, JOSEPH  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 9th Bn. Age  31 Date of Birth  20 October 1915  Date of Death: 10/03/1947 Service No: 6977770
Grave Reference: D. A. 16. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258932 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

STEDMAN STANLEY GRAHAM  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 1st Bn. Age  21  Date of Birth  09 July 1926   Date of Death: 19/07/1947 Service No: 14827858
Additional information: Son of John Clay Stedman and Janet Stedman, of Great Corby, Cumberland. Grave Reference: D. E. 18. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2259090 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

SWALES HERBERT PHILLIP  Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 3rd Bn. Age: 21 Date of Birth  07 July 1926  Date of Death: 05/09/1947 Service No: 14881222
Additional information: Son of Herbert and Miriam Swales, of Doncaster, Yorkshire. Grave Reference: D. G. 18. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2259107 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

VICKERS  FRANCIS Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Birth  16 May 1927  Date of Death: 01/08/1947 Service No: 14051277
Additional information: Son of Frank and Elizabeth Sarah Alice Vickers, of Shoreditch, London. Grave Reference: D. F. 13. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2259151 Name included on National Roll of Honour & Wall of Remembrance

 


[ Nicosia War Cemetery ]

Nicosia War Cemetery contains 215 burials from the Second World War. Of these, two are unidentified. The cemetery also contains the Nicosia Cremation Memorial, with 73 names of soldiers of the Indian forces who died during the Second World War and were cremated. There is also a memorial for the soldiers buried elsewhere on Cyprus.

TROMANS Initials: W B Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 8th Bn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 24/10/1947 Died while serving  in Palestine Service No: 14453059
Additional information: Son of William Benjamin and Gertrude Eugene Tromans, of Blackheath, Staffordshire. Grave Reference: 6. A. 7. Cemetery: NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY


FROM AN EARLIER PERIOD

 

BURBAGE, GEORGE WILLIAM Private The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 11th Bn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 12/07/1943 Service No: 4389597
Additional information: Son of Frederick Kemp Burbage and Caroline Amelia Jane Elizabeth Burbage, of Gipsyville, Hull. Grave Reference: C. E. 11. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258476

CROSSLEY, RONALD HERBERT Corporal  The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 11th Bn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 26/08/1943 Service No: 6287277
Grave Reference: C. G. 9. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258550

HOBSON, SIDNEY Driver Royal Army Service Corps attd. 4th Airborne Div.  Age: 28 Date of Death: 10/08/1943 Service No: T/72751
Additional information: Son of Harold and Elizabeth Hobson, of Smethwick, Staffordshire, husband of Florence Annie Hobson, of Smethwick. Grave Reference: C. F. 8. Cemetery: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY Picture of his grave http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2258704

REFERENCES:- The cwgc http://www.cwgc.org/debt_of_honour.asp?menuid=14

The Armed Forces Memorial http://www.veterans-uk.info/afm2/index.php

The cwgc war grave photo project :- http://www.twgpp.org/results.php?sname=&fname=&cemetery=&country=&force=&na

 

Many, many thanks to Edwin (Ted) Sparrow ... with-out his help this would not have been possible.