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  • Collection: World War Two

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Corporal Donald Phillips Durrant RASC. (ON 30-34) Killed 17 June 1940 age 24 on HMS Lancastria during evacuation from Dunkirk. Dunkirk Memorial. Son of RJA Durrant, a Chemist from Radcliffe on Trent.

From The Nottinghamian April…

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Ordinary Coder AR Rose RNVR. HMS Gallant (ON 19-27) lost on 10 January 1941 when the ship struck a mine in the Mediterranean while on convoy duties aged 29. Confirmed 10 April 1941. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. Rose was the son of…

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Pilot Officer AR Watson (ON 34-39) 152 Squadron. Killed 28 November 1940 age 19. A very successful Spitfire Pilot, Arthur, known as "Rex", was injured in September 1940 in the Battle of Britain. Returning from recovery 3 weeks later Watson took…

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Trooper John Edwin Armitage. 14th/20th King's Hussars. Royal Armoured Corps. (ON 18-19). Killed in Persia during the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran 26 August 1941 age 33. Buried Baghdad(North Gate) War Cemetery. John Armitage was the son of Fred…

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Flying Officer Francis Nairn Baird. RAF.(ON 1932) Killed Egypt April 7 1941 age 22. Commemorated Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Archibald Nairn Baird and his wife Mabel Baird, a Schoolmistress.

ET Banks. School Prefect.  Photo from Nottinghamian 1936-7
Flight Officer Edwin Banks. 118 Sdn RAF(ON 31-37) Died 13 March 1941 age 21. Buried Phaleron War Cemetery.
At school Banks was Sergeant in OTC. He won 1935 OTC Camp Prize and the Musketry Prize in 1936 and 1937. He gained Colours for First XV…

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Lieut. William Donald Birkett. 1st Parachute Sqn. Royal Engineers. (ON 28-36) Killed as a result of an accident on the 13 August 1944 age 24. Paratrooper in the Mediterranean. Previously in North Africa. Commemorated: Rome War Cemetery. NHS…

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Sgt Roderick Cawthorn Boak RAFVR (Bomb Disposal) (ON 26-32). Killed 21 November 1943 age 27, in a bomb dump explosion at RAF Graveley
Buried Cambridge City Cemetery. Son of Percy A. Boak and Mary Boak; Husband of Edna Mary Boak, of Gedling,…

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Obs/Pilot Officer H Brener. 9 Sqn. RAF. (ON 23-30) Died 27 April 1942 from injuries sustained in an air crash in Belgium returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, age 28. Buried Bergon-op-Zoom Cemetery.Son of David and Alice Brener, of Nottingham;…

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Capt Philip McKenzie Britton. RA. (ON 17-18) Killed 14 December 1944 age 38. Brookwood 1939-45 Memorial. Son of Philip Roland and Olive Daisy Britton; husband of Phyllis Marion Britton, of Frogham, Hampshire.

Capt. Britton was acting as Battery…
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