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Amos, Andrew James Arthur, 1900-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02123
  • Person
  • 1900-?

Amos, Andrew James Arthur, son of the Rev. Andrew Amos, Vicar of St. Anne's, South Lambeth, by Susan Constance, daughter of the Rev. Robert James Charles Connolly, Rector of Foynes, Limerick; b. Aug. 1, 1900; adm. Sept. 25, 1913 (A); left July 1918; Clare Coll. Camb., matric. Michaelmas 1919; B.A. 1921; a chartered accountant with F. Claudet Ltd., Assayers to the Bank of England; served in Royal Army Pay Corps in Great War II; m. July 6, 1927, Margaret Winifred, daughter of David Johnston, of Lurgan, Co. Armagh.

Andrade, Samuel Jacob Henry Dan Da Costa, 1900-1955

  • GB-2014-WSA-02147
  • Person
  • 1900-1955

Andrade, Samuel Jacob Henry Dan Da Costa, son of Solomon Da Costa Andrade, of Paddington; b. March 26, 1900; adm. Sept. 25, 1913 (A); left Easter 1916; d. Jan. 2, 1955.

Angell, Robert Burges, 1878-1899

  • GB-2014-WSA-02170
  • Person
  • 1878-1899

Angell, Robert Burges, son of Thomas William Angell, of Kensington; b. Feb. 4, 1878; adm. Sept. 24, 1891 (A); left Dec. 1892; d. in Africa 1899.

Anthony, Keeling, 1946-2006

  • GB-2014-WSA-02205
  • Person
  • 1946-2006

Anthony, Keeling, son of John Victor Caldecott Anthony OBE FRICS, Inland Revenue Valuation Office, and Pegaret Anthony, artist, lecturer Central Sch. of Art & Design, d. of Guy William Keeling, sec. Libraries Assn; b. 26 Mar. 1946; adm. Sept. 1959 (A); left July 1964; Univ. of Nottingham, BSc 1968; CEng MIEE 1976; exec. engineer PO Telecomms 1968-76; head of Eng. Grading Group 1977-83, Network Strategy Group Brit. Tel. 1983-; engineer BT 1968-97; charity consult. K&R Anthony Charity Support Services 1997-; m. 8 Apr. 1972 Enid Rosemary McNeill LLB, d. of William McNeill, HM Cookstown High Sch., Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland; d. 28 May 2006.

Aris, George Biddulph, 1911-1995

  • GB-2014-WSA-02235
  • Person
  • 1911-1995

Aris, George Biddulph, son of Thomas Biddulph Aris, of Purley, Surrey, and Janet Elsie, d. of George King; b. 15 June 1911; adm. Jan. 1925 (A); left July 1930; on staff of LPTB 1931-4; RA (TA) 1931-9 (Capt. 1939); Lieut.-Col. RA, despatches (Italy) Jan. 1945, MC Apr. 1945; OBE June 1951; an industrial map publisher; author of History of 5th British Infantry Division 1939-45; m. 17 Apr. 1939 Margaret Emily, d. of Lieut.-Col. John Douglas Fyffe RE; d. 24 Jan. 1995.

Aris, Jack Biddulph, 1915-1943

  • GB-2014-WSA-02236
  • Person
  • 1915-1943

Aris, Jack Biddulph, brother of George Biddulph Aris (qv); b. 27 June 1915; adm. Apr. 1929 (A); left Mar. 1933; RAFVR 1942-3 (FO); m.; killed in action 1943.

Jack Biddulph Aris was born at Edenbridge, Kent on the 27th of June 1915 the younger son of Thomas Biddulph Aris, an Executive Advertising Assistant for the London Passenger Transport Board, and Janet Elsie (nee King) Aris of 21, Purley Rise, Purley in Surrey. He was the twin of his sister Mary Biddulph.
He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Ashburnham from April 1929 to March 1933. On leaving school he went to work as a buyer’s assistant for a biscuit manufacturers.
He was married at St John’s Church, Shirley, Surrey on the 27th of April 1940 to Joan Elizabeth “Joey” (nee Potter, later Aston), a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
He enlisted in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve where he rose to the rank of Sergeant before being commissioned as a Pilot Officer on the 7th of March 1942. He and his crew attended No. 10 Operational Training Unit before becoming operational when they were posted to 158 Squadron based at RAF East Moor on the 9th of July 1942, and flew on their first operation together to Nantes on the 21st of July 1942. They took off from RAF East Moor on the night of the 31st of July/1st of August 1942 in Halifax Mk II W7777 for an operation on Dusseldorf. While over the target their aircraft was hit by anti aircraft fire which put aircraft into a loop and caused a loss of control. The pilot, Charles Sparke, put the aircraft into a dive at 330 mph before he managed to regain control and return to East Moor where they landed safely in the early hours of the morning with no injuries to the crew reported.
He was promoted to Flying officer on the 1st of October 1942.
On the night of the 10th/11th of December 1942 Bomber Command dispatched 48 Halifaxes, 20 Lancasters, 8 Stirlings and 6 Wellingtons for an operation on Turin. More than half the force was forced to turn back before they reached the Alps due to severe icing conditions but twenty eight crews went on and claimed to have bombed the target. The city reported that only three high explosive bombs had landed on the city of which two had failed to explode.
Jack Aris and his crew took off from RAF Rufforth at 4.45pm on the 10th of December 1942 in Halifax Mk II DT579 NP-V for the operation. The aircraft came down at 8.45am the following morning near the village of Villeneuve-en-Montagne, eight kilometers to the east of Le Creusot, just thirty meters from a farm building owned by Monsieur Monneret, with the loss of the entire crew.
The crew was: -
Flying Officer Jack Biddulph Aris (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Denis Ralph Collyer (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Ronald Edlington (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant John William Furniss (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer Harry Middleton (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Charles Lionel Sparke (Pilot)
Flying Officer Rayden Frederic Watson RCAF (Air Bomber)
Thiers was one of 4 aircraft which failed to return from the mission.
The crew was buried in the local cemetery in a ceremony which was led by the Mayor, Monsieur Bourogoyne, and was attended by all of the people of the town, in spite of the presence of the Germans.
A stone memorial was placed at the crash site in 1992.
He is buried at Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Armstrong, Angus MacConnal, 1915-2003

  • GB-2014-WSA-02250
  • Person
  • 1915-2003

Armstrong, Angus MacConnal, son of Rev. Frederick William Armstrong of Bromley, Kent, and Margaret Muriel, d. ofJohn MacConnal of Tarbert, Argyllshire; b. 13 Nov. 1915; adm. Sept. 1929 (A), non-res. KS Sept. 1930; left July 1934; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1934, BA 1938 (1st class hons Litt. Hum.), MA 1941; PhD (Edinburgh) 1943; Asst Sec. DOE; retd.; d. 15 May 2003

Armstrong, Lindsay Crawford, 1912-1944

  • GB-2014-WSA-02254
  • Person
  • 1912-1944

Armstrong, Lindsay Crawford, son of Hugh Clayton Armstrong, solicitor, of Bromley, Kent, and Norah MacMahon, d. of William Henry Cortland Mahon of Dulwich; b. 21 June 1912; adm. April 1926 (A); left July 1929; a timber merchant; Roy. Sussex Regt 1940-4 (Lieut.); m.; d. of smallpox on active service in India 10 Apr. 1944.

Lindsay Crawford Armstrong was born at Bromley, Kent on the 21st of June 1912 the youngest son of Hugh Clayton Armstrong, a solicitor, and Nora Macmahon (nee Mahon) Armstrong of 7, Sanford Road, Bromley. He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Ashburnham from April 1926 to July 1929 after which he went to work as a timber merchant. He was married at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1933 to Leonore “Nordie” Mary (nee Langton) of Chidham in Sussex.
Following the outbreak of war he attended an Officer Cadet Training Unit before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Sussex Regiment on the 21st of September 1940. He was later attached to the 1st Battalion, Sierra Leone Regiment.
On the 1st of February 1944, the 1st Battalion, Sierra Leone Regiment was advancing down the banks of the Kaladan River in Burma in pursuit of the retreating Japanese, who had placed a number of ambush parties in their path. D Company was patrolling in advance of the rest of the Battalion when Lindsay Armstrong singlehandedly killed an entire seven man Japanese patrol.
He was later contracted smallpox from which he died.
He is buried at Chittagong War Cemetery Plot 7, Row D Grave 8

Arnold, Arthur Phillip, 1912-1995

  • GB-2014-WSA-02258
  • Person
  • 1912-1995

Arnold, Arthur Phillip, son of Montie Phillip Arnold, solicitor, and Sonia, d. of Jacob Rubens; b. 4 Aug. 1912; adm. Jan. 1926 (A); left July 1930; Univs of Grenoble and Sorbonne Sept-Dec. 1930; Christ's Coll. Camb., matric. 1931, BA 1933, MA 1938; adm. a solicitor Nov. 1937; 1st Sec. Aux. Met. Police and Aux. Police Assn of England & Wales 1941-3; Intell. Corps 1943-5 (Lieut.) NW Europe; commanded 275 Field Security Section; Master Worshipful Company of Painters & Stainers 1978-9; m. 12 Apr. 1938 Betty Esther, d. of Jack da Silva Haley; d. 29 Dec. 1995.

Arnold, Giles Geoffrey, 1938-1995

  • GB-2014-WSA-02264
  • Person
  • 1938-1995

Arnold, Giles Geoffrey, son of Arthur Cecil Arnold, master printer, and Ena Genevieve, d. of John Cuthbert Jeffree, coal exporter; b. 10 Jan. 1938; adm. Sept. 1951 (A); left July 1955; RMA Sandhurst 1956, Lieut. RA 1960, Capt. RHA 1964, Maj. 1970; Lieut. -Col. commanding 7th Regt RHA 1979-81; Brig. commanding 2nd Divn. RA 1984-6; Roy. Coll. of Defence Studies 1987; Dep. Cdr. Brit. Forces Hong Kong 1988-90; CBE Jan. 1990; commanding Roy. Sch. Artillery 1990-2; retd. Jan. 1993; m. 9 Dec. 1972 Georgina Dawn, d. of G. Donald Trentham, civil engineer; d. 6 Aug. 1995.

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