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Zoephel, Peter Charles, 1921-1943

  • GB-2014-WSA-18851
  • Person
  • 1921-1943

Zoephel, Peter Charles, son of Ernest Charles Zoephel of Chislehurst, Kent, and Dorothy Frances Gertrude, d. of Capt. William George Romeril MN, of Blackheath; b. 8 Sept. 1921; adm. Sept. 1935 (R); left Apr. 1939 and went to Milton Academy Boston, Mass.; Harvard Univ.; PO RCAF Ferry Command; lost at sea in the South Atlantic Jan. 1943.

Peter Charles Zoephel was born at Blackheath, Kent on the 8th of September 1921 the eldest son of Ernest Christopher Zoephel. Chairman and owner of the British Domolac Company Ltd, paint works of Woolwich, and Dorothy Frances Gertrude (nee Romeril) Zoephel of “Elmstead Garth”, Chislehurst in Kent, later of Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea. He was educated at Carn Brea Preparatory School, Bromley from 1931 to 1935 and at Westminster School where he was up Rigaud’s from September 1935 to April 1939. He served as a Cadet in the Officer Training Corps from September 1935 to 1939. He went on to the Milton Academy, Wilton Massachusetts for a short time in 1939 before entering Harvard University later the same year as a member of the Class of 1943, where he read Economics and Languages, but left for Canada in late 1940 to volunteer for military service.
He attended a medical examination on the 4th of January 1941 where it was recorded that he was 5 feet 10 and 3/8ths of an inch tall and that he weighed 152lbs. It was also recorded that he had hazel eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. He attested for service as an Aircraftman 2nd Class in the Royal Canadian Air Force for the duration of the war at the Royal Canadian Air Force Recruiting Station at Montreal on the 7th of February 1941. He was posted to No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario on the 2rd of March 1941 and to No. 1 Initial Training School at Toronto on the 29th of March 1941. He was promoted to Leading Aircraftman on the 20th of August 1941 and joined No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School at Hamilton, Ontario on the 21st of August 1941 where he trained as a pilot. Having ceased training as a pilot at his own request, he was posted to No. 10 Air Observers School at Chatham, New Brunswick on the 27th of October 1941 to receive training as a navigator. On the 15th of March 1942 he was posted to No. 29 Navigators School at Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick. He was promoted to Sergeant on the 14th of March 1942 and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer on the 13th of April 1942. He was posted to No. 31 General Reconnaissance Squadron at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on the 9th of May 1942 and was attached to the Ferry Command, Royal Air Force at Dorval, Quebec on the 23rd of July 1942. He was promoted to Flying Officer on the 13th of October 1942.
On the 16th of January 1943, Peter Zoephel and his crew boarded Liberator C87 41-11708, of 12 Squadron, 12th Ferry Group United States Transport Command, at Accra in Ghana as passengers, bound for the United States air base at Natal in Brazil and then on their base at Dorval. On board was a crew from the United States Air Transport Command, who had ferried a Boeing B-17 aircraft from Miami to Africa and were returning home. Also on board was a crew from Royal Air Force Ferry Command and four other passengers. The aircraft took off at 11.30pm that night but failed to arrive at its destination and all on board were lost.
The crew was: -
Captain Orval Eknes (Pilot)
Captain Felton Barton Lancaster (2nd Pilot)
Second Lieutenant Joseph F. Peoples (Navigator)
Master Sergeant Alvin A. Young (Radio operator)
Sergeant James N. Clauss (Crew Member)
Master Sergeant Charles W. McKain (Crew Chief)
The passengers were: -
The United States Air Transport Command crew was: -
First Lieutenant John Allen Byler (Navigator)
First Lieutenant Hugh Parker Minor Sr. USAAF (2nd Pilot)
Major Arthur Mills USAAF (Pilot)
Corporal Joseph P. Braniff USAAF
Corporal Grover Kirby Trees Jr. USAAF
The Royal Air Force Ferry Command crew was: -
Flight Lieutenant Herbert James Martin (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Harold Victor. Lamb RAAF (Wireless Operator)
Flight Sergeant John Henry Warman RCAF (Navigator)
Captain Paul Bleecker Makepeace (American Civilian Pilot)
Radio Officer Clinton Blackwell Berry (Canadian Civilian Wireless Operator)
Flying Officer Peter Charles Zoephel RCAF (Navigator)
Captain William Richard Nixon (Canadian Civilian Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Norman Patrick Drury (Radio Operator)
Flying Officer William Thomas Wright Smithson (Navigator)
Sergeant John Lowery Bell (Navigator)
Flying Officer Geoffrey Addison Clegg (Pilot)
Radio Officer Otway Cecil McCombie (Canadian Civilian Wireless Operator)
The passengers were: -
Lieutenant Colonel Russell Reed Brunner US Army (Pilot)
Colonel Douglas Cornell MacKeachie DSM US Army (Director of Procurement European Theatre of Operations)
Major Arthur Mills US Army
Air Commodore Desmond Herlouin De Burgh AFC
An extensive search was mounted which lasted until the 29th of January. On the 4th of February, the destroyer USS Kearney found a life raft some 60 miles from the coast of Brazil, to the east of Ponte Negro. It contained the body of one of the passengers. The following day another raft was discovered containing the body of Major Arthur Mills and with six life jackets on board. The evidence on board the raft led to the conclusion that there had been others on board who had died and had probably been buried at sea by others, other than the last man to have died.
He is commemorated on the war memorial at Harvard University.
He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial Panel 2, Column 3.

Zerffi, Henry Gustavus Wentworth, 1881-1926

  • GB-2014-WSA-18849
  • Person
  • 1881-1926

Zerffi, Henry Gustavus Wentworth, son of Henry Charles Zerffi, of Maida Vale, London, by Lilian, fourth daughter of the Rev. William Henry Wentworth Atkins-Bowyer, Rector of Clapham, Surrey; b. July 12, 1881; adm. Sept. 27, 1895 (G); left July 1898; an artist; served in Great War I; Sergt. R.A.; severely wounded; d. Aug. 4, 1926.

Zanardi-Landi, Anthony Francis, 1902-1975

  • GB-2014-WSA-18848
  • Person
  • 1902-1975

Zanardi-Landi, Anthony Francis, son of Capt. Charles Zanardi-Landi (formerly known as Count C. P. de Zanardi-Landi), by Caroline Franceska Maria Hapsburg-Lorraine; b. Nov. 17, 1902; adm. Jan. 18, 1917 (A); left July 1920; Ch. Coll. Camb.; matric. Lent 1923; winner of the inter-coll. sabre comp. 1924 and represented Cambridge in Univ. Fencing 1924; Vice-pres. Robin International Inc., New York; managing director Rob. Int. Ltd. (Lond.); Director of Cinerama Exhibitors (Lond.) Ltd., Cinerama Distributors Ltd. and other com­panies; served in World War II with U.S. Forces 1940-9; Lieut.-Col. 2nd Batt. 160 Infantry California Nat. Guard; Officer of the Order of Leopold; Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne, Belgium; Commandeur de Legion d'Honeur; m. Feb. 9, 1929, Annie Irma Lea, daughter of Jean Delville, Pres. Belgian Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels; d. 1975.

Younger, Henry, 1708-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-18847
  • Person
  • 1708-?

YOUNGER, HENRY, son of Very Rev. John Younger DD, Dean of Salisbury and Prebendary of St. Paul’s, and Henrietta Maria, dau. of Sir Richard Graham, Bart.; b. 3 Jul 1707/8; adm. (aged 9) May 1717; KS 1723; left 1725; St. John’s Coll. Oxford, matr. 6 Mar 1724/5; living 1728.

Young, Wilfrid Ernest, 1891-1979

  • GB-2014-WSA-18844
  • Person
  • 1891-1979

Young, Wilfrid Ernest, son of Ernest William Young, of Dorchester, Dorset; b. Dec. 28, 1891; adm. May 4, 1906 (H); left July 1910; enlisted Oct. 1914 in the Federated Malay States; 2nd Lieut. 3rd Batt. Dorset Regt. Jan. 23, 1915; and served with 1st Batt. from April 1915; transferred to R.F.C. Dec. 1915, serving with Nos. 11 and 6 Sqdns. in France as observer; Flight Commander Jan. 1, 1917 with Sqdns. 19 and 74; Sqdn. Cdr. with Sqdns. 1 and 216; wounded near Ypres July 22, 1917; D.F.C. July 2, 1918; m. Dec. 31, 1924; Ruth, daughter of J. Mahoney; d. 17 June 1979.

Young, Wallace Balfour, 1911-2002

  • GB-2014-WSA-18843
  • Person
  • 1911-2002

Young, Wallace Balfour, son of Edward Wallace Young, estate asent, of Surbiton, Surrey, and Evelyn Elizabeth, d. of George Cowan of Uddingston, Lanarkshire; b. 24 Oct. 1911; adm. Sept. 1925 (H); left July 1929; Coll. of Estate Management 1929-31; an estate agent 1931-9; ARICS 1936, AAI 1937; 2nd Lieut. RE (TA) Aug. 1939, transf. RA 1944 (Capt.); TARO 1946-61; TD; valuer Board of Inland Revenue 1947-76; m. 8 Mar. 1940 Helen Margaret, d. of Charles Her­bert Lankester OBE, coffee grower, of Cartago, Costa Rica; d. May 2002.

Young, Roger William, 1923-2017

  • GB-2014-WSA-18840
  • Person
  • 1923-2017

Young, Sir Roger William, son of Charles Bowden Young, Vice-Principal St Stephen’s Coll. Delhi, India, and Ruth Wilson CBE, d. of William Brown Wilson of Broughty Ferry, Angus; b. 15 Nov. 1923; adm. Sept. 1937 (KS); Capt. of the Sch. 1941; left July 1942; RNVR 1942-5 (Lieut. ); Ch. Ch. Oxf., elected 1942, matric. 1946, BA 1949, MA 1953; res. tutor St Catharine’s Sch. Foundn. 1949-51; asst. master, Manchester GS 1951-8; Lambeth Palace, STh 1957; Principal, George Watson’s Coll., Edinburgh 1958-85; FRS (Edin. ) 1965; Edinburgh Festival Council 1970-6; Pres. Headmasters’ Assn. of Scotland 1972-4; chmn. Headmasters’ Conference 1976; Hamilton Coll. NY, USA, Hon. LHD 1979; Governor BBC and Nat. Governor for Scotland 1979-84; knighted 1983; a Governor of the Sch. 1986-97; author of Lines of Thought 1958, Everybody’s Business 1968, Everybody’s World 1972; m. 2 Dec. 1950 Caroline Mary, sister of Charles Henry Christie (qv); d. 15 Feb. 2017.

Young, Pierre Harry John, 1926-1985

  • GB-2014-WSA-18839
  • Person
  • 1926-1985

Young, Pierre Harry John, son of David Hunter Young, bank official, of Paris, France, and Bernardine Anselmine Jeanne, d. of Pierre Barus of Paris, France; b. 12 June 1926; adm. Sept. 1939 (KS); left July 1943; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. 1943, Math. Trip. Pt 2 1945; Bristol-Siddeley Engines Ltd. 1949; in charge Concorde Olympus 593 engine programme 1962, engineering dir. 1966-70, tech. dir. 1970-3; dep. tech dir. Rolls-Royce (1971) Ltd. 1973-6, later dir. of advanced engineering; FRAeS FIMechE; FRS 1974; m. 17 Dec. 1953 Lilly Irene, d. of Martin Cahn; d. 4 Aug. 1985.

Young, Peter, 1915-1988

  • GB-2014-WSA-18838
  • Person
  • 1915-1988

Young, Peter, son of Dallas Hales Wilkie Young (qv); b. 28 July 1915; adm. Jan. 1929 (G); left July 1930 and went to Monmouth Sch.; Trin. Coll. Oxf., matnc. 1934, BA MA 1943; commissioned Beds & Herts Regt 1939, wounded (Dunkirk) 1940; No. 3 Commando 1940-5, MC (Norway) Apr. 1942, DSO (Dieppe) Oct. 1942; CO No. 3 Commando 1943-4, Bar to DSO (Sicily) Oct. 1943, second Bar (Italy) Jan. 1944; served Normandy 1944, Arakan 1944-5; CO 1st Com­mando Bde 1945-6; Maj. Aug. 1950; CO 9th Regt Arab Legion 1953-6; Lieut.-Col. Feb. 1956, hon. Brigadier July 1959; Reader in Military History RMA Sandhurst 1959-69; FRHistS FSA 1960, FRGS 1968; gen. editor Military Memoirs series 1967; dep. editor Purnell's History of the First World War; author of many works on military history; m. 1950 Joan Duckworth; d. 13 Sept. 1988.

Young, Patric Peregrine Wilkie, 1913-1942

  • GB-2014-WSA-18837
  • Person
  • 1913-1942

Young, Patric Peregrine Wilkie, son of Horace Edward Wilkie Young (qv); b. 13 Sept. 1913; adm. May 1927 (G); left July 1931; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. 1932, BA 1935; textile machinery industry; Middx Regt 1940-2 (Lieut.); d. of wounds (Middle East) Dec. 1942.

Patrick Peregrine Wilkie Young was born at Chelsea, London on the 13th of September 1913 the only son of Horace Edward Wilkie Young OW, Levant Consular service, and Agnes Margaret (nee Anson later Gladstone) Young of 16, Carlyle Mansions, Chelsea in London. He was christened at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea on the 16th of October 1913. He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Grant’s from May 1927 to July 1931. He was a skilled fencer with foil, epee and sabre and served as Hon. Secretary of the Fencing team from 1931 to 1932. He was appointed as the first Secretary of the Old Westminsters Fencing Club and was Secretary of the Graham-Bartlett Cup Committee. He matriculated for Trinity College, Oxford on the 7th of October 1932 where he was admitted as a commoner and was awarded a BA in 1935. On leaving university he went to work in the textile machinery industry and lived at Alston Londes, Waterhead near Oldham in Lancashire.
Following the outbreak of war he enlisted as a Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers and attended an Officer Cadet Training Unit before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment on the 11th of February 1940.
He is commemorated on the war memorial at Trinity College, Oxford.
He is buried at Benghazi War Cemetery Plot 6, Row B, Grave 33.

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