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Abbott, James Alexander, 1909-1944

  • GB-2014-WSA-01894
  • Person
  • 1909-1944

Abbott, James Alexander, son of Albert Abbott CBE, Chief Inspector Technological branch, Board of Education, and Nancy, d. of Edwin Hargreaves of Chorley, Lancs; b. 25 April, 1909; adm. Sept. 1922 (R); left July 1927; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1927, BA 1931; adm. a solicitor Dec. 1934; practised in London and Burton-on-Trent; RAFVR (FO Oct. J 942), invalided Nov. 1943; m. 15 Sept. 1939 Eleanor Dorothy, d. of Ernest Hastings Nicolls of Stevenage, Herts; d. 20 May 1944 of illness contracted on active service in North Africa.

James Alexander Abbott was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire on the 25th of April 1909 the only son of Albert Abbott CBE MA, Chief Inspector for the Technological Branch of the Board of Education, and Nancy (nee Hargreaves) Abbott of 130, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, later of Catwell, Williton in Somerset. He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Rigaud’s from September 1922 to July 1927. He matriculated for Christ Church, Oxford in 1927 where he achieved a BA in 1931. He qualified as a solicitor in December 1934 and worked at Burton-on-Trent and in London, where he lived with his sister at 3, Templars Rise, Golders Green in Middlesex.
He was married at Hitchin, Hertfordshire on the 15th of September 1939 to Eleanor Dorothy (nee Nicolls) of Stevenage, Hertfordshire and the couple lived at Ivy House, Ickleton, Saffron Walden in Essex. They had a son, Roger, born on the 15th of June 1940.
He was commissioned as an Acting Pilot Officer on probation in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on the 17th of October 1941 and was confirmed in his rank on the 17th of December 1941. He was promoted to Flying Officer on the 1st of October 1942.
He served in North Africa and later returned to England where he resigned his commission on the grounds of ill health on the 24th of November 1943.
He died at Cambridge from an illness he had contracted while on overseas service.
He is commemorated on the war memorial at Christ Church, Oxford.
He is buried at St George’s Church, Sampford Brett.

Abrahams, Austen Neville, 1904-1981

  • GB-2014-WSA-01904
  • Person
  • 1904-1981

Abrahams, Austen Neville, son of Neville A. Abrahams, of Bayswater; b. Jan. 30, 1904; adm. Jan, 17, 1918 (R); left Dec. 1919; called to the bar at Grays Inn June 12, 1929; equity draftsman and conveyancer; served in Israeli Army 1948-50; warden, Montefiore College, Ramsgate, 1956-62; warden, Hillel House, Birmingham, since 1962; m. Viola Margaret, daughter of David Aaron, actuary; d. 1981.

Aitken, John William Maxwell Bt, 1910-1985

  • GB-2014-WSA-02003
  • Person
  • 1910-1985

Aitken, Sir John William Maxwell Bt, son of William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook PC, newspaper proprietor, and his first wife Gladys, d. of Brig.-Gen. Charles William Drury CB of Halifax, Nova Scotia; b. 15 Feb. 1910; adm. Jan. 1924 (R); left July 1928; Pemb. Coll. Camb., matric. 1928; played football for Cambridge 1930 and 1931; dir. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd, chairman 1964-77, pres. 1977; RAuxAF 1935, RAF 1939-45 (Group Capt.); DFC 1940, DSO 1942, Czech War Cross, despatches; fighter pilot during Battle of Britain, commanded night fighter squadron 1941-2, strike Mosquito wing Norwegian waters 1943; succ. father as 2nd Baronet 9 June 1964, but disclaimed succession to Barony; MP (C) Holborn 1945-50; dir. Assoc. TV Corpn and Price Bros Ltd; m. 1st 26 Aug. 1939 Cynthia, d. of Col. Hugh Glencairn Monteith OBE DSO RAMC; 2nd 15 Aug. 1946 Jane (formerly wife of Peter Lindsay), d. of Maj. Robert Orlando Rudolph Kenyon-Slaney, of Halton Grange, Shropshire; 3rd 1 Jan. 1951 Vio­let, d. of Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Bt; d. 30 Apr. 1985.

Aitken, Peter Rudyard, 1913-1947

  • GB-2014-WSA-02004
  • Person
  • 1913-1947

Aitken, Hon. Peter Rudyard, brother of Sir John William Maxwell Aitken (qv); b. 22 Mar. 1913; adm. Sept. 1925 (R); left Apr. 1930; Roy. Fusiliers 1940-2, Pioneer Corps 1942, Roy. Fusiliers Aug. 1942-5 (Capt.); m. 1st 25 Jan. 1934 Janet, d. of Murray Macneill, Prof. of Mathematics Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, NS; 2nd 1943 Marie Patricia, d. of Michael Maguire, of Melbourne, Australia; d. 3 Aug. 1947.

Albert, Aubrey John Fenwick (known at school as John Fenwick Albert), 1906-1972

  • GB-2014-WSA-02012
  • Person
  • 1906-1972

Albert, Aubrey John Fenwick (known at school as John Fenwick Albert), son of John Grosvenor Albert of Esher, and Winifred Evelyn, d. of Nicholas Percival Fenwick; b. 8 Sept. 1906; adm. Sept. 1919 (R); left Apr. 1924; called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) May 1928; adm. a solicitor 1938; practised at Wells, Somerset; Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) 1939-46 (Maj.); emigrated to Canada 1947; m. 1st 16 Aug. 1930 Margaret Helen, d. of Edward James Bassingthwaite of Sunbury-on-Thames (div. 1948); m. 2nd 7 Dec. 1950 Madeline Joyce Davie; d. 6 Jan. 1972.

Albert, David Fenwick, 1915-1985

  • GB-2014-WSA-02013
  • Person
  • 1915-1985

Albert, David Fenwick, brother of Aubrey John Fenwick (qv); b. 20 June 1915; adm. Sept. 1928 (R); left Oct. 1931; Univ. Coll. Lond., BSc; FRGS; RNVR (Sub-Lieut. 1942); m. 20 June 1940 Muriel Rita, d. of G. Etheridge of St Leonard's-on-Sea; d. 19 Mar. 1985.

Alers-Hankey, Richard Lyons, 1906-1969

  • GB-2014-WSA-02023
  • Person
  • 1906-1969

Alers-Hankey, Richard Lyons, son of Sydney George Alers-Hankey of Zara, Dalmatia, and Theodosia Abdy; b. 7 Oct. 1906; adm. Sept. 1920 (R); left Apr. 1921; Trin. Hall Camb., matric. 1925, BA 1928, LLB 1929, MA 1932; called to the Bar (Middle Temple) Jan. 1929; Treasury Solicitor's Office 1939; Prin. Asst Solicitor Min. of Transport and Civi Aviation 1953-63; dep. Treas. Solicitor 1964-9; CB Jan. 1957; m. 30 July 1937 Margaret Lavender Reyne, née Barr; d. 14 Nov. 1969.

Alington, Julius, 1836-1905

  • GB-2014-WSA-02035
  • Person
  • 1836-1905

ALINGTON, JULIUS, fifth son of John Alington (qv); b. 6 Dec 1836; adm. (R) 18 Oct 1851; went out to Natal with Edward Lingen Burton (qv) and became a noted hunter (Markham, Recollections of a Town Boy, 37); of Little Barford House, Beds.; High Sheriff Bedfordshire 1883; JP Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire; m. 5 Jan 1871 Catherine Mary, second dau. of Edmund Wright, Halston Hall, Shropshire; d. 16 Nov 1905.

Allen, George Pemberton, 1872-1956

  • GB-2014-WSA-02057
  • Person
  • 1872-1956

Allen, George Pemberton, son of William Henry Allen, M.Inst.C.E., of Bramham, Beds, by Annie May, daughter of William Howell, of Glamorganshire; b. Sept. 17, 1872; adm. Jan. 22, 1885 (R); left Dec. 1888; Univ. Coll. London; F.R.I.B.A. 1919; an architect and surveyor at Bedford; m. July 5, 1911, Carol Perry, youngest daughter of William Annesley Owen, barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple, Recorder of Walsall; d. July 1956.

Allen, Harold Gwynne, 1874-1960

  • GB-2014-WSA-02058
  • Person
  • 1874-1960

Allen, Harold Gwynne, brother of George Pemberton Allen (q.v.); b. March 20, 1874; adm. Jan. 14, 1886 (R); left July 1892; Trin. Coll. Camb. (adm. pensr. June 18, 1892); B.A. 1895; M.A. 1911; A.M.I.C.E.; M.I. Mech.E.; managing director of W. H. Allen, Sons, and Co., Ltd., Queen's Engineering Works, Bedford; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1925; m. Oct. 20, 1903, Hilda Margaret Sophia, youngest daughter of George E. Langley, of Bedford; d. Jan. 26, 1960.

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