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World War 2

A List of Remembrance - We Will Remember Them

Below is a list of those who died in the Second World War of 1939-1945 from the Parish of Eaton. The list has been compiled by the Reverend Colin Way from names on the Eaton War Memorial in Newmarket Road.

Please email further information, amendments and corrections to the Reverend Colin Way.

Names in italics denote brothers who have died.

Links in the Grave/Memorial column open a new window with the Commonwealth Ward Graves Commission details for the person who has died.

Photographs: where photographs are available from Picture Norfolk a link is given which will open in a new window. Please abide by the copyright restrictions.

A list of those who died in the First World War may be found here.



Surname Christian name Died Age Location Service/Regiment Rank Grave/ Memorial Notes
Day Month Year
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Armstrong George Ronald 25 1 1942 20 Singapore Royal Norfolk Private Singapore Memorial Japanese prisoner of war
B                   To Top
Blowers Frederick Charles 31 10 1944 18 Germany Scottish Reg Rifleman Mierlo Died during invasion of Europe
Burgoine Michael Charles 21 4 1943 20 Germany RAF (VR) Sergeant Berlin War Cem. Died on a bombing mission over Germany
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Capon (CBE) Selwyn Norman 23 10 1942 52 Atlantic Merchant Navy Master Tower Hill London Ship torpedoed in Atlantic
Full account + Photo available
E                   To Top
Eaton George Kingston 7 12 1941 20 England RAF (VR) Pilot Officer St Andrew’s Churchyard Photo available
Brother of Margaret Hare
More details
G                   To Top
Green Maurice Ivan 27 2 1941 26 England RAF (VR) Flying Officer The Rosary Cemetery  
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Hawes Thomas Andrew 8 9 1943 25 Singapore Royal Army Service Corp Lance Corporal Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery As a Japanese prisoner of war worked on Burma-Siam Railway
Hinde Ernest John 10 8 1941 28 Norway RAMC Captain Brookwood Surrey Ship lost at sea off Norway
Horne Jack Ernest 27 10 1943 26 Singapore Royal Norfolk Regiment Private Kanchanaburi War Cemetery As a Japanese prisoner of war worked on Burma-Siam Railway
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Johnson Alexander 31 7 1944 27 North Africa RAF (VR) Corporal Alamein Memorial Killed during North Africa campaign
Johnson Alex Walter Rex 12 8 1943 23 Singapore Royal Norfolk Regiment Private Chungkai War cemetery Died working on the Burma Railway as a Japanese prisoner of war
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Lees Bernard 22 7 1944 26 England RAF (VR) Fl. Lt. Eaton Burial Ground Killed in a tragic training accident over Old Alresford in Hampshire
Full Account Available
Legg K. G. (Kenneth George) 24 5 1943 23 Netherlands RAF Sergeant Markelo Died on a bombing mission over Holland
Awarded Military Medal
Ling Victor George 15 9 1943 ? Singapore Royal Suffolk Regiment Private Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Died working on the Burma-Siam Railway as a Japanese prisoner of war
Longstaffe G. M. 21 11 1943 26 Italy/Greece 8th Punjab Regiment Captain Sangro River War Cemetery Campaign Details available
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Moore William Herbert 16 10 1944 24 France/Germany Royal Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal Overloon War Cemetary Further details available
Morgan Diana 19 10 1940 23 England ATS (FANY)   Fort Pitt Military Cemetery Kent Only woman on war memorial. She served as a driver with Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and died during an air attack in Rochester
Morris Geoffrey 14 5 1944 21 England RAF (VR) Flight Sergeant Eaton Burial Ground Crashed whilst training in Shropshire
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Plumb Donald Ivan 17 3 1945 22 Germany RAF (VR) Pilot Officer Durnbach War Cemetery Shot down on a bombing raid over Germany
More information available
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Redfern Eric Arthur 17 8 1941 27 France RAF (VR) Flight Sergeant Etables Military Cemetery His hurricane was shot down during an air battle over the French coast
Details available
Reeve Cecil John 26 1 1942 27 Singapore Royal Norfolk Regiment Colour Sergeant Singapore Memorial Japanese prisoner of war
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Sale Bertram Edward 8 7 1941 21 Germany RAF (VR) Sergeant Observer Reichswald Forest Cemetery Shot down over Germany on a bombing raid
Details available - brother of Kenneth
Sale Kenneth Jack 27 8 1941 27 Scotland RAF (VR) Pilot Officer Impington St Andrew Churchyard Tragically killed during a training exercise off the coast of Lancashire
Details available - brother of Bertram
Sowels William Francis 2 4 1943 22 Singapore Royal Norfolk Regiment Corporal Chungkai War cemetery Japanese prisoner of war
Worked on Burma railway
Stratford John Clifton 13 2 1942 25 Singapore Royal Norfolk Regiment Captain Kranji War Cemetary Japanese prisoner of war
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Thorold Alan William 5 9 1944 22 Italy R. Hussars RAC Lieutenant Gradara War Cemetery Died in action during the invasion of Italy, near San Merino
Brother of Diana Thorold (d. 2022)
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Waldron Vernon Elliston 29 9 1941 19 England RAF (VR) Flight Sergeant Eaton Burial Ground  
Warren Edward Allan 17 6 1940 ? France Royal Engineers Captain Dunkirk memorial Died on the beaches of Dunkirk in an air raid
Watkins Edwin Ralph 10 9 1943 28 italy Parachute Regiment Lieutenant Bari War Cemetery More information available
Westgate Herbert William 22 5 1940 43 Norway Royal Artillery Lance Bombardier Bodo Cemetery Died in Norway defending Narvik against the German invasion forces
More information available
Wilch Reginald Frederick 28 5 1941 22 Greece Royal Artillery Lance Bombardier Athens memorial  
Wright Alfred 8 7 1944 33 France Royal Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery Died during invasion of France
More information available
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Yallop Ralph Edward 27 1 1942 23 Singapore Royal Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal Singapore Memorial Japanese prisoner of war
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