In Remembrance Memorial. 1942 Casualties.

CHARLES JAMES BROWN.  Service No. 6200146.
Rank.  Trooper.
Service/Regiment.  Royal Armoured Corps.
Unit Text.  1st. King’s Dragoon Guards.
Died.  10 May 1942.  Age 30.
Husband of.  Primrose Anne Brown, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Memorial Ref.  Alamein Memorial.  Egypt.


ERNEST WILLIAM DEARSON .  Service No. C/K 64567.
Rank.  Petty Officer Stoker.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Navy.
Unit Text.  H.M.S. Niger.
Died.  6 July 1942.  Age 42.
Husband of.  Kathleen Dearson, of Benfleet.  Essex.
Son of.  William George and Alice Dearson, of Benfleet.  Essex.
Memorial Ref.  Chatham Naval Memorial Kent.


JAMES TALES.  Service No. 755804.
Rank.  Flight Sergeant. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Unit Text.  97 Squadron.
Died.  14 July 1942.  Age unknown.
Son of.  Mr. and Mrs W. J. Tales, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Grave Ref.  Barfield Road Burial Ground.  West Mersea.  Essex.


RAYMOND SPENCER GWINNELL.  Service No. C/MX 59421.
Rank.  Electrical Artificer 4th Class.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Navy.
Unit Text.  H.M.S. Roberts.
Died.  11 November 1942.  Age 23.
Son of.  Harold and Elizabeth Gwinnell, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Memorial Ref.  Chatham Naval Memorial.  Kent.
Additional Information.  Mentioned in Dispatches.


REGINALD WILLIAM HUDSON.  Service No. 1088035.
Rank.  Bombardier.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Artillery.
Unit Text.  57 Field Regiment.
Died.  25 November 1942.  Age 29.
Son of.  Percy John and Alice Keat Hudson, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Grave Ref.  I. C. 5.  Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.  Egypt.
Additional Information.  Member of the 1st. South Benfleet Scouts.  Listed on the Scout Association Archive.


SIDNEY BROWN.  Service No. B/66887.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Regiment of Canada.  R.C.I.C.
Unit Text.  1st Battalion.
Died.  19 August 1942.  Age 28.
Husband of Ann Brown, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Son of.  George and Annie Brown, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Grave Ref.  E. 27.  Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery.  Hautot.  France.


SAMUEL JOSEPH TERRY.  Service No. 6913104.
Rank.  Rifleman.
Regiment/Service.  Rifle Brigade.
Unit Text.  1st Battalion.
Died.  14 June 1942.  Age 27.
Son of.  Arthur and Marie Terry, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Memorial Ref.  Alamein Memorial.  Egypt.


SIDNEY WILLIAM MIDDLEDITCH.  Service No. 910883.
Rank.  Gunner.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Artillery.
Unit Text.  67 Medium Regiment.
Died.  19 July 1942.  Age 31.
Husband of.  Hilda Middleditch, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Son of.  Mr. and Mrs William George Middleditch, of South Benfleet.  Essex.
Grave Ref.  7. C. 31.  Benghazi War Cemetery.  Libya.


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  • Re. James Tales, you have age unknown, his gravestone says he was aged 21.

    By Tony (21/12/2015)

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