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King's School War Memorial

Postby Mark Rogers » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:10 pm

I am researching the men who appear on the King's School Worcester war memorial. Could anyone help me to discover how the following men died?

GILSON, Eric Louis Rawlinson Captain 130335 Worcestershire Regiment CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy 16/10/1944
HULME, Patrick Ernest Lieutenant 278794 1st Btn Worcestershire Regiment BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, France 28/06/1944
JACKSON, James Houlton Lieutenant 117341 Worcestershire Regiment attd. 9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands 20/11/1944
MONAHAN, Patrick Charles Watson Second Lieutenant 90035 7th Btn Worcestershire Regiment GIVENCHY-LES-LA-BASSEE COMMUNAL CEMETERY 26/05/1940
STEWARD, Derrick Basil Lieutenant 174311 Worcestershire Regiment seconded to King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) ATHENS MEMORIAL 13/11/1943
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Re: King's School War Memorial

Postby scully » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:35 pm

Lieut. Pat Hulme was killed at the village of Cheux, Normandy. There is some detail on the website which mentions the following:

".........The take-over was complete by mid-morning but shortly afterwards a runner arrived at Battalion H.Q. to say that all the officers of ‘A’ Company were killed. Apparently Major Riddle had got his Company in and was holding a short co-ordinating conference when a bomb fell amongst him and his officers whilst moving from one slit trench to another. He and Lieut. Pat Hulme were killed outright and Captain Dingley and Lieut. Wye seriously wounded, both dying shortly afterwards. The C.S.M. of the Company had been left out of battle (L.O.B.) and the Senior Sergeant (Sergt. Dalloway) immediately took over command on his own account and finished the consolidation of the Company in a most efficient manner. For this he was recommended for the M.M."

There is also a photo of hime with the other officers of 'A' Company.

www.worcestershireregiment.com/bat_1_cheux.php

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Re: King's School War Memorial

Postby Mark Rogers » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:34 pm

Thank you Louis I thought you might be able to help out on these. No joy with the others?

Cheers

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