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Roll Of Honour, WW2, 1939-1945

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The memorial tablet inside
 St. Mary's Church, Welney.
WW2 memorial
(click tablet for larger view)

Note: Kenneth Johnston above is listed on the Roll of Honour website as 'Johnson'.
There were Johnsons in Welney during WW2 but note that the Rector then was Rev. A.B. Johnston. It seems (to me) more likely for the son of a Rector to be commissioned than for a son of the normal village family.

John Thorley is not shown on the memorial tablet. He is buried in
St. Mary's Churchyard, Welney,
area D, plot 23

Surname First Names Service details, date killed, age, NOK, place of burial
CORNWELL Walter L/Cpl, 5770547, 2nd Royal Norfolk Rgt. 27-5-40, age 29.
Hinges Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
CROUCH Frank William Pte, 5932908, 1st Suffolk Rgt. 29-5-40, age 19. Son of Arthur & Ethel Crouch, of Tip's End.
Wulpen Churchyard, Jabbeke, Belgium.
CURTIS Stanley Private, 5826650, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 3rd June 1940. Age 24. Son of Henry and Ada Curtis.
Roeselare Communal Cemetry, Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1. Row AA. Grave 4.
FULLER [John Edward] Kitchener T/64412 L/Sgt, Royal Army Service Corps. 2-4-45, age 30. Husband of Sarah Alice Fuller.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany
JOHNSTON
(Johnson on ROH website)
Kenneth Probably Flt-Sgt 1853631, Air gunner, 570 Squadron RAFVR. 23-4-45, age 22. Son of Cecil Ernest Johnson & Jessie Evelyn Johnson, of Wisbech.
Aarhus West Cemetery.
or Flying Officer, 133426, 198 Sqdn., RAF. Died 31-12-43, age 20, in a suspected mid-air collision, flying a Typhoon out of RAF Manson, Kent. Son of William and Ethel Emma Johnson, of Blackpool, Lancs.
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Webmaster's note these details may be incorrect, see comment on left.
LAUGHLIN Horace 5773951 Pte, 4th Royal Norfolk Rgt. 11-2-42, age 24. Son of Mary Ann Sarah Laughlin, Welney.
Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
POPE Gordon Douglas Pte. No information currently.
THORLEY John 885364 Gnr, Royal Field Artillery. 7-9-17. Husband of A M Thorley, 39 St John St, Norwich.
Welney (St Mary) churchyard.

In addition to these eight young men of Welney who were killed in action abroad during WW2, there were a number of RAF crew from other parts of the UK (and elsewhere) who died in or around Welney, some victims of a German "intruder" aircraft, some in a crash due to thick fog, and others through accidents during training flights.

The accounts of the crashes, the men who died, and those who survived and what happened to some of them and their aircraft afterwards, are told in a series of pages via the link on the right. Among them are some remarkable stories.
Many of the pages are still "work-in-progress".

Related pages on this website
St. Mary's Church history
Welney Roll of Honour WW1
WW2 aircraft crashes around Welney
Welney in Wartime (not yet posted)
Related External websites
Roll of Honour UK website
 
 
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