Aldbury

ALLINSON Claude
possibly Claude Robert James ALLISON, Singalman, C/JX 204575, H.M.S. Asphodel, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 9th March 1944.

BRADDING William Henry Thomas
Able Seaman, P/JX 314652, H.M.M.V. 501161-E, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 2nd January 1943. Age 20. Son of William and Henrietta Bradding, of Aldbury.

BALDWIN Frederick  No further information currently

BUXTON Joseph probably Joseph Gurney Fowell BUXTON, Captain 68895, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died Friday 23rd April 1943. Age 29. Son of Henry Fowell Buxton and Katherine Buxton; husband of Elizabeth Langley Buxton, of Tring, Hertfordshire.

EDWIN Edward Francis
Sergeant 742166, Pilot, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 14th November 1940. Age 24. Son of James Edwin and of Sarah Edwin (nee Fairfield), of Luton; husband of Clarice Daisy Edwin, of Luton.

JELLEY Cyril Frederick
Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 133148, H.M.S. “Culver”, Royal Navy. Died 31st January 1942. Aged 31. Son of Thomas and Mary Arm Jelley, of Tring, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 69, Column 1.Note: HMS Culver was a Sloop of the Banff type, built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). She was launched on 27 November 1928. At 23.31 hours on 31 January 1942, U-105 fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the Sierra Leone convoy SL-93, west of the BAy of Biscay, and observed two hits and a large explosion. Although the U-boat thought that they had hit an ammunition freighter, they had in fact hit HMS Culver (Y 87) (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, R.N.) that blew up with the loss of the commanding officer, seven officers and 118 ratings. There were only 13 survivors.

MOORCROFT Arthur No further information currently

REEDMAN Ernest William
Warrant Officer 5948110, 2nd Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Sunday 26th May 1940. Age 26. Buried in RONCQ(BLANC-FOUR) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 1.

THWAITES Thomas No further information currently

De SOISSONS Victor Eugene
Lieutenant 295061, Scots Guards. Died Tuesday 10th April 1945.

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