WWII Fallen

 Tutbury Remembers – D-Day 80 

As we remember and commemorate those who fought and those who died on D-Day and in the Normandy campaign, we would like to Remember the men of Tutbury who died in WWII.
Thirteen WWII Fallen are listed on the Tutbury War Memorial – by June 6, 1944, nine men from the village had already died
Three were buried in Cemeteries or Remembered on Memorials in the UK, one in France (St. Nazaire), one in Libya (Tobruk), one in Tunisia, one in Italy (Cassino) and two were buried in the Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, having died on the infamous Burma Railway.
Two more were to die on the march to Berlin, another would be buried in Malta and the last would die two weeks before the end of the War on 1st August 1945, the 2nd man from Tutbury to be Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, the Memorial for the Missing for the RAF.
Their names and details can be found below – please spare a moment to read their names and Remember their sacrifice.

SurnamePresumed First NamesAgeDate of
RankRegimentCemetery/MemorialCountryCWGC Additional Information
JONESSydney (CWGC Sidney) Herbert237/1/1940PrivateRoyal Norfolk Regiment 6th BnSheringham CemeteryUKSon of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Jones, of Aston, Birmingham.
FULLERRichard Alfred214/6/1940DriverRoyal Army Service CorpsEscoublac-la-baule War CemeteryFranceSon of Ernest Alfred and Katherine Sophie Fuller, of Repton, Derbyshire.
SHIPLEYLeonard Percy3011/9/1941PrivateThe Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), 1st BnTutbury (St. Mary) ChurchyardUKSon of John and Frances Clara Shipley, of Tutbury.
MILLWARDGeorge2220/6/1942BombardierRoyal Artillery, 95 Anti-Tank Regt.Tobruk War CemeteryLibyaSon of George Henry Leek Millward and Clara Millward, of Burton-on-Trent. Husband of Nellie May Millward of Bodelwyddan.
EATONArthur2819/8/1942P/ORoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 61 SqdnRunnymede MemorialUKSon of Caroline Eaton.
WOOLLEYDaniel Wilson349/4/1943PrivateSherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 1/5 BnChungkai War CemeteryThailandSon of James and Gertrude May Woolley, of Tutbury, Staffordshire.
CLEWSAlfred3022/8/1943PrivatePioneer Corps 822 CoyMassicault War CemeteryTunisiaSon of George and Annie Clews, of Tutbury, Staffordshire; husband of Traphena Clews, of Tutbury.
SANDERSAlan Tom2228/2/1944PrivateCheshire Regiment, 6th BnCassino MemorialItalySon of Tom and Emily Sanders; husband of Margaret Ellen Sanders, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
RATCLIFFFrank Townsend282/6/1944PrivateRoyal Norfolk Regiment 5th BnChungkai War CemeteryThailandSon of William Francis and Fanny Ratcliff, of Tutbury, Staffordshire.
BULLCharles William297/9/1944SerjeantRoyal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.Gavere Communal CemeteryBelgiumHusband of Peggy Bull, of Winshill, Burton-on-Trent.
OATESHector Frederick Michael2027/10/1944PrivateLeicestershire Regiment 1st BnBergen-op-zoom War CemeteryNetherlandsSon of Hector Macdonald Oates and Winifred Amy Oates, of Tutbury, Staffordshire.
WATSONRaymond Charles1918/2/1945Ordinary SeamanRoyal Navy, H.M.S. QuantockMalta (Capuccini) Naval CemeteryMaltaSon of Harling Richard and Doris Victoria Watson, of Tutbury, Staffordshire.
THORNRobert Cuthbert1/8/1945Flight LieutenantRoyal Air ForceRunnymede MemorialUKN/A