Farningham WW2 Memorial

The WW2 Memorial

The memorial takes the form of a stone plaque on the wall to the

Right of the door ( as you look at it)

Note as with other memorials, the number of airmen on it,

 

To the Glory of God

And in memory of

Those from this parish

Who gave their lives

In the war

1939-1945

 

W.A.DONNELLY RAF          C.J.DUNMALL M.N

T.E.HILL RAF                        J.M.MOSELEY ATS

O.A.MOSELEY RNR             P.NIXEY DSO  RAF

W.H.WANSBURY RAF

W.H.HOTCHKISS EA5 RN

W.A.DONNELLY RAF

Flying Officer William Archibald Donnelly Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. William was killed in action with 428 (Canadian) Squadron RCAF on  25th June 1943. He was the son of Michael Joseph and Eleanor Gertrude of Farningham.

William is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) GeneralCemetery, Holland

C.J.DUNMALL M.N

Stewards Boy Cecil James Dunmall Merchant Navy was killed in action on board MV Empire Star aged 17 on 23rd October 1942.

He was the son of Cecil James and Dorothy Rose Dunmall.

Cecils body was not recovered and is listed on the Tower Hill Memorial.

T.E.HILL RAF   

1397469 Sgt Thomas Ernest Hill Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve. Thomas was killed  with 102 squadron on 17th June 1944 aged 23. Thomas was the son of Albert and Nellie Hill , Husband of Lillian of Brockley, London.

Thomas’ body was not recovered after the war and his name is listed on the Runnymede Memorial.

J.M.MOSELEY ATS

No person of this name is listed by the CWGC. The ATS was the Auxillary Territorial Service.

O.A.MOSELEY RNR

Lt Oswald Anthony Moseley Royal Naval Reserve. Oswald was killed in action on HMS Charybdis on 23rd October 1943 aged 26. Oswald was the son of Oswald Herbert George Kerr and Marghereta Mabel. His body was not recovered and his name is listed on the Plymouth Memorial.

P.NIXEY DSO  RAF

Squadron Leader Peter Nixey was killed in action 20th June 1942 with 214 Squadron RAF aged 22. He had been awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Peter was the son of Frederick Henry and Marjorie NIxey, and Husband of Margaret Nixey of Farningham.

Peter is buried in Ommen GeneralCemetery,Holland

W.H.WANSBURY RAF

Aircraftsman 1st Class William Henry Wansbury 626655 Royal Air Force died whilst prisoner of the Japanese aged 23 on 14th September 1943.

William was the son of William Jones and Dorothy Wansbury of Swanley.

William is buried in AmbonWarCemetery, Plot 4 Row A Grave 3

Indonesia

W.H.HOTCHKISS EA5 RN

William Henry Hotchkiss was C/MX76240  an Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy on board HMS Prince of Wales. This ship was sunk alongside HMS Repulse on 10th December 1942 by  Japanese bombers in the Indian ocean.

William was the son of Arthur Ernest and Elizabeth Josephine Hotchkiss of Swanley Kent.

Williams body was not recovered and his name is on the Chatham memorial.

 

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