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Flt.Sgt. Howard Charles BAKER He was born on 29th December, 1905 the son of William Burgess Baker and Violet Mary Baker in Ledbury. He enlisted in the RAF in 1924 as a carpenter/rigger. By 1937 he was a Flight-Sergeant and in 1941 he was posted to 103 M.U. in Aden where he died in action.
Gnr. Harry BARNETT Harry Barnett was the son of Peter and Bertha Barnett of Ledbury. He was married to Marjorie Annette Barnett of Ledbury.
Sgt. Obs. William Herbert BASTABLE Bill Bastable was the son of Herbert Arthur and Edith Ellen Bastable of Heaton Mersey, Lancashire. His mother came from Ledbury and returned here after her husband’s death in December 1943. Bill was actually born in Japan. He served in the R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve and was killed in the bombing raid on Bournemouth on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd May 1943.
Cpt. Edward Cyril BEVAN Edward Bevan was the son of Cyril John and Daisy Mabel Bevan of East View, Bridge Street,Ledbury. He married Constance Betty Mansell and the couple lived at 25, South Parade.
Dvr. William Sylvester BUTLER Bill Butler was born in 1916 the son of Ben and Sarah-Anne Butler of Ledbury. He left a wife, Suzanne.
A.B. Stanley A. CAFFULL Stanley Caffull served on HMS Cormorant. He was the son of James and Florence Caffull and husband of Barbara K. Caffull of Ledbury.
Flt.Sgt. Percy Ernest CLARK He was born on 9th March 1891 the son of Francis and Eliza Clark and husband of Ethel Mary Clark of Ledbury.
Flt.Sgt. Geoffrey Anthony Conway COLDRIDGE Son of Albert Walter and Beatrice May Coldridge of Ledbury.
C.P.O. Cornelius Stephen COLLINS D.S.M. Son of Daniel and Ellen Collins; husband of Winifred Enid Collins of Ledbury.
Gdsm. Rawdon James COOK Born in September 1920 the son of Mrs Bosanko of Bank Crescent, Ledbury.
C.P.O. Harold Franlin DAVIS Son of Harry and Mary Davis; husband of Florence Kate Davis of Plymouth.
Flg.Off. Donald George DENSLOW Son of John Reginald and Amelia Denslow of Ledbury. He was navigator on a Wellington which was shot down on a bombing raid while flying over Denmark.
Gdsm. Albert Andrew EDWARDS Born on 23rd September 1925, Albert Edwards lived with his grandparents at 56 Bridge Street, Ledbury.
Pte. William Alfred GREENING Son of George and Annie Elizabeth Greening, of Lilly Hall, Ledbury.
A.B. Dennis John HABBITTS Born in 1924 he was the son of Henry George and Ethel Edith Habbitts of Ledbury.
Pte. William HALFORD Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Halford; husband of C. Halford of Ledbury.
L.A.C. Reginald Charles HAMBLIN Born 1st November 1914 he was the son of Ernest and Emily A. Hamblin, of Daisy Cottage, Oatleys Road, Ledbury.
Flg.Off. Raymond George HARRIS Ray Harris was born on 29th April 1922 and his father G.Harris lived in Woodleigh Road.
Sgt. Eugene Douglas HIGGINBOTHAM Born on 10th May 1907, he was the son of Alfred Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Higginbotham and husband of Marjorie Ethel Higginbotham of The Homend, Ledbury.
A.B. Thomas HINDMARCH Son of Thomas and Henrietta Hindmarch; husband of Lillian Gertrude Hindmarch, of Ledbury.
Mne. Cyril KING Marine Cyril King was a member of No. 45 RM Commando unit. He was the son of Charles William and Eliza Rebecca King of Eastnor Cotthage, Worcester Road, Ledbury.
Pte. George James LANCETT Son of Edward and May Lancett; husband of Selina Lancett of Shirley, Birmingham. They lived in the Southend, Ledbury.
Pte. Frank Lionel Arthur LEWIS Son of Frank and Mary Ann Lewis of 45 Bridge Street, Ledbury Herefordshire; husband of Dorothy Eleanor Violet Lewis (nee Stephens) of Ledbury.
Stwd. William LOADE Son of Samuel and Ellen Loade of Ledbury.
A.B. Bernard Joseph McCARTHY Son of Vera W. McCarthy of Ledbury.
N.A. Benjamin Glynn MORGAN Ben Morgan was a Naval Airman. He was the son of Herbert John and Gwenllian Eleanor Morgan (nee Barnett) of Ilkeston Derbyshire. His mother and her family were livig in Ledbury in 1911.
Sto. John Henry MOWBRAY Son of George and Elizabeth Mowbray of Ledbury Herefordshire; husband of Rhona Mary Mowbray of Ledbury. They lived at Oakfields, Ross Road, Ledbury.
Pte. Arthur Frederick NEALE Son of Joseph and Ada Neale of Ledbury.
Gnr. Gilbert Robert Jeffery PERRETT Gilbert Perrett was the son of Mr and Mrs Perrett of 86 Albert Road, Ledbury.
Pte. James Trevor PHILLIPS Son of Tom and Ethel Phillips, of Belle Orchard, Ledbury.
Gnr. Francis Charles PRICE Frank Price was the son of Charles J. Price and Margaret A. Price of Ledbury. He was on his way to join an Officers Training Unit in Canada when his ship, the 'Arandora Star' was torpedoed off the west coast of Ireland.
Pte. Sidney John (Jack) PRITCHARD Jack Pritchard was a baket in civvie life. He married Edith Garner also of Ledbury.
Spr. John Nowell RENNIE Born November 1920 the son of John and Ella Rennie (nee Nash) of Hereford.
L.Cpl Leonard John ROBINSON Son of Herbert and Ethel Maud Robinson and husband of Alice Robinson of Ledbury.
Mne. Frederick William Charles SANDFORD Marine Fred Sandford lived at 73, The Homend, Ledbury. He was the son of Charles and Harriett Sandford and husband of Hilda Mary Charlotte Sandford of Milton, Southsea, Hampshire
A.B. Cyril John SKINNER Son of Richard Alfred and Emily Jane Skinner of Ledbury.
P.O. Edward (Charlie) SMITH The son of Mr and Mrs Smith of 23 Church Street, Ledbury.
L/Sea. Charles George STEPHENS Son of Thomas and Laura Mary Stephens; husband of Annie Eliza Stephens of Ledbury.
Pte. Thomas Arthur TAYLOR Son of Ethel Taylor of Bye Street; husband of Vera Joyce Taylor, of Bromsberrow Heath.
Sgt. Watkin Llewellyn Thomas WALKER Born on 15th January 1920, Watkin Walker was the son of Thomas H. and Emily G. Walker of Pomona Cottage, Worcester Road, Ledbury.
War Corrspdt. William E. WEST William West lived at 38 The Homend, Ledbury where his father had a saddlery business.
Flt.Sgt William George WILLIAMS Bill Williams was the son of Edwin and Edith Williams of Underdown Lodge, Ledbury.
Cpl. Harry WOODYATT Son of Mrs. A. Woodyatt of 24 Oatleys Terrace, and stepson of Mr. J. Phillips; husband of O. Woodyatt, of Bognor Regis, Sussex.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission at http://www.cwgc.org/
The War Graves Photographic Project at http://twgpp.org/
We Will Remember Them by Graham Hale, Royal British Legion. Held in Ledbury Parish Church.
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Presentation by B S Sharples, Bosbury, Herefordshire
Latest Update: March 2015