TADCASTER

The following men are not remembered on the Tadcaster WW2 War memorial. They have been added as the CWGC as indicated that they or their families were related to Tadcaster at the time of their death, or they Lie at peace in Tadcaster Cemetery. If you have any details that confirms or denies their or their families connection to Tadcaster this may assist if their names should be forwarded to be placed on the Memorial. 

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS ALLONBY.   NOT WW2

325044 Royal Navy HMS Fulmar Born Swinton Yorkshire 30/11/1929 DIED 06/01/1955 Aged 25. Douglas passed away at the Royal Naval Air Station Lossiemouth Scotland, he was laid to rest on the 10th February 1955.  Remembered Armed Forces Memorial Nr Lichfield Staffordshire.

Laid to Rest Tadcaster

LANCE CORPORAL TOM BUCKINGHAM

4698303 5th Bn Coldstream Guards 19/04/1945 Aged 23. Born Tadcaster 1922. Son of John William and Eleanor Cook Married 1908 York CWGC of Tadcaster Yorkshire. Laid to Rest Becklingen War Cemetery Germany.

Thank You to the CWGC for the following information:  "The site of Becklingen War Cemetery was chosen for the position on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath, where Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz on 4 May 1945. Burials were brought into the cemetery from isolated sites in the countryside, small German cemeteries and prisoner of war camps cemeteries, including the Fallingbostel cemetery, within a radius of about 80 kilometres. Most of those buried in the cemetery died during the last two months of the war."

DRIVER HENRY CANHAM

T/14421130 712 General Transport Compay Royal Army Service Corps 15/01/1946 Aged 20. CWGC Son of Henry Samuel and Violet Canham of Tadcaster. A Patricia was Born Tadcaster 1946 to Harry Canham Mothers Maiden Name Thackray. Laid to Rest Mazargues War Cemetery Marseilles France. 

LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARSHALL EDWARD HARDING CHURTON

127106 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers  07/10/1945 Aged 45. Born Leeds. Son of Thomas Harding Born Erith Kent 1866 and Ethel Blanche Nicholson Born Middleton Leeds 1869.  Husband of  Mary Angela Briscoe. Married 1923 St Georges Hannover Square London. Husband of Mary Angela Churton, of Tadcaster. CWGC States: Son of T. R. H. Churton and of E. B. Churton (nee Nicholson). Laid to Rest Fulford Cemetery York. 

CAPTAIN RODNEY WYMAN GOLD

89362 65 Field Regiment Royal Artillery 24/02/1944 Aged 30. Born Braintree Essex 1913. Son of Major Guy Gilbey Gold and Maud Mary Brunner Married 1904 London. CWGC Shalford Essex. Husband of Rosemary Nickols Married Wetherby 1939. Rosemary Re Married in 1947 to Anthony Yates Barkston Ash. Laid to Rest Beach Head War Cemetery Anzio Italy. 

GUNNER FREDERICK WILLIAM FRANKLIN.

1532802 Royal Artillery 09/07/1940 Aged 22. Born 1918 Tadcaster Son of Mark and Annie M J Owens Married 1914 Tadcaster. 

   "AT HOME AT REST"

Laid to Rest Tadcaster. 

INGHAM BROTHERS

SQUADRON LEADER EDWARD CUNLIFFE INGHAM

26201 Royal Air Force DIED RAF Gunnery School Warmwell Dorchester 02/07/1940 Aged 30. Son of Major Joshua Lister and Violet Warburton Lee Married 1909 Mirfield CWGC of Tadcaster. Husband of Pamela Mary B Chance Married 1937 Chippenham CWGC Minety Wiltshire. Remembered Weymouth Crematorium Dorset. 

SECOND LIEUTENANT PHILIP LISTER INGHAM

95495 1st Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 22/05/1940 Aged 20. CWGC Son of Major Joshua Lister Ingham and of Violet Warburton Lee Married 1909 Whitchurch CWGC of Tadcaster.Thank You for the CWGC for the following piece of information: All but one of the men buried in Bruyelle War Cemetery died in May 1940, during the battle on the line of the river Scheldt (Escaut) before the final withdrawal to Dunkirk ahead of the German advance. Laid to Rest Bruyelle War Cemetery Belgium. 

FLYING OFFICER OSWALD HUMPHREY SIMMONS

17125 2781 Squadron 2781 Armoured Squadron RAF Regiment 07/04/1945 Aged 33. CWGC Son of Murray and Ethel Georgina Garrett Married 1906 Paddington St Augustine. Husband of Kathleen Vera Jackson Married 1938 Tadcaster.

Thank You to Brian Atkinson for the following: Oswald was part of a reconnaissance and escort patrol which was escorting 2 officers from the Air Technical Intelligence (ATI) Branch of 83 Group of the2nd Tactical Air Force (2TAF). These officers had orders to locate an airfield in the Osnabruck area. At 09.30 hours on  07/04/1945 the patrol, which consisted of another RAF Regiment officer, his driver and a RAF Regiment gunner in a recce armoured car in the lead, the 2 officers from ATI in a jeep, followed by Oswald with an armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) and crew bringing up the rear, left base. The patrol reached Osnabruck at about 13.30 hours. Exhaustive enquiries made in the town revealed that the nearest airfield was in the Achmer area north north west of OsnabrucK. The patrol proceeded to this area to recce the airfield. At about 14.45 while they were doing this, the RAF Regiment officer in the lead armoured car saw 2 burnt out lorries ahead of them. He went forward cautiously and discovered that their vehicles could not get past the lorries. Just as he was signalling the other vehicles to withdraw small arms fire began to come from a nearby wood. This was immediately followed by mortar fire from the same direction. The jeep and Oswald's AFV had begun to withdraw during this attack. The lead vehicle which had gone forward also began to withdraw answering fire with it's Bren gun on the turret. During the withdrawal a mortar bomb exploded 50 yards away from the lead vehicle and, at the same time another mortar fell on Oswald's AFV killing him instantly. The RAF Regiment officer leading the patrol withdrew to Wallenhorst and handed the body of Oswald to the officer commanding 174 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps who arranged for Oswald to be buried at Wallenhorst. After the war the remains of  Oswald were moved to the British Military Cemetery at Rheinberg.

Courtesy Brian Atkinson

 Laid to Rest Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany.

SERJEANT HORACE TURNER

2654902 6th Bn Corps of Military Police 28/06/1941 Aged ?  Son of Robert and Emily. 9Family fitting description Tadcaster 1911) Husband of Evelyn Grace Married 1938 Pontefract. Evelyn Re Married in 1947 Durham to Richard O'Hara CWGC of Guiseley. Laid to Rest Tadcaster Cemetery. 

PRIVATE MARGARET ADA WHITELEY

W/305078 Auxiliary Territorial Service 24/08/1946 Aged 19. Born 1928 Ashton Daughter of Charles Burley and Frances Agnes Taylor Married 1914 Ashton CWGC of Tadcaster. Laid to Rest Heliopolis War Cemetery Cairo Egypt.