Second World War Casualties

Ex pupils of the school who were killed during the Second World War

By Kathryn Betts

Photo:Meldreth War Memorial, showing the names of J R Howard and A K Walbey, who were ex pupils of the school

Meldreth War Memorial, showing the names of J R Howard and A K Walbey, who were ex pupils of the school

Photograph by Kathryn Betts

James Raymond Howard (1919 - 1943)

James Howard was the son of Alwyne and Evelyn Howard of Chiswick End, Meldreth.  He was born in 1919 and attended Meldreth School from 1924 until 1927.

During the Second World War, he served as Lieutenant 200204 in the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), Royal Armoured Corps.  He died on Thursday 16th September 1943 at the age of 24 and is buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.  Grave I. A. 44.

 

Below, are extracts from the school admissions register showing James' details.

Photo:An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for James Howard

An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for James Howard

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School

Photo:An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for James Howard

An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for James Howard

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School

 


Albert Kitchener Walbey (1915 - 1945)

Photo:Albert Kitchener Walbey, aged 10, pictured in the Meldreth School Rugby Team

Albert Kitchener Walbey, aged 10, pictured in the Meldreth School Rugby Team

Photograph courtesy of Ann Handscombe

Photo:Albert Kitchener Walbey

Albert Kitchener Walbey

Photograph supplied by Brian Walbey


Albert Kitchener Walbey, the son of Mary Ann and Charles Walbey, lived near Station Hill in Meldreth.  He was born in 1915 and attended Meldreth School from 1920 until 1929.  In 1925 he was pictured in the school's Rugby Team.

Below, are extracts from the school admissions register showing Albert's details.

Photo:An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for Albert Walbey

An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for Albert Walbey

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School

Photo:An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for Albert Walbey

An extract from the school admissions register, showing the entry for Albert Walbey

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School

During the war he served as  Lance Corporal 7938897 of the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.  He died on 29th May 1945 and is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.


Both James and Albert are commemorated on Meldreth war memorial.

 

 

 

 

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