Lewis Back

Lewis Back was born 6 August, 1905 in Bishopsteignton, Devon. Son of John Back and Lavinia Mary Back (née Widdicombe); he married Ivy Lillian Taylor in December 1928 in Newton Abbot, Devon. He served on H.M.S. Colombo, H.M.S.Furious, H.M.S. Terror and H.M.S. Renown in the Royal Navy as a Chief Stoker, D/K 62978. He survived WWII and passed away on 18 March, 1984 in Exeter, Devon.

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John Michael Dixon

John Michael Dixon was born April, 1922 in Epsom, Surrey. Son of Harold and Lena Dixon (née Whitmarsh). He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, as a Flying Officer (Pilot) in 145 Squadron, 173908. John was killed when his aircraft came down on 16 September, 1944.

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Frederick Charles Paget

Frederick Charles Paget was born 28 May, 1910 in Dursley, Gloucestershire. Little is known about his early years apart from his mothers name, Alice Rose was on his Baptism records on 16 July, 1910 in Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. He married Mary Lilian Elisa Paget (née Wyatt) in 1937. He served on H.M.S. Prince of Wales in the Royal Navy as a Petty Officer, D/JX 136130. He died in the South China Sea on 10th December, 1941.

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Thomas Henry Saunders

Thomas Henry Saunders was born in 1910. Son of George and Edith Saunders: he married Nancy Ellen Saunders (née Wyatt) in January 1940, in Newton Abbot, Devon. He served in the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion as a Private, 5932106. He was killed during the evacuation of Calais on 24 May, 1940.

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John Edward Hulland

John Edward Hulland (known as Jack) was born 29 June, 1922 in Bishopsteignton, Devon. Son of Edward and Ethel Hulland (née Taylor). He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, as a Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) in 622 Squadron, 1410959. Jack was killed when his aircraft came down on 20 April, 1945.

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Harold Biffen

Harold Biffen was born in June, 1921 in Reigate, Surrey. Son of Walter and Helen Biffen (née Pennycuick); husband of Hazel Mercedes Cecilia Biffen (née Watling). He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, as a warrant officer (wireless operator/air gunner), 1336043. Harold was killed when his aircraft crashed on 8th Jan, 1945.

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Richard George Patrick Bernard Dyer

Richard George Patrick Bernard Dyer was born January 1925, in Newton Abbot, Devon. Son of William John and Violet Dyer (née Damerell); married to Rosalind Dyer (née Hall) of Brixham, Devon. He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as a sergeant, 1585784. He died in Egypt, on 12th April, 1944.

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George Valentine

George Valentine was born in April, 1921 in West Derby, Lancashire. Son of John and Ellen Valentine (née Speakman); married to Irene Margaret Valentine (née Houlton). He served in 31 (S.A.A.F.) Squadron in the Royal Air Force as an officer pilot, 54979. He died in Italy on 30th September, 1944.

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Ronald Ambrose Slater

Ronald Ambrose Slater was born in April, 1921 in Lambeth London. Son of Cecil and Elsie Slater (née Green); husband of Sylvia May Slater (née Ward), of Bishopsteignton. He served in the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) as a lieutenant, 269427. He died of his wounds in the Battle of Normandy, France on 8th Aug, 1944.

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Sidney Albert Treen

Sidney Albert Treen was born on the 11th February, 1920, in Bishopsteignton, Devon. Son of William and Laura Treen (née Groves); husband of Gladys Treen (née Sutton) of Teignmouth. He served on HMS Gould in the Royal Navy, as a leading stoker, D/KX97510. Sidney died on 1st March, 1944.

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