Atkinson, Flight Sergeant George Addison 1485104
214 Squadron RAF
Died: 23rd November 1943, aged 20.
Son of John and Isabella Atkinson, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey Panel 135
214 Squadron was a Short Stirling four-engined heavy bomber squadron in RAF Bomber Command at this time. The aircraft (EF445) was hit by flak on a mission to Berlin and after an attack by a Fw 190 fighter and some severe wing icing, ditched in the North Sea. Five of the seven crew were rescued. Sgt W Sweeney of the RCAF also died.

Atkinson, Sgt J

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Beeton, Pte Stanley 4386177
the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Died: 25th April 1944
Son of John and Mary Beeton
Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio X G 6

Boulger, Sgt (Air Gunner) Kevin 1682242
7 Squadron RAF
Died: 24th June 1944
No CWGC Next of Kin Details
Wormhoudt Communal Cemetery, France Row G, Grave 11
7 Squadron RAF was an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber squadron. Two aircraft from the squadron were lost on this day during an attack on V-1 flying bomb launch sites in France. All seven crew of aircraft ND776 were killed.

Brown, Pte William 3605497
7th Battalion, Border Regiment
Died 5th October 1942, aged 35
Son of Robert and Eleanor Brown, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa Block F, Grave 281

Brown, L/Cpl George Anthony 6516416
11th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Died: 20th May 1940, aged 27
NO CWGC Next of Kin Details
Born W London, Enlisted Co Durham
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France
Plot 8 Row H Grave 14

Browne, Pte George Alfred 13015583
Pioneer Corps
Died: 19th May 1945, aged 38
Son of Arthur and Margaret Browne; husband of Margaret Browne, of Wheatley Hill
Wingate (Wheatley Hill) Cemetery, Co Durham, Sec F, Grave 607

Burnside, Stoker First Class, John P/KX 89585
Royal Navy, French ship Branlebas
Died 14th December 1940, aged 26
Son of John and Isabella Burnside, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, Panel 42, Column 1
The Branlebas was a French destroyer of the Pomone class and was taken over by the RN in June 1940. It foundered and sank in severe weather 25 miles SSE of the Eddystone Lightouse on


Stoker John Burnside

Wheatley Hill Roll of Honour 1939-45