Greener, Able Seaman George P/JX 191181
HMS Laforey, Royal Navy
Died: 30th March 1944 [age not recorded]
Son of Mr and Mrs T E Greener, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, Panel 82, Column 2
HMS Laforey was an L class destroyer and was torpedoed and sunk north of Palermo, Italy by U-223. The submarine was also sunk in the engagement, which also involved several other RN ships.

Greenwood, John (Civilian War Dead)
Air Raid Warden
Died: 15th August 1940, aged 37, at Station Road, Easington Colliery.
Of Greensyde, Cemetery Road, Wheatley Hill.

Hicks, Sgt (Air Gnr) Norman 1595141
218 Squadron RAF
Died: 8th March 1945, aged 19
Son of John and Jesse Hicks, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Berlin 1939-45 Cemetery Joint Grave B12-13
218 Squadron was a Lancaster heavy bomber squadron at this time.

Howe, Stoker First Class John P/KX 92296
HMS Barham, Royal Navy
Died: 25th November 1941, aged 26
Son of William and Margaret Howe, of Wheatley Hill, Co
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 55, Column 1
A sister ship of HMS Warspite, the 32,000-ton battleship HMS Barham exploded and sank with a very heavy loss of life, after being torpedoed in the Mediterranean by U-331. Only 396 of its
crew of 1,258 survived. Signalman George Tarn of Thornley was also killed in this action. Photograph, Sunderland Echo 10/1/42: Stoker John Howe, of 6 John St, Wheatley Hill, 'missing presumed killed.'

Humes, Pte Ward 3186167
1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Died: 24th March 1940, aged 28
Son of John George and Mary Elizabeth Humes, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres-Nord Plot 11, Row A, Grave 16

Hutler, Able Seaman John P/SSX 18302
HMS Scorpion, Royal Navy
Died: 4th August 1946, aged 35
Son of John and Margaret Hutler, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia 4 G 13

Jones, Gunner Ebenezer 1690885
HQ 48 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died: 20th June 1944, aged 29
Son of Ebenezer and Emma R Jones, of Wheatley Hill Co Durham Singapore Memorial Column 22
Captured at the Fall of Singapore, in February 1942. Died while POW.

Jones, Gunner John 1702277
5th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusilers
Died: 12th November 1943, aged 29
Son of Edward and Eleanor Jones, of Wheatley Hill, husband of Margaret Ann Jones, of Wheatley Hill
Wingate (Wheatley Hill) Cemetery, Co Durham, Sec F Grave 557

King, Blacksmith 4th Class Matthew C/MX 76705


Stoker John Howe