HMS Cornwall, Royal Navy
Died: 5th April 1942, aged 28
Son of Thomas Harris King and Mary Ann King
Chatham Naval Memorial 63, 2
The heavy cruiser HMS Cornwall was sunk by Japanese carrier-based aircraft in the Indian Ocean on this day. HMS Dorsetshire was sunk in the same action.

Lee, Guardsman Herbert 2662164
3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Died: 20th June 1942, aged 28
Son of William Henry and Catherine Lee, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Alamein Memorial, Egypt, Column 54

Lonsdale, Aircraftsman George Sinclair
RAF Flight Mechanic
Died: 5th June 1942, aged 20
Of 10 First Street, Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Wheatley Hill Cemetery, Co Durham Section F, Grave 532

Lowther, Stoker 1st Class Harry LT/KX 120004
HM Drifter Christine Rose, Royal Naval Patrol Service
Died: 10th September 1941, aged 21
Son of James and Charlotte Lowther, of Wheatley Hill
Wingate (Wheatley Hill) Cemetery, Co Durham, Sec F Grave 507

Mountford, Flight Lieutenant Robert Henry James 74968
512 Squadron RAF
Died: 21st March 1944, aged 32
Son of Henry James and Alice Maud Mountfort, husband of Edna Mountfort, of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham
Streatham Park Cemetery, Surrey, Square 8, Grave 35232
512 Squadron RAF was equipped with Douglas Dakota transport aircraft and at this time was training for its role in the D-Day Invasion of June 1944.

Perkins, K W P

Still to be researched

Riley, Ann Eleanor (Civilian War Dead)
Died 14th March 1943, at 207 Cleveland Road, Sunderland
Fireguard, of 207 Cleveland Road
Daughter of George Hutchinson Riley and Ann Eleanor Riley, of 9 Lynn Terrace, Wheatley Hill

Robinson, P

Still to be researched

Scott, R

Still to be researched

Simpson, Petty Officer Stoker Joseph C/KX90752
HMS Kale, Royal Navy
Died: 22nd November 1945
Son of James and Elizabeth Ann Simpson, of Wheatley Hill, husband of Olive Simpson of Wheatley Hill.
Wingate (Wheatley Hill) Cemetery, Co Durham Sec F Grave 507

Simpson, Squadron Leader (Pilot) Joseph Cunningam 36147
105 Squadron Royal Air Force (Mentioned in Despatches)
Died: 23rd October 1942, aged 25
Son of James and Priscilla Esther Simpson, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand; husband of Sally Simpson of Wheatley Hill, Co Durham