As with the Thornley Roll, this listing has been compiled from the database of World War Two casualties held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Additional information has been gathered by researching various local newspapers and archive sources. The specific newspaper reference, where one has been found, is included in each entry. Further details--and corrections--most welcome

Armstrong, Aircraftsman 1st Class Robert 1034646
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of James and Sarah Armstrong, of Ludworth, Co Durham
Thornley Cemetery, Sec 8, Grave 634

Brain, Fusilier John Joseph 4611436
1st Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Died: 24th April 1941, aged 33
Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece, 15 D 2

Lumsden, Flt Sgt (Air Gunner) William 1061816 DFM
156 Squadron Royal Air Force
Died: 2nd January 1944, aged 21
Son of James William and Dora Lumsden, of Ludworth, Co Durham
Berlin War Cemetery, Germany Coll. Grave 5 L 27-29
156 Squadron was an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber squadron in No 3 Group of RAF Bomber Command at this time.All seven crew were killed when aircraft JB746 was lost on a mission to Berlin. Flt Sgt Lumsden was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for his previous service with 427 Squadron.

Templeton, Sergeant Geoffrey 1382817
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died: 3rd February 1943, aged 20
Son of Annie Jane Templeton and stepson of Thomas Bell Hedley, of Ludworth, Co Durham
Runnymede Memorial, Panel 166

White, LAC Wilfred Jonas 1087530
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died: 13th December 1944, aged 29
Son of Joseph and Loruhamah White, of Ludworth, Co Durham
Shadforth Cemetery, Co Durham Grave 336



This is a close-up of the Ludworth War Memorial which is located on the edge of the village at the road turning which leads to Thornley.

Ludworth Roll of Honour 1939-45
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