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VANDERLINDEN, Henry
Vanderlinden, Henry Killed 1941.jpg
Gunner, 884446, 31st Field regiment Royal Artillery 
15/12/1941
Knightsbridge War Cemetery Acoma 1 J 7

VARLEY
, Elizabeth
Civilian
19/10/1940, 61 years
St Helen’s Cemetery 37 287​

VARLEY
, John
Civilian
19/10/1940, 64 years
 St Helen’s Cemetery 37 286

Letter W
WADDINGTON, Albert Edward
Private, 3383328, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 
18/09/1944, 35 years
Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Oost-Vlaanderen II AA 9​

WADDINGTON, Edward
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX159699, Royal Navy serving on HMS Capel
26/12/1944
Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 86 Column 2​

WALKDEN, Ernest
Private, 4758811, York & Lancaster Regiment
06/03/1945, 22 years
Blackburn Cemetery YY C/E 2906​

WALKDEN, Terence Anthony
Walkden, Terence Anthony Killed 05 09 1943, 21 years.jpg
Sergeant, 1530950, 20 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force VR
05/09/1943, 21 years
Pleasington Priory RC Churchyard Section G Row E Grave 15

WALKER, George Henry 
Major Brian Kay Heyworth, 21st June 1940, pg 7 BT.jpg
2nd Lieutenant, 90552, 4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 
29/05/1940, 21 years
 Dunkirk Memorial Column 59​

WALMSLEY, John
Walmsley, John killed 10 07 1943, 19 years.jpg
Private, 3783911, 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Border Regiment 
10/07/1943, 19 years
Syracuse War Cemetery Sicily II H 10

WALMSLEY, Ronald Henry
Private, 3659712, South Lancashire Regiment
30/09/1943, 30 years
New Row Methodist Burial Ground Plot I Row 6 Grave 22​

WALSH, Arthur
Donkey man, Merchant Navy (SS Empire Impala)
11/03/1943 aged 37
Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42​

WALSH, Henry
Walsh, Henry Killed 1943.jpg
Sapper, 2199522, Royal Engineers
17/06/1943, 33 years
Brookwood 1939-45 Memorial Surrey Panel 7 Column 2

WALSH, Lawrence
Private, 14735716, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers
20/02/1945, 18 years
Jonkerbos War Cemetery Gelderland 3 D 4​

​​WALSH, Thomas
Walsh, Thomas Killed 02 March1942,.jpg
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX114926, Royal Navy serving on HMS Stronghold
02/03/1942, 34 years
Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 70 Column 3

WALSH, William Geoffrey
14389210, Private, 5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment
16/07/1944, 20 years
Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, France III F 20​

​WALTON, Norman
Private, 5833476, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment 
31/10/1943, 35 years
Singapore Memorial Col 56

WARD, Joseph William
Ward, Joseph William Killed 05 08 1943, 23 years.jpg
Aircraftman, 979024, 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR 
05/08/1943, 23 years
Ambon War Cemetery 10 D 14

WATSON, George William
Watson, George William killed 24 07 1943, 30 years.jpg
Corporal, 4747365, 1st Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment 
24/07/1943, 30 years
Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery 3 D 18

WATSON, Jack
Watson, Jack Killed 5 July 1941.jpg
Private, 7649418, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
05/07/1941, 26 years
Brookwood 1939-45 Memorial Surrey Panel 19 Column 3

WATSON, Joseph
Private, 14203183, 6th Battalion, Parachute Regiment 
10/09/1943, 20 years
Casino Memorial Panel 12

WATSON, Joseph Daniel
Guardsman, 2696836, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards 
16/04/1943, 20 years
Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery 3 D 18

WATSON, Peter Browing 
Major, 37812, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment
03/11/1944, 37 years
Tankkyan War Cemetery Mynamar 6 J 18

WATTS, Jack
Private, 3604938, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment 
18/03/1944, 31 years
Rangoon Memorial Face 14

WAYWELL, Isaac
13/05/1946
We are unable to confirm our identification of this man with the available information​

WEBSTER, Robert
We are unable to confirm our identification of this man with the available information​

WEBSTER, Robert John
Sergeant, 13017, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
24/07/1943, 30 years
Kanchanabari War Cemetery 8 M 27 Thailand

WELLS, William Haste
Guardsman, 2724624, 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards
22/04/1945, 19 years
Becklingen War Cemetery Nieder Sachen 5 F 2

WEST, John Charles
Fusilier, 11265838, 9th (City of London) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
17/09/1944, 22 years
Ancona War Cemetery IV B 10

WESTWELL, Albert
Signalman, P/JX199563, Royal Navy serving on HMS Campbeltown
28/03/1942, 24 years
Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Loire-Atlantique 2 Column 3

WHALLEY, Emmanuel James
Whalley, Emmanuel James Died 04 07 1944, 40 years.jpg
Warrant Officer Class 1, 398734, Military Provost Staff Corps
04/07/1944, 40 years
Fayid War Cemetery 2 E 14

WHALLEY, Ronald
Leading Aircraftman, 975753, Royal Air Force VR
14/02/1942, 24 years
Singapore Memorial Column 417

WHALLEY, Wilfred
Whaley, Wilfred  Killed 23 05 1944.jpg
Sergeant, 1034217, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR 
23/05/1944
Blackburn Cemetery J N/C 1816

WHALLEY, William
Sergeant Pilot, 657371, 51 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force
31/08/1942, 22 years
Blackpool Carleton Crematorium Panel 5​

WHALLEY, William
Sergeant, 3783681, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
07/08/1946, 22 years
Ranchi War Cemetery 3 A 7

WHEWELL, William Thomas
Civilian
02/10/1940, 36 years
Hampstead Metropolitan Borough

WHITTAKER, Alfred
Whitaker, Alfred  Killed 1941.jpg
Leading Aircraftman, 1108544, Royal Air Force VR
01/08/1941, 20 years
Durban Stellawood Cemetery Block F Grave 220

WHITTAKER, Arnold
Whittaker Arnold Killed 01 09 1944, 20 years.jpg
Able Seaman, D/JX416124, Royal Navy serving on MGB 692
01/09/1944, 20 years
Blackburn Cemetery H N/C Grave 303

WHITTAKER, Geoffrey Read
Officer Cadet, 939082, Royal Artillery Indian Army
14/08/1941, 21 years
Madras War Cemetery Kwazulu Natal Chenai 1.E.15​

WHITTAKER, James
Stoker, P/MX75377, Royal Navy serving on HMS Thistle
10/04/1940, 33 years
Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 42 Column 3

WHITTAKER, Joseph
Whittaker, Joseph28 11 1944, 25 years.jpg
Private, 3715228, 8th battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
28/11/1944, 25 years
​Santerno Valley War Cemetery I A 11​

WHITTAKER, Peter
Driver, T/284870, Royal Army Service Corps
30/06/1945, 47 years
Hamburg Cemetery 2A M 5​

​​WHITTAKER, Thomas
Able Seaman, P/JX253362, Royal Navy serving on HMS Ulster Queen
06/10/1943, 29 years
Malta Capuccini Naval Cemetery P Section F 58

WHITTLE, Gilbert
Whittle,Gilbert Killed 12 02 1944.jpg
Gunner, 14243243, 31st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 
12/02/1944
Cassino War Cemetery VII K1

WIGGINS, Albert
Corporal, T/11265539, Royal Army Service Corps
29/09/1945, 33 years
Brooklands 1939-45 Memorial Panel 16 Column 1​

WIGGINS, Albert
Corporal, T/11265539, Royal Army Service Corps
29/09/1945, 33 years
​CWG Brooklands 1939-45 Memorial Panel 16 Column 1​

WIGNALL, Bernard
Wignall, Bernard killed 1943.jpg
Rifleman, 3606624, 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles 
28/10/1943, 19 years
Moro River Cardin War Cemetery Column Grave XIII 1-7

WILDING, Robert
Wilding, Robert Killed 16 03 1943, 29 years _ 26_3_43_ pg 3.jpg
Sub Lieutenant, 766 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy VR 
16/03/1943, 29 years
Lee-on-Solent Memorial 4 7

WILKINSON, Maurice
Lieutenant, 296236, 298th Battery, Royal Artillery
30/07/1944, 31 years
Fontenay-le-Pesnal War Cemetery Calvados II D 3

WILKINSON, Robert
Corporal, 14258405, 15/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
01/03/1945, 33 years
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Nordrhein-Westfalen 54 A 3

WILSON, George Arthur, DFC
Squadron Leader, 44459, 487 (RNZAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force
03/09/1944
Lower Darwen St James Churchyard Old Ground Grave G21

WILSON, James Entwistle
Lance Corporal, 3378961, Royal Pioneer Corps
04/02/1947
Blackburn (Pleasington) Cemetery Section J R/C Grave. 95​

WILSON, Matthew
Fusiler, 3134438, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers 
22/08/1944, 30 years
Blackburn Cemetery H N/C Grave 315
WILSON, Robert
Wilson, Robert Killed 02 May 1942,.jpg
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX304339, Royal Navy serving on HMS Forester
02/05/1942, 32 years
​Portsmouth Naval Memorial Plot 66 Column 2​

WILLSON, Alfred Troop
Lieutenant, 85922, 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
11/11/1943
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery B3 R 13

WITHERINGTON, Frank, MM
Corporal, 3454604, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
29/03/1945, 25 years
Faenza War Cemetery II B 10

WOLSTENHOLME, James Neville
Sergeant, 3858344, 2nd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps RAC
22/01/1945, 26 years
Taukkyan War Cemetery 18 E 19

WOOD, Edward
Captain, 133766, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
13/03/1945, 50 years
Norwich Cemetery Norfolk 54 151​

WOODHOUSE, Robert
Woodhouse, Robert 27 Killed  02 1943, 27 years.jpg
Stoker, LT/KX148742, Royal Navy serving on HM Trawler Lord Hailsham
27/02/1943, 27 years
​​Lowestoft Naval Memorial 13 1​

WOODS, Albert
Woods, Albert  Killed 24 10 1942, 28 years.jpg
Trooper, 4131750, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) RAC
24/10/1942, 28 years
Alamein War Cemetery XXVI A4

WOODS, Bernard
Woods, Bernard Killed 08 03 1943, 34 years.jpg
Gunner, 1102639, 70th Field Regiment Royal Artillery 
08/03/1943, 34 years
Bone War Cemetery Annaba III A 12​

WOODS, Harry
Sapper, 3593045, Royal Engineers
13/05/1947, 40 years
​​Blackburn Cemetery Section G.  N/C Grave 10199​

WOODS, Robert
img488 Woods Robert 150 b BT Nov 17 1939 p4.jpg
Private, 3385942, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 
08/11/1939, 21 years
Blackburn Cemetery R/C D 6452​

WOODS, William 
Gunner, 784089, Royal Artillery 
15/10/1945, 37 years
New Row Methodist Burial Ground Plot 1 Row 7 Grave 32

WORDEN, Harry
​​Worden, Harry Killed  02 11 1944, 21 years.jpg
Flying Officer, 154603, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force 
02/11/1944, 21 years
Brussels Town Cemetery X 26 2​

WRIGHT, Harry
Private, 5682553, Somerset Light Infantry
30/11/1945, 23 years
Blackburn Cemetery B N/C 593

WRIGHT, John
Seaman, LT/JX242698, Royal Navy Patrol Service
11/04/1944, 42 years
Blackburn Cemetery Pleasington J R/C 48​

Letter Y​
YATES, Walter
Gunner, 14386055, 3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 
30/03/1945
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Nordrhein-Westfalen 61 D 14

YATES, William
Junior Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy (MV Peter Mærsk)
07/12/1942, 23 years
Tower Hill Memorial Panel 81​​