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Jeffrey Kenneth

Jeffrey | Kenneth

  • Voornamen

    Kenneth

  • Leeftijd

    21

  • Geboortedatum

    1923

  • Datum overlijden

    12-11-1944

  • Servicenummer

    14707163

  • Rang

    Private

  • Regiment

    Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.

  • Grafnummer

    IV. E. 8.

graf Kenneth Jeffrey

graf Kenneth Jeffrey

graf Kenneth Jeffrey

Biografie

Zoon van Edgar and Myrtle Jeffrey

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Elford Roger Stanley biography

Elford | Roger Stanley

  • First names

    Roger Stanley

  • Age

    33

  • Date of birth

    18-12-1910

  • Date of death

    16-10-1944

  • Service number

    52520

  • Rang

    Captain

  • Regiment

    West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), Royal Norfolk Regiment

  • Grave number

    III. E. 6.

  • Roger Stanley Elford

    Roger Stanley Elford

    Roger Stanley Elford

  • graf Roger Stanley Elford

    graf Roger Stanley Elford

    graf Roger Stanley Elford

Dutch version

Biography

Son of Stanley Elford (1871 – November 25th 1929) and Amy Bamfield (Yule) Elford (1872 – 1969).

Roger Elford was born on December 18th, 1910 in Highgate, London, he was the youngest son of the family of four. He had two sisters: Kathleen (*1897) & Margaret (*1904), and one brother: Douglas (*1898).
In 1911 the family lived at 24 West Hill, Highgate, London, together with their three servants. Julia Nash was 58 years of age and was employed as a cook for the Elford family, Louisa Hammond was the 20-year-old housemaid, the nurse, Mary Hales, was only 15 years old when she was employed by the Elford family. Douglas, the oldest son, did not reside at 24 West Hill in 1911, he was a boarder at the St. Helen South School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
10-year-old Roger himself, was a boarder in 1921 at the Hydneye House in St. Helens, Hastings, Sussex.

Stanley Elford, Roger’s father, died on November the 25th, 1929 at the age of 58.

Roger served in the army for quite some time before he was sent to the European mainland, he fought in the Arabian-Palestinian conflict between 1936 and 1939. Before he left for Palestine, Roger Stanley Elford married Mary Ursela O’Brien in early 1936 in Marlyebone, London. Mary was born on the 24th of April 1912 in Edmonton, Middlesex. After Roger’s return from Palestine in 1939, Roger and Mary lived at the Catlips Farm, Berry Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
 
Around the 15th of August, 1944, Roger joined The Royal Norfolk Regiment. After the landings in Normandy on D-Day, and the failure of Operation Market Garden, towards the end of 1944, it was time for the Allied Forces to take the Brückenkopf (bridgehead) Venlo. On the 30th of September 1944, Operation Aintree commenced, with the main target being the liberation of the Venray area.

During the first attack on Overloon by the British, later known as the Battle for Overloon, Roger was wounded on the 12th of October. On the 16th of October, 1944, Captain Roger Stanley Elford died of his wounds. In the days between October the 13th – 18th 1944, at least 43 of D Company’s men perished during the attack, many more were wounded.*
Roger Stanley Elford was buried at the temporary cemetery at the Venrayseweg in Overloon, on the 14th of May 1947 he was moved to his current resting place at Overloon War Cemetery at the Vierlingsbeekseweg.  
Requiescat in Pace.
 
Amy Elford, Roger’s mother, died in 1969 at the age of 97.
Roger’s brother Douglas, in all likelihood, fought in both World Wars as a Major with the Devonshire Regiment.
Mary Elford later married William Gilmore, before dying in 1976, she is buried with her husband William in the town of Welburn, North Yorkshire.

  • Elford-Roger-Stanley--Hydneye-House-Prep-School

    Roger Stanley Elford Hydneye House Prep School

    Roger Stanley Elford Hydneye House Prep School

  • Roger-Stanley-Elford-in-Palestine

    Roger-Stanley-Elford-in-Palestine

    Capts. A. K. Phillips and Glendinning, Lieuts. Dawson, Elford and Chaytor leaving Palestine for England

Sources and credits

Mrs. Gathercole
Family & friends in, among others, Welburn.
Researchers with the OWC foundation
Various sections of documents available at FindMyPast.co.uk
*Lincoln, J. (2009).  “Thank God and the Infantry: From D-Day to VE-Day with the 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment”. England: Amberley Publishing.

www.tracesofwar.com

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Elford Roger Stanley

Elford | Roger Stanley

  • Voornamen

    Roger Stanley

  • Leeftijd

    33

  • Geboortedatum

    18-12-1910

  • Datum overlijden

    16-10-1944

  • Servicenummer

    52520

  • Rang

    Captain

  • Regiment

    West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), Royal Norfolk Regiment

  • Grafnummer

    III. E. 6.

  • Roger Stanley Elford

    Roger Stanley Elford

    Roger Stanley Elford

  • graf Roger Stanley Elford

    graf Roger Stanley Elford

    graf Roger Stanley Elford

English version

Biografie

Zoon van Stanley Elford (1871 – 25 november 1929) en Amy Bamfield (Yule) Elford (1872 – 1969).

Roger Elford werd geboren op 18 december 1910 in Highgate, Londen, hij was de jongste zoon van het gezin van 4 kinderen. Roger had twee zussen: Kathleen (*1897) & Margaret (*1904), en een broer: Douglas (*1898).
In 1911 woonde het gezin samen met hun 3 bedienden op 24 West Hill, Highgate, Londen. Julia Nash was 58 en kookte voor het gezin, Louisa Hammond was 20 en hielp mee in het huishouden, Mary Hales was nog maar 15 toen ze bij de familie Elford werkte als kindermeisje. Douglas woonde in 1911 niet thuis, hij was een leerling op de St. Helen South School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Roger zelf zat in 1921 op 10 jarige leeftijd op de Hydneye House kostschool in St. Helens, Hastings, Sussex.

Stanley Elford, Roger’s vader, sterft op 58-jarige leeftijd in 1929.

Roger diende al een tijdje in het leger voordat hij naar het Europese vasteland gestuurd werd, hij vocht mee in de Arabisch-Palestijnse opstand tussen 1936 en 1939. Voor zijn vertrek naar Palestina trouwde Roger Stanley Elford begin 1936 met Mary Ursela O’Brien in Marylebone, Londen. Mary is geboren op 24 april 1912, in Edmonton, Middlesex. Na zijn terugkomst uit Palestina in 1939 woonden zij beide op Catlips Farm Berry Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
 
Roger voegde zich rond 15 augustus 1944 bij The Royal Norfolk Regiment. Na de landingen in Normandië op D-Day, en de mislukte Operation Market Garden was het richting het einde van 1944 tijd voor de geallieerden om het bruggenhoofd (Brückenkopf) Venlo in te nemen. 30 september 1944 begon Operation Aintree met als doel Venray te bevrijden. Op 12 oktober 1944 raakte Roger gewond in de eerste Britse aanval op Overloon, later bekend als de Slag om Overloon. Op 16 oktober 1944 overleed Roger Stanley Elford aan zijn verwondingen. Tussen 13 en 18 oktober zijn er, naast Captain Elford, nog 43 mannen van D Company gesneuveld en nog veel meer gewond geraakt.*
Roger Stanley Elford werd begraven op de tijdelijke begraafplaats aan de Venrayseweg in Overloon en later op 14 mei 1947 herplaatst naar zijn huidige rustplaats op het Overloon War Cemetery aan de Vierlingsbeekseweg.

Requiescat in Pace.
 
Amy Elford, Roger’s moeder, stierf op 97-jarige leeftijd in 1969.
Roger zijn broer Douglas, heeft naar alle waarschijnlijkheid in beide wereldoorlogen gevochten en was een Major bij de Devonshire Regiment.
Mary Elford is later hertrouwd met William Gilmore, ze stierf in Welburn, North Yorkshire, in 1976.

  • Elford-Roger-Stanley--Hydneye-House-Prep-School

    Roger Stanley Elford Hydneye House Prep School

    Roger Stanley Elford Hydneye House Prep School

  • Roger-Stanley-Elford-in-Palestine

    Roger-Stanley-Elford-in-Palestine

    Capts. A. K. Phillips and Glendinning, Lieuts. Dawson, Elford and Chaytor leaving Palestine for England

Bronnen en credits

Mrs. Gathercole
Familie & bekenden in o.a. Welburn
Onderzoekers binnen de Stichting OWC
Diverse onderdelen uit documenten beschikbaar via FindMyPast.co.uk
*Lincoln, J. (2009).  “Thank God and the Infantry: From D-Day to VE-Day with the 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment”. England: Amberley Publishing.

www.tracesofwar.com

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Harrison Leslie biography

Harrison | Leslie

  • First names

    Leslie

  • Age

    31

  • Date of birth

    1913

  • Date of death

    13-10-1944

  • Service number

    3461715

  • Rang

    Sapper

  • Regiment

    Royal Engineers,17 Field Coy.

  • Grave number

    II. C. 5.

  • sapper Leslie Harrison

    sapper Leslie Harrison

    Leslie Harrison

  • graf Leslie Harrison

    graf Leslie Harrison

    graf Leslie Harrison

Dutch version

Biography

Son of Edwin Hodson Harrison (d. 1933) and Sarah Harrison (d. 1964) at Southport, Lancashire, England
Husband of Mabel Sumner of Birkdale, St John.
Father of Pamela (27 November 1944 – 20 May 2015). It is not certain if Leslie ever saw his child.
Mabel remarried in 1946 to Richard Kenneth Green, who then adopted Pamela. The family lived in Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
 
Leslie Harrison left school at the age of 14 and became a bricklayer. He then joined 17 Field Company Royal Engineers. This unit landed on D-day, June 6, 1944, on Sword beach in Normandy and in the autumn of 1944 made its way through Western Europe and experienced the liberation of France, Belgium and the south of the Netherlands.
On October 13, 1944, a day before the final liberation of Overloon, the life of the then 31-year-old Leslie comes to an end, after he has come into the sights of a German sniper. Together with 4 soldiers from The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry; Herbert Sydney Bayley, John Fereday, Michael Hardy Child Bellamy and William Victor Woodfield who also died on 13 October 1944, Leslie is temporarily buried in the garden of the Borghs family on the Vierlingsbeekseweg in Overloon.
On 13 May 1947 the 5 soldiers were buried next to each other at Overloon War Cemetery (plot II.C.1-5).
 
The Harrison family had regular contact with the Borghs family in the years after the war, but that contact has slowly been diluted. They also visited Leslie’s grave several times. The Borghs family faithfully took care of the flowers on the graves of the five fallen, as Mrs. Borghs shows on the picture.

Mevrouw Borghs bij het graf van Leslie Harrison
Mrs Borghs visiting the grave of  Leslie 

A final visit of the Harrison family was in 2016. They saw a film in the war museum in which German snipers hunted the British soldiers on the very day Leslie was killed. They experienced that film as very impressive.

Sources and credits

Fam. Borghs, Overloon
Chris Phillips
Joanne Johnston (relative)
Research: Harry Lutters

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Wisker Henry Arthur

Wisker | Henry Arthur

  • Voornamen

    Henry Arthur

  • Leeftijd

    36

  • Geboortedatum

    03-07-1908

  • Datum overlijden

    17-11-1944

  • Servicenummer

    1152701

  • Rang

    Gunner

  • Regiment

    Royal Artillery, 63 (The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Anti-Tank Regt.

  • Grafnummer

    II. D. 10.

graf henry arthur wisker

graf henry arthur wisker

graf henry arthur wisker

English version

Biografie

Zoon van John William Wisker en Ivy May Wisker-Zinzan.

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Wisker Henry Arthur English

Wisker | Henry Arthur

  • First names

    Henry Arthur

  • Age

    36

  • Date of birth

    03-07-1908

  • Date of death

    17-11-1944

  • Service number

    1152701

  • Rang

    Gunner

  • Regiment

    Royal Artillery, 63 (The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Anti-Tank Regt.

  • Grave number

    II. D. 10.

graf henry arthur wisker

graf henry arthur wisker

graf henry arthur wisker

Dutch version

Biography

Son of John William Wisker And Ivy May Wisker-Zinzan.

Sources and credits

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