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Roll of Honour for 1st Btn King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Iraq May 1941


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2nd May 1941

JOHN JOSEPH ROONEY, Private, 3711197, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on, Friday, 2nd May 1941. Age 26. Son of Elizabeth Rooney, of Dublin, Irish Republic.B Company killed by Iraqi shell fire in the opening bombardment of RAF Habbaniya

JOHN ADSHEAD, Private, 852852, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Friday, 2nd May 1941. Age 25. Son of George and Alice M. Adshead, of Bredbury, Cheshire. B Company killed by Iraqi shell fire in the opening bombardment of RAF Habbaniya

 

6th May 1941 Battle of Sin-El-Dhibban (D Coy frontal assault, B Coy flanking movement.

 

JOSEPH JOHN SHORT, Private, 3711233, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Tuesday, 6th May 1941. Age 24. Son of David T. Short and Tegwedd Short, of Tylorstown, Glamorgan. D Coy Having been wounded was being carried to safty when he hit for a seond time and killed.

NICHOLAS FITZPATRICK, Private, 3711898, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Tuesday, 6th May 1941. Age 24. Son of Nicholas and Mary Ann Fitzpatrick. D Coys lead scout and the first casualty of the attack on Sin-El-Dhibban, killed by small arms fire.

WILLIAM BUTLER, Private, 3710391, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Tuesday, 6th May 1941. Age 27. Son of Thomas Austin Butler and Catherine Butler, of Elswick, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Unknown

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, Private, 3710829, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), who died on Tuesday, 6th May 1941. Age 28. D Coy Killed whilst manning a machine gun.

VINCENT ROGERS, Private, 3710363, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), who died on Tuesday, 6th May 1941. D Coy Killed by small arms as he leapt for cover.

JOHN THOMPSON, Lieutenant, 182495, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Tuesday, 6th May 1941. D Coy Killed by machine gun, which was fired at him, by Iraqi's that were surrounding.

7th May 1941

WILLIAM LEVELL, Private, 3712869, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Wednesday, 7th May 1941. Age 22. Son of Henry and Mary Levell, of Birkenhead. D company, Killed by shell fire, during the withdrawal.

 

20th May 1941

 

PATRICK HARRY FREKE EVANS, Major, 34763, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on, Tuesday, 20th May 1941. Age 35. Son of Fisher Henry Freke Evans and of Marie Louise Evans Evans (nee Haslett), husband of Cecil Lechmere Evans, of Cambridge. Killed by a bomb whilst traveling from Habbinya to Fallujah.

22nd May 1941 Counter attack by Iraqi's at Fallujah. C & D Coys

WALTER FLEMING, Private, 3710998, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 32. Son of William Jonah and Bridget Fleming, of Skelwith Bridge, Lancashire.

JOHN DOUGLAS BENSON, Private, 3713018, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 22. Son of William and Isabella Margaret Benson, of Haverthwaite, Lancashire.

ERNEST ISAAC CLASSON, Lance Corporal, 3713047, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 22. Son of Charles Ephraim and Ellen Theresa Classon, of Moreton, Cheshire.

LESLIE GABBERT, Private, 3711135, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 24. Son of Benjamin and Eleanor Jane Gabbert, of Millom, Cumberland.

RICHARD JONES, Private, 3711483, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 24.

CLIFFORD WILSON, Private, 3710956, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 25. Son of John and Annie Wilson.

ROBERT WILSON, Private, 3713245, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wilson, of Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN HODGSON, Second Lieutenant, 117308, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 20. Son of Lt-Col. Christopher Lefroy Hodgson and Frances Dorothy Hodgson, of Windsor, Berkshire.

WILLIAM GEORGE JONES, Private, 3710964, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on, Thursday, 22nd May 1941.

GEORGE BILSBORROW, Private, 3712942, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 22. Son of James and Ada Bilsborrow, of Bootle, Lancashire.

FRANK VALLERY, Private, 3710475, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941.

JOHN LEO YATES, Private, 3856081, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 24. Son of James and Nellie Yates. of Chorley, Lancashire.

WILLIAM KIRBY, Lance Corporal, 3713119, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941.

GEORGE ALFRED OWEN, Private, 4799947, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 28. Son of George Edward and Florence Gertrude Mary Owen, of Louth, Lincolnshire. Shot in the head, whilst covering his companys withdrawal with a Bren gun. He fought it out alone refusing to withdraw. (Pte Owen appears to have been very handy with his Bren gun during the campaign and has already earned a Mention in Dispatches, for his actions with it during the battle of Sin-El-Dhibban (during which he was wounded).

JOHN QUINN, Lance Corporal, 3713463, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), who died on, Thursday, 22nd May 1941.

JOHN MAGUIRE, Warrant Officer Class II, 3710261, C.S.M. 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 26.

WILLIAM SMITH, Private, 3711595, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 23.

JOHN McNULTY, Private, 3446351, 1st Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Age 22.

 

 

 

 

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