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Father KIA Great War, Son in WW2


Anthony Bagshaw
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Hi All,

I was just wondering how many more of these there could be. I would be interested to hear of any. Here's one example i have come across:

Name: HENDERSON, THOMAS

Initials: T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Serjeant (Piper)

Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 36

Date of Death: 14/12/1917

Service No: 7862

Additional information: Son of Thomas Henderson, of Stirling; husband of Ethel May Henderson, of 84, Moor St., Mansfield.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 13.

Cemetery: FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: HENDERSON, THOMAS VALENTINE

Initials: T V

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

Unit Text: 44 Sqdn.

Age: 26

Date of Death: 17/09/1940

Service No: 565332

Additional information: Son of Sjt. Piper Thomas Henderson, The Gordon Highlanders, killed in action in France, 14th December, 1917, and of Ethel May Henderson, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 8.

Cemetery: SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY

If anyone does have any, i will start a spreasheet to list them.

Cheers

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Name: NORKETT, EDWARD

Initials: E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps

Age: 39

Date of Death: 25/03/1919

Additional information: Son of Edward and Harriett Norkett; husband of Amy A. Norkett, of 36, Cromwell Rd., Maidenhead.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: BOYNE HILL (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

Edward died as a result of his war service.

His only child:

Name: NORKETT, WALTER EDWARD

Initials: W E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps

Age: 27

Date of Death: between 31/05/1940 and 04/06/1940

Service No: 73734

Additional information: Son of Edward and Amy Norkett, of Maidenhead, Berkshire; husband of Isabel S. Norkett, of Maidenhead.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 2 Row 20 Grave 11.

Cemetery: DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY

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Outside your remit but a father and son killed in WW1 - infact killed together:

Name: COOMBES, GEORGE THOMAS

Initials: G T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Stoker 2nd Class

Regiment/Service: Royal Navy

Unit Text: H.M.S. "Vanguard."

Age: 40

Date of Death: 09/07/1917

Service No: K/39370

Additional information: Husband of Matilda Coombes, of 8, Toulmin St., Gt. Suffolk St., Borough, London. Native of Camberwell.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 24.

Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: COOMBES, GEORGE FREDERICK THOMAS

Initials: G F T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Stoker 1st Class

Regiment/Service: Royal Navy

Unit Text: H.M.S. "Vanguard."

Age: 20

Date of Death: 09/07/1917

Service No: K/25596

Additional information: Son of Matilda Coombes, of 8, Toulmin St., Gt. Suffolk St., Borough, London. Native of Camberwell.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 23.

Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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And of course this famous father and son combination:

Name: RHODES-MOORHOUSE, WILLIAM BARNARD

Initials: W B

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps

Unit Text: 2nd Sqdn.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 27/04/1915

Awards: V C

Additional information: Son of Edward Moorhouse, of Parnham House, Dorset; husband of Linda Rhodes-Moorhouse.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: In the grounds of Parnham House, West of house.

Cemetery: PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER

Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 22nd May, 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on 26th April, 1915, in flying to Courtrai and dropping bombs on the railway line near that station. On starting the return journey he was mortally wounded, but succeeded in flying for 35 miles to his destination, at a very low altitude, and reported the successful accomplishment of his object. He has since died of his wounds."

Name: RHODES-MOORHOUSE, WILLIAM HENRY

Initials: W H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

Unit Text: 601 Sqdn.

Age: 26

Date of Death: 06/09/1940

Service No: 90140

Awards: D F C

Additional information: Son of Mr and Mrs William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse, V.C.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: In the grounds of Parnham House, West of house.

Cemetery: PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER

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nearest that i can come to that is uncle t.l cromwell liverpool regt killed 1916 and his 2 nephews died 1940 j.r and g.a cromwell [both r.e]. there are also 2 brothers served in the great war died 2nd war leonard houghton r.n and william houghton civilian [formerly south lancashire regt] all nmed on local war memorials.

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I've come across a father and son at the following locations

Market Drayton

Shrewsbury

Wellington

Llantrisant

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Again, bending the rules a little bit, but there's an interesting WW1 & military aviation connection between the deaths of this father and son (doubtless neither of them would have wanted to be remembered for this particular distinction): "Colonel" Franklin Samuel Cody, Cattle drover, showman, pioneer aviator, military kite and plane developer, and first civilian to be buried with military honours in Aldershot's Thorn Hill military cemetery (K.7th Aug 1913 while test flying his "Hydroplane"), and his only blood son Lt. Samuel Franklyn Cody, 41 Sqn. RFC (KIA in France, 23rd January 1917) are said to have been the first occurence of two generations of the same family being killed in the air (source: 'Colonel' Cody and the Flying Cathedral by Garry Jenkins).

I suspect it may be unlikely, but were there any father & son aviators who were both killed in WW1?

NigelS

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Father:

Joseph Lindsay 5347. 7th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. KIA 02/04/1916

Son:

William Lindsay 7010670. Royal Irish Fusiliers. (Formley Ulster Rifles). Italy 29/11/1943

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Again not really what you're looking for, but I have a uncle and nephew:

Edward Brassey Egerton

Captain, 17th Lancers

Died of wounds 1st September 1916

and

Edward Gervase Egerton

Lieutenant RN

Killed in action at Dieppe 19th August 1942

Also the younger brother and uncle of the above:

Charles Ralph Egerton

Major, 98 (The Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery.

Killed in action 25th May 1940

And a grandfather and grandson

Gilbert Sackville, 8th Earl De La Warr

Lieutenant RNVR

Died on active service 16th December 1915

and

Thomas Henry Jordan Sackville

Flying Officer RAFVR

Missing on operations 14th May 1943

Sorry for bending the rules, couldn't resist the chance to mention my chaps from WW2 :D

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My Gt Uncle Thomas Ridge & his son Harold Thomas Ridge:-

Name-Thomas Ridge

Rank-Pte

Number-21507

Regt-2nd Northamptonshire Regt

Born-Longton, Staffs

Enlisted-Longton, Staffs

Residing-NO ENTRY

Died date-1/6/16

Died How-Died of Wounds

Theatre-France & Flanders

Other notes-Formerly 18636 Royal Fusiliers.

RIDGE, HAROLD THOMAS

Initials: H T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Artillery

Unit Text: 7/4 Maritime Regt.

Date of Death: 11/07/1942

Service No: 1531205

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 77, Column 3.

Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Jane

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Guest geoff501

The Search Engine comes up with quite a few - possibly almost 300.

(searched on my desk machine). Might be a bit tedious to do it on-line though.

Here is one:

Name: FOLLIT, WILLIAM ROY

Initials: W R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Unit Text: attd. 5th Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Hampshire Regiment

Secondary Unit Text: attd. 5th Bn.

Age: 26

Date of Death: 16/09/1943

Service No: 156663

Additional Information: Son of 2/Lt. Reginald William Follit, General List and Royal Flying Corps (killed in action 28th April, 1917), and of Lilian Follit (nee Watkins); husband of Joan Follit, of Beckenham, Kent.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 9.

Cemetery: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY

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The Search Engine comes up with quite a few - possibly almost 300.

297 hits - most seem to qualify, after a quick eyeball.

Based on a search of 'son' + 'killed in action'

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And a famous sister/daughter

Name: CARTLAND, JOHN RONALD HAMILTON

Initials: J R H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Major

Regiment: Royal Artillery

Unit Text: 53 (The Worcestershire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt.

Age: 33

Date of Death: 30/05/1940

Service No: 70394

Additional Information: Son of Maj. James Bertram Falkner Cartland, The Worcester Regt., killed in action, 27th May, 1918, and of Mary Hamilton Cartland, of Poolbrook, Worcestershire. Member of Parliament for King's Norton Division of Birmingham, 1935-1940. His brother, James A.H. died the previous day and is buried at Zuidschote. Their sister was Barbara Cartland, authoress.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: X. B. 1.

Cemetery: HOTTON WAR CEMETERY

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My Great Uncle Levi never met his son who was to be killed over Gemany in 1940. Colin never knew his son David with whom I recently made contact thanks to a certain forum member.

Name: WOODHOUSE, LEVI

Initials: L

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: "C" Bty. 53rd Bde.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 18/07/1916

Service No: 90230

Additional information: Son of Samuel and Hannah Woodhouse, of Lodge Moor, Sheffield; husband of Edith May Hurst (formerly Woodhouse), of 6, Steel Bank Villas, Springvale, Sheffield.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 3.

Cemetery: QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN

Name: WOODHOUSE, COLIN

Initials: C

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sergeant (Obs.)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

Unit Text: 144 Sqdn.

Age: 25

Date of Death: 25/05/1940

Service No: 526291

Additional information: Son of Levi and Edith May Woodhouse; husband of Ellen Irene Woodhouse, of Southey, Yorkshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. E. 16.

Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

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All,

Thank you for these, it is sad to read but interesting none the less.

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Although not exactly WW1 and WW2, Percy Archer Clive (details below) was killed in WW1 and his son Lewis Clive was killed during the Spanish Civil War in 1938 fighting with the International Brigade.

CLIVE, PERCY ARCHER

Initials: P A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Secondary Unit Text: Commanding 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 35

Date of Death: 04/04/1918

Awards: D S O, Twice Mentioned in Despatches

Additional information: Member of Parliament for South Herefordshire since 1908. Son of Charles Meysey Bolton Clive and Lady Catherine; husband of Alice Muriel Clive. Awarded the Legion of Honour (France) and Croix de Guerre.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1.

Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

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I noticed two French father-and-son WWI/WW2 graves at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette yesterday. Sorry, did not note the names.

Angela

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Pte Francis Andrew Lyon No.7570 11th Battalion AIF died of Sickness in France on the 29th of June 1918 and is buried at Longueness (St Omer) Cemetery V.C.21 - Age 32

His son

W/O Andrew Wallace Lyon 148 Squadron RAF - Died over Yugoslavia 4th January 1945 - Belgrade War Cemetery 10A.D.8 - Age 30

Both from Fremantle Western Australia

Regards

Andrew

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Father and son:

Pte Michael Francis Stafford Howard, H.A.C.

KIA 9 Oct. 1917

Son of 9th Earl of Carlisle, husband of the Hon. Mrs. M. F. Howard.

Lieut. Eric Bertram Howard, 80th Anti-Tank Regt, R.A.

Executed by the Japanese 22 Feb. 1943

Steve

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Father

Name: FINCH, HENEAGE GREVILLE

Initials: H G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Irish Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 31

Date of Death: 14/09/1914

Additional information: (Served as GUERNSEY), Son of Lord Guernsey 8th Earl of Aylesford; husband of Gladys, Lady Guernsey (nee Fellowes), of 3, Belgrave Square, London. His son, Capt. H.M.C. Finch, R.A., also died on service.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 4.

Cemetery: SOUPIR COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Son

FINCH, HENEAGE MICHAEL CHARLES FINCH

Initials: H M C F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery

Unit Text: 69 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt.

Age: 31

Date of Death: 28/05/1940

Service No: 40659

Awards: Mentioned in Despatches

Additional information: 9th Earl of Aylesford. Son of Capt. Heneage Greville Finch, Lord Guernsey, Irish Guards (killed in France, 14th Sept., 1914), and of Gladys, Lady Guernsey (nee Fellowes); husband of the Countess of Aylesford (nee Coventry), of Regents Park, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Row D. Grave 5.

Cemetery: WORMHOUDT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Guest geoff501

someone is doing it wrong. try this:

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Edit: you get 180 hits. (someone searched this morning and entered the wrong data, hence my comment)

Missing out the word 'action' may get a few more.

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Father:

Name: WRIGHT, WILLIAM SAMUEL

Initials: W S

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Army Veterinary Corps

Unit Text: 9th Vet. Hosp.

Age: 29

Date of Death: 11/01/1918

Service No: 6479

Additional information: Son of William Wright; husband of Lily V. Wright, of 2, Prince Regent Rd., Hounslow. Native of Hounslow, Middlesex.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXI. F. 30.

Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Son:

Name: WRIGHT, SYDNEY FRANCIS

Initials: S F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.

Unit Text: 43rd (2/5 Bn The Glocestershire Regt)

Age: 29

Date of Death: 24/06/1944

Service No: 63519177

Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Wright and stepson of Mr. F.O. Russell; husband of Doris Wright, of Peacehaven, Sussex.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: DIVES SUR MER COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Guest geoff501
someone is doing it wrong. try this:

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If you change killed in action to died of wounds or died in active service or lost in you will get a few more.

Aslo try other nationalities, there are some Canadian and New Zealand (not tried others)

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Another one;

No.4254 Pte Lawrence Wilson Hindle - 11th Battalion AIF - KIA 25th July 1916 at Pozieres - Villers Brettoneux Memorial

He was 43 years old

His son;

WX8869 L/Cpl Herbert Roy Hindle of the 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion - Died while Prisoner of War 30th September 1944 at Zentsuji Camp. - Labaun War Cemetery H.D.2

He was 40 years old

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Thank you all for the replies. I am amazed but saddened by the amount so far......

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