Donisthorpe At War :: by J.A. Wright
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Donisthorpe at War - Introduction & Dedication

by J.A. Wright
I first started this book as a personal project, but as I gathered more information and met more very interesting people, the people themselves said they would like other people to share their memories during the Second World War.  They felt so proud of their contribution to the war effort so this is why I decided to get them all together and published this book.  I really do hope that you find their memories interesting like I have done.

I would also like to dedicate this book to the men who lost their lives while fighting off our enemy so that the world would be free of all evil.

I wish also to dedicate this work in the memory of the late Wilf Popejoy, Mr Walter Scott, who sadly passed away shortly after he gave his interview, and to my late father-in-law, Harry Wright.

Bailey, Wilfred

1440585, 106 Sgnd. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died on Friday, 9th July 1943
Age 21
Son of Thomas William and Ada Clarrie Bailey, of Donisthorpe

Bates, S.

Bott, D.

Brodribb, Anthony John
Leading Aircraftman 1575865 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died on Tuesday, 23rd January 1945
Age 23
Son of William John and Frances Brodribb of Moira
Buried in Ashby-de-la-Zouch cemetery, section 3, Grave 1791

Finch, Josiah
Corporal Royal Artillery
Died in May 1945
Son of Levi and Sarah Ann Finch of Donisthorpe

Finch, Leslie Stanley
Gunner 157457, 72 Medium Regt. Royal Artillery
Died on Thursday, 8th February 1945
Age 36
Son of
Levi and Sarah Ann Finch of Donisthorpe

Shuttleworth, Ronald
Sergeant 958722, 77 Sqnd. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died on Saturday 27th December 1941
Age 21
Son of Thomas and Florence Edith Shuttleworth, of Donisthorpe

Summers, John Edward
4860467, 2/5 Bn. Leicestershire Regiment
Died on Friday, 10th May 1940
Age 21
Son of Arthur and Rebecca Summers, of Donisthorpe

Taylor, W.

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