WW2 Names

After the Second World War (1939-1945) , a second bronze plaque was added to the War Memorial at St Barnabas.  At the time only one name, Edward George Baker, a local farmer and son of the Denbies Estate Bailiff, was placed upon it.  Many more men connected with Ranmore probably lost their lives in that war;  they or their families may have left the area, so their names were not immediately apparent when the Memorial was commissioned.   However, over the years two more men have been identified, so at the Remembrance Service each November their names are read out as part of the “family” of Ranmore war dead.

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       ALBERT  GEORGE ANSELL 
Warrant  Aircraft Officer, Royal Navy
Torpedoed near Gibraltar, 15th November, 1942  

EDWARD GEORGE BAKER
Pilot Officer 114201, Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve,
210 Squadron
Missing over the North Atlantic, 11th January 1942, aged 31

KENNETH HENRY BUTCHER
Corporal, 924312, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died after an accident in England, 8th January 1944, aged 24

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WHEN YOU GO HOME, TELL THEM OF US AND SAY,

FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY

Photograph courtesy of Andy Bailey

Photograph courtesy of Andy Bailey     

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