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Leros War Cemetery, Greece

Some of the men of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, who were killed on the Greek island of Leros in November 1943, are buried in the Leros War Cemetery.  This pages includes photographs of some of the graves and then at the bottom a full list of all the King's Own soldiers who are buried in the cemetery.  Men with no known grave are record on the Athens Memorial.


Leros War Cemetery
Accession Number: KO1227/01


Leros War Cemetery
Accession Number: KO1227/02


Leros War Cemetery
Accession Number: KO1227/03


Leros War Cemetery
Accession Number: KO1918/02


Grave of Private Henry Joseph Hall, number 3712867, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment,  killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between 16th November and 22nd November 1943.  Age 26 years, son of Joseph and Edith Hall of Wallasey, Cheshire.  Buried in Leros War Cemetery.
Accession Number: KO1918/01


Grave of Sergeant Daniel Joy, number 3712858, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment killed on 15th November, 1943.  Age 25, son of Daniel and Hannah Teresa Joy of Wallasey, Cheshire.  Buried in Leros War Cemetery.
Accession Number: KO1918/04


Grave of Lance Corporal John Senneck, number 3712949, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, killed between 12th and 16th November 1943 on the Greek island of Leros.  Age 25 years, son of James and Eliza Sennek, Liverpool and husband of Muriel Senneck. Buried in Leros War Cemetery.
Accession Number: KO1918/05


Grave of Private Arthur Stretch, number 3716938, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, killed on the Greek island of Leros between 16th and 27th November 1943.  Age 31 years, son of William and Ada Stretch from Morecambe; husband of Emily Stretch of Morecambe. Buried in Leros War Cemetery.
Accession Number: KO1918/07


Grave of Private John Woodward, number 3781131, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, killed on the Greek island of Leros on 13th November 1943.  Age 34 years, son of John Isaac and Ellen Woodward of Salford, husband of Lily Woodward of Salford. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
Accession Number: KO1918/06

Leros War Cemetery - King's Own Royal Regiment Burials

bulletLance Sergeant Edward Henry Aspinall, number 3713000, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died on the Greek island of Leros 24th November 1943. From Bootle, Lancashire. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Creswell Bishop, number 5442465, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros 16th November 1943. Son of Arthur and Evelyn Bishop of Penryn, Cornwall. Buried in Leros War Cemetery.
bulletCaptain Cecil John Blyth, number 95579, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 16th November 1943. Age 23 years, son of Charles Wood Blyth and Dorothy Blyth of Charleswood, Umtali, Southern Rhodesia. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLieutenant G E R Brewer King's Own Royal Regiment, From Worcester Regiment, Killed in Action on the Greek island of Leros, 14th November, 1943.  Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Douglas De Saulles, number 2181400, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 14th November 1943. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Isaac Dixon, number 3913783, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, between the 12th and 16th November 1943. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletMajor Gordon Hinshelwood Duxbury, number 76561, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros on 14th November, 1943. An Officer of the Battalion states “Major Duxbury had gone forward alone and personally grenaded two enemy machine gun posts, but was mortally wounded when going onto deal with a third post.” Son of Percival and Florence Annie Duxbury, of Headington, Oxford. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Herbert James Giblett, number 4076179, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between the 12th and 16th November 1943. Age 32, son of Frederick James and Annie Lydia Giblett. Born at Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLieutenant Desmond Patrick Roper Ginn, number 130069, Attached to the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, from the Loyal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 12th November 1943. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLance Sergeant Stanley Edward Greenland, number 5438065, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, between 14th and 16th November 1943. Age 25 years, son of Edward John and Mary Charlotte Greenland of Grampound Road, Cornwall. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLieutenant Gordon Cardo Guest, number 1741567, King’s Own Royal Regiment attached to the East Kent Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros on 14th November 1943 Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Henry Joseph Hall, number 3712867, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between 16th November and 22nd November 1943. Age 26 son of Joseph and Edith Hall of Wallasey, Cheshire. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLance Corporal Norman William Hardy, number 3909148, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died on the Greek island of Leros, 16th December 1943. Age 22 years, from Canvey Island. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletPrivate Stanley French Hines, number 5442618, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died of Wounds received in action on the Greek island of Leros on 15th November 1943. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletCorporal David William Ireland, number 3961554, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 13th November 1943. Age 27, husband of Dinah Ireland of Abermon, Glamogan. Buried in Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLieutenant John McCarthy Johnson, number 179743, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in a night action on the Greek island of Leros between 12th November and 16th November 1943. Age 22 years, son of John and Mary Johnson of Sedbergh, Yorkshire. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletSergeant Daniel Joy, number 3712858, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 15th November 1943. Age 25 son of Daniel and Hannah Teresa Joy of Wallasey, Cheshire. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletCaptain Robert Leighton Potter Maxwell, number 103030 Wiltshire Regiment, attached to the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros whilst leading an attack on 14th November 1943. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletPrivate Frederick William Morgan, number 3914718, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 17th November 1943. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletLance Sergeant Joseph Edward Pape, number 3853855, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros on 18th November, 1943. Age 31, son of Thomas and Mary E Curwen of Kirkham, Lancashire. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletLance Corporal Albert Henry Probert Price, number 3909234, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between the 16th and 25th November, 1943. Age 25 years, son of Alfred George and Emma Jane Price of Evanstown, Glamorgan. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Herbert James Joe Prynne, number 5442368, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros on 16th November 1943. From Truro, Cornwall. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletPrivate Henry John Redman, number 3910341, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, between 12th and 16th November 1943. Age 29 years, son of Mr and Mrs Henry John Redman, husband of Lucy Amelie Redman of Rotherhithe London. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletLance Corporal John Senneck, number 3712949, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between the 12th and 16th November 1943. Age 25 years, son of James and Eliza Senneck, Liverpool and husband of Muriel Senneck. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletCorporal Osborne Sexton, number 3913030, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between 16th and 27th November, 1943 Son of Jeremiah and Gwenllian Sexton of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate John Roy Shiells, number 3779836, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between 14th and 16th November 1943. Son of John and Ann H Shiells of Kendal, Westmorland. Buried Leros War Cemetery
bulletPrivate John Streetly, number 2935025, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros on 16th November 1943. Son of Charles E Streetly and Fanny P Streetly of Mosspark Glasgow, Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate Arthur Stretch, number 3716938, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros between 16t and 27th November 1943. Age 31 years, son of William and Ada Stretch from Morecambe; husband of Emily Stretch of Morecambe. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate John Wafer, number 3913396, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, between the 16th and 27th November 1943. Age 31 years, son of Mr and Mrs Aidan Wafer of Enniscorthy Co Wexford, Irish Republic. Buried Leros War Cemetery.
bulletPrivate John Woodward, number 3781131, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in action on the Greek island of Leros, 13th November 1943. Age 34, son of John Isaac and Ellen Woodward of Salford, husband of Lily Woodward of Salford. Buried Leros War Cemetery.

 

 

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