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PAGE, Brian Frederick Johns (Revised 01/10/2018)
PAGE, Walter (Revised 01/10/2018)
PAGE, Wilfrid Thomas (Tom) (New 01/10/2018)
PAGELLA, Maurice Rene (Revised 01/10/2018)
PAINTER, Mollie Laura Arnaud (Revised 01/10/2018)
PALMER, Frank (Revised 01/10/2018)
PAMMENT, Kenneth Jack (Revised 01/10/2018)
PANKHURST, Charles Arthur (Revised 01/10/2018)
PANTING, Dennis Brent (Revised 02/10/2018)
PARBERY, Robert George * (Revised 02/10/2018)
PARSONS, Maude (Revised 02/10/2018)
PASKELL, Reginald Derrick Frank (Revised 02/10/2018)
PAUL, Eric William (Revised 03/10/2018)
PAYNTER, Sydney (Revised 03/10/2018)
PEARSON, Ernest Henry * (Revised 03/10/2018)
PEARSON, Nevill Corrie (Revised 03/10/2018)
PECK, Charles William (Revised 18/04/2018)
PEDDIE, Thomas John (Revised 03/10/2018)
PENDRY, Gordon (Revised 03/10/2018)
PENFOLD, Ernest John (Revised 03/10/2018)
PENFOLD, Harry (Revised 04/10/2018)
PENTNEY, Douglas Charles (Revised 04/10/2018)
PETHERICK, Edward Frank * (Revised 04/10/2018)
PICKSTOCK, Cyril Albert (Revised 04/10/2018)
PILLEY, John Herbert (Revised 04/10/2018)
PLATFOOT, Gordon Leonard * (Revised 04/10/2018)
PONSFORD, Wallace Edward (Revised 04/10/2018)
POOLE, Basil Worsley * (Revised 04/10/2018)
POWELL, Eric Stanley (Revised 04/10/2018)
PRICE, Godfrey Ronald * (Revised 04/10/2018)
PRIOR, Elizabeth * (Revised 04/10/2018)
PULLING, Walter George (Revised 04/10/2018)
PULLINGER, William Todd (Revised 04/10/2018)
PURCELL, Allen Harold Dashwood * (Revised 04/10/2018)
PUTTICK, Wilfred * (Revised 04/10/2018)
PYE, Catherine * (Revised 04/10/2018)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
"So dearly loved so sadly missed. R.I.P."
"After crossing the French coast navigation was difficult because of the haze, but we found the German camp all right. Light machine-guns opened fire from the ground, but I replied with my guns, and the firing stopped at once. I still had my finger on the gun button when I let my bombs go and none of us was more than 30 ft high when bombing. Then I turned so that I could not look back and when I had counted off the second allowed by our delayed action bombs there were terrific explosions. Smoke, dust and debris rose to a height of 200 ft or more, and it looked as though the whole camp had been blown sky high. We made quite a mess of it. It was a beautifully planned show and, except for one small bullet hole in my Hurricane, not one of our aircraft was hit. On the way back we saw our Spitfire escorts beating up other targets. They did some particularly good shooting on a goods train. It came towards them head-on and they fired down the whole length of it."
"My dear Mrs Page
"I want to try to convey to use some of the sympathy that we here feel for you and yours in your loss. Your husband was one of the most respected of Squadron Commanders and all those under his Command have been most deeply affected.
"I can tell you that he was leading his Squadron in offensive operations at the time, and that his aircraft was hit by flak. He was not in anyway injured himself and decided that he would try and get his aircraft back.
"This was a noble decision as he could so easily have crash landed and fallen into enemy hands. While over the sea, his engine finally up and he had to bail out; if this had been successful we could probably have rescued him but once more Fate seems to have taken a hand and he was seen to have difficulty getting clear of his aircraft.
"He was clear before they both hit the sea but his parachute, while it had started to open, had not time to check his fall and the impact must have killed him instantaneously.
"As I say, his loss is a grievous one to us all, and especially to his Squadron, but this only heightens our sympathies for you. I hope what I have been able to tell you will be some comfort to you and if they should be anything further I can do to help, I hope you will not hesitate to let me know."
"Think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England."
"Beloved elder daughter of Mrs Painter and the late Lt-Col G E Painter of Epsom."
PALMER, Frank. Leading Stoker (P/KX136948). Served on HMS Lochinvar, Royal Navy.Died 5 June 1946, aged 22. Son of Philip and Alice Palmer, of Birmingham; husband of Lily Frances Palmer, of Small Heath, Birmingham.
PALMER, Frank. Stoker 1st Class (P/KX 91570). Served on HMS Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24 May 1941, aged 25. Son of Ernest David and Louisa Palmer, of Moss Side, Manchester.
PALMER, Frank. Able Seaman (C/SSX 27176). Served on HMS Niger, Royal Navy. Died 6 July 1942, aged 23. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Palmer, of Broadclyst, Devon.
PALMER, Frank Ernest. Coder (C/JX 508410). Served on HMS Bullen, Royal Navy. Died 6 December 1944, aged 39. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Palmer; husband of Nora H. Palmer, of South Croydon, Surrey.
PALMER, Frank Reginald. Able Seaman (H2074). Served on HMAS Manoora, Royal Australian Naval Reserve. Died 8 July 1947, aged 24. Son of David John and Margaret Elizabeth Palmer; husband of Betty Patricia Palmer, of Lakemba, New South Wales.
PALMER, Frank Arthur Charles. Able Seaman (D/J 41748). Served on HMS Warwick, Royal Navy. Died 20 February 1944, aged N/K. No family details given. [It has since been established: first, that, having been born in Weymouth on 11 December 1899, was 44 when he died; and, second, that he seems to have been a career Navy man - having served on HMS Monarch during WW1.]
"And they shall smile back and never know regret."
RAF Flt. Lt. D. B. Panting, Captain (Pilot)
RAAF 403336 FO. M. A. Harland, (2nd Pilot)
RCAF WO2 W. J. Watters, (Navigator)
RAF Sgt. L. Lewis, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RCAF WO2 A. R. Twiss, (Air Gunner)
1925/27: - 15, Court Farm Gardens, Manor Green Road
1928/29: - 23, Ebbisham Road
1934: - 22, Hook Road
1935/37: - "Lyndhurst", Grosvenor Road
1938/39: - 8, Hamilton Close
"I cannot find any reference in the old inventories to any silver candlestick (or sticks)'. There are several brass candlesticks but not any inscribed or recorded as being in memoriam or gift in the name of Pearson."
Epsom Electoral Registers
British Telephone Directories
St. Barnabas PCC Minute Records and Account Books
Reverend Michael Preston
"Our loss is great / but we hope / in Heaven to meet again / the one we loved so dear"
"For ever in our thoughts. With him went our all."
"In loving memory / of my dear husband Frank / Always in my thoughts."
"This boy, who is nearly 16 and was in the pre-school Certificate Form played truant last term and was allowed back only on strict conditions. These he broke and therefore it was suggested to the father that the boy should be withdrawn. This he has done."
"On the morning of 12th August 1941, Blenheim bombers carried out simultaneous attacks on the great power stations near Cologne. A strong force attacked the station at Knapsack, whilst a smaller force attacked two stations at Quadrath. These missions involved a flight of some 250 miles over enemy territory .which was carried out at an altitude of 100 feet. At Knapsack the target was accurately bombed and machine gunned from between 200 and 800 feet and at Quadrath both power stations were hit from the height of the chimneys; the turbine House at one of the two stations was left a mass of flames and smoke. The success of this combined daylight attack and the co-ordination of the many formations of aircraft depended largely on accurate timing throughout the flight. That complete success was achieved, despite powerful opposition from enemy ground and air forces, is a high tribute to the calm courage and resolute determination displayed by the following officers and airmen, who participated in various capacities as leaders and members of the aircraft crews:-"
"Thanks for everything."
"Gone to rest but not forgotten by his loving wife and daughter Valerie".
"Not wasted are his powers, his joys, his plannings. He has found 'life indeed'."
"Till we meet again, darling, we shall remember you. Freda and Pat-Ann."
"Until the day break and the shadows flee away"
In memory of Esther Gray who died on 11 June 1918, aged 71. Also in proud and loving memory of Sgt Pilot Wilfred Puttick RAFVR grandson of the above and dearly loved youngest son of John and Mabel Puttick who was killed in action July 26th 1941, aged 27 years. "While there is light I will remember. When the night comes I will not forget."