Newark and Balderton Memorial Faces to Names
2064 Lance Corporal Charles Edgar Harrison
1st/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters
Age 36
05/10/1915
Husband of Eleanor A Harrison, of Bethulie Farndon Road Newark
Dud Corner Cemetery Loos Par-de-Calais France
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2064 Lance Corporal Charles Edgar Harrison

1st/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters

Age 36

05/10/1915

Husband of Eleanor A Harrison, of Bethulie Farndon Road Newark

Dud Corner Cemetery Loos Par-de-Calais France

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Lieutenant / Quartermaster   Arthur Ewin DCM S/A
9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters
Age  43
11/08/1915
Husband of Helen Ewing of Montague House Syerston Newark
Helles Memorial Turkey
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Lieutenant / Quartermaster   Arthur Ewin DCM S/A

9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters

Age  43

11/08/1915

Husband of Helen Ewing of Montague House Syerston Newark

Helles Memorial Turkey

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1086776 Sgt Rowland Cope
49 Sqd Royal Air Force
17/04/1943
Age 23
Husband of Rebecca Cope of Newark
Photo courtesy of Daily Mail

1086776 Sgt Rowland Cope

49 Sqd Royal Air Force

17/04/1943

Age 23

Husband of Rebecca Cope of Newark

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41474 / Private Leonard Short
1st Bn Norfolk Regt
Age19
12/10/1918
Son of George & Mary Eliza Short, of 22 Newton St Newark
Grevilliers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais France
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41474 / Private Leonard Short

1st Bn Norfolk Regt

Age19

12/10/1918

Son of George & Mary Eliza Short, of 22 Newton St Newark

Grevilliers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais France

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4969574   / Serjeant   Thomas Hopkinson
5th Reconnaissance Corp
Age 22
24/08/1942
Son of Thomas & Sarah   Hopkinson of Newark
Christiansborg War Cemetery Ghana
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4969574 / Serjeant Thomas Hopkinson

5th Reconnaissance Corp

Age 22

24/08/1942

Son of Thomas & Sarah Hopkinson of Newark

Christiansborg War Cemetery Ghana

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C/LX   21677 Petty Off Stw   Herbert Samual Latham
HMS Edinburgh Royal Navy 
Age 25
30/04/1942
Son of Walter & Maria   Elizabeth Latham of Newark
Chatham Naval Memorial
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On 30 April 1942, the EDINBURGH was struck by two torpedos from the German submarine U456 and seriously damaged, she was taken in tow, but later was able to proceed at slow speed under her own steam.
On 2 May, however, after driving off attack by torpedo aircraft, she was attacked off Bear Island by German destroyers, but was agained torpedoed, and later had to be abandoned, being finally sunk by torpedo from the destroyer FORESIGHT, Two officers and 56 ratings were lost.

C/LX 21677 Petty Off Stw Herbert Samual Latham

HMS Edinburgh Royal Navy

Age 25

30/04/1942

Son of Walter & Maria Elizabeth Latham of Newark

Chatham Naval Memorial

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On 30 April 1942, the EDINBURGH was struck by two torpedos from the German submarine U456 and seriously damaged, she was taken in tow, but later was able to proceed at slow speed under her own steam.

On 2 May, however, after driving off attack by torpedo aircraft, she was attacked off Bear Island by German destroyers, but was agained torpedoed, and later had to be abandoned, being finally sunk by torpedo from the destroyer FORESIGHT, Two officers and 56 ratings were lost.

P/Mx   79521 Engine Room Art   Howard Blakeney Scott
HMS Prince of Wales Royal Navy
10/12/1941
Son of MR & Mrs H H Scott of   35 Wellington Road Newark
Portsmouth Naval Memorial
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On 25 October 1941 Prince of Wales departed for Singapore to join Force Z, a British naval detachment. She docked there on 2 December with the rest of the force, and on 2:11 on 10 December Force Z was dispatched to investigate reports of Japanese landing forces at Kuantan. On arriving there they found the reports to be false. At 11:00 that morning Japanese bombers and torpedo aircraft began their assault on Force Z. In a second attack at 11:30 torpedoes struck Prince of Wales on the port side, wrecking the outer propeller shaft and causing the ship to take on a heavy list. A third torpedo attack developed against Repulse but she managed to avoid all torpedoes aimed at her. A fourth attack by torpedo-carrying Type 1 “Bettys” sank Repulse at 12:33. Six aircraft from this wave attacked Prince of Wales, with four of their torpedoes hitting the ship, causing flooding. Finally a 500 kg bomb hit the catapult deck, penetrated through to the main deck and exploded, tearing a gash in the port side of the hull. At 13:15 the order was given to abandon ship and at 13:20 Prince of Wales sank; Vice-Admiral Tom Phillips and Captain John Leach were among the 327 fatalities.
Prince of Wales and Repulse were the first capital ships to be sunk solely by air power on the open sea (albeit by land-based rather than carrier-based aircraft), a harbinger of the diminishing role this class of ships was subsequently to play in naval warfare. The wreck lies upside down in 223 feet (68 m) of water, near Kuantan, in the South China Sea.

P/Mx 79521 Engine Room Art Howard Blakeney Scott

HMS Prince of Wales Royal Navy

10/12/1941

Son of MR & Mrs H H Scott of 35 Wellington Road Newark

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

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On 25 October 1941 Prince of Wales departed for Singapore to join Force Z, a British naval detachment. She docked there on 2 December with the rest of the force, and on 2:11 on 10 December Force Z was dispatched to investigate reports of Japanese landing forces at Kuantan. On arriving there they found the reports to be false. At 11:00 that morning Japanese bombers and torpedo aircraft began their assault on Force Z. In a second attack at 11:30 torpedoes struck Prince of Wales on the port side, wrecking the outer propeller shaft and causing the ship to take on a heavy list. A third torpedo attack developed against Repulse but she managed to avoid all torpedoes aimed at her. A fourth attack by torpedo-carrying Type 1 “Bettys” sank Repulse at 12:33. Six aircraft from this wave attacked Prince of Wales, with four of their torpedoes hitting the ship, causing flooding. Finally a 500 kg bomb hit the catapult deck, penetrated through to the main deck and exploded, tearing a gash in the port side of the hull. At 13:15 the order was given to abandon ship and at 13:20 Prince of Wales sank; Vice-Admiral Tom Phillips and Captain John Leach were among the 327 fatalities.

Prince of Wales and Repulse were the first capital ships to be sunk solely by air power on the open sea (albeit by land-based rather than carrier-based aircraft), a harbinger of the diminishing role this class of ships was subsequently to play in naval warfare. The wreck lies upside down in 223 feet (68 m) of water, near Kuantan, in the South China Sea.

P/MX   56300 / E R A 
Charles Louis Dixon
H M S Barham Royal Navy
Age 22
25/11/1941
Son of Thomas William &   Annie Rebecca Dixon of 3 The Limes Farndon Road
Portsmouth Naval Memorial
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On November 25 Kptlt. Von Tiesenhausen, commanding the U-331  off the border of Egypt and Libya in the eastern Mediterranean, spotted a  procession of three British battleships flanked by eight destroyers. Displaying  consummate nerve, Tiesenhausen eased his boat at periscope depth (less than 75  feet) between two destroyers and, from 1,200 yards, fired four torpedoes at the  middle battleship in the line. He had no idea which ship it was that he had  sunk, by fate or luck, it was the Barham. He was so busy trying to escape, he  only heard the explosion.
As usual, the submarine’s bow shot upward after the weight  was released. Tiesenhausen could not get it down fast enough, and the conning  tower erupted from the water barely 150 yards in front of the third battleship  in line, the Valiant, whose captain immediately altered course in order to  ram.
The U-boat’s engineers moved quickly to get their boat under  again as the huge ship turned in a wide are and bore down on them. Agonizing  seconds passed. Then, at the last possible moment, the U-boat slid beneath the  waves, and the battleship passed harmlessly overhead.
Meanwhile, a fourth explosion, probably the magazine going  up, disintegrated the Barham, killing 862 men.

P/MX 56300 / E R A

Charles Louis Dixon

H M S Barham Royal Navy

Age 22

25/11/1941

Son of Thomas William & Annie Rebecca Dixon of 3 The Limes Farndon Road

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Photo Courtesy of Newark Advertiser Archive & Newark Library

On November 25 Kptlt. Von Tiesenhausen, commanding the U-331 off the border of Egypt and Libya in the eastern Mediterranean, spotted a procession of three British battleships flanked by eight destroyers. Displaying consummate nerve, Tiesenhausen eased his boat at periscope depth (less than 75 feet) between two destroyers and, from 1,200 yards, fired four torpedoes at the middle battleship in the line. He had no idea which ship it was that he had sunk, by fate or luck, it was the Barham. He was so busy trying to escape, he only heard the explosion.

As usual, the submarine’s bow shot upward after the weight was released. Tiesenhausen could not get it down fast enough, and the conning tower erupted from the water barely 150 yards in front of the third battleship in line, the Valiant, whose captain immediately altered course in order to ram.

The U-boat’s engineers moved quickly to get their boat under again as the huge ship turned in a wide are and bore down on them. Agonizing seconds passed. Then, at the last possible moment, the U-boat slid beneath the waves, and the battleship passed harmlessly overhead.

Meanwhile, a fourth explosion, probably the magazine going up, disintegrated the Barham, killing 862 men.

D/MX   64183 Leading Airman   Donald Stewart
HMS Daedalus
Age 22
28/10/1941
Son of James & Kate Florence   Stewart of 8 Hatton Gardens Newark
Newark Cemetery
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Battle Trainer - P6754 - 1 FTS - dived into ground Pepperbox Hill ranges, Wiltshire  LAN D. STEWART - D/MX.64183 - HMS Daedalus

D/MX 64183 Leading Airman Donald Stewart

HMS Daedalus

Age 22

28/10/1941

Son of James & Kate Florence Stewart of 8 Hatton Gardens Newark

Newark Cemetery

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Battle Trainer - P6754 - 1 FTS - dived into ground Pepperbox Hill ranges, Wiltshire LAN D. STEWART - D/MX.64183 - HMS Daedalus