World War Two

There were four All Stretton men who died in World War Two who are recorded on All Stretton War Memorial.

A list of Village men killed in the Second World War – Select the Surname for a biography.

SurnameFirst NameDate of Death
BebbingtonRichard John3 September 1942
DeavesEdmund James23 September 1943
EvansHarold Thomas10 August 1944
SankeyJohn Grainger11 July 1944

The following people served in the Second World War and returned home. The list was compiled by John Evans.

SurnameFirst NameServiceAddressComments
BLAIREdwardArmyMeadow Green,Batch Valley
BLAIRJoyceWRAF UKMeadow Green,Batch ValleyMarried a Canadian Serviceman, moved to Canada. When she died her ashes were brought from Canada to the garden of rest at St. Michael’s Church.
DAVIESFrankAmerican ArmyBorn Holly Cottage early 1920’s.
Emigrated with Parents to Maine, USA. Visted All Stretton 1944 and died in the 1980's.
DEAKINBettonKSLIYew Tree Pub Italy
DEAVESBrianArmyRock Cottage.
EDWARDSJohnArmyBag Batch.Coastal Defences. N.E. England.
EDWARDSStanleyRAFBag Batch.Aircrew
EVANSCyrilArmyMinton CottageArmy, R.A. Far East.
EVANSRichard (Dick)Army3 Council Houses.R.A. Normandy and Germany.
FINCHHarold (Harry)Royal NavyHigh Park Cottage. Mine sweeping, home waters.
FINCHPatrick (Pat)ArmyHigh Park Cottage.Burma Chindits.
GWILLIAMHubertArmyGorsty Bank.Royal Signals UK.
RegArmyPrill Cottage, Burway Road.Army. RAOC. India.
JARRETTGeorgeArmyLady Lye.
JARRETTPercyArmyBetween Sunnieside and St. Michael’s Church.R.A. South Coast and Shetland Isles.
JONESKathleenWRAF UKMarried name Foster. Heighways Lane. WRAF UK
LONGSTAFFHaroldIndian ArmyInwood House. Joined Indian Army before WWII. Far East.
PHILLIPSRichardArmyPeatswood, The Row.
MEREDITHEdward (Ted)ArmyMaiden Hill.
PAGETAlanArmyHeighways Lane.Moved to London before WWII. Joined T.A. Rifle Brigade. Dunkirk and Middle East. Retired to Church Stretton.
PRICEStanleyRAFHollywell Cottage.RAF Aircrew.
SANKEYHaroldRAFLaburnam Cottage.Far East.
SOUTHERNWilliam (Bill)ArmyHopton Villa, Heighways LaneMiddle East.
TARBUCKPercyMoved from Inwood Cottages to School House, Church Street, before WWII. RAF Malaya & Belgium.
TROWBernardRAFSunnieside.Far East.
TUDORJoeArmyWoodnall.Invalided out.
WILLIAMSRichard (Bib)ArmyJinlye.Palestine
WILLIAMSTomRoyal NavyJinlye.Artic and Atlantic convoys.
BUTTERYSamCouncil Houses.Born in the Village but moved away prior to WW2

MATTHEWSMontyHeighways Lane. Son of Alf Matthews, butcher in Church Stretton.Born in the Village but moved away prior to WW2