WWII Roll of Honour 1939-1945

This page is in honour of those soldiers from the Bratton Clovelly parish who gave their lives in service to their country during World War II. The first list includes those who appear on the Bratton Clovelly Memorial Plaque in St Mary’s Church. We assume that these men identified Bratton Clovelly as their place of residence when they enlisted. The second list contains the name of another Roll of Honour soldier who was related to the parish.

We have tried to gain some understanding of these individuals from the historic records. If anyone identifies omissions or errors, please contact us. Also, if anyone knows more about these soldiers and can offer further information on them including photos, we’d appreciate hearing from you.

Click here to see a map of where the Roll of Honour soldiers are buried.

Bratton Clovelly WWII Memorial

Bratton Clovelly World War II Memorial

Soldiers on the Bratton Clovelly World War II Memorial

Given NameSurnameDeathRegimentRelationship to Parish
Thomas JohnBrown28/05/1940, buried at Whalley (Queen Mary Hospital) Military Cemetery, Whalley, Lancashire, EnglandDriver, Royal Army Service Corps, Service No T/127767Born at Lower Voaden Farm in 1906. Attended Bratton Clovelly School. Voted in Bratton Clovelly in the 1930s and held part of Eversfield in 1935. His death is recorded in the burial register of St Mary's.
LeonardNeno06/06/1944, D Day, buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, FranceLance Corporal, Devonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Service No 561950Resident of Bratton Clovelly from 1916 to his death in 1944. Attended Bratton Clovelly School from 1916 to about 1922. Away for service 1935 to his death on D Day in 1944.
Sydney JamesRice24/05/1940, buried at Ballangen New Cemetery, Ballangen, Norway Sergeant, 165 Battery, 55 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, Service No 1461217Lived with his parents James and Emma Jane Rice at South Ville 1923-1926. His family returned to Bratton Clovelly, living at Walker Villa from 1937 to the early 1940s.

Other Roll of Honour Soldiers Related to the Parish

Given NameSurnameDeathRegimentRelationship to Parish
buried at Sywell Saints Peter and Paul Churchyard, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
Private, Army Service Corps, Service No 034725,
Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Married Monica Bennett, daughter of Rev R K Bennett, in Bratton Clovelly in 1922.