WW2 Roll of Honour

This page is dedicated to ALDERSONs world-wide who died in World War 2. It has a separate entry for each ALDERSON – military or civilian – we know died in WW2. If you know of any others please let us know. If you can add or correct any information in any of the entries please let us know. If you are related to any of these ALDERSONs we would like to hear from you.

Adam Worthy ALDERSON

Died 24-May-1940
Petty Officer Stoker P/KX 77246, H.M.S. Wessex, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 41, Column 2

Son of William ALDERSON & Lizzie Jane WORTHY.

HMS Wessex (D43) 24th May 1940, Western Europe off Calais, northern France in English Channel – by German bombers. Supporting British land forces in the defence of Calais (German invasion of France). A of diving planes, 27 strong, appeared above a group of ships. The first round of bombs from a squadron of bombers hit the destroyer HMS Wessex, which soon went to the bottom.

Albert ALDERSON

Died 23-Jun-1946 aged 20
Sapper 14062566 Royal Engineers, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt, 4.C.33

Son of John and Mary Ann ALDERSON, of Hendon, Sunderland, Co. Durham

Albert Thomas John ALDERSON

Died 15-Nov-1942
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 364661, H.M.S. Avenger, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial Kent, United Kingdom, 57. 1

Family not known

The Avenger / Charger class auxialiary escort aircarrier HMS Avenger, 13785 tons was completed on 2 March 1942. She was lost on 15 Nov. 1942, sunk by a U-Boat west of the Straights of Gibraltar.
 

Arthur ALDERSON

Died 25-Nov-1942 aged 21
Able Seaman P/SSX 23867 H.M. Submarine Utmost, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 63, Column 1

Son of Isaac and Margaret Eleanor ALDERSON

HMS Utmost. Submarine of the U class. Navy: Built by: Vickers Armstrong (Barrow) Lost: 24 Nov. 1942 History: Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley DSO. (aka ‘Harmonica Dick’) 10th Flotilla, Malta. Sank 1 transport, 6 supply ships, totalling 43,993 tons. Left Malta for patrol in Nov 1942. Sunk off NW Sicily in Tyrrhenian Sea (c 36o30’N, 12 o 00’E) – by depth charges of Italian destroyer escort ‘Groppo’ on patrol off Marittimo Island.

Arthur Edward ALDERSON

Died 8-Aug-1940 aged 29
Aircraftman 1st Class 6517, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia

Son of Elsie Blanch ALDERSON, of Maroubra

Grave or Memorial: Narromine General Cemetery New South Wales, Australia, C. of E. Plot. Sec. C4. Grave 12

No 5 Elementary Flying Training School at RAAF Narromine. He was killed when the aircraft in which he was flying as a passenger stalled during a gliding turn.

Aubrey Sydney ALDERSON

Died 7-Nov-1944 aged 40
Aircraftman 1st Class 1693774, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Runnymede Memorial Surrey, United Kingdom, Panel 243

Son of Edith ALDERSON, of Shincliffe, Co. Durham

He was serving with No 1 Base Signals and Radar Unit (BSRU) which was embarked in HM Landing Ship Tank No 420 and bound for Ostend. Within sight of Ostend, the LST struck a mine and went down with the loss of 14 officers and 224 other ranks – a loss which was exacerbated by the heavy seas which were running at the time. AC/1 ALDERSON’s body was not recovered and his name, together with other members of No 1 BSRU, is inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial.

Bernard Charles ALDERSON

Died 20-Nov-1940 aged 33
Civilian; A.R.P. Telephonist, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: County Borough Of Leicester Civilian War Dead

Son of the late Joseph Beadle and Mary Ann ALDERSON, of Darlington, Co. Durham; husband of Doris HILL, of 23 Aber Road.

Injured at Holmfield Avenue; died same day at General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, County Borough of Leicester.

Christopher Rowland ALDERSON

M.R.C.S. (Eng.); L.R.C.P. (Lond.).
Died 20-Mar-1941 aged 47
Major 87588, Royal Army Medical Corps, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland, 4. D. 6
Grave or Memorial: Penrith War Memorial, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Son of Christopher and Isabella ALDERSON; husband of Phyllis Maud DOWNER.

Douglas ALDERSON

Died 21-Feb-1944 aged 24
Fusilier, 4197718, 8th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Wrexham Cemetery Denbighshire, United Kingdom, Sec. D. Grave 9844

Son of Minnie Davies, of Queens Park, Wrexham; b Denbighshire (Denbighshire); d UK

Edward ALDERSON

B.Sc.
Died 21-Apr-1944 aged 28
Flight Lieutenant 109107, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Hetton (Hetton-Le-Hole) Cemetery Durham, United Kingdom, Sec. H. Grave 408

Son of James and Hannah ALDERSON, of Hetton-le-Hole.

He was a navigator serving with No 30 OTU (Operational Training Unit) based at RAF Hixon, Staffordshire. He was on board a Vickers Wellington which crashed on Whernside, North Yorkshire during a cross-country training flight and is buried in his home town of Hetton Le Hole 

Edward Henry Thomas ALDERSON

Died 20-Oct-1942 aged 29
Pilot Officer 402838, Royal Australian Air Force, 3 Squadron, Australia
Grave or Memorial: El Alamein War Cemetery Egypt, XXXII. A. 20

Son of Cpl Henry and Ethel Frances ALDERSON and it was a poignant co-incidence that his father was a member of the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War and died of wounds in France on 21 October 1914. almost exactly 28 years before the death of his son.

On 20/10/42 at 11:35 ten 3 Squadron Kittyhawks escorted Baltimores to bomb the Fuka landing grounds. Ted ALDERSON in Curtiss Kittyhawk IA EV361 was presumed shot down by 109s that intercepted after the bombing.

Eric ALDERSON

Died 7-Nov-1942 aged 22
Signalman 2354263, G.H.Q. Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Alamein Memorial Egypt, Column 51
Grave or Memorial: Guisborough War Memorial

Son of Robert Roy and Ada ALDERSON, of Saltburn, Yorkshire

 Ernest Henry ALDERSON

Died 24-May-1943 aged 29
Flight Sergeant, Air Gunner R/123174, 408 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada
Grave or Memorial: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 3. D. 6.
Grave or Memorial: Peterborough City and County Citizen’s War Memorial, Confederation Park on George Street in Peterborough, Ontario
Grave or Memorial: Keene, Ontario

Son of Thomas W. and Elizabeth ALDERSON, of Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. He had emigrated to Canada in 1932 and in July 1941 he married Myrtle Jenny COONEY, joining the Royal Canadian Air Force a month later.

Ernest ALDERSON was posted to the UK in December 1942 as an airgunner on No 408 (RCAF) Squadron based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. On the night of 23/24 May 1943, en route for Dortmund, his Halifax was shot down near Bergkaman. All the crew were killed and while five of its members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Flt Sgt ALDERSON and the aircraft’s captain, F/O COLVIN, are buried in the Reichswald Forest Military Cemetery in Germany.

Frank ALDERSON

Died 7-Jan-1944 aged 19
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 389453, HMS Tweed, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 83, Column 3

Son of Percy and Mary Alice ALDERSON, of Nelson, Lancashire

HMS Tweed Frigate of the River class, 1375 tons, built 28 Apr 1943. Sunk on 7 Jan. 1944 by U-305 (Bahr).

Frank Keir ALDERSON

Died 7-Apr-1942 aged 31
Lance Corporal 7691389, 38 Divisional Provost Coy., Corps of Military Police, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Holme Bridge (St. David) Churchyard Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Row E. Grave 13

Son of John and Florence ALDERSON, of Holme Bridge; husband of Jane ANNICE, of Holme Bridge.

Frederick Charles ALDERSON

Died 7-Jan-1943 aged 21
Sapper 7951741, 585 Corps Field Park Coy., Royal Engineers, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Brookwood Memorial Surrey, United Kingdom, Panel 5. Column 2

Son of Frederick Sidney and Sarah ALDERSON

Frederick Horace ALDERSON

Died 8-Aug-1946 aged 46
Leading Steward Naval Auxiliary Personnel (M.N.), United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Liverpool (Everton) Cemetery Lancashire, United Kingdom E. Grave 358, Sec. 19. C. of E

Son of Frederick and Edith ALDERSON; husband of Eva DAWSON, of Liverpool.

Frederick Ivor Jack ALDERSON

Died 18-Feb-1942 aged 20
Third Radio Officer, S.S. Somme (London), Merchant Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial London, United Kingdom, Panel 99

Son of Frederick James and Kathleen Maud ALDERSON, of Hampton, Middlesex

SS Somme, 5265 tons, was torpedoed by submarine at 40oN, 55oW (approximately) on 18 Feb 1942.

George ALDERSON

Private 4757954, 3rd Bn., Parachute Regiment, A.A.C., United Kingdom
Died 22-Jun-1943 aged 25
Grave or Memorial: Le Petit Lac Cemetery Algeria, Plot E. Row E. Grave 18

Family not known

Gerald Aubrey ALDERSON

B.A. (Cantab.)
Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Goshawk., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Died 17-Jan-1941 aged 31
Grave or Memorial: Lee-On-Solent Memorial Hampshire, United Kingdom, Bay 2, Panel 6.

Son of Major Marmaduke Jonathan George and Ethel Grace ALDERSON.

H.M.S. Goshawk was not a ship, but a shore base

Hedley George ALDERSON

Died 8-Jul-1944 aged 24
Lance Bombardier 960232, 116 Field Regt., Royal Artillery, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Hermanville War Cemetery Calvados, France, 4. D. 10.
Grave or Memorial: Wellingborough War Memorial
Grave or Memorial: War Memorial inside All Saints’ Church, Wellingborough

Son of George Ernest and Miriam Rose ALDERSON, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Hubert Austin ALDERSON

Died 9-Jan-1941 aged 33
Able Seaman D/JX 108085, H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery Devon, United Kingdom, Sec. C. R.C. Plot. Grave 14743

Son of John and Bridget A. ALDERSON.

HMS Drake Royal Navy Barracks, Devonport

Ivan ALDERSON

Died 8-Oct-1943 aged 23
Corporal 963546, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: buried in Moorby (All Saints) Churchyard
Grave or Memorial: Coningsby Cemetery Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, alternative commemoration

Family not known

He was serving with the Air Ministry Unit, London and engaged in Bomb Disposal duties. He died in London on 8 October 1943 aged 23 and is buried at Moorby, Lincolnshire. However, because the churchyard at Moorby became totally overgrown, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission erected a special memorial headstone to commemorate Corporal ALDERSON in Coningsby Cemetery.

Jack ALDERSON

Died 14 Nov 1942 aged 24
Battery Quartermaster Serjeant 1456412, 155 Bty., 52 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Alamein Memorial Egypt, Column 31.

Lost in SS. Scillin. SS Scillan was an Itailian ship carrying PoWs to prison camps in Italy from North Africa. She was sunk by a British submarine. Many British prisoners died. In order to protect the secret that the German codes had been broken, the submarine commander was not told the ship was carrying Allied prisoners. German suspicions would have been roused if PoW ships were never attacked. [Thanks are due to Brian SIMS for this information.]

Family not known 

James Lawrence ALDERSON

Died 1 Jun 1940 aged 31
Marine CH/X 330, Royal Marines, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial Kent, United Kingdom, Panel 84

Husband of P. ALDERSON, of Strood, Rochester, Kent

John ALDERSON

Died 15 Jul 1940 aged 48
Fireman, S.S. Heworth (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial London, United Kingdom, Panel 56

Son of William and Selina ALDERSON; husband of Edith ALDERSON, of North Shields, Northumberland

SS Heworth, 2855 tons, was sunk by aircraft bombs 10 miles S of Aldeburgh Light Vessel on 15 July 1940.

John ALDERSON

Died 21-Nov-1940 aged 22
Able Seaman, S.S. Cree (London), Merchant Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial London, United Kingdom, Panel 32

Family not known

SS Cree, 4791 tons, was torpedoed by submarine on 21 Nov 1940. Previously she was damaged by aircraft bombs and gunfire 5m E of Rattray Head on 9 Feb 1940, and by a mine at 52o53’N, 02o19’E on 26 Apr 1940.

John ALDERSON

Died 8-Apr-1945 aged 29
Captain 113655, Seaforth Highlanders; No. 3, Commando, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Rheinberg War Cemetery Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, 13. B. 1
Grave or Memorial: Harpenden War Memorial

Son of John Henry and Dorothy ALDERSON; husband of Diana Mary BURGIN, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. 

John Edward ALDERSON

Died 1-Jan-1943 aged 19
Corporal 5391994, 70th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Aylesbury Cemetery Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, Sec. 15. Grave 166

Son of Jonathan and Hilda ALDERSON, of Aylesbury

John Frederick ALDERSON

Died 10-May-1940 aged 29
Private 5382779, 4th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery Pas de Calais, France, Row 3. Grave 2

Son of Walter John ALDERSON, and of Caroline ALDERSON, of Winchester

Date of death some time between 10 May 1940 and 5 Feb. 1941

John Gordon ALDERSON

Died 1-May-1943 aged 22
Sergeant, Flight Engineer R/89283, 106 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force Canada
Grave or Memorial: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 17. B. 13

Son of William Thomas and Elspeth ALDERSON, born in Alliston, Ontario in 1920.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in February 1941 and was posted to the U.K. in March 1942, joining No 106 Squadron RAF, based at RAF Syerston, as a flight engineer the following year. On the night of 1 May 1943, the Lancaster in which he was flying took off bound for Essen but was shot down over Wulfen on the east bank of the River Wient. All the crew are now buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany.

John Morris ALDERSON

Died 14-Nov-1942 aged 30
Private 4390146, 5th Bn., Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.), United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Alamein Memorial Egypt, Column 59

Son of Thomas and Ada ALDERSON.

Lost in SS. Scillin. SS Scillan was an Itailian ship carrying PoWs to prison camps in Italy from North Africa. She was sunk by a British submarine. Many Allied prisoners died. In order to protect the secret that the German codes had been broken, the submarine commander was not told the ship was carrying Allied prisoners. German suspicions would have been roused if PoW ships were never attacked. [Thanks are due to Brian SIMS for this information.]

Joseph ALDERSON

Died 13-Mar-1943 aged 39
Leading Stoker P/K 65369, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 77, Column 3

Son of J. Thomas and Esther ALDERSON

In November 1939, after 200 Pacific crossings, Empress of Canada was requisitioned for trooping. On 1 March 1943, she left Durban with about 1800 people on board, including 400 Italian prisoners of war and 200 Poles who had been released by the Soviet Union after Germany invaded. On the night of 13-14 March 1943, she was torpedoed twice by the Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci about 400 miles (640 km) south of Cape Palmas and sank within 20 minutes after the second attack. There were 392 fatalities: 340 passengers, including a majority of the Italian prisoners, 44 crew and 8 gunners. The survivors were taken to Freetown and, from there, resumed their trip to England on Mauretania.

Joseph Batty ALDERSON

Died 29-Nov-1943 aged 24
Leading Aircraftman 539725, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Singapore Memorial Singapore, Column 426

Son of Ernest and Annie Mary ALDERSON of Darlington, County Durham, born in 1919.

As a member of 220 Squadron RAF, he had left the Clyde in Convoy DMI in November 1941, bound for the Middle East. Because of the situation in the Far East, the convoy was diverted and half went to Singapore, while the remainder, including 220 Squadron, landed in Java. LAC ALDERSON was taken prisoner when the combined British/Dutch force surrendered to the Japanese in March 1942. Along with his fellow RAF personnel he was sent to Ambon Island, off the coast of New Guinea, as part of an airfield construction force. The work being completed in November 1943, some 1000 Allied prisoners of war were embarked on the Japanese ship Suez Maru en route back to Java. In direct contravention of international law, the Japanese failed to identify the Suez Maru as a prison-ship and it was sunk off Bali on 29 November by an American submarine, the USS Bonefish, which identified it as a legal target. Over 350 prisoners of war, including Joseph ALDERSON, perished. LAC ALDERSON has no known grave, but his name is recorded on the Singapore Memorial.

Joseph William ALDERSON

Died 14-May-1943
Sapper 2006403, 1 Field Park Sqn., Royal Engineers, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Oued Zarga War Cemetery Tunisia, 1. G. 24

Family not known

Kenneth ALDERSON

Died 14-May-1940 aged 27 Sergeant, Observer / W.Op 563545 12 Sqdn., Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Pouru-St. Remy Communal Cemetery Ardennes, France, Joint grave 3
Grave or Memorial: War Memorial, West Kirby, Cheshire. On Grange Hill, overlooking West Kirby, Cheshire.

Son of William and Jane ALDERSON, of Dee Banks, Chester, Cheshire.

He was serving with the Advanced Air Striking Force in France. Sergeant ALDERSON was the navigator in a Fairey Battle of No 12 Squadron RAF which was shot down on a raid over Sedan in Eastern France and he is buried at Pouru St Remy in the Ardennes.

Kenneth John ALDERSON

Died 14-Jan-1940 aged 21 Private 5439564 10th (H.D.) Bn., Devonshire Regiment, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Tavistock New Cemetery Devon, United Kingdom Sec. G.g. Grave 168
Grave or Memorial: Tavistock Town War Memorial

Son of John and Bessie ALDERSON

Norman Utrick ALDERSON

Died 8-May-1941 aged 25 Private 3390006 6th (H.D.) Bn., East Lancashire Regiment, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Eston Cemetery Yorkshire, United Kingdom Sec. K. Grave 651

Son of Allison and Margaret Annie ALDERSON, of Grange Town, Middlesbrough; b Yorkshire (Yorkshire); d UK 

Peter ALDERSON

Distinguished Flying Medal
Died 30-Jul-1941 aged 19 Pilot Officer, Observer 45234 Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Grave 75

Son of William and Margaret ALDERSON, of Scarborough, Yorkshire

He joined the RAF in 1938. After training, he was initially posted as a sergeant to No 15 Squadron RAF, flying Bristol Blenheims. He successfully completed his first operational tour and in November 1940, at the age of 19, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in recognition of gallantly displayed in flying operations against the enemy. Peter ALDERSON was commissioned in January 1941 His aircraft, a Vickers Wellington of No 20 OTC, flew into a hill during a cross-country training flight and P/O ALDERSON, along with other members of the crew, was killed.

Raymond Pasteur ALDERSON

Died 14-Feb-42
Soldier SS135, French Army
Grave or Memorial: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya

Son of Gerald Graham and Marguerite N ALDERSON.

Serving in ‘Friends’ mobile ambulance unit set up with 1st Div. Free French Forces

Reevel ALDERSON

Died 19-Dec-1945 aged 35
Private SX25921, A.I.F. 63 Bn., Australian Infantry, Australia
Grave or Memorial: Ambon Memorial Indonesia, Column 6

Son of John and Mary Ann ALDERSON, of Sunderland, Durham

Richard ALDERSON

Died 13-Sep-1947 aged 30
Gunner 1786012, 81 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Darlington West Cemetery Durham, United Kingdom, Sec. W.7G. Grave 313

Son of Giles and Grace ALDERSON, of Darlington; husband of Olive ALDERSON, of Darlington 

Richard Cosmo ALDERSON

Died 10-Jun-1944 aged 38
Captain 99180, 2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Bolsena War Cemetery Italy IV, A, 12

Son of Edward Hall ALDERSON and Mary Emily ALDERSON; husband of Gillian Mary BARRINGTON, of Hollesley, Suffolk; b Surrey (Suffolk)

Richard F ALDERSON

Purple Heart
Died 29-Nov-1944 aged 19
Private First Class, 328 Infantry Regiment, USA
Buried in Lorraine American Cemetery, Plot B Row 25 Grave 55, Saint Arvold, Moselle Department, France

Killed in action in Honskirch in the Black Forest 29-Nov-1944 aged 19

Born 17 Feb to  Samuel Edwin ALDERSON & Phyllis Graves FOWLER, electrical engineer of North Troy, Orleans Co., Vermont. Samuel Edwin ALDERSON is listed as a Sergeant in the Field Artillery in the Roster of Men & Women Who Served in the World War From Colorado 1917-1918 Delta County.

Richard J ALDERSON

Purple Heart
Died 11-Apr-1945 aged 23
Private First Class, 317 Infantry Regiment, USA
Buried in Netherlands-American Cemetery, Plot I Row 4 Grave 16, Margraten, Netherlands

Killed in Action near Frienstadt, Germany 11-Apr-1945 aged 23

Born 22 Feb 1922 to Roy ALDERSON & Ethel K. OSBURN, farmer of Weiser, Washington Co., Idaho.

Married Feb 1944 to Elma YEKEL married in Alamagordo, Otero Co., New Mexico

Richard Ross ALDERSON

Died 15-Jul-1943 aged 25
2nd Lieutenant, 32nd Armoured Regiment, USA

He was the son of Melvin ALDERSON and the husband of Freida Mae (married about 1940). 

Robert Carson ALDERSON

Died 29-Jan-1943 aged 22
Sergeant R/115197, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada
Grave or Memorial: Honington (All Saints) Churchyard Suffolk, United Kingdom, Row D. Grave 13

Son of Gordon and Dorothea (Dolly) ALDERSON, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

He was serving on No 23 OTU (Operational Training Unit). The aircraft, a Vickers Wellington, in which Sgt ALDERSON was an airgunner, was involved in a mid-air collision with another Wellington from the same unit and all occupants were killed.

Robert Sidney ALDERSON

Died 11-Aug-1944
Sergeant 1623464, 38 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Alamein Memorial Egypt Column 280

Born in South Shields, County Durham in 1920. Mother’s maiden name was GORDON.

He was a Wireless Operator / Airgunner aboard a Vickers Wellington of No 38 Squadron RAF based in Egypt. The aircraft was lost during an armed reconnaissance sortie over the Aegean Sea during the night 10/11 August 1944.

Ronald ALDERSON

Died 10-May-1945 aged 26
Flight Sergeant 621931 190 Sqdn., Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Oslo Western Civil Cemetery Norway, Coll. grave 1. E. 1-8

Born in Salford, Lancashire.

John Read and Mary ALDERSON.

He was serving as a flight engineer on 190 Squadron RAF His aircraft, a Short Stirling, was on a flight carrying troops of the 1st Airborne Division to Norway following the German surrender when it crashed into thickly wooded country about forty miles from Oslo. All occupants were killed.

Ronald Joseph ALDERSON

Died 3-Sep-1943 aged 26
Private VX36280, A.I.F., Australian Army Service Corps, Australia
Grave or Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Thailand, 1. H. 18

Son of Joseph and Rhoda C. ALDERSON, of Lanecoorie, Victoria, Australia

Sheddon John ALDERSON

Died 11-May-1945 aged 23
Sergeant 1145631, 69 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, Plot RR. Grave 73

Son of Thomas and Florence ALDERSON, of Norton-on-Tees, Co. Durham

He was serving with No 69 Squadron RAF, equipped with Vickers Wellingtons, on a base near Eindhoven in the Netherlands as an air guider/bomb aimer. His aircraft, a Vickers Wellington, swung during take-off, and after striking one of the airfield buildings, crashed into some trees and was burnt out.

Sidney Flowett ALDERSON
[Sydney Flowitt ALDERSON]

Died 17-Jun-1940 aged 43
Lance Corporal 2189400, 116 Road Constr. Coy., Royal Engineers, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: La Bernerie-En-Retz Communal Cemetery Loire-Atlantique, France, Row A. Grave 5

Son of Samuel and Margaret ALDERSON, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Lily ALDERSON, of Leeds 

Lily, widow of Sydney, celebrated her 100th birthday at The Mount Nursing Home, Bradford WRY. She was born in Leeds.

Stanley ALDERSON

Died 31-Mar-1942 aged 22
Able Seaman D/SSX 17215, H.M.S. Prince of Wales, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial Devon, United Kingdom, Panel 101. Column 1

Husband of Rosina HILL, of Plymouth.

Died during the evacuation of Singapore, having survived the sinking of the Battleship HMS Prince of Wales.

Thomas ALDERSON

Died 17-Jul-1944 aged 25
Private 977745, 2/6th Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel Calvados, France, I. 6. 13

Son of Daniel and M. Ellen ALDERSON, of Birtley, Co. Durham.

Truman E ALDERSON

Bronze Star and Purple Heart
Died 8-Nov-1942 aged 25
Private, 3Bn of 6th Armoured Division, USA
Remembered on the Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablet in the American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia.

Killed in Action when RMS Naval Cutter, Hartland was sunk in Oran Harbour, Algeria during Operation Torch

Born 30 Dec 1917, Truman E. was the son of Clarence E. & Clara Bethel ALDERSON, farmer of Worth Co., Missouri.

Violet Gladys ALDERSON (Nee CANN)

Died 27-Nov-1940 aged 27
Civilian, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Municipal Borough Of Edmonton

Daughter of Edward and E. F. Cann; wife of Clifford ALDERSON. at 42 Florence Road.

Died as a result of enemy action

Wilfred ALDERSON

Died 18-Jul-1944 aged 40
Warrant Officer Class I 4384175, 4th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Klagenfurt War Cemetery Austria, 2. A. 6
Grave or Memorial: Northallerton War Memorial, North Riding of Yorkshire

William Cecil ALDERSON

Died 31-Aug-1944 aged 19
Sergeant 1853664, 166 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: St. Riquier British Cemetery Somme, France, Joint grave AA 11

Son of Cecil Percival and Mildred ALDERSON, of Brighton, Sussex.

He was based at RAF Kimlington, flying as an air gunner in a Lancaster of 166 Squadron RAP His plane was shot down near Abbeville en route for its target at Agenville. He and the other airgunner in the crew are buried in the British Military Cemetery at St Riquier.

William Ernest ALDERSON

Died 1-Jun-1942 aged 27
Private 4395991, 4th Bn., Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.), United Kingdom
Grave or Memorial: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma Libya, Col. grave 16. G. 5-8.

Son of Robert and Sarah Anne (Annie) ALDERSON, of Woodhouse, Leeds, Yorkshire