The men featured here are listed on Brandon’s war memorial, located in the town’s cemetery.  The memorial lists the names of all Brandon men who were killed during the Second World War.  Some also have their names listed on distant memorials in foreign lands.  It is worth considering that there are some men from Brandon who were killed in action but who do not feature on the memorial.  Please click on a name below to read their story.  Please click on a name below to read their story.  You find out more about those who were killed because of war at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Memorial names

01. Charlie Arbon – (24) Army casualty in Tunisia.  Died 23 April 1943.
02. Bertie Branch – (23) Japanese P.O.W. Died 7th June 1943.
03. Bert Catchpole – (35) Japanese P.O.W. Died 10th October 1943.
04. Sydney Churchyard – (22) Air despatcher.  Died 21st September 1944.
05. Lawrence Coe – (32) Flying accident.  Died 16th September 1944.
06. Cecil Dorling – (31) Japanese P.O.W. Died 30th September 1943.
07. Edgar Dyer – (35) Gunner on Merchant Navy ship.  Died 20th May 1941
08. Harry Field – (26) Retreat to Dunkirk.  Died 29th May 1940.
09. Harold Goodall – (??) Killed in Tunisia. Died 21st July 1943.
10. Henry Kent – (26) Japanese P.O.W. Died 14th September 1943.
11. Rodney Kent – (23) Killed in Malta. Died 24th July 1942.
12. Ernest Marchant – (39) Army casualty in Germany.  Died 19th January 1946.
13. Eric Mutum – (24) Army casualty in Egypt.  Died 20th July 1941.
14. Leslie Norton – (22) Flight engineer on Lancaster bomber.  Died 31st March 1944.
15. Sydney Norton – (29) Japanese P.O.W. Died 29th July 1943.
16. James Parrott – (19) Flight engineer on Halifax bomber.  Died 29th January 1944.
17. Reginald Ridgeon – (25) Japanese P.O.W. Died 24th August 1944.
18. Charlie Rutterford – (20) Retreat to Dunkirk.  Died 31st May 1940.
19. James ‘Jim’ Rutterford – (26) Retreat to Dunkirk.  Died 31st May 1940.
20. Cyril Scurrell – (32) Army casualty in Germany.  Died February 17, 1945
21. Harold Smith – (26) Army casualty in Tunisia.  Died 29th April 1943.
22. Horace Stannard – (31) Army casualty in Italy.  Died 1st July 1944.
23. John Wentworth-Smith – (26) Pilot, crashed in Libya. Died 21st June 1940.

Addendum:
John Edward Tuck – (47) Regimental Sergeant Major, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1st December 1947.