RAPC Roll of Honour – World War Two – Detail

There were 81 members of the Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC) who were killed in action or by enemy action as listed in the World War 2 Roll Of Honour contained in the RAPC Journal Spring 1946 Edition. The entries in the pages listed below document the information gathered on each of the men on the roll along with links where available to other external sources of information. If you have any questions or further information about any of the entries in the Roll of Honour, please contact the WW2 Roll of Honour researcher using the enquiry form on the "Contact Us" page.

Page 1 – Surnames beginning ATT to ENG.

Page 2 – Surnames beginning FOX to KAN.

Page 3 – Surnames beginning KIR to RAP.

This Page – Surnames beginning RUS to WYB.

RUST, Philip Gordon, Private, 7666418

Date of Death 25 Apr 42 Location Malta
Incident Bombing at St Andrews Bks. NACL 417/42
Grave/Memorial Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Plot: Coll. Grave H.21.
Date of Birth 1 Oct 15 Place of Birth Bromley, Kent
Next of Kin
Will
Additional Information
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SAXTON, Sidney Moger, Private, 7674449

Date of Death 19 Nov 40 Location Leicester
Incident Air raid on Highfield Road. NACL 417/20
Grave/Memorial Nottingham Church Cemetery. Plot: St Mary Mount Sect. Grave 5312.
Date of Birth Abt 1912 Place of Birth Nottingham
Next of Kin Son of Thomas Walker Saxton and Amy Maude Saxton of Nottingham.
Will Probate records record him as of 3 Huntingdon Drive. The Park, Nottingham. Effects left to Thomas Saxton.
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SMITH, Eric Hudson, Private, 7662375

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of  HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Dunkirk Memorial. Plot: Column  148.
Date of Birth Abt 1919 Place of Birth Bradford
Next of Kin Son of James. A. and Emily Smith of Stanningly, Yorkshire
Will
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SMITH, John, Private, 7662418

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Dunkirk Memorial. Plot: Column 148
Date of Birth Place of Birth
Next of Kin .
Will
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SNOWDEN, Adam Tait, Lance Sergeant, 2754776

Date of Death 5 May 41 Location Israel
Incident Died of wounds but no information as to how sustained. NACL 417/24
Grave/Memorial Ramieh War Cemetery, Israel. Plot: L 18.
Date of Birth Abt 1916 Place of Birth Markinch, Fife
Next of Kin Son of William F and Mary H Snowden of Thornton, Fife.
Will
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SPRIDDLE, David, Private, 7663512

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, France. Plot: 1.E.26
Date of Birth Abt 1918 Place of Birth Cornwall
Next of Kin Son of William Henry John and Mary Hanna Spriddle of Plymouth.
Will
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TAPPIN, Cecil Raymond, Private, 7666431

Date of Death 25 Apr 42 Location Malta
Incident Bombing at St Andrews Bks. NACL 417/42
Grave/Memorial Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Plot: Coll. Grave H.21.
Date of Birth Abt 1916 Place of Birth South West London
Next of Kin Son of Archibald and Ellen Tappin of Brighton, Sussex.
Will Probate records record him as of 66 Overhill Drive, Withdean, Brighton. Effects of circa £590 left to Eliza Ellen Tappin widow.
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TERRY, Sidney, Private, 7673484

Date of Death 11 Oct 40 Location East Grinstead
Incident Died in an air raid. NACL 417/19
Grave/Memorial East Grinstead (Mount Noddy) Cemetery. Plot: Sec 4. Grave 2.
Date of Birth Abt 1913 Place of Birth Sussex
Next of Kin Younger son of Harry Cecil and Alice Harriet Terry of 45 Lingfield Road, East Grinstead.
Will Probate records record him as of 45 Lingfield Road, East Grinstead, Sussex. He left effects of circa £127 to Harry Cecil Terry (Builders Labourer).
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Roll of Honour He worked for the Treasurer's Department of East Grinstead Council and served in the Scots Guards before being transferred to the RAPC. He was killed by a bomb while at the house of his fiancée, Brenda Covington. He was the only person killed, all the others in the house at 48 Compton Road, Wimbledon, Surrey were wounded. On the War Memorial he is listed as 'Sydney Terry'


THOMAS, James Harold, Private, 106147

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of  HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Dunkirk Memorial. Plot: Column 148.
Date of Birth Abt 1908 Place of Birth Swansea
Next of Kin Son of James Henry and Althea Thomas. Husband of Nancy Margaret Thomas of Swansea.
Will Probate records record him as of 34 Henrietta Street, Swansea. He left effects of circa £1,012 to Nancy Margaret Spence (wife of George William Spence).
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TINDSLEY, Herbert, Private, 7671224

Date of Death 19 Nov 40 Location Leicester
Incident Air raid on Highfield Road. NACL 417/20
Grave/Memorial Heaton Cemetery, Bolton. Plot: Div. 3. Sec. E.2. R.C. Grave 69
Date of Birth Abt 1914 Place of Birth Manchester
Next of Kin Son of Thomas and Alice Eugenie Tindsley, of Bolton.
Will Probate records record him as of 9 Wyndham Avenue, Bolton, Lancashire. Effects left to Thomas Tindsley (operative cotton spinner).
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TREVES, Frederick George, Private, 5998256

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of  HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Dunkirk Memorial. Plot: Column 148.
Date of Birth Abt 1904 Place of Birth South East London
Next of Kin Wife Mary Phyllis Treves
Will Probate records record him as of 206 Drakefell Road, Brockley, London. His effects were left to Mary Phyllis Treves Widow.
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TREVETHAN, Richard Ernest, Private, 7667979

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of  HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Dunkirk Memorial. Plot: Column 148.
Date of Birth Abt 1913 Place of Birth Caermarthonshire
Next of Kin Son of Richard and Ada Dobson Trevethan of Lower Bebbington, Cheshire.
Will
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VANSTONE, Sydney Cyril, Lieutenant, 102809

Date of Death 23 Dec 40 Location Manchester
Incident Died in the Manchester Christmas Blitz. NACL 417/2
Grave/Memorial Southgate Cemetery. Plot: Sec D. Grave 253.
Date of Birth Abt 1907 Place of Birth North London
Next of Kin Son of Sidney and Emma Vanstone and husband of Elsie Muriel Annie Vanstone, of Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
Will Probate records record him as of 1 Kingsmead, Cuffley, Hertfordshire. He left effects of circa £1,668 to his widow Elsie Muriel Annie Vanstone.
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May well have been killed in the same incident as Captain Weston


VINCENT, Henry John, Sergeant, 7665582

Date of Death 29 Jun 44 Location UK
Incident Assumed died in a V1 rocket attack. NACL 417/77
Grave/Memorial Brookwood Military Cemetery Plot: 31A.B.5
Date of Birth Abt 1920 Place of Birth South East London
Next of Kin
Will
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There were a large number of V1 rocket attacks in SE London on this date. So highly likely he was killed in one of these attacks.


WESTON, Ernest Charles, Captain, 115774

Date of Death 23 Dec 40 Location Manchester
Incident Died in the Manchester Christmas Blitz along with his wife Elsie Mathilda Weston. NACL 417/2
Grave/Memorial Manchester Crematorium. Panel: 23.
Date of Birth Abt 1880 Place of Birth North London
Next of Kin
Will Probate records record him as of 35 Nightingale Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent. He left effects of circa £950 to Edith May Bettridge (wife of Jack Edward Bettridge).
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Blitz Victims Captain Weston and his wife were killed when a Land Mine landed on the Springfield Hotel at the bottom of the High Street (now known as Hathersage Road).The Army Pay Corps was based at Pownalls on Stockport Road.
London Gazette WW1 Medal records list the issue of the British Medal to 999 WO Class 2 EC Weston of the Army Pay Corps. So it would appear that he had joined the APC prior to WW1 as there is no service record available under WW1 archives. The London Gazette records his appointment as Lt (Asst Paymr) from SSM on 5 Nov 1940.


WHEELER, Frank George Ansell, Private, 7664667

Date of Death 19 Nov 40 Location Leicester
Incident Air raid on Highfield Road. NACL 417/20
Grave/Memorial St Margaret Churchyard, Arkesdon, Essex. Plot:
Date of Birth Abt 1918 Place of Birth South West London
Next of Kin Son of Albert Ernest and Jane Alice Wheeler, of Balham, London.
Will
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WILLEY, James Conrad, Private, 7675439

Date of Death 19 Nov 40 Location Leicester
Incident Air raid on Highfield Road. NACL 417/20
Grave/Memorial Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield. Plot: Sec Z. Grave 5087.
Date of Birth Abt 1916 Place of Birth West London
Next of Kin Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Conrad Willey and husband of Doris Willey.
Will Probate records record him as of 32 Highfield Road, Leicester. Effects to widow Doris Willey.
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WILSON, Francis Herbert, Private, 74731

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of  HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Pornic War Cemetery, France. Plot: 1.H.15.
Date of Birth Abt 1906 Place of Birth Glamorgan
Next of Kin Son of Francis John and Olive Kathleen Wilson. Husband of Ivy Florence Wilson of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Will Probate records record him as of Beeding, Ebnal Road, Shrewsbury. He left effects of circa £1,440 to his widow Ivy Florence Wilson.
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WINER, Jack George, Private, 7659901

Date of Death 17 Jun 40 Location At sea off St Nazaire, France
Incident Sinking of  HMS Lancastria NACL 417/13
Grave/Memorial Dunkirk Memorial. Plot: Column 148.
Date of Birth Abt 1905 Place of Birth South East London
Next of Kin Son of Joseph and Rose Winer.
Will
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WOOLLEY, Wilfred Morton, Private, 7678058

Date of Death 7 Dec 42 Location At sea off the Azores
Incident Sinking of SS Ceramic NACL 417/54
Grave/Memorial Brookwood Cemetery War Memorial. Plot: Panel 20, Column 2
Date of Birth Abt 1911 Place of Birth Hull
Next of Kin Wife Winifred Woolley
Will Probate records record him as of 12 Tamworth Street, Wemerth, Oldham. His effects were left to Winifred Woolley Widow.
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WYBORN, William Frank George, Lieutenant, 122971

Date of Death 23 Dec 40 Location Manchester
Incident Died in the Manchester Christmas Blitz. NACL 417/2
Grave/Memorial Eastcote Lane Cemetery, Harrow. Plot: Sec S. Grave 98.
Date of Birth Abt 1896 Place of Birth Woolwich
Next of Kin Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wyborn and husband of Olive Victoria Wyborn, of South Harrow.
Will
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Served as 2/Lt. in the Queens Regt in the 1914-18 War. Enlisted as a Pte and deployed to France in 1915. Promoted to 2/Lt in Feb 1918. Death registered in Manchester although buried in Harrow. May have been killed in the same incident as Captain Weston.