The WW2 Roll of Honour:
Surnames K - L

Private 4865917  Philip Arthur Kennison

2nd Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Died on 8th February 1944, Age 27.

Buried Anzio War Cemetery, Italy, IV, N, 8.                                                                                                      

News was received that Private P Kennison whose wife lives at 97, Kings Avenue, Loughborough, has been killed on active service in Italy during February.  He is the son of Mrs. And the late Mr., Kennison of Hugglescote, and prior to joining the Forces was employed at the Shepshed Lace Co, Ltd.  He had been in the Forces for three and half years. 




Private 4860338 Reginald Ernest King


6th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders.

Died on 29th January 1944, Aged 28.

BuriedMinturno War Cemetery Italy, VI, K, 11.


Mrs. R, King, 30, Griggs Road, Shelthorpe, Loughborough, has been officially notified that her husband Private Reginald Ernest King, has been killed in action in Italy whilst serving in the central Mediterranean Forces.  He is the only son of Mrs. King, of 12, Russell Street, Loughborough, whose husband lost his life in the last war, at the age of 28. Private Reginald King leaves a little boy. Prior to the war he worked for Mr. Thomas Palfreyman, Slater, and joined the Forces in 1939.  He had served overseas for two years and had seen service in Madagascar, Africa, India, Persia, Iraq, Syria, Sicily and Italy. 




 Gunner1090721 George Eric Kirk

4 Field Regt., Royal Artillery

Died on 5th June 1942, Aged 22.

Commemorated Alamein Memorial Column 36.



Flying Officer 52153 Earl Allan Knight


239 Sqdn, Royal Air Force

Died on 26th February 1944, Aged 27.

Buried Thorpe Acre Church Loughborough.


Earl was the Pilot of a De Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.2 (registration DZ270) which was reported missing from bomber support mission en route to Augsburg from West Raynham on 25 February 1944. The aircraft was presumed missing in the North Sea without any evidence to support this presumption. Desmond Patrick Doyle, Observer, RAFVR, was also lost in this incident.

Earl Allan Knight married Margaret F. Bullock in Loughborough in 1942.

One year and eight months after his marriage at Thorpe Acre (All Saints) Parish Church, the funeral service took place there on Wednesday of Flying Officer E.A. ("Tex") Knight (27), who has been killed following operations. His parents live at Arvilla, Alberta, Canada. It was in June 1942, that he married Miss Margaret Florence Bullock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bullock, 55, Knighthorpe Road, Loughborough. They had then known each other three years, having met when Miss Bullock was working in London, and before she joined the W.A.A.F, and attained the rank of Assistant Section Officer. He leaves one child, Richard Alan, who was born last July. In 1937 F/O, Knight joined the R.A, F, in the ranks, and during this war he served in Iceland and Norway. After that, he went into training as a pilot, and was awarded his "wings" just over two years ago, and his commission a year later. The last time he was able to visit his family was when in Canada for his training. He has been flying on operations for 18 months now. The Reverend A.M. Samson officiated at the service on Wednesday, at which the widow, relatives, and many of his friends and colleagues were present. The bearers were six airmen and a flight sergeant from his unit, and Flying Officer W. R. Breithaupt represented the squadron. Flying officer Roberts, who for 12 months was observer/ navigator to Flying Officer Knight, was present. There were wreaths from the C.O. and officers and N.C.O's, and one from the airmen and airwomen. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack.




 Squadron Leader 85674  Douglas Leatherland D.F.C.


97 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died on 21st April 1944, Aged 28.

Buried Clichy , France, Plot 16. Row 8. Grave 1.   


Squadron Leader Douglas Leatherland, R.A.F., son of Mrs. Leatherland, of Wolverhampton, and of the late Mr. H. Leatherland, has been officially missing following operations over enemy territory. He is the son in law of Councilor George Read and Mrs., Read, of Forest Road, Loughborough. He was educated at the Worcester Royal Grammar School and later at the Loughborough College, gaining his B,Sc., A,M.I.C.E, and A.M.I.Struct, E. After leaving the College he took a post with Wakefield County Roads and Bridges as assistant engineer. He joined the R.A.F.V.R, on the outbreak of war as a sergeant pilot and was appointed to his commission in 1940. He won the A.F.C, and had taken part in over 50 operational flights. He has been mentioned in Dispatches.


Douglas Leatherland was the only son of Joseph and Edith Leatherland of 61 Sedgeley Road , Wolverhampton , and husband of Margery Leatherland of Loughborough, Leicestershire. They had two children. He lived at Great Malvern and, after the RGS, won the Worcester Empire Scholarship, enabling him to study engineering at Loughborough College , gaining a BSc. and later becoming an associate member of the Inst. of Civil Engineers. He served for 12 months in the Worcestershire County Surveyor's Department before becoming 2nd Bridge assistant in the W Riding of Yorkshire.


He was the pilot of a Lancaster from Coningsby, set the task of bombing the railway yards at La Chapelle just north of Paris on the night of 20th/21 st April 1944. The raid was a great success and only 6 Lancasters from the force of some 250 were lost. His aircraft came down at Piscop, 25km north of Paris , killing the entire crew, possibly as a result of flak. Killed during his 2nd tour of duty, on his 39th trip over enemy territory, he was with the Pathfinder Force. This comprised the more experienced and able airmen, capable of accurately marking and bombing a target to guide in the other aircraft of the bomber stream. He had been twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the DFC.



 Gunner 11423725  Dennis Morton Lee


332 Bty., 100 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery

Died on 14th June 1943, Aged 19.

Buried Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya, 11. E. 11.


Mr. and Mrs., L.W. Lee, 84, Station Street, Loughborough, have been informed that their son, Gunner Dennis Morton Lee, has been killed in a traffic accident in the Middle East.  Gunner Lee, who was 19, was formerly employed at Hathernware Ltd.  He joined the Army 13 months and went abroad just before Christmas.



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 Sergeant 1203314 Philip Frederick Lill

40 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died on 5th January 1942, Aged 29.

Buried Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, I. K. 21-22.

 Pilot Officer 103848 John Horace Lindley


534 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died on 22nd September 1942, Aged 34.

Buried The Oaks (St. James) Churchyard


 Gunner 1085601 George Lindsey


53 Field Regt., Royal Artillery

Died on 30th August 1941, Aged 32.

Buried Loughborough Cemetery, 346/6                                                                              


The late Gunner G. Lindsey, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lindsey, of 21, Broad-street, Loughborough. A military funeral at Loughborough accorded to the late Gunner Lindsey. His death followed injuries received whilst on Army service. He lived at 43, Rosebery Street, and leaves a wife and two children.


 Guardsman 2701323 Jack Lingwood M.M.


Scots Guards

Died on 5th October 1944, Aged 21.                                                                                       

Buried Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy, II, B, 1.



Loughborough Soldier Wins Military Medal, Guardsman J, Lingwood. 

For his part in the taking of Monte Piccolo during fighting in Italy, Guardsman Jack Lingwood (21), son of Mr. D. Lingwood and the late Mrs. Lingwood, 15, Shelthorpe Road, Loughborough, has been awarded the Military Medal. In a letter home Jack says there was no ceremonial attached to the presentation of the award by his Commanding Officer at their headquarters. His company of the Scots Guards paid dearly in the fierce action during the taking of the mountain. The fighting and details of Guardsman Lingwood's deeds, which earned him the medal, were reported in the daily papers and on the wireless at the end of May this year. Though he is now able to wear the ribbon of the M.M, Jack will be presented with the actual medal at Buckingham Palace on his return to this country. 

He was employed when in Loughborough first in the Small Engine Machine Shop of the Brush Electrical Engineering Co, Ltd, and later in the Brush Coachworks Dept. He is now in the Coldstream Guards. His twin sister, Violet, is employed at the Brush E.E. Co, Ltd. He has two brothers serving, Ernest, aged 26, is in the Tank Corps, and has just returned to this country, having seen service throughout the African campaign; and James, aged 23 years, is serving with the R.E.'s in Italy. The Lingwood family moved to Loughborough from Greenock, Scotland, some seven years ago. 


After being awarded the Military Medal for his part in the taking of Monte Piccolo during the fighting in Italy, news as been received by Mr., D, Lingwood 15, Shelthorpe Road, Loughborough, that his son, Guardsman Jack Lingwood has died of wounds in Italy. Guardsman Lingwood was awarded the M.M. several weeks ago and was to have been presented with the actual medal on his return to this country. He died a few days after his 21stbirthday. When in Loughborough he was employed at the Brush Coach-works.

 Major Jenkin Lloyd


Pioneer Corps

Died on 1st September 1942. Aged 50.

Buried Loughborough Cemetery, 346 - 41.


 Seaman LT/JX 240876  Neville Cecil Loader


H.M. Trawler Lady Shirley., Royal Naval Patrol Service

Died on 11th December 1941, Aged 26.

Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Panel 5, Column 3.


Neville Cecil Loader joined the Royal Navy at the beginning of last year and now, having completed nearly a years service, has been reported missing and presumed killed. The sad news was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs., G, A. Loader, 79, Toothill-road, Loughborough, about a fortnight ago. A. B. Loader was last "home on leave in April of last year.

 Ordinary Seaman D/JX 567436 Charles Geoffrey Loades


H.M.S. Mahratta, Royal Navy

Died on 25th February 1944, Aged 18.

Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 88, Column 1.


News was received by Mrs., Loader, 91, Rendell-street, Loughborough, that her son Charles Geoffrey Loader, aged 18, an ordinary seaman in the Royal Navy, is missing believed killed. At one time he was a member of the Loughborough Sea Cadets and worked at the Brush Co Ltd.


 Signalman 1761551 James Loftus


53rd Div. Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals

Died on 13th July 1944, Aged 35.

Buried St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France, II. D. 4.


 Private 2063133  Arthur Longson

Army Catering Corps, attd. Royal Artillery

Died on 15th February 1945, Aged 42.

Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Holland, 9. A. 2.

 Trooper 7914038 Edward Ralph Lumley

9th Queen's Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps

Died on 23rd January 1942, Aged 21.

Commemorated Alamein Memorial, Column 18.

Mr. and Mrs. E, D, Lumley, 17, Edlin Road, Loughborough, have received news that their only son, Trooper Ralph Lumley, of the Royal Tank Corps, has been killed in action on January 23rd.  Trooper Lumley, who was 21, had been in the army for a year.  Prior to that he was at Messrs Herbert Morris, Ltd, where he worked as a clerk. Mr. and Mrs. Lumley have received many letters of sympathy, for which they are grateful.