World War II
SERVICE CASUALTIES NOT IN
THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Surnames N and O
Lord F. G.
Lord Francis George North, 23157, was a Major in
the 144 (The Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment. He died when he
was 39 on 25 August 1940, by stepping on a landmine while out for a
stroll. He is buried at Waldershare. His sister, Lady Cynthia May Noel Williams,
the only daughter of the family, was also killed. She was married to Max
Wells Williams, a Lieutenant in the Army. Lady North was injured
Lord North's addresses were at Waldershare Park,
Dover and 70 Eaton Place, Westminster. He was the son of Frederick George North, DL, JP, 8th
Earl of Guildford, and of the Countess of Guildford (nee Hargrave Pawson),
of Dover, and was the husband of Lady North (nee Burrell), of West
Grinstead, Sussex. His
Above, the North family plot, at All Saints Church,
Right, the slab commemorating Francis, Lord North. It
reads: "Francis George, Lord North, Eldest Son of Frederick George, 8th
Earl of Guildford and Violet, his wife. Born June 15th 1902, died August
pictures by Andy and Michelle Cooper
Wilfred Leonard Oates, C/KX 93378. was a Stoker,
1st Class, in the Royal Navy. He died on 12th December 1940, when he was
20, aboard the H.M.S. Duchess. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval
Memorial Panel 33.3
He was the "loving son" of George Elijah and Florence Beatrice Oates,
"You live with us in memory still; not just today but always will"
Not a day do we forget you
In our hearts you are always near;
We, who loved you, sadly miss you
As it dawns another year
From Mum, Dad, Sisters, and Brothers
To live in the memory of those who love us is
not to die
From his loving Mum, Dad, Brothers, and Sisters
O'Beirne, H. W.
Henry W. O'Beirne was born on 28th June 1886.
With 26 years service, he was an Assistant Cable Foreman on the H.M.T.S.
(His Majesty's Telegraph Ship) 'Cable Ship' Alert, lost on 24th
February 1945. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
His wife was Mrs Rose J O'Beirne, formerly Goodburn, from 20 Bridge Street,
Dover, and they may have had two children, Stella E, born 1916, and
William A, born 1920. Henry may have been the great-uncle of
Notes on Alert
O'Rourke, W. J.
William James O'Rourke (on CWGC as James William
O'Rourke), 6285775, was a Private in The Buffs, 1st battalion. He was
"killed in action in the Western Desert" on 3rd November 1942, when he
was 25. He is buried in the El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Joint Grave
IX C 5A
His parents were Katherine O'Rourke, from 8 Winchelsea Terrace,
Dover, and her late husband, William