I am confused, during family research, I cam across this memorial in Hele School, Exeter, Devon.
The memorial has the following quote:
The Hele's School War Memorial relating to the Second World War was added below the World War 1 Memorial completed in 1922 and erected in the Assembly Hall of the School. Three additional panels matching in style and wood colour carry the names of the 71 ex pupils who gave their lives for their country between 1939 and 1945. For many years, it was the focal point of Remembrance Day Services held at the school by the Old Heleans Association. The wall panelling below the Memorial was carved with military symbols.
This is where the confusion comes in. My Uncle Thomas Bevan Lloyd is listed on the memorial as being an old boy. My father, who knew him, said that Tom left his job at Mid Cannock Colliery, Cannock and joined the Royal Navy as an Air Mechanic. As far as he remembers, Tom was educated in Cannock and not Exeter. I communicated with the school "historian" who said Tom was an American, killed in a B17 accident and that is why his name was on the Board.
The text on the board is:
Air Mechanic 1st Class Thomas Bevan Lloyd of the Royal Navy, HMS Nabthorpe. Died 29 Jul 1945.
http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Exe ... 9-1945.htm
Tom was killed in an accident in July 1945 on HMS Nabthorpe, Sydney and is buried in Rookwood Commonwealth War cemetary, Sydney. His name is also on the War Memorial in Cannock.
Does anyone know this memorial? Or can put me in touch with anyone who can help?
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