Carrington, John Bodman (1922-1942)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: John Bodman Carrington (1922-1942), born on 30 March 1922 at Battle, Sussex, son of Hugh Bodman Carrington (Old Shirburnian) and Mary (Mollie) Helen Casterton Carrington (née Smelt) of Blacklands, Crowhurst, Sussex. Grandson of John Bodman Carrington (School Governor and benefactor) of Carrington & Co. Ltd.
Mary Beatrice Carrington (Mrs Arthur Peter Hoblyn Oliver).
Attended Hydneye House School, Baldslow, Sussex.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) May 1936-July 1940; 2nd XV 1940; Trebles 1937; 1st Class Gym; PT Instructor with Badge; Corporal in OTC; House Prefect.
WW2, Midshipman, HMS Nigeria, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). Killed in action on HMS Nigeria off Murmansk, Russia, on 26 February 1942, aged 19.
Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, 66, 1 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2465754/carrington,-j...
Crowhurst War Memorial www.roll-of-honour.com/Sussex/Crowhurst.html
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.
Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'John Carrington was not an outstanding figure at School, though he was an athlete of more than average ability, and will be remembered here more for his high promise, than his achievement. The son of an Old Shirburnian and grandson of one of the School's greatest benefactors, he possessed an attractive personality and a deep loyalty to his friends. He joined the Navy soon after leaving School, and was killed in action in February 1942.'