new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Roche, George Campbell Adair (1918-1940) | by sherborneschoolarchives
Back to album

Roche, George Campbell Adair (1918-1940)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

If you have any additional information about this individual, or if you use one of our images, we would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below or contact us via the Sherborne School Archives website: oldshirburnian.org.uk/school-archives/contact-the-school-...

 

Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: George Campbell Adair Roche (1918-1940), born 10 December 1918, son of Felix Temperley Roche and Katharine Mary Roche, of Carlton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire (formerly of Linden, Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire).

 

Attended Aysgarth School, Newton-le-Willows, Yorkshire.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1932-July 1937; 6th form; House Prefect; PT Instructor; XXX Blazer; Camp PT Squad; Sergeant in OTC; member of Duffers Society.

 

Pembroke College, Cambridge.

 

WW2, Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds near Dunkirk on 31 May 1940, aged 21.

 

Commemorated at:

Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France, Plot 2 Row 14 Grave 20 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2275137/ROCHE,%20GEOR...

 

All Saints churchyard, Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=24879...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'George Roche, who died of wounds in December 1941 [sic], while serving with the Green Howards, was the only son of Mrs Roche, Worsall Vicarage Farm, Yorks., and nephew of George Blair (b 1908-1913) and was in Abbey House 1932-1937. He was a House Prefect and a very loyal Shirburnian. With a very shrewd brain, he would have given much in the service of his fellow men.'

2,043 views
1 fave
0 comments
Taken on August 1, 2013