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Roche, George Campbell Adair (1918-1940)

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


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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,%20GEOR...


All Saints churchyard, Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire


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.'

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