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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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.
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.'