Brendon, John Woodville (1914-1944)

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    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: John Woodville Brendon (1914-1944), born 15 July 1914, son of Charles Ernest Brendon and of Heather Beatrice Brendon (nee Harvey) of Ivybridge, Devon. Married to Rachel Brendon (nee Wheatcroft), of Radlett, Hertfordshire.

    Attended Upcott House preparatory school, Okehampton, Devon.

    Attended Sherborne School (The Green) May 1928-April 1933; 6th form; Lance Corporal in O.T.C.

    Hertford College, Oxford; law student.

    Second Lieutenant in the 3rd King's Own Hussars, 1936.

    WW2, Major, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps (RAC). Died on active service near Benghazi, Libya, on 10 March 1944, aged 29.

    Commemorated at:
    Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya, 7. E. 7 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2063729/BRENDON,%20JO...

    Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

    Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'John Woodville Brendon, Major 3rd King's Own Hussars, was killed in action in Italy, in March 1944. He was one of three brothers, all of whom were at The Green. On leaving Sherborne he went up to Hertford College, Oxford, and studied Law. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Hussars (S.R.O) in 1936, and served with the 8th Army in North Africa and Italy.'

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