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Job, Martin Shipley (1919-1942)

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: Martin Shipley Job (1919-1942), born 2 February 1919, son of Herbert Shipley Job, OBE, and Marion Elizabeth Job, of Ramleh, Alexandria, Egypt. (later of 3 Sharia el Amir Hussein, Gezira, Cairo, Egypt).


Attended Horris Hill preparatory school, Newbury.


Attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) September 1932-July 1937; 6th form; Prefect; Head of House.


Trinity Hall, Cambridge.


WW2, Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). Killed on active service over the North Sea on 28 February 1942, aged 23.


Commemorated at:

Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, Panel 67,-martin-s...


Also commemorated at Sherborne School:

School War Memorial Staircase.

School Book of Remembrance.

'Job' dormitory was named at Westcott House in his memory.


Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Pilot-Officer M.S. Job was missing from a reconnaissance flight in the summer of 1943. He was the first Head of Westcott House under its present Housemaster when still under seventeen and after only one term as a House Prefect. For five terms he guided his House most successfully in a thoroughly sound and self-effacing way. A very promising tennis player, he refused to try for a place in the School VI, which would certainly have been his, in order to captain a very weak and unsuccessful House Cricket XI for two years running. He spent two years at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, reading Modern Languages before joining the Air Force, his desire being to try for the Consular Service when the war was over. His old House can never cease to be grateful to him for all he did.'

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