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Worth, Robert Geoffrey (1922-1946)

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: Robert Geoffrey Worth (1922-1946), born 4 February 1922 at Wandsworth, London, son of Dr Reginald Worth, OBE, (Springfield Hospital, Tooting, London) and Marion Catherine Worth (née Knight-Robinson) of Cedar Cottage, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire.

 

Brother of John Harold Worth (1920-1943) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9414977886/...

 

Attended Cheam School, Newbury, Berkshire.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1935-December 1937.

 

Aircraft engineering.

 

WW2, Flight-Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. Died on 15 December 1946, aged 24, at Cedar Cottage, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire from an illness contracted in the Middle East during his service.

 

Commemorated at:

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

 

Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', Summer 1947: 'Robin Worth was the youngest of three brothers, all in the School House. His stay at Sherborne was all too short and he left very young, before making his mark or becoming known to a wide circle. But by those with whom he was in daily contact he will be remembered as a quiet friendly boy whose shyness hid a sincere and charming disposition. When war came he joined the R.A.F. and served with a distinction only hinted at by his retiring nature at school. He was 24 when he died at the end of 1946 from an obscure complaint contracted in the Middle East during his service. His death has an added sadness following as it did three years after his brother John in the Navy and early eighteen months after the end of the war.'

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