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Worth, John Harold (1920-1943)

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 Harold Worth (1920-1943), born 30 March 1920, son of Dr Reginald Worth, OBE, (Springfield Hospital, London) and Marion Catherine Worth, of Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire. Brother of Robert Geoffrey Basil Worth (1922-1946) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9414977664/...

 

Attended Cheam School, Cheam Surrey.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1934-July 1937; 6th form (Army Class); Lance-Corporal in OTC.

 

Special Entry, Royal Navy.

 

WW2, Lieutenant, HM Submarine Usurper, Royal Navy. Killed in action on HM Submarine Usurper in the Mediterranean on 12 October 1943, aged 23.

 

Commemorated at:

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, Panel 72, Column 3 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2670833/WORTH,%20JOHN...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

 

Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'The middle of three brothers, all in the School House, John Worth joined the Navy in 1937 and served on the China Station before returning home in the early days of the war. He was lost in October 1943, with his submarine, which had previously had a most effective commission. Leaving, as so many Navy Cadets did in those days, rather earlier than his contemporaries, he did not attain the prominence his character would normally have earned for him. But he was the possessor of a most attractive, modest personality, which gained him a host of friends both at School and after. Such charm, allied to gentleness and humour, is granted to few and will not be forgotten.'

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