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Neale, Richard Morley (1919-1941)

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: Richard Morley Neale (1919-1941), born 15 June 1919, son of Morley Havelock Neale and Ida Walker Neale of Chaffcombe House, Chard, Somerset.


Attended Chard School.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) January 1933-December 1937; House Prefect; PT Instructor with Badge; Camp PT Squad (1936): 1st Class Gym; Gym Squad (1936-37); Sergeant in OTC.


Marine insurance at Lloyds.


WW2, Sergeant (U/T Observer), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). Killed on active service off the coast of Britain on 26 March 1941, aged 21.


Commemorated at:

Chaffcombe (St Michael) churchyard, Somerset, Grave 236,-richar...


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


Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Dick Neale who was killed on active service while serving with the R.A.F.V.R., in March 1941, was the son of Mr and Mrs Neale, of Chaffcombe House, Chard. He was at Abbeylands from 1933-1937, reserved and difficult to know, he nevertheless made friends and always sincere and faithful ones. His main interests were those of the country man and it was with this kind of person that his friendships grew, prospered and was valued.'


I have now posted my memorial page re crash of Wellington R1243 in which Richard Neale sadly lost his life. The link to the page is


For further information visit the Aircrew Remembered website:

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