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Sherley-Price, Maurice Henry (1915-1941)

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: Maurice Henry Sherley-Price (1915-1941), born 25 August 1915, son of Ernest Alfred Sherley-Price and Elizabeth Sherley-Price of Three Gates, Branksome Park, Bournemouth.


Attended The Old Ride preparatory school, Bournemouth.


Attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) May 1929-July 1933; 6th form; Class Leader.


University College, Southampton.


Articled to a solicitor.


WW2, Pilot Officer, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). On 16 October 1941, Pilot Officer M.H. Sherley-Price and his crew took off from RAF Station Thorney Island in no.59 Squadron Lockheed Hudson III 'TR-O' for a night patrol over the Channel. The crew failed to return (59 Squadron Book of Operations). Believed to have been shot down in the English Channel off France.


Commemorated at:

Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, Panel 34


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Lyon House War Memorial.


Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Maurice Henry Sherley-Price was a very loyal and willing Shirburnian and friend. He had to face great disappointments owing to his late growth, and probably his House Cap for Cricket in his last term gave him more joy than anything else during his school days. Very early in his legal career he joined the R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve and prepared himself for war. He was shot down off the Belgian Coast.'


His housemaster, A.H. Trelawny-Ross, wrote in the Lyon House letter (July 1942): 'Maurice Henry Sherley-Price came to Sherborne in 1929. He had to face great disappointments owing to his late growth, and I think his House Cap for cricket in his last term must have given him more joy than anything else. He was shot down off the Belgian coast. He "had made an indispensable Officer." I saw him for the last time at John Elliott's wedding. He was a loyal and willing friend and a devoted man.'


For further information visit Aircrew Remembered website:

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