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ยป John Richard Thomas DONNE

John Richard Thomas DONNE

John Richard Thomas DONNE

Service number 134974

Born: 1913
Died: January 18th 1943.

He was the eldest of the four children of the Reverend John Donne and his wife, Mabel Snow. He was born at Havant, Hampshire in 1913.  His twin brother & sister were born at Newport, Monmouthshire in1915 and another brother at Newport in 1919. His father was the Vicar of Llantarnam, Monmouthshire from 1917 until 1952.

He was Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant from 102nd OCTU on June 15th 1940 and joined the 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry.

In 1942, he married Mary Lloyd Peck at Depwade, Norfolk. She was, later, the Vice-principal of St. John’s College, Rangoon and died in Norwich in 1992.

He was killed on January 18th 1943 in Tunisia

He is buried in the Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery Plot 15. G. 5.

He is commemorated on the 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry Roll of Honour, and the Newport Rugby Club Memorial and on the Rood Screen at St Gabriel's Church Cwmbran

His connection to Christ Church is unknown. He may have been at the Choir School.



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