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First Class Cricketers Killed in WW2

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#1 wet255



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

I am writing a book called "The Coming Storm" its about First Class Cricketers killed in World War II. It will be published by Penn and Sword in June. Any information/Photos of the below listed men would be gratefully received. Nigel 













Alexander. E. M.                     Bengal




Bairnsfather-Cloete. P. H.   Western Province


Baker. G. G.                              Queensland


Barker. C. M.                            Transvaal


Barnardo. F.                            Cambridge University-Middlesex


Behrend. S. W. M.                              Bengal/Europeans (India)


Bennett. M. V.                         Minor Counties


Bevan. T.                                   Army


Blagg. P. H.                               Oxford University


Butterworth. J. C.                              Oxford University-Middx




Campling. F. S.                         Orange Free State


Chiodetti. V. A.                         Hyderabad


Connaughton. J. M. F.             Oxford University-Middx




Day. D. A. S.                       Europeans (India)


Dixon. E. J. H.                   Oxford University-Northamptonshire


Dobs H. W.                       Minor Counties-Sir T.E.W. Brinckman’s XI


Doyle. C.                            OFS


Dunbar. H.C.F.V.            Europeans (India)




Edwards. A. J.                   Otago


Evans. R. J.                         Border


Everett. D. T.                    Western Australia




Fenton. G. G. J.                 Viceroy’s XI


Fletcher. G. E.                   Oxford University-Somerset




Gartly. J.D.E.                       Transvaal


Gasson. E. A.                       Canterbury



Grimshaw. J. W. T.            Cambridge University-Kent-MCC


Grove. L. T.                          Army-Combined Services.




Halliday. J. G.                      Oxford University


Hamilton. E. P.                   City of Transvaal-Transvaal


Hodder. F. S.                       RAF


Howie. A. D.                        Army (India)


Human. R.H.C.                   Berkshire-Cambridge University-Oxfordshire-






Matthews M. H.                 Oxford University


Mayo. C. T. W.                     Somerset


Merry D.                               Trinidad and Tobago


Monaghan D. W.                South Island Army


Monteath A. P. J.                Otago


Moyle E. J. R.                       South Australia


Myles H. F.                          Western Province-Rhodesia




Orton. C. T.                          Army-Europeans (India)




Papenfus C. F. B.               Orange Free State


Parry W. J.                           Rhodesia-Natal


Pearshke W. J.                    Oxford


Philpot-Brookes R. F. H.  Europeans (India)


Price D.                                 Western Province




Richards J. L.                      Cambridge University


Rucker P. W.                       Oxford University




Seeley G. H.                     Worcestershire


Shadwell C. R.                  Europeans (India)


Spitteler R. A.                    Europeans (India)-Madras




Thorne G. C.                        Army


Titley E. G.                           Cambridge University




Walters H. G.                      Auckland


Wareham C. P. S.              Wellington


Warren G. M.                      Roshanara Club


Watson D. J. F.                  Oxford University


Welch           W. M.            Free Foresters


Whetherly R. E.                 Oxford University


Whitehouse P. M. W.         Kent-Oxford University


Wills A. P. S.                      Combined services


Witherington D. M.            Cambridge University


Wood P. B.                         West Australia

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:15 PM

The AFL (Aussie Rules) - Did this a few years ago...AFL/VFL players killed in action.

Nice work mate.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:00 AM

Welcome Nigel/wet255.


Cricket always makes me think of Robert Crisp, who wrote Brazen Chariots an account of his experiences of armoured combat in North Africa in late 1941. I have an interesting painting of Crisp in a Stuart which hangs in my study.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

Welcome to the Forum, Nigel.

Freedom is precious and many gave their lives for it. It is the duty of the future generation
to remember that sacrifice, and offer some sacrifice for themselves if Freedom is threatened.

Cecil Earl Workman, WWII Veteran, "L" Co., 129th Inf. Regt., 37th Inf. Div.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:01 PM

The Book is called "The Coming Storm" Published in June 2017, Pen and Sword. 

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