Memorials

Caldicotts Who Died in WWII

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Here are those with the surname Caldicott who lost their lives fighting in WWII. The information about these men was taken from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records which I have supplemented where possible with information from other records.

ALLAN STEPHEN CALDICOTT

Corporal in 2/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment
Service number – 5502693
Died on 1 March 1943
Buried at Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia
Cemetery/memorial reference: 1. D. 1.

ANTHONY HOWARD CALDICOTT COX

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) in 9 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Service number – 39502
Died on 29 Sep 1940
Buried at Merstham (St. Katharine) New Churchyard
Cemetery/memorial reference: West of Path.
F/Lt Anthony (Tony) Howard Caldicott Cox and crew took off from RAF Honington at 21.25hrs on an operation to Hanau, Germany. The aircraft was returning to base when it crashed at around 02.50 hrs. No reasons are given for the crash, but it may have run out of fuel or have been hit by flak while over enemy territory.

FREDERICK CHARLES CALDICOTT

Son of Charles Caldicott and of Dinah Caldicott (nee Spence); husband of Florence May Caldicott, of Bordesley Green East, Birmingham
Gunner in Royal Artillery
Service number – 11424281
Died on 1 August 1942
Buried at Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery, Warwickshire
Cemetery/memorial reference: Grave 62239.
Inscription – “BELOVED HUSBAND OF FLORENCE. HE WALKETH BESIDE ME ”THY WILL BE DONE””

HERBERT VIGERS CALDICOTT

Freeman of the City of London; of Berners Hotel, Berners Street, St Marylebone. Son of the late Thomas Parker Caldicott. Died at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Civilian
Died on 18 Jun 1944
Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the 1939-1945 War, the names of more than 67,000 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.
Memorial at St. George’s Chapel In Westminster Abbey

Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks
Guards Chapel – The Sphere – Saturday 15 July 1944 Page 5

JOHN GORDON CALDICOTT

Listed in memorial records as son of Clarence and Christina Caldicott. However, the death record for Clarence names his wife as Kathleen Marie (nee Kelly).
Husband of Mary Alice nee Jones, of Liverpool.
Greaser on M.V. Silveray (London, England) for Canadian Merchant Navy
Died on 4 February 1942
Commemorated at Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 21.

JOHN KEITH CALDICOTT

Private in 8th Bn. The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Service number – 5192890
Died on 25 August 1944
Aged 21
Buried at Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Cemetery/memorial reference: VA. L. 4.

PHILIP PETER CROFT CALDICOTT

Son of Percival and Rose Hannah Caldicott; husband of Margaret Winchester Caldicott, of Gallowgate, Glasgow
Private in 8th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service number – 2978462
Died on 1 Aug 1943
Aged 26
Buried at Catania War Cemetery, Siciiy, Italy
Cemetery/memorial reference: II. J. 11.
Inscription – “YOU WILL LIVE ETERNALLY IN THE SACRED REALMS OF GOD’S BLESSED GIFT, MEMORY”

WILLIAM ROBERT RALPH CALDICOTT

Son of William Henry and Carrie Caldicott, of Gladesville
Private in A.I.F. 1st Returned Stores Depot, Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Service number – NX72585
Died on 10 Aug 1946
Aged 44
Buried at Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cemetery/memorial reference: Forces Memorial Wall. Niche 143XX.

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