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PERSONS OF LUSO-WEST INDIAN HERITAGE WHO ARE LISTED IN THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION "DEBT OF HONOUR" REGISTER

Compiled by Dean de Freitas from the Debt of Honour Register.

This is by no mean an exhaustive list, but simply a compilation of names found by searching for more common surnames. There are also many other honourees with Portuguese surnames on the register whose Colony or Country of origin was not listed. Please email me with any errors, additions, or omissions you may find. My notes are in [] and italics.

NAME

SERVICE

DATE OF DEATH

ADDITIONAL INFO

COMMEMORATIVE INFO

DA COSTA, ANTHONY

Sapper
400295
1st/1st Highland Field Coy., Royal Fusiliers

Wednesday, 29th November 1916. Age 34.

Son of Antonio and Amelia Da Costa, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies; husband of Jenny Dodson Currie Da Costa, of 48, Buccleuch St., Glasgow. Architect and Builder.

POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France
Panel Number: II. H. 7.

DA COSTA, DARNLEY PETER LAMONT

Captain
121576
Leicestershire Regiment.

Friday, 14th July 1944. Age 28.

Son of Darnley C. C. Da Costa and Mary Christine Da Costa, of Dalkeith, Barbados. Served with the "Chindits". [Brother of Patrick Da Costa below. Their parents lost two sons n the same year.]

TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar
Panel Number: 6. F. 1.

DA COSTA, PATRICK CLEMENTS

Lieutenant
156083
1st Bn., Irish Guards.

Sunday, 30th January 1944. Age 23.

Son of Darnley Clements Campbell Da Costa and Mary Christine Da Costa. [Same parents as Darnley Da Costa above.]

ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy
Panel Number: III, K, 11.

DIAS, STEPHEN SMEETHE

Gunner
112182
11th Bn., Tank Corps.

Friday, 23rd August 1918. Age 30.

Son of David Mortimer Dias and Medora Jane Dias, of Trelawney, Jamaica, B.W.I.

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France
Panel Number: VIII. N. 7.

DIAS, VIVIAN PETER

Sergeant
605691
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Friday, 20th April 1945. Age 20.

Son of Vivian Charles Dias, and of Cecily Alice Dias (nee Benbow), of Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana.

HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD, East Lothian, United Kingdom
Panel Number: Sec. M. Grave 18.

DE FREITAS, HENRY ANSLEM

Flight Sergeant
1393818
Pilot
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Wednesday, 5th May 1943. Age 26.

Son of Henry Alexander and Josephine de Freitas; husband of Helen de Freitas, of Perth. B.Sc. Sec. O. Jeanfield

PERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY, Perthshire, United Kingdom
Div. Grave 15.

DE FREITAS, HERMAN JOSE

Private
63530
8th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.)

Friday, 11th October 1918. Age 18.

Son of Manoel Jose de Freitas and Augusta Theresa de Freitas. of British Guiana.

ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France
Panel Number: III. A. 2.

DE FREITAS, JEROME

Deck Hand
S.S. Sarniadoc (Fort William, Ontario), Canadian Merchant Navy.

Monday, 16th March 1942. Age 18.

Son of Ursula De Freitas, of Bourda, Georgetown, British Guiana.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia, Canada
Panel 21.

DE FREITAS, JOHN

Deck Hand
S.S. Sarniadoc (Fort William, Ontario), Canadian Merchant Navy.

Monday, 16th March 1942. Age 20.

Son of Mary De Freitas, of Georgetown, British Guiana.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia, Canada
Panel 21.

DE FREITAS, PERCIVAL FRANCIS MAYOW

Lieut-Commander
H.M.C.S. St. Croix., Royal Canadian Navy Reserve.

Monday, 20th September 1943. Age 43.

Son of Sir Anthony De Freitas, O.B.E., Kt., and of Lady De Freitas (nee Short), of Barbados, West Indies; husband of Olive De Freitas, of Victoria, British Columbia.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia, Canada
Panel 6.

DE FREITAS, WILFRID ALBERT ANTONY, DFC

Wing Commander
33163
70 Sqdn., Royal Air Force.

Saturday, 20th December 1941. Age 26.

Son of Dr. Q. B. de Freitas, M.B.E., and Hermine de Freitas, of Georgetown, British Guiana.

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt
Column 239.

GONSALVES, FRANK WINSTON

Flight Sergeant
605687
356 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Saturday, 18th August 1945. Age 28.

Son of Deogo Aloysius and Anita Marie Louise Gonsalves, of Georgetown, British Guiana.

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore
Panel Number: Column 450.

GONSALVES, JOHN MICHAEL

Aircraftman 2nd Class
1881083
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Wednesday, 29th March 1944.

Information: Of British Guiana.

KILTEARN PARISH CHURCHYARD, Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom
Panel Number: Sec. 1. Grave 53.

JARDINE, AUGUSTUS

Deck Hand
S.S. Torondoc (Fort William, Ontario), Canadian Merchant Navy.

Wednesday, 20th May 1942. Age 38.

Information: Husband of Eugenie Jardine, of Albouystown, Georgetown, British Guiana.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia, Canada
Panel Number: Panel 21.

NUNES, GEORGE

Second Cook
S.S. "Montebello" (Hull), Mercantile Marine.

Friday, 21st June 1918. Age 32.

Husband of Mildred Nunes, of 26, Holland St., London. Born in Jamaica.

TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

PEREIRA, V. G.

Private
191
1st Bn., British West Indies Regiment.

Saturday, 16th September 1916.

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KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, London, United Kingdom
Panel Number: C. 2421.

RODRIGUES, JOSEPH VICTORIN

Sailor
S.S. Torondoc (Fort William, Ontario), Canadian Merchant Navy.

Wednesday, 20th May 1942. Age 21.

Son of Mary Rodrigues, of Georgetown, British Guiana; husband of Gwendoly Rodrigues, of Georgetown.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Panel 22.

DOS SANTOS, THEOPHILUS

Pilot Officer
J/26605
Air Gnr.
426 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force.

Wednesday, 18th August 1943. Age 20.

Son of Patrick and Fanny Dos Santos, of Trinidad.

BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany
Panel Number: Coll. grave 7. Z. 11-13.

DA SILVA, J. M.

Private
76
1st Bn., British West Indies Regiment.

Sunday, 19th August 1917.

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MOROGORO CEMETERY, Tanzania
Panel Number: VIII. C. 7.


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