World War 2

This page is currently under development and will list those members with the Audley surname that fought in WW2. As a first step those who died as a result of WW2 are being added to this page.

Possibly {AB59} or {J138}
A. E Audley Gunner Royal Field Artillery
Service Number 2931140
He was awarded the ‘Efficiency Medal’ in 1945/46 for 12 years efficient service (ref WO 103/36}
{AB80} Alexander Leslie Audley

Acting Sergeant Service No 7927819
4th Battalion Hussars Army Corps RAC
Service from 12/12/1940 to 26/5/1946 in the Mediteranean
Mentioned in despatches published in the  London Gazette 23/05/1946 page 2444.

{V66} Alfred James Audley

Service No 3007281
Air Training Corp Cadet
Enlisted at Cardington after May 1943

{U143} Arthur Alfred Audley

Died 28th May 1940
Commemorated at Dunkirk Memorial
Service Number 5105506
Private 2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Reported on Casualty lists
WO417/14: (28/6/1940 to 20/7/1940) Listed as ‘Missing believed killed’ with no reported date
WO 417/49; (9/08/1942 to 15/09/1942) Listed as ‘Presumed died of wounds on or shortly after 28th May 1940, in France’

{Z77} Beatrice Audley

Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Service No 451892
She enlisted in Gloucester after 1941
Air 78/6/6 Indicates that her married name was Sorbie

{U149} Charles Henry Audley

Service Number 7521108
Private; Royal Army Medical Corps.
Captured by the Japanese 15/02/1942
Liberated 02/09/1945

Reported in Casualty lists:
WO 417/39 (25/02/1942 to 12/03/1942)
Listed as ‘Missing in Malaya’ 15/02/1942
WO 417/81 (01/09/1944 to 20/9/1944)
Listed as ‘Previously posted Missing now reported Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands (Thailand)
WO 417/98 (08/10/ 1945 to 01/11/1945)
Listed as ‘Previously reported Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War

{AC2} Denis James Audley

Died 30th July 1943
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial
Service number 1337107
Sergeant; 51 Sqdn RAF Volunteer Reserve, based at RAF Snaith (7 miles S W of Goole, Yorkshire.

Details of last flight:
Halifax II; Serial: JD 309  Code MH-??
Crew (all killed)
Pilot:  Fl/Sgt Arthur Fletcher
Fl/Eng: Stanley Victor Sherrington
Nav: Sgt Cuthbert Watkin
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt Denis James Audley
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt Raymond Worrall
Air/ Gnr: Sgt Dennis Barker
Air/Gnr Ronald Staney Smith
Took off at 2251hrs from 29th July 1943 to bomb the port and city of Hamburg joining 776 other aircraft on the third raid on this target within 5 days. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed into the North Sea off the German coast

{J184} Dennis Sydney Audley

Died 3rd September 1943
Buried Birmingham (Handsworth) Cemetery
Service Number 1576642
Sergeant; RAF Volunteer Reserve, 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit

Details of last flight:
Lancaster I Serial No lR 5492
Crew Sergeant Dennis Sydney Audley
Pilot Officer John Franklin Curtis
Flight Sergeant Stanley Alfred Gawler
Pilot Officer Samuel Keith Lowry
Sergeant Leslie John Milton
Flight Sergeant Thomas David Phillips
Flight Sergeant Laurence Alexander Taylor
Sergeant Arthur Young

Flying out of RAF Winthorpe (Newark Nottinghamshire) undertaking night flying exercises the plane was shot down by friendly fire and crashed 3/4 mile S W of  Exeter Fighter Command airfield.

{AC74} Derek Dundonald Audley

Died 24th October 1942 
Buried at Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Church Yard
Service Number 778599
Sergeant; 266 Sqdn RAF Volunteer Reserve

Details of Last Flight
Flying Typhoon Fighter-Bomber IA R 7695, the plane broke up and crashed at Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset.

See the biography about Derek Dundonald  in the biography section of this website 

{J98} Harry Audley

Died 21st January 1945
Commemorated at Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands
Service Number 3391503;
Private; 2Bn Devonshire Regiment
Reported in Casualty Lists
WO 417/64 (20/07/1943 to 16/08/1943)
Listed as; Wounded in Sicily- 14/07/43
WO 417/88/ 1  (30/01/1945 to 27/02/1945)
Listed as: Died of Wounds 21/01/1945 Western Europe

Laurence Geoffrey Audley- Charles

Died 18th February 1941
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Able Seaman; Merchant Navy;  M.V. Edwy R Brown (London)

{M119} Leo Francis Audley

Died 23rd September 1939
Buried Fleetwood Borough Cemetery
Service Number 10280262
Gunner 106 Bty 23 Searchlight Regt, Royal Artillery
Reported in Casualty Lists
WO417/11 (03/09/1939 to 09/05/1940)
Listed as ‘Accidentally killed’

{N100} Percy R Audley

Service Number 6020087
Lance Corporal 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment
Reported in Casualty Lists
WO 417/42 (18/04/1942 to 05/05/1943)
Listed as; Missing in Malaya 15/02/1942
WO 417/65 (17/08/1943 to 10/09/43)
Listed as; Previously reported Missing now reported Prisoner of War in Malaya
WO 417/99 (02/11/1945 to 30/11/1945)
Listed as; Previously reported Prisoner of War now not Prisoner of War

{N146} Samuel Edward Audley

Died 24th September 1941
Commemorated at Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan
Service Number 5826282
Private 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment
Mentioned in Casualty
WO 417/31 (15/09/1941 to 03/10/1944)
Listed as ; Dead 24/09/1941

T Audley

Service Number 921278
Gunner; Royal Artillery 68 Medium Regiment
Recorded in Casualty Lists:
WO 417/47 (29/07/1942 to 11/08/1942)
Listed as Missing, Middle East Cyrenaica
WO 417/52  (5/10/1942 to 22.10/1942)
Missing believed Prisoner of War (previously reported as missing)
WO 417/54 ( 17/11/1942 to 9/12/1942)
Listed as Prisoner of War (Previously reported missing)
WO 417/94 (2/07/1945 to 23/07/1945)
Listed as; Previously reported Prisoner of War in German Hands (Germany) now Not Prisoner of War

{M117} Thomas Audley

Died 11th April 1947
Buried Fleetwood Borough Cemetery
Service Number 14210252
Sapper; Royal Engineers

{U125} William Audley

Died 30th July 1944
Commemorated at Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery France
Service number 5725964
Lance Corporal; 1st Bn Dorset Regiment
Recorded in Casualty lists:
WO 417/80 (16/08/1944 to 31/08/1944)
Listed as; Killed in action