Went, Anthony De Quincy

Age: 24th April 1919
Date of birth: 24

Parents: Joseph James and Dorothy Mary Went (nee Coats)
Wife: Mrs Eva L M Went (nee Jackson)
Address: Parents lived in South Benfleet, Essex


Anthony (Tony) was born in Rochford, Essex on 24th April 1919. His father Joseph James (1885-1966) was a civil servant and his mother was Dorothy Mary (1890-1963). Tony had one sister, also Dorothy Mary (1914-1999), who was a schoolteacher. She died in mid Warwickshire aged 85.

According to the 1939 census Anthony was living in Benfleet Essex but not with his family. His occupation is recorded as army motor driver. He married a Warwick girl, Eva L M Jackson b.1922 in Q1 1942, in Warwick. They didn’t have any children.

Eva married again in Warwick in 1946 to Caradoc P Stephens (1922-1999). They had two sons.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Army Motor Driver, T/84117
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Brigade/Division: 1st Parachute Brigade D section.
Date of death: 13th July 1943
Cause of death/Battle: He was reported missing off Sicily
Commemorated/Buried: Commemorated on the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Warwick

At the time of his death, Tony was attached to 16 Parachute Field Ambulance.


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