Image from the Essex Herald.

Born: 1917, Barnsley, Yorkshire.

Died: 18th July 1944; age: 27; KiA.

Residence: 19, Creffield Road, Colchester, Essex.

Regiment on enlistment – Inns of Court Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.

Raymond became a Second Lieutenant on the 13th April 1940, after finishing Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst.


Rank: Captain; Service Number: 129320.

Regiment: Fife and Forfar Yeomanry 2nd Battalion, B Squadron.


Originally buried at Troarn. Body exhumed, identified and reburied 12th July 1945 at Hermanville War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Hermanville War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of Herbert Alfred Turner Trehearne and Annie Dora Trehearne, of Colchester, Essex.


Father: Herbert Alfred Turner Trehearne, born November 1881, London. A Civil Servant – H.M.Inspector of Taxes – Civil Service. During the Second World War Herbert was an Air Raid Precaution Warden – Inland Revenue.

Mother: Annie Dora Trehearne (nee MacBeth), born April 1883, Tooting, London.

Sisters: Isabel Helen, Margaret & Rosamund.


Raymond was educated at Ipswich School – left the school in 1935. In 1935 he attended Selwyn College, Cambridge.  Raymond took his Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours in Part II of  the Law Tripos in 1938, and his Bachelor of Law in 1939. He had the college colours for Rugby Football.


Raymond is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and also commemorated on the British Normandy Memorial, virtually opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, on the 6th June 2021.

2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

Operation Goodwood


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