Derek Julius Marcus

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 15 OTU
Service number 1360363
Died 5 December 1941
Buried Kempston Cemetery, Bedford
Age 25

Headstone Inscription
WITH A FULL HEART AND EAGER SPIRIT HE GAVE HIS ALL


Biography

Derek was the son of Rudolph and Lottie née Miller of Paddington. Husband of Regina née Fooks (Fuchs) of London.

Derek’s grandparents Julius and Ida were born in Hamburg and soon after their marriage in 1875 they emigrated to England and lived in Paddington where Julius was a manager of a bullion depot.

In 1916, Julius’s brother Dudley was killed in action at the Somme serving as a rifleman in the 12th Battalion London Regiment. He is buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery, France.

Derek’s brother Colin married Dorothea Chinn who was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

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