The Times of 24 November 1941 reported that JOHN WAYMOUTH SATERLEY had died while a prisoner of war.
The London Gazette of 8 June 1940 reported that he had passed out from Sandhurst and was to be commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry.
In the spring of 1941 he was in Greece with the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars. When the campaign in Greece collapsed the regiment was deployed as rearguard in the area of the Corinth Canal and at the end those who could not be evacuated surrendered. The Hussars war diary, written up on 28 May 1941 on the arrival of the remnants of the regiment in Egypt, shows John Saterley among the 23 officers and 395 ORs believed taken prisoner. In June 1941 an escapee from the PoW camp in Salonika reported that the regiment’s officers had been sent to Germany.
He is buried in Hamburg cemetery.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the WW2 memorial at Haberdashers' Aske’s school in New Cross.
He was 21 years old, the son of William Henry and Dorothy Fisher Saturley, of Upminster.
War diary of 4th queen's Own Hussars
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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