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Lt John Alexander Lemon
« on: Thursday 01 April 21 14:11 BST (UK) »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission are appealing for relatives of Lt John Alexander Lemon -  Royal Artillery - 75 Anti Tank Regt -  who died 11/8/1943 - service no 210691 - buried East Harnham (All Saint) Cemetery.

Son of Robert James Lemon and Hyacinth Alexandra Lemon, of Harnham.


The private memorial marking the grave of Lt Lemon no longer provides adequate commemoration, the commission are in the process of producing a new headstone.

FIND A GRAVE

All Saints Churchyard Harnham, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire.
PLOT   599

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101477619/john-alexander-lemon

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Re: Lt John Alexander Lemon
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 April 21 14:13 BST (UK) »

Probably the parents marriage - Robert J Lemon
Registration Quarter:   Jan-Feb-Mar 1917 - Registration District Wincanton Somerset
Spouse Hyacinth A Frampton - Volume Number 5c Page Number 565

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Re: Lt John Alexander Lemon
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 April 21 14:15 BST (UK) »

Looks like the parents had 2 sons -


Lemon    Robert F    Frampton    Salisbury    5a   277 - September 1924

Lemon    John A    Frampton    Axbridge    5c   673 - September 1922

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Re: Lt John Alexander Lemon
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 April 21 14:17 BST (UK) »

Possible marriage for the brother of John -    Robert J Lemon
Registration Quarter:   Jan-Feb-Mar 1951 - Salisbury Wiltshire
Spouse Florence G Edwardes Or Bradbeer
Volume Number 7c - Page Number 1246

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Re: Lt John Alexander Lemon
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 April 21 16:31 BST (UK) »
Possible marriage for the brother of John -    Robert J Lemon
Registration Quarter:   Jan-Feb-Mar 1951 - Salisbury Wiltshire
Spouse Florence G Edwardes Or Bradbeer
Volume Number 7c - Page Number 1246

Sandra, I'm not sure that marriage is correct, it's for a Robert J Lemon. As you've noted the likely brother of John was a Robert F, and the GRO's index gives his middle name as Frampton.

I think there's another possible marriage, of which there looks to have been one child, born in 1949.

Possible GRO BMD references:
1924 Q3 Birth: Robert Frampton Lemon (mmn: Frampton); Salisbury; 5a; 277
1928 Q1 Birth: Judith Mary Childs (mmn: Goddard); Salisbury; 5a; 241
1948 Q3 Marriage: Robert F Lemon & Judith M Childs; Salisbury; 7c; 1367
2011 Q1 Death: Judith Mary Lemon; age 83 (born c1928); Devon (423-1a); 504285368
2015 Q4 Death: Robert Frampton Lemon; age 91 (born c1924); Torbay (422-1a); 513106624


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Robert Frampton Lemon
Rank: Lieutenant
Recommendation for award: Military Cross
Ref: WO 373/56/551
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9449505


There's a newspaper reference to John's unfortunate death but no mention of his family. I couldn't find any other newspaper references for the family but I'll carry on looking.

Gloucester Citizen
19 Aug 1943
page 7, column 1
Killed In Practice
During firing practice, Lieut. J A Lemon (21), Royal Artillery, of Harnham, near Salisbury, was shot in the head from a rifle and died in hospital at Scarborough.

The coroner (Mr C Royle), who yesterday recorded a verdict of accidental death, said it appeared that Lemon got in the line of fire under the impression that the practice was completed.

EDIT:
There are probate records for both Judith and Robert.
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Re: Lt John Alexander Lemon
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 April 21 16:48 BST (UK) »
Possible marriage for the brother of John -    Robert J Lemon
Registration Quarter:   Jan-Feb-Mar 1951 - Salisbury Wiltshire
Spouse Florence G Edwardes Or Bradbeer
Volume Number 7c - Page Number 1246

Sandra, I'm not sure that marriage is correct, it's for a Robert J Lemon. As you've noted the likely brother of John was a Robert F, and the GRO's index gives his middle name as Frampton.

I think there's another possible marriage, of which there looks to have been one child, born in 1949.

There's a tree online that has this 1951 marriage as a re-marriage for John's father, Robert James; Hyacinth having died in 1950.
Anderson Banks Beard Brewer Caves Clarke Clinch Cooling Cuff Denton Gamble Gibson Gunn Hunt Mills Muncey Norris Notzke Reid Robinson Searle Smith Trundle Turner Weedon Wells Wilson