Desmond WOOLLEY 1924–1989

Private; 5th Army

1939 Register: Memorial Lodge, Crich
John I Woolley b.24 December 1897; caretaker and limestone quarry labourer, heavy work
Grace Woolley b.14 March 1902
Desmond Woolley b.4 October 1924; butchers errand boy
Redacted record.

Desmond had a brother Peter WOOLLEY born Q2 of 1930 registered at Derby.

Ripley and Heanor News 4 February 1944
Mr and Mrs J.I. WOOLLEY, of the Sherwood Foresters Memorial Lodge, have received notification that their eldest son, Pte D. WOOLLEY, has been seriously wounded in action while serving with the 5th army in Italy, and is now in hospital in the Middle East and progressing favourably. Pte WOOLLEY’s father was disabled in the last war while serving with the 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Before joining the Forces Pte WOOLLEY was employed by Bosworth’s butchers, Belper.

Rugby Advertiser 30 December 1947
The wedding took place at Lutterworth Methodist Church on Saturday week of Miss Beatrice Christine TURNER, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs S.G. TURNER, Gladstone Terrace, Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, and Mr Desmond WOOLLEY, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J.S. WOOLLEY , of the Memorial Lodge, Crich, Derbyshire. The Rev W. HARRISON officiated at a choral service
[there followed a report of the wedding]
The bridegroom who served in North Africa, and Italy, is now employed at the National Gas Turbine Establishment. Mr and Mrs WOOLLEY’s future address will be 33, Spencer Road, Lutterworth.

His father "Ike" WOOLLEY, (first warden of the Crich Memorial Tower) served during WW1 and is remembered on Crich Roll of Honour.

Desmond died, aged 64 years in July 1989, his death was registered at Market Harborough [ref 6 2033]

Probate record

Desmond Woolley probate  1989