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Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force
On October 6, 1942 Brian and his crew mates were shot down over the North Sea near Holland. Sadly all perished. Brian left behind his wife Clara Jessie, his brothers Peter and John and his mother Mary Arundel King. God Bless and Rest in Peace ...
Submitted by: Laura Cashen
Lance Sergeant 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
First recorded military death of WWI. Our generation is unable to comprehend the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our country over the last 100 years and more. Thank you does not seem enough.
Submitted by: Jo Sale
PTE, ESSEX REGT, one of Wingates Chindits
To my late father and all who served in Burma in the Jungle, I give thanks from a whole generation who's lives would be so different if not for all of you. And at the going down of the sun "we will remember them" Brave Hero's all of you. God Bless.
Submitted by: Ann Hunter
Second Lieutenant, promoted to Temp. Major in the Royal Sussex Regiment, 8th Battalion, British Army
On October 24, 1918 Major Hill was hit by shrapnel as he was driving his vehicle from the front line in Amiens, France. He died from gas gangrene October 26, 1918. He is buried with honour at the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Submitted by: Laura Cashen
Private Queen Victoria Rifles (Londondon Regiment)
Edwin was Killed in Action in August 1918 at Chipally leaving a Widow with 3 Children, the 2 youngest Died in 1919 aged 2 and 3 during the Flu Epidemic. May he Rest in Peace. He will never be Forgotten.
Submitted by: Dennis Legge
Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force
Although severely wounded when piloting his Stirling bomber on a raid on the Fiat factories in Turin, he managed to bring his aircraft and crew back to England, where 4 bailed out over Kent. However he and the other two crew died in the Channel.
Submitted by: Nicholas Hamilton-Peters
Rifleman A/785, 2nd Bn. King's Royal Rifles Corps
Remembering with great pride my Grandfather who died of severe wounds in Flanders in hospital on 29th May 1915. Formerly a retired Lance Corporal who fought in the African War then volunteered to fight again. Buried in Woburn Abbey.
Submitted by: Hazel Rouse
Private 17255, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment
William was my Great Uncle he joined Swansea's 14th Battalion in 1914, known as the “Swansea Pals". He lost his life on July 10th, 1916 during the Battle of the Somme in Mametz Woods at only 19 years old! Gone but not forgotten!
Submitted by: Kay Wilson
Private, 25th. Batt. Australian Infantry
Youngest son of Pioneer cricketer Samuel Cosstick and Annie Shove. Enlisted in October 1915. Served in France, wounded in action and returned to Australia in 1917. My Granduncle - R.I.P.
Submitted by: Peter Sunners
Thanks to my grans brother who died of his wounds in Etables in March 1918 and his younger brother Robert (also Seaforths) who was killed by German bombs while home on leave in June 1940. You will always be remembered
Submitted by: Patrick MacLeod
Royal Artillary Gunner
I just remember you as my Grandad but you served your country as a young man and fortunately survived the war which must have been an awful experience. Thank you for all that you did to keep this country out of the hands of the enemy.
Submitted by: Genevieve Williams