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Flt Sergeant - 1609239 - 57 Sqdn Lancaster
"John" of Gotherington, Glos was reported missing in action in April 1944. His Lancaster crashed near Paris and he and his crew were eventually presumed killed. They were reverently buried in the Clichy cemetery. He was 20.
Submitted by: Tracy Adams
Sergeant, Royal Signals Reading,
20 Corps, 8 Corps, 14 India Div Signals, 17 India Div Signals, and an NCO in charge of workshops in a signals unit. We were grateful to have dad till 1978. Love from your family. Photo ..R.H.Lyon on the left
Submitted by: Pauline Lyon
242207,3rd Bn.,Worcestershire Regiment
Died 17th April 1918 Age 21. Son of the late Edward and Annie Phillips, late of Common Farm, Hatfield, Herefordshire. Remembered with Honour at Tyne Cot Memorial. We never met, but you will not be forgotten.
Submitted by: John Phillips
Private 1st Battn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 10753
My great-uncle Harry enlisted in August 1914 at the age of 22, and was killed at Broodseinde (Third Ypres) on 4th October 1917. He has no known grave, but is commemorated at Tyne Cot. May his memory never be forgotten.
Submitted by: Derek Stavrou
Prvt Benjamin Riches Middlesex Regiment
Benjamin Riches Killed in the Battle of Passchendaele 31st July 1917 Age 21 years His body was never found and his name is inscribed on MENIN GATE MEMORIAL in YPRES Panel 49 and 51. Remembered by his grandson Nick ASHMAN
Submitted by: Nick Ashman
Corporal, 1/9th Royal Scots Battalion.
Killed in action aged 33yrs, on 3 August 1917, when on reconnaissance patrol at the Steenbeck river near Ypres. Left behind his wife of 6 years and his young son and baby daughter. He is lovingly remembered with gratitude by his family.
Submitted by: Andrew Henderson
2 NZEF 24th Battalion, NZ Army C Coy Div Sigs
You enlisted for WW2 in 1942 and was drafted to Div Sigs because of your background in morse code. You fought in Egypt and was wounded in Italy in the infantry, being invalided home to New Zealand in 1944. We miss you dad but are very proud of you.
Submitted by: Lesley Haldane
PTE SYDNEY J FOUNTAINE S/N 1950 9TH BATTALION AIF KIA 23 JULY 1916 unknown grave
Sydney we salute you and remember you today and every special day of fighting on the battlefields in WW 1 in lands so far away who fought so gallantly side by side with his mates you were heroic in body and name by your loving family "Lest We Forget"
Submitted by: Elaine Fountaine
Private 10th LINCOLNS (GRIMSBY CHUMS)
Your courage and sacrifice at the Somme on 01 July 1916 is forever in our memories. “You gave your tomorrow for our today”. Thank you and your comrades of The Grimsby Chums for their steadfastness and supreme bravery in battle.
Submitted by: Charles Ottowell
Pte 7923 Ox & Bucks L.I.
Holder of the M.M. he died of wounds in Paddington Hospital and is buried at Kensal Green where he has a commemoration stone. He was born at Headless Cross,Redditch was married in Aug 1914 to my wife's Grandmother and has no known family.
Submitted by: owen james