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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
Serjeant T2/9501 - 107 Coy. Army Service Corps attchd 29 Field Ambulance RAMC
War Diary 30/11/15 - Party went to YPRES to collect rubble. On the way back, 1 Sjt. killed, 9 men wounded by the explosion of a shell. 5 horses and 1 pony killed. Born Llanwnda, Caernarvon. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery www.lijssenthoek.be. Er cof
Submitted by: Inez Rowlands
1911-1917 Essex Yeomanry No 709; 10th Tank Corps 1917-1918 Private No 305535
To my uncle who died 8 September 1918 in royal Victoria Hospital, Hampshire from battle wounds he received while serving his country with the 10th Battalion Tank Corps in France. He is buried in the churchyard of Melton Old Church, Melton, Suffolk.
Submitted by: Sue Whyte
RSM, 12th West Yorks regiment.
Died on Friday 13th April 1917, 9 months after his brother John, near Wancourt, 1st battle of the Scarpe, Battle of Arras. See family website for more details. Grave visited by his sister in 1920, my family in 1999 and again by more of us in 2014.
Submitted by: Simon Cains
WW I Private
I found two medals in my Grandfathers collection of hat badges he had saved during the second World War. The edges were engraved with a name.unit numbers. I traced the numbers through the UK and discovered he was my Great Great Grandfather.
Submitted by: Rick Williams
53rd btn queens royal west surrey
Dies of his injuries in 1919, laid to rest in Koln Germany aged 18. An uncle I never got to know, but still remembered for who he was and for the sacrifice he gave for one so young. R.I.P for you are loved and forever in our hearts
Submitted by: Patrick Whitelaw
Rifleman Kings Liverpool Regiment
Steward on steamships sailing to USA my Grandfather spent several horrific years fighting & planting explosives with 177 Tunneling Co. in France WW1. Wounded & POW at age 21, family never knew his suffering which later affected as Dissociated Fugue
Submitted by: Michael George
Private, 4th Royal Sussex
Like many, my father joined the army under age (15 years old). It was found he was under age and was demobbed at the request of his mother after serving one year one month. He re-enlisted and served until after WW1 and got mentioned in dispatches.
Submitted by: Archie Brown
Private 10622 7th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in action in France on 27/08/1916, aged 38 years. Buried at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Born in Walsall 1878, husband to Sarah, father to Ann, Lily, Mary Jane and Ernest. Remembered with pride.
Submitted by: Gary Pearce
Private Worcester Regiment
Frank Brookes aged 21 of 4 Northwick Walk, Worcester. 'My uncle Frank was successfully evacuated from Dunkirk but died from polio on the 12th Aug at Truro, Cornwall. Caused by standing for hours in the dirty water waiting to board a ship .
Submitted by: Antonia Davis
My great uncle killed on the Somme 24 January 1916, my birthday 32 years later. His C.O. wrote: " We have lost a first rate officer, one of the last who came out to France with us. His coolness under fire was an inspiration to everyone."
Submitted by: Robin Field-Smith