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1939 - 2578739 R.E. Signalman , 1942- Royal Armoured Corps Trooper/ U/L/CPL
Had bullet wound in his leg which he joked was made by a bullet that ricocheted around the inside of the tank before finding his leg. He spent 2 months in a hospital in Basra in 1943 It would have been his 100th Birthday 23rd March 2018
Submitted by: Patricia Allerton
John Ellwood was reargunner on Armstrong Whitley L1432 when it got hit over Fornebu - Norway on the 30. April 1940. John died doing his job as a soldier- and a hero. Rest in peace John- you fought and died for my country. "We shall remember thy"
Submitted by: Bent Lønusten
Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Fought in WW1, injured during the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Langermarke) taken POW held in Hameln Camp before being repatriated. Suffered lifelong injuries. He was a gentle man loved by all his family, who are so very proud of him.
Submitted by: Pauline Holsgrove
Royal Artillery Feild Gunner
Served in WW2 during Dunkirk and undertook many other military roles on the 1st of April 2018 will be a year since he passed away. Thank you for what you have done for this country we salute you! X A Great War hero and sadly missed by his family x
Submitted by: Suzanne Sansom
15523, 8th Battalion Kings Own Lancaster Regiment
It is said in the family that the day he died on 19th July 1916 a piece of coal fell from the fire and his Mum (Kate) said the 'our Ben has just died'. The piece of coal was shaped like a soldier carrying a backpack
Submitted by: Philip Hume
Private 20834 Northumberland Fusiliers C Company 13 Battalion
Uncle Bob of Kelloe County Durham enlisted at Deaf Hill recruiting office. Killed in action July 18th 1916 aged 28 years. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Cemetry Belgium. Grave / memorial Ref. Pier and face 10B.11B.12B. John Harley.
Submitted by: John Harley
Royal Marine Light Infantry: Plymouth Division, Private
Thank you Great-Grandfather, Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. Young men sent to fight powerful men's war. The great war was a human atrocity. When the call came you were counted, one of many Irishmen. Died in Dublin, 1951.
Submitted by: Daniel O'Raw
sergeant northamptonshire regiment.
servi dans la première guerre mondial décoré médaille militaire l’équivalent des autres grades de la croix militaire MC. décédé en 1975 en Belgique ou il avais pris sa retraite......pour moi se fut un grand père formidable
Submitted by: Harold Demarbaix
Surgeon Lt Cdr DSO* MC RNVR
Distinguished service in the Hood Batallion, Royal Naval Division until wounded at Passchendaele in Oct 1918. Cared for Rupert Brooke at Gallipoli, and twice recommended for a VC for courage in rescuing the wounded under fire at the Western Front
Submitted by: Chris Davidson