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Service No. 6846333
Joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps as a Riflman and contined with the Royal Engineers as a Sapper. Active in the Middle East campain from 1941 to 1945 serving 7 years and 197 daysn receiving the AFRICA STAR with the 8th Army Clasp. The man on horse!
Submitted by: Maxine Neale
Corporal 56th Recce
Joined the South Lancs in 1936 and fought with them at Dunkirk Transferred to 56th Recce in Jan 1941and fought with them in Tunisia,Scicily and Italy He was wounded Boxing Day 1943 He was lucky enough to come home
Submitted by: Dave Byrne
for my dad who served in the royal navy on hms wessex from 1943 too 1946 he had radiation effects at hiroshima while patroling radioactive areas which many years later affected his health and he passed away inturnal organs aged too 100
Submitted by: Lloyd Richards
Served in the British army 1951-1964. Dorset Regiment. REME, Command Workshop, Vehicle Battalion, Army Apprentice College Chepstow, Training Battalion, Kings African Rifles. Posted to Austria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaya and Kenya.
Submitted by: Julie Wigmore
Private, RMP, Dorsetshire Rgmt
My Grandpy (bottom row, 2nd left), he never spoke of the war, incl his time in Burma, so I never really knew what he went through. Without fail every year he attended the local memorial for Remembrance Day remembering those served. Never forgotten.
Submitted by: Samantha Rose
Captain, Essex Reg
To the memory of Capt. William Hardman Croome, Essex Reg. Born 1891 Served in France throughout 1917 attached to GHQ 29th Divn. Posted missing 30th Nov 1917 near Gouzeaucourt. Commemorated at the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Submitted by: William Croome
Royal Navy WW1 Royal Australian Navy WW2 / C.E.R.A
Served on HMS Collingwood during the Battle of Jutland. Mentioned in Depacthes whilst serving on HMAS Aurunta "for leadership skill and devotion to duty in a successful attack on an enemy submarine". 30 years Naval service.
Submitted by: Andrew Pearce
6/21039 - Class Z Army Reserve, 81854 - Durham Light Infantry & 39607 - West Riding Regiment
Served as a sniper in France and survived the war. Emigrated to Australia with his wife and family in 1949. Died in his 91st year and seldom mentioned his war service.
Submitted by: Colleen Walker
548 Trooper 9th Australian Light Horse
William was killed in action on Anzac Cove on 22 June 1915 aged 27 years & buried at Point Cemetery Ari Burnu about 1/2 mile North of Anzac Cove. He was the son of John and Catherine Gribble, of Illogan Downs Station, Bowhill, South Australia.
Submitted by: Colleen Walker
240922,9th (Glasgow HDs) Bn., HLI, died 3Oct 1917, Age 29
Dearest Grandfather A Great War hero, died of his wounds in Calais, buried Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France. Always remembered with love and appreciation by his granddaughter and family.
Submitted by: Bob Whelpton
Able Seaman, Royal Navy
A beloved uncle who served in WWll, on Royal Navy ships that escorted the Arctic Convoys, carrying supplies to Archangel & Murmansk. Enduring the most harsh conditions, he saw terrible things when the convoys were constantly attacked by the Germans.
Submitted by: Elaine Peluch
Signalman 2363025 Royal Corps of Signal (attd Indian Signal Corps)
Captured 15th Feb 1942 Burma. Died and liberated April 1945. Buried in Kanchanburi War Cemetery. Son of William Hackney and Mary Jane Wood, brother of Gladys and Nellie, Meir, Stoke. To a long lost relative who gave his life for King and country.
Submitted by: Suzanne Colclough
1st Btn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Pte 2448
Gt Uncle Bill, you gave your life at 21 fighting for your country. Having visited Crump Trench, Fampoux, where you lie, I can only imagine the horrors you encountered and can promise you will never be forgotten. God Bless you and all your comrades.
Submitted by: Sandra Boyles