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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
42893, Private, 10th. Essex Regiment. (Formerly 5th. V.Bn.Sussex Regiment)
Killed in action 8th.August 1918. Aged 19 years. At rest in Beacon British Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France. Ref: VI. A.4. My Uncle, much loved brother of my Mother Dorothy Elizabeth Sharples (nee Sparshott). Remembered always with love. Brian.
Submitted by: Brian Sharples
7th Infantry Brigade, 25th Infantry Battalion, 17th Reinforcements
Corporal George Simmons 6194. Fought bravely for his country. Returned home 1920 with wife Christina & child George Stanley onboard HMS Honorato. Father of 8 children. Loved and remembered by all his family. Submitted by: Christina Simmons
Submitted by: Christina Smith