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1st class Petty Officer on HMS Cornwallis
William Medhurst was my Great Uncle. A few weeks short of his 40th birthday, on April 25th 1915, he was shot and killed whilst rowing soldiers across to V Beach on Cape Helles at the start of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.
Submitted by: Annie Medhurst
SGT ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS
Born West Hatch Somerset 1877. Lived in Merthyr Tydfil South Wales from 1889. Served in Boer War; South Africa and India. Re-enlisted in 1914. Was at Anzac Cove and Palestine against Turks. VC awarded at Beersheba 1917.DCM Palestine 1918. Died 1951.
Submitted by: Anthony removed
Enlisted 1940 as A C 2 RAF discharged Sqd. Ldr. 1945 Served ww2 in India and Burma, Imphal . Was C O SEAC fire fighting and mines and booby trap school in India. Returned to be the greatest father a boy could have ,forever missed.
Submitted by: Colin Clayton
10902 Pvte: 9th Btln Royal Fusiliers
Robert Owen Arthur 1883-1966. Grandfather to the three Lawrence boys Hugh, Kingsley and Piers. Fought with honour at home and overseas. Discharged in 1917 after sustaining a gunshot wound to the face. Rest in peace with all your comrades.
Submitted by: Piers Lawrence
Born 1897, died of wounds 13 October 1918 aged 21 near Arras. Of the Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in Bucquoy Cemetery in France and remembered on his home War Memorial in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham. We have no photograph.
Submitted by: Alison Bucklow
310944 Merchant Navy
Died 5th July 1942 @ 21:05 on the SS River Afton which was torpedoed by German U boat 703. This took place during the PQ17 Artic Convoy on it's way to Murmansk and Archangel. Remembered with honour and pride from the family.
Submitted by: John Phillips
Kings Royal Rifles/Private
My Grandad, father to William and Lydia. Died only after three months in Service. Thought about often, never forgotten. You are our hero. You never knew your daughter Lydia but she spoke about you often. Our hero Love Rita
Submitted by: Rita Lott
37928, L/Cpl. 12th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment.
Granddad Swann Was killed in action on the Somme in WW1. on 7th October 1916 Fighting for King and country. " He was never found. " Our hero is loved and missed very much by all the family. " Rest in peace " Granddad.
Submitted by: Brian Wade
Lance Corporal. A.I.F. 43rd Battalion
Frank died on 26 August 1918 near the village of Suzanne on the Somme . He followed his younger brother Sydney who was killed flying for the RFC in March 1918. A great loss to the family who have remembered him ever since. See www.family-ough.co.nz
Submitted by: Martin Ough Dealy
Lance Corporal 33322 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers
My Great Uncle, born 6th December 1895 Tregare Mon Killed in Action Ypres 4th July 1917 He lived in Tredegar Mon until his death. Buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery Ypres. Loved dearly by his Mother Gertrude, his Sister Maud and all the family circle.
Submitted by: Gareth Jones
Gunner Royal Garrison Artillary
A Great Uncle I never got to meet. Injuryed on active service during World War 1. A much loved uncle by his niece, my mother. who along with your wife my Great Aunt told me so much about you.
Submitted by: Marie Songhurst
No. 405 (RCAF) Pathfinder Sqdn, Bomber Command, Airgunner
In memory of my uncle, F/O Gerald Edward Geeves, DFC, Africa Star with Clasp, who lost his life 02 Jan. 1945 on a mission to bomb Nuremberg. His first tour was in North Africa where he survived four crashes, Buried Durnbach War Cemetery.
Submitted by: alastair watt