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Gunner - 15th Field Regiment South African Army
Colin Lowden was a gunner in the anti-tank unit. He was posted in Italy and Egypt. A young teenager of 15 when he signed up, he was known as "The Kid" by his fellow troops. A silent hero who never spoke much of his time in the war. A true hero always
Submitted by: Miss Lowden
Gunner - South African Army
My grandfather, Ronald Wilcox was captured as a POW at the battle of Tobruk in North Africa in 1942. He was sent to camp 107 in Italy. He escaped from the camp but was recaptured and sent to Stalag IV-B in Germany. A true hero and father. We love you
Submitted by: Miss Lowden
Private 42231 26th Bn., Royal Fusiliers
John Buck was born in Redgrave, Suffok in 1885 to Edmund & Ellen Buck. He married Evelyn Bunn & had four girls Ida, Edna, Evelyn & Hilda. He fought in France & Flanders and was killed on 2-11-1918. He is buried in Vertain Cemetery in Nord, France.
Submitted by: Carol Seidel
In loving memory of Stephen Summerfield Hooley SAC K4197803, 218 Squadron; who passed away on 13th April 2020. Distinguished service for 9 years. Received Commendation from Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief in January 1969.Photo 2nd from rhs front row.
Submitted by: steve hooley
Lance Corporal Yorkshire & Lancaster 13th Division
A Great Grandad I never knew. No grave to visit just an inscription on Tyne Cot Memorial. Husband to Alice and Father to Albert, Isaiah, Daisy, Alice, Suie & Ivy. Killed in Action 9th October 1917 aged 30 years. Forever Rest In Peace xx
Submitted by: Debra Kafara
26408 Lance/Sergeant, served with C company, 1st Bat, Somerset light infantry in France.
My great grandad, killed in action at the second battle of Arras 10/05/1917 and buried with his comrades at Brown’s Copse, east of Arras. We had the honour of visiting his grave last year in 2019.
Submitted by: Paul Childs
Kings Horse Guard
My Great Uncle whom I only met a handful of times. He lived a long and fruitful life. He helped me immensely with my family tree searches and shared with me a wealth of letters and photos for which I will be eternally grateful. God rest his soul.
Submitted by: Lesley Collins
C Bty, 4th RHA/Lieutenant
My father served in the Army throughout WW2, first with the Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry in the Sudan, Eritrean and Abyssinian Campaigns and the 1st Siege of Tobruk and then, on commissioning in 1942, with C Bty 4th RHA in North Africa and NW Europe
Submitted by: David Brigden
Although we did not know our Grandfather well, through the photographs, old postcards and copies of dispatches and other documents, we feel like we have a window into his dedication and sacrifice during the Great War. Rest in peace Charlie.
Submitted by: Ru Smith
23 Squadron. South Africa
16.10.1924 to 27.04.2020. You did so much for so many all you life. Member of the MOTHS - Coalbox Mark 11. Star 1939-1945. Italy Cross. Africa Service Medal, South Atlantic Cross, 50th anniversary of the Malta George Cross. You won’t be forgotten
Submitted by: Sheila Pienaar