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41 Royal Marine Commandos
Acting Corporal John W Hadfield was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at Vietri, Italy. Presented by King George VI in Creuilly, France. R.I.P. Grandad x
Submitted by: Anna Marie
Gunner 97 Anti - Tank Regt., Royal Artillery
Gunner Whitehead was killed in action near Nederweert , Netherlands, 1 November, 1944. He was the son of Walter Horace Whitehead and May Whitehead, of Cambridge. Roy was 19. He is remembered with honor at Nederweert War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Submitted by: Mervyn Raasch
WW1 1914/1918 private 3/8352
My grandfather John Murray survived the war, but the scars never left him, because he already was a professional soldier who fought in the Boer war, he was called up as soon as the WW1 started and shipped to France. John Murray 1872 / 1961 RIP.
Submitted by: John Murray
Private/Royal Irish Rifles
My grandad “Pop” You suffered life changing injuries, during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Hospitalised then taken to Hameln POW camp. Eventually repatriated back to England. The family are so proud of you. We will never forget you.
Submitted by: Pauline Holsgrove
Flt Lt John Edward Brennan. Trained in Canada, surviving ditching in the St Lawrence. Served as well in Middle East, Far East. Joined ATC in later years. Good and fair man. Patient with his girls, Mum Sal, daughters Annette and Roslynne
Submitted by: Roslynne Brennan
1401979 40th Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
You are the great uncle I never met but I know you through my grandmother. You are resting in Bagdad cemetery Iraq. We as a family will treasure your medals and you will always be remembered
Submitted by: Brian Turner
2nd Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment
7/12/1894 - 15/11/1917 I only know you from photograph in my Gran's (your beloved sister's) hallway. How sad to survive the battles only to be killed by a shell on a work party near Ypres. Thank you for all you did for us.
Submitted by: Sheila Royle
Private, 8 Battalion, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders
Proud of my Dad who was on active service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, including the battle of Monte Cassino. Lost his eye from a land mine blast. Fondly remembered by all his family. xxx
Submitted by: Ray Smith
Sergeant King's Shropshire Light Infantry
This is my Garndfather died on 29th January 1944 at the Battle of Anzio. He was 31 years old and left a Wife and one year old son a 5year old son and a 6year old daughter ... His body is in the War Graves Cemetery at Anzio.
Submitted by: Sharon Lewis-Holley
Private with the 49th Battalion A.I.F.
William served from September 1915 until his eventual death on 5th April 1918. William sustained 5 wounds some serious enough to be hospitalised at Norfolk War Hospital. He is buried at Warloy Baillon Communal Cemetery. Proud of William's WW1 efforts
Submitted by: Stuart Steele
Cabin boy Merchant Navy
Thank you for the service you gave to your country when it was most needed. Also thank you for the sacrifice you and your 43 shipmates made on the tanker British Yeoman crossing the Atlantic on the 15 of July 1942 . Taken at 17 yrs old God Bless.
Submitted by: Ken Sherwood
Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 5080
For the Grand Father I never knew. Killed on 28th August 1914 at the First Ypres Salient. No known grave, his name is recorded on the Menin Gate memorial, Panel 2. Rest in Peace, from your Grand daughter, Josephine Walker.
Submitted by: Robin Walker