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PO/X 2758 Marine
Leonard D Moses my great Uncle, perished aboard the Royal Oak on friday 13th October 1939 when a german U boat penetrated the British Navy's main anchorage at Scapa Flow in Orkney and torpedoed the battleship.In total 833 men were lost.
Submitted by: Suzanne Jones
Private Argyl & Sutherland Highlanders
Pictured as a teenager serving in Burma WW2 part of the 'Forgotten Army'. His war lasted long after VE day. So very proud of you Dad, we love & miss you & in your memory I will carry your medals for you every Remembrance Day. GBNF xxx
Submitted by: Annette Malia
Private, Algonquin Regiment, Canada
Arthur Donald volunteered to join the Canadian Army and in November 1944 his unit was sent to join the Western European Theatre of War. Sadly at the age of 41, on May 5th, 1945 he was killed in action near Rastede, Germany. Proudly remembered.
Submitted by: Karen Bridgman Acker
UK Naval WW1 -J90208 1914 to 1920
A Stoker / HMS Malborough when they rescued G.Duke Nicholas of Russia and family 1919. He kept a diary of battles & windy seas. Never forget what they done for us to have the life of today. Love you Grandad.
Submitted by: Pamela Barnard
Private 1st East Yorkshire Regiment
Private Cecil Wing was shot in the Thorax whilst serving in Flanders in 1916. He subsequently died of Tuberculosis in 1926 aged 39 as a direct result of his war wound. He left behind his wife Annie and children Phyllis, Cecil and Morris
Submitted by: Malcolm Donovan
L/7766 L/Cpl with the East Kent Regiment
My Great Uncle, who served in WW1, saw action at Ypres in 1915 and the Somme in 1916. He fought and died in the Battle of Flers/Courcelette on 15th Sept. 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Always remembered.
Submitted by: Susan Jones
British Army - Private
From Sheffield, he joined up in 1916 at the age of 19 years, serving in the York & Lancasters. Later, moved to Machine Gun Corp. He was taken prisoner in November 1917, and held in/near Minden, Germany. Honourably discharged in 1919.
Submitted by: Keith Carter
Flight Sgt No 581112.R.A.F. Bomber Command 40 Squadron, Alconbury.
Born in Aclare,Sligo,Ireland in 1919 and died on the 12th May 1941 aged 21yrs.He is proudly remembered by his family. Interred in Hamburg Cemetery.He willingly gave his young life so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.A very special young man.
Submitted by: James Cavanagh