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Flight Sergeant with Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve
In remembrance to Uncle Stan and the rest of the crew who lost their lives when their Sunderland flying boat crashed 3rd June 1944. 10 young lives lost. Gone but never ever forgotten
Submitted by: Jim Spurgeon
172 Field Regiment, Royal Artillary and was a Gunner
Uncle Fred died aged 19 on Sunday 28/02/1943 and is buried in the Beja War Cemetery in Tunisia. His life was cut short in defence of a free world and I thank him and everyone that died in the service of their country. I never met him but wish I had
Submitted by: David Gowers
raf sgt mid upper gunner 1595275
He joined in 1943, after training he went on to serve with squadron 44. He was then transferred to squadron 189 in October 1944, this was part of the Tiger force. He took part in the repatriation of troops from in Italy and was de mobbed in 1947
Submitted by: Janine Lightning
Joined 1914, sent to France 1916 with 9th Devons. Took part in Battles of Somme in July. Endured/treated for tooth rot, trench foot, herpes, scabies, Field Punishment No1. Took part in Battles of Ypres, Lys, 2nd Somme with 1st Devons. Survived war!
Submitted by: David Carter
Captain 25th Battalion Canadian Infantry
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty was awarded the Military Cross and promoted at just 23 years 11 months at the battle of Vimy Ridge. He died from wounds as the result of a direct hit by an aerial bomb on his officers hut Oct 1917.
Submitted by: Reginald removed
SAC 2708 Field Squadron. Royal Airforce Regiment
Served with the British14th Army(A.C.S.E.A.) in Burma from Oct44 to Aug46. Among its many battles 2708 Squadron helped re-capture Meiktila airfield which was vital for the relief of Imphal and Kohima and flying in supplies and taking out casualties.
Submitted by: Reginald removed
ABLE SEAMAN SERVICE NUMBER CLYDE Z/3051 RNVR
HE SERVED AT GALLIPOLI FOR A SHORT SPACE OF TIME THEN WITH ANSON BATTLION SERVED AT PASSENDAELE RIDGE ACTING AS A RUNNER ALONG WITH LYALL? AND SUB LIEUT LAXTON WHERE HE DIED OF HIS WOUNDS HIS BODY WAS NEVER RECOVERED
Submitted by: Matthew John Cram
Private in Northumberland Fusiliers
Shot in the face in the Battle of Arras and sent home. Discharged 13.11.1917. He was shot in neck between right ear and jaw. Bullet came out of left hand side of nose and smashed his teeth. He was sent to Croydon War Hospital lived in Aldershot
Submitted by: Janis Harris
Photo was taken on his wedding day just after he returned from his stint in North Africa from 1941-1943 before he was sent to Belgium where he received the injury that hospitalized him for the rest of the war. A brave man, always remembered. R.I.P
Submitted by: Carolyn Dilena
7297 Private, Somerset Light Infantry, Died 4th Aug 1914, aged 27
Although not a casualty as a result of enemy action, Joseph Viles bears the distinction of being the first British soldier to die after Britain went to war; the first of many. ~May you rest in peace~
Submitted by: Mr White