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Ernest Griffin joined the Queens Regiment,18 year old joined the B.E.F 18th May 1940 then marched to a small French village got cut off and was made captive on the morning 21st May 1940, then suffered 5 years as a POW in Poland RIP Dad (2nd on Left)
Submitted by: Alan Griffin
Rifleman, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
William was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 7th July 1916. He was the youngest of five brothers who fought in WW1, and one of three who died in service. Lest we forget.
Submitted by: Laura Butler
Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
Served WW1 and died on the Somme in one of the last battles fought around Verchain S France and died 1/11/1918 and buried in a small cemetery in Verchain-Maugre. John and David his Nephews miss the chance to meet him as do the rest of the family
Submitted by: John Robertson
Private 7th Bttn North Staffords
Remembering my Grandad who died in Mesopotamia on 20th April 1916 when my Mum, Ruth Whittaker (nee Boulton), was just 15 months old. He is remembered on the Basa Memorial (Iraq) and the Longton (Stoke-on-Trent) Cenotaph. He left a wife and 7 children
Submitted by: Michael Whittaker
Lance Corporal,16th (Royal Devon and R. North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.
Killed in action Sep. 10, 1918. Son of Tom and Fanny Elizabeth Castle, of 3 Crosspark Terrace, Heavitree, Exeter. Age 23 Buried:Templeux-le-Guerard Departement de la Somme Picardie, France Plot: I. B. 1. My Great Uncle. Taken too soon. R.I.P.
Submitted by: David Taylor
Private, Highland Light Infantry
In memory of William A Woodburn (son of David & Annie Woodburn, and great-uncle of William J Woodburn). Aged 19, died of wounds, 17th October, 1918. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot XXX F 13
Submitted by: jacqueline elouali
Corporal Black Watch S/9900 (Royal Highlanders)
In memory of Great Uncle David who died on the 19th October 1916 in the Pas de Calais and is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery. No photograph of David can be found but placed a cross on the Memorial Wall at the local Black Watch museum.
Submitted by: Lesley Wale
Squadron Leader 37421 - 144 Squadron - RAF Hemswell
Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Rebbeck of Lockeridge, Wiltshire and husband of Mrs Betty Rebbeck (nee Corbett) Killed in Action - 17th August 1940 "Although we never knew you we will never forget your sacrifice"
Submitted by: Gordon Lewis
283rd Army Troop Company Royal Engineers
WW1 1915 to 1918, wounded in the mouth, suffered from shell shock and being gassed. Died by his own hand in December 1923. He may not be honoured as those who died. But he fought bravely along side them and lost his soul in the process.
Submitted by: Angela Armstrong