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2nd Lt. KRRC -16th Battalion - Machine Gun Commander
In April 1917, Grandpa Hills left his senior position at a Bank in London, his wife and 20mth old baby (our mother) to help defend our freedom. 80 days later he was in the British War Cemetry, Croissilles, N.France. Always proudly remembered .
Submitted by: Suz Mathers
Lieutenant 2nd (Glamorgan) Company Royal Engineers
Fought in WW1, died on 5 August 1916 at the age of 25, son of James and Emma Turner of Tygwyn Cardiff. Buried at Harbarcq Communal Cemetery Extension Pas de Calais France. Gone but not forgotten
Submitted by: Sheelagh Hope
5367, Company Sergeant Major, !st. Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Killed In Action on May 1917
Rest In Peace My Dear Grandfather. You had 3 sons, 8 grandsons, 2 granddaughters and countless grandchildren and great grandchildren all of whom are very proud of you. Thank you for your service and for being my grandfather. You are not forgotten.
Submitted by: Dennis O'Malley
Lance Corporal 11152, 8th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment
Served in WW1 and died at the end of the Battle of the Somme, 18th November 1916, aged 19. Mourned for the rest of her life by his mother and now remembered by those in the family who have discovered him long after his death.
Submitted by: Anne Bryant
My Grandad, lied about his age to join in the first war to young, lied about his age 2nd war to old, Fought in the battle of the Somme along with his 8 brothers all survived. Immense pride and love for this man we knew as pop.
Submitted by: colette oddy ne welsby
Sub Lieutnant, Royal Navy Patrol Service
To Dad, and Uncles John, Frank, Bill, Arthur and Jack. Served in the RN and RAF. All now gone, but never forgotten. We owe you and your generation so much, words cannot do it justice. God Bless you all.
Submitted by: Rod Mayall
Mounted Military Police - Lance Corporal - Service no. P/2934
Harold Davies was my Great Uncle. He survived WW1, but tragically died 2 Apr 1919 from Influenza and Pnuemonia whilst serving with the B.E.F. France-British Expeditionary Force. Buried with full Military Honours at Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Germany
Submitted by: June Davies
Sergeant, The Royal field Artillary, attached to the Welsh Guards.
Grandad fought in WW1.He was wounded twice and returned to the front.He also received the Meritorius Service Medal. Nanny always said he came back a changed man.We owe him, and his generation a deep debt, that can never be repaid. God bless you all
Submitted by: Rod Mayall
240261 Company Sgt Major 5th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Remember Uncle Edward Catherall an outstanding soldier killed in action in first battle of Gaza 26 March 1917. Awarded the DCM for gallantry in the field in the face of the enemy whilst in charge of wiring parties, twice mentioned in dispatches RIP.
Submitted by: Anthony Catherall
FLIGHT SARGENT,BOMBER COMMAND,AIR FORCE
My father ,who died in July this year,was always saddened by the loss of his big brother Boyce,in Feb 1945 ,aged just 23,a devastation to all his family.He rests in Bari War cemetery Italy,Far from his Cornish home held close in his families memory.
Submitted by: Julie Gazzani