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Pilot squadron 233
Pilot Harvey Edgar Jones wouldn't bail from his damaged Dakota because his w.a.g. Cobby Engelberg was too injured to bail. Harvey crash landed, and died .Cobby survived.( Cobby's descendants now number 25, including me, his only son, Harvey) .
Submitted by: Harvey Engelberg
Private 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers
My Great uncle Sydney Graney Zensz (1898-1918). His battalion moved along the Messine Road at Earl Farm. They suffered heavy fighting and Sydney was one of 37 men wounded, dying of his wounds on 11/4. A true hero who will never be forgotten.
Submitted by: Jenny Plumb
Private, Gordon Highlanders regiment
Born 19 Jan 1913 joined the war in 1941 until the end of ww2 returned home to his wife and daughter and went on to have another daughter he lived a very full and happy life until he died whilst having survey on 31 Oct 1992
Submitted by: Lily May Youngs
Pilot Officer, J/85171, Royal Canadian Air Force
Born February 29, 1920 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. KIA January 15, 1943 in Saint-Martin-des-Entrées, Normandy, France. Flying Spitfires with No. 401 Squadron since June 1942, he was shot down by Flak while strafing an enemy locomotive.
Submitted by: Francois Oxeant
Private 22919 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment
In memory of great uncle Frank, Killed in action at the battle of Loos Flanders on the 25th of September 1915. Remembered on the memorial at Duds Corner Loos-En-Gohelle near Arras. One of two brothers killed during the first world war.
Submitted by: Alan Knight
Company Serjeant-Major, 6/Cheshire Regiment
This is James Finn, my gt-granddad who died on 31 July 1917 at Passchendaele. He was 29 and left a wife and four children. He was in the War from the start as he was in the Territorial Army and felt a great responsibility towards his young charges.
Submitted by: Carolyn Wright
Private 306945 2nd/7th Bn, Duke of Wellington's (Weat Ridig Regiment)
My grandfather. Fought in France in WW1, missing in action in the Battle of Cambrai on 22 November 1917, leaving his wife Marguerite and my mother aged 1yr. His widow died in 1918 in the Spanish influenza epidemic. I wish I had met him. R.I.P.
Submitted by: Richard Brown
Private: 7942. Cheshire Regiment.
To my uncle who feel in the 1st World War 05 November 1917 • France & Flanders. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Also to all those past and present who have lost their lives in conflict. May you all Rest in Peace.
Submitted by: Terry Slack
Whilst flying on a mission for SOE after Stanley encountered US "Friendly Fire". He managed to fly back to the Normandy coast before the plane became uncontrollable. He gave the order to abandon the aircraft but he crashed with the plane and died.
Submitted by: Keith Maunder
Sgt (Pilot) RAFVR
11th Oct 1941 Beaufort AW 197/MW-E on mine laying operations off Brest.Ditched into Brest Harbour killing Ken, 22 son of Bill & Elsie Perry, Chattenden, Kent Charles Edward Earl RAFVR 25, Carl C Thomsen RCAF 31. FC Gornall PoW.
Submitted by: Ray Peek
RAF Sergeant Pilot 1250594
Dennis was the only Son To Ernest & Hilda. He was Killed on the night of 14 October 1941 whilst flying Avro Manchester EM-T (L7373) following a raid on Cologne. He is interred at Schaffen Communual Cemetary, Diest, Belgium.
Submitted by: Jeremy Okeeffe
William charles Yates enlisted in January 1906 in to the 2nd Ox and Bucks L I,he was put into D company. He served on the Western Front the entire war. He was my Great Grandfather and I am very proud to call him so
Submitted by: nicholas yates
Private, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
My Great Uncle was killed in action on the 25th September 1915 at the battle of Loos. He worked on a farm near Lewes in Sussex, he arrived late for work this being only the first time & was dismissed, that morning he went to Newhaven & joined up.
Submitted by: Bryan Allen