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Private 24th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces
Thomas Urquhart joined the AIF in 1915. He trained at Broadmeadows, transported to Egypt, and then was sent to Gallipoli in the summer of 1915. After being evacuated in December he was sent to France where he met his fate in July at Pozière/Mouquet.
Submitted by: Iain Hastie
Private in 8th Battalion of the Parachute Regt.
Jumped on D-Day and on Operation Varsity. Killed in action, 24th March 1945. He was my uncle. Although I never met him he has been an inspiration ever since I learned of his actions during the war.
Submitted by: Mike Chittenden
Private - Hussars, 1st and 7th East Yorks
Wounded at the Battle of Loos in 1915. After recovering at Gosforth Hospital, Newcastle re-enlisted in 7th East Yorks. Died from wounds 9 July 1916 aged 18. Buried in Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. Rest in peace Stanley.
Submitted by: Jean Peters