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Private, Suffolk Regiment, then Cambridgeshire Regiment
My grandad suffered shrapnel, gas, trench feet and shell shock. He survived WW1 trench warfare, but never fully survived the horror - what we now call PTSD. He died when I was 12. I wish we could have had a pint together at the Bushel & Strike.
Submitted by: Harry Audus
C/SSX 28234 Able Seaman
My grandfather’s older brother, who died aboard the HMS Barham in the Mediterranean Sea during IIWW. Daniel had just turned 21 when he died. He is our hero and we will always remember him with pride and love.
Submitted by: Claudia Fernández McCarthy
Army Private 4859180 Leicestershire
You bravely fought in Italy during WW11 as a stretcher bearer. Alongside your brother Norman in Northamptonshire regiment. You were both spared & lived long lives in amongst loving families. Gone but never forgotten.
Submitted by: Karen Clarke
10th Battalion, King's. RifleCorps. Service number R946
In memory to Daniel, my grand uncle. Whom died a war hero and was posthumously presented the Military Medal for Bravery in the field. His medal was presented to his mother Mary on 21st October 1919, by the Mayor of Smethwick. Rest in Peace Daniel x
Submitted by: Bernadette Russell
2nd Engineer English Merchant Nay
thinking of our Granddad at this time, your bravery will never be forgotten along with your crew members. We may not have a picture of you but you are always thought of. with all our love, your grandchildren. Dublin, Ireland
Submitted by: Siobhan Kulkarni
William Thomas Lockwood - aka Thomas or Tom. Although I never had the chance to meet you, I have discovered so much about your journey through life. You faced enormous challenges and met them all with such courage. I am so very proud of you Grandad
Submitted by: Kathleen Brain
Sergeant RAF : Service No. 979320
My father was a wireless operator - AG during the 2nd W/W. Flying out of Oban in Scotland, their Catalina JX 273 crashed on Vatersay Island on 12/5/1944. Three were killed, including the Captain D. Clyne. My father was one of the 6 who survived.
Submitted by: Tim Anstey