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Pte.235768 8th Btn. York and Lancaster Reg.
Born March 1882 Gateley, Great Ryburgh Fakenham Norfolk England. Died October 12th. 1917, Zonnebeke, West-Vlanderen, Belgium John Betts is commemorated on Stone 126 of the Tyne Cot Memorial. My hero great uncle.
Submitted by: Kenneth Potter
16006, Lance Corporal
my great-great-uncle fought in world war 1 in the 10th Cameronians, originally from The Scottish Borders, he drafted while living in England, he was apart of the Battle of Loos where he was sadly killed in action.
Submitted by: Amie Blake
3302 C/SERGEANT, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own)
This is my grandfather who won a D.C.M. at Grootvlei, South Africa in 1900. He went on to fight in WW1 and retired in 1919 after 26 years in the army. He then became head steward at the army school of equitation in Weedon. He sadly died in 1934 (54)
Submitted by: Gary Brocklebank
Lance Corporal, Portsmouth Bat, R.M.L.I.
Picture is from the Coventry Herald of July 9th 1915.In honour of my great uncle who served in the Gallipoli campaign during WW1.He died of enteric fever on 27th June 1915 aged 28 in Alexandria and is buried in Chatby Military Cemetery, Egypt.
Submitted by: Joyce Hlatki
Second Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
My grandfather was captured by the Germans on November 18,1944 and held at Stalag 11b, Fallingbstel until his release on May 5,1945. He died in October 1972. I was very young but still feel a great love when I think of him. So many lost years.
Submitted by: Gillian Buergin
Corporal / Royal Warwickshire Regiment
In Honor of my Great Grandfather Thomas James Williams Reg. #267194 who was a POW in WWl. He was held in Dulmen POW camp in Germany. Finally released and landed back in England in July of 1918. Love you DAD, you lil Marcie
Submitted by: Michelle Willis
Rank: Flying Officer Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force Service Number: J23136
Date of Birth: 16 Sep 1921 Date of Death: 11 Apr 1944 Incident: The aircraft crashed at Achiet-le-Petit. There were no survivors. John was my 2nd cousin once removed. His father was born in Norfolk England United Kingdom
Submitted by: Kenneth Potter
14595719 Infantry Suffolk Reg 2nd Battalion Formerly Royal Scots
killed in action April 1944 on Pidonnu 'pimple' hill, Imphal while serving the Burma Campaign. Far from home but never far from our hearts, he lives on in us. We will forget you not our young auld da. Our hearts are still broken you didn't come home
Submitted by: Sharon Gibson
282037 2/7th Lancashire Fusiliers
My grandfather who served with the 2/7th Lancashire Fusiliers. Captured on the 21st March 1918 at Hargicourt and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war in Gustrow POW camp. He died in September 1968.
Submitted by: Andrew schofield
Northumberland Fusiliers Battalion 27th Transfer to/from To 25th,1/4th Bns & N.F.Depot
To our Grandfather was wounded in August 1916 but survived WW1 after spending 3 years fighting on the Western front. He enlisted 22/12/14 to serve his country. Passed away in 1924 in Vancouver, BC.
Submitted by: Sandra Roberts
Private, York and Lancaster Regiment
Younger brother of my Grandma, Martha. They were brought up, with 3 other siblings at the Prince of Wales pub in Greasbrough, Yorkshire. He served with 2nd/5th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on 7th of May 1917 aged 20.
Submitted by: Edward Willey
WWI 21st Batt & 24th Batt, Sergeant (Australian)
Robert served in Gallipoli and France, earning the Military Medal for “gallantry, leadership and bravery” and promoted from Private to Corporal then Sergeant. Hospitalised in Egypt after a gas attack. Robert died in 1947, aged 54. Hail grandfather!
Submitted by: Gwenda Eakins
Notts. Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry - Sergeant
My maternal grandfather served 1912 - 1917 in the Notts. S.R. Yeo. He served in Eygpt 1915-16. Discharging late 1917 after being wounded. Passing away in 1984 c. at the age of 94 in NSW Australia - RIP
Submitted by: Andrew MacLachlan