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British Army: Private: Leinster Regiment: 2nd Battalion:
Patrick Cushen was born March 1894 in Co. Offaly, Ireland the son of Michael & Ellen Cushen. He was wounded in the last battle of Ypres and died of his wounds on 20/10/1918. He was my great uncle and I thank him for his sacrifice.
Submitted by: Maureen Lennon
Served 1941-47, France, Low Countries and Palestine, Corporal, Royal Signals
First saw action on D-day at the age of twenty-two and served in the BAOR until the end of the war. Involved in liberation of Belgium and Netherlands before joining the occupation force in Germany and Palestine campaign. Died June 2015 aged 92.
Submitted by: Keith Alexander
York and Lancaster Regiment 18th(Service)Battalion. Private. No 62366
My great uncle Harry Bentley was born on 12 April 1888 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, son of Edward & Mary Bentley. He enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regiment 18th (Service) Battalion and died of wounds received in action in France on 10 October 1918.
Submitted by: Catherine Walmsley
Warrant Officer (Australian Service No.430683)
Enlisted in the RAAF 1943 embarked for England in Aug 1944 left for the Middle East where he was attached to the RAF he took part in night armed reconnaissance and intruder work as member of a RAF crew Passed 5/09/2017 at home in his 93rd year.
Submitted by: John Timms
Subadar in 123rd Outram's Rifles, 1st Battalion
He was my grandfather. Born in Mehmunpur, Mirpur, Kashmir. Served with Indian Army, fought WW1 and died during Palestine Campaign on 11 April 1918. Buried in Heliopolis Cemetery near Cairo Egypt. Remembered with honor.
Submitted by: Asif Masood Raja
123rd Outram's Rifles, 1st Battalion
My grandfather Subadar Muhammad Zaman lived a life of soldier and sacrificed his life during WW1 on April 11th, 1918 and was buried in Heliopolis Cemetery near Cairo, Egypt. He will always be remembered with honor. May his soul rest in Peace!
Submitted by: Asif Masood Raja
Rifleman, 9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria Rifles).
From Bethnel Green, London. Died of wounds aged 35 on 19th April 1917 in enemy hands. He left behind a wife and three young daughters. Buried at Cabaret Rouge Cemetery Souchez. Remembering his brave sacrifice by his Great Grandson Colin Edney.
Submitted by: Martin Casson
Private, Manchester Regiment, 23rd Battalion, 8th City, "B" Company, Platoon # Vlll, 91st Infantry
Never had the privilege to meet my grandfather. The memories are that he had stepped on a land mine and the only thing they could find was his boots and Bible. What a hero and love for country, to have left a family of 7 children and a loving wife.
Submitted by: Lizbeth Holt
King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion, "C" Company, Lewis Gun #1, Company Sergeant Major
Enlisted in 1914 and fought in many major battles including the Somme and Third Ypres. He was awarded the Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and was Mentioned in Dispatches. He also served in the Northern Russia Campaign 1918-1919.
Submitted by: Jeannette Brown
William Andrew Riordan Gunner. 62669 WW1
My Grandfather William Andrew Riordan was a Gunner in the RGA Service No.62669, in the First World War. I know he was involved in the Battle of Nablus in 1918, where he was awarded the DCM on 21/9/1918. This can be found in the London Gazette.
Submitted by: Clare Mullins
Corporal 5383679 Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 1st Battalion
My Great-Grandfather Alfred Charles John died of wounds on 27th September 1944 at the age of 22. He left behind his wife Phyllis and only son Allen John, whom he never met. In The Mosaic Of Victory Lies This, Our Precious Part.
Submitted by: Sarah-Louise Bellamy
Private 70537 Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derbyshire 11th Battalion
Pte.Herbert N Walker 70537 was on sentry duty in a Sap with Pte.Charles H Bayes 56000 when the Germans started shelling. A shell landed close to the Sap they were in and both men were mortally wounded.
Submitted by: Paul Bridges