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A Sheffield Pal, promoted from private, decorated with the Military Medal. Wounded six times, but still survived four years in the trenches. My grandmother’s brother, and her hero. With thanks to him and all those who served.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Atkins
My Grandfather was part of those Troops who Fought in Burma Against Japan in WW2 .After World War he lived his life with his Native Wife & Children in Karachi . He never went back to Britain. He died in Karachi 1952 I'm a Proud Grandson of Him .
Submitted by: Richard O'Reilly
Civil Service Rifles, London Regiment - Private 535499 1916-1918
Gordon 1895-1982 pictured with wife Dorothy Phyllis Survived the war and received an MBE in 1946 for services to Inland revenue. Thank you Granddad for your part in the war.
Submitted by: Adrian Snook
Private 26213, 8th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry
Died in the Battle of Arleux, Apr 28th 1917 age 27. Fell & buried alongside unknown British & Canadian soldiers in Arleux-En-Gohelle Cemetery. Son of John & Eliza Williams, Combe Down, Bath. In Loving Memory: Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten.
Submitted by: Susan Punter
Corporal Buffs (East Kent)
Cecil Wallace Hannaford AKA Richard Wallace. Wounded 11th April 1916, and after 1 year 218 days service in France, died of his wounds on 12th April 1916, aged 28. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave reference VI - B – 9.
Submitted by: S Hannaford
Lance Corporal 192938, "O" Special Coy., Royal Engineers
Survived WW1 but returned from leave to the front Oct 8th, 1918 and died from Spanish Flu, Nov 21st 1918, in US Army Base Hospital 45, aged 22. Son of John & Eliza Williams, Combe Down, Bath. In Loving Memory: Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten.
Submitted by: Susan Punter
D.L.I. 9th Battalion WW1. Sergeant. Northumberland Hussars WW2. Sergeant.
Joined DLI March 1914. WW2 Joined Northumberland Hussars. Mentioned in dispatches Crete before taken prisoner. Served out the war Stalag 383, liberated aged 50.
Submitted by: Paul Dobson
Private, 15th Btn. Durham Light Infantry
My Uncle Hugh died on 10th September 1918 only one month before the armistice and is buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. I visited his grave with my husband in 2000. Seeing all of these graves bring home the futility of war.RIPxx
Submitted by: Lylia Graham
Pvt 265411. 4th Btn Seaforth Highlanders
We will never forget your sacrifice. Born 30 Jan 1887 Aberchirder Banffshire. Killed in action at Arras 24 April 1917. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial & Marnoch Wall Memorial Aberchider Banffshire
Submitted by: Margaret Rose