Roll of Honour for our Members Ancestors

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Roll of Honour for our Members Ancestors

Postby Northern Lass » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:12 pm

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
(Fourth stanza of 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943))

The signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, signalled the end of World War One.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.
Rememberance Day is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

I would like to open this thread up for others to pay tribute and remember all those men and women who fell fighting for their country.

please do add your remembrances on this thread if you wish.

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Re: Remembering our ancestors who fought for our freedom.

Postby Carol » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:50 pm

a small few from the 2/6th Batallion of the Royal Warwickshires who were killed in action

200407 C.S.M Rose W E 12/4/18
2/Lieut Rose M A 9/8/18

and from 2/8th Battalion of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
3752 Pte H Rose 25/8/16
306334 L.Cpl W A Rose 25/8/16

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Re: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Postby admin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:01 pm

My 1st cousin twice removed:

Second Lieutenant Harold Augustus Flexen 1st Bn.Middlesex Regiment
Son of George and Sarah Maria Flexen, of 43, Ranelagh Rd., Ealing. Enlisted Aug., 1914. Died 29/07/1916, aged 26.
I believe he was buried in South Ealing cemetary, but have never managed to locate his grave when visiting.

My great, great uncle:

Serjeant Frederick Arthur Gething, 76th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Died of trench fever, 12/03/1918 aged 28 and buried with other members of his family in Blackpool.

I don't know much about either of them, other than that I have indescribable respect and gratitude for the sacrifice they made for our country and liberty. I'm also eternally grateful to whichever guardian angel was watching over my grandfather, who I believe may have joined up with, or around the same time as Harold and escaped with nothing more(!) than the effects of gas attack. Had he met a similar fate as Harold, I wouldn't be here today.
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Re: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh mo

Postby peterd » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:01 pm

GT Grandfather

In Memory of

12336, 6th Bn., South Lancashire Regiment
who died on 09 April 1916

Remembered with honour on the

GT Uncle and brother to Wiliam

In Memory of

21953, 1st Bn., Worcestershire Regiment
who died on 14 October 1917

Remembered with honour Buired at

Distant cousin on my mother side


Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Service No: Tyneside/Z/20 Unit Text: Anson Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 21 Date of Death: 10/05/1915

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 15.
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Re: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Postby Loakesy » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:22 pm

My great uncle (my grandmother's brother)

Private 630400 Norman Summarsell MOBSBY

"C" Company 2nd/20th Bn London Regiment

Died 19th November 1918 of influenza in Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France aged 21

Remembered with honour in Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
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Re: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Postby Silver surfer » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:00 am

I would like to remember my husband's gd father and gd uncle.

Private Samuel Hughes
20608, 9th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
who died aged 27
on 9 October 1915 at Gallipoli


Lance Corporal Emanuel Hughes
19290, 9th Bn. Worcs
who died aged 25
5 April 1916 at Mesopotamia

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Re: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Postby dianel » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:58 am

McMAHON, THOMAS STEPHEN Sergeant Service Number 15916 Royal Australian Air Force
Shot down 01/10/1943
Aged 26
Commemorated: AMBON MEMORIAL

Ambon Island lies close to the south west coast of Ceram in the Molucca Group of Islands. The Ambon Memorial was constructed on the site of a former prisoner of war camp, and commemorates over 440 officers and men of the Australian forces who have no known grave. Of these, nearly 300 belonged to the Australian Army and over 150 to the Royal Australian Air Force; they lost their lives in Ambonia, in other islands of the Molucca group and in Celebes. Many of those commemorated here died in the defence of Ambonia in the early months of the war against Japan and others were killed in the Allied assault on Japanese air bases established on Ambonia and Celebes. A large number perished in Japanese prisoner of war camps. The Memorial bears a bronze panel with the following inscription: 1939 - 1945 HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO DIED IN THE REGIONS OF THE CELEBES AND MOLUCCA ISLANDS ON LAND AT SEA AND IN THE AIR BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.
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Re: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Postby Northern Lass » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:19 pm

I would like to remember my Gt Grandfather........


3715, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died age 44
on 03 April 1919
Son of William and Jane Rose, of Cradley Heath; husband of Emily Rose, of 33, Clifton St., Old Hill. .
Remembered with honour
CRADLEY HEATH (ST. LUKE) CHURCHYARD Memorial and he is also buried at St Lukes.

He was in the Boar war and received some medals. He was also in the first world war.
As well as being on the Cradley Heath memorial, he is mentioned in a roll of honour booklet published by the local council just after the Great War, under the Old Hill council ward. A copy of this was placed inside the war memorial at Powke Lane Crematorium in Blackheath, although no names are listed on the memorial itself.
I have a copy of this booklet.
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby Rupieroo » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:24 pm

Private Clive Williams, 57334,
1/8 Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died 20 November 1918, of wounds sustained in battle.

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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby cid » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:22 pm

My Great Uncle.

24616 Private Samuel CAPEWELL

Joined the GRENADIER GUARDS on 21st December 1915 age 22.
He was posted to 2nd Battalion in France on 28th August 1916.
He was killed in action on 25th September 1916 at Lesboeufs, on the Somme.
He was in France for just 29 days before being killed.
He is buried in the Guards Cemetary, Lesboeufs.
He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
He is remembered on the Doulton War Memorial which was recently found in Haden Hill House.

My G G Uncles.

20028 Private Benjamin TROMANS
4th Worcestershire Regiment
He was wounded at Gallipoli and evacuated back to England.
He died on 19th April 1916 and was interred at St Lukes , Cradley Heath on 22nd April 1916 with full military honours.

20082 Private John Henry TROMANS
4th Worcestershire Regiment
He was killed in action on 6th August 1915 and has no known grave.
He is commemorated on Panel 104 to 113 of the Helles Memorial. He left a wife and seven children.

Both brothers enlisted at Stourbridge in December 1914 along with John's brother in law James Stevens.
All three men are remembered on Cradley War Memorial.
There is a letter written by Benjamin to his wife that was printed in the County Express and can be viewed on the Cradley Links website.
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby Annie » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:23 pm

I would like to remember my cousin Ernest Brown age 21 years.

Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Hood.
Date of Death: 24/05/1941
Service No: P/KX 113257
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 56, Column 1.

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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby Genealogy Fan » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:49 pm

Remembering: My grandfather: ROBERT CADMAN

Flight Sergeant Robert Cadman
of 635 Squadron, Royal Sir Force Volunteer Reserve.

Died aged 26 on Saturday 26th August 1944 whilst flying in a Lancaster Bomber over Germany. He was a rear tail gunner in the plane. My mother was nearly 3 months old when he died. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetary, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby MarkCDodd » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:09 pm

My great Uncle, Private Luke Philip Homer of Smethwick.
No 5570320 of the 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment.
K.I.A in Belgium on the 28th May 1940.
Buried at the Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery in Ieper, Belgium.

Private Harold Norman Dent of Portland, Victoria, Australia.
No 6731 of the 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
K.I.A in at Ypres on the 3rd October 1917.
Body never recovered. Remembered on Panel 28 of the Menin Gate memorial in Belgium.
He left behind an "ex-nuptial" child whose decendants never knew the name of this brave soldier until I contacted them a few months ago.
Reading the letters from his father, Barjona Dent, pleading for more information on the circumstances of his son's death still make me cry.
Knowing the history of this battle, I can't help but feel anger towards General Haig, General Gough and the other butchers who sacrificed the young.

My Grandfather, Sapper Albert Reginald Ford of West Bromwich.
No 1917714 of The Royal Engineers.
He lasted about three months on the front line before they sent him back to England a broken man.
He saw things that he could not cope with.
He survived but his spirit was killed.

My wife's Grandfather, Driver and Gunner Charles Horace Cook of Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia.
No 3792, 22nd Battalion, 1st A.I.F.
He spent over 1300 days on the front line.
In one battle I read about yesterday, of the 550 men in his Battalion, over 450 were killed or seriously injured within half an hour of an ill planned attack.
He was serving at the same time as his father and uncle.
He joined the Victorian Police Force which he served in for 26 years before having to retire in 1952 due to ill health caused by "The Great War".

My wife's Great Grandfather, Gunner James Cook of Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia.
No 1963, 8th Light Horse.
Enlisted at the age of 47 in July 1915.
Was overseas in Egypt, Greece and France for over 4 years.
Returned healthier than his son, Charles Horace, as he did not experience trench warfare.

My Grandfather, Driver Frederick Horace Dodd of Walsall.
No 94231 of the Royal Field Artillery.
Was on the front line from September 1915 till Armistace Day.
Shot a couple of times but was more upset at the dozens of horses he lost during the war.
When on stretcher duty he said it sometimes took several hours to carry an injured soldier less than a mile through the mud.

Private Leo Mannix Carr of Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
No VX48402 of the 2/29 Australian Infantry battalion.
Died on the 1st December 1943 whilst a P.O.W of the Japanese in Burma.
Death was caused by malnurtition, injuries from beatings and malaria.
He was one of 13000 Australian British, Dutch and American P.O.Ws killed whilst being used as slave labour to build the "Railway Of Death" between Burma and Siam.
One prisoner died for every 33 meters of track laid.
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Postby apowell » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:22 am

Great Uncle
Samuel Henry Tolley, Royal Navy Patrol Service, Seaman.
Samuel served on minesweepers during 1940-1942 and Motor Launch boats 1942-1943.
Samuel was 26 years old when he died on the 7th June 1943 due to illness while on patrol in the Carribean sea and is buried in Trinidad and Tobago at the Port of Spain (St.James) Military Cematery.
Samuel left a wife and a very young daughter.

Great Uncle
George H Powell, Pte South Staffordshire Regiment (8th, 4th & 1/6th Battalions)
My Great Uncle joined up in 1915 and went to France in December 1916 serving with the 8th Battalion and fought at Arras in 1917 before being sent home due to illness. George was again sent to France in March 1918 and served with the 4th Battalion seeing action during the German Spring Offensive before joining the 1/6th Battalion. He contracted pneumonia while on active service and was evacuated to England spending 4 months in hospital before fully recovering.

Great Grandfather
Harry Hadley, Pte, Kings Royal Rifles Corps (13th Battalion)
My Great Grandfather joined up on the outbreak of war but was discharged due to sickness prior to serving overseas after contracting TB while in basic training.

Great, Great Uncles son
Harry Hadley, Sapper, Royal Engineers (580 Army Troops Coy)
Harry was 20 years of age when he died on the 24th April 1941.
Harry was killed in Action while serving somewhere in Greece.

Great, Great Uncle
Zachariah Tolley, Pte, South Staffordshire Regiment (4th Battalion)
Awarded: British, Victory medals, Silver War Badge and the Military Medal.
Zachariah was wounded in action France, 1918 and discharged due to injuries sustained.
I'm not sure when in 1918 but from the Battalion's war diaries most likely during the month of April which saw the Battalion engaged in a desperate, bitter fight to halt the major German offensive.

Grandmother's Cousin
Harry Tolley, Gunner, Royal Artillery
Harry joined the Royal Artillery in 1938 and was sent to France in 1939 with the BEF. He was captured during the Battle of Amiens 20th May 1940 and spent 5 years in POW camps in Northern Germany and Poland. He escaped in February 1945 spending 2 weeks living rough in the Polish countryside before being recaptured by SS troops.

Family members
Ebenezer Homer, Pte, South Staffordshire Regiment (1st Battalion)
Awarded 15 Star, British and Victory medals.
Ebenezer was 25 years of age when he died on the 18th May 1915.
Ebenezer was killed during the The Battle of Festubert 15-25 of May.

John Thomas Devison, Lance Corporal, Kings Royal Rifles Corps
Awarded 15 Star, British and Victory medals.
John was 27 when he died on the 25th September 1915.
John was killed during the Battle of Loos.

William Haycock, Sgt, Royal Munster Fusiliers Regiment ( 7th Battalion)
Awarded: 15 Star, British and Victory medals.
William was 25 years of age when he died on the 16th August 1915.
William was killed during the battle for the Kiretch Tepe Sirt, Gallipoli.

David Homer, Pte, Manchester Regiment (2nd/7th Battalion) formerly South Staffordshire Regiment
Awarded: British and Victory medals.
David was 21 years of age when he died on the 22nd October 1917.
David was killed while serving in France.

Frank Coad, Sgt, South Staffordshire Regiment ( 1st/5th Battalion, H Coy)
Awarded 15 Star, British and Victory medals.
Frank was 28 years of age when he died on the 14th March 1917.
Frank was killed during a major night attack on enemy trenches at Bucquoy in France and that nights work resulted in total casualties: 31 Officers
and 552 Other Ranks (madness).
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby Annie » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:03 pm

I would like to remember two brothers who were my dad's cousins :

Initials: Job
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 08/09/1915
Service No: 12147
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 9.

Initials: Daniel
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/11/1916
Service No: 40050
Additional information: Son of Richard and Mary Faulkner. Native of Silsden, Keighley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 1.

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