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Postby apowell » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:38 pm

In memory of Benjamin William Heath 25 years old who was sadly killed serving his country with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment on the 17th September 1916 during the Somme offensive.

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Postby Sarah_Carney » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:22 pm

Harry Cotterill

Battery Quarter Master Serjeant
H.Q. 6 H.A.A. Regt.
Died in 1945 aged 44 years old.

My Great Grandfather was professional soldier. When WW2 broke out he was sent overseas. Accidently his Regiment's weapons were sent to the wrong place. They survived for about 3 months before being captured. He spent the next few years in a Japanese POW camp.
While he was a POW, his daughter was born, but died a few months later. He had 6 children in total, one being my Nan.
He was eventually rescued by the RAF. His plane stopped to refuel, and just after it took off, it exploded over the sea.
To this day I will never know if he knew that just a few months earlier hiw wife had died from Pnuemonia, and whether he knew the plane had something wrong, giving him the time to ponder what might come of his children.
They were subsequently sent to a care home. Until I embarked on finding out about my family history, his children never knew what had happened to their father.
We now know that he, like many others was a hero who sacrificed his life for others.


R.I.P Grandad Harry
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby westbromval » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:37 am

george harvey was in the 308 m.t.royal army service corp he died sat 23/4/1941 he was ona troop ship when it was sunk he has no grave and he his hounored at athens momorail greece r.i.p uncle george he was 23
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their country

Postby Alice » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:30 pm

MyGreat Great Uncle William Randle Pte, 20672 14th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment Mortally wounded, July 1st 1916, Somme died of wounds 3rd Sept 1916. Remembered with honour La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.

My Great Uncle Bert Akins, South Satffordshire Regiment, stretcher bearer, hewas gassed, butsurvived the war and died in Dudley in 1931
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Postby KayM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:16 pm

In memory of my great aunt Aggy's husband, Alfred Allan Walker, a marine engineer from Aberdeen. He was a Corporal in the Gordon Highlanders. He died in France on 14 November 1914, a mere 45 days after enlisting. His wife Agnes Clark was left with an 11 year old son. She never remarried and died in 1959.
This was the first record of military service I have looked at and it was a shock to read it.
What a terrible sacrifice these men made.
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Postby Rolfeyworld » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:21 am

In memory of George Rolfe who served with the 11th Batallion of the Middlesex Regiment in the Somme.
He died on March the 16th 1916 during a fierce battle to take a front line German trench.
He, and his fellow heroes, who sacrificed so much for us, shall never be forgotten.
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Postby snoopysue » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:50 pm

As yet I haven't found any relatives who died in action - there must be some.
I would like to thank all the soldiers, airforce and naval personel who died protecting our shores, and the ones who survived but were probably scared by the experience - without them the world would have been a very different place.
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Postby brickwalls » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:36 pm

My great grandfather.

Flying Officer Wilfred Preston DFC

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Award D.F.C. as Pilot Officer 10 Squadron 1943, flight crew Halifax DG272. Presumed collision with Halifax LL182 over sea. Missing on air-sea rescue search.
Non omnia moriar - Not all of me will die
Quite a nice thought when you consider what we're all doing
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Postby Estella » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:16 pm

My great uncle.
Private 15515 John Thomas Plant, KIA 3rd July 1916, buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France.
I have just returned from a long planned pilgrimage to pay my respects at his grave and to lay a wreath on behalf of his family on September 21st 2010.
John will never ever be forgotten by any of us.
John was born in Cheadle, Staffordshire and was the brother of my paternal Grandmother.
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Postby beardie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:21 pm

cid wrote: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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Postby Antie Em » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:10 pm

My Great Uncle Edwin Mutton who died at the Battle of Albert in the Somme - 1 - 13 July 1916

In Memory of Private EDWIN MUTTON
12808, 19th Bn., Welsh Regiment
who died on 10 July 1916

Remembered with honour
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their cou

Postby snoopysue » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:48 pm

I came across this quote from a married Danish Cavalry officer in 1848. I thourght the sentiment is as true now as it was then.

"You can imagine that I am at this parting moment felt a bit emotional. But the one whose duty and calling is to serve King and country and who shall go where honour calls him, he knows that his fate is determined by God, who also assumes the widows and the fatherless, if their breadwinner falls in battle. "
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their cou

Postby KayM » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:15 pm

I would like to remember my cousin William Sievwright Walker of Aberdeen who died aged 37 on 9 November 1940.
He was second engineer on MV Shelbrit 2 when it was bombed at Portslade, Sussex.

His father Alfred Allan Walker of Aberdeen died aged 33 in France in 1914. (see a previous post)

Also my great uncle Richard Ewart Shearer of Hightae, Lockerbie who died in 1917 of pneumonia while working as an apprentice engine fitter with the Royal Flying Corps. He was only 19.

They gave so much.
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their cou

Postby sparkstopper » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:27 am

In Memory of Pte.GEORGE WESTON No.16431 4th Bn.Worcester Reg.
Killed in action 18th September 1916.
Remembered with honour @ Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery.
Also youger brother Pte.JOHN WESTON no.20654 S.Staffs.Reg.
Survived under traumatic circumstances and ended his life in an Asylum.
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Re: Post your tribute here to those who fought for their cou

Postby oscar » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:17 am

Thanx for that sparks after so many years of anonimity nice to see him remembered at last for everything he went through in the trenches and afterwards
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