Armies

4 October 2020

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

Sergeant James A WOOLNOUGH MM, whose MILITARY MEDAL was won seconded to the KING Is OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY at ANZIO.
4 October 2020

WOOLLETT, John C (#245)

Major General John C WOOLLETT CBE MC MA CEng FICE CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS: served in 1 Section 23 FIELD COMPANY R.E., in 1 TROOP 6 COMMANDO, and took part in the early, successful COMBINED OPERATIONS RAID on VAAGSO & Maaloy in NORWAY 27 Dec 1941 (after Blenheims bombed the nearby German airfield at Herdla) wrecking oil tanks & factories, plus important, explosives ingredients.
4 October 2020

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

Brigadier A E Mervyn WALTER CBE of the CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS, here mainly as a TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, firstly for his (& two others, Captain Andrew CROFT and Lt Malcolm MUNTHE, nephew of Axel) Pre-NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN clandestine INTELLIGENCE gathering on the PORTS and RAILWAYS SYSTEMS in Jan 1940 NORWAY and SWEDEN, crossing over to FINLAND and only able to return without papers, after a SWEDISH OFFICER'S Funeral Cortege provided cover for slipping back into Sweden & then back to Britain.
4 October 2020

WALL, IT Tommy (#258)

Regimental Sergeant Major WO IT Tommy WALL of 2nd Battalion WEST YORKSHIRE Regiment, for its distinguished service in KEREN Eritrea against the Italians and then later in BURMA at the key Defence of the IMPHAL Box against repeated Japanese infiltration and attacks until relieved.
4 October 2020

VEIKHMAN, Gregory (#123)

Fought under Generals MASLENNIKOV, PETROV and MELNIK on NORTH CAUCASIAN FRONT, in MARITIME ARMY and on 3rd BALTIC FRONT. SOVIET INFANTRY
4 October 2020

TOURIETSK, Alexander (#122)

Byelorussian from MINSK, served in the 50th, 49th and 43rd ARMIES, fighting westwards from MOSCOW to KÖNIGSBERG. BATTLEFIELD ARTILLERY
4 October 2020

TOUGH, John (#204)

Private John TOUGH (pronounced "two-ch") for THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS: a relatively young man, who saw much action in final 9 months of the war; honouring earlier generations who had served & some died with the GORDONS
4 October 2020

STRONG, Albert (#231)

T268373 Sgt T Albert STRONG MM for the ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS and TRANSPORT, and here the ubiquitous utility of the JEEP, here named "Jessie" & painted on, after his wife to be's name, in particular for its use in the RECOVERY of the WOUNDED, plus Bert STRONG being a witness to the number of LIVES SAVED BY BOTH SIDES
4 October 2020

SMITH, David E (#202)

Company Sgt Major David E SMITH of THE BLACK WATCH (Royal Highland Regiment) nearly succeeded in joining at 15 like his father in WW1 for the CAMERONIANS later wounded) but was made to wait two more years; an INSTRUCTOR at 17, he joined CDOs with Jimmy Pearson in 1943 into 4 Tp No 6 COMMANDO.
4 October 2020

SEAMAN, Ernest (#129)

Fighting STRETCHER BEARER ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT (& posthumous, twice wounded, triple counter-attacking Cpl ‘Basher’ BATES VC, who brought back Aug 44)
4 October 2020

REES, Leonard (#38)

BUFFS/EAST SURREY INFANTRY, who had 11 subaltern OCs lost, killed or wounded, fighting from DESERT, SICILY and up through to NORTHERN.ITALY – a typical ‘D Day Dodger’!
4 October 2020

ROBERTS, GPB (#46)

ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, great DESERT TANK CDR & NW EUROPE ‘Black Bull’ 11th ARMOIJRED DIV and Flensburg Surrender.
4 October 2020

PILE, Katharine M (#144)

ATS Women’s AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (later WRAC) A/A ARTILLERY. Married Major John, son of General Sir Frederick PILE GCB DSO MC RA
4 October 2020

PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

Sergeant Frederick J PETRIE MM and MiDr signs for the splendid fighting service of 43rd WESSEX DIVISION, mainly TERRITORIAL ARMY,with its Wyvern symbol flying on Wessex battle standards going back to well before the Battle of Hastings, which under Manor General G Ivor THOMAS (a WW1 Artillery officer) and Brig EASAMEr played asignificant role within 2nd ARMY in the LIBERATION of North West EUROPE.
4 October 2020

PENN, Mildred (#221)

Sergeant Mildred PENN (later Mrs M COOPER) for her WW2 service with the ROYAL SIGNALS, ATS, & all, the many teams, mainly of WOMEN, In the WAR OFFICE "Y" GROUP on SIGNALS INTERCEPTION work.
4 October 2020

PENTIN, Yuri (#119)

Lieutenant from PERM in Urals. Fought, aged 17 to 19, with Anti-Aircraft ARTILLERY & 9th ARMY. For: SOVIET ARMY, USSR’s courage & sacrifice of 20 MILLION.
4 October 2020

PEARSON, Alastair S (#113)

‘One of the most highly regarded soldiers of the Parachute Regiment and British Army’. For: TERRITORIALS, 6Bn HIGHLAND Lt Infy, 1st ARMY, 1PARA & PARA BDE Ops in North Africa TORCH 1942-3, the SICILY & NORMANDY Invasions
4 October 2020

PAVLOV, Mikhail (#120)

From Tver in KALININ; SOVIET ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, wounded twice, SIEGE of LENINGRAD ~FIELD SURGEONS, ~[ULTRA use] & 12Jul43 Battle of Kursk
4 October 2020

PAVILLARD, Stanley S (#171)

Doctor Stanley Septimus PAVILLARD MBE MC was originally brought up in Las Palmas and in Singapore was Medical Officer to the “Vultures”, the STRAITS SETTLEMENTS VOLUNT£ER FORCE.
4 October 2020

PARKINSON, George (#199)

Corporal George PARKINSON from Merseyside for the fighting service of the ROYAL IRISH INNISKILLINGS, he was with the 6th, which saw their first Bn attack at TWO TREE HILL in TUNISIA 13 Jan 1943, within the IRISH BDE, BOU ARADA and then the INVASION of SICILY, here especially for his unit's part in the BATTLE to take the prominent position CENTURIPE ("Cherry Ripe").
4 October 2020

PAGE, Sidney E (#37)

Named after two uncles killed in the same week in WWI: for Duplex Drive TANKS on D-DAY, for CHURCHILLS & ARMOURED vehicles into Europe from D-DAY onwards.
2 October 2020

MITCHELL, Thomas (#172)

Lt Colonel Thomas MITCHELL MBE BSc FRIBA MInstStE RE for the ROYAL ENGINEERS contribution to the air war worldwide and the key importance in WW2 building of the rapid provision of forward airstrips in NORMANDY and elsewhere for the universal requirement of air power.
2 October 2020

McDOWELL, L Patricia T (#167)

As a young nurse in the Canadian Army, she cared for the most severely wounded and dying soldiers who were evacuated from the invading beaches of Normandy to England in the summer of 1944.
2 October 2020

McDOWELL, James (#259)

James McDowell commemorates the war operations of the BORDER REGIMENT, in particular to the defence of UK in SE England at "Hellfire  Corner", then fighting in SICILY and as part of the 1st LANDING BRIGADE at the Battle of ARNHEM, where Jim was one of the three Border men near Hartenstein, with their mortar virtually vertical and in frequent use, in one of the war's most famous photographs; his mortar pit is preserved to this day, as also his great praise to the spirit and gallant help of the local Dutch citizens of all ages.
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