British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

#205
AIDAN of SPROT
Lieutenant Colonel AIDAN of SPROT MC JP
(ROYAL SCOTS GREYS 2nd DRAGOONS) PALESTINE, last to mechanize, DESERT, NORMANDY, HONEY TANKS, CAEN/FALAISE, MC R. ALLER & race to BALTIC
#200
James ALDRIDGE
Sergeant Major James ALDRIDGE MM
(father GALLIPOLI, brother TORPEDOED twice) for SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, EL ALAMEIN, SICILY, SALERNO, D+1 SWORD BEACH, MM for RHINE CROSSING
#44
Richard W ANNAND
Captain Richard W ‘Dickie’ ANNAND VC ERD DL
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. ‘Wheelbarrow VC’ won before DUNKIRK (13-16 May 1940) for DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY, his FATHER was killed with ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION, GALLIPOLI
#148
Robert H ATTWELL
Captain Robert H ATTWELL
for Cranleigh’s LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS then HOME GUARD (also on duty FM Lord Milne!) Apr42 in QUEEN’S ROYAL REGIMENT fought ITALY, wounded ANZIO
#170
Mortimer P BOGERT
Lieutenant General Mortimer P BOGERT CBE DSO Legion of Merit
From Western Nova Scotia, was in Europe 7 years from Dec 1939; with 2nd CANADIAN DIV for DIEPPE, SICILY, E. ITALY, S. FRANCE to BRUSSELS & OCCUPATION
For: the ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY
#198
J Edwin BOWMAN
Sgt J Edwin ‘Ted’ BOWMAN
FRANCE with BEF (blown up twice), DUNKIRK 22nd FIELD REGT, torpedoed ‘Empire Rowan’ 23Mar43, 32 FIELD N AFRICA & ITALY, severe wounds 9Apr44 FIELD GUN BATTERIES ROYAL ARTILLERY
#305
Arthur W BRITTON
Arthur W ‘Peter’ BRITTON
SEARCHLIGHT ops, ANTI-A/C ARTILLERY & MIDDLESEX Regt, TERRITORIALS, 8th PUNJAB REGIMENT, CHIN HILLS & GURKHA Bns, (wife Red Cross VAD nurse)
#156
William BROWN
Lance Corporal William BROWN
9th Bn ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS for their service and sacrifice and for ALL other FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR, their dead BURMESE RAILWAY COMRADES and the CIVILIAN VICTIMS.
#86
Michael C BURN
Captain Michael ‘Micky’ C BURN MC
(Alan’s elder brother) Indep Coy NORWAY & NO.2 COMMANDO OP. CHARIOT ST NAZAIRE RAID 28MAR42 ‘The Greatest Raid’, POWs & COLDITZ; wrote Mary and Richard about his wife Mary’s love for Flight Lieutenant Richard Hillary, author of The Last Enemy.
#176
Benjamin J CALDER
Sergeant Benjamin J CALDER
US ARMY in Colonel KILLIAN’s 517 PORT BN 6th ENGINEER SPECIAL BDE
LOGISTIC SUPPORT to FRONT, US RANGERS, OMAHA BEACH, MULBERRY HARBOUR, ANTWERP PORT & RAIL
#152
J Michael CALVERT
Brigadier J Michael ‘Mike’ CALVERT DSO** MiD MA Cantab
Frequently led attacks from the front, earning him the nickname ‘Mad Mike’ from men in his command. Participated in both Chindit operations and ‘instrumental in popularising the unorthodox ideas of General Orde Wingate. 1933 ROYAL ENGINEERS,7 high Allied medals, Far East JUNGLE trainer, NORWEGIAN CDO, Wingate’s Cdr CHINDIT 77 BRIGADE, later SAS doctrine and author of three books about Burma, Wingate and the Chindits: Prisoners of Hope, Fighting Mad: One Man’s Guerrilla War, and Chindits: Long Range Penetrations.
#227
Reginald A CARTER
Troop Sergeant Reginald A CARTER MM
3rd CARABINIERS, Prince of Wales DRAGOON GUARDS, all war India & BURMA Stuart, Grant & Lee TANKS,5 INDIAN DIV IMPHAL, TIDDIM, MANDALAY, IRRAWADDY
#254
Edward T CHAPMAN
Company Sergeant Major Edward T CHAPMAN VC BEM
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. MONMOUTHSHIRE & SOUTH WALES BORDERERS Regt WELSH DIV
#236
Patrick CLEERE
Major Patrick ‘Paddy’ CLEERE MBE DCM
22Jan41 TOBRUK (2nd DCM papers lost), from EIRE Co Kilkenny 1933 @16, 7th Q’s OWN HUSSARS, SGT1939; survived very many TANK BATTLES W.DESERT, ITALY (bro. lost), & BURMA
#220
JM COOPER
Lieutenant Colonel JM ‘Johnnie’ COOPER MBE DCM & 3 MiDs
SCOTS GUARDS, GDS CDO, L Det’t + 2, 21 & 22 SPECIAL AIR SERVICE, David STIRLING’s driver & navigator Desert RAIDS, D-Day Maquis, BELSEN
#72
Roden CUTLER
Sir Roden CUTLER VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE
Recipient of the Victoria Cross.
For: AIJSTRALIA, the DOMINIONS & ROYAL ARTILLERY, gallantry at Merj Ayoun Jun41 & Damour SYRIA, lost leg; post war diplomat NSW Governor
#110
Michael DK DAUNCEY
Brigadier Michael DK DAUNCEY DSO
A Bridge Too Far. Flew a Horsa glider into Arnhem for Operation Market Garden, blinded in one eye, taken prisoner, escaped and hid for four months.
Recommended for a Victoria Cross at 4 levels but Field Marshal Montgomery withheld.
For: CHESHIRE REGT, ARNHEM & GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT and infantry valour.
#251
Ivan Decourcey DAUNT
Ivan Decourcey ‘Angus’ DAUNT
(3 brothers war service & naval tailor wife‘s brother at Arnhem) 4th Bn Q’s Own ROYAL WEST KENT Reg’t’1940 FRANCE& DUNKIRK W.DESERT & BURMA key role at KOHIMA.
#195
John DAW
Major John DAW BEM
ROYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service POLAND Sep39 (+ Gen. Carton de Wiart VC DS0 as German invasion), FRANCE, 9th LANCERS N AFRICA, KRRC, 3 DIV and 1 DIV TO AUSTRIA
#140
MRD FOOT
Major M R D FOOT MiD (2) Croix de Guerre CBE TD RA
Military historian, and official historian of the Special Operations Executive. Commissioned into a Royal Engineers searchlight battalion, units transferred to Royal Artillery. Served at Combined Operations Headquarters before joining SAS as intelligence officer. Prisoner of war severely injured trying to escape. SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE, & Cols Airey NEAVE & James LANGLEY, MI9 ESCAPE & EVASION & + father SEARCHLIGHT & A/A DEFENCE.
#43
Macleod FORSYTH
Company Sergeant Major Macleod FORSYTH MM Order of the Red Star
“Officers were my downfall in the army”. A company, 2nd Parachute Battalion. An early ‘yellow lanyard’ PARA for the ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, and with Major ‘Jack’ FROST at BRUNEVAL; ‘TORCH’ & ITALY. MM for Tamera/Cork Wood action in Tunisia.
#135
Royon FOSTER
Royon FOSTER
AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE, CANADIAN AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION RAF DUNSFOLD, ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, D-DAY’s AMERICAN LSTs & FIELD HOSPITALS.
#265
Bill FOSTER
Bombardier Bill FOSTER
57th Wessex HAA Regt ROYAL ARTILLERY, 214 SOUTHSEA Battery for key 1940-41 UK role of HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT REGTs DESERT 8TH ARMY on through to SALERNO
William P GALBRAITH#297
William P GALBRAITH
Private First Class William P GALBRAITH
US ARMY ‘I’ Coy 3rd Bn, 506 Para Infry Regt, 1st component 101st AIRBORNE DIV (Band of Brothers) Ops OVERLORD, MARKET GARDEN & wounded, for BASTOGNE+B of BULGE
#229
Herbert G GOUGH
Sgt Herbert G GOUGH MM
ROYAL ENGINEERS (as WW1 father), on COASTAL DEFENCE, action PALESTINE, TUNISIA, CRETE, 8th ARMY, N. African MARETH Line, WADIS AKARIT & ZIGZAU
#47
John HACKETT
Gen Sir John ‘Shan’ HACKETT GCB CBE DSO* MC MA BLitt LLD DL
distinguished scholar and author, KRI HUSSAR for PARACHUTE REGT, DESERT, ITALY, ARNHEM & DUTCH RESISTANCE
#272
John AL HAMILTON
John A.L. HAMILTON MA
for 81st WEST AFRICAN DIV & i/c GAMBIA & GOLD COAST Reg’ts, also NIGERIA, tonSIERRA LEONE ‘Forgotten Formations’ KALADAN 2nd CHINDlT Op. THURSDAY BURMA. Author War Bush: 81 (West African) Division in Burma 1943-1945. He feels the African contribution to the war is not sufficiently appreciated by either Britain or Africa. “The Africans participated entirely voluntarily and were fearless and skilful fighters.”
#246
Martin EM HERFORD
Col Martin E M HERFORD MBE DSO MC*
RAMC combat DR, Field AMBULANCES/HOSPITALS DESERT, TOBRUK, El ALAMEIN, SICILY, ITALY, NORMANDY/EUROPE, ARNHEM, BELSEN Med Team
#264
Neville G HOGAN
Major Neville G. HOGAN MBE
An “intrepid Chindit officer who was captured and sentenced to death in Burma’s post-war rebellion but escaped to marry his sweetheart…embodied the potent combination of derring-do and determination that typified the Chindit Long Range Penetration brigades in Burma during the Second World War.” (The Times). Half Irish and half Karen (‘the backbone of the army in the region’) 2nd BN KAREN RIFLES i/c KACHINS, CHINS, SHANS, BURMA’s hill tribes & 7th RIFLES FORCE 136 & CHINDITS OPERATION THURSDAY,46 COLUMN 111 BDE.
#91
John HOWARD
Major John HOWARD DSO Croix de Guerre avec Palme
Leader of the glider-borne Normandy Landings assault Operation Deadstick. OX & BUCKS Light Infantry, 5 months Cpl to RSM, then commissioned; D-DAY 6JUN44 with Company in towed glider to 40 yds from & took PEGASUS BRIDGE at 0016hrs
#145
André H.A. HUÉ
Major André H.A. HUÉ DSO Légion d’Honneur Croix de Guerre avec Palme
French, Welsh mother from Swansea, Mallaig trained on demolition; Dec40-Dec43 St Marcel MAQUIS Guerre NE of Vannes
FRENCH RESISTANCE
#291
Paul E. ISON
Private First Class Paul E. ISON
1st MARINE DIV married with four children for US MARINE CORPS in savage PACIFIC fight for OKINAWA; sprinting over ‘Death Valley’ gap 10May45 an iconic WW2 photograph. Also gave his name to the PFC Paul E. Ison Detachment 60 of the Marine Corps League.
#115
W Michael S JEFFERY
Colonel W Michael S JEFFERY
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, ex Wandsworth TERRITORIAL, El Alamein.
For: VALENTINE, STUART, CRUSADER & SHERMAN TANKS & as Chairman EIGHTH ARMY ASSN.
#190
Austin P JOYCE
Major Austin P ‘Bob’ JOYCE MBE MM BEM
Welsh Guards Regimental Quartermaster, Sergeant Major Korean War, 16yr old Irish Yorkshireman: Troopship seaman & June 1944 began fighting at Caen
#209
EJ Joannou KANAKAKIS
Sergeant EJ ‘Manolis’ Joannou KANAKAKIS BEM
Greek in RASC, Royal SUSSEX Reg’t, CRETE, AEGEAN SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE OPS & for DENMARK’s Major Anders LASSEN VC MC** SBS/SAS (killed, age 24,on 8 April 1945 at Lake Comacchio, Italy
#275
John Patrick KENNEALLY
Company Sergeant Major John Patrick KENNEALLY VC
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. “Soldier in the Irish Guards who twice scattered Afrika Korps attackers, firing his Bren gun from the hip as he charged” (Telegraph): “This outstanding act of gallantry and the dash with which it was executed completely unbalanced the enemy company, which broke up in disorder.” (Citation). 1st BN IRISH GUARDS landed BONE Mar43, VC action at BOU TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN as L/Cpl “influenced whole course of battle” with BREN GUN & great courage.
#146
Ganju LAMA
Captain Ganju LAMA VC MM
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. lst/7th GURKHAS, ADC to INDIA’s President, Rifleman at Milestone 33 destroyed 2 Jap tanks by PIAT 16May44 & 2 brilliant PIAT VC successes 12Jun44 Defence of KOHIMA
#121
Colonel LATCHUGIN
Colonel LATCHUGIN
SOVIET AIR FORCE, and especially for its TRANSPORT and TACTICAL AIRBORNE FORCES, during the EASTERN FRONT from 1941-45
#273
David LLOYD-OWEN
Major-General David LLOYD-OWEN CB DSO OBE MC
“Danger has some kind of satanic appeal to me. I am drawn towards it in an octopus-like grip of fear.” (Telegraph) Queen’s Royal Reg’t N AFRICA & 1941 LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (OC) 1943-45 wounds Kufra, LRDG base, LEROS & ops Corfu, Yugoslavia & Albania (bks). “Despite being in continual pain, Lloyd Owen directed special forces operations in the mountains for the next three months. Eventually he was evacuated to Italy, was successfully operated on, and told not to return to his former activities. He managed to bluff his way past a medical board and returned to Albania, although this time by boat.” (Wikipedia). “A man of great charm…a courageous soldier and a remarkable leader of men.” (Guardian).
#203
Robert MACKINTOSH
Sergeant Robert MACKINTOSH
5th Bn T.A. QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS (WAAF wife, Highland Div brother) 152 BDE EL ALAMEIN,SICILY,NORMANDY,BASTOGNE B of BULGE snow
#116
Fitzroy MACLEAN
Brigadier Sir Fitzroy MACLEAN KT CBE Order of Kutuzov Croix de Guerre
‘It has been widely speculated that Ian Fleming used Maclean as one of his inspirations for James Bond.’ Author of Eastern Approaches. Eton, Cambridge, Paris and Moscow Foreign Office.
For: CAMERON HIGHLANDERS (MP1941-74), TITO + the many YUGOSLAV Partisans
#225
d’Arcy MANDER
Colonel d’Arcy MANDER DSO
l, 2,4 &11Bns GREEN HOWARDS, 1940-42 150th INFY BDE 8th ARMY, captured 2i/c GAZALA ‘BOX’ 1Jun42, POW+Sep-Dec43 escape/evasion ROME, DSO Intel to Jun 44
#181
Frank Stanley MANSER
Company Sergeant Major Frank Stanley ‘Panzer’ MANSER MM
(wife, EDNA MUNITIONS WORKER) beyond the DCLI & W. YORKS REGT, PARA 2 CDO, 11th SAS Bn, lst Bn PARA BDE for SOUK el ARBA, TAMERA, Djebel Mansour, PRIMOSOLE / CATANIA & OPERATION MARKET GARDEN ARNHEM.
#285
Edward MASLEN-JONES
Captain Edward ‘Ted’ MASLEN-JONES MC DFC
“…he has ever been the first to suggest some cunning ruse to outwit the Jap…” (From the MC recommendation, as quoted in Michael Ashcroft, Heroes of the Skies) and “Courageous observation pilot whose accuracy in pinpointing Japanese positions was pivotal in the campaign to retake Burma” (Times). “One of only two Air Observation Post (AOP) pilots to be awarded both an MC and a DFC during the Second World War” (Telegraph). 656th AOP Sqn RAF/RA for ARMY AIR OBSERVATION POST SQNS BURMA 14th ARMY & 20th INDIAN DIV ARAKAN, ADMIN BOX & KOHIMA, Malaya and Java.
Captain L Patricia T McDOWELL#167
L Patricia T McDOWELL
Captain L Patricia T McDOWELL
[No. 166: Svein Heglund]’s wife to be. CANADIAN ARMY NURSE, praises Lady Astor’s help, the CANADIAN HOSPITAL & CASUALTY EVACUATION’s importance beyond D-Day.
For: all the NURSING SERVICES
#259
James McDOWELL
Corporal James McDOWELL
BORDER REGT, SE England, part of “the most famous 3-inch mortar crew of WW2” in Operation Market Garden, ‘Hellfire Corner’ defence, SICILY fighting, 1st LANDING BDE ARNHEM, he with near vertical mortar in iconic war photo of 3 at Hartenstein & for DUTCH
#172
Thomas MITCHELL
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas MITCHELL MBE BSc
OC 693 Artisan Works Company in 24 AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION Group, crossed D-DAY on LST to make St-CROIX-B3-RRS 1st AIR LANDING GROUND, IKE landed 15June
For: ROYAL ENGINEERS
Ian Neilson#211
Ian G NEILSON
Lieutenant Colonel Ian G NEILSON DFC Légion d’Honneur RA
SWORD BEACH late on D-DAY, for 651, 652 and 666 (Scottish) AOP flying ART’Y CORRECTION & AIRBORNE FORWARD AIR CONTROL for 1 BF CORPS AIR SUPPORT
#37
Sidney E PAGE
Corporal Sidney E ‘Peter’ PAGE
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
#199
George PARKINSON
Corporal George PARKINSON
(in family a SUBMARINER & RAF) was in MORTAR & PIAT team with 6th, Bn key battles TUNISIA BOU ARADA, SICILY CENTURIPE & ITAALY’D-DAY DODGERS’ to AUSTRIA. ROYAL IRISH INNISKILLINGS
#171
Stanley S PAVILLARD
Doctor Stanley S PAVILLARD MBE MC
Medical Officer and author of The Bamboo Doctor. Volunteered 1940, in civilian post in Penang, transferred to Singapore, captured 15Feb42. Accompanied 650 prisoners to Burma-Thailand Railway jungle camps. Saved many lives at KAMBURI in SIAM as M.O. STRAITS SETTLEMENTS VOLUNTEER FORCE. Sent Government first account of conditions on ‘the Death Railway’.
For: FAR EAST POWs & DEATH RAILWAY’s 100,000 Asian & 17,000 Allied loses
#120
Mikhail PAVLOV
Colonel Mikhail PAVLOV
From Tver in KALININ; SOVIET ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, wounded twice, SIEGE of LENINGRAD
~FIELD SURGEONS, ~[ULTRA use] & 12 Jul 1943 Battle of Kursk
#113
Alastair S PEARSON
Brigadier Alastair S ‘Jock’ PEARSON CB DSO*** OBE MC TD DL
‘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
#221
Mildred PENN
Sergeant Mildred PENN (later Mrs COOPER)
for ROYAL SIGNALS, ATS, & ‘Y’ GROUP SIGNALS INTERCEPTION with, many WOMEN, recalls Chief telling few that “one’s work dramatically altered war outcome”.
#119
Yuri PENTIN
Professor Yuri PENTIN Order of Red Star
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.
#263
Frederick J PETRIE
Sergeant Frederick J ‘Fred’ PETRIE MM MiD
“Several times we were hailed by men floating or swimming past, some shouting ‘Tommy’…” (The Island: Nijmegen to Arnhem by Tim Saunders) 43rd WESSEX DIVISION, 2nd ARMY SAPPER 553 FD COY R ENGINEERS 130 BDE, NORMANDY MINE Clearance, HILL112, SEINE Crossing & GEILENKIRCHEN
#144
Katharine M PILE
Lady Katharine M PILE (née WO Shafe)
ATS Women’s AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (later WRAC) A/A ARTILLERY. Married Major John, son of General Sir Frederick PILE GCB DSO MC RA
#93
Patrick A PORTEOUS
Colonel Patrick A PORTEOUS VC
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. ROYAL ARTILLERY, son of Brig.9th GHURKAS, RMA WOOLWICII, BEF 39/40, 6th AA REGIMENT; wounded, Ied attack`
For: DIEPPE, CANADIAN & all Casualties 19AUG42
Colonel Jens Anton Poulsson#164
Jens-Anton POULSSON
Colonel Jens-Anton POULSSON Norwegian War Cross with Sword, DSO, St Olav’s Medal, Légion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, US Medal of Freedom
Norwegian military and then resistance. OC advance party to recce then join Joachim RONNEBERG’s daring Vemork HEAVY WATER. Raid, delaying German atomic weapons
#38
Leonard REES
Sergeant Leonard REES
BUFFS/EAST SURREY INFANTRY, who had 11 subaltern OCs lost, killed or wounded, fighting from DESERT, SICILY & up through to NORTHERN.ITALY – a typical ‘D Day Dodger’!
#138
Richard RHODES JAMES
Richard RHODES JAMES
Author (e.g. Chindit, 1980), historian & teacher. Headquarters, 111th Brigade in India, Second Chindit Expedition to Burma. Short IWM oral history
CHINDITS and INDIAN ARMY’s South East ASIA CD, INTELL1GENCE, SIGNALS & Orde WINGATE’s air-supported, long range penetration
#46
GPB ROBERTS
Major General GPB ‘Pip’ ROBERTS CB DSO** MC MiD (3) Légion d’Honneur Croix de Guerre avec Palme
of ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, great DESERT TANK CDR & NW EUROPE ‘Black Bull’ 11th ARMOIJRED DIV and Flensburg Surrender
#129
Ernest SEAMAN
Corporal Ernest SEAMAN MM
Fighting STRETCHER BEARER ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT (& posthumous, twice wounded, triple counter-attacking Cpl ‘Basher’ BATES VC, who brought back Aug 44)
#202
David E SMITH
Company Sergeant Major David E SMITH
BLACK WATCH (Father WW1 CAMERONIAN wounded) 1943 6 CDO; SWORD BEACH 0800h D-DAY,6 weeks wounded, ARDENNES, RHINE CROSSING to NE LUBECK
#231
Albert STRONG
Sgt T Albert ‘Titch’ STRONG MM
5th LIGHT FIELD AMBULANCE for RASC; lst Battalion SCOTS GUARDS mascot, ITALY GOTHIC LINE rescue JEEP, RAMC, both sides WOUNDED & LIVES SAVED
#204
John TOUGH
Private John TOUGH
(‘two-ch’) young GORDON HIGHLANDER (father & 3 uncles wounded, 1 killed in WW1 GORDONS) for heavy fighting in HOLLAND, REICHSWALD, RHINE CROSSING & in GERMANY
#122
Alexander TOURIETSK
Colonel Alexander TOURIETSK
Byelorussian from MINSK, served in the 50th, 49th and 43rd ARMIES, fighting westwards from MOSCOW to KÖNIGSBERG `
BATTLEFIELD ARTILLERY
#123
Gregory VEIKHMAN
Captain Gregory VEIKHMAN
Fought under Generals MASLENNIKOV, PETROV and MELNIK on NORTH CAUCASIAN FRONT, in MARITIME ARMY and on 3rd BALTIC FRONT.
SOVIET INFANTRY
#258
IT Tommy WALL
Regimental Sergeant Major Warrant Officer IT Tommy WALL
2nd Bn WEST YORKSHIRE Regt, distinguished service in KEREN ERITREA against Italians & BURMA for key Defence of IMPHAL BOX against repeated Japanese attacks
#232
AE Mervyn WALTER
Brigadier A E Mervyn WALTER CBE
ROYAL ENGINEERS, long key PORTS & RAILWAYS SPECIALIST, for NORWAY; with Admiral RAMSAY DUNKIRK EVACUATION & 1944 MULBERRY NORMANDY Miracles
Sir Tasker Watkins#256
Tasker WATKINS
Major Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker WATKINS VC GBE PC
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. 1/5th Bn the WELCH REGIMENT, savage FALAISE Gap Battle, Infantry seal bottleneck, TYPHOONS destroy German tanks.
#210
Hemi WIREMU
Lieutenant Hemi ‘Himi’ WIREMU MBE
Maori in Nga Puhi A Company, captured in Greece and spent four years as a POW in Germany. Released 1945. Sent late to GREEK CAMPAIGN. NEW ZEALAND MAORI BN in 10:1 Luftwaffe: RAF defeat but DELAYED BARBAROSSA, SAVING USSR
POWs
#245
John C WOOLLETT
Maj Gen John C WOOLLETT CBE MC MA CEng
ROYAL ENGINEERS: 23 FD D COY 1 TP 6 CDO COMBINED OPS, VAAGSO RAID NORWAY, MID & FAR EAST, BAILEY+PONTOON Bridge Assaults 246 Col MARTIN E M HERFORD MBE DSO MC* RAMC combat DR, Field AMBULANCES/HOSPITALS DESERT,TOBRUK, El ALAMEIN,SICILY,ITALY,NORMANDY/EUROPE,ARNHEM, BELSEN Med Team
#230
James A WOOLNOUGH
Sgt James A WOOLNOUGH MM
KOYLIs at ANZIO & Italy heavy fighting, with own KING’s ROYAL RIFLE CORPS 159 Officers,986 men killed,8000 wounded/missing (1958 2nd Bn R Green Jackets)
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