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Category Archives: WW2

Wakenshaw – Private Adam Herbert

Wakenshaw – Private Adam Herbert

9 June 1914 – 27June 1942 Adam was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and worked as a miner at Elswick Colliery. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war into the 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. On the 27th June 1942, south of Mersa Matruh, Egypt, Private Wakenshaw was a member of the crew of… Continue Reading

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Chapman – Corporal Edward Thomas

Chapman – Corporal Edward Thomas

13 January 1920 – 3February 2002 Edward was born in Pontlottyn, Glamorgan and worked as a miner at Ogilvie Colliery at Deri. He enlisted in the 3rd Monmouthshire Regiment in 1940 and saw action in Normandy, the Low Countries and North West Germany. On 2nd April 1945 in Dortmund-Ems Canal, Germany, his section was advancing… Continue Reading

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