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Looking for my Uncle Stanley Krochenski,would be about 79 yrs
old now. Served on the Canadian Navy in Corvettes on Atlantic
crossings. Turnaround was at Londonderry, believed to be
living either Scotland or Ireland. Loved the people there!
Anyone knowing of or served with him info would be appreciated
One of his ships was the Orangeville. Thank you.
I am looking for anyone who might have served with my grandfather in WWII. He served in the Royal Navy Volunteers Reserve (South African Devision).
His name was KENNETH SCHROEDER. A Leading Signalman. He served on the following: HMS Afrikaner ; Afrikander VI ; Afrikander I ; Edinburgh Castle ; HMS Bridgewater ; HMS Janus ; Sheba ; Assegai ; Afrikander ; Aran ; Southern Gem.
If you knew him, or know someone who might, please let me know. Thank you!
My late father-in-law was a Rear Gunner in the RAF. On May 10, 1943, my husband Spencer was born - the only child of James and Joan Stapleford. The weather that day was really atrocious but the RAF Squadron Leader of Squadron #266, Boston Bombers at Swanton-Morely very kindly hedge-hopped the aircraft to Peterborough, so that my father-in-law could get home to Alfreton to see his new-born son. If anyone has any memory of that incident, I would like to make contact with them. My dear father-in-law passed away on February 17, 1999 his 79th birthday, and often mentioned the kindness of that Squadron Leader, and we would dearly love to be able to personally thank him.
Marlene in Delta, BC, Canada
I am trying to contact a WILLIAM AUSTIN who served in Burma
1947/48. Unfortunately I do not have much information to go on, except for
on except for the fact that he was definitely in Rangoon in
the first three months of 1948 and served in the British Army.
It is most important that I establish contact with him. I
would be most grateful if somebody could help. Many many thanks
and a big god bless.
Michael Anthony Austin
When my great uncle HENRY WHITTAKER married Edith Alice HOLT in 1925 he was a Lance Sergeant in the 1st Lincolnshire Regiment, and was stationed at Aldershot. His army number was 4793916. He was discharged from the army on medical grounds in 1944, and by this time he was a Colour Sergeant. Henry lost touch with the family around 1935 and his brother, Albert, would very much like to hear any news or information about him.
I would greatly appreciate any information regarding the four brothers. I know that they were featured in the Army newspaper sometime during the war, because it had been many years since four brothers had served in the Royal Hampshires at the same time.
please feel free to mail me with ANY information at all, I would be very greatful.
I am hoping to find out details of a lady called Jane Doran (nee Mansley) of Aintree Liverpool who served as a nurse on board the Leinster (at Anzio Beachhead). She was a very dear friend of my Grandma Mary Helene Smith (nee Wilson) of Bradford West Yorkshire. They were nurses together around 1940 in Birmingham (also Alsager area). My grandma would dearly love to know if "Mansley" is still alive. She remembers having a son called Tommy who would probably be around 50 years old. "Mansleys" husband was from Gouroch in Scotland and she remembers he worked on the oilrigs.
I would like to find out anything about my father Private William Chapman who served with the Cheshire Regiment in WW2 he was mentioned in dispatches and I would love to find out what that mention was for and also if anyone remembers him. He died in Feb. 1999
I am writng on behalf of my father, Francis Spilbor. He was a pen pal for many years with a Vera Drake.Her last known address was 180 Leeds & Whitehall Rds. Wyke Bradford Yorkshire. The last letter he received was in 1944, saying she had joined the Royal Air Corps. He has spent 55 years wondering her fate, as all mail after that was returned. He approaches 81 and has been ill, so I would like to solve this mystery before it is too late. Please reply if you have ANY information. Thank you. Sincerely,
I am in search of anyone who may have served with my grandfather in WWII. The biggest problem is the only thing I know about his service was that he flew a hellcat. I know this is a huge longshot, but I have not been successful with any other sources, and none of my family can remember anything.
If anyone can help me at all, I would greatly appreciate it. His full name was Jerrald Anson Isaacson. He was born in South Dakota, and went to school at Purdue prior to his service.
Marci Lynn Isaacson
I am looking for Les Patmore, who fought with my Dad, Rodney Pike, in the
KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT REGIMENT in Belgium and Holland. They trained and
fought together from age 18 and last saw each other in 1945. I know that Les
came from Tooting and Mitcham in South London, and was a driver in the
battalion.My Dad will be 75 in January 2001, God willing, and I would love
to make contact with Les or his family and hear how his life went after the
War. If he would like to as well, I wondered whether we could arrange a
reunion for my Dad's birthday.
I am writing on behalf of my father JIM ABBOTT who was in Royal Engineers from 1939-45. He went to Iceland in 1940 and was in the 1007Docks Operating Company as a driver. He applied for a transfer in 1941 and was sent to Paddington Tec in London to train as a mechanic. In 1942 he was sent to North Africa as part of the 1st Army. Later he was in 8th Army in Italy. He was in Naples and with the Duke of Cornwall's Regiment at Monte Casino where he was a mechanic retrieving and dealing with broken down trucks. He was injured by a bomb and spent some months in hospital in Italy before he was invalided home in 1945.
My mother died this year and my father who is 82 would like to have the opportunity of writing to some of his old compatriots who might remember him.
Please write to me
I'm looking for BEATRICE LILLIAN (DAISY) BELL on behalf of my father
TOMMY KILMARTIN (wee TAM from Glasgow). she was born approx. 1919 in
Scotland, she was a WAAF, stationed @ thornaby & longtown outside
Glasgow, 1943 & 44. she was a friend of my dad Tommy as well as "SUNNY"
and WALTER. I believe Sunny & Walter met her briefly in a visit to
Scotland in the 80's. my dad, tommy has carried DAISY BELL'S picture in
his wallet for a good 55 years or so...he'd love to hear from her or
about her...lots of good memories. we are in the outskirts of TORONTO,
I am seeking information about my uncle, Trooper Harold Lockett
(7888519) 'B' Squadron 1st Royal Tank Regiment, KIA 9th April
I am researching my family history and would love to hear from anyone who knew or served with my uncle. He was a regular soldier -1937 onwards, and was originally from Stoke on Trent.
Herbert Victor Sharman: No.5337291 PTE-2nd Battalion of The Royal Berkshires.
Can anyone help me (His son) find any information about my father. Herbert Victor Sharman (BERT or Albert). My father would never talk about the war only in anger. I am trying to put together a profile of this great man.
What I Know is very little to say the least. Born 10.10.1917 Raised in Stepney London (England) Friends in conflict were from London. He was a stretcher bearer? possibly stationed at Taunton? Fought in Burma possibly Mandalay, he was in contact with the Gurkhas as this came up at times. Holder of: The 1939-1945 Star, The Burma Star, George 1vs:IND:IMP, Defence Medal & T.A Royal Berkshire Medal. Witch shows he was in the Territorial Army for some time.
He Met my Mother Elsie Wheeler (Nick name Wee Wee) near the wars end. (Letters show that)
Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated. I would also
appreciate any information or links
concerning 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshires involvement in Burma that might
put me on the right track.
Hi, Im looking for anyone who may have known my grandfather. He was John George Turnbull (private) of the east yorkshire regiment ww2. My grandfather was from sunderland tyne and wear, I would be very grateful if anyone who knew him could contact me at my Email address. Thanking you in anticipation.
I would like to contact anyone who knew Arthur John Kerby junior,who died on the ship Illustrious an aircraft carrier that was bombed off of Italy in January 1941 he was a stewart on this ship and to my knowledge had two children ,a boy and a girl.I have his birth certificate and his marraige and death cert.
Mrs Lois Grist