80 Assault Squadron RE. The fallen from 6/6/1944- 9/6/1944

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  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    I would like to remember the lads who trained and fought alongside my granda Albert and unfortunately lost their lives on D-Day and +3 with the 80 Assault Squadron RE.

    D-Day.

    CORDWELL BP 5192613 80 ASSAULT SQN 06/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS .CWGC - Casualty Details

    GUNNING A 3866302 80 ASSAULT SQN 06/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    HORNBY JH 289776 80 ASSAULT SQN 06/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    MARTIN RG 2134890 80 ASSAULT SQN 06/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    D-Day +1

    PORTER LH 1879744 80 ASSAULT SQN 06/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    UNWIN WS 5192410 80 ASSAULT SQN 07/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    WEAVER R 5575935 80 ASSAULT SQN 07/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    D-Day +2

    COLLEN WR 2029793 80 ASSAULT SQN 08/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2955882/COLLEN, WILLIAM ROBERT
    D-Day +3

    HARRIS AE 2118358 80 ASSAULT SQN 09/06/1944 ROYAL ENGINEERS. CWGC - Casualty Details

    RIP you brave lads.

    Thanks to Geoffs Search Engine for letting me find the lads from the 80 Assault Squadron there may be more but these are the only headstones that mention the 80 Assault RE.
     
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  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    June 6th War Diary 80 Assault Squadron RE.
     

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  3. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    June 7th.
     

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  4. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    June 8th.
     

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  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

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  6. Aixman

    Aixman WE addict Patron

    Thank you, Michael, for posting. Most interesting.
     
  7. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Michael
    Thanks for the post, great insight and interesting
     
  8. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    A nice tribute to the men, Michael. Always good to read the asscociated diaries. Thanks for posting.
     
  9. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    R.I.P.

    It just goes to illustrate the fragility of life in wartime and the price that was paid for peace.

    Hopefully you can get photographs of their headstones sometime, Michael.
     
  10. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Thanks for all your kind words much appreciated cheers.

    I was hoping it would be a good way to remember the lads that went to war with my granda.

    Ritsonvaljos it would be good if i could get their headstones maybe when i have finished my Cockermouth whish list i may get on with that one.

    Regards Michael.
     
  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Remembering the lads of the 80th Assault Sqaudron 70 years on.


    :poppy: RIP you brave lads :poppy:
     
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  12. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    And know with a big thanks to James Day i can finally add the headstones to the chaps from the 80th Assault Squadron who fell on D-Day and the 3 days following.
    As i said there will be more casualtys but these are the only ones that have 80 Assault Squadron on their details from the CWGC.

    D-DAY.

    B.P.Cordwell.
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    A.Gunning.
    Gunning.jpg


    J.H.Hornby.
    Hornby.jpg
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    Lieutenant J H Hornby was killed while directing traffic by being crushed between a tank and a bulldozer.

    R.G.Martin.
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  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    D-Day +1

    L.H.Porter.
    Porter.jpg


    W.S.Unwin.
    Unwin.jpg



    R.Weaver.
    Weaver.jpg
     
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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    D-Day +2

    W.R.Collen.
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  15. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    D-Day +3.

    A.E.Harris.
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  16. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Remembering today :poppy:
     
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  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Remembering :poppy:
     
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  18. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Not forgotten :poppy:
     
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  19. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Remembered :poppy:
     
  20. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Remembering today Granda Albert and the lads of 80 Assault Squadron :poppy:.
     
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