Brothers - in Arms : Siblings & other Relatives in Service

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today 8/10/43 Leading Aircraftman:William Swenson,613837,Royal Air Force

    Leading Aircraftman SWENSON, WILLIAM
    Service Number 613837

    Died 08/10/1943

    Aged 39

    Royal Air Force

    Son of Eric Ludwig Swenson and Jane Swenson, of Birkdale, Southport. His brother Victor Kershaw Swenson also died on service.


    INSCRIPTION
    GOD CALLED HIM HOME IT WAS HIS WILL BUT IN MY HEART HE LIVETH STILL. MOTHER

    Driver SWENSON, VICTOR KERSHAW
    Service Number T/206430

    Died 16/06/1943

    Aged 26

    276 Corps Transport Coy.
    Royal Army Service Corps

    Son of Eric Ludwig Swenson and Jane Swenson, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire. His brother, L.A.C. William Swenson, died in the United Kingdom.


    INSCRIPTION
    TO THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF MY VERY DEAR SON VICTOR, ONE IN A MILLION. MOTHER
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Sapper MCKEWAN, ROBERT ERNEST
    Service Number 2015370

    Died 28/12/1945

    Aged 25

    Royal Engineers

    Son of Arthur Ernest and Alice Maud McKewan, of Walthamstow. His brother Arthur William also died on service.


    Signalman MCKEWAN, ARTHUR WILLIAM
    Service Number 2365661

    Died 22/08/1943

    Aged 32

    Royal Corps of Signals

    attd. III. Indian Corps Sigs.
    Indian Signal Corps

    Son of Arthur Ernest and Alice Maud McKewan, of Walthamstow, Essex; husband of Mary Rosina McKewan. His brother Robert Ernest also died on service.


    INSCRIPTION
    MEMORIES ARE PRECIOUS THOUGHTS THAT DO NOT FADE OR PALL. MEMS.
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Chalfont St Giles War Memorial

    Squadron Leader CARMICHAEL, JOHN WILLIAM
    Service Number 33421

    Died 14/06/1944

    Aged 25

    53 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force

    D F C, Mentioned in Despatches

    Son of Group Captain George Ivan Carmichael, D.S.O., A.F.C., and Kathleen Mary Foxon Carmichael, of Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.
    Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) CARMICHAEL, GEORGE MICHAEL
    Service Number 33339

    Died 31/12/1944

    Aged 27

    Royal Air Force

    M B E

    Son of Group Captain George Ivan Carmichael, D.S.O., A.F.C., R.A.F. and of Kathleen Mary Foxon Carmichael, of Brook, Hampshire.
     

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Chalfont St Giles War Memorial
    Requested CWGC check spelling .Shows Beechcroft on war memorial

    Captain BEACHCROFT, ROBERT
    Service Number 129138

    Died 02/09/1942

    Aged 22

    4th Queen's Own Hussars
    Royal Armoured Corps

    Son of Maj. Maurice Beachcroft, O.B.E., and Mrs. Beachcroft, of Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.


    INSCRIPTION

    SON OF MAURICE BEACHCROFT OF SILVER BIRCHES, CHALFONT ST. GILES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

    Leading Airman BEACHCROFT, MICHAEL MELVILL
    Service Number FX90853

    Died 02/02/1943

    Aged 19

    H.M.S. Canada
    Royal Navy

    Son of Maj. Maurice Beachcroft O.B.E. and Mrs. Beachcroft, of Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England.

     

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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Chalfont St Giles War Memorial

    Sergeant (Pilot)
    WILLOUGHBY, FRANCIS JOHN

    Service Number 565351

    Died 21/06/1940

    Aged 26

    42 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force

    Son of George and Elizabeth Willoughby; husband of Enid May Willoughby, of Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.

    Private WILLOUGHBY, JOHN CHARLES
    Service Number 13815

    Died 12/09/1944

    Aged 29

    Straits Settlements Volunteer Force

    Son of George and Lizzie Willoughby, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
     

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  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 21 March 1941:
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  8. NannaPink

    NannaPink Member

    I had 3 great uncles in the war at the same time..sapper John Kelly 3653717 was accidently killed at home on 20 Feb 1944. age 24 years. He had 2 brothers that survived the war I haven't done any research on them up to now but remember them well.my uncle Jimmy. James Kelly and uncle Bob.Robert Kelly.
     
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  9. Beckyb

    Beckyb New Member

    I had over 30 sets of brothers who served and died with several in same regiment as each other
     
  10. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    How about the same battalion?

    After the war, but in 1953 there were four brothers in 1st Somerset Light Infantry on active service in Malaya.

    Christopher, Tom, George & Leslie Docking from Camborne (in order of age seniority).
     
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