Casualty Service and Paybook Collection

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  1. AB64

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    14318899 David John Calderwood, 2nd Wiltshires, 5th Division, died 18/01/44 at this point the Battalion were involved in the Garigliano Crossing

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    Another 5th Division man who died on the same day in the same operation.

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    3386212 Norman Davies, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment, 5th Division, Died of Wounds 18/01/44 again in the Garigliano crossing (he had previously been wounded 28/11/42)

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    843013 William Harold Brunt, 122 Field Regiment Royal Artillery, died 28/3/41 of Encephalitis

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    A letter to his father regarding his pay - the letter also mentions the return of his Service book

    His Brother who was killed in N W Europe was with the RE and won the MM & Bar

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    T/257536 Driver Thomas Jack Buntin or 23rd Armoured Brigade Company RASC who died of wounds on 11th April 1943. Casualty

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    5776759 Jack Needler, 2nd Royal Norfolks attached to 6 Commando - a little extra info on him here Cpl. Jack Needler and CWGC page at Casualty he was a Sergeant in the intelligence section of 6 Commando for D-Day and into Normandy, he was wounded 20 August 1944 - the book seems to have been issued as a temporary ID while he was being treated just before his death. His death certificate and cause of death is "committed suicide by shooting himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed" at Barossa Barracks Aldershot

    Alistair

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    14287075 Sapper Thomas Robert BELL, 38 Field Company Royal Engineers, 1/8/43
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    The War Diary has "1145hrs: While a party of 1 Platoon was undergoing instruction on Teller-mines 1,2, and 3, an explosion occured killing eight, in platoon lines. Spr O'Connor died at 141 Fd Amb. RAMC" - the casualty returns has 2nd (as does his grave & the CWGC website) but then a correction to the 1st.

    The grave photo came from Wikisicily.com http://www.wikisicily.com/catania/scheda_catania.php?id=120&plot=IV&fnd=J.39# the medal slip has the first initial as J rather than T

    Alistair

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    1776971 Edward George FULLICK, 152 Independent HAA Battery Royal Artillery, who died 2/4/42 and is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

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    The War Diaries didn't add anything in fact there are no entries for the 2nd - however the casualty card below reveals he died of a fractured skull as a result of an accident
    Regards

    Alistair

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    9310 Edgar Malcolm SEAGER 1/5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), Killed between 5th and 10th August 1918
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    he had been renumbered 300066 by the time of his death - ancestry also mentions he had been number 985 in 20th London Regiment. He landed in France 4th November 1914, so he seems to have been one of the originals with the Battalion when they went overseas and almost made it through.

    His name is on the East Wickham and Welling War Memorial

    Alistair

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    2325348 Signalman John James WHITESIDE, HQ Army Group RA Signals (Still trying to find which AGRA this is) who was killed 2/7/44 Casualty

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    19030370 Private Malcolm Harrison of the Manchester Regiment, he was killed in an ambush 19 June 1952 in Malaya, the story is told here

    59 Years Ago Today

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    969781 Gunner Charles Henry WEAVER of 27 Field Regiment RA who died of Pneumonia 1/2/42

    Casualty

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    2060871 L/Bdr William Arthur Ronal OEXLE of 310 Battery 74th Searchlight Regiment RA - he was killed along with 4 other men of the Battery when their position at East Greensward was Dive Bombed on 19/1/41

    Casualty

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    61821 Pte Arthur Binns 10th West Yorks who died 24/08/18

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    T/2390014 Driver Frank Sidney Goodwin, 30 Troop Carrying Company RASC, died 25/12/42 - I have the Company War Diaries but apart from a mention of him being in a CCS during week ending 19th December I cant see any other info - he wasn't noted on the 12th and between the 2 dates there don't seem to be any incidents, the return below has him as Died so no clues there either.

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    14546659 Driver Harold Biggin, 12th Air Formation Signals, died 23/4/45 age 21 Casualty he seems to be listed under "Accidentally killed" in the casualty return

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    6012523 James Alfred Davis 1/4th Essex, Died 13/7/44 age 26 Casualty

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    Pte Neil McMillan WHYTE 2988064, 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 78th Division, died in a Battle Accident 30/6/44 Casualty. The War Diary for the day doesn't mention anything and notes no casualties.

    The Memorial Certificate from the Burgh of Paisley is the same as the one to Driver Buntin also on this thread

    On the Casualty return, the name right above him is Robert McAdorey - I also have his paybook (its shown in both the Airborne & POW threads I have) 1363 whyte GBM_WO417_078_0436.jpg Scan10579.JPG Scan10580.JPG Scan10582.JPG Scan10630.JPG Scan10581.JPG Whyte N McM.jpg
     
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    1619930 Bdr John Victor CAUNCE of 4th Maritime Regiment RA, Casualty, KIA 15/1/42 a DEMS gunner on the Motor Tanker DIALA when she was torpedoed by U553 48 crewmembers and 9 gunners died and 7 crewmembers and 1 gunner survived - the DIALA stayed afloat but was later sunk - see http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1467.html

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    6895945 Philip Henry HADLAND, 1st KRRC, Died of Wounds 6th July 1942 - they were involved in the fighting around the cauldron at Gazala at that point. Casualty

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