Casualty Service and Paybook Collection

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  1. AB64

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    1948619 then commissioned as 271168 Edward Hugh LeWarne, born 28/10/21, enlisted 3/6/41, died 18/09/44 age 22
    Served as an officer with 622 Field Squadron RE Casualty
    “On 18th September the whole Squadron moved forward and as usual quickly dug slit trenches but this did not prevent casualties from shelling. Sapper Bear had a leg injury and Hugh Le Warne was killed. Together with the O.C. and a few others he went to his burial and in the absence of the Padre read out the burial service" 877 lewarne GBM_WO417_007_0236.jpg 877 lewarne GBM_WO417_008_0509.jpg a.png b.png JS1_6511.jpg
     
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    1.jpg 14692349 Stanley Gerald Lane, born 26/8/24, enlisted 16/12/43, died 5/10/44, age 20
    Served with the 1st Dorsets, killed in the area of Brunsen
    Casualty



    The book "Three Assault Landings" about the Battalion describes their attack on the 4th against the village of Heuval, it mentions the Battalion being heavily shelled while consolidating on the 5th - this is possibly when Private Lane was killed - the Battalion War Diary for the 5th ends with a note of 2 OR's killed that day 633 lane GBM_WO417_083_0602.jpg DSCF0002a.JPG
     
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    4338483 Albert Hudston, born 24/4/0, enlisted 10/7/39, died 20/4/44, age 43, (42 cwgc)
    88th HAA regt RA - Albert had served in WW1 with the KOYLI
    Casualty

    He is on the Chilwell Christ church memorial (sorry about the bad photo - found online )

    The war diary entry showing an air attack on the units wagon lines which ties in with his death, the later entry about the attack is also interesting saying captured British planes were used
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    4389349 Richard Hudson, born 28/5/18, enlisted 11/2/37, died 6/4/43, age 24 (26 cwgc)
    7th Green Howards, killed during the attack on Wadi Akrit
    Casualty

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    7890403 Ian Grant, born 7/1/15, enlisted 18/1/39, died 13/5/40 age 25
    No 1 troop 1st Lothian and Borders horse after dropping off ammunition to forward battalions two tanks attempted to attack the Germans and both were knocked out Sgt Grant commanded the second tank- described in Sacrifice of a Division & briefly in None Bolder & Montys Highlanders, also in report in unit war diary,
    Casualty

    An image of Sgt Grant, kindly provided by the webmaster at 1st Lothians and Border Yeomanry which includes an account of the action in which Sgt Grant was killed.

    I have a separate thread on him here 7890403 Ian Grant, , died 13/5/40, 1st Lothian and Borders horse
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    6289640 John Oliver Gosling born 20/10/17, enlisted 16/1/40, died 23/3/44, age 26
    5th Buffs (Royal East Kents) (78th Div)
    Casualty

    The Battalion War Diary for the day has patrolling activity near the Hotel Des Roses in Cassino - there is mention of B Company losing 2 men killed by mortar fire


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    6289640 John Oliver Gosling born 20/10/17, enlisted 16/1/40, died 23/3/44, age 26
    5th Buffs (Royal East Kents) (78th Div)
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
     
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    6913630 Henry Brown born 8/12/17, enlisted 22/5/36 , died 26/12/40, age 24 2nd Rifle Brigade, support group 7th Armoured Division
    Rifleman Brown was wounded by fire from enemy Bombers being hit several times in the back, he was wounded 22/12/40 and died of his wounds 26/12/40 (original graves show 25/12/40), he had previously been wounded in July 1940. He was initially buried in Sidi Barani cemetery before being moved to Halfaya Sollum
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    The Battalion War Diary for the month seems to end on the 15th for some reason

    Also included the original letter from his CO and a copy that his family seem to have made 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 10.jpg 15.jpg 16.jpg 17.jpg 18.jpg 947 brown GBM_WO417_018_0121.jpg 947 brown GBM_WO417_021_0266.jpg 947 brown GBM_WO417_021_0341.jpg 18970777_134341831361.jpg brownhalfayagrave.jpg brownsidibaranigrave.jpg
     
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    2739914 Idrys Woodwall Thomas born 16/7/11, enlisted 13/7/44 (from his number he seems to have served earlier in the Welsh Guards), died 15/2/45, age 33
    5th Wiltshires (43rd Div)
    Casualty

    At this time the Battalion was involved in Operation Veritable 934 thomas GBM_WO417_089_0151.jpg thomas.jpg
     
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    T/14854002 Harvey Denison Nicholas born 26/11/25,enlisted 28/9/44, died 31/10/46 age 20, RASC
    Casualty

    His death certificate has him as being with 935 Company RASC based on the Isle of Wight - his death is recorded "on Public Highway Worcester Road Summerfield Kidderminster" and cause of death "fracture of the skull caused when he collided with a motor vehicle on a public highway whikst riding a motorcycle (accidental death)" - I'm not sure what he was doing near Kiddermister is he was based on the Isle of Wight and lived in Rhyl. 93347439_1397323342.jpg nicholas.jpg rhyl nicholas.jpg
     
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    14184806 Clifford Wood born 11/11/27, enlisted 8/6/44, died 6/4/48
    12th Anti Tank regiment RA,

    edit: The ciscumstances of the attack in which he was killed are covered below from
    Zionist Terrorism and Crimes in Palestine 1948 (Issa Nakhleh)

    "6 APRIL 1948
    The most violent activity on the part of the Irgun Z'vai Leumi during the period underreview, has been their attack upon 12 A Tk Regiment RA at Camp 80, Karkur. At approximately 0700hours, 6 April, at least one White Scout car bearing military markings, a police GMC and one or two
    other military vehicles drew up to the entrance of Camp 80 at Karkur. The occupants of the vehicleswere dressed in battle dress with RA and RASC titles and included one person dressed as a CaptainReme. They killed the sentry, entered the guard room, killed the guard and destroyed the wireless sets.They then proceeded to the armoury, held up the staff and cleared it. While this was in progress, otherthugs dispersed through the camp and shot at sight any soldiers coming out of the buildings; anotherparty of thugs seized a half track vehicle and covered the gates. The C.O. was shot dead coming out of the orderly room. After about 30 minutes, some troops on the vehicle park started up MlOs, advancedtowards the armoury and inflicted casualties on the thugs who then withdrew under covering fire fromoutside the perimeter, and further covered their retreat with road blocks and mines. British casualtieswere the CO and 6 British soldiers killed and 3 wounded. 4 armed Jews were arrested, but it is notconfirmed that they were involved in the attack. 62 rifles, 58 stens, 18 LMGs, 4 Piats, a large quantity of ammunition and a White Scout car were stolen.WO 261/574"


    The Scotsman of 7 April 1948 describes 4 of the soldiers being lined up and shot in the back 2.jpg Untitled.jpg wood ra.jpg wood1.jpg
     

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    14451654 John Leslie Whittingham, born 6/12/26, enlisted 14/8/44, died 4/5/45 age 18
    507 field company RE (part of 47 Division)
    Casualty

    From his death certificate, cause of death "General shock due to multiple injuries to the head & chest accidentally caused by being struck on the head and being pinned to the side of an army truck by the centre canopy bar which broke off when it struck an electric standard" 2.jpg 3.jpg 78 whittingham GBM_WO417_092_0084.jpg 78 whittingham GBM_WO417_092_0685.jpg whittingham (2).jpg Whittingham.jpg
     
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    I think that will do me for tonight - looks like I also need to go through and tidy up the CWGC links as it seems they changed the web addresses when they updated their website.

    As before - any additional info is most welcome, plus ideally I'd like to get grave/memorial photos for all of them - local newspaper entries would be good too (may help add a face to a name on some)
     
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    7646819 George Frederick Wallis, born 21/7/6, enlisted 17/10/40, died 12/10/42 age 36
    REME
    Died due to injuries received when the lorry he was driving crashed into a tree at Dunnington, between York and Hull (inquest report attached)
    Casualty


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    1.jpg 7367420 Arthur Thomas Underwood, born 5/1/19, enlisted 15/1/40, died 1/10/45 age 26
    RASC

    Casualty

    Grave photo from findagrave.com 376 UNDERWOOD GBM_WO417_098_0075.jpg 20941330_135195027134.jpg
     
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    14402384 Harry Sargeant, born 19/3/24, enlisted 1/10/42, died 5/7/47, age 23
    2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, captured on Sicily
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    Grave photo from find a grave

    From his death certificate, cause of death "pulmonary tuberculosis"
     
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    1.jpg 13093922 James Ross, born 19/4/10, enlisted 17/7/41, died 28/8/47, age 37
    Royal Pioneer Corps
    Casualty

    From Scotlandspeople his cause of death is given as "consistent with pulmonary tuberculosis, pulmonary hemmorraging , cardiac failure" ross grave.jpg ScotlandsPeople.BA2A6982-67B0-425D-8A5A-23527D9FA739-D1947_644_06_0314Z.jpg
     
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    R/5750 Peter Gauld was a Canadian who served in the South African War, at the outbreak of WW1 he joined the KRRC. on 28th April 1915 he was shot through the shoulder (around this time he was Mentioned in Despatches), after recuperation he returned to the front and on 9th February 1916 (his 40th Birthday) he was wounded by shrapnel which lodged in his left lung - he hung on for a month before passing..
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    14370730 Rifleman Tate was a member of 2nd Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Infantry Division, he was killed in the Battalions first battle following their transfer from the Italian theatre. The Battalion was to clear the town of Bleckede where they met heavy resistance - Rfn Tate is one of 16 members of the Battalion killed that day and buried in Becklingen cemetery.
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    I had the pleasure of knowing a Cameronian veteran who was involved in the days fighting, Hugh McCumisky told me it had been a fierce fight and 2 of his best friends were killed that day Rfn's Morris & Martin - both are commemorated on Motherwell War Memorial and are buried beside each other in the row behind Rfn Tate. .

    Thanks to Philip Reinders for getting the grave photo
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    1470679 Lance Sergeant Foddy was a member of 244 battery 78 HAA Regiment RA, he died of Illness on 17/12/43 aged 21 and is buried in Bari
    Casualty
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    A very emotional pair of books to a pair of brothers who both died in 1944 in seperate theatres of War

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    Joseph William Taylor-Lowen 930758 born 15/02/14, enlisted 15/01/40, died 20/04/44 - he served with 114 Field Regiment RA who were part of 20th Indian Infantry Division at this point fighting at Imphal - Joseph was posthumously MiD
    Casualty

    War Diary entries for that day, at 4.10 there is mention of an OPA's death - as Joseph seems to have been the units only death that day its seems likely this is him. 1000 GBM_ROYALART_930000_00083 taylor lowen.jpg 1000 taylor lowen GBM_WO417_075_0245.jpg taylor lowen ra.jpg TAYLOR-_LOWEN_W_.jpg WO_172_4649_0012.jpg WO_172_4649_0013.jpg
     
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