Casualty Service and Paybook Collection

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  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    And his brother

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    Mark Taylor-Lowen 14577526 born 04/07/20, enlisted 01/04/43, died 07/08/44 - he served with 1/6th South Staffords who were part of 59th (Staffordshire) Division who were involved in the fighting on the Orne at that point. Casualty
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  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    7394281, Private Roger Adams of 196 Field Ambulance 18th Division, he died of Diptheria as a prisoner of the Japanese on 19/07/43, born 23/09/20, enlisted 16/01/41. This book wasnt filled in until after Private Adams death, apparently only being done to give something to return to his family - its possible his original was with his effects to be returned but as Diptheria is infectious the details were copied over an the original destroyed.
    Casualty

    Private Adams Japanese POW card along with some of the other docs and grave photo, provided by Clayton Ford 196 Field Ambulance



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  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Alistair,

    Thanks very much for sharing these new additions to your online collection with forum members.

    Steve
     
  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    1396272 Sgt Bernard Stanley George Bugg, Casualty he was an Air Gunner with 7 squadron, on his return from his second mission, to Frankfurt on 11 April 1943 they were shot down by Hptm Walter Ehle ( Walter Ehle )
    and crashed in Belgium - 5 of the crew (including Bugg) were killed and two others managed to evade capture. Also his log book with his two missions and the death presumed entry - also photos of a memorial at the crash site - this website also shows more photos of it Monument voor bemanning Stirling BK760 MG-X | Hangar Flying

    In the roll of honour page he is bottom right

    An extract from Bowyer's book "The Stirling Story".
    ".............Six Stirlings failed to return.
    Included was BK760-X of 7 Squadron, flown by S/Ldr Chesterman. Arriving fifteen minutes early at the target, his aircraft was hit three times by AA fire before it attacked from 17,000 feet. The aircraft was hit again again heading homewards, then the rear gunner reported searchlights following it. When very low over the village of Bree in the Maescyck area a searchlight illuminated the bomber and light machine gun fire riddled the central and forward parts of the fuselage. Then a fighter raced in to finish it off and set fire to at least four of the wing tanks. A second strike probably killed two gunners.
    BK760 then briefly climbed before plunging into a canal. Sgt. Ferguson, the flight engineer, and Sgt. Moore, the navigator, escaped and evaded capture."

    Ferguson & Moore made it back - Ferguson died later in the War - I have a write up of Moore's story and he describes the fighter attacks - the first hit the rear gunner, the second hit Sgt Bugg in the head, Moore was passing in the fuselage at the time and believed Bugg was killed instantly.



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  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    1.jpg 908279 bombadier Roy Faulkner Newell was a member of 132 (Glamorgan Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA as part of 78th Division when he was killed in North Africa 26/02/43 Casualty at age 23 (22 on his casualty card).

    At this time the Germans were heavily attacking the Divisional forward positions.

    Sir Harry Secombe served with the same Regiment during this period and in his autobiography "Arias and Raspberries" he has a scan from a diary he kept during the War, this is also included in the text, he says he was a day out in his notes and on 27th February has "party started at 4 o'clock in the morning. lasted throughout the day with terrifc casualties for Jerry. Capain reader and Newell killed by a mine"

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  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    6103816 John Allan Butler, born 18/06/22, enlisted 29/01/41, died 10/07/43, 2nd South Staffs
    Private Butler was a member of B Company 2nd (Airborne) South Staffordshire Regiment - I think he was with 11 platoon, he was killed on Sicily
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  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Alistair,

    Thanks for sharing. Do you know whether Pte Butler actually landed in Sicily?

    I know a fair few of 1st Border casualties there were as a result of their gliders crashing into the sea due to inexperienced US tow plane pilots casting them loose far too early.

    Steve
     
  8. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Fusilier Harold Smith, 3448765, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers 78th Battleaxe Division - killed in action 05/03/43 Casualty

    The War Diary has 2 carriers hitting mines then a follow up losing another carrier to a mine and one missing and another follow up having a carrier go missing - Fusilier Smith seems to have been lost at some point in this - the missing men file doesn't help. From a further check of his book his trade was Driver I/C and in 1938 he was down as being part of the Carrier Platoon, so that does seem to tie in with the above incident
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  9. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    French, Alfred Frederick 1665144, 53rd Medium Regiment Royal Artillery, died 31st May 1940 aged 37 Casualty
    L/Sgt French had been a pre-War RA member recalled to the colours in 1939, for history of the unit in WW2 see BBC - WW2 People's War - Army: 53rd (London) Medium Regiment Royal Artillery which talks about the arrival of these reservists. From that page it seems likely that L/Sgt French was amongst the casualties while the unit was acting as infantry on the perimeter on the 28/29th and died of his wounds on the 31st, as amongst his items was a letter saying he had wounded (the unit seems to have stayed together as a coherant group) - although of course it was a confused time so the date could be wrong.

    L/Sgt French has been discussed here http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/1940/28308-53rd-regt-r-1940-war-diary.html

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  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Hi Steve, I'm not sure - the fact it doesn't look water damaged is probably a sign he made it to dry land - also not sure of the fact his date of death is the 10th as opposed to all the 9ths may be another sign he died in the fight rather than the crossing.

    Over the years I've met and spoken to a good few Border veterans - I think possibly 1 or 2 made it without ditching - I'm planning visiting Sicily in July for the anniversary and will visit Private Butlers grave.

    Alistair
     
  11. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Private Leslie MARGRIE, 5499737, 1/6th Queens Royal Regiment (CWGC has 16th Battalion), 44th Division, Killed 22 May 1940.
    Casualty
    The Battalion was in action on the Escaut Canal up to the 21st May when they broke off the fight shortly before midnight. The Casualty returns have him as Died as POW


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  12. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Private Albert Leslie HILL 14275924 6th Black Watch who Died of Wounds 30/07/44 during the fighting for Monte Scalari
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  13. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Cpl Alfred Surtees 13115148, age 39, 303 Company Pioneer Corps.

    303 Company was part of the early waves on Sword beach, from "the Pioneer" magazine one of Cpl Surtees comrades describes them coming in and the Landing Craft taking 8 direct hits before pulling away and transfering the men to another craft to try landing again. The Company was tasked with assisting the medical serives and seems to have worked in the main as stretcher bearers and later grave digging. The Company War Diary notes that Cpl Surtees died of wounds on the 8th - his service book also has the 8th noted, however CWGC has his date of death as the 7th - I've also seen a letter to his wife correcting the date from Killed 8th ro Died of Wounds 7th. I'm unsure if Cpl Surtees was wounded in the initial landing or later.

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  14. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Thanks Alastair.

    Another new bit of knowledge for me as I would never have imagined Pioneer Corps soldiers would have been part of any invasion force.

    Steve
     
  15. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    22395913 Trooper Gordon McQueen SYMON of the 16th/5th Lancers, he died in Libya on 16-17/12/51 along with 4 other members of the Regimental (all members of the Regimental football team) Troopers Burns (22395919), Culbert (22462255), Moore (22462922) & Weir (22370381). They were killed in a crash the circumstances of which are covered in the article below from the unit journal.

    Alistair

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    780102 (previously 1023) Trumpeter Frank Swift, 246 Brigade RFA, Killed 10/10/18 age 24 - the Brigade were part of 49th Division who captured the village of Naves on the day he was killed.

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    977964 George Henry Hart,311 Battery 90th LAA Regiment RA, died of wounds 27/01/44, the unit was with 1st Division at Anzio at this point. New grave photo thanks to user minden1759

    Casualty


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    581430 Francis Harold Banfield, 203 squadron RAF, died 19/11/40 when Blenheim IV, L9458 crashed into the sea off Aden - all 3 crew were killed. Casualty

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  19. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    John Herbert Gordon C3849, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry who died in Lucknow on 11/4/96, at this point the 1st DCLI were on Garrison duty in Lucknow

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    George Hulmes, 3391837, No 5 Commando, KIA 10/9/42, on this day 5 Commando carried out a landing at Majunga in Madagascar - this landing was opposed by Vichy French Colonial troops

    Casualty
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    Below Pte Hulmes grave, thanks to englandphil for the photo

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