Dunkirk to Gibraltar

Discussion in '1940' started by Barry Miller, May 27, 2019.

  1. Barry Miller

    Barry Miller Member

    I am currently researching my Dad's cousin, William Ernest Bowden Miller, who, at the time of Dunkirk was 6142501 Private W. E. Miller of the 2nd/6th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment.
    He was cut off north of Rouen and made his way to Gibraltar via Paris, Lyon and Spain. I have a lot of information written about his journey but I am interested in finding out about two others who travelled with him or new him. One was Private F. Ford whom he met up with in Paris and the the other was E.C. Young.

    If anyone has any information I would be very pleased to hear from them.

    In the photo Bill is on the left.
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I assume you will already have this but just in case

    Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1914-1947
    Name: William Ernest Bowden Miller
    Event Date: 16 May 1938
    Regiment Number: 6142501
    Regiment: East Surrey
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    Could this be F Ford ??

    Casualty
    Private FORD, FREDERICK DAVIS
    Service Number 6209970
    Died 28/06/1944
    Aged 25
    2nd Bn. Princess Louise's Kensington Regt.
    Middlesex Regiment
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Son of William Frederick Davis Ford and Grace Annie Davis Ford; husband of Gladys May Ford, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
     
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    He probably went on the run around the 7th June 1940 when the battalion was fighting tanks at Aumale. Most of the battalion was either killed or captured. I've got a missing man's medals from the battalion who I've been researching on and off for a few years. He was killed on the 7th June.
     
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Here's a copy of his original Escape and Evasion Report.
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  6. Barry Miller

    Barry Miller Member

    Thank you but I already have this. I also have a lot of correspondence about him and from him during his travels.
     
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  7. Barry Miller

    Barry Miller Member

    Thanks, that's interesting. I know he was north or Rouen when he got cut off.
     
  8. Barry Miller

    Barry Miller Member


    I have a letter that makes it pretty clear that Ford (very likely F Ford) also made it back to the UK while travelling with Bill. The information about Ford will prove useful as he will have had to make a report to MI9
     
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    Barry Miller Member

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