George Joseph Prior - War Diary No 6 Commando Jan 45 wanted

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  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Does anyone have the No 6 Commando War Diary for Jan 45? I am doing some follow-up enquiries for a work mate regarding the death of his uncle on 28th Jan 45, Pte G J Prior. Cheers Paul
     

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  2. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    Is this G J Prior - died aged 18?

    I'll ask the lads over on the Commando Veterans Forum to amend the No.6 Roll of Honour if so.
     
  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Yes, typo on my part. I did obtain a photo of his grave in Neederwert back in 2011.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  5. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Hi,
    Attached are the pages covering 28th January.

    Regards

    Danny

    6  Commando  Jan 45 (1)  ed.jpg 6  Commando  Jan 45 (2)  ed.jpg

    6  Commando  Jan 45 (3)  ed.jpg 6  Commando  Jan 45 (4)  ed.jpg
     
  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Danny thank you very much for the pages of the 28th. I've joined them and will show Dave in the morning. I am also interested in the 29th & 30th of Jan if you have them as I am also seeking information on the death of Capt. Marshall John Adam “Spot” Leaphard, .

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From the WO rather then the DEFE war diary in case it's of use

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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    And the all important appendices :)

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  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Andy thanks for posting. Do you have the 30th as that is when Capt. Marshall John Adam “Spot” Leaphard died.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  12. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Andy thanks for posting the pages I asked for.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    My friend Dave wishes to thank both Andy & Danny for providing War Diary pages relating to the death of his Uncle. His Mother also thanks you both very much. They say its a shame that his Father has passed without knowing the details of how his Brother died & where he was buried.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  14. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

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  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thats a great pic of his grave-It looks like it's in some ones back garden with all that washing! I wonder what happened to his beret.
     
  16. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    I knew I'd seen this background before. More photos of those who fell at this time are in the Commando Veterans gallery.

    RIP
     

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