Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by davey war years, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. James Daly

    James Daly Senior Member

    Thanks guys his name is John White aka Jack Royal Navy WW2
    and Samuel McBrinn RN WW2

    Davey do you know anything more about their war service?
  2. have you a number to chat on
  3. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    38 set

    First radio I ever owned. Still have it 42 years later!
  4. Hello Geoff have you any photographs of it mate thank you for adding to this thread appreciated
  5. no other details James that is it parents names possible family home and if you now go back to the about me page at you will see that sam is mentioned in press releases

    im over whelmed with the support and help from you guys abig void is being filled in our families history

    thank you all for the help so far

    my number is on the contact page and email too on website

    War Years Remembered; Bringing History Alive for all Generations

    My War Years Remembered family so far

    G/1725 Pte David McCallion & (89935) Royal Irish Fusiliers WW1

    56571 Pte William McCready Hampshire Regiment WW1

    3364 Pte Samuel White Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers WW1

    7012981 Rfn William White Royal Ulster Rifles WW2

    5772633 L/Cpl Samuel Whyte Royal Norfolks Regiment WW2

    7014159 Rfn John White London Irish Rifles WW2

    6979985 Fusilier Hugh White Royal inniskilling Fusiliers WW2

    John D. (Jack) White Royal Navy WW2
    Samuel McBrinn (White) Royal Navy WW2

    lest we forget

  6. James Daly

    James Daly Senior Member

    Do you know if the two seamen survived the war or not?
  7. samuel mcbrinn died in 2005 i believe
    john aka jack white survived also

    thanks again james
  8. I feel strongly compelled to write a thank you to all you that have helped I originally started of with only the details of both my grandfathers and this was sketchy to say the least but since then through the help and support that you guys have gave the about me page on my wesite has turned into something resembling a pte ryan movie this down to you guys websites like this so to all of you that have the interest and have gave your time to help i am very much indebt to you

    and yes there is still more information required if you can help

    again thank you


    see web page about me at War Years Remembered; Bringing History Alive for all Generations

    just read last stand at le paradis

    nothing conrete ref uncle samuel
    i cant believe this but if you look at second man in in photo of guard of honour he looks like uncle will write to regt museum
  9. Drew see what you think mate
    and thank you for all your help and advice
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Do you know how tall he was?

    I'm not very good at this sort of thing but he does appear to have a similiar nose, jaw line and chin.
  11. i see its uncanny and i have checked you can see that he has 1 stripe
  12. not sure if its wish full thinking lol
  13. i am hoping to get hold of an olf family album may help as the only phot i have is the one on my web
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Well spotted on the 'Lance Jack'. I missed that.
  15. I would prefer he wasnt one of the men killed at le paradis as it was an outrage and terrible way for brave fighting men to meet the end
    but from readin the book the amount os signallers in that locathion and mentioned in the book would maybe put him at the scene
    i wonder if ocallaghan is still alive
    or any of the men that were ther at that stage of the war
  16. i was looking with magnifier to see if i could see crossed flags lol
  17. may be when i go for the 70th i might meet up with any vets

    and put this to bed

    and see what the other book and reports i can get hold off

    we were an unlucky family

    as many families were

  18. X spotter platoon lol
  19. ok hugh white ill keep it in here so its easier for me to come back too
    can any one tell me about him
    where were the 2nd bn skins what div were they in and were would he have been caotured
    date ? etc
  20. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Hello Geoff have you any photographs of it mate thank you for adding to this thread appreciated

    Its a MK II, I don't have any accessories for it. The dial lock is broken. Must build a power unit for it and get it running again. There was an article on it in 'Radio Bygones' some years back - I have it somewhere.

    Interesting website, by the way, look forward to the museum items...


    EDIT: Sorry, should be Mk III


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