Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Dec 26, 2016.
I don't think I've seen one before either, its a nice variation
Not sure if the family have seen them, the truth with a lot of these groups is that they have come from the family though, but then you end up with families spreading out and bits end up with members who have no interest and get rid of them when other relatives would love them. I got them from a collector on Ebay, not sure where he got them - he had posted a clip on youtube about the group (and another paybook I also got).
3856945 Thomas BROWN, 2nd Loyals taken POW at the fall of Singapore 15/2/42
NX56972 Oswald Ernest CHAPMAN 18th Anti-Tank Battery, part of Sparrowforce who was captured at Airkom 23/2/42
A pair of books to George Henry McKay 3319039, Gordon HIghlanders captured in 1940 - the casualty returns don't really help with his date of capture or his Battalion, I.B.D. is noted
He was presented with a Royal Humane Society award for his part in rescuing two drowning boys at Elswick Colliery pit pond on the 23rd July 1939.
Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 23rd September 1939
6911858 Alexander Duke LAWRENCE, Rifle Brigade capture France 1940 - from the "Missing" casualty returns he is in a list that starts with a 1st Battalion man and I think the full list are the same Battalion but not 100% sure. On the photo below he is on the right
The entry in his AB64 book lists his year of birth as 1909?
Alexander Duke LAWRENCE 12th March 1908 - 2Q 1977 Fulham, London
Home address, 38 Claybrook Road, Fulham, London in 1939
Fulham Chronicle 8th June 1945
5947359 Reginald Arthur CLAYTON, 1st Loyal Regiment captured 18/2/44 - at this point the Battalion was engaged in a desperate defence at Anzio. His brother had been killed in 1942 with the Merchant Navy on the SS Empire Steel
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