Remembering this Day: Private W. Whitworth, 7th/9th Royal Scots

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Joe Brown, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    14323409 Private W. Whitworth,
    7th/9th (Highlanders) Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)

    Killed during 'A' Company's advance on Middelburg, Walcheren,
    6th November 1944

    and lies beside his 21 Royal Scots Comrades in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Bergen-op-Zoom.

    Nemo me impune lacessit

    Joe Brown.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello Joe I have copied your post detail below.


    For the Veterans who fought there in November 1944 returning to Walcheren is like returning 'home'. Yet, at first, it was strange to find people going about their day-to-day life walking over the ground where your comrades had died, which for you would be forever hallowed ground. You felt you wanted to stop and explain to them what had happened at the spot they now walked. Of course, the quick realisation that was what it had been all about: liberty and freedom and the return to the normalty of life for the people of Walcheren.

    It is an honoured place for Royal Scots where 21 of our comrades and dear friends lie buried in the safe and honoured keeping of our Dutch friends.


    Remembering Twenty-two Royal Scots Killed in Action


    Lance-Corporal G. Arbuthnot, Private B. Bain,
    Private T. Butchart, Major G. A. Chater, Private J. Currie,
    Private A. McN. Holborn, Corporal R. Irvine,
    Private J. McGhee, Private T. Heald, Private B. McQueenie,
    Private G. O’Kada, Private R. Page, Private W. Parker,
    Private W. Ross, Private R. Scott,
    Lance-Corporal J. Shields,
    Private A. Smith, Captain W. G. Thompson,
    Lieutenant F. B. Walker, Private S. Wallbridge,
    Private W. Wheeldon, Private W. Whitworth.



    We Will Remember Them



    Joe Brown.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/ww2-battlefields-today/44713-walcheren-islands-2.html
     
  3. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    CL1

    I am grateful to you for kindly Remembering and Honouring my Walcheren Comrades.

    Joe
     
  4. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    Anyone know by chance if there will be an official service at bergen-op-zoom
    on the 11th ?

    Looks like a nice place to go. :)
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Paul has just emailed me this photo to add to the thread.
    He took the photo yesterday afternoon.

    at the bottom it says.

    NOT A DAY DO WE FORGET
    NEVER SHALL YOUR MEMORY FADE
    MAM DAD AND FAMILY
     

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