T/127622 Pte Ronald Lyddite Whitmore (14 Company RASC) - British Empire Medal

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  1. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Morning,

    The citation below is for T/127622 Pte Ronald Lyddite Whitmore (14 Company RASC) who was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his actions in Italy on 21st November 1944.

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    Regards

    Bruneval
     
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  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    That's a rather unusual middle name. Wonder whether it was chosen by his mum or dad?
     
  3. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Perhaps his mum was a shell filler in WW1!
     
  4. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Idler,

    You're right. It is a rather unusual name. However, not if your brother is named William Shrapnel Whitmore!!

    Regards

    Bruneval
     
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList

    That seemed the more likely option to me - not sure a gunner would be too worried about what he was firing.
     
  6. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking father was a Gunner!
     
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Hardly fashionable, though. William Mustardgas Whitmore would be more in keeping with the times.
     
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  8. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Living at the same address is a Frederick Charles Whitmore who was 2963 Driver FC Whitmore RHA during WW1.

    Regards
    Bruneval
     
  9. hutt

    hutt Member

    Leaving aside the rather odd choice of middle name I picked up on the location of the incident and noticed it wasn't far from similar one that happened to vehicles in my fathers unit about 3 weeks later on the 10th December at Forlimpopoli which is about 5km south east of Forli.

    From WO170-2622 1503 artillery Platoon RASC (Hy)

    Cold and Dry. 4 ORs proceed on leave (4 days) run by 1 AGRA at Riccione. Vehicles delivering amn, to 57 B.M.A. - Forlimpopoli were strafed by planes whilst off-loading amn. Some damage was done to the lorries by machine gun bullets - tyres being punctured and windscreens smashed - No casualties to any Platoon personnel. 26 x 3 Ton amn detail.
     
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