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Monte Cassino

My brother in law was killed at Monte Casino trying to take the monastery... We went on a bus trip that...

Digging for Treasure

At one point during our journey we were going towards a place called Mong Mit. Now, Mong Mit, Mainglon,...

My father in the Bengal Engineers

I was born in a village called Khapa, in Nagpur in the state of Maharashta... Some people from the...

I fought down the Kalbaw Valley

I was a territorial and was called up for duty on 3rd September 1939 in the 9th Battalion Cameronians as...

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A White Head of Hair

When they unscrewed the helmet he wan't very coherent and he went down with jet black hair and came...

Joining Up

When I was 17 I joined up with the Army. I was sent to Bovington Tank Depot near Bournemouth for my...

my great grandads experience in the 2nd world war

my great grandads experience in the 2nd world war...

My Last day as a front line soldier

On the 21st June 1944 we , the London Irish, were attacking a village near Lake Trasamena in Italy... I...

On Manoeuvres

I was driving on convoy all around the countryside of Northumbria, across farmers fields. I was towing a...

About the Japanese.

When the Japanese captured Sumatra we then had to go back and retake it and one of the things was when they...

missing chicken

Dad’s Donkey

When date ate and drank his donkey ate and drank. We he ate and drank the donkey ate and drank....

Who Drew These are there more?

During my research into what my father Kenneth Gray did during the war, I was shown these drawings, Which...

Long Service

It only occurred to me recently that my father Charles Samuel Jackman served in both World Wars from the...

A KOSB at Rangoon

In 1944 I was in Rangoon with the KOSBs, looking for Japs to kill. Every crane in the Rangoon docks had...

Royal Engineers Clerkicon for Story with photo

I do not know what regiment he ws in, but he supplied administrative support to many of the British...

SEARCH LIGHT

Whilst serving in the war in the 65th Search Light Regiment in Norfolk, I had a call out for an emergency,...

My War Travels

February 1943 sent to India took ten weeks to reach Bombay then across India to Chittagong from India I was...

Army: The Warwickshire Yeomanry

Name: Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum Address: The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick Telephone number: 01926...

Interview with Mr Chapman

Do you still speak to any of your friends from the army... My first major battle was the battle of El,...

Inter-Regimental Motorbike Trialsicon for Story with photo

The photograph shows Jack Evans, "Coogie" as he was better known, riding on a motorbike. It's a...

Leaving family behind in Dumfries

When I was being shipped out I was traveling from Dumfries up to Greenock, where our boat was leaving...

Nurmberg

I was a member of the British contingent that was the clerical backup to the prosicution team. Main...

Struggling in Ethiopia

I was commissioned into the Kings Own Scottish Borders in 1940 and I joined a battalion in 1941 and then...

The Pioneer Corps

Kenneth Clulow was called up into the Pioneer Corps, and after his initial training, he was sent to North...

My story

My late husband William Hodson served in the second world war as a mose reader on the police cars in the...

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