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Why they never spoke about the War

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cambsaction
People in story: 
David Croxon (son of Wilfred Croxon)
Location of story: 
Histon and Impington, Cambridgeshire
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A7940973
Contributed on: 
21 December 2005

Charles Croxon was my uncle. He rose to the rank of sergeant and I know he fought in France. Charles and my father Wilfred refused their medals for two reasons:
Firstly because they were disillusioned with the country on their demob and secondly because their names were not on the circumference of their medals, unlike the World war I medals. They would have got the General Service medal and my father would have received the Burma Star.

They never spoke about the war. I always thought my father was in the army until I came across a photograph (about five years ago) and found his war records, only to find that he was in the RAF. He was a tail gunner in India and Burma.

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