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Index of names and comrades connected with this WW2 diary book - A-F

All the comrades and people that Dad knew or met are listed below and feature in his WW2 records in some form. Many of them are mentioned in the diary/biography book itself, either being known to Dad in Britain or whilst posted overseas during World War 1939-45: Dunkirk - D Day, Normandy - Sicily - Operation Husky - Wadi Akarit, Tunisia, North Africa - Operation Scipio - Hamburg.

 

Others are mentioned in the various note books and diary that Dad kept throughout World War 1939-45.

There are many photographs of Dad’s comrades and these can be found in the WW2 photo gallery.

If you are researching World War 2 relatives and want to know more about an individual, please do get in touch.

 

Note: There is an increasing number of names on this site which are connected with the war diary so please use the Search facility as an extra check on a name you are researching.

 

 

A-F

Alexander, Corporal, John Mcausland, 2934958, Killed 11 June, after "D-Day", Recorded in Dad’s personal diary (note book)

Allcock, Alex, Redcar, Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Allen, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Allsop, No 3 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Anderson, Private, No 1 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s World War 1939-45 diary (section leader’s note book)

Atchinson, Mrs J, Tadcaster, Yorks - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Bache, 5th West Yorkshire Regiment, A company, 8 platoon, Blakeney, Norfolk, service number 1464 4490 - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Beckermeyer, Helmut , German Prisoner of War, Sandhatten, Aldenburgland, WW2 soldier

Bell, Tom, Hessle, Hull - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Bertram, George, Pelton fell, Co Durham - From Dad’s war diary (address book). Spent 3-day leave in Alexandra with Dad, Not known what happened to him after the war

Betley, Lance Corporal, Jack J, From Halifax, Killed in Sicily, 1943. Recorded in handwritten paper diary.

Blair, Arthur, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Blowers, Les, An early pal of Dad’s. WW2 soldier story

Booth, Ernest, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book), Wounded in Sicily but survived, Dad met up with Ernie after the war

Bousfield, John, William, Killed at Wadi Akarit 1943, Journey on Queen Mary with Dad, A best pal

Bristow, R, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book) Came from West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey – A Cockney, Killed in Sicily, 1943. Good pal of Dad’s. No trace of this lad anywhere.

Broomfield, J, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Broughton, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Buckler, Leslie, Canadian medical orderly, Tended Dad’s wounds after D-Day

Burdon, J W, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Burnett, Ronnie, East Yorks Regiment, service number 439 9890 - From Dad’s war diary (address book).

Burns, Sergeant Frank, Killed on beach, D-day, 1944, Recorded in Dad’s autobiography (personal note book) and diary

Cargill, Jack, Spent time with Dad after Dunkirk, Entered the Church, Post-War

Cargill, Jim, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s war diary (address book). Possibly Jack's father?

Carmichael, Captain, 6th batt, Motor Transport Officer. WW2 soldier story

Carrick, Corporal, No 1 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Carrol, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Carter, Regimental Sergeant Major, Killed at Wadi Akarit, 1943

Castor, Ivor, Lost an arm at Arnhem. Discharged, Good pal of Dad’s

Chaffe, Tommy , Cockney pal of Dad’s. WW2 soldier story

Chapman, Captain, B Company commander in 1939. Recorded in Dad’s autobiography

Chambers, Captain Raymond Charles, Killed in action, 11 June, Normandy 1944, Recorded in Dad’s personal notebook and diary and noted in his biography

Cheall, Jack, HMS Gorleston - dad's brother.

Clark, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook).

Coggins, B, Private No 1 Section – maybe a Lieutenant?  Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s section leader’s diary (notebook).

Collings, Bill, Killed on HMS York. WW2 soldier story

Coughlan, Lance Corporal Leslie Noel, Killed Wadi Akarit, 1943. Close comrade of Dad’s, who was next to him when he was killed. Recorded in the biography and paper diary.

Coulman, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham le fen) - Listed in Dad’s section leader’s diary (note book).

Cullan, Captain, army Captain on Queen Mary sailing to Egypt, WW2 soldier story

Dale, Ray, Storeman in Green Howards in Middlesbrough. Recorded in Dad's World War 2 army biography.

Davies, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book). Possibly same chap mentioned at this diary link on 29 June.

Dawes, Stan, young pal of dad's from South bank - From Dad’s war diary (address book).

Dawkins, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Decker, Alfred, German POW, Dad wrote to his parents to let them know he was safe. Recorded in his biography.

Eisenhower, General, Dwight. WW2 soldier story

Elsender, Sergeant, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook).

Emerson, J, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Farrand, Lieutenant, Taken prisoner, Gravelines, WW2 soldier story

Fish, Mrs, Highcliffe, Hampshire - the lady in the shop where dad used to listen to the radio.

The shop was called The Jolly Roger and years after the war it became an Indian restaurant and

a draper's

Forbes, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Foster, Captain, Taken prisoner, Gravelines.  d. 1988

Foster, P, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Fowlis, Nurse, Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Fox, Frank, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Frazer, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Fryett, Billingham Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

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