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"All bloody good lads - Bless 'em all!

Left to right standing:

Tommy parker, I have good reason to believe is still alive and living in Middlesbrough locality.
Henry Jefferies, from Bethnall Green, was called up the same day as myself (June 13 1940), a good bit to tell you about him in due course.
Wilf Shaw from Oldham (Me!)
Larry Latham from Manchester - we left him behind in England - never found out what happened to him
Stan Palmer from Ripponden, near Halifax, Yorks was the one who lived nearest to me. I used to go over and see him quite often. He died a few years ago, succumbed to Alzheimers. I attended his funeral.

L to R seated:
Laurie Abnett, London area, also left in England, never heard anything about him since.
James (Jimmy) Wilson Billinge, St Helens, Lancs - Killed in action on the 6th of April 1943 at the Wadi Akarit.
Morris Hancock - Taken prisoner near Mersa Matruh in the retreat to the El Alamein line from Gazala 1942.
Bill Wright, Worsborough Bridge, Barnsley - came through it all.
One lad not shown - Maurice Sutherland who, after the war, was knighted Sir Maurice Sutherland - all bloody good lads, "Bless em all"

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