Memoirs of Wilf Shaw - A World War 2 soldier's story

War diary of Wilf Shaw, Age 92, Former WW2 Green Howard, war book story diary
Private 4753850 W. Shaw - Green Howard - WW2 War diary, war book story

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WW2 soldier Wilf Shaw, of Oldham, has been in touch and provided a bucketful of war photos and memories. He was at Alamein, Tobruk, Wadi Akarit, Sicily, Normandy, Holland and more. He was wounded twice and still returned to battle. He is 95 years of age in 2015 and 'still trespassing' as he puts it himself!

Private Shaw W
Called up on 13 June 1940
6th Battalion, Green Howards

Legion d'honneur French D-Day award WW2

Wilf Shaw's Legion d'Honneur D-Day medal.
Awarded 2015

STOP PRESS - Wilf awarded the Legion d'Honneur insignia

Wilf has just been awarded this beautiful medal by the French people for his part in the D-Day landings in June 1944.

The Government of France wished to recognise the selfless acts of heroism and determination displayed by all surviving veterans of the Normandy landings, and of the wider campaigns to liberate France in 1944, by awarding them with the Legion d’Honneur.

Congratulations Wllf, well done and thank you for the many parts you played for six full years in the war, and which people can read about below ...

1 Introduction to Wilf's war story and his WW2 memoirs - Click here

2 A variety of Wilf's WW2 photos including some great ones of Qassasin camp in Egypt - Click here

3 Wilf's own contributions to publications, with his own WW2 memoirs along with a little of his family military history - Click here

4 The poignant war story of Wilf's gold ring, from his WW2 memoir - Click here

5 Wilf's war memoir of his El Alamein story with the 8th Army - Click here

6 Wilf's personal war diary anecdotes - stories written over 20 years ago - Click here

7 Wilf's WW2 memoirs of Wadi Akarit Click here

8 Wilf's full list of names from his WW2 memoirs Click here

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