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All the comrades Wilf knew or met are listed below:

 

Abnett - One of 1940 draft to 6th Green Howards  from Richmond  GHQ  December 1940.

Aldridge Joe - MT driver Support Company.

Anish - shared a dugout with me Gazala line 1942

Appleby- Sgt Major C Coy, Known to me from July 1941

 

Byrne Lt - 13 Platoon Commander Gazala 1942, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Bassett - S Coy Jeep driver, Normandy 1944

Busby George - Signaller did switchboard with me at Pickering.

Bond - Signaller at Aske Hall 1940

Bready Charles - Co Signaller with me in advance into Holland Sept 1944  (believed K I A Germany 1945)

Bainbridge Joe - Met on HMT Mauritannia 1941 and later Sicily

 

Callaghan Tommy - Signaller, with reinforcements to Green Howards, 1943

Coyle - 13 Platoon C Coy Gazala 1942, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Carmichael Capt - S Coy Normandy 1944

Cooke Collis - Lt Col  Commander 6th Green Howards  Gazala, 1942

Castle Joe – Support Coy – Bren Gun Carriers

Cooper Fred - C Coy  Gazala  Sicily and Normandy

Clements (Nobby) - Signaller  Gazala Libya 1942

Cornforth John Wilfred (Wilf) - Warrant Officer Class II; 13  Platoon Sergeant Libya, K I A  Sicily July 28th 1943

 

Dean Cpl – No 1 Section  Commander 13 Platoon Gazala 1942, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Dorman Lieut – 15 Platoon Commander C Coy  6th Green Howards Gazala 1942 (one of the Dorman Long family)

Diggle W - 7 Platoon A Coy 6th Green Howards, (like myself, from Oldham, later believed KIA in Germany 1945 with HLI )

Dixon G - Regimental Sergeant Major 6th Green Howards

 

Emery - Member of the Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards, WW2 army soldier war story and book

 

Galbraith Sgt – Medical Staff 6th Green Howards

Gartland Thomas - No 1 Section C Coy Bren Gunner

Garner - Member of Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards

Gough - Casualty along with myself at Gazala May 27th 1942, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Gregory Jack Cpl - Like myself from Oldham, KIA Normandy June 11th 1944

Grendale - 13 Platoon 6th Green Howards – Gazala 1942, War diary, WW2 soldier,

 

Hancock W H – Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards, taken prisoner Mersa Matruh in retreat to Alamein line June 1942.

Hall Walter - 13 Platoon C Coy 6th Green Howards KIA Wadi Akarit 6th April 1943

Hall (Dagger) Cpl - Signal Platoon, 6th Green Howards.

Hannah Jim - Signal Platoon Marston House, War diary, WW2 soldier,

Harrington A – Sgt was in No 1 Section C Coy when I was. KIA Sicily July 14th 1943

Hollis Stan - Sgt Major- D Coy- won VC on D Day

Hull Claude MacDonald Maj – 2nd Lt in command of 13 Platoon at Gazala 1942

Hutchinson Lt - Signals officer - Missing, believed killed

 

Jefferies H F – Signal Platoon at Marston, later Z Coy then A Coy, WW2 army soldier war story and book

 

Kelly Sgt – Signal Platoon at Marston House 1940.

 

Latham L - Signal Platoon Marston House 1940

Levine Capt - Signals officer - Quite badly wounded at one stage

Lewis (Taffy) - 13 Platoon C Coy (shared a Dug out with me at Gazala 1942)

Lonsdale F - Bren Gun Carrier Platoon, Support Coy, War diary, WW2 soldier,

Lovett W - Signal Platoon, native of Shipley Yorks.

 

McAllister - Cpl – Signal Platoon

McCann J - RMP 6th Green Howards

McKenna P J – Cpl  Signal Platoon – KIA – June 28th 1944

McMillan R - Signal Platoon

McCulluch P - 13 Platoon 6th Green Howards Gazala 1942

McIntosh - Lt Col, GHQ Richmond Yorks

Murray (Tony) - Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards, War diary, WW2 soldier,

 

Nugent - Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards

 

Oliver Sgt Major - forgotten which Company

 

Palmer S - Signal Platoon  6th Green Howards, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Parker T - Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards

Parks  G - No 1 Section 13 Platoon C Coy 6th Green Howards

Pearson  P - 13 Platoon C Coy 6th Green Howards, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Phipps Henry - 13 Platoon C Coy 6th Green Howards KIA Wadi Akarit - April 6th 1943

 

Priestley  Lt - Z Coy

Piper Gordon Adjt - 6th Green Howards  

Pullinger Major - 7th Green Howards ( Originally 6th Batt) K.I.A Sicily July 12th 1943

 

Robinson J - Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards, KIA Western Desert July 22nd 1942

Rodgers - Sgt 7 Platoon A Coy 6th Green Howards El Alamein, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Rowney - Provost Sgt-6th Green Howards, KIA 10 -14 June - Western Desert 1942

Reddiford  A - 111 Battery RA - ex school colleague from my place of birth - Royton, Lancs.

 

Secker James Frederick - Lance Corporal - Signal Platoon, KIA Western Desert, July 22nd 1942. Also see mention of this lad at this link to John Ryan

Suzuki  G - Signal Platoon, taken prisoner in retreat from Gazala, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Smith  L - Signal Platoon Sgt.

Smith  J - Sergeant in one of rifle Companies

Spence D - Captain of Z Coy

Stevenson R - 13 Platoon C Coy 1941/42

Studham W - Sgt of 15 Platoon C Coy

Sutherland  M - Signal Platoon (Knighted post war)

 

Tinkler T - Pte 13 Platoon C Coy 1941/42

Thompson J - Pte 13 Platoon C Coy 1941/42

Teasdale J - Pte 13 Platoon C Coy 1941/42, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Topham - The Sergeant of my first Platoon, Plumer Barracks June 1940

Thorpe A - Pte No 1 Section 13 Platoon C Coy (same as myself)

 

Urquart W - Pte Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards

 

Wening, Gunther - I have exchanged quite a few Emails with Gunther, who lives in the area just over the river Waal beyond Nijmegen.

Wilson J - Pte Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards, KIA Wadi Akarit 6/4/43

Woods A - Pte Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards 1944

Wright W- Pte Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards 1940/45, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Wright S L- Pte Signal Platoon  6th Green Howards 1940/ ?

Woods T Capt - Anti Tank Platoon, Support Coy, (known only as from D Day)

Warrender Capt (Think B Coy but not sure)

Wanless Cpl - RQMS Stores, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Winstanley Cpl Signal Platoon (used to cut our hair)

Westcott - Pte Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards 1941, WW2 army soldier war story and book

 

Young W - Pte Signal  Platoon 6th Green Howards 1940/?

 

Zilken F - Pte Signal Platoon 6th Green Howards