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  • 7th January 1950 – 11th October 2015 This Memorial webpage is dedicated to the memory of my Father, William Thomas Wakenshaw. We remember him with endless pride and boundless love. My father was greatly known within the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and his life stands as a testament that in serving and loving your community and family brings many rewards and great happiness in life. I still remember that morning on the 11th October 2015 with great sadness and the deepest pain. I never could have imagined in my darkest hours that I would be coming home alone to an empty house no more than...
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  • This is our tribute to our beautiful daughter Linzi Gow Craig born 11 September 1993 at 04.52am weighing in at a healthy 7lb 12.5 lbs. Linzis middle name Gow was named after her Granny Foley who passed away 4 months before Linzi was born. Linzi was the youngest child of 2 and her brother Jamie was 6 when Linzi was born. Linzi was always a very content baby and grew into a gentle and caring child. Linzi was always very girly and loved her make up and clothes and was known for letting her female teachers know if they had lipstick on their teeth or if she liked their shoes. Linzi...
  • 1.-INTRODUCTIONThis memorial is to commemorate Michael’s life-long passion for the cargo- carrying canal fleet, which he admired throughout his life and the people who worked on them. If you are a canal enthusiast, you will recognise the carved image on the rear of the memorial. It shows the Motor boat “MOUNTBATTEN” towing the Butty “JELLICOE”approaching Bridge 14 (Mike’s favourite spot) with 48 tons of aluminium for Wolverhampton. Photo taken by Mike on 16/04/1965.If you walk a short way to bridge 14, you will see a seat erected to his memory.2.-BIOGRAPHYHe was born in Brewood in 1934 at 21...
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  • The History of the Burma Star AssociationThe Burma Star Association was officially founded on the 26 February 1951 with 2000 founder members. The rules of the Association were drawn up by Lord Louis Mountbatten and Field Marshal Lord Slim. The broad aims of the Association are to promote the comradeship experienced in the bitter fighting in the jungles of Burma, and also to set up a welfare organisation so that members and widows in need can be given poverty assistance in times of ill-health or other debilitating circumstances.The Burma Star Association is Tri-Service and is strictly non-...
  • This is a small tribute to the life of Fred Peaty, a wonderful Dad, Grandad and Great-Grandad.Fred was born in Manor Park, London. He was the second eldest of four children. Fred grew up at 40 Second Avenue, life was not always easy and Fred used to tell us of the times that he would do errands as a boy to help earn money for the family. Fred attended Grammar School for three and a half years and really did not like it at all! The only thing that got him through was his love of football and he played for the school football team. Fred was also an avid West Ham United fan and supported them...
  • L/Cpl (later L/Sgt) Reginald George Smith 4806448 Lincolnshire Regt; York & Lancs Regt; Chindit. 1915 – 1995 Reg grew up in Walthamstow, one of six brothers. He never knew his father, who was killed in France, three months before the end of WW1. By the time he was called up, Reg was married to Mabel, whom he loved dearly. He joined the Army, initially the Lincolnshire Regt, guarding the North Norfolk coast. In 1942 he transferred to 2nd Btn, York...
  • BATTLE AT KOHIMA BY ROY (JIM) WELLAND Early in April 1944 the Japanese confrontation was at Kohima, a village high up in the Hills in Naga country, East Assam. The railhead at Dimapur connected with Imphal. The Japanese had to be stopped. The invasion of India was their obvious target. The Forces engaged in this task were putting up a magnificent fight to hold the enemy at bay. We, the Royal Berkshire Regiment, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, had just left the Arakan and arrived in Dimapur. We learned of the identity of the Forces doing their utmost to defend Kohima and suffering...

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