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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...
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
Lincolnshire Regt; York & Lancs Regt;
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...
Born 5th October 1977 - Died 30th May 2004
Son of Alan & Sue Puxley
Brother of Lucy Puxley
Matthew was an easy going happy chap. Loved by all who met him.
Matthew enjoyed spending time with his family, Game shows and soaps. Other hobbies include swimming, walking his dog Murphy and listening to music.
He was known for his wonderful memory and his ability to instantly put at ease anyone he met. To know Matthew for only 5 minutes made you feel like an old friend.
Eulogy for John William Stephenson, 23rd September 2014
For those of you who do not know me, I am Sean Michael, John and Christine’s eldest son. Sean Michael because when I was born my father was as known as Sean. I do not know why or when he changed to his christened name John but to his family he will always be Sean. For today I will refer to him as John, if that’s not Irish, what is?
Firstly I would like to say a couple of personal things. 1969 was the last time that I lived with John apart from when he was on leave, or back for the weekend or I was on holiday. So some of you will...
Rememberance In Life's Passing Is The Truest Form Of Love One Can Give For A Memory Should Never DieAnd a Love Should Live ForeverIn The Heart Of Another