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Lest We Forget WW1 And WW2

#1 by astoness , Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:57 am

A new thread folks, dedicated to all Brummies who lost their lives in both world wars ..just to say we have not forgotton... If anyone has family who gave the ultimate for their country, and this will include those who died during the bombings of WW2, perhaps you would like to post their names on here and say which war it was in, along with any memories or stories you may have from either personal experience or just what family have told you..you dont have to have had a rellie who died to join in.... Please include any photographs if you have them.

It is coming up soon to the centenary of the start of WW1 and all over the country people will be holding special services, I can't really say much more except that even if we did not know all the brave we must never ever forget their sacrifices...GOD BLESS THEM ALL and now the LAST POST...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7ZbAdP7v5Q


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#2 by astoness , Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:31 pm

HARRY FROGGETT.BORN HOCKLEY LIVED IN ASTON..
MARRIED JANUARY 1916
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS.
KILLED IN ACTION ON 6TH NOVEMBER 1916
BURIED DE LA SOMME..PICARDIE FRANCE...

HERBERT WALTER HARRINGTON AGED 60
EDITH ELLEN HARRINGTON AGED 59
BOTH DIED ON 30TH JULY 1942 AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ATTACK ON 19 MINSTEAD ROAD ERDINGTON..


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:56 am

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam


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#4 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:44 pm

Some sickening figures

World War One
8,975,954 Members of the British armed forces.
The oldest soldier was 68 years of age.
628 Victoria Crosses were won.
956,703 Number of fatalities of British and Commonwealth service personnel.
Artillery shells fired on the western front 170,000,000
21,000 British troops killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme
11,000 Soldiers killed missing or wounded on the 11th November 1918

D Day
156,000 Men landed on D Day
127 Aircraft lost
6939 Naval vessels and landing craft used on D Day
Estimated Allied fatal casualties 4000-9000


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#5 by astoness , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:12 pm

FIGURES FOR BIRMINGHAM..

The Blitz

Birmingham was the second most heavily bombed city in the country, and along with the whole of Merseyside it lost more of its citizens to enemy action than any other place outside London. The Blitz killed 2,241 Brummies and seriously injured another 3,010, with 3,682 harmed slightly.

The Luftwaffe's air raids began on 9 August 1940 and ended on 23 April 1943, although the most destructive air raids occurred between the end of August 1940 and May 1941. Prolonged and powerful attacks destroyed 12,391 houses, 302 factories, 34 churches, halls and cinemas, and 205 other buildings. Thousands of other properties were damaged.


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#6 by Slow Jo , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:28 pm

I had a uncle who was in the fire service all through the war, he used to tell my mom about what he saw.
I remember one time he was on about a public shelter that used to be under a shop on the corner of Barker street, and Villa road opposite the Villa Cross picture house, it took almost a direct hit. He said there were bits of bodies and babies and children killed there and they were laid out on the picture house steps until they could be taken to the mortuary.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:31 pm

My Uncle Jack Kendrick never returned from service in the RAF WW2 I think he was a Warrant officer


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#8 by astoness , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:35 pm

quite right jo..here are the very sad details for the bombing of barker st lozells..

Name Aged Injured on Injured at Died On Died At
Ball, Edith May 36 26/10/1940 Barker Street 27/10/1940 Barker Street
Blakemore, Kitty 35 26/10/1940 145 Tower Road, Aston 27/10/1940 Barker Street
Clifford, Dennis 22 26/10/1940 Shelter at corner of Villa Road and Barker street 26/10/1940 Shelter at corner of Villa Road and Barker street
Crichton, John Kennedy 35 26/10/1940 Barker Street 27/10/1940 Barker Street
Fitzpatrick, Philip 26 26/10/1940 Barker Street 27/10/1940 Barker Street
Gilliver, Lillian Florence 19 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter 27/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter
Gilliver, Rose 22 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter 27/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter
Gilliver, Sarah Ann 62 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter 27/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter
Lawlor, Elizabeth 32 26/10/1940 Barker Street 26/10/1940 Barker Street
Morrall, Doris Ida 46 26/10/1940 Barker Street 27/10/1940 Barker Street
Morrall, Thomas Edward 46 26/10/1940 Barker Street 27/10/1940 Barker Street
Pearson, Ann 4 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter
Pearson, June Mary 6 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter
Roach, Frank 40 26/10/1940 Barker Street 26/10/1940 Barker Street
Snow, John Beverley 49 26/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter 27/10/1940 Barker Street Shelter
Warren, Mary Jane 70 26/10/1940 Barker Street 26/10/1940 Barker Street
Weaving, Annie 45 26/10/1940 Barker Street 26/10/1940 Barker Street


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#9 by Slow Jo , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:36 pm

I was lucky, my dad came back. I can remember the end bits of the war, going down the air raid shelters and listening to the bombers coming over, but I was too young to understand what it all mean't


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#10 by lynne webb , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:37 pm

My moms first husband George Frederick Raymond Chancellor died in April 1941 when Elliots in Summer Lane was bombed, he was 24. He left my mom and 2 sons aged 2 and 1, my sister was born in September 1941, 5 months after his death.

 
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#11 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:37 pm

What a difference when you can put identities to some of these figures.


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#12 by Slow Jo , Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:41 pm

WOW lyn where did you get that from ,it's really surprised me to see that ,didn't know they kept such accurate records


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#13 by astoness , Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:07 pm

jo click on the link below its for the BARRA site...you can put in any street/road or name of people in the search box and it will give you the details of injuries and deaths in birmingham...


http://www.swanshurst.org/barra/results.asp


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#14 by Slow Jo , Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:09 pm

Thanks lyn i'll try it later .


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#15 by astoness , Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:13 pm

ok jo, just to add to lynnes post, there were 19 others killed at Elliot's in Summer Lane.


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