The remarkable discovery of one man's long lost story.
I’ve got a number of Dad’s comrades KIA that I either can’t trace or have no photographs of – Jack Betley from Halifax was one of them. I once knew nothing about him - now I know everything, thanks to listener Mark Peters.
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Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, hardback, paperback and Kindle etc.
LCpl Jack Betley KIA Sicily
Mark A Peter's The Voyage of War composition
Mark's wife is a distant cousin of Jack Betley
Jack Betley son of Ethel and Harold Betley of 20 summergate Place Halifax
He was a member of Fairfields primitive Methodist Church Halifax and Boys Brigade
Educated at battinson Road School Halifax and employed by the grocery department of Halifax co-op society
During World War II he served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in action 15th of July 43, aged 20.
Buried Catania war Cemetery Sicily
Remembered on the memorial at Halifax town hall books of remembrance.
Arm badge of 48th (South Midland) Division
Another pic of Jack - see which side his cap sits - same as the other one - and he's got his LCpl stripes on this one.
Alex Mill - Mistaken for Jack Betley
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Herod cruising down the Autobahn somewhere in Germany in his wrecker.
My Mauser with the swastika. I still hunt with it!
Hannah Gray's staged photo of great grandfather as a POW in WW1.
Pilot William Henry Bundock memoirs
Harry Bowler WWII - 2nd left