Comrades list

All the comrades and people that Dad knew or met are listed below and feature in his WW2 records in some form.

Photographs and personal stories of Dad’s comrades can be found in Comrade news and photos

 

Alexander, Corporal, John Mcausland, 2934958, Killed 11 June, after "D-Day", Recorded in Dad’s personal diary (note book)

Allcock, Alex, Redcar, Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Allen, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Allsop, No 3 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Anderson, Private, No 1 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s World War 1939-45 diary (section leader’s note book)

Atchinson, Mrs J, Tadcaster, Yorks - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Bache, 5th West Yorkshire Regiment, A company, 8 platoon, Blakeney, Norfolk, service number 1464 4490 - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Beckermeyer, Helmut , German Prisoner of War, Sandhatten, Aldenburgland, WW2 soldier

Bell, Tom, Hessle, Hull - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Bertram, George, Pelton fell, Co Durham - From Dad’s war diary (address book). Spent 3-day leave in Alexandra with Dad, Not known what happened to him after the war

Betley, Lance Corporal, Jack J, From Halifax, Killed in Sicily, 1943. Recorded in handwritten paper diary.

Blair, Arthur, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Blowers, Les, An early pal of Dad’s. WW2 soldier story

Booth, Ernest, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book), Wounded in Sicily but survived, Dad met up with Ernie after the war

Bousfield, John, William, Killed at Wadi Akarit 1943, Journey on Queen Mary with Dad, A best pal

Bristow, R, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book) Came from West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey – A Cockney, Killed in Sicily, 1943. Good pal of Dad’s. No trace of this lad anywhere.

Broomfield, J, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Broughton, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Buckler, Leslie, Canadian medical orderly, Tended Dad’s wounds after D-Day

Burdon, J W, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Burnett, Ronnie, East Yorks Regiment, service number 439 9890 - From Dad’s war diary (address book).

Burns, Sergeant Frank, Killed on beach, D-day, 1944, Recorded in Dad’s autobiography (personal note book) and diary

Cargill, Jack, Spent time with Dad after Dunkirk, Entered the Church, Post-War

Cargill, Jim, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s war diary (address book). Possibly Jack's father above?

Carmichael, Captain, 6th batt, Motor Transport Officer. WW2 soldier story

Carrick, Corporal, No 1 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Carrol, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Carter, Regimental Sergeant Major, Killed at Wadi Akarit, 1943

Castor, Ivor, Lost an arm at Arnhem. Discharged, Good pal of Dad’s

Chaffe, Tommy , Cockney pal of Dad’s. WW2 soldier story

Chapman, Captain, B Company commander in 1939. Recorded in Dad’s autobiography

Chambers, Captain Raymond Charles, Killed in action, 11 June, Normandy 1944, Recorded in Dad’s personal notebook and diary and noted in his biography

Cheall, Jack, HMS Gorleston - dad's brother.

Clark, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook).

Coggins, B, Private No 1 Section – maybe a Lieutenant?  Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s section leader’s diary (notebook).

Collings, Bill, Killed on HMS York. WW2 soldier story

Coughlan, Lance Corporal Leslie Noel, Killed Wadi Akarit, 1943. Close comrade of Dad’s, who was next to him when he was killed. Recorded in the biography and paper diary.

Coulman, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham le fen) - Listed in Dad’s section leader’s diary (note book).

Cullan, Captain, army Captain on Queen Mary sailing to Egypt, WW2 soldier story

Dale, Ray, Storeman in Green Howards in Middlesbrough. Recorded in Dad's World War 2 army biography.

Davies, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book). Possibly same chap mentioned at this diary link on 29 June.

Dawes, Stan, young pal of dad's from South bank - From Dad’s war diary (address book).

Dawkins, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Decker, Alfred, German POW, Dad wrote to his parents to let them know he was safe. Recorded in his biography.

Eisenhower, General, Dwight. WW2 soldier story

Elsender, Sergeant, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook).

Emerson, J, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Farrand, Lieutenant, Taken prisoner, Gravelines, WW2 soldier story

Fish, Mrs, Highcliffe, Hampshire - the lady in the shop where dad used to listen to the radio.

The shop was called The Jolly Roger and years after the war it became an Indian restaurant and draper's

Forbes, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Foster, Captain, Taken prisoner, Gravelines.  d. 1988

Foster, P, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Fowlis, Nurse, Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Fox, Frank, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Frazer, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Fryett, Billingham Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Gibson, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Gort, Lord, Commander-in-Chief - B.E.F

Graham, Private, No 2 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Greenwood, Harold, Died 1976, Dad’s best pal in the East Lancs.

Hagger , (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Hall, Bert, Wounded 11 June, Normandy, - Recorded in Dad’s World War 2 army diary as wounded on this date.

Harrington, Sergeant Arthur, Willis, Killed in Sicily, 1943 - Recorded in Dad’s war diary as killed on this date.

Hart, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War 1939-45 diary (section leader’s note book).

Harwood, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Hastings, Lieutenant Colonel R H W S, 6th Battalion Green Howards commanding officer in Normandy.

Herbert, Captain, Medical Officer, Killed Sicily, 25 July 1943 Herbert - Recorded in Dad’s war diary as killed on this date.

Herbert, Major General O C, Led troops to transport at Dunkirk

Hewson, Lieutenant, John McColvin , Killed at Gravelines, 1940, WW2 soldier story

Hill, Lance Sergeant William Allan (Rufty) Drowned, D-day, 1944, Recorded in Dad’s war diary (personal note book). Service no 4399792. Also in Dad's personal (address book).

Hollis, Sergeant Major Stanley, Awarded VC in Normandy, Survived the war and ran the Green Howard pub. Died 1970.

Holmes, W,  In Dad’s war diary ((personal note book) ) -  from Wisbech, Cambs.

Honeyman, Major Frederick Harvey, 134361, Killed 11 June, Normandy, Recorded in Dad’s paper war diary and personal note book)

Hughes, Regimental Sergeant Major, Survived the war. Dad’s RSM in early days of war.

Hughes, Second Lieutenant, in early days of war, WW2 soldier story

Hull, Captain C M, Second Lieutenant in Dunkirk early days of World War 1939-45, survived as Major. Died 1981

Hunter, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Jackson, Lieutenant, Killed Sicily, 25 July 1943, WW2 soldier story and book

Jackson, Private, No 2 Section - Sig, (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook).

Jarvis, J, Private, No 1 Section – Possibly a Lieutenant?  (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Johnson, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s notebook), Possibly a Lieutenant?

Jones, Margaret, Lady from Cardiff who befriended Dad after Dunkirk episode

Jones, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Kelly, J, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Kent, Private, No 1 Section - Sig, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Kidd, Captain, Taken prisoner, Gravelines. Survived, WW2 soldier story and book

Kilvington, South bank, Middlesbrough, - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary/(address book).

Lee, Charlie, Good pal of Dad’s. Killed in Sicily, 1943 -  MIA. Hard to trace this lad, who came from 185 Elm St, Balby Road, Selby, Yorkshire. His army number is 4537192. Did he actually survive the war?! MIA recorded in paper diary.

Linn, Captain John Charles , Killed on beach, D-day, 1944, Recorded in Dad’s paper war diary and personal note book

Lovegrove, Captain Henry, Padre during D-Day. Recorded in his biography, story and book

Marples, Miss R, Invernesshire, Scotland - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Michael, Captain, Killed 11 June, Normandy, Recorded in Dad’s war diary (personal note book)

Mill, Alex, Good pal of Dad’s at Mareham-le-Fen, Killed in Sicily, 1943.

Miller, Corporal, Died Normandy 26 June 1944, Recorded in Dad’s personal note book and handwritten paper diary.

Montgomery , General (Monty's speech - opens in new window)

Mullinder/Mullender, J, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s notebook).

Myson, Sergeant, Killed at Wadi Akarit, 6 April 1943. Recorded on Page 6 of Dad's paper war diary as hit by a 25 pounder. Cannot trace any more about this comrade. WW2 soldier story and book

Nightingale, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Norgee, A Norwegian office, Killed 11 June, Normandy. Recorded in Dad’s personal note book and handwritten paper diary. Respected comrade of Dad’s

O’Brien, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s notebook).

O’Grady, Sergeant Major Jerry – Was Dad’s first Sergeant Major in Middlesbrough

Oswin, Ken, Halifax - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Owen, Margaret, Lady from Cardiff who befriended Dad after Dunkirk episode

Oxley, Arthur, Close pal that Dad had to bury. Killed at Wadi Akarit, 1943. Recorded in his autobiography and paper diary.

Parker, Aleck, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s war diary (address book).

Parry, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer, 11th Battalion, The Green Howards,

Paul, Peter, West Ham, London - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Peck, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944

Petch, Major Leslie, Dad was his batman, CO at Dunkirk, Died 1983, aged 82

Poskitt, then, Darlington, Yorkshire - From Dad’s war diary (address book).

Price, Private No 2 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook).

Quinn, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s notebook).

Ramsden, Jack, Lance Corporal, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s paper war diary and section leader’s note book. Killed in Sicily, 12 July 1943, WW2 soldier story and book

Read, Private, No 2 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book), WW2 soldier

Reay/Reary, Private, No 1 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book).

Reis, T, Kendall, Westmorland - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Robinson, D, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - In Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book).

Robinson, Mrs, Tipton, Staffordshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Rodgers, Bill, Kirkstall, Leeds - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book).

Rogers, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944, WW2 soldier story and book

Ryan, John, Good pal of Dad’s, enlisted at same time and place, Killed in Sicily, 1943. Recorded in his World War 2 army biography, story and book

Savage, Donald, Pre-war pal of Dad’s. Missing in action, RAF. Recorded in his biography.

Shaw, Corporal, Rennie, Killed 26 June after D-Day, Recorded in Dad’s section leader’s note book and page 9 of his handwritten paper diary. WW2 soldier war story and book

Simpson, Harry, Green Howards batman at same time as Dad in England, War diary, WW2 soldier story.

Sinclair, Private, No 1 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s notebook)

Smith, Corporal, Killed at Wadi Akarit, 6 April 1943. Recorded on Page 6 of Dad's paper war diary as hit by a 25 pounder.

Traced as possibly Corp Ernest Smith 4391492, 5EY. WW2 soldier war story and book

Spooner, Jack, Comrade at Wrigglesworth, Survived the war. War diary, WW2 soldier story and book

Steel, Lieutenant Colonel, Battalion Commander, died August 1941 at home

Stock, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s memoir (section leader’s note book).WW2 soldier war story and book

Sully/Sulby, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Swainston, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Tetley, Private, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Thomas, J, West Croydon, Surrey - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book)

Thompson, Private, No 2 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book) WW2 soldier war story and book

Tillotson, John, Redcar, Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book)

Trainer, G, Private, No 2 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Turner, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944, WW2 soldier war story and book

Underwood, Recovering from Normandy at Dundee Royal Infirmary, August 1944, WW2 soldier war story and book

Valentine, Private, No 2 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - Listed in Dad’s World War 1939-45 leader’s notebook)

Vickers, Bill - Pal of Rufty Hill and in several photographs kindly provided by Rufty's nephew, Mike smith

W Holmes, 8 Hill Street, Wisbech – From Dad’s note book.

Walher, Lance Corporal, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (section leader’s note book)

Wallace, Captain (Padre), Killed Sicily, 25 July 1943, WW2 soldier war story and book

Wallace, Norman Preston, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book)

Warren, Frank, Killed at Wadi Akarit 6 April 1943, Recorded on Page 6 of Dad's paper war diary.

Webster, Private, No 3 Section, (Mareham-le-Fen) - From Dad’s war diary (section leader’s note book), Lieutenant?

Wellham, Kenneth, South bank, Middlesbrough - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book)

Whitcomb, Robert, Redcar, Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary (address book)

Wilcox, D, Christchurch, Hampshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary story and book (address book)

Williams, Jack, Castleford, Yorkshire - From Dad’s World War 2 army diary story and book (address book)

Willouby/Willoughby/Willowby, Private No 1 Section, Mareham-le-Fen - Listed in Dad’s section leader’s World War 2 army diary (note book)

Wilson, Private, Killed Sicily, 25 July 1943, War diary, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Wiseman, Mary, Nurse and sweetheart who looked after Dad at Dundee Royal Infirmary after he was wounded in Normandy. Came from Dufftown, Scotland. Recorded in his biography.

Wolf, Dietmar, German from Oberhausen who kindly sent dad a record of German schoolchildren singing Silent night many years after the war, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Young, Major, George, Leslie, 6031616, Wounded 11 June, Normandy (Recorded in Dad’s memoir and paper diary as wounded on this date), War diary, WW2 army soldier war story and book

Young, Norman, Pal on the Queen Mary voyage to Egypt. Recorded in his World War 2 army biography.

 

All names above are repeated here in rank/first name/surname order to assist search engines. Where rank is not shown, rank will normally be Private.

Corporal John Mcausland Alexander;  Alex Allcock; Allen;  Allsop; Anderson; Mrs J Atchinson; Bache; Helmut Beckermeyer;  Tom Bell; George Bertram;  Lance Corporal Jack Betley; Blair; Harford; Les Blowers; Ernest Booth;  John Bousfield;  R Bristow;  J Broomfield; Broughton;  Leslie Buckler; J W Burdon; Ronnie Burnett; Sergeant Frank Burns;  Jack Cargill;  Jim Cargill;  Captain Carmichael; Corporal Carrick; Carrol;  Regimental Sergeant Major Carter Ivor Castor;  Tommy  Chaffe; Captain Chapman, Captain Raymond Charles Chambers; Jack Cheall; Clark;  B Coggins; Bill Collings; Lance Corporal Leslie Noel Coughlan; Coulman;  Captain Cullan;  Ray Dale; Davies;   Stan Dawes; Dawkins;  Alfred Decker;  General Dwight Eisenhower; Sergeant Elsender;  Emerson J; Lieutenant Farrand;   Mrs Fish; Forbes;  Captain Foster;  Foster P;  Nurse Fowlis; Frank Fox; Frazer; Fryett; Gibson; Lord Gort; Graham;  Harold Greenwood; Hagger ;  Bert all;   Sergeant Arthur Willis Harrington; Hart; Harwood; Lieutenant Colonel Hastings; Captain Herbert; Major General O C Herbert;  Lieutenant John McColvin Hewson;  Sergeant William Allan Hill (Rufty); Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis; W  Holmes  Major Frederick Harvey Honeyman; Regimental Sergeant Major Hughes; Second Lieutenant Hughes;  Captain C M Hull; Hunter;  Lieutenant Jackson; Jackson;  J Jarvis; Johnson;  Margaret Jones; Jones;   J Kelly; Kent;  Captain Kidd; Kilvington;  Charlie Lee;  Captain John Charles  Linn;  Captain Henry Lovegrove;  Miss R Marples;  Captain Michael;  Alex Mill;  Corporal Miller;  General Montgomery; Mullinder/Mullender; Myson;  Nightingale; Norgee; O’Brien; O’Grady; Oswin;  Margaret  Owen; Arthur Oxley;  Aleck Parker;  Lieutenant Colonel Parry;  Peter Paul; Peck;  Major Leslie Petch; Poskitt; Price; Quinn; Lance Corporal Jack Ramsden; Read; Reay/Reary; T Reis ;  D Robinson;  Mrs Robinson;  Bill Rodgers; Rogers;  John Ryan;  Donald Savage;  Albert Edward Shaw;  Corporal Rennie Shaw;  Harry Simpson;  Sinclair;  Corporal Smith;  Jack Spooner; Lieutenant Colonel Steel; Stock; Sully/Sulby; Swainston; Tetley;  J Thomas; Thompson;  John Tillotson;  G Trainer; Turner; Underwood; Valentine;  Bill Vickers ; W Holmes; Lance Corporal Walher; Captain Wallace; Norman Wallace; Frank Warren; Webster;  Kenneth Wellham;  Robert Whitcomb;  D Wilcox; Williams; Willouby/Willoughby/Willowby; Wilson;  Mary Wiseman;  Dietmar Wolf;  Major George Leslie Young;  Norman Young;