He was based in Naples and I think he worked on tanks. Two years later he met up with the man who had looked after his watch for all that time and handed it back to him.
I would love to hear from anyone who knew him and maybe has some photos as I dont have any. He had the watch until the day he died in 1986 at the age of 74. He had been captured the first time and held in Stalag VIIIb in Germany, he then went on a walk 32k long, and then got transferred to Italy.
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My mother remembers very little of his service history but thought that he died at Dunkirk aged 21.I have searched the CWGC website and found a record for a L/Cpl Joseph Pitcher, 1894169 in the Royal Engineers who died on 17 June 1940 and is buried at the Pornic War Cemetery.Access our library My grandfather, Sydney Lea, also went down on the Lancastria on 17th June 1940. He was washed up in Ste Marie Sur Mer and is buried in the local cemetary there along with a few others who also lost their lives. 60years have now passed on and I as a daughter having listened to her story, you can feel her sadness which makes me more determined to keep going.The War Graves Commission helped me find him and arranged for his headstone to be changed to reflect this. He was commissioned 15th February 1941 as 2nd Lieutenant and posted to Singapore, this is the only memory my mother has of him. When she was able to write herself she wrote to the war office and the RE. She lost her husband (my father) to cancer Christmas Day 2006 after 40yrs of marriage.George William May was my late grandfather who in 1943/44 was an engineer at Catterick. He was forced by the Germans to fix all of their tanks, so he did and when he fixed them he found a way to damage them and maybe blow them up when the turned their engines on.
He was from Sittingbourne in Kent and went to Catterick, for how long I do not know. I love you Great grandad, I wish I could have met you!I would dearly love to hear from anyone who knew my father, Albert Inglis, he died 13 years ago and is still missed greatly. I do not know his unit, etc only the details as stated in the London Gazette.He served with the Royal Engineers in the following campaigns: India 13/2/42-3/5/43. I would love to know the circumstances in which it was won.I know after the war he went to Christmas Island when they let the bomb off and I know he joined the Black Watch Regiment I'm trying to find anybody who may remember my dad, Fred Wrigley from Salford.He was in the Royal Engineers and was a Charge Hand Fitter by trade.Is there any way of finding out any more information to confirm his identity and where and what he had been doing prior to his death. I am looking for info about my father Clifford Fisher.