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Maj-Gen Sir Miles William Arthur Peel Graham, KBE, CB, MC (1895 - 1976)

Chief Administration Officer 8th Army, North Africa Chief Administration Officer 21st Army Group, North-West Europe

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James M. Wilson, Jr. (1918 - 2009)

. James Morrison Wilson, Jr. (July 8, 1918 – November 25, 2009) was an official in the United States Department of State who launched the State Department's annual country reports on human rig...

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Arthur Stratton (1911 - 1975)

Arthur Mills Perce Stratton (1911 – 3 September 1975) was an American author and traveller. He was a playwright, a novelist, an OSS agent, a teacher in Turkey, and an assistant college profess...

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<private> Lander (1921 - 1942)

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General Sir Robert George Victor FitzGeorge-Balfour, KCB, CBE, DSO, MC (1913 - 1994)

General Sir Robert George Victor FitzGeorge-Balfour, KCB, CBE, DSO, MC (15 September 1913 – 28 December 1994) was a General officer in the British Army.--------------------Robert George Victor...

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<private> Jordaan (1920 - 1945)

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Andrew Jones (1896 - 1942)

Vroeg dood (45 jaar) in Egipte aan diens in die 2e Wereld Oorlog (as Onder-Luitenant in die Suid-Afrikaanse Spoorwee en Hawens brigade). Hy't as 'n rangeerder gewerk en 'n trein het het hom gedruk. Hy ...

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Christiaan Reinhard Hitzeroth (1911 - 1990)

Source : FamilySearch.org, "South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1796-1992", Port Elizabeth : Marriage records 1941-1942 vol 1/2/19/1/30, Image No.: 214 ====== "Christian [Rei...

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Garnet E. Thompson (1923 - 2002)

MR. THOMPSON WAS A WW II VETERAN. HE SERVED WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S THIRD ARMY AND SAW NEARLY CONSTANT COMBAT FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS WITH INFANTRY RECONNAISSANCE AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNITS....

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Sir FitzRoy Hew Maclean of Dunconnel, 1st Baronet (1911 - 1996)

He was Dip Serv: 3rd , 2nd Sec 1938 Paris and Moscow, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and 1st SAS Regiment WW II, 2nd Lieutenant 1941, Captain 1942, Lieutenant-Colonel 1943, Brigadier cmdg British Miss...

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Maj Patrick Hore-Ruthven (1913 - 1942)

Alexander Hardinge Patrick Hore-Ruthven (30 August 1913 – 24 December 1942) was a British soldier and poet. He was born in Quetta in India, the only surviving child of Alexander Hore-Ruthven a...

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William Arthur Bampfylde Onslow, 6th Earl of Onslow, KBE (1913 - 1971)

William Arthur Bampfylde Onslow, 6th Earl of Onslow KBE MC TD, DL (11 June 1913 – 3 June 1971), known as Viscount Cranley until 1945, was a British peer, politician and army officer. Onslow ...

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Desire Louis Stephanus de Fortier (1922 - c.2005)

Desire participated in the 2nd World War after falsifying information about his age (he was 16 at the time). He was involved in campaigns in North Africa and Italy.

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Aston Wyatt Greathead MP (1921 - 2012)

Aston Wyatt Greathead (31 May 1921 - 18 July 2012)[1] was a New Zealand artist. He was born in Napier, the second of the five children of William John Edwin Greathead and Jane Greathead (née Wya...

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General Alfred Gruenther (1899 - 1983)

Alfred Maximilian Gruenther (March 3, 1899-May 30, 1983) was the youngest World War II Major General and after the war, as a four-star General, served as the Supreme Allied Commander (SACEUR) in Euro...

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Major General Charles W. Ryder, CB (1892 - 1962)

Charles Wolcott Ryder, CB (January 16, 1892 – August 17, 1960), during World War II, was a U.S. Army Major General who commanded the 34th Infantry Division in the Mediterranean Theater of Oper...

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General John Kenneth Cannon (1892 - 1955)

General John Kenneth Cannon (March 2, 1892 – January 12, 1955) was a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and former chief of United States Air Forces in Europe for whom Cannon Air Forc...

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Ezra Rollnick (1919 - c.1944)

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Field Marshal Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer, KG (1898 - 1979)

Field Marshal Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer KG, GCB, GCMG, KBE, DSO (11 September 1898–25 October 1979) was a British military commander who fought in both World Wars. He is best known for ...

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Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring (1885 - 1960)

Albert Kesselring (30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960) was a German Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II. In a military career that spanned both World Wars, Kesselring became one of...

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General Sir Richard Loudon McCreery GCB, KBE, DSO, MC (1898 - 1967)

General Sir Richard Loudon McCreery GCB, KBE, DSO, MC (1 February 1898 – 18 October 1967), was a British career soldier, who was Chief of Staff to Field Marshal Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alex...

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Lt. Colonel John J. Toffey (1905 - 1944)

A battalion and deputy regimental commander from Sicily to Rome. Son of a general, grandson of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Jack Toffey had commanded American troops since the first landing...

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Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes, VC, MC (1917 - 1941)

) Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes, VC, MC (18 May 1917 – 18 November 1941) was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award that can be ma...

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Lt. General Geoffrey Keyes (1888 - 1967)

Geoffrey Keyes (October 30, 1888 – September 17, 1967) was a highly decorated officer of the U.S. Army with the rank of Lieutenant General, who commanded the II Corps during World War II. Ea...

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Captain Richard C. Steere (USN) (1909 - 2001)

From a contemporary press report: Richard C. Steere, a retired Navy captain who was the weather expert for General George S. Patton during the Anglo-American landing in North Africa in November 194...

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Lt. Colonel John H. Van Vliet, Jr. (deceased)

John Huff Van Vliet Jr. was the son of Colonel John H. Van Vliet Sr. (USMA 1913). His great-grandfather was Stewart Van Vliet (USMA 1840) who fought on the Union side and was nominated general during t...

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Brig. General William O. Darby ("Darby's Rangers") (1911 - 1945)

William O. Darby (8 February 1911 – 30 April 1945) was an officer in the United States Army during World War II. Darby led the famous Darby's Rangers which evolved into the US Army Rangers and...

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Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, GCB, GBE, DSO (1881 - 1964)

Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, GCB, GBE, DSO (5 September 1881 – 31 December 1964), also known as "Jumbo" Wilson, saw active service in the Second Boer War and First Wo...

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General Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor KT, GCB, DSO & Bar, MC, ADC (1889 - 1981)

General Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor KT, GCB, DSO & Bar, MC, ADC (21 August 1889 – 17 June 1981) was a British Army general who commanded the Western Desert Force in the early years of World Wa...

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Major-General John Frederick Boyce Combe CB DSO & Bar (1895 - 1967)

on left in profile photo Major-General John Frederick Boyce Combe CB DSO & Bar (1 August 1895 - 12 July 1967) was a British Army officer before and during World War II. He was twice awarded the DSO...

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Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck (1884 - 1981)

Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE (21 June 1884 – 23 March 1981), nicknamed "The Auk", was a British army commander during World War II. He was a career s...

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General Lucian Truscott, Jr. (1895 - 1965)

Lucian King Truscott, Jr. (January 9, 1895 – September 12, 1965) was a U.S. Army General, who successively commanded the 3rd Infantry Division, VI Corps, U.S. Fifteenth Army and U.S. Fifth Arm...

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Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope MP (1883 - 1963)

Admiral of the Fleet The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope KT, GCB, OM, DSO and two Bars (7 January 1883 – 12 June 1963), was a British admiral of the ...

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Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Medal of Honor MP (1887 - 1944)

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., are one of only two sets of fathers and sons to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. The other set is Arthur and Douglas MacArthur. Theodore D...

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Lt. General John B. Coulter (1891 - 1983)

John Breitling Coulter (1891–1983) was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. Coulter served during World Wars I and II and the Korean War. Early life Coulter was born on April 27...

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Lt. General Manton S. Eddy (1892 - 1962)

Manton Sprague Eddy (May 16, 1892 – April 10, 1962) was a Lieutenant General of the United States Army. Early life Eddy graduated from Shattuck Military School in Faribault, Minnesota in 1...

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Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver W. H. Leese, 3rd Baronet, KCB, CBE, DSO (1894 - 1978)

Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Baronet, KCB, CBE, DSO (27 October 1894 – 22 January 1978) was a British general during the Second World War. Contents [show] ...

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Major General Ernest N. Harmon (1894 - 1979)

Ernest Nason Harmon (February 26, 1894 – November 13, 1979) was a United States Army general. He is best known for his actions in reorganizing U.S. II Corps after the debacle at the Battle of ...

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Lt. General William B. Kean (1897 - 1981)

William Benjamin Kean (1897–1981) was a general in the United States Army. Early life He was born William Benjamin Kean, Jr., in Buffalo, New York on July 9, 1897. Kean graduated from the ...

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Lt. General Stafford LeRoy Irwin (1893 - 1955)

Stafford LeRoy Irwin(March 23, 1893 – November 23, 1955) was a lieutenant general of the United States Army. He came from the family with long military tradition. He was the son of Army Major ...

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Maj. General Clift Andrus (1890 - 1968)

United States Army General. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1912, he became a Major General 1945, and retired in 1952. During World War II, from 1942 to 1944, he was commanding officer of the...

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Colonel Edson Raff (1907 - 2003)

Edson Duncan Raff (November 15, 1907 in New York City – March 11, 2003 in Garnett, Kansas) was an officer in the US Army and author of a book on paratroopers. He served as commanding officer o...

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Major General Peter C. Hains III (1901 - 1998)

Peter Conover Hains, III, born May 11, 1901, was an American Army cavalry officer and Major General who competed in the 1928 Olympic games in the modern pentathlon. Hains graduated from West Point in...

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General Hamilton H. Howze (1908 - 1998)

Hamilton Hawkins Howze (December 21, 1908–December 8, 1998) was born in West Point, New York, while his father, Major General Robert Lee Howze, an 1888 West Point graduate, was serving as Comm...

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Major General Louis V. Hightower (1909 - 1972)

Louis Hightower graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1931. He retired in 1968 as a U.S. Army Major General. Citation: Distinguished Service Cross MAJOR GENERAL LOUIS V...

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Major General Lunsford E. Oliver (1889 - 1978)

Lunsford Errett Oliver (March 17, 1889 – October 13, 1978) was an American soldier, who commanded the 5th Armored Division during World War II. Early life and Army Career Before World War II...

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Maj. General Terry de la Mesa Allen, Sr. (1888 - 1969)

) Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen, Sr. (April 1, 1888 – September 12, 1969) was a division-level United States Army officer during World War II. Allen was a decorated World War I veteran ...

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Lt. General Hobart R. Gay (1894 - 1983)

Lieutenant General Hobart Raymond Gay (May 16, 1894, Rockport, Illinois – August 19, 1983, El Paso, Texas), nicknamed "Hap", was a United States Army general. Early military career He ...

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Maj. General Orlando Ward (1891 - 1972)

Orlando Ward (November 4, 1891 - February 4, 1972) was a career United States Army Officer. During World War II, as a Major General, he commanded the U.S. 1st Armored Division during Operation Torch ...

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Brig. General William H. Wilbur (1888 - 1979)

William Hale Wilbur (September 24, 1888–December 27, 1979) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—...

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Gen. John K. Waters (1906 - 1989)

John Knight Waters (December 20, 1906 – January 9, 1989) was a United States Army four-star general who served as commander, U.S. Army, Pacific from 1964 to 1966. He was also the son-in-law of...

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Lieutenant Hugh Peter Fortescue, Viscount Ebrington (1920 - 1942)

Hugh Peter Fortescue, Viscount Ebrington (1920–1942), killed in action at El Alamein, unmarried. Hugh Peter FORTESCUE Viscount Ebrington was born in 1921. He died on 17 July 1942 in El Alamein...

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Lt. Colonel Ruth M. Briggs (1910 - 1985)

Ruth Mary Briggs (December 7, 1910 – July 2, 1985) was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. She served as a lieutenant colonel in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and as secretary to General Walter Be...

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Brigadier Herbert Wallace Le Patourel, VC (1916 - 1979)

Brigadier Herbert Wallace Le Patourel VC (20 June 1916 – 4 September 1979) was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of th...

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Brigadier Manley Angell James, VC, DSO (1896 - 1975)

Brigadier Manley Angell James VC, DSO, MBE, MC (12 July 1896 – 23 September 1975) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the ...

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Lt-Col Victor Buller Turner, VC, CVO (1900 - 1972)

Lieutenant-Colonel Victor Buller Turner VC CVO (17 January 1900 - 7 August 1972) was an English recipient during the Second World War of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for...

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Major General Michael Denman Gambier-Parry MC DL (1891 - 1976)

Major General Michael Denman Gambier-Parry MC DL (21 August 1891 – 1976) was a British Army officer who commanded 2nd Armoured Division. Early life and family The Gambier-Parry’s of...

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Maj-Gen Sir Robert Edward Laycock, KCMG MP (1907 - 1968)

Major General Sir Robert Edward Laycock, KCMG, CB, DSO, KStJ (18 April 1907 – 10 March 1968) was a British Army officer, most famous for his service with the commandos during the Second World ...

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Petrus Hendrik 'Dutch' Hugo, DSO DFC and 2 bars MP (1917 - 1986)

Petrus Hugo DSO DFC and 2 bars ,[4] was a South African flying ace of the Second World War. Petrus Hendrik Hugo was born 20 December 1917 at Pampoenpoort, Cape Province. He attended the Witwatersrand...

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General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham GCMG, KCB, DSO, MC (1887 - 1983)

General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham GCMG, KCB, DSO, MC (1 May 1887 – 30 January 1983) was a British Army officer, noted for victories over Italian forces in the East African Campaign during the...

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General Sir Sidney Chevalier Kirkman, GCB, KBE, MC (1895 - 1982)

General Sir Sidney Chevalier Kirkman GCB, KBE, MC (1895–1982) was a general in the British Armed Forces from 1944 to 1950 and Director General of Civil Defence in the Civil Defence Department fr...

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Adriaan de Klerk, b4c1d1e5f4g5h13 (c.1915 - 1942)

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General Mark W. Clark (1896 - 1984)

Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was an American general during World War II and the Korean War and was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the U.S. Army. He...

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General Omar Bradley (1893 - 1981)

General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was one of the main U.S. Army field commanders in North Africa and Europe during World War II and a General of the A...

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, GCB (1890 - 1967)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, GCB (11 July 1890 – 3 June 1967) was a senior British air force commander. During World War I, he was a pilot and squadr...

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George Smith Patton, Jr. MP (1885 - 1945)

George Smith Patton is the third of that name, grandfather to father, father to son, but was always referred to as "Junior." That is the way the military did it, and that is the way it is. Both he and ...

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Willem Abraham de Klerk, a1b1c1d1e1f5g1h2i1 (1896 - 1917)

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Jan Johannes Nel (b. - 1942)

Jan Johannes Nel was killed during the Second World War after being fatally wounded in Tobruk, Libya, North Africa. He was buried there

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Andries Johannes de Bruyn de Jager (1916 - 2003)

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Christian Ernst Gerhardus (Papa) Brits (1902 - 1963)

As a motorist travels through Tempe, Bloemfontein, they will notice a street sign - "Papa Brits Street". The uninitiated may wonder who this Papa Brits was and how he came by the nickname "Papa". To mo...

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Général Marcel Bigeard MP (1916 - 2010)

Décès du général Bigeard _____________________________________________ Marcel Bigeard , né le 14 février 1916 à Toul et mort le 17 juin 2010 au soir...

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"Toys" Norton (1915 - 2004)

Obituary Captain Gerard Norton, VC Decorated for breaking the German line in Italy, in later life he was evicted from his family's farm in Zimbabwe On August 31 1944, Gerard Norton, who has died ...

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Sarel Coenraad Petrus Herbst, b3c8d2e2f3 (c.1912 - 1944)

e2 Sarel Coenraad Petrus * 1876 f3 Sarel Coenraad Petrus * 1912 Oorlede 22 Junie 1944 x Petronella Margrietha Wentzel g1 Anna Maria * 28 Januarie 1939 g2 Johanna Cornelia * 15 Januarie 1942 Sar...

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Eric Watts Hudson (1915 - 1942)

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John Murray (Pat) McSwiney, M.C., D.S.O. (1920 - 2003)

Major J. M. McSwiney, DSO, MC, soldier and schoolmaster, was born on September 19, 1920. He died on December 21, 2003, aged 83. -----------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Capt. Nepia Te Aotapunui Mahuika, II (1912 - 2001)

Captain Nepia Mahuika, who embarked with the 10th Reinforcements. He was wounded once.

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Clifford Arthur James Sparkman (1916 - 1987)

Clifford Arthur James Sparkman by his Cousin Jack Sparkman, 1997 Clifford was born on the 25th April 1916 at the University Hospital, Edmonton, Canada. After his father's death he came to live with...

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Paul Tibbets Jr. USAF MP (1915 - 2002)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paul Warfield Tibbets Born February 23, 1915 Quincy, Illinois Died November 1, 2007 (aged 92) Columbus, Ohio Allegiance United States of America Serv...

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<private> McSwiney (1922 - 2007)

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Aperahama Rukuata MP (1912 - 1972)

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Heinz Wallach (1916 - d.)

Heinz Wallach, a middle child with two sisters, was born in Soest, Westphalia, Germany, on 24 January 1916 to Ernst and Clara Wallach. His father was a grain merchant. As conditions in Germany worsen...

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Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt MP (1887 - 1972)

Henry Kent Hewitt (February 11, 1887 – September 15, 1972) was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on February 11, 1887 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906. Hewitt served on USS Missour...

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Robert Daniel Murphy, Diplomat (1894 - 1978)

Robert Daniel Murphy (October 28, 1894 – January 9, 1978) was an American diplomat. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Murphy had begun his diplomatic career in 1917 as a member of the American Leg...

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General James "Jimmy" Doolittle MP (1896 - 1993)

Medal of Honor Recipient Retired Air Force General James Harold Doolittle December 14, 1896 Alameda, California. USA – September 27, 1993 Pebble Beach, California USA, (aged 96) AKO Jimmy. Burie...

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Joachim Petrus Marnewick, b1c2d5e2f6 (b. - 1943)

Joachim Petrus Marnewick and his brother, Abraham Andries Stephanus Marnewick, both fought in Egypt during the second World War. Joachim lost his life when he fell down a Pyramid during combat. He is b...

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Abraham Andries Stephanus Marnewick, e2f5 (1910 - 1954)

Abraham Andries Stephanus died in the house of his daughter, Judy Marnewick, when his two sons were still young. He faught in the Second Wolrd War in Egypt together with his brother, Joachim Petrus. ...

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Lambert Nicolaas Senekal (1914 - 1944)

Lambertus Nicolaas Senekal died of wounds during the secondWorld War. The following discriptiop regarding this in hies Estate papers says: Lance Corporal, Lambertus Nicolaas Senekal, def. n 181328v . U...

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Sarel Francois Marx (1924 - 1991)

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John Puriri Harawira (deceased)

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Sir Henare Kohere Ngata (1918 - 2011)

In late March 1941 the Second New Zealand Division was sent from Egypt to Greece. While the bulk of the 730-strong Maori Battalion entrained to Mt Olympus to defend northern Greece a 90-strong Mā...

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Allan Henry John Moncur (1895 - 1941)

Served in WW1 Tanganyika(Tanzania) campaign against German colonial forces.Joined up,aged 20 at Potchefstroom: Private AHJ Moncur no.13898,D Company,5th Regiment,SA Infantry,Nyassaland Contingent.His 3...

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Kenneth James Godlonton Richards (1928 - 2010)

At 17,lied about his age & enlisted in WW2 SA Army,most likely to get away from his overbearing mother who he hated all his life!En route to Cairo to join the war,was sent back-the show was over.One of...

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<private> Smallhorne

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David Knox (c.1923 - c.1983)

Volunteered in WW2 after South Africa declared war on Germany,joining Royal Natal Carbineers,part of 1 SA Brigade,seeing action against the Italians in East Africa,followed by North Africa. During the ...

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Domingo Nunes (deceased)

Served in the South African Army's North African campaign,captured by the Italians,where he had a whale of a time,being of Madeiran(Portuguese)parentage,his temperament was so like that of the Italians...

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Nevil Irwin Lazarus (c.1919 - c.1942)

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Ernest Mailer (deceased)

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Ben Kahn (deceased)

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Russell Dennis Wiggill (1901 - d.)

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Jack Sparkman (1910 - 2009)

The Sparkman Family in South Africa What I have been able to recall and discover about my forebears, by Jack Sparkman East London South Africa 14 June 1979 It was on 24 January I953 that I beca...

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