We Will Remember Them

A PAGE TO REMEMBER AND EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO ALL THOSE IN THE FAMILY WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR COUNTRY.

Some in peacetime, most during war, some returning, others not.

(Alphabetical order)

William Dawson 1787 -1937

Discharge date 2nd June, aged 38 years. He had served 19 years and 5 months in total with the First Foot Guards, now, Grenadier Guards. (He must have signed up in 1805/6), (5 yrs 1 month as a Sergeant: 9 years 4 months as a Corporal and 5 years 1 month as a Private) These figures were used to calculate his pension. He had to retire due to ‘the diseased state of his ankle’, and had previously been a labourer. Home village Stradbroke Suffolk. (5’8″ grey eyes, fair complexion, although this is difficult to read).

William Dawson Pension Discharge record

George Gillott

Service Records

Brian Harvey

Charles William Harvey 1901- 1962

Charles, served in the Italian campaign, landing in Sicily 1943, and working his way up through Italy, as far as we know.  According to a letter home he ‘was near a place with the same name as our cockerel ‘
The cockerel was named Leghorn,  which is also a name for Livorno (between Rome and Pisa).
We have his personal records, but they don’t give any reference to where he was.

6/11/41  called up
Charles W Harvey.  T/1066 3820
‘B’ Coy No 2 Tng.Ben (drivers) RASC

1/2/42- Posted to 425 G.T. Coy RASC Bn
27/6/43 – embarked UK  8th Army PT 425 Coy (not too sure about this as not very clear)
19/7/43 Disembark Sicily

Daniel Harvey

John Edward Harvey 1893-1916

Gordon Harvey

Alf Sanderson

David Sanderson

Alfred Weatherill

Douglas Weatherill