I'm searching for WW. 2 photo's from Soldiers,battalion/Companyphoto's, whom where billeted in Sittard during World War 2. I also am serching for all information,Veteran accounts about the actions that took place in january 1945. (Fightings for Schalbruch (Germany),and so on).
Any information or reaction will be much appreciated.
Added by Jan de Wilde on December 3, 2013 at 21:32 — No Comments
My Dad Gilbert Gaskell from Wigan Lancashire was enlisted into the Black Watch at Perth on the 20th of June 1940
His army no was 2Y62226 and was a private
Dad and Mom immigrated to South Africa with my brother Barry and I in 1948 and we have been here ever since. He used to tell us lots of stories of the war . I am compiling all the photos I have and will post them soon.
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Born in 1941 I have no memories of the war except vague recollections of playing with a gas mask and my Dad bringing home sweets when he returned from the Army.
I love reading memoirs from World Ward 2 and films depicting true facts. Enigma is one of my favourite films and although life must have been precarious and scary the very danger added to the depth of appreciation of what one had. Technology we may have today but life then I feel must have been more rewarding and seldom…Continue
The picture from the collection of Uig Historical Society shows a group of sailors aboard HMS Carmania during the Great War. HMS Carmania was a Cunard liner (built 1905) which was converted into an Armed Merchant Carrier, and later served as a troopship. In the very early stages of the war, on 14…Continue
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No Great Mischief - Frank Thompson
The Outer Hebrides During the Wars of Empire and Revolution, 1750-1815 - Andrew…Continue
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Donald Macdonald, Domhnall a Ghreusaich, (1881-1940) was the son of Donald Macdonald, the shoemaker in Geshader, Uig, Isle of Lewis. He was in the RNR, ON 4254 SD and was mentioned in Dispatches in March 1919 and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal as a result of an incident in the Channel. He…Continue
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February 1940 - March 1945
How the collection came…Continue
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During the Second World War, five Macdonald brothers from the village of Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, served at sea. The five sailors were sons of Donald and Christina Macdonald 22 Valtos.
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As a boy in Enaclete I heard many stories about the war, including the Onslow action, being discussed by Calum Iain Smith and the worthies who…
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