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Barrymore aka Barry
P/466788, B Company, 3rd Parachute Regiment. Killed by a rebel sniper
in the Radfan 5 May 1964. Aged 25. Born 25 September 1938. Buried
in MAALA CEMETERY, Aden. Row N. Grave 4.
3 Para, in May 1964, were involved with counter-insurgency operations
against dissident tribesmen occurred with 45 Commando in the Radfan
Mountains north of Aden. The Wadi Dhubson previously considered
impregnable to Europeans was taken and 200 square miles of mountainous
terrain and villages dominated in an internal security operation
that cost the battalion one killed and seven wounded.
'Alantic Conveyor', Merchant Navy. Died when Atlantic Conveyor was
hit by an Exocet Missile 25 May 1982. Resident Great Plumpton, near
8529517, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Killed in action
20 August 2010 in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Aged 21.
25119791, Royal Artillery. Died 7 September 2006. Aged 22. Born
25 November 1983. Buried in CARLETON CEMETERY, Stocks Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde,
Blackpool. Section FF. Grave 204.
30050674, Light Dragoons. Died 7 July 2009. Aged 20. Born 22 August
1988. Buried in PARK CEMETERY, Regent Avenue, Lytham, Lancashire,
FY8 4AB. Church of England Section. Grave S320.
or GC Recipients
Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of
wounds sustained during VC action at Ramleh, Palestine, 4 December
1917. Aged 21. Born 9 April 1896 in Ayrshire, Scotland. Second
Lieutenant Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in GAZA WAR
CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XX. Row
A. Grave 1.
from the "London Gazette," dated 12th February,
1918, records the following
most conspicuous bravery. When the enemy in large numbers had
managed to crawl up to within 30 yards of our firing line, and
with bombs and automatic rifles were keeping down the fire of
our machine guns, he rushed forward alone with bombs right up
to the enemy, doing great execution and causing the surrender
of a party of 30. As he turned to go back for more bombs he was
mortally wounded at the moment when the enemy were surrendering."
Lieutenant, "D" Coy. 1st/5th Battalion, East Lancashire
Regiment. Died 22 December 1915. Aged 24. Son of William Henry
and Louisa Smith, of The Chief Constable's Office, Town Hall,
Burnley. Born at Guildford. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.).
Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli).
Grave lost, Speciasl memorial Row C. Grave 358.
from the "London Gazette," dated 3rd March,
1916, records the following
most conspicuous bravery. He was in the act of throwing a grenade
when it slipped from his hand and fell to the bottom of the trench,
close to several of our officers and men. He immediately shouted
out a warning, and himself jumped clear and into safety, but seeing
that the officers and men were unable to get into cover, and knowing
well that the grenade was due to explode, he returned without
any hesitation and flung himself down on it. He was instantly
killed by the explosion. His magnificent act of self-sacrifice
undoubtedly saved many lives."
30 July, 2018