The following adverts have been placed recently and are shown in the order in which they were added. This is intended for the benefit of people who check the Veterans Ads section regularly and find it difficult to sort between the new and the old in the main alphabetical A-Z list. Copies of all these adverts can also in the A-Z section, and will be removed from this section after a period of several months.


A-I, J-Z, Research Ads, New Ads


L/Cpl James Arthur Bright (advert placed 31/08/17)

I am researching my fathers' history. He is James Arthur Bright Army Number 3385528. I have a copy of his army records, but would like more detail of his deployment at D Day. I know he was paratrooper and from his records he was posted to 6 Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment RAC unit in January 1944, and promoted to Lance Corporal in May 1944. He emplaned on 6/6/44 and disemplaned in NWE 6/6/44. On 30/6/44 he sustained accidental injuries - shot whilst cleaning sten gun, and admitted to 195 Airlanding field ambulance. I would be interested to hear from anybody who knew him, what actual squadron he served in, or any related information. Neil Bright,


Bourg-Neuf (advert placed 04/07/17)

I am the grand-daughter of the Robert family who was the first family liberated during the night of June 5th-6th in Ranville. They lived in Bourg-Neuf in a well situated, tiny rural house that served to administer first aid to a badly wounded soldier (foot injury) whose stretcher was laid upon their kitchen table. My grand-mother tried to do her best. He was later evacuated back to England (the soldiers told my aunts and uncles). Some soldiers came knocking at their shelter (cellar) asking: Bosch ici? then almost simultaneously, about 7 to 8 soldiers brought the wounded soldier. They then secured the area. Anybody who was part of this story can contact me at:

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Pte Albert Batty (advert placed 12/06/17)

My father Albert was in 6th Airborne Royal Engineers around 1944-45. He passed away 26th May 2017 aged 94. I would love to hear from any surving comrades and desparately need a recomendtion as to an army tune to be played at his cremation. Paul Batty,


Pte Louis Mortimer (advert placed 22/12/16)

I am doing research on the father of my sister-in-law and her half-sister. His name was Louis Henry Mortimer and he was in 9 Para, 6th Airborne Division. He was born in Norfolk in 1921 and died in 1980 in Norfolk. If anyone can help I would be grateful. I have attached a photograph of him in uniform, this was taken in 1944. Ken Jeffries,

Private Louis Mortimer


Cpl Stanley Gibbons (advert placed 05/12/16)

6017666, "B" Company, 2nd Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. I am keen to make contact with any families of men who served in B Company, or anyone who has any information about my grandfather. Kim Wilde,


L/Sgt Jack Thorpe (advert placed 29/11/16)

I am looking for information about my late dad, Jack Thorpe, 4393943, who served in the 12th Parachute Battalion from 1943 to the end of the war. I have a record of him being wounded on 05/09/1944 and possibly him being reported missing Jan 1945. Any info or stories about him or the battalion would be welcome. Graham,

Men of the 12th Parachute Battalion's Machine-Gun Platoon