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


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 be found in the A-Z section, and will be removed from this section after a period of several months.


Honour the 11th Parachute Battalion (advert placed 17/11/23)

Is a private group on Facebook for the next of kin of veterans of the 11th Parachute Battalion. In this group we help people with their family research and we keep alive the memory of the men that fought in the battalion during ww2. If you are related to an 11th Parachute Battalion veteran and you seek more information then please look us up on facebook and become a member.


Gnr Eric Chrystal (advert placed 24/05/22)

I am researching "Gunners from the Sky: 1st Air Landing Light Regiment in Italy and at Arnhem, 1942-1944" to be published by Pen & Sword in 2023. I am the son of 14283058 Gnr Eric Chrystal, F Troop 3 Battery who served in Italy where he was wounded) and at Arnhem as a member of the Observation Party which reached the bridge. He was taken POW here. I am trying to find out more information regarding (i) his evacuation to Malta from Campobasso where he was injured. If anyone can tell me where he is likely to have been hospitalized and any info I can get about the medical facilities there for British troops; and (ii) his time as a POW: I distinctly remember him telling me his camp was near Zwickau on the Czechoslovakian border but I can find no evidence for this or for any other Arnhem veterans who were sent there. Paul Chrystal, paul.chrystal@btinternet.com


Edward Chilton (advert placed 10/11/21)

My father Edward Chilton now deceased was taken prisoner on Arnheim bridge in WW2. I have his medals; Italy, Sicily, France and Germany. I also have an invitation from the Mayor of Newcastle for the premiere of a Bridge Too Far. I know he was missing in action 3 times during the war as he had the newspaper cuttings in a glass case and used to take them out to look at and say his poor mother had 3 knocks on the door. I would love to be in touch with anyone still alive who also was at Arnheim and taken prisoner, or has any information. Isobel Lauder, isobellauder@googlemail.com


Harold Arthur Quinton (advert placed 30/04/21)

I would be grateful to hear anything about my father. Towards the end of his life he told me that he fought at Arnhem but that's all I know, he didn't want to talk about the events that he witnessed. If you can help please contact me at stevequinton@hotmail.co.uk


Pte Bernard Murphy MBE (advert placed 06/01/21)

Signals Platoon, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment. My brother would have been 100 on 30 December 2020. He never spoke much about his experiences Arnhem and was in fact the person who sent the final signal out. Does anyone have any memories of 'Spud' Murphy? Teresa Cliffe, teresa230332@icloud.com