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GREAT BRITAIN

WORLD WAR 2

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

-Laurence Binyon

  • Brigadier Cecil John Woolley, DSO, MC

     

    1/6th North Staffordshire

    The man who wore this mess jacket Earned the Military Cross in WW1 for "shooting 4 Germans" during a trench raid and taking many prisoners, guns and saving the wounded. He would go on to command the Anti Aircraft Defences on Malta during the siege in WW2, for this he would earn the Distinguished Service Order. 

  • Captain Kenneth Gordon, MC

    Machine Gun Corps

    Captain Gordon would serve with the Machine Gun Corps during the Great War, earning the Military cross for holding the line and taking command. He would serve through the interwar years and the Second World war as well with the Royal Artillery.

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Stuart Burnett, KCBCBEDSO

    Royal Flying Corps

    From Africa to Mesopotamia, he would live a life of incredible adventure. He first fought the Boers in 1900 then Rebels in Northern Nigeria. He would take to the air in 1914 becoming a pilot. Burnett would go on to play a key role in the air wars of WW1 and WW2, eventually commanding the Royal Australian Airforce until 1944.

  • Major Maurice Aubone Pyke, MC

    Royal Field Artillery

    Maurice Aubone Pyke would serve with the Royal Field Artillery during WW1, during his time fighting on the western front he would earn the Military Cross for saving the guns! Rumour has it he went on to serve in Waziristan circa 1937 as well. 

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