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  • Rank:Gunner
  • Royal Artillery 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt.
  • Service No:1446425
  • Date of Death:11th June 1940

William Frederick Barham worked for The Norwich Union Life Insurance Society at Head Office, Norwich. He was a member of the Foreign Valuation Department. He enlisted on 1st September 1939 in an anti tank unit having been a territorial in the Norfolk Yeomanry before the war. He was a member of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk and died of wounds in hospital in Flanders on 11th June 1940, aged 20. His rank and unit are given as Gunner, Royal Artillery, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment. According to his obituary in the staff magazine.

"his fine Christian character and attractive personality had endeared him to all his colleagues and particularly to the members of the Rowing Club in which he was a prominent figure, having been stroke of the Maiden Four in 1939 which proved a most successful crew."

Grave Reference:Sec. A. Grave 326. Cemetery: WYMONDHAM CEMETERY

Age: 20

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Ronnie Baird Rank: Sergeant Observer :Royal Air Force110 Sqdn Service No:962502 Date of Death:09th July 1941


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