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    The Saddest part of War

    Post by voltigeur on Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:58 am

    Corporal W.F. Blackwood and Private R.J. Barnes, both of the Pioneer Platoon, The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, preparing grave crosses for casualties, Baranello, Italy, 19 October 1943.

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    Re: The Saddest part of War

    Post by qsamike on Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:06 pm

    One of the main jobs that my late Father had during WW2 was to go through and package up for the return to the family of a deceased soldier his private belongings.....    I will not tell you what he told me he found in some of the items except one and he never used names but in one kit he found evidence that he had a wife in Canada, 2 in England, 1 in Italy and 1 in France for a total of 5.....  

    Mike

    P.S. I am sure that he could not remember the names...….
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    Re: The Saddest part of War

    Post by voltigeur on Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:01 pm

    qsamike wrote:One of the main jobs that my late Father had during WW2 was to go through and package up for the return to the family of a deceased soldier his private belongings.....    I will not tell you what he told me he found in some of the items except one and he never used names but in one kit he found evidence that he had a wife in Canada, 2 in England, 1 in Italy and 1 in France for a total of 5.....  

    Mike

    P.S. I am sure that he could not remember the names...….


    I pity the poor officer who had to decide who got the benefit of the will, if there was a will.

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