He spent the war in N Africa and Italy before being demobbed in January 1946.
Gramp is especially keen to make contact with his mate, Bob Lee, or his family.
can't read the writing properly looks like Frick) - also some photos of my grandad working on building a war memorial and on the back it reads "newborderf am elbe, (again not sure of spelling) prisoners of war cemetary, taken 7th may 1944".
There is also a photo of a german guard - his name on the back " ? Anyone who has any info about my grandad, his platoon, the camps he was in I would be interested to hear from them.
He was also a great bandsman and may have played in an army band I would be very greateful for any information anyone can give me.
We would like to obtain digital copies of any documents or photographs relating to WW2 you may have at home.Access our library My paternal grandfather Corporal Charles Henry Francis Galliers, RASC "C" section, 14th reserve MT coy, middle east forces in 1941 was in the POW Camp PG78 in Italy after 1942 (not sure of dates) and then stalag IVB during spring 1944 (I have a letter sent home with april 1944 on it).He died 3 years ago, the only memories he told were of being starving hungry in the Italian camp and chewing boot leather to stave off hunger and when a donkey was brought into camp pulling a cart it didn't live to leave! I have some photos with a couple of other POWs names on the back - Geoff Galloway and George Frick (?I will send scans of the photos I have later when I have mastered the technology!
My grandmother was romantically involved with Ralph Shotter, who was in the Royal Army Services Corps and has heard that he was on board the Lancastria when it sunk. Apparently he has no known grave, but his name appears on a war memorial in Dunkirk, France, which I would love to take her to see.
Also, she would love to hear from anyone who may have known Ralph and to hear of any last memories of him or see any pictures.