Stationed at Kings Lynn, Norfolk 6458484
R W Friend was transferred to 1/6 Queens Regiment end of
March 44 because the 11 Bn Royal Fusiliers was disbanded.
Embarked for Normandy at Tilbury Docks on 4th June 44 and
disembarked on 9th at Sword Beach as part of 131st Infantry
regiment involved in Battle of
Battle of Villers-Bocage
on 13 June Bob was lucky to avoid death from a mortar shell.
Was severely injured and sent back to UK and the Park
Prewett Hospital Basingstoke.
It took Rommel to injury Bob in the fight against Nazism.