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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 Division.

Queens regiment involved in Battle of Battle of Villers-Bocage  and 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.

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Robert William Friend 6458484 1/7 (City London Regiment) Royal Fusiliers