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UK  29/6/1944 - 14/2/1961

 

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Returned badly injured from Normandy to Park Prewett military hospital, Basingstoke. Not fully fit for duty until Dec 44 when he was posted to 13 Holding Bn.

Dec 1944 - May 1945

 No 13 Holding Battalion

May 1945 - Dec 1946

Court Martials Clerk Queens Royal

It must have been chaotic in these times for soldiers to be attached to their rightful regiments.

Dec 1946 - Feb 1961

Tower of London and back with his regiment. His first daughter Marianne (born Sept 1945)remembers barracks at Hounslow before the family moved to the Tower of London where her dad spent the rest of his army career retiring on 5th Feb 1961.

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