Tribute from the staff of St.Andrew’s C.E. Primary School to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).
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Where there is war ,the innocent suffer. The strength and resolve of the World Wars generations was remarkable.
We bow to their courage and sacrifice.
Miss Mckay’s Great Grandad Stan.
Stan fought in the Army during WW2 as a Desert Rat in Africa. He was a Dunkirk hero and was one of the soldiers who was evacuated. Stan lived to the ripe old age of 100, passing away peacefully last month.
James Alfred Adams
Flight LT Sergeant James Ezra Frudd
Enoch John Frudd
George William Day
George was apparently in Belsen concentration camp for nearly a year before he managed to escaped. Having been one of the first to be sent to the camp, he received a letter from the King for an act that he carried out.
However, his family have been unable to find any official record of it. The act was, however, recognised. He was originally from Cambridge and was married two weeks after he came home.
George William Day would have turned 100 this year.
George Fearn and Beatrice Fearn
Here is a picture of Miss Fearn’s Grandad George Fearn and Nana Beatrice Fearn on their wedding day at the start of WW2. George was 19 and Beatrice was 17 when the war started. George was stationed in Dover protecting our border and later was involved in a rescue mission to Normandy. Beatrice worked in a tin factory in Hull making bullets for the war effort.
Written by Cerys Morgan. Cerys Morgan created this PDF document for VE Day and gives you an insight of the life of Fred Baxter. Click on the photograph of Fred Baxter to be take to the PDF.
Olivia Wallace, 3DP
This is a picture of my great grandad Reg and great grandma Alice. My Grandad was in WW2 as a RAF medic, he left my grandma in 1939 and came back in 1945. My Grandad served in Italy, Greece and was involved in the Normandy Landings. My Grandma was also in the RAF and she operated the radar which could see other aircraft, my grandma lied about her date of birth so she still has two dates of birth on her hospital card…doctors still find this very funny. Sadly my great grandad has passed away but my great grandma is still here….
Bertie Rogerson, Year 1 Bluebirds Bertie’s adopted Great Grandfather, Maurice who sadly passed away last year aged 93. Maurice was a D-Day, Tuesday June 6, 1944, Navy Landing veteran.
Eric is Harry & Bella Todd’s Great Grandad and Harry has wrote a list of information that he is aware of. Click on the information list to see it enlarged.
George is on the left in this photograph. George is Ashton’s grandad.
During the war Charles served in the RAF while Mary had the important job of working on the farm supplying vital food to the country. The Horton family have been learning all about their family members during the war. They have looked on the forces war records website, talked to other family members and looked through old photos before making their WW2 project board. Both girls were so interested in their family history and have loved doing project. Their mum just wish her dad was still alive as he was in the military and was a massive history buff so would have been able to share so much with them.
This is Mrs Wilson grandma Olive’s rent book from back in 1945 (£6 per week!!!). Olive used to serve sandwiches to the soldiers in the war. Sadly my grandma passed away 2 years ago. She would have loved to be part of the celebrations this week.
Photographs from Luke Foster (Yr 6 Falcons) of his Great Grandad Joseph Mann from his time in Italy & Egypt. During the 2nd world war, he visited the Vatican where he had the cameo brooch blessed by the pope.
Harold Frederick Bryan
John Frederick Bryan
Mrs Bowness shared some pictures of her dad(Harold Frederick Bryan) and grandad(John Frederick Bryan).
For his services in the war John received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) and the group photograph shows John, his wife and two sisters receiving his MBE in front of the gates at Buckingham Palace .
Liliana and Sophia
Liliana and Sophia, have put together a brief summary of the roles their Grandparents and Great Grandparents played in WWII. Their Russian Great Grandparents bore the brunt of the most vicious fighting of the war, and some of the tales of the Siege of Leningrad are certainly not for their delicate years, so Liliana and Sophia have made the whole thing sound more heroic and romantic when explaining what happened. Their Great Grandfather Ivan, actually followed the retreating Wehrmacht through Poland and all the way back to Berlin as part of Zhukov’s 1st Belorussian Front, the name given to his Red Army Group. Liliana and Sophia’s dad explains ‘Obviously my parents were involved in the war – my Grandfather having done his bit in the first lot from 14-18 – and we have described their participation as well. Just as an aside, my Grandfather was in his late forties when Hitler made his grab for world domination, and was considered too old in 1939 when he volunteered for active service, so he became an air raid warden, which as you well know, was fraught with more than enough danger. In fact, his sister-in-law was killed one night when the Luftwaffe bombed Maytree Avenue on Garden Village, so grief and deprivation was no stranger to our family at that time.’ In Russia their celebrate Victory Day on the 9th May and not the 8th May.
Click on photographs below to be taken to the summary.
Winston and Victor Hodgrinson
How the Manchester Evening News told the world of Victor And Winston”s births.
MEET THE V.TWINS
MR and MRS GEORGE HODGRINSON of Avenham-street, Hulme, with Winston (right) and Victor, the names to be given to these fine twins born on V(E) Day, Winston weights 5½lb. and Victor 6lb. and both are doing well.
They have four other children, three girls and a boy, so the twins now make it three of each.
George Parker, Kathleen Williamson, Gordon Clubley.
Our Great Grandmother Kathleen Williamson was born in 1927. During the war she sewed the uniforms and tape for parachutes that the soldiers used in the war.
They met just before Grandad was posted to India. My Nana missed him and worried that they may never meet again, however, after not hearing from him for 4 months she received an airmail from him saying he wanted to marry her once he returned home.
On V.E Day my Great Grandmother celebrated singing and dancing with her sisters and thousands of others in the town (Derby).
My Dad’s Grandparent
Our Great Grandfather Gordon Clubley was born in 1919.
He was a tank engineer, based predominantly in the Benelux area and then Germany. He was involved in the D-Day landings and then he stayed behind for a year afterwards for peace keeping duties and the rebuilding of Germany.
Ernest Winston Asbrey
Jacobs Great Grandad was called Ernest Winston Asbrey and was a Sergeant serving with ‘C’ Squadron in the 1st East Riding Yeomanry.
He finished his service in the Royal Armoured Corps. He was one of the many lucky soldiers to be rescued from Dunkirk Beach
George Arthur Carter
George Carter served in the Highland Light Infantry. He was wounded on the 10th July 1943.
Brian Dixon served in the war in Normandy in 1944/45, and further served in Nigeria after the war between 1945/47. Sadly, he passed away on September 11th, 2015. Brian’s full name was John Brian Dixon. He had various photographs which he passed onto Julia Catherall (née Dixon). In 2010, with a great deal of help from Julia, he wrote his memoirs which are deposited in the Imperial War Museum.