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R.N. B.S.S. 9 October 1944  XML
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Joined: 04/05/2008 04:08:19
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I have a photo of my fathers, taken in October of 1944. It is of the Royal Naval Beach Signal Section 9. Most of the men signed the reverse side of the photograph. Signed are: J. McGann, Douglas Willie, Morris Rowell, David MacKenzie, R. Eric Dove, D. Draffen, J. Holland, Sandy Jackson, James Whyte, Bill Quinn, Hank Raynor, R. K. Smith, H. M. Wolton, John Robert Carr, George German, A. Adkins, John J. Gascoiguea Mr. Richmond, a Mr. Swailes, W. Burke, K. John Thom, a Mr. Treson, a Mr. Woodcock, Tiny Pitts, a Mr. Barker, W. Gillings, James Ashton, H. Gibson, Jack Ainsworth, Donald E. Akroyd, G. Johnson, and of course, George H. Cruickshanks.
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Joined: 22/02/2013 19:28:44
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Well that's a start! Given the date we'd be very interested to see it, particularly as dad was so badly injured on D-Day. We'd always assumed his injuries meant he was discharged soon after.
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Joined: 01/08/2012 18:17:44
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Also relates to this posting about Joe McGann

The more I learn about the Commandos, the less I realise I know.

Grandson of George Norton Barnes
PLY/X 107640 Royal Marines
14987370 Fus. Barnes G.N Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Royal Marines 8 BN, Royal Marines No. 40 and No. 41 Commando, LST 320, The 9th Buffs, Army No. 5 Commando and X Lists.

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