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Wolgang
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GrahamCooper wrote:
The book "The King's own loyal Enemy Aliens" has the following ref :

Kotta,Vladimir.13802873,later JONES,13118611,said to have been a Russian,Cpl 219 Coy PC;later 3 / 10 Cdo,in Op

HARDTACK opposite Graveline,taken prisoner there,liberated at end of war.

Graham


Wouahhhh !..... SUPER, thanks, thanks very much.
On December 23, we will affix a plaque on the stele already present with the names of all the commandos of the raid on Gravelines.
Thanks Graham
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Alan Orton wrote:Hello Wolfgang,

the name I have for Jones is Cpl. Jack Jones in reality he may have been Vladmir Kottka born in Russia attached from 3 (X) Troop 10 Commando. I have possible 2 service numbers both for the Pioneer Corps both though are not recorded in the WO 417 files.

I have no further information to add regarding Chapman.

Alan.


Thanks Alan,
Graham and you help me a lot. thank you very much
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Hello,
knowing that Jack JONES is Vladimir KOTTKA, born in Ormks (Russia) in 1911 and who was naturalized on February 10, 1947, he was a clock repairer on that date and lived 6 Melrose avenue in London. Who would have information about his life after 1947 and when would he have died? Thank you in advance for the answers.
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Chris Morris has kindly sent in a photo of Sgt John Park and a wreath he laid at his grave
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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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Pete wrote:Chris Morris has kindly sent in a photo of Sgt John Park and a wreath he laid at his grave


Hello Pete, I am looking for the children or grandchildren of Sergeant John Park. Do you know if Chris Morris has more information? Thanks in advance
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Another photo from Chris where he has laid a wreath.
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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Wolgang wrote:Hello Pete, I am looking for the children or grandchildren of Sergeant John Park. Do you know if Chris Morris has more information? Thanks in advance


Sorry Wolfgang he advised that he was unable to find anybody connected.

Pete

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Pete wrote:Another photo from Chris where he has laid a wreath.


Thanks Pete, I live in Gravelines, so I must have met Chris because I often go to this monument. I am sending you a photo of the monument which reminds us of the story of the small landing at Gravelines.
I know that John Park had a daughter (Dorothy I think) since she wrote in 2008 on this forum, and looking for information on her father.
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