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johnmcloughlin

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Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:44:27 PM »
I am trying to get a photo of a lieutenant in my dad´s battalion who was killed on the Anzio Beachhead in February 1944. He died serving in the 2nd/7th Middlesex, but he was originally in the Manchester Regiment and was from Shore, Lancashire. His name was Lieutenant Fred Wallwork. Can anyone help or suggest anything?
John

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 11:22:28 AM »
He was certainly originally either 8th or 9th Battalion.  Killed in action  on 9 February 1944 whilst serving with the 2/7th Middlesex.   He was Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette 11 January 1945.
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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 05:29:10 PM »
Thanks for that Robert. Any details in the London Gazette by any chance?

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 05:32:11 PM »
John you can check the Gazette yourself, it's online and easy 'cos Robert has given you the date.  Search the supplement  ;)

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johnmcloughlin

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 09:17:35 PM »
Could you post a link for that, please, Wendi?
John

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2015, 10:13:58 PM »
Can you not find it by Google?
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johnmcloughlin

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 08:38:48 AM »
Yeah, I tried, but of the five or six options, none seemed to take me there.

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 08:53:10 AM »
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

Go to Awards and Accreditation,  then WW1

Hope this helps!

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johnmcloughlin

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 02:43:33 PM »
But Lt. Wallwork was WW2. Is there still an online database for this?

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 03:05:15 PM »
Of course! Just not under WW1  ;D

   He was Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette 11 January 1945.
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johnmcloughlin

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2015, 06:12:19 PM »
Glad you are so certain about that. The way your post reads, it looks as if there is a WW1 section (which you originally thought was relevant), which I can see as "WW1 notices". But I can see no WW2 section. 
I have typed "Wallwork" in the search box and come up with nothing relevant. If you know of a shortcut to this page, as opposed to trawling through hundreds, I´d appreciate a tip.

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2015, 08:06:24 PM »
I still suggest you go to "Awards & Accreditation"

Insert Wallwork in Text Search box

Tick "Include Supplement "

"Publication date" choose 1st January 1945 to  31st January 1945

The result  I am looking at shows Publication 9 Jan 1945 Supplement 36886, Page 328

Good luck!
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johnmcloughlin

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2015, 11:46:49 PM »
Thanks, Wendi. Your useful tips took me straight to the page. Sadly, there is no extra detail, but it´s nice to see Lt. Wallwork´s sacrifice officially recorded.
John

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Re: Lieutenant Fred Wallwork
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 07:15:00 PM »
Your welcome Fred John ! Glad you got there, in the end  :)

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