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Offline Patrick1962

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Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« on: January 30, 2018, 01:34:55 PM »
Dear Members, preparing a guided tour in Oostende (Belgium) in the periode March-April 2018 with our group, I'm currently researching information about 3 (2x WW1 and 1x WW2) Soldiers of the Manchester Regiment who are buried in the Oostende New Military Cementery.

It's about the following man:

WW2

    ° Warrant Officer Class II C.S.M. J. O'HARA, Regimental Number 3514150 of the 1st Bn Manchester Regiment who died between 1ste and 2nd March 1945, age 42

Any information is welcome, eventually a picture of those heroes will be great to put them near their headstones and eventually if it's known are there some relatives on this group off those men?

I'm living in Belgium and I've already commemorated a lot of soldiers of both wars of the Manchester Regiment during the last 40 years.

Many thanks in advance for the replies !
Patrick

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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
Hi Patrick and Welcome to our forum.

I saw that you were asking about these men on FB, glad you have joined us too!

From the Museum website:-

"The battalion took part in the attack on Grimblemont and then withdrew towards Eindhoven. It was then involved in heavy fighting in the Reichswald Forest and at the end of March 1945 assisted in the capture of Bocholt. On 12 April it was involved in hard fighting at Rethem and Verden, which fell on 17 April."

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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 05:02:35 PM »
Thank you Wendi


Hi Patrick and Welcome to our forum.

I saw that you were asking about these men on FB, glad you have joined us too!

From the Museum website:-

"The battalion took part in the attack on Grimblemont and then withdrew towards Eindhoven. It was then involved in heavy fighting in the Reichswald Forest and at the end of March 1945 assisted in the capture of Bocholt. On 12 April it was involved in hard fighting at Rethem and Verden, which fell on 17 April."

Wendi
Patrick

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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 05:07:30 PM »
Grave and Headstone of Petty Officer Joseph O'HARA
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Offline Wendi

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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 09:18:07 AM »
Dumb question maybe but what is the symbol on the head of the stone?

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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 09:38:07 AM »
Wendi,

It is the French Lys, symbol of the M'cr Regiment in WW2.


Dumb question maybe but what is the symbol on the head of the stone?

Wendi
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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 10:19:45 AM »
 :-[ I knew it was a dumb question  ::)
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Re: Warrant Officer J. O'Hara
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 12:56:38 PM »
Wendi,

 8) A Question is never dumb, but an Answer can be that kind of reply  ;D

:-[ I knew it was a dumb question  ::)
Patrick

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