Among the body parts were Xmas presents and photographs of relatives, as well as other personal items. The recovered bodies were carefully taken back to the HMS Beaumaris Castle where they were laid-out in the biggest space possible – the cleared Mess Hall.
Day: Aug 28, 2018
Alfred Gregory Wyles (1916-1976) – (WWII) War Record 1939-1946 (Military No: 5117194) 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (LightBobs) – Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Territorial Army)
Military records are precise and concise and convey very little about the reality of war. As a family we do not subscribe to the notion of imperialist war, but we are proud that our grandfather volunteered to join the British Army to fight fascism in the 1940’s.