THOSE REMEMBERED ON THE FALFIELD WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED DURING THE 1939-45 WAR
Circa 1926 in Falfield (His birth was registered in Thornbury during the 3rd quarter of 1926)
Date of Death:
1st April 1945 aged 19 years
Died on the battlefield
Western Europe Campaign
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-
King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1st Battalion Hereford Regement
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The 1939–45 Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in the Second World War. The medal was awarded for operational service between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. To qualify for this medal, members of the Royal Navy had to complete 6 months service in areas of active operations. For the Army, they had to have served 6 months in an operational command. If they were airborne troops, they could qualify by participating in an airborne operation, and had completed 2 months in a fully operational unit.
The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-
The France & Germany Star was awarded for operational service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Germany from 6/6/1944 (D-
The 1914/15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred. With Pip representing either the 1914/15 Star or the 1914 Star, only one of which could be awarded to a soldier, Squeak represented the British War Medal and Wilfred represented the Victory Medal.
Herbert George and Edith Anstey (nee King)
Cuthbert’s father George Anstey was buried in St George’s Churchyard on 9th April 1955 aged 61 in Row N03
The following has been translated from a German web site: www.weltkriegsopfer.de
Son of Herbert George and Edith Anstey, from Falfield, Gloucestershire. The following 18 soldiers from the unit of Cuthbert Anstey also died on 04.01.1945 and was also buried in this cemetery: Private Carpenter, Private Chapman, Corporal Cole, Private Degenhard, Private Dowler, Lance Corporal Foster, Lance Corporal Longdon, Private Marshall, Lance Corporal Mitchell, Private Moloney, Private Onions, Private Portch, Serjeant Raines, Lance Corporal Redstone, Private Smith, Lieutenant Spittall, Private Sullens, Private Young.
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