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FALFIELD - Pale brown or fallow open land'. Old English fecal + field.
Taken from A Dictionary of Place-Names Oxford University Press, © A.D. Mills 1998.

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Name:

HUBERT STANLEY KEW

Date Born:

30th October 1916

Birth Place:

Falfield

Date of Death:

30th October 1942 on his 26th birthday

Fate:

Still to be established

Rank

Serjeant

Regiment:

Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corp.

Service No:

421018

Duty Location:

Middle East

Buried:

El Alamein War Cemetery, Matruh, Egypt. Plot III E. 4.


Medals:


1939 - 1945 Star.   War Medal 1939 - 1945






Further investigation is required to establish what additional medal(s) he may have been entitled to while on duty in the Middle East.

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-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.

Parents:

Son of Henry Fred and Mabel Kew, of Falfield, Gloucestershire Henry and Mary are buried in St George’s Church in Row O10

Military Information:

Currently there is no detailed information available

Other Information

Index of Wills and Administration records that Huberts home address was Whitfield Gate, Falfield

Credits: St George’s  Burial Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk, If anyone believes that any of the information above is incorrect or has information to add to Hubert Stanley Kew then please email webmaster@falfield.org.uk

El Alamein War Cemetery, Matruh, Egypt. The 1939-45 Star The 1939-45 War Medal The headstone of Serjeant Hubert Stanley Kew

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