THOSE REMEMBERED ON THE FALFIELD WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED DURING THE 1939-45 WAR

HUBERT STANLEY KEW

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Date Born

30th October 1916

Birth place:

30th October 1942 on his 26th birthday

Date of Death:

26th September 1915

Fate:

Still to be established

Duty Location:

Middle East

Buried:

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

Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemertary
Panel No: 64

Regiment:

Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corp.

Rank:

Sarjaent

Service No:

14581

Military Information:

Currently there is no detailed information available

Medals Awarded

1939/45 Star

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.

War Medal

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

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

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.

Parents:

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

Other Information:

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

Credits: St George’s Church Baptism and Burial Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk , scribes-alcove

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