THOSE REMEMBERED ON THE FALFIELD WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED DURING THE 1939-45 WAR
HUBERT STANLEY KEW
30th October 1916
30th October 1942 on his 26th birthday
Date of Death:
26th September 1915
Still to be established
El Alamein War Cemetery, Matruh, Egypt. Plot III E. 4
Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corp.
Currently there is no detailed information available
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-
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.
Index of Wills and Administration records that Huberts home address was Whitfield Gate, Falfield
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