2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

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Should you wish to submit a loved one who was a member of the Royal Berkshire Regiment WWII please be so kind as to download the questionnaire, and forward as much of it's criteria known to you. Thank you.


 
Name: GODDARD William Charles
 
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 6239
Age: 1882-1962
Theatre: Europe
 
Additional Information:
William Goddard, a veteran of WWI & WWII was reported by the Reading Standard newspaper in WWI as having been wounded, and reads....
 
GODDARD. Pte. William, 1st Batt., 5, Longbarn Cottages, Basingstoke-road, Reading. He was buried by a shell explosion and lay helpless for three days before his comrades discovered him and took him to hospital. He had a narrow escape of being buried alive, for it was only the movement of a dying comrade that released him from a suffocating position.
 
His brother Alec Goddard 9053 a Pte. with the 2nd Battalion died in France along with Reuben Goddard.
 
Submitted by: His Granddaughter Jean Susan Tustin who wishes to find out more about her Grandfather's exploits.
 
 
Name: DYSON Charles Albert
 
Rank: U/K
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: U/K
Theatre: U/K
 
Additional Information:
Charles Dyson served with the Royal Berkshires between 1932 to 1945.
 
Submitted by: His son Paul who wishes to know more about his fathers exploits.
 
 
Name: BURGESS Sidney
 
Rank: Private
Regiment: 5th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5339765
Theatre: Europe - Palestine
 
Additional Information:
Sidney Burgess enlisted in October 1939, transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps in May 1941. The 5th Royal Berkshires were in Suffolk for a period of time before being stationed on the north East coast - where he met my mother, whom he eventually married in November 1941. Sidney Burgess's last active service was in Palestine in 1945-46.
 
Submitted by: His son Alan who wishes to know more about his fathers exploits.
 
 
Name: MARTIN Geoffrey Vardon
 
Rank: Major
Regiment: 5th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 130721
Theatre: Europe
 
Additional Information:
Mjr. Geoffrey Vardon Martin was commissioned in May 1940. Mjr. Martin was wounded in Normandy, resulting in the loss of his leg and was awarded the Military Cross in April 1945. He was also a much loved schoolmaster and sadly passed away in 1976.
 
Submitted by: Michael Bawtree a former pupil of Mjr. Martin who wishes to know more about this highly respected veteran.
 
 
Name: FULLER William Leslie
 
Rank: U/K
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: U/K
Theatre: Burma
 
Additional Information:
William Fuller, fought in Burma during WW2, and lived in Reading.
 
Submitted by: His Granddaughter Chris Caton who wishes to know more about her Grandfather.
 
 
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