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My father in North Africa and Italy

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:08 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My father, who was from Portsmouth, was sent to North Africa and then Italy. He was 17 and single. He had 3 more brothers, all of whom were sent to war except the youngest. None of them were killed. My father was in Italy when the war ended but he stayed there a bit longer to collect the equipment.


Item list and details

1. Pay book 2. Movement order 3. Campaign stars 4. Soldiers release book 5. Clothing book 6. Record of service 7. Soldiers' stories

Person who shared the story/items

Janet Lynne Heath

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, Hampshire on 27 October 2023.

Record ID

113094 | GOS015