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Service history of a British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) soldier

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posted on 2024-06-05, 17:34 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My uncle served in the 4th Northamptons British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). He joined on the 29th July 1943 to do training and was released on 7th July 1947. The final journey home and crossing at the border post between Germany and Holland took him to the 29th November of that year.

His movements throughout the War were as follows:
In November 1943 he moved from Norwich to Hythe in Kent.
Jan. '44 - Dover, Kent with CD Company
26th March '44 - went back to Ipswich, Suffolk
9th April '44 - returned to Dover
19th April '44 - Broadstairs, Kent
25th April '44 - Ipswich
29th August '44 - Bake House Camp, Cornwall, worked as Duty Clerk
6th Feb.'45 - moved to Launceston, Cornwall
12th Feb.'45 - sent to Ostend, Belgium
24th March '45 - crossed the Rhine
5th June - went to Vluyn
4th November - West Dusseldorf


Item list and details

1-3. Pictures of George Albert Willcox on leave, Jan. 1944 4. Extract of letter from Eisenhower

Person the story/items relate to

George Albert Willcox

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Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Contributor's uncle

Type of submission

Shared at Hadleigh Library, Essex on 4 November 2023. Organised by Hadleigh Castle u3a.

Record ID

96910 | HAD015