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Thread #58887 Message #1237032
Posted By: Cats
30-Jul-04 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Cornwall UK WWII deserter query
Subject: RE: Cornwall UK WWII deserter query
I have just spent the past hour talking to 2 very nice ladies in Callinton Museum after having found the grave of our so-called deserter. It has to be him as it is the only WW2 military grave in the overflow cemetry in Liskeard Road. He was a member of the Pioneer Corps and died on 11th February 1941. The upshot of it is, the ladies at the museum would like any information on the soldier and a copy of the words of the song about him so that his story is not forgotten. I did sing the song to him by his grave.
Next step is the Pioneer Corps records to see if he has any surviving relatives.