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Fallen Comrades
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Where a soldiers name is honoured
and a soldiers fame is dear.
Nowhere will he be forgotten
Least of all forgotten here.

The Great War . WW 1
1914-1918


     

World War 11
1939-1945


ISMAILIA CASUALTIES
25th January, 1952.

Killed During Disarming of Police in Ismailia
on
25th January, 1952

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L/Cpl. Eastham, A.E,
C Coy
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L/Cpl. Eastham, H.
C Coy
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L/Cpl. McKenzie,J.
C Coy
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Fus. Lowe,J
C Coy
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Fus. Allen, A.B.
C Coy
Fus A.B.Allen, died 4/4/52 of his wounds in the Military Hospial, Moascar Garrison

CAPTAIN EDWIN BARRY JEWKES

Killed in action on 5th May 1964 in the Radfan area of the South Arabian Peninsula while attached to 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment.
"Barry" as he was affectionately known to the whole of the 1st Battalion, was well loved. A natural gentleman and a fine sportsman. His great game was Rugby Football. Both as a player and as Team Captain he was well above the average, inspiring the whole team by his cool, safe play and devastating tackles. After the game his personal standards were an example to all others and he kept the more boisterous within bounds without detracting from the fun.
Yes, life was fun for Barry. He lived every minute of it to the full and the died, gloriously, under fire helping one of his soldiers.
His death is a sad and personal loss to us all, particularly to "Goody", his wife and his son Mark; also, of course to his parents who we had the privilege of meeting in Germany.
He was known, liked and respected by all from the humblest Fusilier to the General Officer Commanding his Division. It was a great privilege knowing him.
Maurice

25 year old, Captain Jewkes was killed by a rebel sniper, whilst giving medical aid to Sergeant Baxter who seriously wounded in the lung, in the Radfan on May 5 1964.
Padre Preston arrived in a Belvedere helicopter to organise the removal of all wounded. He stayed himself to give a temporary burial to Captain Jewkes.
Capt Jewkes was posthumously awarded a Mentioned in Despatches.
He was later buried at Maala Cemetery, Aden

Note from Maurice
I came across this obituary to Captain Edwin Barry Jewkes the other day. Can't think why he was not decorated for bravery, he laid down his life for a comrade? He was certainly the best rugby player we had at that time.
Lieutenant Edward Barrymore 'Barry' Jewkes was commissioned into The Lancashire Fusiliers.
Lt Jewkes was seconded to B Company, The 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in Regiment (3 PARA) in October 1963 and soon represented them at rugby.

To read about the action Barry was killed in



The above men are on The Roll of Honour at
The Palace Barracks Memorial Garden
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