VETERANS of WWll USA & UK
Are you a veteran of WWll? Do you know somebody who is a veteran? May be you know the family of somebody who lost their life during the D-Day landing in 1944?
If so please read on.
American servicemen from the 55th Medical Battalion were temporarily based within the grounds of North Aston Hall before embarking for D-Day during 1944.
Peter Barton, an evacuee from Ilford, was staying at North Aston Hall with his mother and sister to avoid the air raids over London. There were a group of children all about the same age some of whom were the children of the house others village children and the ‘London Kids’. They ran riot around the grounds and were hardly affected but the hostilities just across the channel. The children made friends with these service men and the phrase “Got any gum, chum” evokes memories for him to this day. It was not until later life that Peter discovered that most of these men lost their lives during the D-day landings.
A church service in their honour has been arranged to take place at 11 am on Wednesday June 6th 2007 when it is hoped that any of those surviving servicemen or their relatives may attend
NORTH ASTON HALL
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