Wounded in Normandy

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Title

Wounded in Normandy

Description

Two soldiers from Melton Mowbray were reported as wounded.

Date

1944

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One newspaper cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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WOUNDED IN NORMANDY

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A week after her son, Pte. George James, had been wounded in Normandy, Mrs. E. James, of Rutland Street, Melton, received news that he was at a hospital in England and progressing favourably from a wound in the back.

Pte. James has been through the African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns. Soon after he had returned from Italy, D-Day came and he was sent to France.

Before joining the army he worked at Holwell. He is a keen footballer.

Pte. James has one bro[missing letters]er serving in India and another in France.

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Another Melton boy, Pte. Clifford Howes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Howes, 13, Brightside Avenue, Melton, has been wounded in Normandy.

When he joined up, 2 1/2 years ago, he was a plumber on the staff of Clarke and Sons, the builders.

He landed in France on D-Day.

He was a player for St. Mary's Football Club.

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“Wounded in Normandy,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35161.

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