Photograph of 8th Battalion Carrier Platoon

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Photograph of 8th Battalion Carrier Platoon

Postby 5252450 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:22 pm

Hello. I am visiting my great uncle Percy Huxter and in the process of showing him that he is on the internet (much to his amusement),
he has pointed out that the man to his left is Corporal Bill Griffen who is apparently alive and well and living in Bath!

Our regards to you all.

Best wishes

John Clayton and Percy Huxter.
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Postby scully » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:02 pm

Hi John and Percy,

Nice to hear from you. The photo was given to me by Percy, at the time he could not remember all the names. You mentioned Corporal Bill Griffen - is he the man to the left of Percy as you look at the photo or is he on Percy's left ??

My dad was batman to Percy Huxter in WW2.

I have had many a chat with Percy over the last few years.

Best regards,

Louis (webmaster)
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Postby 5252450 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:37 pm

Hi Scully.

Yes you caught me being a bit vague there...whoops.

Percy was saying that Bill Griffen is the man to Percy's left, so Bill is the guy in the middle of the back row with the big smile.

Percy speaks very highly of you and your dad, and enjoyed his first post on a web forum and at 89 years old, a good effort I'd say!

Regards

John
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Postby scully » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:53 pm

Hi John,

Thanks for that information.

I see you are using "5252450" as your forum name. Is that the army number Percy had as a Corporal at Dunkirk?

When Percy was Commissioned as an Officer his number changed.

Regards,

Louis
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Postby scully » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:32 pm

Hi John,

Percy was commissioned as an officer (2/Lieut.) in to the Worcestershire Regiment from Sandhurst Officer Training Unit on the 21st December 1940. His new army number was then 164621.

Regards,

Louis
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Postby 5252450 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:25 am

Hi Scully.

Yes it was Percy's army number, I thought it would be good to use it as his id just as it was nearly 70 years ago! What a thought that is.
When I asked him for his number he came out with it straight away.

Thanks for the information

Keep up the good work

John
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Re: Photograph of 8th Battalion Carrier Platoon

Postby Henrygaz » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:05 am

Hi there

Is your uncle percy related to the Bertha Huxter nee Priday who ran the steamers on the river Severn at all?

cheers

Gary
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Re: Photograph of 8th Battalion Carrier Platoon

Postby Skoyen89 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Hi
I am trying to find information or photos of the 8th Battalion in Cornwall in 1940 or 1941. Please see my earlier post for full details. Could anyone who was there or who has posted here please help?

My email address is shazam777@hotmail.co.uk .....but please add a fourth 7 whan you email as an anti-spam measure- then 'shazam!' and the email goes through!!

Thanks
Tony
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