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D-DAY DISCOVERIES: History project looking for veterans in Croxley

 Published on: 2nd August 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Croxley Green History Project (CGHP) is looking for Second World War veterans in the village to contribute to their oral history project.

They are especially interested in anyone who served on D-Day, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

CGHP does know of one resident who was involved, a man named Joseph Henry. He served as a private in the Pioneer Corps, which helped the military with construction tasks and other duties.

After victory in Europe was declared on May 8, 1945, Joseph returned to England, but he was not released from the army until February 20, 1946. He was awarded four medals, including the 1939/45 Star, for serving in France and Germany.

After leaving the army, Joseph went back to his wife Phyllis and his job at the John Dickinson Paper Mill, where he continued to work until he retired. The couple lived in Malvern Way and had two children.

If you know anyone who served in the armed forces, during the Second World War, especially if they were involved in the D-Day landings, contact CGHP at www.croxleygreenhistory.co.uk/contact

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