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There are 1 pages in our library tagged HMS Ajax These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.
Pte. William Joseph Reid 2nd Btn. Yorks & Lancs Rgt.My father, Joe Reid, did not talk much about his wartime experiences except for praising the Australians, Kiwis and soldiers from the Black Watch. I have always wanted to know what my Dad did in the war and would like to correspond with anyone who knew him or the movements of his regiment.
He joined up as a regular in August 1933 with the 2nd Yorks and Lancs after being in the TA for three years. I know he was in India in 1937 and Sudan when the WW2 broke out. I also know that he went over to Crete in 1941 but had to evacuate for obvious reasons. It's really this period that I am at a loss to. He got badly shot on HMS Ajax and was captured by the Germans. He spent the rest of the war in Stalag XV111a in Germany as POW 6301.
My father sadly died in 1988 and had a good life but if any of you remember him and would like to get in touch, please feel free to email me.Martin Taylor-Reid
Frederick Wiles HMS AjaxMy uncle Frederick Wiles served on HMS Ajax in the Second World War. He married Lottie and later called his white boxer Ajax.Jeanette Moorhouse
Stoker 1/Cl. Bertram Wood DSM HMS Ark Royal (d.1942)My grandfather, Bertram Wood DSM, served in the Royal Navy from 1924 until April 1942, when he was killed. He served in HMS Ark Royal, HMS Royal Sovereign, HMS Pembroke, HMS Chatham, HMS Repulse, HMS Renown, HMS Ramillies, HMS Valiant, HMS Pegasus, HMS Ajax and HMS Havock.Carol Broomfield
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