Born 16th December 1925, Manchester, England.
Enlisted 14th April 1943 aged 17 years 4 months.
Service number 14498515
Transferred to Royal Welch Fusiliers 28th July 1943
Normandy 22nd Sept 1944.
Served R.W.F 9th Battalion as a rifleman / sniper.
Saw action in Normandy, Belgium where he witnessed war crimes and was involved in battle of the Bulge.
In the Netherlands he was at Eindhoven, Nijmegen and was right at the front of the fighting in s-Hertogenbosch
Wounded on 13th Feb 1945 during fighting in Reichswald forest
Back to England on 9th December 1946.
Doug has never left England since. This will be his first time back in the Netherlands. we've even had to get him a passport!