My partner, Paul, has just completed editing the memoirs of his father, Bill Cheall and has built a web site as a companion to the book which is going to be published next year. I wondered if members would find the web site of his Dad's war diary helpful in tracking old soldiers. There are over 200 names mentioned, either in his memoir or his notebooks and diaries etc. His Dad was in the Green Howards, East Yorks and East Lancs at different times during the war although he fought alongside a number of other regiments which are also listed. If you do see a name that means something to you, please do get in touch and he'll see what other information he has, and there are many photographs on the site. He is especially keen to track people down to bring closure to their stories and there have been some poignant results already through relatives emailing in.
The list of comrades is atwww.grimdetermination.co.uk/#/indices-names/4541929777
Bill Cheall saw action at Dunkirk, Sicily and N Africa. He was in the first wave to land on D-Day, where he was wounded in action and later went to Germany to witness the end of the war and to see the post-war German devastation as a Corporal in charge of the regimental police.