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Cook William Ratcliffe

Our main D-Day 80 page [caption id="attachment_12280" align="alignleft" width="184"] Cook William Ratcliffe.[/caption] Early Life: William was one of three children born to Thomas and Merenia Ratcliffe (nee Astle). The youngest child and only boy, he was born in 1924 with two older sisters Eva Alice(born 1919) and Elsie May(born 1921). Educated at Holycroft Council School…
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Private George Henry Frankland

Our main D-Day 80 page [caption id="attachment_12227" align="alignleft" width="221"] Private George Henry Frankland[/caption] Early life: George Henry Frankland was born during the second quarter of 1919 in Keighley to John Edward and Annie Elizabeth Frankland, nee Manning. He was the oldest of at least six children. His siblings were Priscilla (1925), Agnes (1926), Harry (1929),…
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