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Francis 'Frank' Joyce, born 1913

Frank was born on 27th March 1913 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Doris Scott on 9th February 1940. Frank served in Dunkirk during WWII. He died in 1968.

Frederick Arthur Dykes, 323166 Sapper Royal Engineers. Born 1894.

Frederick Dykes was born in 1894 in Staffordshire. At the outbreak of WWI he was a railway signalman, living in Talke, Staffordshire. He saw overseas service in France and was demobbed on 17th March 1919. ...

George Henry Mayer, 13005688 The Pioneer Corps. Born 1901

George was born 15th March 1901 in Drayton Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. George originally enlisted at Burslem on the 8th February 1919 into the North Staffordshire Regiment. He left the ...

John Joyce, born 1880

John Joyce was born in 1880 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He joined the army in 1914. After WWI he moved to Ireland, where he stayed until his death in the early 1960s.

John Russell Alder, Gunner 11052276 Royal Artillery. Born 1923

John was born on 27th September 1923 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. In 1941 all men between 20 and 23 years of age had to report to the Employment Exchange in Blackpool Lancashire to register for military ...

Matthew Edward Joyce, Pioneer Corps. Born 1919

Matthew Joyce was born in December 1919 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Matthew survived combat in World War Two.

Matthew Edward Joyce, RE (T) 2157 Sapper, Royal Engineers 492054. Born 1885

Matthew was born in 1885 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Florence Alice Leadbetter in 1905. He enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 10th October 1914 and a year later was serving in ...

Private Herbert Lewis, 5041117 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born 1894

Herbert Lewis was born in 1894 in Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He joined the army in 1916. He served in France, Gibraltar, Constantinople and India. He married on 16th February 1929. ...

Private John 'Jack' Joyce, 212681 Royal Army Service Corps. Born 1909

John was born 6th October 1909 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Elleanor Annie Thorley, pictured with two of their sons, on 26th September 1942. John and Elleanor had six children. John ...

Thomas Henry Alder, 1429835 Royal Artillery. Born 1920

Thomas Alder was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire on 28th January 1920. He joined the Royal Artillery on 11th July 1938 and was posted to 213 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery. He was billeted in St. Michael’s ...

Thomas Herbert Alder, 80601 RAMC. P Company. Born 1888

Thomas Alder was born 16th September 1888 in Portsmouth , Hampshire. He returned to England from Canada in 1914, at the start of WWI, enlisting in the RAMC. He was posted to Blackpool, Lancashire on 13th ...