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D Day memorial find

Private S W Whitley

A recent Tuesday morning volunteer session discovered a section of the memorial stone of one Stephen William Whitley, a private soldier with the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment, who tragically gave his life, aged just 18, on 6th June 1944 – more famously known as D-Day.

Remembered at Undercliffe, Stephen is buried in Hermanville Beach War Cemetery, Normandy, France. We plan to excavate the area of Stephen’s stone to see if there’s a more substantial part and we’ll let you know of developments.

The cemetery volunteer team would very much like someone to join them with a military speciality in a field other than the Great War, where we have strong representation. We try to have at least one military themed tour each year and they’re always popular but do tend to be almost exclusively Great War based and we’d very much like to be able to expand and widen their content to cover other conflicts. Please contact Andrew Barker at the Cemetery if you’re interested and would like to help.

This is just one of the stories featured in our latest newsletter to members. To become a member and help to support the cemetery please visit our webpage https://www.undercliffecemetery.co.uk/support-us/donate/

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