LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES RALPH HASTIE (1923- )
Charles Ralph Hastie was working as a plumber at Newcastle University and living in South View West, Heaton, when Mr Anthony Eden made his historic appeal for volunteers in May 1940. He joined the L.D.V. at Heaton Manor School and became a keen and proficient B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) operator. He attended many of the frequent camps at Ponteland ranges and was always found in the thick of things. He served in the Battle Drill and No 11 Plattoon. At social functions he entertained on his Accordion.
GEORGE ALEXANDER HERSCHEL (AUG 1909 - 1978)
George Alexander Herschel was a plumber and lived at 43 Lonsdale Terrace, Jesmond in 1940. He joined "C" Company and through his keen and valuable service he helped maintain the reputation that the Company had in the Battalion. After the war he and his family moved to No 210 Westgate Road in an apartment above Pattons the Plumbers. His brother Stanley after his release from a prisoner of war camp in Poland joined him as a plumber. Eventually they moved to Fenham.
Information and photograph kindly supplied by Mrs Mary Hainey
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