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Re: Palmer st getting demolished
I managed to find the Korean War casualty list for the Royal Engineers and after a good bit of searching, the photograph I mentioned above. I got his Christian names mixed up a bit as I called him Ronald George (should be George Ronald). However, he was always known as 'Ronnie' to Family and Friends. Another of my half brothers was named Ronald George, in memory of his uncle, and was later given Ronnie's war medals for safe keeping.
SIDDLE, GEORGE RONALD. Sapper, 22473516. Died Wednesday 5 March 1952. Aged 21. Born 19 March 1930. Buried United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Daeyon-ong, Pusan, South Korea. Grave Ref: Plot 23. Row 12. Position 1. Grave 1692. Commemorated on the Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Litchfield, Staffordshire, and on the Roll of Honour in the Chapel of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London. Also on page 22 in the United Kingdom Book of Remembrance which is held at the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London. Official documentation records George as having been killed in action.
Ronnie is the lad on the left in this photograph.
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