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Don Neal

6th Bn K.S.L.I.

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When Ruby Hartshorn's Mother passed away in 2004 a small newspaper clipping came to light, written by me in 1994, and posted in the Shrewsbury local calling for old soldiers to get in touch regarding my proposed book. After some time Ruby decided to try the internet and came across my web site. I recognised the name immeadiately, after chatting to Ruby it became clear that her late father Arthur, was another casualty from the incident that occured 17.09.1944 in the Gheel bridgehead, when Arthur's driver Yanto Evans was killed. Arthur, who sadly passed away in 1988 suffered a back injury which dogged him all his life, and was one of the original members of 6 KSLI who went on to serve bravely with 181 field regiment. Many thanks to Ruby for adding another slice of history.

Photo 1: 4040501 Pte Arthur Hartshorn. A young soldier ready to serve his country

Photo 2 : At War - Gnr/Signaller Hartshorn with an unkown Seargant somewhere in Europe.

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