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The Memorial...............


Sletteboe Memorial Plaque (Leif Jørum)


Helleland Churchyard (Leif Jørum)

Name: BRAY, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 261 (Airborne) Field Park Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: between 19/11/1942 and 20/11/1942
Service No: 1884418
Additional information: Son of George and Alice Bray; husband of Lily Beatrice Bray, of Edenbridge, Kent.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Z. 3.
Cemetery: STAVANGER (EIGANES) CHURCHYARD 

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.


The funeral service at Helleland Churchyard
The funeral service at Helleland Churchyard (Bjarne A. Johansen 2003)

Their names will liveth for evermore


My thanks to Denis Bray for writing the story. Stephen Stratford for use of the images.
and Mike Colton Allied Special Forces for contacts etc......But more importantly
thankyou to all those brave lads that gave their lives for our freedom during this time............

 
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