WW 2 MEMORABILIA
A display of Barton St David Villager and other contributions.
Paul Eitzen’s collection of his father’s WW2 memorabilia contains fascinating & surprising items as you can see above and below.
Ian Roger’s family collection of his father’s WW2 memorabilia is extensive !
Captain A E Rogers Royal Signals, volunteered after Dunkirk from a reserved job, landed on D-Day +4 and went through Belgium, Holland and Germany, remaining for a time as part of occupation forces after the war.
FRANCIS SIDNEY CARTER (Frank) (Carol Moore’s father) (4 Pictures above)
Enlisted at Portsmouth 26 February 1942. Joined East Surrey Regiment as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers. Served in Africa and Italy where he was captured and sent to Germany. He was a prisoner for nearly 3 years. When the Germans were moving POWs from the many camps (nearing the end of the war), he escaped and managed to get to the American lines, returning to Britain in March 1945. On 6th August 1945 he married Clara Ivamy in Alverstoke Parish Church, Gosport. Towards the end of that year he became ill. At the beginning of 1946, he was in the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, where he died on 11th February aged 24. His young widow gave birth to their baby daughter (Carol Moore) three months later. He is buried in a war grave at Annes Hill Cemetery, Gosport, Hants.
Corroded Civil Defence Corps badge dug up in the garden of ‘Shortlands’. It dates to WW2, having the King’s crown and makers inscription on the back – Fatorini etc. ‘Shortlands’ was an orchard attached to ‘The Bungalow’ (now Tootle Bec’). The badge may have belonged to one of the two old ladies alleged to have lived in ‘The Bungalow’. Courtesy Ian Rogers
Barton St David 2020 salutes the immense sacrifices of
Villagers 75 years ago and joins with them in celebrating
the great national achievement of
VICTORY IN EUROPE, 8th May 1945