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 Post subject: John Waterhouse research
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 14:59 pm 
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Not the usual pages that I would visit but I'm trying to do some research for my girlfriend and her family and any assistance that I can pry from you kind folk would be a great help.
Her Grandfather John Waterhouse served in the Marines during the War and that's pretty much all they know. As with many of his generation he never really spoke about it (although I get the impression that that was because he didn't consider it worth speaking about, since "well everyone did it"). As such all I can say for certain is that his particular unit suffered very heavy casualties on D-Day (that's what he told his son) that he had been in Arromanches following the landings (not really anything surprising there) and that he had landed on Gold Beach (there was some confusion at first over that because her other grandfather landed on Sword Beach!). He was from and always lived in Leeds and passed away a few years ago. The only other things that I can say for certain is that my girlfriend's father has his cap badge and what I believe is a collar badge as well as a photograph of John in uniform. I have been in contact with the Royal Marines museum but am still awaiting a reply.
As I say any assistance that you may be able to offer would be a big help.
(The picture of the two chaps shows John Waterhouse on the right wearing the beret).


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All I can say is that he's a Blue Beret Marine and not a Commando.
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well any progress is progress, no idea on what his ribbons might be or anything?

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