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    Jack Allshire

    Jack Allshire, RUR D-Day veteran (Sword Beach) passed away this evening at around 1900. I was with Jack on a trip to France for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in 2004, and Jack was an absolute gentleman. Here's a piece about him:

    Rest in peace, Jack.
    Last edited by Buck; 3rd November 2014 at 10:12.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Sorry to hear about your mate Buck. Rest in Peace Jack.

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    I was on that trip also and remember Jack well. One of nature's gentlemen. May the Lord Jesus bless him and bring him into His Kingdom. May he rest in peace.

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    May he + Rest In Peace +

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