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Jack Barry

Jack Barry, Battle, East Sussex

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Battle High Street

24th March 2006

Jack Barry:

Robert: Reply to Robert Campbell
Hi Bob, Re the WWII bombing at Battle Abbey, I do
now know that the Royal Canadian Engineers Unit
posted at Battle Abbey at the time of the bombing
was the 3rd Canadian Field Company, R.C.E. and I
have a copy of their War Diary Report of that day's
events. I would be most interested if you can dig up
your info, be it newspaper article, photograph, etc.
Thanks. Jack Barry

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WWII

14th September 2005

Jack Barry:

Hi Helen,
Your Dad was in the
8th Recce stationed
in Battle during WWII. I know that they entered
Battle Abbey on 01-12-41
and part were at Normanhurst [prisoners of war] in Battle.Do you know
the date your Dad left Battle?

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WWII

2nd January 2005

Jack Barry:

I was stationed in England
with the Royal Canadian
engineers during WWII. I had military business with a unit stationed at Battle
Abbey approx. 1943/44.
On the road to Battle, 2
low-flying German planes
passed overhead, shortly
after there was an explosion. On entering
Battle, a direct hit had
demolished 1 home and
the 2nd bomb had not exploded and skidded
towards the gatehouse
of the ABBEY. The information I am looking
for:-
1. The date of the bombing.
2. The name of the unit
stationed at Battle Abbey.
3. A map of Battle at that
time
This information will be used for a paper at a
Veterans Club

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