8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars

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  1. RoyWillard

    RoyWillard New Member

    Can somebody help me or point me in the right direction please.

    I am helping a friend looking into her father's history:


    Born 28 April 1908 Gillingham, Kent

    Married Salehurst Parish Church, Sussex: 10th November 1928

    Enlisted in TA: 17.04.1939

    Corporal in C Company 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

    Service No: 6400904

    POW June 1940

    Imprisoned in Stalag 383

    Repatriated June 1944

    Lived in Roberstbridge, Sussex

    Died 1975

    He may have been known as: Charles Edward Wilmer or Willmer, when he lived in Robertsbridge he was always known as: Charlie Willmer.

    I have 'searched' Newspapers and in the Hastings and St Leonards Observer April 8 1933 there is an article about a Gymnastic Display, whereby local boys have been trained by: Mr. C. Wilmer formerly physical instructor, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars.

    I knew Charlie Wilmer, he worked with my father before the war at The Gypsum Mines, Mountfield/Robertsbridge, Sussex and they both served in the same company of 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. They both became POWs, but were in different Stalags.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you

    Roy Willard

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