Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 06/19/2015


Photo taken on May 10, 2015



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Foulon Cemetery
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Captain Francis George Ross Mockler


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Foulon Cemetery, Le Foulon, Guernsey, Channel Islands 10 May 2015

Foulon Cemetery, Le Foulon, Guernsey, Channel  Islands 10 May 2015
An old India hand, like my father who served in India from 1931 to 1937 in the KSLI, albeit at a much less exalted rank!

His youngest son killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Many Guernseymen signed up with the Royal Irish in 1914, since they had been stationed on the island until 1913, and had made a good impression on the population.

The picturesque Foulon Cemetery was opened in the mid 19th Century, and is also furnished with a crematorium. Of note are the graves of sailors from HMS Charybdis, washed up on Guernsey's west coast in 1943 after a disastrous naval operation.

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red-eye
red-eye
My grandfather also served in India, in the 1920s:
www.ipernity.com/doc/286273/21402961
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
My father was a runner too. Prior to posting to India he is reputed to have run the first four minute mile, sadly unverified. He continued in India, winning medals in Rawalpindi District.
2 years ago.
red-eye
red-eye
Wow, he was quick. Looks like your father and my grandfather served in the same area. Another of his photos, Rawalpindi:
www.ipernity.com/doc/286273/24478995
2 years ago.
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
Unfortunately he didn't bother with a camera, He was with 1 KSLI in India until discharged to the Reserve. Unlucky with WW2 just round the corner!
2 years ago.