Can you help?
The photographs below were in
the posession of Kenneth Troake, Sergeant (Air Gnr.),
RAF, killed 16th June 1943.
Kenneth's family believe that
these are his friends that also attended Newport High School and I would
welcome any help in identifying these persons.
Following publication of a
letter of mine to the South Wales Argus asking for help in identifying the
airmen in these photographs, I received a letter from John James (above)
identifying himself and also another airman, Bill Glover. John also stated
that he is still "very much alive" (August 2008) and a search of the CWGC
web site finds no record of Bill Glover being killed in WWII and is
assumed to have survived.
The photo below is taken from a
1935 photograph of all the boy pupils of Newport High school The boy
on the far left is Ken Troake and are the other three the airmen above?
This photo below is of John
Stanley Powell on the right killed on active service, 22nd July 1943 and his friend
"Nick" from Chepstow Road, Newport.
Can anyone identify "Nick"?