George Pontifex Reeves
Additions to the Roll of Honour continue each week as do new entries about the lives of the veterans written by relatives in remembrance.
However this week we also have a great new story submitted by John Ellis about George Pontifex Reeves, a merchant seaman from Sierra Leone who lived in Hull. He was also in the Royal Navy and was posted with Churchill's Hawkes Battalion during WW1, serving in the trenches in France and Flanders. He later played his part in WW2.
Read the story of George Pontifex Reeves.
Two and half months from starting the Roll of Honour to identify as many of the West Indian recruits as possible, the list now has 2251 volunteers. This represents more than half of those servicemen who trained at RAF Hunmanby Moor.
The list now differentiates between the first contingent who arrived at the end of June or early July 1944 and the second contingent who arrived in November 1944.
The search to add more names will continue but we encourage anyone who is able to contribute to contact us - it would be wonderful to find as many volunteers as possible.
Many thanks to Audrey Dewjee who has been instrumental in compiling this list.
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