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Name John James Wakefield
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Last Known Address Gray Road, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Lived in the Houghton area with his family.

Unit of Service Royal Artillery
Number and Rank 1764996, Gunner.
Date & Place of Death Gray Road, Sunderland.
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John Served in WW2 and was involved in the "D Day " landing with Canadian forces on Juno Beach. He was still involved in 1952 when he was served with a notice to report for the Reserve. It is believed John received 4 Medals.

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John was born in Crookgate Co Durham and Married in 1943 in Houghton Le Spring. He remained most of his life in the area and moved to Sunderland in 1999. In Sunderland he had residence in two residential homes.

After leaving the forces at the end of WW2 John worked as a scaffolder. He worked on many of the "New" estates that were built in the 40's and 50's. He retired in 1976.

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The British monument in Doel. A Remembrance service is held every July.

This picture shows the original Memorial which has now been relocated.

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