This is the War memorial in the village where I grew up in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire. It commemorates soldiers for both WW1 & WW2.
Our family was lucky and we only lost one distant relative in WW1. In WW2 we lost two family members. One was my Uncles brother, John Howard. Lost at sea in 1944.
My Great Uncle was killed in 1944 while serving as an Sgt Air Gunner on a "Sunderland" Flying boat. His name, Sidney Thompson, is recorded on here. He has no known grave, being lost at sea. I have done at lot of research on Sid and I have his medals which I claimed with my Dad's help from the RAF only a few years ago.