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WW1 & WW2 Father & K.I.A Sons group

Article about: Hi all, just thought I would share this nice but very sad family grouping that I have just picked up with you. The Father, Arthur Charles Hook served in WW1 in the R.N.V.R and survived the w

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    Hi all, just thought I would share this nice but very sad family grouping that I have just picked up with you. The Father, Arthur Charles Hook served in WW1 in the R.N.V.R and survived the war. His Son, also named Arthur Charles served during WW2 in the Norfolk Regiment and was sadly killed in the fighting with Japanese forces in Malaya. Leon.
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    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    A nice grouping but a sad ending

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    Very nice Leon, thanks for sharing!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    A little more "digging" has shown Pte Hook was in the 6th Battalion Norfolk regiment and that they were involved in a large battle at Simpang-Kanang river, where the Battalion sustained huge losses to both Officers and men. Leon.
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    I was just looking a bit closer at the address on the casualty form and it looks as though the family all lived a couple of streets away from me in Norwich, I may just go and have a look at the house! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Leon check to see if there's a connection with a certain PTE hook VC. 24 foot Zulu Wars.

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    P.S.great find.

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    Very nice friend.

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    Of interest, have you ordered the father's Navy record?
    Name Hook, Arthur Charles Place of Birth: Norwich Number: ... | The National Archives

    Cheers, Tom

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    Fantastic grouping you've got there Leon, very sad story that brings home the true cost of war but a terrific medal group to have. Very nice pickup mate, great stuff.

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