World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                        Roy Pembleton 

My Dad’s Story

By Actiondesk Sheffield

People in story: Alfred Pembleton, Thomas Pembleton, Sarah Pembleton, Hilda May Pembleton
Location of story: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Becklingen War Cemetery in Germany.
Unit name: 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Background to story: Army

Corporal Alfred Pembleton of the 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

                                          Corporal Alfred Pembleton of the 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

 

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Roger Marsh of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Roy Pembleton.

My Dad’s Story

By
Roy Pembleton

My dad, Alfred Pembleton, was the son of Thomas and Sarah Pembleton.

He was married to my mother Hilda May Pembleton, and was employed as a collier surface worker at a pit in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire where he lived with his family.

He was a corporal in the 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.

I was an only child during the war and I remember going with my mum to visit my father at the barracks. We had visited a number of times, but this time when we got there, he had gone. Maybe he had been posted overseas, but I cannot remember when that would be.

My father was killed in action in Holland on Sunday, April 08, 1945 at the age of 34. He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery in Germany.

My mother always said that my father didn’t want to work underground, and that he would not have been killed if had chosen to go down the pit instead of being a surface worker.


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