Event    From 1945  To 1963

National Servicemen of Greenwich

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Korea

In Britain, the term was originally applied to the conscription of men during the two World Wars. It is however, generally applied to the compulsory military service following the end of World War II. Men were 'called up' at the age of eighteen and were required to serve for two years in one of the forces. Many saw it as an inconvenience, as it took them away from their jobs or studies. Whilst for others it was the opportunity for learning new skills. A lot of the recruits saw action in conflicts such as The Korean War.

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National Servicemen of Greenwich

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Greenwich National Servicemen

This plaque honours the national servicemen of of the London Borough of Green...

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S. Muncey

S. Muncey

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
P. L. Toms

P. L. Toms

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Lord Charles Portal

Lord Charles Portal

Marshal of the RAF.  Born Hungerford.  Served in WWI first as a motorcycle despatch rider and then joined the Royal Flying Corps and became a pilot.  Promoted rapidly and well-decorated.  Chief of ...

Person, Armed Forces

1 memorial
seven Scots Jacobites

seven Scots Jacobites

We've not found any information about these seven other than they are buried in St Georges Gardens.

Group, Armed Forces

2 memorials
Sir Ralph Abercromby

Sir Ralph Abercromby

Soldier and politician. Born Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Lieutenant-general in the army. Served in the Napoleonic Wars. Died following a hit at a battle, a victory, near Alexandria.

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Egypt, Scotland

1 memorial