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Blackah, John W (known as Wally)
- Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society Ltd
- Royal Army Medical Corps
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Entered company service in 1934 aged 17.
Posted missing in 1942 following the fall of Tobruk.
According to the staff magazine: "He and a few others held a position in Tobruk for many hours against powerful enemy forces and he was wounded in the foot by a shell splinter. In hospital and quite well but losing weight."
Also served with the Field Ambulance in Norway and Iceland. Was repatriated in 1945 and rejoined the company working in City and Manchester branch before being appointed manager at Hull from where he retired in 1977.