Wars Last Goodbyes
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Ludlow Henley Road Cemetery Ludlow

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Eric Sydney Rolston B.E.F. R.A.O.C.

Missing France 17th June 1940

"He stood as a symbol

Of everything fine"

Still missed, still loved, forever dear

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Ludlow Henley Road Cemetery Ludlow

Shropshire

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Eric Sydney Rolston

Jones

1912

Aston, Warwickshire

17th June 1940

On board SS Lancastria outside the port of St Nazaire, France which was full of the remains of the BEF and civilians being rescued from France after the German invasion. It was bombed and then strafed by planes. Eric was listed as missing after the sinking.

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