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- Biography -
- Alan Foljambe Twigge -

Name : Alan Foljambe Twigge

Son of Herbert Leslie Twigge and Norah Twigge (née Proctor) of Steephill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1923, Southport, Lancashire (registered Ormskirk, Lancashire, Jun qtr 1923).

  Address details :

1929 - 1938 Electoral Registers : The family are at Steephill Beacon, Steephill, Ventnor.
  Service Details :

Lieutenant 226397 Alan Foljambe Twigge, 1st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps.

14 Feb 1942 : Cadet appointed 2nd Lt., K.R.R.C. [London Gazette, 4 Mar 1942]
  Casualty Details :

Died : 12 July 1944, aged 21.

Buried at : Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

St Lawrence Parish War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, July 13, 1945 Page 2

TWIGGE. - In perfect memory of our beloved son, Alan, Lieutenant, 60th Rifles, killed in action July 12, 1944; buried British Cemetery, Arezzo, Italy.


Friday, December 7, 1945 Page 1

Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Twigge, Steephill Beacon, have received official notification that their only son, Lieut. Alan F. Twigge, 60th Rifles, who was killed in action in Italy on July 12, 1944, has been mentioned in despatches for brave conduct during the war. An intimation to this effect appeared in a recent issue of the London Gazette. The oak leaf emblems associated with this honour, and awarded by H.M. the King, have been received by Mr. and Mrs. Twigge.

National Probate Calendar 1945
  Further information :

Another obituary notice of 27 July 1944 (publication unknown) names him as 'the grandson of the late John Twigge of Liverpool'.

Original data: Andrews Collection. Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent, England.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.
  Page status :
Page updated : 13 May 2014 (added to website)


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