Private WILLIAM REGINALD 'Billy' HARBONE (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames WILLIAM REGINALD 'Billy'
Surname HARBONE (photo added)
Initials W R
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Wednesday, 30 August 1944
Age 24
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From STOCKTON-ON-TEES, COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 5118355
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Monmouthshire Regiment
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 3 Battalion
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration ETREPAGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Grave 1.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ALBERT AND BLANCHE HARBONE, OF SALTLEY, BIRMINGHAM; HUSBAND OF M. L. (NORA) HARBONE, OF STOCKTON-ON-TEES, COUNTY DURHAM. HIS BROTHER DONALD ALBERT HARBONE ALSO FELL IN NORMANDY.

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Private WILLIAM REGINALD 'Billy' HARBONE was killed on Wednesday 30th August 1944, 10 weeks after his 19 year old brother Private DONALD ALBERT HARBONE had been killed while serving with 2 Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the Thursday 20th July 1944. His brother is now buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY.

 

 

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Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Edward Harbone, nephew of Private WILLIAM REGINALD 'Billy' HARBONE.
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto
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What other people have said

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Mark Ketteridge

My Uncle lies next to William and died on the 29th the day of the skirmish, William was taken to the Nunnery but died of his wounds the folling day.I have also spoken to local residents who were there at the time and they have never forgotten what these brave men did and they keep the graves in immaculate condition.

On Thursday, July 24, 2014