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Bevin Boys - Ernest Bevin 1881 - 1951
Bevin Boy's Emails, Page 16
Contact Bevin Boys Association


Taken from the BBC's Archive of WW2 memories 
Written by the public, gathered by the BBC - See Copyright




Rob - Who Can Claim The Medal?
Janine Bushell - My Dad, Arthur Fredrick Wall, was a Bevin Boy
Pat Thurgood - My Father, Leslie George Thurgood, Was A Bevin Boy
Sebastian De Carss - WWII's Bevin Boys receive badges - Name John Edward Carss
Shirley Emery - Harold Edwin George Emery was a Bevin Boy and may have worked near Sunderland, County Durham
Byron Scott - Ronald Charles Robinson, Bevin Boy, was sent to a colliery about 6 miles from Oakdale - WYLY colliery?
Bill Fenton - I was a Bevin Boy from Feb. 1945 to 1963
Lisa Downes - Bevin Boys Medal



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Rob
26 March 2008
Who Can Claim The Medal?

Dear Fionn
My question is this, I have been asked by many people that if their husband or father worked as a Bevin Boy and is now deceased will they be able to claim the medal or award on their behalf?

Many thanks Rob


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Janine Bushell
26 March 2008
My Dad, Arthur Fredrick Wall, was a Bevin Boy

My father Arthur Fredrick Wall was called up as a Bevin Boy in Oct' 1943. He was sent to Birley Pit, then later onto Langwith Pit. We heard about medals sometime ago to be awarded to miners, but were told the cost from the mint would come to nearly 70pounds, including engraving. Neither he nor we could afford this. Now it seems to be a badge. Is there a charge for this also? My father now lives down in Somerset near myself and husband, how can I ensure he gets his badge. He still gets upset remembering being buried alive and the brave men that died saving them.

Any information from you would be most gratefully accepted.

Thankyou

Yours faithfully
Janine Bushell.


Dear Fionn, just to say thank you for your help. My Dad received his B.B. Badge today. He was happier than he actually let on.

I thought I might tell you something my Dad reminded me of, once a year they used to take the pit ponies out the mines and race them, my Dad used to be the jockey.

Thanks
Janine


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Pat Thurgood
25 March 2008
My Father, Leslie George Thurgood, Was A Bevin Boy

Hello
My Father was a Bevin Boy and a miner during WW2

His name is Leslie George Thurgood, how can I register him etc. I have searched on line but found nothing. I need help.

Pat Thurgood

Maldon
Essex


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Sebastian De Carss - decarss@hotmail.com
25 March 2008
WWII's Bevin Boys receive badges - Name John Edward Carss

To whom it may concern

The Bevin Boys.

I would like to forward my father's name John Edward Carss. In an application form to the Bevin Boys badges. My father John Edward Carss spent his second world war time in the mines, north of England.

I receive the miner’s claims a few years ago for my father's illness in the mines.

If necessary I have all the correct papers.

Your sincerely

Sebastian John Edward de Carss


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Shirley Emery
05 February 2008
Harold Edwin George Emery was a Bevin Boy and may have worked near Sunderland, County Durham

Dear Sir

My father-in-law Harold Edwin George Emery was a Bevin Boy but sadly he & his wife have now passed away. Over the years he often talked of his life as a Bevin Boy which fascinated my husband but as so often happens in families you think the person will always be around to retell the stories forever so unfortunately no information was recorded. Harold was an only child so there are no relatives to glean information from but with the advent of the internet (which we are new to) these things are often far more accessible nowadays. Is there any information you can give us or tips on how to discover more about Harold's personal experiences? Anything we can uncover about him would be wonderful or maybe we could find something out about the area & others he worked with.

The only information we have is that his full name was Harold Edwin George Emery born March 28th 1921 or 1922. He was living with his parents in Sun Street, Lewes, East Sussex when he was called to be a Bevin Boy and may have had to work in the mines in Sunderland, County Durham.

My husband (John) is trying to record as much information as possible about his father for our seven gorgeous grandchildren. Harold (known as 'Em' or 'Ema') was a wonderful much loved father grandfather & great grandfather, it would be lovely to accurately record this very important part of his life so we would be very grateful for any help you can provide.

Thank you very much for your kind attention & I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

All Best Wishes

Shirley


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Lisa Downes
26 November 2007
Bevin Boys Medal

My father was a Bevin Boy and sadly passed away on 28th February 2000.

I would really like to obtain the Bevin Boys Medal as a memory and keepsake for his grandchildren. Could you please let me know how to go about this?

Thanks in anticipation
Lisa Downes

Member of The East Kent Spitfires Territory Team


You now need to contact the Bevin Boy's Association


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Bill Fenton
07 January 2008
I was a Bevin Boy from Feb. 1945 to 1963

I was a Bevin Boy from Feb. 1945 to 1963 when I was injured. Hope to hear from you. I worked Manton pit for 4 years and the rest at Whitwell.
Bill Fenton


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Byron Scott
27 January 2008
Ronald Charles Robinson, Bevin Boy, was sent to a colliery about 6 miles from Oakdale - WYLY colliery?

Dear Sir
My Father Ronald Charles Robinson (b 25-Jan-1926) of Barry South Glamorgan, was Conscripted as a Bevin Boy. He was sent to OAKDALE Colliery to train.

Now to the point of this e-mail:- I understand he was then sent to (this is phonetic) "WYLY" colliery about 4 to 6 miles away. I can not find "WYLY" and strongly suspect my spelling is wrong.

Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated as my wife and I intend to get Dad a medal and of course want it to be right!

If you have any other information that can be added to my Family Tree that too would be appreciated.

With thanks for your time

Byron Scott


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