Second World War veteran trying to find out more about his First World War hero dad

Sam Bouch with a cross in memory of his father Cecil. Photo: George Ryan

Sam Bouch with a cross in memory of his father Cecil. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

A Second World War veteran is appealing for information about his father who served in the First World War.

Sam Bouch, 92, of Gresham Close, Gorleston has researched his father’s military career and is trying to find out more about the battles he was involved in.

Cecil John Bouch was born in 1897 in King’s Lynn before moving to Saffron Walden and he died in 1979 aged 82.

He won the military medal for bravery in the field and was twice mentioned in dispatches.

Sam’s father spoke of Ypres, Flanders, Passchendaele and the Somme and was wounded thrice in his hand, chest and he was shot in leg.

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Mr Bouch wonders if he was involved in some of these battles or all of them, and is particularly interested if he is involved in the last battle of the war because he was discharged in 1919.

Send a letter to Yarmouth Mercury, 12-13 King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR32 2BA if you have information.

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