|FB310 Image donated by Brian Triffitt
A printed list of "Important War Dates" has details of Stanley
Triffitt's war record at the bottom:
"Enlisting on 29th July 1940 in 111/39th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt
Took part in Ack-Ack and Coastal Deference of Great Britain at Northcote -
Hemswell - Kirton Lindsay and Waddington Aerodromes. Grimsby- Cleethorpes -
Louth - Hull - Newark - Watchet.
Went abroad 28th May 1942 with 471/80th L.A.A Regt.
Service at Tel-El-Kabir Basra - Haifa - Suez Canal - Beirut- Damascus.
Transferred to 2/7th Battalion 169 Queens Infantry Brigade 56th London Infantry
Diviion on 18th April 1944.
With Signals section in action during the offensives (Gothic Line) Gemmons
Croce - San Savino - San Marino - Politza Ridge - River Adige - Ragna
Cavello - Faenza - Forli -River Semio -River Po - River Santerno - River Adige
- Lake Commacchio . Landing Po Valley - Argenta Gap - Rovigo - Padua - Venice
(captured and liberated from German Occupation by Queens Brigade) Aonchi-Dei-
Legionare - Tomadio - Trieste - Sessana (Manning Morgan Line) Left Trieste 4th
December 1945. Arrived England 9th December.
Demobbed 10th December 1945 (28 days England leave 1-30 August 1945)
Stanley lived on Moorland Crescent, Guiseley for almost 60 years, his
son Brian still lives in Guiseley, his daughter Beryl Banham lives in Yeadon. He was a keen gardener and
spent hours in his greenhouse, being particularly fond of growing cacti.
He served proudly in The Queens Royal Regt. and was married to Millie who sadly
died in 1959 aged only 51, leaving hm a widower for 38 years.
Until failing health and eyesight prevented him going 3 years before he died,
the highlight of his year was an annual trip to London for the regimental
Stanley was also an avid reader until his eyesight caused problems.
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