Aireborough Historical Society

Stanley Triffitt



Title
Stanley Triffitt
Date Undated
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
FB310     Image donated by Brian Triffitt
Comment

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 RA.
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 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 reunion.

He was a keen gardener and spent hours in his greenhouse, being particularly fond of growing cacti.
Stanley was also an avid reader until his eyesight caused problems.
 

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