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World war II
- Terrible air raids, 3000 allied bombs fell on Vignacourt to destroy the German arms,
- and several houses were destroyed,
- Dietary restrictions,
- The exodus to the south,
V1 was transported by the trolley on the launch pad
Photo commented by M. Laurent BAILLEUL, V1 book.
FARLEY LEACH, George William Harry – He came from United Kingdom - Kensington. He died in 1940 at the age of 21 years old. He was enlisted in The Royal West Kent Regiment (Queen's Own) - 6th Bn. He is buried in the local cemetery.(central path).
Gravestone of G.W. FARLEY LEACH
5 local soldiers from Vignacourt, are fell during the 2nd ww: 3 soldiers dead in 1940, 1 died in 1941 at Happenheim in Germany and one died in 1943 in Picardie. They were also young like the foreign soldiers.
They was part of these different units:
-16th Light Infantry Brigade.
-45th RI (Infantry Regiment).
-28th RR guard (Regional Regiment).
-229th RALD. (heavy Artillery Regiment).
-163th RAF (dead in Germany).
Civilian casualties, and deportees are also mentioned near the war memorial.