Herbert David Rees

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Private Herbert David Rees, BEM
Life dates
03 Mar 1912 -

Herbert Rees was awarded the B.E.M for his rescue work during the Baedecker air raids on Bath in April 1942. Rees was involved in an incident at the Regina Hotel where he worked at great danger and without a break for 36 hours and helped to bring out 25 people, 5 of whom were found to be alive.

At the time of a reunion in January 1950 he is living at 23 West Drive, Harwell, Berkshire.

Born in Caerphilly, Wales.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Admiralty 4 (Prior Park) Patrol Patrol member 10 Feb 1943 03 Dec 1944
National ID
OAKW 382/4

Aircraft engineering draughtsman

(1939) 16 Stanley Chase, Bristol then 35 Croft Road, Fairfield, Bath
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Bath Baedeker Raid rescue (from John Pidgeon)
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Rees and Baker get BEM Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette 05 December 1942

TNA ref WO199/3391

Reunion letter from F. Bradbury 25 Jan 1950

John Pidgeon

1939 Register

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette 05 December 1942