William Fred Dare

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Private William "Fred" Dare
Life dates
18 Mar 1926 - 12 Mar 2019

The son of William and Gwendoline, William Fred Dare and Frederick John Dare were next door neighbours and Wilf White a cousin.

In 2014 Fred Dare still refused to talk in detail about his service in Auxiliary Units.

He had told his son that he was on duty in the Purbeck hills on D Day, 6 Jun 1944, and that it had snowed briefly. During this spell an officer approached and was challenged three times. Fred Dare was about to fire when the officer finally gave the correct answer to the challenge.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Whitchurch Canonicorum Patrol Patrol member 07 Jun 1942 03 Dec 1944
D Day Dorset Guard Duties Patrol member 06 Jun 1944 unknown
National ID
WLAF 56/3

Father Dairy Farmer

Great Bluntsea Farm, Whitchurch, Dorset
Other information

Known as Fred


TNA ref WO199/3390
1939 Register