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Richard Orritt

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War Service of Fred Orritt
« on: 17 September 2019 02:19:21 pm »

My father Fred was in the RN during WW2 (see service records attached) and anecdotal information from the family tells a story that he was in some sort of special service in North Africa, and only escaped from Tobruk in his underwear! It is there we believe he contracted TB and as an indirect result of this, he died while being treated for a recurrence of the illness in Barrowmore Hospital (Chester) in 1954. I have been unable to find out anything more but would love to know if anyone has any information. If more details are needed please let me know.
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Re: War Service of Fred Orritt
« Reply #1 on: 09 November 2019 07:36:21 am »

Did Fred say anything about his time in Alex? My dad was there same time
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Richard Orritt

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Re: War Service of Fred Orritt
« Reply #2 on: 09 November 2019 10:30:41 am »

Thanks for responding, but unfortunately I only have some anecdotal information about my dad, as he died when I was a baby. The story was that he was on some sort of special service and only escaped from Tobruk at the last minute - in his underwear! The family believed that is where he contracted the TB which indirectly contributed to his death, in 1954.
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