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TWO OLD SOLDIERS VISIT THE MUSEUM
On Friday 17th June the museum had a visit from two ex-Green Howards who came to re-live their experiences with the Regiment.
The first guest was Private Walter Burke (93) who was on holiday visiting his son, Mr Brian Burke (ex-RAF) and his daughter-in-law Mrs Olwyn Burke. Originally from Bridlington he currently lives in Birmingham and was visiting his family in Hurworth. Walter thoroughly enjoyed his visit to the museum and was very interested to see his POW card from our Archive (which can be seen in the photographs attached). Mr Burke was captured while serving with the 7th Battalion and held at Stalag XVIIIA at Wolfsberg, southern Austria. He was only released at the end of the WWII after spending a full year in the POW camp.
Our second family visit was from ex-Green Howard Private Colin O'Hara (78) who was brought on a surprise birthday treat by his son, Glen (48) and grandson, Jack (17). Mr O'Hara served in Malaya between 1949 and 1952. He also enjoyed his visit and was happy to have his photograph taken in the Normanby Room of the museum with two other generations of his family.
Both men were keen to recount stories of their time with the Regiment, especially when they saw items and exhibits that jogged their memories.View more pictures