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Remembering John Basil Tallack of Devoran 28 November 1944

Today is the 70th anniversary of the death on active service in Holland in WW2 of J.B. Tallack, reconnaissance unit, Royal Armoured Corps. His name can be found on the Devoran War Memorial, where I stopped by today to remember him, and also on a plaque in Carnon Downs Chapel.

Plaque in Carnon Downs chapel to J B Tallack  c/o Tony Dyson's 2007 research.

Plaque in Carnon Downs chapel to J B Tallack
c/o Tony Dyson’s 2007 research.

You can read more about him on the Devoran WW2 index of names:https://devoranwarmemorial.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/devoran-second-world-war-casualties-s-to-z/

As you can read on his entry, his relatives have planned to revisit his grave in Maasbre this year for the 70th anniversary, as they and Tallack’s parents did in the past. He is buried in a small row of his five Royal Armoured Corps comrades in a Dutch cemetery.

A faded photocopy of a photo of a visit to Tallack's original cross, The visitors are his parents. Photograph c/o Tony Dyson's 2007 research.

A faded photocopy of a photo of a visit to Tallack’s original cross, The visitors are his parents Photograph c/o Tony Dyson’s 2007 research.

J.B. Tallack – Remembered by his family and in his home village.