A STAFFORD historian who wrote a book on the sacrifice of local soldiers during the Second World War is appealing to find those that fought or their families.
Simon Haines’ self-published account of the 2nd Battalion South Staffords at Arnhem in September 1944, The Holland Patch, sold out when it was first released in 2003.
Mr Haines told the Newsletter he had decided to republish the book but hoped to be able to enrich it beforehand with even more veterans accounts.
“I know, sadly, many have passed away,” said Mr Haines. “I hope those remaining, or their relatives would like to help.
“I just want to ensure their Sacrifice is not forgotten or ignored.
“They are the only battalion to win two Victoria Crosses in one battle in World War Two,” said Mr Haines. “And that is something that should be remembered.”
Mr Haines urged anyone who could help him contacting soldiers from the battalion or their families could email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.