Peter Five
By Freddie Clark
Albert Layzell
John Robertson

Albert Layzell

Albert Thomas Layzell
born 25.10.1919 45 Suffolk Road,Eastney,Portsmouth
son of Arthur and Mrs Layzell
father was Sgt,R.M.A. at time of birth (later Captain)
resided 42 Warren Avenue,Southsea,Portsmouth,Hampshire
clerical officer,Admiralty Naval Stores Office,Portsmouth Dockyard
executive officer,War Department Contracts Directorate September 1939
R.M. Deal 1940 (service number PO/X 10005)
RM Barracks,Eastney 26.8.1940
sailed for Middle East February 1941
Suez April 1941
Crete April-May 1941 (evacuated)
Colombo,Ceylon February 1942
Bombay September 1943
Suez January/February 1944
SBS,SAS (L Squadron) February 1944-mid 1945 (Cpl)
served Italy,Greece,Yugoslavia and Albania
postwar Army Pay Office,York
Singapore 1947-57
York again
HQ Malaya,Kuala Lumpur
War Office (MOD;Whitehall,London
Royal Mint
retired 1979
married Doreen Paterson (ATS,York) (2 children)
died 8.1.2005 Havant,Hampshire

photo taken Athens 1944 (with 2 girls)
photo courtesy of Ian Layzell (son) of Cardiff
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