Other Ranks named in War Diaries

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  1. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    From the 1 Lincolns 1942 Diary - WO 172/876

    Part II Orders – SHEET 2 dated 26.6.42

    Ind. Div. Provost Unit SECUNDERABAD – 1.3.42
    4800505 L/Cpl. H. HEMPSALL
    4801551 Pte. L. GRICE

    H.Q. Nowshera Area NOWSHERA – 1.3.42
    4802625 Sjt. F. SEYMORE

    No. 1 MC & MF Area CALCUTTA – 9.5.42
    4801429 Pte. C. NORTON
    6143904 Pte. H. JEFFERY

    Eastern Command Signal Company – 1.3.42
    4800919 Pte. W.TAYLOR
    4801086 Pte. J. STUBBS
    4801657 Pte. C. SCOTT
    4801535 Pte. D. HEWERDINE
    4801781 Pte. W. BUXTON
    4801550 L/Cpl. G. PEARCE
    4801212 Pte. T. HOLDEN
    4801120 Pte. H. STAMPER

    H.Q. Assam Div JORHAT – 6.5.42
    4800598 C/Sjt. R. BRADLEY
    4800936 Cpl. W. PYATT
    4801269 Pte. J ASKEW
    4105628 Pte. P. MINCE
    6144744 Pte. C. MANN
    4800412 Cpl. R.DAY
    4808689 Pte. M BAINBRIDGE
    4807614 Pte. C. RUSSELL
    4807359 Pte. G. SHARPE
    4802522 Pte. B. EAST

    4801927 Pte. A. MOORE and 4801014 Pte. F. BURROWS reported their arrival at the A.F.V. School, AHMEDNAGAR… 3.6.42
     

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  2. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    From 1 Lincolnshire Regiment War Diary - WO 172/2531 1943

    6147563 Pte. F. BUCKLAND - B.M.H. BAREILLY
    4804069 Pte. F. PAWSEY - Not known
    4799284 Pte. C. AMBROSE - B.M.H. CALCUTTA *sheet dated 10/1/43 (post 23) listed as 4799234*
    4801014 L/c . F. BURROWS - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806221 Pte. A. GOLDSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806263 Sjt. S. SMITH - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806867 L/c. P. SMITH - A.D.S. Behala *sheet dated 10/1/43 (post 23) listed as 4806767*
    4460270 L/c. F. KNOWLES - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4807554 Pte. H. SHARPE - B.M.H. LEBONG
    4801643 Pte. J. PATTINSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    6149219 Cpl. P. RYAN - B.M.H. ROORKEE
    6149792 Pte. F. FAHRNER - Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Carmac Rd
    4801745 Pte. J. BRUNDRETT - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    5341946 Pte. J. CAMPBELL - C.G.H. DINAPORE
    4806771 Pte. O. WOLSTENCROFT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4039773 Pte. W. PANTER - Not known
    4806627 Pte. S. STEWARDSON - 4 Hill Depot R.A.F
    4802504 Pte. W. BURNS - C.G.H. DINAPORE
    4802320 Pte. T. SCOTT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801310 Pte. H. GRANT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4805570 Pte. A. COULSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801554 Pte. P. GLOVER - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801095 Pte. F. SKINNER - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801265 Pte. H. MACKIN - B.M.H. CALCUTTA *sheet dated 10/1/43 (post 23) listed as MACHIN*
    6146618 Pte. F. ENGLAND - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4699384 Pte. L. LAMBERT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA *possibly same person as 4799384 Sjt. L. LAMBERT see sheet 10/1/43 (post 23)*
     

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  3. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    The Final Rearguard at Dunkirk - 139th (Army) (4th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (The 'Lewisham Gunners')
    From their War Diary, Apr-Jun 1940 - WO 167/506

    Malo-les-Bains. 30/5/40 1030
    All spare personnel under Major O’Meara who had joined the C.O. near Proven, were sent to the beaches to embark. This party consisted of 4 officers and 52 O.Rs and embarked that night. This left the C.O., Asst. Adjt., Orderly Officer, Capt. Pearson and 2/Lt. Smith and 27 O.Rs.

    This left the C.O. (Lt. Col. G.Ames), Asst. Adjt,. Orderly Officer, Capt. Pearson and 2/Lt. Smith and 27 O.Rs.:

    Sergeant Hills
    Sergeant Knight
    Lance-Sergeant Miller
    Lance-Sergeant Foster
    Lance-Sergeant Bance
    Lance-Sergeant Jones
    Bombardier Hart
    Bombardier Miskelly
    Lance-Bombardier Watson
    Lance-Bombardier Rivers
    Lance-Bombardier Brown
    Lance-Corporal Cross (R. Sigs)
    Gunner Sterling
    Gunner Manning
    Gunner Roffey
    Gunner McLeod
    Gunner Rush
    Gunner Wickery
    Gunner Warnett
    Gunner Capon
    Gunner Smith
    Gunner Bowditch
    Gunner Farley
    Gunner Hills
    Gunner Costin
    Gunner Catley
    Gunner Tollett
    Gunner Lamberth
    Gunner Gore

    From my grandfather's anecdote: these men were chosen by lots, one man in three remaining with the last field guns. My grandfather was one of the lucky men sent to the beaches, although in the end most of the 'stay behinds' got out too.

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  4. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    From 1 Lincolnshire Regiment War Diary - WO 172/2531 1943
    Sheet dated 10/1/43

    6147563 Pte. F. BUCKLAND - B.M.H. BAREILLY
    4804069 Pte. F. PAWSEY - Not known
    4799234 Pte. C. AMBROSE - B.M.H. CALCUTTA *other sheet post 22 has number as 4799284*
    4801014 L/c. F. BURROWS - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806221 Pte. A. GOLDSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4800960 Pte. W. WILSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806263 Sjt. S. SMITH - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806767 L/c. P. SMITH - A.D.S. Behala *other sheet post 22 has number 4806867
    4802128 Pte. J. BRIDGE - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4807554 Pte. H. SHARPE - B.M.H. LEBONG
    4799939 Pte. J. POWELL - A.D.S. BEHALA
    4460270 L/c. F. KNOWLES - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801643 Pte. J. PATTINSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    6149219 Cpl. P. RYAN - B.M.H. ROORKEE
    4801006 Pte. S. WILSON - A.D.S. BEHALA
    4806914 Pte. A. COLDRON - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    6149792 Pte. F. FAHRNER - Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Carmo Rd
    4801745 Pte. J. BRUNDRETT - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    5341946 Pte. J. CAMPBELL - C.G.H. DINAPORE
    4806771 Pte. O. WOLSTENCROFT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4039773 Pte. W. PANTER - Not known
    4806627 Pte. S. STEWARDSON - 4 Hill Depot R.A.F
    4802504 Pte. W. BURNS - C.G.H. DINAPORE
    4801310 Pte. H. GRANT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801265 Pte. H. MACHIN - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *other sheet (post 22) has name as MACKIN*
    4801095 Pte. F. SKINNER - B.M.H. LUKKNOW
    4799384 Sjt. L. LAMBERT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly same as earlier 4699384 Pte. L. Lambert (post 22)*
    4800481 L/c. A. HONEYBUN - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801328 Pte. H. SMITH - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4801799 Pte. F. LOVETT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4800960 Pte. W. WILSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801324 Sjt. N. PULFORD - B.M.H. CALCUTTA

    Another similar list January 1943:
    6147563 Pte. F. BUCKLAND - B.M.H. BAREILLY
    4806221 Pte. A. GOLDSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4799234 Pte. C. AMBROSE - B.M.H. CALCUTTA *possibly 4799284*
    4806263 Sjt. S. SMITH - B.M.H. CALCUTTA *possibly 4806863*
    4806767 L/c. P. SMITH - A.D.S. Behala *possibly 4806867
    4802128 Pte. J. BRIDGE - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4807554 Pte. H. SHARPE - B.M.H. LEBONG
    4460270 L/c. F. KNOWLES - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801643 Pte. J. PATTINSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    6149219 Cpl. P. RYAN - B.M.H. ROORKEE
    4801006 Pte. S. WILSON - A.D.S. BEHALA
    4806914 Pte. A. COLDRON - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE *possibly T. COLDRON*
    4801014 L/c. F. BURROWS - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4800960 Pte. W. WILSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    6149792 Pte. F. FAHRNER - Red Cross Convalescent Depot
    4801745 Pte. J. BRUNDRETT - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    4806627 Pte. S. STEWARDSON - 4 Hill Depot R.A.F
    4806771 Pte. O. WOLSTENCROFT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801310 Pte. H. GRANT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801265 Pte. H. MACHIN - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly MACKIN*
    4801095 Pte. F. SKINNER - B.M.H. LUCKNOW
    4799384 Sjt. L. LAMBERT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly same as earlier 4699384 Pte. L. Lambert*
    4801328 Pte. H. SMITH - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly T. SMITH*
    4801324 Sjt. N. PULFORD - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801115 Pte. W. TURNER - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    4802158 L/c. A. JEFFERY - C.M.H. JALAPAHAR
    4801849 L/c. H. CLARKE - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    4801869 L/c. G. COLLINS - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4800949 Sjt. R. SMITH - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA

    And another - also January 1943:
    6147563 Pte. F. BUCKLAND - B.M.H. BAREILLY
    4806221 Pte. A. GOLDSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806263 Sgt. S. SMITH - B.M.H. LUCKNOW *possibly 4806863*
    4802128 Pte. J. BRIDGE - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4807554 Pte. H. SHARPE - B.M.H. LEBONG
    4460270 L/c. F. KNOWLES - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801643 Pte. J. PATTINSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801006 Pte. S. WILSON - LORETTO CONVENT
    4801745 Pte. A. BRUNDRETT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4806914 Pte. T. COLDRON - B.M.H. BARRACKPORE *possibly A. COLDRON*
    4801014 L/c. F. BURROWS - DAVIDIAN SCHOOL
    6149792 Pte. F. FAHRNER - Red Cross Depot
    4806627 Pte. S. STEWARDSON - 4 Hill Depot R.A.F
    4801745 Pte. J. BRUNDRETT - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    4806771 Pte. O. WOLSTENCROFT - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801265 Pte. H. MACHIN - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly MACKIN*
    4801095 Pte. F. SKINNER - B.M.H. LUCKNOW
    4799384 Sgt. L. LAMBERT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly same as earlier 4699384 Pte. L. Lambert*
    4801328 Pte. T. SMITH - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly H. SMITH*
    4800960 Pte. W. WILSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801324 Sgt. N. PULFORD - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801115 Pte. W. TURNER - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    4801849 L/c. H. CLARKE - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    5884288 Pte. R. WATERFALL - Not known
    4800907 Pte. H. EARP - C.M.H. BARRACKPORE
    4800949 Sgt. R. SMITH - Not known
    4800605 Cpl. S. PATRICK - Not known
    4804124 Cpl. C. PARKINSON - Not known



    A check on CWGC shows that some of the above men died at a later date:

    4806221 Arthur Goldson died Friday, May 5th, 1944
    4807554 Herbert Sharpe died Monday, March 26, 1945.
    6149219 Patrick Joseph Ryan died Thursday, March 18th, 1943
    4801324 Norman Fred Pulford died Thursday, March 18th, 1943
     

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  5. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    4/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers War Diary Jan-March 1945

    Awards made during January

    MM. to Sgt. W. Allen for gallantry during the assault on South Beveland.

    Sgt. Allen was killed during the attack on Stein on 18th January 1945

    Jan 3rd Opspringian

    Under enemy fire Lt. A. V. MacDonald and Sgt. R. W. Jenkins crawled forward and brought wounded officer Lt. J. M. Lawson back.

    Awards made during February

    MM Sgt H Bennett

    MM Sgt W Sargenson

    MM Fus. J T Wilson



    March 7th Walbeek

    During the move up some shells fell close to “D” Coyand wounded Capt Leggett and Lt. McGhee and one fusilier (Fus S White was killed)

    March 20th Gest

    It was announced that His Majesty The King had been pleased to award posthumously the Victoria Cross to Fusilier D. Donnini for his action at Lind and Stein.

    According to the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum the citation reads:-

    “During the assault of a village in NW Europe in January 1945 Fusilier Donnini’s platoon came under concentrated fire and he was hit in the head. After recovering consciousness he charged down 30 yards of open road and threw a grenade into the nearest window. With the survivors of his platoon he closely pursued the fleeing enemy. Within a close range of trenches and under intense fire Fusilier Donnini rescued a wounded comrade then returned to the open firing a bren gun. He was wounded a second time but recovered and went on firing until a grenade he was carrying was hit and exploded killing him. During this action, fought at point blank range, the determination and magnificent courage of Fusilier Donnini enabled his platoon to capture the position accounting for 30 Germans and 2 machine guns.”

    Fusilier Donnini was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War 11 (19yrs old)
     
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  6. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    1 Lincolnshire Regiment War Diary - WO 172/2531 - 1943

    Although not mentioned by name, the deaths of 6149219 Patrick Joseph Ryan and 4801324 Norman Fred Pulford on 18/3/43 (post 24) are mentioned in the daily summary:

    Twin Knobs Area – Donbaik

    18.3.43

    0540hrs Royal Welsh Fusiliers advance to Jap. held Chaung. 6583. Our artillery and unit Mortars and MnGs put down heavy supporting fire and creeping barrage.

    0600. One Mortar det. 1/Lincolns [?] out. 2 BORs killed and nine injured.
     

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  7. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    1 Lincolnshire Regiment War Diary - WO 172/2531 - 1943

    Another BOR's death mentioned but no name - CWGC has 4802478 private Frank Nicholson listed from 1st Bn Lincs as dying on the same day:

    Dobaik Area

    24.2.43

    (i) Night 23/24. 2.43.. Fire activity all night. One man killed and two men wounded in left forward Company. All quiet elsewhere.
     

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  8. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Post 27 - From the Nominal Roll of the Lincolns. Frank NICHOLSON, died of wounds.

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  9. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Post 26 - Patrick Joseph Ryan and 4801324 Norman Fred Pulford.

    From the Lincoln Nominal Rolls

    6149219 - RYAN, Patrick Joseph. .JPG

    4801324 - PULFORD, Norman Fred.JPG
     
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  10. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    1 Lincolnshire Regiment War Diary - WO 172/2531 - 1943

    February has two casualty/sick lists:

    1st list:
    4803124 Cpl. C. PARKINSON - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *possibly 4804124 as per Jan 1943 sheets*
    4806221 Pte. A. GOLDSON - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    6149792 Pte. S. FAHRNER - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *other Jan and Feb 1943 sheets listed as F. FAHRNER*
    6399689 L/c. A. CLOUT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA *other Feb 1943 sheet listed as 6399639*
    4802967 Sjt. S. SMITH - B.M.H. LUCKNOW
    4800901 Cpl. W. DUNGWORTH - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801643 Pte. J. PATTINSON - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4801006 Pte. S. WILSON - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4800914 L/c. C. HARRISON - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4801849 L/c. H. CLARKE - B.M.H. SERAMPORE
    4800889 Pte. G. MUSGROVE - Not known
    4801277 Cpl. H. WINDSOR - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4800605 Cpl. S. PATRICK - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4801328 Pte. J. SMITH - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4805160 Pte. W. DENT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4807419 Pte. D. WRIGHT - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA
    4800907 Pte. H. EARP - B.M.H. SERAMPORE
    6147178 Pte. A. POCKETT - LORETTO CONVENT
    4802919 Pte. N. STUBLEY - Not known
    4807272 Cpl. C. ARCHER - Not known
    4801008 Pte. J. WAKELIN - B.M.H. CALCUTTA
    4451725 Pte. J. WALLACE - Not known
    4802317 Pte. J. FAIRBURN - Not known
    4802320 Pte. T. SCOTT - LORETTO CONVENT
    4801326 Sjt. R. DANN - 47 B.G.H. CALCUTTA

    2nd list:
    6399639 L/c. A. CLOUT - 47 B.G.H. *other Feb 1943 sheet listed as 6399689*
    4807265 Pte. W. GOLDER - 47 B.G.H.
    4803967 Pte. V. HELSTRIP - 47 B.G.H.
    6149792 Pte. S. FAHRNER - Not known *other sheet state F. FAHRNER*
    6146695 Pte. H. MOORE - MAUNGDAW
    4041077 Pte. J. HART - INDIN
    4801305 Sjt. C. ROPER - B.M.H. CHITTAGONG
    4801816 Pte. F. WARBY - 47 B.G.H.
    4802633 Pte. G. MACKINDER - 47 B.G.H.
    4807554 Pte. H. SHARPE - 47 B.G.H.
    4800901 Cpl. W. DUNGWORTH - A.D.S. FIELD.
    4802323 Pte. T. MOORHOUSE - A.D.S. FIELD.
    4800974 Sjt. G. ROSE - Not known
    4800914 L/c. C. HARRISON - 47 B.G.H.
    4802786 L/c. T. ROGERS - M.D.S.
    4450276 Pte. [?] HILDREW - B.M.H. SERAMPORE
    4801849 L/c. H. CLARKE - B.M.H. SERAMPORE
    4801006 Pte. S. WILSON - 47 B.G.H.
    4806751 Cpl. R. RACE - M.D.S.
    4801303 Sjt. F. VENABLES - M.D.S.
    4800602 L/Sjt. H. HARE - M.D.S.
    4801701 L/Cpl. J. DIXON - M.D.S.
    4806842 Pte. A. POWELL - M.D.S.
    4802371 Pte. D. WALTERS - M.D.S.
    4801554 Pte. F. GLOVER - M.D.S.
    6849163 Pte. H. HYAMS - M.D.S.
    4801326 Sjt. R. DANN - C.M.H. SERAMPORE
    Arm/Sjt. ROUTH, REME - C.M.H. SERAMPORE
    4790384 Sgt. L. LAMBERT - 47 B.G.H. *possibly same as earlier 4699384 Pte. L. Lambert*
    4807172 Cpl. C. ARCHER - 47 B.G.H.
    4807385 Cpl. G. TAYLOR - B.M.H. CHITTAGONG
    4801014 Pte. F. BURROWS - 47 B.G.H.
    4802617 Pte. L. BUTTERS - Not known
    4807192 Pte. A. BLURTON - MAWNGDAW
    6149330 Pte. J. ELLIOTT - 47 B.G.H.
    4801983 Pte. C. FEATHERSTONE - Not known
    4804376 Pte. D. GLASSPOOL - 47 B.G.H.
    2570646 Pte. J. HEPPLE - 47 B.G.H.
    4803395 Pte. I. KING - B.M.H. CHITTAGONG *see post 31*
    4801799 Pte. F. LOVATT - B.M.H. CHITTAGONG
    4802248 Pte. G. LILLEY - B.M.H. CHITTAGONG
    4974674 Pte. T. OGDEN - M.D.S.
    4800950 Pte. A. WALTERS - M.D.S.
    4451725 Pte. J. WALLACE - 47 B.G.H.
    4801008 Pte. J. WAKELIN - 47 B.G.H.
    4800960 Pte. W. WILSON - Not known
     

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  11. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    I think that 4803395 Pte. I. King, in list 2 of post 30, is the person written about in The History of The First Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in India, Arakan, Burma and Sumatra (page 9):

    "At Indin many heard their first sounds of battle when they heard the guns firing on the positions near Donbaik to the south. The Battalion was able to put in a few more days' battle practice and battle inoculation, while the Commanding Officer took small parties forward to reconnoitre future positions. At Indin we had our first casualty when one of the signallers, Pte. King, was bitten by a snake. He was rushed to the Regimental Aid Post, where Captain Craig, the Medical Officer, had anti-snake bite serum and gave him injections. Pte. King, though away from the Battalion for some time, finally recovered and came back to us."



    edit: added page number
     
  12. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    4803395 Private Ian Derrick KING enlisted in the Lincolns on 28/4/1939. He survived the war and was demobbed to Class B Reserve on 25/8/1946.

    KING.JPG
     
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  13. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Thanks again Rob for the extra info - bet he didn't expect to be bitten! :)
     

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