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Bertram J. Cullum, Mitcham Home Guard

Born in 1904.

Bertream Cullum, in the 57th Battalion, Mitcham Home Guard. Photo taken 1944, this clip is from Merton Memrories, photo reference Mit_War_6.1

He was the brother of Lance Sergeant Victor John Cullum.

His youngest brother Sgt. Douglas Cyril Cullum, who lived in Waddon, was shot down & killed over Germany 12th December 1944, aged 19.

Photo by courtesy of Margaret Purnell

See Air Crew Remembered and the Commonwealth War Grave Commission casualty record.

Lionel Maurice Tylee

Born on 1st October 1925.

Enlisted 1st June 1944 with the Queen’s Royal West Surrey, service number 14775009.

Source: Surrey History Centre; Woking, Surrey, England; Surrey Regimental Rolls; Reference Number: 7791/1/2/15

He transferred to the Buffs on 20th September 1945, service number 8899.

He married Lilian E. Stiles in the first quarter of 1951.

In the 1960s, they lived in Paxton Court, Armfield Crescent, Mitcham.

He died in 2002, aged 77.