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Ken Rough or Ruff

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George_of_Westbury Report 10 May 2013 15:28

Further info

First Name: Kenneth Harold
Initials: K H
Surname: Ruff
Age: 24
Nationality: British
Date of Death: 29/07/1944
Information: Parents: Percy W. and Agnes Ruff.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5512980
Campaign Medals: 1939-45 War Medal

As with most Armed Forces Serving Personal during the conflict of World War Two, Kenneth Harold Ruff was entitled to the War Medal 1939-1945. This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 and the 2nd September 1945. Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon. Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.

1939-1945 Star

Kenneth Harold Ruff was awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945.

Kenneth Harold Ruff would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or “Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.


Service: British Army
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion
Commemorated: Britain



Lavinia Report 11 May 2013 18:28

Thank you for the information on Kenneth Ruff, I feel so sad to learnof his death,for many years wondered of his where about, never dreamed of his Army operation, thank you again
Lavinia Cooke