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Army Number

 

CY340

CY354

CY355

CY557

CY1217

CY1279

CY1286

CY1289

CY1291

CY1503

CY1794

CY1801

CY2298

CY2698

CY2699

CY2712

CY2992

CY3932

CY4248

CY4361

CY4390

CY4620

CY4742

CY4969

CY4998

CY4999

CY15737

CY16177

CY17066

CY17270

CY17367

CY18084

CY20013

CY20159

CY20182

CY20519

CY21548

CY22121

CY22207

CY22364

CVF1495

CVF3852

 

 

 

CVF = Cyprus Volunteer Force

CY = Cyprus Regiment

Prisoner of War (Yes/No)

 

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

N/A

N/A

This page is dedicated to the World War 2 Lurucina veterans who volunteered  to serve in the Cyprus Regiment and Cyprus Volunteer Force. Though  42 men from Lurucina were registered as part of the 19.829 Cypriots who fought for the British and other Commonwealth nations in the World War against Nazism, there were in  fact another 2 namely Seyit Ali Mehmet Ramadan and Hasan Mehmet Ramadan. Brothers of the Martyr Corporal Hussein Mehmet Ramadan serial number CY1217 (twin brother of Hasan) on the list who sadly lost his life and was buried at the Ancona war cemetery where he still lies. May they all rest in peace.

 

The information compiled and published by  Petros Papapolyviou (an academic and historian at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia), has written a number of works on the service of Cypriots in many wars. He is an accomplished historian. The enormity of the task beggars belief. With 870 pages which includes their army serial, date of enlistment etc is a must for anyone interested in this field of research. The book is written in Greek but thanks to a good friend Anthony Georgiou he offered to translate into English and send me the list for the benefit  of using it on the ''families of Lurucina website''.

 

In Anthony's own words ''I hope it may be of assistance to you, and something interesting for the people of Louroujina to further research. The British hold further detailed individual personnel files for each of these soldiers, and by furnishing name, date of birth, army number (e.g. CY4742) etc, they are able to provide a copy of the whole file to relatives/next of kin for a charge. I obtained a similar file for my late grandfather and it provided a wealth of detail of his involvement in WWII - about 30 pages on his service, postings, interment as a POW, original enlistment form etc''.

 

Τhe book is known as "Οι Κύπριοι εθελοντές του Β' Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου: τα μητρώα, οι κατάλογοι και οφόρος του αίματος" Publisher: Πολιτιστικές Υπηρεσίες του Υπουργείου Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού. Author: Πέτρος Παπαπολυβίου. ΙSBN:

In English, the book details are: "The Cypriot Volunteers of the 2nd World War: the registers, catalogues and blood sacrifice", publisher: Cypriot Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Author: Petros Polyviou

 

On behalf of the people of Lurucina I would like to thank Anthony for this most valuable information which no doubt will open the door to another aspect of our village and families history

 

Ismail Veli 'Kirlapo'

222525_10150165583773859_554858858_6692603_7522470 Corporal Seyit Mehmet Ramadan, during WW2. Courtes Corporal Seyit Mehmet in Egypt WW2. Courtesy of Ti From the archives of Ismail Mehmet Veli 24 Mehmet 'Habi'. Courtesy of Veli Cufoglu Mustafa 'Carta' In the British army 1945 166837_493187223821_5021121_n Tina 5

Mustafa Süleyman 'Çarta' 1945.

CY3932 Enlisted on 12 August  1940

 

Left. Murat Mehmet 'Geli' enlisted on 19 November 1940. Serial No; CY4999  

Right  Ismail Mustafa 'Sgambili' enlisted on 18 November 1940  Serial No; CY4969

Halit/Ali Kali

Serial No;  CYP 4248. Enlisted 16.10.1940

Mehmet Arif 'Habi' enlisted on 15 April 1940. Serial No; CY1801

Yusuf Ali 'Ucokka'. Serial No; CVF1495 Date on enlistment not available

On left Yusuf Mustafa 'Nihda' enlisted on 17 November 1940. Serial No; CY4620

Hüssein Mehmet Ramadan (On the right) enlisted 15 February 1940. Serial No; CY1217. His friend on the left is unknown.

 

On the left Hasan Mehmet Ramadan enlisted date not available. With Greek Partisans in Crete after  escaping from  German soldiers who were questioning him

 

Hasan is not on the Lurucina list. He was born in Limassol

Seidali Mehmet Ramadan enlisted 13 November 1942. Serial No; CY19578.

Seidali is not on the Lurucina list. He was born in Larnaca

Hussein Mehmet Ramadan enlisted on 15 February 1940. Serial No' CY1217. Died as a result of Battle accident on 9 September 1944. His final resting place is at the Ancona war cemetery in Italy. R.I.P

Hussein Mehmet Ramadan enlisted on 15 February 1940. Serial No' CY1217. Died as a result of Battle accident on 9 September 1944. His final resting place is at the Ancona war cemetery in Italy. R.I.P

Tina 6

Seidali Mehmet Ramadan  (left in Egypt. He enlisted 13 November 1942. Serial No; CY19578.

 

Seidali is not on the Lurucina list. He was born in Larnaca

Tina 1 Tina 2 Tina 3 Tina 4 Tina 7 Tina 8 Tina 19 Tina 9 WW2 veterans list of Lurucina Corporal Hussein M. Ramadan Tina 4 Tina 1 Tina 3 Tina 13 Tina 14

The following photos have been shared by courtesy of Tina Kemran

WW2. İkinci Dünya Savaşına Katılan Lurucina’lılar

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İbrahim Ramadan Şarvuti. Asker Numarasi CY4390. Ingiliz ordusuna katılış tarihi 29.10 1940 (Fotoğrafı oğlu Yusuf Çamur Lurigina gönderdi)

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İbrahim Ramadan Şarvuti. Asker Numarasi CY4390. Ingiliz ordusuna katılış tarihi 29.10 1940 (Fotoğrafı oğlu Yusuf Çamur Lurigina gönderdi)

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