Readers may remember seeing a story in the Examiner in July about a plea to trace the daughter of a Huddersfield soldier killed during World War Two.
Sapper William Henry Good served with the 164 Railway Operating Company Royal Engineers.
He died in 1943 and his name is part of a Roll of Honour at The Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire.
His daughter, Linda Edwards, had left a message in the visitor’s book and the museum was anxious to trace her for more information which it now has.
The Roll of Honour sits alongside a refurbished locomotive which is the official war memorial for servicemen of the Royal Engineers Corps of Railway Transportation who died during the Second World War.
Both are in the Severn Valley Railway Engine House Visitor Centre in Shropshire.
It can now be revealed that Linda, now 72 and from Crosland Moor, was born just months after her father’s death.
“My father was killed on February 10, 1943, in an air aid on a canteen,” she said. “I was told he got out but went back in to rescue his friend. He was 19 years of age. I was born on July 16, 1943”.
Her mum, Irene, later remarried.
Linda is married to Vincent and the couple have three sons, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren with another due in February.
And she found her visit to see the engine deeply moving.
“The lady on the desk was very helpful and directed us towards the Stanier Engine and there it was, the Roll of Honour,” she added. “I had waited a very long time for this and it was very emotional for me. To actually see my father’s name up there is something I will never forget.”
Her father is buried in Edgerton Cemetery.
The Roll of Honour records another member of 164 Railway Operating Company, Sapper William Edward Bingham, who was killed on the same day. Was this Sapper Good’s friend who he went back to rescue? Further research into the history is continuing.
Linda added: “It certainly seems coincidental that my father and William died on the same day.”
The Book of Remembrance can be seen on the Society’s website.