Virtual Museum - The Heroes of Phantom
These are the stories of the men that served in GHQ Liaison Regiment 'Phantom'. It is our aim to share the experience they had, if you have any further/new information about these heroes please get in contact with us. Thank you to all those who have contributed to these amazing stories.
Cpl. William Jowitt
Jowitt joined in 1941 after completing basic training with the Royal Corps of Signals. He served in Normandy, Belgium, Netherlands and through to Germany. He was demmobed in 1947 and went on to become a physics teacher. Click here to find out more.
Major Alan Laurie
Laurie joined in 1941 after completing training with the Royal Artillery. He served in North Africa, Sicily,Normandy, Belgium, Holland to finally to Germany, He was disbanded in 1946 and went on to become a teacher. Click here to find out more.
Sgt. Arthur Harvey
Harvey joined the Queen Regiment TA in 1938 and after returning from Dunkirk he joined Phantom. He served in 'F' section across the European theatre. He was demmomed in 1947 after 8 years of service a year later he married. Click here to find out more.
Pvt. William 'Ticker' Tone
Tone joined Phantom in the early stages of the war, he served in the European theatre. After the war he emigrated to the United States. For many years Jowitt would try and get into contact with Tone but sadly never did. Click here to find out more.
Col. Julian Fane
Fane joined Phantom in 1940 after serving with the Gloucestershire Regiment as part of the B.E.F. He served with them on the Dieppe raid, North Africa, Tunisia, Sicily. A parachuting accident in 1943 put him out of action and ended his service with Phantom. Click here to find out more.