113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, The Royal Artillery. Following their journey through Europe

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by EdOs, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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    Just for additional info one of your casualties 2061888 L/Bdr Ling died of wounds he received in action on 18th July 1944 .
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  2. Ron Salt

    Ron Salt New Member

    Just started to try and find out more about my father who was in 113 I think 370bty.
    His name was Sidney Salt and I think he was listed as a mechanic on the transport.Definately went to Belsen and also Bad Pyrmont where we have visited and stayed in actual guest house he was billeted in
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  3. Andy Fawcett

    Andy Fawcett New Member

    Hi all

    I have just joined this forum. My grandfather died almost 24 years ago, he never really spoke too much about his war time service. however, I do know he was in the 113th LAA and I know most of the route he took from D-Day by reading around general histories and some personal accounts. His name is Arthur Messer Lance Bombardier 1st Class No 1658027. Has anyone come across his name and if so which battery did he serve in? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks
  4. David Sharp

    David Sharp New Member

    Hi, I can't work out how to post on this forum, so am rudely 'piggy-backing' on your conversation, but with a similar request.
    I have been attempting to do research on the war time life of my father.
    (Rnk.) Sergeant. John (Jack) Sharp.
    I have no idea what his service number was, so have had great difficulty finding anything. As was so often the case, my father never told me anything of his war time experiences. After his death in the 1970's, I gleaned what little I do know from my mother, sadly, also now gone. But from what I do know of his whereabouts during the war, I suspect he was in the 113th.
    I know he lied about his age to be able to enlist. I know he joined the BEF and went to France and Belgium and then became left behind with a small group as others were escaping via the Dunkirk beaches. He eventually made his way through enemy lines and returned on a coal ship with a load of French and assorted British troops from St. Malo.
    Once back in the UK, he was eventually posted to both Swanage, for a brief spell, then based outside Shaftsbury with a searchlight and AA battery. (Where he met my mother)
    Later, as with so many other troops, he joined the D-Day invasion force. I don't know if he went in on day one or not, but he definitely fought right across Europe. I know he was involved in the battle for Caen but that is about all, until towards the end of the war, my mother told me that he was amongst the first group of soldiers to arrive at Belsen.
    I live in hope that somebody may be able to help piece his story together for me.
    David Sharp
  5. Neil Murrell

    Neil Murrell New Member

    I have been reading the posts on here about the 113th LAA Regiment with interest, my stepfather was Major PE Murrell who was c/o of 369 battery and was at Belsen in command of one the camps. I have 369 Battery photo albums and various artifacts from the camp which I inherited after he passed away.

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