191 (Hertfordshire & Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA.

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  1. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    WITHIN THE APPENDICIES OF THE WAR DIARY OF 1 CORPS ROYAL ARTILLERY, I FOUND A SMALL PUBLICATION PUBLISHED TO CELEBRATE THE LAST EVER PARADE OF 191 (HERTFORDSHIRE & ESSEX YEOMANRY) FIELD REGIMENT AT ROOSENDAAL IN THE NETHERLANDS.

    AS IT'S RARE TO FIND SOMETHING LIKE THIS, I DECIDED TO POST IT.

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  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    GUNNER BROOK, J.E. - BURIED RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

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    GUNNER WOODS, J.H. - BURIED RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

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    LANCE BOMBADIER BELL, D - BURIED LA DELIVERANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES

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    GUNNER WHELAN, A.E. - BURIED LA DELIVERANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES

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    GUNNER PEEL, F. - BURIED AT ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

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    GUNNER DUDLEY, - BURIED AT ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

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    GUNNER BARRY, G. - BURIED AT RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

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    BQMS HOLLAND, F.W. - BURIED AT RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

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    GUNNER TUDBALL, J. - BURIED AT SCHOONSELHOF WAR CEMETERY

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    GUNNER SMITH, T.H. - BURIED AT LA DELIVERANDE WAR CEMETERY

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    LANCE BOMBADIER WING, A.C. - BURIED AT RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

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    GUNNER MITCHELL, F. - BURIED AT LA DELIVERANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES

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    PRIVATE DENNEY, J.W. (ARMY CATERING CORPS) - BURIED AT STANWAY (ST. ALBRIGHT) CHURCHYARD, ESSEX

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    LANCE BOMBADIER PATERSON, F.W. - BURIED AT VALKENSWAARD WAR CEMETERY

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  10. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    CASUALTIES NOT LISTED IN THE ROLL OF HONOUR

    (Those who died before the Normandy landings & after this pamphlet was published for the 3 December 1944 parade).

    Gunner William Richard ALDRIDGE
    Date of Death: 17/07/1943
    Age: 19
    Grave Reference: Sec. C.2. Grave H.8.
    Cemetery: HAYES AND HARLINGTON (CHERRY LANE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of William Adolphus and Margaret Dorothy Aldridge, of Hayes.

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    Gunner Wilfred Derick DAWSON
    Date of Death: 17/07/1943
    Age: 19
    Grave Reference: Grave F.22A.
    Cemetery: MIDDLETON OLD CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of George and Margaret Dawson, of Middleton.

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    Lance Bombadier Edward Thomas BODELL
    Date of Death: 19/04/1944
    Age: 26
    Grave Reference: Sec. 25. Grave J. 14.
    Cemetery: LEIGH CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Husband of Ann Marie Bodell, of Leigh.

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    Captain Guy Stewart RICHARDSON
    Date of Death: 03/12/1944
    Age: 27
    Awards: M C
    Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 4.
    Cemetery: ROOSENDAAL-EN-NISPEN ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Charles Stewart Richardson and Maude Emmeline Richardson, of Witham, Essex. A.R.I.B.A.

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    Lieutenant Donald Alfred ROBSON
    Date of Death: 16/12/1944
    Age: 20
    Grave Reference: V. D. 109.
    Cemetery: SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Robert and Florence Amelia Robson, of Hayes, Bromley, Kent.

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  11. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Captain Guy Stewart RICHARDSON is listed in the programme as Commander F Troop, 534 Battery. He actually died the day of the parade and is buried at Roosendaal-en-Nispen (Roman Catholic Cemetery)

    His headstone photo.

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    Name: RICHARDSON, GUY STEWART
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 164987
    Date of Death: 03/12/1944
    Age: 27
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit: 191 (The Hertfordshire and Essex Yeo.) Field Regt.
    Awards: M C
    Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 4.
    Cemetery: ROOSENDAAL-EN-NISPEN ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Charles Stewart Richardson and Maude Emmeline Richardson, of Witham, Essex. A.R.I.B.A.

    MC citation attached. London Gazette 21 December 1944

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  12. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Cheers for posting that Rob, very interesting read.
     
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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    ALDRIDGE, WILLIAM RICHARD

    Rank:
    Gunner
    Service No:
    14334834
    Date of Death:
    17/07/1943
    Age:
    19
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Artillery

    191 (The Hertfordshire and Essex Yeo.) Field Regt.
    Grave Reference
    Sec. C.2. Grave H.8.
    Cemetery
    HAYES AND HARLINGTON (CHERRY LANE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William Adolphus and Margaret Dorothy Aldridge, of Hayes.
     

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  14. oates

    oates Junior Member

    This is a fascinating booklet Ramacal. My father was a Driver / Operator in 534 Battery and I have a photo that he kept taken in October 1943 in Aldershot. This is interesting because it names the men. I hope this is of interest.


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  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Most definitely interesting Oates. The same firm, Mays of Aldershot took photos of men of my Dad's unit. I have 2 troops of 2 Batteries, but not one of him. Wonder what happened to all the negatives that Mays of Aldershot must have had at that time?

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  16. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Just remembered they came under command of the 2 Cdn AGRA in Oct 1943 till Jan 1944
    Heres a bit from my book on the AGRA, love the bit about the Brigadier's Driver, Gnr English.
    Rob

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  17. heatherannej

    heatherannej Junior Member

    I've found this posting very interesting - so pleased you shared it. I shall return to it asap. My father-in-law ended up in the 191 (HERTFORDSHIRE & ESSEX YEOMANRY) FIELD REGIMENT - in fact, the Jimmy Mehigan (in the above pic) was his best man! Father-in-law only died recently (1 week off his 96th birthday) so, after we have sorted his papers out, I'll return and post something.

    We have pics of the last parade aforementioned aswell as others.

    I encouraged him to type his autobiography years ago and he did. I typed it out on a word processor but it needs to be copied on the computer - so that is my aim. He wrote a few chapters on his Army service so it would be nice to post it somewhere ... perhaps the Essex Yeomanry Association website?

    Anyway, had to post a "thank you". Heather
     
  18. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake The Mayor of London's latest dress code

    The story of 191 is fascinating. I have been reading their regimental history. One of the things I find interesting is how the unit was shaped with Yeomanry sprit even though it was a short lived organisation. According to the history they were offered the change to renumber and become a regular Regiment taking one of the Regiemntal numbers of the units lost at Tobruk sich as "6th" or "25". The CO declined as their soul was in the citizen soldiery of the Northern Home counties. Its also a great story of how they formed a Regiment from a group of individual soldiers.
     
  19. heatherannej

    heatherannej Junior Member

    Hi Sheldrake

    I've privately messaged you in this regard. It is one of the things that comes across in father-in-law's autobiography .... the existence of a strong esprit de corps!!!! I'm certainly pleased I found this thread.
    Heather
     
  20. LJS

    LJS New Member

    My dad, Leslie Skeet served with the 191st, in 532 Battery. He was despatch rider/gunner. At present he is not in the best of health (he will be 90 years old in Feb 2014) I am trying to get as much detail from my dad about the 19lst (he is still bitter to this day that they were disbanded in Dec 1944! after what they had gone through during the six months following their landing on Sword Beach Dday plus 3) I do have a copy of the document posted re the last parade. I also have copies of other papers relating to the 191st, which I will scan and post to this site when I have the time. My dad was a friend of Dennis Bell who was killed in action, and it was only fate that my Dad wasn't sleeping were Dennis was at the time that they were shelled. I don't have any photo's of Dads battery or any info about any surviving members of 532 battery which I would dearly love to find out about.
     

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