58th anti tank regiment Italy 1944 info required

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Richard Francis, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. eneral Chat (6)Forum Activity+

    Yesterday at 2:04 PM

    @ Richard Francis: i am visiting Assisi cemetry next week to visit the grave of my grandfather.2056266 william simpsom of the 58th anti tank regiment,royal artilleryhe died on 13/10/1944,i do not know much about his divs movements or how hw died,the family rumour is he was injured,returned home then went back to continue fighting...other than that if any one has any other history to fill in the blanks ,it would be much apprecitedthanks in advance
     
  2. eneral Chat (6)Forum Activity+

    Yesterday at 2:04 PM

    @ Richard Francis: i am visiting Assisi cemetry next week to visit the grave of my grandfather.2056266 william simpsom of the 58th anti tank regiment,royal artilleryhe died on 13/10/1944,i do not know much about his divs movements or how hw died,the family rumour is he was injured,returned home then went back to continue fighting...other than that if any one has any other history to fill in the blanks ,it would be much apprecitedthanks in advance
     
  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

  4. Thanks , i didn't see it come up so re posted


    ="4jonboy, post: 745213, member: 18595"]Duplicate post - see here
    58th anti tank regiment 09/1944 info required


    Edit: Richard-best stick to just the one post. Mods don't really like duplicate posts as it confuses us;)[/QUOTE]
    Yhanks
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Merged duplicate threads.
    Have you applied for his service records from the MoD ?
    I also suggest asking if any members have the unit war diary for the date he was killed.
     
  6. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

  7. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    War Diary references at the National Archives are, following a search on arcre.com:

    There may be, as Owen suggests members with copies of the relevant diary, so I would post a request before anything else. If you want/need to get your own copy/copies, and are unable to attend The National Archives at Kew, there are members here who can assist: Drew5233 and PsyWar.Org, both offer excellent services and competitive rates. Also Drew5233 may already have copies.

    Mark
     
  8. Mymumapplied a few years ago but there wasn't much info
     
  9. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Richard and welcome to the forum,

    See my website http://assisiwarcemetery.weebly.com/the-gothic-line.html.

    Your grandfather was temporarily buried in the cemetery of Camerano on the Gothic line as were three other members of his regiment (all in row C section I). 86 men who lie in the Cemetery at Assisi were temporarily buried at either Camerano or nearby Longiano before being brought down to their final resting place.

    I hope you have a memorable visit. Every year there is a huge turn-out of local people to a commemoration service in the cemetery - last year it was on Remembrance Sunday but it is usually on the nearest Sunday to the day in June 1944 when the town was liberated. There is an adopt a grave scheme too - if you send me a private message I will tell you how to contact the person who organises it so that you can find out if your grandfather's grave is already being looked after by someone.

    Best wishes,

    Vitellino
     

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  10. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

  11. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Thanks very much. I've been involved with the cemetery for a few years now and thought I should pass on some of the information I had collected together.

    Vitellino
     
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  12. Wow...
    Thanks everybody for your help
    i will be piecing together this info and pictures from my visit and giving them to my mother for her birthday, she never knew her father but did visit his grave some 28 yrs ago
     
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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks for the recommendation Mark.

    Hi Richard, I've just checked my files and unfortunately I don't have any of this units war diaries. If you'd like me to copy one/some/all of them for you drop me a message.
     

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