Guards Service and Paybooks

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  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Robert Derek ROBERTS, 2625718, Grenadier Guards
     
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  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Joseph MARTIN, 2615745, Grenadier Guards then Parachute Regiment (wounded & POW at Arnhem)
     
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  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    I think he may have been transferred from 2nd Scots Guards just before they were posted to Egypt (1938?) as he would have gone on the reserve whilst abroad.

    My relative 2695287 was a contemporary (enlisted 18.9.35) and was also posted 2nd SG to 1st. He was wounded and POW in Norway.

    Regards

    Steve
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Excellent Alistair, thanks very much for adding those.
     
  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I am somewhat lacking in Irish Guards, I'll have to keep an eye out to complete the set.

    Alistair
     
  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Gdsm William Kidd, 2698465, initially 4th Scots Guards, on 1st October 1944 he was wounded in the hand
     
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  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Gdsm Frederick Allen, 2735891, his unit is given as Foot Guards, his number is from the Welsh Guards block but I'm not sure if he was with them all through or moved about - he is noted as disembarking North Africa 27/5/43 & Italy 5/2/44 and had trained on 3" mortars & 6 Pounders so I guess was in Support Company
     
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  8. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    2696698 John McLeod TEASDALE, who originally enlisted in the Scots Guards - he later moved to the RASC including companies that were part of the Chindits (but not sure if he saw action with them) as well as 250 Company who were Airborne (I believe he joined as a post Arnhem replacement). Gdsm Teasdales number is confusing and I raised a separate thread about it Duplicate Scots Guards number as the corrected number (which is also on his driving licence, kit bag, dog tags & letters) ties in with someone else on the casualty returns on findmypast.
     
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  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Photos restored and Sgt Coulson added (I'll slowly fix my other threads too)
     
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  11. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    2734117 Richard George Bailey, CSM, 3rd Welsh Guards killed 23/4/43 Casualty
     
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  12. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    2623090 Edward George JENNER-WOOD 1st Grenadier Guards, wounded 21/7/44 - any extra info most welcome

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  13. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    War Diary entry showing CSM Bailey was killed by AA fire, not sure if this was falling AA fire or if they came under AA fire used in the ground role
     
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  14. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Alistair,

    Thanks for posting. I note the entry on the right hand page OS 32 and the date 7.3.45.

    I’d interpret that as him having been overseas 32 days before he was wounded in July 1944 (GAD went to Normandy commencing 13th June 1944) and that he was still recovering from his wounds in March 1945.

    I’ve never seen an example of the second document before but it makes sense to have it for security reasons and so Barracks Staff could track any missing men. Is it something that is still in use to this day....or has it been replaced by a “swipe card”:)

    Steve
     
  15. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'd agree about the OS being overseas service and only 32 days, not sure if its 32 days til wounded or 32 days til he was taken back to the UK (I guess he went back quickly after wounding). I've seen this on a few paybooks

    The other document makes me think of the brass duty tags men had (I think on there bed) to show if on or off duty, or in another are the tags that miners or firemen use to show they are down the pit/in a building.
     

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