Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery - Roll of Honour, 1939-47

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  1. Buteman

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

    Gunner JARRATT, ROBERT ALFRED

    From the screen wall at Greenwich Cemetery:-

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  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Remembered in St.Mary's church, Staindrop.County Durham.
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    Gunner KENNETH HUGH F. WATSON
    Service Number: 1568934
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Artillery

    155 Bty., 52 Lt. A.A. Regt.

    Date of Death
    Died 08 June 1941

    Age 23 years old

    Buried or commemorated at
    ATHENS MEMORIAL

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    Additional Info Son of John Staley Watson and Cicelia Ann Watson, of Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.
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    Memorial from finda grave. Gunner Kenneth Hugh F. Watson (Unknown-1941) -...
     
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  3. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Serjeant PERCIVAL FORREST
    Service Number: 4276062
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Artillery

    158 Bty., 96 Anti-Tank Regt.

    Date of Death
    Died 25 February 1943

    Age 25 years old

    Buried or commemorated at
    STAINDROP CEMETERY

    Row D. Grave 15.

    United Kingdom
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  4. John West

    John West Active Member

    GUNNER WILLIAM MARTIN DCM

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    Gunner William Martin DCM served in 367 Battery, 140th Field Regiment during 1939-40 as Driver to Major E.A. Milton. He was captured with Major Milton during the Breakout from Cassel on 30th May 1940, his small group having been surrounded by German tanks. I have posted his full story, including his incredible escape from captivity, on the 140 Regiment website 367 Battery- ‘The Ones Who Got Away’ – 140th (5th London) Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Post Dunkirk, William Martin transferred to the 50th Mechanical Equipment Company, Royal Engineers.His new Regiment was involved in the D-Day landings and, sadly, on the 8th June 1944, he was killed on the Sword beach in Normandy, at the age of 26 years. He is buried in a CW at St Andrews Churchyard, Aveton-Gifford, near to his home in Devon.

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  5. BobsWar

    BobsWar Member

    During the 2004 anniversary celebrations/reminiscences of WW2 I took my father to the Netherlands. The War Museum at Groesbeek had then a room full of information which included a record of all the places where any soldier was laid to rest post D-Day. Well worth a visit if you have interest in the Divisions that served there. My father was quickly able to find his own unit and the relevant names he recognised in the 6th Field Regiment
     
  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    He couldnt have been killed on Sword Beach he`s buried in the UK? Died of wounds perhaps?

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  7. John West

    John West Active Member

    Yes thanks for that correction!
     
  8. CL1

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

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    GUNNER ERIC ARTHUR HERBERT DITCHFIELD
    Service Number: 2061100
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Artillery

    27 Searchlight Regt.

    Date of Death
    Died 08 May 1944

    Age 31 years old

    Buried or commemorated at
    CHIPPERFIELD (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, KINGS LANGLEY

    N.W. of Church.

    United Kingdom


    • Country of ServiceUnited Kingdom
    • Additional InfoSon of Eric and Emily Ditchfield, Husband of Marjorie Ditchfield, of Chipperfield.
    • Personal InscriptionGOD CLOSED YOUR WEARY EYELIDS AND WHISPERED "PEACE BE THINE"
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  9. CL1

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

    Shows how the weather takes its toll first one taken today

    RHODES, WILLIAM THOMAS
    Rank:
    Gunner
    Service No:
    1757328
    Date of Death:
    10/02/1943
    Age:
    36
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Artillery

    146 H.A.A. Regt.
    Grave Reference
    Sec. N. Block 11. Grave 20310P.
    Cemetery
    ISLINGTON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM
    Additional Information:
    Husband of Nellie Alice Rhodes, of Islington, London.
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  10. Owen

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