56 'Black Cat' Division War Diary or Regimental history

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by vitellino, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. stckrrrw12

    stckrrrw12 Junior Member

    his name is Harry Buckley, we cant find his service number and Forces War Records show load of H Buckley but the LIR
  2. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    You won't find much useful info on FWR. You should apply for his records from the MoD - you don't need his service number.
  3. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    It could be that you cannot find him under LIR because LIR was a reserve unit that was ‘sponsored’ by a regular unit. That regular unit provided all the permanent instructors.

    For example, the London Scottish were sponsored by the Gordon Highlanders so their soldiers were often shown as Gordon Highlanders.

    The London Irish were sponsored by the Royal Ulster Rifles. Can you see a Buckley listed as a RUR soldier?


  4. Albertogeo

    Albertogeo New Member

    Hi Gary!

    I am interested in the presence of the 56th Division in Macerata and the preceding and antecedent periods. Is it possible to have that part of the diaries concerning the period from September to December 1944?
  5. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Definitely is the London Irish Rifles - I think I've seen this photo before but can't recall where/when

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