Trying to trace the war service of my late father in law. This is what we know so far... D.C. Watkin, 2nd Lt, Rifle Brigade joined 18/7/1942 Service no 240146 Wounded 18/12/1944 - his jeep hit a mine in Belgium. He woke up in hospital in the UK. That is the only detail of his army service that he told us. Like many he never spoke of his war experience. We think he joined the 2nd Battalion in Libya (in 1942?). The battalion moved to Italy in September 1943, landing at Salerno about 2 weeks after the main landing, at which point someone with his surname was i/c of the anti-tank platoon in B Company. By 1944, he appears in a group photo with officers of 1st Battalion . 1st Bn arrived in Normandy shortly after DDay. Regimental researchers have given us no date for the photo. His name does NOT appear on the 1st Bn officers list for 17 June 1944, so we guess he was transferred to 1st Bn. after that. XXX show only two Watkins in the Rifle Brigade - Him (D.C. or David Watkin) and another, Rifleman Donald Watkin, who was killed in Normandy in August 1944. We are trying to trace his movements (and engagements he took part in) in greater detail so that we can visit some of those places on our next trip to France/N. Europe. Can anyone help us?