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#1 drumaneen

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:38 AM

I have come by this photo of the 84 Field Company, Royal Engineers (84 Fd Coy RE) which was taken in 1945 in Uelzen, Germany. This unit began its European campaign on Queen Red Sword Beach. I have restored it from quite a poorer state (see http://www.ardtechnology.com/bem/ re 1949184 Driver Leslie DALE BEM RE )

There are so many faces here and I'm thinking such photos could be of such enormous value to others searching for relatives if they are of a resonable resolution. I think there should be a place where they can be collected together, hence this thread. So if you got 'em lets see 'em and if you recognise yourself or anybody else do please let us know.

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#2 Drew5233

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:46 AM

Thats blows up quite nicely.....I wonder if Sapper knows anyone in the picture?
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:50 AM

323rd King's Squad, Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines RM
1938 - 1939

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:57 AM

Royal Marines, 2nd Div - W/T Cadre Apr-May 1942

Any ideas what W/T stands for?

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:07 AM

Taken about 1939-40

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#6 Ron Goldstein

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:37 AM

Drumaneen

The attached photo was taken shortly after the war ended when my unit had moved up into Austria.

I have posted it on numerous WW2 forums and have had quite a few people respond by saying something like "That's my Dad in the 4th row, six from the left !"

I have to admit that my writing all the names on the back of the photo was strictly an act of genius :P

And yes.... that's me marked Ron :)

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This article was posted on the BBC WW2 People's War site and if you scroll down you will see where I posted the names
BBC - WW2 People's War - Joining the 4th Queen's Own Hussars

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I was "called-up", as a 19 year old, on the 1st of Oct 1942 and was one of 5 serving brothers, one of whom, Jack, was in RAF Bomber Command and was killed on March 16th 1945.

I served as a Driver/Op (Wireless Operator) with the 49th Light Anti Aircraft Rgt. (78 Div) from Apr 1943 to Dec 1944 (North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Egypt). The Regiment was disbanded in Dec 1944 and I was retrained (in Italy) by the Royal Armoured Corps.

 

Finally, I served as Loader/Op with the 4th Queen's Own Hussars (6th Armd.,78th & 56 Div) from Mar 1945 to Dec 1946 (Italy, Austria, Germany) finishing up as Tech Cpl. for "A" Sqdrn.  I was "De-mobbed" in Apr 1947

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:50 AM

Any ideas what W/T stands for?


W/T = Wireless Telegraphist

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:40 AM

Cheers for that Owen.
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#9 drumaneen

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:19 AM

Drumaneen

... I have posted it on numerous WW2 forums and have had quite a few people respond by saying something like "That's my Dad in the 4th row, six from the left !"

I have to admit that my writing all the names on the back of the photo was strictly an act of genius :P

BBC - WW2 People's War - Joining the 4th Queen's Own Hussars


Hi Ron

This is exactly what I am talking about.. generating Google hits for researchers.
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#10 drumaneen

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:25 AM

Drumaneen

... I have posted it on numerous WW2 forums and have had quite a few people respond by saying something like "That's my Dad in the 4th row, six from the left !"

I have to admit that my writing all the names on the back of the photo was strictly an act of genius :P

BBC - WW2 People's War - Joining the 4th Queen's Own Hussars


Hi Ron

This is exactly what I am talking about.. generating Google hits for researchers.
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#11 drumaneen

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:42 PM

This was a photo that was very hard to find online - Major John Howard and the men of D Coy Ox & Bucks who made history together, each man named on the photo. It originally came in 3 sections but here it is patched together.

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A nominal roll (by glider) of those who took part in the famous coup de main landings at Pegasus Bridge can be found at this webpage British Armed Forces & National Service

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#12 Richard Lewis

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:42 PM

Here’s a picture (unfortunately damaged) of 9th Bn The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment (RAC). Photographer was Chas. H Maud & Co. of Pontefract. My late father (2nd Lt WL Lewis) is third row (standing) second from left. He served in the Battalion 27 March 1943 to July 1943.

From what I can find out on the internet, 9th RWK converted to 162 Regt RAC on 28 July 1942, but they are wearing RWK cap badges in this photo. Also my father’s service record states that he was posted to 9th RWK in March 1943 and it is only on his posting from the battalion (on its disbandment?) that 9th RWK has been crossed out and changed to 162 Regt RAC, one year after the change in name. From September 1942 to January 1943 the Battalion (or Regiment) was 79th Armoured Division’s Armoured Car Regiment.

Has anyone any more information on this Battalion/Regiment?

 

I have now put the War Diaries on this site for both 9 RWK and 162 Regt RAC.

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#13 Rob Dickers

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:07 PM

Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regt 1939-1940
Don't know when or where.
Think may be 14th Battalion.
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12311726876_74a8350ed7_t.jpgArchive of 10th (R/Fus) Medium Regt RA
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:17 PM

Drumaneen,

I have a friend who was in 104 Fd Coy RE.

I will send him the photo to see if by any chance he knows anyone.
A long chance, but you never know.:)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

Here’s a picture (unfortunately damaged) of 9th Bn The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment (RAC). Photographer was Chas. H Maud & Co. of Pontefract. My late father (2nd Lt WL Lewis) is third row (standing) second from left.


Well Richard, a photo like this is like a red rag to me - such a great photo to have and deserving of attention. But what a challenge it proved in salvage. It's in such a poor state and this limits the options especially when it comes to faces if you still want to recognise them or at least be true to the subject.

Anyway had a shot at making something of it and hope you like - don't look too close! lol

Brian

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:25 PM

Well done Brian, a great improvement. Must have taken ages to do. I like the addition of badge and caption.

Richard

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

Concert Band 53rd Welsh Division

Probably 53rd Welsh Div various units

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#18 drumaneen

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:52 AM

Well done Brian, a great improvement. Must have taken ages to do. I like the addition of badge and caption.

Richard


Hi Richard

Glad you like the effort .. and yes, it took the bones of a week to do - but you know, Lest We Forget and all.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:59 AM

Not sure if it's possible to do anything with this shot which is not great because it's so far away and hard to see anyone but I'm convinced my Dad's in there

I'll attach it anyway

Thanks
Hyacynth :)

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:42 PM

Not sure if it's possible to do anything with this shot which is not great because it's so far away and hard to see anyone but I'm convinced my Dad's in there

I'll attach it anyway

Thanks
Hyacynth :)

You need to post or email this photo in hi resolution
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

Drumaneen: I've tracked down a relation in HQ Coy 1 Ox and Bucks who died on the Dendre in 1940. Have you come across, or are able to advise where to search for, any photos of that company in '39 or '40?

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:38 AM

GB

Could you post more info if not deemed to personal.
Might give forum members a bit more to go on.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:28 PM

Didn't want to overburden members, Clive!

Here's what I've got:
5383464 Acting Lance-Corporal Robert Alexander Wallis
No4 Platoon (Carrier), HQ Company
1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
143 Infantry Brigade, 48th (South Midland) Division, I Corps
KIA on the River Dendre a.m.19/05/40 aged 24
Isieres Communal Cemetery ( CWGC Index Bel 143)
Coll Grave 1-9
Hit by anti-tank shell while on recce in Bren carrier along the canalised section of the River Dendre for 14 Plt, D Coy, 4 Cheshires

Hope this helps all you sleuths!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

I have a photograph taken at Dallington of some of 162, as my father was a part of it, from the RWK's until his transfer to 15th Recce.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Please can anybody tell me if they can make out anything or anybody from this photo.
I recently found it in a collection of old photo's that my Mother had kept.
I thought my father might be in it but I cannot make him out.
Perhaps he took it as he did carry a camera on many photo's after the war.
He was in the 157th Rly Con Coy
Unfortunately there is no-one left in the family that might be old enough to shed any light on it :|
Many thanks for looking
Ady B-)

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#26 Ron Goldstein

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

AdyB

If I was asked to make a considered guess then I would say Sicily or Italy before Feb 1944. Note the KDs being worn alongside BDs plus the absence of Africa Star medal ribbons.....these were issued some time in Feb '44, at least in my unit.

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:peepwalla:

 

I was "called-up", as a 19 year old, on the 1st of Oct 1942 and was one of 5 serving brothers, one of whom, Jack, was in RAF Bomber Command and was killed on March 16th 1945.

I served as a Driver/Op (Wireless Operator) with the 49th Light Anti Aircraft Rgt. (78 Div) from Apr 1943 to Dec 1944 (North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Egypt). The Regiment was disbanded in Dec 1944 and I was retrained (in Italy) by the Royal Armoured Corps.

 

Finally, I served as Loader/Op with the 4th Queen's Own Hussars (6th Armd.,78th & 56 Div) from Mar 1945 to Dec 1946 (Italy, Austria, Germany) finishing up as Tech Cpl. for "A" Sqdrn.  I was "De-mobbed" in Apr 1947

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

I have come by this photo of the 84 Field Company, Royal Engineers (84 Fd Coy RE) which was taken in 1945 in Uelzen, Germany. This unit began its European campaign on Queen Red Sword Beach. I have restored it from quite a poorer state (see http://www.ardtechnology.com/bem/ re 1949184 Driver Leslie DALE BEM RE )

There are so many faces here and I'm thinking such photos could be of such enormous value to others searching for relatives if they are of a resonable resolution. I think there should be a place where they can be collected together, hence this thread. So if you got 'em lets see 'em and if you recognise yourself or anybody else do please let us know.

84fieldcompanyreuelzeng.th.jpg

 

My grandfather was one of those in this photo from Uelzen. I've just uploaded some pics of him on my gallery page, including a photo still in my family's possession of his troop in Uelzen with the reverse of the photo signed by his fellow RE's.

84 Field Coy RE, 3 Platoon (TBC), Uelzen, Germany, 1945
84 Field Coy RE, 3 Platoon (TBC), Uelzen, Germany, 1945 Reverse

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#28 MarcD

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

A relative of Harry Langley has kindly confirmed that he is in this troop photo, 2nd row from back, 5th from left.

Those of you interested in 84 Field Coy RE, or the RE involvement in the D-Day landings, may have seen websites containing accounts of the landings by Harry.

 

Would be great to identify a few more names/faces if possible...


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#29 MarcD

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

Following a visit to the National Archives, I have now been able to put names (and numbers) to most of the signatures on the reverse of my Grandfather's Uelzen troop photo, to the best of my ability. Hoping to identify a few more...

 

http://ww2talk.com/f...y-1945-reverse/

 

Spr J. Hewitt (2145647), Spr F Elder (14239129), Dvr P.I. Appleton (1949382), Spr F. Borton (14640890), Spr H. Potter (2118491), J.R. Pennell (1878228), Spr W.R Potter (1944895), Spr H. Langley (5730302), Spr R. Barron (14518528), Spr F.L. Turner 'Les Turner'? (14379783), Lt/Sjt G.R. Laidlaw (2125573), Spr A. Brand (6029153), Spr G.O. Coxon (1579005), Spr C. Arnold (2139090), Spr E. Marchant (10693038), A.E. Marsh (21226155).


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#30 MarcD

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:18 PM

Attached File  84 Fd Coy RE Names A3.pdf   740.11K   4 downloads

 

Work in progress...

 

 


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