Discussion in 'Airborne' started by lineman, Feb 13, 2011.
Many thanks Cee. So glad I found this site !!
Heres a few pics ive managed to quickly upload, ill try and do some more later.
Does anyone have any idea how I can find out which company my grandfather was in?
Going through the Forum Trux section under "Airlanding and Parachute Battalion" this is what I found with regards cooks. It only goes as low as the Battalion level, so cooks may not have been assigned to specific companies. Hopefully I didn't miss something as it is easy to get confused going down the list.
AIR LANDING BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS
1 X cook Army Catering Corp for officers mess
2 X cook Army Catering Corp for other ranks
AIR LANDING BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS DEFENCE PLATOON
2 X cook ACC
2 X corporal cook
13 X cook
I wonder if anyone can help. I have just been speaking to the son of 5613543 Cpl Robert John Hodge who his son says was a member of 12th Devons. As far as he knows he took part in D Day (but came in by sea) , the Ardennes and Op Varsity. He has been approached to write a small article on his father for the local paper. I have given him all the generic information I have and was wondering if anyone has nominal rolls for the three operations so he can be sure if he was on them.
His son was 8 at the beginning of WW2 and his father passed away sometime in the mid 1950's so he is hazy on details. I have told him how to apply for the service record which could confirm a number of details.
Can anyone help at all?
He is going to lend me a copy of a photo of his father in uniform which with his permission I will put up on the forum.
Any help gratefully received.
I can confirm that 5613543 L/Cpl. R. Hodge is listed on the Normandy and Varsity nominal rolls. On the Normandy roll his name is listed directly below that of 5628401 Pte. O. A. Hillier of C Coy. Raising the possibility that he was also C Coy.
Thanks very much for the information I shall pass it on. I will post the photo of L/Cpl Hodge very shortly.
Attached is a photo of 5613543 Cpl Robert John Hodge 12th Devons.
I can't be certain this is your man L/Cpl R. Hodge, but there is a resemblance, allowing for poor quality of photo. If it is L/Cpl R. Hodge, he is pictured standing next to L/Cpl Victor Drewett of 26 A/Tk Platoon and in the 'E' Coy group photo. Suggesting he was 'E' Coy Normandy and Support Coy Ardennes and Varsity.
Best of luck with your enquires.
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