1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment - Arakan, Burma, Sumatra

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  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Reginald Leonard STAINES.
    Service Number 14989323
    Class Z (T) Reserve 13/11/1947
    (Same Lincolns Nominal Roll Book as Larner, post 36)

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  2. Regson

    Regson New Member

    Thanks for the information.
    I would think that he had already returned to
    England by November, and he no longer was a reservist. Is that what class z, t means.
    He seemed to have had a quiet war, more policing the oil refinery and clearing up.
    I think he was a Sarg in D company.
  3. Aggripa

    Aggripa New Member

    I know it's a long shot but I'm trying to find details of my grandfather. He was William Hopkinson. I have his cap badge Burma star and three other fairly common medals. My dad said he served in India with the Lincolnshire regiment so I assume the 1st Battalion. He seemed to think he was higher than private but how high I don't know. The only Hopkinson I can find is WL but I don't think that's him. Any advice on where to full rolls of names ? All help would be very gratefully received.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Apply for his service records from the MoD.
    Request records of deceased service personnel
  5. Aggripa

    Aggripa New Member

    Thanks for that. I am awaiting his death certificate then i will apply. He died in 1973 so all the info should be available. He allegedly joined in 1923 ish so was not a conscript. I just find it odd I can't even find a record number for him. As I say I have 4 medals including the Burma Star. I just wondered if anyone had access to list to see if he was on it. If he was something like a sergeant his records should still be available I assume?
  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    It took a while to find details on William HOPKINSON and his service number is 4797645.

    Enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment on 28/7/1925 at the age of 18.5 years old (born in 1907). He was a coal miner in Nottingham. His Father's name looks to be John Ernest HOPKINSON of Nottingham.

    He was posted to the 8th Battalion, Lincolns (exact date not known). The 50th Battalion became the 8th Battalion and was formed on 9/10/1940. The 8th Battalion was disbanded on 22/12/1942 and was converted to the 101st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. William HOPKINSON's name appears on the nominal roll of 101 A/T Regiment, with the Rank of Bombadier, so the comment about being higher than a private appears to be valid.

    The 101st A/T Regiment was then also disbanded in 1943. No further information is available about his war record until a service record can be obtained. It's starting point.

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    From the War Diary of 8 Lincolns:-

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    From the War Diary of 101 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. William Hopkinson's name in the nominal roll of 101 A/T Regt with the Rank of Bombadier (24/12/1942):-

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  7. Aggripa

    Aggripa New Member

    Wow I am stunned. Thank you so so much for this. I really have something to build on now. I was getting no where online. I'm trying to find out details for my dad as he knows very little of his father's army career other than the medals he has. I still plan on applying for his records but this is fascinating. Curiously I now live close to where those photos were taken. I,'ll have to take a walk. Again thank you so much.

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