1st Division HQ, Royal Artillery Nominal Roll 1939

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive


  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    :poppy: CWGC :: Certificate :poppy:

    96035 Chaplain 4th Class The Rev. GEOFFREY GERVASE HOBSON MATTHEWS MiD. Royal Army Chaplains' Department

    Note: Name incorrectly spelt on Headstone
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Interesting stuff - thanks for that Andy.
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    765243 Gunner George Frederick Hatcher attd. H.Q. 1st Div. Royal Artillery
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    27th May 1940 at Westoutre:
    On his return, BM found 2 Fd Regt halted and closed up in WESTOUTRE H.45. Before he could get them on the move they were bombed. Gnr Hatcher was wounded and evacuated.

    5250168 Gunner Frank Henry Phipps, 98 (The Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery
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    805454 Gunner Edwin Race, Royal Artillery
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From the same diary:

    On 5th April 1940 Capt. (Rev) Hobson-Matthews RAChD was attached to 1st Bn. KSLI.
  6. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    BBC Radio 4 - Sunday, 80th Anniversary of Dunkirk; Forgiveness and Will Hajj Happen?

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    80th Anniversary of Dunkirk; Forgiveness and Will Hajj Happen?
    Dom Gervase Hobson-Matthews was a monk who trained and taught at the Benedictine run Downside Abbey. During WW2 he served as a chaplain to the 1st Artillery Division. He kept a diary that chronicled his experience helping troops to withdraw from the beaches of Dunkirk where he was killed in June 1940. Days before his death, he rejected an opportunity to return home. To mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk the Abbey’s Director of Heritage Dr Simon Johnson tells us about Dom Gervase’s courage and martyrdom through archive and extracts from Dom Gervase’s diary.
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    The Saudi authorities have yet to officially cancel this year’s Hajj. Whilst the Muslim world has been celebrating Ramadan, they have not had to make this difficult decision but after Eid everyone will be asking if the Great Mosque in Mecca can re-open at the end of July for the most important pilgrimage in Islam. Emily discusses the problem with Dr Carool Kersten, Reader in the Study of Islam & the Muslim World at King’s College London.
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