1st Royal Sussex Regiment

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Paul Reed, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Always interested to hear from people with information, photos or an interest in this unit - or any veteran contacts.
     
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  2. salientpoints

    salientpoints Senior Member

    Paul,

    Is there anything particular you may be needing a pic or info on as I live round the corner from the RSX museum as I think you may already know from GWF.

    Ryan
     
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  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks Ryan - I have already explored that avenue, but I would appreciate the addresses of any local Royal Sussex associations that might have veteran members - suggest you email me.
     
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  4. BeppoSapone

    BeppoSapone Senior Member

    Originally posted by Paul Reed@Feb 19 2004, 04:35 PM
    Always interested to hear from people with information, photos or an interest in this unit - or any veteran contacts.
    Paul

    I have a couple of photos of a Royal Sussex officer from WW2. Don't know his name, but you might recognise him?

    Not even sure if he was with 1st bn, but one of the two photos has a French language, north African?, back. In that photo he is wearing Battledress, with no visible badges.

    However, in the other photo he is wearing Service Dress and is clearly in the Royal Sussex.

    As soon as I am settled in where I am going I will look for these photos and let you have scans.

    Cheers

    Tony - trying desperately to 'kick start' a moribund board!
     
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  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks Tony - I think it will take a while for this forum to get started. The webmaster could do with advertising it on some other sites, but I suspect once it gets logged by Google etc it will soon grow in popularity.

    Look forward to seeing those photos.
     
  6. salientpoints

    salientpoints Senior Member

    Hi Paul,

    Further to this I have obtained a contact for you who may be able to help locally. I have not spoken directly as it is your topic but please do keep me posted on your progress -

    Major Barry Lane of the Eastbourne Branch of The Royal Sussex Regiment Association - 01323 460633.

    Ryan
     
  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I am always interested to hear of any photographs, paperwork, militaria etc relating to this battalion, which served with 4th (Indian) Division in North Africa and Italy; I am more interested in its period of service in Italy 1943-45 than anything else.

    Happy to buy items or accept copies etc.

    Also always keen to trace veterans.
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Just bringing this to the top.
     
  9. binney 962

    binney 962 Junior Member

    hi paul do u think u might be able to help me please?my father served in the royal west susex reg as a dispatch rider,i know he was in africa ,egypt poss france as well.he is deseased now he died in 1989.as we come from arundel west sussex i assume he would of joined up there.i donnot have the means to get info ect,do you what what battalion he would have been in?
    he lied about his age he was 26 when he joined and was in a reserved occupation(farm worker).IF YOU CAME HELP I CAN GIVE YOU HIS FULL NAME BUT I DO NOT KNOW HIS SERVICE NUMBER,
    thank you
     
  10. binney 962

    binney 962 Junior Member

    paul i have a nice photo(copy) of my dad in his uniform
     
  11. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Hi paul,

    I dont no if it will be of any use/help/interest to you but i have my Great Great Great Grandads original service records, he served with the 1st Sussex Regiment from 1871 to 1882 taking part in the 1882 Egypt War? i can give you copies if you want?

    Donnie
     
  12. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    hi paul do u think u might be able to help me please?my father served in the royal west susex reg as a dispatch rider,i know he was in africa ,egypt poss france as well.he is deseased now he died in 1989.as we come from arundel west sussex i assume he would of joined up there.i donnot have the means to get info ect,do you what what battalion he would have been in?
    he lied about his age he was 26 when he joined and was in a reserved occupation(farm worker).IF YOU CAME HELP I CAN GIVE YOU HIS FULL NAME BUT I DO NOT KNOW HIS SERVICE NUMBER,
    thank you

    Unfortunately I do not have any nominal rolls for the regiment for WW2. None exist in the National Archives or County Records Office for this period. Your own chance of information is to obtain his service record from MOD.

    However, if you post the photo you have that may offer some clues?
     
  13. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Hi paul,

    I dont no if it will be of any use/help/interest to you but i have my Great Great Great Grandads original service records, he served with the 1st Sussex Regiment from 1871 to 1882 taking part in the 1882 Egypt War? i can give you copies if you want?

    Donnie

    Thanks Donnie, but this enquiry was about their WW2 history not the earlier one. Your offer of help appreciated, however!
     
  14. binney 962

    binney 962 Junior Member

    paul have posted a photo of my dad in albums
     
  15. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Binney -
    You appear to have made the same request on two different threads- on your initial posting - I beleive I answered your query by stating that he appeared to have been in 2nd Battalion at Alam el Halfa and El Alamein -in Egypt - with the 44th Division which was broken up and therefore some of them went to the 10th battalion of the paras with the 4th paras brigade at Tunisia - from there they went back to the uk and took part in the Ahrnem battle - I think you might find that your Father was in that group ......

    Cheers
     
  16. binney 962

    binney 962 Junior Member

    ok thank you
     
  17. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    paul have posted a photo of my dad in albums

    I've left you some comments in your album.
     
  18. Melchy

    Melchy Junior Member

    Hi Paul,

    My Grandfather served in 1st Bn Royal Sussex. Here's a photo of him (front rank, 2nd from right), photo was labelled "06/06/1945 Kavalla Airfield, Royal Sussex Regt, 4th Indian Div, being inspected by Gen Auchinleck"

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    I have a few more pictures but he died when I was young so not much info.
    cheers
    Stuart
     
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  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Melchy and welcome to the forum....Thats a great picture you have there. I'm sure its safe for me to say that many on here including me would love to see anymore you have.

    Regards
    Andy
     
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  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum Melchy,
    I'd love to see more photos as well please.
    How long had Grandad been with them?
     

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