225 Field Company Royal Engineers 14th September 1940

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Researching a name from the Brookwood Memorial

    Name:PERRY, RONALD SYDNEYInitials:R SNationality:United KingdomRank:Lance CorporalRegiment/Service:Royal EngineersUnit Text:225 Field Coy.Age:31Date of Death:14/09/1940Service No:2094099Additional information:Son of Frederick Charles and Alice Maude Perry; husband of Edith Irene Perry.Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:Panel 5. Column 2.Memorial:BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

    This man from the same unit died the same day & has a known grave

    Name DOVEY, REGINALD GEORGE Initials:R G Nationality:United KingdomRank:Lance CorporalRegiment/Service:Royal EngineersUnit Text:225 Field Coy.Date of Death:14/09/1940Service No:1866273Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:Row U. 1. Grave 146.Cemetery:BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY

    Now just to add a little more this officer from the RE also died the same & is buried a few graves away.

    Name:WINTER, VERNON THEODORE FOWLERInitials:V T FNationality:United KingdomRank:Second LieutenantRegiment/Service:Royal EngineersDate of Death:14/09/1940Service No:130533Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:Row U.1. Grave 144.Cemetery:BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY

    What Im looking is an incident possibly in the Bournemouth area that killed these 3 men. I hopefully going to find the grave of the Brookwood casualty.

    I would be grateful for any info

    Chris
     
  2. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Chris, my grandfather was in the 225 and just before his death wrote up a history of the company in WWII. He doesn't say much about this incident but here it is for what it's worth:

    The month of September began with Lt Osborne being posted to another Unit. 1 Sgt and 11 men were posted to 61st Division RE and 15 NCOs and men transferred from that Division to 225.

    No 1 Section were sent on detachment to Bisterne Park.

    No 3 Section were working in Bournemouth - Boscombe area, part of their work involved demolishing part of Boscombe Pier. An unfortunate accident with a beach mine caused the death of an officer and 2 L/Cpls., a sad day!

    Lee
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Well what do you know-The internet makes the world so small.
     
  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Lee

    thanks for that; Im going to contact Bournemouth Council tomorrow. Heres hoping that I have found him

    Chris
     
  5. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Lee

    thanks for that; Im going to contact Bournemouth Council tomorrow. Heres hoping that I have found him

    Chris

    Chris I think you have the three men there. Well done!

    Lt Winter joined the 225 on 30th June 1940 so it all ties in with what's in my grandfather's history.

    Unbelievably I don't actually have a copy of all the 225 war diaries but I will copy the diary covering this period on Thursday to see if it gives any more details.

    Lee
     
  6. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Lee

    thanks very much. Will keep you up to speed on this case

    Chris
     
  7. Macca62

    Macca62 Junior Member

    Lee, very interesting, I am keen to know how to get a copy of the unit history for the 225th. My father Edward McIntosh was transferred to the 225th from the Royal artillary around January 1940 and remained with them until the end of the North African campaign. Any assistance would be gratly appreciated.

    regards

    Trevor
     
  8. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Lee, very interesting, I am keen to know how to get a copy of the unit history for the 225th. My father Edward McIntosh was transferred to the 225th from the Royal artillary around January 1940 and remained with them until the end of the North African campaign. Any assistance would be gratly appreciated.

    regards

    Trevor

    Trevor, if you PM me your email address I can send you a copy of the 225 war diary for Jan to June 1940. I will get the other diaries shortly and can share those with you as well.

    I will be self-publishing the 225 history that my grandfather put together in the near future.

    Best wishes,

    Lee
     
  9. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Meant to ask Trevor, did your father ever attend the yearly 225 reunion in Birmingham?
     
  10. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Chris, here's the 225 diary entry confirming the accident with a beach mine.
     

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  11. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Been in touch with Bournemouth Council; sadly no record of his burial in any of their cemeteries

    Chris
     
  12. ramacal

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

    Chris

    I found the details of the marriage of Ronald S Perry to Edith Irene Creswell. It occurred in 1933 in Walsall, Staffordshire. If the bodies of 2 of the three were found, maybe Perry was taken back to Walsall, provided of course that he and his wife lived in the area.

    Cheers - Rob
     
  13. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Thanks for that Rob; an avenue I will have to explore
     
  14. Macca62

    Macca62 Junior Member

    Hi Lee, sorry for the delayed response. My family moved to Australia in 1950 so there was no opportunity to go to any reunions. We did live in the UK between 77 _79 and my father did attempt to find some of his old unit mates without success except a few listed on war memorials. The internet certainly makes searching so much easier.
     
  15. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi

    Been researching Walsall and area Rolls of Honour for eons now, and he is not mentioned on any near here !!

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  16. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi

    Told a fib above. I've found him on the Darlaston War Memorial so he could be buried in Walsall/Darlaston/Wednesbury.

    If Fowler is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery in Grave U.I.144 and Dovey is in U.I.146, is there a chance Perry could be buried in U.I.145 ???

    Regards,

    Graeme
     

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