2nd East Yorks - Normandy 13 August 1944

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by stanbo43, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. stanbo43

    stanbo43 Junior Member

    Hi everbody, I am a complete beginner at this search business.
    I wondered If any one can tell me where to get started?
    Recently found my fathers army service and pay book, he was wounded a couple of months after he took part in the D Day landings.
    I am trying to find out where in France he was and how he got wounded.
    Any pointers as to where to contact or who to contact to get started would be a massive help. Thank you.

    Regards Stan.:confused:
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Stan and welcome to the forum. Can I suggest you post his details ie No. Rank, Name and his unit (s) and dates on the AB64 of any deployments.

    I think you'll find a few pointers will come your way ;)

    Regards
    Andy
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum,
    what unit was he in?
    when was he wounded ?
    have you got any photos?
     
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Stan,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Post as much information that you have and the forum members always do their best to help out.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  5. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Good day, Stan, and welcome to the Forum from Canada.

    You will find lots of hands to help here.

    cheers,
    phil
     
  6. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your research.

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  7. stanbo43

    stanbo43 Junior Member

    Thank you all for the grand welcome,The information I have is pretty scant, but is as follows.
    Name -Ernest Lumb
    Number -4349005
    Rank w/Corporal
    Reg-East Yorkshires
    He was involved in operations in N.W. Europe from 6/6/44 until 13/8/44
    Sorry I have no photos.
     
  8. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Stan,

    There is some information regarding 2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment on D-Day here:

    2 East Yorks D-Day

    Welcome and good luck,

    Roxy
     
  9. stanbo43

    stanbo43 Junior Member

    Stan,

    There is some information regarding 2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment on D-Day here:

    2 East Yorks D-Day

    Welcome and good luck,

    Roxy
    Thanks for the link Roxy,I reckon this could get quite addictive.
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Welcome Stan,

    The itch has had its first scratch - Now you are hooked.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  11. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Hello and welcome.
     
  13. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Stan, the following is taken from Chapter 15 of Delaforce's book Monty's ironside, and most likely relates to the action in which your man was wounded.

    Operation Wallp would be a two brigade attack to take Tinchebray, 10 miles south-east of Vire, and was planned to start on the 11th August. 3 German Parachuite Division was in Viessoix (east of Vire) and Roullers (south-east of Viessoux). 3rd recce regiment led and reportes Viessoix clear. Follwed by 8th Brigade, the South lancs started at 0900 hrs in dense mist and advanced unopposed for 3 miles, but at 1300 hrs they met heavy fire at point 272 and were pinned down. The carrier platoon was fired up by four soandaus and surrounded Maj Chance and CSM Coombes were wounded. YThe former crawling 2 miles back to the battalion HQ. The East Yorks reported a 'small' counter attack.

    The advance continued on the 12th August wuth South Lancs astride the main road south-east to Tinchebray and East Yorks in the left. The battle would last for 3 further days

    Phil
     
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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Have a search on here for threads containing East Yorks.....I think there maybe some of the units War Diaries from D-Day on here.
     
  15. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  16. stanbo43

    stanbo43 Junior Member

    Thank you all very -very much----brilliant.
     
  17. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Hello Stan and welcome to the forums.
     
  18. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Picking up where Phil left off:
    "The attack on the Germans - who now disputed a position a little further back towards Tinchebray - continued on 13th August. In this operation, the 2nd Battn., with tanks and following a heavy preliminary artillery concentration on the objectives, advanced to occupy a ridge. It met with heavy defensive shell fire, but attained its objectives, afterwards remaining on the ridge, with patrols going out in front. In this action - one officer, Major Warry - arrived only the previous day, was killed, as were four O.R. Three Officers were wounded and 31 O.R." Nightingale: The East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) in the War 1939/45.

    This was the last formal action in Normandy, mopping up followed.
     
  19. stanbo43

    stanbo43 Junior Member

    This is all fascinating stuff,--did the East Yorks have a commando group?
    My elder brother has just informed me that he is pretty sure my dad was in a commando unit. If so----did they land on Sword as well? I notice on the map a commando group are landing just to the east.My brother reckons father was at Pegasus bridge----Is this possible??
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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