/484139HAA (M) Rgt. Belgium 1944

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by John Stride, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. John Stride

    John Stride New Member

    My mother Ivy Stride (Nee Long) W/200799 served with this unit near Brussels in 1944/5. She has just applied for her WWII medals! Her application for the 1939-45 Star was rejected on the grounds that she only served 143 days in NW Europe. Her memory is that she sailed from Southampton on the Lady of Man in Sept/early October 1944 & spent her 20th birthday (20/10/44) in Belgium, returning by air to Croydon on c.25/5/45. Can anyone tell me whether her memory is accurate and whether it is possible to confirm the period this service served in Belgium.

    many thanks,
    John Stride
     
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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Your best bet might be to get hold of the unit war diary from UK National Archives. It may contain a nominal roll at embarkation and if your mother was absent from the unit it may be shown in the weekly field returns.

    A couple of members offer a look up and copy service for War Diaries - drop Drew Drew5233 or Lee PsyWar.Org a personal message to discuss your enquiry.

    I assume you’ve got a copy of her service records from MOD?

    Good Luck

    Steve
     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    As Steve states get the service records they will tell you the dates.


    regards
    Clive
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Here's the diary entry for when she left. Unfortunately I don't have the 1944 war diary.
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