506th Field Company Royal Engineers.

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  1. Jampas

    Jampas Member

    There was a soldier called 2076015 Lance Serjeant David Alfred Crockett, serving with the Royal Engineers who died on the 15/03/1945. He was in the 506th Field Company Royal Engineers part of the 2nd Division. Does any one know what actually happened to him, how he died on the 15th March 1945 at the River Sangro? Or is there any additional information about him. see this link for a photo and what we know so far. DOB would be helpful. Any details,about his service at all. In the absence of his service record..

    North East War Memorials Project - Every Name A Story Content

    Many Thanks in advance.

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Why have you mentioned the River Sangro ? That's in Italy . ;)
  3. Jampas

    Jampas Member

    That is part of the query, I do not think it was the Sangro. Apparently he was killed crossing a River ?
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: David Crockett
    Given Initials: D A
    Rank: Lance Serjeant
    Death Date: 15 Mar 1945
    Number: 2076015
    Birth Place: Newcastle-on-Tyne
    Residence: Newcastle-on-Tyne
    Regiment at Enlistment: Royal Engineers
    Branch at Enlistment: Other Corps
    Theatre of War: Burma
    Regiment at Death: Royal Engineers
    Branch at Death: Other Corps

    Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
    Name: L-Sgt David Alfred Crockett
    Death Date: 15 Mar 1945
    Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Htauk Kyant, Yangon Region, Burma
    Has Bio?: N

    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: David Alfred Crockett
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: abt 1921
    Death Date: 15 Mar 1945
    Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery
    Burial Country: Burma
    Father: G A Crockett
    Mother: Margaret E Crockett
    Regimental Number: 2076015
    Region or Memorial: Burma

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  6. Jampas

    Jampas Member

    Many Thanks

    I will get the War Diary thanks, and the service record, just wondered if it was on hand. The Death details other information i already had. Yes definitely Sittang River.

    Have a nice photo of him,

    Thanks :)
  7. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Crockett Household (5 People)
    28 Denewell Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne C.B., Northumberland
    George A Crockett - 28 Jan 1878 - Newspaper Printer Retired
    Margaret E Crockett -29 Jan 1879 - Unpaid Domestic Duties
    George P Crockett -18 Mar 1913 - Printer Copy ?
    Kenneth N Crockett -10 Jun 1915 - Clerk Builders ?
    Ivy E Cail (Crockett) - 22 Jun 1917 - Waitress
  8. Jampas

    Jampas Member

    Many thanks Harkness I already have this information.
    The son George worked at the same place as his Father Newcastle Evening Chronicle offices. Also had his Grandad.
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    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    No, not the Sittang. 2 Brit Div had been withdrawn long before anyone got to the Sittang. They had crossed the Irrawaddy a couple of weeks before, so that is more likely.
  10. Jampas

    Jampas Member


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