6 April 1944, Anzio

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  1. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Any info about these 2 men please.

    MOTT, HAROLD AYRES
    Rank: Corporal

    Service No: 4977046

    Date of Death: 06/04/1944

    Age: 25

    Regiment/Service: Army Catering Corps attd. 14th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

    Grave Reference: XII. A. 10.

    Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

    Additional Information: Son of William Ayres Mott and Annie Mott; husband of Margaret Mott, of New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.




    DAVISON, REGINALD GEORGE

    Rank: Private

    Service No: 4976044

    Date of Death: 08/04/1944

    Age: 23

    Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 1st Bn.

    Grave Reference: XII. C. 3.

    Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

    Additional Information: Son of George William and Lucy Davison, of Newark, Nottinghamshire.

    I have ordered their DC's but may just come back " War Operations ".
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Harold Ayres Mott
    Birth: Abt. 1919
    Death: 06 Apr 1944
    (6 Apr 1944) - Anzio, Roma, Lazio, Italy
    Marriage: Dec 1939 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
    Spouse: Margaret Jenkins
    F: William Ayres Mott
    M: (Name Unknown) - It is known as CWGC details give her name as Annie

    Not sure how you can order their DC's - as they were KIA - and under CWGC, DC's are only issued for civil registered deaths ???? - I hope you are not getting confused because there is another Harold Ayres Mott

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Harry Aryes Mott
    Death Age: 78
    Birth Date: 20 Aug 1917
    Registration Date: Mar 1996

    Registration district: Nottingham
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
    Register Number: D61A
    District and Subdistrict: 6891D

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  3. Tricky Dicky

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    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Reginald Davison
    Given Initials: R G
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 8 Apr 1944
    Number: 4976044
    Birth Place: Nottinghamshire
    Residence: Nottinghamshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Italy
    Regiment at Death: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: Reginald George Davison
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: abt 1921
    Death Date: 8 Apr 1944
    Cemetery: Beach Head War Cemetery
    Burial Country: Italy
    Father: George William Davison
    Mother: Lucy Davison
    Regimental Number: 4976044
    Region or Memorial: Italy

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  4. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

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  5. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I would have gladly posted the war diaries of 14 Foresters, but ( i have yet) to get them. It will complete the diaries that i have for the First Division in the Anzio Campaign. I would say that you could try & obtain a rather rare copy of the History of the Sherwood Foresters, but that would not give you much joy. I could be wrong on that though.

    One thing i will say is that 18 Brigade took one hell of a kicking, after taking over from 24 Guards Brigade. 18 Brigade lost 1019 men-
    Killed, wounded & Missing (14 Foresters = 394!) Source, page 172 APPENDIX `B' Anzio Campaign Battle Casualties. History of The First Division Anzio Campaign Jan-June 45.

    If you are interested, then i will take a photo of the headstones of these chaps when I'm out in Anzio in June. That is if someone else can provide them before then.

    Regards,
    Stu. Edit.. Just clocked that you have mentioned 1st Bn on your second chap. I'm not sure about that. 2nd Battalion may be?
     
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  6. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    TD You can order death certs for service personnel , they come back as accident , illness or war operations. If they die after injury later they list a c.o.d. I have ordered quite a few , but at £14 a go it soon racks up.

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  7. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Both men KIA , no detail obviously but least it rules out accident or illness.

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  8. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here are the three pages from Barclay's regimental history of the Sherwood Foresters on the 14th Battalion's time at Anzio. 14thForestersAnzio01.jpg 14thForestersAnzio02.jpg 14thForestersAnzio03.jpg
     
  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    David, the last paragraph on page 113 Italy--ll looks quite interesting. Not sure has to how the 2 Foresters came by those Battle Casualties? If you can call it a honour, then it goes to the 1 DWR.. See Full Image below.

    Stu.
    172..jpg
     
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  10. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Stu.

    We have walked the ground that 2 FORESTERS mounted their attack on Campoleone.

    Worry not, we will walk the ground together again in June.

    Regards

    Frank
     

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