6090590 John James SMITH, 2/7 Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): 9/9/43

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by CL1, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. CL1

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

    Remembering Today

    CWGC - Cemetery Details
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Service No: 6090590
    Date of Death: 09/09/1943
    Age: 27
    Regiment/Service: The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), 2/7th Bn.
    Grave Reference: I. A. 10.
  2. CL1

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

  3. Skoyen89

    Skoyen89 Senior Member

    Killed on the first day of the Salerno landings. The link above doesn't seem to work. Looking to find further detail on the activity of the 2/7 Queens that day. .

    Attached Files:

  4. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    There is a museum that covers this regiment, with a volunteer workforce who like to help with enquiries Have you been in touch?
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  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  6. Skoyen89

    Skoyen89 Senior Member

    Thanks Tony56 and Shiny9th - I had managed to find those. I was looking to find the War Diaries or a detailed account of 2/7 Queens on 9 Sept 1943 to help a friend whose relative died that day. It will probably have to wait until my next visit to Kew to get the WDs - once the service returns to near normal.
  7. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    From: Bullen, Roy E., History of the 2/7th Battalion The Queen’s Royal Regiment 1939-1946, Biddles Lt. Guildford, 1958

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  8. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    From: Curtis, Geoffrey Salerno Remembered, The Queens Royal Surrey Regimental Association, 1988

    Hope this helps.
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  9. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    You won't find any better information in the WD than that already posted :

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  10. Skoyen89

    Skoyen89 Senior Member

    Many thanks to BFBSM and Gary Tankard for the information which is amazing. As Gary says the war diary is disappointing for such an important event - but the two accounts are wonderful.

    I am hoping to find a initial grave burial on the CWGC site for Cpl Sidney John Jobbings so I can try to establish where he died. However the CWGC site is not showing the attachments such as the Concentration Report at the moment so lets hope that is resolved. He was in 'C' Company because his widow received a letter from Major MacWilliams who is mentioned in Buullen's book.

    Again thanks
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