Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by ramacal, Nov 2, 2011.
Message also for "Rob" ref Sint Annaland - 247 battery -My uncle was one of the three men killed - Many thanks Rob - thi diary account runs counter to what we were infomed on Friday - that they had been stabbed to death by the German raiding party. Is there any further info on the following pages of the diary (pages 6 and following)?? Still doesn't answer yet the question as to how many men were deployed at St Annaland or when they arrived! Thanks for your help. I look forward to the "mystery" being clarified. I suppose the other question is, how many men were actually at the emplacement that night? The local Dutch community would really like further contact with any relatives/descendants of Callan. Are you aware of any??
War diaries rarely go into the sort of detail that you are seeking to find. The unit and troops of this Battery were constantly moving around on patrols and won't necessarily record every single movement and how many men were involved. The war diary clearly states though when they went to Sint Annaland?
I don't know of any relatives of Callan that the Dutch Villagers can contact, although people have been tracked down with some research. Can you ask one of them to contact me to see what we can do.
Many thanks Rob! I'd still appreciate the next couple of pages of the war diary for 247 (pages 6 & 7) if that's possible, or point me to the source so that I can investigate myself.
Just looked online at today's edition of "eendaachtbode" - local paper for Tholen and Sint Annaland and there are a couple of photos of myself and my sister and party at the Tholen memorial last Friday.
If I get further info on the Brown and Callan families, I'll let you know.
great read, thanks for putting online. And their typed. My grandfathers regimental diaries, (73rdAnti tank are mostly hand written. It's taking me ages to de cypher them..lol
New here today but I am looking for information about 62 Anti Tank, I believe My late Grandfather Herbert Bosworth 998245 Served with 62, I say believe because the scans I had of his demob book have been lost from my hard drive. Would there be any manning records out there that I could investigate?
*EDIT* Found the scans of Grandad's Demob Book, He was serving with 247 Battery 62 Anti Tank Regt according to the stamps on the book, Would anyone have access to 247 Battery War Diaries?, would be very much obliged if anyone could point me in the right direction?.
Here's the refs for the 247 Battery diaries from 1944 to 46 at the National Archives
WO 171/946 247 Battery 1944 June- Dec.
WO 171/4787 247 Battery 1945 Jan.- Dec.
WO 171/9036 247 Battery 1946 Jan.
I've got the 247 Battery war diaries. Send me a Private Message with your e-mail address and I'll send them to you. For some reason, I forgot to finish adding a link to this thread.
Cheers - Rob
did you get a PM from me? just wondering if i gave yo the correct e-mail address?
Just out of interest, which Division were they attached to?
Nice photo of an M10
They were 1 Corp's Anti-Tank Regiment, but the 4 individual batteries were attached to various divisions/brigades in North West Europe.
I know the daughter of the driver of this M10 (Jukegirl2). Another of the crew (Wally Shea) recently passed away.
Wow, My grandad was a resistance fighter who served at the Coy at Stavenisse. The pillbox next to them was raided by para's of the Hermann Göring Division. 2 of them became POW and were executed later on.
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