67th Medium Regiment RA TA

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  1. tedsdaughter

    tedsdaughter No longer a member

    I have been researching the above regiment for the last 4 years. Anyone interested in this regiment please make contact.

    Thanks
    Diana Watts
     
  2. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Hi Diana
    Nice to see another 5.5. Welcome to the Arty-Boys!
    Rob.
     
  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Always can do with information/documentation regarding the Regiment in the Netherlands :) for my site
     
  4. tedsdaughter

    tedsdaughter No longer a member

    Sorry should have made it clear my research covers 1939 - 1942 when the majority of the regiment was captured at Tobruk. I have little knowledge of the position when they were re-formed.
    Thanks
    Diana
     
  5. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

  6. Les Peel

    Les Peel Junior Member

    Hi Diana,
    i have juust started to do some research into the life of my grandfather.
    He was George william Johnson w/bsm 232 Bty/67 ( Suffolk ) Med regt.R.A. (T.A.)
    All i have is his medals, a post card and a couple of snaps.
    I also have a photograph of the full regiment but i dont know what year it is.
    Look forward to earing from you.
    Les
     
  7. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Les, Welcome to the forum.
    If you could post the photos, we would like to see them its good to have some Medium Arty on here.
    Regards
    Rob
     
  8. Les Peel

    Les Peel Junior Member

    somewhere in germany
    67th med regt 232 bat
     
  9. Les Peel

    Les Peel Junior Member

    The 67th Med reg
    Year unknown
     

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  10. ADM199

    ADM199 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum Les;

    I have a B.S.M Johnson 835987 listed as a P.O.W. in Italy in 1943. No Camp given.
    The same man is listed as P.O.W. in Germany in 1945. Camp O79 P.O.W. No. 3397

    The initials given are B.W. which could be a mistake as there are quite a few such errors in the records.
     
  11. Les Peel

    Les Peel Junior Member

    sorry i dont know what year this is but my grandfather is still a gunner so it could be before the war ?
     

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  12. Les Peel

    Les Peel Junior Member

    Mine is G W Johnson 794517 he is marked on the 3rd row on the photoggraph
     
  13. ADM199

    ADM199 Well-Known Member

    Looks like he was one of the fortunate ones from the Regiment who didn't fall in the bag in June 1942.
     
  14. Les Peel

    Les Peel Junior Member

    67th med regt 232 bat
     

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  15. suffolk_kev

    suffolk_kev Junior Member

    Sorry should have made it clear my research covers 1939 - 1942 when the majority of the regiment was captured at Tobruk. I have little knowledge of the position when they were re-formed.
    Thanks
    Diana

    Diana

    I wonder if you can help me out on a project. My grandfather was 917898 Sjt Frank Grayston SMITH of 67 Medium Regt Royal Artillery... Can you tell me what if anything you can find out about him? I understand that he was captured - in Italy sometime around October or November 1942 and then was tragically killed when the troop ship he was on was apparently torpedoed by a allied submarine. I know his name appears on the Alamein Memorial

    Mum has found some wonderful old documents from her mothers possessions including his original death certificate from the Palace, a 1950's book about the memorial and some cards and letters he sent home to my grandmother.

    I plan on making a memorial frame including his photo, certificate and medals and it would be nice to be able to fill in some of the blanks I have.

    Regards
    Kev
     
  16. ADM199

    ADM199 Well-Known Member

    Hi Kev,
    your Grandfather L/Sgt F G Smith 917818 was captured when Tobruk fell in June 1942.
    He was moved Westwards to a Camp at Benghazi; PG154. This Camp was on high ground overlooking the Salt Marshes not far from the Docks. He would have arrived here by the end of June.

    On the 31st of October he left Benghazi on the 3 day journey to a Camp in the Tripoli area.
    On the 13th November he was in a party of just over 1,000 POW taken to the Docks at Tripoli to board the S S Scillin. The ship was only 1,590 or so tons so all the POW couldn't embark. Your Grandfather was one of the 830 who did get on the ship which sailed at 13:00hrs.
    On the next evening the Scillin was intercepted by a R.N. Submarine (P212) and sunk. Only 27 of the 830 survived.

    The CWGC hadn't been given the full information on the DOD so he was said to have died between 31st Oct to 14th Nov 1942. This was corrected in 1996.
    My Father was lost on the Scillin and his DOD was given as 26th Oct to 14th Nov 1942. The first date was when he left Benghazi.
    In statements made by Captain E T Gilbert RAMC he was of the opinion that all those onboard the Scillin were from a Camp on the 7km mark in Tripoli, but from statements made by survivors this was clearly not so.

    Brian

    Diana

    I wonder if you can help me out on a project. My grandfather was 917898 Sjt Frank Grayston SMITH of 67 Medium Regt Royal Artillery... Can you tell me what if anything you can find out about him? I understand that he was captured - in Italy sometime around October or November 1942 and then was tragically killed when the troop ship he was on was apparently torpedoed by a allied submarine. I know his name appears on the Alamein Memorial

    Mum has found some wonderful old documents from her mothers possessions including his original death certificate from the Palace, a 1950's book about the memorial and some cards and letters he sent home to my grandmother.

    I plan on making a memorial frame including his photo, certificate and medals and it would be nice to be able to fill in some of the blanks I have.

    Regards
    Kev
     
  17. LesB

    LesB WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I served with the regiment from October 1939 until captured at Tobruk 1942. I would like to make contact with any other regimental colleagues and discuss old times.
     
  18. ADM199

    ADM199 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum Les.

    Don't think it will be too long before Very Ernest catches up with you.

    Sorry about that he hasn't visited the Forum for about a year.

    Brian
     
  19. Whilst researching Italian POW Camp PG 54 Fara Sabina I came across this story by Lance Sergeant Leslie Drane of the 67th Medium Regt on BBC WW2 Peoples War

    LesB do you remember which POW Camps in Italy you were held. I would guess that quite a few from the 67th ended up at PG 54 as a large number of the POW's seem to have been captured at Tobruk.

    Hope this is of use.

    Chris
     

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