69th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery

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  1. palawrence

    palawrence Member

    Hi Ruabonboy. That's interesting. Mind, there were about 1500+ workers at Monsanto :). As an aside, I have a cousin who worked in the welding shop (he's 90 this month) and has a good memory for Monsanto employees. I shall ask him if he knew your Dad. According to the diaries of another gunner, they left Dunkirk 29th and arrived back 30th. I have no idea where my father was billited unfortunately though. Photo attached. I've also included some of those I don't know, they were in my dad's 'tin'. Look forward to hearing from you. Be alert - Britain needs 'lerts' :)
     

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  2. ruabon boy

    ruabon boy Member

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  3. ruabon boy

    ruabon boy Member

    another intresting fact I have just noticed your fathers army No 947443 my Dads 097434 spooky or what!!!
     
  4. palawrence

    palawrence Member

    Spooky indeed, almost a palindrome! But same numbers different order - must be a name for that. Anagram perhaps!
     
  5. ruabon boy

    ruabon boy Member

    No sorry I meant that your father was the 9th person after my Dad. Do yo know where the enlistments took place?
     
  6. palawrence

    palawrence Member

    I'm not sure actually. Colwyn Bay I thought, and then based at Argyll Street Drill Hall, Llandudno. The guy at the museum there is very knowlegable about the 69th!
     
  7. ruabon boy

    ruabon boy Member

    Hi Peter, just been going back on one of your previous Questions A Troop were Bangor,B Troop were Anglesey, C Troop were Caernarvon and D Troop were Llandudno, I have been in many long chats with Adrian in Llandudno about the 69th and its getting somewhat complicated, My father kept postcards from where ever he was in the war and he has cards from Mount Kemmel (Belguim) and Lille (france) dated April -May 1940 now the 69th did not embark till the 9th of May. It appears that the 61st Med from Wrexham - Caernarvon, the Denbighshire Hussars did go over and come back before the 9th. the 61st then joined the 69th. Do you have any knowledge whether you Father went over and came back before they went back on the 9th. Its obvious that both Dads enlisted at the same place which I would have thought now would likely to have been Wrexham so possibly the 61st Med. I would like your thoughts on this the more I uncover the stranger the more complicated it gets.
    hope all is still well with you and the family stay safe Ruabonboy.
     
  8. palawrence

    palawrence Member

    69th regiment made up of two batteries. 242 battery - A troop were Bangor, B Anglesey, C Caernarfon and D Llandudno. 241 battery also made up of 4 troops A,B, C & D plus a HQ troop for each.This comes from Adrian, you may have the same. As far as I can read the service records, Dad went out on the 8th and disembarked on the 9th. No record of travel before this. I have no knowledge of where he enlisted - Wrexham would have been most obvious, but all the paperwork gives the 69th.
    Take care.
    Peter
     

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  9. dyfedhughes

    dyfedhughes New Member

    When I saw your conversation I had to join. My Taid was in the 69th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery 242 Battery D Troop and was from Coedpoeth. Fortunately he wrote an autobiography and so we have almost full details of his time during the war. We have the photo previously uploaded, and luckily he has included each of their names and where they came from. His number was 947457. I’ll have a read through his autobiography and see how I can help you all out.
     

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  10. palawrence

    palawrence Member

    That's V. interesting. Didn't D troop get caught up at Wormhouldt, or was is D division?
     
  11. ruabon boy

    ruabon boy Member

    I believe it was D troop most of those lads came from the Llandudno area, it will be great to hear more from his autobiography, as my sister and I have managed to follow my Dads where abouts in the war What was your Taids full name? his army no. is 23 digits after my fathers 947434 so they must have been in the same line on enlistment. Any pics will be good, was his autobiograghy published as I would like to get hold of it . thanks for joining in and hope to hear more from you Best regards Derek
     
  12. HarryL

    HarryL New Member

    I have just found this thread! My Dad was a member of B troop from Anglesey! I love that vets families are talking. This is great. His name was Samuel Henry Alfred Lapidus, has anyone happened to see any information on his through their research? Some history on the Regiment here Lapidus, Samuel Henry Alfred (Oral history)
     

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