75th Anti-Tank Regiment July 1944

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  1. VicInIbstock

    VicInIbstock Member

    I'm hoping someone who has researched the world of Artillery can help me. Specifically I'm trying to find out where the 75th Anti-Tank Regiment were on the 4th July 1944 when a local chap, Staff Sergeant Harold Barney, was killed.

    I think they were part of the 117th Battery and judging by the fact the fact that he was buried at Secqueville-en-Bessin I'm guessing they must have been in the Caen area a month after D-Day.

    The 'Anti-Tank' bit of the name gives a clue to their purpose but I'm keen to learn what they were kitted out with and also what a Staff Sergeant's job would have been within the team.
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    this has lots of info on anti-tank regiments.
    http://nigelef.tripod.com/anti-tank.htm

    edit: see also the Trux thread on anti-tank regiments see the sections about anti-tank in armoured divisions
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/23770-divisional-anti-tank-artillery/

    75th Anti tank Regiment were in 11th Armoured Div so look into what they were up to as well - end of Operation Epsom & advance to Hill 112.
    I'll have a look in the div history soon.


    Cant find anything specfic regards them & that date but here's the roll of honour from Taurus Pursuant with his name.
     

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  3. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Hi,
    Attached are two pages from the War Diary.

    Sgt Barney is mentioned on the second page.

    Regards

    Danny

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  4. VicInIbstock

    VicInIbstock Member

    Thank you both, that was just the sort of detail I was looking for.
     

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