86th anti-tank regiment, 12 corps.

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by George W Hogg, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. George W Hogg

    George W Hogg Junior Member

    86th anti-tank regiment, 12 corps.
    My uncle William Knights won a military medal serving with this regiment in 1944, how can i trace the citation please. He passed several years ago, so I cant ask him.

    Thanks George
     
  2. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Welcome George, is that your uncle's full name? I can't find him listed in the London Gazette.

    Lee
     
  3. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    These are the references to the 86 Anti-Tank Reg war diaries held at the National Archives, Kew.


    WO 166/1653, ROYAL ARTILLERY: ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS: 86 Anti-Tank Regiment. (1941 Nov.-Dec.)

    WO 166/7109, ROYAL ARTILLERY: ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS: 86 Regiment. (1942 Jan.- Dec.)

    WO 166/11349, 86 Regt. (1943 Jan.- Dec.)

    WO 171/926, 86 Regt. (1944 Jan.- Dec.)

    WO 171/4778, 86 Regt. (1945 Jan.- Dec.)

    WO 171/9032, 86 Regt. (1946 Jan., Feb.)

    (Downloaded from ARCRE War Diary Search Engine: http://www.arcre.com/wdsearch.php - 2011-06-13 10:59 MDT)
     
  4. rflory

    rflory Junior Member

    3382943 Lance Bombr. W Knights, RA received a mention in despatches in the London Gazette of 20 December 1940. I cannot find any mention of a Military Medal; in fact, I can find no one with the surname 'Knights' who received a Military Medal while serving with the Royal Artillery during World War II. Regards, Dick Flory
     
  5. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Well done Dick, you did better than me with a London Gazette search, I didn't even stumbled across the MiD.
     
  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    image 89 of 545 on 1 / 2120 from WO 373/89.
    I've zoomed in on text to make it easier to read .
    notice he was with 6th AA Regiment RA when he was awarded this MiD in 1940.
     

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  8. George W Hogg

    George W Hogg Junior Member

    Thank you all for your assistance
     

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