883051 Albert Cockburn ANGUS, 65 A/T Regt RA: 26/01/1945 - information

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  1. levimenten

    levimenten New Member


    I'm searching for information about albert cockburn angus he was k.i.a on 26 january 1945 and his last resting place is in Sittard on the military graveyard in The netherlands. i was hoping someone give me some information about his family or maybe some places where i can search for family members
    he was in 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt and he was a gunner.
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Hello and welcome

    first point of call is service records
    Get a copy of military service records

    date of birth and death cert only required
    I am sure other forum members will be along shortly to assist you further
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  4. levimenten

    levimenten New Member

    CL1 Thankyou for your quick response. i should look into it.
  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Welcome aboard. Others may come along and help. Always apply for his Service Record, even if the turnaround is reported as a year plus now. See: Get a copy of military service records Upload the records here once you've obtained them and then the forum can get to work on them.

    Please do not pay for any site on the internet who promise you his service records they will not have them, and you would have wasted your money.

    Adding what you have already found can help. A Date of Birth and a Service Number help, though the experts here can surmount that gap.

    I have noted the 'Other Ranks' rarely feature in Google searches unless they have been awarded gallantry medals or written their memoirs.

    Searching Google will sometimes bring you back here. The site’s search engine is rather simple; two examples 53rd Field will bring back all mentions of 53rd; an Army unit can have after 53rd an additional official name, in one case 53rd (Bolton). You must be agile and keep going.

    War diaries can contain almost anything. At the very least, they give the daily movements and most important actions of every unit. They may also contain information on casualties, message logs, rolls of officers (but not O.R.'s), maps, orders, and much else. They are available at the PRO to everyone. Drew5233 and some others are willing to scan them for the benefit of those who cannot get to the National Archives at Kew.

    It depends of course how much you want to know, just one battle or campaign for an example. Good luck.

    Please come back and tell us what you found. Scanning threads it is clear some discover the site years after your posts and add their information or request help.
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  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Casualty card states that he 'Died of Wounds', place of birth St Andrews, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
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  7. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Japanese Index Card for his brother Peter, who was captured at the Fall of Singapore 15 Feb 42.

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  8. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    The 65 (Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA, were Divisional troops of the 7th Armoured Division. At the time of Gnr. AC Angus’ death all Btys were in the area of Echt to the south of Roermond, except for 260 Bty - which was as usual under command of the 22nd Armoured Brigade and involved in the fighting around Montfort.

    Four men from the 260 Bty were wounded on 22 January 1945. There is an account of the circumstances surrounding one the soldiers wounding, albeit the man is unnamed, in the regimental history: 'The Norfolk Yeomanry in Peace and War' (Bastin).

    Gnr. AC Angus is only mentioned in the Roll of Honour in the aforementioned book.

    If we can place Gnr. AC Angus as a member of the 260 Bty I will copy the aforementioned account into this thread. It gives information about what was happening at the time.

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