8th army - More info on Grandad's postings?

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by lib669, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    my grandad was posted in north africa but i would love to find out more my mother has loads ofphoto's which hesent to my grandmother.I there 1939 onwards sadly he died late 1940's.I know that i might get some info from what he wrote on the pics.He was called fredrick ogden and was from manchester.
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Can you post some of the photos on here?
    We can look at them & see if there are any clues to who he served with.
     
  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Lib669

    Welcome aboard !

    May I suggest that you start to scan some of your Grandad's photos, preferably any of him in uniform, post them on this site and let's see if anyone can identify, for starters, the branch of the service in which he served.

    You also need to let us know if he died whilst still in service.

    If you intend to really research his background you will need his Army number, so have a look amongst any documents to see if that is available.

    Don't be afraid of asking questions but, at the same time, the more info you place on here the more chance that we can help you.

    Good luck in your research.

    Ron
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Is your grandmothers name Annie?

    CWGC :: Certificate

    There are four more F Ogden's listed on CWGC:
    CWGC :: Casualty Results

    I would love to see the pictures as I'm sure the other members would :)

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Andy you mupppet, that chap died in 1939.
    That's hardly the late 1940s is it???
     
  6. Richard Harrison

    Richard Harrison Senior Member

    hehehehehehehe demensia sets in quick on elderly males they say.
     
  7. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    Just got my grandads medals.They have their ribbon still on and are in good nick.He had the Africa/Italy/German/France/1939-1945 star medals.The defence medal the war medal.Then I come across a souvenir of Paris with a ship with 3 feather emblems on it with paris buildings on the front with paris on it.The feather emblems look to me like Fuesillers type ones.Maybe someone might know about this
     
  8. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    My Grandads regiments were Kings Regiment then R.A does anyone know which one this was.His Army no was 3780469.He did serve in Africa.I've posted about his medals.
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi,

    Can you post a picture of the Paris/Feathers thingy ?

    As for his actual units you would need to apply for his service records to confirm any units he served with.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  10. Richard Harrison

    Richard Harrison Senior Member

    Lib if you can photgraph or scan the photo's it may help you as folk here are somewhat fanaitcal and know alot !!! they helped me with my grandfather who was 8th Army for a while.
     
  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Lib,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    As previously mentioned, if you can scan and post photographs, then you are sure to get responses from our erudite forum members.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  12. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    My Grandad's Record of Service.It states
    a:Kings Regiment:24/07/40-30/11/41.
    b:R.A 01/12/41-27/04/46.
    This is on his original Record of Service card which I have and it's stamped R.A (LIGHT A.A)
    RECORDS. 1 FEB 1946
    IBEX HOUSE
    MINORIES E.C.3
    Just wanted to know what R.A. regiment is.
     
  13. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    Going to post some photo's my Grandad sent home of him in Africa etc.will get them loaded up soon.
     
  14. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Royal Artillery (and "light A.A." is Light Anti-Aircraft)
     
  15. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    Sounds like the 12th King's..
    World War II (1939–1945)

    For the King's Regiment, expansion was on a more modest scale than that of the previous world war. Ten battalions were raised between 1939 and 1940, including the reformed 8th (Irish). Two of the war-raised battalions converted to armour and anti-air roles in 1941: the 11th became the 152nd Regiment, RAC, while the 12th transferred to the Royal Artillery as 101 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Some 16 battalions and four batteries of the Home Guard became affiliated with the King's Regiment. The Lancashire Home Guard performed varied duties in Britain supporting the Civil Defence Service and regular army, and served during the Liverpool Blitz.
    By late 1941, three battalions of the regiment (1st, 2nd, and 13th) were stationed abroadm with the remainder located throughout the United Kingdom, poised to defend against invasion. The 1st and 13th would serve in Burma as Chindits, the 2nd in Italy and Greece, and the 5th and 8th in North-West Europe. Of battalions that had transferred and switched to other roles pre-war, only the 40th RTR (7th King's) experienced active service. With the 23rd Armoured Brigade, the 40th RTR fought in North Africa, where they acquired the nickname "Monty's Foxhounds", Italy, and Greece.


    From http://en.wikipedia.org/King's Regiment (Liverpool)

    became 101st LAA Royal Artillery.

    RA 1939-45 101 LAA
     
  16. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Think i've seen somewhere that the 5th Kings converted to 53+57 LAA in late 39, could be wrong.
    Rob
     
  17. Buteman

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

    My Grandad's Record of Service.It states
    a:Kings Regiment:24/07/40-30/11/41.
    b:R.A 01/12/41-27/04/46.
    This is on his original Record of Service card which I have and it's stamped R.A (LIGHT A.A)
    RECORDS. 1 FEB 1946
    IBEX HOUSE
    MINORIES E.C.3
    Just wanted to know what R.A. regiment is.

    Just checked my Dad's record of service as his Regt was converted to RA on the same date as your Grandfather, it should also tell you which battalion of the King's Regt he was in and which LAA Regt he was transfered/converted to.
     
  18. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    My mother has just passed to me his Regimental Badge and it is the one with the artillery gun.
     
  19. lib669

    lib669 Junior Member

    Found a photo of c squad lucknow 1940 'Boxing Squad'I'm sure it was one of my uncles photo's.Will try to load it up.
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    If you have trouble let us know.
     

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