Anyone require War Diaries or other files from the National Archives?

Discussion in 'For Sale & For Trade' started by Drew5233, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. CL1

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

    You say his son was in dispute with it do you have the reason why

    CWGC have him as last seen alive 27/5 then confirmed dead 28/5

    War diary would possibly help as you know
    But have a feeling it would say X missing 27/5 or along those lines
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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    John George Moore Doidge

    Casualty List No. 869 dated 7 July 1942 reports him missing 5.6.42.
    Casualty List No. 913 dated 27 August 1942 corrects this to missing on 27.5.42.
    Casualty List No. 952 dated 12 October 1942 reports KIA 27/28.5.42

    As he first reported missing perhaps the corrections came about from personal accounts of those serving with him but they could not pin point the actual date.
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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Sorry you will have to ask the posters in that thread for clarification, it`s their information I am just signposting you to it. :)

  4. MartinArthurGash

    MartinArthurGash Junior Member

    It is very good that you have done so. His son was born in May 1943. His birth certificate gives John George Moore Doidge as his father. He has never been told otherwise.
  5. MartinArthurGash

    MartinArthurGash Junior Member

    Thank you. That provides a bit of extra information. His son was born in May 1943. His birth certificate lists John George Moore Doidge on his birth certificate. He has never been told otherwise. Is there anywhere online I can access these casualty lists. I am aware that my friends father may not be correct on the birth certificate. I thank you imensley for anything else you could provide.. Is there anywhere photos of the regiment and or individual people.
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Message sent Brian-I have 7 Para war diaries 1942 to 1944.
  7. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    To anyone thinking of taking upAndys offer it is a first class service and great value for money.Thanks for all your time and effort regards Brian
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  8. daisy1942

    daisy1942 Junior Member

    Where would I go to find lists of Missing presumed killed or deserters?
  9. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Missing men files, grouped by regiment.
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  10. daisy1942

    daisy1942 Junior Member

    Thank you!

    That could be fun given the number or RA untis at Sinapore. I do not know exactly with whom Dad served!
  11. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Ah, now I was thinking of infantry battalions--I don't know how the artillery ones are classified.
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  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Artillery Missing men files are usually bulked in types of regiments like Field Regiments, AT Regiments, Medium Regiments etc. If you don't know exactly what regiment he was with then service records would be the way forward.
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  13. Brannigan

    Brannigan Member

    Hi Andy
    I'm new to this site but I've already noticed your name cropping up when someone wants a document from Kew. I understand that the offices are closed at the moment because of Covid. I would like a copy of War Diary WO 169/1598 I think. I have no idea how many pages there are in the diary. Do I need to be more specific and ask for certain pages? While I'm waiting for lock down to end I suppose I could search to see if someone else has them.
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi-Unfortunately I don't have that diary.
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  15. Brannigan

    Brannigan Member

    Hi Andy
    When Kew is open again would you be able to copy this diary for me?
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Yes, but I'm not taking any new orders until I start visiting again.
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  17. Brannigan

    Brannigan Member

    OK thanks.
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  18. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member

    I bet you have nearly as many orders for new ones as you've already got copied by this point, Andy...
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  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I decided last March not to take on any new orders until things return to normal.
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  20. Jane Hope

    Jane Hope Junior Member

    Hi Drew, Now that 2021 is here and lockdown is easing somewhat I'm wondering if you have the war diaries for 33 field regiment royal artillery for October/November 1944. My mother in law's brother, Hubert Raymond Perrins, along with a number of fellow soldiers were killed in action on 28th October. 1944. I'm hoping to find out more details as to how they lost their lives having heard that their gun emplacement had taken a direct hit. Many thanks, Jane Hope

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