ATS casualties

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by nemesis, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    Can anyone assist with the following, I have a second world War Medal in its mailer box, its the standard British War Medal and it has a condolence scroll in the box in the name of Pte Rosina Florence HUTTON . I have found her on the CWG site as died on 19/01/1945 and being buried at Chingford Mount Cemetary. Rosina was a member of the ATS and I was hoping the more experienced ATS researchers / historians may be able to shed light on how this lady (aged 23 ) died. The medal box was posted to her Mother ,a Mrs Hurrell. Rosina was married to a man from Kinross in Scotland
    Any help would be well recieved
    regards to all
    max
     
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Max and welcome,

    A link to an excellent site. If you don't get any help here you could try there.

    Well worth a read anyway.
    ATS Remembered - Home

    d
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Max and welcome to the forum. I'm sure someone on here will be able to steer you in the right direction.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  4. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    thanks for link
    max
     
  5. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    Hi Max and welcome,

    A link to an excellent site. If you don't get any help here you could try there.

    Well worth a read anyway.
    ATS Remembered - Home

    d
    Thanks again, with your help I have got a little further forward with this one, I was quite intrigued by this solitary medal in its box. I usually research Gallantry Medals to Scots Troops . Pte Rosina Hutton was married to a Scotsman from Kinross ,he no doubt was in HM forces at the time. I will attempt to find out what her role in WW2 was and were the war memorial is that she is remembered.
    regards
    max
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Max,

    Glad it helped a little. Good luck with your continuing research.
    D


    This, from the site, makes me smile; learn something new every day:

    It had been decided that, in recognition of their work, the A.T.S. should be designated 'Royal'. However, it did not take them long to realise that the Royal Auxiliary Territorial Service was the R.A.T.S. so the decision was taken to change the name of the service completely to the Women's Royal Army Corps (W.R.A.C.)


    And this, a little more sobering:

    During the period of hostilities 335 members of the A.T.S. were killed, 94 were reported missing, 302 were wounded and 20 became prisoners of war.

    My father-in-law's aunt was one of the 335 killed.
     
  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Nice site indeed have contact it, as I have a ATS grave photo for them from Holland
     
  8. Michael Johnson

    Michael Johnson Junior Member

    A January 1945 date of death and burial in the U.K. suggests to me either an accidental death or one from sickness. She is the only ATS killed that day, which might rule out an air raid or V-2 hit.
     
  9. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    A January 1945 date of death and burial in the U.K. suggests to me either an accidental death or one from sickness. She is the only ATS killed that day, which might rule out an air raid or V-2 hit.
    Thanks for reply Michael, I am quite new to the WW2 research, its mainly WW1 I look into. Where did you confirm that she was the only ATS death that day?.
    regards
    max
     
  10. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    (Where did you confirm that she was the only ATS death that day?.)

    Max

    She is the only one recorded on the CWGC ATS Database as having died on that date

    Tony
     
  11. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    (Where did you confirm that she was the only ATS death that day?.)

    Max

    She is the only one recorded on the CWGC ATS Database as having died on that date

    Tony
    Thanks for info, I now know that there was a V2 raid on the 15 January 45 at Chingford/Walthamstow , Will look into that. I saw your footnote on the Camerons Soldier KIA at Monte Casino. I have a friend whos Father was Killed at Monte Casino with the Camerons
     
  12. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Max

    Grateful for any details that you find regarding her death.

    Do you know the date of death and Battalion of your friends Father?

    Tony
     
  13. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    Max

    Grateful for any details that you find regarding her death.

    Do you know the date of death and Battalion of your friends Father?

    Tony
    Will keep you infod if I find out more, The Cassino casualty was Private McDEVITT, JOHN JOSEPH 19/03/1944 2nd Battalion
    regards
    max
     
  14. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Hi Max and welcome,

    A link to an excellent site. If you don't get any help here you could try there.

    Well worth a read anyway.
    ATS Remembered - Home

    d

    d

    wow - another v useful link. my mother was an ambi driver with ATS

    many thanks x
     
  15. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Will keep you infod if I find out more, The Cassino casualty was Private McDEVITT, JOHN JOSEPH 19/03/1944 2nd Battalion
    regards
    max

    Max

    Small world. My Uncle was 'A' Coy. 2nd Battalion, was leading a Platoon up to the forward positions of Point 593 when they were hit by heavy mortar fire, 2 killed instantly and 19 wounded, he died while being brought down the mountain side, 10th March. Is it possible Pte. McDevitt was one of the other casualties who died later?

    Tony
     
  16. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Here one brave young lass I came across in Northern Cemetery Hull
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks for that Bill, one that I haven't got.

    Tony
     
  18. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    and this young lady resides in Western Cemetery, Hull
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Bill

    Your a Star! Most grateful.

    You could be a Gold even a Platinum Star as I have two others in Western Cemetery -
    Esta Dixon, ATS and Kate Brewer, QMAAC. WW I.

    Tony
     
  20. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    im planning a trip to northern and western tomorrow (weather permitting) I shall gladly add them to my list
     

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