Captain Brown Salerno 16th September 1943

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  1. matteo00

    matteo00 Member

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  2. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    matteo, thanks for posting. I'm sure Frank will be interested in this discovery. He may well be aware of it.

    [2/5 Leicesters]. 139 Infantry Brigade. 46 British Infantry Division. The attachments are from the Divisional History. I don't have a copy of the Regimental History. Lets hope some one can up with it, or the War diaries?

    Regards
    Stu.:cool:

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  3. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    War diaries, citations etc for the 2/5th Leicesters time at Salerno have been previously posted in this thread War Diary - 2/5th Bn Leicestershire Rgt - Sept 43 - Salerno Landings
     
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  4. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

  5. matteo00

    matteo00 Member

    Ehm... they mistaken the hills. Commando hill on the map is Dragone hill and White Cross hill is Point 419 on the map (it exists in German battle history too as Hohe 419). White Cross hill was east of Ponte Fratte
     
  6. matteo00

    matteo00 Member

    Frank told me that he was on pimple hill today... i was there this morning but for problems i went away and i didn't walked on the hill; perhaps i could met him
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  7. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Yeah, no problem. Just pm me the details of how best for you to receive them and i'll get them over to you.

    Is it just the Leicesters you are interested in? or the Salerno Landings in general? As i've got a fair other documents/diaries relating to the Landings
     
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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members 1940 Obsessive

    I think Paul Reed was tweeting about this chap the other day. I've got the regimental history if anyone is interested to see the pages?
     
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  9. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Andy.

    I suspect that RHQ R ANGLIAN will sort the formal burial so any info you have from the WD would be appreciated.

    Was in Salerno a few days ago running a study.

    Frank
     
  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    British Army Casualty List No. 1248 (Officers) Dated 25th September 1943
    Expeditionary Forces / North Africa / Italy
    Missing
    King’s Own Scottish Borderers
    121662 Brown Maj. R.D. Date Not Reported


    British Army Casualty List No. 1279 (Officers) Dated 1st November 1943
    Expeditionary Force / North Africa / Italy
    Missing
    King’s Own Scottish Borderers
    121662 Brown Maj. R.D. Date Not Reported
    Date of casualty should read 16.9.43


    British Army Casualty List No. 1294 (Officers) Dated 18th November 1943
    Corrections
    Expeditionary Forces / North Africa / Italy
    Missing
    King’s Own Scottish Borderers
    121662 Brown Maj. R.D. Date of Casualty 16.9.43
    Should read
    King’s Own Scottish Borderers
    121662 Brown T/Maj. R.D. Att. 2/5 Bn. Leicester Regt. Date of Casualty 16.9.43


    British Army Casualty List No. 1726 (Officers) Dated 9th April 1945
    Expeditionary Force / Central Mediterranean / Italy
    Previously Reported Missing 16.9.43 now Presumed Killed in Action
    King’s Own Scottish Borderers
    121662 Brown T/Maj. R.D. Att. 2/5 Bn. Leicester Regt.


    The Berwickshire News, Tuesday, October 5, 1943
    ON ACTIVE SERVICE
    BROWN – Reported missing, in Central Mediterranean area, in September 1943. Major R. Donald Brown, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, attached The Leicestershire Regiment, husband of Mayo Carter, 76 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh.


    The Berwick Advertiser, April 12, 1945
    PRESUMED KILLED
    Previously reported missing in Central Mediterranean area in September 1943, Major R. Donald Brown K.O.S.B., attached Leicestershire Regiment, is now officially presumed killed in action. He leaves a widow, who resides at 76, Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh.
     
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  11. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    Andy, that's a kind offer. When you get a chance, can you please post the relevant pages? Talking of Paul Reed, he was on the box last night. Dunkirk: The New Evidence. It was on channel 4 at 19.00 hrs. Looks like it was a repeat.

    Clanky, I will be in touch when I get chance.The only info I have on 139 infantry Brigade is the history of The D.L.I. at War. [ 16 D.L.I].

    Regards
    Stu.
     

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