Casualty Service and Paybook Collection

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  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I think you do pretty well considering Alistair. I'm still hoping to pick up something similar for one of my boys. Fingers crossed.
     
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    4395556 Leslie IRVIN 2nd Essex killed 20/01/1945, on this day the Battalion were involved in the fighting for Zetten
     
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    201496 Captain T C M Taberer http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2817040/TABERER,%20T%20C%20M of 107 South African Reserve Mechanical Transport Company who died of illness while a POW on 7/7/43, also shown his ID card with his photo, the telegram informing his wife of his death, his original grave in Milan and the memorial plaque and brooch given to his next of kin.

    Captain Taberer was awarded his DSO in WW1 while serving with the Hampshire's - the citation is as follows - LG 23 April 1918 - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company after the company commander had been killed. Seeing, however, that part of the company detailed for the final objective had become disorganized owing to heavy casualties, on his own initiative he led forward his own company and captured and consolidated the final objective."
     
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    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2455893/ROE,%20ALBERT%20EDWARD

    1115668 Corporal Albert Edward ROE of 1048 Port Operating Company Royal Engineers, Cpl Roe was involved in the post war operations dumping excess ammunition from tank landing craft that sailed out from Cairnryan into the Irish sea, on 25th June 1946 there was an accident loading a box of fuses causing a massive explosion and killing 8 RE's including Cpl Roe

    Grave photo from the Scottish War Graves Project

    I'd previously started a thread about the explosion http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/61672-cairnryan-ammunition-train-explosion-25-june-1946/#entry711784
     
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    5825088 Private William Arthur CORNELL of 1st Suffolks who died 15/6/40 Casualty Details



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    T/10666517 Driver Dennis BLISSETT, RASC, who died 11/5/43 and was a battle casualty Casualty Details - it would be useful to narrow down what RASC unit he was with

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    14579219 Pte Harold Simpson BROWN, 1st Ox & Bucks Casualty who was killed 10/07/44 aged just 19 (just a couple of days before his 20th Birthday) - the grave photo was from findagrave.com

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    I guess I should try tidy the thread up a bit (thanks photobucket) - I'll try slowly but surely add these back in - plus take the opportunity to add extra info I have found since the initial posts



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    1886002, Lennox Tod Anderson, born 22/3/19, enlisted 16/10/39, kia 25/9/44, age 25
    Number 2 detachment 261 Airborne field park company RE, attatched 1 Para Squadron RE- Landed 18/9/44 his detachment failed to make contact with 1 Para Squadron, they then joined with 9th Field Company in area of Sonneberg house where they remained until evacuation.

    From the War Diary, Roll of Honour & casualty returns Sapper Anderson was killed by a mortar bomb during the evacuation, his body was recovered from the Rhine at Amerongen in October 1944, however Horsapassenger provided me with a file that opened the distinct possibility that Sapper Anderson actually died in April 1945 as an escapee/evader (one of the pages is attached). I have his service record and it all seems to go with the 25th September death so that does seem most likely but I cant be 100%.
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    Also below is the letter to Sapper Andersons parents about his grave and a letter sorting his finances which also notes the return of his service book


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    1.jpg 2.jpg 781644 then 22207444 Alfred Ernest Crawford, born 1/12/11 (1910 on roll of honour), enlisted 17/5/28 and reenlisted 27/4/48 died 16/7/52

    during WW2 he was a POW captured at St Valery on 12/6/40 with 51st Heavy Regiment RA, he escaped 19/4/45

    grave photo via find a grave

    His death certificate which has him as with 15 Medium Regiment RA in Germany with the BAOR, he was at Holton park Military Hospital when he died of a Cerebral Tumour.

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    219025, Lieutenant Robert Mitchael Drake, 6th Grenadier Guards, born 16/7/21, enlisted 20/2/41, KIA 10/9/43 Casualty
    Killed by an MG bullet to the head leading his platoon in an attack on the Tobacco factory on the Montecorvino to Battipaglia road

    His name is on a plaque in the church by Bayford memorial

    Details from “Esprit De Corps" by W.A.Elliott of the Scots Guards - "The Grenadiers formed up for the attack along a ditch behind a tall tobacco plantation. Robert their platoon officer, turned out to be someone I knew well from schooldays together and we had a short chat about old times........Apparently the attack had succeeded with few casualties, but the was nothing that could be done for poor Robert. I spoke to his sergeant who told me his officer had got a bullet through the head from the first Italian machine-gun position. I did not wish to see his body and was relieved when ordered to get ready to move immediately for it was to be our turn next; I felt rather sick"

    From the stevenageatwar.com website " Through the day and night No.3 Company fought it's way forward, eventually reaching a network of lanes north of Verdesca where a hail of bullets and hand-grenades brought the advance to an abrupt halt. At dawn the company again attempted to advance and became involved with a group of German tanks and infantry in half-tracks. It was at this point, whilst at the head of his platoon, that Robert Drake was killed outright."
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    6013402 Leonard John Futter, born 11/1/22, enlisted 19/1/39, died 6/6/44, age 22
    1st Hampshires, killed on D-Day Casualty
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  15. Charley Fortnum

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    Just reading back: this good thread has been killed by the Photobucket Cash Grab--was a workaround ever discovered?
     
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    317992, Andrew Taylor Gibson, Pioneer Corps, born 15/11/15, enlisted 17/4/36, died 28/7/46
    Served initially with 155 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA, transferred to Pioneer Corps, Discharged 11/4/44, died 28/7/46
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    Campbell Thomson of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry group Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group told me Sgt Gibson was repatriated to the UK 15 January 1942 on the hospital ship Talamba, he believes ill rather than wounded - one of the attached documents confirms the repatriation - other documents show he was listed as missing then this was corrected

    Also attached is the register of death "top of skull blown off and brains blown out by shot from double barrel shotgun" 2.jpg 520 gibson GBM_WO417_042_0184.jpg 520 gibson GBM_WO417_042_0416.jpg GBM_POW-GALLIP_101598649_00035 gibson.jpg IMG00414-20120915-1932.jpg
     
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  17. bamboo43

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    Just thinking the same thing CF. A real shame if something cannot be done. Nevertheless some more outstanding research here again Alistair.
     
  18. AB64

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    552572 then Commissioned as 190278,Edwin Glendinning, born 25/3/12,enlisted 2/6/32, KIA 6/3/42, age 29 Casualty

    He had previously been wounded 16/1/41

    Commisioned 19/4/41, Sjt Glendinning won the MM with the 7th Hussars, he was commissioned and rejoined the 7th Hussars

    “During this engagement Lieutenant Glendinning's troop was sent forward to investigate some lorries reported on the road between Waw and Payagyi. On his way he passed close to the tank battle just described and he himself was fatally wounded by an unlucky shot from an enemy tank gun. Glendinning had been twelve years in the regiment. He had been outstanding as a tank commander in the desert and had obtained a commission soon after the Wavell campaign. After a few months as a subaltern in the 3rd Hussars he came back to the 7th shortly before they sailed from Egypt and proved himself a splendid troop leader"

    the text from his MM citation
    "On July 4th 1940 he advanced to within 400 yds of the enemys defences to see if they were manned. He came under very heavy fire from field and anti-tank guns but did not withdraw until he had inflicted heavy damage on enemy infantry. Agan on July 12th 1940 he showed dash and determination in engaging a lorry convoy at 400yds range. He has carried out consistently good work on patrol".
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    5346790 David Quinn, born 12/5/20, enlisted 28/6/40, died 13/4/45, age 24
    6th Royal West Kents (78th Div), killed by a mortar bomb while sheltering in a farmhouse after the successful attack on Conselice, info from letter from his officer to his foster parents
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    37547 Stanley Kenneth Maurice, born 31/10/18, enlisted 3/10/40, died 8/1/44 age 25
    27th NZ MG battalion, Casualty

    “When several men from 2 Company were selected to go to Bari on leave, Captain Aislabie took them in his truck back to B Echelon at Castelfrentano for their pay and changes of clothing. Happy party going; back to my quarters for their tea, he wrote. Got about 600x down road when shell landed beside us. Ran 50x to house for medical aid & got 20x when second shell came in beside truck. Of 5 men for leave one left.Privates Mackintosh (the driver) and Maurice were killed, Shand mortally wounded, and Farnell and Corporal Dryden wounded."

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