Dad's story 14361351 246 Field Company RE

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by spiv, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. spiv

    spiv Junior Member

    Hi, I am also new to this and having recently found dad's release leave cert. I am very interested in finding out more about his life during the war. He as sadly passed and can no longer help me and probably like most soldiers didn't reveal a lot of what really happened to him during his time at war.
    Here are the meager details (other than the commical stories he told) I have:
    Name: Gordon Hepworth
    D O B: 23.08.1920
    Army No: 14361351
    Present Rank: L/sgt
    Unit: 246 FieldCompany R E
    Calling up for military sevice:8.12.1942
    Service Trade: Pioneer DII
    Records from RE Ditchling Road Brighton
    Billited in Serscamp Belgium
    Hope someone can help
    ps He had a mate called Giles who went AWOL(left his clothes by the sea) and who miraculously wrose from the dead in Sumerset 1959
    My father also served in Palestine
  2. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum
    246 Fld Company went ashore on DDay as part of the 3rd Inf Division, there is a member called "Sapper" who fought with the same unit, send him a message and also read his posts that will help you
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  4. Trux

    Trux 21 AG


    246 Company were very busy on D Day and the days following it. Indeed they were busy throughout the campaign in NW Europe.

    I have spent the last two years collecting information on units which either landed on Sword Beach on D Day or worked in the beach area in the following weeks. I can provide a fair amount of information but it will not identify individuals.

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. spiv

    spiv Junior Member

    Many thanks to everyone, that was amazing you all replied so quickly !

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