Family Soldiers: 1/4th Essex (WW2) & 25 Field Regiment R.A.(Post-War)

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Charley Fortnum, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Nah, they were Yanks with 34th Division (at Cassino).

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  2. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Have you edited your last post? I did not see the above the last time i looked. By the way, have you managed to have a read of the PDF document on the 34 US Division that you sent me? I've not read it has yet: I do want the original of the division, but it seems to be rather scarce & b..... expensive. I do have the 85th, & the 45th divisional histories.
     
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  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I only edited to add the map.

    I've only flipped through that 34 Div Document--work has been interrupting my leisure time.

    I know the divisional history is expensive. I took a look and noted the details for much later.
     
  4. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I've got a idea has to how I'm going to obtain it. I need to ask a chap if he can help me out?

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    :ninja:

    I know this bloke from down the pub...
     
  6. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Charley,

    do you think it would be wise to post the war diary for the month of March? One can understand why they are out of order & appear that some of them are missing (that is till one gets to the appendix and the remainder appear!) Willing to post them. I post a couple of images below that was taken at the same period has the above headstone. I don't know if you have posted them before.
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    One from the rear.
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    & one from the front. Clock the memorial at the end of the path. Click on image.

    Thanks for showing the extra detail.

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
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  7. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    17/3/43: 4th Indian Division are under Oliver Leese's XXX Corps in the area around Medenine, probing Axis lines by night prior to the start of Operation Pugilist, which will start the Battle of the Mareth Line on 19/3/43.

    And the gurkhas are doing what gurkhas do best. Not a nice way to wake up in a trench...

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    Extracted from:
    WO 169-14735: 4 Indian Division General Staff Jan-Dec 1943

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