Gothic Line - Royal Fusilier KIA 14 Sept 44

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Evader, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Evader

    you can add the 1939/45 STAR to the Africa STAR and Italy STAR and the Defence MEDAL with the 1939/45 MEDAL to the list

    Cheers
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Have moved the transcribed 12 RTR diary to correct thread .
    Thought I'd mention that in case confusion caused by reading reference to a missing post.
     
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen
    well done that man
    cheers
     
  4. Evader

    Evader Member

    Many thanks, Tom, but I am now somewhat confused ( it doesn't always take much ). Are you saying that Ted would be entitled to :-

    The 1939/45 STAR, plus

    The Africa STAR, plus

    The Italy STAR, plus

    The Defence MEDAL and the

    1939/45 MEDAL

    Five medals in total?

    Confused of Christchurch

    Aka Evader
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't guess, wait til you get service records.
    We don't know for sure he was in Africa.
     
  6. Evader

    Evader Member

    Ok, wilco and thanks

    Evader
     
  7. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Evader / Owen

    All is predicated on WHEN he joined 56th Div - IF Enfidaville - then he is entitled to the Africa Star if not but joined at Salerno then knock off the Africa Star only...

    Cheers
     
  8. Evader

    Evader Member

    Hi all - I shall be flying to Rome to commence my travels on Tuesday next, so if anyone has any requests for headstone photos, please let me know soonest. I make no promises, but if I can take the desired piccies, then I will.

    My route is above, but generally will be Rome to Anzio, then to Salerno, Montecassino, Riccione then back to Rome to fly home on Wed 25.

    Regards

    Evader
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Have a great trip & we would like to see some photos when you get back.
    :mxflag[1]: :mxflag[1]: :mxflag[1]: :mxflag[1]: :mxflag[1]:
     
  10. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Have a great trip and take lots of photo's - you won't regret it but it's bit of a rush to do it all in eight days

    Cheers
     
  11. john ireland

    john ireland New Member

    Hi, my father was a regular soldier from the Buffs, a Warrant Officer, who was posted to the 8th. Btn. Royal Fusiliers serving with them throughout North Africa and Italy and from there to Greece. He was the CSM who held the TAC HQ at Croce Church. He was transferred to the Royal Fusiliers and remained with them until 1953 when he retired.
     
  12. john ireland

    john ireland New Member

    Sgt. Leonard Newton MM was one of my fathers men in the 8th. Btn. and he was proud of the fact that his Company was the most decorated in the Battalion (his words) He turned down two offers of a commission to stay with the company of whom he was fanatically proud.
     
  13. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Rather strange that we have not heard fro "Evader" of Highcliffe since he set off for his trip to Italy….Lost perhaps …

    Cheers
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    He's been back just not posted.
    Last Active Feb 06 2014 11:26 PM
     
  15. Evader

    Evader Member

    Hi all - yes I did have a very interesting trip to Italy and returned safely. I have now got Ted's Service Records and have every intention of scanning them and posting on here, asking for help to decipher the jargon.

    This retirement thing is keeping me so busy that I don't seem to get time for all the things that I want to do, plus planning the trip thro' the Canadian Rockies in September - and hopefully meet up with Tom.

    More soon

    Evader
     
  16. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Evader

    Post your records up-we'll sort them out :)

    It would be great if you could meet Tom, you'll be sure of a very warm welcome. Wish I was going :wink:

    Lesley
     
  17. Evader

    Evader Member

    All - having scanned Ted's Service Records into my PC, I was hoping to upload them onto here, but they are apparently to big - like 9.58Mb each. How does one over come this? Can anyone assist me, please?

    Evader
     
  18. john ireland

    john ireland New Member

    Photograph is of the WO's and Sgt's of the 8th. Btn. Royal Fusiliers at Trieste in 1945
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen

    I note that Evader called for some assistance in reducing his files to fit the forum- on 27th FEBRUARY- and has been ignored - I amuseless at that application and find this is most unusual that he is being ignored ……?

    Cheers
     
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Tom,

    I have sent a PM to Evader with a link that should help.

    Regards
    Tom (TCS)
     

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