Greetings from Wiltshire. Grandad in 4 KSLI

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by brownvitte, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I was going to ask for a copy so thanks for sharing, will read it later.
  2. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Just been thinking that doesn't sound right.
    I'm sure this is right.
    A Coy = 1 2 3 platoon
    B Coy = 4 5 6 pl
    C Coy = 7 8 9 pl
    D Coy = 10 11 12 pl

    Wonder if that 7 pl is a typo for 2 pl???
    back to work now.

    Owen, I think that it's possible that 7 Platoon was indeed part of A Company. I can give to examples.

    2 KSLI had four companies named: W, X, Y and Z. W Company as most senior of them had 7, 8 and 9 Platoon.

    Also according to Cooper's book "B Company" about B Company of 9th Border Regiment, platoons from this company were numbered 10, 11 and 12.

    Maybe it wasn't a rule but still it's possible that platoons of 4 KSLI were numbered same way.
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    4 KSLI
    A Coy = 7 8 9
    B Coy = 10 11 12
    C Coy = 13 14 15
    D Coy = 16 17 18

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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As promised , 4041934 George Badlan 4 KSLI headstone.

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  5. brownvitte

    brownvitte Junior Member

    Many thanks Owen. Hope you had a good trip. I hope to be able to visit some other graves of people my grandpa mentions which are nearer to our friends than Bayeux is.
  6. chi

    chi Member

    Hi brownvitte. it is a long time since anything was posted on this thread and I hope you see this sometime. I have just started looking into the history of Vassy and the surrounding area during the war and discovered this thread and your grandfather's moving account. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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