Grenadier Guards, Other Ranks: unofficial Nominal Roll by Army Number order

Discussion in 'The Brigade of Guards' started by dbf, May 4, 2011.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the site.
    I have managed to get hold of my grandad's service and pay book. I have found his army number 2619259. However it isn't listed on here? any suggestions?



    Hi Gareth - The member who started this thread doesn't post on here anymore. You could add his details if you wish in the same format as others-Number, Rank, Name and Battalions etc.

    To further your research now you know his units you should consider his units war diaries as the next port of call to find out what they were doing on a day to day basis.

  2. Gazjones79

    Gazjones79 Junior Member

    Thanks Andy,

    Where would be best place to locate diaries?


  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Battalion Diaries for WW2 are held at the National Archives in London-You can either view or copy them yourself or if you are too far away I offer forum members a copying service to help fund my 1940 research.
  4. nogsy10

    nogsy10 Junior Member

    I am new to the forum,and i joined out of interest of a lovely gentleman i met and who has become a really good friend.
    His name is tim smith,he was a grenadier guard joined in 1939-1946 his number was 2616920.He was first in the 1st battalion then later in the 2nd being chosen to go into the armoured division (GAD) 2 troop.
    He is a very interesting man and took part in operation greenwood the fighting on the waalbridge Nijmegen.
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Welcome to the forum nogsy.
    Thanks for adding informaiton about your friend. My best wishes to him too, my father was also in GAD - 3rd Irish Guards.

    To others who have responded earlier: I see there is some catching up for me to do on this thread. Some great advice posted.
  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum nogsy, both my father & his brother were in 2nd Grenadiers with my uncle Fred being in GAD, my father transfering to 56 Recce.

  7. GrandadRob

    GrandadRob Junior Member

    How do I add my Dads details to this list please
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Just post them on the thread the same way you did your question above.

    They'll be edited in as soon as possible.
    Either way they'll feature should anyone be searching.
  9. GrandadRob

    GrandadRob Junior Member

    My Dad was Harry Pledge...2620125... 6th Guards tank brigade, 1939-1945 Grenadier Guards....died at 90 years of age on 11th November.......fitting day for an old soldier.
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    My Dad was Harry Pledge...2620125... 6th Guards tank brigade, 1939-1945 Grenadier Guards....died at 90 years of age on 11th November.......fitting day for an old soldier.

    Belated condolences to you and your family.

    Would you like to share any photos of him on the forum?
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I've just updated the main list.
    If I've missed anyone out please post here and let me know.
  12. darrellclark

    darrellclark Junior Member

    I have just found some details about my Grandad. Leslie Wilkinson 2621039. served in guards from 17-6-1943 until 02-09-1944 when he then transfered to the royal signals.
    Served in North Africa and on his service records has a note " country CMF 03-09-1944/21-06-1945" (I dont know what that means)
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    " country CMF 03-09-1944/21-06-1945" (I dont know what that means)
    Central Mediterranean Force
  14. darrellclark

    darrellclark Junior Member

    Thanks Owen
  15. PBMH

    PBMH Junior Member

    Would like to submit information on:

    James WHITTLE
    Army Service Number: 2615049
    Enlisted at: Wictan
    On: 23rd oct. 1936
    Corps of Service: Grenadier Guards

    Interesting that the picture tagged with this info is of the service book which I picked up at the Show of Shows!!!:)
  16. Morbytree

    Morbytree Junior Member

    Another Guardsman for the nominal roll

    James MORBY
    Joined at Edgeware 19 June 1940
    North Africa 12 Aug 43 - 17 Apr 46
    To reserve 17 Jul 46
  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Many thanks, list now updated.
  18. timeless

    timeless New Member

    Hi, just found my dad Christopher Bassett on this roll, he was - 2623081 Guardsman BASSETT C. E. T. and also I think his friend that he sometimes spoke of that was killed during the war is also on the roll just below my dad's name - 2623088 Guardsman HARMAN Frank Leslie 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards. My dad died in 2008 aged 86, so he was one of the lucky ones who went on to live a full life. I know he was in the battle of Anzio. He was also taken POW three times and was in the camp Stalag X1A.
  19. CBirch

    CBirch New Member

    Please add my late uncle to the rolls, his name was Guardsman Wilfred Birch, 2620938 and served in the 5th battalion Grenadier Guards. He was born in Birmingham on June 10 1907 and enlisted on August 8 1940. Wilfred died in 1972.
    Thank you for taking the time to compile these lists.
    Charles Birch, Canada
  20. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    Do you know whether your late uncle was at Anzio with 5 GREN GDS?



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