H R Davis 92853 7th Survey RA then X (i) List HQRA 12 Corps

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  1. 7THSURVEY

    7THSURVEY New Member

    Hello Members

    I have been trying to research my Grandfathers war service for several months and have managed to fill in a few more gaps due to this excellent site. I have however, drawn a blank as to finding out why he was MID and awarded the oakleaf on one of his medal ribbons,

    The history so far:

    Hugh Russell Davis brn 6th May 1917 service number 92853 enlisted in the TA and entered commission service on 6/6/39 as 2nd/Lt 67th Medium Regiment Royal Artilley. Over the next few years he moved between several regiments and was promoted to S/Capt and T/Capt.

    With effect from 18/7/43 he was posted to 7th Survey Regiment though I have no idea which section. He was appointed Adjutant with effect from 27/10/43 up until 16/2/44

    On 19/6/44 he embarked UK for the BLA (British Liberation Army). From the war diaries he dropped anchor off Courseulles-sur-Mer on 24/6/44 and unloading commenced onto Juno beach 25/6/44

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    The next entry is Posted to X(i) List (HQRA 12 Corps) wef 15/5/45 (10RA) (A/Capt). From this site I think this means he was seconded to Regimental HQ as Acting Captain. He was Struck off Strength 21 A Gp which I think means 21st Army Group or AGRA on unit reverting to War Office Control 10/6/45
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    The next entry is Depot RA 15/7/45 which I assume means back in Blighty?

    He was then posted to 205 Field Rgt wef 8/8/45 and then to 1 AST Bn wef 15/10/45 - I have yet to work out which Battalion this was.

    The next entry is

    something illegible the Mil MDCU as OC C Coy which I gather is Officer in Charge of C Company. From his Notifcation of Release this was No 11 CMD And DCU at Aldershot which is a dispersal Unit I gather.

    What I would like to find out about is which section in 7th Survey Regiment did he serve up until getting posted to HQ and what sort of things happened at HQRA. I have found nothing about when and why he was MID. All I know is that the award was published in the London Gazette 8/11/45. Is the reason behind MID recorded anywherre and would the HQRA 12 Corps have there own War Diary?

    I have a copy of the War Diary for the 7th Survey Regiment from May 1944 to Feb 45 copied from R.A Osbornes website about the 7th Survey Rgt RA which unfortunately no longer exists but nothing mentions my grandfather.

    If any members could fill in the missing gaps or point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

    Regards Nick
     
  2. Skoyen89

    Skoyen89 Senior Member

    "......something illegible the Mil MDCU as OC C Coy which I gather is Officer in Charge of C Company. From his Notifcation of Release this was No 11 CMD And DCU at Aldershot which is a dispersal Unit I gather"

    10 CMD DCU was at Talavera Barracks, Aldershot with its HQ at Talavera House. The OC was Lt Col G Benson in July 1946. It was formed in October 1945.
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Nick has not been on the forum for over 4 years.
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