Hello All,

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by ScottyB, Aug 1, 2022.

  1. ScottyB

    ScottyB Member

    Hello everyone, I have found you whilst researching about my Grandad F. "Jonny" Best. 44Bat 101 AA/AT RA
    Serv No 1532653, Captured St Valery, 12th June 1940, ended up in Stalag XXA & B. This forum is amazing thank you very much indeed Lest We Forget!
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  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Welcome aboard. You will find there are many threads on the history of St Valery in 1940. Your grandad's service number does not appear elsewhere.
  4. ScottyB

    ScottyB Member

    Thank you for the welcome, and the message with great advice for researching, I have to say that this has now become more than a little hobby, it has become very infectious to try and find out as much info as I can so that my family will have everything about Gunner/Driver Best I can find.
    Because I believe it important to see & smell the places, I am also doing a bit of a "pilgrimage", to see where he was and the 2 Marches he endured. Heading to the Stalag XXA memorial on the 8th May 23, having completed the 1st half of the march to captivity, beginningat St Valery a couple of years ago.

    I forgot to add his POW number in my first post Which is 14555. Thanks again for this Forum, it is invaluable!

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  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron


    It would be best to create a new thread in this area: Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy where your research can be shown and help given.

    101 Regiment appears very briefly in Post 5: Private Diary: May 1940, 51st Highland Division, Lt-Col. H.R. SWINBURN

    Again one mention Post 4684 of a death: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery - Roll of Honour, 1939-47

    Their conversion is in Post 2 from infantry to artillery: Converted units: WW2

    More on the end: 239 Bty., 101 Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt. Royal Artillery
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  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Hello and Welcome.
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