History 8th Battalion The Royal Scots 1939-1945

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Joe Brown, May 21, 2012.

  1. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    That date killed corresponds to Operation Epsom. Tough battle for all those involved.

    I suggest you get copies of the War Diary for that period and his Service Records (the latter cost £30 from the MOD unless you are Next of Kin in which case they are gratis). Note: the War Diary will contain details of the Regimental actions on a day by day basis but are unlikely to contain any direct details of Pvt Gilding.

    Good luck with your research.
  2. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

  3. adbw

    adbw Member

  4. SDP

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    The 8RS War Diary for the 26th June makes for chilling reading. Battalions first ever day in Action and Peter one of 16 killed. RIP.
  5. apster

    apster New Member

    Thank you all for your prompt replies and excellent information, which i shall now delve into.
  6. SDP

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    Can I ask the usual simple question?....why are you researching Peter? We may be able to guide you further if we know the background.
  7. apster

    apster New Member

    I attempting to research the names on my local village war memorial, which is Fishtoft.
    Best regards.
  8. SDP

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    Excellent. Very worthwhile project.

    Fishtoft as in Boston/Frieston? If so, small world....I'm originally from Spalding and was in Boston only a couple of weeks ago.
  9. apster

    apster New Member

    Yes that's the one
  10. Pember

    Pember Junior Member

    HI Steve, my grandfather also served with the 2nd Battalion, the Herefordshire Regiment. In fact, he started his service with the Carrier Platoon. I would be interested to get in contact. Please send me a message. D.
  11. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Thank you so very much for the history of the 8th Battalion Royal Scots.
  12. Dale74

    Dale74 New Member

    Just joined this site has been very useful,
    looking for info on my great uncle Peter Sadler McFadyen who was with the 8th Royal Scots, died on the 29th June 1944, buried at St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, reading this thread with all its sadness it brings comfort that he was buried in the same place as other guys hopefully friends from the 8th RS.
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