Information on 83rd Field Regiment Required

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by tonypearson, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. tonypearson

    tonypearson Junior Member

    Hi guys new on here
    Has anyone got any information on this regiment, they were part of the 53rd Welsh division. Was hoping for information on the regiment and actions they had fought in

    Cheers Tony
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  3. tonypearson

    tonypearson Junior Member

    thanks very much for your quick reply, funny you should mention the book i ordered it yesterday so will have a look through. trying to find out some information on my great uncle who was killed.

    thanks again tony
     
  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Why not post his details here and then we might be able to help a little more?

    There is also a Patrick Delaforce book about the 53rd, but it is hard to obtain for some reason. A little more on 53rd here:

    53rd Welch Division Normandy 1944
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Also worth looking up War Diaries at Kew.

    WO 171/980 83 Regt.1944 Jan.- Dec.
    WO 171/4827 83 Regt.1945 Jan.- Dec.
    WO 171/9069 83 Regt.1946 Jan.- May
     
  6. tonypearson

    tonypearson Junior Member

    Thanks here are his details i have:-
    Name: PEARSON, GEOFFREY LLOYD
    Initials: G L
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit Text: 83 Field Regt.
    Age: 35
    Date of Death: 18/09/1944
    Service No: 14533433
    Additional information: Son of Frederick and Kate Pearson; husband of Ivy Pearson, of Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, Yorkshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IV.D.5.
    Cemetery: GEEL WAR CEMETERY
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  8. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the link Owen, have ordered the book, for my RA list
     
  9. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Tony - from his number it would appear that he was in a reserved occupation until he was called up in 1943 - then killed in 1944 at age 35 - was there afamily left /
    Cheers
     
  10. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Oke who bought the book!
     
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  11. tonypearson

    tonypearson Junior Member

    No there was no family as far as im aware it was my dads uncle strugerling to find any information at all
     
  12. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

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