Lincolnshire Regiment's Companies 1943

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Alex06, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Alex06

    Alex06 New Member

    Hi all, i am new. Do you have witnesses, writings, witnesses or photos of companies A,B and C of 6th Lincolns in Africa and Italy in 1943?
  2. CL1

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

    Hello Alex
    Did you have a family member in service

    Do you mean war diaries

  3. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    6 LINCOLNS landed at Salerno on 9 Sep 43 and then progressed steadily up Italy as part of 46 Infantry Division.

    By 31 Dec 43, they were on the southern bank of the River Garigliano.


  4. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member


    I thought this map of 6th Lincolns activities at Salerno might be of interest - it's from "The History of the Tenth Foot 1919 - 1950" by J.A.A. Griffin.

    Tenth Foot - map 17 - Salerno.JPG


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  5. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Tom, is that taken from the original, & how many pages are in the History? I'm sure i once came across a reprint that was not up to much! Quite thin, not many pages!

  6. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Hi Stu,

    Yes from an original copy - it contains 350-odd pages. I've got it out from the library at the moment - there is something in it for most WW2 theatres.


  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Hi Tom,

    that local library of yours is well stocked with Regimental Histories.. Mines useless. The book I'm thinking of, was about 6 Lincolns,but for the life of me I cant remember what it was called? Will see if I can obtain a copy of Griffin's book. Cheers for the heads up.

  8. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    I think the book that you are thinking about is "The History of the Sixth Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment" which looks like it only has 60-odd pages.

    The wonders of inter-library loan when you live in Hampshire and can get books from the Aldershot library for 70p a loan.:D

  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    That's the one, and it was a paperback reprint. How you doing with copying it?:smug:
  10. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member


    That's not the one I am currently copying. I've got the Regimental history by Griffin - which is OK to copy.

    I've seen the 6th Bn history for sale but its about a tenner for 60 pages which is a bit steep IMHO.

  11. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I have a copy of Griffin's "The History of the Tenth Foot 1919-1950" in my library. It has four pictures of the 6th Battalion in Italy. It's coverage of the 6th Battalion is quite good.
  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    i will get in touch regarding Griffin's book. That's what i meant. Another one off the list of 138 Brigade. I did have a quick look on the tin-ternet last night, but no joy.

  13. Steve Hart

    Steve Hart New Member


    I am Steve Hart a new member, and novice military researcher.

    I am researching my grandfather F G Hart and his military service. I am currently researching his service with the 6th Lincolnshire Regiment which he joined as Lieutenant on the 4th Feb 44 - Italy from the 1st Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

    I am trying identify what company he was in and where he went during his time there. I have the book on the history of the 6th Lincolnshire Regiment, printed by the Navy & Military press, which I am using to plot the Regiments route and I am trying to get to a lower level of detail - e.g. company he was in etc.

    If anyone has War Diaries or other information on the regiment during Jan-Dec 1944 that they could share I would much appreciate your help. I am happy to trawl through and report back on my finding and progress, and share what information I have so far.

    He was a career soldier joining in 1920 (Worstershire Regiment ) as a private - discharged in 1939 then recalled in 08/39 to the 1st KOYLI before joining the Lincolnshire in 44. He has both the Africa and Italy Star.

    Thanks for reading & keep well.

    Kindest Regards

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  14. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I had a quick look at the war diary for Feb 1944. Age 40, he was posted as Lieutenant, Quarter Master on 4/2/1944. He was there in March 1944, but his name is not shown in April, replaced with another officer. He was posted from the General List and no mention of his previous Regiment or service number. The Battalion was at a place called Campo.


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