Lincolnshire Regiment's Companies 1943

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  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 Patron

    Hello Alex
    Did you have a family member in service


    Do you mean war diaries

    Regards
    Clive
     
  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.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  4. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Hi,

    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

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  5. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    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!

    Regards
    Stu.
     
  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.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    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.

    Regards
    Stu.
     
  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

    Tom
     
  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

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

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Stu,

    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.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  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. Patron

    Tom,
    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.

    Regards
    Stu.
     

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