Northumberland Hussars

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by stevep360, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Hi Tom. Indeed there is:


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  2. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Thanks very much. I was never sure if he had been captured in Greece or Crete. That document seems to solve that conundrum - strangely, however, I couldn't find him in the missing file for RAOC on Crete. Maybe I missed him, or maybe he was attached to another unit and was recorded in their Missing file. Great excuse to go back to Kew!

    Thanks again.

  3. stevep360

    stevep360 Member

    All, just to keep you guys in the loop. I today have been into Newcastle, the Discovery museum there holds a large archive of material. I am living with the archive department and will keep you posted of any photographs I can get copies of. I'll look to do a photo bucket of them all and share on here. Its also the 200th anniversary year of the Northumberland Hussars and a large display will be shown in the museum later in the year. I'll keep you informed of dates etc for those who may be interested,
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  4. DSowerby

    DSowerby Junior Member

    Is there any mention of 1111985 Bombardier Leslie Tinkler anywhere? He joined the Northumberland Hussars in 1940, and looks to have served with them throughout the War, getting wounded in June 1944; severely enough that he was out of action until September.


  5. Buteman

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

    Hi David,

    His name is mentioned in the casualties and wounded on 14/6/1944. Rank when wounded Lance Bombardier.

    Also mentioned on page 241, which I'll post in the morning. From the book by Joan Bright.

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  6. Buteman

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

    Details as promised.

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  7. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Can help with locations for 102nd (Northumberland Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery post VE Day to suspended animation Dec 46
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  8. DSowerby

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  9. DSowerby

    DSowerby Junior Member

    Cheers Steve, but Tinkler was only with the Hussars until October 1945 (he'd joined them in 1940, serving throughout). He then headed off to Palestine with the 2nd Field Regiment from December '45 to Sept '46. He then re-upped into the RA in 1948, serving in the Korean War.

  10. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day


    Here you go: VE Day – HQ RA 15st (Highland) Infantry Division
    102nd (Northumberland Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment RA
    Regimental Headquarters: Hammoor north-east of Ahrensburg, Landkreis Stormarn
    12 May 45 – Bargteheide north-east of Ahrensburg, Landkreis Storman
    26 May 45 – Mölln south-west of Ratzeburg, Herzogtum-Lauenburg
    12 Jun 45 – Bargteheide north-east of Ahrensburg, Landkreis Storman
    3 Jul 45 – Mölln south-west of Ratzeburg, Landkreis Herzogtum-Lauenburg with all batteries less 99 Battery – Güdow south-east of Mölln
    7 Dec 45 – Bergedorf south-east of Hamburg for Neuengamme Camp

    99 Anti-Tank Battery – 107 Anti-Tank Battery – 288 Anti-Tank Battery – 289 Anti-Tank Battery

    Hope this helps
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  11. DSowerby

    DSowerby Junior Member

    Thanks for this too Steve, this is really helpful.



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