Norway 1940 - Northumberland Fusiliers?

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by Inittowinit, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Inittowinit

    Inittowinit Junior Member

    Hi

    I am trying to find out if it was possible that my father could have taken part in the Norway campaign in 1940. My mother has a letter from him at that time saying he had been or was on his way there but his war record does not refer to this. He was originally in the TA in the 6th battalion Northumberland Fusiliers then in the 49th Royal Tank Regiment and subsequently in the Royal Engineers 278 Coy. Dad didn't talk much about his war experiences but he did tell us he was on Gibraltar, building the airstrip, and was in France and Belgium after D Day but never mentioned Norway.

    Whilst researching I did find the following on the CWG site - (not my father). I understand the 43rd and the 49th were duplicate regiments. This set me off again wondering how Major Potter ended up in Norway. He is commemorated on a memorial window in St Thomas Church in Newcastle but I can find out nothing more about him. I would be grateful if anyone could give me any more information. Thank you.

    Rank: Major Kenneth Owen Potter
    Service No: 39943
    Date of Death: 21/05/1940
    Age: 31
    Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
    43rd (6th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Royal Tank Regt.
    Grave Reference Allied Plot D. 9.
    Cemetery HARSTAD CEMETERY
     

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