Proud Grandaughter

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by StaceyP, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. StaceyP

    StaceyP Junior Member

    Hi
    I have just found (yesterday in fact) an old letter sent by my Grandad to his cousin during the Burma Campaign. He used to tell me old stories about his time against the japenese but we never had his service number until now and it appears at the top of the letter.

    His name was Private Norman George Ryder of B company 10th batt of the Gloucester Reg and it also says on the top part of the letter "India Company".

    This letter has facinated me and is dated 8th may 1944.

    Here begins my journey to try and discover more about where he went and what he did. Fortunatly living in Gloucester myself I have access to the museum which I will have to visit very soon.
    My Grandad died a few years ago and I would just love to know alot more about what he did because he was so proud!

    Hope to discover some other insights on here.
    Stacey
     
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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Stacey and welcome to the forum.

    If you can get to the National Archives in London you can view/copy his battalions war diaries. I've listed them below for you, the first two and based in the UK and the last three are in the Far East:

    WO 166/4296 10 Gloucestershire Regiment. 1940 July - 1941 Dec.

    WO 166/8696 10 Gloucestershire Regiment 1942 Jan.- June

    WO 172/2511 10 Gloucestershire Regiment 1943 Apr.- Dec.

    WO 172/4881 10 Gloucestershire Regiment 1944 Jan.- Dec.

    WO 172/7632 10 Gloucestershire Regiment 1945 Jan.-Dec.

    Good luck with your search
    Andy
     
  3. StaceyP

    StaceyP Junior Member

    Thanks Andy I think that will be something to think about in the future, I am just seeing what else I can possibly find on the internet..... so far not much except going round in circles :)
     
  4. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum Stacey - enjoy!

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  5. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Hi Stacey and welcome to the forum. Good luck with your research. You can start with this

    http://www.britishmilitaryhistory.co.uk/aqadmin/media/uploads/4e062d76ea893_36%20Indian%20Infantry%20Division.pdf

    There is also a book written by one former member of B Coy, 10th Glosters, "From Private to Trooper back to Private" by Geore Coulthard. You won't find there to much details about battalion services in Burma (maybe some 30 pages) but it have couple of company's group photos (unfortunately without names).

    Regards
    Enes
     
  6. StaceyP

    StaceyP Junior Member

    Thanks guys!
     
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Hello and welcome.
     
  8. CL1

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

    welcome to the forum
     
  9. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

  10. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum, Stacey. Good luck with your research.
    Mark
     
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Welcome and enjoy!

    Lesley
     
  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Stacey,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  13. That link seems to be broken. Any chance of a repair? Many thanks.
     
  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Stacy

    Welcome aboard and good luck with your research !

    Ron
     
  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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