Pte Hanbury 2nd Monmouths

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  1. John hanbury

    John hanbury New Member

    My uncle died 14.8.44 with this battalion his name ...ash taylor Hanbury age 20 ..as im new member is ther any wher to look for more info as thats all know and wher he is buried ...thanks
     
  2. mark abbott

    mark abbott Junior Member Patron

    From the CWGC website

    14605726 Pte Ash Taylor Hanbury
    Son of John and Mary Hanbury of Aberavon, Port Talbot, Glamorgan
    Buried at Bonneville la Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.( Cemetery/memorial reference: XV. E. 28.)
    Previously buried near Bois Hal Bout, France
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Hi John

    Welcome

    To start military research it is best to obtain the persons service records as these are the bible for where they were, with whom and when - can only be obtained from MOD - Request records of deceased service personnel.
    As he died on active service you will need to provide the CWGC details

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Ash Hanbury
    Given Initials: A T
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 14 Aug 1944
    Number: 14605726
    Birth Place: Glamorgan
    Residence: Glamorgan
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Monmouthshire Regiment
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    Casualty

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    If I am right then his original burial place is here -
    Latitude : 48.98503°
    Longitude : -0.3727°

    This war diary will cover the day to day details of what the Bn were doing
    2 Monmouthshire Regiment | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 171/1348
    Description:
    2 Monmouthshire Regiment
    Date: 1944 Jan.- Dec.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    TD
     
  4. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    28 Alfred Street, Port Talbot M.B., Glamorganshire
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    John C Hanbury 15 Jul 1894 Coal Tip Horstman Dock
    Mary I Hanbury 17 Dec 1897 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    William J C Hanbury 22 Jan 1922 Wireman Red Fusion Labourer
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Francis J Hanbury 21 Feb 1926 At School
    Gerald D Hanbury 14 Feb 1931 At School
    Donald R Hanbury 26 Jan 1935 Under School Age
    Sorry, this record is officially closed
    John Daniels 22 Nov 1870 Steel Smelting Shop Labourer


    Hanbury.jpg
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Not sure if the John hanbury will be back to see these posts as he hasn't logged in since the day he joined & posted .
    John hanbury was last seen:Feb 9, 2018
     
  6. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    He must have been killed in the battle for Le Logis farm around Martainville, confirmed by ROH in Brett's history (Part III).

    His name isn't logged on my search (meaning I probably don't have a first hand account of his Pl/Coy lurking anywhere.

    Proper dust up against a mixed rearguard well supported by armour.
     
  7. mark abbott

    mark abbott Junior Member Patron

    Swiper do you have anything on 3913670 L/Cpl Gwyn George Davies MM SWBs attached 2 Monmouthshire Regiment? I have the recommendation for his MM (happy to share if it is of interest) and I am really after a photo of him!

    Many thanks

    Mark
     

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