Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by wandsworth, Feb 24, 2019.
Could I get some help identifying the regiment of my grandfather from this photo.
Looks like the Royal Scots Fusiliers
15th Scottish Division sign on sleeve.
I thought that might be it but I didn't want to give incorrect advice !
Was on phone earlier & it looked so much clearer on that than now I'm on laptop .
It could be a Royal Artillery collar badge?
Did he have a middle name?
Although a somewhat unusual placement, I concur re the Royal Artillery collar badge. The Royal Scots Fusiliers cap badge was also somewhat larger than implied by the photo in post #1.
15 (Scottish) Infantry Division - 15-Jun-1943
Order of Battle
6 Guards Tank Brigade
3 Scots Guards (Tank)
4 Grenadier Guards (Tank)
4 Coldstream Guards (Tank)
44 Infantry Brigade
6 The Royal Scots Fusiliers
6 The King's Own Scottish Borderers
8 The Royal Scots
46 Infantry Brigade
7 The Seaforth Highlanders
9 The Cameronians
2 The Glasgow Highlanders
15 Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
131 Field Regiment RA
181 Field Regiment RA
190 Field Regiment RA
97 Anti-Tank Regiment RA
119 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
20 Field Company RE
278 Field Company RE
279 Field Company RE
624 Field Park Company RE
Many thanks for your help. His middle name was Kenneth.
Would recommend obtaining his service records to be sure, also consider that transfers were not uncommon:
Get a copy of military service records
Is this from your Ancestry tree?
Harold Kenneth King
BIRTH 24 DEC 1914 • Clapton, London
DEATH 5 OCT 1999 • Wandsworth, London
could he be ......
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Harold Kenneth King
Death Age: 76
Birth Date: 19 Apr 1915
Registration Date: Aug 1991
Registration district: Gravesend
Inferred County: Kent
Yes the top one is from my family tree
Thought I found him but it was Harold William King.
I'll keep digging
Many thanks gus. I really appreciate any help I can get on this. I never saw my grandad looking like that because he lost his right eye and fair bit of his wits to a piece of shrapnel.
Separate names with a comma.