Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery - Roll of Honour, 1939-47

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by ramacal, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Having seem the care and attention that Forum members have devoted to the commemoration of units of particular interest to themselves, I have created my own database of those who fell whilst serving with the Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery in WW2.

    The source of this information is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. CWGC - Homepage .

    With the help of other Forum Members, we are trying to obtain and post on this Forum, as many photos of headstones/memorials as possible.

    To date, it is currently possible to obtain a free photo of over 10,000 of the 33,210 headstones/memorials of the fallen of this branch of the Armed Services, from members of this Forum and some other websites. If you want to find out if one is available, please post a message on this thread.

    Ubique

    THE FOLLOWING PDFS LIST THE CASUALTIES OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY AND THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY IN ALPHAPETICAL ORDER.

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. THE TEXT IS QUITE SMALL, SO PLEASE USE THE ZOOM COMMANDS OF THE PDF TO INCREASE THE RESOLUTION.

    SURNAME
    FORENAME(S)
    RANK
    SERVICE NUMBER
    DATE OF DEATH
    REGIMENT (ROYAL ARTILLERY OR ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY)
    COUNTRY (WHERE BURIED OR COMMEMORATED)
    COUNTY/DISTRICT (WHERE BURIED OR COMMEMORATED)
    CEMETERY/MEMORIAL
    GRAVE/MEMORIAL REFERENCE

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE SHORTENED VERSIONS OF THE DETAILS LISTED ON THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION WEBSITE.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
  2. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Robert, a massive task, but certainly something that would gather a great deal of interest, as unlike infantry Battalions, the history of specific batteries / regiments is not easy to come by. Drop me a pm and I will send the ROH for the 61st Searchlight which was reformed from one of the south Lancs Bn's

    P
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Go for it Rob,
    As I'm sure others here can confirm, the most important thing on these large gatherings of info seems to be just getting started - a long slog, but I've already watched several projects here grow to quite a size over the years.
    Mighty oaks and all that...

    ~A
     
  4. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Robert
    A gigantic task if undertaken, but one that will prove to be an invaluable resorce for anyone researching or interested in Artillery units and their associated casualties. I hope everyone on the forum and especialy the Arty bods will get onboard with you in this. Any assistance I can give, just ask. Well done for coming up with the idea and good luck with the project.
    Regards from Aberdeen.
    Rob D
     
  5. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Robert

    If you need any pics of RA casualties headstones I think I have a few who were Airborne!

    And what a mammoth task!

    Andy
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Robert

    It would be a pleasure to be of any assistance in your very worthwhile project.

    At the risk of teaching you how to suck eggs, may I suggest that you contact Geoff (of Geoff's Search Engine fame) and ask him to give you a few tips on how to use his super research tool ?

    I join with everyone on the forum in wishing you lots of luck with your chosen task.

    Best regards

    Ron
     
  7. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Robert

    If you need any pics of RA casualties headstones I think I have a few who were Airborne!

    And what a mammoth task!

    Andy

    Thanks for your positive responses.

    Andy

    I've thought about headstones of RA casualties and have done a trial run in a number of cemeteries I've visited for Forum members. I've only found 60 to 70 percent of those listed. As there are over 26000, (excuse the pun), but I think that would be "a bridge too far". Maybe another project after this one has completed. I've estimated it could take me 3 or 4 years to transcribe and check it.

    I'm using the RA Commemoration Book 1939-45 as my first point of reference and adding extra info from CWGC.

    Any suggestions as to how and where I put this information would be appreciated.

    RobD - Amongst others, I was thinking of you.

    Phil - PM being sent shortly.

    Adam - Many thanks.

    Cheers - Rob
     
  8. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Robert

    It would be a pleasure to be of any assistance in your very worthwhile project.

    At the risk of teaching you how to suck eggs, may I suggest that you contact Geoff (of Geoff's Search Engine fame) and ask him to give you a few tips on how to use his super research tool ?

    I join with everyone on the forum in wishing you lots of luck with your chosen task.

    Best regards

    Ron

    I've tried using Geoff's Search engine and it is brilliant. One problem I've encountered is how the info was typed on CWGC. A comma or a space and you don't get all the names. Maybe he can suggest a way round it. I'd be honoured to be instructed by the "Master".
     
  9. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    Rob, that is some undertaking, but I'm sure a very worthwhile one. If there is anything I can assist with give me the call.

    Edit: I have just checked the bookshelves and I have 'Histories' of 17th and 57th LAA Regts. Both with Rolls of Honour.

    Cheers,
    Bod
     
  10. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Bodston

    Many thanks for your offer of assistance. Until I get this show well on the road, I'm not sure where this will lead.

    Question for AndyBaldEagle. Whilst transcribing the "B"s, came across this fella. Is it one that would be of interest to you?

    Name:BALL, JOHN HENRY
    Initials:J H
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Lance Bombardier
    Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
    Secondary Regiment:Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C.
    Secondary Unit Text:and 1st
    Age:20
    Date of Death:05/09/1943
    Service No:5186123
    Additional information:Son of Ernest George and Ethel Anne Ball, of Northwick, Gloucestershire.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:VI. C. 26.
    Cemetery:SALERNO WAR CEMETERY

    Cheers - Rob
     
  11. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    Robert, if I can help with pics around East Kent please let me know and I,ll be happy to help, regards Derek.
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Rob....As Adam said 'MIGHTY OAKS'.

    Good luck fella and if I can help in Yorkshire you know I will.

    Andy
     
  13. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    The Royal Artillery Commoration book 1939-1945, has a Roll of honour in the back of all those killed
     
  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Robert,

    Your father would be proud of you. I wish you every success in your venture and if you need anything from the Berlin CWGC, just let me know.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  15. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Any suggestions as to how and where I put this information would be appreciated.

    I don't know about the 'where' but have an idea for 'how' it could be done. It is only an idea as I wouldn't have a clue how to go about it.

    I have this recurring thought that a 'War Graves Wiki' would be a valuable tool. So much information gets trawled up in the course of our hobby that deserves not to be lost. It also solves the problem of one man trying to do the whole thing.

    It could be set up with the CWGC data in place, saving an awful lot of typing. Structured fields for unit and subunit information would be useful for sorting. Being a wiki, it could be expanded to include battles, histories etc. Logically, the CWGC should host something like this but that's the 'where' issue.

    Is there any mileage in this, d'you think?
     
  16. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    Rob

    When I get thechance, I'll go through my library and check the Roll of Honour in each copy. If it will help, I'll scan them and e-mail them to you.

    Phil
     
  17. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Rob, that is some undertaking, but I'm sure a very worthwhile one. If there is anything I can assist with give me the call.

    Edit: I have just checked the bookshelves and I have 'Histories' of 17th and 57th LAA Regts. Both with Rolls of Honour.

    Cheers,
    Bod

    If you could scan and e-mail me the ROH for both, that would be great. I will PM you the address.

    Cheers - Rob
     
  18. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Rob

    When I get thechance, I'll go through my library and check the Roll of Honour in each copy. If it will help, I'll scan them and e-mail them to you.

    Phil

    Phil

    That would be great. I'll PM you my e-mail address.

    Cheers - Rob
     
  19. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    You know were to find my site :)
     
  20. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    You know were to find my site :)

    Philip - I certainly do. And a great one it is too.;)

    Robert
     

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