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

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

  1. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi ramacal,

    Added more today will send email all are in West Ham was with Andybaldeagle, you have another 6 or 7

    Cheers
    Tom
     
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  2. ramacal

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

    Thanks Tom
     
  3. surrey mick

    surrey mick Junior Member

    Rob,
    In 1988/9 I spent several days going through files written on very thin paper. the files had been created by National Service men in 1947 at St. Mary Cray,Kent. I checked every member of the RA who died during WW2 the purpose was to extract those members of LAA Btys, most of whom died in captivity in the Far East, who died in the Dutch East Indies. A Data Base would be a great asset. This was at the old RMA and a .brigadier Timbers had just taken over at the Archives and Museum.
    Surrey Mick
     
  4. ramacal

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

    Surrey Mick

    It would be interesting to know where those files are now.

    At St Mary Cray you say. Not far from me.

    Thanks - Robert
     
  5. ramacal

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

    I was checking and cataloguing some headstone photos this evening and I came across one for 221 AA "Z" Battery. The casualty was from the Home Guard.

    I checked further and 6 other men were killed on this Battery on the same day and they were all to my surprise all Home Guard personnel, no Royal Artillery.

    I checked Home Guard casualties and also to my surprise I found lots for men listed against AA "Z" Batteries and some HAA Batteries as well.

    My question therefore is, were these men under the control of the Royal Artillery and if so, should they qualify for inclusion in my Royal Artillery Roll of Honour?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated from the more knowledgable on this subject.

    Further checking has shown that there were no such casualties from 1939 to 1941 and only 3 in 1942. They jumped in 1943 and 1944. I can only assume that as more Anti-Aircraft units were committed to invasion forces moving abroad, Home Guard personnel were trained to take up the shortfall as the need for their original requirement diminished. In conclusion I think they should be added to the Roll of Honour.
     
  6. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Rob
    1st let me say that I do agree with yourself that they should be included in the Roll of Honour, as the job they were engaged in when KIAed was the same as the artillery men and they paid the same price in the end, only difference another regt title and probably a bit less training.
    Looking at the dates it strikes me that they were being made up to LAA+HAA on the home front to combat the ever increacing V1 Rocket threat to our shores at this time, while regular units were being sent over to France.
    Rob D
     
  7. ramacal

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

  8. ramacal

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

    Please can anyone recommend an effective reasonably priced and simple to use OCS software package for my project. (Is there such a thing?)

    I need to scan a page with 500 names on it and be able to put into an Excel spreadsheet.

    I have typed up 4 pages manually so far and have another 62 to do. Thats why I need to find a less destructive way of wrecking my eyesight. Less time consuming too of course.
     
  9. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    Robert

    You may have it already. Have you got Microsoft Office loaded on your machine? If so, look under tools, there is Document imaging and Document scanning. They can both be used for this purpose.

    Phil
     
  10. ramacal

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

    Robert

    You may have it already. Have you got Microsoft Office loaded on your machine? If so, look under tools, there is Document imaging and Document scanning. They can both be used for this purpose.

    Phil

    Phil

    I came across this particular one when I was looking earlier today and don't have MS Office only MS Works(or does it!). Can you recommend a particular version as there are some good deals at the moment.

    Regards - Robert
     
  11. Jan7

    Jan7 Senior Member

    Please can anyone recommend an effective reasonably priced and simple to use OCS software package for my project. (Is there such a thing?)

    I need to scan a page with 500 names on it and be able to put into an Excel spreadsheet.

    I have typed up 4 pages manually so far and have another 62 to do. Thats why I need to find a less destructive way of wrecking my eyesight. Less time consuming too of course.

    Dear Robert:

    I suggest you visit these pages:
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    Free Software and Shareware Downloads - Tucows Choose your Operating System and other options, type OCR in the case and GO!.

    For my personal experience, I use the applications apported by my Multifunction HP 1610 series. Always, I scan at 600 ppp for best and accuraccy results.





    Jan.
     
  12. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Rob
    What a rubbish blow from the CWGC + Geoffs for your database project. How are you getting on with this now?
    :( Rob D
     
  13. ramacal

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

    Rob D

    That's life and technology for you.

    Typed 3000 names so far. Just another 29,000 to go.

    Looking at ways of scanning and converting source info with OCR software to save time.

    Rob M
     
  14. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Rob, what format have you typed it up into, and have you lost the hyperlinks?

    As you know mine was in excel and have semi saved my links, but got the IT bods working on it today

    P
     
  15. micky_1956

    micky_1956 Junior Member

    Hi Phil
    My name is michael could you tel me how you know my uncle Tribe, Kenneth Harold Ayton.Do you know where is war Museum is please as i trying to find it so i can show my dad.
    Thanx Mick
     
  16. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Some Photo's of photo's
     

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  17. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Some Photo's of photo's

    Phil
    I see the last one Slade R has a Ry Fus No, have you any more on him?
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  18. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Phil
    I see the last one Slade R has a Ry Fus No, have you any more on him?
    Cheers
    Rob

    Afraid not Rob, they are photos of Photo's off a museum wall, so no further detail, other killed around Nijmegan
     
  19. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

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    Name: DUBBERLEY, GEORGE
    Initials: G
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Date of Death: 20/03/1941
    Service No: 1768556
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 907.
    Cemetery: PRESTWICH (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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    Name: LEACH, JACK Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 222 Indep. Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 36 Date of Death: 30/12/1945 Service No: 1734818 Additional information: Son of Robert and Emily Leach, of Prestwich; husband of Hilda Leach, of Prestwich. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1115. Cemetery:

     
  20. ramacal

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

    Many thanks for those Phil. Now I am up straight from all the things I did on holiday, it's time to crack on with my own project. It'll never get done otherwise.

    Cheers - Robert
     

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