Royal Sussex Regiment

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Kieron Hill, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Ianelkins

    Ianelkins Member

    My great grandad was 2nd leitenant of the 1st batt. He join in 1935 I think and his name was William Melvin Slaughter. If anyone has any info on the 1st batt please let me know. My email is ian.elkins@hotmail.com
     
  2. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Welcome to the Forum. Royal Sussex discussion is scattered all over the place which makes it difficult to find all the useful info on the site. Do you know which theatre of war your grandfather father served in? If it was in Burma then he might well have been in the 9th Battalion for example. In which case I would suggest putting a new post out under that section- its getting a bit lost here.The 9th Battalion were engaged on defence duties in the UK at first, then converted from infantry to RAC and left for India via Liverpool Docks in October 1942, arriving in India about Christmas time. They spent 1943 training, converting back to Infantry and working with combined ops anticipating a water borne invasion of Burma. That never happened and on 13th Feb 1944 they left Kharakvasla Camp, not far from Puna, to start the long journey by train and ship to Chittagong and onwards to their first battle in the Arakan.......Once you have your grandfather's MOD records come back and I am sure you will get help.
     
  3. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Chingoo and others with an interest in 7th Btn,Royal Sussex, might like to view a website about them. Not sure how long it has been up and running but seems like a good idea Just do a search on the internet..
     
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  4. Re: Captain George Herbert Cook, 7th Bn. R.S.R. he was awarded the M.I.D. not the M.C. he was recommended for it but received a M.I.D. instead. This is an error in my book. I have amended this as I have now updated both my books to a CD. "Honours & Awards 1701-1966"
     
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  5. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    For anyone interested in the 9th Btn. Royal Sussex, I have started a Facebook Page for them for photo sharing etc.To find it just search for 9th Batallion, Royal Sussex.
     
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  6. IKE26

    IKE26 Active Member

    Hi Kieron

    I'd like to see the diary of 1944 (adriatic front - Lanciano, Orsogna, Castelfrentano,..).
    May I?
     
  7. chingoo

    chingoo Active Member

    Hi Ike26,

    please let me know if you hear from Kieron as I have tried a couple times myself. The items he has detailed all relate to my grandfather's battery and I would love to see some of the pictures etc.

    Kind regards,

    Ian
     
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  8. IKE26

    IKE26 Active Member

    nope
     
  9. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Chingoo, Kieron has not visited site since 2012 sadly.
     
  10. chingoo

    chingoo Active Member

    Just wishful thinking that he might log on again!
     
  11. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Chingoo, I sympathise. I have had similar issues with others who post and vanish.Kieron more puzzling as he did put a lot on in the past.
     

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