Searching for relatives of Lt. Col. G. Brooks - 366 Battery 140th. RFA

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Bazer, May 16, 2018 at 12:31 PM.

  1. Bazer

    Bazer Member

    Wonder if anyone can assist me in contacting any relative of Lt. Col. G. Brooks who commanded 366 Battery 140th. RFA Regiment. Any info to point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Barry
     
  2. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Bazer.

    A Lt Col commands a Regt - a collection of three or more Btys, so if he commanded 366 Bty he would have done so as a Maj.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  3. Bazer

    Bazer Member

    Yes I believe Major Christopherson commanded 367 Battery while Lt. Col Brooks commanded 366 and 367 Batteries of 140th RFA Thanks Barry
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    There's several pictures of him in his book Grand Party. In 1940 during the 'Grand Party' he was a Major. He became the CO after Lt Col Odling was wounded/killed and the 2ic, Major Christopherson was captured at Cassel if I remember correctly.

    Just as a side note RFA didn't exist during WW2 they were just RA I think, it was stopped after WW1. This unit being a field regiment of the Royal Artillery. Obviously happy to be corrected.
     
  5. Bazer

    Bazer Member

    Thanks Drew - A lot clearer. Yes Major Christopherson was captured. My Uncle was wounded and taken to a hospital at St. Omer where he died. Coming back to WW2Talk I'v found the photos shown really interesting. Don't suppose you have any idea how to find Lt. Colonel Brook's relatives? Barry
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    One of the other chaps on Ancestry and Find My Past may be able to help.

    The Germans had a field hospital at St. Omer where they treated all the wounded captured at the end of May hence the diverse range of cap badges in the CWGC cemetery for May and June 1940.
     
  7. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

  8. Bazer

    Bazer Member

    Thanks Drew - my brothers on Ancestry so I'll give it a try next week.
    Hi Harkness - He was Lt. Col. Graham Brooks - though I have found a Major GD Brooks who was Major, RA TA in 1916.
    I'll not be around till Sunday night so apologise for any delay in responding over the weekend.
    Barry
     

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