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The Lincolnshire Regiment

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  1. ramacal

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

    War Diary of 4 Lincolns

    3 May 1940 – The Regiment put to sea and left Norway. (Driven out of Norway by the Germans)
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: SIMPSON, JOHN CYRIL
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4803852
    Date of Death: 03/05/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Panel Reference: Panel 9. Column 3.
    Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
    Additional Information: Son of Charles Henry and Charlotte Eliza Simpson, of Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Died (of wounds) at sea. Just withdrawn by sea from Namsos, Norway aboard French Transport Ships. Attacked and bombed by German aircraft. (Source – 4 Lincolns War Diary).

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

    Name: HARRISON, PERCY
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4799897
    Date of Death: Between 10/05/1940 and 14/06/1940
    Age: 30
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn attd. Royal Artillery (9th Infantry Brigade,, Anti Tank Company)
    Grave Reference: Row A. Grave 14.
    Cemetery: MIDDELKERKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Jessie Mitchell, of New Brumby, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Killed in action (Source – Lincoln's Roll of Honour)

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

    Name: LAIRD, ROBERT RUSSELL
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4802185
    Date of Death: 10/05/1940
    Age: 19
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Grave 6.
    Cemetery: BOEZINGE CHURCHYARD
    Additional Information: Son of Mary Laird, of Greenock, Renfrewshire.

    Cause of Death: Died (Battle Casualty) (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Headstone photo from Findagrave.

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

    Name: SHAW, PERCY
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4799878
    Date of Death: Between 10/05/1940 and 31/05/1940
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Row A. Grave 13.
    Cemetery: MIDDELKERKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Ernest Joseph and Olive Shaw, of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Killed in action (Source – Lincoln's Roll of Honour).

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

    Name: REVELL, ALFRED R.
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4799592
    Date of Death: 13/05/1940
    Age: 28
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: XII. H. 10.
    Cemetery: ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Mabel Revell, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire; husband of Lucy Revell, of Grimsby.

    Enlisted Lincolnshire Regiment 24/4/1930
    Cause of Death: Killed in action (Shrapnell to the Head) – (Source – War Diary list of casualties).

    Headstone photo from Findagrave.

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    From the War Diary of 2 Lincolns (different date of death)

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

    THURSTON, ERIC ERNEST
    Private

    Service Number 4801845
    Died 13/05/1940
    Aged 23
    2nd Bn.
    Lincolnshire Regiment
    Buried at ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
    Cemetery/memorial reference: XII. H. 9.

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

    Name: DOVE, HOWARD WILLIAM
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4801899
    Date of Death: 15/05/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Grave 1.
    Cemetery: HAALTERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Howard and Ellen Elizebeth Dove, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

    Cause of Death: Died of multiple wounds on the way to the Casualty Clearing Station. (Source – War Diary list of casualties).

    (Incorrect Service No recorded. Should be 4801889. E-mail sent to CWGC on 25 August 2015 with evidence. They never replied)

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

    Name: STEELE, RICHARD, M.M.
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No: 546274
    Date of Death: 13/05/1940
    Age: 32
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 8.
    Cemetery: LEUVEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

    Cause of Death: Killed in action – Gun shot wound to the head. (Source – War Diary list of casualties, Lincolns Nominal Roll - Book Regi 3-20, Pages 78 & 78A).

    Headstone photo from Findagrave.

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

    Name: BURRIDGE, HERBERT LEWIS
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Service No: 105996
    Date of Death: 16/05/1940
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 7.
    Cemetery: LEUVEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Burridge, of Southall, Middlesex.

    Cause of Death: Killed in Action – Shellfire. (Source – War Diary list of casualties).

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

    Name: THORNBOROUGH, JOHN ERNEST
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4802773
    Date of Death: 16/05/1940
    Age: 19
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 6.
    Cemetery: LEUVEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of William and Florence Edith Thornborough, of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Killed in Action – Shellfire. (Source – War Diary list of casualties).

    Headstone photo from Findagrave.

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

    Name: FAIL, JOSEPH
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4446116
    Date of Death: 17/05/1940
    Age: 30
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Grave 1.
    Cemetery: DENDERWINDEKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Elizebeth Fail, and stepson of Joseph Potts; grandson of Annie Fail, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.

    Cause of Death: Died of wounds (Shrapnel – Left thigh). (Source – War Diary list of casualties).

    Headstone photo by Peter Deneve, Ninove, Belgium

    Joseph Fail - Service Number 4446116

    Joseph Fail actually enlisted as Joseph Potts on 11 May 1927 in Sunderland aged 18 Years 1 Month for 4 Years Service in the Territorial Army. He joined the 7th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.

    He was discharged from the TA on 26-3-1928, having enlisted into the Regular Army into the Lincolnshire Regiment on 26 March 1928, with the same service number, but a different surname, Joseph FAIL. He signed up for 7 years service.

    He served with the 1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment, as follows:-

    27-3-1928 – 3-2-1930 (UK)
    4-2-1930 – 13-10-1931 (Gibralter)
    14-10-1931 – 29-9-1932 (Shanghai)
    30-9-1932 – 29-12-1935 (Hong Kong)
    30-12-1935 – 13-7-1936 (Malta)
    14-7-1936 – 21-12-1936 (Palestine)
    22-12-1936 – 3-10-1939 (UK)

    On 10-5-1934, whilst in Hong Kong, he applied to extend his period of Army Service to complete 12 years with the Colours. At the time of the application, he held 2 Good Conduct Badges with a character reference of Exemplary.

    During service in Palestine, he was awarded the General Service Medal (Palestine) with Clasp.

    Service with the 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment

    4-10-1939 – 17-5-1940 (BEF)

    Next entry in the Service Document shows that he is granted 10 days leave in the UK on 2-2-1940, followed by a final entry, that of Died of Wounds 17-5-1940.

    Final Medals awarded were 1939/45 Star and War Medal 1939/45.

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    Headstone of J Fail supplied to me by Mick McCann of British War Graves

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    Joey Fail, middle front.

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    Mattias Milo & Peter Deneve and friends have adopted this grave. I obtained his service records for Peter and more research have found relatives in Australia.

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

    Name: FOXON, FREDERICK ARTHUR
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Service No: 4802588
    Date of Death: 17/05/1940
    Age: 20
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Panel Reference: Column 45.
    Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
    Additional Information: Son of Percy Foxon, and of Lilian M. Foxon, of Willingham, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Died of wounds (Shrapnel – Left chest). (Source – War Diary list of casualties & Lincoln's Nominal Roll)

    Enlisted the Lincolnshire Regiment 26 May 1928

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

    Name: SIMPSON, EDWARD HENRY
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Service No: 4796895
    Date of Death: 19/05/1940
    Age: 35
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: 46. A. 4.
    Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

    Cause of Death: Died of wounds (Fracture to right leg - Source – War Diary list of casualties).

    Enlisted the Lincolnshire Regiment 2 January 1924, aged 18.

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

    Name: THOMPSON, ROWLAND
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4798840
    Date of Death: 19/05/1940
    Age: 37
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn. attd. 240 Army Field Coy. Royal Engineers
    Grave Reference: 46. A. 5.
    Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Jane Thompson; husband of Margaret Ann Thompson, of Station Town, Wingate, Co. Durham.

    Cause of Death: Died of wounds (Shrapnel head & left leg sustained 16 May 1940. Dead on arrival at 17 General Hospital on 19 May 1940 - Source – War Diary list of casualties.

    Enlisted the Lincolnshire Regiment 2 March 1928

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

    Name: BARR, JAMES
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4975459
    Date of Death: 27/05/1940
    Age: 19
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Panel Reference: Column 45.
    Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

    Cause of Death: Missing presumed died of wounds in Norway. No Bn listed on CWGC. Died 27 April 1940, so wrong date of death & wrong memorial. Requires a service record.

    Transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment 20 September 1928 (Lincolns Nominal book REGI 3-29, Pages 124 & 124A).

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

    Name: BROUGHTON, NORMAN
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4802901
    Date of Death: Between 27/05/1940 and 04/06/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 45.
    Cemetery: OOSTDUINKERKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Broughton, of Spalding, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Died. Body recovered from the sea at Oostduinkerke. Exact date of death not known. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Enlisted the Lincolnshire Regiment 10 January 1939.

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    Article written by a relative and posted on BBC WW2 Peoples War.

    “ I am researching my family on my mothers side. An uncle, Norman Broughton served in the 2nd Batallion Lincolnchire Regimnet from 1939 to 1940. He was killed in action around 29th May to 31st May and is buried in Oostduinkerke in Belgium.

    As I'd expect there a a number of anomolies surrounding his last few days and I would like to try to clear some of them.

    The 2nd Lincolns were part of 9th Inf Bde, and fought on 29th May at Zuidschote along side the 1st Suffolk's, 1st Middlesex and 4 Royal Berkshire's. These were a mixture of 8th and 9th Inf Bde sent to protect the Eastern flank when Belgium surrendered.

    On the order to withdraw on 29th May the 9th Inf Bde were to rendevous at Elsendamme then go onto onto Bulskamp to defend the Dunkirk perimiter, along the Burgues - Veurnes canal. The 8th Bde were to defend near Wulpen - some 6 miles to the North East.

    My main question is that my Uncle is buried amongst soldiers from the Suffolks, in fact I think he is the only Lincoln in the cemetary. I am trying to pinpoint the date he was killed and seek some options as to why he was with the 8th Bde. I have soem thoughts, was he wounded at Zuydschoote and carried back to Wulpen by the Suffolks or maybe he just tagged along with them when he got separated from his own guys.

    I klnow he is unlikely to have died on the beaches at Da Panne as those casulatie sare mainly buried there. Oostduinkerke has soldiers who defended the Dunkirk perimiter.

    A real sadness is that his Mother, my own mother and all his siblings beleived he actually died when the Lancastria sank and his body washed up later. This is how I became involved - clearly the Lancastria could have had nothing to do with his death. It was two weeks later and 600 miles away on the Atlantic coast at St Nazaire.

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  18. ramacal

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

    Name: FISHER, JOHN
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No: 4269043 (Formerly Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
    Date of Death: 27/05/1940
    Age: 29
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Grave 21.
    Cemetery: CRETINIER CEMETERY, WATTRELOS
    Additional Information: Son of John and Nellie Fisher, of Crosby, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Killed in action. (Source – Lincoln's Roll of Honour).

    Transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment 7 February 1933

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  19. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Maybe a little off topic but someone might find it of interest. In my father's POW "Wartime Log" George W. Hand of Morcott near Uppingham, Rutland had drawn the badge of the Lincolnshire Regiment. I believe Hand's father served with the Lincolnshire Regiment in WW1. George Hand was a W/O on 434 Squadron's Halifax LL257 that was shot down by a night fighter 19/20 February 1944 on operations to Leipzig. scan0016.jpg
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Thanks David. Here is an original cap badge to compare with the sketch. I have one with my Dad's collection.

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