Worcestershire Regiment

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Neil Perks, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Neil Perks

    Neil Perks New Member

    Hello

    I am trying to track details down about my Grandfather. I have several differing accounts of his military service and they don't all seem to align.

    I have been told that he went to Iceland and that he was hospitalised in late 1943 / ?? early 1944 with meningitis, possibly in Lincoln?

    I have also been told that he did not leave the UK for the whole of his service, which i believe would have been HO. He was demobbed in January 1946.

    My aunt believes that he was involved in training soldiers.

    The details that I have managed to track down are:

    Leslie Thomas Burgin
    Corporal
    Worcestershire Regiment
    S/No.5256955

    Can anyone help?

    Thank you

    Neil
     
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    OK - the only way to answer the questions you have posed are to obtain his service records, they are only available from the APC at Glasgow and the link for the forms etc is - Request records of deceased service personnel - should take about 6 - 8 weeks

    TD
     
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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    The number doesnt feature in the casualty lists but it is a genuine number for Worcestershire enlistment.

    Kyle
     
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  4. Owen

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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Worcestershire Regiment (29th/36th of Foot)

    On 4th June 1941 the Battalion sailed from Greenock for Iceland. On 8th June the Battalion disembarked at Reykjavik, the capital of the island,.....................................

    His service records will tell you if he was amongst them, as it will detail his sailing date etc

    TD
     
  6. Leeds Andy

    Leeds Andy Member

    Morning Neil

    On the 1939 Register, he was living at 267 Beoley Road, Redditch with his family. A 16 year old (born: 29 Aug 1916) window cleaner working with his Father (William H. Burgin)
     
  7. Neil Perks

    Neil Perks New Member

    Thanks everyone for all the information and advice. Next step the regimental Museum.
     
  8. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Takin a break

    The Worcestershire Regimental Museum is now the Mercian Regiment Museum in Pheasant Street Worcester Next to ASDA (which replaced the TA Centre) Norton Barracks is a housing estate.
    The TA no longer exists they are now the Army Reserve a totally different organisation.
    The Worcestershire Gunners 67th Field Regiment RA (TA) don't have a museum. There are some bits and pieces in a Storeroom of the Army Reserve Centre but no one has a clue what they are.
    (At least they now have their own case with an index of contents) They are now 214 Battery run from Raglan in Wales. Drop me a line if you want to know what they have as the PSAO is always busy.
    Best place for Research is The Hive Worcester County Archives 2nd Floor. Most of the men who wrote their memoires or gave audio stories in the 1990's have transcriptions stored there. Ask for the Worcester Artillery Boxes there is a wonderful lady there who knows everything in there but it takes time to get it from the vaults so email or phone them first. You can photograph the records for £7 if the price hasn't changed. They have a photographer on contract who will do it for a fee when he is available. Its comfortable and has a café on the Ground floor. You need to take some ID with you. See their website.
    I have copies or have read and can recall, most of what is available there for research if you are related to anyone from the 67th drop me a line I can probably help. There are a few things I still want to see or copy when I get the chance.
    Likewise The Staffordshire Museum has become part of the Mercian Regiment but still more or less the same place, next to what was Whittington Barracks, Lichfield Staffs.
    Like most museums they are all geared up and funded for family educational visits and have little or no assistance for research which they charge for.
     

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