113/114 FLD BTY Royal Artillery

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  1. Chloerog23

    Chloerog23 Member

    I'm trying to research some military history of my family, I don't really no a lot, I have a few photos but that's it. I'm trying to gather some info to surprise my Nan.
    Unfortunately I do not have any records I know names and dates of birth/death that all the info I have, except one photo of Nans brother George H Browning who is standing next to a sign that says 113/114 FLD. BTY. ROYAL ARTILLERY 44. So I'm completely stuck at where to look. Can anybody help?

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  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    113/114 Bty were part of 33 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in 3 Infantry Division. That ties in nicely with the photos as the 3 Div sign is the red triangle on black triangle that you can see on the memorial and his arm in the full length photo. The 44 was a code number for the regiment usually carried on their vehicles.

    3 Div assaulted SWORD beach on D-Day, so they're quite well known.

    If you Google "113/114 Bty" (with the quotes) you should get a hit on a transcription of 33 Fd Regt's war diary for their time in Holland later in the campaign. It will be quite technical but may give you a flavour for what they were doing. Some regiments published their own histories, but I don't know if 33 Fd Regt did.

    You will also be advised to apply for his service records from the MOD as these will give his 'career' history - he may have been in a different unit earlier in the war.
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  3. Chloerog23

    Chloerog23 Member

    Thank you very much. This should help a lot :)
  4. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Beware: it's just the tip of an iceberg!
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  5. JB66

    JB66 New Member

    Just seen your post, my grandad also served in 33rd Field Regiment, have you seen this below picture of the regiment in action?


  6. Chloerog23

    Chloerog23 Member

    Yes I have seen this pic before, it's brilliant. I managed to find some more photos of my great uncle.

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  8. Quis Separabit

    Quis Separabit Junior Member

    If anyone managed to find any War Diary details for 33 Field Regiment then I would greatly appreciate details of any entries for 29 November 1944 in order to try and trace a casualty - see....

    Assistance with Tracing Casualty from 2 Royal Ulster Rifles 29 November 1944?

    I've found some summary details at 33 Field Regiment for January 1945 onwards but rather bizarrely I am trying to track down the owner of a pair of trousers and accompanying items belonging to an injured man found in the attic of a house in Blitterswijck that was used as an Observation Post for 113/114 Battery of 33 Field Regiment on 30 November 1944 in support of 2 RUR when it was shelled from across the river - see:

    2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in WW2: 1st December 1944 - Second attack on Wanssum
    9th British Infantry Brigade During World War 2: November 1944 - 29 November 1944 entry in War Diary

    The FOO of 113/114 Battery of 33 Field Regiment at the time was Captain Henry Shearer Taylor who received an MC for his actions (see below) and have so far I narrowed it down to a signaller from 33 Field Regiment or member of a small 2 RUR team located at the forward observation post at this time.

    It has now become a bit of an obsession so if anyone has any details from 33 Field Regiment (or 9 Field Ambulance) from around this time it would be greatly appreciated....

    Quis Separabit

  9. Quis Separabit

    Quis Separabit Junior Member

    By way of update, I have now been supplied with a copy of a Journal relating to 33 Field Regiment's actions between D-Day and VE Day by Martina's Desk which has been uploaded to the website for general viewing and posterity at the bottom of the home page at:

    9th British Infantry Brigade During World War 2

    The site was originally created to host the 9th British Infantry Brigade Headquarters War Diary but at some stage I will try and get around to adding content for all of the associated units including:
    • 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
    • 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
    • 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles
    Other units associated with the group on D-Day included:
    • East Riding Yeomanry
    • 33 Field Regiment
    • No 3 Platoon, 253 Field Company
    • 101 Anti Tank Battery
    • 9 Field Ambulance
    • Detachment 106 Bridging Company RASC
    • Detachment 172 Infantry Brigade Company RASC
    so would welcome any potential content, photos, personal accounts etc that might be added....

    Quis Separabit
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