130 Field Ambulance 43rd Wessex Div

Discussion in 'RAMC' started by Guy Hudson, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Johnathan, Do the quarterly reports have a seperate reference to the war diaries?
    I will try and obtain the earlier enteries for 130 FA.
    Many thanks for the help.

    I don't think they do. Contact Andy (Drew 5233) who has posted on this thread with regards to obtaining what you need. He got me the Reports in the first place from the National Archives.

  2. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Andy, Thanks for the reply. Do you know if war diary and quarterly summary exist for June to September 1944 for 130 FA?
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Here you go mate:

    WO 222/546 130 Fd. Amb. Reports and Returns 1944 July - 1945 June

    If you look at the dates they are covering a year rather than a quarter.

  4. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.


    The file Andy has named (WO222/546) is the one shown in it's entirety here.

    The report from June-September 7th 1944 must be somewhere else at the NA.

    Andy - This file was photographed by Lee and not you. I left off the cover photo with the ticket and file reference number. If your asked and manage to locate the missing quarter for Guy can you put me down on the list for a copy?


  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    You've lost me JB. (which isn't hard)

    Doesn't/wouldn't the file I posted contain the reports/returns you mentioned for June-Sept '44?

    Excuse my ignorance - Its not an area I'm familiar with.
  6. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I didn't make it very clear did I? :D

    Read the first couple of lines of image number 2 of what I posted on this thread. It states that the report for the first 3 months since D-Day had already been submitted and I would presume may well have been lost. The cover (image 1) misleadingly dates this file from July 1944 onwards.
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I see (I think). You're after the missing returns for June to August?

    Off the top of my head the only thing I can think of is they may have been misfiled. The first place I would check would be the actual war diary. They may have been put in there.
  8. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I see (I think). You're after the missing returns for June to August?

    Off the top of my head the only thing I can think of is they may have been misfiled. The first place I would check would be the actual war diary. They may have been put in there.

    Spot on mate.

    Are you able to put it on your list for the next trip to Kew?
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    To check the 130 Field Amb diary or copy it?
  10. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I'll PM Guy and see what he wants to do. I'm more than happy with the returns only so a check would do for me. It's only going to be 7 or 8 pages at the most that's missing re: June-August.

    I think Guy is looking at obtaining the diaries too. I'll be in touch.
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Just drop me a PM mate.
  12. Walter Bingham

    Walter Bingham Junior Member

    Sorry no, but when you find out, please let me know by email to walter@israelnationalradio.com I was with them through Hill 112 and beyond.
    Thanks Walter Bingham M.M.
  13. kevin-of-york

    kevin-of-york Junior Member

    Guy, Jonathan and Walter

    I dropped off the forum about 4 years back but was reactivated at the end of last year when I received an enquiry from a forum member in Australia. I have now picked up the trail on 130 Field Ambulance and obtained via Drew5233 the War Diaries January 1944 through to June 1946, over 1700 pages so taking some time to process. I intend to post on the forum eventually the section which seems to interest most people, i.e. June '44 to June '45 but would be open to expanding that if there is an interest. If there is any immediate question you wish to have answered I could try to find provided a date and location are given

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  14. Nodddy52

    Nodddy52 New Member

    Kevin and all other members with interest in 130 Fd. Amb.

    Hello to you all and Good Day,
    My name is Dennis Paul Wood and I am a son of John William Wood.
    My father died in 1951 prior to my birth in 1952 and due to adverse family circumstances we had no contact with my fathers family in Sheffield whilst growing up.
    Although my brother, sister and I were all born in Sheffield we were raised in Kent and have extremely little information regarding my father.
    Recently however I discovered a cousin in Sheffield previously unknown to me and, to my further surprise, her mother who is my fathers sister. She will be 100 years old this year but is still very active and mentally alert.
    I have visited my aunt and she has told me that my father joined the Red Cross and the Fire service at the start of the second world war and was active during the Sheffield Blitz.
    She also had a postcard that had been given to my father showing the cemetery at Brunssum and marking the grave of his best friend D Warritzky whom he was next to when he died.
    I have since visited the cemetry at Brunssum and discovered that David Warritzky was with 130 Field Ambulance.
    The assumption I have made is that with my fathers surname of Wood that he and David Warritzky served together in 130 Fd. Amb.
    My brother requested service information some time ago and recieved limited info as follows

    12/1240 Deemed to have enlisted into RAMC embodied TA
    19/06/44 - 30/06/45 Overseas service NW Europe
    12/09/45 - 04/06/46 Overseas service India
    23/08/46 Released to Class Z (T) Royal Army Reserve
    19/07/51 Died

    my sister has an album that was my fathers that contains images from what I think are Holland with some info such as dutch addresses and some images from Singapore together with japanese Occupation banknotes .
    I am not sure how that fits in with the MOD info and even whether his service to India was in fact Singapore.
    In addition I am curious whether the service in India/Singapore was with 130 Fd. Amb or a different unit.
    Service in Sheffield Blitz, Europe, and as I understand it possibly Belsen then the far east make it more understandable that he had two periods in mental hospitals and eventually committed suicide at the second attempt in 1951.
    Any help in filling in the picture would be greatly appreciated
    The following information may be relevant in identifying my father

    Name: John William Wood
    D.o.B : 26/01/1917
    Place of Birth: Sheffield
    Address 8 Westow Place Sheffield
    Fathers Name: John William Wood
    Mothers Name : Hannah Wood (nee Farr)

  15. the_lock_man

    the_lock_man New Member


    My grandfather served in the 130 Fd.Amb., but he never served anywhere other than Europe. In fairness, I don't know how long after VE Day it was that he was demobbed, I can find out from my grandmother, but I think it likely that your father's time in India or Singapore was with a different unit.

    You were uncertain whether your father went to Belsen - the unit certainly did spend time there.
  16. kevin-of-york

    kevin-of-york Junior Member


    John William Wood and David Worritzky both served in 130 Field Ambulance and are mentioned in documents from NRO. I you have difficulty finding the specific references to them in the following documents let me know and I will carry out a search.

    Full war diaries and Part 1 Orders for 130 Field Ambulance 1943 to 46 can be found at :


    See also my post at http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/53444-130-field-ambulance-war-diaries-1943-46/

  17. GrandpaMoirano

    GrandpaMoirano New Member


    Hope to help Family and Friends see 130's men and you can help us identify some of these men.

    130 Field Ambulance A or B Company 43rd Wessex WWII
    Location Unknown: Presumed before June 24, 1944 ? , ? ,England
    Members: Please assist...Method Left to Right...

    Lower Row #1, #2, #3, #4 (sitting man in center, next open helmet, 4 glasses...)
    Middle Row #5 (no helmet..) , #6, ...to # 12 (standing)
    Back Row # 13 (standing) ..; #16 Pte. Alfredo Moirano ; ......... #19 (pipe)

    P.S. this is what all these efforts are about THANKS to all (kevin and keith!!)
    We Love and Appreciate "Fred" Moirano (daughter) Sylvia, (grandson) Mark, (greatgrandson) Will

    Hi Kevin, Keith, and I started this related thread:



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