50th division Royal Artillery Margerrison

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Derfass, Aug 2, 2022.

  1. Derfass

    Derfass Member

    Hi guys,
    I would like to find the past of this soldier:
    229860 Lt Charles Isaac Margerrison from the Royal Artillery.

    Is it possible to find his regiment and division ? and his history in this?

    Have a nice day all the best.
     
  2. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Turn the page

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2022
  3. Derfass

    Derfass Member

  4. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Turn the page

    It is really that complicated my friend. WW2 records are still subject to confidentiality so the only way to get the full picture of his service is to make an official application to the Ministry of Defence.
    Things are changing but not very quickly. If you are not personally related you will not get the full picture.
    Some on here may be able to assist you or you might find limited information on Genealogy sites like Ancestry or Find My Past.
    Where or how did you find out that he was in the 50th Division, that might generate a few responses from members.
    Good luck!
     
  5. Derfass

    Derfass Member

    I find he was in the 50th division from his jacket with the divisional patch
     
  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'd seen that jacket and bits for sale before and in general the items looked OK, one thing I noticed was the jacket was 1945 dated but 50 Div had been reduced to reserve and the RA units transferred out - although there may have been some elements that remained as part of the training team, the Division would have seen lots of chopping and changing so if he was with them 1945 or later he may have been with someone else before. The jacket also looks to have gone from 1 to 3 pips (based on the discoloration of only 1 pip on each shoulder) so seems to be configured to match his 1947 promotion (based on Uncle Targets London Gazette post)
     
  7. Derek Barton

    Derek Barton Senior Member

    Post redundant.
     
  8. Derfass

    Derfass Member

    Hello
    For AB64 - that's why i ask if it's possible to know if he was in 50th before buy it (that's my first english battledress and i don't want to be disappointed ) I do American jacket (M41 M42 M43, class A, Ike Jacket...)
    For Derek Barton - thanks for that but is it possible to find the roster of this regiments?
     
  9. Derek Barton

    Derek Barton Senior Member

    Sorry Derfass, I took the post down as AB64 posted just before me saying the jacket was dated 1945 after the units had all left the Division. If you want a brief history of 50 Divisions Artillery Regiments you can find the all on my site - RA39-45 in the Unit pages. Do you want me to re-post the list?
    Derek
     
  10. Derfass

    Derfass Member

    Yes Derek, gladly, and thanks for the link to your website
     
  11. Derek Barton

    Derek Barton Senior Member

    50 Division Artillery units;
    Field Rgts:
    72 Fld - 3.9.39 - 27.11.41 & 22.2.42 - 1.6.42
    74 Fld - 3.9.39 - 29.11.44
    124 Fld - 22.6.40 - 1.12.44
    111 Fld - 15.10.42 - 21.11.42
    65 Fld - 19.11.42 - 22.4.43
    90 Fld - 27.4.43 - 30.11.44
    Anti-Tank Regiments:
    65 A-Tk - 20.11.39 - 8.11.40
    102 A-Tk - 8.10.42 - 30.11.44
    Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments:
    34 LAA - 18.10.42 - 6.11.42
    25 LAA - 16.12.42 - 30.11.44
     
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  12. Derfass

    Derfass Member

    Thanks a lot Derek
     

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