Help with information from my Grandfather's military records

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Dean Darvill, Apr 26, 2023.

  1. Dean Darvill

    Dean Darvill Active Member

    Hi All,

    Please see attached part of my Grandfather's service record. I'm looking for help with abbreviations and in identifying the units and their locations that he served with after he was repatriated from Stalag XXa.

    Many thanks,
    Dean Darvill

    Attached Files:

  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    It might help members if you attach “sharper” images of the queried documents. I am struggling to make out the RAOC units you want information about.

    My father was a pre war regular soldier who was a repatriated POW from Germany. He had attachments to various Royal Army Ordnance Corps units performing less than onerous guard duties at large Motor Transport Vehicle Reserve Depots (VRD) from August 1945 through to Feb 1946 pending his demobilisation to Class B Army Reserve.

    In an effort to identify these RAOC units and their locations I made a note of all RAOC units and locations mentioned in correspondence in the Findmypast Scots Guards service files for other returning POW as below.

    I can’t make out whether any of the below units are queried in your attached images. I’m not aware of a definitive list of these RAOC units.


    No 1 Chilwell MT Group RAOC
    Eastwoodhill House,
    Eastwood Toll

    No 4 Chilwell MT Group RAOC
    Halton Castle

    6 Battalion RAOC

    2nd Battalion RAOC
    Cadley Camp

    No 5 Chilwell MT Group RAOC
    HQ Pimley Manor
    Nr Shrewsbury

    No 11 Chilwell MT Group
    Hurst Lane
    Castle Bromwich
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2023
  3. Dean Darvill

    Dean Darvill Active Member

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for replying. Unfortunately they are scans done by the National Archive. You have helped as you have identified the the 6th Battalion RAoc location and what the abbreviation cMTg is.

    Many thanks,
  4. James M. Green

    James M. Green Active Member

    Hi Dean, did you ever get any stories from him about the POW camp? Looks mad what with the red brick castle etc.

    All the best
  5. Dean Darvill

    Dean Darvill Active Member

    Hi James,
    Unfortunately no. He passed away suddenly when I was about 9 years old. I don't think he spoke much about his experiences at all, my surviving uncles knew little about his service.

  6. James M. Green

    James M. Green Active Member

    Hi Dean, no worries - I can understand that.

    It looks like a bit of an engrossing place to research; there was a movie actor held there too, who described their conditions.

    All the best
  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

  8. Dean Darvill

    Dean Darvill Active Member

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for posting this list, I have a couple of them, but will see If I can access the others.


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