Lieutenant Colonel C A Debenham, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    WO 217/22 Personal Diary of Lieutenant Colonel C A Debenham, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Various reports from the same file by:

    2nd Lieutenant J A King commanding 13 Platoon, D Company, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment
    2nd Lieutenant J D McKenzie commanding 7 Platoon, A Company, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment
    2nd Lieutenant B J H Wood commanding 11 Platoon, C Company, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment
    2nd Lieutenant AL Townsend commanding 8 Platoon, A Company, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment
    Platoon Sergeant Major E G F Parker commanding 9 Platoon, A Company, 7 Royal Norfolk Regiment
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  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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  9. TimRE

    TimRE Member

    Yikes! Just learning how to use Mills bombs when they get to the front line...
     
  10. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Something new from the Saar , really nice :rolleyes: . Thank you Drew .

    Can you tell my what exactly means "Coy Area" ? .
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Company Area. Without knowing the context (what page is it on) I suspect it will either relate to their area of responsibility/operations/defence etc.
     
  12. nedrutland

    nedrutland Junior Member

    Platoon Sergeant Major E. G. F. Parker was Edmund Gordon Favor Parker (known as 'Peter').

    He died as a PoW and the CWGC record him as Edmund Gadon<sic> PARKER

    His death on 5th December 1940 in Oflag IXA was reported on 18 February 1941 in The Times;
    “PARKER.-On Dec. 5. 1940. at Oflag 9A. after five months in hospital cheerfully borne, previously reported prisoner, COMPANY SGT.-MAJOR EDMUND GORDON FAVOR PARKER. Royal Norfolk Regt. (Peter). eldest and loved son of Gordon Parker. Barton Bendish Hall. Norfolk. Aged 21.” ​


    As an aside, “The Gallant Defenders of Franleu” appeared in The Victor in 1962
     
  13. Kiwi REd One

    Kiwi REd One Junior Member

    If you want some wider context about 7th Battalion A&SH's defence of Franleu on 5/6 June 1940 (including some maps and war diary entries) have a look at this thread elsewhere in the 1940 section:

    7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders June 1940
     

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