Military citations for the Battle around Minturno, January 1944

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  1. PeterM

    PeterM Member

    My grandfather fought and died around Minturno as part of the York and Lancaster Regiment in January 1944. I have been to the National Archives and now built up an extensive collection of war diaries for all of the 5th Division war diaries during this month and learnt a great deal in the process.

    However I would like to see if I can find anything else more about the battle. I have citations gained by various individuals for the York and Lancaster during this battle and the Green Howards but I would also like to read a copy of any for the KOYLI if anyone has any copies, the Scots Guards + any other regiments in the area at the time.

    Any help would be much appreciated.


  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  3. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Couple of primers - DSOs.....

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  4. PeterM

    PeterM Member

    Many thanks Richard. That is exactly what I was looking for. Do you or anyone else have any citations for 2 Scots Guards during this time period?
  5. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake All over the place....

    Go through the WO373 (?) medal citation files if you want to carry out as thorough search.
  6. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    a few more KOYLIs..

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  7. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Those for 2 Scots Guards for January - February 1944:

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  8. mike d

    mike d New Member

    First attachment - DE Dimbleby is my Grandfather! Only found this website over the weekend while attempting to track his exact location where he got this medal so i can visit later in the year! Great to read about others in is Battalion
  9. PeterM

    PeterM Member


    I have several for the 1 York and Lancaster regiment from here but can see some more on Geoffs ww2 engine. They are


    If anyone has any of these I would also be super grateful


  10. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    your lucky day...

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  11. PeterM

    PeterM Member

    Many thanks for all of the assistance.

  12. PeterM

    PeterM Member

    Does anyone have the complete collection of citations for the Green Howards in this period? I have the one for Private Murphy on the 22nd January 1944 but no more. I am aware there were some for Captain Roberts, Maddox, Major Tanner, Lt. Col. Bulfin, Roche, Archer, Cpl. Peel, Sgt Sissons and Pte Gilbert.
  13. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    I sent John the citation for Lt Col Bulfin.

  14. PeterM

    PeterM Member

    Many thanks.
  15. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member


    You can download the citations for free from TNA - (50 a month) while it is shut due to COVID-19:

    All 1 Green Howard awards for Italy:

    WO 373/11/384 5347680 Private Sidney Shaw Military Medal 19 April 1945
    WO 373/4/521 4384537 Serjeant William Clive Lambert Military Medal 09 March 1944
    WO 373/4/522 4390075 Corporal Thomas Pears Military Medal 09 March 1944
    WO 373/5/98 4388054 Private Albert Hill Military Medal 04 May 1944 Folio: 183-184
    WO 373/6/285 31884 Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Patrick George Bulfin Distinguished Service Order 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/326 95264 Second Lieutenant Arthur Robert Milton Tanner Military Cross 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/327 121775 Lieutenant Edward Simpson Roberts Military Cross 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/365 4386986 Corporal Henry Robinson Distinguished Conduct Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/373 4386724 Serjeant Francis Michael Roche Bar to Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/406 4384274 Serjeant Harold Sissons Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/407 4386933 Corporal John Robert Maddox Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/408 7047557 Private John Murphy Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/409 4387058 Private Robert Peel Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/410 14508415 Private Herbert Christopher Archer Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/411 4395171 Private Edward Gilbert Military Medal 29 June 1944
    WO 373/6/577 4345586 Lance Corporal Stanley Gibson Military Medal 20 July 1944
    WO 373/7/424 64593 S/Captain Richard Gregory Hewitt Distinguished Service Order 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/444 51914 S/Captain Conyers Stephen Scrope Military Cross 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/462 12918024 Private Edward Arbuthnot Distinguished Conduct Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/488 4388644 Corporal Harry Woodall Military Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/489 4392868 Corporal Alfred George Churms Military Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/490 4387748 Corporal Harold Dixon Military Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/491 4394951 Corporal John Tierney Military Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/492 14598284 Private Charles Gill Military Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/7/493 14660562 Private Vincent Oldham Military Medal 21 September 1944
    WO 373/72/962 4387766 Serjeant Arthur Pearson British Empire Medal 19 April 1945
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  16. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    No matter what I do I can't amend the above into a more readable format.
  17. PeterM

    PeterM Member

    Great, I have now found all of the records. The Sergeant Roche record was very interesting for me.

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