My dads service record RA LAA

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  1. paul parkinson

    paul parkinson New Member

  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    What specifically do you want to know?

  3. paul parkinson

    paul parkinson New Member

    Decipher bty and divisions, seems to be transferring alot
  4. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    He was in 158 Battery 53rd (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) LAA Regt. until posted to 23rd Field Regiment. Most of the transfers on this sheet are in and out of hospital. To help you decipher this record (unless some kind member does it for you) the following will help:
    X2 list - sick/wounded etc
    X4 list - reinforcement. Placed on this list on discharge from hospital prior to posting.
    SOS - Struck off Strength.
    NBC - Non Battlefield Casualty - ie. sick or accident rather than wounded.
    6 GH - 6th General Hospital
    14 FA - 14th Field Ambulance RAMC.
    54 Gen Hosp - 54th General Hospital.
    30 Ind Gen Hosp - 30th Indian General Hospital.
    103 Gen Hosp - 103rd General Hospital.
    14 CCS - 14th Casualty Clearing Station.
    1 Can GH - 1st Canadian General Hospital.
    2 SA (??) - can't read this but probably 2nd South African (??).

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  5. paul parkinson

    paul parkinson New Member

    Thank you for the help, seems to be in hospital a lot, I know he had malaria, and crashed in Land Rover, other than that don't know, but many thanks
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    without sounding pedantic - Land Rovers didnt appear until 1948

    Land Rover - Wikipedia

    launched in 1948


    X List explanations

    Attached Files:

  7. paul parkinson

    paul parkinson New Member

    Do apologies for that error, we had Jeeps like the yanks, right hand and left hand, because the yanks were so generous, there lease us some for the African campaign

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