Reasserting my Great Grandad 113th LAA Royal Artillery

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  1. Hi all i'm researching my great grandad
    Name: William (Bill) Jackson
    Service number: n/a
    Regiment 113th LAA, Royal Artillery
    Rank: Sergeant (Regimental Sergeant Major I believe)
    If anyone has stumbled across him or has more info on his regiment and history throughout the war I would be very grateful.
  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is a bit on the origins of 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA and its service:

    2nd/5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry (55th Searchlight Regiment) (T.A.)

    43rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade – 3 September 1939 to 1 August 1940
    The battalion was located at West Hartlepool at the start of the war with HQ and the 414th to 416th Companies.

    Service as Royal Artillery
    It transferred to the Royal Artillery on August 1st, 1940 as 55th Searchlight Regiment, R.A. (The Durham Light Infantry)(T.A.) with the 414th to 416th Batteries. The 530th Battery was added on February 11th, 1941. It formed part of 43rd AA Brigade in February 1941. The regiment was converted to the 113th Light AA Regiment, R.A. (The Durham Light Infantry)(T.A.) on January 6th, 1942 with the 368th to 371st Batteries. The 371st Battery left on July 12th, 1942. The regiment arrived in France by June 25th, 1944 and served under the 76th AA Brigade in the Gold Beach area. It moved to the Somme bridges under the 106th AA Brigade on August 30th and to Ghent under the brigade on September 5th, 1944. On November 10th, 1944 it moved to Nijmegen and came under the 74th AA Brigade. It formed part of the 100th AA Brigade in December 1944 in the Weert, Deurne, and Helmond area. It remained attached to this brigade until the end of the war as part of the VIII Corps serving in the Rhine crossing in March 1945.
  3. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Find My Past has a set of records - Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
    Unfortunately there is a long list of William Jackson's, if you know his date of birth, it may narrow it down.
    You could take a month subscription and have a look through it.
    Then you will have his service number.

  4. Hi thanks for pointing me in me in the right direction his dob was 3/12/1920
    as well as this can you point me in the right direction of how to actually access these archives or if you can it would be much appreciated.
  5. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Do not be disheartened if you cannot find him in the RA Attestation Records because if he enlisted prior to their conversion he will more likely be in the DLI Enlistment and Discharge Books in Durham. These are `NOT` online. Sorry :(

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  8. Hi Robert if possible could you look around on find my past
    name william jackson
    dob 3/12/1920
    birth place around durham / hartlepool area
    if this isn't possiable no hard feelings,
  9. also if you have a subsription to this Record Details for William Jackson (Royal Artillery) it might be him
  10. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Hi Dylan

    FWR will only have on that record what you can get from Ancestry or FMP.
    I don't have a current subscription to FMP, so I can only search for the record, not look it up.
    If you don't want to pay for a month subscription, try your local library.

  11. thanks

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