REME tank transporter units 1944/45

Discussion in 'Italy' started by stevej60, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. stevej60

    stevej60 Active Member

    Hi folk's as part of a question raised in general chat is it possible to find out how many of these units
    were active around the time and area of Italy?
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron


    I do think your friend/acquaintance needs to follow the advice given to try to track down the said casualty

    CWGC do not have him as a casualty
    Service records not applied .Try contacting via phone and explain situation 0345 600 9663
    Date of birth needs clarifying
    Local newspaper archive requires checking
    Church or local council needs contacting to see if records exist why the name Herbert Davies is listed on the memorial.

    To put any case forward the above is the minimum to start with

    Without this the person looking for info will go around in circles

    Multiple threads will get it into a muddle

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2021
  3. stevej60

    stevej60 Active Member

    I don't think the original poster is trying to get his relative as an in from the cold case Clive he may not even know of
    the project's aim's.I hate to post it on his rootschat post but this could simply be someone who went AWOL and the
    family simply chose to invent a tale of his death rather than the truth,I'm trying to build a picture of which unit he may
    have served hence this question reference REME unit's were involved,you will know if he was missing or killed he should
    be recorded on a missing man file for his unit AWOL or killed.I've removed the link to avoid
    other information being posted not relavent to this question
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Yes. I understand Steve
    But they should start with the basics and see why he is on the memorial it could even be a different herbert davies on the memorial from a different family
    They need to do the basics first
    As i stated in the other thread family memory misted over time etc
    War diaries would possibly give missing or killed
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  5. stevej60

    stevej60 Active Member

    wholeheartedly agree Clive I do find over on rootschat the original questions do tend to attract info not relating to
    the original post so other family member's start getting listed then parent's etc many times when posting I've listed
    people in the family to avoid this but the same info gets posted for people I am aware of,this would be my choice of
    forum for this question but people with a non military interest may not be aware of our existence.
    Regards Steve.

    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    Tank Transporter Companies would be RASC, not REME, wouldn't they?
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  7. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    REME Recovery Companies also used tank transporters so this could be a very wide search net!


  8. stevej60

    stevej60 Active Member

    Thank's folk's may be a lost cause this avenue, when researching for my brother in law for info on his Grandfather's
    death he was part of a county affiliated AT regiment so the specific war diary was easily identified I'm feeling something
    other than a death may be involved here.
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Steve tell him to follow the stuff we suggested

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