Royal Signals - did they land at Gold Beach on D-Day???

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by Mark Potts, Dec 7, 2023.

  1. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Well-Known Member

    Hi all, been researching a local man (Geoffrey Cockshott) who used to be a milkman in the Shavington/Crewe area of Cheshire. He was a quiet person, but according to several people in the village he joined the Royal Signals in 1942 and landed on Gold Beach during the D-Day landings where he was badly wounded. Are there any documents/information out there to find out about his service and to substantiate the D-Day story. Any information on this man will be truly appreciated. Thanks for reading and best wishes for Xmas and the New Year.
  2. CL1

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

    As you know Mark service records are the way to go for an individual
    Loads of threads on here re Gold Beach. Signals would have landed.

    Gold Beach - Wikipedia
  3. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Well-Known Member

    Thanks very much CL1.
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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    If he was reported wounded he should appear on WO 417 War Office casualty lists.
    If so, it might confirm date of casualty at least.

    Someone with a subscription might be able to check online databases for you.
    A search should bring up something, given his surname isn't too common.
  5. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Well-Known Member

    Thanks dbf. I've checked on findmypast with no luck. Mark
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Ok, bad luck. I'll remove my edit from the title.
  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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