Discussion in '1940' started by Frenchconexxion, Feb 8, 2020.
This one is perfect.
2185556 Sgt R Tosh ... ?
Lance Corporal H.M. CASTLE 1/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry from Doncaster
He looks as though he has added his service number in the brackets, can you read the numbers?
Backing up Guys find
UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
Name: J K Graham
Army Number: 5383 1
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
POW Number: 1036
Camp Type: Miscellaneous Establishments
Camp Number: BAB 20
Camp Location: Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Poland
Record Office: Royal Army Service Corps Record Office, Ore Place, Hastings, Sussex
Record Office Number: 29
9868?9 Sgt Parkin ...
9th Field Training regt
It might be Spr (sapper) R Tosh and not Sgt Sargeant
to back that assumption up service number given as 2185556
Royal Engineers 1842001 - 2303000
Just picking up this interesting thread.
I was just going to post that H M Castle was a KOYLI...how images tend to tell the full picture.Off the cuff they used to be KOYLIs based at Pontefract Barracks....will look further
A quick scan through the CWGC Records suggests that HM Castle survived the war and a quick check of the 1939 Register does not identify the name....he may have been already in the army.
Pte J Ingle 9th West Yorks ...
As you say, Harry ... I had no idea what "KOYLI" was! Thanks for your ongoing help.
936849 Sapper Frank PARKIN Royal Engineers
Originally conscripted into the Royal Artillery in 1939. Transferred to the Royal Engineers on 15th December 1939
Hello and welcome. Going back to the photograph showing 9th West Yorks , Duke of Wellington's. Was a name also given?
Thanks Veronica, well there does seem to be something written above "9th West" in the photo, but it is hardly discernible. I didn't take the photos myself and haven't yet been over to the old "Mairie" to see for myself. I am making a note of questions like yours, and Guy's question about the service number of H.M. Castle, which I also can't read on the photo. When I do get over there to see the writings, I will check these and any other questions with the real thing in front of me. Of course I will report back any new findings and take more photos if needed.
Guy, I can't read them on the photo (which I didn't take) but when I go over to see the writing on the wall for myself, I will try to make them out.
I agree, would definitely read that as Spr, TD. The rest is a bit of a blur - is that "1st Batt"? (which doesn't seem very relevant to the Royal Engineers, but I'm no expert), followed by... maybe... "Royal Engineers"? I'm not at all sure, to be honest.
Fascinating thread, thanks to all. Pat
What a wonderful and fascinating thread. When you do see the writing's,( hope it will be soon) please keep us all up to date.
I'm pleased to say that I managed to visit the attic this morning. Here are some general views ...
This seems to be one we haven't already seen ... the number is fairly clear, but not the rest ...
A certain "Chippy" was here in April 1940 ...
Trying to get a clearer view of the number for HM Castle. Funnily enough, the camera shots seem easier to decipher than looking directly at the writing. I went in daylight and the roof window affords some natural light and I had the Assistant Mayor help with a spotlight. However, we didn't have a lot of time and will try to get some clearer shots, though the writing has really deteriorated, being only in pencil on clay/straw daub.
Separate names with a comma.