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World War 2 => 1939 - 1945 => Topic started by: barrontv on July 04, 2019, 11:42:28 AM

Title: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: barrontv on July 04, 2019, 11:42:28 AM
Hi there,

I am hoping to take my father on a trip to follow in my grandfathers WW2 footsteps. He was in the 1st Manchester Regiment and landed on Sword Beach in 1944 shortly after D Day, and was discharged after the war ended,  in Hamburg on 6th December 1945, we think he was around Caern and then Antwerp and Aarchen.  We believe it was a mortar platoon.

Lt Leslie Barron, 304982, b 8.6.17 - d Oct 1993.

If anyone can help with more details of his units movements, I would really appreciate it.

Many thanks,

Andrew
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: themonsstar on July 24, 2019, 02:48:17 PM
Hi Andrew

It sounds great what you are going to do with your dad. I would be happy to help you:

The War Diary for the 1st Bn The Manchester Regt

WO172/149 =1939-1940
WO172/93 =1940-Oct -Dec 1940 & Jan-Dec 1941
WO166/8800 = 1942
WO166/12612 = 1943
WO171/1336= 1944
WO171/1337 = Sept-Oct 1944
WO171/1338 = Nov-Dec 1944
WO171/5236 = May-June 1945

If you send me your email address I would be happy to send the War Diary over for a donation to a local Veterans drop in Support Group Veterans & Families - Listening Project (Surrey).

Cheers Roy

Roy
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: barrontv on July 25, 2019, 10:49:05 AM
Many thanks, he was in 12 company mortars, are they in the diaries? I will of course be delighted to donate to your charity. My email is barrontv(at)yahoo.com. Very much appreciated.

Change the (at) for @. We don't have email addresses on the open forum as this can lead
to spam.
Thank you
Timberman
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: themonsstar on July 26, 2019, 08:27:38 AM
Cheers Mr T for changing the email so he doesn't get spam.

Andrew I'll get in touch with you later.
Roy
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: barrontv on July 26, 2019, 08:42:18 AM
thanks both !
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: themonsstar on August 05, 2019, 06:16:42 PM
Did you get the WD I sent over.

Roy
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: barrontv on August 06, 2019, 11:40:26 AM
Hi there, Yes I did, thanks very much. Let me know about the charity you mentioned. Do you know how the entire battalion was structured and which units did WD?  Thanks again, really appreciated, Andrew 
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: barrontv on August 12, 2019, 09:20:40 AM
thanks Roy, posted today. best, Andrew
Title: Re: 1st Regiment 1944-45 route question
Post by: themonsstar on August 16, 2019, 02:57:22 PM
Hi Andrew
Thank you I've passed it onto the treasurer

Cheers Roy