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Offline smokey

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Albert Bodkin killed in action
« on: Sunday 20 June 10 14:20 BST (UK) »
Hi

My wives uncle Gunner Albert George Bodkin 256 Bty 82nd AA Regt Royal Artillery was killed in action in Norway on 22 May 1940. I know where his grave is in Norway. What I was wondering was, is there a war diary or something similar which could give more circumstances surrounding his death.

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 June 10 17:00 BST (UK) »
The War Diary for 82nd HAA Rgt are  WO168/37  MAY - JUNE  and are at Kew.
Prisoners of War. North Africa,Italy and Germany

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 June 10 17:01 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much

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Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 June 10 17:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks that will save me a trip

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 June 10 20:07 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Don't know if his death cert will tell you much,Taken from FindMyPast.

GRO War Deaths,Army,(Other ranks) 1939-1948,

Bodkin, Albert G, Gnr 849792  RA. Year1940, Vol 13, Page 103

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Richardson    Westmorland & Cumberland
Hall,               Westmorland & Aussie
Titterington    Westmorland & Cumberland(Dalton Gamekeepers)

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 June 10 20:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks I will try that

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 January 11 13:29 GMT (UK) »

Where in Norway was your Albert killed?

I have a general interest in the 1940 war in Norway.

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Re: Albert Bodkin killed in action
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 January 11 18:48 GMT (UK) »
This may be a shot in the blind, but I ll post it anyway:

May 22, 1940: British forces in Dunderlandsdalen, Rana, Nordland withdraws from their last positions after a short exchange of fire and leaves over Saltfjellet north to Viskiskoia.

Source: The book "Felttoget" compiled after notes/diary by Norwegian General Otto Ruge.
(This book has many references to British forces; King-Salter, Paget)


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