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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #45 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:11 BST (UK) »
my uncle was William Holloway (holly or alva to fellow soldiers
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Hi David

In the article I have there is s Gnr Holloway W.G living at 155 Halton Mansions N1. The article lists him as being in B troop.

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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #46 on: Thursday 19 October 17 19:20 BST (UK) »
my uncle was William Holloway (holly or alva to fellow soldiers), his book covers enlistment at the start of the war, training at berkhamstead, deployment to Africa fighting the Italians, then breakout and escape driving over german lines heading for fuka then diverted to a place called alamein  where 64th fired that tremendous barrage, on via operation overlord d day , attached to 30 corps under gen brian horrocks via villers bocage  mont pincon, Arnhem, (this is where the 64 th were the unit to establish radio contact with johnny frosts paras , as prrviously mentioned by another contributor this lead to a request from gen brian urqhart to allow the 64th to wear the Pegasus patch on their uniform, shame to say not ratified by the war office.

Hi I have checked the article that I have and it lists a W.G Holloway living at 155 Halton Mansions N1. Would this be your uncle? He was in 'B' troop.

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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #47 on: Friday 20 October 17 18:47 BST (UK) »
Hi , YES THAT IS MY UNCLE , AM TRYING TO GET HIS 64TH BOOK PUBLISHED . REGARDS PHIL.

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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #48 on: Sunday 12 November 17 18:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

With Remembrance Day just gone I thought I would share something pretty cool that I acquired a few years back. There is a reference to 64th Medium Regt RA maybe on a telegraph so after a quick google I saw this post and am posting it incase it is of any interest to you. There is also mentioned Sicily and was sent from Egypt so it is area relevant looking back.

The quick story is that back in my plastering days I worked on a house that was bought at auction including all its contents. I was instructed to clear a few rooms and skip a load of stuff to make room for work to begin. The son of the old man that owned the place and had passed away auctioned the house off with all its contents.
I kept quite a few things from that place but in one of the boxes I found this lot.
A bayonet, pictures of the gentleman (0n the left) who I think is his brother, his war time sweetheart in uniform, some pictures of their wedding and a picture of there first born and an announcing of baby card with names. Date and weight on it.
Most interestingly I got a copy of something called an airgraph that I expect is some kind of telegraph but it has some cool drawings on it too that we're done by the sender.









I hope this may be of some use.

There is text and dates on the back of some of the photos and the name of the baby, address of where she was born etc..

Jed

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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #49 on: Sunday 12 November 17 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

What a great find you have there. I don't think it is quite relevant to the 64th Medium regt however. It says 64 battery, 165 Field Regiment RA. I could be wrong though - the other people on this forum are much more knowledgable than me so should be able to point you in the right direction.

However I have tried to look up the two fellows on the letter and I can see that sadly the chap to whom the letter was written died in 1944. He was a flight engineer in the Royal Air force volunteer reserve. He is buried in Amersfoort war cemetery in Holland.
I haven't been able to find anything on the writer of the letter so hopefully he survived the war.
Thanks for posting-it is all very interesting.

Caroline

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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 12 November 17 21:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Caroline,

Yes you are correct. In all honesty I have no knowledge of this kind of history and just googled the 64th and this thread popped up so I figured I would just post it up. Since then I have had a search around and the brother Roy (on the right) did die on the return from a bombing raid in a Lancaster bomber to Germany and got shot down in Holland.

I now have a new interest in this sort of thing so will keep on with the search and follow up all the new leads I have discovered this evening. I am actually driving over to Holland next week on business and figured I would call in and check the grave site out in person.

All this is very interesting hey!

Jed


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Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
« Reply #51 on: Saturday 12 May 18 21:06 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

My grandad who's 98 and still going strong and very lucid served with the 64th Medium Regiment. Still lives in Islington and might be able to help with any details.

Regards,

Richard