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9 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
« on: Wednesday 22 November 17 14:17 GMT (UK) »
I am searching this for a friend who lost her grandfather Gunner 6970255 Alfred Henry Edwin Abbott 1915-1943 on a troop ship that allegedly went down off Scotland. His body was recovered and brought home and buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetary in East ham. (Find a grave)Family do not know whether he drowned with his comrades and wonder why they werent all buried together. We went on CwGC but couldnt afford the fee. Does anyone know anything about this incident i.e, ship etc. She would love to find a photo of him if possible. Thank you. Briagh.
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Re: 9 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 14:44 GMT (UK) »
He was serving in 90th Anti Tank Regiment, not 9 Tank regiment.

Initially reported missing on 16 February 1943 in Casualty List 1069, updated to "died result of an accident"  in Casualty List 1143.
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Re: 9 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 19:24 GMT (UK) »
If a body was recovered in the UK then the family could arrange for a place of burial of their choice. CWGC is free of charge. There are no fees.

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Re: 9 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 November 17 01:13 GMT (UK) »
thank you very much. sorry about the error. she is dyslexic and picked up the wrong info. ::) I went to cwGC and was asked to pay 8.95 to open record. The info she has has been passed on down the family but lost in translation. very confusing for her. She goes to the grave sometimes but was confused by the fact that his parents and widow who remarried are buried there. So we wont know any more about the accident then. Thank you for your help. Briagh.
Adams Hunt Neath,  Sutton in Ashfield
Jones Madeley, Dawley Shropshire Doncaster Yorks
Jenks Shropshire
Reeves Launton Oxon Saltburn Cleveland Doncaster Yorks
Roughton March Cambs Saltburn Cleveland

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Re: 9 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 November 17 11:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi again

You cannot have been asked to pay to access the CWGC record. You must be confusing it with something else. Here is a link to the CWGC record:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2833338/abbott,-alfred-henry-edwin/

As regards the circumstances I think his regiment may have been embarking for Northern Ireland, the port for which would have been Stranraer in Scotland. It appears he was lost off the East Pier at Stranraer at 3am on 16 February. His body was recovered near the East Pier on 27 March.

I hope that helps.

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Re: 9 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 November 17 13:27 GMT (UK) »
thank you very much. I'm sure this is a great help to the family.


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Adams Hunt Neath,  Sutton in Ashfield
Jones Madeley, Dawley Shropshire Doncaster Yorks
Jenks Shropshire
Reeves Launton Oxon Saltburn Cleveland Doncaster Yorks
Roughton March Cambs Saltburn Cleveland