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15th (Isle of Man) Light AA Regiment
« on: Friday 01 May 20 17:33 BST (UK) »
Could I ask for some help, please?

The war diaries (transcribed at www.desertrats.org.uk) states the following for 24th January 1945:
One S.P. Gun and one 15 cwt truck brewed up in 1st Bty— result of enemy shelling one N.C.O. killed
What is the meaning of "brewed up"?

The chap I am looking for (Cyril Hamn Bowden) died on this day; presumably in the action mentioned?

Also, he wasn't Manx! Born in 1916 in Derbyshire, on the 1939 Register he is in New Mills U.D., Derbyshire.
When he signed up, would he have been simply allocated to a regiment short of numbers?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: 15th (Isle of Man) Light AA Regiment
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 May 20 17:51 BST (UK) »
Brewed up is caught fire.

Yes almost certainly he would have been sent where needed.

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Re: 15th (Isle of Man) Light AA Regiment
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 May 20 18:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks, MaxD.

That confirms my thoughts, on both matters.

Much appreciated.
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Re: 15th (Isle of Man) Light AA Regiment
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 May 20 10:36 BST (UK) »
This may add a little to part of the 15 LAA Regt RA history - you may have seen it already.

http://www.royalartilleryunitsnetherlands1944-1945.com/15-laa-regiment.html

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I am Zoe Northeast, granddaughter of Maximilian Double.
 
It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.

With deep sadness,
Zoe



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Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia