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Offline thomas143

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Request for help with Royal artillery tracer card
« on: Tuesday 23 February 21 00:33 GMT (UK) »
I wonder whether somebody knowledgeable in this area would be willing to take a look at the attached card and provide some kind of interpretation. I've plenty of experience in other family history records but this is new to me.

This is (I think) my wife's grandfather. We believe that he enlisted in the ranks but was commissioned sometime before the end of the war. I don't believe he ever served outside th



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Re: Request for help with Royal artillery tracer card
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 09:42 GMT (UK) »
He seems to have been mostly in 368 Battery, 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Durham_Rifle_Volunteers

Scroll down to 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment


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Re: Request for help with Royal artillery tracer card
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that.

There does seem to be some information available online for that battery.

Does the info on the card mean that he enlisted in 1939 but was not actually called for duty until Dec 1942?

Would there be diaries in existence for these types of units? There is a story that he was buried in a bomb blast when his battery suffered a near miss.


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Re: Request for help with Royal artillery tracer card
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 06:43 »
113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment was formed in 1942 from 55th Searchlight Regiment, he could have been in the Searchlight Regiment or posted from another unit.

His service record would show what he was doing between 1939 and 1942.
Apply to the MOD:

FAQ: Where are Service Records? 1920s onwards including WW2 (UK)

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0



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