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[[Airy A G Lieutenant 99222]] See also 185th Field Regiment.  <br>
 
[[Airy A G Lieutenant 99222]] See also 185th Field Regiment.  <br>
 
[[Akers-Douglas Captain]] <br>
 
[[Akers-Douglas Captain]] <br>
[[Bailey G C R Captain 65237]] <br>
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[[Bailey G C R Captain 65237]] See also 185th Field Regiment.  <br>
 
[[Bailey Corporal]] <br>
 
[[Bailey Corporal]] <br>
 
[[Baldwin 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Baldwin 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Barrow Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Barrow Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Bate Reverend RAChD]] <br>
 
[[Bate Reverend RAChD]] <br>
 +
[[Bee 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Benson Regimental Sergeant Major]] <br>
 
[[Benson Regimental Sergeant Major]] <br>
[[Berry M W L Captain 98976]] <br>
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[[Berry M W L Captain 98976]] See also 185th Field Regiment. <br>
 
[[Berry W S Captain]] <br>
 
[[Berry W S Captain]] <br>
 
[[Blacker W D Major]] <br>
 
[[Blacker W D Major]] <br>
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[[Buxton S F Major]] <br>
 
[[Buxton S F Major]] <br>
 
[[Calvert A R 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Calvert A R 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 +
[[Calvert H 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Chance George Charles Lance Bombardier 945040]] <br>
 
[[Chance George Charles Lance Bombardier 945040]] <br>
 
[[Chard Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Chard Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Charlton Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Charlton Gunner]] <br>
[[Charrington Lieutenant]] <br>
+
[[Charlton Major]] <br>
 +
[[Charrington 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Childs S B Captain 216141]] <br>
 
[[Childs S B Captain 216141]] <br>
 
[[Clough Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Clough Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 +
[[Coghlan Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Cole Thomas Frederick Lance Bombardier 14357142]] <br>
 
[[Cole Thomas Frederick Lance Bombardier 14357142]] <br>
 
[[Compton 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Compton 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Cox A D M Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Cox A D M Lieutenant]] <br>
 +
[[Crichton Captain]] <br>
 
[[Croft Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Croft Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Cullum Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Cullum Gunner]] <br>
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[[Fielder A R 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Fielder A R 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Fisher C W 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Fisher C W 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
[[Flynn T E 2nd Lieutenant 145566]] <br>
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[[Flynn T E 2nd Lieutenant 145566]] See also 185th Field Regiment. <br>
 
[[Foulds R A Lieutenant 273992]] <br>
 
[[Foulds R A Lieutenant 273992]] <br>
 
[[Front Captain D P]] <br>
 
[[Front Captain D P]] <br>
[[Frost D R Temporary Captain 98976]] <br>
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[[Frost D R Lieutenant 98976]] <br>
 +
[[Fuller Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Gates Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Gates Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Gazzini Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Gazzini Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Gould Frederick Charles Gunner 3054702]] <br>
 
[[Gould Frederick Charles Gunner 3054702]] <br>
 
[[Grant Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Grant Lance Bombardier]] <br>
[[Griffiths P G 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
+
[[Gray Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 +
[[Griffith P G Lieutenant RAMC]] <br>
 
[[Grimshaw N Lieutenant 278734]] <br>
 
[[Grimshaw N Lieutenant 278734]] <br>
[[Grodd S Captain]] <br>
+
[[Grodd S Captain RAMC]] <br>
 
[[Grose Major]] <br>
 
[[Grose Major]] <br>
 
[[Hamilton D S Major 5997]] <br>
 
[[Hamilton D S Major 5997]] <br>
 
[[Hapgood Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Hapgood Gunner]] <br>
 +
[[Harding Signalman]] <br>
 
[[Harkcom C R Lieutenant 267544]] <br>
 
[[Harkcom C R Lieutenant 267544]] <br>
 
[[Harlow Battery Sergeant Major]] <br>
 
[[Harlow Battery Sergeant Major]] <br>
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[[Heal H R Lieutenant (Quartermaster) 140916]] <br>
 
[[Heal H R Lieutenant (Quartermaster) 140916]] <br>
 
[[Heap Frank Gunner 14551424]] <br>
 
[[Heap Frank Gunner 14551424]] <br>
 +
[[Heaven Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Henderson-Smith John Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 796955]] <br>
 
[[Henderson-Smith John Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 796955]] <br>
 
[[Henham Captain]] <br>
 
[[Henham Captain]] <br>
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[[Lawrence Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Lawrence Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Leach Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Leach Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant]] <br>
 +
[[Leeman Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Levy C Lieutenant 182078]] <br>
 
[[Levy C Lieutenant 182078]] <br>
 
[[Mackie Norman Rochester Gunner 14419140]] <br>
 
[[Mackie Norman Rochester Gunner 14419140]] <br>
[[Marriott P H Lieutenant 109197]] <br>
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[[Marriott D H Lieutenant 109197]] <br>
 
[[Marsden 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Marsden 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Marshall R N Captain]] <br>
 
[[Marshall R N Captain]] <br>
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[[Mathews Eric Charles Bombardier 901226]] <br>
 
[[Mathews Eric Charles Bombardier 901226]] <br>
 
[[Matthews Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Matthews Bombardier]] <br>
[[McGhee Gunner]] <br>
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[[McCoy Gunner]] <br>
 +
[[McGee Gunner]] <br>
 
[[McIlwrick Ambrose Melland Gunner 14366548]] <br>
 
[[McIlwrick Ambrose Melland Gunner 14366548]] <br>
 
[[Miller Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Miller Gunner]] <br>
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[[Nesham J E C Temporary Captain 71038]] <br>
 
[[Nesham J E C Temporary Captain 71038]] <br>
 
[[Newington Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Newington Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 +
[[Nicholson G W W Captain]] <br>
 
[[O'Callaghan Captain]] <br>
 
[[O'Callaghan Captain]] <br>
 
[[O'Connor Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[O'Connor Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[O'Donovan Lieutenant RAMC]] <br>
 
[[O'Donovan Lieutenant RAMC]] <br>
[[Orme W J 2nd Lieutenant 243675]] <br>
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[[Orme W J 2nd Lieutenant 243675]] See also 185th Field Regiment. <br>
 
[[Osbourne Acting Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Osbourne Acting Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Ostle A J Reverend (Captain) RAChD]] <br>
 
[[Ostle A J Reverend (Captain) RAChD]] <br>
 
[[Oxland Driver]] <br>
 
[[Oxland Driver]] <br>
 +
[[Parker A G Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Parker F A Lieutenant 177576]] <br>
 
[[Parker F A Lieutenant 177576]] <br>
 
[[Partridge Charles Ernest Douglas Lance Bombardier 892123]] <br>
 
[[Partridge Charles Ernest Douglas Lance Bombardier 892123]] <br>
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[[Pope Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Pope Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Povey J G 2nd Lieutenant 293090]] <br>
 
[[Povey J G 2nd Lieutenant 293090]] <br>
[[Pressley Reverend RAChD]] <br>
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[[Pressley Reverend (Captain) RAChD]] <br>
 
[[Raines Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Raines Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Ramsey Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Ramsey Gunner]] <br>
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[[Roberts Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Roberts Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Roberts D F Captain 100767]] <br>
 
[[Roberts D F Captain 100767]] <br>
[[Roberts R F G 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Roberts R J G 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Roberts William Henry Gunner 731549]] <br>
 
[[Roberts William Henry Gunner 731549]] <br>
[[Robertson 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Robertson K C 2nd Lieutenant 273168]] <br>
 
[[Robertson Kenneth Craufurd Lieutenant 273168]] <br>
 
[[Robertson Kenneth Craufurd Lieutenant 273168]] <br>
 
[[Rodgers R Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Rodgers R Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Rose H M 2nd Lieutenant 193112]] <br>
 
[[Rose H M 2nd Lieutenant 193112]] <br>
 
[[Rose M G 2nd Lieutenant 253320]] <br>
 
[[Rose M G 2nd Lieutenant 253320]] <br>
[[Roth 2nd Lieutenant]]
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[[Roth 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Rowley Signalman]] <br>
 
[[Rowley Signalman]] <br>
 
[[Rowley Lance Corporal]] <br>
 
[[Rowley Lance Corporal]] <br>
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[[Sanderson Allen Major]] <br>
 
[[Sanderson Allen Major]] <br>
 
[[Sargent Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Sargent Gunner]] <br>
 +
[[Sargeant Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Sellars J F 2nd Lieutenant 269650]] <br>
 
[[Sellars J F 2nd Lieutenant 269650]] <br>
 
[[Shelmerdine Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Shelmerdine Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Sime Major]] <br>
 
[[Sime Major]] <br>
 +
[[Simons Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Skinner Battery Sergeant Major]] <br>
 
[[Skinner Battery Sergeant Major]] <br>
 
[[Slade Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Slade Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Slevins Lance Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Slevins Lance Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Smith Battery Quartermaster Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Smith Battery Quartermaster Sergeant]] <br>
 +
[[Smithy Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Smith Signalman]] <br>
 
[[Smith Signalman]] <br>
 
[[Smith C Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Smith C Lance Bombardier]] <br>
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[[Stribbling P G Lieutenant 276001]] <br>
 
[[Stribbling P G Lieutenant 276001]] <br>
 
[[Strutt Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Strutt Gunner]] <br>
[[Stubbins 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Stubbings 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Symes Fredrick John Gunner 14349000]] <br>
 
[[Symes Fredrick John Gunner 14349000]] <br>
 
[[Taylor Alan John Gunner 1156152]] <br>
 
[[Taylor Alan John Gunner 1156152]] <br>
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[[Trapp W P Lieutenant 269676]] <br>
 
[[Trapp W P Lieutenant 269676]] <br>
 
[[Trapper 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Trapper 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Truelove Lance Corporal]] <br>
 
[[Vicary Dennis Alexander Gunner 895579]] <br>
 
[[Vicary Dennis Alexander Gunner 895579]] <br>
 
[[Walker Norman Lieutenant Colonel]] <br>
 
[[Walker Norman Lieutenant Colonel]] <br>
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[[Whitaker Arthur Gunner 981063]] <br>
 
[[Whitaker Arthur Gunner 981063]] <br>
 
[[White J D Lieutenant 176002]] <br>
 
[[White J D Lieutenant 176002]] <br>
 +
[[Whitehead Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Whitehouse 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Whitehouse 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 +
[[Wickens Staff Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Wignall 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Wignall 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Williams Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Williams Lance Bombardier]] <br>
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[[Woodman H H K 2nd Lieutenant 105789]] <br>
 
[[Woodman H H K 2nd Lieutenant 105789]] <br>
 
[[Woodman Lance Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Woodman Lance Sergeant]] <br>
 +
[[Wooller Corporal]] <br>
 
[[World Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[World Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Yates-Smith Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Yates-Smith Bombardier]] <br>
[[Young Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Young 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Young Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Young Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Yuill Gunner]] <br>
 
[[Yuill Gunner]] <br>

Revision as of 13:27, 27 November 2019

143rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

The War Diary for the period covering the existence of this unit was photographed at The National Archives, Kew and the images from that research (with the exception of January to May 1942, and after August 1944) remain on file within the research archives.

As with other supporting units, the War Diary has only been included on this 70th Infantry Brigade Memorial Website for the period over which the unit was possibly involved with the Brigade - in this instance, from the time when they were Divisional Troops in support of 49th Infantry Division (from 26th April 1942), until the time when 70th Infantry Brigade was disbanded in August 1944, to provide reinforcements for other units, together with the time when they served in Iceland.

Any user of the Website who has queries about events included within other periods of the unit's existence is invited to contact the lead researcher and the archive of War Diary pages will be searched in an attempt to answer questions. In addition, the pages which do not feature in full on the Website will be trawled for the names of those who served in the unit, and they will be included in the list of personnel.

To read the brief Wikipedia Article on the Regiment - which originated as part of the Kent Yeomanry - please click here.

The unit War Diary has been completed in manuscript and some of the handwriting is indistinct. In some instances, question marks have been substituted for words or the author's interpretation has been included, but with a question mark.

143rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. War Diary 1940

143rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. War Diary 1941

143rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. War Diary 1942

143rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. War Diary 1943

143rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. War Diary 1944


Personnel known to have served in the unit.


Airy A G Lieutenant 99222 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Akers-Douglas Captain
Bailey G C R Captain 65237 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Bailey Corporal
Baldwin 2nd Lieutenant
Baldwin Phillip Howard Gunner 914147
Banks Battery Sergeant Major
Bannerman Battery Sergeant Major
Barrett James William Bombardier 981116
Barrow Sergeant
Bate Reverend RAChD
Bee 2nd Lieutenant
Benson Regimental Sergeant Major
Berry M W L Captain 98976 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Berry W S Captain
Blacker W D Major
Bloodworth Lance Sergeant
Boorman John Frederick Gunner 900343
Bowden Cyril Raymond Gunner 14349124
Bowman M P O Lieutenant 265223
Bowring Captain
Brabin D J 2nd Lieutenant 132022 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Branfield Sergeant
Bray Lance Bombardier
Bray Lieutenant RAOC
Brock 2nd Lieutenant
Browne P T L Major
Bryan C R RAChD
Bryant Major
Burn Regimental Sergeant Major
Burton D J Lieutenant
Bushell Douglas Harry Stephen Sergeant 894494
Butler John William Gunner 1568865
Buxton S F Major
Calvert A R 2nd Lieutenant
Calvert H 2nd Lieutenant
Chance George Charles Lance Bombardier 945040
Chard Sergeant
Charlton Gunner
Charlton Major
Charrington 2nd Lieutenant
Childs S B Captain 216141
Clough Lance Bombardier
Coghlan Lieutenant
Cole Thomas Frederick Lance Bombardier 14357142
Compton 2nd Lieutenant
Cox A D M Lieutenant
Crichton Captain
Croft Sergeant
Cullum Gunner
Cunliff Lieutenant
Cunliffe Joseph Gunner
Cunliffe Major
Danatt Lance Sergeant
Darby Lance Bombardier
Darlington J H 2nd Lieutenant
Davie Peter Gunner 782361
Davies Elwyn Michael Sergeant 822991
Davis Sergeant
Dimmock Gunner
Dobbs J J Lieutenant 273550
Douglas Major
Dowding 2nd Lieutenant
Driscoll R D 2nd Lieutenant 247425
Eagleton Ralph Stacey Bombardier 901246
Eaton D R 2nd Lieutenant
Evans Captain RAChD
Evans Elwyn Gunner 14337724
Eves Bombardier
Fielder A R 2nd Lieutenant
Fisher C W 2nd Lieutenant
Flynn T E 2nd Lieutenant 145566 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Foulds R A Lieutenant 273992
Front Captain D P
Frost D R Lieutenant 98976
Fuller Gunner
Gates Gunner
Gazzini Lance Bombardier
Gould Frederick Charles Gunner 3054702
Grant Lance Bombardier
Gray Lance Bombardier
Griffith P G Lieutenant RAMC
Grimshaw N Lieutenant 278734
Grodd S Captain RAMC
Grose Major
Hamilton D S Major 5997
Hapgood Gunner
Harding Signalman
Harkcom C R Lieutenant 267544
Harlow Battery Sergeant Major
Harris Gunner
Heal H R Lieutenant (Quartermaster) 140916
Heap Frank Gunner 14551424
Heaven Lieutenant
Henderson-Smith John Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 796955
Henham Captain
Heren Lance Bombardier
Hewson V E Signalman 952496
Hickmote Sergeant
Holding Ernest Lance Bombardier 1516325
Homewood Jack Edgar Warrant Officer Class II 957494
Howorth Major
Humphreys Gunner
Johnson Andrew William Teasdale Sergeant 1423440
Keenan D J Lieutenant
Kemp Gunner
Kemp Lance Corporal
Lake Gunner
Lardner R D J Lieutenant 109196
Lawrence Gunner
Leach Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Leeman Gunner
Levy C Lieutenant 182078
Mackie Norman Rochester Gunner 14419140
Marriott D H Lieutenant 109197
Marsden 2nd Lieutenant
Marshall R N Captain
Marwood-Tucker 2nd Lieutenant
Mathews Eric Charles Bombardier 901226
Matthews Bombardier
McCoy Gunner
McGee Gunner
McIlwrick Ambrose Melland Gunner 14366548
Miller Gunner
Morfey J H 2nd Lieutenant
Mount L A Captain 99269
Nesham J E C Temporary Captain 71038
Newington Lance Bombardier
Nicholson G W W Captain
O'Callaghan Captain
O'Connor Lance Bombardier
O'Donovan Lieutenant RAMC
Orme W J 2nd Lieutenant 243675 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Osbourne Acting Sergeant
Ostle A J Reverend (Captain) RAChD
Oxland Driver
Parker A G Gunner
Parker F A Lieutenant 177576
Partridge Charles Ernest Douglas Lance Bombardier 892123
Perkins Lance Sergeant
Phillips J G D 2nd Lieutenant 253319
Philpin Battery Sergeant Major
Pickard Gunner
Pollard 2nd Lieutenant
Polter Bombardier
Pope Sergeant
Povey J G 2nd Lieutenant 293090
Pressley Reverend (Captain) RAChD
Raines Sergeant
Ramsey Gunner
Rawlins Freddie Gunner 14311616
Rayner Gunner
Rees-Webbe E H N Major 6694
Richards D G Lieutenant 267532
Richardson F N Lieutenant Colonel
Richardson R H 2nd Lieutenant 293110
Roberts Gunner
Roberts D F Captain 100767
Roberts R J G 2nd Lieutenant
Roberts William Henry Gunner 731549
Robertson K C 2nd Lieutenant 273168
Robertson Kenneth Craufurd Lieutenant 273168
Rodgers R Gunner
Rose H M 2nd Lieutenant 193112
Rose M G 2nd Lieutenant 253320
Roth 2nd Lieutenant
Rowley Signalman
Rowley Lance Corporal
Russell Jack Terence Gunner 943420
Sanderson Allen Major
Sargent Gunner
Sargeant Gunner
Sellars J F 2nd Lieutenant 269650
Shelmerdine Lieutenant
Sime Major
Simons Gunner
Skinner Battery Sergeant Major
Slade Gunner
Slevins Lance Sergeant
Smith Battery Quartermaster Sergeant
Smithy Gunner
Smith Signalman
Smith C Lance Bombardier
Smith Richard Frederick Lance Sergeant 957518
Smithies E J Temporary Captain 90903
Smithers R L Captain 98996
Spaull Staff Sergeant Fitter MV
Stachini John James Gunner 946014
Stanley 2nd Lieutenant
Stannard 2nd Lieutenant
Stephenson Captain
Stribbling P G Lieutenant 276001
Strutt Gunner
Stubbings 2nd Lieutenant
Symes Fredrick John Gunner 14349000
Taylor Alan John Gunner 1156152
Taylor J Gunner
Temple Gunner
Thompson Gunner
Thomsit Lance Sergeant
Tompsett 2nd Lieutenant
Trapp W P Lieutenant 269676
Trapper 2nd Lieutenant
Truelove Lance Corporal
Vicary Dennis Alexander Gunner 895579
Walker Norman Lieutenant Colonel
Wallace J Captain
Warriner Battery Sergeant Major
Watson F G M Lieutenant 187323
Watson G C K Major
Watson G W Captain
Watson J 2nd Lieutenant
Weedon Gunner
Weston C E J Major 57308
Whitaker Arthur Gunner 981063
White J D Lieutenant 176002
Whitehead Lieutenant
Whitehouse 2nd Lieutenant
Wickens Staff Sergeant
Wignall 2nd Lieutenant
Williams Lance Bombardier
Williams P H Lieutenant
Wilson Percy Joseph Bombardier 4923619
Wolff G R 2nd Lieutenant
Woodman H H K 2nd Lieutenant 105789
Woodman Lance Sergeant
Wooller Corporal
World Sergeant
Yates-Smith Bombardier
Young 2nd Lieutenant
Young Sergeant
Yuill Gunner


For detailed and reliable information on British Artillery in World War Two, the interested reader is advised to consult Nigel Evans' Website at http://nigelef.tripod.com/

Sincere thanks are due to Nigel for his agreement to allowing this hyperlink to be put in place.


To contact the author by e-mail with any queries, or to send information - click here.