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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.
 
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.
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Photographs of personnel from the Regiment, and of the Alafoss Regimental HQ, supplied to the Lead Resarcher by the family of Sgt HYMERS have been added to the; 1941 War Diary, the Alafoss Page in the Iceland Section of the Website, and Sgt HYMERS personal Page.
  
 
To read the brief Wikipedia Article on the Regiment - which originated as part of the Kent Yeomanry - please click [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Yeomanry#143rd_Field_Regiment,_Royal_Artillery here].
 
To read the brief Wikipedia Article on the Regiment - which originated as part of the Kent Yeomanry - please click [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Yeomanry#143rd_Field_Regiment,_Royal_Artillery 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.
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The unit War Diary was 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 1940]]
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[[Bailey G C R Captain 65237]] See also 185th Field Regiment.  <br>
 
[[Bailey G C R Captain 65237]] See also 185th Field Regiment.  <br>
 
[[Bailey Corporal]] <br>
 
[[Bailey Corporal]] <br>
[[Baker]] <br>
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[[Baker Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Baldwin 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Baldwin 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Baldwin Phillip Howard Gunner 914147]] <br>
 
[[Baldwin Phillip Howard Gunner 914147]] <br>
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[[Berry M W L Captain 98976]] See also 185th Field Regiment. <br>
 
[[Berry M W L Captain 98976]] See also 185th Field Regiment. <br>
 
[[Berry W S Captain]] <br>
 
[[Berry W S Captain]] <br>
[[Binning]] <br>
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[[Binning Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Blacker W D Major]] <br>
 
[[Blacker W D Major]] <br>
 
[[Bloodworth Lance Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Bloodworth Lance Sergeant]] <br>
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[[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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[[Hensley Fred ACC attached 143rd Field Regiment]] <br>
 
[[Heren Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Heren Lance Bombardier]] <br>
 
[[Hewson V E Signalman 952496]] <br>
 
[[Hewson V E Signalman 952496]] <br>
 
[[Hickmote Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Hickmote Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Hills Edward George Gunner 14336866]] <br>
 
[[Hills Edward George Gunner 14336866]] <br>
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[[Hobden Roland Charles Gunner 957577]] <br>
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[[Hodgetts William Dennis Gunner 934144]] <br>
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[[Hodgkinson George Gunner 14349102]] <br>
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[[Hoggan James Lang Gunner 2991067]] <br>
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[[Holden Stephen Robert Gunner 940067]] <br>
 
[[Holding Ernest Lance Bombardier 1516325]] <br>
 
[[Holding Ernest Lance Bombardier 1516325]] <br>
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[[Holdstock Gerald Gunner 835907]] <br>
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[[Holloway Edgar Harry Gunner 989099]] <br>
 
[[Homewood Jack Edgar Warrant Officer Class II 957494]] <br>
 
[[Homewood Jack Edgar Warrant Officer Class II 957494]] <br>
[[Hopwood]] <br>
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[[Honey William George Gunner 954892]] <br>
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[[Hook Frederick Gunner 14348870]] <br>
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[[Hopkins Reginald Thomas Gunner 922176]] <br>
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[[Hopwood Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Howard Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Howard Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Howorth Major]] <br>
 
[[Howorth Major]] <br>
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[[Wilson Percy Joseph Bombardier 4923619]] <br>
 
[[Wilson Percy Joseph Bombardier 4923619]] <br>
 
[[Wolff G R 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
 
[[Wolff G R 2nd Lieutenant]] <br>
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[[Wood Frank Richard Gunner 914128]] <br>
 
[[Woodman H H K 2nd Lieutenant 105789]] <br>
 
[[Woodman H H K 2nd Lieutenant 105789]] <br>
 
[[Woodman Lance Sergeant]] <br>
 
[[Woodman Lance Sergeant]] <br>

Latest revision as of 11:45, 2 February 2021

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.

Photographs of personnel from the Regiment, and of the Alafoss Regimental HQ, supplied to the Lead Resarcher by the family of Sgt HYMERS have been added to the; 1941 War Diary, the Alafoss Page in the Iceland Section of the Website, and Sgt HYMERS personal Page.

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

The unit War Diary was 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
Baker Sergeant
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
Beard Cliff
Bee 2nd Lieutenant
Benson Regimental Sergeant Major
Berry M W L Captain 98976 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Berry W S Captain
Binning Sergeant
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
Cook Philip Edward Gunner 6912542
Cox A D M Lieutenant
Crichton Captain
Croft Sergeant
Cross Roland William Gunner 5734864 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Cullum Gunner
Cunliff Lieutenant
Cunliffe Joseph Gunner
Cunliffe Major
Curran Edmond Cyril Gunner 14220321
Danatt Lance Sergeant
Darby Lance Bombardier
Darlington J H 2nd Lieutenant
Davie Peter Gunner 782361
Davies Alfred Gunner 4201476
Davies Elwyn Michael Sergeant 822991
Davies John Thomas Gunner 14226972
Davis Sergeant
Dimmock Gunner
Dobbs J J Lieutenant 273550
Donaldson Douglas Gunner 6353720
Douglas Major
Dowding 2nd Lieutenant
Driscoll R D 2nd Lieutenant 247425 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Dunk Sergeant
Dunn Frederick Gunner 4205887
Dyer John Gunner 4534065
Eagleton Ralph Stacey Bombardier 901246
Eaton D R 2nd Lieutenant
Evans Captain RAChD
Evans Elwyn Gunner 14337724
Eves Bombardier
Fawcett Douglas Gunner 4627158
Fielder A R 2nd Lieutenant
Finton Frederick Joseph Frank Gunner 6215505
Fisher C W 2nd Lieutenant
Fisher William Gunner 4616453
Flynn T E 2nd Lieutenant 145566 See also 185th Field Regiment.
Foulds R A Lieutenant 273992
Francis Hugh Gunner 6399211
Front Captain D P
Frost D R Lieutenant 98976
Fuge Harold William Gunner 14231092
Fuller Jack Gunner 14242365
Gann Sergeant
Garforth Percy Gunner 7022784
Gates Gunner
Gawler Edward
Gazzini Lance Bombardier
Geogheghan Maurice Stephen Gunner 7023034
Gibson Norman Gerald Gunner 6209545
Golesworthy Frederick James Gunner 4617997
Gorman Thomas Gunner 4458899
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
Hensley Fred ACC attached 143rd Field Regiment
Heren Lance Bombardier
Hewson V E Signalman 952496
Hickmote Sergeant
Hills Edward George Gunner 14336866
Hobden Roland Charles Gunner 957577
Hodgetts William Dennis Gunner 934144
Hodgkinson George Gunner 14349102
Hoggan James Lang Gunner 2991067
Holden Stephen Robert Gunner 940067
Holding Ernest Lance Bombardier 1516325
Holdstock Gerald Gunner 835907
Holloway Edgar Harry Gunner 989099
Homewood Jack Edgar Warrant Officer Class II 957494
Honey William George Gunner 954892
Hook Frederick Gunner 14348870
Hopkins Reginald Thomas Gunner 922176
Hopwood Sergeant
Howard Sergeant
Howorth Major
Humphreys Gunner
Hymers Douglas Lance Sergeant 896764
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
Masters Sergeant
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 See also 185th Field Regiment.
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
Wood Frank Richard Gunner 914128
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.