Bridges William Victor Gunner 1144825

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Name Bridges William Victor
Army number 1144825
Rank Gunner.
Decorations None known other than service decorations.
Date of birth 19/2/1922.
Age (At time of death) Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery. Called up for the Territorial Army under the National Service Acts 20/4/1942. Reported to 25th Medium and Heavy Training Regiment at Marske and signed up on 30/4/1942 for Basic Training. Graded A1 on 4/5/1942. Posted to 1st Mountain Regiment 29/8/1942. Posted to 452 Mountain Battery, based at Muir of Ord. Granted additional 6d per day due to driving qualifications 2/12/1942. Spell in hospital 15/3/1943 to 22/7/1943. Posted to Regimental HQ 3/6/1944. Posted to Home Details 6/8/1944. Listed as unfit for Mountain Warfare. Posted to 2 Mountain Training Regiment 3/4/1945. Posted to 7th Mountain Regiment 11/9/1945. Posted to Overseas Draft RAJRR. Flown to India and deplaned Manripur 13/12/1945. Posted to RA Depot Deolali. Posted to Number 26 PoW Camp at Yol 14/4/1946. Spell in hospital at Yol? "A" Release 22/10/1946. Departed Bombay 30/10/1946. Released to Class Z (T) Reserve 27/1/1947. Conduct Exemplary and excellent character reference.
Company/Battery 452 Mountain Battery. Regimental HQ. Yol PoW Camp.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Gunner. Driver. In charge of Ration Stores and Cookhouse in India.
Joined Brigade 29/8/1942.
Promotions None noted.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Lived at 18, Fernhurst Road, Ashford, Middlesex. Mother (May Victoria Bridges) listed as Next of Kin on enlistment. Trade on enlistment described as Dipper, Metal. Already qualified as a driver before enlistment. Reservist records show him as living at 36 Fernhurst Road in 1953 and he remained there until his death.
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