Hope James Gunner 916474
Name Hope James
Army number 916474
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Not yet ascertained.
Age (At time of death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted 8/5/1939. Underwent Basic Training. Transferred from the King's Own Royal Regiment to the Royal Artillery 7/1/1941. Posted to the 23rd Medium and Heavy Training Regiment - no date shown on the Card. Posted to the 71st Medium Regiment 29/3/1941. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment 31/10/1941. Posted to the 3rd Mountain Regiment 1/12/1942 when the Units separated. Posted to the Royal Artillery Depot 18/2/1943. Posted to 3rd Reserve Regiment 23/2/1943. Posted to Draft REFAA 13/3/1943. Posted List (4) North Africa 6/4/1943. Served North Africa. Posted to 54th Heavy Regiment 27/4/1943. Posted X List (2) North Africa 20/5/1943. Returned to 54th Heavy Regiment 25/5/1943. Posted X List (2) North Africa 16/2/1944. Posted X List (4) North Africa 4/3/1944. Posted X List (1) North Africa 17/5/1944. Posted X List 1 Central Medicaterranean Force 11/10/1944 - later amended to read 4/9/1944. Posted X List (2) Central Mediterranean Force 11/8/1945. Posted X List (1) Central Mediterranean Force 18/8/1945. Returned to the UK. Y Release 14/11/1945. Relegated to the Z/T Reserve 14/2/1946. Demobilised.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
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 ascertained.
Home address No family information yet.
Much of the information on this Page was extracted from the soldier’s Royal Artillery Tracer Card – held on Ancestry.co.uk.
While the Tracer Card shows a transfer from KORR in January 1941, Gunner Hope's Regimental Number is from a block allocated to the Royal Artillery. Full Service Records would be needed to clarify why this is the case.