89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

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The 89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment was part of the 49th Division, and therefore associated with 70th Infantry Brigade, from 29th December 1942. The War Diary was photographed for the period 1943 - January 1944 thereby covering about half of the period the Regiment could have been associated with 70th Infantry Brigade. The only material on file for January 1944 is some of the Field Returns. It seems that the usual War Diary pages for the remainder of 1944 were missing from the file at The National Archives at Kew - though further enquiries will be made.

89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery - War Diary 1943.

89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery - War Diary January 1944.

Personnel known to have served in the Regiment.

Adams E A C 2nd Lieutenant
Adams H 2nd Lieutenant 207607
Allen D W Lieutenant REME
Aston A J K Captain
Bevis R 2nd Lieutenant 207657
Bickersteth J M Lieutenant 186958
Blair A F Captain
Blaxland W G Lieutenant
Bossom C Major 73688
Brackenbury B H Captain 161396
Bromfield L 2nd Lieutenant
Byfield F R S Reverend (Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class)
Castle K 2nd Lieutenant
Champion P Sergeant 1284467
Charnley G R Lieutenant 222339
Cole J R Lieutenant 157806
Collins V Captain 85873
Connelley G F 2nd Lieutenant 207172
Cory H C Lieutenant Colonel 20169
Dawes R J M Lieutenant 90734
Denton F 2nd Lieutenant
Edwards B P Lieutenant 184434
Elliot R C Major
Emms H M Captain 138682
Firth J B 2nd Lieutenant
Garman J E Captain
Ghazilian G F 2nd Lieutenant
Gilbert-Lodge M L J Lieutenant 177504
Gittings R J Captain
Harrison J A Lieutenant 180051
Harvey S G Gunner 6291817
Headland P A 2nd Lieutenant 207710
Homer E C Captain 184095
Houchin L F 2nd Lieutenant 207704
Howell R W W Captain 151965
Hunter D S Major 63523
Johnson G E 2nd Lieutenant
Keane R M Lieutenant 197093
Kemp R F Major
Kinloch J F 2nd Lieutenant
Knight J W A 2nd Lieutenant
Lafford D E Lieutenant 229724
Leates M Captain
Mackness C L Captain
Marcy R N Captain 156126
McGuffie J R 2nd Lieutenant
Miller K A J Captain 182821
Morgan F de R Captain 112890
Nicholls H J Lieutenant 174152
Paddick H W 2nd Lieutenant 207700
Parkinson N 2nd Lieutenant 247711
Persson J 2nd Lieutenant
Renwick J Lieutenant RAMC
Rissen J J Lieutenant 134065
Robson A W Reverend (Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class)
Rogers A C Gunner 6273106
Shakespeare J E 2nd Lieutenant
Simpson R S Major 174122
Skinner R B Major 75098
Smith P J A Lieutenant 334345
St John E R G Major
Taylor N A Lieutenant 182032
Townend J A Lieutenant (QM)
Tweedy R S Lieutenant RAMC
Walker K S W 2nd Lieutenant
Wallace J Captain
Whitmore H Lieutenant 236574
Woodall H G Reverend (Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class)

The Field Return from which the Service Numbers were drawn is a very blurred copy of the document so these numbers are not to be relied on, and will be subject to further research as time permits.

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.

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