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Initials on a WW2 service record

Postby lindyb1954 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:15 pm

I have my fathers WW2 service record and it states he was in the
10 Bn DWR and posted to draft RxFMK 31.10.44 UK,
the next entry states 44 RHU Transferred on Strength .X(iv) List embarked UK 31.12.44
the following entry states 7 DWR Posted NWE 6.2.45
7 DWR Adm 25 Br Gen Hosp X(ii) 31.7.45

He was later transferred from the DWR to 1/4 Bn The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry which took place on 27.10.45

I wonder if anyone can tell me what the Acronyms DWR, RxFMK, RHU and Br Gen Hosp stand for.

He was awarded the France and Germany Star on 17.11.1945. It also shows that on the same day he was struck off the strength of the British Army of the Rhine to Central Mediterranean Force.

The following entry dated 10.3.46 shows him with 1/4 KOYLI entrained to Milan en route to UK.

I would like if possible to find the war diaries relating to his service overseas, whilst I know he will not be mentioned by name I would like to know where he served and the action in which he was involved.

I would appreciate any help to enable me to continue my research.

Many Thanks

Linda
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Re: Initials on a WW2 service record

Postby Sylcec » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:56 am

DWR = Duke of Wellington's Regiment
RHU = Reinforcement Holding Unit

Found this site for WWII abbreviations http://ww2talk.com/forums/page/Databases/abbreviations.html
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Re: Initials on a WW2 service record

Postby peter kent » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:04 am

Br Gen Hosp = British General Hospital

I believe No 25 British General Hospital was at that time (31/7/45) in Munster.

War Diaries:

7 Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... ame=Search

1/4 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... +yorkshire
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Re: Initials on a WW2 service record

Postby lindyb1954 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:04 am

Thank you Sylcec and Peter Kent for your information I now have the information to go on and get more details, the kindness and brilliance of people on this forum is amazing.

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