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Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Postby John Davies » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:57 am

My brother Robert William Davies was killed in action on the 17/7/1944 in world war 2 and I have desperately been trying to find out more information about his experiences in the war- including how and where he died. He was born in Tal Y Bont, Conway, North Wales on the 01/02/1925 and joined the army in 1943; his service number was 14640103 in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment- when he passed his rank was Private.
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Re: Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Postby ColinB » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi,

You may already have the details of his death registration and entry on the 1939/45 Army Roll of Honour , but I'll give them in case :

Private 14640103 Robert W Davies , Royal Warwickshire Regiment , 1944 v1 p12 GRO War Death Army Other Ranks 1939-1948 ( you could order the certificate if you don't have it )
Roll of Honour entry :
Robert Davies
Given Initials: R W
Rank: Private
Death Date: 17 Jul 1944
Number: 14640103
Birth Place: Caernarvonshire
Residence: Caernarvonshire
Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
Regiment at Death: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Branch at Death: Infantry

You could try contacting the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Museum , now called Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum - http://www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk/

You could also obtain his Service Record , either as next of kin or with their permission . Details of how to do this are on the Veterans UK website :
http://www.veterans-uk.info/recordsmedalsbadges.htm

I hope one of the above will help . Good luck !

Colin

I forgot to look at his Commonwealth War Graves record :
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casua ... %20WILLIAM

This states that he was with 1/7th Bn. You should be able to find out where they were and what they were involved in in 1944 with a bit of judicious googling. I had a quick look and it seems they were involved in the D Day landings and joined 59th Div 1 July 1944 in Normandy. I found a document ref on Access to Archives : RRF/1990.567 1944 Account of the 1/7th Battalion Royal Warks . Regt. in the Normandy Campaign 1944 - this document is at the Museum as given above.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Postby Nickie » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:29 pm

Hello John
My father George Boden, was in the same regiment as your late brother. I have a photograph of them all that was taken in May 1944 in Margate, Dad said they left for France on June 28-29th. My Dad is now 90years old. He remembers your brother as they all called him Davy. If you would like a copy of photo i would be happy to do so.
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Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Postby brunes08 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:25 am

You may well have done this but a few suggestions.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) has a website on warwickfusiliers.co.uk or tel: 01926 491653. If you google Royal Warwick Regiment WW2 you will find several sites that might be of use.

You may be able to obtain his service record from the National Archives at Kew. As your brother is deceased, his nearest living relative should be able to do this. Details are: nationalarchives.co.uk or tel: 0208 8876 3444.

There is also the National Army Museum that could offer advice. Details are: nam.ac.uk or 0207 7730 0717.
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Re: Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Postby peter kent » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:46 am

WW2 service records are still with the Ministry of Defence. You should apply for a copy.

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

The service record should tell you earlier units he was in but you already know the last one.

Search the National Archives catalogue for 1/7 Royal Warwickshire specifying 1944

This looks like the war diary

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... r/C4441497
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