Army records WW2

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by fluter, Mar 7, 2008.

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  1. Hi everybody that's into records:)))

    I need info about listings recorded on WW2 record sheets. Not sure who would have completed these, REME had a branch post war I believe as clerks?

    If anyone knows about ref books or has the info can they please contact urgently an example is SOS transferred to X (ii) b list..."there's more" read that in an N.Irish accent:)))

    Cheers Neil.
  2. This was also posted on the AGC forum in hope but to no avail, so again...

    If no one knows in the AGC no probs but can someone perhaps direct me to where the historical listings may be? It is to do with a FEPOW claim which the MOD is refuting on the grounds they cannot decypher the lists which may prove the case.
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  4. I have the full army records it is what is written on them that cannot be translated as why the listings he was posted on etc.

    Went to a tribunal with two retired Col's who issisted WO meant Warrant Officer and not the War Office on one of the entries reported on by the WO....Also the location of the NWFP was disputed by them, so what chance....I would have felt better if it had been an NCO/WO sitting in, at least open minds spring to the fore:)))
  5. Perhaps best to try and illustrate these lists? X..Y..& R the latter two not involved in the quest apart from Y see end..

    X list...this was to account for personnel who became temporaroily non effective overseas. the list I have seems to be incomplete? One notation is the X/8b list... OR's who as ex POW or ex internees rejoin the command.

    So am trying to establish the following entries.

    SOS of unit TOS of RA X(II) wef 14 5 44. Q. what is this list?
    SOS of X(II)b TOS of unit wef...what was he struck off & the b... behind it now?
    SOS of unit & TOS X (II)b list once again.

    Next entry poted to the X(V) list..Q what is this X(V) list
    None of these X marks appear on my sheet of what who when etc the gaps may hold the answer?

    To finish ....posted to the Y list.... but does not give a number after it for eg. Y/4 all returned POW from DOArrival UK. The use of Roman numerals on the X list and then changed to the normal figures later is understandable?

    So hopefully someone may know where these lists or archives may be? The sheet I got was from the RA museum in Woolwich years ago.