J Battery

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by commsbloke, Oct 30, 2005.

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  1. I would like to find some info about my grandfather who served with J battery in the 1940's. Do nominal roll's still exist for that period? or is there a website which would have details of battles and campaigns that he would have been in.
    I am currently serving and would love to present my grandmother with some history of his service life as she has a very poor memory from that period.
    Many thanks
  2. Spanish_Dave

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  3. Try this one comms,has some Bty history plus you might be able to trace some of your Grandfathers old mates.
    Best of luck3RHA
  4. Don't know if this is any use


    It's listed as a history of J Bty but there's something wrong with my firewall at the moment, so I can't get any further details.

    This book is a general history of 3 RHA from 39 to 45

    3 RHA book

    There is also the book "The Years of Defeat 1939-41" by Gen Sir Martin Farndale in the History of the RA series, ISBN 1-857530802, which your local library might be able to get for you.

    It mentions J Bty a few times as an AT Bty with 3 RHA in the desert. AFAIK the follow up book dealing with the Western Europe campaign hasn't been written yet.

    Kind regards