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Help - WW2 Battalion photograph

Shellywoos

New Member
Hi all

This is the first time I have posted on here. I have this photograph that was given to me by my Grandfather. He was in the Worcestershire Regiment during WW2 and also was part of the invasion in Normandy being involved in the D Day landings. He joined up in 1942 and as he used to say to me 'I was stationed there' when anywhere in the United Kingdom was mentioned and unfortunately I never wrote the name down. Does anybody on here know where this photograph was taken. I have searched for that many army barracks and military bases on Google I must be arousing suspicious from the secret service by now, but my searches have lead me nowhere.

Hope somebody can help.

Cheers Michelle
 

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pjmburns

master brummie
If you apply for his army records then I would imagine they will tell you where he trained and where he was stationed. Which might narrow your search down
 

maypolebaz

master brummie
Hi all

This is the first time I have posted on here. I have this photograph that was given to me by my Grandfather. He was in the Worcestershire Regiment during WW2 and also was part of the invasion in Normandy being involved in the D Day landings. He joined up in 1942 and as he used to say to me 'I was stationed there' when anywhere in the United Kingdom was mentioned and unfortunately I never wrote the name down. Does anybody on here know where this photograph was taken. I have searched for that many army barracks and military bases on Google I must be arousing suspicious from the secret service by now, but my searches have lead me nowhere.

Hope somebody can help.

Cheers Michelle
The building looks like one of those big houses that the War Office commandeered and was probably used as a Battalion headquarters. Your grandad and his mates were probably billeted nearby.
 

Shellywoos

New Member
If you apply for his army records then I would imagine they will tell you where he trained and where he was stationed. Which might narrow your search down
Thank you. I have managed to locate a form to complete. I would love to know where he trained too.
 

Shellywoos

New Member
The building looks like one of those big houses that the War Office commandeered and was probably used as a Battalion headquarters. Your grandad and his mates were probably billeted nearby.
Thank you...I thought I had found a building that was a Government War Office near Salisbury... but not 100% sure.
 

ChrisM

Super Moderator
Staff member
I’ve seen this image before, somewhere, and possibly discussion on it. It wasn’t here on this Forum, was it?

Chris
 
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