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Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

   1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry served with 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division for the entire war. They went to France with the British Expeditionary Force that was sent to France at the outbreak of war. They later saw action in the Tunisia Campaign and the Italian Campaign including the Battle of Anzio.

27th Nov 1939 Upto the Line

4th Dec 1939 In the Front Line

9th Dec 1939 On Patrol

1st Jun 1940 Evacuation

26th Jan 1944 Ready to Move

27th Jan 1944 Shelling

28th Jan 1944 Aircraft Active

29th Jan 1944 Recce

30th Jan 1944 Attack Made

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Those known to have served with

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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There are 5 pages in our library tagged Kings Shropshire Light Infantry   These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.

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Bugler John Green Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

John (known as Jack) Green was my uncle who served in the KSLI during WW2. He was presumed dead being missing in action. Family recollection is that a Medical Core Officer Billy Peg found him wounded through the stomach by machine gun ammunition, and saved his life. We think this was probably in 1944. My grandmother had believed him to have been killed as we had no word of him for some time.

By chance a neighbour had seen an article in the Birmingham Gazette of a solider flown home pictured on the front page with a nurse holding his hand named Green. She told my Grandmother and when she saw this newspaper it was Jack her son. He was transferred to Burntwood Hospital then to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He was revived several times and survived until 15 years ago. He was pictured with in a newspaper article with the Queen Mother when she visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

We have been trying to trace anything that relates to this story and maybe I hope that someone may recall this or have facts passed from their ancestors that they would like to share with me.

Deborah Perry

W/O Frank Richards King Shropshire Light inf Northants Regiment

My father, Frank Richards, was in the K.S.L.I 1936-1939, Northants Regiment 1939- April 1944, Oxs and Bucks 1944-April 1945,the Queens Regiment April 1945-May 1946. I Know very little detail about his actual movements during the war except that he was at Dunkirk and that he learned Swahili and trained African troops. This was the reference his commanding officer gave him when he left the Army. Of which I am very proud. "Thoroughly reliable and has plenty of initiative. Can handle men well. Hopes to obtain appointment in police force, for which his leading, tact, and wide military experience including the handling of native troops in East Africa,should make him ideally suited. A fine type of man." signed by Captain Balding Commanding 2/7 Queens Royal Regiment. Any information relating to my father would be gratefully recieved. He passed away in 1997.


Pte. R. A. Betton King's Shrophire Light Infantry

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Pte. Ernest Roberts Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

My father, Ernie Roberts served in the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. I do not have much information about him, but I do know that he was a POW (POW Number: 87181) in Stalag VII-A Camp, Moosburg An Der Isar, Bavaria, Germany.

Any further information would be of interest.

Ian Roberts

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