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Those known to have served with

Somerset Light Infantry

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Griggs Frederick John. Cpl.
  • Hann Edwin George. Sgt.

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There are 5 pages in our library tagged Somerset 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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Sgt. Edwin George Hann Royal Army Service Corps

My Grandfather, Ted Hann was a member of the Somerset Light Infantry Territorials before the war, from about 1937. He stayed with the SLI until 1941/2 when, as a batman, he followed his officer into the RASC. He was involved in the planning of Operation Torch, and is mentioned in a few letters as being used to carry top secret documents.

After landing in North Africa he then took part in the Sicily operations and then landed in Italy. From 1943/4 he was based in Naples running an RASC office and I still have his pass to AFHQ. In 1945 he moved onto Rome and was eventually demobbed in 1946.

If anyone recalls Ted Hann, I would like to get in touch. I have his war diary for 1943/4 which I am trying to decipher and if any names come up I will try and tally them with any on the site.

Kevin Hann



Cpl. Frederick John Griggs 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Fred Griggs never liked to talk about his time in WW2. He did remember with affection his friends in the 7th Battalion in which he served from 18th of Jan 1940 until 28th of Jan 1946. He said that he originally joined up in the Someset Light Infantry, did his basic training in Weston-Super-Mere and then served with the 7th Battalion as a Signaller. He said that he was wounded in Eindoven, Holland on the way to the Rhine and was flown back to hospital in Morristown, Wales. He was just a few days past his 98th birthday when he passed and must be amongst the last of the Veterans from the Battalion. We would be grateful if anyone has any memories or information about him that we could pass on to his daughter and grandchildren. He is greatly missed.

Jim Garrett









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