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Royal Lincolnshire Regiment

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Those known to have served with

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Charvill Harry. Pte.
  • Cox Harry Rowley.
  • Hoey Charles Ferguson. Temp. Mjr. (d.16 February 1944)
  • Johnson George. Sgt.
  • Patrick John Thomas. Pte.
  • Patrick John Thomas.

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There are 2 pages in our library tagged Royal Lincolnshire Regiment  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.

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Harry Rowley Cox Lincolnshire Regiment

At one time Harry Rowley Cox was a prisoner of war in Italy. He would tell stories of his escape running by night and sleeping in farm barns during the day. He claimed he had nearly ran the whole length of Italy. I know he did get recaptured at one point. Stories from this point vary, his second escape/release (not sure which) took him to Sicily then eventually back to Lincolnshire, England. His wife had been informed he was missing, presumed dead. This information was passed to her via the Red Cross. Can anyone help me track his military journey? Thank you.

Rochelle Owen

Sgt. George Johnson 4th Btn. Royal Lincolnshire Regiment

I am the son of George Johnson 4803000 who at the time of his death in 1973 was a CSM in the TA's in Boston Lincs. His CO was Donald Hamiliton Hill (Author of SOE Asignment a book in which my father was mentioned several tims) who was, I believe, second in command to Colin Gubbins of SOE. He campaigned in Norway in early 1940 and then went to North Africa,Italy and Yugoslavia where he was involved with training Tito's partisans in the use of captured arms and amunition. He was with a small band men and was billeted with the Ameicans who were very well supplied and well fed. On one occasion he was offered a plate with 3 eggs on it, he immediately proposed that he share them out amongst his men which brought a great round of laughter from the Americans who said they are for you Buddy! My father said "Three eggs! don't you know there is a war on" but I am sure he ate them and was grateful. He always spoke highly of their generosity and good humour.

To me he was a great man and would take my sister and I to the drill down Main Ridge in Boston for a bottle of lemonade and crisps on a Sunday and then to the armoury to clean the guns and them around to the range for a few shots (small bore of course). I know now that he wandered around Lincolnshire in the early days of the war and was trained to blow up the dykes surrounding the low lands to prevent the Germans landing or at least make it more difficult for them. Had the Germans landed I would not be here to write this as life expectancy was not great if they were caught. Yes a great man

Kieran Johnson

Pte. Harry Charvill Northampton Regiment

My father-in-law Harry Charvill, who has just passed away aged 90 was a D-Day veteran. He landed on Sword Beach at Lion-Sur-Mer with his Lincolnshire Regiment. His best mate, Reg, was shot and Harry ran to his aid carried him up the beach where he was attended and they both survived and stayed great friends. Harry also served in Palestine.

John Drain

Pte. John Thomas Patrick Lincolnshire Regiment

My Grandfather, John Thomas Patrick - Lincolnshire Reg - was held at Stalag 20A after being captured in Norway. He would never speak of his time there to me and even refused to send for his medals. Sadly he passed away in 1992 and is very much missed (though I now have the medals). I would love to find out more about his life there (Nan has just given me a box full of letters and photos which has fired up my interest). I would love to hear from anyone who can remember him or any of his friends.


John Thomas Patrick Lincolnshire Regiment

My grandfather, Tom Patrick was held at Stalag 20A. He was captured in Norway in 1940. He served with the Lincolnshire Regiment. I have all his letters but am desperate to find out more about the camp (photos etc) - I have some photos that he brought back with him.

Lisa Patrick

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