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8th Belfast H.A.A. Regt.

aka   'The Twelve Mile Snipers'
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The Men

Sergeant William Adrain - Diary and Biography

D. J. Bailie - War Diary and Photographs

Colonel Wm. N. Brann

Sgt. Thomas Herbert Coulter (Herbie)

Jimmy Cunningham's Private Army Comes Home

L/Sgt. Bertie Goodwin

Gunner Harry Grist

2/Lt. William George Hales

Gunner Herbert Hanley

Ken Heath

Bdr. William (Buttons) Hunter

Irvine Brothers 23rd Battery

Bdr. J. C. Irvine 23rd Battery

Bdr. Thomas Henderson Kane

Tommy and Albert Kinnon 21st and 23rd Bty.

 Gnr. Jim Lennon's War Records - Photos

Sgt. Joseph Harold Lynn (aka Harry-Joe)

Matchett Brothers 23rd Battery

L/Bdr. Harry Joseph Mawhinney 22nd Battery

Gunner Thomas Mercer 21st Battery

 Jimmy McKittrick

Bdr. Thomas McLaughlin

Colonel Harry Porter

Sgt. Billy Wilson 23rd Battery

Sidney Ernest Wright - Diary & Photographs

NOMINAL ROLLS, etc.

N-O-K- Dec'd Personnel 21/22/23 Hy.A.A.

Posted/Repatriated from 23 Hy.A.A.

List of Additional Soldiers

List of names, no addresses 23rd Bty.

Memorial Service Book (list of names) B Troop

22nd Bty. Memorial Brochure  names, addresses

23rd Bty. Memorial Brochure  names, addresses

RHQ/REME Memorial Brochure, addresses

Nominal Roll 21st Bty. all ranks

Nominal Roll 22nd Bty. all ranks

Nominal Roll 23rd Bty. all ranks

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 21st Battery

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 22nd Battery

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 23rd Battery

Alterations & Additions to Nom. Rolls 23rd

RHQ / REME Nominal Rolls

 

 

 

 

 

FreeFoto.com

Newspaper Clippings

Assorted Clippings 1

Assorted Clippings 2

Correspondence

SEAC March 1944

 

Photographs

Sport & Small Groups

8th Belfast Band

Individuals & Friends

Large Group Pictures

Donated Photos

8th Belfast Band items

Documents  *  Items

MEMORABILIA

Old Comrades Section

Burma Star Luncheon 2009

St. Annes and Lansdowne Court Hotel Laying-up of Burma Star Standard 3rd October 2010

 

Misc.

Obituaries  *  Memorials  Changi Prison Chapel

8th Belfast HAA History
by Colonel Murray Barnes, OBE , TD.

A short History of The 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve)
by Harry Porter

Poems

Dean Houston McKelvey's Sermon
3rd October 2010

Extract from Coralie Kinahan's book
'Behind Every Great Man'
"Robin's War"

 

Video Page

Harry Porters film of the Twelve Mile Snipers
(in 3 parts)

Burma Star Luncheon

The Last Parade

and more....

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other WW2 stories

Cpl. William F. Davison

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday June, 6, 1944 Invasion

 


8th Belfast H.A.A. Regt. R.A. (S.R.)

Nominal Rolls for REME / RHQ

Army No. Rank Name & Initials M or S Children Sex & Age
at 1.1.45
Home Address (if wife at different address, give both) Age on 1.1.45 yrs & mths. Date of Enlist
-ment
Terms of Service If of Original Regt. Profession, Occupation or Trade State whether employment is available on return to civil life. Give Particulars Remarks
1048742 W.O.1.
R.S.M.
Simmonds, A. E. L. M F 10 12/36
M  21 4/41
64 Risborough Lane, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent. 49 08/12 RE.EN
18.4.18
ex RMLI
Beyond 21 A.I. Orig. R.S.M. wo Posting Scholar

___

T.X.
29.05.42
1429167 S/Sgt (FG) Nankivell, E. E. M   69 Bodmin Road, St. Austell, Cornwall 34 07/12 12.04.38 T.A. No Machine Tool Fitter & Turner Yes Bickford, Smith & Co., Tucking Mill, Camborne 29.05.42
1455008 Sgt. Coulter, T. H. S   Dunkineely, Co. Donegall, Eire 28 05/12 24.04.39 S.R. Yes Civil Servant Yes Ministry of Education, N. Ireland 29.05.42
1457988 Sgt. (AC) Horsefield, M. S   "Ravenstone" 16 Wentworth Road, Wheatley, Doncaster 24 03/12 28.04.39 T.A. No Clerk No 02.03.42
1465662 Sgt. Dilworth M F - 8
M - 6  3/12
6 South Wells Street, Belfast 36  09/12 05.05.39 S.R. Yes Radio Mech. Own Employer 29.05.42
  Sgt. (TIFC) Mackie             No     28.09.42
1456625 Bdr. (Clk) Munn, B. C. S Nil 531 Lisburn Road, Belfast, N. Ireland 25 28.04.39 S.R. Yes Journalist No Guarantee 29.05.42
1439506 Bdr. (Clk) Sage, B. E. J. M F - 3
M - 1
40/3 Married Quarters, Napier Bks., Karachi 33  07/12 05.08.39 Reg. 6&6 No Offset Printer No  
1465742 L/Bdr. (DO) Stranex, R. M F - 7 6 Morpeth Street, Belfast 34  11/12 21.04.39 S.R. Yes Driver No 29.05.42
1820224 L/Bdr (DO) Montgomery, A. R. M F - 6 52 High Street, Dumbarton wife at:- c/o Ferguson, 2 Glencairn Road, Bruce Hill, Dumbarton 33  06/12 19.06.41 DOE No Charge-Hand Textile Bleaching & Finishing Yes U.T.R. Co., Dalquhurn Works, Renton 29.05.42
1459272 L/Bdr (Clk) Mearns, J. E. S   56 Marlborough Park North, Lisburn Road, Belfast N.I. 25  09/12 03.05.39 S.R. Yes Linen Business Yes Messrs. Henry Mateer & Co. Ltd., 1 May Street, Belfast N.I. 29.05.42
1028879 L/Bdr (DM) Holt, F. E. M Dennis    16
Dorothy  15
Margt.    11
John         8
Robert     3
80 Dene Road, Headington, Oxford 43  10/12 04.03.19
War Service
14.08.39
6&6 No Omnibus Driver Yes City of Oxford Motor Services, 138 High Street, Oxford 29.05.42
11057372 Gnr. Allen, R. G. M M 15 06/12
M 14 05/12
209 Colinwood Road, Sutton, Surrey 40  07/12 17.07.41 DOE No Window Cleaner Yes Own Employer 29.05.42
1777133 Gnr. (Clk) Avner, S. S   59 Streatham Court, London, SW 16 38  07/12 27.03.41 DOE No Book Seller, Stationer & Fancy Goods Dealer Own Employer 29.05.42
1469530 Gnr. Ball, T. M M  18  6/12
M  10
M    7  6/12
M    4  6/12
32 Battenberg Street, Belfast 41  06/12 06.05.39 S.R. Yes Carter Yes Harkness & Co., Queen's ?? Belfast 29.05.42
1542633 Gnr. Brown, S. J. M M   12
F      8
Firdale Cottages, Greenisland, Co. Antrim 40  07/12 20.10.39 DOE No Driver No 29.05.42
1819136 Gnr. Brownridge, J. S   32 Well Street, Paisley, Scotland 31  04/12 19.06.41 D of E No Hair Dresser Yes Own Business 29.05.42
1820105 Gnr. (DO) Bruce, J. M F  2  03/12 2 St. Matthew Street, Dundee 33  11/12 19.06.41 DOE No Jute Yarn Dresser Yes Halley Bros., Dundee 29.05.42
1533762 Gnr. Buffett, D. M   16 Alexander Road, W. Bedworth, Nuneaton / 3 Hildar Street, Llantwit Road, Pontypridd 26  02/12 15.12.39 DOE No Colliery Screener Yes Powell Durfyn Collieries, S. Wales 29.05.42
1530778 Gnr. Daffern, D. H. S   207 Bushbury Road, Fallings Park, Wolverhampton 26  11/12 15.01.40 DOE No Agricultural Worker No 29.05.42
2081659 Gnr. Darnell, R. F. S   15 Brisbane Road, Ilford, Essex 22  11/12 06.02.39 T.A. No Surveyors Assistant Yes Howard & Souster, 81 Piccadilly, London 1 29.05.42
1765700 Gnr. (DO) Doyle, F. M M   6
F    8
44 Methuen Street, Wavertree, Liverpool / "Fernlea" W) Sandbank Road, Towyn, Abergele S.W. 38  04/12 16.01.41 DOE No Barman Yes Peter Walker & Sons, Warrington 29.05.42
1820063 Gnr. Durie, J. S   26 Balfour Street, Dundee 23  04/12 19.06.41 DOE No Number Taker Yes L.N.E.R. Co., Dundee 29.05.42
902227 Gnr. Early, J. S   10 Italy Street, Middlesbro' 26  11/12 15.01.40 DOE No Pipe Fitters Labourer Yes Dorman & Long & Co., Middlesbro. 29.05.42
1513007 Gnr. (DO) Garrigan, J. S   12 Jamieson Terrace, S. Hetton, Durham 25  11/12 16.10.39 DOE No Shop Porter Yes Doggarts Ltd., Houghton-le-Spring, Durham 29.05.42
1793742 Gnr. Griggs, L. E. M   159 Pixmore Way, Letchworth, Herts. 25 10.04.41 DOE No Letterpress Machine Man Yes The Garden City Press Ltd., Letchworth, Herts. 29.05.42
1060328 Gnr. (DO) Haggett, H. E. M M 14   5/12
M 12   6/12
F   10  4/12
M   9   5/12
M   4   3/12
237 Basingstoke Road, Reading 38  05/12 12.01.25 Now? DOE No Tile Maker Yes Gothurst Symons, Bridgewater 29.05.42
1622002 Gnr. Hardie, J. M   Lincluden, 200 Malone Road, Belfast 25  11/12 16.09.40 DOE No Miner Yes 29.05.42
1538658 Gnr. Hammond, H. M   13 Harrington Street, Lister Hill, Bradford 28  07/12 15.11.39 DOE No Collier No 29.05.42
1804924 Gnr. Holland, R. J. M M  13 9/12 88 Vernon Road, Stratford, London E. 15 33  05/12 31.07.41 DOE No Brewers' Driver Yes Truman, Hanbury & Buxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E. 29.05.42
1777686 Gnr. Huck, C. W. M   45 Eccles Road, London S.W. 11 39  04/12 13.03.41 DOE No Provision Trade Yes S. Frost & Co. Ltd., Larkhall Lane, London 29.05.42
1476418 Gnr. Laverty, D. G. M F   5  06/12 59 Paris Street, Belfast 24  08/12 25.08.39 S.R. Yes  Labourer No. 29.05.42
1819224 L/Bdr. McAleer, J. M   20 Coleridge Square, Hebburn-on-Tyne 40  03/12 19.06.41 DOE No Grocers' Assistant Yes J. & R. Co-op, Hebburn-on-Tyne 29.05.42
11057584 Gnr. (Clk) Maxted, C. G. M F     2/4/37
M    2/4/41
15 Lyttelton Road, Leyton E. 10 London 40  07/12 17.07.41 DOW Yes French Polisher, All Branches Yes Art Polishing Co., Kingsway, London 29.05.42
1453951 Gnr. Millar, J. M F     5
M    7
M  13
F   14
F   16  4/12
28 James Street, Belfast 41  07/12 24.04.39 S.R. Yes Carter & Store Man Yes Govt. Employment (Army) 29.05.42
1471048 Gnr. Morrow, A. M F   4  06/12 13 Bute Street, Belfast 34  06/12 25.06.39 S.R. Yes Machine Driller Yes James Mackie & Sons, Belfast 29.05.42
1458033 Gnr. McCoubrey, W. M M 10 10/12 18 Alloa Street, Belfast 34  08/12 25.04.39 S.R. Yes Provision Hand No  
1698351 Gnr. Meredith, C. A. M F    3  7/12 27 Upper North Street, Brighton, Surrey / Wife:- 19 Orchard Road, Sutton, Surrey 30  02/12 30.09.40 D of E No Decorator Yes Vanstone, Chander Street, London, S.W. 1 29.05.42
1473874 Gnr. (LM?) McQueston, D. M   262 York Street, Belfast 36  04/12 26.06.39 S.R. Yes Chauffeur Yes Sharp, Belfast  
1468644 L/Bdr. Nelson, J. M M   7 90 19 St. Thomas' Street, St. Helens, Lancs. 29  06/12 22.05.39 S.R. Yes Packer Yes Gallaher Ltd.. York Street, Belfast  
1820014 Gnr. Rae, D. M   Queen's Well Lane, Castle Street, Forfar 34  03/12 19.06.41 DOE No Jute Dresser Yes Victoria Works, Forfar  
1509390 Gnr. Rawley, G. F. S   Ashleigh, Chertsey Road, Ashford Common, Middlesex 26  05/12 17.07.39 Militia No Aircraft Fitter Yes General Aircraft, Feltham, Middlesex 22nd Bty.
1405664 Gnr. Reid, W. M   79 Glenwood Street, Belfast 39 10.05.39 S.R. Yes Painter Yes Belfast Corporation 29.05.42
  Gnr. Roberts                    
11411038 Gnr. Smith, A. D. S   Oak House, Adderly Street, Uppingham, Rutland 23 12.03.42 DOE No Farming Yes A. E. Oakley, The Lodge, Uppingham 04.07.42
1721644 Gnr. Thomas, A. M   Rose Cottage, LLysworney, Nr Cowbridge, Glam., S. Wales 34  01/12 14.11.40 DOE No Farmer Own Employer 12.03.43
1465673 Pte. (ACC) Gaston, R. M M  15  6/12
M  14  2/12
M    8  2/12
M    6  4/12
56 Oregon Street, Belfast 39 04.05.39 S.R. Yes Bakers' Labourer Yes Duff Bros., Belfast 29.05.42
14711515 Pte. (ACC) Jinks, E. M F    1 14 New Street, Darlstone, S. Staffs. 25 04.02.44 D of E No Furnace Worker No 26.03.45
862843 Cpl. (ACC) Cummings, P. M F     5
F     6
F     8
M   10
M   13
16 Stephenson Street, Merton Colliery, Co. Durham 38  05/12 21.01.37 T.A. No Miner Yes Murton Colliery, Co. Durham 10.05.42
14535441 Cfm (REME) Austin, F.                    
3772376 L/Sgt. (Sigs) Lambert, A. F. S Nil 104 Breckfield Road, North, Liverpool 5 24 08.05.39 T.A. No Brewers Assistant Yes Threlfall & Co., 21 Trueman Street, Liverpool 3 29.05.42
2366635 Cpl. (Sigs) Ellis, R. J. M   22 Whittingstall Road, Fulham, London S.W. 6 24  06/12 13.03.41 DOE No Carpenters Improver Yes Lo?d??  P?s  Tpt Boar?, 55 Broadway, Westminster S.W. 1 29.05.42
2377390 Dvr. Anderson, J. S   c/o Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China, London 38  11/12 25.09.41 DOE No Bank Clerk Yes Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China, London 29.05.42
2372606 Sgm. (ES) Barr, J. M M  10
F     8
"Rosevale" Cairmeymount, Carluke, Scotland 34  09/12 17.07.41 DOE No School Master Yes Corporation of Glasgow 29.05.42
116345 Dvr. Fraser, J. S   "Ivy House" New-Luce Wigtonshire, Scotland 28  09/12 08.11.39 DOE No Carpenters No 29.05.42
2372135 Sgm Legge, D. J. S   "Roseville" Peck's Hill, Naxeing, Essex 23  03/12 31.07.41 DOE No Local Govt. Officer Yes Boro' of Tottenham 29.05.42
14377739 Sgmn Morgan S   10 Stafford Place, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset 20  05/12 03.12.42 D of E No Laboratory Assistant No 13.01.44
1819224 L/Bdr. McAleer, J. M   20 Coleridge Square, Hebburn-on-Tyne 40  03/12 19.06.41 DOE No Grocers' Assistant Yes J. & B. Co-op, Hebburn-on-Tyne 29.05.42
1086124 Gnr. (F.G.) Baker, R. F. M M   9 20 Worcester Gardens, Greenford, Middlesex 30  05/12 12.09.40 DOE No Plumber Yes Father's Business 26.06.41
13029269 Gnr. Killick, L. J. M M  2  6/12 Heath Cottage, Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey 30  04/12 06.06.40 DOE No Market Gardener No 29.05.42
1631881 Pte. (ACC) Higgins, F. S   14 St. Francis Road, Blackburn, Lancs. 32 12.09.40 DOE No Auctioneers Clerk Yes Frank Charles & Co., Auctioneers & Valuers, 26 Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, Lancs. 14.04.45
on a piece of paper   Henry, W. J.     6 Pitt Street           Tram Driver