Sunday 12 September 2010

The 6th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment at Sedjenane

The latest pages added to the site include a heartfelt poem about the Battle of Sedjenane written by Cpl Eric Lowther of the 6th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment. Also included on the new pages is an excellent colourised portrait photograph of Cpl Lowther and two as yet unidentified NCO colleagues. The photograph also nicely shows off the distinctive 'oak tree' shoulderflash of the 46th Infantry Division.

This is the direct link to the page:

And this is a smaller version of the photo which I have placed on the existing Battle of Sedjenane extract from the 1945 History of the 6th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment:

Thursday 2 September 2010

WW2 DLI POW Numbers Arranged Consecutively

I'm steadily adding more British Army POW numbers in consecutive sequence to the website, concentrating on Durham Light Infantry soldiers and specifically those who were transported from Italy to Germany in September 1943: namely numbers in the sequences 139000, 155000 and 222000 and upwards, who were packed off to various camps in Germany from Camps PG 53, PG 70 and PG 82.

I've also added a new section which lists a selection of DLI POWs consecutively according to their German POW number.

These POW numbers begin lower than 100 and extend to over 295000, though obviously only a small sampling is included at present. This sequence can be accessed from this page:

I've also just added a word index list search feature to the site, courtesy of Freefind, which allows every word in the site to be seen and searched in alphabetical order. This can be accessed from bottom left of the

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