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Re(1): Mr Frank Scattergood
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Good Afternoon
Welcome to the LF Website.
In order to assist me further do you know in which LF battalion he served?
The WW2 battalions of the Lancashire Fusiliers were...
1st Bn who were in India at the outbreak of WW2 and went on to fight in Burma throughout WW2.
2nd Bn who served in Northern France and Belgium in 1940 and were evacated at Dunkirk. They later served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
1st/5th Northern France 194O Dunkirk
2nd/5th Bn who from June 1944 until August 1940 were in Normandy and then disbanded on 20th August 1944.
1st/ 8th Bn who formed part of the BEF during 1940 and they too were evacuation at Dunkirk. From 1942 until 1947 when they were disbanded they were in India and Burma.
10th Bn who from 1942 until 1945 were in India and Burma
11th Bn who were in Malta and Italy.
The 1st/6th Bn LF were ' converted ' in the Autumn of 1941 and became 109 Regiment RAC (tanks). They were in Northern France 1940 Dunkirk.
The reason I ask is that the only LF Battalion that had any involvement in the events of June 1944 were the 2nd/5th Bn. They were not landed in Normandy until 28th June having sailed from Newhaven on the 26th June 1944 and were disembarked at Courcelles sur Mer and later concentrated at La Haiserie.
I will happily stand corrected but as far as I am aware no Lancashire Fusiliers were involved in the actual landings in Normandy on 6.6.44.
The Military Web Site Forces War Records have the details of only 5 Frank or F Scattergood's none of whom were in the Lancashire Fusiliers.
They were...
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Royal Army Service Corps (RASC)
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment )
Royal Engineers
RAF Syerston
Unless you have firm evidence to the contrary it is looking highly unlikely that he was a Lancashire Fusilier and certainly not as such landed at Arromanche on 6.6.44. I'm sorry if this contradicts long held / believed family history?
Regards
Geoff Pycroft
Researcher
LF Web Site


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