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Old 11-09-20, 12:56 PM
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Default Help wanted with a RA soldiers career details please

Hi All,
I would like to try and obtain some details of an Airborne Royal Artillery soldier, J.D. Skaife D'Ingerthorpe please.

I believe he was an O/R with the number:1081726

His Officer number was:212920

He was awarded the 39-45, Africa (8th Army), Italy, F+G and an MiD (Wish i knew what for).

I only know that he was with the 300 (Independent) Anti-Tank Battery in the MEF 7 June 1943

HQ 76 A.A.Bde in Feb 1946
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Old 11-09-20, 02:44 PM
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First Name:
J D
Surname:
Skaife-D'Ingerthorpe
Nationality:
British
Information:
Emergency Commission. Also a Temporary Captain, 07/09/1944.
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Rank (2nd):
W S Lieutenant
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Artillery
Seniority Date:
18/10/1941

UK Army List 1945


First Name:
J D
Surname:
Skaife-D'Ingerthorpe
Nationality:
British
Information:
Regular Army Emergency Commission
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Regiment Of Artillery
Seniority Date:
18/10/1941

UK Army List 1942.


Mention in Despatches:

First Name:
J D Skaife
Initials:
J
Surname:
D'Inger-Thorpe
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Temporary Major
Service Number:
212920
Gazette Info:
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/3241
Gazette Date:
21/06/1945
Gazette Page:
3241
Duty Location:
Mediterranean
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Artillery
Service:
Army

London Gazette.

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A relative?


First Name:
J L
Surname:
Skaife-D'Ingerthorpe
Rank:
Third Officer
Service:
Royal Navy
Ship/Establishment:
Hms Victory
Unit:
Woman's Royal Naval Service (Woman's Royal Naval Service

UK Naval List 1947.
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Thank you so much Leigh.
I won some items of his and wish to put a name to a face.
I can then look for any photos of him too.
You're a star.
Jon
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A William Henry Skaife-D'Ingerthorpe was an officer in the RNVR during WWI.
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A quick Google shows some items sold at auction:

https://denhams.com/lots/search/tin+tin
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Question whats an emergency commission?

Is an. Emergency commission due to lack of officers in the field?
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I sadly missed out on some of the lots so im trying to make comms with the winner of his ID disks and other insignia. Dingers crossed
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Is an. Emergency commission due to lack of officers in the field?
T'was explained in a thread a few years ago

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=27308
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Default Report by Capt J.D. Skaife d'Ingerthorpe R.A.

Hi Jon,

Here's a link with a short report (on "Operation Dragoon") by Capt J.D. Skaife d'Ingerthorpe R.A.

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Default thanks Marinus

Thank you so much mate.
Id downloaded the 300 War diary report for August.
Brilliant that he is named.
Im trying to find a picture or him!!
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Here is his entry in the Royal Artillery Attestation books.
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Default thank you Highwood

John Denis is it!!!
Brilliant.
Is the 956 HQ battery in pencil a posting reference?
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I believe that it is and that the date in the last column is the date of his discharge from the ranks to his commission.
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The National Registration Number on the enlistment register shows that in 1939 he was living at 12 Beaulieu Drive, Harrow, Middx as recorded on the 1939 Register.

The main entry has been redacted, presumably because he was deemed to be alive when the Register was released.

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