Organisation & Officers of K Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

1939 - 1944

 

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The below is transcribed from a notebook from Major D K Wells. RHA.

Organisation & Officers of K Bty World War II

 

 

 

 

BC

Major R.R. Hoare M.C. RHA

BK

Capt. D. Welsh RHA

C.P.O.

Capt. J.R. Kynaston RHA

A/C.P.O.

2/Lt. R.M. Bremner RHA.

Trp Comdr D Tp

2/Lt. J.F. Elston RHA  (A/Capt 6/5/40)

G.P.O,. D Trp

2/Lt. D.E. Tacey RHA

Trp Comdr E Tp

Capt. J.M. Northen R.H.A.

G.P.O., E Trp

2/Lt. T.R. Watson RHA

Trp Comdr F Tp

Capt. N.B.C. Teacher RHA

G.P.O., F Trp

2/Lt. J.H. Whitcombe RHA

Wagon Line Officer

2/Lt. E.J.V. Williams RHA

(1st Line Reinforcements

2/Lt. F.D.N. Simon RHA K Bty 14/5/40

(                

2/Lt. D.L. Benke RHA

 

 

(5th RHA

Lt Col A.A.M. Durand MC RHA & G Bty RHA)

April 1940

Capt D Welsh    left to be 2 i/c 5 RHA

 

Capt J.R. Kynaston      Adjt 5 RHA

Bty Capt

Capt J.M. Northen

 

 

10/5/10

German invasion of Belgium

 

 

27/5/40

Action at Hondghem

Hondghem Village

BC Maj RR Hoare MC RHA

 

BSM Millard

F Trp Comdr

Capt N.B.C. Teacher RHA (Wounded)

 

2/Lt F.D.N. Simon RHA (Wounded)

 

2/Lt J.H Whitcomber RHA (Wounded)

 

T/BSM Opie (PW)

 

TSM Gordine

Cassel                D Trp Comdr

Capt. G.F. Elston RHA (OP)

 

2/Lt D.E. Tacey RHA (Guns)

A/Tk Def Cassel  E Trp Comdr

Capy S R St John RHA

 

2/Lt R Watson RHA

BHQ in rear                    BK

Capt J.H Northem RHA

 

2/Lt R.M. Bremner RHA

B Ech

2/Lt E.J.V. Williams RHA

 

 

1/6/40 Evacuated at Dunkirk

(Hoare, Northen, Elston Tacey Williams Bremner & Watson)

June 1940

2/Lt D E Tacey promoted A/Capt (24/6/40) (E/F Tp)

 

Capt J.M. Northen to S of A Larkshil (29/6/40)

BK

Capt W.R. Holman RHA ex G Bty (29640_

July Aug Sep 1940

DSO Maj RR Hoar RHA (11/7/40)

 

MC Capt NBC Teacher RHA (27/8/40)

 

DCM BSM Millard (27/8/40)

 

MM L/Bdr Kavanagh (27/8/40_

 

 

 

 

26/6/40 Maj RR Hoare DSO MC RHA promoted Lt Col 5 RHA

 

viv Lt Col AAM Durrand MC EHA to CRA 54 Div

26/8 21/9/40

Capt W R Holman in temp command

1/8/40

2/Lt WRL Addison )

 

2/Lt CPS North     )   posted in

 

2/Lt ACS Simson    )

19/8/40

2/Lt FDM Simon reposted from hospital;

21/9/40

Maj D. Welsch RHA took over command

 

 

 

 

circa May 1941

 

BC

Maj D Welsh RHA

BK

Capt APD Yorke RHA

D Tp

Capt GF Elston RHA

E/F Tp

Capt DE Tacey RHA

 

Lt J.F. Gunn RHA

 

2/Lt D.K. Wells RHA

 

2/Lt W.R.L Addison RHA

 

2/Lt C P S North RHA

 

2/Lt CDM Peal RHA

 

2/Lt LB Slim RHA

 

2/Lt SPE Simon RHA

 

 

Practice Camp 10/12/41

 

BC

Maj D Welsh RHA

BK

 

CPO

2/Lt C P S North RHA (Killed Volturno)

A/ CPO

2/Lt A Burrough RHA

D Tp Comdr

Capt DK Wells RHA

GPO D Tp

2/Lt W.R.L Addison RHA

E/F Tp Comdr

Capt DL Benke RHA

GPO E/F Tp

2/Lt LB Slim RHA

TL D Tp

2/Lt P.W.A. Simmonds RHA

TL E/F

2/Lt H.H. Jackson RHA

 

 

Sept 1943 Loading Table Invasion Italy

BC

T/Maj SR St John MC RHA        (Killed later)

BK

Capt DK Wells RHA

CPO

Lt P.M. Victory

A/ CPO

Lt J Liverman

BSM

WOII Weddle A

                          Tp Comdr D

Capt D E Tacey                        (Missing later)

GPO

Lt. J.S. Fielding RHA                 (Wounded late)

TL

Lt W.E.J.A Wallarck                  (Hospital later)

BSM

WOII Addle J

Tp Comdr E/F

Capt DK Wells RHA

E/F GPO

Lt M.T. Barstow RHA

TL E/F

Lt A.F. Makinson RHA

E/F BSM

WOII Talbot S MM

 

 

Dec 1943

Maj D.K. Wells

 

Capt Benke Slim WB Dunlop (RD)

 

Lt Victory Barstow Liverman Makinson Wallbarck

 

 

 

Invasion

Sept 1944

June 1944

BC   Maj R. J. Symonds

BC  Maj D.K. Wells

       Capt L.B Slim

BK  Capt L.B. Slim

       Capt P.M. Victory

D Tp Cdr Capt W.B. Dunlop

       Capt M.T. Barstow

E Tp Cdr Capt P.M. Victory

       Lt W.E.L.A. Wallauck

D GPO Lt W.E.L.A. Wallauck

       Lt A.B. Makinson

E GPO Lt A.B. Makinson

       Lt J.S. Henderson

CPO Lt J.A.S. Burn

       Lt M.J.W Tungey

AA/CPO 2/Lt W.J. Kessler

       Lt W.J. Kessler

A/CPO Lt J.S. Henderson

       Lt J.P. Davey

E TL 2/Lt M.J.W. Tungey

 

A Ech Lt J.P. Davey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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