Record Details for G Wilson (King's Own Royal Regiment)


First Name:
Date of Action:
Incident Details:
Reported to War Office Casualty Section for the 24 hours ending at 09:00.
Incident Date:
Casualty List No. 896.
Lance Serjeant
Service Number:
Duty Location:
Western Desert
British Army
1st Battalion
Archive Reference:
WO 417/47

WW1 Actions and Troop Movements (ORBATS) for ,

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Orders of Battle (ORBATS) are documents produced by the military to show the hierarchical structure, command organisation and disposition of units for particular engagements of the British Military. At the highest level they show a breakdown of the units involved in entire conflicts, the First World War in this case, including Divisional and Brigade commanding officers, the organisation of the divisions right down to the battalion level along with their attached units from for example, the Royal Artillery. With the ORBATS you are able to determine exactly where units were on a given date and the battle, action or event they took part in.

The ORBATS data transcribed by Forces War Records has allowed us to produce this interactive map, with which you can track the progress of units throughout the course of the First World War, from the opening battle at Mons to the closing stages of the Spring Offensive.

King's Own Royal Regiment during World War 2

More information about King's Own Royal Regiment

Formed: 1881

The Regiment had the unique distinction of being known as "The King’s Own" and of wearing the Lion of England as its cap badge.

Raised in the West Country on 13th July, 1680 by the Earl of Plymouth for Service in Tangiers the King’s Own became one of the oldest regiments of foot in... read more here  >>
WWII Daily reports (missing, dead, wounded & POWs)

Campaign Medals:
War Medal 1939-1945
war medal 1939-1945As with most Armed Forces Serving Personnel during the conflict of World War Two, G Wilson was entitled to the War Medal 1939-1945. This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 and the 2nd September 1945. Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon. Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.
1939-45 Star
1939-45 starWith the information in G Wilson's record, it is likely that they were awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945.

G Wilson would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or “Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.

Fighter Aircraft Crew who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal. In undress uniform, a silver-gilt rosette was worn on the medal ribbon to denote the award of this clasp.
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