Record Details for Alec Gordon Hammond (Suffolk Regiment)


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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.

Suffolk Regiment during World War 2

WW2 Battalions fo the Suffolk Regiment

1st Battalion:
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Devonport. It was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
October 1939: They went to France.
May/June 1940: The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
June 1944: The Battalion landed in Normandy (D Day). From then on was engaged in the North Western Europe campaign.

2nd Battalion:
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was in India and at Mhow.
November 1939: It moved up North Western Frontier to the Razmak. For three years they were engaged against the tribesmen in the Tochi Valley and in internal security.
October 1943: The Battalion joined 123rd Indian Infantry Brigade and took part in the Burma campaign including the Arakan and Imphal.

4th and 5th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

7th Battalion:
November 1941: The Battalion was converted to a regiment in the Royal Armoured Corps. It became 142nd Regiment RAC. It served in North Africa and Italy.
1943: It landed at Algiers equipped with Churchill tanks.
April 1943: In action at the Battle of Medjez-el Bab in Tunisia.
1944: It landed at Naples for the Italian campaign.
January 1945: Whilst in Northern Italy it disbanded.

6th, 8th, 9th, 30th, 31st and 70th Battalions:
The Battalions were second line battalions none of which went overseas during the war.

Campaign Medals:
1939-45 Star
1939-45 star With the information in Alec Gordon Hammond's record, it is likely that they were awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational

France And Germany Star
france and germany star The France and Germany Star was a campaign medal awarded to Alec Gordon Hammond and soldiers of the British Commonwealth 
Defence Medal
defence medal As with most Armed Forces Personnel during World War Two, Alec Gordon Hammond was entitled to the campaign Defence Medal

War Medal 1939-1945
war medal 1939-1945 As with most Armed Forces Serving Personnel during the conflict of World War Two, Alec Gordon Hammond was entitled to  
* Medal entitlement listed above is worked out using the same methodology the MOD used for issuing them
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