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    My father served in the 94th Field Regiment Royal Artillery from 1942 until the end of the war.

    I am a book publisher and I have decided to re-print the 94th's war record as a tribute to him, and all those who served alongside of him.

    I have my father's service number and, of course, name: 932710 Dennis Neilan Upton, but not his rank. Unfortunately he passed away a couple of years ago.

    I cannot recall if he said he was a Bombardier or a Gunner.

    Now to my question: Can anyone tell me what the RA rank equivalent to a Private was at this time? Photographs of him in uniform show no stripes on his tunic.
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    U should just go ask Mrs.Upton😅 wouldnt it be faster?
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    (Original post by Englishguy)
    U should just go ask Mrs.Upton😅 wouldnt it be faster?
    She passed away last year. I am the oldest now in the family.
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    (Original post by Steven Upton)
    She passed away last year. I am the oldest now in the family.
    Wiki says Gunner. for private, but why not just call the Army?

    http://www.army.mod.uk/join/26390.aspx


    Royal Artillery Association? they might be able to give you more background about your fathers unit and anyone still alive?


    http://www.theraa.co.uk/join-us
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    https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/royal-artillery

    https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk...yal-artillery/
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    It would be gunner mate and good job choosing to commemorate those that served. A large propotion of my family serve in the various armed forces and I therefore find it great whenever I see those that have served their country getting the respect that they deserve.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Wiki says Gunner. for private, but why not just call the Army?

    http://www.army.mod.uk/join/26390.aspx


    Royal Artillery Association? they might be able to give you more background about your fathers unit and anyone still alive?


    http://www.theraa.co.uk/join-us
    01980 845233

    [email protected]

    National Army Museum

    Contact



    National Army Museum
    Royal Hospital Road
    Chelsea
    London SW3 4HT

    Phone: 020 7730 0717
    Email: [email protected]


    https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/royal-artillery

    https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk...yal-artillery/
    Thank you. I have his Battery's war record, it's just his rank that is the missing link. I will contact them.
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    (Original post by Steven Upton)
    Thank you. I have his Battery's war record, it's just his rank that is the missing link. I will contact them.
    Because you have his number then the Regiment or archives should have him and his unit on record.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Because you have his number then the Regiment or archives should have him and his unit on record.
    I have tried that and that is where we got his service number from. But it did not mention his rank. I know from photographs that he had no stripes on his tunic, so stayed at private level. But in the Artillery they were not called privates.

    From searching Google I find that Lance-Bombardier is the Artillery equivalent to a Lance-Corporal. Is a Gunner the Artillery Private?
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    (Original post by Steven Upton)
    I have tried that and that is where we got his service number from. But it did not mention his rank. I know from photographs that he had no stripes on his tunic, so stayed at private level. But in the Artillery they were not called privates.

    From searching Google I find that Lance-Bombardier is the Artillery equivalent to a Lance-Corporal. Is a Gunner the Artillery Private?
    yes thats what I said in the first post. Its should be hard from a few enquiries to find out more. If you cnat do it yourself then just contact the above and they will know someone who will.
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    I now have the answers to my questions and I thank all who tried to help.

    Steven
 
 
 
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