Alan Farr - service history and decorations

Royal Hampshire Regiment

Royal Devon Regiment

Service record - regimental

2 July 1942 – 12 August 1942

14 August 1942 – 10 August 1945

10 August 1945 – 10 May 1947                    

Devon Regiment

Hampshire Regiment (1st Battalion during D Day landings)

Devon Regiment

Service record - chronology

I have tried to interpret Alan’s rather hard-to-read Army service record from MoD. The table below has the most important milestones (as far as I can tell).

2/7/42

13/8/42

7/12/42

12/8/43

23/8/43

25/8/43

18/10/43

8/11/43

29/11/43

3/2/44

2/6/44

15/12/44

3/2/45

15/2/45

18/5/45

3/7/45

4/7/45

4/7/45

5/10/45

5/11/45

20/1/46

6/8/46

13/5/46

20/1/47

24/2/47

enlisted

transferred to Hampshire Regiment

posted to 11th Battalion Hampshire Regiment

embarked UK

disembarked (presumably Sicily)

entered theatre of operations (Operation Husky)

embarked for UK

admitted to hospital

moved to Y list (i.e. non-effective, casualty)

posted to 1st Battalion Hants Regiment (taken off Y list)

embarked UK (Operation Overlord)

embarked NWE (northwest Europe) for UK

embarked UK for NWE

posted to 7th Battalion Hampshire Regiment

promoted to Acting Corporal

permanently attached 4th Battalion Devonshire Regiment; reappointed Acting Corporal

embarked (NWE for UK presumably)

disembarked UK

awarded 1939/45 Star; Italy Star; France & Germany Star

posted to 14th Holding Battalion

admitted to military hospital Shaftesbury

relinquishes appointment of local Sergeant and reverts to WS/Corporal (war substantive Corporal)

discharged from hospital; posted to 16th Holding Battalion

permanently attached 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment

entrained Villach* (Austria) for UK on class A release

* 2nd Battalion Hampshires were stationed in Austria at this time as part of the occupying force, under the command of Lt Col Robinson. See here for more.


Decorations

Testimonial on discharge 22 February 1947:


This NCO is a very efficient worker and has always done his best during the time I have known him. He is an honest and trustworthy worker and no job is too great for him. He is a pleasantly dispositioned man and gets on well with everyone.



1939-45 Star

Italy Star

France & Germany Star

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