4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army raised on 20 June 1685 as the Earl of Bath's Regiment for its first Colonel, John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath. In 1751, it was numbered like most other Army regiments and named the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot. After the Childers Reforms of 1881, it became the Lincolnshire Regiment after the county where it had been recruiting since 1781.

 

The Territorials of the 4th Battalion, part of 146th Brigade attached to 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, were sent to Norway and were among the first British soldiers to come into contact against an advancing enemy in the field in the Second World War. Ill-equipped and without air support, they soon had to be evacuated. Within a few weeks, they were sent to garrison neutral Iceland.[25] They trained as Alpine troops during the two years they were there. After returning to the UK in 1942, when the division gained the 70th Brigade, they were earmarked to form part of the 21st Army Group for the coming invasion of France and started training in preparation.

Name: Charsley, Arthur Roy

Rank: Private

Age 19

No. 14618228

Unit:

Missing since: 06-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Arthur and Florence Charsley, of Brixton, London.

Groesbeek Panel: 3

KIA Information: Known to have been killed/burned to his death in a shed near farm Moria near Helwijk.

Name: Hyde, John Ivan

Rank: Private

Age

No.14677437

Unit: 16 Platoon D Company

Missing since: 06-03-1945

Next of Kin:

Groesbeek Panel: 3

KIA Information: Known to have been killed at Groenewoud farm.

 

Believed to be one the unknown soldiers buried on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery grave 23.C.5 ,whom were found in 1948 at the farm.

Information putting forward to the CWGC in 2007!.

Name: McNee, John James

Rank: Private

Age 28

No.14663824

Unit: 16 Platoon D Company

Missing since: 06-03-1945

Next of Kin: Husband of Florence McNee, of Meanwood, Leeds. Son of John James and Louisa McNee.

Groesbeek Panel: 3

KIA Information: Known to have been killed at Groenewoud farm.

 

Believed to be one the unknown soldiers buried on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery grave 23.C.5 ,whom werefound in 1948 at the farm.Information putting forward to the CWGC in 2007!.