8th Battery Guns in Neumunster, Germany
(photo Terry Madigan)
Left to right: T L Plewman of Dublin and Bdr O Seman of London, of 53 Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery at the plotting table in their dugout.(IWM TR2060)

53 Heavy Regiment:8 Battery 9 Battery 24 Battery 25 Battery-155mm and 7.2 inch Guns.

Unit No.194


19 October 1944: Regiment moved from Belgium to St.Anthonis. (Noord Brabant)

 

27 October 1944: Regiment hit by 88's, casualties:
Gunner A.D.Horner No.946638 Killed.
Gunner R.J.Leak No.7362768 Died of Wounds.
Gunner G.H.Stockwell No.14277848 Died of Wounds.
Bombardier P.Connolly No.937705 Wounded. 
Gunner E.P.MacLean No.930255 Wounded.

 

28 October 1944: position bombarded by 105mm & 150mm, 2 casualties:
Gunner F.Herriott No.14279310 Killed
Gunner Jackson No.1145526 Wounded.

 

30 October 1944: Regiment moved to area St.Hertogenbosch.

 

1 December 1944: Regiment moved to Sevenum. (Limburg).

 

5 December 1944: Dutch civilian Herman Bexkens who residents at Maashees reports following information:

He has been employed in Germany as a conscripted civilian and on his journey has observed bunkers well dug in and camouflaged by oak trees, also an Observation Post with bunkers at Well. (Limburg).

 

6 December 1944: Regiment last day in action in Holland.