Looking for info about Private Ronald Broomfield

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      Geoff Davies
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      My mother’s first husband, Private Ronald F Broomfield, died at the battle of the Sangro River on the 30th November 1943 and is buried in the cemetery there. He was with the RAMC and family history tells me that he was killed whilst bravely collecting the wounded.
      It is my intention to visit his grave in 2020 (as it would appear nobody from the family ever has before) and if anybody could cast any more light relating to the circumstances of his death, we would be enternally grateful?

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      Chris HarrisChris Harris
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      You will no doubt receive the good advice from others here to obtain his Army Service Record from https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records
      You will need a copy of his Death Cert or other proof that he is deceased which will then enable you to obtain a copy yourself as a relative. It will be £30 for the records which you will probably need advice to understand.
      If you get stuck (I doubt you will) go to my thread Eyes and Ears of the Regiment for my email address.
      From his Army Records you can then find out which unit he was in and obtain copies of their War Diaries from National Archives or other sites specialising in WW2.

      Chris

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      Frank De PlantaFrank de Planta
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      Geoff.

      Once you have the Service Record, you will know which Field Ambulance he was in. That will allow me to tell you which Division he was in and which Brigade his Field Ambulance was supporting.

      My hunch is that it was 4 Indian Division but the Service Record will confirm.

      See above from Chris H on how to get his Service Record.

      Regards

      Frank

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