Artillery headquarter – Piron Brigade – Normandy 1944

Artillery headquarter – Piron Brigade

Battle order – August 1944 – Battle of Normandy

 

Headquarter officiers and NCOs
Commander: lieutenant-colonel Bennett de Ridder
Second in Command: major Pol Dubois
Adjudant-major: lieutenant Marcel Haes
Chaplain: Andrew Bexe
Doctor: Stanislas Gol
Battery Sergeant Major: adjudant Coulon
Troop Sergeant Major: 1er chef Joseph Helleputte

Administration and secretariat
1er maréchal-des-logis Jean-Marie Van Cauwenbergh
Maréchal-des-logis Auguste Defurnaux
Maréchal-des-logis Paul Goguin
Brigadier Ernest Godenir
Brigadier Alfred Gretzer
Brigadier Hilaire Van Campenhout
Arnold Ballings, colonel de Ridder’s motorcyclist
François Raemackers

Ordnances
Henri Azaert
Henri Blonde
Gérard Moors
Victor Pansaers
Nicolas Pletschett
Gaston Rodenbach
Henri Romer
François Rosillong
Charles Schneider
Gérard Soetart
Frans Staels
Jean Theissen
Joseph Van Droogenbroeckx
Charles Van Parys
Raymond Verbanck
Jean Walty

Command posts officers
Lieutenant Victor Nicod
Sous-lieutenant Maurice Grossen
1er maréchal-des-logis Raymond Weber
Roger Dumont
Paul Goffard
Pierre Keiffer
Henri Roels
Lucien Steinberg
Claude Vandervelde
Gaston Willaert

Signals unit
Lieutenant Etienne Humblet
1er maréchal-des-logis Roger Jacquemin
Brigadier Usscher Halber
Fernand Abraham
André Beaupain
Alfred Courtil
Georges de Pierpont de Burnot
Jules Goguin
Yvan Hirsch
Jean Levin
Freddy Levy
Jean Van Campenhout
Raymond Van de Kerkhove

Close defense unit
Maréchal-des-logis Edgard de Lepelker
Maréchal-des-logis Raoul d’Oultremont
Maréchal-des-logis Grunstein
Brigadier Marcel Lorent
Robert Debouché
Honoré Renard
Alexis Thiry
Félix Terres
Arthur Zutterman

Ammunitions
Auguste Palmkoek
Cornelius Aerts
Karel Crols
Florent Hellemans
Hippolytus Heulens
René Van Coillie

 Maintenance service and drivers
– Workshop
Sous-lieutenant Joseph Lenaerts
1er maréchal-des-logis Jean Renders
Maréchal-des-logis Robert Moreels
Maréchal-des-logis Robert Goffin
Raymond Dewitte
Marcel Gathot
Albert Van Hollebeke
Roger Van Ruyskenvelde

– Driver mechanics
Brigadier Willy Dewilde
Albert Spitaels
Henri Collier
Robert Henderickx
Henri Lemmer

– Operator drivers
Maréchal-des-logis Philippe Bresseleers
Maréchal-des-logis André Gogniaux
André Cosyns
Paul Gobiet
Robert Deffense
François Quoidbach
André Rigaux
René Tuncki

– Drivers
Brigadier Marcel Culot
Cyriel Debruyne
Jack de Langue
Joseph Genot
Guy Aubry
Joseph Adamy
René Bermann
Albert Biart
Albert Caes
Luis Chirichigno
Jean-Baptiste Dom
Victor Francis
Leonardus Knippenberg
Pierre Plantin
Jean-Baptiste Ringoir
Léon Serville
François Smits
Gilbert Sytchevsky

Quatermaster
Sous-lieutenant Sylvain Zucker
1er chef René Beullens
Petrus Demets
Georges Maes
Joseph Sceau

– Mess and cleaning
Maréchal-des-logis Alphonse Haegheman (officers mess)
Brigadier Ernotte
Guillaume Coune (butcher)
Alphonse Likkens (id)
Maurice Urbain
Mathias Backes
Polydore Bourgois
Josephus Gesp
Marcel Heylen
Jacques Kramer
Marcel Pesch
François Schaffener

Medical team
Maréchal-des-logis Roger Maertens
Guy de Raykeer (nicknamed Guy Derekker)

 

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