8th Rifle Brigade - from Normandy to the Baltic - June 1944 - May 1945


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Names – in alphabetical order – and some additional information, of 1668 officers and men of the 8th Rifle Brigade in WW2 (364 with photo). The number of individuals mentioned here is much larger than the battalion’s nominal strength of some 38 officers and 816 other ranks. This is a result of reinforcements after losses in killed and wounded, through battle fatigue, and members of the battalion that got transferred to other units. Also, some 132 members in this list are known to have been with the Battalion only prior to June 1944. Their names are marked with “*”. The list is virtually complete for E, F, G and H Companies but believed still to be lacking some names for HQ Company. 

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