24th Lancers - Roll of Honour

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  1. norton 407545

    norton 407545 Well-Known Member

    Hello ObserverPete,
    B squadron 4th troop was my grandads troop
    It's interesting as This is another mention of the nickname Chunky for my grandad (Sgt Norton) which I have only heard about over the last couple years.
    As far as his family knew his nickname was Darkie. I have a photo of him where he has signed it Darkie and one from my nana who refers to Sjt Norton as Darkie.
    But obviously at some point it was changed to chunky. I wonder if it was because he had lost his dark tanned look he got whilst serving in India with the 17/21L.

    I wonder if the photo was taken near or after October 43 because that was when my dad was born which might be one explanation for Sgt norton absents.

    I was at one point in contact with cpl Mintoft's grandson but have not been able to contact him for quite a while now which is a shame because he may not have seen this photo.

    Thanks for sharing the photo
  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    I understand that Len recently passed away. RIP Len Beddow.
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  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

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  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper Wally Blaxall

    (Ex-24th Lancer - who transferred to the SRY, when the 24th L was disbanded at the start of August 1944)

    There is a photo: (Trooper Wally Blaxall of Lt.Cowans crew... KIA 10 Sept 44)


    ...and some comments here:

    The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1939-1945

    "Remembering Today

    Trooper Wally Blaxall, Trooper John Greenan and Trooper Thomas Fothergill who lost their lives during the battle for Geel, Belgium on Sunday 10th September 1944.
    Tprs.Blaxall and Greenan lie in Geel War Cemetery while Tpr.Fothergill is buried in Stelen in St.Apolonias Churchyard.

    Edit: And BE02-Geel - Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Association
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  5. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

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  6. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Royal Tank Regiment attestations:



    Ernest Riches
    Birth: 2 Dec 1904 - Yorkshire, England
    Death: 1976 - Poole, Dorset, England
    Parents: John William Riches, Lily Smales
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  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    A bit on twitter here: Gareth Davies on Twitter

    Ex-24th Lancer - Charles Clifford Remane
    (He previously served in the 24th Lancers, he moved to 3 RTR as a Firefly Comd in 3 Tp C Sqn on 3 Aug 44.)



    Service Number 7928067

    Died 29/08/1944

    Aged 31

    Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.

    Son of Karl and Emily Remane; husband of Betty Lilian Remane, of Bracklesham, Surrey.

    See also:

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  8. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER

    'Trennern', Holly Hill Drive, Banstead U.D., Surrey

    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Charles C Remane - 24 Jan 1913 - House, Land & Estate Agent - Married
    Betty L Thomson (Remane) - 20 Sep 1911 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Married
    The record for this person is officially closed.
    Emily L M Headford - 17 May 1890 - Maternity Nurse (Travelling) - Single
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  9. norton 407545

    norton 407545 Well-Known Member

    Sgt G Field 12/6/44 Aged 34

    Sgt H Cowell 12/6/44 Aged 28

    Tpr A R Constable 1/7/44 Aged 23

    Tpr A.W.A Tpr Little 2/8/44 Aged 32

    Tpr J Moore 10/6/44 Aged 21

    Attached Files:

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  10. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Nb there is an entry in the 24th L War Diary for the 5th October 1941: (for an officer then serving with the 24th L - whom - (looking below) - I guess was on a kind of secondment/transfer from the 17th/21st Lancers):

    Whitby (i.e. where the 24th L then were) - 5/10/41 Capt.G.M.T.Morris died from gunshot wounds in London.

    For which this (below) seems to tally:

    (Albeit Nb. it is GNT Morris - i.e. not Capt. G.M.T.Morris - though this is probably / possibly a transcription issue - from the wardiary to the transcribed type)


    Service Number 63344

    Died 05/10/1941

    Aged 26

    17th/21st Lancers
    Royal Armoured Corps

    Son of Thomas I. Morris and Gwendolen M. T. Morris, of Bedingfield.
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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

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