2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers soldiers Names

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  1. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Good evening all,

    I have a list of soldiers that I believe were present at the battle along the Ypres-Comines canal who were members of the 2nd Bn RSF.

    Actual records no longer exist apart from individual war records, which are not available to "Joe public"!

    I am in contact with quite a few relatives and survivors and would love to get in contact with anybody connected with the names on this list.

    http://rhf.org.uk/other/RSF/website%20page/2RSF%20last%20stand.html

    thanks all

    Iain
     
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  2. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    here are the officers I have located so far!

    The OR's are another matter all together :)

     

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  3. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Iain, you did great job.
     
  4. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    hi saw your post about rsf at comines canal my dad happens to be on list he was fus e.a glover service no 4854190 pow no13814 stalag luft 8b he was captured at yrpern gesund on 20.05. 1940 any info would be great cheers andy
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Andy,

    According to the battalions war diary they were in the area of Seclin on the 20th May and appeared to have suffered from a few air attacks.
     
  6. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    hi thats spooky . as i was going to ask about diarys .as the personal ones i have seen all start from the 27th.. so yes that sounds good to me. so can you send me some payment details .cheers andy
     
  7. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Andy and Andy! can I also be called Andy to avoid confusion :)

    Andy, Just been looking through your dads record and it shows he was posted missing on the 29th (which is the day of the last stand) Is there something written down that makes you certain he was captured on the 20th?

    Other Andy, I am in the process of getting the war diaries for the German regiments that were involved also, and will pass you along a copy when I have them!

    ttfn
    iain
     
  8. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    Hi Iain we got info of a letter from the red cross. it claims they got the info of the german authorities 20.05.1940 at yrpern gesund .:confused:there spelling.cheers andy.
     
  9. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Iain (or Andy if you prefer),

    I am the grandson of 2926293 Pte Thomas McQuaters Roxburgh 2RSF. I am happy to provide with any details that may be of assistance.

    Roxy
     
  10. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Most odd Andy! I'd rather go by the service record that is backed up by the war diary (there was no contact on that date) than the red cross letter! but I never discount any piece of evidence on an investigation, just apply a reliability tag :)

    Hey Roxy, Thanks for the offer. Did your grandfather take part in the actions in Sicily and later Italy? If so I might have something of interest!

    all the best

    Iain
     
  11. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Iain,

    Thomas McQuaters Roxburgh was the son of James Roxburgh and Jane Slora. One of 11 children - 5 boys and 6 girls - he was born in Edinburgh on 3 Oct 1908. His brother William was killed, aged 19, on 1 Jul 1916, serving with 16th Royal Scots. Here is Thomas' military timeline:

    August 17, 1927 Enlisted in Queen's Own Cameron Highlander (Service number 2926293)
    December 8, 1927 Received 2nd Class Certificate of Education at Inverness
    January 16, 1932 Appointed L/Cpl (Unpaid) HQ Coy, 2 QOCH
    December 31, 1932 Appointed L/Cpl HQ Coy, 2 QOCH
    April - October, 1934 Transfered to Army Reserve under para 369(i) KR's 1928
    April 13, 1939 Rejoined the Colours
    April 13, 1939 Appointed L/Cpl (Unpaid), 1 QOCH
    April 29, 1939 Re-engaged to undertake 21 years service
    (somehow left the Camerons to join the RSF - not sure why/how!)
    May 29, 1944 Captured at Anzio, whilst serving with 2 RSF. He was only one of 140 of all ranks killed wounded and missing on that day.
    June 20, 1944 Prisoner of War in German hands present in Reserve-Lazarett Rottenmunster (POW Number 18637)
    October 10, 1944 ICRC receive list confirming place of detention
    August 1, 1944 Transferred from Stalag VB (Villingen near Ludswigburg) to Stalag VIIA (Moosburg)
    August 28, 1944 ICRC receive list confirming place of detention
    July - Aug 1944 Worked as an electrician at Stalag VIIA (Augsburg, Germany)
    April 29, 1945 Stalag VIIA (Moosburg, Germany) liberated by US Army
    11 May, 1945 Completed MI9/Gen/MIS X (recovered from WO 344) confirming above and adding that he was injured in the leg during capture and was employed as an electrician at Augsburg (part of Stalag VIIA). Was Cpl RSF, 5 Div.

    Thomas died on 25 Aug 1979; he had been resident at Whitefoord House - ex-Serviceman's accommodation - for the previous 4 1/2 years.

    The details come from 79th News and the ICRC. I am waiting for his military records.

    Hope this is of some use/interest.

    Roxy
     
  12. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Iain,

    I'd, obviously, be delighted with anything that you can add to my grandad's time in Italy. I don't know if he was involved in Sicily; I suspect that I'll find out more when I get his service records and indication when he moved from the Camerons to the RSF.

    Roxy
     
  13. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Iain,

    I've just had another look at your web site; am I reading correctly that the officers and soldiers named on your site were all at the Ypres-Comines Canal on 28 May 1940?

    If so, that fills in another of the blanks in my timeline. It looks like there were a few more former Cameron Highlanders there as well - I am assuming that service numers 29***** refer to pre-war Camerons (someone will put me right shortly!)

    Roxy
     
  14. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

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  16. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Hi Roxy, thanks for having a good internet search. I've discovered both before.
    I tried to get the BBC to give my contact details to the person that posted the story about Arthur, but they refused. (what is the point of having an archive if you can't interact with it?? you might as well just make stories up for the good it is!)

    Both are in my list. If you find any others I'd be really pleased! Drop me an email (twobruces@hotmail.com) and I'll send you a link to my research dropbox.

    thanks mate!

    Iain
     
  17. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Roxy... have you got his records yet?
     
  18. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Not yet!

    Can't be long now; can it?

    Roxy
     
  19. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Fingers crossed, but the wheels of the MOD rotate at an agonisingly slow speed!!
     
  20. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Thanks Roxy for your work on the number origins.
    New list up on the RHF website with an interesting murder mystery.
    Technical Serjeant A. Clark. Found dead in the dock in Le Havre. Foul play suspected!!

    PS. Any news on the records yet?
     

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