3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) Nominal Roll.

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by High Wood, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. VickyM

    VickyM New Member

    My grandad was 3rd Carabiniers and not on your list, I’m having difficulty figuring out which squadron he was in, his name was John Rice Mackay.
     
  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your post. Do you know your grandfather's Army Number and can you add any details regarding his service in India and Burma?
     
  3. VickyM

    VickyM New Member

    Yep 558369. Arrived in India 1940 and left September 1944. From memory I think he was a ‘scout’, said he used to sit on the front of tanks. He said everyone thought he was crazy as he used to go ahead and snipers used to try pick him off. Of course as a child I didn’t pay too much attention at the time. Il attach is tracer card, we have his records as well but still no clue as to exactly which squadron he was attached too.
     
  4. VickyM

    VickyM New Member

    Tracer card from bovington. We have never managed to find any mention of him in any of the war diaries or any other document.
     

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  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the update. I cannot read all of the details on the tracer card but it appears to say: Posted 3rd Carabiniers 27/2/1940. India 31/7/1944. Depot U.K. 18/9/1944. I am not sure why he would leave India in July 1944 but it would appear to have taken him about six weeks to get back to the U.K.

    Did he come from Newcastle upon Tyne or Morpeth?
     
  6. VickyM

    VickyM New Member

    He came home on python. He was from Newcastle!
     
  7. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I have added his name to the spread sheet and updated the list above.
     
  8. Callie

    Callie New Member

    My father served in B Squadron, 3 Carabiniers - Roland James Gomm. He was a tank gunner.
     
  9. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Many thanks for posting. I will add him to the list. Do you happen to have his Army Number?
     
  10. Callie

    Callie New Member

    I believe it to be 7944864.
     
  11. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Can I ask why you believe it to be 7944864, is that a figure of speech or is there documentary evidence?
     
  12. Callie

    Callie New Member

    That's the number my brother gave me as he has most of Dad's wartime records, scant as they are. I have no reason to believe its incorrect. Am sure that has to be the number Dad gave him, he always said it was the only number he would never forget!! Dad passed away in 2011.
     
  13. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Thank you for taking the time to clarify your father's service number, it is appreciated.
     

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