Capt. D.A.Trout MC 3/2 Punjab - Force E 1941

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  1. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

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    (From Indian Army Historical Section Report on Force E - 1947)

    Captain D.A.Trout MC 3/2 Punjabs led a reconnaissance patrol towards the Marada oasis, leaving on 9 January, when it was believed that this would be the next objective of E Force, and returning on 14 January. On 12 January 90th Light Division (under whose responsibility Marada rested) reported that 4 km east of Marada one captain and one man had been captured. It could conceivably (and very likely) have been Captain Trout, so I wonder what he got his MC for? Maybe evading his capturers? If anyone has further information on him, please share it.

    Many thanks!

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    All the best

    Andreas
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Shouldn't it say 1942 in the thread title?

    so I wonder what he got his MC for? Maybe evading his capturers?
    Nope, for leadership & bravery in the Keren in March 1941.


    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details

    Name Trout, Digby Alfred
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment: 3/2 Punjab Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Middle East: East Africa and Madagascar
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 30 December 1941
    Catalogue referenceWO 373/29


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  3. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Brilliant, many thanks Owen. You don't happen to have a picture of Lt.Col. Jenkins for good measure? Good to see the two were still on the same team in Operation CRUSADER.

    Do you happen to know what became of Capt. Trout?

    All the best

    Andreas
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't know much else but here's page from London Gazette 28 January 1939 annoucning his Commission into Indian Army.

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34477/pages/589/page.pdf

    Think this is his birthday.
    126. Digby Alfred Trout - International Genealogical Index / AS
    Gender: Male Birth: 1918 , , India
    click link says
    Death: 1961 , , England[​IMG]Burial:

    127. Digby Alfred Trout - International Genealogical Index / AS
    Gender: Male Birth: 26 JAN 1918 , , India
    Death: 15 FEB 1961 , London, England[​IMG]Burial:

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  5. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Thanks again, this is very nice background information.
     
  6. Nikki Baker

    Nikki Baker New Member

    Wow.... Sorry to jump on an old thread, but this info is great..... He is my 2nd great uncle (I think) well my great nans cousin.
    Its nice to see a picture of him
     
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