Help with finding family member info - 6 RTC Egypt 1937 - Williams

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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    War Diaries of the 6th Royal Tank Regiment
    This movement was observed by the enemy and heavy fire was brought down on the crew. Tpr Horsman wounded but brought back by stretcher, by, Tpr Watling and Tpr Williams under heavy fire from MG


    In fact it seems someone has written out the War Diaries for this Regiment
    War Diaries For The Royal Tank Regiment August 1939 To March 1946
    War Diaries of the 6th Royal Tank Regiment - 1940
    War Diaries of the 6th Royal Tank Regiment - 1941
    War Diaries of the 6th Royal Tank Regiment - 1942
    War Diaries of the 6th Royal Tank Regiment - 1943
    War Diaries of the 6th Royal Tank Regiment - 1944


    TD

    Added
    Have you tried contacting - WW2 - The Royal Tank Regiment Association

    Apologises to those who have already attached the links to the War Diaries - put it down to dementia
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  2. MandiJG

    MandiJG Member

     
  3. MandiJG

    MandiJG Member

    I have sent them an email but no reply as yet. Thank you TD, will have a look through the war diaries too.
     
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    [QUOTE="MandiJG, post: 774489, member: 70155"

    Thank you for looking Harkness, in 1934 I am guessing he would have been only around 17, not sure how young people signed up back then.[/QUOTE]

    Hi,

    No requirement to produce a birth certificate on enlistment in those days. My father claimed to be 18 when he enlisted in local TA Battalion in 1935 just after his 17th birthday (I have his papers).

    Despite a warning of the penalty of imprisonment for mis stating age on enlistment it did regularly happen.

    Steve
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Mandi

    Sometimes its just a matter of pot luck and something turns up - I have no idea if the Tpr Williams in that article is your relative, but at times like this any and every avenue is a possible until discounted

    TD
     
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