Info Required Sergeant Andrew (Martin] Wallace - Royal Scots 8th Battalion

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  1. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Hello Everyone, I am a new member and am looking for any information on my Great Uncle Martin Wallace who served with the Royal Scots 8th Battalion. His service number is 3056892 and died on 30th September 1944. Some details show his ‘theatre of death was North Africa’ but he is buried in Uden War Cemetey, Netherlands. Any info would be fantastic.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  4. Gail French

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    Thank you, I’ll start there. I’m a newbie and really keen to find out all I can about my Great Uncle. I’ve found out he is on a memorial plaque in a church in his birth town of Peebles and he is also in a memorial book at Edinburgh Castle.
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

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    Hi Gail

    Not sure his theatre of death would be North Africa and then buried in Uden - thats odd

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Andrew Wallace
    [Andrew Martin Wallace]
    Given Initials: A M
    Rank: Serjeant
    Death Date: 30 Sep 1944
    Number: 3056892
    Birth Place: Peeblesshire
    Residence: Peeblesshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Royal Scots (Royal Regiment)
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Royal Scots (Royal Regiment)
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    One of our members used to be in that Regiment and ha has left this - Second World War Memoirs of JOE BROWN

    History 8th Battalion The Royal Scots 1939-1945

    If you use the site search facility there are a few threads you might like to read

    TD
     
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  6. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Thank you so much, I had found the photo of his war grave but was confused with his details showing his ‘Theatre of Death’ was North Africa yet he was buried in The Netherlands? I’m guessing the theatre of death means where he fell.
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Also you will require the war diaries if a member does not have them here freely to post then a few members can copy for you from the National Archive at Kew for a reasonable cost


    regards
    Clive
     
  8. Gail French

    Gail French Member

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    (ANDREW) MARTIN WALLACE

    CWGC:
    Name: Wallace, Andrew Martin
    Rank: Serjeant
    Service No: 3056892
    Date of Death: 30th September 1944
    Age: 25
    Regiment: Royal Scots, 8th Bn.
    Cemetery: Uden War Cemetery (Netherlands), 1. F. 11

    SNWM:
    Name: Andrew Martin Wallace
    Rank: Sergeant
    Service No: 3056892
    Place of Birth: Peebleshire
    Date of Death: 30th September 1944
    Theatre of Death: North Africa
    Regiment: The Royal Scots

    Listed on Peebles Civic Memorial, see:
    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project :: View topic - Peebles
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    They were not in North Africa in late 1944, they were in Holland - where did you get that information from?

    TD

    What is SNWM??
     
  10. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Above is the info I found earlier and shows the theatre of death which is confusing to me as he is buried in The Netherlands
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Well he died in NW Europe that is the fact
     
  12. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    I don’t know what SNWM is either... the piece I’ve pasted above is what I found on the internet
     
  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    What is SNWM??

    SNWM:
    Name: Andrew Martin Wallace
    Rank: Sergeant
    Service No: 3056892
    Place of Birth: Peebleshire
    Date of Death: 30th September 1944
    Theatre of Death: North Africa
    Regiment: The Royal Scots

    TD
     
  14. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Thank you everyone for clearing up the mystery of his place of death. My mum said she didn’t understand it as he died at The Battle of Arnhem?
     
  15. Gail French

    Gail French Member


    I have no idea what it means..... sorry
     
  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Its wrong whatever it is - not sure the 8th Bn RSF where ever in Nort Adfirca during WW2

    Seems to have come to the right place just in time

    TD
     
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    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Scottish National War Memorial, SNWM
     
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  18. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Thank you..
     
  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Not at Arnhem according to this from forum member Joe Brown who is no longer with us

    I chair the Veterans Section of the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) and was interested to learn that your Great-Uncle Thomas Granby was killed at Arnhem. Can you kindly tell me more about this. The Battalion was not involved in the Arnhem landings (Market Garden). Do you have a copy of his service record?

    The 8th Battalion fought from Normany to within a few miles of the Baltic with great valour and bravery.
    Thomas Gamsby 8th Bn Royal Scots Died 31/10/1944
     
  20. Gail French

    Gail French Member

    Will the war diaries give me more information ?
     

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