Personal Personnel Carrier?

Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by KevinT, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Image from IWM film British Military Traffic Copes With Floods On Roads In Normandy pt 3
    Image is for research and reference only.
    Humber Scout Car Sgt. Murphy F195851 from 153rd RAC HQ
    Sgt Murphy Humber Scout.png
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  2. Christian Fletcher

    Christian Fletcher Active Member

    I thought it might be a memorial sign - but I've been through the Essex Regiment's Roll of Honour and there isn't a Sgt Murphy mentioned. (Though, if he wasn't a Pompadour, he might not have got a mention. Some regimental histories don't include 'foreigners")
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  3. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Out of curiosity I did a quick Google search for the name Sgt Murphy and found the link below.

    Sergeant Murphy, one of the eeriest Grand National stories I know of.

    Not quite sure what the connection is as a lot of the tanks are named towns/villages etc in Essex. But it seems a bit of a jinxed name for the riders of Sgt. Murphy, it certainly was for the regiment as it was disbanded at the end of August 1944.


    Last edited: Sep 17, 2021
  4. Christian Fletcher

    Christian Fletcher Active Member

    Maybe the Scout Car is part of the Recce Troop? Why do we always end up needing another photo!?

    153 RAC does get much of a write-up in the regimental history: just, started here, went there, did that, sort of stuff!

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