Photo request - Major Nigel H. S. HAMBRO / 55th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by ClémentH, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member

    Hello everybody,

    I am a French researcher working on a project honouring Major Nigel Harold Scott HAMBRO, commanding 220 Battery, 55th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment (Royal Artillery), 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division.

    I am looking for a photo of him, or a photo of his battery on which his grandson (who I am in touch with) might recognize him.

    Here's some information about his service :

    Nigel Harold Scott HAMBRO (18 January 1915 - 29 January 1987)
    108th (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeo.) Fd. Bde. - 2nd Lt. 26th-Apr. 1938
    55th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment (220 Battery) - (W.S./Lt. 1/1/41) (T/Capt. 15/5/41) (A/Maj. 25/6/43) (W.S./Capt. 25/9/43) (T/Maj.25/9/43)
    After he landed in Normandy in June 1944, attached to the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, he served in France, Holland, and Germany (+ occupation).
    He was awarded the Territorial Decoration (T.D.) in 1945.

    If you are interested in his service, I have published some of his letters on my website (more will appear in the sequel to my first book "Till Victory" about WW2 frontline letters) : (please note that English is not my native language and there might be some mistakes on this self-translated version)

    I have already contacted the Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry museum (Muckleburgh Military Collection) in Norfolk but they don't have the time nor the resources to carry a research in their archives...

    Any idea how and where I could get a photo of him? This is your chance to have your name in the thank you section of a book ;)

    Thank you very much,

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  2. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member

    Hello, so nobody here living close to the Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry museum? I'm willing to pay for the service (cheaper than a plane ticket) ;)

    Have a nice day,

  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I liked your earlier post because I am interested in the unit, but I live in Canada so I can't help, sorry!
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  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Two pre-war photographs
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  5. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    I have copies of the "Polar Bear News" the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Divisional Newspaper, sorry no photo but a couple of pages covering the regiment including 220 Battery during WW2 to VE day published in Jan 46, if you are interested in copies please send me a private message
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  6. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member

    Wow thank you Guy, where did you find those?

    Yes Steve I'm sending you a private message tomorrow!

    Thank you so much for your help, once again this forum does wonders!
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  7. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    The first portrait was taken at the Suffolk Hunt Ball and published in 'The Tatler' 15th November 1933. The second portrait was published in 'The Tatler' 21st November 1934.

    Major Hambro 'The Tatler' 30th November 1948 (standing on the left)
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  8. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member

    Great job! I sent it to his grandson but I'm sure it doesn't need confirmation, he looks just like him!

    Guy Hudson, you won your name in the thank you section of the book! If that's not your real name please tell me via PM :D

    Thank you!

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  9. phozzyman

    phozzyman New Member

    Hi Steve, I've only just found this site and wondered if would be possible to send me the copies of the "Polar Bear news" as my father served in the 220 bty of the 55th anti tank regiment.


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