Remembering Today 10/9/44 Trooper W.H.Blaxall 1440897 Royal Armoured Corps Nottinghamshire Yeomanr

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  1. CL1

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

    BLAXALL, WALLACE HENRY

    Rank:
    Trooper
    Service No:
    14408976
    Date of Death:
    10/09/1944
    Age:
    21
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Armoured Corps

    Nottinghamshire Yeomanry
    Grave Reference
    I.B.3.
    Cemetery
    GEEL WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William A. and Margeret E. Blaxall, of North Kensington, London.
    CWGC - Cemetery Details
     
  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    :poppy: R.I.P. - Wallace Henry BLAXALL. :poppy:

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  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    The 'Sherwood Rangers' landed on Gold Beach on D-Day in support of the 231st Infantry Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division - 1st Bn Hampshire Regt, 1st Bn Dorsetshire Regt and 2nd Bn Devonshire Regt; and as a formation within the 8th Armoured Brigade.

    They found themselves working again with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division at the bloody Albert Canal assault crossing at Gheel; and would have been supporting either the 151st Infantry Brigade - 6th, 8th or 9th Bns Durham Light Infantry - or 69th Infantry Brigade - 5th Bn East Yorkshire Regt, and 6th & 7th Bns Green Howards.

    Fifty Div had a hard battle and were eventually relieved by the 15th (Scottish) Division. However, the latter entered Gheel and moved on to the next canal assault crossing without a fight - the job having already been sorted by Fifty Div and the 8th Armoured Brigade.

    RIP. Trooper W.H.Blaxall :poppy:

    Best,

    Steve.
     
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  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    By the way, there is mention of Wally Blaxall here:

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/trooper-riches-sherwood-rangers-rip.127854/

    "The driver (Wally Blaxall) was killed by the HE as he always went into action with his hatch open for fear of being trapped in a burning tank if the gun fell across a closed hatch lid, as sometimes did the lap gunner Arthur (Raffles) Lake who died of wounds a few hours later."

    [SIZE=14.6667px]Wally Blaxall was also an ex-24th Lancer who was transferred to the SRY when the 24th Lancers were disbanded in Normandy at the end of July 1944. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=14.6667px](So just the above bit: (post#3) "[/SIZE]The 'Sherwood Rangers' landed on Gold Beach on D-Day in support of the 231st Infantry Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division - 1st Bn Hampshire Regt, 1st Bn Dorsetshire Regt and 2nd Bn Devonshire Regt; and as a formation within the 8th Armoured Brigade." whilst true for the SRY was not Wally Blaxall's regiment around the time of D-day, since he was in the 24th Lancers then.) ;)

    Nb. See also here: http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/24465-geel-stelen-cemetery-belgium/#entry343341
     
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