Remembering Today 2/6/42 Lance Corporal A.Phillips 4388020 Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) 4th B

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  1. CL1

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

  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    As per yesterday's 'Remembering' for Gunner TD Karn, L/Cpl A Phillips died the day after the 150th Infantry Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division and its supporting troops were overrun at/near Rotunda Ualeb - situated between the Trigh El Abd and Trigh Capuzzo - in the Gazala line defences; probably from wounds sustained earlier.

    Lost were:

    4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment;
    4th Bn Green Howards;
    5th Bn Green Howards;
    72nd Field Regiment, RA - 285th, 286th and 451st Btys;
    232nd Field Company, RE;
    2nd Bn Cheshire Regiment (MG) - 'D' Coy;
    150th Field Ambulance.

    and the attached:

    7th Medium Regiment, RA - 25/26th (Battleaxe) Bty;
    25th LAA, RA - 81st Bty;
    42nd Bn Royal Tank Regiment - 'B' Sqdn;
    44th Bn Royal Tank Regiment

    The 4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment; 4th Bn Green Howards; 5th Bn Green Howards; 72nd Field Regiment, RA; 232nd Field Company, RE; and 25th LAA, RA - 81st Bty; were not reconstituted.

    Those men that were not killed were taken PoW; very few escaped.

    The Officer Commanding 150th Infantry Brigade and attached troops, Brigadier Haydon was also killed in action on this day.

    RIP L/Cpl A Phillips. :poppy:
     
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