Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Stephen Keoghane, May 9, 2018.

  1. Stephen Keoghane

    Stephen Keoghane New Member

    I served with the Royal Wessex Yeomanry for 22 years as RMO and am writing a new illustrated history of the Wiltshire Yeomanry.
    I am interested in new unseen images from the Second War.
    I now have 170 pages, the majority of which is unseen material.
    I am working closely with the usual sources but it’s often the family photograph and detail which brings the story to life.
    Many thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Look forward to getting your book when it comes out.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Are you aware of an officer that left the unit in late 1939, early 1940 and joined the BEF in France? He was killed serving over there just as his parent unit deployed to Africa. The rest of the details escape me at the moment but I tried a good few years ago to identify the BEF unit he was serving with, it wasn't mentioned on his service records.
     
  4. Stephen Keoghane

    Stephen Keoghane New Member

    Hi
    Difficult without a name
    The Regt history has a list of KIA but depends if still cap badged RWY.


    Do you have a family connection to the Wilts Yeo ?
    Stephen
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    No, but I used to enjoy visiting the RWY Gallery in the Swindon Museum back in the 80s & my lot shared the TA Centre with them.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I'll see if I can find the details, if I have time. It was a query on ARRSE a long time ago and its bugged me ever since. I think CWGC mention as still being cap badged Wiltshire Yeomanry and the regimental war diary briefly mentions him being killed in France shortly after the regiment arrived in Africa.

    No connection family wise for me, I just hate getting beaten on anything BEF related.
     

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