Seeking George Henry Bayley - Royal Green Jackets 1941-42 - 2nd Bat RB / 7th Armoured

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Seeking George H Bayley, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Looking for information for the 2nd Rifle Brigade from 1941/42 and the 7th Armoured 1942. My grandfather was killed in action in North Africa on the 11th January 1942 (service record updated February 1942) whilst on deployment with the 7th Armoured brigade. His served with the 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade with the Royal Green Jackets before transferring to the 7th. Have had great help from the RGJ Museum to try to try to locate the 1942 War diaries and any labelled photos - but no success. Any help gratefully received!
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    2 RB were in 7th Motor Brigade not 7th Armd Bde which was a completely different unit.
    See > Infantry Regiments Page for some background info.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    They were with them for two short periods in 1941 according to my Orbat by Jolsen.
     
  4. Thanks for the detail - his war record states that on the 3.8.41 2/RB was attached to the Headquarters Support Group, 7th Armd. Div. - with 2nd Bn detached to support group. is this the same? Appreciate your help.
     
  5. Hi Drew - think you are the one who referred me to this site. Everyone is so helpful already!
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    2RB were indeed part of 7th Armoured DIVISION but later they formed part of 7th Motor BRIGADE.
    In your original post you said they were in 7th Armoured BRIGADE which they were not.
     
  7. apologies for the incorrect terminology - thanks
     
  8. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    The official records say 11 Jan 1942:

    Bayley01.jpg
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As does CWGC entry > Casualty
     
  10. correct! Apologies - I misread the service casualty date.
     
  11. can I ask where this image is from?
     
  12. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    The Casualty Lists on FindMyPast.
     
  13. Thank you harkness. As you can see we are just starting our journey to find the details!
     
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Just for information

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: George Bayley
    Given Initials: G H
    Rank: Rifleman
    Death Date: 11 Jan 1942
    Number: 6916097
    Birth Place: London E
    Residence: London E
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Middle East
    Regiment at Death: Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    TD
     
  15. thank you!
     
  16. Stu Bayley

    Stu Bayley New Member

    I made contact with two history investigators last year and asked them to look into it, they couldn't find any photographs nor update the sparse information i have found over the last few years.
     

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