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Unknown Regt Reconnaissance Corps Roll of Honour

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Recce_Mitch, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    I have been unable to assertain to which Recce Reg these men belonged to.



    IN MEMORY OF



    A

    Trooper RONALD WILLIAM ALLEN
    5947619 – Beds & Herts Regt
    Who died age 31 on 13 November 1942
    Son of Ernest and Kate Allen; husband of Violet Allen, of Slip End.
    WOODSIDE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD NE Corner

    Trooper WALTER LANCELOT KENNETH ALMOND
    7904760, "A" Sqn. 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 24 on 13 May 1944
    Son of W. W. Lance Almond and K. Almond, of Ramsgate, Kent.
    RANGOON MEMORIAL Face 1.

    B

    Private MICHAEL BATEMAN
    3386335
    Who died age 23 on 19 October 1942
    LANCASTER (SKERTON) CEMETERY

    Lieutenant BRIAN BERRY
    304678, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 20 on 11 August 1944
    Son of Reginald Frank and Doris Christine Berry, of Purley, Surrey.
    TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY VII. E. 13.

    Officer Cadet HASWELL CHARTERIS BLACK
    295794 - Life Guards
    Who died age 19 on 28 May 1942 Accidently Drowned
    Son of John Sutherland Charteris Black and. Gertrude Margaret Charteris Black, of Mill Hill.
    MILL HILL (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD Row 8. Grave 6.

    Captain GEORGE BROOKS
    229233
    seconded to, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
    Who died on 19 February 1944
    RANGOON MEMORIAL Face 1.

    Lieutenant DUDLEY OWEN BUTLIN
    273719
    attd. 9th Bn. , York and Lancaster Regiment
    Who died age 22 on 13 January 1945
    Son of Harry and Gladys Ward Butlin, of Swindon, Wiltshire.
    TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY Coll. grave 12. A. 5-18.

    C

    Corporal JAMES SMEATON CALDER
    10602686
    Who died age 25 on 27 February 1946
    Son of John B. Calder and Rebecca Calder, of Dundee.
    DUNDEE CREMATORIUM

    Major JOHN NARBROUGH CORLETT MC
    184203
    attd. 1st Bn., Assam Regiment
    Who died age 28 on 24 January 1945
    Son of Geoffrey and Agnes Elliott Corlett, of Fareham, Hampshire.
    TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY 18. A. 4.

    Corporal THOMAS ARTHUR STANLEY CRANE
    813503
    Who died on 18 July 1941
    LEYSDOWN (ST. CLEMENT) CHURCHYARD Grave 138.

    Trooper ALFRED SIDNEY CURTIS
    14276274
    Who died age 19 on 26 October 1942
    Son of Alfred and Agnes Curtis, of Nottingham.
    NOTTINGHAM NORTHERN CEMETERY Sec. P/9. Grave 35.

    E

    Private ERNEST FREDERICK EADE
    10632105, Army Catering Corps
    attd. , Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
    who died age 37on 04 October 1942
    Son of Charles and Emily Justina Eade; husband of Mabel Eade, of Parkstone. Dorsetshire.
    KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY 2. C. 13.


    Corporal ANDREW ENNIS
    7013181
    Who died age 23 on 13 March 1941
    Son of John and Margaret Ennis, of Kircubbin.
    BALLYCRANBEG (MOUNT ST. JOSEPH) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Plot 3. Row D. Grave 4.

    F

    Private JAMES FARRELL
    7012647
    Who died age 21 on 13 March 1941
    Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Farrell, of Chelsea.
    KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY Square 185. Row 37. Grave 50950. (Screen Wall).

    Lieutenant THOMAS EDWARD FITZGERALD
    137213 - RASC
    Who died on 14 February 1942 MIA/KIA
    SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Column 95.

    Trooper ERIC GEORGE FULCHER
    14267486
    Who died age 19 on 12 November 1942
    Son of William Fulcher, and of Ellen Florence Fulcher, of Besthorpe.
    BESTHORPE (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

    G

    Captain HECTOR ALEXANDER GRAHAM
    77848 – Gordon Highlanders
    Who died age 29 on 06 June 1942
    Son of Alexander Graham, and of Mary Graham, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
    KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY 2. C. 15.

    Lieutenant DEREK CHRISTOPHER LINDSAY GRANGE
    277585, Royal Armoured Corps
    attd. 12th (Airborne) Bn., Devonshire Regiment
    Who died age 21 on 06 August 1944
    Son of Thomas Henry and Betty Muriel Grange, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
    RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY IA. A. 6.

    Trooper GEORGE BROWN GRAY
    3321233, 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 28 on 03 April 1945
    Son of George Brown Gray and Helen Gray; husband of Ruby Gray, of Aberdeen.
    REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY 46. J. 14.

    H

    Lance Corporal EDWIN HARRIS
    7890017, 5th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Who died on 20 February 1943
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harris, of Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire.
    SFAX WAR CEMETERY XI. D. 1.

    Trooper ERIC WILLIAM HENRY HARVERSON
    5342885
    Who died age 27 on 26 February 1944
    Husband of Elizabeth Harverson, of Birtley.
    BIRTLEY NEW CEMETERY Sec. H. Grave 116.

    Captain HARRY LLOYD HASLOP
    174220
    attd. 6th Bn., 11th Sikh Regiment
    Who died age 26 on 19 April 1943
    Son of William Lloyd Haslop and May Haslop, of Pangbourne, Berkshire. Chartered Accountant. Awarded the Gold Medal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1938.
    RANGOON MEMORIAL Face 1.



    Lieutenant ERIC JOHN HAWKINS
    269026
    attd. 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 26 on 08 January 1945
    Son of Richard John and Mabel Hawkins; husband of Joyce Harris Hawkins, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
    ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY II, G, 3.

    Trooper JOHN HAYWOOD
    7895051, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 22 on 19 October 1943
    Son of Alfred and Kate Haywood, of Derby.
    NAPLES WAR CEMETERY III. P. 4

    Private WILLIAM JOHN HENRY
    6984428
    Who died on 07 September 1941
    Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Henry, of Stewartstown.
    STEWARTSTOWN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD

    Private JOHN FREDERICK HERTWICK
    10601658
    Who died age 20 on 23 January 1942
    Son of John Andrew Hertwick and of Annie Hertwick (nee Keough), of Blyth.
    BLYTH (COWPEN) CEMETERY Sec. K. Cons. Grave 169.

    Trooper LEO HIGGINS
    3651094 - Lancashire Regt
    Who died on 24 June 1943
    TROQUEER NEW BURIAL GROUND Sec. H. Extn. 2. Grave 232.

    Trooper HARRY HOWARD
    14538623
    Who died age 18 on 11 June 1943
    Son of Harry and Teresa Howard, of Dukinfield.
    ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE AND DUKINFIELD JOINT CEMETERY Sec. B.2. Dukinfield. Grave 734.


    I

    Trooper JOHN IRELAND
    7922912, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 35 on 15 May 1945
    Son of Thomas Henry and Maud Alice Ireland.
    FAENZA WAR CEMETERY VIII. F. 8.

    J

    Corporal BENJAMIN JOHN JENKINS
    14645905
    Who died age 30 between 24 November 1945 and 25 November 1945 in an accident
    Son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Jenkins, of Penybont, Abertillery.
    CWMTILLERY (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD Corporal BENJAMIN JOHN JENKINS

    K

    Lieutenant BENJAMIN JOHN KIMBER
    277870, 142nd (7th Bn. The Suffolk Regt.) Regt., Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 20 on 17 May 1944
    Son of Joseph and Ellen Kimber, of Northfield, Birmingham.
    CASSINO WAR CEMETERY I. D. 21.

    L


    Officer Cadet VICTOR TURNEY LEWIS
    7263625 - RAMC
    Who died age 23 on 19 August 1942
    Son of James Valentine and Elsie Eastcott Lewis, of Anerley. His brother, Jack Valentine, also died on service.
    BECKENHAM CREMATORIUM AND CEMETERY Sec. S.9. Grave 14376.

    M

    Captain IAN DRUMMOND MACKENZIE
    121645
    attd. 5th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders
    Who died on 06 April 1943
    Son of John Edwin and Jean Villiers Mackenzie; husband of Rosemary Mackenzie, of Tain, Ross and Cromarty.
    SFAX WAR CEMETERY III. E. 5.

    Second Lieutenant HAROLD JOHNSON MARTIN
    224102, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
    seconded to the, Reconnaissance Corps
    who died age 22 on 09 June 1942 Accidently Killed [Times of 13th June 1942]
    Son of Harry John and Blanche Edith Martin, of Longton.
    CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK Cremation, Panel 13.

    Lieutenant FRANK STANLEY MASON
    149207
    and No. 2, Commando
    Who died age 31 on 13 September 1943
    Son of David Richard and Selina Machel Mason; husband of Dorothy Lilian Mason, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.
    SALERNO WAR CEMETERY V. B. 2.

    Private WILLIAM HUNTER McFADYEN
    10600728
    Who died on 11 January 1942
    EAST KILBRIDE CEMETERY Sec. U. Coll. grave 2442.

    Lance Corporal DONALD MOLYNEUX
    7957812, 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 21 on 18 July 1944
    Son of James Bernard and Edith Annie Molyneux, of Gidea Park, Romford, Essex.
    BAYEUX MEMORIAL Panel 10, Column 1

    Lance Serjeant EDWARD LEONARD MORRIS
    6351774, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 31 on 21 September 1945
    Son of Edward Thomas Morris and Mabel Florence Morris, of Gravesend; husband of Harriett E. Morris, of Gravesend.
    GRAVESEND CEMETERY Kent Plot B.14. Grave 2091

    Lieutenant DAVID WILLIAM MOON
    292644
    attd. , Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
    Who died age 21 on 26 October 1944
    Son of William Thomas Moon and Ethel Mary Moon, of Ruislip, Middlesex.
    MELDOLA WAR CEMETERY I, E, 27.

    Trooper SIDNEY MYNARD
    14903892, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 19 on 03 December 1945
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mynard, of Hexham.
    HEXHAM CEMETERY Northumberland Sec. G. Grave 66

    N

    Trooper FREDERICK ALBERT NEWTON
    7882907, H.Q. Sqn., 2nd, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Who died age 33 on 03 September 1944
    Son of Albert George and Leah Miriam Newton, of Carshalton, Surrey.
    GRADARA WAR CEMETERY I, A, 8

    O

    Private ERIC O'HERN
    10601656
    Who died on 08 February 1943
    BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL Panel 1. Column 3.

    P

    Lieutenant JOSEPH WILLIAM PERRY
    287863 – Yorkshire Dragoons
    Who died age 32 on 13 July 1945
    Son of Joseph and Beatrice Helen Perry; husband of Elsie Perry, of Taunton, Somerset.
    WEST BROMWICH CEMETERY Sec. C. Grave 1028.

    R

    Trooper JAMES RAE
    3319747
    Who died on 07 March 1942
    GLASGOW (ST. KENTIGERN'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY Sec. 9. Grave 1656.

    S

    Lieutenant PERCY LAWRENCE SADLER
    251960
    attd. 9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
    Who died age 25 on 03 December 1943 KIA
    Son of Edwin Percy and Nora Louisa Sadler, of Portchester, Hampshire; husband of Dorothy Elizabeth Sadler, of Southcliff, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
    CASSINO WAR CEMETERY XVIII. J. 8.

    Lieutenant FRANK WILSON SAXBY MC, Mentioned in Despatches
    295460, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars., Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 22 on 20 December 1945
    Son of Percy and Annie Mary Saxby, of Edgware, Middlesex.
    HAMBURG CEMETERY 1A. G. 10

    Rifleman JAMES GEORGE SMART
    6853591, 70th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps
    Who died age 19 on 16 August 1942
    Son of Alfred Harry Smart, and of Dorothy Violet Smart, of Morden.
    MORDEN (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD Surrey Grave 513.

    Corporal FREDERICK WALTER ROBSON SMITH
    4385610, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    Who died age 34 on 08 July 1944
    Son of Hannah Elizabeth Smith, of Scarborough, Yorkshire; husband of Mavis Smith, of Scarborough.
    RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY V. C. 5.

    Trooper CHARLES JOSEPH SUTTON
    14529260, 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps
    Who died age 20 on 23 September 1944
    Son of Annie Sutton, and stepson of Samuel Brown.
    ASSISI WAR CEMETERY III, A, 11.


    T

    Serjeant NORMAN FREDERICK TAYLOR
    5769827– Royal Norfolk Regt
    attd. 1st Bn., Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.
    Who died age 28 on 09 January 1943
    Son of Frederick William and Winefred Royal Taylor (nee Woodhouse), husband of Ivy Gladys Taylor (nee Ward), of Bridgham, Norfolk.
    FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY 8. C. 3.

    Captain PAUL RAYMOND TESSIER
    262994
    attd., Special Operations Executive
    Who died on 26 August 1944
    LAGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

    Lieutenant DAVID THOMAS
    255201, 48th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Who died age 22 on 04 September 1944
    Son of William Elliott Thomas and Dorothy Emily Thomas, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
    GRADARA WAR CEMETERY I, C, 55

    U

    Major ASHLEY ADAMS UWINS MC
    182428– Royal Artillery
    attd. 7th Bn., 2nd Punjab Regiment
    Who died age 24 on 23 January 1944
    Son of Harry and Lottie Uwins, of Thornton Heath, Surrey.
    TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY 5. F. 20.

    W

    Trooper NORMAN DAVID WHITBY
    10603439
    Who died age 20 on 20 May 1942
    Son of David Anderson Whitby and Hilda Annie Smith Whitby, of Gilling West.
    GILLING (ST. AGATHA) CHURCHYARD West of Church. North of West gate.

    Private ALBERT WHITEHOUSE
    5122315
    Who died age 33 on 19 May 1941
    Son of James Timothy and Alice Nellie Whitehouse, of Birmingham.
    ERDINGTON (ST. BARNABAS) CHURCHYARD H. 242.

    Lance Corporal ARTHUR WILLOUGHBY
    6097073
    Who died age 29 on 29 June 1943
    Son of Thomas and Mary Willoughby, of Knaphill, Surrey.
    BROOKWOOD CEMETERY Co-op Ground, Grave 203752

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  2. Marc Fitzgerald

    Marc Fitzgerald New Member

    FITZGERALD, Lieutenant, THOMAS EDWARD, 137213. Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.. lost in H.M.S. Dragonfly 14th February 1942. Column 95.

    Hello, TE Fitzgerald was my grandfather,I believe he was in the 5th Loyals 18th Reconnaissance unit.

    I have just started researching to find out some more information about him.

    My father was a new born baby when his father went off to war so never knew him and I remember myself as a child that no one ever talk about my grandfather only that he had died at sea in the Far East.

    Recently before my mother passed away she gave me a beautiful black & white photograph of a very handsome young man in military uniform, by the regimental badge on his tunic i managed to trace his regiment to the Loyal Lancs.( He was from Great Crosby in Liverpool)

    In the space of a couple of weeks of research, all I could find out was that he had died at sea on February 14th 1942, until last night I found a link on the "Roll of Honor" website that says he died on HMS Dragonfly and is commemorated at the Singapore memorial
    This information I found on Roll of Honor Website

    I also found a very interesting and detailed read about the lead up to HMS Dragonfly leaving Singapore on the night of February 13th 1942 and the men that where selected to evacuate to make there way to Australia to set up another regiment, some of these men where from the 18th Reconnaissance Corps (See the below link) The ship was bombed by the Japanese the next day February 14th 1942 of Indonesia with many either killed or ending up in POW camps for the rest of the war

    https://www.malayanvolunteersgroup....passenger_list_hms_dragonfly_january_2019.pdf

    As I live in Asia and often travel to Singapore, on my next visit I shall go to the memorial to honor his memory.

    If anyone should have any further information or know where I might find regarding Lieutenant T E Fitzgerald or the 5th Loyals 18th Reconnaissance unit. leading up to his arrival in Singapore I would be interested.

    Thank you
    Marc Fitzgerald
     
  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Died as result of an accident while attached to 162nd O.C.T.U.
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  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Guy thanks for the information

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Died as the result of an accident, attached to No.1 R.T.C. (Longmoor?)
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  6. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    From 3 Recce Regt’s War Diary of June 1942,

    10th. 2/Lt HJ Martin, A Sqn, killed as the result of an accident while taking recruits on driving instruction.

    13th. 2/Lt HJ Martin cremated at the City of London Cemetery, London E7. Service conducted by Rev Capt CA Fox. 8 Offrs attended.

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  7. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Guy & Richard thanks for the information

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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