247095 Alistair Robert Hervey ERSKINE, MC, 2 Scots Guards: 19/04/1945

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    Personal Number: 247095
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Name: Alistair Robert Hervey ERSKINE, MC
    Unit: 2 Scots Guards


    London Gazette : 3 November 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35767/supplement/4748/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS
    The undermentioned Cadets to be 2nd Lts., 3rd Oct. 1942: —
    S. G'ds.
    Robert Henry ERSKINE (247095).

    London Gazette : 21 December 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36850/supplement/5851/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant The Hon. Alastair Robert Harvey Erskine (247095) Scots Guards (Bury St. Edmunds).
     
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    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Name Erskine, Alastair Robert Harvey
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 247095
    Regiment: 2 Battalion Scots Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 21 December 1944
    Date 1944-1945
    Catalogue reference WO 373/9

    Alastair Robert Harvey ERVINE, MC 1.png Alastair Robert Harvey ERVINE, MC 2.png
     
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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    LIEUTENANT ALISTAIR ROBERT HERVEY ERSKINE
    Awards: Military Cross
    Service Number: 247095
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Scots Guards, 2nd Bn.
    Date of Death: Died 19 April 1945
    Age 22 years old
    Buried or commemorated at BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: 4. D. 13.
    Location: Germany
    Additional Info: Son of John Francis Ashley, Lord Erskine, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., and of Lady Marjorie Erskine (nee Hervey), Commander of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
     
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    I would strongly suspect that Lt Erskine was killed during 2 Scots Gds assault on Visselhoevede in NW Germany. More particularly, he may well have been in F Company, which was heavily involved in the fight for the hamlet of Kettingen. This hamlet, and the nearby Schloss Kettingen, was staunchly defended by marines from Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillon 2 from 2.Marine-Infanterie-Division, who held out for the day on 19 April before being defeated. RIP all who died on 19 April 1945.

    John
     
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    Thanks Itdan - I was nearly right!
     

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