24th Lancers - Roll of Honour

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper A.C. Horner - 14317047

    "HQ" Squadron of the 24th Lancers

    He is recorded as having been wounded with the 24th Lancers in Normandy - 11d6m1944.
     
  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Lance Corporal Charles (Jock) M. Burns - 7887784

    Gunner/Wireless operator in "A" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    He is recorded as having been wounded with the 24th Lancers - 11d6m1944

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  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper B.F. Whiting - 5190525

    "C" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    He is recorded as having been wounded in Normandy with the 24th Lancers - 11d6m1944
     
  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Edward (Ted) Arthur Alexander WEBB (194219)

    A schoolmaster in civilian life.
    Lieutenant commanding "B" Squadron's Firefly troop.
    Killed 11d6m1944

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2339393/EDWARD ARTHUR ALEXANDER WEBB/

    LIEUTENANT EDWARD ARTHUR ALEXANDER WEBB
    Service Number: 194219
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Armoured Corps - 'B' Sqn. 24th Lancers
    Date of Death: Died 11 June 1944
    Age 31 years old
    Buried or commemorated at HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY. II. F. 13. France
    Country of Service: United Kingdom
    Additional Info: Son of Walter and Phoebe Webb; husband of Winifred Mary Webb, of Gosport, Hampshire. B.A. (Oxon.): Brasenose College.
    Personal Inscription:
    THE GAY COMPANION AND ADORED HUSBAND OF WINIFRED MARY. ETERNALLY AEAEA

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    Filmed in Newmarket in April 1944...

    THE 8TH ARMOURED BRIGADE ENTRAINS AT NEWMARKET TO TRANSFER TO ITS PRE-INVASION ASSEMBLY AREA IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND (PART 2) [Allocated Title]


    At around 1min 28seconds, with the "B" Squadron 24L Fireflies, and their 17-pounder gun and turret shrouded in tarpaulins...

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  5. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper Bryan Ettridge - 7927936

    Wireless operator in "B" Squadron, 5th Troop of the 24th Lancers.

    Wounded with the 24th Lancers in Normandy - 25d6m1944.

    Trooper Bryan Ettridge - 24L - Questionnaire & responses...
    (Cornelius Ryan : WWII Papers) - Compiled circa: 28d6m1958... CONTENTdm
     
  6. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper Eric A. Barnes - 14241323

    Gunner/mechanic in "A" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    Wounded with the 24th Lancers in Normandy.
     
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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper L.J. Gutteridge - 7927965

    Driver / mechanic in "C" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    Wounded with the 24th Lancers in Normandy - circa 15d6m1944 / 16d6m1944.
     
  8. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Corporal A.D. Carmoodie - 2563610

    "B" Squadron of the 24th Lancers

    He is mentioned on p99 of NHL as the commander of one of the tanks in a "B" Squadron troop of the 24th Lancers around the 17th June 1944.

    Corporal A.D. Carmoodie - seems to be absent from both the 24th L wounded and the Nominal roll at disbandment. He was perhaps wounded and it will turn out to have been noted elsewhere, or promoted and/or transferred to another unit prior to the 24th L being disbanded - however despite trying - Carmoodie 2563610 - nothing on Google currently... though something might turn up somewhere eventually...
     
  9. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Medal Name: India General Service Medal 1936-1939
    Year: 1936-39
    Name: A D Carmoodie
    Service number: 2563610
    Rank: Private
    Regiment: "Royal Tank Corps, 9th Light Tank Company"
    WO Reference: WO 100/499
     
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  10. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    The Scotsman, 2 Oct 1943:

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    Stirling Observer, 6 Oct 1943:

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    Alexander Drummond Carmoodie
    Birth 1910 in Lumphinnans, Fife
    Marriage to Margaret B L Gibson, 1939 in Stirling
    Death 1985 in Alloa
     
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  11. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    And you still see / hear people pointing out that the 24L were "yet to fight"... prior to Normandy... ;-)
     
  12. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper A.J.D. Clarke - 14302668

    "C" Squadron of the 24th Lancers

    He was reported wounded with the 24th Lancers in Normandy - 18d6m1944

    (Nb. he appears to be listed amongst the wounded 24th Lancers in between the BOISLONDE / Tessel/Rauray segments of the wounded list.)
     
  13. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper I.E. Hayes - 7927975

    Driver/ wireless operator in "A" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    Wounded in Normandy with the 24th Lancers.

    (Nb. he appears to be listed amongst the wounded 24th Lancers in Tessel Wood / Rauray segments of the wounded list.)
     
  14. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Lieutenant R.C.Wright...

    He appears on the Nominal roll at disbandment, however doesn't seem yet to be referenced elsewhere. He possibly joined the 24th Lancers extremely close to the point when they were disbanded.

    Transferred to "HQ" 11th Armoured Division on the disbandment of the 24th Lancers.

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    Both 321388 & 421388 perhaps seem possible, however...
    321388 - Notices | All Notices | The Gazette...
    John BREEN (321388)

    421388 - Notices | All Notices | The Gazette...

    Brian John DAVIS (421388) - albeit in the 1950's.

    It is perhaps possibly - 421388 - and earlier, under "Wright" in the 1940's - but for some reason has not been picked up by the London Gazette's pdf transcription.

    Some other... "close results"...
    R. C. WRIGHT (42038). Ronald Charles. - although RAF.
    R. C. WRIGHT (78336).
    Major R. C. Wright (7063).
    Quite odd though, at the moment not to see anything closer.
     
  15. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Lt. J. Burns - (262274)

    He is in the London Gazette - albeit as James Burn... rather than "Burns"...

    Notices | All Notices | The Gazette...

    SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE,
    19 MARCH, 1943 page 1305
    ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS.
    6th Feb. 1943:— James BURN (262274).


    And in the Nominal roll at disbandment...

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    As returning to the UK on the disbandment of the 24L for further training...
     
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  16. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

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  17. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper D.(Don/Doug) F. Cochrane - 7931160 - aka "Peggy"

    Gunner/mechanic in 5th Troop of "B" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    Wounded with the 24th Lancers in Normandy - 25d6m1944.

    Subsequently posted to Brussels to a holding unit, training new recruits on the tank guns and then as a courier, posted at 21st army group HQ.

    As "Doug Cochrane"...

    BBC - WW2 People's War - Being Conscripted in WW2 - by Doug Cochrane

    And re. being wounded...
    "We had small battles for a few days. During one of the battles, Epson in the area of Tessel Wood, our tank received a hit, which fortunately five of us scrambled out alive. We jumped in a big ditch, tank trapped, to escape; the driver was badly injured in the head and unconscious. The co-driver was burnt and lost his glasses but capable of walking. Fortunately the tank commander, radio operator and myself were reasonably safe. I was able to help the others back to our own lines."
     
  18. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Trooper James Frederick Stevenson - 7948898

    Gunner/mechanic in "B" Squadron of the 24th Lancers.

    P154 of NHL has that after fighting in Tessel Wood "B" Squadron of the 24th Lancers had withdrawn to refuel and was severely mortared. Troopers Thomas Rowland and James Stevenson were killed and Roy Bennett and three others were wounded.

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2341390/STEVENSON, JAMES FREDERICK/

    TROOPER JAMES FREDERICK STEVENSON
    Service Number: 7949898
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Armoured Corps. 'B' Sqn., 24th Lancers.
    Date of Death: Died 25 June 1944
    Age 25 years old
    Buried or commemorated at BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. XII. C. 26. France
    Country of Service: United Kingdom
    Additional Info: Son of Lawrence John and Edith Stevenson, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire; nephew of Elsie M. Wragg, of Long Eaton.
    Personal Inscription: "BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE" R.I.P.


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