Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by David Toomey, Oct 29, 2020.
Looking for details on Pte. Roy David Davies KIA in Schneeren, Germany
I am out and about at the moment, but as soon as I'm home I'll look something out for you.
Kind regards, always,
Army Number falls within allocation for Welsh Guards - 2730001 - 2744000
For the record and to save others looking it up, CWGC link & details:
Casualty Details | CWGC
PRIVATE ROY DAVID DAVIES
Service Number: 2734997
Regiment & Unit: 1st Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C.
Date of Death: Died 08 April 1945
Age 30 years old
Buried or commemorated at HANOVER WAR CEMETERY
Grave Reference: 15. B. 1.
Additional Info: Husband of Elizabeth May Davies, of Birkenhead.
Personal Inscription: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER HIM
This from what I have in my sack with me at the moment (so please excuse dodgy mobile phone photography)
It will at least let you look into Operation Howard (n.b. correction on my part, Operation Archway)
More to follow afore the night's out.
Always remember, never forget,
Apologies, I knew I'd posted something before with details of Roy Davies but struggled to find it (memory fade) initially.
Please have a read of the attachments to the post re Operation Archway here;
Battle of Rethem 1945 (Aller river crossing)
Kind regards, always,
You can find a very comprehensive account of the action in which Roy Davies was killed in ‘The SAS in World War II’ by Gavin Mortimer p.213-216. I cover this action in Nienburg Forest in my forthcoming book Theirs the Strife, which I hope will be available next month.
Many many thanks Jim.
Always remember never forget.
Please find below for your information, as requested.
And as always, given the utmost respect that I have for the author of the source of information attached, an extract from what I believe to be the absolute definitive work on SAS and LRDG casualties (may it promulgate their memory for evermore) and as a matter for my conscience in using this source, and to continue its original aims, I have donated £100 to the Combat Stress charity prior to posting here.
Please note, if I should receive a cease and desist request I will, immediately and with all reverence, always.
"THE SAS AND LRDG ROLL OF HONOUR 1941-47
VOLUME III – “WE WERE GOOD MEN”
North West Europe
EX-LANCE-CORPORAL X, QGM"
Sincerely, always remember, never forget,
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