Which Unit was responsible for the defence of Soex? In have found this from the Ellis - In default of orders, General Thorne could not know how long the 48th Division was expected to maintain its extended position. Even if the garrisons of Soex, Wormhoudt, Cassel and Hazebrouck could hold out, enemy penetration between those places might seriously interfere with withdrawals taking place farther east. He appealed to General Headquarters for reinforcements, and Brigadier Norman's 1st Light Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade and the 1st Welsh Guards (both of whom had been sent the day before to strengthen the defences of Cassel) were put under his command, as were also the 6th Green Howards from Usherforce. Part of Brigadier Norman's brigade—the 1st East Riding Yeomanry—was left to help the 145th Brigade group at Cassel, but the rest, with the Welsh Guards, were moved north to hold the area Quaedypre, Vyfweg, West Cappel. The enemy attacked all the 48th Division's strongholds during the day, and by six in the evening the road between Bergues and Cassel could no longer be used, Soex had been lost, Julian Thompson says the the German attack was the Gross Deutchland and 2nd Panzer - but I am sure it was 1st Panzer Division. So was it the 2nd regiment of 1st Panzer? Thompson goes on the say that the Welsh Guards evicted the GD and retook Soex but I can find no evidence of this. Nowhere have I found any mention of the Unit holding Soex originally - was it a French regiment?