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1st Lothians Border Horse
The Lothian and Border Horse Yeomanry was part of the Royal Armoured Corps during the Second World War. The 1st Regiment served in France, Normandy, Holland and Germany.
18th Nov 1944 In Action
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Those known to have served with
1st Lothians Border Horse
during the Second World War 1939-1945.
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There are 1 pages in our library tagged 1st Lothians Border Horse These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.
Pte. Albert Edward "Nipper" Buck B Squadron Border YeomanryMy Father, Albert Buck died last August aged 84. The family are very close and my brother and I, together with 3 male grandchildren are very keen to retrace our fathers footsteps. We have loads of memories and stories from my father and luckily I made a DVD of him talking about his war years in 2005. I also have a number of source documents , army book, 79th Armoured Division History book (which was printed just after the war) and many photographs.
We are trying to piece together the chronological order of events from D Day to the end of the war. He was conscripted into the Highland Light Infantry in 1944 and joined his older brother William Buck at Fort George in Scotland for training. He was then moved into the 1st Lothians and Border yeomanry and embarked on his European adventure after D Day. His brother William was wounded at Sept Vents in Normandy in August 1944 , but my father continued through France, Belgium, Holland and into Germany.
He drove a Sherman Flail tank for most of this time , and was transferred into the VIII Irish Hussars after the war ended and the 79th armoured div was disbanded .
I have a letter sent from a Dutch family around Christmas 1944 where he was billeted for a while. I have many pictures of the B Squadron , some of which were taken at Bovington in Hampshire before D day. There is a large group photo which my father has added the names on the back. His commanding Officer was Lieutenant Peter Carter who is mentioned in the Divisional History book. My father also told us that his squadron won the Croix de Guerre , but I am unable to confirm this from anyone .
We are hoping to retrace his steps next year and there are lots of gaps we need to fill in. I would be very grateful for any information , in particular about where the Lothians and Border Yeomanry went following the breakout of the Falaise Gap, or any information at all really.Michael Buck
Trpr. Robert Henry Sharp 1st Lothian Edinburgh Horse YeomanryHarry Sharp enlisted into the Army in 1938 at the age of 17 years. He lied about his age, joining the 15/19 Hussars in York. On the outbreak of WW2 he was transferred to the 1st Lovian Edinburgh Horse Yeomanry as a tank driver. Went to France in 1939 with the 51st Highland Division which was part of the B.E.F. Was the only survivor after his tank was destroyed by a German Tank. Was captured at St Valery after the surrender of the 51st Highland Division which was the Dunkirk rear guard unit. When taken prisoner Harry was wounded in the ankle/foot. As POW was forced to work in a Polish coal mine. Based at Stalag 8b.
Harry before he died, age 91, began to talk of the horrendous times he endured on the march from France to Poland having to cross the River Danube on many occasions. He also stated that the Germans saved his leg when they put maggots on his wound. The British Medics were going to amputate his leg prior to his capture.
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