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Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)




    24th Oct 1942 Men Rescued

    16th Aug 1944 Tanks Filmed

    10th Sep 1944 In Action

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    21st Oct 1944 Relief

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    1st Nov 1944 Relief

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    8th Nov 1944 On the Move

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    19th Nov 1944 In Action

    22nd Nov 1944 Tank Lost

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    23rd Nov 1944 In Action

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    6th Mar 1945 Prisoners Taken


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    Those known to have served with

    Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Edwards William. Sgt.
    • Fletcher George. Tpr. (d.13th May 1945)
    • Hargreaves John Francis. Tpr. (d.24th Jan 1945)
    • Pelham Frank.
    • Pope Basil Holland. 2nd Lieutenant (d.15th Dec 1941)
    • Reid William A.. Tpr. (d.10th Sep 1944)

    The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List

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    There are 1 pages in our library tagged Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.

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    2nd Lieutenant Basil Holland Pope seconded to Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Royal Tank Regiment (d.15th Dec 1941)

    Basil Holland Pope died Tobruk 15/12/1941 aged 21 - does anybody have any information as to how he died or know anything about him? He was my uncle and I am trying to research his life.

    Angela Johnston



    Tpr. William A. Reid Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (d.10th Sep 1944)

    William Reid

    My Grandfather was a member of the Nottinghampshire Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. His name was Trooper William Reid, born in Dublin, Ireland in Feb 1923, he joined the regiment in late 1943 and fought from Normandy, through France, to Gheel in Northern Belguim where he was killed in action, aged 21, during the heavy fighting there to secure a bridgehead over the Albert Canal, on sept 10 1944, he is buried in Stelen churchyard 2km from Gheel. He was buried by the regiment's Padre, Leslie Skinner along with 9 others in Stelen Churchyard near Geel. Members of the Durham Light Infantry who were supporting during the battle are also buried there. He was married to Cathrine and they had one daughter Bernadette

    Karl McDermott



    Tpr. George Fletcher Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (d.13th May 1945)

    I would like to know how my cousin, Trooper George Gletcher, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry was killed on friday 13th May 1945 when the war was supposedly over a couple of weeks before.

    Geoff Clack



    Frank Pelham C Squadron Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

    My Grandad, Frank Pelham, was a Desert Rat Tank Driver and mechanic with the Notts Sherwood Rangers. I have several of his papers including a letter of congratulations on the birth of my auntie from Philis Mcgrath at the Old Comrades and Welfare Association, his pay & service book, a copy of his standing orders book for drivers, and a copy of the "8th Armoured Bridge" book.

    I'm desperatly seeking any photos that may be in circulation, if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. I'd like to make contact with anyone who may have served alongside my grandad in WW2

    Emma Alford



    Sgt. William Edwards Nottinghamshire Yeomanry

    My father, Bill Edwards, was captured at Crete and imprisoned at Stalag 8b. I believe he was the first soldier to be repatriated to Leicester. This action was mainly because he was suffering from what was then known as disseminated sclerosis (later changed to MS), diagnosed when he arrived home. It was also known as 'dropped feet'. My father never talked about his experiences at Stalag 8b, as it seems very few did.

    If anyone has further information about my father, please contact me.

    Mick Edwards



    Tpr. John Francis Hargreaves Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (d.24th Jan 1945)

    John Hargreaves served with the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry in the Royal Armoured Corps

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