20/4/1945 Tpr James Cardle 1st Lothian & Border Yeomanry

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    Rank: Trooper
    Service No: 14382748
    Date of Death: 20/04/1945
    Age: 21
    Regiment/service: Royal Armoured Corps/1st Lothians and Border Horse
    Grave Ref: 21.A.7
    Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery
    Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Thomson Cardle, of Glasgow

    Jimmy Cardle (sml).jpg

    Back of the photo reads "Jimmy Cardle, killed one week later"

    From the Lothians Regimental history;

    "On the 19th (April) C Squadron had moved from the Reichswald area up into Holland where, at Zetten, it was nominally in support of the 1st Calgary Horse. One small but costly had been performed on the 18th - three flails, under Captain Harley and Lieut. Stewart, had flailed a path for a Canadian troop and a Belgian infantry company. Cpl. Edward's tank was, unfortunately, blown up on a heavy mine, and there were four casualties, of whom Tpr. Cardle afterwards died of his wounds."

    Jimmy was the last Lothian to be killed before the end of the war.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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