317289 Trooper Bartholomew Hutchinson, 9 Queen's Royal Lancers 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by steve bland, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. steve bland

    steve bland Junior Member

    hello everyone, new to this site so please bear with me, i have been looking for the history of my grandfathers regiment the queens 9th royal lancers for the period 21.5.1940 till there return to england. my grandfather (Bartholomew Hutchinson 317289)was killed on the 9th june near la haye malherbe (i think) the 9th were in st valery with the 51st Div. but info about the period after that has been hard to find. believe they lost 6 men during their retreat to brest. any info at all would be greatly appreciated, or any suggestions of books or websites covering this topic,
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Have a read through here.
    HyperWar: The War in France and Flanders, 1939-1940 (UK Military Series)

    Welcome to the forum, always good to chat about the 1940 campaign.
    They weren't with 51st Div, they were retreating across the Seine.
    I was that way back in the summer.

    This is a good book about that campaign.
    The Fight for the Channel Ports: Calais to Brest 1940: a Study in Confusion by Michael Glover at Questia Online Library

    Rather alot of references in there about 9th Lancers and 2nd Armd Bde.
    I picked my copy up on eBay for a few pounds.
    A few here quite cheap.
    AbeBooks: Search Results - glover and channel ports


    From BBC site,
    BBC - WW2 People's War - France 1940
     
  3. steve bland

    steve bland Junior Member

    thankyou Owen D., your help is much appreciated, i will take up your lead and let you know how i get on, cheers, Steve.
     
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    CWGC - Casualty Details :poppy:

    He is mentioned by name in the units war diary.
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    Sadly I can't send a PM to inform him.
     
  5. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Steve - the 9th Lancers stayed with 2nd armoured bde when they were in the desert around 1941/42 when they were in 1st Armoured Division at El Alamein - all the way through to the Mareth line when they did the left hook into El hamma in March '43 -

    They stayed there in Tunisia until called forward for the Gothic Line in Northern Italy in Sept 1944-however they did not react well and the division was broken up - lost track of the 9th at that time.

    The 2nd Armoured at that time was the 4th Hussars - 10th Hussars - 9th Lancers - and the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoons) they took a bad beating at Croce / Gemmano on the Coriano Ridge.
    Cheers

    Cheers
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I don't think he'll be bothered Tom, his grandfather was killed on 9th June 1940 in France.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Dear Mods/Admin :D

    Any possibility one of you could email him just incase?

    Regards
    A
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Just enlarged images and added second page.

    Dear Mods/Admin :D

    Any possibility one of you could email him just incase?

    Regards
    A
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    He's also mentioned in the Regiments History:

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  10. NormanFrog40

    NormanFrog40 Junior Member

    Andy,
    By chance, have you the war diary of 9th Lancers/Composite Regiment from 7th June to 8th June before 19.00 (fight at l'Epinay against 7.Pz.-Div. in the afternoon) and possibly those of 3rd ABde - 2nd RTR and 5th RTR - fight nearby around Sigy at noon and then escape to the bridges at Les Andelys and Courcelles?
    Tell me if I need to post you a PM
    Thank you
    Jean-Philippe
     

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