3rd (8th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regt Reconnaissance Corps Roll of Honour

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Recce_Mitch, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Roger, I think that the clerk has it wrong as I have Mulvey, T listed in This Band of Brothers (ROH), The Reconnaissance Journal - Memorial Number - Summer 1950, British 3rd Division Casualty Figures and R.O.H. 1944-45 and of course CWGC. My father was in 56 Recce and in his case a clerk listed him as Mitchell J not T as it should have been but the army No was correct.

  2. Vosre

    Vosre New Member


    Yesterday i visited the grave of C. Williams 14201895 of the 3e Recc burried in Budel Dorplein Holland. Is there more information about the resean of his dead.

    With kind regards,
    Rene Vos
  3. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Hello Rene,

    From 3 Recce Regt’s War Diary for 21 Sept 1944:

    0830. A and C Sqns begin recce to EAST towards WEERT and canal line BOIS LE DUC between NEDERWEERT and ZOMEREN .
    Contact made with small parties of enemy inf armed with small arms and bazookas.
    Liaison with 11 Armd Div.
    RHQ moves to MAARHEEZE.
    Last light: A Sqn area DORPLEIN; B Sqn area DE HUTTEN;
    C Sqn just NORTH of WEERT on main road to EINDHOVEN.

    Also, from the Regiment’s Missing Personnel file, there is a report for 21 September 1944. Although it does not refer to Tpr Williams it gives an idea of what the Regiment were doing that day.

    View attachment 3 RECCE Missing Personnel 1944 09 21.pdf


  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Rene welcome to the forum

  5. Beeman

    Beeman New Member


    A relative, Trooper John William George Carter 14238437, 3rd 8th Bn died on 15th August 1944. I am visiting Normandy later this month and would like to know if there is any information on the action in which he was killed.

  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Attached Files:

  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Casualty Details

    Service No:13021650
    Date of Death:27/07/1944
    Regiment/Service:Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. 3rd (8th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regt. Grave Reference: I. E. 15.
    Additional Information:Son of Charles and Elizabeth Deville, of Walsall, Staffordshire; husband of Betty Louise Deville, of Delves, Walsall.
    Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle 12 August 1944.png

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  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    D thanks for posting

  9. RJW

    RJW New Member

    I belong to the Stockport Normandy Veterans and Friends and we have 2 surviving members of the 3 RECCE amongst our members. Does anyone know of any planned memorial services or re-unions? I have to ask them, but I'm sure they would be pleased to attend. Thanks.
  10. M Guilmin

    M Guilmin New Member

    I am the Mayor of Montsecret, a village in Normandy liberated by the 3rd Recce on the 15th of August 1944. Five men died there and we commemorate their memory each year. I would be very intérested in having a contact with the two veterans of the 3rd Recce you know.

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