49th recce.. remembering late grandad

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Lisab, May 26, 2020.

  1. Lisab

    Lisab New Member

    I am honoured to have joined this excellent forum... my grandad John Dennis Owen was a trooper in the 49th recce's.. he signed up at age 19...newly married and with a child on the way he went to serve his county...when he returned home his first child was quite a few months old. I have a copy of his 'soldiers will form' that is all, and have just applied for his records from Glasgow. I wondered if my grandad may be listed anywhere in a book/diary/article or there be any pictures and you fantastic people may be able to help.
    Thank you

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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Welcome aboard, lots of Recce interest here, you have started on the correct route by sending off for his records, be patient but worth waiting for. There are a few articles on 49 in the Reconnaissance Journals, have you seen them?
    Reconnaissance Journal

    If you can get hold of a copy this is worth having:

    Book cover OTEIF.jpg
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  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum, great to have another Recce on board

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  4. Lisab

    Lisab New Member

    Hi, i have seen a link to the journals but not had chance to read yet, but i definately will. Thank you for the book recommendation i shall defo look out for that..
  5. Lisab

    Lisab New Member

    Thanks Paul...an honour to be here
  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    A warm welcome from me too; another Recce here:).

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