Antwerp Sept 4th 1944 3rd RTR pictures

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  1. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Just to add a bit of muddy water to this thread , a bit taken from the local paper added to the entry for lt Dewick.
    DEWICK, HENRY BERNARD Rank: Lieutenant Service No: 311833 Date of Death: 18/04/1945 Age: 21 Regiment/Service: 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Grave Reference: Sec. E. West. Grave 323. Cemetery: NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Bertie and Emma Dewick. 21-year old commander of the Allies’ first tank to enter Antwerp in this War, was wounded on 4 April and taken to Lichfield Emergency Hospital for operations on his chest and back. His parents Bertie and Emma, who ran the Traveller’s Rest public house on Farndon Road, rushed to his bedside. They only left when they were assured he was on the mend. But he suffered a relapse a fortnight later and passed away minutes before they got back to him. Bertie and Emma brought their son home for a funeral, with full military honours, on Monday 23 April. It emerged that he had been slightly wounded on 1 April during the advance on the Dortmund-Ems Canal; but, instead of returning to base, he went into action again. His tank was the first to cross the Canal: it was then that he received his fatal wounds. His coffin, surmounted by the Union Jack, was borne to Newark Cemetery on a light armoured car. The service was conducted by the Reverend J.L. Day, Chaplain to the Forces. Family and friends filled the Chapel. An Army bugler sounded the Last Post and Reveille. The Parachute Regiment provided the firing party. Henry is remembered in Newark Cemetery; section E West, grave 323. Also if anyone has details on how Lt Dewick became injured or his crew names ?

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