Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Stan evans, Aug 18, 2019.
In bill frazers war diary there is a lance corporal Evans L detachment how do I find his army number
why dont you post a bit more info it might help members assist you
I take it you mean the nominal roll in this linked post?
Maj Bill Fraser, SAS Original
Possibly 'Whacker' Evans, Scots Guards?
Thanks for your help is whacker a name for someone from liverpool
Stan, why are you asking about L/Cpl Evans?
What's your line of research?
I watched sas the originals where reg seekings referred to an Evans I thought he said that Evans comes from an hussar regiment
There's not much to go on with just a surname though, is there?
I spoke to 10th royal hussar museum in Winchester they told me there was guys who served with LRDG and SAS
Are you research a particular individual, do you have their full name?
Someone who definitely served with Hussars?
Do you know for certain they were in L Detachment?
Why are you asking for an Army Number? Is it for copy service records?
Researching my grandfather's time in the army I know his regiment was part of bef near Abbeville and north Africa he joined the army 1929 10th royal hussars served Egypt India with Norman wisdom . Lance corporal Evans was his rank army number 402592 but it's what an old desert rat told me back in the 1980s that made me suspect something
Have you applied to MOD for copy service records?
Request records of deceased service personnel
Not yet but if it his him will they disclose any info about SAS?
402592 Trooper Horatio Herbert EVANS 10th Hussars
Transferred to the Pioneer Corps 12.2.1942
Thanks guy why go from a good regiment to not a very desirable one
Why "not very desirable"?
From tanks to logistics
What would you prefer a shiny Sherman or pick an shovel
Think you will find that the British didnt have Sherman tanks until late 1942, maybe with the variety of British tanks available at the time he changed his mind and felt they were less protected than they should be and decided he might well be better off in the fresh air and not in a mobile target for German anti tank artillery, so perhaps he thought he had a better chance of survival with a pick or shovel
Lend-Lease Sherman tanks - Wikipedia
The first Shermans to see battle in World War II were M4A1s (Sherman IIs) with the British Eighth Army at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942
I also think you might be discredting the Pioneer Corps a little
a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
synonyms: settler, colonist, colonizer, frontiersman/frontierswoman, explorer, trailblazer, discoverer
They would often, as on D Day be in the first wave
Royal Pioneer Corps - Wikipedia
It was formed in 1939 and amalgamated into the Royal Logistic Corps in 1993. Pioneer units performed a wide variety of tasks in all theatres of war, including combat, laying prefabricated track on beaches, and effecting various logistical operations. with Royal Engineers they constructed airfields and roads and erected bridges; they constructed the Mulberry Harbour and laid the Pipe Line Under the Ocean (PLUTO).
Separate names with a comma.