Remembering Today - 7/8/44 - Trooper Stanley Beazley, B Sqdn, 23rd Hussars, R.A.C.

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  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: BEAZLEY, STANLEY PERCIVAL
    Rank: Trooper
    Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
    Unit Text: "B" Sqn. 23rd Hussars
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 07/08/1944
    Service No: 14220206
    Additional information: Son of William Henry and Florence Beazley; husband of Queenie Barbara Evelyn Beazley, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. B. 13.
    Cemetery:BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
     
  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Ramacal
    Trooper Beazley's service number1422**** is way too close to mine as it was around June 42 when he was called up
     
  3. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    RIP Trooper, and thank you for your service.
     
  4. grimmy

    grimmy Guest

    According to the 23rd Hussars' Roll of Honour, he was in 'C' Squadron and was killed on August 6th:

    GENUKI: Photograph of the The World War II memorial screen for the 23rd Hussars in Priory Church, Bridlington., Yorkshire

    If it was the 7th then he was very unlucky. The Hussars had just returned from a nightmare 5 days on Perrier Ridge and were harboured at La Barbiere. The atmosphere was one of relief. Suddenly a single HE shell (origin unknown) exploded nearby. My Dad remembers the incident because he dived under his Sherman - from the side.

    RIP mate.
     
  5. grimmy

    grimmy Guest

    Spoke to Dad last night. Tpr Beazley was definitely 'C' Squadron. The 'Story of the 23rd Hussars' gives his place of death as Chenedolle (ie he was on Perrier Ridge). 'C' Squadron came off the ridge on the 7th with no casualties reported that day.

    I believe that in this case the Roll of Honour is correct and that Tpr Beazley was killed on the 6th.
     
  6. grimmy

    grimmy Guest

    CORRECTION: Tpr Beazley is on the extreme left, under the gun, with the specs. Apologies for the error.
     

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  7. Neil Hoggins

    Neil Hoggins New Member

    Hi,
    My Uncle is sat next to trooper Beazley, it was his Firefly. He’s sat astride the Jerry can smoking a cigarette.
     
  8. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Hi Neil.

    SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 4 April, 1946
    War Office, 4h April, 1946.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe: —

    Royal Armoured Corps
    7936108 Sgt. J. C. HOGGINS.

    What was John's middle name?
     
  9. Neil Hoggins

    Neil Hoggins New Member

    Hello
    My Uncle’s middle name is Clifford and he’s said he was Mentioned in Despatches. His birthday is on Armistice day and he will be 99 then.
     
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  10. Neil Hoggins

    Neil Hoggins New Member

  11. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that.

    "SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23 MAY, 1946
    (No. 37521).
    R.A.C.
    For 7936108 Sgt. J. C. HOGGINS, R.A.C., substitute
    7936018 Sgt. J. C. HOGGINS, R.A.C.
    Mentioned in Despatches"
     

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