Remembering Today 9/5/43 Trooper:R.D.Brickett,7947780,"A" Sqn. 4th County of London Yeomanry RAC

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Trooper BRICKETT, ROY DOUGLAS
    Service Number 7947780

    Died 09/05/1943

    Aged 20

    "A" Sqn. 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
    Royal Armoured Corps

    Son of Walter Harold and Ethel Florence Brickett; husband of Marjorie Irene Dorothy Brickett, of Pyrford, Surrey.


    INSCRIPTION
    UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
    Casualty
    Buried at MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY

    Location: Tunisia
    Number of casualties: 1447

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Joint grave VI. C. 16-17.
     
  2. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Parents:
    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    44 Woodlands Avenue, Woking U.D., Surrey
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Walter H Brickett 23 Feb 1894 Solicitors Manager Clerk
    Ethel F Brickett 06 Sep 1892 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed
    Hannah Smith 29 Mar 1860 Un Occupied


    NAME: Roy D Brickett
    SPOUSE: Marjorie I D Doe
    MARRIAGE: Jun 1942 - Surrey North Western

    No children.


    Brickett_k.jpg

    Roy's widow re-married in 1945.
     
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  3. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    The War Diary for 09/05/43 doesn't record any action or casualties; the entry for 08/05/43 says (my emphasis):

    "At first light we moved North to go to the West of the DJEBEL AMAR, 1st RTR went between DJEBEL AMAR and DJEBEL NAHAL, and 5th RTR went along the coast via LA GOULETTE. Where the road goes North from the main DJEDEIDA - TUNIS road, just West of DJEBEL AMAR, we encountered a strong point, which knocked out 2 of A Sqns tanks, killing 2 ORs and wounding one. After putting down fire on it, we took about 200 POW and there were four 88mms there and five 20mm A/Tk guns."
     
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