Researching 7917955 Peter John Thomas - 2nd Northants Yeomanry

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  1. Bozerboy0585

    Bozerboy0585 Junior Member

    Hello, I'm researching the above Yeoman who joined 2NY in Sept 1939 until they were disbanded in Aug 44 where he went across to 1RTR.

    Is there any way to find which Sqn he was in? I know that during my own service Sqn moves were frequent and this may not be easy to ascertain but it'll help knowing what sub-unit he was and the activities he was involved in particularity with Ops EPSOM, GOODWOOD and BLUECOAT

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Steve
     
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The best bet is to look through the relevant war diaries. Officers often get mentioned by name but, unfortunately, ORs generally don't, however if you can get hold of the diary appendices, if there are any, there is a possibility that ORs may get mentioned - courses, dental treatment, inoculations etc. - in the regimental orders.

    For anyone in the know (not me) perhaps his original burial place, from CWGC, may give a clue, assuming that this was near the site of the action.
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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2020
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  3. Bozerboy0585

    Bozerboy0585 Junior Member

    Thanks Tony. I got a copy of his service records but as you know it goes t go into much Regtl / Sqn detail. War diaries was going to be my next move but I wanted to ask and see if there was anything already out there
     

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