47192 Major Oliver Thomas Morton RAYMOND, 1 Royal Welch Fusiliers

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  1. Dirk

    Dirk Member


    I'm looking into the fate of Major RAYMONT, Oliver Thomas Morton (Service Number 47192), 1 Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers. Son of Thomas and Christine Marion Morton Raymont, of Carbis Bay, Cornwall. B.A. Hons. (Oxon.).

    Regarding his death the following is mentioned in the War Diary of 1 RWF on the 15th of May 1940: "[...] A/ TK. gun manned by personnel of 1 R.W.F. was put out of action in Ottenburg. Major Raymond, commanding 'A' Coy, went fwd. to see what was happening and was shot in the spine. He died later. [...]."

    'A' Company 1 RWF defended the river Dyle crossing at Florival (Ottenburg).

    Major Raymont died the 16th of May 1940, and was buried at Ninove Churchyard (Belgium). In the 1950s his body was exhumed and reburied at Heverlee War Cemetery in Heverlee (Belgium).

    Any information about Mayor Raymont is most welcome (e.g. paper clippings, obituary, portret photograph, military citations, other accounts ... )

    Attached is a photo of his grave that I took in 2014.



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  2. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member



    1939 REGISTER
    Furze Cottage, St Ives M.B., Cornwall
    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Thomas Raymont - 27 Sep 1864 - Warden Of Goldsmith College, University Of London (Retired) - Married
    Christine M M Raymont - 04 Sep 1876 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Married
    Doris Wrath (Couslon) - 26 Mar 1909 - Paid Domestic Duties - Single
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  3. wibs12

    wibs12 Well-Known Member

    On the passenger manifest for the ACCRA departing Liverpool 16 June 1935 bound for Lagos, Nigeria..... noted as a Lieutenant in the army.

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    From British Army lists 1839-1946 - shows his attachment to the Nigeria Regiment, RWAFF.... believed located at Ibandan in 1935.

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    Details of return trip to Liverpool:

    Oliver Thos Morton Raymont
    Arrival Age: 29
    Birth Date: abt 1910
    Port of Departure: Calabar, Nigeria
    Arrival Date: 29 Jan 1939
    Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
    Ports of Voyage: Calabar; Victoria; Lagos; Accra; Takoradi; Freetown; Madeira and Las Palmas
    Ship Name: Abosso
    Shipping Line: Elder Dempster Lines Ltd

    From the Andrews Newspaper Index, notes him being called by Tony, not Oliver (?):

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    Last edited: Dec 23, 2019
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  4. Dirk

    Dirk Member

    harkness and wibs12,

    Thank you very much for the information.

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member


    There are several family trees on Ancestry that include him, and couple of other records (1 x Probate and 1 x travel) but they dont add much to what you already have above. Unfortunately there are no photos of him in any of the trees

  6. Chris Scupham

    Chris Scupham New Member

    If you email carolanance@talktalk.net you will get all the information you need. He was my great uncle. We used to stay in St Ives, with Christine in the 60s / 70s

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