Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry - Jan/Feb 1943

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  1. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    I'm currently looking for information about the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry during January and Febuary 1943? From wiki I have found that they were in Syria on internal security duties during this time however I would like to pinpoint where in Syria or mention of the casualty below.

    Initials: E G
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Trooper
    Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
    Unit Text: Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 28/01/1943
    Service No: 318712
    Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Baker, of Chippenham, Wiltshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. A. 9.

    CWGC :: Casualty Details

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This is from 'Royal Wilts' by Lt-Col PW Pitt TD.

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    He's also mentioned in the sections marked.....

    The Following Officer and Other Ranks Joined on Embodiment , 2 Septemeber 1939.
    "C" Squadron
    318712 Tpr Baker, E.G.

    The Following Officers and Other Ranks Embarked For Palestine In February , 1940.
    "C" Squadron
    318712 Tpr Baker, G.

    (I haven't left the E of E.G. off , it's in the book like that on the second entry.)
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  4. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Thanks, Owen.

    Great stuff, just what I was after.

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