Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry - Roll of Honour

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Regimental Association

    Has a Roll of Honour for the Sherwood Rangers here: Roll of Honour - Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Regimental Association

    With the Boer War, The First World War (The Great War), and the Second World War.

    There's also a small selection of some biographies: Biographies - Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Regimental Association

    And the "Regimental Shop": Sherwood Rangers - Shop

    Has items like the Regimental Histories and: Sherwood Rangers Casualty Book 1944 - 1945

    The Sherwood Rangers Casualty Book 1944 - 1945
    SKINNER, Revd L, (1945) Sherwood Rangers Casualty Book 1944-45 Paperback. Stoneleigh, UK
    The personal notebook of Revd Leslie Skinner RAChD

  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    I did look a little while ago at the Roll of Honour option over at:

    It does allow you to search by regiment, however the options: "Nottinghamshire Yeomanry" and "Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry" – at least for me – currently gives:


    I looked up: "Trooper F. Abbott" as he was the first on the "The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Regimental Association" and


    With the regimental designation there being: Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry - not currently an option I could see on the

    ...drop down list.

    There's also this...

    With the Regiment: 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry

    To always bear in mind I guess. Since KEITH C DOUGLAS whilst with the SRY in Normandy was also with (according to the site) the 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry. Albeit... (CWGC has 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry)

    Service Number 170611
    Died 09/06/1944 - Aged 24

    2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry
    Royal Armoured Corps

    attd. Nottinghamshire Yeomanry
    Royal Armoured Corps

    Son of Keith Sholto Douglas and Marie Josephine Douglas, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. A noted War Poet. Exhibitioner of Merton College, Oxford, where he was a student of Edmund Blunden.

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  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    On the "Fighting Through Podcast" there are a couple of recent audio interviews here: 27 Bennett & Cheall WWII

    With Capt Stanley Perry, who was in the British tank regiment the Sherwood Rangers and saw a lot of action in Normandy and Germany. He survived battles, bombs and booby traps to tell of his amazing exploits some 75 years later.

    Additionally there are a number of pictures and a bit of youtube video.
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  4. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting the Roll of Honour
  5. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    IWM -
    Private Papers of Reverend L F Skinner TD

    The original manuscript diary of Padre Skinner...

    Content description
    Ms diary (110pp) kept between 2 June 1944 and 17 May 1945 while he was attached to the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry as senior chaplain to 8th Armoured Brigade, containing excellent descriptions of the preparations for the landings in Normandy and of D-Day itself, during which he helped with the treatment and evacuation of the wounded, subsequent operations beyond the landing beach (including the death of the poet Keith Douglas, whose body Skinner found and buried), his own wounding to the head by shrapnel and evacuation back to England, return to Normandy in late July, the often traumatic task of identifying and burying badly mutilated bodies, the advance through northern France into Belgium during August - September and the crossing of the Albert Canal at Geel, where heavy casualties were sustained, moving into Holland as part of the land force for Operation Market Garden (September 1944) and the subsequent actions around Nijmegen before crossing into Germany in November, the assault on the Siegfried Line and participation in Operations Blackcock and Veritable (January and February 1945), the crossing of the Rhine in late March and the advance to the Bremen/Bremerhaven area, where he was at war's end; privately printed transcription of the diary, with much additional commentary (`The Man Who Worked On Sundays', 164pp); and a casualty book for the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry (165pp ms, with copy and index prepared after the war), kept by Skinner during June 1944 - May 1945 to record details of burials.

    History note: Catalogue date 2001-05
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