Thomas Rippin DCM

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by garyrippin1968, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Hi

    I am looking for any general information regarding my Grandfather Thomas Rippin who served with The 2nd Lincolnshire regiment between 1931 and 1945.
    I know that he served in india,singapore and was present at Dunkirk and the D-Day landings During which he was awarded the DCM for his conduct during the Battle of herouville.
    Any more info or Photos would be much appreciated
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    You probably already have the recommendation but just in case, see attachments

    Have you applied to MOD for copy of his service records?

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  3. Thanks for the reply
    I have applied but i know that it can take a while.
    I was just wondering if anyone has more details of the 2nd lincolns at Dunkirk
    I have a few Photos of The battalion which i am going to upload to see if anyone has more info.
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Anything specific? The regiments history is as rare as hen's teeth but I do have the battalions war diary covering the France and Flanders campaign but it covers 1939 Aug.-1940 June.


    I've just checked my records and I copied nearly all of the 2 Lincs war diaries for a chap in New Zealand a couple of years ago. I lost all the files in a error but can still let you know a rough guide to how many pages are in each and estimate if you want copies.

  5. The war diaries would be a great help.
    I would take as many as you can get hold of.
    As you say it seems to be quite difficult to gleen much regimental history regarding the 2nd Lincolns.
    I have managed to get hold of a copy of The history of The Lincolnshire Regiment in NW Europe hermanville-sur-mer 6 June 1944 to Lenerich 8 May 1945 which is quite informative regarding the D-Day landings onwards.
    If you could quote me it would be much appreciated
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Sent you a Private Message Gary

  7. erdunstan

    erdunstan Junior Member

    My grandfather served with 2 Lincolns 1935-45. In the late 90's i tracked down many of the surviving veterans and recorded many of their recollections. I wrote a book for the 60th anniversary about the battle in which your grandfather was awarded his DCM, enjoy the read. Your grandfather is mentioned in several places. If you want any info on 2 Lincolns let me know, i have plenty
    PS Do you have a photo in uniform with DCM?

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  8. Thanks for that Edward,
    My Grandfather never spoke of his time in the Lincolns

    I have a few more photos which I am going to scan and upload but unfortunately not one wearing his DCM.
    Any other info or photos would be much appreciated
  9. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Was Thomas related to
    RIPPIN, DEREK. Rank: Serjeant. Service No: 6020480. Date of Death: 05/11/1943. Age: 26.
    Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 8th Bn.
    Grave Reference: II. D. 27. Cemetery: SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Bertha Melladay, of Grantham, Lincolnshire; husband of Doris Rippin, of Grantham.

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