Roll of Honour - 1941

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Trooper, HOLTOM, Herbert (Bert) Harold, 7916094; 6th Troop Headquarters Squadron Died on the 21st September 1941 aged 28 of Peritonitis following Appendicitis after being admitted to the Cairo Military Hospital on the 15th September 1941 diagnosed with Acute Appendicitis. Bert was born on the 20th February 1913 in Birmingham. The son of Edwin and Beatrice Holtom, of Shirley in Birmingham Brother of George Holtom. Husband of Winifred (Nee Searles) Holtom (Married 29th July 1936) Father of Carol (1938- ) Solihull Bert was educated at Spring Hill College (Moseley Grammar School) where among 96 ex pupils who were killed during WWII he is commemorated. After leaving School Bert was employed in his father bakery in Sparkhill in Birmingham Bert enlisted on the 15th August 1940 arriving in Egypt on the 13th March 1941 joining 2nd Troop 'A' Squadron. Bert is buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt Grave Ref: K.144. Commemorated at the Solihull War Memorial, Birmingham Hall of Memory Roll of Honour and at Sparkhill Methodist Church Family dedication; "In loving remembrance of a husband of four years, a little known father, and an unknown grandfather and great grandfather" "The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart, devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil" "Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death" "Do not therefore be afraid of death, it is the flowering of life the consummation of union with God". (My gratitude to Arthur's family for their help and kindness shown)

11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) "Cherrypickers"

1939-1947

Roll of Honour

1941

(Entries with photographs at the bottom of the page)

Top photograph: Trooper, HOLTOM, Herbert (Bert) Harold, 7916094;

6th Troop Headquarters Squadron

Died on the 21st September 1941 aged 28 of Peritonitis following Appendicitis after being admitted to the Cairo Military Hospital on the 15th September 1941 diagnosed with Acute Appendicitis.

Bert was born on the 20th February 1913 in Birmingham.

The son of Edwin and Beatrice Holtom, of Shirley in Birmingham

Brother of George Holtom.

Husband of Winifred (Nee Searles) Holtom (Married 29th July 1936)

Father of Carol (1938- ) Solihull

Bert was educated at Spring Hill College (Moseley Grammar School) where among 96 ex pupils who were killed during WWII he is commemorated.

After leaving School Bert was employed in his father bakery in Sparkhill in Birmingham

Bert enlisted on the 15th August 1940 arriving in Egypt on the 13th March 1941 joining 2nd Troop 'A' Squadron.

Bert is buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt

Grave Ref: K.144.

Commemorated at the Solihull War Memorial, Birmingham Hall of Memory Roll of Honour and at Sparkhill Methodist Church

Family dedication;

"In loving remembrance of a husband of four years, a little known father, and an unknown grandfather and great grandfather"

"The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart, devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil"

"Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death"

"Do not therefore be afraid of death, it is the flowering of life the consummation of union with God".

(My gratitude to Bert's family for their help and kindness shown)

Trooper, BAMBURY, Gordon Stanley, 7895620;

2nd Troop 'A' Squadron

Killed in action on the 7th August 1941 aged 20 during an engagement with German armoured cars in the Fort Maddalena area.

Born on the 19th September 1920 in Barry in South Wales

The son of William George and Alice Bambury, of 4 Spencer Street Barry Dock, Glamorgan in South Wales

Brother of William and Thomas Israel Bambury.

Gordon was educated at the Gladstone Road School, and attended the Holton Road Baptist Church in Barry.

Gordon had initially joined the Northamptonshire Yeomanry before transferring to the 11th Hussars on the 8th April 1940

Gordon joined up in 1939 having served for two years at the time of his death, eighteen months of those he had served in Egypt.

Gordon's obituary appeared in the Barry and District News on the 5th September 1941, he was survived by his mother, three brothers and three sisters

Gordon is buried at the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery in Egypt

Grave Ref: 15.C.6.

Commemorated on a private Memorial Headstone at the Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery and on page 75 of the Welsh National Roll of Honour Book, held at the Welsh National Museum in Cardiff

(My gratitude to Gordon's family and Colin for their help and kindness shown)

Trooper, CLARKE, Christopher Charles, 7907918;

(Squadron Unknown)

Killed in action on the 10th April 1941 aged 24 (it is unclear where as the war diary for this period is missing and the Eleventh at War doesn't mention Christopher)

It is believed that Christopher was killed in action during the 48 hrs 10th-11th April when the Regiment was deployed in delaying operations against the Germans when they were closing in on Tobruk.

Born on the 1st January 1917, N/W London (St Pancras)

The son of Bertie Charles and Ada Maud (Nee Jackson) Clarke, of 15 Ivor Street, Camden Town, N/W 1

Christopher is buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery in Libya

Grave Ref: 10.D.22.

Trooper, COLES, Frederick Ernest, 7896697;

2nd Troop 'A' Squadron

Killed in action on the 7th August 1941 aged 20 during an engagement with German armoured cars in the Fort Maddalena area.

Born in June 1920, in Kettering in Northamptonshire

The son of George and Ethel M (Nee Hills) Coles, of Kettering in Northamptonshire

Frederick joined the 11th Hussars on the 8th April 1940 after transferring from the Northamptonshire Yeomanry

Frederick is buried at the Halfaya Sollum Cemetery in Egypt

Grave Ref: 15.C.7.

Commemorated on the Kettering War Memorial

Trooper, FROGGATT, Lewis Thomas, 7894843;

'B' Squadron

Killed in action on the 4th February 1941 aged 21 as a result of covering artillery fire of an Italian ambush in the Slonta area.

Born on the 20th November 1919 in Kettering in Northamptonshire

The son of Lewis (-1933) and Emily Ethel (Nee Brownsell) Froggatt (-1951) of 45 Tresham Road, Kettering in Northamptonshire

Lewis joined the 11th Hussars on the 8th April 1940 after transferring from the Northampton Yeomanry

Brother of Raymond Sidney (1924-2005).

Lewis is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20 and also on the Kettering War Memorial in Northamptonshire.

(My gratitude to Mrs G.Labudek and Brenda Froggatt)

Corporal, GRIMSEY, Joseph Thomas, 6010420;

Regimental Headquarters (Orderly Room Corporal)

Killed in action on the 22nd November 1941, aged 29 as the result of a German air attack by at least thirty Ju 87 / Me 109's on RHQ during the Battle of Sidi Rezegh (Operation Crusader) which also saw the loss of L/Cpl Hitchins and Craftsman Lillywhite ( See below).

Born in June 1912 at Colchester in Essex

The son of Joseph Thomas (architect and builder) and Alice Maud (Nee Laccohee) Grimsey, of Colchester in Essex

Brother of Douglas Grimsey

Joseph is commemorated at the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 19.

Lance Corporal, HITCHENS, Reginald Ralph, 554015;

Regimental Headquarters (Technical Storeman)

Killed in action on the 22nd November 1941 aged 26 while returning fire with his rifle when RHQ was attacked by German Stukas and M.E.109's.

Born in June 1915 at Clutton in Somerset

The son of Ernest John and Kate (nee Pollard) Hitchins, of Bristol

Reginald had served for seven years abroad with no home leave.

Peter Christian recalled;

"We had plans to go into the baking business but fate intervened, he was a great lad"

Reginald is commemorated at the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt, on Column 20, the Parish Church of St Peter in Marksbury and at Wells Cathedral.

(My gratitude to Mr Peter Christian 'C' Sqn, 11th Hussars)

Sergeant, HOLLAND, Ernest Frank, 552383;

4th Troop 'B' Squadron (First Sergeant)

Killed in action on the 4th February 1941 aged 29 while attempting to lift a mine near Slonta.

Born in March 1911 at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire

The son of Frank and Alice Holland, of Swindon, Gloucestershire

Uncle of Mrs Owen

Great uncle of Gary Owen

Ernest is buried at the Benghazi War Cemetery in Libya

Grave Ref: 7.C.26.

Lance Corporal, HOPPE, Philip Ernest Joseph, 7907837;

'B' Squadron

Killed in action on the 25th April 1941 aged 22 as the result of a German noon air attack by ME 109's in the Fort Capuzzo area.

Born on the 18th February 1919 in East London

The son of Alfred John and Eleonore Hoppe, of Finchley in Middlesex

(W.3040 records next of kin as being father, of 8 Milton Close, London N2)

Philip is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20.

Trooper, HOWELLS, James Brentwood, 409399;

Regimental Headquarters (RHQ)

Killed in action on the 23rd November 1941 aged 24 as the result of German tank fire during German tank infiltration of RHQ Leaguer area near the Battle Field of Sidi Rezegh.

(The Eleventh at War incorrectly names him as Howells G.N on page 201)

Born on the 6th June 1917 in Pontypridd, Glamorgan in South Wales

The son of Joseph and Maud (Nee Rayment) Howells, of 157 Broadway, Treforset near Pontypridd in Glamorgan

James is buried in a joint grave with Trooper Robert William Simpson (see below) at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery in Libya.

Grave Ref: 16.D.3

Captain, KELLOCK, Robert, M.B, Ch.B (Glasgow) 125009;

Royal Army Medical Corps, Attached: 11th Hussars (P.A.O)

Died of head injuries on the 31st December 1941 aged 28 received during a German air attack by fourteen Stuka dive bombers on 'C' Squadron and Regimental Headquarters from which he died later the same day.

Born on the 30th July 1913 in Leicester

The son of Hugh (Ayrshire-Draper) and Elizaberth (Ayrshire) Kellock (Nee Wyllie) of 69 St Peter's Road, Leicester

Brother of Maggie, Jenny and Grace Kellock

Husband of Dorothy Astraea St.George Kellock (Nee Hewitt) of Leicester

Robert graduated from Glasgow University with MBChB, in 1937 before going into a private practice in Leicester.

At the beginning of the war Robert enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps, being sent to North Africa where he was attached to the Regiment.

Robert is buried at the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt

Grave Ref: 1.A.9.

Commemorated on the University of Glasgow, Second World War Roll of Honour

(My gratitude to Denise and to Mr Iain Russell of University of Glasgow for all their help)

Private, Frederick Ernest LILLYWHITE, 7627001;

Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Attached 11th Hussars (P.A.O)

(Artificer)

Killed in action on the 22nd November 1941 aged 21 when German Stukas and Me 109's attacked RHQ where the Regiments Light Aid Detachment lost both their 'fitters' and 'breakdown' lorries in which Frederick was in one of.

Born in September 1919 at Islington in London

The son of Alfred (b; 1895-Enfield) and Eleanor (Hoare, M; 1917-Edmonton) Lillywhite, of Muswell Hill in Middlesex

Brother of Alfred W J Lillywhite (b; 1918-Lambeth)

Peter Christian recalled;

"He was a very valuable member of our light aid detachment and did a thank less job of repairing minor faults on our armoured cars, often working all night under fire without a thank you or little recognition"

Frederick is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 84

(My gratitude to Vicky Lord- Frederick's family and to Mr Brian Baxter of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Museum and Mr Peter Christian 'C' Sqn, 11th Hussars for all their help)

Trooper, MANNING, Phillip Witheridge, 7912029;

2nd Troop 'A' Squadron

Killed in action on the 7th August 1941 aged 28 during an engagement with German armoured cars in the Fort Maddalena area.

Born on the 28th June 1913 at Penzance in Cornwall

The son of Philip John and Anne Ethel (Nee Witheridge) Manning, of Launceston, Cornwall-Mumbles in Swansea

Brother of John Manning

Husband of Freda May (Nee Abbott) Manning of Launceston in Cornwall (Married; 1940-Launceston)

Before enlisting Philip was employed at Boots the Chemist as a traveling veterinary Surgeon in Launceston.

A driver for the St John Ambulance Brigade and member of the local Toc-H

Philip's obituary appeared in the Cornish and Devon Post on the 23rd August 1941, page 5.

Philip is buried at the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery in Egypt.

Grave Ref: 15.C.4.

Commemorated on the Mumbles War Memorial, Swansea, and Book of Remembrance at All Saint's Church Oystermouth Mumbles

Also in the Boots the Chemist Roll of Honour (page 54) and the Welsh National Book of Remembrance (page 75) held at the Welsh National Museum, Cardiff.

(My gratitude to Philip Witheridge, Philip Freestone Town Clerk of Launceston, the Welsh National Assembly and Charlotte from Boots the Chemists for all their help and kindness shown)

Trooper, MOOTON, James Leslie, 7908143;

'B' Squadron

Killed in action on the 25th April 1941 aged 24 during a German air attack in the Fort Capuzzo area which also resulted in the death of L/Cpl P E J Hoppe (See above)

Born on the 13th July 1916 at Frodsham in Cheshire

The son of John Henry and Sarah Mooton, of Cheshire

Husband of Nellie Sophia Mooton, of 119 Chertsey Road Hosell, Woking in Surrey

James is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20.

Also on the Frodsham War Memorial in Cheshire

Trooper, POTTER, Thomas Arras, 839147;

1st or 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron

Killed in action on the 4th February 1941 aged 24 during an Italian ambush in the Garaua area which also resulted in the death of Tpr L T Froggett (see above)

Born on the 6th March 1916 at Hammersmith in London

The son of John Thomas and Winifred (Nee Froud) Potter, of 15 Cardross Street, Hammersmith, W6

Thomas is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20.

Corporal, RAWLINGS, Dennis William, 319351;

'B' Squadron

Killed in action on the 25th November 1941 aged 23(CWGC records age as 21) in the Sidi Rezegh area.

(No "Eleventh at War" or War Diary entry)

Born on the 1st May 1918(W.3040) in Wiltshire

The son of William and Kate Rawlings, of 11 Queen's Bridge Cottages, Patterdown Chippenham in Wiltshire

Dennis is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20.

Trooper, SMITH, Eric Egerton, 7910903;

Regimental Headquarters (RHQ)

Killed in action on Sunday 23rd November 1941 aged 27 (See above Tpr R.W.Simpson for circumstances)

Born on the 19th June 1914 at Kensington in London

The son of George Egerton and Lilian Nelley (Digby) Smith, of 275 Vicarage Farm Road Heston in Middlesex

Eric had transferred from the 52nd (H) Engineer Regiment to the 11th Hussars.

Eric is buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery in Libya

Grave Ref: 8.F.3.

Second Lieutenant, SMITHERS, Alfred John Langley, 132784;

'C' Squadron (Troop Leader)

Mortally wounded in action on the 25th November 1941 aged 20 as the result of engaging German tanks at a range of fifty yards after bumping into a rear guard party of a column they had been observing near to the Egyptian / Libyan border.

(Date of birth unknown)

The son of Langley and Mabel Smithers, of South Kensington, London-Knockholt (Court Lodge) Kent

Brother of Rupert, Brenda, Julian and Ann Smithers.

Alfred was educated at Eton (House Master; H K Marsden) which family records confirm that this was cut short by the outbreak of the war.

Alfred initially joined the Inns of Court Yeomanry before transferring to the 11th Hussars

Alfred's brother Julian Langley Smithers (Pilot Officer 601 Sqn RAF) was shot down and killed (Hurricane I-P3885) during the Battle of Britain at 10.45 hrs on the 11th August 1940 aged 24.

Alfred left the RAC wing at Sandhurst OCTU on the 25th May 1940 being commissioned into the 11th Hussars along with Lt P N S Palin-Evans

Alfred is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 19.

Both Alfred and Julian are both commemorated on individual stone tablets with head and shoulder portraits at St Katherine's Church Knockholt in Kent.

Alfred's inscription reads;

"In proud memory of 2nd Lieutenant A. John Langley Smithers, 11th Hussars killed in action in Libya November 25th 1941 aged 20 years, there is some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England".

(My gratitude to Sandhurst for their help)

Trooper, VIVIER, George Alexander Charles (Lyell), 7955062;

Regimental Headquarters

Killed in action on the 14th February 1941 aged 27 as the result of a German air attack when his armoured car was hit and destroyed killing all three crewman; Sgt H J A Lucy Tpr K G Buckler(see above)

Born on the 31st May 1913 in Wynberg, Southern Rhodesia

The son of (No CWGC record)

W.3040 records next of kin as being Wife, of 117 Fort Street, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia.

George was educated at the Matopas School, Bulawayo

Up until the 9th October 1939 when George enlisted at Bulawayo he had been employed as a Miner.

George left South Africa on the 14th April 1940 for North Africa where on the 30th April 1940 George was posted to the 11th Hussars.

Lyall as George's fourth Christian name appears on his casualty card held at the South African National Archives, but not on any other document

George is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20

(My gratitude to Peter B Munday of Zimbabwe for all his help)

Trooper, WINSLADE, Angus John, 7912949;

3rd Troop 'A' Squadron

Killed in action on the 26th June 1941 aged 26 as the result of a German Me 109 air attack on the Troop in the Sidi Suleiman area.

Born on the 16th February 1915 in Bridgewater in Somerset

The only son of Mr and Mrs (Nee Pitman) W J Winslade, of 145 Glenroy Street, Cardiff

Husband of Irene May (Nee Oram) Winslade (-2002) of 27 Marlborough Road, Cardiff (15th April 2002-13 Clos Y Nant, Fairwater, Cardiff)

Brother -in-law of Marjorie and Raymond Oram

Before the war Angus was employed on the staff of the General Electric Company, Cardiff

Angus's obituary appeared in the South Wales Echo on the 16th July 1941, followed the next day by three in memory from his wife, parents and in laws;

"Too dearly loved ever to be forgotten"

"In our hearts you are always near".

Angus is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial, Egypt on Column 20

Also St James the Great Church, Newport Road and St John's Church and the Welsh National Book of Remembrance held at the Welsh National Museum in Cardiff

Sergeant, WOOD, Eric Archibald, 4125394;

2nd Troop 'A' Squadron

Killed in action on the 7th August 1941 aged 27 during an engagement with German eight wheeled armoured cars which had attacked them from their rear in the Fort Maddalena area.

Born on the 30th January 1914 in Birkenhead Cheshire, Merseyside

The son of Archibald and Clara Ethel (Nee Heaps) Wood, of 87 Allport Lane Bromborough Wirral, Cheshire

Eric is buried at the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery in Egypt.

Grave Ref: 15.C.5.

Commemorated on the Bromborough War Memorial, in the grounds of St Barnabas's Church, Bromborough in Cheshire

Corporal, WORTHINGTON, James, 551335;

4th Troop 'A' Squadron

Died of wounds received in action on the 15th June 1941 aged 28 as the result of a seven Me 109 air attack in the Sollum area, which also cost the life of 2nd/Lt Lawrence Jacobson (see above).

Born on the 21st October 1912 in Preston, Lancashire

The son of Joseph and Ellen (Nee Kellett) Worthington of 45 St Mary's Street Preston, Lancashire

Brother of Henry, and Margaret Worthington (Second marriage-Ellen Kellett)

Half brother of Alice, Frederick and Thomas (First marriage-Alice Doyle)

Husband of (W.3040 records next of kin as being wife: of 10 Cleveland Drive Cowley, Oxford)

James was educated at St Mary's Street Church of England School Preston.

Joining the Army at 16, serving 6 years with the 4th Queen's Own Hussars before being demobbed

James was then employed as a welder at the Morris Cowley Works in Oxford.

In 1939 James was called up with the reserves and posted to the 11th Hussars in Egypt

James obituary appeared in the Lancashire Daily Post on the 11th July 1941.

James is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20

Trooper, SIMPSON, Robert William, 321056; Regimental Headquarters Killed in action on Sunday 23rd November 1941 aged 21 as the result of his armoured car being hit by German tank fire while trying to carry off other crewmen from other stricken cars after a German tank infiltration of RHQ's Leaguer area near by the battle field of Sidi Rezegh. Born on the 5th January 1921(W.3040 records year as being 1920) in Guisborough in Middlesbrough The son of Gilbert and Isabel (nee; Heslop) Simpson (Married; 1917-Middlesbrough) of Sparkbrook in Birmingham Previously of 162 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath Brother of Hilda-1917, Edith-1919, Doris-1921, Isabel-1923 and Gilbert-1924 Simpson. Robert is buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery in Libya Grave Ref 16.D.3 along with Trooper James Brentwood Howells Robert was included in the Birmingham Book of Remembrance held in the Hall of Memory, which was marked by a small service at 11.00 hrs on the 26th June 2010.

Second Lieutenant, SMITHERS, Alfred John Langley, 132784; 'C' Squadron (Troop Leader) Mortally wounded in action on the 25th November 1941 aged 20 as the result of engaging German tanks at a range of fifty yards after bumping into a rear guard party of a column they had been observing near to the Egyptian / Libyan border. (Date of birth unknown) The son of Langley and Mabel Smithers, of South Kensington, London-Knockholt (Court Lodge) Kent Brother of Rupert, Brenda, Julian and Ann Smithers. Alfred was educated at Eton (House Master; H K Marsden) which family records confirm that this was cut short by the outbreak of the war. Alfred initially joined the Inns of Court Yeomanry before transferring to the 11th Hussars Alfred's brother Julian Langley Smithers (Pilot Officer 601 Sqn RAF) was shot down and killed (Hurricane I-P3885) during the Battle of Britain at 10.45 hrs on the 11th August 1940 aged 24. Alfred left the RAC wing at Sandhurst OCTU on the 25th May 1940 being commissioned into the 11th Hussars along with Lt P N S Palin-Evans Alfred is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 19. Both Alfred and Julian are both commemorated on individual stone tablets with head and shoulder portraits at St Katherine's Church Knockholt in Kent. Alfred's inscription reads; "In proud memory of 2nd Lieutenant A. John Langley Smithers, 11th Hussars killed in action in Libya November 25th 1941 aged 20 years, there is some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England". (My gratitude to Sandhurst for their help)

Sergeant, HOWELLS, Glyn, 552339; Regimental Head Quarters Killed in action on the 23rd November 1941 aged 30 as the result of German tank fire during a German tank infiltration of RHQ's Leaguer area close to the Battle of Sidi Rezegh Battle Field. Born in 1911 The son of Richard (shoemaker) and Melinda Alice Howells, of 90 Amos Hill Penygraig, Glamorgan in South Wales Brother of Doris M Howells (5 yrs) Uncle of Laura and Lynette Glyn is buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery in Libya Grave Ref: 8.F.1-2, with Tpr David Wesley (See below) Commemorated on page 75 of the Welsh National WWII Book of Remembrance, held at the Welsh National Museum in Cardiff (My gratitude to Lynette Morgan and Laura Minty)

Lieutenant, GAPE, Warren Vyvyan Hamilton, MC, 74587; 4th Troop 'B' Squadron (Troop Leader) Died of wounds received in action on Tuesday 29th April 1941, aged 23 during an engagement with two German eight wheeled armoured cars which were moving down the Halfaya Pass Born November 1917 in Fulham in London The son of Captain William Nugent Walter and Sibyl Marion Geraldine (Nee Glossop) Gape, of St Michaels Manor and Caxton Manor Caxton in Cambridgeshire Brother of Roy Nugent Treherne Gape (1904-1926-RAF accident) Warren who spent most of his Childhood living in St Albans was educated at Summerfield, Wellington in 1931 (Talbot) awarded his School Certificate before passing into Sandhurst in 1936 Warren had ridden in Horse Shows as a boy and played Polo and Cricket for the Regiment. While at Sandhurst Warren gained his half Blue for Boxing and rode at Olympia. On leaving Sandhurst Warren was commissioned into the 11th Hussars and after a short attachment to the 12th Lancers (Scots Greys) re-joined the Regiment in Cairo. Warren gained promotion to Lieutenant in January 1940 and was awarded the Military Cross (MC) in the following late July for "initiative and a very bold action" on the 18th June during the Battle of Girba when during an engagement supported by the 7th Hussars facing light tanks, artillery and motorized infantry, Warren had destroyed 4 light tanks and cost the enemy between 80 to 100 number of wounded or captured infantrymen. Warren is buried at the Halfaya War Cemetery in Egypt. Grave Ref: 1.E.10 Commemorated at St Michael's Church, St Albans, and Wellington College Berkshire and on the Caxton War Memorial (My gratitude to Mrs Valerie Gape, the Old Wellingtonian Society and the Rev'd Brett Gray of St Michaels Church St Albans for all their help and kindness shown)

Trooper, BUCKLER, Kenneth George, 554277; SHQ 'C' Squadron (Operator) Killed in action at 16.15 hrs on the 14th February 1941 aged 22 during a German Ju 87 dive bomber air attack at El Agheila. Born in March 1918 on the Isle of Wight The son of Albert G and Elsie E (Nee Newbery) Buckler (1890-1921) Stepmother; Winifred Florence (Nee Hayles) Buckler (1902-1971) of Newport, Isle of Wight Brother of Douglas Alfred (1920-1982) Step brother of Roland Hilton (1927-1927 1 week) Eustace Rodney (1931- ) and Rose D Bennett. Captain Horsford ('C' Squadron Leader) wrote to Mrs Buckler after Kenneth's death; "I felt his loss as though I'd lost a friend of long standing- his cheerful disposition and incorrigible sense of humor were indeed a delight to find in times not always easy. Ken Buckler was a great little Eleventh Hussar and a very fine credit to his family and his County". Kenneth is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 20 and commemorated on the Loyal Earl Yarborough Lodge of Oddfellows Roll of Honour and on the Newport War Memorial, Isle of Wight.

Trooper, BROWN, George, 543598; (Squadron unknown) Died on the 31st August 1941 aged 28 at Cairo Hospital of head injuries received as a result of an accident (W.3040). Born on the 6th June 1903 in Bedford in London The son of Mrs Brown, of 20 Southam Street, South Kensington London George is buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt Grave Ref: K.119.

Trooper, WESLEY, David, 4124084; Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) Killed in action on Sunday 23rd November 1941 aged 29 as the result of German tank fire during a German tank infiltration into the their Leaguer area. Born on the 24/10/1912 at 17 Wellington Street in Macclesfield, Cheshire The son of Albert Wesley, of St Georges Street Macclesfield, Cheshire Educated at Duke Street School, Macclesfield David enlisted in the Army in 1931 at the age of 19 serving 7 years before being demobbed in 1938 into the reserves. In September 1939 David was called up joining the 11th Hussars in Egypt. David is buried in a joint grave with Sgt G. Howells (see above) at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery in Libya Grave Ref: 8.F.1-2 David is commemorated on the Macclesfied War Memorial in Cheshire

Sergeant, STEVENS, George William, 535052; (Squadron Unknown) Died on the 28th May 1941 aged 37(No "Eleventh at War" or War Diary record) W.3040 records; "Killed G.S.W (Gun Shot Wound) Accidentally" Born on the 15th August 1903 in Huntingdon in Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire) The son of (CWGC has no record) W.3040 records next of kin as being Wife; C/O Box 1549 Durban in South Africa. George is buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt Grave Ref: K.39.

Sergeant, LUCY, Henry (Harry) John Archibald, 6283756; Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) Killed in action on the 14th February 1941 aged 27 during a German air attack when his armoured car was hit and destroyed with the loss of all three crew including Tpr's Buckler(see above) and Vivier (See below). Born in December 1914 at Islington in London The son of Henry John (Cabman) and Rosie May (Nee Green) Lucy (Married; 1913-Holborn, London) of 21a Beaconsfield Buildings, Islington, London-Andover Brother of Blanche Allen, Rosie M B Lucy Half brother of Anthony J P and Dorothy D Jerden Brother-in law of Percy Allen (11th Hussar) Henry joined the army as a boy and transferred into the Regiment while it was stationed at Tidworth. A very fine and the most successful long distance runner the Regiment had, the family still has Henry's trophies. At the time of Henry's death the family was living in Andover where Henry grew up and at the time his mother had re-married William E Jerden. Henry is commemorated on the El Alamein War Memorial in Egypt on Column 19 (My gratitude to Denise, Gillian and Henry's family for their help and kindness shown)

Second Lieutenant, JACOBSON, Lawrence (Laurie) 126616; 4th Troop 'A' Squadron (Troop Leader) Killed in action on the 15th June 1941 aged 26 during a German Me 110 air attack which destroyed the entire Troop in the Sollum area. Born on the 26th January 1915 in Johannesburg in South Africa The son of Sol (Anglo African Shipping Company) and Sarah Jacobson Husband of Alethia (Nee Wilder) Jacobson, of 65 Teignmouth Road, London S/W2 Father of Mr Erroll Jacobson-Sive (Boston U.S.A) Brother of Ben, Leon, Edith (Lipworth) Sylvia (Shapiro) Dora (Penn) Ella (Mitchell) Lily (Blumberg) Bets (Silman) Gertie (Keidan) and Mavis (Kingsley). Lawrence was educated at Perse School, Hills Road in Cambridge where he gained his colours for Rugby and is commemorated in the Schools 1935-1945 Roll of Honour. Laurie is commemorated on the El Alamien War Memorial in Egypt on Column 19 and also on what was the Arcadia Jewish Orphanage in South Africa. Family dedication; "May we and the world not forget his sacrifice; lovingly remembered by Erroll, Margaret, Emma, Caleb and Jane" (My gratitude to Erroll, June, Audrey, Julian, Mikki, Joan, Bev, Geoff, Zeddy, Perse School, Lt Col W Bergman, South African Jewish Report, Jewish Chronicle, and to all of Laurie's family for their help and kindness shown)

Lance Corporal, SAWYER, Alfred John, 549457; (Squadron Unknown) Died on the 8th February 1941 aged 26 (W.3040 records accidentally killed in Libya) Born on the 13th November 1914 in S/W London The son of (CWGC have no record) W.3040 records next of kin as being Sister Miss Jane Elizabeth Sawyer, of 123 Queen Mary Road, Upper Norwood, and SE 19 (until 1946). Alfred is buried at the Benghazi War Cemetery in Libya Grave Ref: 8.F.17.

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