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23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps

Post by Mother Mave » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 am

Hello, My first posting, so I hope you can help. I would like to know where the 23rd Hussars were on the 7th September 1944 as I am trying to tell the story of one of the men on our local War Memorial and want him to be remembered. He was Edward Joseph STENNER 7937374 and died on that day age 23 years, but don't know if it was in a battle or was he injured earlier and died that day? Any help would be appreciated. Kind regards, Mavis Williams

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Post by Alanmccoubrey » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:01 pm

The 23rd Hussars were part of 11 Armoured Division and in the first week of September 1944 they were liberating Antwerp.
Have you tried searching for your man on the Commonwealth War Graves site ?

https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead/
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Post by Mother Mave » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:32 pm

Yes and thank you for replying. I wanted to know more about the incident or battle on the 7th September, so you have helped. Much appreciated. Regards, Mavis

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:48 am

STENNER, E.J.(Edward Joseph) Trooper 7937374 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps. Died 7th September 1944 age 32 years. Buried at Schoonselhof Cemetery, Location: Antwerpen, Belgium

http://www.flintshirewarmemorials.com/m ... ww2-names/

STENNER EDWARD JOSEPH
United Kingdom Trooper 7937374Royal Armoured Corps07/09/1944 Age: 32 Coll. grave IV. E. 15-18.

http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/schoonselhof2.htm

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STENNER
Edward Joseph
7937374 Royal Armoured Corps (23rd Hussars) 7 Sep 1944 32 Son of Edward and Elizabeth Stenner, 56 Salisbury Street, Shotton. (1911 Census). Also commemorated on the Connah's Quay and Shotton War Memorial. Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.


http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/cofadeiladau ... wii_wm.htm

I think he was KIA near Merksem (suburb of Antwerp) while trying to cross the Albert Canal, but I am not sure of that information

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Post by Mother Mave » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:03 am

Thank you so much for the information, I am the researcher for the flintshirewarmemorials.com - Connah's Quay & Shotton Memorial and am trying to tell his story. Thanks again, Kind regards, Mavis

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:10 pm

MERKSEM. La commune sera coupée d'Anvers pendant près d'un mois après la libération de la ville, malgré les assauts répétés des troupes alliées. Elle finit par être libérée aussi le 2 octobre par les Canadiens, épaulés par la résistance anversoise.
http://www.lesoir.be/archive/recup/%252 ... 08GC3.html

The town of Merksem was liberated one month after the liberation of Antwerp despite several assaults of the allied troops. Merksem was liberated by canadian troops on the 2nd of the month of October 1944 with the help of the Belgian underground movements.

Sorry for my poor english language but it's not my native language
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Post by Mother Mave » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Thank you so much, you are very kind. I couldn't have even tried to do it the other way around!!! It is excellent English. Kindest regards, Mavis

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Hi Mavis,
On the 7th of September 1944, in an attempt to aid the beleaguered 4th Batallion, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry Regiment (159th Infantry Brigade) in their small bridgehead north of the Albert Canal.
At sunrise B company was ordered to push through to Merksem, but the order was soon countermanded due to the fact that the Shropshires were being pulled back. However, the Monmouths were now in close contact with the enemy. Tanks of the 23rd Hussars tried twice to attack the bridge underneath the railway but were driven away twice by two German 88mm guns

On the 2nd of October 1944, The 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade and two resistance batallions attacked Merksem from the west and south.

On the 3rd October 1944 the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division (1st British Corps) occupied Brasschaat. Meanwhile, the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade finally completed the clearing of Merksem, with the help of the Belgian Resistance.
http://users.telenet.be/Atlantikwall-15 ... ration.htm
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Re: 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps

Post by Mother Mave » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:48 am

Thank you so much for the details of the action, I can add it to his story with your permission and credit you. Much appreciate you help. Kind regards, Mavis

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:02 am

Mother Mave wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:48 am
Thank you so much for the details of the action, I can add it to his story with your permission and credit you. Much appreciate you help. Kind regards, Mavis
No problem Mavis, but add also the internet link.
http://users.telenet.be/Atlantikwall-15 ... ration.htm
That's the website on which I found the information.
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Re: 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps

Post by Mother Mave » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:09 am

Thanks again, very grateful for all your help. Regards, Mavis

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Re: 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps

Post by Mother Mave » Sat May 05, 2018 8:15 am

Hello again, I have found another soldier who was in the 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps, but died on the 16th April 1946. I really have no idea who he was, so any help would be great.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Trooper
FOULKES, ERNEST
Service Number 14224032
Died 16/04/1945
Aged 21
23rd Hussars. Royal Armoured Corps

Buried at HANOVER WAR CEMETERY
Can you be so kind to help me again, so I can tell his story please. Kindest regards, Mavis

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