Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry cap bagde

The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Regimental Association

Memorials

This memorial commemorates the men of the 43rd(Wessex) Division who liberated the town of Lochem the Netherlands.  "A" Squadron fought a stiff battle here helping the 130 Brigade capture the town on 1/4/45.  They lost one tank and Sgt. A O'Pray was killed, together with Tprs. G Graham, L McKracken, and M Belton but one troop of the Squadron succeded intaking 60 prisoners.

43rd (Wessex) Division Memorial

(Photograph by  K. Ewing)

 

The text on the memorial reads:

 

43rd WESSEX DIVISION

 

ALL THE WAY FROM NORMANDY

 

4th. Bn. The Somerset Light Infantry (P.A.)

4th. Bn. The Wiltshire Regiment

The Sherwood Rangers

The 4th. / 7th. Dragoon Guards

 

LIBERATORS OF LOCHEM

1-2 April 1945

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