'Colin Moncrieff', 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Surrey, 1940-1941 (c)
Photograph compiled by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1940-1941 (c).
In October 1940, the 3rd and 4th Sharpshooters Regiments moved to the Dorking area, with the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) billeted in Cherfold, Chiddingfold and surrounding villages. The Sharpshooters were temporarily deployed to various training areas during this period. After gunnery training in South Wales in February 1941 the unit returned to southern England to train on the South Downs between Worthing and Arundel. In May 1941 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) moved to Westbury in Wiltshire, prior to deployment to North Africa.
Captain Colin Herbert Scott-Moncrieff was killed, aged 33, in North Africa during Operation CRUSADER in 1941. The war diary of the Sharpshooters records him missing in action on 22 November 1941 and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates him at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery at Acroma, Libya.
From a photograph album containing 620 photographs compiled by Major Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1940-1941.
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