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Offline arthurk

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Re: Found in a dead Tommie’s pocket
« Reply #9 on: Monday 21 September 20 19:40 BST (UK) »
As Ruskie said (reply #2), might it not be more likely that a soldier would carry a photo of people he was separated from, such as brothers or friends, rather than of himself and/or comrades that he was serving with?

I see the front one has a medal.
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Re: Found in a dead Tommie’s pocket
« Reply #10 on: Monday 21 September 20 21:13 BST (UK) »
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This is the page from the German soldiers album. As you can see, all the other pictures are from TRETTEN. Before that, he was in Gausdal.  Later on, you can see from the two pictures, they stayed for a while in Løkken.  Somebody wil be able to tell us, who they were.  But I am not sure, if that can help finding the Scots on the picture.

If you are interested in finding more information about the German Regiments who were at this places you should ask the specialists in this German forum:
https://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/
I think they may be very interested in this photo album. If you place a question there you should not only write in English but also add a German translation.

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Re: Found in a dead Tommie’s pocket
« Reply #11 on: Monday 21 September 20 23:46 BST (UK) »
Fascinating album.  :)


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Re: Found in a dead Tommie’s pocket
« Reply #12 on: Friday 25 September 20 18:40 BST (UK) »
If this photo was found in the soldier’s pocket, is it possible that is it a photo of a friend or relative rather than a photo of himself?

It seems a dead end to look for any Scottish unit in the Gudbrandsdalen-area of Norway in 1940. As suggested, the picture might be of friends or relatives. Who might the dead Tommie have been then?

I have a list of British casualties in Norway. However not stated where they fell, but the date is available. The main battle at Tretten was 23 April 1940, there should be a fair chance that our man is amongst the listed. My best guess is that he is buried at Lillehammer North Cemetery, that is the closest to Tretten. The next option is Venabygd Cemetery....

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Re: Found in a dead Tommie’s pocket
« Reply #13 on: Friday 25 September 20 22:18 BST (UK) »
That is not a very long list so it may be possible to work through them.

One thought - I wonder if the dead soldier may have been Scottish but not fighting in a Scottish regiment? If any of the men on the list can be identified as Scottish might that narrow down who the dead soldier could be?  :-\

Or. Do you already have information about each of these deceased men? Next of kin etc?

Anything is possible, but I think it odd that an English soldier would have a photo of Scottish men in his pocket.


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Re: Found in a dead Tommie’s pocket
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 27 September 20 09:26 BST (UK) »
This is a hard one.  :) I have no more info than listed in the Attachment. What I am hoping for is that someone comes «That’s my uncle in the picture, and he had xxx mate who fell in Norway..,»

Having said that, I think there were Scottish soldiers in English Units in Norway 1940. Joseph Kynoch, for instance, I think was Scottish? He wrote the book the «Forgotten Fiasco» after the war. I’ve got the book, wonder if there are any clues there...?
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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 03 October 20 20:06 BST (UK) »
A very “outside the box” suggestion, but.....
I just got a glimpse of a photo of the Scottish Singer factory Pipe Band, briefly on TV, and it put me in mind of this photo.
Maybe if you check it out......??
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