WWII Memories of Frank Dennis Gent


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Blue Mountains, NSW
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WWII Memories of Frank Dennis Gent

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My father, James Buchan Dundas-Taylor "Buck" joined the RAC and was poted to the 2nd Lothans and Border horse in 1939. He was severely wounded at 4:30pm in the a tank battle in the battle for Tunisia. He was repatriated to Wales then to Ediburgh. He spent a year recovering in hospital before being discharged.

He served in B Squadron as a gunner/loader/radio operator (he spoke German) (and occasionally diver) in the Sqn leader tank.

He was wounded attempting to save the driver, Trooper Jack Hunter, from their burning Sherman. Sadly Hunter died the next day.

I would like like to travel to North Africa and follow their footsteps and of course visit Trooper Hunters grave.

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Reply Rina
3:56 PM on April 8, 2014 
Thank you so much for your interest in my father's website. Sorry to hear of you father's injuries but glad he survived. I apologise for taking so long to reply.....I have added the story of how my father met my mother in Milan, under 'After WWII 1945-72'. I only read your message today and have already passed it on to my father. He does not use a computer but does still write regularly, and his handwriting is much neater than mine, and his letters are more interesting than mine!
I hope you achieve your dream of following in your father's footsteps in North Africa, and visiting Trooper Hunter's grave. Just one more thing, as far as we can ascertain there are only two surviving members of the 2nd Lothians and Border horse. My father and Eric Beale.
Take care and once again thanks for your interest.