Richard John Victor Goss

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Captain Richard John Victor Goss
Life dates
26 Mar 1919 - 17 Mar 1943
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Biography

Victor Goss was one of the five officers seconded to provide training to Aux Units in August 1940. While the others seem to have quickly returned to regimental duties, Victor Goss took over from Captain The Lord Ashley on 21 Jun 1941. Possibly he had remained with Auxiliary Units in Dorset as Scout Section Officer since late 1940, which would explain his selection as Intelligence Officer.

He returned to the Grenadier Guards and fought in North Africa, being killed in in fighting there.

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
East Dorset Scout Section Scout Section Commander 01 Aug 1940 21 Jun 1941
Bingham's Melcombe House, Dorset Intelligence Officer 21 Jun 1941 29 Jan 1942
Dorset Intelligence Officer 21 Jun 1941 29 Jan 1942
Education

Rugby School, Trinity College, Cambridge

Regiment
The Grenadier Guards
Military number
76754
Commissioned or Enlisted
13 Aug 1938
Career

May 1940
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards British Expeditionary Force

1 May 1940
Advanced in Belgium, evacuated from La Panne 3 weeks later

August 1940
Seconded to Auxiliary Units
Initially for training, then possibly Scout Section Officer
Intelligence Officer Dorset

1942
Syria 6th Grenadier Guards, North Africa

February 1943
Mareth Line Tunisia with 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards

Other information

Born in Grimsby