Following our letter last week regarding author Dr Stephen Keopghane's book on the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and bid to trace the family of one of the soldiers featured, he has been in touch with the Gazette again.

Dr Keoghane, a consultant urological surgeon and former Regimental Medical Officer to the Royal Wessex Yeomanry has recently completed a new illustrated history of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (RWY) which is due to be published later this year by Fonthill Media.

He said: Some further research has revealed that Captain Wheeler’s name was in fact Leslie. I previously only had his initials and a reference to

‘Charles’, his initials bring L.C.

"Mr L.C Wheeler, who enlisted as a Lance Corporal and had been promoted to Captain by the time the Second World War ended, came from Devizes and joined the RWY in 1929 and served throughout the war on the Middle East, El Alamein and finally in Italy.

"His memoirs As I remember were privately published in the 1980s. If any readers recall Mr Wheeler or have contact with his family, I would be very keen to make contact."