1/5th War Diary

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  1. bubblegumyum

    bubblegumyum Junior Member

    Hi I wonder if anyone may be able to help me.

    My father in law was in the Welch Regiment 1/5th bn in September 1944 - 1946. He was involved in the battle for Hertogenbosh where he was taken POW and was imprisoned until liberated at Stalag XIb.

    I would like to be able to view the War Diary to see what information it may hold, does anyone know if it available for viewing and where I would be able to look at it.

    Thank You for any help given

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Forum member Swiper may have a copy of it if not click the red link below for further info on obtaining a copy.

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Here's the files available at the National Archives:

    WO 171/1386 1/5 Welch Regiment 1944 Jan.- Dec.

    WO 171/5287 1/5 Welch Regiment 1945 Jan.-Apr.

    WO 171/5288 1/5 Welch Regiment 1945 May-Dec.

    WO 171/9293 1/5 Welch 1946 Jan.- June
  4. bubblegumyum

    bubblegumyum Junior Member

    Thank You so much Andy thats brilliant I take it these documents are not subject to any closure?

    Day off tomorrow so i'm going to try and persuade hubby to take me to Kew

    Thanks again


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