2nd Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiment Tunisia 1943

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  1. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi trying to get hold of a copy of 2nd Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire War diaries (WO175/493 1943 March - June) With regards a Lance Corporal Jack Livsey 5961125 Wounded and repatriated? with injuries received as a result of Mortar Fire on his Bren Gun Team whilst serving in Tunisia. Jack was the father of a friend of mine. Jack is to be buried on Monday 17th July 2018. His son has very basic information ( Casualty Lists for 6 May 1943 but no 'context' as to how his fathers injuries were received. As yet the family have not had time to apply for Jacks Service Records before the funeral . I said I would trawl the web for him to see if the war Diaries are readily available: Regimental Museum as yet has not responded and assume that family may have to go to Kew! Would anyone know how i could obtain war diary for Mar - June 1943? More than happy to pay. best regards Neil.
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Neil

    I can happily copy the following diary for you on my next visit-Probably next month if you can't find a copy. Click the link below for my rates etc

    Regards
    Andy
     
  3. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi Andy much appreciated. I'm probably after April- June 1943 inclusive. I did click on the link in the Excel spreadsheet for WO175 but it came up with documents in WO176? It may be that I couldn't see them so not sure if the link was was correct or not?
     
  4. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Hi.
    Do you know what years this gentleman served in the 2nd battalion?

    Alex ( grandson of a Beds and Herts soldier)
     
  5. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi Alex Thanks will check and come back to you.
     
  6. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Welcome to the forum Neil. I cant help you out with the War diaries, but I'm more than willing to scan the pages from Chapter 13.
    Tunisia - The Final Battles. It covers the period you are after, April - June 43. If you would like to PM (Private message) me then I will send on the pages. It will give you a start until you get the diaries. I'm not sure if there is a Regimental History of the 2nd. Others will correct me if there is one.

    Regards
    Stu.

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  7. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi Stu much appreciated, that would be brilliant. Excuse my ignorance how do I PM you?
    Neil
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Neil

    If you go to your profile then you can start a conversation which is separate to the forum - it used to be called Private Messaging until the site software was changed, now its called a conversation

    TD
     
  9. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Cheers Thanks

    N
     
  10. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    No problem. I will PM yourself. Just look out for a red alert in the inbox.Top right hand corner. It means I have sent you a PM.

    Regards
    Stu.
     
  11. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    TD, nice one for the explanation. Not sure why the powers that be changed it to conversation?
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    They didnt - it was the new software system

    TD
     
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  13. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Where in the country are you? I'm the proud owner of the "history of the Beds and Herts" in 2 volumes covering their history. This was a private publication by their ex C.O, Lt Col Barrow and is very comprehensive.

    Alex.
     
  14. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi Alex I live in East Devon, as does Son of Jack Livsey. Am meeting up with his Son, Paul next week. Would be great to view it.where are you?

    N
     
  15. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    I'm in Kent. My grandad was 2nd battalion 1933-37 then 1st battalion 1937-44. I'm away tomorrow for 5 days but if you email me what you're hoping to find out I'll see what I can see in the book. Email me : alex1975uk@hotmail.co.uk
     
  16. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi Alex Will do many thanks. neil
     
  17. QMSI

    QMSI Member

    Hi Drew, I am the chap (Paul) mentioned by NobbyRM

    Hi Stewart, I am the chap (Paul) mentioned by NobbyRM

    Hi Alex, I am the chap (Paul) mentioned by NobbyRM
     
  18. NobbyRM

    NobbyRM Member

    Hi Paul, All received will let you deal with these guys from now on. Happy to be kept in the loop or catch up on our weekly meets as normal. Regards Nobbs
     
  19. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Alex, thank-you for the correction. I did not know that the volumes where out there. My main concern is with the 1st Battalion when they where with the 1st British Division in Italy, 66 Infantry Brigade.Nice one for the heads up. It looks as if it may not be cheap.

    Paul, welcome to the forum.

    Regards
     
  20. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Stuart,
    Was That the 2nd battalion as the 1st went to India and then Burma after being in Tobruk.

    Alex
     

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