My father was a member of the 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment, he was killed in Normandy on the 16th of July 1944. I have visited his grave at Brouay on several occasions and although I never knew him it is still a difficult but rewarding trip. I have found out more about his war on this site than anywhere else, the war diaries http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/53rd-division-documents/24174-2-monmouthshire-regiment-war-diary.html tell the story of where he was when he was killed. With this new information I intend to travel his route in France this year and would like to obtain maps if they are available with the wood numbers marked on them especially Wood 917625 as this seems to be his location on 16-7-1944. I would like to thank Swiper for posting this Diary and the web site in general for keeping the history alive. Rog.