BEF War Diaries - WO 167 Series

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Good man - but mighty task there mate!
     
  3. aldersdale

    aldersdale Senior Member

    Drew Hi,

    A copy of 167/813 would be gratefully rec

    Regards Aldersdale
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    No probs,

    Just to make things simpler for me (I'm a bit dim) as well as the file number can you give me the name too as I may already have the file. I'm storing them on my hard drive like an Orbat.

    Thank you :)

    Ps I thought about doing the Rifle Brigade this week but didn't bother !
     
  5. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Afternoon Drew, and yes there are a number that I would be interested in, and no issues with British Legion or H4H donation. Quite a few as I said, but these are all of the battalions and regiments of my Widnes casualties

    1st Battalion, South Lancashire War Diaries - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/784 - 1939 Sept – 1940 June.

    2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire War Diaries - Recieved from Drew5233 (inc 2nd Inf Brigade Diary)
    WO 167/830 - 1939 Sept - 1940 June

    253 Field Company War Diaries - Received from Drew 5233
    WO 167/1000 - 1939 Sept - 1940 May

    6th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/767 - 1940 Feb – 1940 May

    2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment - Recieved from Drew 5233
    WO 167/708 - 1939 Sept - 1940 June

    1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/757 - 1939 Sept -1940 June

    7th Royal Tank Regiment - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/460 – May 1940

    1st Border Regiment - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/713 - 1939 Sept - 1940 May

    2nd Battalion, Irish Guards - Supplied by Dbf and Drew5233
    WO 167/695 - 1940 May – 1940 June

    1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/780 - 1940 Mar – 1940 May

    27 Field Regiment, R.A.
    WO 167/479 - 1939 Sept - 1940 May

    5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/766 - 1940 Apr – 1940 May
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Phil, I hope that's 12 seperate donations :lol:

    I have some of those already so stand by while I get some blank discs etc.
     
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  8. aldersdale

    aldersdale Senior Member

    Drew Ho

    WO167/813 is the rifle Brigade

    Regards Aldersdale
     
  9. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  10. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    sounds a rather interesting offer. Do you have a list of names / numbers?

    thanks

    Iain
     
  11. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi Drew,
    If you come across these,mate I`ll gladly add to the Charities coffers:D

    WO 167/728

    2 Durham Light Infantry . 2 Durham Light Infantry INFANTRY War Office: British Expeditionary Force, France: War Diaries, Second World War
    Date: 1939 - 1940

    WO 167/729

    6 Durham Light Infantry . 6 Durham Light Infantry INFANTRY War Office: British Expeditionary Force, France: War Diaries, Second World War
    Date: 1940
    WO 167/730

    8 Durham Light Infantry . 8 Durham Light Infantry INFANTRY War Office: British Expeditionary Force, France: War Diaries, Second World War
    Date: 1940
    WO 167/731

    9 Durham Light Infantry . 9 Durham Light Infantry INFANTRY War Office: British Expeditionary Force, France: War Diaries, Second World War
    Date: 1940

    WO 167/732

    11 Durham Light Infantry . 11 Durham Light Infantry INFANTRY War Office: British Expeditionary Force, France: War Diaries, Second World War
    Date: 1940

    WO 167/733

    10 Durham Light Infantry . 10 Durham Light Infantry INFANTRY War Office: British Expeditionary Force, France: War Diaries, Second World War
    Date: 1940


    Cheers
    Jim
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    All added to the list but I can only bang around 10 to 15 out a day depending on file thickness so there maybe a delay and I will do them on a first come first served order.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  13. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    All added to the list but I can only bang around 10 to 15 out a day depending on file thickness so there maybe a delay and I will do them on a first come first served order.

    Cheers
    Andy


    No problem like I said only if you come across them I`m in no great hurry:D:D:D
     
  14. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Hi Andy,
    Can I add a few to the list? I'd be more than happy to donate to both of these very worth while causes.

    here is my wish list....

    WO 167/378 17 Brigade Headquarters
    WO 167/500 91st Field Regiment RA.
    WO 167/470 9 Field Regiment (Signal Section) Royal Artillery
    WO 167/580 52 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
    WO 167/502 97 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    WO 167/919 38 Fd. Coy RE
    WO 167/995 245 Fd. Pk. Coy.RE
    WO 167/999 252 Fd. Coy.RE
    WO 167/1001 254 Field Park Company Royal Engineers
    WO 167/734 2 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    No Probs Skimmod,

    Some of the order I placed last week for discs's, card envelopes etc to post the war diaries has arrived today, I suspect the 200 discs and plastic sleeves will be here by the end of the week too. Andrea doesn't know yet but I'm planning a 4 day trip next week all being good which will enable me to get all those listed above that I don't already have. All being well you should all have the diaries by the end of the month - just in time for pay day :lol:

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  16. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Marvellous! thank you. I'll keep my end of the bargain and bung thirty quid into the ABF online collecting tin.

    thanks mate.

    Iain
     
  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Andy, A Copy of the Diary below would be appreciated.

    WO 167/701 2 Grenadier Guards
    Cheers
    Paul
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Paul,

    No problems, I'll send you all 7 Guards Brigade and some of your fathers Bn will overflow into Bde HQ which you may find of interest.

    Being 'down under' I appreciate you may not be able to donate to a British charity so feel free to donate to an Australian Military Charity of your choice.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Anymore for anymore before I sign off for 5 days?
     
  20. barbaralawrence

    barbaralawrence Senior Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm still new to this research after 9 months and would greatly appreciate help in learning about the war diaries. I think each unit kept one, but I'm not even sure what constitutes a unit, much less how to find the war diary. For example, my uncle Ralph Kent Green was with the RASC 48th Division, No. 517 Petrol Company from January from 14-11-1939 until 25-6-1940. He was later with the 1st and then 6th Airborne. Is No. 517 Petrol Coy. the unit, and would there be a war diary for it, and if so, how do I get access to it? How can I learn from his record which units he was with later? So many questions! I'll be very grateful for any hints about any of them.

    Thanks,

    Barbara
     

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