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  1. Bala

    Bala Member

    Can any kind person tell me where marshalling camp 'J9' was located? Somewhere in Sussex - but where?

    And was 'J5' Newick & Chailey (where the Hallams were held) or Binham & Hooke?

    Any help appreciated.- thank you
  2. Temujin

    Temujin Member

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  4. Temujin

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  5. Bala

    Bala Member

    Thank you kindly for your help regarding D-Day Marshalling Camp 'J5' which is labelled "Binham and The Hook" in the links you sent me. I have been confused because in the War Diary of the Hallamshire Battalion of the York & Lancs, it clearly states that the marching troops moved to Marshalling Camp at Newick and Chailey. It now appears that this was incorrect and they went to "Binham and The Hooke". Same place different name.

    Camp "J9" is still unknown

    Thanks a lot.
  6. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    I thought I gave you J9 in the above info?? (Haywards Heath)??? Or is Haywards Heath a “general location” and not an exact location???
  7. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    I have found in Western Command region, the name given to a specific location at regional level was not necessarily the name used by the unit actually located there. So in one case the same regional name was applied to three different sites up to seven miles apart from command's chosen town name. I went to Kew once specifically to get one unit file only to find that the unit wasn't actually where command put it. The unit gave their correct geographical village name.
    This problem continued when the US took over the same sites and sometimes perpetuated the errors as they took so much from Western Command as gospel.

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