War Diary look-ups offer

Discussion in '1940' started by CROONAERT, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Look-ups (within reason) offered from the following May/June 1940 War Diaries (some go back before that date and some later, but all cover (at least) May 1940)...

    (I may take a couple of days to respond, but don't worry, I'll get there!)

    1st (Bucks Bn) OBLI
    1/OBLI
    1/East Lancs
    2/Beds & Herts
    2/Cameronians
    2/Coldstream Gds
    2/DCLI
    2/East Yorks
    2/Glosters
    2/Inniskillings
    2/R.Norfolks
    2/RSF
    2/N.Staffs
    2/Northants
    2/Warwicks
    2/Wiltshires
    4/Cheshires
    4/OBLI
    4/RTR
    4/East Lancs
    4/East Yorks
    4/Green Howards
    4/Gordon Hghrs
    4/R.North.Fus.
    5/Green Howards
    2/5 Queens Regt
    6/DLI
    6/East Surreys
    6/Gordon Hghrs
    6/Seaforths
    6/S.Staffs
    7/RTR
    7/Middlesex
    7/Warwicks
    7/Worcesters
    8/DLI
    8/Worcesters
    8/Warwicks
    9/DLI
    9/Manchesters
    9 Field Regt RA
    10 Bde
    13 Bde
    17 Bde
    17 Bde AT Coy
    52 LAA Regt RA
    53 AT Regt. RA
    65 AT Regt RA
    143 Bde
    145 Bde (Ely account)
    145 Bde (Watson account)
    150 Bde
    151 Bde
    155 Bty, 52 LAA Regt RA
    Beauman Division
    Newcombs Rifles
     
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  2. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    Blimey, that is some list you have there!

    Does "4/Gordon Hghrs" mean the 4th Battalion, i.e. the ones that made it back to Dunkirk?

    My dad was in the 1st Btn. I guess the diaries for them were captured with the men at St. valery?
     
  3. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Blimey, that is some list you have there!

    Certainly surprised me when I typed them out! (they're organised into files on my HD and don't look half as many in their individual folders!):lol:

    Does "4/Gordon Hghrs" mean the 4th Battalion, i.e. the ones that made it back to Dunkirk?

    Certainly does.

    My dad was in the 1st Btn. I guess the diaries for them were captured with the men at St. valery?

    Many 1940 diaries disappeared, but the majority were re-written (and are sometimes better than the originals) upon return to the UK. the 1st Bn diary covering September 1939 to May 1940 can be found at TNA under file WO 167/744 , and ,including the reconstruction, June 1940 - Dec 1941 under WO 166/4300.

    Dave
     
  4. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Hi Dave

    If at all possible could I have the following;

    8th Bn Worcestshire Regt 28/05-29/05/1940.
    2nd Bn Wiltshire Regt 25/05-04/06/1940.

    Thank you for this generous offer.

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Dave,

    I'd be interested in seeing the following:

    2nd Warwicks

    53rd A/T Regt. RA

    8th Worcesters

    During there time at Wormhout.

    Andy
     
  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I have copies of the following from May 1940 if anyone requires a look up:-

    2nd Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
    Personal Diary of Lt. Col G.F. Hamilton, 2nd Buffs
    5th Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
    Personal Diary of Lt. Col E.H. Allen, 5th Buffs
     
  7. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Nick, Andy.

    I'll sort out your requests over the next few days when I get on my main PC (PS, Andy...for Wormoudt, I suppose you'll also be wanting the diary for the 4/Cheshires? Prepare to be disappointed BTW...not much mention of the massacre in any of them).

    Dave
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Dave I missed the Chesires on your list.

    I have shed loads of information already on the massacre from the files at Kew and a couple of books. I'd like to know more about the battle before the massacre though-do they say much about the fighting?

    Andy
     
  9. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    do they say much about the fighting?

    Andy


    Oh, that's there alright!:lol:

    Dave
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Then I can't wait and I'll put my proposed theard about the massacre and fighting on hold for even longer :lol:

    I have lots and lots of pictures from my last trip a couple of weeks ago, I just want to make sure the text to go with them is accurate :D
     
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Dave if you have time after sorting out all the other requests, could I see the CG diary please?
    All the best,
    Diane
     
  12. MALLARD

    MALLARD Member

    CROONAERT, You must have masses if information! As you will gather I am very new to this type of research so forgive me if I’m being too naïve. I’ve been trying to do some research into 58th Chemical Warfare Company RE, what they were doing and where they were just before Dunkirk. This has come about because of a notebook and some press cuttings shown to me by my cousin who has been trying to find out more about its contents. From your obviously extensive knowledge do you have anything that might add to the information we have, most of which is shown on this forum in the 58th Chemical Warfare thread under 1940.
    Probably a lot to ask but if there is anything obvious it will be most helpful.
    Mallard
     
  13. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    8th Bn Worcestshire Regt 28/05-29/05/1940.


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    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    53rd A/T Regt. RA

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    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    4/Cheshires 27-29 May

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  16. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    B Coy, 4/Cheshires...same dates...
     

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    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    D Coy, 4/Cheshires...same dates...
     

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  18. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Dave if you have time after sorting out all the other requests, could I see the CG diary please?
    All the best,
    Diane


    Any particular dates, Diane?

    dave
     
  19. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    do you have anything that might add to the information we have, most of which is shown on this forum in the 58th Chemical Warfare thread under 1940.

    Afraid I've got nothing that immediately jumps to mind that isn't already mentioned on that thread.

    sorry!:(

    Dave
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Dave much appreciated- any chance of the 2nd Warwicks too :D
     

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