War Diary look-ups offer

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

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Any particular dates, Diane?

    dave
    Dave if possible esp anything from when they were in Pecq to embarkation.
    May 20 onwards. What I am particularly interested in any accounts/mentions of casualties, but if that involves too much would you just post what you yourself feel is the 'best' couple of pages?

    Howard& Sparrow is naturally very scant about both CG bns, so anything to add to their 30 pages about BEF is a bonus.

    Cheers,
    Diane
     
  2. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    any chance of the 2nd Warwicks too :D


    Whoops...forgot that one...
     

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  3. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    ...and a seperate one for B Coy, 2/Warwicks...
     

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  4. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    2nd Bn Wiltshire Regt .


    cheating a bit here...courtesy of Owen who sent me these via email and so didn't need much resizing...
     

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  5. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    2 CG 20th May- June 1940...
     

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  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Dave much appreciated, already at a glance I can see some info not in the History.
    Thanks.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks from me too !
     
  8. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Dave

    Thanks, much appreciated.

    Nick
     
  9. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Morning Dave, one of my Widnes casualties CORBY, EDWARD FRANCIS, Private, 5049637 was with the 2nd North Staffs, and was KIA on the 4th June 1940. So any info that you have upto that date would be appreciated.

    Phil
     
  10. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Dave, O'NEILL, CHRISTOPHER, Trooper, 3651986, KIA on 29th May 1940, so anything upto that date please.

    Phil
     
  11. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Morning Dave, one of my Widnes casualties CORBY, EDWARD FRANCIS, Private, 5049637 was with the 2nd North Staffs, and was KIA on the 4th June 1940. So any info that you have upto that date would be appreciated.

    Phil


    Phil...the War Diary only accounts for activities in France up to 1st June 1940, claiming that 'all but a few men (whose whereabouts is unknown) were accounted for on the mole at Dunkirk and had all left by destroyer by 05:30 hrs'. The activities of 'the few' after this time is unaccounted for in the diary.

    i've just got the actual diary from 21st May to the 1st June, but this ,alone, covers 12 pages. However, if its of interest, there is also a summarised version covering 10th May to 1st June which is just 5 pages in length. I can post this if you wish?

    dave
     
  12. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Dave, O'NEILL, CHRISTOPHER, Trooper, 3651986, KIA on 29th May 1940, so anything upto that date please.

    Phil

    7/RTR, I think?....

    From 22nd May (if you need earlier, just say)... (there's also a draft version (quite amusing comments!) available and TONS of stuff on the fighting at Arras...
     

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  13. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Hi Dave,

    I am not sure if you have this but would appreciate anything on the 65th Medium Regiment RA (TA) particularly 222 Battery ( Fraserborough) from JANUARY TO 29th May 1940.

    Many thanks
    Middy
     
  14. ramacal

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

    Middy

    If no one has them and you can get to the NA at Kew, the reference numbers of the Diaries are:-

    WO166/1928 - In January they were in the UK.
    WO167/548 - They were with the BEF from Feb to May 1940.

    The unit continued to exist after the evacuation, as the next WD shows them back in the UK and covers the period June 1940 to Dec 1941.

    I can't see a separate WD listed for 222 Battery.

    Regards - Rob
     
  15. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Phil...the War Diary only accounts for activities in France up to 1st June 1940, claiming that 'all but a few men (whose whereabouts is unknown) were accounted for on the mole at Dunkirk and had all left by destroyer by 05:30 hrs'. The activities of 'the few' after this time is unaccounted for in the diary.

    i've just got the actual diary from 21st May to the 1st June, but this ,alone, covers 12 pages. However, if its of interest, there is also a summarised version covering 10th May to 1st June which is just 5 pages in length. I can post this if you wish?

    dave

    Dave, i would appreciate the summary if possible


    Phil
     
  16. AlanJ

    AlanJ Junior Member

    Hi Dave

    If at all possible could I have the following;

    4/OBLI

    Alan
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  18. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Dave, i would appreciate the summary if possible


    Phil


    here you go Phil (incidentally, i've just noticed that i've got the whole diary from 1st May (not just the 21st as I previously mentioned), so, if you need anything specific, just say...
     

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  19. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Just saw this and was thinking of all the War Diaries I have for Arnhem, I go to Kew and find ones with just a small link to that battle...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Dave.....Its Smee again.

    Do you have a copy of the sketch map Capt Lovett refers to in his account? I assume it is/was within that file?

    Capt Wilkinson's account finishes on the 18/5, do you have his accounts from Cassel after the 18/5?

    Any diaries from Fife and Forfar Yeomanry or East Riding Yeomanry from Cassel?

    If it makes life easier for you my email is drew5233(at)hotmail.com

    Cheers Again
    Andy
     

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