War diary of 1st Bn Middlesex Regiment

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  1. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a copy of the war diary for the 1st Batallion Middlessex regimentt for August 1944. I am trying tiinvestiigate an incident where two or may be three soldiiers lost their lives in the Forest surrounding Lyons La Forêt, Normandy, France. According to a local resistant she gave part of an RAF aircraft to a major Hall of the 1st Batallion of the Middlessex Regiment and I want to see if this regiment was linked to the incident in any way. The death took place on August 29th 1944 and I want to know if these guys were any near the area and if so was anyone hurt?
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Looked up Middlesex Regiment on CWGC for those date (also few days either side) & there are no deaths recorded.
     
  3. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Thought it might be the case but for me I thought it would be interesting to find out when they were in the area. I was born in Middlessex in a place which is now part of London.
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  4. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Owen, do you have a copy of their diary for August 1944 through to May 1945? I want to find out when exactly they were in our area. I was born in the Middlesex area.
     
  5. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Has any one got any copies of the regimental diaries for the 1st Batallion Middlesex regiment from 1944 to December 1945? I know that they came around my local area and being from near Middlesex I am interested to find out when they came here. I know they did come here but do not know when.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Battalion HQ was at Lyons-la-Foret on the 3rd September 1944
     
  7. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    That's interestig!! That is where I am located. Is there a copy of the war diary available aomngst anny of the group?
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I got the info from the regimental history by Kemp. There is a war diary but I don't have a copy, sorry.
     
  9. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Drew, I take it you are talking about a book, is that right?
     
  10. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Can only help with post 8 May 45 locations

    1st Battalion (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Middlesex Regiment (Machine Gun)
    May 45 – BHQ Hammoor south-west of Lübeck with HQ 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division – to Hamburg-Volksdorf – to Schoneberg east of Lübeck Jun 45 – to Lübeck Jul 45 – to Rendsburg Mar 46

    Various other locations in Germany until returning to the UK Jul 48
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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