War diary question

Discussion in 'General' started by Buteman, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Buteman

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

    There is a particular type of document within the WO Series which I am trying to find out about.

    It is the files called "Town Major", of which there are loads. For the period 1944 - 46, there are over 600.

    1. Do they relate to the military administration of a town/area after it is liberated?

    2. If the 1st question is correct, is there a list which tells you what town relates to which document?

    Basically I'm trying to find one for Breda in the Netherlands.

    Any pointers would be appreciated.
     
  2. Buteman

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

    Old question from 2009. Can anyone ID the Town Major war diary for Breda 1944/45.
     
  3. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Found this (albeit ww1) relating to duties of Town Major. Might be of interest to you. town_major.jpg
     
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  4. Buteman

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

    Thanks 51Highland. I know there was a Town Major for Breda, as it's mentioned in the War Diary of 102 LAA Regt, but not where it was located. A civilian was handed over to the Town Major in Breda.
     
  5. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member

    4 Cdn Town Major Class 2 was in Breda in 1945. His map reference was D948356, in case you are interested.......

    War Diary can be found at WO 179/5240.

    Dave
     
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  6. Buteman

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

    Many thanks for your help Dave. Now it makes sense to me. :moose:
     

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