Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Schmart, Nov 5, 2019.
Does a published written history exist for the Regt?
For King and Country - 150 Years of the Royal Westminster Regiment
Major John Keefer Mahony - VC
I did see that book for sale. It's a pictorial history though (I may still get a copy). I was hoping to find a written history of the Regiment.
Have you obtained their war diaries?
There are three histories of the Westminster Regiment:
Anon. The Westminster Regiment (M.G.) C.A.S.F. New Westminster: np, c. 1940. (D.Ryan-Digital)
Oldfield, Major J.E. The Westminster’s War Diary: An unofficial history of the Westminster Regiment (Motor) in World War II.Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1964. (Yale)(D.Ryan-Digital)
Wilks, F.T.H. 125 Years of Loyal Service. New Westminster: np, 1988. (D.Ryan-Digital)
I have digital copies of all three. Start a conversation with me and I can arrange to provide you copies.
I've been in touch with the Regiment and they do have copies of the war diary to obtain via donation to the museum, which I will be doing, as well as purchasing a copy of the pictorial history. And of course thanks to David for the additional histories!!
Trying to work out where the The Westminster Regiment (Motor) would have been based in November 1942
I have a Canadian soldier in Aberdeen that died in November 1942, he was on leave but trying to work out why he would have been in Aberdeen. Either the regiment were there, or perhaps visiting relatives?
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