3 Panzer- Grenadier Division- 3 Infanterie Division( mot.)

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by Stuart Avery, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I need some help with these two tablets below if possible? I only have the war diaries of the I London Scottish for Jan-Mar 44! In the Regimental History Of The London Scottish in the Second World War 1939-45 by C.N. Barclay it says the following on page 130:

    While in this area the Division was honoured by a visit from His Majesty King George VI, who, in talking to Lt Col Law, promised to convey the Battalion's loyal greetings to their Honorary Colonel, Her Majesty the Queen. The Pipes and Drums played in Rome and attracted great attention. The Battalion was also represented at a (Memorial Service in the English Church of All Saints) in Rome, where a tablet was unveiled to the fallen of the 1st Division, whom the Battalion had fought at Anzio. I'm looking for the exact date has to when these truly unique tablets was unveiled. I was not present when a nice chap took the photos of them. Frank, I'm glad you did.

    I've looked at the Anglican Church Rome Website & I cant see the info I'm looking for! The one other diary that I've read for the month of June, 44 is the 1 DWR ( Duke of Wellington's Regiment). I could be missing something. I will need to read it again &the answer is probably within them.

    Regards,
    Stu.
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  2. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    It was the end of July:

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  3. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    You have not said which date. I was beginning to think you was on the wrong month till I read the diaries of 1 DWR for July 44.:smug:
    I don't need anymore detail than what's below. Thanks for your time. Its only taken me few years to find this info. The Adjutant doing his job has he should.

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    Stu.
     
  4. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    I said end of July and then posted the page showing the dates? :unsure:
     
  5. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I was not having a dig at you.;) You just made me read the following month war diaries.

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  6. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Any one would think that Brigadier C. N. Barclay, C.B.E., D.S.O., would have read the diaries of the 1 DWR. Not for me to question a Brigadier. Or, is it? He also edited The History of The Duke Of Wellington's Regiment 1919-1952. Of which (he makes) no mention of the tablet/ tablets that I can see. He also edited the London Scottish In the Second World War-1939 TO 1945.

    The latter was complied under the direction & supervision of the Regimental History Committee. The former was produced under the direction of the Regimental Council, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Will have a read of the 1KSLI diaries for the month of July.

    It may give some more detail..

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
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  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Bingo: One happy chap. Its great when you start reading what you have on your book shelf, or laptop. Page 217:

    THE HISTORY OF THE CORPS OF THE KING'S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. Volume 3 - 1881-1968. More detail.


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  8. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    The Icing on the cake. WO 170-1416 1 King's Shropshire Light Infantry war diary Jan-Dec 1944. One can never have enough detail. Click on files if needed. Hats off to the Adjutant. I should have shown the last file first.


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    Regards,
    Stu.
     
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