Essex Scottish War Diary

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  1. Sailormannn

    Sailormannn Member

    I'm looking for a copy of the Essex Scottish War Diary for September 1944. Does anyone have a copy they could send to me.

    I know there's a copy at U of Windsor and LAC but I'm not close to either.

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  2. canuck

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  3. Sailormannn

    Sailormannn Member

    Hi there and thanks. I haven't been able to locate any of the Essex Scottish diaries on the Heritage Canadiana website. I did see the excerpts in Stolpi's thread.

    When I check LAC it says these diaries have not been microfilmed so not sure if these are included yet with those made available on Heritage Canadiana. The LAC reference is RG24 vols 15059-15062, 17513.

    Any additional info much appreciated.
  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    David is the resident expert on the diaries so he can pitch in on that.

    Is that the Dieppe beach memorial in your profile photo? If I may ask, any family members who served with the Essex?
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  5. Sailormannn

    Sailormannn Member

    Yes. My dad. I was looking for an avatar and landed on one with the Dieppe monument. My dad landed in France in July /44 so missed Dieppe. I've since changed it.
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  6. robins2

    robins2 Active Member

    on a previous inquiry on Essex Scottish I made Dryan posted a link that answered my questions
    try link below

    Bob R.
  7. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    I sent you a message regarding the war diaries. I will await your response.

  8. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Welcome to the forum. There are a few Canuckians who inhabit this space.
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  9. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Welcome aboard, Sailormann.

    Every time I'm searching for Essex Regiment images online, I seem to come across the same image of the Essex Scottish taking a break for tea and sandwiches with their rifles all standing propped up together (there must be name for that - anybody?) - have you seen it?

    Edit: on ebay now, dated 1/10/41 - but some posters are hypersensitive about links to auction sites.
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  10. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    This is one of my favorite pictures of the Essex Scottish Regiment. It was taken on 27 August 1939 in Windsor, Ontario with Detroit, Michigan in the background.
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  11. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    That photo was taken only a few blocks away from the old ES armoury.

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  12. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Although the Battalion did not mobilize at Windsor Armouries until 1 September 1939, many of the CASF units provided Armoury guards starting on 26 August 1939. Although the war diary does not confirm this, they must have had some guards out before 1 September.
  13. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    Welcome Sailormann.
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  14. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    End of Part 2 & Part 3 are Second World War.
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  15. IKE26

    IKE26 Active Member

    I have something about July 1944 if you are looking for...
  16. Sailormannn

    Sailormannn Member

    I have the July 44 Essex Scottish War Diary. I would be interested if you have something else. Let me know.
  17. IKE26

    IKE26 Active Member

    It's that. :-(
  18. Sailormannn

    Sailormannn Member

    No problem. Thx.
  19. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    Have the war diaries for the Essex and Scottish still not been made available online?

    If they are at LAC I could photograph them.
  20. Sailormannn

    Sailormannn Member

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