SDG & HLI War diaries

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Tiflo 62, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Tiflo 62

    Tiflo 62 Member

    Hello,
    Does soemone can provide me the war diaries of these two brigades for the month of September only?
    Highland Light Infantry of Canada Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders.

    Thanks in advance,
    Cheers!


    Florent.
     
  2. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Florent,
    Suggest you send a PM to Dryan67. Although he is our neighbour to the south, he has a wealth of information covering the Canadian Army during WW2.
    Alternatively, I have the contact info ( compliments of Klambie ) for a researcher based in Ottawa. For a reasonable fee, he can provide the WD's you are after.

    Cheers
     
  3. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I only have the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders through 1942. I do have the Highland Light Infantry of Canada for September 1944. Sent me a PM with your email and I will send them off to you.
     
  4. Tiflo 62

    Tiflo 62 Member

    Hello,
    thank you for your help. PM sent!

    Cheers!
     
  5. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018
  6. Tiflo 62

    Tiflo 62 Member

    Hello,

    Firstly, sorry to re-open this old thread.
    I really need the WD of the SD&G for the month of September, 44.

    Does someone can help me ?

    Thank you in advance.

    Florent.
     
  7. donc56

    donc56 Member

    Please send me a PM with your email and I can send you Sept for the SDG
     
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  8. Tiflo 62

    Tiflo 62 Member

    PM sent! Thanks.
     
  9. donc56

    donc56 Member

    Have sent the WD for the SDG in a series of emails (large files). Unfortunately the war diaries I have for the North Shore Regiment that you requested do not cover Sept 44
     
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  10. Tiflo 62

    Tiflo 62 Member

    Thank you very much for your help !
     
  11. Lorne Richardson

    Lorne Richardson New Member

    How can I find the war diaries for March and April 1945 for the Stormont Dundas Glengary regiment?
     
  12. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Lorne,
    Head to the home page on the site and look for `Canadian` From there you will be directed to a thread posted by Dryan67 which shows how to download WD`s from the LAC site in Ottawa.
     
  13. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Randy,

    You can't download war diaries from the LAC site in Ottawa. Certain war diaries are located at the Heritage Canadiana website, but they do not included any infantry regiment diaries since those do not exist on microfilm reels. Unfortunately I only the the SD&G war diaries through 1941.

    David
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    also held at National Archives Kew, London UK.
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2127041

    WO 179/4563
    The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
    Date: 1945 Jan.- Oct.

    There's a few UK members who will copy them for you at a reasonable fee
     
  15. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

  16. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    October was the hardest month during Operation Switchback/ Liberation Breskens Pocket with sometimes over 30 casualties a day.
    By the way: I as well would be interested to see the HLI of C and SDG war diary's from september till november 1944.
     
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  17. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

  18. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thank you for the link gpo son. I will have to spend some time examining the lmh archives.
     
  19. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    your welcome I noticed the link i previously included was not working; likely me. I would have thought you would possess all the entries. I'm sure you noticed all the dairies for the months of June, July and August are there for the 3rd Canadian Infantry Div, Battalions, and brigades

    Matt
     
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  20. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Laurier does not have the diaries beyond August 31.
    October was a particularly brutal month for the entire 2nd Canadian Corp the Battle for the causeway and the action in front of Woensdrecht were particularly costly actions
     

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