War Diary of 58th Medium Regt. 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by Owen, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD


    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Excellent link. Cheers for that Owen.:)

    (I'll have to put my grandad's (see below) battery and regiment diaries up on here eventually - quite amusing how personal memories differ from the reality (he always remembered them shooting down an RAF plane, whereas it turned out to be 2 French ones!!!:lol:)

  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Dave, have you seen the diary of Gnr Stocking on there?
    He visits the Somme battlefields in March 1940.
    Then in May he's up at Ypres .

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Just seen it. All interesting stuff.

    My grandad's battery diary reads like a Holts tour (or a Leger tour (just in case Paul's reading :p:D) too. They spent some of October 1939 at Beaumont Hamel (I wonder where they stayed?) and then on to several other WW1 "names" around the Somme and the "forgotten front" before moving up into Belgium in 1940. (Then he goes and gets himself knocked near another WW1 battlefield on their return to France!)


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