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?
The Regiment was located at Pippingford Park, Nutley, Uckfield in Sussex.
Would you kindly send me the Westminster's War diary copy? Been looking at a original copy for quite some time!
Its in mint condition-the only problem is, its going for £95 sheets.
I was going to mention this book but you have done..
Here is a link to download "The Westminster War Diary":
(I have removed the link, but if anyone is interested in this download, please start a conversation with me. DAR)
Happy New Year!
BTW, do you have any other Indian Army war diaries other than the ones we already shared from 4th Indian Division?
Sorry, no I've not, but i do have a copy of AHMED (Maj.Gen.Rafiuddin): History of the Baloch Regiment 1939-1956 if that helps?
Should be dropping through the letter box soon.
Thanks for the link & a Happy New Year also.
Thanks, Stuart. I already have a copy of Ahmed's book. I would love to find a copy of:
Thatcher, W.S. The Tenth Baluch Regiment in the Second World War. Abbottabad: Baluch Regimental Centre, 1980.
I last saw this at the National Army Museum in the early 1990's.
Hi David would itbe possible to get a link for Westminster Motor digital pdf titles for download ? Cheers Michael
I would love to get the ''The Westminster War Diary"
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