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TitleWar Diary October 1944
DescriptionHallamshire Battalion in woods west of Ryckevorsel, Belgium, working closely with Polish Armoured Division. Enemy action at Boschenheide; Battalion moved to positions at Werlde; given orders to capture Poppel. Battalion moved towards Dutch border and saw fierce action at Port De Bedaf. C Company sent from Aerle to relieve the Divisional Recce Squadron at [Nieuwesrn]. Battalion moved to positions at Nieuwkerk with H.Q. at Aerle. Patrolling activity in areas of Strikern, Staanisuvel and Esifant. Battalion then concentrated at Overercek; operating in conjunction with Clarkforce; orders received for a 'recce in force' in the area of Strirtheuvel. Battalion in billets at Roosendaal, Holland, with enemy in position to west of Roosendaal.
Appendices: Orders for operation at Merxplas; Orders for advance towards Bur De Douane; Orders for operation at Poppel. Eight Patrol Programmes for 6-7 Oct 1944 to 19-20 Oct 1944. Hallamshire Battalion Operation Orders for Battalion to take over from 11 R.S.F. on 11 Oct 1944. Three Hallamshire Battalion Movement Orders, 19-20 Oct 1944 to 27 Oct 1944. Patrol list 23 Oct 1944. Hallamshire Battalion Operation Order to hand over areas to 1/4th 415 Battalion United States Army, 25 Oct 1944. Orders for operation at Nieuwmoer; Orders for capture of Vinkenbroek and Boeink, Holland.
Includes a page of manuscript notes on events 2-6 October 1944 taken from copy of War Diary held by The National Archives.
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Access StatusOpen
TermSecond World War (1939-1945)
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