While we were waiting in the port to get off the boat, the Arabs and native traders came out in their motor boats and tried to sell jewellery and leather made goods to our lads for nearly anything. Pte Ruddock K. M. 14804987, But don't worry dear, as my friends and myself don't go out very often and it's daylight, and there is not less than three of us when we do, and we always take our rifles. Every thing seems to be against her. If you don't have an account please register. How is that foot these days? Dad is getting quite a champion at golf by the sound of it, it's a pity his team did not win, one thing he knows its not his fault. In fact we made ourselves too uncomfortable to do any thing but lay on our beds and wait until it was time for tea. Love to all, 2) The old trouble between the Arabs and Jews. A German civvey who lived a couple of houses away was getting very heated in more ways than one, because the lads were not troubling about putting it out we rather thought that it serves them right and we have not much pity for them, but an officer came along and decided that we had better do something about it so we split (the rest of the letter is missing). Skyrme was killed while looking over the front line Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. Cheerio for now We have another slight change of address. I'm Sorry I have not replied before, but I went to our Britannia Club for another three days on the 11th and I did not get my mail till last night. Don't worry about me being in Egypt as it's not so bad as you think, at least not for us. Ken. I received your letter dated 20/3/46. On Boxing Night the Batman had a party and not only been flowed, there was brandy, egg brandy, gin, port, vodka, lime and lemonade. Scopri 8 DIVISION 25 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment ... 1918 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/1730) di Wo95/1730: spedizione gratuita per i clienti Prime e … I would liked to have been in that Victory Parade. Roast Potatoes, I said it was my holiday but I still had to get up at 6 oclock and wake my officer the QM. I don't know what to say about Joyce. Compre online 8 DIVISION 25 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment ... 1918 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/1730), de WO95/1730 na Amazon. He claimed he was Russian but when we asked for his papers he refused to show us so we searched him and found several Polish arm pay books and as he would not explain we handed him over to the police. The battalion is moving again and this time we are going to a place named Sarafan about eighty miles from here. Ken. Menu. And then by boat across the Medits. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the website. Lots of love. It's hardly believable. Yesterday the Battalion about eight hundred of us, went on a three miles cross country run, I came in seventy first much better than I expected. Two nights ago we had a rain storm and our hut leaked a bit but it made the air cooler in the morning, Allies in War. I hope the picture was good. So Graham Downs is having it tough. So Peter is a corporal now, not bad, they are running short of N.C.O.s out here but my job is better so I'll stick to it. I know how to use a shovel now. I have a pair of brown brogues with rubbers soles but I shall keep them with me, as I use them working in the officers' mess. Ivan seems to a lucky charm to you the way you are winning the Pools lately and you always said you weren't luck and I still don't believe in luck. Free beer was given round in tea buckets for those who wanted it. Yes! Until next time Love to all 8 DIVISION 25 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment 13th ... (First World War, War Diary, WO95/1730) eBook: WO95/1730, WO95/1730: Amazon.in: Kindle Store PTO If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small I have just received your letter posted on the 20th. Love to all, 34 DIVISION 101 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent ... 1916 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/2457): Wo95/2457: Amazon.nl I have taken some photos out here of myself and friends, I'm trying to get them home, so if a packet does turn up with a film in it don't be surprised. It won't be long now. The Medical Services should be nationalised and thus stop this sort of thing, I'm about the only on in our tent who's told his people where he is. It's quite a joke among the lads. I wish I could have seen it, but perhaps I will get a chance some day. I had two and I could not eat any more. I received your letter dated 9/10/45 last night. Sorry I am a little late replying to your letter dated 18/11/45, but my mail has been a little upset by my transfers to D coy. Thirdly, a corporal from London who had seen the war through only to be shot by a sniper after reaching our objective in our last encounter with armed resistance. Because I am no longer a baby or even a little boy but a young man who has seen a little of the world and has learnt what live really is. So it looks as if I shall be busy for the next week. The 3rd British Division is being transferred to Egypt, the reasons being as far as I can make out are Well I'm not on pass this weekend, but if I do get a pass some time we can't have them till 3 o'clock for some reason (red tape again) and I'd get my train from Shore cliffe station so I hope you can find the train times for me as you suggest. Excuse the writing as it's a NAAFI pen. In 2013, while weeding historical files, those of The Regimental Battle Honours Committee were found. Louverval Military Cemetery Doignies, Nord, France. But I am getting on fine with my swimming I can swim 25 yards now without stopping to rest. Before the Storm. Those military sports and gymnastics are good we aren't all as good. 1960 - amalgamated with The Northamptonshire Regiment to form The 2nd East Anglian Regiment If the word "Egypt" appears on an ancestor's headstone on a grave in France, it means that they got it for fighting on the Nile against the French (Napoleon) in 1801. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas as I did, we started Christmas day by going to breakfast at 8.30 and here is what we had. We have been back and forth between Nathanya (that's our new camp, its over sixty miles from Jerusalem) so that may please you a little and Jerusalem. The others I met were slim attractive girls like any English girls. There isn't much news I can tell you, there is going to be a Russian Show and Dane tonight but I happen to be on guard so that puts me out. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Well that's all for now. Love to all. It was really good; some of the lads seem to think so. Temptations. The 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in WW2. We start out on our way to Egypt Monday morning, so this is probably the last letter I will be able to write for a bit. Capt Wingate is going home for Demob on the 11th of this month, and I have a new Officer 2nd LT J.R.B. You know I received the parcels alright and Graham's address. 2RS were on annual field firing training when it received instructions on 29 July 1914 to return to its barracks in Plymouth. It's only a possibility that we may be demobbed at the end of October. I have named mine Vixen because she is just like a wolf, and a she wolf is a vixen. Well! Do you remember the last time we went to Kingston and Hampton Court up the river; I hope it was as fine as it was then, With each download, you will typically see a unit diary that may cover a period of several years. I have seen men die for these things. Well I am glad I went when I did as I have done over half the service I will have to do and he has got all of his to do in peace time, it may be safer but it will seem longer. Mrs Vival would never be able to pay so much money for Joyce. I'm sorry if you have been worrying but there is no need as you can see by my new address I am no longer in the Queen's I'm in the Royal Norfolk Reg, but I'm still with my friends. I have written to Gran and Gwen. I would not say that I don't bother with girls; to tell you the truth I met a girl on the last two days of my leave from Germany. They had suffered 75% casualties by the end of the war. Today 11th June 1947 is my 21st birthday. The diaries sometimes contain information about particular people but they are unit diaries, not personal diaries. When you can will you send some handkerchiefs and writing paper please. They are not bad, help to while away the time. You ask me if we celebrated, well apart from there being a double issue of rum for those who wanted it; we carried on as usual and thought of home. I'm glad Gran is better but perhaps the weather will be better now for her. I've had a few. A research guide is available for records in this subject. Encontre diversos livros escritos por WO95/1730 com ótimos preços. I have saved having to use many of them (we get about 150 when we are released) by buying a pair of grey flannel trousers, a brown sports jacket and a white shirt from the NAAFE. But there are healthy signs in numerous places that the people are leaning to the Left, such as the posters of map of England with a V sign on a red flag waving over London proclaiming our General Election results, which could be seen in any town here. This morning we had real fried egg for breakfast and for dinner we had roast port and plenty of it. On April Fools day there was some fun out here. It would be good fun if we could all go away next year. I received your letter dated 6/5/45 yesterday. 21 DIVISION 62 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion: 1 February 1918 - 31 March 1919 First World War, War Diary, WO95/2154/2: Amazon.es: … I hope you have not been worried only I've been very busy this last week, and haven't had much time to myself because Lt Morgan Grenville has been taken ill with a bad attach of lumbago. In honour and memory of all who served 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment Who landed here at Hermanville-sur-Mer 6 June 1944 Courageously participating in the liberation of Europe and the restoration of freedom Last Friday night my Company held a dance. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad I have just received your letters dated 31st, and I'm replying right away as you seem to be worrying about me, and I don't want that. Dad didn't go on the boat with you. Want to know what life was like during the War? He takes care of the lad's welfare and he does his job well. Allies in War. The mail seems to have gone wrong again as I have received your letters dated 18th and 24th and 29th and the parcel all right but you say you have not heard from me sine the 2nd I am sorry but I have written. Love to all There is one good thing about this move. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment This page summarises records created by this Organisation The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection. He came in the army as an officer. We have made our tent more comfortable with the addition of a table, an oil stove to keep us warm, and a tilly lamp do we spend our spare time reading and writing. As long as he thinks so every thing is fine. I said I've had good times. His grave is at one end of bridge where he was killed, marked with a wooden railing round it and a wooden cross with the Belgian colours and the inscription saying he died for the fatherland. John enlisted just 6 weeks after the start of World War II signing up on the 16th October 1939 when the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment embarked for France. I would like to see it and see how much difference it is from the next time, I know it's very good as it's all real, but it would be a change to watch it. Now you understand why I did not want to tell you where I was stationed. When it arrives you can unpack it and put them away for me please. Love to all So when it does arrive you had better keep it for me. Those books you are reading were mine. The complete digitalised War Diary of the 2/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (T.F.) Im glad you got my letters in time for your birthday. We had a good time (don't worry as I still know how to behave although some of my friends don't). Next on the scene comes the Adjutant to tell the lads to gather round and talk it over with him man to man, so they told him their complaints and agreed to go on parade as usual. Its been raining for about three days with only breaks of about 15 mins at a time its fortunate that our tents are on concrete slabs else we would be swamped out but as it is they are just comfortable with 6 of us and a dog we have as a pet. We found some rhubarb and an old lady cooked it for us. Yesterday we listened to a group of them singing patriotic songs and a girl accompanied them on the guitar. I received your letter dated 9th last night, along with the war credits and gratuity form. It takes a little more time than ordinary mail. I'd like to see your new costume you have got pretty good taste, but perhaps I will soon, there are a lot of rumours flying about as to what we are going to do next. I told you we were having a dance last Sunday, well the concert part was a success as usual, and the dance itself was good fun and we are having another this Friday and a lot more A.T.S. John enlisted just 6 weeks after the start of World War II signing up on the 16th October 1939 when the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment embarked for France. photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. I expect it is better now, and I hope you won't get any more trouble with it. I have not received the papers yet, but I hope Mr Greenfield is not in too serious trouble. How is she taking it? You told me that you went to London with Aunty Daisy, you do get about a lot these days I wish I was with you. 21 DIVISION 62 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion: 1 February 1918 - 31 March 1919 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/2154/2) - 9781474512169 - Livros na Amazon Brasil I've had a peep at the books and they are just what I want you could not have done better. He's a good chap and not so soft as Morgan. As you can see by my writing I am in a hurry. Our I was picked out to go to pictures and we saw one of Lupino Lanes pictures it was an old one but it made a change. in searchable PDF format. That's all for today, so until next time Dear Mum and Dad I hope you don't mind me not telling you before, but keep it to yourselves. We have to pay postage now the same as a civilian. Love Ken, Dear Mum and Dad I didn't send the others but I am enclosing one taken outside a tomb. March 1942: First into action in India/Burma and was part of the 71 Brigade. Let us know. The War Diary details the Battalion's service on the Western Front for the period February 1917 - January 1918. It made a change but there isn't much to write about. Good luck to him. I've known comradeship through danger, and friendship with all kinds of people of all nationalities, but I have felt sad at times when my pals have been killed or injured. It should be very wonderful to see. Love to all I thought they would learnt better from the heads they had next morning, but they had another on New Years Day. Ken. I was rather surprised to hear that you visited the fair. Ken. He is Lt Petley from 13th Paratroops Batn. A friend and myself took over the bar and we were the only ones who did not get drunk. The day on which I become a man, according to our old English custom. He is one year one month younger than myself. Ken. No! Still got trouble with your feet? I will have plenty to tell you when I come home till then. I am just writing a few lines from a NAAFI in the town of Beirut in Syria. If you have any unwanted I have just had a cold shower. Dear Mum and Dad Which consisted of slices of ham and tongue, a Lyon's individual mince pie each, plenty of bread butter and jam and a large Christmas cake complete with almonds and sugar icing per twelve men so you can imagine the size of the slices when it was divided up. The 1st Battalion was meanwhile re-forming in England. Ken. I may see John out there, but we have been told not to think about leave as we won't get any for a few months after our arrival there. Wells thats all for now. Just a few lines to let you know I'm all right. The C.O. A Coy. I have just received your letter dated 21st. All for now No 2 Sub Unit I'll see what I can do about getting some perfume, there is a shop across the road that sells things like that, and I have made friends with the people who work there so it won't be too expensive. 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