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Royal Irish Lancers - APRIL 1915, MAY 1915.

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2nd Suffolks - JANUARY 1916

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Glyn

Wouldn't it be easier to list the diaries you DIDN'T have! :lol:

Roger

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Updated 13.04.2010 to include details of those War Diaries on the Canadian Great War Project Website - Please follow the links to obtain details and confirm diaries available.

Bernard

PS for MC - even more WDs to look over!

Yes i have and will be sending quite a few PMs to members ,come on 10th R warwickshire R somebody must have it ..John?

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Here are the first of those I have not on the list as yet:

22 Royal Fusiliers Nov 15 to Jan 1918

23 Royal Fusiliers Nov 15 to 1919

1 Northumberland Fusiliers April 1917

1 Royal Scots Fusiliers April 1917

2 Royal Scots April 1917

2 Suffolks April 1917

4 Royal Fusiliers April 1917

7 Kings Shropshire Lt Inf Sept 1915 to May 1919

8 East Yorks April 1917

8 Kings Own Royal Lancs April 1917

8 Machine Gun Coy April 1917

10 Royal Welch Fusiliers April 1917

12 West Yorks April 1917

26 Brigade MG Coy April 1917

3rd Div HQ General Staff April 1917

8th Brigade HQ April 1917

9th Brigade HQ April 1917

76th Brigade HQ April 1917

A few divisions to go yet, mostly April 1917 mind.

Jim

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2 more from 9 Div

6th Kings Own Scottish Borderers March & April 1917

9th Cameronians March and April 1917

Jim

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Now some from 12 Div and thats me for tonight!

6th East Kent April 1917

6th Queens (Royal West Surrey) April 1917

6th Queens Own (RWK) April 1917

7th East Surreys April & May 1917

7th Norfolks April 1917

7th Royal Sussex Nov 1916 to April 1917

Jim

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Also, does any Member have details of any other War Diaries which are available on line and can therefore be included within the list.

Bernard

Bernard

A lot of Berks and Wilts here

https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/wardiary.php

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Good day all,

Bernard, please add these to the list.

Leicestershire Regiment.

1st Aug 1914 - May 1919

2nd Aug 1914 - Mar 1919

1/4th Feb 1915 - Jun 1919

2/4th Late 1915 - May 1918

1/5th Mar 1915 - May 1919

2/5th Jan 1916 - Jan 1918

6th Jul 1915 - Mar 1919

7th Jul 1915 - Apr 1919

8th Sept 1914 - May 1919

9th Jul 1915 - Feb 1918

11th Mar 1916 - Aug 1919

13th Labour Oct 1916 - May 1917

1st Leicestershire Yeomanry not to sure on dates as yet.

2/1st Leicestershire Yeomanry as above.

If anyone would like anything looking up please don't be shy.

Best Regards. Llew.

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Hello,

You can add the following from me (have not checked to see if any are already listed): -

1/KOSB Aug-Sep 1917, March 1918 and Oct-Nov 1918

London Rifle Brigade June-Sep 1915

Queens Westminster Rifles Feb, Jul-Sep 1916 and April-Aug 1917

1/Royal Irish Rifles Feb-April 1915

1/South Staffs Jan-Apr 1915

2/Gordons Mar 1915 and July 1916

2/Hampshires Aug 1916

2/ Lincs Nov 1914 and Jan-Mar 1915

2/ Royal Scots Fusiliers March 1915

2/ Roy Warks Nov 1914 - Mar 1915

13/Lond (Kensingtons) Sep 1916

These are complete months; I have a whole stack of other partial months from various units, particularly from March 1915 (units involved in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle). PM me if anyone is interested.

Alan

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I have the following that can be added:

1 Battalion Royal Berkshire Jan 1916-Dec 1916

1 Battalion Royal Berkshire Jan 1917-Dec 1917

1 Battalion Royal Berkshire Jan 1918-Jul 1918

1 Battalion Royal Berkshire Sep 1918-Dec 1918

1 Battalion Royal Berkshire Jan 1919-Mar 1919

1 KRRC Dec 1915

1 KRRC Jan 1916-Dec 1916

1 KRRC Jan 1917-Dec 1917

1 KRRC Jan 1918-Dec 1918

1 KRRC Jan 1919

Sim..

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RE: Canadian War Diaries

The list above shows the transcribed diaries (searchable by keyword) for Canadian war diaries and British war diaries within the Canadian collection.

There are many more Canadian war diaries available to view online that have not yet been transcribed and are hand or typewritten. There are also diaries available there for Canadian war hospitals in England.

National Archives Canada - War Diaries

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Bernard:

The government archives have placed the original Canadian (& some British) diaries online, however, transcribing them is not part of their mandate. This has been taken on by volunteers and appears on private websites.

There is a list naming exactly all the diaries available on the Canadian Great War Project. It likely specifies which are transcribed and which are not transcribed.

My computer is not picking up the page at the moment, but go to the Canadian Great War Project, then left side bar tab "War Diaries", then "Grandson Michael's Guide to the LAC diaries". This should give a full list plus all the interesting diaries you may not realize are available (hospitals, Siberia, etc.)

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Mmmm must have missed this one

2nd Lincs - NOV 1914 up to and inc. JAN 1918

Glyn

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Bernard:

The government archives have placed the original Canadian (& some British) diaries online, however, transcribing them is not part of their mandate. This has been taken on by volunteers and appears on private websites.

There is a list naming exactly all the diaries available on the Canadian Great War Project.

Here is the direct link to the page on the Canadian Great War Project that gives you an organized listing of the entire selection of war diaries available at Library & Archives Canada (LAC). You need to reference this page created by a volunteer (known as "Grandson Michael") so that you can see exactly what is available. The LAC site is searchable, but doesn't give a list, so you need to know exactly what you are looking for.

This list reveals some interesting diaries. Under "Medical Units" the link will take you to a listing of these including some Casualty Clearing Stations.

Canadian Great War Project - Diaries

- Marika

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Good work Bernard,

Just a small point - stick these all in one place under 1/16th rather than 16th

1/16th (County of London) Battalion TF (Queen's Westminster Rifles)

Feb 1916- March 1919

Glyn

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A few more for the list

5th Oxford & Bucks April 1917

6th Duke of Cornwall March to May 1917

6th KOYLI April 1917

6th Somerset L I January to May 1917

7th Rifle Brigade July 1915 to May 1918

8th Rifle Brigade July 1915 to July 1918

9th Rifle Brigade April 1917

10th Durham L I April 1917

14th Div HQ March to June 1917

41 Brigade HQ April 1917

42 Brigade April 1917

43 Brigade April 1917

That's another division done! I'll do some more when Bernard gets back - lucky man :P

Jim

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hmmmmmmmmm wonder where the 14th Div material came from came from Jim :P add to this all the 14th Division war diary, brigade diaries, infantry units, artillery, engineers, field ambulance, A & Q and divisional troops.

Andy

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Sorry Andy - should have said. :blush: Anything else you see attributed to me is what I have downloaded or photographed at Kew and you know you are very welcome to any of it any time. The ones that are just marked April I got at Kew - I assume you have those but they weren't part of what I got from you in Arras. Do you need them?

Are you in France this summer - if so in last week of July or first 3 of August please call by and I can pay my penance in beers/food or whatever other commodity applies.

Jim

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Teasing you Jim :lol: , as is my way. Arras in July or August sounds like a damn good idea to me, away from the crowded summer haunts.

Andy

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It can be arranged - first 2 weeks the best before partner and partner's mom arrive!! (Hopefully having kitchen fitted so there might be no food!! - excuse to go out). Your PM is full - are you still on the same email?

By the way - what are you doing on Facebook - I can't make head nor tail of it?

Now to add 21st Division stuff to here - got it on my own. honest :innocent:

Jim

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Just realised there is no point posting bits of Arm's favourite division - he has them all already!

Couple of odd ones

1st Royal Fusiliers March & April 1917

1st Borders April 1917

Jim

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