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Can anyone help me pinpoint the exact location on Ancestry for the war diary of the 1/4th Suffolk Regiment for the period 1st September 1915 to 31st January 1916?

Marigold

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jonbem

Hi

HERE is the 46th Brigade Headquarters. You may find a ref in there

regards

Jon

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jonbem

THIS has them heading for RAIMBERT

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jonbem

Map on McMaster

Place Map Sheet # Map Squares
Raimbert 36bNW2 C15

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Marigold1

Dear Jonbeam,

 

Many thanks. That is a very good start. I'm beginning to wonder if the war diary proper for the battalion for this period has been lost.

 

Marigold

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kenf48

The war diaries are in three parts,

 

Two cover the period you mention

 

1st November 1914 - 30th September 1915 at TNA Reference WO95/3927/2

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7356086 

 

On Ancestry its in this section here  I don't have time to look, sorry

 

November 1915  - 1918 TNA Reference  WO95/2427/2

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7353842

 

here on Ancestry

 

Ken

 

 

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Marigold1

Dear Ken,

 

Many thanks indeed for the links, but I'm afraid the hunt continues!

 

Marigold

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kenf48

?

 

The second link works for me 

just put 2427/2 in the keyword in the search page

 

 

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kenf48

Here is the direct link to Part 1 on Ancestry 

From 2nd November 1914

again just put 3927/2 in the keyword box it’s the top one

Ken

 

 

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Marigold1

Dear Ken,

That's great, so many thanks. Now the only part of the diary I cannot find is September and October 1915.

Marigold

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Robin Garrett

September 1915 is the last month recorded in the National Archives document WO-95-3927-2, available for download for the princely sum of £3.5o from the NA.I have no doubt that the following moths will also be available there for an additional £3.50.

 

Robin 

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Marigold1

Dear Robin,

Many thanks for your suggestion.

Unfortunately, although September 1915 of the diary is listed on the entry you mentioned in the Nat/ Archives catalogue somehow on Ancestry it is missing or has become separated. Either that, or there is an error on the Nat. Archives catalogue (which has been known to happen) and this section of the diary ends in August 1915 (as it does on Ancestry).

October 1915 seems to be missing too.

Marigold

 

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