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BarryF

I have the following War Diaries, many covering short periods only, and would be happy to do lookups:

12 Royal Fusiliers 310815 130218 Also full text version, Indexed, Cross-referenced

17 Infantry Brigade HQ 011115 280218

73 Infantry Brigade HQ 010915 201015

1 Black Watch 250915 290915 Includes sketch maps at Loos

1 N Staffs 010917 200917

1 Royal Fusiliers 131015 311015

1 Royal Fusiliers 011115 151115

1 Royal Fusiliers 190717 070817

1 Royal Fusiliers 011017 181017

1 Royal Fusiliers 060716 310716

1 Royal Fusiliers 241016 141216

1 Royal Fusiliers 010318 310318 Includes Op Order

1 Royal Fusiliers 190217 180317

10 Royal Fusiliers 010218 310318

1/6 Sherwood Foresters 030417 200417

11 Royal Fusiliers 010218 310318 Includes Movement Orders

10 Yorks & Lancs 010217 270217

10 Glosters 240915 300915 Re Loos, Equipment and Report on Battle

104 Fd Coy RE 011117 311117 Includes Op Order

11 Royal Fusiliers 010718 310718

12 Sherwood Foresters 010116 100116

12 Sherwood Foresters 011015 201015

13 Mddx 270216 160316

13 Mddx 210915 300915

13 Mddx 190116 310116

13 Mddx 010517 310517

13 Mddx 010817 230817

13 Mddx 081217 281217

16 Cheshires 210817 121017

19 Manchesters 210717 070817

2 Beds 010318 110418

2 Leinsters 150717 310817

2 Leinsters 101217 251217

2 Leinsters 171015 261015

3 RB 011017 271217

3 RB 011017 271217

3 RB 010816 230816 Includes Op Order

4 E Yorks 290216 110316

4 E Yorks 120516 120716 Includes Mov Order for 23-31/5/1916

4 Yorks 130516 090716

5 Bn AIF 150616 240616

6 KOYLI 041015 171015

7 Canadian Bn 010316 310316

7 Northants 240915 300915

7 R Sussex 231115 281115

8 Black Watch 010915 300915

8 Black Watch 010216 310316

8 Black Watch 010716 180716

8 Buffs 250915 300915

8 Buffs 200416 300416

8 Buffs 070816 220816

8 Buffs 201015 071115

8 Buffs 010617 100617

8 Queens 170616 070716 Operations report for 28/6/1916

8 Queens 070617 230617

9 DLI 010716 250716

9 E Surrey 080817 310817

9 R Sussex 220116 310116

9 R Sussex 210915 300915

9 R Sussex 010716 310716

9 R Sussex 100116 210116

9 Welsh Regt 080617 300617

9 Yorks & Lancs 140617 300617

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stu

Hi Barry,

Could you please look at both your war diary copies for the 11th Royal Fusiliers for a mention of 2nd Lt/Lt Jones.

Many thanks.

Stu.

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Davben

Hi Barry, any chance of a look up for pte AH Bennett 1/6th battalion sherwood foresters 240292, worth a crack !

cheers,Dave.

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BarryF
Could you please look at both your war diary copies for the 11th Royal Fusiliers for a mention of 2nd Lt/Lt Jones.

Stu,

I do not how I missed your posting in September, but I think it was because I was abroad most of that month. My apologies.

You've probably moved on, but in any event I'll read the War Diaries again - which I'll do in the next day or so. This will not be a problem - the 11RF diary entries are full and interesting (unlike many unit Diaries), but it will take some time. However, having had a quick look through February and March 1918, the only 'Jones' I can see is a Capt E.L. Jones who was Acting Adjutant when he signed some Bn Preliminary Movement Orders. Probably not the person you're looking for.

I'll report back.

Barry

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BarryF
Hi Barry, any chance of a look up for pte AH Bennett 1/6th battalion sherwood foresters 240292, worth a crack !

Dave,

I've looked through the entries but, not surprisingly, there is no mention of Pte Bennett. As you know, it is unusual for ORs to be named.

If your grandfather was still with the 1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters on the 23rd April 1917 then he experienced another day of fairly intense action. The Bn attacked Fosse 3 de Lievin. Casualties 1 officer wounded and missing, 5 officers wounded, 21 ORs killed, 71 ORs wounded, and 3 ORs missing.

Unhappily, the detailed report of this action, that was an Appendix to the War Diary, has not survived.

Barry

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Brian Buck

Barry,

Could you tell me how one obtains War Diaries (or parts of) please. Is it by getting photo copies done at the PRO or local record office or is there some other source?

Thanks, Brian

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Michael

War diaries are available at the Public Record Office in Kew, where you can photocopy or photograph them. In addition, many museums (Regimental, IWM, NAM) hold copies.

Michael

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BarryF

Brian,

Just to add to what Michael has said, if you cannot get to Kew, then you can search the National Archive Online Catalogue at http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk. Frankly, I find the Procat system a bit of an uphill struggle but it was relatively straightforward to find the 4th Suffolks' catalogue references (WO95/3927 for the period 12/1914 to 9/1915 and WO95/2427 for 11/1915 to 1/1918, the Pioneers are at WO95/2996 for the period 2/1918 to 7/1919).

If you deal direct with the PRO/NA either when visiting them or via their online catalogue, you’ll need to give them the Department Code (e.g. WO 95 for most War Diaries) and the item number, as well as the dates you wish to cover. The photocopy cost is per page plus P&P.

A personal visit to Kew is best, of course, because you can have a good rummage round the papers before ordering photocopies, but an alternative is to use the services of a researcher which I have done on many occasions to great effect (saved a lot of time and wasted effort on my part). There’s one not a million miles away at this web site’s sister site! There are others, too.

I also suggest you contact the unit’s Regimental Museum. I have always found them helpful and very informative. If they have a copy of the War Diary you’re looking for, they may be able to answer some of your questions, and give you a guide as to the scope of the Diary.

Good hunting.

Barry

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Tim1915

Barry,

By any chance is there a mention of J P Mayne in the 1/6 Sherwood Foresters?

Regards,

Tim

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BarryF

Tim,

Unhappily, J P Mayne is not mentioned.

Let me know if you need any further lookups.

Barry

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Davben

Barry,

Thanks for your efforts ,

Regards Dave Bennett.

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BarryF
Hi Barry,

Could you please look at both your war diary copies for the 11th Royal Fusiliers for a mention of 2nd Lt/Lt Jones.

Many thanks.

Stu.

Stu,

I have read through the Diary extracts that I have but cannot see any occurrences of 2nd Lt/Lt Jones. The only 'Jones' I can see is the E. L. Jones who was a Captain A/Adjt in early 1918 who signed some of the diary entries and movement orders.

Let me know if you need any other lookups.

Barry

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Brian Buck

Barry,

Thank you, and others, for replies on sources for War Diaries.

Brian

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Tim1915

Barry,

Thank you for looking anyway.

Regards,

Tim

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stu

Hi Barry,

Thanks for looking for me anyway.

Regards.

Stu.

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kingsman64

Hi Barry

Realise it is not common for OR's to be mentioned but can you have a look through the 7th Northamptons piece you have for any mention of 15772 F E Adkin, could be a Sgt by then, thanks.

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BarryF

Paul,

Sorry for the delay in replying - I've been away. Unhappily, as you suspected, there is no trace of Adkin (or approximations thereof) in the War Diary.

Barry

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davej

Hi

I am trying to gather info relating to the activities of 11Bn Royal Fusiliers on 13 July 1917. My great grandfather, Pte G W Jacob 51448 was killed on this day but I have no idea of the circumstances. I don't expect there to be any individual mention in the diary, but any info relating to the activties and location of the battalion on this day would be much appreciated.

With thanks for your time

Dave J

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cobourgladdie

I have the following War Diaries, many covering short periods only, and would be happy to do lookups:

9 R Sussex 220116 310116

9 R Sussex 210915 300915

9 R Sussex 010716 310716

9 R Sussex 100116 210116

Thanks for the offer: An officer, Arthur Valentine Burd

regards

ben burd

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Anthony Bagshaw

Barry,

I would be interested in the Sherwood Foresters stuff!! Any chance of any copies??

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Guest

dear barry,have you any idea how i can get hold of war diaries for the royal field artillery as my g/grandad was in it and iam trying to get hold of as much info as possible thank you if you can help

darren

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Simon R

As mentioned above, war diaries are available from the National Archives (NA). They are part of the WO (war office) series of documents archived there. The NA catalogue is available online - try the previously mentioned links. If you post up your relatives details in 'Soldiers', we'll no doubt do our best to help you.

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Joe Walsh

Can you check the Cheshires one for a casulty - Pte Stephen Coonan.

Joe

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welshdoc

Hi Barry if you have a momnet please could you see if Lt Frank Fuller is mentioned in the 16 th Cheshires thanks Gareth

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John_Hartley
Can you check the Cheshires one for a casulty - Pte Stephen Coonan.

Joe

Joe

I can guarantee you that 16/Cheshire's Diary won't make any mention of an OR.

John

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