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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 23rd Hussars
Month and Year: November 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. R.P. HARDING, DSO
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
Holland 1-19   Regiment as in previous War Diary holding positions south of VENRAY. GSGS 4336.
"A" Squadron with G Company, 8th RB at Leunen; "C" Squadron with H Company, 8th RB west of LEUNEN, Sheet 1; "B" Squadron in counter-attack role at STEEG, 780245. R.HQ at HEIDE, 7725. No incidents except for occasional enemy night patrols and periodic heavy enemy shelling, particularly on LEUNEN.
204 2   1 x Other Rank wounded.
204 4   2 x Other Ranks killed in barn fire. 1 x Other Rank wounded.
204 6   3 x Shermans V received. 2 x Shermans V backloaded.
204 13   1 x German half-track abandoned as unserviceable.
204 16   1 x Other Rank wounded.
204 18   1 x Other Rank wounded.
204 19   Regiment move to IJSSELSTEIN, 7223 preparatory to projected divisional attack on the northern half of the VENLO pocket.
5 x Carriers, cargo received. 1 x Horch car (German) abandoned.
204 20   "C" Squadron in patrol positions along the track 758217.
204 21   "B" Squadron patrol forward to ST HELENA HOEVE, 7720 and are halted by mines. A/Tank fire and appalling "Going".
4 x Other Ranks killed in action and 3 x wounded. 2 x Sherman Vs destroyed by enemy action. Withdraw at night.
204 23   "B" Squadron forward to destroy enemy at ST HELENA HOEVE and build bridge at 771202. Enemy withdrew during the night. Spend the day on recovery in filthy weather.
204 24-28   Remain at IJSSELSTEIN.
204 24-25   2 x Shermans 1C received. 1 x Sherman V backloaded.
204 28-30   Move to DEURNE, 6520.
204 30   5 x Carriers, cargo, returned.

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Source: Neil Grimshaw.

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