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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 23rd Hussars|
|Month and Year: November 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. R.P. HARDING, DSO|
|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.
Disclaimer: This War Diary is based on its original, but typos might be corrected. Locations are calculated, so might not be in the correct place. For historical research, always check the originals.