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Army Form C.2118
Unit: G Branch HQ 15 (S) Inf Div
Month and Year: August 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Maj Gen CM Barber, DSO
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
La Chapelle 1 1045 Message O585, Warning Order giving Div grouping Appx "A"
2   Div Op Instr No 13 issued with Appx "A" (Mov Instr) " "B"
2   HQ moved to SEPT VENTS 6957
SEPT VENTS 3 1500 Visit by Gen (now Field Marshal) Sir Bernard L Montgomery, KCB, DSO.
3   Maj Gen GHA MacMillan, CBE, DSO, MC, wounded.
685508 4 0915 Visit by Lord Trenchard. Command of Div devolved on Brig CM Barber, DSO.
4   HQ moved to 685508.
5   15 Div Op Instr No 14 issued, being instr for the op of the Div in the gen direction VASSY 7923. Appx "C"
6   15 Div Op Instr No 15 issued, showing tasks of each bde. " "D"
694425 8   HQ moved to 694425 thence two hrs later to 695458.
9   Div Op Instr No 16 issued, being instr for the adopting of temporary defensive posns " "E"
10   Div Op Instr No 17, giving preparations for following up the enemy, with trace showing axes and routes. " "F"
12   Div Op Instr No 18 issued, giving order for relief of the Div by 11 Armd Div 12/13/Aug, with trace " "G"
12   Message 0450 correcting above trace.
13   Div placed under comd 12 Corps.
966576 14   HQ moved to 966576.
9543 16   HQ moved to 009543.
LE HAMEL 20   Div OO No 5 for securing high ground preparatory to crossing R VIE and R TOUQUES. HQ moved to LE HAMEL 090400. Appx "H"
LA BOURDONNIERE 23   Div Mov Order No 0521 for Op "GALLOP" issued. " "I"
23   Div Op Instr No 19 for Op "GALLOP" issued. " "J"
23   Amendment No 1 to Op Instr No 19 issued. " "K"
23 2030 HQ moved to LA BOURDONNIERE 2633.
878753 25   HQ moved to posn three miles WEST of BROGLIE, halted for two hrs and then moved to 878753.
COMBON 26   HQ moved to COMBON 0077.
LE PARC 27   HQ moved to LE PARC 1887.
VIEUX ROUEN 28   Div Op Instr No 20, giving re-grouping as from 1600 hrs, issued. HQ moved to VIEUX ROUEN 2589. Appx "L"
HERQUEVILLE 30   HQ moved to HERQUEVILLE 293916.

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Source: The War Diaries of the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division June 1944 - May 1945.

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.