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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2 GLAS. H. H.L.I.
Month and Year: June 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. P.U. Campbell
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
BRIGHTON 3   Fd Return Offrs & ORs to 2 ech Appxs A & B
4   CO's Church Parade.
6   "D" Day. Orders of the day read to all tps from Gen Eisenhower. Bn addressed by Bde Comd.
10 & 17   Fd Return Offrs & ORs to 2 ech
11   Bde Church Parade.
NR. EASTHAM FARNHAM 12   Bn tpt & C.O. arrived Marshalling Area
" marching tps " " "
LONDON 15 1800 Veh pty boarded S.S. Empire Brutus
NEWHAVEN 16   Marching tps embarked L.C.S.
17   Marching tps landed in Normandy and conc. in ESQUAY-SUR-SEULLES.
17 1900 Veh pty arrived off NORMANDY coast.
18   Church Service on board ship - Padre R.A.M.C. 8 Corps
19   Weather prevents disembarkation
20   Weather prevents disembarkation
21 2000 Concert for tps on board ship.
22   CO left on launch for conf with Div Comd.
23   1st veh pty disembarked.
24 1800 Last " " ashore
24 2300 Bn moved to FAA - L.O.B.: Major White, Capt Renwick, Lieuts Wallace & Loudon
24   Fd Return Offrs & ORs to 2 ech App C & D
26 0100 Bn moved up to F.U.P.
26 0700 "H" Hour - Bn attacked & took objective CHEUX.
26   Offr Cas: T/Major Carson, T/Capt Johnstone, Lieuts Hollway, Kehoe, Waldie, Blackadder, Wark - WOUNDED.
T/Capt I.P.S. Wood, Lieut Keeble - KILLED.
27   Bn relieved by 1 WORC - moved to COLLEVILLE and took over from 2 GORDONS
28 1000 Capt Renwick, Lieut Loudon arrive from L.O.B.
28 1400 Lt Loudon killed in repelling enemy attack from direction MOUEN.
29   Bn relieved by 10 HLI. Moved to MONDRAINVILLE where heavily shelled by mortars & repelled attack by inf & tks.
29   Rev Jas. S. Taylor killed by mortar fire.
29   Lt T.S. Maw R.A.M.C. wounded " " (replaced by Capt Giles 193 Fd Amb)
Mondrainville 30/1 0400 Bn relieved 0400 by 4 MONS & reverted to area BRONAY for reorganisation.
30/1   Total OR cas suffered in action: Killed - 18
30/1   Wounded - 177
30/1   Missing - 18

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

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