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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2nd Bn The Glasgow Highlanders
Month and Year: July 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. P.U. Campbell
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
BRONAY 1   Battalion in rest area Bronay 8892.
2   Battalion Church Parade taken by S.C.F. (Div) which served as a memorial service for the fallen, including our own late padre, Rev James S. Taylor C.F. Following the Church Parade, the Brig Comdr addressed the battn.
3   Divisional Commander Maj General G.H.A. MacMillan D.S.O. visited and addressed the Bn. Capt J. Lewis taken on strength from 32 R.H.U.
3-9   Battn refitting and resting at Bronay.
9   Bn left Bronay moving to MOUEN (9368) for an advance on BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON.
BRETTEVILLE SUR ODON 10   The Bn cleared astride the road VERSON BRETTEVILLE, taking up position astride the road and rail junction.
10 1500 The Bn was relieved by the Canadians and moved to area Wood 9865 south of VERSON.
WOOD 9865 10 2200 Maj J.C. Davies M.C. the second in command of the BN and "C" Coy proceeded to ETERVILLE to assist 9th CAMERONIANS.
11 0600 respectively
11   The BN moved forward to ETERVILLE 9864 to relieve the 9th BN CAMERONIANS.
ETERVILLE 11 0200 During the occupation of Eterville, Lieuts Hurst and Rice were evacuated to hospital. The BN was under mortar fire for the greater part of the period, and at 0200 hrs on the 12th was relieved by the Canadians, and moved to BRETTEVILLE L'ORGUEILLEUSE.
BRETTEVILLE L'ORGUEILLEUSE 14 2300 The BN moved to an FAA 952647, arriving at 0300 hrs.
MIEBORD 15 2000 The BN moved off for night attack on ESQUAY, H hour being 2145 hrs. After clearing the village the BN consolidated astride the road 9461 & holding crossroads at Le Bon Repos.
ESQUAY 15   Lieut MATTHEWS was wounded during this attack.
16   The I.O. Lieut A C Bayvel and S.O. Lieut S.C. Dickson were wounded in the early morning and later in the day Major W.J. Munn Renwick and Capt J. Lewis also were wounded. From occupation until relief on the night 17/18 the BN repelled several counter attacks & was mortared heavily.
17   The BN was relieved by the 5th Welch Regt. Sergt. Saunter D. was granted an immediate commission.
MONDRAINVILLE 18   The BN was moving to MONDRAINVILLE when the Adjutant Capt L. KER ROBERTSON CAPT R.A TAYLOR was appointed Adjutant the same day.
19   The Divisional Commander MAJ/GEN G.H.A. MacMillan addressed the BN. Intermittent mortar fire throughout day.
20   Maj W.M. White was killed by a mortar shell.
MONDRAINVILLE 21   Capt Elliott became Major.
22   Capt A Miller became a Major. Following officers were posted to the BN: LIEUT MEECHAN, LIEUT SNELL, LIEUT J. FRENCHAM, LIEUT CAMPBELL, LIEUT WESTON.
ST PAUL DU VERNAY 23   BN moved to ST PAUL du VERNAY 7470 arriving 1800 hrs.
24   PADRE REV H. STEELE held Church Service.
26   BN moved to a position west of CAUMONT - LA VACQUERIE 6759 and relieved the 8th ROYAL SCOTS.
28   BN relieved by 8th ROYAL SCOTS and moved to area 7163 Flambardiere.
FLAMBARDIERE 29   Capt White Spunner was posted to the BN.
POINT 309 6951 30   BN moved through CAUMONT and Les Loges into the third phase of an attack & occupied POINT 309 AND QUARRY area 6951. MAJOR C.D. GRAY was wounded.
31   Heavy mortaring during day. Lieut F.A.R.W. WALLACE MTO was wounded & later died.

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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.