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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 168 (City of London) Light Field Ambulance
Month and Year: October 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. T.M. Robb RAMC
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
HATERT 1 0700 Unit moved off to new location.
1 0720 Unit arrived at 687580 in new Brigade Concentration Area. Raining.
1   Admissions B.Cs. 1 O.R., Sick 1 Officer 3 O.Rs.
BERKENHOF 2 1530 Unit moved to 685575 adjoining 50 Div Medical Area.
2   Admissions B.C. 21 O.Rs. Sick 6 O.Rs.
BERKENHOF 3   Brigade commencing to concentrate in area allotted.
3   Capt. A. Hannun, RAMC reported for duty.
3   Admissions B.Cs 2 O.Rs. Sick 2 O.Rs.
BERKENHOF 4   Bde Armd Regts withdrawing south of the River at NIJMEGEN and concentrating in area M.Rs. 685575 689570.
4   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 3 O.Rs.
4 2359 Bde H.Q. opened at 700555. 'A' Section, 168 Lt Fd Amb remained behind and were attached to 130 Field Ambulance. at 660690.
BERKENHOF 5   Brigade resting.
5   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 1 Officer 3 Other Ranks.
BERKENHOF 6   No further activity by 8 Armd Bde.
6   Admissions B.Cs. 6 O.Rs. Sick 5 O.Rs.
BERKENHOF 7   Bde. not in action. A.D.S. 168 Lt Fd Amb treating and holding light sick of the Brigade.
7   Admissions B.Cs. 5 O.Rs. Sick 11 O.Rs.
BERKENHOF 8   Sherwood Rangers Yeo moved from area west of NIJMEGEN to area MOOK.
8   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 5 O.Rs.
BERKENHOF 9 1400 Instructions for Harbour Party to recce new site in the OVERASSELT area.
9   Site found at present occupied by 128 (Guards) Field Ambulance.
9   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 6 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 10 0700 Unit moved off to new location.
10 0740 Arrived new site. 128 Field Ambulance not yet departed.
10   Accomondation in school, village hall and barns. Much rain.
10   Admissions B.Cs. 1 O.R. Sick 7 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 11   4/7 Dragoons moved to rest area. Sherwood Rangers Yeo at MOOK but ready to be used in event of armour being needed to repel any enemy counter attack from the S.E.
11   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 5 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 12   Information received that 8 Armd Bde had arranged and organised a Rest Camp at LOUVAIN, Abbe du Mont Cesar without previous consultation with S.M.O.. A demand was made for 1 Medical Officer, 1 Nursing Orderly and 1 Ambulance Car to be attached to this camp. No details or information of existing or required sanitary or other health arrangements supplied. Capt. Kraus detailed.
12   Admissions B.Cs. 3 O.Rs. Sick 6 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 13   C.O. visited D.D.M.S., 30 Corps re officer reinforcements.
13   Admissions B.Cs. 1 O.R. Sick 9 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 14   Routine Duties. Brigade not actively engaged.
14   Admissions B.Cs. 3 O.Rs. Sick 6 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 15   Capt. G.M. Baker, RAMC reported for duty.
15   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 8 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 16   12 K.R.R.C. detailed to guard the bridge at GRAVE.
16   Admissions B.Cs. 1 O.R. Sick 7 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 17   13/18 Hussars left for duty on north side of River Waal.
17   Admissions B.Cs. 3 O.Rs. Sick 8 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 18 1420 Message received for Harbour Party to proceed to BERGHAREN to reconnoitre new area for 168 Lt Fd Amb.
18   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 7 O.Rs.
OVERASSELT 19   Parties sent to recce village of BERGHAREN. Village full of evacuees and R.A.F., R.A.F. occupied all the schools only suitable building for Lt Fd Amb.
19   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 2 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 20 1410 Unit moved off for new location. Arrived at BERGHAREN M.R. 574636.
20   Personnel accomodated in billets in the village. Accomodation far from satisfactory. Parochial Hall taken over and used as M.I. Room.
20   2 Officers and 39 men went to leave campt at LOUVAIN.
20   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 1 Officer 3 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 21   Day spent in re-adjusting billets.
21   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 5 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 22   1 Officers 5 O.Rs. left for leave camp at ANTWERP 10 O.Rs. to leave camp at LOUVAIN. 2 Officers 36 O.Rs. returned from leave camp LOUVAIN.
22   Admissions B.Cs. 2 O.Rs. Sick 6 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 23   Routine Duties.
23   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 4 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 24   1 Officer and 10 O.Rs. went to leave camp LOUVAIN and 10 O.Rs. returned from leave camp LOUVAIN. C.O. went to BRUSSELS to investigate illness of Major Scott.
24   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 4 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 25 1345 C.O. returned from BRUSSELS.
25   1 Officer and 5 O.Rs. returned from leave camp ANTWERP. 10 O.Rs. returned from leave camp LOUVAIN and 10 O.Rs. proceeded to leave camp LOUVAIN.
25   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 6 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 26 1815 A.D.S., 168 Lt Fd Amb subject to shelling source unknown.
26   1 O.R. killed, 5 O.Rs. injured.
26   Admissions B.Cs. 7 O.Rs. Sick 7 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 27   Brigade Commander visited the unit and inspected damage caused by shells.
27 1500 7356291 Pte. Richardson, A., R.A.M.C., buried in Military Cemetery at 10 C.C.S. (M.R. 690595).
27   Admissions B.C. Nil. Sick 10 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 28   Routine duties. 1 Officer 5 O.Rs. to leave camp ANTWERP. 10 O.Rs. to Leave Camp, LOUVAIN. 10 O.Rs. returned from Leave Camp, LOUVAIN.
BERGHALEN 29   Routine Duties. Admissions B.C. Nil. Sick 3 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 30   C.O. visited Regts of Brigade re inoculations.
30   10 O.Rs. to Leave Camp, LOUVAIN, 10 O.R.s. returned from Leave Camp, LOUVAIN.
30   Capt. A. Hannun, RAMC posted to 35 F.D.S.
30   Admissions B.Cs. Nil. Sick 5 O.Rs.
BERGHALEN 31   1 Officer and 5 O.Rs. returned from Leave Camp, ANTWERP.
31   Admissions B.C. Nil. Sick 6 O.Rs.

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