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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 34 (Br) Casualty Clearing Station RAMC
Month and Year: March 1945 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R. Evans
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
HELMOND 1 1800 14 cases admitted, 8 evacuated.
2 1800 27 cases admitted, 7 evacuated.
2   Rev. E.G. Albany (CF C of E) returned to 33 CCS.
2 1815 Rev. R.T. Millerchip, (CF UB) attached from HQ 8 Corps for temporary duty.
3   W3008 and W3009 to GHQ 2nd Echelon. Appx I (1)
3 1800 6 cases admitted, 17 evacuated and 1 died.
4 1800 15 cases admitted, 9 evacuated.
5 1800 13 cases admitted, 21 evacuated.
6 1800 12 cases admitted, 15 evacuated.
7 1800 21 cases admitted, 16 evacuated.
8 1800 18 cases admitted, 11 evacuated.
9 1800 18 cases admitted, 19 evacuated.
10   W3008 & W3009 to GHQ 2nd Echelon. Appx I (2)
10 1800 17 cases admitted, 11 evacuated.
11 1800 15 cases admitted, 14 evacuated and 1 died (civilian).
12 1800 22 cases admitted, 18 evacuated.
12   503 Mob Dental Unit now attached CCS. for temporary duty.
13 1800 21 cases admitted, 18 evacuated.
14 1800 20 cases admitted, 18 evacuated.
15 0730 4 RAMC ORs posted to 53 RHU for training as clerks.
15 1630 Capt. R. Kerr, RAMC, posted from 31 RHU for duty as General Duty Medical Offr.
15 1800 18 cases admitted, 23 evacuated.
16 1130 517 Mob DU attached for temporary duty.
16 1800 32 cases admitted, 22 evacuated.
17 1800 22 cases admitted, 29 evacuated.
17   W3008 and W3009 to GHQ 2nd Echelon. Appx I (3)
18 0900 Capt D. Clark, RAMC, posted to Depot & T, RAMC under Pickford II. Capt. P.J. Hardie, RAMC, returned to 109 (Br) Gen Hosp from temp att as trainee surgeon.
HELMOND 18 1800 23 cases admitted, 21 evacuated.
19 1800 24 cases admitted, 13 evacuated.
19   Lieut. N. Brown attached from 325 Coy Phr Corps.
20 0930 CCS received orders from Med 8 Corps to close wef 211800A and prepare to move. Officer to be sent to Med 8 Corps to recce suitable location for closed CCS in tentage.
20   539 Mob DU now attached 24 FDS.
20 1800 11 cases admitted, 23 evacuated.
21 0900 Major W. Michie (acting OC) proceeded to Med 8 Corps.
21 1010 Message received by R/T that CCS is to move 23 Mar and pack immediately.
21 1200 Major W. Mitchie, returned.
21 1800 6 cases admitted, 76 evacuated.
21   CCS now closed.
22 0930 21 FTU moved to 24 CCS.
22 1000 Remaining patients evacuated.
22   Section of amb cars arrived from 227 Coy RASC (MAC).
22 1100 3 TCVs arrived from 227 Coy RASC (MAC).
22 1300 30 x 3 ton lorries arrived.
22 1400 Commenced loading.
23 0715 First flight of vehs left HELMOND for CCS new location ISSUM in Germany. Remaining parties departed in threes at 15 min intervals.
23 0730 Major W. Michie left for new location.
23 1000 Major W. Mitchie, travelling by direct route, reached location.
23 1030 First flight of vehs arrived at new location. Off loading and tent pitching proceeded as vehs arrived.
ISSUM 23 1630 33 FSU now attached 81 (Br) Gen Hosp.
24 1100 Capt. J.A.G. Horton temporarily attached 81 (Br) Gen Hosp.
24   W.3008 and W.3009 to GHQ 2nd Echelon. Appx I (4)
24 2000 Capt. JAG. Horton returned from 81 (Br) Gen Hosp.
ISSUM 25 0930 517 Mob DU moved to 1 FDS.
25   Major C.D. Clark, RAMC (33 FSU) temp attached to 35 (Br) CCS.
26 1530 Corps Comd, Lieut. General E.H. Barker, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, visited CCS and inspected personnel.
27 1100 54 FSU and 31 FTU moved to join 24 FDS who are moving across R.Rhine.
27   539 Mob DU now attached.
28 1300 CCS received orders to move 29 Mar to location across R. Rhine.
28   Capt FL. Stuart, AD Corps (517 Mob DU) returned to CCS.
28 1800 21 FTU returned to CCS.
28   Forward element 11 Adv Depot Med Stores attached CCS.
28   Loading commenced and continued as vehs were made available by RASC Tpt Coy.
29 0600 Remaining tentage struck and loading completed.
29 0830 Convoy moved off to RAESFELD.
29 1400 Convoy arrived RAESFELD.
29 1800 No further orthers received and arrangements made to billet personnel in barns.
29 2000 Orders received that CCS would remain on wheels at present location and move 30 Mar 45.
30 0930 Convoy moved off to GEMEN.
GEMEN 30 1100 Off-loading commenced and preparations made to open CCS.
30   Advanced truck, Y Blood Bank attached CCS.
30 1600 45 and 48 FSUs now attached.
30 1700 54 FSU attached from 24 FDS.
30 1730 31 FTU rejoined from 24 FDS.
30 1800 Casualties arriving at CCS in small numbers.
31 1330 Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, KCB, DSO, C-in-C, 21 Army Group, visited CCS.
31 1600 33 and 48 FSUs and 21 FTU moved from CCS to join 1 FDS who are proceeding to LAER to form an Advanced Surgical Centre.
GEMEN 31 1800 237 cases admitted, 86 evacuated and 1 died to date.
31   W.3008 and W.3009 to GHQ 2nd Echelon. Appx I (5)
31   Capt. F.L. Stuart, AD Corps (517 Mob DU) posted to 212 Fd Amb.
31 2000 Corps VDTC and Corps Psychiatrist attached CCS. 65 PAC attached.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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