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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: HQ 30 C Tps Engrs
Month and Year: July 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R.E. Black RE
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
NORMANDY 1 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
2 1200 11 Fd Coy instructed to commence construction of Watling St (new earth rd BAYEUX – TILLY).
2 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
3 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
4 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
5 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
6 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
7 0001 75 Rd Con Coy u/c CRE. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
8 0130 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
9 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
10 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
11 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
11 2359 73 Fd Coy revert comd 2 Army. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
12 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys run rubble factory at Jerusalem.
13 1800 CE Op Order No 5 recd.
14   NTR. Corps Tps rest day.
15 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
16   Coys u/c employed in 1) road maintenance 2) construction of Watling St. 3) rubble factories and working quarry.
17 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
18 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
19 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
20 1200 CE Op Order No 6 recd.
20 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
21 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
22 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
22 2100 CE Op Order No 7 recd.
23 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference.
23 2359 75 Rd Con Coy revert u/c 16 A Con Gp.
24-28 1730 CRE Coy Comds conference. Coys still engaged rd maintenance, quarries, rubble & tar mac factory.
29   CRE’s HQ moves new location TRUNGY MR 771718.
29 1200 128 Br Coy u/c CRE.
29 1500 CRE conference (Fd Coy Comds).
29 1730 CRE conference (other units u/c).
29 2100 CE Op Order No 8 recd.
30 0830 Appx to Op Order No 8 recd.
30 1200 CRE Coy Comds conference.
31 1700 CRE Coy Comds conference.

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Source: Jeroen Niels, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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.