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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 23 (BR) Field Dressing Station
Month and Year: October 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Major J.B. Rees Roluds
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
2   MEERVELDHOVEN – closed. Some Rain.
3   MEERVELDHOVEN – closed.
4 1430 Moved to HELMOND (556223). Location – Convent School. Closed. Transport parked by Post Office.
5   HELMOND – closed. Weather Fine.
6 1430 Medical Officers Conference at 22 FDS.
6 1630 Divisional Commander addressed all officers at local Cinema.
7 1100 ADMS Conference. Closed.
8   HELMOND – closed. Fine.
9   Training in morning.
9 1430 Football v HELMOND Post Office Team. Won 14-0.
10   HELMOND. “Hobby” groups started with clases in drawing and model making; instructors being formed from unit. Twenty two applications for evening classes submitted.
HOLLAND (HELMOND) 11   Closed.
11 1500 Medical Officers attended lecture on Surgery by Lt. Col. Debeuham.
12   Closed.
13   Took over Minor Sick cases from 22 FDS – 44 cases – in theatre in Market Square.
15   55 minor sick being treated.
16   1900 hrs Unit dance held.
17   Same location. Rain.
18   Same location.
19 1430 Footbal v 227 Inf Bde Workshops.
20   Same location – open for minor sick.
22 1030 Church Parade.
23 1830 Divisional […] party held for patients in hospital.
HOLLAND – HELMOND 24   Open for Minor Sick.
25   Reconnaissance of BEST. Our section moved & opened there to receive Minor Sick at 1600 hrs.
BEST 26 1000 Unit moved to BEST & opened in school buildings. All buildings damaged and in dirty condition. 28 patients moved from HELMOND to new location.
27 1100 Reconnaissance of OIRSCHOT. One section moved up to the large Convent School. (MR: 313255) – previously occupied by Divisional Hqtrs. Ample space for unit & patients available.
27 1400 Remainder of unit & patients moved up to OIRSCHOT.
28   Division moved over to sector below DEURNE because of enemy attack.
29   OIRSCHOT. Minor Sick.
30   Same location. Rain.
31   OIRSCHOT – Minor Sick; only twelve cases remaining.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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