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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 193 Field Ambulance R.A.M.C.|
|Month and Year: October 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. F.W.A. Warren|
|Holland||1||A.D.S. open in School at EINDHOVEN, 'A' Coy holding sick cases in EINDHOVEN. 'B' Coy situated at BEST, C.C.P. established and open. 'B' Coy location shelled at 1800 hours. No casualties. One ambulance car damaged.|
|2||As above. Spasmodic shelling on 'B' Coy location, no casualties.|
|3||1030||'B' Coy joined rest of unit. Unit proceeded to HELMOND via GELDROP. Arrived at 1245 hours. Billeted in straw and Blanket Factories.|
|4-23||Unit in rest at HELMOND. Programme of squad drill and organised games carried out. Recreation took the form of Cinema and Concert Parties etc. Major Crawford posted on 16th Oct 44 to be O.C. 15 F.D.S.|
|24||Field Ambulance proceeds in Brigade convoy passing S.P. level crossing S.W. of HELMOND at 1815 hours, proceeded via GELDROP, EINDHOVEN to harbour for the night in AACHT (393226) arriving 2000 hrs. Personnel billeted in School and farmyard buildings.|
|Holland||25||'A' Coy moves in Bde advance guard to set up C.C.P. at OIRSCHOT. C.C.P. opened at OIRSCHOT M.R. 313264. Rest of Field Ambulance followed starting at 1030 hrs and proceeded via BEST and opened up A.D.S. at 'A' Coy location. On arrival of rest of unit 'A' Coy moved on Sections A3, A2 and A1 in that order to establish C.C.P. at MORGESTEL. Very few casualties. W/Major I.U. Young (64939) joined unit for duty from ADMS 7 Base Sub Area, Auth. Exfor Rear Med 120908A. Lieut. T.M. Williams (301978) joined unit for duty from 34 R.H.U. Auth. ADV RFTS/RDS34/Med/577 Serial No Z 34/RAMC/412 dated 24th Oct 44.|
|26||A.D.S. still open at School in OIRSCHOT. Lieut. Holden RAMC R.M.O. 7th Bn Seaforths brought in wounded. Capt Glaister 'A' Coy sent out to RAP of 7th Bn Seaforths to act as R.M.O. in place of Lieut. Holden wounded. 'A' Coy had an uneventful night. A few casualties in the morning. 'A' Coy closed C.C.P. on arrival of A.D.S. 153 Field Ambulance. Opened up a C.C.P. between SPEERDE and DEN DONK. Fighting for village still in progress. Local shelling in road and woods. Four ambulance cars hit and rendered V.O.R. Lieut. Williams joined 'A' Coy in place of Capt Glaister.|
|Holland||27||A.D.S. closed OIRSCHOT, HQ and 'B' Coy filtered up to school at MORGESTEL during the day and opened A.D.S. in site vacated by 153 Field Ambulance. 'A' Coy had a quiet night, C.C.P. remained open until move at 1415 hours in support of Bde. Arrived EUSHOT and opened up C.C.P.|
|28||A.D.S. opened at MORGESTEL, no casualties. 'A' Coy had quiet night and sent Recce party to TILBURG to find location for Coy. Coy arrived TILBURG opened C.C.P. in monastery. Very few casualties.|
|Holland||29||A.D.S. ordered to close and join Bde convoy and to pass S.P. HILVARENBEEK at 1430 hrs then to proceed via MIDDLE BEERS - INESSEN - WINTELRE - MERE VELDHOVEN - EINDHOVEN - GELDROP - HELMOND to DEURNE. HQ and 'B' Coy stopped west of DEURNE. 'A' Coy joined unit west of DEURNE. Whole unit by side of road until C.O. returned from Div HQ with orders to return to HELMOND. On journey to HELMOND an enemy air raid was in progress. AP bombs were seen to drop but no casualties were received. Arrived HELMOND 2000 hrs. Unit billeted in Post Office. Enemy air activity at 2200 hrs over HELMOND, no casualties.|
|30||Unit moves from HELMOND 1400 hrs and took billets in MIERLOO, village school being used.|
|31||Unit in medical reserve at MIERLOO. 'A' Coy sent forward to DEURNE to establish Car Post south of DEURNE on road to LIESEL. Local shelling near 'A' Coy location, no casualties.|
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