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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 193 (Br) Field Ambulance R.A.M.C.
Month and Year: December 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. F.W.A. Warren
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
HOLLAND 1   ADS open at SEVENUM. 'B' Company in reserve. 'A' Company located HORST and operating Car Post at MR 841336.
2   Heavy Artillery barrage. Attack on BLERICK goes in. 23 FSU and 30 FTU moved from this Unit location to new positions. One Battle Cas admitted ADS. One Section 'A' Coy at ROEST.
3   ADS - very few casualties admitted, mostly sick. Lieut. COOPER, 'B' Coy attd to 15(S) Recce Regt as RMO during battle of BLERICK.
4   M.O. Recce Regt wounded. Lieut. COOPER remains attached.
5   'A' Coy moved to SEVENUM. Admissions to ADS still slight.
6   NIL to report, except very wet weather.
7   Road in 'forward areas' in very bad condition. Nothing else to report.
8   Road forward impassable by reason of mud.
9   'B' Coy moved from SEVENUM to ASTEN. Opened M.I. Room for BDE. Lieut. WILLIAMS attd from 'A' Coy to 'B' Coy.
10   'A' Coy joined ADS at SEVENUM. Very few casualties admitted to ADS.
HOLLAND 11   NIL to report.
12 1300 ADS area shelled. No damage or casualties sustained. Section 2 'B' Coy returned to SEVENUM.
13-14   NIL to report.
15   Div Commander paid informal visit to ADS location. Weather a little better.
16   Ballot for Leave to U.K. Only one sick case admitted ADS. 'B' Coy still open but prepared to move.
17   'B' Coy moved to ROGGEL MR 734977 and opened CCP. Enemy air and artillery activity. Much enemy air activity over ADS and area shelled.
18   'B' Coy admitted very few casualties to CCP. Enemy air activity and shelling in CCP area. 15 cases admitted ADS all sick.
19   ADS very quiet. 'A' Coy still attached. 'B' Coy now only admitting sick. Lieut. WILLIAMS proceeded to 190 Fd Regt RA to relieve RMO. Capt GAMAN from HQ to 'B' Coy.
20   NIL to report except improvement in weather.
HOLLAND 21   Lieut. WILLIAMS returned to 'B' Coy. Posting In - Capt. R. DOBSON (266547) joined from ADMS 15(S) Inf Division.
22   Capt. GAMAN returns from 'B' Coy to HQ. 17 Cases admitted ADS incl 10 Battle Casualties (Most for some time).
23   Quiet. Very few casualties admitted ADS or CCP.
24   ADS admitted only one Battle Casualty. 'B' Coy CCP area mortared in morning, sustained no casualties or damage. ADMS 15(S) Inf Division and C.O. visited 'B' Coy.
25   Christmas Day. Troops at ADS and 'A' Coy enjoyed Christmas Dinner at mid-day. Informal concert arranged in the evening. Many visitors to the ADS including DDMS 8 Corps and ADMS 15(S) Inf Division. Two Battle Casualties and six sick evacuated from ADS. 'B' Coy quiet day - no shelling. Christmas Dinner at mid-day.
26   Few cases admitted to ADS. Area shelled - landing mostly in village. 'B' Coy location quiet except for some shelling at night.
HOLLAND 27   Very quiet - sporadic shelling in area of ADS location. 'B' Coy slight shelling at night. Weather now very cold, but sunny and clear.
28   Weather very cold. Ice on roads makes travelling very difficult. ADS very quiet. One battle casualty admitted. Still shelling in area but further away.
29   Ten cases admitted ADS, only two Battle Casualties. Roads very dangerous with ice. Weather extremely cold.
30   Captain DOBSON proceeded from HQ to 'B' Coy and was sent to 9 Bn Cameronians for attachment on relief of RMO. Snowing for first time. Very quiet. Bombs seen exploding on enemy positions in distance. Noise of aircraft overhead at night.
HOLLAND 31   Very quiet in ADS and CCP locations. Allied aircraft again overhead and enemy A.A. and bomb flashes observed in distance. Very cold. Roads still treacherous. A few personnel arranged informal party to welcome New Year. Two hundred and three casualties admitted for month of which 31 were Battle Casualties. From December 17 to 31 village and area were shelled intermittently. No damage sustained or personnel of Unit injured.

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Source: The War Diaries of the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division June 1944 - May 1945.

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.