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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 11th Bn Royal Tank Regt.
Month and Year: June 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R. Dixon
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
LOWTHER 1 0630 Adjt & Sgt Clerk returned to unit from RAC Records.
4 1100 approx. 189044 WS/Lieut Sydney Enoch Webster and 6769388 WS/Cpl Solomon M.F. drowned in scout car in RIVER LOWTHER. Next-of-kin & W.O. informed by telegram, also OIC RAC Records.
5 0600 Personnel despatched to 21, 32 & 55 VRD’s to collect 1 – 4 × 2 Utility, 44 – 4 × 3 3 Ton Chevrolets & 4 Mobile Kitchens.
5 1530 Inquest held at LOWTHER CAMP regarding death of Lt. S.E. Webster and Cpl. Solomon M.F. Verdict returned by coroner – “Accidental deaths”.
6 0600 Personnel despatched to 5, 27, 59 & 66 VRD’s to collect 6 – Ford 15 Cwt Trucks GS, 4 – 6 × 4 3 Ton Austins, 1 – 15 Cwt Personnel White (LAD), 1 Jeep, 4 – 15 Cwt Water Trucks, 1 Office Truck & 19 Solo M/Cycles.
7 0001 2 Offrs, 1 Sgt, 1 Cpl & 33 Tpr deficiencies to unit W.E. Also 31 Tanks, 1 Slave Carrier, 10 – 15 Cwt semi-tracked vehichles, 1 – 15 Cwt Truck GS & 1 Scout Car not yet issued to complete vehicle equipment.
8 1025 Programme of unit move to ROSEBUSH and LINNEY HEAD areas, PEMBROKESHIRE 16-21 June 44 received from HQ 1 Tk Bde. Codeword for move “Ex. Weakness”.
9 1115 Warning Order sent to Sqns & Department re Ex. Weakness.
10 1200 AFs W3008 & W3009 J completed to 10 Jun 44. Appendix No. 1
11 1000 C.O., 2IC, Adjt & Sqn Comds attended Bde Clock Model Exercise re employment of CDL.
13 0700 1 Offr & 50 ORs 3 ×3 Ton Lorries & 1 Jeep despatched to ROSEBUSH CAMP to take over 31 Shermans for unit.
15 1000 9 Grant Tanks “C” Sqn loaded on warwells at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
17 0620 9 Grant Tanks, 3 Offrs & 50 ORs “C” Sqn left for PEMBROKE Stn by rail, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
17 1020 2 Offrs, 24 ORs & 6 Vehicles despatched to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
17 1200 AFs W3008 & W3009 J completed to 17 Jun 44. Appendix No. 2
17 1400 9 Grant Tanks “A” Sqn loaded on warwells at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
18 0550 9 Grant Tanks, 3 Offrs & 50 ORs “A” Sqn left for PEMBROKE Stn by rail, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
18 0800 9 Grant Tanks ”A” Sqn loaded on warwells at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
18 1300 14 Carriers Universal & 3 Carriers Slave-battery loaded on flats at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
19 0610 9 Grant Tanks 3 Offrs & 50 ORs “A” Sqn left for PEMBROKE Stn, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
19 0730 “C” Sqn commenced day & night 75 mm & S.A. firing & CDL training.
19 1650 Carriers & 9 Offrs & 180 ORs left by rail for WHITLAND Stn, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
19 1700 9 Grant Tanks “B” Sqn loaded on warwellls at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
20 0550 9 Grant Tanks 3 Offrs & 50 ORs “B” Sqn left for PEMBROKE Stn, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
20 0700 Road party of 9 Offrs 234 ORs 67 Vehicles & 19 M/Cs left for ROSEBUSH CAMP.
20 1100 9 Grant Tanks “B” Sqn loaded on warwells at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
20 2000 3 ARV’s loaded on warwells at CLIFTON MOOR Stn.
21 0550 9 Grant Tanks 3 Offrs & 50 ORs “B” Sqn left for PEMBROKE Stn, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
21 0730 “A” Sqn commenced 75 mm & SA firing day & night & CDL training.
21 1130 3 ARV’s 1 Offr & 10 ORs left for PEMBROKE Stn, thence by road to ROSEBUSH CAMP.
21 1130 Q.M. remains at LOWTHER CAMP as OIC Rear Party.
ROSEBUSH CAMP 22 0730 “B” Sqn commenced 75 mm & SA firing day & might and CDL training.
22 1430 G.O.C. S. Wales Dist. visited unit with Bde Comd.
24 1200 A.F’s W3008 & W3009 J completed to 24 Jun 44. Appendix No. 3
26 0800 Time table of unit move from ROSEBUSH to TRENORGAN (Map Ref. 3923). Move to be in the form of an exercise named “Centipede”. Appendix No. 4
30 1000 Bn HQ opened at TRENORGAN CAMP, LINNEY HEAD, PEMBROKESHIRE.
30 1030 “A” Echelon arrived at TRENORGAN CAMP.
30 1200 “B” Echelon arrived at TRENORGAN CAMP.
30 1600 “F” Echelon arrived at TRENORGAN CAMP.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, 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.