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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 1 Worcestershire Regiment
Month and Year: November 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R.E. Osborne-Smith
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
CUIJK 1   ENSA & Cinema Shows. Recce of new Area made.  
  2   Relief of 130 Bde. by 214 Bde.  
  2 1300 Bn commenced relief of 4 Dorsets - completed by 16.00 hrs. Appendix "A" issued.  
742513 2   Bn. H.Q. at 742513. Coys Patrolling.  
  3   Patrolling day & night.  
  4   Bn. visited by Corps Comd. Orders received that Bn would be relieved by 5 DCLI on 5th but these were cancelled and further orders received that we would be relieved by 5 DCLI on 6th and would then relieve 7 Som. L.I. on the 7th.  
  5   Orders received (at C.O.'s. request) that previous instructions regarding relief were cancelled and Bn remain in present area. Active patrolling by Coys.  
  6   Patrolling by Coys.  
  7   Patrolling by Coys.  
742513 8   Bn Recce Party left for new area.  
  9 1200 Bn relieved by Canadian Fusiliers & moved to new area MALDEN. Relief completed by 16.00 hrs. Appendix "B" & "C"
  10 0815 Bn moved to concentration area N.W. of AACHEN. B.H.Q at PUTH.  
  11   Orders received that 214 Bde would relieve 129 Bde.
Recce Party left but arrangements cancelled and Recce Party returned.
  12 1400 Recce Party left for BRUNSSUM area.  
BRUNSSUM 13 1030 Bn left PUTH and moved to BRUNSSUM. Move completed by 12.00 hrs.
Counter-attack role for Operation "Clipper".
Appendix "D"
  14   Bn. BRUNSSUM area.  
  15   Recce by Coy Commanders for Operation "Clipper".  
  16   Bn. BRUNSSUM area.  
  17   Bn. BRUNSSUM area.  
BRUNSSUM 18 1030 Bn. left BRUNSSUM and moved to assembly area for Operation "Clipper".  
  18 1405 Moved to F.U.P. GILLRATH - NEIDERHEIDE having been taken by 7 Som. L.I.
Bn. commenced attack on RISCHDEN - minor opposition and objective successfully taken by "A" & "B" Coys. Lt.-Col. R. E. Osborne-Smith received leg injuries and was evacuated. Major J. D. Ricketts assumed comd. of Bn.
"A" & "D" Coys attack TRIPSRATH and encountered very severe opposition from large wood on left. Objective was taken although a few enemy remained in North end of village.
Bn. consolidated with "A", "C" & "D" Coys in TRIPSRATH and Bn. H.Q. & "B" Coy in RISCHDEN. Heavy enemy Mortar & shelling.
TRIPSRATH (GERMANY) 19   Heavy counter-attack put in by enemy at first light, particularly from wood on left of Bn. H.Q. This was beaten off and at 15.00 hrs. 4 Dorsets commenced clearing wood but were held up by heavy MMG fire.
No change in Bn. positions. Heavy enemy mortar & shelling throughout day.
  20   Heavy enemy Mortar & shelling throughout day.  
  21   Heavy enemy Mortar & shelling throughout day.  
  22   Heavy enemy Mortar & shelling throughout day.  
  23   Orders received that Bn. would be relieved by 5 Wilts.
Recce Party left 14.00 hrs. for rest area at SCHINVELD.
Relief commenced 17.00 hrs. and completed by 05.00 hrs. approx.
SCHINVELD 24   Refitting. Bath Parades.  
  25   Same area. Bn. H.Q. at Schinveld School.  
  26   Lt.-Col. Vickers assumed command of Bn.  
859676 27   Orders received that Bn. would relieve 4 Dorsets in wood West of TRIPSRATH. Commenced at 14.30 hrs and completed without casualties.  
  28   Bn. H.Q. 859676. Area stonked at intervals during day.  
  29   Area shelled & mortared. Orders received that Bn would be relieved by 5 DCLI on 30th.  
  30   Less enemy arty activity. Bn relieved by 5 DCLI and moved to area NIEDERBUSCH.  
  30   Field Returns d/d 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th.  

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Source: The Worcestershire Regiment.

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