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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 10th November – Monday 16th November 1942

Click here for entry for Wednesday 4th November – Monday 9th November 1942 Tuesday November 10 Day 584 Travelled in train all day.  Fruit on orange groves turning slightly golden.  Reached Hygheria(?) at 5.30PM then proceeded by bus to Con. Camp. Wednesday November 11 Day 585 M.O inspection  Had walking iron fixed to plaster.  Camp very … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 4th November – Monday 9th November 1942

Click here for entry for Monday 26th October – Tuesday 3rd November 1942 Wednesday November 4 Day 578 Moving out of hospital tomorrow to staging camp for few days.  Saw pictures at night. Thursday November 5 Day 579 Shift cancelled another day.  Foot hasn’t improved in the slightest. Friday November 6 Day 580 Passed in hospital … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Monday 26th October – Tuesday 3rd November 1942

  Click here for entry for Tuesday 20th October – Sunday 25th October 1942  Monday October 26 Day 569 Leg & foot put into plaster – very sore & paining.  Food ration not very good. Tuesday October 27 Day 570 Leg a little easier – sent cables away by Padre.  Iti prisoners & Palestine Arabs doing … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 20th October – Sunday 25th October 1942

  Click here for entry for Thursday 15th October – Monday 19th October 1942 Tuesday October 20 Day 563 Enemy shelling part of positions.  Several dog fights.  Beaufighter (British long-range heavy fighter aircraft) shot down – then strafed by 7 M.E 109s (German Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft).  During night 60 pounder sent over barrage in preparation for attack. … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Thursday 15th October – Monday 19th October 1942

  Click here for entry for Wednesday 7th October – Wednesday 14th October 1942 Thursday October 15 Day 558 Told going out on draft following day – issued with rest of gear – made special trip to Cairo to get Xmas presents for sending home.  Pictures in camp at night. Friday October 16 Day 559 Reveille … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 25th July – Saturday 1st August 1942

  Click here for entry for Sunday 19th July – Friday 24th July 1942 Saturday 25th July Day 475 Flies unbearable – unable to get any rest for there swarms are forever circling around your head. Occassional artillery dual and tanks have a ??? otherwise rather quiet.  Both Jerry & us moving areas in front of area … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 19th July – Friday 24th July 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 14th July (cont.) – Saturday 18th July 1942 Sunday July 19th Day 469 Jerry bombers getting troublesome – sending over too many at once – sometimes over sixty bombers supported by fighters but they are most concentrating on artillery & armour.  Would rather experience bombing than strafing (attacking ground targets … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 14th July (cont.) – Saturday 18th July 1942

Click here for entry for Thursday 9th July – Tuesday 14th July 1942 Tuesday 14th July 1942 (cont.) … managed to break through and clear a passage – then got mixed up with three of his tanks but put them out of action after dodging about a lot.  Kept on advancing inflicting heavy casualties on him … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Thursday 9th July – Tuesday 14th July 1942

Click here for entry for Friday 3rd July – Wednesday 8th July 1942 Thursday July 9th Day 459 Another quiet day – am praying he won’t attack us as battalion spread out terribly thin.  Hear heavy bombing at box at night. Friday July 10th Day 460 Sighted twelve of his tanks about mid-day – our anti-tank opened … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 3rd July – Wednesday 8th July 1942

Click here for entry for Saturday 27th June (cont) – Thursday 2nd July 1942  Friday July 3rd Day 452 Experiencing extremely heavy shelling.  Stukas and Junkers bombed brigade Head Quarters.  Weather scorching. Saturday July 4th Day 453 Still receiving heavy shelling – on raiding party at night.  Our artillery put over terrific barrage at 9 o’clock … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 27th June (cont) – Thursday 2nd July 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 23rd June (cont) – Saturday 27th June 1942 Saturday 27th June (cont.) … unwanted gear – marching to transport.  Left escarpment – shortage of transport – B Echelon had been chased away by tanks.  Onto the first lorry that had room.  B Leatham & I on back of anti-tank portee … Continue reading

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