Please could you get me a form for the Defence Medal from the Post Office? The mail seems to have gone wrong again as I have received your letters dated 18th and 24th and 29th and the parcel all right but you say you have not heard from me sine the 2nd I am sorry but I have written. But some of the storemen and myself have found a place the tonight so I'm just writing a few lines to keep you from worrying if that's possible. I'll have to write and thank her for the rug. I'm sorry. Last Sunday an A.T.S. Joyce seems a marvel to me. That's all for today, so until next time Want to know more about the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment? The 10th Regiment of Foot (Wikipedia) 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment, 1939-1945. So on this day I can only thank you Mum. These people are very good singers. As for getting home by Sept. Free beer was given round in tea buckets for those who wanted it. I have managed to get a little table for my bedside and an oil reading lamp. Ken. In the evening 2nd Lieut R.E.E. The enclosed note is worth about 4d in English as there are 8 Syrian pounds to 1 English. There are quite a group of us who could not swim when we came here, but we have all taught ourselves. Love to all The book called Laughs on the Road, is jolly good; it certainly made the lads laugh. When I told you that Sheila wrote to other chaps that was quite some time ago. That's all for now. There is no trouble where we are and some of my friends and myself go swimming three out of every four days I have taught myself to swim quite well sine we have been here. Many of the war diaries were scribbled hastily in pencil and use obscure abbreviations, whilst some are the second carbon copy of the original, so they may be difficult to read. I can't think why Ronnie Hames has signed on the Regulars. I'll have to finish now. I wonder whether it will still fit me as I am now 10 stone and when I came in the army I was only 8 stone. What does Auntie Daise and Charlie think of Rosemary? Dear Mum and Dad Want to find out more about your relative's service? No Mum, I have not heard from Sheila for nearly two weeks, but I believe she is away on holiday and things have not changed as I'm expecting a letter any time now. You ask if we serious, well she knows I am, and when I come home on leave we intend to see a lot of each other, so we will see then. I received Ivan's letter yesterday. I should like the book The six years of War very much, it will be a change to be able to get something I want for my birthday as I never do know what I want. Louverval Military Cemetery Doignies, Nord, France. I received the snaps alright I was standing quite naturally when they were taken but the lad with me is very round shouldered as I expect I look a bit stiff beside him, He was a nice chap once but he has become very loose in his ways since we went into action. I have saved having to use many of them (we get about 150 when we are released) by buying a pair of grey flannel trousers, a brown sports jacket and a white shirt from the NAAFE. We showed each other photographs of our people and had a feast of gooseberries, cherries and strawberries from neighbouring German gardens. Add a Name to this List I suppose you were hoping that I was leaving Egypt, no sight of that happening yet I'm afraid. I have never received those photos of myself, next time you send a parcel or papers, put one in. Mettle and Pasture - the story of the part played during the Second World War in Europe by the 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. We have made our tent more comfortable with the addition of a table, an oil stove to keep us warm, and a tilly lamp do we spend our spare time reading and writing. They had suffered 75% casualties by the end of the war. She can't have any will to live left in her. Love to all One of the lads played the Last Post on his bugle and a few hours later everything was as if nothing had happened. Because we don't have to be demobbed until some time between 12th and 25th November. And I have made some new friends and I am in Head Quarters of my platoon now. It's a nice place and although you have heard of the latest terrorist attacks all I saw of them was a lot of flashes and bangs about three miles away when I was on guard, and most of that was our chaps. All for now. I have written to Gran and Gwen. No he is not the one in the photo. This Move has rather angered our troops as we were given to understand that we would have 28 days leave before being sent out East and now we are to fly straight from here and yet we spent the past six weeks doing nothing when we could have been home. Love to you all Dear Mum and Dad Menu. As long as he thinks so every thing is fine. Gwen should have had a letter from me some time ago. The Wartime Memories Project is run by volunteers and this website is funded by donations from our visitors. It made a change but there isn't much to write about. The food we get is good but we are not allowed to buy food in cafes or from any civilians. I may see John out there, but we have been told not to think about leave as we won't get any for a few months after our arrival there. This post will look at numbering in the Lincolnshire Regiment service battalions in 1914 and 1915. Our vines had tender Grapes, as most of them that are shown here I've seen already but we still go three or four evenings a week to fill in time. Love to all If you provide contact details, we will be in touch about your request within 10 working days. You need not worry about me because I don't have to go near any of it. I am glad to hear that Willie is out of the Army at last, I expect he will feel strange at first. The battalion was in existence from 1881 until 1948, when it amalgamated with the 1st Battalion. Most of us did not realise it was Easter because every day is the same out here. A lot of the lads were seasick. I have taken some photos out here of myself and friends, I'm trying to get them home, so if a packet does turn up with a film in it don't be surprised. The digitised diaries cover activity in France and Belgium. So they died because a few capitalists backed a corporal to dope the German people in believing they were the master race and to enslave the world to make profit for themselves. Do you remember the last time we went to Kingston and Hampton Court up the river; I hope it was as fine as it was then, Dear Mum and Dad It is one of the regiment's battl… I didn't make myself sick with that milk but I hope you did not go short for me. Things have got a lot better the last few days. Like you I haven't any news. I expect that I will be home in about two week's time if I'm lucky so till then. You ought to enjoy yourself. I am selling my dog because they won't let us keep them with out a license from the regiment and I can't get one. 1917 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads: In the trenches. View the catalogue description for. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Don't worry about me being in Egypt as it's not so bad as you think, at least not for us. I have just had a cold shower. I'm glad you had a nice rest at Reigate; I expect it did you a bit of good not having housework to do. In his final despatch 2 officers and 6 non-commissioned officers of the Lincolnshire Regiment were mentioned. You say it has been too hot for you, well for three days we only wore trousers and shoes and now I'm very brown although the skin on my back is peeling a little it is not sore, The place is swarming with cows, bulls and calves and two of the lads have got the job of milking and looking after three cows so that we can have fresh milk, two of the calves have become quite tame. In the evening 2nd Lieut R.E.E. Ken. The sergeant who was killed and the boy who was injured must have been from another regiment because I haven't heard about them. Ken. But this is not all. Yesterday we listened to a group of them singing patriotic songs and a girl accompanied them on the guitar. The Border Regiment War Diaries are military handwritten and typed documents that were usually written by junior officers each evening on the standard Army Form C.2118 to provide an account of the day's activities, even if very little occurred. So you received the parcel OK I had forgotten all about it. Is there any hope at all for her? Lots of love. Ken. I never thought that it was as bad as all that. You can't be too steady on it yet and with all the snow and ice it must be hard to get about. There were many others I knew; none of them wanted a stone monument to the dead. All the time the lads kept singing while one played the accordion. John enlisted just 6 weeks after the start of World War II signing up on the 16th October 1939 when the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment embarked for France. A Coy. So if you could send them it would be alright. We must not give up hope. But instead it rained and there's mud six inches deep now. Ive just finished transcribing the war diary for the 2/4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment. I was rather surprised to hear that you visited the fair. One of the lads had as many as five helpings of sweet, large helpings at that. I'm sorry if you have been worrying but there is no need as you can see by my new address I am no longer in the Queen's I'm in the Royal Norfolk Reg, but I'm still with my friends. He is Lt Petley from 13th Paratroops Batn. I realise more now how much I owe to you. We have been paid in French money so we expect to spend a few evenings there. So John is thinking of settling down to a married life I hope I shall meet his girl friend and perhaps be home for his wedding. B.L.A, Dear Mum and Dad I have not got the papers yet. Love to all Now I am stationed in Belgium again, and what I have seen here in the past six weeks have convinced me that the Catholic church here are nothing but Royalists and Anti-Soviet propagandists using religion as a clock for their activities and that when Lenine said that Religion is the Opium of the people He was referring to the fact that some people will believe anything in the name of religion. We are not on the move again. I'll write as soon as I get the parcel and I won't forget Gran. They were taken by truck to another camp and told to line up, and then they opened a banner with April Fools on it, so that there would be no hard feelings they had a bottle of beer and a bone for their dog. While we were waiting in the port to get off the boat, the Arabs and native traders came out in their motor boats and tried to sell jewellery and leather made goods to our lads for nearly anything. 1940 - 1944: Thirteen battalions of the Regiment formed the local Home Guard for the defence of the City and County. Private, 14884. Ken. My officer says he will see I get another officer when he goes. But you always trusted me as I have not broken my promise to you. I haven't any news at the moment so. I was picked out to go to pictures and we saw one of Lupino Lanes pictures it was an old one but it made a change. Lots of love One of the interpreters who had been invalided out of the German army, was very helpful and was regarded as leader of the civilians working for us, until a young doctor who was of the opinion that it was good that the girls should sleep with us and so have baby soldiers, tried to make trouble for him and take his job. Love to all Date: 1914 Nov. - 1918 Jan. Held by: Ken, Dear Mum and Dad I know how to use a shovel now. Yes! Pte Ruddock K. M. 14804987, Mrs Vival would never be able to pay so much money for Joyce. Ken. I've enclosed some post cards of a town I visited in Belgian, some time ago take care of them as I will have a lot to tell you when I come home. Ts diary (27pp, with 9pp of appendices and maps) of the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (10th Brigade, 4th Division) during the campaign in Belgium and France, May - June 1940, written by the unit's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel J C A Birch as a supplement to their official War Diary and covering in detail their gradual but very wearying withdrawal, in the face of Ger We are more like Monty's Army now as we have been issued with sheets. Love to all, Between 16 June 1940 and 12 September 1941, the Battalion served as part of the 24th Infantry Brigade. Pte. I won't forget Gran's birthday, I'll see what I can get to send her. At that time he was 5ft 3 3/8 “ tall, weighed 115lbs, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad, I have just received your letter posted on the 20th. Lots of love Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Love to all, There is not more news at the moment so cheerio and take care of yourself. 8 DIVISION 25 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment 13th ... War, War Diary, WO95/1730) (English Edition) eBook: WO95/1730, WO95/1730: Amazon.nl: Kindle Store If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 254107 your information is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first. There were plenty of Belgium girls there and as I knew nearly all of them. She will be a bigger dog than Tinny was but one of the officers says she will be a small dog of her kind. All those who cannot swim have got to learn, that's just what I have been wanting as I've been teaching myself in our swimming pool. It won't be long before I taste those tomatoes from the garden. Help! His age is 17 and he's a hair dresser by trade. There is a lot that never gets in the papers about what has happened out here. Love to all Details of WO 95/1730/1; Reference: WO 95/1730/1 Description: 2 Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. It was grand! But there are healthy signs in numerous places that the people are leaning to the Left, such as the posters of map of England with a V sign on a red flag waving over London proclaiming our General Election results, which could be seen in any town here. You know the stories about the Germans deporting workers to Germany and the way they treat the patriots when they capture them well they are quite true. You can guess which I had. Ken Well that's all for now, so till next time. We don't get chocolate very often and the bread pudding was a treat. When the end of the war came my battalion was stationed in the land of non-fraternisation as it was then, but owing to my Company being in charge of a Displaced Personal Camp staffed by German civilians, this policy was never adhered to and in the case of my duties, I came into contact with various types of people, some defiantly Nazis and made no attempt to deny it. I have not received the books yet, but they will get here all right. 1946 - The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment 6. I have managed to get a pair of pyjamas that my officer did not want, so it�s not so bad. even had me excused guards so that I would be able to take care of him. I've had my Easter holiday today and I've been taking it easy. After this followed the sweet. There is no definite proof of what the 12th Battalion was, if it existed. Dear Mum and Dad Lots of love Ken. I received your letter dated 9/10/45 last night. The 2nd Battalion was one of the first units to land in France in 1914, as part of the British Expeditionary Force, and saw action on the Western Front throughout the rest of the First World War, earning twenty-eight battle honours. As you can see by my writing I am in a hurry. Such a battalion did exist and because it served overseas, there is a War Diary. You can then scroll through the PDF files to locate the battalion and dates that you are interested in. Love I only with I was home. I also have a pair of brown shoes I won in the raffle I organised. The 3rd British Division is being transferred to Egypt, the reasons being as far as I can make out are Dear Mum and Dad I received your letter dated 30/1/46 yesterday. We will all miss him when he goes, but he's not perfect by any means. Well Mum, I have actually made that allotment. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the website. I very much doubt it, but I expect to be home by the end of Nov. and there is always a chance that I will come home before then. I have enclosed a snap of them in the arms of my friends. That dog I had still remembers me. Love to all The Battalion was at Gibraltar when the war began and left for Marseilles, France on 7 November 1939. 2nd Battalion: xxxx, I received two letters dated 29th and 31st today. I did get the 10/- OK and it did come in handy. Clicking on the link will take you to the results on Findmypast but you will need a subscription or Pay-Per-View credits to actually view the records. There are over 42,000 Lincolnshire Regiment service and pension records (for this regiment - and its antecedents) in various War Office series held at the National Archives. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Mum! Its six weeks old and only weighs four lbs. Dear Mum and Dad I am surprised to hear that Ivan has a young lady although I can guess who it is. I seeing a good deal of the world for nothing while I'm in the Army, but I would rather be in civvies street and stay in England. The Belgian boy I told you about told us of a friend of his who stopped them destroying a bridge when we were chasing the German's. Yes! Ken. Please ensure the tag is appropriate for the record. Lots of love I have not seen Graham, but we may move soon so perhaps I will when we do. His Christian name is Albert. Grimsby's Own: The Story of the Chums Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-19: Lincolnshire Regiment Pt.15 BOOKS AVAILABLE TO READ ONLINE Read The History Of The Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918 I started reading it last night and its jolly good. A resource for military historians, genealogists, and others with an interest Canadian participation in the Great War of 1914-1918 (also referred to as World War 1, or the First World War) CEF War Diary Search Because I wrote and told you I had received the Christmas cake and civvey clothes. We saw him again Monday evening providing nothing happens we are going to the dance again with him on Sunday. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas as I did, we started Christmas day by going to breakfast at 8.30 and here is what we had. I received your letter dated 16/5/45, last Sunday and the papers and picture posts yesterday. They had suffered 75% casualties b… I could never have been able to look her in the face if I had done otherwise. 8 DIVISION 25 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment 13th ... (First World War, War Diary, WO95/1730) eBook: WO95/1730, WO95/1730: Amazon.in: Kindle Store As it is I may be out in 18 months time. I don't see any reason why Ivan should not stay with us and go home weekends. Xxxx, I received Ivan's and your letter today, but I have not had the parcel yet, but it will turn up alright. Excuse the writing as it's a NAAFI pen. Most of the terrorist leaders are Polish ex soldiers. I received your letter dated 21/2/46 yesterday and the parcel and papers today. I won't say anything to him, as he has not told me. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad I'm glad Gran is better but perhaps the weather will be better now for her. The Exhibitions would suit me fine. 21 DIVISION 62 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion: 1 February 1918 - 31 March 1919 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/2154/2) - 9781474512169 - Livros na Amazon Brasil In honour and memory of all who served 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment Who landed here at Hermanville-sur-Mer 6 June 1944 Courageously participating in the liberation of Europe and the restoration of freedom Well I have told you what the army gave but I think that you cake and Xmas pud is still the best. Well I'm going to turn in for the night as I must be up at six sharp in the morning again. To give you some ideas as to the feelings of our troops, this is what happened in my battalion after hearing that the Royal Ulster Rifles and the King's own Scottish Borderers were nearly in revolt. 21 DIVISION 62 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion : 1 February 1918 - 31 March 1919 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/2154/2) eBook: … Lots of love But I am hoping to have another when he goes. The photo in the parcel was alright thanks. We are travelling by railway to Toulon (Southern France) do you remember the French fleet being scuttled there, when the German invaded France. Brussel Sprouts, I've had a peep at the books and they are just what I want you could not have done better. I'm Sorry I have not replied before, but I went to our Britannia Club for another three days on the 11th and I did not get my mail till last night. 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