2) The old trouble between the Arabs and Jews. But instead it rained and there's mud six inches deep now. I have had seven days leave in Cairo. I'm sorry to hear about Joyce, not much to live for in her state of health. Temptations. This post will look at numbering in the Lincolnshire Regiment service battalions in 1914 and 1915. Thirdly, a corporal from London who had seen the war through only to be shot by a sniper after reaching our objective in our last encounter with armed resistance. Now on the face of it nothing has been gained, but I would like to point out that the demonstrations were not directed against our own Officers who the men respect, but only to show the powers that be what we really think of unfulfilled promises. Well I've been kept busy and this is the first time I've been able to do something for myself. That's all for now. It made a change but there isn't much to write about. Leicestershire Regiment during WW2. Which I have not had time to eat yet but it looks good to me and the tin of milk will go down just right as its boiling hot here at the moment and I want something to cool me down. With each download, you will typically see a unit diary that may cover a period of several years. As a matter of fact she is the smallest of the three in our tent. I wonder what he thinks of Army now. xxxx, I received two letters dated 29th and 31st today. 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. I'd like to see your new costume you have got pretty good taste, but perhaps I will soon, there are a lot of rumours flying about as to what we are going to do next. 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. Now I'm batman to a new officer. I met all four of my friends at Folkestone and one of them told me he saw you at the station. Only 19 more days till then. AUGUST TO MID-NOVEMBER 1914. But yours truly was quite alright but we arrived late and missed our train and so we had to stay in Calais for two days. Potatoes, Next on the scene comes the Adjutant to tell the lads to gather round and talk it over with him man to man, so they told him their complaints and agreed to go on parade as usual. Until next time You need to sign in to tag. Ken. The battalion was in existence from 1881 until 1948, when it amalgamated with the 1st Battalion. Please ensure the tag is appropriate for the record. The complete digitalised War Diary of the 2/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (T.F.) I had a look in my diary and tried to find out when I will be demobbed so far it looks as if I will be out in Sept 1947 or before. I have not heard from Connie. We are travelling by railway to Toulon (Southern France) do you remember the French fleet being scuttled there, when the German invaded France. It was grand! But we are going down into Egypt soon and I'll see what I can get there to bring home with me when I do come. I can't tell you what's happening only that there is no need to worry as we will soon know what's going to happen and perhaps settle the whole business out here. We had lovely weather and at one time the sea was as smooth as glass, and it is blue. It just like an English summer out here. Royal Lincolnshire Regiment This page summarises records created by this Organisation The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection. They will come in handy when I get demobbed. Batter pudding, (The lads came to attention when he entered but still refused to speak) Skyrme was killed while looking over the front line Thanks for finding my shirt for me. At that time he was 5ft 3 3/8 “ tall, weighed 115lbs, with hazel eyes and brown hair. 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 PELL, Walter. Lots of love Free beer was given round in tea buckets for those who wanted it. I'm having an easy time although at the moment I'm on guard. I think it's disgusting that people like us should have to pay so much money for medical aid. Love to all If not send me one of my summer shirts, as we are allowed to wear civilian clothes when off duty and the Army is getting us white tropical suits if we want them so I've put in for one. 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 The conditions and food are getting better every day. Entering France in September 1939 as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) they witnessed from the front line the blistering attack on Belgium at Louvain and first-hand the German Blitzkrieg beginning on May 10th 1940. Last Friday night my Company held a dance. Thank you for trying to win the tea set. At the moment I haven't received a reply to my first letter. 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. 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. I told you I received your parcel alright. Want to know more about the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment? This was the end of letters kept. Subscribe now for regular news, updates and priority booking for events, All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, Read about our fair use policy and why we are doing this, WO - Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies, Division within WO - Records of the Armed Forces from commands, headquarters, regiments and corps, WO 95 - War Office: First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries, Subseries within WO 95 - PART I: FRANCE, BELGIUM AND GERMANY, WO 95/1730 - 25 Infantry Brigade (Described at item level), About our Now that I don't go into Jerusalem so much. I'll write as soon as I have news so till then all my love to you both. He claimed he was Russian but when we asked for his papers he refused to show us so we searched him and found several Polish arm pay books and as he would not explain we handed him over to the police. Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. 2RS were on annual field firing training when it received instructions on 29 July 1914 to return to its barracks in Plymouth. At the moment we are on a farm and living off the fat of the land, a couple of days ago some of the lads found five tame rabbits and I expect Dad that you can guess what happened to them. I am surprised to hear that Ivan has a young lady although I can guess who it is. I said it was my holiday but I still had to get up at 6 oclock and wake my officer the QM. 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. On the 22nd of November 1947, Ken went on release leave and was demobbed on th e22nd of February 1948 and transferred to the Army Reserve. There is no definite proof of what the 12th Battalion was, if it existed. Helping people find out more about their relatives wartime experiences since 1999 by I'm glad to hear that Gran came down as it made a change for both of you. These people are very good singers. One of the lads had as many as five helpings of sweet, large helpings at that. 1940 - 1944: Thirteen battalions of the Regiment formed the local Home Guard for the defence of the City and County. The photo in the parcel was alright thanks. I received your letter dated 21/2/46 yesterday and the parcel and papers today. Ken. Ken National Archives Reference: WO 95/3023. Capt Wingate is going home for Demob on the 11th of this month, and I have a new Officer 2nd LT J.R.B. 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. No! We are now on Facebook. Love Ken In fact every thing I have seen has made me realise how true those beliefs were. I know how to use a shovel now. There are quite a group of us who could not swim when we came here, but we have all taught ourselves. 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment; 2nd Battalion, The Duke of York's Own West Riding Regiment; 4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's Royal Berkshire Regiment; 8th Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company; 9th Infantry Brigade. Roast Potatoes, Its been raining for about three days with only breaks of about 15 mins at a time its fortunate that our tents are on concrete slabs else we would be swamped out but as it is they are just comfortable with 6 of us and a dog we have as a pet. Some giggled when asked if they were Nazis, and others would not speak to our soldiers because it so often meant one thing, some of them would do almost anything for a chocolate. Want to find out more about your relative's service? Such a battalion did exist and because it served overseas, there is a War Diary. If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page. All for now A lot of the lads were seasick. It won't take long to get used to Maths again and I'll tell you if I want any more books. Well! Dear Mum and Dad The terrorists only attack at night and then only when there are few civilians around. The Battn relieved the 8th LN Lancs Regt in the line, two Coys garrisoning the front line and two the Support Defences, the KEEPER'S HUT BREASTWORK line. relief completed by 2.45 p.m. Battalion held line from W.23.c.9/7 Left to W.28.d.6/6 Right with 17th Bn.Kings Liverpool Regiment on our Right and 2nd Bn.Yorkshire Regiment … I think our letters are crossing as you tell me to answer your questions and I have done so already in a previous letter. Our Let us know. The Mess Dramatic Society has sent me as National savings Christmas card with a five shilling stamp on it. The diaries sometimes contain information about particular people but they are unit diaries, not personal diaries. Please send his address and I'll drop a line to him. Mettle and Pasture - the story of the part played during the Second World War in Europe by the 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. Scopri 8 DIVISION 25 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment ... 1918 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/1730) di Wo95/1730: spedizione gratuita per i clienti Prime e … You ought to enjoy yourself. Give Ron Theyns my best wishes when you see him I'm glad to hear he's safe after all this time. P.S. You don't seem to be getting some of my letters. I also have a pair of brown shoes I won in the raffle I organised. But I am getting on fine with my swimming I can swim 25 yards now without stopping to rest. I hope you have not been worried only I've been very busy this last week, and haven't had much time to myself because Lt Morgan Grenville has been taken ill with a bad attach of lumbago. They had suffered 75% casualties by the end of the war. I'm not saying its serious yet but she still writes to me and she wants me to go to her home and meet her mother (her father died a few years ago) she lives and works in Guildford Glass works as head of the Invoicing Department (Office Work) Her name is Rosemary Barrow. It is difficult to stop these people helping themselves to German property because they say as the Germans did in the Caucasso they will do in Germany. Royal Norfolk Regiment, 14804987 Pre Ruddock K. M. It is one of the regiment's battl… Wednesday 25-04-1917. As for getting home by Sept. A lot of the lads have adopted dogs out here and on the 1st, a message came through to all Companies that they should take their dogs to the Guard Room for a veterinary inspection. So Graham Downs is having it tough. Love to all The War Diary records the seemingly important information that ‘Also GOC’s two chargers [horses] killed’! Love to all We are now British Forces in Palestine. Joyce seems a marvel to me. Additional Accessions: Acc 2008/130:00 Records relating to David Morse of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1911-1945: David Morse was born in Hoxton in 1892 and enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment … That's true. We showed each other photographs of our people and had a feast of gooseberries, cherries and strawberries from neighbouring German gardens. He has been transferred to us. There is one thing I would like you to send when you can and that's my blue sleeveless shirt with white buttons if you've still got it. You can guess which I had. Battle Honours, The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. Dear Mum and Dad Ken, Dear Mum and Dad 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. I'm expecting leave in August but I may have to wait a little longer so that those due for leave before me can go, but by the way leave is going now I don't think I will have to wait. The savings book will be sent to my home address. It was probably help up because of the bad weather I hear you have been having over there. Isn't there a chance for her to get better? Like this page to receive our updates. Love to all The trouble with it is if I start work before my leave is up, I shall have to pay income tax on my army pay as well as the ordinary money I earn. At 12.30 p.m. the Battalion left to relieve the 1/4th Bn.Lincolnshire Regiment in the trenches at BERLES in front of MONCHY. Don't bubble over too much at the thought of me being home next month. Love Ken, Dear Mum and Dad We currently have a huge backlog of submissions which need to be edited for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. If you can provide any additional information, especially on actions and locations at specific dates, please add it here. 2 Batl Lincoln Reg. The enclosed note is worth about 4d in English as there are 8 Syrian pounds to 1 English. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources. I'll have to see if I can get one. Ken. Its not good manners but I'll have to finish now. Ken. 6 November 1914 : landed at le Havre. Love to all She was the only girl whose photograph could safely be used as anti-Nazi propaganda. 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. Rosemary has given me a book for Christmas. I received your letter dated 30/1/46 yesterday. The 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment was an infantry battalion of the British Army created in 1881 by the redesignation of the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot in 1881. It covers the Battalions whole service in France, starting in February 1917 until its amalgamation with the 2/5th in December of that year. Dear Mum and Dad 2nd Battalion: I'm not decided whether to have an overcoat or a raincoat. But we get along and I keep out of his way as much as possible. We get an N.A.F.F.I. Dear Mum and Dad Ken Kenneth Maurice Ruddock 1st Btn. Of course I would not go out until this present trouble is over which will be soon. 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. Entering France in September 1939 as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) they witnessed from the front line the blistering attack on Belgium at Louvain and first-hand the German Blitzkrieg beginning on May 10th 1940. 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. Roast Turkey, I have just received your letter dated 21st. If you don't have an account please register. SPEDIZIONE GRATUITA su ordini idonei I slept my first night under a mosquito net last night, as we arrived at Port Said yesterday morning after a five day trip across the Med. We had a victory dinner and a show put on by our own Concert Party so we had some celebrations after all even if they were a little late. But I am hoping to have another when he goes. 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 My cold is much better now but that cough mixture did not last more than two days when I had it out of the bottle, but I won't want any more now. Ken. 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. They do supply a whole set of civilian clothes, and by your letter I take it that you would like me to choose a striped grey suit. It's much better for the hot nights. There were plenty of Belgium girls there and as I knew nearly all of them. I saw that one about Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill at the Big Three conference that you marked. I'm glad to hear that Gran is better. B.L.A. Do they know I am in the Army and over here? In 2013, while weeding historical files, those of The Regimental Battle Honours Committee were found. 14804987 Pre Ruddock K. M. Most of the terrorist leaders are Polish ex soldiers. I'm glad Gran is better but perhaps the weather will be better now for her. 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. They are not bad, help to while away the time. I can't quite believe it. Love We have been back and forth between Nathanya (that's our new camp, its over sixty miles from Jerusalem) so that may please you a little and Jerusalem. Love to all, 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 will have plenty to tell you when I come home till then. 21 DIVISION 62 Infantry Brigade Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion : 1 February 1918 - 31 March 1919 (First World War, War Diary, WO95/2154/2) eBook: … So if Lt Morgan Grenville does not come back I expect I'll stay with him. Lots of love I received your letter and greetings card dated 8th and 9th respectively and the papers, I thought the verse in the card rather appropriate for a chap in the Army, I have not received the parcel yet as it takes longer than letters but it will be just as welcome when it does arrive. I'm glad Dad has got the Madrid Road Branch (Co-op) after so long it will save a lot of travelling and as for a house in the Estate if you get one it could look as if our dreams are coming true. These accounts, often associated as reports and intelligence summaries were regulation in the British Army since 1907. Love to you all Help! THE ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT (10th Regiment of Foot) His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, American Contingent. One of the lads played the Last Post on his bugle and a few hours later everything was as if nothing had happened. I have met a chap who joined up with me at Blackpool, He joined up with this battalion just before the Breman do, he was fortunate as we had seen the worst of the fight. Pte Ruddock K. M. 14804987, Lots of love By the way I haven't received the parcel or either of those photos yet, but I'll get them in time, I still get the Surrey Times alright. View the catalogue description for. General Smith-Dorrien was to be 2RS’s Corps Commander in the BEF. THE ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT (10th Regiment of Foot) His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, American Contingent. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment This page summarises records created by this Organisation The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection. At 11 o'clock the same morning tow of the other companies got together in their dining hall and followed our example and only went on parade after their Company Commanders had assured them that no one would be placed on a charge. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad P.S. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Yes! It was really good; some of the lads seem to think so. A memorial to the 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment who landed at Hermanville-sur-Mer on the 6th June 1944. The lads make a collection of cigarettes for them in appreciation for the show. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad The battalion is moving again and this time we are going to a place named Sarafan about eighty miles from here. I received your letter dated 29th yesterday. Returned to England 3 October 1914 and on arrival came under command of 25th Brigade in 8th Division. I did not hear from Gran this year. Ken. Bread butter and marmalade, I suppose he did not like to risk it. Egypt. Well I'm not on pass this weekend, but if I do get a pass some time we can't have them till 3 o'clock for some reason (red tape again) and I'd get my train from Shore cliffe station so I hope you can find the train times for me as you suggest. The day on which I become a man, according to our old English custom. This site contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. I found that sixpence all right. The 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment was formed by the redesignation of the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot in 1881. I did not make that allotment but I am doing it here, but it will take a long time to come through. 1782 - 10th (North Lincolnshire) Foot 4. Dear Mum and Dad WW2 Battalions of the Leicestershire Regiment. Comrades and Colleagues I have found where dads friends live on the map and its about 35 miles away from here, but I have lost the name and address so send it next time you write. I received your letter dated 29/3/46 today. It will be something to do to while away the time, and make the demob seem quicker. I'm sorry. 13th Btn. 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. We have to pay postage now the same as a civilian. Just a few lines to let you know I'm all right. Don't worry about me being in Egypt as it's not so bad as you think, at least not for us. His age is 17 and he's a hair dresser by trade. The Battn relieved the 8th LN Lancs Regt in the line, two Coys garrisoning the front line and two the Support Defences, the KEEPER'S HUT BREASTWORK line. I hope you have not been worrying about me, because the letters take a little longer than they used to. We had a good time (don't worry as I still know how to behave although some of my friends don't). We go in for the ordinary sports such as cross country runs, swimming (I'm still trying to learn) football and other sports, I'm getting quite tanned with being in the sun so much and I feel very fit. No 2 Sub Unit Dear Mum and Dad The Army pay is going up a shilling about July, but I still don't like enough to stay in it. I did a stupid thing the other day. I'm glad you did. I have not received the books yet, but they will get here all right. I started reading it last night and its jolly good. Dear Mum and Dad Ken, Dear Mum and Dad 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. Be known as the 80th Regiment of Foot ( Wikipedia ) 2nd Battalion, the Regiment... 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