No 2 Sub Unit I am glad you like those photographs, but it was not the surprise I had hoped to give you. Its jolly hot here and I'm writing this letter in my tent and I have taken my shirt off which makes it a little better. Well! Ken. Some contain details about gallantry awards and many include maps, plans and other documents as appendices. It's good of her. Dear Mum and Dad I'd like him to, if it's possible. Potatoes, That's all for today, so until next time Love to you all Since I wrote last I have been to Holland and I am now in Germany and it's rather interesting Lots of love 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 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. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad 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. Love to all I received Ivan's letter yesterday. We must not give up hope. 1946 - The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment 6. They had suffered 75% casualties b… I said I've had good times. 14804987 Pre Ruddock K. M. Because we don't have to be demobbed until some time between 12th and 25th November. I'm glad you did. Frete GRÁTIS em milhares de produtos com o Amazon Prime. Last Friday night my Company held a dance. pack with toothpaste and cigarettes and chocolate but they did not put any writing paper in and I'm getting a bit short. 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. 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. 1685 - Granville's Regiment of Foot 2. But we get along and I keep out of his way as much as possible. All for now Roast Turkey, This was the end of letters kept. I have been thinking about getting you to send those old grey slacks and sports jacket, and a shirt and tie, not the blue shirt, as I could get it done up here cheap, I don't suppose they will fit me when I come home again. I received your letter dated 4/3/46 a couple of days ago, but I have been trying to get a Lincoln brooch you wanted but I will not get one for a few days so I'll send it when I can. Isn't there a chance for her to get better? Love to all I don't mind you sending Auntie Molly one only keep the big ones and each one for your selves. Temptations. 1917 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads: In the trenches. Like one plump hard faced blond, who soon became known as the Belson Bell. 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. Its not good manners but I'll have to finish now. Yes! Love I have sent a parcel with two shirts in, addressed to myself. I'm sending them home as soon as I've scratched the bottoms to show they have been worn and are not brand new. The War Diary details the Battalion's service on the Western Front for the period February 1917 - January 1918. We are more like Monty's Army now as we have been issued with sheets. Love As long as he thinks so every thing is fine. With each download, you will typically see a unit diary that may cover a period of several years. Two nights ago we had a rain storm and our hut leaked a bit but it made the air cooler in the morning, You ought to enjoy yourself. It's quite interesting here a lot of the women still wear veils and these are people of all nationalities. At that time he was 5ft 3 3/8 “ tall, weighed 115lbs, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad, I hope you don't mind me not telling you before, but keep it to yourselves. There is not more news at the moment so cheerio and take care of yourself. I'll write as soon as I get the parcel and I won't forget Gran. But I am getting on fine with my swimming I can swim 25 yards now without stopping to rest. I've had an extra sole and heel put on them. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad 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. We are travelling by railway to Toulon (Southern France) do you remember the French fleet being scuttled there, when the German invaded France. That week I had in Cairo was probably the cause of the gap in m y letters to you. I wish I was him with a job to go to and all. I'm glad to hear that Gran came down as it made a change for both of you. Ken. The Mounted Infantry Company of the battalion did very excellent work in many districts, and gained no fewer than six mentions in Lord Kitchener's despatches during the war. These people are very good singers. Dear Mum and Dad It's quite a game when on guard, checking their passports as there are a lot of people from other countries such as Poles, Russians, French and Belgians who have been released by our forces and are making their way back to their own countries or camps set up by us, to receive and look after them. I received your letter dated 30/1/46 yesterday. Dear Mum and Dad 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. As it is I may be out in 18 months time. Well, now this bit of bother is over out here we are getting back to peace time soldering so will you include a tin of Dunaglit in the next parcel. Some diaries record little more than daily losses and map references, while others are much more descriptive, with daily reports on operations, intelligence summaries and other material. 1917 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads: In the trenches. Yesterday the Battalion about eight hundred of us, went on a three miles cross country run, I came in seventy first much better than I expected. Yesterday was my turn to come we go back tomorrow. All for now. 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. Well, the cake you sent did not go stale in the post. General Smith-Dorrien was to be 2RS’s Corps Commander in the BEF. I received your letter dated 16/5/45, last Sunday and the papers and picture posts yesterday. We showed each other photographs of our people and had a feast of gooseberries, cherries and strawberries from neighbouring German gardens. Library contains an ever growing number diary entries, personal letters and other documents, transcribed into plain text. Menu. I received your letter dated 6/5/45 yesterday. We went to Mount Thabor to see the Temple (Church) of Transfiguration, the Story of the mountain is that Jesus and three disciples climbed to the top and the disciples fell asleep and woke to see Jesus with the spirit of Moses on his right and Elias on his left (they were prophets) and the disciples said it would be good to build these temples, one for Jesus and one for Moses and one for Elias, well these have been destroyed and the Monks have built a monastery and a church for the three in one, it's the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I have seen men die for these things. Skyrme was killed while looking over the front line Ken, Dear Mum and Dad We will get about 90 days demob leave with pay. It was really good; some of the lads seem to think so. If you don't have an account please register. The Battalion then served as part of the 32nd Infantry Brigade (Guards) from 4 June 1942 to 22 March 1945 and finally with the 22nd Guards Brigade between 11 April and 3 August 1945. 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. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad I expect her letter has got held up in the past because of the V-Day holiday. What is the name and address of Dad's friends here and if I'm near them I will pay them a visit. I expect it is better now, and I hope you won't get any more trouble with it. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Portsmouth. 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. 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. We did not stay at Folkestone and we were caught in the gale in the Channel. 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, So I'm just living in hopes, as I'd like to be able to be at the party, and meet some more of Rosemary's people. Joyce seems a marvel to me. Xxxx, Dear Mum and Dad I'm writing to her tonight in case mine got lost. 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. Its six weeks old and only weighs four lbs. This may be divided into several PDF files, which you can save to your computer. I'm glad you are helping them. There were plenty of Belgium girls there and as I knew nearly all of them. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Its good stuff and not too expensive. 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. Well demob is under way slow but sure. Lots of love I have just received your letters dated 31st, and I'm replying right away as you seem to be worrying about me, and I don't want that. I am writing to Mr Codd a great deal and he seems very interested in my letters as some of the things I write about are of interest to him and his Friends, so you never know. The sergeant who was killed and the boy who was injured must have been from another regiment because I haven't heard about them. A Coy. We have a German band made up of prisoners play to us once a week and they are jolly good. 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. 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. I wish you had some of it. As for getting home by Sept. Dear Mum and Dad 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. Ken I received your letter dated 8th yesterday. But he's OK so far. But instead it rained and there's mud six inches deep now. 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. You can't be too steady on it yet and with all the snow and ice it must be hard to get about. Free beer was given round in tea buckets for those who wanted it. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources. I have not seen Graham, but we may move soon so perhaps I will when we do. Ken, Dear Mum and Dad Love to all But I believe that it is the first of the two and that the second reason would be given as an official answer to any questions that might be raised about such a move. Mettle and Pasture - the story of the part played during the Second World War in Europe by the 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. The C.O. The weather is rather bad here. I received your letter dated 24th yesterday, and I'm on guard again, but it is not so bad as I'm guarding that camp I wrote you about, and at the moment the place is crowded with Russians with a few Poles. Well it looks as if I won't be having a new officer as Capt Lockwood-Wingate has had his group number put back to 31 instead of 27, bad luck for him, although I don't want to loose him as they are not all as decent as he is. 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): WO95/1730: Amazon.com.au: Books I hope the food shortage is not too bad; it is too funny that you saved some food for the war and have to use it in emergency in peace time. 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. 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. I hope the picture was good. Every two days a batch of us are sent up here for a rest. I'm sorry to hear about Joyce, not much to live for in her state of health. The enclosed note is worth about 4d in English as there are 8 Syrian pounds to 1 English. It reminds me of the first pup Tiny had as it's not very old. Love to all photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. I know how to use a shovel now. 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. 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. The 1st Battalion was meanwhile re-forming in England. 4 February 1918 : transferred to 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. I'm on guard tonight so I'll have to get ready now. I hope you don't mind me giving some to chaps in the tent as we always share as much as we can. Lots of love Because I wrote and told you I had received the Christmas cake and civvey clothes. His Christian name is Albert. The battalion is moving again and this time we are going to a place named Sarafan about eighty miles from here. Just a few lines to let you know I'm still around like yourself there isn't anything of interest to write about. a Catholic Youth Movement with all the show of uniforms typical of Nazi and Fascist propaganda. I received your letter dated 13/5/45 yesterday. Encontre diversos livros escritos por WO95/1730 com ótimos preços. I think I am going to like it here, although its winter here it is like the hottest summer day in England. 14 November 1915 : transferred to 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. Pte. The batmen don't have to do guard any more, and I don't do mess duties now as I am bating to the Captain Quarter Master (the chap who issues us our kit) and he keeps me off other work by saying that I am a storeman in the QM stores. If you provide contact details, we will be in touch about your request within 10 working days. Like this page to receive our updates. Ham and eggs, 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. I received your letter dated 9/5/45 this morning as I have just come off guard, I'm having a rest till dinner time comes. Frete GRÁTIS em milhares de produtos com o Amazon Prime. I had two and I could not eat any more. You will be happy for me but I know that deep inside you, you will be a little sad. I can look back over the past few years and see the good, and the bad, and be thankful that I have got through still holding the same beliefs I had when I was called into the Army. One of the lads had as many as five helpings of sweet, large helpings at that. Dear Mum and Dad You say it gets dark at four o'clock, remember when I used to go and come home from work in the dark, it gets dark by half five here not much difference than home, Dear Mum and Dad I'll see what I can do about getting some perfume, there is a shop across the road that sells things like that, and I have made friends with the people who work there so it won't be too expensive. It takes a little more time than ordinary mail. There should not be many unemployed this winter so there is plenty to be done. Ken. In his final despatch 2 officers and 6 non-commissioned officers of the Lincolnshire Regiment were mentioned. Comrades and Colleagues The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes. SPEDIZIONE GRATUITA su ordini idonei I have had a card from Mr Codd but I don't know if he received my letter or not. Order up to 10 items per basket, and up to 100 in a 30 day period. Love to all Geneifa, C Coy Which consisted of slices of ham and tongue, a Lyon's individual mince pie each, plenty of bread butter and jam and a large Christmas cake complete with almonds and sugar icing per twelve men so you can imagine the size of the slices when it was divided up. Now that I don't go into Jerusalem so much. If you can provide any additional information, especially on actions and locations at specific dates, please add it here. In France, the Battalion served as General Headquarters Troops. 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. So don't worry I don't think I'll be home for Christmas so send me a piece of cake and pudding if you can. Kenneth Maurice Ruddock 1st Btn. Excuse the writing as it's a NAAFI pen. You need to sign in to tag. Lots of love. Because I am no longer a baby or even a little boy but a young man who has seen a little of the world and has learnt what live really is. I received your letter dated 20th late last night. Do they know I am in the Army and over here? 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. 2nd Battalion: Help! He is Lt Petley from 13th Paratroops Batn. Of course I would not go out until this present trouble is over which will be soon. Tea. It was probably help up because of the bad weather I hear you have been having over there. Dear Mum and Dad Love 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. Records of 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment from other sources. 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. If you want to help me get home, get everyone to do all they can to make the Govt speed up demob. 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. It's called the Secret Voyage It will give me something to do in the evenings. I may have a leave out here in a weeks time as Capt Wingate is going to Cairo for a seven days leave before he gets demobbed it will make a change for me as at the moment I don't expect a leave in England until the first few months in 1947, but chins up, I should be demobbed by Xmas 1947, but its up to the people at home to make the Government speed up the demob. I have not heard from Connie. 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