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War Diary: 65th Norfolk Yeomanry Regiment - 258 Battery

Month and year: October 1944

The 258th Anti Tank Battery (65th Norfolk Yeomanry Anti Tank Regiment) October 1944 war diary covers the units time in Holland in the area of Doornhoek and Loosbroek

National Archive Reference: WO 171/921

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Page 1 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
4851 1 Bty (less DTP) comes under 22 Armd Bde and
moves to Area HAESCH. (4851)
E Tp in sp 11 H in OSS (4754)
F Tp in sp 1 RB in HAESCH.
Recces made for the Def of their villages
D Tp remains in comd 1/7 Queens.
2 Recces of area continue.
3 1 Gun of D Tp shoot up enemy patrol with
their Small arms & caused casualties.
5 CRA visits Bty and explains his ideas
on the handling of M10's. Throughout next
period, up to 18 Oct 44 bty carried
out numerous exercises to practice the
quick deployment of guns moving up under???
current??? positions.
Page 2 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
other tng during this period
1. Short wireless course for new Sigs.
2. Short mines course
10 E Tp relieves D Tp with 1/7 Queens. F Tp
moves up to OSS
11 D Tp carried out shoot on DOORNHOEK
Church (3945). Numerous hits were scored
but owning to thickness of walls had
very little effect.
18 Bty moves??? at short notice to LOOSEBROOK
4645 & reverts to Regtl Comd. F Tp remains
in last??? posn - D Tp Guns to HEESWYCK 4242
Page 3 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
E Tp in res??? area Bty HQ.
21 Preparations made & O Gp held for
Div Attack towards S'HERTOGENBOSCH.
22 Attack starts. 258 Bty in comd 1/6 Queens
for the operation has E Tp in comd 1/5
Queens. Attack goes slowly to stant with
But by last light all tps on 1st Objective
Bty HQ night at RUKVERN??? 4444
23 Attack continues and by end of day
all objective were captured len??? a
few enemy pockets. Bty HQ night inGOT TO HERE?
wood at 4243.
24 Conc in afternoon area farms 4045
25 Move to Regtl Conc area LOOSEBROOK 4645
26 Regt moves to conc area near BOXTEL 3433
Page 4 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
29 Require to new comc area. 258 Bty
centred on ENSHOT 2034. All t/ps under
corn - local civs friendly.
30/31 no change

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