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War Diary: 69th Infantry Brigade Workshop REME

Month and year: December 1944

The December 1944 War Diary for the 69th Infantry Brigade Workshop REME covering their relocation from Belgium into France

National Archive Reference: WO 171/652

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Page 1 of 3
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
ROULERS BELGIUM 1-12-44 0530 Unit convoy arrived Roulersl adv party
contacted & tps accommodated civilian
2-12-44 1000 Major SF Coaten advised personnel of Division
being reformed and that certain units
had already been posted to other fmns
future program of this wksp was to
service Ex Divisional Tpt & then deliver
them to 50th (Northumberland) Divisional field
Park for re-issue. The Telecom Section -
armament & SA Sections of this wksp would
be detached to 151 Infantry Brigade Wksp REME
who were servicing all fd equiptment &
SA Major Loathen further advised that
Page 2 of 3
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
LAD personnel of 50 th (Northumbrian) Division
would be attached either to 69th of 151
Wksp for repair work
ROULERS 6-12-44 Armt Sec, SA & Telecom SEcs detached to
151 Inf Bde Wksp REME
" 7-12-44 REME personel from 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional
Signals, 69 Bde HQ, Bns & LAD's att'd
this wksp for duty.
" 8-12-44 1000 1 offr & 10 ORs attended investiture by Fd Marshall
1500 Sir BL Montgomery KCB DSO at YPRES
Page 3 of 3
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
ROULES 9-12-44 to 24-12-44 Normal Wksp procedure
25-12-44 to 26-12-44 Wksp not functioning during these two days
" 27-12-44 1100 Unit moved from Roulers to TOUCOING, FRANEC
Taking our Requisitioned Property & billets
vacated by 231 Div Bde Wksp REME
- HQ address Chateau JONVILLE, RUE DU
TOUCOING 28-12-44 to 31-12-44 Normal Wksp procedure