5th Bn East Yorks

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Pieter F, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    I am looking for the War Diaries of the 5th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment for June and September 1944. Is there perhaps anybody on this forum who has these WD's and is willing to share them?
     
  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I think I have them for June; will check at the weekend.
     
  3. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    That would be great Paul!
     
  4. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Paul, have you had the time for a quick check at the weekend? :blush:
     
  5. Paul Reed

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    I haven't as yet - will do it tomorrow.
     
  6. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Great!
     
  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    As promised.

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  10. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Awesome stuff Paul! Many thanks!
     
  11. gwhooey

    gwhooey Junior Member

    Hi, I hope you don't mind me reviving an old thread. My Granddad (Sgt. Joseph Fenna) served with the 5th Bn East Yorkshires from '41 to '45 and I have his original pocket diary from '44. It isn't extremely detailed but it does give a day by day account of what took place and places visited during the liberation of France and the low countries. If anyone is interested in information or has information they would like to exchange/discuss you can email me (gwhooey 'at' gmail.com)

    Regards, Gwhooey
     
  12. 2EastYorks

    2EastYorks Senior Member

    Any chance of scanning it and uploading it on here? I'm sure plenty of people would be interested in seeing it!

    Hi, I hope you don't mind me reviving an old thread. My Granddad (Sgt. Joseph Fenna) served with the 5th Bn East Yorkshires from '41 to '45 and I have his original pocket diary from '44. It isn't extremely detailed but it does give a day by day account of what took place and places visited during the liberation of France and the low countries. If anyone is interested in information or has information they would like to exchange/discuss you can email me (gwhooey 'at' gmail.com)

    Regards, Gwhooey
     
  13. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    I am certainly interested for example!
     
  14. paulcheall

    paulcheall Son of a Green Howard

    I would certainly be interested in seeing it too - even a typed transcription. My Dad was in 6 Green Howards but had many pals in the East Yorks and fought alongside them many times such as at the Battle of Wadi Akarit. I'm attaching scans of the pages he wrote when he was at Wadi akarit. If you'd like to read the other 8 pages click here. John Bousefield mentioned was in the EY, as was Arthur Oxley whom Dad had to bury. To see Arthur's shell damaged cap badge click here.
     

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  15. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hi, I hope you don't mind me reviving an old thread. My Granddad (Sgt. Joseph Fenna) served with the 5th Bn East Yorkshires from '41 to '45 and I have his original pocket diary from '44. It isn't extremely detailed but it does give a day by day account of what took place and places visited during the liberation of France and the low countries. If anyone is interested in information or has information they would like to exchange/discuss you can email me (gwhooey 'at' gmail.com)

    Regards, Gwhooey

    gwhooey,

    I'm interested in all things 50th (Northumbrian) Division, so any chance of uploading it onto this site? It would be much appreciated!

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Gwhooey hasn't logged on for a couple of weeks. I think you'll have to email him to see the contents of the diary.
     
  17. Hello, I am putting together a history on my grandfather's service with the Yorkshire regiment. He was 'in' from 1925-1945. My mum doesn't talk about him much so am piecing together bits of history with my husband. Would love to have anything (pics, field journals, memories, etc.) of anything available.

    Have just read the Path of the 50th. Fabulous details of their adventures!

    Yours from Canada

    Jan:poppy:
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Here's a list 5 East Yorks war diaries held at the National Archives that cover WW2.

    WO 166/4283 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own). 1939 Aug.- 1 940 Mar., July - 1941 May

    WO 167/852 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) 1940 Apr.-June

    WO 169/1754 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1941 June

    WO 169/5076 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1942 Jan.- Dec.

    WO 169/10308 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1943 Jan.- Sept., Nov.

    WO 166/12782 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1943 Dec.

    WO 171/1398 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1944 Jan.- Dec.

    WO 166/17222 5 East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1945 Jan.-Nov.
     
  19. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello, I am putting together a history on my grandfather's service with the Yorkshire regiment. He was 'in' from 1925-1945. My mum doesn't talk about him much so am piecing together bits of history with my husband. Would love to have anything (pics, field journals, memories, etc.) of anything available.

    Have just read the Path of the 50th. Fabulous details of their adventures!

    Yours from Canada

    Jan:poppy:

    Hello Jan,

    The Path Of The 50th is one book I go back to and read over and over again!

    There is another good book covering the 50th (Northumbrian) Division from July 1943 to December 1944 i.e. Sicily and NW Europe, called 'The Sign Of The Double 'T' - BS Barnes, Sentinel.

    In addition, a book I haven't yet bought:

    A History of the East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) in the War of 1939-45
    by P.R. Nightingale

    -which retails at over £120 for a hardcover, second hand version. This will cover all of the East Yorks.

    Was your grandfather with the 4th Bn, East Yorks, 150th Infantry Brigade - which was overrun at Gazala on 1 June 1942 - originally, or with the 5th Bn, 69th Infantry Brigade throughout?

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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