Harold Evans - RAMC - 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Tom Evans, Dec 30, 2021.

  1. Tom Evans

    Tom Evans New Member

    Hi all,

    I am trying to piece together my Grandfather's (Harold Evans - 7366149) service using his records and a diary of dates kept by his mother.

    He was initially in the 182nd Field Ambulance in the BEF at Dunkirk and then attached to the 219 Field Ambulance for what looks like his training in East Anglia.

    He was subsequently attached to the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (I think!) in the 5 Field Dressing Station unit through Europe, the bit I am most interested in, and then post war attached to the 41st Ambulance train

    I am looking for someone who might possibly have the following war diaries please:
    • WO 171/1371 7 Seaforth Highlanders 1944 Jan-Dec
    • WO 171/5270 7 Seaforth Highlanders 1945 Jan-Dec
    • WO 177/826 219 Field Amb. 1941 Apr.- 1943 Apr.
    • WO 177/465 41 Amb. Train 1943 Dec.- 1946 Apr.
    Apologies if this is a ridiculous ask, am unsure the size of these diaries! Additionally, am looking for the 182nd Fd. Amb. one too but can not seem to find the correct reference number.

    Any additional information/help/direction/comments or shared stories is greatly appreciated! More than happy to provide any additional information I may have.

    Thank you everyone!
  2. Owen

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  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron


    Welcome aboard. If you click on the tag 7 Seaforth Highlanders it will show all the threads here on the formation. Ditto for the other formations.

    It may take time, but always apply for his service records. See: Request records of deceased service personnel Upload the records here once you've obtained them and then the forum can get to work on them. Please do not pay for any site on the internet who promise you his service records they will not have them, and you would have wasted your money.
  4. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Tom, I'm unsure what this bit means to be honest. The 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders were an infantry battalion which would have had a Regimental Aid Post staffed by a RAMC Medical Officer and regimental (i.e. infantry) stretcher bearers. 5th Field Dressing Station on the other hand was a RAMC unit which wouldn't have been under the command of a infantry battalion but of a higher formation. There is something amiss there, I think.

    If you already have his records it is worth posting them up as there are clever people on here (much cleverer than me!) who would be able to translate them for you and set you on the right path.



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