15th Scottish Division war diaries June 1944-May 1945

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by adbw, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. adbw

    adbw Active Member

    Just wanted to mention that, following Major Joe Brown's kind words about my grandfather last year (Veterans' Accounts - Remembering the first time I stood on German soil), I've been working on a transcribed and searchable version of the 15th Scottish Division's war diaries (the 9 infantry battalions and Division and 44 Bde HQs so far with the rest hopefully to come in due course), which can be found at the following website (just published):
    Hope it's of some use and up to the required standard!

    edit: link here http://www.15thscottishdivisionwardiaries.co.uk
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  2. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi Adam,

    A wonderful resource, many thanks for your generosity,


  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    Superb work - Given the fidelity of the transcriptions and the fact that they are fully searchable, I'd say that they surpass the required standard and are more useful that the original files.

    It's only a shame that Joe Brown isn't here to see what he inspired.
  4. ted angus

    ted angus Senior Member

    Wow !! thanks for sharing all this fantastic work; I will be looking out for 279 Fld Co RE My Dad was with them from feb 1945 to disbandment, then he moved to 7th Arm Div.
  5. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Amazing; thank you for all that work; it is also a good layout. Congratulations.
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Good work that man & thanks for sharing.
    I've edited a live link into your post #1
    I've also 'pinned' the thread.
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  7. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Fantastic work.

    A major leap forward for all those remotely interested in the campaign. Placing it freely available and formatted so well is a *major* contribution to the study of 15th Scottish.
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Another 'Wow' from me.
    Great stuff, Adam. This sort of positive fully transcribed sharing is a marvellous thing.
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  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Great work!

    Thank you for the effort.
  10. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Well done.
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Thumbs up from me too, well done Adam. Rep points fully deserved. :)

  12. adbw

    adbw Active Member

    Thank you everyone for your encouraging remarks - it occurred to me from the outset that these diaries should be freely available (and searchable). I'll get on with the rest of the division as and when I can. I've also just upgraded the website and changed the URL (as above), which I hope is going to work.
    All the best
  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Well Done

  14. Bluebell Minor

    Bluebell Minor Junior Member


    Many thanks for all your hard work and generosity in making it so freely available

    On a slightly selfish personal point of view the diaries for April/May 1945 make a superb hors d'oeuvre for my ongoing researches into the British Army presence in the Schleswig Holstein area in the immediate post war period.
  15. besteric

    besteric Junior Member

    Fantastic. Now i can read the details of the fight of my hometown Best. Now i need to transscript the coordinates on a map. :salut:
    Thank you.

  16. adbw

    adbw Active Member

    Just a heads up to say the diaries for 279 Field Coy have just been uploaded to the site - sadly only up to May 45 though.
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  17. erikHellstedt

    erikHellstedt Virtual History Project

    I have used Adam's diary transcriptions to add the 15th Scottish Division to the Battle of Normandy, 1944 project. What a great resource.

    Hope to have more of the units Adam has transcribed included in this project soon, but I am first focused of finding and adding the rest of the division-level movements (the missing divisions are all British).

    Adam's is a resource I'll come back to again. Cheers, erik
  18. ted angus

    ted angus Senior Member

    Many thanks a great read, is it possible to access the additional document like the appendix etc ?
    regards and thank you again
  19. adbw

    adbw Active Member

    All the appendices ought to be with the diaries on the original file and are accessible at the National Archives. I have to say I don't have copies of the appendices (someone else on the forum might though) but TNA could copy and send you them digitally for a fee, which might be an idea if you only need a few pages.
    All the best
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  20. ted angus

    ted angus Senior Member

    Thanks Adam
    regards TED

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