Route and actions of 149th Field Ambulance Unit from 10/6/44 - 1/2/45

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by darrencthomson, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. H there,

    I am back on a mission to trace my grandfathers war efforts in NE Europe. A few months ago, I managed to gather a lot of detail around the battle for the Albert Canal in September, 44 (in which my grandfather was commended with a Belgian Croix de Guerre).

    I now would like to plot his movements both before and after this (from the Normandy landings through to his time in Weurt, Holland at the end of 1944). I have lots of photos of him with a Dutch family in Weurt from that time (where he seemed to be having a pretty good time!).

    I would be grateful to anybody that has documentation that pertains to the 50th Northumberland Div, the 151st Infantry, 522 COY, or the 149th Field Ambulance Unit during this time.

    From his records, looks like he was sent to NE europe on 10/6/44 with 50th Div, was posted to RASC Sec 149th Field Ambulance on 17/7/44 and then stayed with them until posted back to 522 COY on 2/10/44 (who he had already served with in N Africa).


  2. How about the 9 Durham Light Infrantry ?? This is who he was attached to at the Albert Canal. Trouble is.. I don't know when he joined or left that attachment.
  3. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member


    I've got some of the war diary for 522 Coy RASC for 1944. On 2 October 1944 they were in Nijmegen.



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