Westminster Regiment history

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Schmart, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Schmart

    Schmart Junior Member

    Does a published written history exist for the Regt?
  2. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

  3. Schmart

    Schmart Junior Member

    I did see that book for sale. It's a pictorial history though (I may still get a copy). I was hoping to find a written history of the Regiment.
  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Have you obtained their war diaries?
  5. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    There are three histories of the Westminster Regiment:

    Anon. The Westminster Regiment (M.G.) C.A.S.F. New Westminster: np, c. 1940. (D.Ryan-Digital)

    Oldfield, Major J.E. The Westminster’s War Diary: An unofficial history of the Westminster Regiment (Motor) in World War II.Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1964. (Yale)(D.Ryan-Digital)

    Wilks, F.T.H. 125 Years of Loyal Service. New Westminster: np, 1988. (D.Ryan-Digital)

    I have digital copies of all three. Start a conversation with me and I can arrange to provide you copies.
  6. Schmart

    Schmart Junior Member

    I've been in touch with the Regiment and they do have copies of the war diary to obtain via donation to the museum, which I will be doing, as well as purchasing a copy of the pictorial history. And of course thanks to David for the additional histories!! :cheers:
  7. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Trying to work out where the The Westminster Regiment (Motor) would have been based in November 1942

    I have a Canadian soldier in Aberdeen that died in November 1942, he was on leave but trying to work out why he would have been in Aberdeen. Either the regiment were there, or perhaps visiting relatives?
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  8. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    The Regiment was located at Pippingford Park, Nutley, Uckfield in Sussex.
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  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    Would you kindly send me the Westminster's War diary copy? Been looking at a original copy for quite some time!

    Its in mint condition-the only problem is, its going for £95 sheets.

    I was going to mention this book but you have done..

    Much Ta..

  10. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    Here is a link to download "The Westminster War Diary":

    (I have removed the link, but if anyone is interested in this download, please start a conversation with me. DAR)

    Happy New Year!

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2021
  11. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    BTW, do you have any other Indian Army war diaries other than the ones we already shared from 4th Indian Division?
  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    Sorry, no I've not, but i do have a copy of AHMED (Maj.Gen.Rafiuddin): History of the Baloch Regiment 1939-1956 if that helps?

    Should be dropping through the letter box soon.

    Thanks for the link & a Happy New Year also.

  13. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks, Stuart. I already have a copy of Ahmed's book. I would love to find a copy of:

    Thatcher, W.S. The Tenth Baluch Regiment in the Second World War. Abbottabad: Baluch Regimental Centre, 1980.

    I last saw this at the National Army Museum in the early 1990's.
  14. Waycool

    Waycool New Member

    Hi David would itbe possible to get a link for Westminster Motor digital pdf titles for download ? Cheers Michael

  15. Vigo

    Vigo New Member

    Hello David,

    I would love to get the ''The Westminster War Diary"


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