34 Graves Concentration Unit 1944 35 Graves Concentration Unit 1944 36 Graves Concentration Unit 1944
20 October: Moved to Neunen 10.00hrs, arrived 11.00hrs move had to be made in two trips.
21 October: Settling in new billets, DADGRE visited, Registrations.
22 October: Normal Registrations, General Duty man reported matering unit strenght up to fourteen, one over W.E.
23-26 October: Normal Registration.
27 October: DADGRE visited, recced Woensel Cemetery, registrations.
28-30 October: Normal Registrations.
31 October: Normal Registrations, DADGRE visited. During this month 356 graves were registrated making a total to date of 2392.
Strenght for November 1944
3 Officers, 3 Corporals, 8 Privates
1-3 November; Normal Registrations
4 November: DADGRE visited, registrations.
5-8 November: Normal Registrations
9 November: OC and DADGRE recced for pernament Cemetery sites, 2 were decided on one Helmond and one Best. Registrations.
10-15 November: Normal Registrations
16 November: DADGRE Registrations.
17-19 November: Normal Registrations.
20 November: OC and DADGRE recced cemetery site Venray area, two side decided on, registrations.
21 November: 15 CWT Ford condemned by REME W/Shops, Reforcement, provided by 8th Corps C.S.T.V. park on temporary loan, Registration
22 November: Normal Registrations.
23 November: Surveyed two cemeteries Venray area. Registrations. Gnr Floyd admitted for operation, septic finger.
24 November: 15cwt truck issued on temporary load taken to W/shops was given a B.L.R certificate for some. Registrations.
25-26 November: Normal Registrations.
27 November: Collected 15cwt W.T. truck on temporary loan from 8th Corps. C.S.V park. Registrations.
28 November: Normal Registrations.
29 November: DAGRE visited, Registrations.
30 November: Normal registrations. During this month 500 graves were registrated making a total to date 2892.
1-4 December: Normal Registrations.
5 December: Exchanged moves 15 cwt truck with 10 Survey Regiment
RA for 15cwt Bedford truck, Registrations.
6 December: Normal Registration.
7 December: DADGRE called,Plan and layouts Temporary burial grounds discussed.
8-12 December: Normal Registrations.
13 December: DADGRE called, informed B.G of graves registration conference to be held in january. Registrations.
14 December: Surveyed Permanent Cemetery site Geldrop MR 509174, Registrations.
16-19 December: Normal Registrations
20 December: G.C. visited A Branch 8th Corps move to new area. DADGRE and OC visited Burgomast of Mierlo, regarding land for proposed cemetery site, Geldrop, Helmond Road.
21 December: GC Recevied: for billets Heeze area, Registrations.
22 December: Pte Brayfield unit Cook, detained in Hospital ahile on 48hrs leave to Brussels. Registrations
23 December: O.C Recced for billets Leende area.
24 December: Normal Registrations.
25 December: Holiday. C in C ordered rum issue to all ranks. Received signal, unit cook Pte Brayfield was admitted to 162 Fd Ambulance, 20 December and died on 23 December.
26 December: Registrations. Packing and clearing up for move to new location.
27 December: Moved Neunen to Leende, several journeys had to be made. Through storage of transport. Ballot for ORs leave was carried out.
28-30 December: Settling in billets, Normal Registration.
31 December: OC visited GSO 8th Corps, regarding change of vehicle.
During this month 260 graves were registered making a total to date of 3152.
24 September: Unit moved to area Westerhoven.
28 September: 157462 Lt E.G. Mott posted to W.E. WEF.
30 September: Strenght of Unit at this date 3 officers, 10 ORs.
1 October: Graves Registration continued. Unit location Westerhoven.
2 October: Command of Unit taken over by Lt E.G. Mott R.T.R.
8 October: Unit moved to Zeeland,
9 October: Graves Registration continued.
10 October: Strenght of unit 3 Officers of 10 ORs.
12 October: Visit of DADGRE Lieutenant Saunders to 39 G.R.U.
13 October: Lieutenant Saunders left unit to join 39 G.R.U.
18 October: One man to Hospital for minor operation. Strenght of unit now 2 Officers and 9 ORs. Graves Registration continued.
28 October: Unit moved to Meerveldhoven.
29 October: Graves Registration continued.
30 October: Two bombs dropped by enemy plane 80yards from billet. No casualties of Military Personnel. 1 Civilian killed and several injured.
31 October: Strenght of unit 2 Officers and 9 ORs.
1 November: Unit location at Meerveldhoven. Grave Registration continued with extreem difficulties owing to Mud, Water and Mine field.
3 November: Lieutenant W.E.N. Elliot joined unit, strenght now 3 Officers and 9 ORs.
4 November: Registration Unit, Unit experienced first casualty, vehicle ran over a mine, strenght 3 Officers and 8 ORs.
7 November: New vehicle delevered and 1 Rft arrived.
8 November: Grave Registration continued.
25 November: Captain Simister joined unit, unit strenght 4 Officers and 8 ORs.
30 November: 4 Officers and 8 ORs.
1 December: Unit location, Meerveldhoven, Instructions received to move to new location.
2 December: Recce ,move for new billets at Budel.
4 December: Move to new location.
5 December: Registration continued- started in new area.
11 December: Leave number called for.
15 December: Strenght of unit 4 Officers and 9 ORs. Registration continued.
20 December: Allotment of leave for January recieved, 2 ORs.
27 December: Strenght of unit 3 Officers and 9 ORs.
31 December: Slight enemy air activity during work, several bombs dropped in area.
12 October: Move from Axel to Uden.
16 October: Moved from Uden to Nijmegen.
18 October: All lorries overhauled by REME.
27 October: Spr Bates RE Draughtsman reported.
13 November: Moved from Nijmegen to As, Belgium.
27 November: All bridges over River Maas were closed to all traffic owing to flood and storm. This will seriously restrict our work on the East side.
28 November: DADGRE inspected and approved proposed cemetery at Eysden (10CCS). This will be recommened to ADGRE.
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