CMP

WAR DIARIES

CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN FORCES (CMF)

WO 170/

WO170/23                          PM   CMF   AFI                     JAN – DEC 44

4 JAN ALGIERS   

                        MAJ F H TATE GEN LIST, LATE  APM 78 DIV, ASSUMES APPOINTMENT OF APM 1 (BR) ARMD DIV.

6 JAN                 MAJ ALEXANDER,

                         LT DENTON

31 JAN   AUTHORITY TO FORM A MILITARY POLICE DOG TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT NO1 MP DOG SECTION AND X PRO COY.  THIS UNIT FORMED FROM 640,641,AND 642 INDEPENDENT MOBILE PRO COY, WHICH WERE DISBANDED.

     VISIT OF HM KING AND PRIME MINISTER

9 MAR 44  Y SPECIAL INV SECT.

22 DEC 44    CASERTA    F PRO SECT. FORMED TO PROCEED TO HUNGARY ALLIED MILITARY MISSION.

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WO170/111            AFHQ  PRO  BRANCH                   JAN – NOV  44

2 JAN 44   NAPLES     CAPT J. BEATTIE RELINQUISHES DAPM TO APM 56 DIV

                               CAPT J A TOWNSON NOW DAPM

PRO ADMIN ORG. 12 DEC 43

A   PROVOST OFFICERS WILL WEAR ARMBAND WHEN ON DUTY BOTH BY DAY AND NIGHT.   ARMBANDS WITH THE INITIALS PM ON COLOURED BACKGROUNDS TO DENOTE TYPE OF FORMATION ETC.   HQ WILL ONLY BE WORN BY APM, DAPM AND STAFF LT. AS OFFICERS ATTACHED TO THE STAFF OF THE HQ CONCERNED.   ALL OTHER PRO OFFICERS (INCLUDING TC WING) WILL WEAR BLACK ARMBANDS WITH INITIALS MP OR TC IN RED AS WORN BY ORs.

B   ARMBANDS  WILL BE WORN BY ORs. OF PRO TC AND VP WINGS WHEN ON DUTY BOTH DAY AND NIGHT.

STEEL HELMETS

A BAND 3/4''WIDE, THE LOWER EDGE BEING ¾'' ABOVE DENT WHERE CROWN AND BRIM JOIN. FOR EASY REF. THIS WILL BE TAKEN AS 2'' FROM OUTSIDE BOTTOM RIM. THE BAND OF RED FOR PRO WING, WHITE FOR TC WING AND BLUE FOR VP WING.   THE BADGE CMP WILL BE USED BY ALL WINGS, THE LETTERS BEING 5/8'' THICK AND 1'' HIGH IN RED ON A RECTANGLE PAINTED BLUE WHICH WILL BE 21/4'' WIDE AT THE BOTTOM 2'' WIDE AT THE TOP AND 11/2'' LONG. THERE WILL BE A BREAK OF 5/8'' BETWEEN BADGE AND BAND.

NO BADGE OF RANK(CHEVRON) ON THE STEEL HELMET.

28 MAR   NO CAP COVER WORN BY TC UNITS.

MOSTLY VISITS AND MEETINGS.

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W170/27  PRO BRANCH HQ FORCE 140, 3RD CORPS   SEPT 1944                                                                                                   

1 SEPT     MAADI    MOVED TO ALEXANDRIA, EMBARKED M V RUYS.

7 SEPT    ARRIVED NAPLES.

8 SEPT    ARRIVED SALERNO.

NOTHING ELSE OF NOTE.

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WO 170/396                      1 DIV PRO COY                   JAN – DEC 1944

OP   SHINGLE   ANZIO.

1 JAN 44       SAN SEVERINO ROTA.

19 JAN  MOVE TO ASSEMBLY AREA FROM SALERNO.

22 JAN 0200. D-DAY   H-HOUR.

              0300. NO 2 SECTION IN LCT 26 DISEMBARKATION DELAYED DUE TO MINE FIELD.   LT. UNDERWOOD AND 2 SECTION ESTABLISHED PW COLLECTION POINT.

MR 815252 SHEET 158 – W. ITALY.

31 JAN 3 SECTION    L/CPL LEGG ACC ATT WOUNDED BY SHRAPNEL AND EVACUATED.

 1 JEEP DAMAGED BY SHRAPNEL

CAPT. W J LOCKE  SOM LI 19/6/43 (FAMOUS IRISH TENOR SINGER) LT J H W SHAW R.SUSSEX 4/10/43, LT UNDERWOOD GEN LIST 18/10/43

CAMPO DI CARNE AREA AROUND FLYOVER BRIDGE, INCLUDING BILLET OF 5 SECTION AND POW CAGE INTERMITTENTLY SHELLED ALL DAY AND DIVE BOMBED AT 1600 HRS. NO CASUALTIES.

3 FEB 1507923 LCPL W PIKE 3 SECTION KILLED BY SHELLFIRE ON POINT DUTY AT FLYOVER.

9 FEB  L/CPL FREEMAN KILLED BY SHELLFIRE WHILST CONTROLLING TRAFFIC AT FLYOVER  BRIDGE BURIED AT BRITISH MIL CEMETERY ANZIO.

16 FEB L/CPL CARTER HIT BY SHELL FRAGMENTS WHILST ON TC DUTY, EVACUATED TO NAPLES.

18 FEB LT COL MCNALLY DPM AFHQ DISEMBARKED ANZIO ON A VISIT.

17 MAR AP BOMBS DROPPED IN DIV HQ AREA, 7 CASUALTIES AMONG PERSONNEL OF 1 SECT,  2 OF WHICH WERE FATAL -  L/CPL’S CLAPHAM AND ADDY. 

18 MAR L/CPL PARKER DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON 17TH.

1 APR LT-COL REES REYNOLDS, DPM AAI MADE A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF THE COY.

28 APR LT SHAW POSTED TO S PRO COY, LT J W BETTS JOINS COY.

29 APR HEAVY AIR-RAID – 60 ENEMY AIRCRAFT.

12 MAY 796148 CPL WH SADLER SEVERELY WOUNDED BY SHELL FRAGMENT WHILST ON DUTY NO 8 TCP.

15 MAY CPL SADLER DIED OF WOUNDS AND BURIED AT ANZIO.

4 JUNE TO OSTIA FOR ROME AND RIVER CROSSING (TIBER).

8 JUN MARCH INTO ROME, SALUTE TAKEN BY GENERAL CLARK.

30 JULY CEREMONIAL IN ROME. VISIT OF KING.

AUG FLORENCE  ARCY LT I R HOAR HAMPS 14/8/44 LT BETTS TO 1 ARMD DIV. L/CPL DIXON, SIGNWRITER SHOT.

25 OCT DIRECT HIT ON 2 SECT BILLET NO CASUALTIES DAMAGE TO MT AND COOKING EQUIPMENT.

2 NOV NEW OC CAPT W A VANBERGEN (LIFE GUARDS).

12 NOV 5 BAILEY BRIDGES IN DIV AREA HAVE BEEN NAMED AND SIGNED BY COY.

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WO170/405                  1 BR ARMD DIV PRO C             JAN – DEC 1944

1 JAN   BOUFARIK

                LT BRAITHWAITE

                CAPT OWEN

                MAJ F TATE NEW APM ARRIVED VICE MAJ W DEVLIN

                CAPT V W S SALOMONSON, RA POSTED IN VICE CAPT OWEN

                CAPT R S ORR            10 R.HUSSARS      20/8/43

                CAPT E BRAITHWAITE  GREEN HOWARDS   3/1/44

13 MAY MOVE TO FOREST DE FERDINAND.

24 – 27 MAY ON BOARD SS VILLE D'ORAN ARRIVED TARANTO, ITALY

ALTAMURO DISCIPLINARY PATROLS.

16 JUN   GRAVINA   NEW HQ DUTY FOR MOVEMENT OF TANKS TO BARI.

27 JUN MOBILE PATROL THROUGHOUT AFTERNOON PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO BROTHELS AT GRAVINA AND 8 VEHICLE PARK, LUCERA.

1 JUL CASE OF ITALIAN STABBED BY AMERICAN SOLDIERS INVESTIGATED.

17 JUL CHECKPOSTS ALTAMURA-GRAVINA TO PREVENT LOCALS STEALING STSTE CONTROLLED CORN AND PAYING ALLIED SOLDIERS TO REMOVE SAME IN WD TRANSPORT, ALSO ENDEAVOUR TO APPREHEND ABSENTEES AND DESERTERS.

3 AUG     PIEDMONTE (BENEVENTO AND MADDALONE) TRAFFIC CONTROL.

10 AUG    ORTONA   -  ANCONA AND PESCARA DETACHMENTS.

18 AUG    RECANATI  - TRAINING DUTIES.

29 AUG BEACH PATROL DURING EVENING, AS ITALIANS HAVE BEEN SEEN STEALING 40 GALLON DRUMS OF PETROL WASHED ASHORE.

                   CAPT W S H BETTS  RNF  14/8/44

3 SEPT   THE FIELD  -  LEFT LOCATION, DISTANCE OF 25 MILES IN 16 1/2 HRS.   SLOWNESS OF TRAVEL WAS DUE TO R. MATAURA BEING IN FLOOD, NECESSITATING 15 CWTS AND BELOW BEING WINCHED ACROSS.

4/5 SEPT TO MORCIANO SPASMODIC SHELLING OF AREA DURING THE NIGHT.

HEAVY SHELLING 19.30HRS 1 NCO KILLED (L/CPL F W GREEN)   4 WOUNDED

GURKHA DET. 1 NCO KILLED  (DAL BAHADUR PUN)   1 WOUNDED.

7 SEPT  NEW WIRELESS SET RECEIVED IN LIEU OF ONE SMASHED IN SHELLING.

NUISANCE RAID BY HOSTILE AIRCRAFT IN NIGHT  NO CASUALTIES OR DAMAGE.

10 SEPT  1 NCO RECEIVED SHRAPNEL WOUNDS IN BACK WHILE ON MOBILE PATROL.

18 SEPT  CORIANO – MOVED TO NEW POSITION I MILE SOUTH OF CORIANO

7896458 L/CPL K LAMBOURNE ACT OF GALLANTRY AT MORCIANO – BURNING FARM BUILDINGS STILL UNDER FIRE, SAVED RIFLES BY ORGANISING A CHAIN.

13 OCT 1 NCO ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AS A BATTLE CASUALTY, SUFFERING FROM SHRAPNEL AND BLAST WOUNDS, SUSTAINED WHEN A VEHICLE HE WAS FOLLOWING RAN OVER A MINE.

17 OCT  TO SAN ARCANGELO AND MARACCHIA BRIDGE CROSSING.

8 NOV   MOVE TO CESENA DETACHMENTS AT GRTTAMARE AND FORLI.

16 NOV  1 NCO STILL CARRYING OUT VICE INVESTIGATIONS AND TODAY 6 PROSTITUTES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AT PESARO FOR EXAMINATION.

10 DEC  ENEMY FIGHTER-BOMBER ATTACK ON FORLI NO CASUALTIES.

11 DEC  AREA SHELLED 1 CASUALTY ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL – LEG WOUND.

15 DEC  AS ON 11TH – WOUND IN BACK.

                LT J R GREEN GEN LIST TOOK OVER COMMAND.

24 DEC  SECT. 4 EAST OF RIVER LIMONE 2 CASUALTIES , ONE WITH A BROKEN ARM AND WOUND ON SIDE, THE OTHER WITH SLIGHT SHRAPNEL WOUND.

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WO170/424                  4 BRIT DIV PRO COY                     JAN – DEC 44

2 JAN  ARRIVE AT ATAQA ON HMT F13.

                 CAPT G F WIGGINTON  GEN LIST        28/4/43  

                  LT R  G PHELPS          RECCE CORP   16/11/43

                  LT J E CLARKE            GEN LIST        15/2/43

28 FEB PORT SAID EMBARKATION  MV DERBYSHIRE.

6 MAR NAPLES.

18 MAR SIESSA AURUNCA    1 NCO WOUNDED   1 SHELLSHOCKED.

1 APR ACQUA FUNDATA 17.30 SHELL ON COY LINES   1 L/CP KILLED  1 L/CPL WOUNDED AND 1 CPL ACC 7687630 L/CPL  J F TOLLERVEY DECEASED.

12 MAY 1 SGT AND 1 L/CPL WOUNDED BY SNIPER.

14 MAY 2 L/CPLS WOUNDED.

21 MAY MAJ J TAYLOR APM RELIEVED BY MAJ JOSLIN.

26 MAY COY ORDERED TO BLANCO EQUIPMENT WHITE  PREVIOUSLY IT HAD BEEN SCRUBBED.

6 JUN 15 ESCAPED POW REPORT TO COY HQ.

         CAPT L J N WILLIAMS RAC OC, CAPT WIGGINTON TO CMP DEPOT.

7687630 SGT PERRITT (BATTLE CASUALTY JUNE 44).

16 AUG SPELLO  LT CLARKE AWARDED MC.

19AUG  LT CLARKE INJURED IN TA.

10 SEPT  L/CPL CRESSWELL M/C SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TA.

LT RF WEBB ARR 9/9/44.

LT B POLLRICK ARR IN COY ON PROBATION.

LT PHELPS TO 13 PRO COY  21/10/44.

12 NOV  FORLI CPL JACKSON KILLED BY SHELLFIRE WHILST ROUTE SIGNING,

L/CPL TOWNLEY WOUNDED IN LEG   AT DUSK WHILE OUT ON SIGNING JOB CPL JACKSON WAS KILLED OUTRIGHT BY A DIRECT HIT ON HIS JEEP.   L/CPL

TOWNSLEY WHO WAS NOT IN THE JEEP AT THE TIME SUSTAINED SEVERE WOUNDS TO HIS THIGHS AND LEGS.

                LT R J MOORE  DORSETS   21/10/44.

12 DEC  UNIT TO GREECE.

26 DEC COY HQ FALIROW GREECE.


WO170/435                5 DIVISION PRO COY                     JAN - JUN 44

FEB 44  LOCATION GIVEN BY GRID REF  -  NO NAMES.

                      CAPT A BLACKBURN    KSLI   19/7/43.

                      LT  G F D JONES    WARWICK REGT     22/12/43.

                      LT  E C GEMLYN    RWF    20/1/44.

                      LT  E  CAIN          RSF      2/2/44  POSTED AS OC S PRO COY 21 BEACH GROUP.

                      LT F TURLEY GEN LIST 30/12/43 POSTED TO 86 SUB-AREA. VICE JONES.

4 MAR 2 SECT. EMBARKED AT POZZUOLI FOR BEACHING DUTIES WITH 15 BDE.

8 MAR  EMBARKED FOR ANZIO.

29 APR 7882618 SGT  J DURAND  141 FD AMB FEVER.

            6977089 L/CPL P DONAGHY WOUNDED NO 2 CCS.

29 MAY ROUTE SIGNED OVER  MOLETTA RIVER UP TO BUON RIPOSO.

27 JUN CAPT JONES OC PROCEEDS TO TARANTO.

               NO INFO ALL GRID REFERENCES.


 

WO170/453             6 BR ARMD DIV PRO COY              JAN – DEC 1944

N AFRICA   PHILIPPEVILLE.

28 JAN           CAPT D G EVATT              RA  OC              8/9/43.

                    LT V V W S SALOMONSEN  RA                   7/10/43.

                    LT J GRANT                    RECCE CORPS     4/11/43.

PART 1 ORDER NO 7 DATED 25 JAN 44.

COMMENDATION.

ON 26 JAN 44 L/CPL D VALLANS 2  SECT 6 ARMD DIV PRO COY AND L/CPL ARMSTRONG 30 BN BEDS & HERTS WHILST ON DUTY TOGETHER BECAME SUSPICIOUS OF A SOLDIER DRESSED IN BRITISH BATTLEDRESS; NOT BEING SATISFIED WITH HIS REPLIES THEY ESCORTED HIM TO THE GUARDROOM WHERE IT WAS ASCERTAINED THAT HE WAS PTE EDDY BYERS US ARMY WHO WAS WANTED BY US MP IN ALGIERS ON CHARGES OF MURDER AND RAPE.

19 FEB            LT C D PELL GEN LIST POSTED IN.

2-12 MAR EMBARKED NORTH AFRICA FOR ITALY - NAPLES.

17 MAR RSM AGASS POSTED TO 1 (BR) ARMD DIV PRO COY.

                RSM STEADMAN POSTED IN.

16 APR     CAPT EVATT APM 1 ARMD DIV CAPT H R DENTON RTR OC.

30 APR RSM STEADMAN TO P DEPOT CMP RSM  M C V AITKEN REPLACEMENT.

2 MAY       LT PELL POSTED TO CMP DEPOT  LT R LOWRY RA REPLACEMENT, WOUNDED 20 JUN.

17 MAY 1 L/CPL WOUNDED IN AIR ATTACK        RAPIDO RIVER.

22 JUN 1 L/CPL WOUNDED AT PERUGIA .

LONDON GAZETTE 8 JUN 1944 BEM  SGT(NOW LT) AGASS OLD RSM GIVEN FOR EXCELLENT WORK PERFORMED BY 6 ARMD DIV PRO COY WHILST RSM.

27 OCT  PART 1 ORDER NO 67 AWARD OF MM TO 3853918 L/CPL W NICOLSON  FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY UNDER FIRE.

14 DEC 3 SECT 1SGT & 1 CPL WOUNDED AT CASTEL DE RIO BY SHELLFIRE. VEHICLES BELONGING TO 78 DIV EVACUATED.   SECTION'S BILLET COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

              CAPT L A WADHAM  RAC ATT TO COY AND ASSUMES COMMAND.

              CAPT PHILLIPI RA  TO 111 PRO COY ROME.

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WO170/476                46 DIV  PRO COY                 JAN – JUN  1944                                                                                                                                      

JAN 44           ROCCOMONFIA

3 JAN 44        SGT WILMAN 1 SECT DETACHED TO CRE MAINT POLICE OF JEEP TRACK RAILWAY TO ROND MIGNANO TO FORD CROSSING GR925138.   ENEMY SHELLING IN AREA BY NEBELWERFER.

1X L/CPL RECEIVED SHRAPNEL WOUNDS TO THIGH.

17 JAN   COY HQ LOCATED AT SAN CLEMENTE.

                        CAPT  T P NOON        GEN LIST       8/12/43

                        LT  J R NEWMAN        OX & BUCKS   1/12/43

                        LT L S TALYOR          QUEENS        19/12/43

                        LT WARNER               RTR               3/12/43

                        LT EDNEY                 GEN LIST         5/1/44      LATE APM

                        LT J A NORTHOVER    BUFFS           15/11/44        

 7/4/45 BREWFORCE PRO COY.

                        LT R C BATTEN         DERBY YEO     16/11/44

1 FEB  SESSA.

6 FEB  L/CPL SINGER AWOL.

8 FEB   L/CPL SINGER IN CLOSE ARREST.

25 FEB  SHELLING ON PATELEY BRIDGE AND PARK ST   WARNING SIGNS ERECTED ON MARTOLA TRACK RE USE OF VEHICLES UNDER  OBSERVATION

10 MAR TO AFRICOLA NR NAPLES.   CONFERENCE WITH MARSHAL OF CARABINIERI.

NAPLES RE REFUND OF PAY OF ATTACHED CARABINIERI.

16 MAR COY HQ JOINS DIV HQ O MV DERBYSHIRE AT NAPLES.

21 MAR ARRIVE PORT SAID TO QASSASSIN CAMP ALEXANDRIA.

2  APR TO PALESTINE HADERA.

17 JUN AMIRIYA TO ALEXANDRIA ABOARD M V STAFFORDSHIRE.

2 JUL        ARRIVE TARANTO.

6 JUL        PIGNATORO.

23 JUL      TO MASSA MARTONA.

28 JUL      CAPT EDNEY    DAPM 55 ARMD DIV.

               LT R C BATTEN DERBY YEO   OC OF COY.

24 AUG     FRATTE ROSA 2 MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS    LEG INJURIES.

1 SEPT      TO CORBORDOLA & SAN FELICE.

10 SEPT    SAN FELICE   L/CPL McCARTHY KILLED IN ACTION BY ENEMY SHELLFIRE WHILST DIRECTING TRAFFIC.   COMMENTS MADE ABOUT THIS NCO'S GOOD WORK IN SUPERVISING CONTROL OF 3 AMMUNITION LORRIES WHICH WERE SET ON FIRE AT THIS SPOT (911804) AND IN REMOVING THE WOUNDED FROM THE ROAD WHILST UNDER VERY HEAVY SHELLFIRE.   BURIED IN 46 DIV CEMETERY.

13 SEPT  L/CPL EDWARDS RECEIVED SHRAPNEL WOUNDS TO LEGS.   VERY HEAVY ENEMY SHELLING.

15 SEPT   RSM ADAMS APPEARED BEFORE GOC AND WAS REDUCED TO WAR SUBSTANTIVE RANK BY GOC FOR INEFFICIENCY AND UNSUITABILITY.

16 SEPT CSM ADAMS LEFT TO GO TO 43 COY CMP(TC)   RSM HAZELWOOD JOINED COY.    TO TRARINI.    HEAVY RAIN FOR DAYS.

22 SEPT COMMANDEERED OXEN AND HORSES TO GET TO TC,  CIVILIAN REFUGEES WERE A PROBLEM.  THEY WERE MOVED OFF THE ROAD AND GIVEN FOOD.

25 SEPT  MAKING ENQUIRIES RE ALLEGED WAR CRIMES IN VERRUCCHIO.

2 OCT     ST CAMERANO.      OC WROTE LETTER OF CONDOLENCE TO WIDOW OF L/CPL McCARTHY.

12 OCT    MONTALBANO  SGT BOWLEY & L/CPL STAFFORD RECEIVED INJURIES OF A FAIRLY SERIOUS NATURE THROUGH BEING BLOWN UP IN JEEP ON MINE.

13 OCT  CPL CRABB (DIED), L/CPL GARDINER & L/CPL/BRENNAN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY ENEMY SHELLFIRE.

6 NOV   MELDOLA   2 SECT REPORTED HEAVY SHELLFIRE IN SELBAGNONE AREA.

L/CPL ON DUTY TAKEN TO HOSPITAL SUFFERING SEVERE SHOCK FROM BLAST.   LATER RETURNED TO DUTY.

20 NOV 1 L/CPL SLIGHTLY WOUNDED WHILE ON POINTS DUTY AT VILLAGRANIA DURING HEAVY SHELLFIRE.   REMAINED ON DUTY.

22 NOV  ENEMY AIRCRAFT OVER FORLI,  DROPPED BOMBS AND MACHINE GUNNED THE AREA. NO DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES TO PRO.

24 NOV HEAVY SHELLING.

29 NOV   FORLI  NO1 SECT & RSM PROCEEDED TO A WINE WAREHOUSE WHERE TROOPS HAD FORCED AN ENTRY AND WERE STEALING WINE.  IN CONJUNCTION WITH NZ PRO NCO's THE WAREHOUSE WAS CLEARED OF TROOPS, RESEALED & NCO's STATIONED AS PICQUET TO PREVENT FURTHER OCCURRENCE.

DEC   MOVE FROM TARANTO ON LST 74 FOR PIRAEUS ATHENS.

         ORGANISING QUEUES FOR SOUP KITCHENS.


WO170/494        56 LONDON DIV PRO COY               JAN- DEC 1944

18 JAN   NAPLES AREA 2 NCO's FROM 1 SECT OF 10 CORPS PRO COY ATT KILLED BY SHELLFIRE WHILST ON TCP DUTY (MATTHEWS & WOODHOUSE 115 PRO COY ),  CPL SMALLEY WAS BADLY WOUNDED IN LEFT ARM BY SHRAPNEL

           LT T/CAPT CE MERCER RA      27/7/42

           LT G BENNETT   GEN LIST      22/2/43

           LT PH CROOKE  WORCS REGT  

ALTAMURA,  TARANTO TO PORT SAID,    TAHAG CAMP, MENA.

17 JUN L/CPL H BALDWIN DIED IN NZ HOSPITAL AS A RESULT OF WOUNDS SUSTAINED IN A M/C ACCIDENT NEAR MAADI.

18 JUN L/CPL BALDWIN BURIED AT HELIOPOLIS CEMETERY, ALEXANDRIA. THERE IS TO BE A COURT OF ENQUIRY.

12 JUL   EMBARKED ALEXANDRIA FOR RETURN TO TARANTO.

AUG      TO ASISSI.    PERUGIA FOR CINEMA DUTIES.

7684425  WS/SGT T H THAKE AWARDED MM AUTHORITY LG 24 AUG 44.

9 SEP   WS/CPL A F HEAD WOUNDED BY SHRAPNEL.

10 SEP   L/CPL’S CROUCH & BOYES SHRAPNEL WOUNDS AT T-JUNCTION IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF COY HQ'S PREVIOUS LOCATION,  COY BILLET SEVERELY DAMAGED BY SHELLFIRE.     BOYES – NO TRACE CAN BE FOUND OF HIS M/C AND TSMG, WHICH DISAPPEARED FROM HIS PLACE OF DUTY WHEN HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND EVACUATED TO HOSPITAL.

14 SEPT  L/CPL BOYES DIED FROM WOUNDS.

26 SEP   L/CPL W THOMSON BATTLE ACCIDENT,   HOSPITALISED.

27 SEPT L/CPL V BROWN SLIGHTLY WOUNDED IN ACTION,  RETURNED TO DUTY THE DAY AFTER RECEIVING ATTENTION FOR SHRAPNEL WOUNDS IN HEAD AND LEG.

29 SEPT   HEAVY SHELLING 1 OFFICER AND 2 ORS OF ATT RA PERSONNEL 2 NCO’S OF COY WS/CPL H JENKINS  & U/L/CPL V BROWN WOUNDED IN ACTION & TO HOSPITAL.

30 SEPT   L/CPL JENKINS WOUNDED IN ACTION AND TO HOSPITAL.

FOOTNOTE : COY CAPTURED ITS FIRST PW ON 2/10/44, A GERMAN SOLDIER SURRENDERING TO A L/CPL ON POINT DUTY IN FWD AREA.

MACERATA    LT J MORRISON    RA    7/8/44

8 NOV  34 PROSTITUTES INFECTED WITH VD TAKEN TO ASCOLI HOSPITAL.


WO170/512                        78 DIV PRO COY                  JAN – DEC 1944                

CAMPO BASSO AREA

1 JAN HEAVY SNOW BLOCKS ROADS.

 6/7 FEB     DITTO

15 FEB        CAPT N BENTHAM       E.LANCS    NEW OC

APRIL         CASSINO

21 MAY L/CPL HARRIS KILLED WHILE ON DUTY AT POINT NEAR PIUMALORA.  HEAVY SHELLING OF VILLAGE AND AREA.   DIRECT HIT ON EDGE OF SLIT TRENCH WHICH CONTAINED THREE OTHER MEN – ALL FATAL.

22 MAY L/CPL HARRIS BURIED AT DIV CEMETERY MR862168, ¾ OF A MILE NORTH OF SAN ANGELO, SERVICE CONDUCTED BY DIV SCF.

6 JUN  NEWS RECEIVED OF INVASION OF FRANCE.  HIGH SPIRITS IN THE COY.

9 JULY CASTIGLIANO DEL LAGO    AN AUDIENCE OF 4000 MEMBERS OF THE DIV BY POPE IN ST PETER'S.  COY SUPPLIED DUTY FOR PARKING OF VEHICLES.

10 – 17 JUN TIVOLI   THEN TO TARANTO TO EMBARK ON MV BRITTANNIC.

18 – 22  AT SEA TO PORT SAID EGYPT,   SECTIONS TO CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA, ISMALIA, COY HQ QUASSASSIN, LATER MENA.

OCT  TO ITALY  FIRENZUOLA   CASTEL DEL RIO.

               LT J V ROWE    SCOTS GUARDS        2/10/44    FROM 57 PRO COY

9 DEC   CPL A H E SMITH RECEIVED SLIGHT INJURIES FROM MORTAR BOMB AT PUPIANO.

15 DEC  DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL.

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WO170/522              2 PARA BDE PRO SECT                 MAY - DEC 1944

13 MAY FILGNANO

               LT BATTEN     DERBY YEO      21/5/44

               LT R BATTEN    RAC   28/4/44       OC

               LT JA PIERCE RB   19/7/44           OC

12 AUG   OPERATION DRAGOON.  

SEABORNE ELEMENT 11 OTHER RANKS CPL WATSON i/c.

AIRBORNE ELEMENT – LT PIERCE, SGT FISHER,1 CPL, 5 L/CPL’S & SGT GRANVILLE FSS  DROPPED NR FREJUS, NR CANNES.

TASKS BODYGUARD TO BRITISH COMMANDER, LOCAL DEFENCE POLICE.

25/26 BACK TO NAPLES.

6 OCT L/CPL EDWARDS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN M/C ACCIDENT.

2 NOV WAR DIARIES WRITTEN ON GERMAN SIGNAL FORMS.

14 OCT DROPPED ON D2 AT MEGARA GREECE, NEAR ATHENS.

20 OCT UNIT STRENGTH IN ATHENS 1 OFF,1 SGT, 2 CPLS, 10 L/CPL 3 JEEPS  1-15CWT.

2 NOV   CONCENTRATION AREA PIRAEUS  EMBARK IN LCI 284 & LCI 280 TO

            SALONICA.




WO 170/540          7 ARMD BDE PRO UNIT                  APR – AUG 1944

17 APR 44   UNIT FORMED AT ATAKA    LT  E D HODGSON BORDER REGT  OC.

1/3 MAY     AT SEA.

4 MAY         ARRIVE TARANTO.


WO 170/647          PRO BRANCH NA DISTRICT              JAN – DEC 1944

11 AUG   ESCORT TO PM.

             MONTHLY CRIME REPORT.


WO170/666                   DPM  1 DISTRICT                    JAN – OCT 1944

CATANIA       LT.COL  G  RG HART MM

OC 200 PRO COY APPOINTED DAPM ALGIERS SUB-DISTRICT.

                   S/LT HARPER APPOINTED OC PRO COY VICE CAPT S L TAYLOR.


WO170/677     PROVOST BRANCH NO 2 DISTRICT     APR – NOV 1944

BARI             LT.COL N M BLAIR   DPM NO 2 DISTRICT.

                    CAPT S H BOND WILTS  DAPM wef 29/3/44.

                    MAJ W CHILTON-RIGGS APM 181 PORTS PRO COY VICE.

                    MAJ E J W WICKENS APM 183 PORTS PRO COY  2/5/44.

                    CAPT W M JONES BECOMES DAPM 52 AREA.

                    CAPT P F J  KENT RELIEF DAPM 60 SUB-AREA.

                    MAJ SUDDABY  RECCE CORPS  APPT APM 6 BASE SUB-AREA .

CAPT W M JONES  RASC FROM DAPM 52 AREA TO D APM 60 SUB-AREA.

15 MAY LT E O POWELL   WELCH  FROM S/LT 6 BASE SUB-AREA TO DAPM 52 AREA.

            LT E BRAITHWAITE SUB 1(BR) ARMD DIV TOBE S/LT 60 SUB-AREA.

            LT H L ROLLINGTON  SUSSEX FROM S/LT 52 AREA TO S/LT 94. SUB-AREA

4 JUN  CAPT H A BARRATT VICE DAPM CAPT O'NEILL TO HQ AAI AS DAPM.

26 JUN  OC 813 SPECIAL PROVOST UNIT, CAPT R L OSBORNE ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF ACTING DAPM 67 GARRISON FROM CAPT V D KELLART OC 'R' COY.

17 JUN  AT BARI L/CPL PARROTT OF 230 PRO COY GAVE CHASE TO GAUDIO MARTINI WHO HAD STABBED 3 PEOPLE KILLING 1; CHASED, CORNERED & CAPTURED.

1 JUL  CAPT H P CLARKE APPOINTED DAPM(SIB) 2 DISTRICT.

5 JUL  LT J H HINES-WRAGG 181 PORTS PRO COY TO STAFF OFFICER PROVOST AT HQ.

67 GARRISON FROM CAPT R L OSBORNE, OC 813 SPECIAL PRO UNIT TO 510 PRO COY AS OC.



WO170/3547                       101 PRO COY                    JAN – DEC 1944

4 JAN    ROCCA.

              CAPT J K B INGHAM       GEN LIST           28/11/43

              LT P C D ROWE              RA                    12/8/43

              LT F TUPLIN                  GEN LIST           26/4/43

              T/LT J R GREEN             GEN LIST           12/12/43

2 FEB  NO 2 SEC   TERMOLI 4/2/44 COY HQ   VASTO – CAMPO BASSO  103 SUB-AREA.

29 FEB  COY RELIEVED BY 505 IND MOBILE PRO COY  20/2/44 COY TO LANZARA.

22 FEB  7689916 L/CPL F L CLARK AWARDED MM FOR OUTSTANDING CONDUCT AT BATTLE OF SANGRO.

3 MAR  TO PAGLIETA  TO 10 INDIAN DIV PRO COY.

23 APR  SANGRO CEMETERY HARROWING CEREMONY POLICE DUTIES BY 101 & 55.

19 MAY  CAPT INGRAM TO 105 PRO COY, LT TUPLIN NOW OC.

11 JUN  COY RESPONSIBLE FOR BRIDGES OVER RIVER MORO, TRAFFIC CIRCUIT AROUND CHIETI, S. VITO, LANCIANO & ALTINO.

17 JUN  COY TO CAMPO BASSO.

MAY – JUL  ITALIAN MILITARY TRAIN AS TRAFFIC POLICE – 3 OFF & 80 ORS

FORMED INTO 13 COY KEPARTO MOVIERI.

27 JUL CAPT TUPLIN & CAPT GREEN 2 & 3 SECTIONS TO ROME FOR KING'S VISIT.

29 JUL  LT M R WEBB  RF  12/5/44.

1 AUG   7 ARMD BDE PRO UNIT ATTACHED TO COY FOR DISBANDMENT.

22 AUG  LT BUZZA 579 SECTI0N RETURN FROM 1 INT UNIT FLORENCE ENTER CITY IMMEDIATELY AFTER ITS OCCUPATION.

31 AUG FUSSUMBRON &  CONE AREA  UNIT ASSIST IN TC 101 PRO COY  - 162.

1 ARMD DIV PRO COY – 45,  TC UNITS - 186 ,   ITALIAN POLICE -  86 ,    TOTAL :    479

9 SEPT  LT WEBB TO 4 DIV PRO COY.

1 0CT  PLAINS OF LOMBARDY.

5 OCT    LT F A WALKER   BORDER REGT  POSTED IN.

NOV   280 CHARGES  BY UNIT.

17 DEC   CAPT W S H BETTS   NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS.

              LT W W BUZZA    ESSEX  15/6/44   OC VICE LT GREEN TO 1 ARMD DIV.

23 DEC   LT BUZZATO 10 INDIAN DIV PRO COY.

31 DEC   L/CPL MILLER & L/CPL BRIGHT KILLED IN ACTION.



WO170/3548            105(ARMY) PRO COY                   JAN – DEC 1944

1 JAN  CARUNCHIO

              CAPT A G JOSSLIN    R NORFOLK        7/1/4

              LT W T HARRISON     GEN LIST           7/4/43

              LT L T WILLIAMS       RAC                  4/12/43

              LT N BENTSAM          E LANCS(RAC)   27/12/43

              LT W J BLANCHARD   RA                   30/4/44

              LT N R CHALLENGER  R FUSILIERS  9/2/44   TO CMP DEPOT 4 JUL

              LT S D UPFOLD          GREEN HOWARDS 6/7/44

              LT W ALEXANDER      LF                      9/7/44

              LT HF a’BRASSARD       RA                    16/10/44

17 SEP   RSM NORTH POSTED TO 43 COY(TC).

13 NOV    SGT BRUCE AND 3 NCO’S PROCEED TO NO 2 CYPRIOT PACK COY TO ARREST 22 MUTINEERS AND TAKE TO HOLDING CENTRE, PESARO.


WO170/3549                 111 PRO COY                           JAN – DEC 1944

1 JAN    NAPLES.

13 JAN   DAPM NO 2 DISTRICT LT.COL PH FITZGERALD VISIT

NAPLES OUT OF BOUNDS  -  TYPHUS.

20 JAN    RSM PAPWORTH TO 52 WOSB (PASS FOR COMM).

26 JAN    CAPT JONES POSTED TO 65 COY CMP TC AS OC.

29 JAN    LT W M BARRIE POSTED TO HQ 71 SUB-AREA.

                CAPT R C JONES        SWB              17/6/43

                LT W BARRIE             SUFFOLK REGT 23/6/43

                LT J G MAXWELL        LF                   7/8/43

                LT E D POWELL          WELCH REGT    17/9/43    7 FEB TO BASE.

1 FEB        CAPT H E HOBBS   NEW OC.

14 FEB      NEW  RSM PIGGOTT.

                LT T E WILLIAM       RWF                   20/12 /43

FEB        A'S & D'S APPREHENDED – 804;   PROSTITUTES & PIMPS  - 431

CIVILIAN ARRESTS , THEFTS, CURFEW BREAKERS  - 120

LOST & STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED  - 22

22/23 MAR   POLICE TRAFFIC CONTROL VESUVIUS ERUPTION.

                LT E EATON    BUFFS            23/2/44

14 MAY   AERIAL TORPEDO DROPPED TORRE DEL GRECO   DID NOT EXPLODE.

18 MAY   4 NCOS ATTENDED EXECUTION OF INDIAN OR AT BENERANTO,  COY PROVIDED CHAIR ROPE AND STRETCHER.

31 MAY   EXECUTION CARRIED OUT AT NAPLES   4 NCO’S EMPLOYED.

28 MAY   MOVE TO ROME   ADVANCE PARTY.

10 JUN   ARRIVED ROME.

10 OCT   CAPT WADHAM OC.

13  DEC  CAPT WADHAM POSTED TO 6 ARMD BDE PRO.

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WO170/3550                        112 PRO COY             JAN - DEC   1944                      

ATESSA , CASOLI, ARCHI  - HEAVY SNOW;   LANCIANI, SANGRO AREA.

        CAPT T/MAJ, L/LT.COL G C WHITE GEN LIST 24/8/43    APM 13 CORPS

        LT J R LANGFORD   DEVONS      18/1/43        DAPM & OC 112 PRO COY

        LT A E C WILKINSON      GEN LIST          17/4/43

        LT B C D EASTICK           R BERKS          7/11/43

        LT F R SWINNERTON       GEN LIST         11/4/43

CAMPOBASSO, FIUME, VIA GISSA, CASTIGLIONE, SESSANO, CARPINONE, CASSINO AREA     CAMPO ZILLONE.

REVIEW :  COMPANY SUPERVISED THE MOVE OF 13 CORPS FROM THE ADRIATIC COAST TO THE FIFTH ARMY FRONT.    PRESENZANO AREA CP.

25 APR    3 THREE TON LORRIES ON FIRE NEAR ROUTE 6 CAUSED BY ENEMY SHELLING OF MIGNANO AREA   -   RSM ENTERED CABS OF LORRIES.  COMMENDED BY HQ 13 CORPS.

26 MAY   PATROLS SUPERVISING 1 POLISH TANK SQ TO CASSINO FOR PIEDMONTE AND ONE TANK BLOWN UP ON TRACK BY MINES AND 1 NCO OF COY SERIOUSLY INJURED & ADMITTED TO 5 CCS   (CPL  RYALL).

ORVIETTO, VITERBO.


WO 170/3551                 115 PRO COY                          JAN - DEC 1944

CASERTA  ITALY

17 JAN   HEAVY MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES TO FORWARD POSITIONS;  ROAD UNDER HEAVY SHELLING;  ENEMY SHELL EXPLODED AT TCP,  CASUALTIES. RIVER GARIGLIANO  4449767 L/CPL R MATTHEWS & 4984624 L/CPL WOODHOUSE KILLED.

26 JAN    VERY HEAVY SHELLING OF 2 BRIDGES  L/CPL A LAWTON BADLY WOUNDED BY EXPLODING ENEMY SHELL

3 MAR    7885007 L/CPL C EVANS FOUND DEAD IN COMPANY HQ BILLET.   EVIDENCE POINTS TO SUICIDE; COURT OF INQUIRY TO BE HELD  -  DEATH DUE TO SUICIDE  WHILE MIND DERANGED

                CAPT G B WILSON     RA                    25/7/42          DAPM

                LT C/S HIX                HAMPS              22/1/43

                LT J/R NEWMAN         OX & BUCKS      10/1/42

                LT P/J  VERLIN           R IRISH FUS.     24/2/42  



WO 170/3552                   116 PRO COY                       AUG – DEC 1944

29 AUG   MAADI   LT A A J  ACRES   NEW OC;

CAPT F S SHEPHARD  TO DAPM 3 CORPS HQ

3 SEPT    SAILED ALEXANDRIA.

7 SEPT ARRIVE NAPLES TO SALERNO.

            CAPT A A ACRES         CHESHIRE REGT           21/8/43

             LT A W BOOTH MM     GEN LIST                     11/1/44

             LT D H JONES            PC                               31/8/44

ATT OFF  T/MAJ R G IRELAND  SOM LI                        11/11/42  APM FORCE 140

            “       “     T/CAPT    F G SHEPHARD      DWR       18/8/44       DAPM

1 OCT    TO TARANTO.

6 OCT     ARMED PATROL IN JEEP SENT TO SAN SEVERENO ROTA TO INTERCEPT ARMED BANDITS IN STOLEN JEEP CPL’S WELLS, L/CPL RITSON,THAYDE & SWAN.

INTERCEPT STOLEN JEEP ARRESTED 2 CANADIANS & 1 CIVILIAN HOLDING PROCEEDS OF ARMED ROBBERY.

1 NOV  ATHENS.

10 DEC    902350 PTE R R BIGGS ACC ATT WOUNDED BY ELAS WHILST RETURNING SNIPER FIRE, BODY MISSING..

16 DEC     PTE BIGGS ACC ATT KILLED AND BURIED BY ELAS.

                LT RE HYSLOP       GEN LIST          12/10/44


WO 170/3553           200 L OF C    PRO COY  CM            JAN - 1944

CATANIA       SICILY.

              LT S L TAYLOR            QUEEN'S ROYAL        18/1/44

              W/LT H E SEARSON      GEN LIST                  5/8/42

              W/LT C H WEBSTER     RA                          26/10/42

22 FEB     SGT CAROLAN,  SPECIAL MENTION BY 55 AREA BRIGADIER.

23 MAR   L/CPL SHIP & L/CPL STEPHENSON HANDLED A DISTURBANCE BETWEEN BRITISH & ITALIAN NAVAL RATINGS AT AUGUSTA, PROMPTLY & DECISIVELY FROM COL. HART 1 DIST APM & 71 GARRISON DAPM HARPER.

27 MAR    SGT COLLINS DET AT PALERMO COMMENDED BY 119 INF BDE MAJOR.

                T/CAPT C J S HARPER MDSX REGT       OC        19/5/44

JULY       SAN GENARIO THEN ROME THEN PERUGIA THEN POGGIBONSI FOR POLICING FLORENCE – WHEN IT FALLS;  WAIT TOO LONG & SO 1 SECT SENT TO ASSISI, 1 TO TERNI NARNI AND 1 TO FOLIGNO;  CONVEYING TANKS TO THE ADRIATIC BATTLEFRONT, ALSO UP ROUTE 75 TO NORTH OF LAKE TRASIMENO.

CPL GRANT COMMENDATION FOR RECOVERY OF A STOLEN TRUCK WITH A TELECOED DICTAPHONE PLAYBACK VALUE $325 IN FLORENCE 1CS, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE BRANCH, US ARMY.

               LT P R DE ST PAER      10 ROYAL HUSSARS        8/9/44

OCTOBER   1 SECT AT ANCONA;  ROUTE 71 IN BAD CONDITION

                SALVAGE AND RESCUE WORK DONE AT PONTE SAN GIOVANNI.

               LT ROBBINS VICE LT SEARSON

               CAPT B A CHEASON       R. SUSSEX        28/12/44

               LT W M BARRIE            SUFFOLK

               LT C D PELL                GEN LIST           23/12/44


WO170/3554                   227 PROVOST COY           JAN – DEC 1944

 ALGERIA

                CAPT C W JONES          GEN LIST          21/10/43

                CAPT B A GALLIFORD    GEN LIST            15/2/44

                LT B E EVANS               WELCH              28/1/44

                LT B T GLASGOW          WELCH              28/1/44

                LT D G BERTISH            RA                      8/4/44

                LT N G DEED                RAOC                 14/5/44

                LT G J EVANS               WELSH REGT       28/1/44

                CAPT T E WILLIAMS      RWF                   7/10/44       OC

               

                            MUNDANE REPORTS AND MEAGRE DETAIL


WO170/3555               230 PROVOST COY                    JAN – DEC 1944

               BARI     &      FOGGIA DETACHMENT.

                        CAPT C F HUNT           E. LANCS        9/5//43

                        LT  R P  WEEDEN        RA                 21/3/44

                        LT J P NEALE              DLI                23/3/44

             A DETACHMENT AT VIA CAVOUR, BARLETTA.

                         LT F W BARRETT        R FUSILIERS    19/8/44

                         LT A C BELL                 RA

              ONLY REPORTS ARE OF NUMBER OF ABSENTEES APPREHENDED.


WO170/3556                  231 PRO COY                        JAN – DEC  1944

   

                TARANTO   &    BRINDISI (IMPERIALE HOTEL, TARANTO)

                          CAPT C F BIRCH MC          W YORKS                   8/2/43

                          LT W R HOLMAN               RA A/TK                     1/4/44

                          LT P C CALLAWAY             GEN LIST                  18/4/44

                          CAPT T H W BOWER          S.LANCS                   24/4/44

SEPT COMMENDATION 57266971  CPL L A HOULDAY FROM PM FOR SERVICES AS AN OUTRIDER DURING RECENT VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER TO ITALY

                          LT C W SKERRITT               R WARWICK            13/11/44

            SECTIONS  AT PESCARA, ORTONA & VASTO.

        COMMENDATION 1593089 L/CPL J HART BY LT COL. J McNALLY 3 DISTRICT DPM FOR HIS ACTION IN SECURING THE ARREST OF CPL JOHN SKIRAS ON 15/1/44.


WO 170/3557                     246 PRO COY                        MAR - DEC 1944

MARCH 1944 HQ SCARFO.  SECTIONS SORRENTO, CASTELLAMARE, TORRE ANNUGIATA.

MARCH 21 MOUNT VESUVIUS CAUSING PROBLEMS.   CMP USED TO EVACUATE AREA.

MARCH 19 “X” PRO COY BECOMES 246 PRO COY.   LT G R HORNER GENERAL LIST.   LT A K CHARLTON INNISKILLING FUSILIERS.   CAPT A L MARSHALL BORDER REGT 10/12/43.

APRIL 7 DETACHMENT TO POMPEI TO WORK WITH US MP’S

MAY 17 LT HORNER & RSM CONDUCT COURT OF ENQUIRY AT NOLA RE FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN ITALIAN CHILD AND A VEHICLE FROM NO.1 SECTION OF THIS UNIT.

AUG 1 COY HQ AT SALERNO.

SEPT 22 CARABINIERI SHOT BY BRITISH SOLDIER, BELIEVED ACCIDENTAL, SOLDIER ARRESTED.   CAPT E BRAITHWAITE GREEN HOWARDS, LT B CHEASON ROYAL SUSSEX. LT HORNER GENERAL LIST.


WO170/3358              501 PRO COY                            MAY - DEC  1944

24 MAY   DISEMBARKED BRINDISI & TARANTO & NAPLES.

NOV      CAPT WJ NEWMAN     GEN LIST               12/9/43    DAPM

             LT D POTTER             GEN LIST               24/4/44

             LT S MAIRIS              CHESHIRE              6/10/43

          CASERTA THEN TO SICILY.

17 AUG     7688732 CPL COOPER MENTIONED FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT IN NO 3 DIST ROUTINE ORDER 18, DATED 10 AUG.

                  CASUALTY PUBLISHED & ENTRY MADE ON AFB 122.


 

 WO170/3559  501 IND MOBILE PRO COY 86 AREA   JAN – DEC  1944

                VASTO

                CAPT J C BIRTS       3 CLY           OC     DAPM

                CAPT E F BERRY      GEN LIST            3/6/43

               NAPLES, LUCERA, SAN PAOLA, CAMPO BASSO, S MARIA A VICO, CASERTA.

                 CAPT J H R ROWELL      DLI                 4/1/44

5 MAR   GUNNER HUCKLE, ESCAPED MURDERER CAPTURED BY UNIT ON INFORMATION RECEIVED.

 APR       CAPT C M STARLING      R.FUS           26/3/44         NEW OC  &  DAPM

              VAIRANO, FROSINONE, RIMINI.


WO170/3560               506 PRO COY                           JAN – DEC 1944

CAPUA

                 CAPT W E WICKES    GREEN HOWARDS 21/11/43    DAPM

                 LT J B NELSON                                      3/4/43                      

                 LT J F G CRIGHTON   R BERKS                 5/2/44      

19 MAR    FIRE AT NZ AMMO DUMP ON ROUTE 6.

7685273  CPL J BAILEY(MID) PERFORMED ADMIRABLE WORK AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE DUMP DURING THE WHOLE PERIOD, WORKING UNDER VERY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS, BUT WITHOUT ANY CONSIDERATION FOR HIS OWN SAFETY.   HE WAS ALSO RECOMMENDED FOR THIS CONDUCT BY THE OFFICER I/C AOD NZ CORPS.

29 MAR TO CAMPO BASSO

                LT V C VITTY               R BERKS                5/2/44

JUNE       TO VALMONTONE

                LT T W H WILSON       RUR(LIR)              20/5/44

JUNE       TO NARNI

JULY        TO AREZZO

                LT B R HEWITT           GREEN HOWARDS   27/6/44

SEPT        TO JESSI

29 NOV     BOMB DROPPED FROM ALLIED AIRCRAFT ON SOUTH AFRICAN SIGNALS BILLET, FANO – 14 BURIED UNDER DEBRIS, 5 BADLY INJURED,  7 CIVILIANS MISSING.


WO170/3561                  507 PRO COY                          JUN – DEC 1944                    

CAIRO

                T/CAPT H D HARGER             LOYALS

                T/CAPT L A ASHBY

                LT F POGSON                       GEN LIST

           OTTAVIANO

             NAME OF UNIT CHANGED FROM 507 IND MOB PRO COY TO 507 PRO COY CMP

                    VESTO, PORTO S GIORGIO, LORETTO, ANCONA, RIETI

                  LT MADDREN   RA    26/6/44

        FLORENCE

                  LT J V ROWE    SCOTS GUARDS   27/8/1944                        

                  LT A BOURNE   QUEEN'S             19/9/44

                  LT A W KNOWLES         RAC        4/10/44

26 NOV     CORDON  AND ESCORT DUTIES PROVIDED FOR THE EXECUTION BY SHOOTING OF ONE ITALIAN CIVILIAN SPY.

6 DEC          “    FOR TWO SPIES.


WO 170/3562        509   1ND  MOBILE PRO CO            JAN – DEC 1944

1 JAN              VASTO ITALY.

30 JAN    COL. N M E SYKES    PM   AFHQ       STAYS WITH UNIT FOR 3 DAYS

                     T/CAPT A F B  KNOCK        GEN LIST             24/4/43

                     LT  A L  APPLETON            RTR

                     LT F A  CONNETT              GEN LIST

16 JAN    MOVE OF 130 TANKS,  35 TANK TRANSPORTERS     HIGHLY SECRET.

1 FEB    LT CONNETT POSTED TO 642 IND PRO COY.

               REPLACEMENT  LT CUTTER.

19 MAR  MOST SECRET CHECKPOSTS FOR ENEMY AGENTS DESTROYED. BRIDGES  ARMY REPORT CENTRE CAMPO MARINO.

5 APR    TWO NCOS TO HOSPITAL,GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

5 MAY    CAPT KNOCK TO 23 ARMD BDE PRO UNIT.

6 MAY    CAPT W F POMEROY    UDF    NEW OC.

10 MAY  TRAINING ITALIAN ARMY PERSONNEL IN TC.

22 JUN   LT COL. BLAIR DPM  2 DISTRICT INSPECTS UNIT.

24 JUN   L/CPL SIMMONS    FGCM STEALING.

26 JUL    LT APPLETON POSTED TO 65 TC COY.

              LT C E BUTLER       HAMPSHIRE.

13 DEC   CAPT POMEROY TO 13 CORPS   DAPM   LT BUTLER ASSUMES COMMAND.



WO170/3563                     510 PRO COY                JAN – DEC 1944

1 JAN               TARANTO

13 JAN             SALERNO

                    T/CAPT KONLER       DLI              27/7/43

                    LT DC HARRIS         RAC              27/7/43

7 FEB    SALERNO  VISIT OF PM ARMY   LT.COL. REECE REYNOD

14 FEB        LT E J CLEASE             E SURREY

                   LT R N GORDON          RA                         TOS

1 JUL       NAPLES          CAPT  OSBORNE    NOW  OC    

16 SEP          “              CAPT  SCOTT-LOWE         NEW   OC

1 OCT    777243  CPL AGNEW DIED AT 70 GEN HOSPITAL AS A RESULT OF INJURIES IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AT DENTECANE ON 23 SEP 44.

13 OCT        LT HARRIS TO CMP DEPOT.


WO170/3564                640 IND PRO COY                       JAN, FEB 1944

1 JAN      FRISA

8 JAN   SGT BISHOP IS HAVING A BAD TIME AT V GRANDE.   ENEMY ARE SHELLING FRED AND HIS PATROLS ARE ACTIVE AT NIGHT.   HOUSE NEXT DOOR TO HIM STRUCK LAST NIGHT BY MORTAR FIRE.   NO CASUALTIES

12 JAN   ENEMY SHELLING BAILEY BRIDGE ON VILLA GRANDE.

13 JAN   DIV HQ SHELLED THIS AFTERNOON;  ONE GURKHA OF COY WOUNDED.

24 JAN   MUCH SHELLING IN NIGHT 23/24   CALDARI HAVING A ROUGH TIME

26 JAN   1 INDIAN OR 10656 L/NAIK NARSINGRAD SHITOLE (MADRASI) KILLED AT LA TORRE.

TP  WHEN ENEMY SHELLING LANDED AT THAT POINT, PIECE OF SHELL IN HEAD BURIED AT CALDARI CHURCH.

                CAPT A L MARSHALL           BORDERERS            10/12/43

                LT A K CHARLTON              INNISKILLINGS           6/1/44

2 FEB    7687602 CPL L H BATH SHOT DEAD IN BILLETT AT CASONE L/CPL B YOUNG OF UNIT (NO 808631) HELD ON CHARGE OF MURDER.

3 FEB    CAPT MACKIE   SIB   PHONED REPORT ON SHOOTING OF CPL WEST OF 8 IND DIV PRO COY WHILST ON DUTY AT LANCINIO.       WEST IS DEAD.

FEB    CANADIAN HELD FOR SHOOTING.

20 FEB   640, 641, 642 CONCENTRATED AT CASTELL – MARE TO AMALGAMATE TO FORM A SIX SECT COY 7 FOR L OF C OR BEACH COY.   THIS FORMATION TO BE CALLED X PRO COY.

28 FEB   CAPT MARSHALL OC  X PRO COY.                



WO170/3565             641 IND PRO UNIT                      JAN - FEB 1944

BARLETTA,  ANDRIA,  TRANI

JAN             IC      LT W T M BRANGHAM

                           CAPT G HAYTON          WORCS            19/7/43

                           LT A B ROBERTS          RASC               17/9/43

FEB             IC      LT G R HORNER          GEN LIST


WO170/3566             642 IND PRO UNIT                JAN – MAR 1944

9 JAN    TERMOLI TO CAMPOBASSO.

31 JAN   MOVE TO 4 INDIAN DIV AREA    CASTEL TRENTANO.

                           CAPT K A FRENCH                 RAC

FEB      TO SAN SEVERO, CANCELLO, DRAGONI, CERVARO.

                             LT G H CUTTELL   GEN LIST

14 MAR     TO CASTALLA MARE.

             COMMENCED AMALGAMATION OF 640, 641 & THIS UNIT((642)   NO 3 DISTRICT.

                                       


WO 170/3567     643  IND PRO UNIT    JAN – JUN 1944 (DISBANDED)

1 JAN    SALERNO

2 JAN        LT F W BARRETT STAFF LT   DAPM   94 SUB-AREA  TEMP OC            

24 JAN    4388432 L/CPL D STEWART  FATAL INJURIES ON DUTY AT CAVA BRIDGE.

                  CAPT B C DURBIN          WEST YORKS

                  LT J B NELSON              GEN LIST

5 FEB   SALERNO       CAPT V D KELAART RA   ASSUMES COMMAND VICE

                  LT BARRETT

MAR/APR   BARLETTA.

25 APR    CMP DET AT ANDRIA ARRESTED  CIVILIAN FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF WD MOSQUITO NETS.  CIVILIAN FATALLY INJURED BY STEN SUB-MG IN ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE.                                                _____________________________________________________________

WO170/3568          645 PRO COY (37 BEACH G        JUL – DEC 1944

KABRIT              

                  CAPT G A COZENS   R BDE     DAPM

                  EMBARKED FOR ALEXANDRIA

30 JUN       LT R W J MARTIN     ESSEX REGT

                  TARANTO TO BARLETTA, OTTAVIANO, FOLIGNO

SEPT          MONTE S SAVINO, MERCATALE, S PIERO

NOV           CAPUA

DEC            PESCARA

2 DEC       CAPT W H PAPWORTH         EAST LANCS             OC

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WO170/3569            813 SPECIAL PRO UNI                JAN – JUL 1944

JAN                ALEPPO

            LT  A/CAPT  R L OSBORNE  GEN LIST                 10/11/43

            LT  J W ROBBINS              GREEN HOWARDS     10/11/43

13 FEB          HAIFA, SARAFAND, MOASCAR, ALMAZA, PORT SAID

16 MAR         NAPLES    

10 APR      L/CPL H GRIFFIN DIED AS A RESULT OF A BATTLE ACCIDENT;  TAKEN TO 3RD CANADIAN HOSPITAL,  AVELLINO AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO 92ND BRITISH GENERAL HOSPITAL, NAPLES.

13 APR      L/CPL GRIFFIN BURIED AT THE 92ND GEN HOSPITAL IN GRAVE NO Q 18.

FUNERAL ATTENDED BY BY OC AND 6 LCPLS FROM THIS UNIT.

JUNE              FOGGIA AND BARLETTA


WO170/3570           179 PORTS PRO COY                       JAN – DEC 1944

ALGIERS

                   LT A MARRIOTT            THE BUFFS         5/10/43            

                   MAJ R E ROWBOTTOM   RA     APM         15/9/43

                    LT E EATON                THE BUFFS          2/1/44

15 FEB        COL M SYKES    OBE       MC, PM,(BR) AF HQ    BNAF INSPECTED COY

21 FEB   MAJ J D CARTER HAMPS REGT ASSUMES COMMAND VICE  MARRIATT

                    LT H BROOKES            WARWICKS        11/5/44


WO170/ 3571             180 PRO COY PORTS                  JAN – DEC 1944

1 JAN                             ZERALDA        LT CARRAGHAN MOVED TO SETIF

4 JAN    CPL CLARKE ACC ARRESTED FOR DISPOSAL OF WD RATIONS TO FRENCH SWILL COLLECTOR.

18 JAN    SAILING FOR ITALY

30 JAN    ARRIVE TARANTO

             MAJ L C NORRINGTON,MC,MM     SOM LI        7/11/42      APM

             LT KR ANKER                            GEN LIST     30/1/43

4 FEB       ARRIVE NAPLES

5 FEB        COY HALVED,  HALF REMAIN 180,  OTHER HALF TO 184

16 APR     THREE BRITISH OFFICERS IN JEEP FAILED TO STOP AT DOCK ENTRANCE.  SHOT AND WOUNDED BY US MP

24 APR      LT CONNETT TO TC COY

8 JUN      CSM GORDON TO BE RSM. NEW CSM SMITH POSTED IN

15 JUN    RSM GORDON POSTED, HIS ONE FAULT HE WAS ALWAYS ON PARADE EVEN IN SGTS' MESS

23 JUL     HM KING VISITS NAPLES.

10 OCT    PTE STOLOVICH OF THIS COY SPOTS TWO CANADIAN SOLDIERS AWOL ON THE PORT ; WHEN QUESTIONED THEY ATTACKED HIM;  HE FIRED AT THEM  - 0NE DEAD, ONE WOUNDED.

17 OCT L/CPL MUGGERIDGE 184 PRO COY APPREHENDED TWO ITALIAN CIVILIANS WHO RAN;  HE SHOT ONE DEAD AND WOUNDED THE OTHER.

                    LT S H MARRIOTT       LANCS FUS        12/10/43

                    LT  HINES-WRAGG      LEICS REGT       27/11/43


WO 170/3572         181 PRO COY PORTS                     JAN -DEC  1944

 BARI                    CAPT E J W WICKENS      R. BERKS           27/4/43 APM

                             LT HINES -WRAGG          PIONEER CORPS   9/6/43

3 JAN                   LT LT E SMITHSON        RA       6/2/44

              SECURITY REPORTS ON DOCKS AND THEFTS

6 MAR   CSM RICHARDS POSTED TO 509 IND MOBILE PRO COY.

             CSM ADAM POSTED TO 181 PRO COY

14 MAR   BARI  TWO GERMAN TYPE COAL BOMBS FOUND BY L/CPL BAYLISS IN NO 2 HOLD OF SS NEWBOROUGH.   COMMENDATION TO BAYLISS

5 APR    THEFTS BY ITALIAN ARMY WORKERS ON DOCKS

27 APR  NEW COY OC  MAJ C CHILTON-RIGGS    GEN LIST

15 JUN   ACT OF GALLANTRY   3191638 L/CPL ROBERTS CMP. RESCUED SOLDIER WHO HAD JUMPED INTO THE DOCK AT BARI.

7 AUG      LT BATESON POSTED IN PIONEER CORPS.

8 AUG      LT MARRIOTT POSTED IN FROM 30TH NORFOLK

              LT SMITHSON TO 75 TC COY

18 OCT    COMMENDATION         2875854 L/CPL J GREIG APPREHENDED AN ESCAPED NAVAL RATING PRISONER  FROM A CIRCULATED DESCRIPTION.

3679162 L/CPL E BAYLISS ARRESTED ESCAPED ITALIAN POW WHO DISEMBARKED FROM RM FOLOGA AN ITALIAN NAVAL VESSEL AND RECOVERED ALLIED PROPERTY VALUED AT HALF A MILLION LIRA.

13 DEC   BARI     FATAL ACCIDENT   552808 L/CPL LAKING ( EX BIRMINGHAM POLICE) DIED SLEEPWALKING.

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WO170/3573            182 PORTS PRO COY                   JAN – DEC 1944

BRINDISI

                              MAJ W C BAGLIN       GEN LIST          5/1/44

                              LT W H PAPWORTH    E LANCS           7/2/44

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WO170/3574        183 PORTS PRO COY                      JAN - DEC  1944

BONE

                      MAJ J D CARTER              HAMPS       APM        8/6/43

                      LT H S BROOKES             R WARWICKS          11/12/43

                      CAPT H M R CARRAGHER  QUEEN'S   15/2/44

                      MAJ R E ROWBOTTOM      RA     APM  15/2/44

12 MAR           TO NAPLES                              

     MAJ E J W WICKENS   R BERKS  APM  (EX APM 181 PRO COY)  27/4/44

JULY  TARANTO        

SEPT 1 ANCONA      



WO170/3575               184 PORTS PRO COY          JAN – DEC 1944

19 JAN   TO TARANTO

                              MAJ W C RIGGS       GEN LIST    25/11/43

                               LT W A WOODS      RA             25/11/43

FEB        TO NAPLES

18 MAR    VESUVIUS STARTED ERUPTING, EMPTYING CLOUDS OF DUST;   DUST STORMS LED TO SLACKENING OF PILFERING AS SHIPS CEASED UNLOADING.

31 MAR    377 CHARGES FOR THE MONTH – DESPITE VESUVIUS WHICH IS NOW ALMOST NORMAL.

APR        CASTELAMMARE  

                LT N D CHARRINGTON       10 HUSSARS    27/4/44     APM

                LT F H FOULDS                                      11/8/44

6 SEP       TO LEGHORN

23 SEP    1722967 PTE STEWART KILLED BY EXPLOSION OF LANDMINE;  

NO. 14403891 L/CPL DOUGLAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND EVACUATED TO 64 GEN FIELD HOSPITAL US.

24 SEP       PTE STEWART BURIED.  


WO170/3576                 10 COY  TC                               JAN – DEC 1944

 FOGGIA TO CASTELMARE

                           CAPT  W S M  BETTS        RNF              13/3/42

                            LT E H DATHAN              DEVONS        29/8/42

                            LT  GORDON                  R W KENTS    29/1/43

                            LT  G  GARDNER             E YORKS        31/9/43

1 FEB        CANASA

                            LT GRANT                      E YORKS        31/9/43

                            CAPT A  PAUL                 GEN LIST       21/4/44

JUL           PESCARA

SEP           TORINO

DEC           MONTECCHIO

                 CAPT R E L JOHNSON       LINCS           21/12/44         NEW  OC.

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WO170/3577                  43  TC  COY                            JAN  -  DEC 1944

JAN         SAN SALVO

                                 CAPT G D SIMPSON     3 CARBS                  10/5/43

                                 LT A PAUL GEN LIST    2/5/43    21/5  TO OC  43 COY

                                 LT W K RUDLING      ESSEX                       1/5/43

                                 LT G A  NEED           GLOUCESTERS           29/11/43

                                 LT CORNWALL          GEN LIST                    9/2/44

                                 LT F A CONNETT       GEN LIST                  25/4/44

1 JUN             SAN PIETRO

JUL                NARNI

AUG               SPOLETO

SEP                PESA

_______________________________________________________________

WO170/3578                     49 TC  COY                          JAN  -  DEC 1944

                         CAPT H T LAVENDER            3 CARBS            10/5/43

                         LT J D JAMES                      A & SH RA         25/11/43

                         LT M COLDSTONE                SEAFORTH        20/4/43

                         LT J DAVIES                        RECCE              30/12/43

                         LT BRANNAN                       D OF W             8/1/44

17 MAR 1 SECT   SANGRO

                    2 SECT  REMAIN AT PRESENT LOC

                    3 SECT  TORINO DI SANGRO

                    4 SECT   REMAIN AT  PRESENT LOC

                    5 SECT   CASALBORDINO

                    6 SECT MOZZAGRADERA

                          LT P C THORBURN      GEN LIST      26/6/44

                          CAPT WIGGINGTON    GEN LIST      18/8/44        NEW OC

                          LT J WEIR                   RA               16/8/44

                          LT C W BROOKE           BUFFS          28/9/44

20 NOV    FGCM 5832296  W/SGT L G FROMENT 49 COY HELD AT 61 AREA   GUILTY.

NOV     ANCONA

                          CAPT E HODGSON     BORDER REGT      7/10/44

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WO170/3579                            65 TC COY                      JAN – DEC 1944

2 JAN      IN THE FIELD  

AT SEA      

8 JAN       TARANTO

                       LT F R BURDGE          R WORCS               14/7/42

                       LT A J SUGGATE         R BERKS                26/9/43

                       LT T A'HERNE             RA                         6/12/43

                       CAPT R G JONES         SWB                       27/1/44

                       LT A L  APPLETON     RTR                       15/7/44 – 18/12/44

                       LT P M  BROWNE       RA                        18/12/44

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WO170/3580                              71 TC COY                    JAN – DEC 1944

ALGIERS       CAPT R E JOHNSTON  LINCS REGT  20/9/43     OC  COY

                    LT R F O'MEARA         RASC          18/10/43

                    LT N H PATTISON       GEN LIST    27/10/43

AIN TAYA      4350806 L/CPL DAVIS KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT (MOTORCYCLE).

5 JUN 44    FUNERAL 6TH AT EL BIAR CEMETERY.   APPROX 30 REPRESENTATIVES OF COY AT FUNERAL.

18 JUN   MOVE TO NAPLES, SAN GUISEPPE VESUVIANO.

1 JUL     TO CENTOILLE, 6 KMS S OF ROME THEN CASTEL NUOVA

                          LT J A NORTHOVER        BUFFS              25/7/44

                          LT A BOURNE                QUEEN'S           30/7/44

                          LT N T P CHALLENOR      RF                    7/8/44

SEP      FOLIGNO

                           LT N R MADDREN      RA                    19/9/44

                           T/CAPT R PAUL        GEN LIST          27/12/44         OC

                           LT I R NEWMAN       OX & BUCKS      15/11/44

                           LT P R DE ST PAER   10 HUSS            25/11/44

                           LT  J WEIR              RA                    15/12/44

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WO170/3581                             75 TC COY                     JAN – DEC 1944

 TARANTO

                 T/CAPT  H P RUTTER              GEN LIST           12/4/43

                              H A BARRATT           GEN LIST           24

                              V E GRIGGS             GEN LIST           22/4/43

                              D W JAMIESON        WARWICKS         1/11 43

FEB          AVELLINO

21 MAR    VESUVIUS – WORK ON DIVERSIONS, SIGNING ETC.

APR          POMPEII

9 JUN       TO VAIRANO

1 JUL        TO CEPRANO

14 AUG     TO ANAGNI

                                LT E SMITHSON          RA              9/8/44

                                LT F POGSON             GEN LIST   30/8/44

26 NOV     TO CIVITA CASTELLANA

                                LT H L ROLLINGTON     R SUSSEX 27/10/44  

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WO170/3582                            77 TC COY                       JAN- DEC  1944 

SOUK AHRAS

                    T/CAPT  K W SLACK        E YORKS         17/7/42   OC  COY

                                J C ATKINSON    DLI                 23/9/42

                                J E FORREST      GEN LIST         30/11/42

                                N H PATTISON   GEN LIST         28/1/44

12 MAR   TO NAPLES

1 APR      TO CAIAZZO

12 MAY    TO PIEDMONTE

19 JUN     TO CIVITA CASTELLANO

                                   LT D H W JAMIESON      WARWICKS    22/4/44

24 JUN     TO ORVIETTO

13 JUL      TO CORTONA

2 AUG       TO CASTIGLION

2 SEP        TO MONDOLFO MAROTTA

12 SEP       UNKNOWN ALLIED SOLDIER RECOVERED FROM SEA AT COY HQ

BURIED AT 17:30.

11 NOV       TO RIMINI

1 DEC         TO TO CESENA      

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WO170/3583                       103 COY CMP                     JAN – DEC 1944 CATANIA

                         T/CAPT C L SMITH        S STAFFS     16/4/43                OC

                         W/LT G E BUTLER         HAMPS         13/9/43

                         W/LT A D PRICE           GEN LIST      14/6/43

                         W/LT J A S YEO            SOM L I        18/4/44

20 JUL    ORDERS FOR 23 JULY.     VISIT OF HM KING.

SALUTING - THE SECOND AND THIRD CARS MUST BE SALUTED BUT THE PRO MASHAL WILL BE RIDING IN THE FIRST CAR, SO   - - - - - -!!     IF IN DOUBT SALUTE.

TURNOUT  -  SPOTLESS !

REWARD  -  A CLEAR CONSCIENCE OF HAVING DONE A STILL FURTHER GOOD JOB.

FINALLY     -   SHOW WHAT 103 COMPANY CAN AND DOES DO !

                    COMMENDATION FROM MAJ-GEN AL COLLIER.

AUG       POMPEI

19 AUG  COURT OF INQUIRY ASSEMBLED TO INVESTIGATE CIRCUMSTANCES OF ONE NCO AND ONE MAN OF UNIT FIRED ON AND INJURED WHILE ON TRAFFIC DUTY.

3 OCT PTE GRIFFIN OF THIS COMPANY RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES IN

A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AT VAIRANO.

4 OCT 10:30 PTE GRIFFIN BURIED AT CASERTA.

30 OCT   ARMED HOLD-UP AT CAPUA. ONE CMP (PRO) SERIOUSLY WOUNDED

(NO NAME).

31 OCT    PERPETRATORS APPREHENDED.

              W/LT L A  ASHBY      R WARWICKS         9/8/44

              (SEVERAL ARMED ROBBERIES ARE MENTIONED)

15 DEC    PTE MCBEAN STABBED

16 DEC  JAG (MAJ HAMILTON) 56 SUB-AREA STOPPED BY TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO STOLE HIS JEEP, LATER FOUND ON 20TH.

24 DEC     MEMBERS OF LANG GANG ESCAPED – ALL TROOPS INFORMED,

CPL DALGLIESH OF THIS COY APPREHENDED ESCAPED POW POSING AS AN AMERICAN OFFICER.

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WO170/3584     NO 2   ITALIAN SPECIAL COY  “B” SPECIAL  ITALIAN VP POLICE COY           AUG – DEC 1944

CATANIA    SICILY

13 AUG     COY FORMED FROM EX-POWS

                        CAPT G ROMAIN      R FUS

30 AUG     GENERAL INSPECTION OF MEN'S KIT REVEALS THAT THEY POSSESSED THE BARE MINIMUM OF POSSESSIONS AND CLOTHING

        NO 1 NO 2 ITALIAN COY’S UNDER COMMAND AS “B” SP. IT. POLICE COY

15 OCT   WITH THE COMING OF DARKER NIGHTS GUARDS HAVE HAD TO BE INCREASED.   THE CIVILIAN POPULATION APPEAR TO BE OUT OF HAND, THE BLACK MARKET IS RAMPANT, ESPECIALLY IN WD PROPERTY.   ANY PROPERTY IS NOT SAFE IF IT IS PORTABLE.   CIVILIANS ARRESTED STATE THEY STOLE TO SELL FOR FOOD.      

ARMED GANGS ROAM THE STREETS AT NIGHT.

7 DEC   RIOTS    PUBLIC BUILDINGS SET ON FIRE.   BRITISH TROOPS CALLED IN TO TAKE OVER FROM ITALIANS TILL 20TH DEC.

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WO 170/385                  R (BEACH) PRO COY                   JAN - DEC 1944

JAN  FOSSECESIA.   CAPT G A ROMAIN RF  8/6/43 TO 18 CCS SOS.  LT F A WALKER BORDER REGT 31/11/43.

APRIL PIZZONE

APRIL 23 ANZIO

3 MAY       CAPT ROMAIN RETURNS

30 JUN      ROME R PRO COY DISBANDED, ALL PERSONNEL TO T PRO COY MIGNANO.

JUL    CQMS BALL EVACUATED TO 2 GEN HOSP (DIAM CARRIES ON).

SGT ANDERSON 7 CCS.

                   CAPT V D KELAART DAPM 55 AREA VISITS

 MONTE CASSINO TO PLACE SIGNS “ OUT OF BOUNDS   VATICAN PROPERTY.”

9 JUL      MIGNANO   FATAL ACCIDENT ONE OR L/CPL TEMPLE  CAUSED BY MINE.   THIS OTHER RANK HAD DEVIATED FROM THE TAPE AND WALKED ACROSS COUNTRY.

                   CAPT V P KELAART     RA             1/6/44

                   LT J B NELSON          GEN LIST    1/6/44

CAPUA                                

22 AUG L/CPL HALE MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT EVACUATED TO 48 BR GENERAL HOSPITAL.

10 SEP     INVESTIGATE SHOOTING OF CEYLONESE SOLDIER OF 657  GT COY RASC BY AN AMERICAN OFFICER.

                    LT E Y CLEAVE               E SURREY         10/9/44

30 OCT   L/CPL LEYLAND SHOT IN STOMACH AT CHECKPOINT BY US NEGRO ABSENTEES.

COMMENDATION   2692809 RSM T GORDON AND 4545080 L/CPL G E GREGSON. WHO APPREHENDED THE ABSENTEES WHO SHOT L/CPL LEYLAND.

                     CAPT H E HOBBS           GEN LIST         19/9/44

9 NOV   HOBBS TO DAPM 3 DISTRICT

CAPUA

6 NOV   L/CPL HETTINGHAM  SHOT L/CPL BASS IN LEG WHILST CLEANING TSMG.

28 NOV   SAILED FROM TARANTO IN LST 36

                      CAPT G F HUNT          E LANCS             6/11/44

3 DEC   LANDED SALONIKA          LT F BARRETT  R FUS             25/11/44

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WO170/3586  S PRO COY(BEACH) JAN – DEC 1944 21 BEACH GROUP

1 JAN       NAPLES

23 JAN    HANDED OVER DOCK DUTIES TO 505 IMP COY.

FEB          CASTELMARRE

16 FEB   BOMBS FELL NEAR COY GHQ   ONE L/CPL INJURED.

                     CAPT R KAIN     RSF     3/2/44       POSTED TO 115 PRO COY

25 MAR 0NE L/CPL 3 SECT SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHELLING.

                  LT J N STACK      GEN LIST        4/3/44

                  LT J W H SHAW   R SUSSEX  28//4/44     1 DIV PRO COY  NEW OC

8 MAY     COOKHOUSE AND MESS ROOM SHELLED.   BILLETS SHELLED.

22 JUN    RSM MACHIN ARRIVED.           12/10/44 TO 507 PRO COY

30 JUN       CIVITAVECCHIA

                          LT D W POTTS         R WARWICKS        10/8/44

1 SEP          CAMPAGLIA

22 OCT TWO BOX MINES 10LBS FOUND UNDER BAILEY BRIDGE ITALIAN   WORKING PARTY  QUESTIONED.

1 NOV SGT THAKE MM ARRIVED FROM 56 DIV PC


WO170/3587                       T PRO COY                           JUL -  DEC  1944

JULY  ROME

                CAPT A J PHILLIPS         RA      OC      TO 6 ARMD DIV PRO COY

                CAPT W A VANBERGEN     HCR(LG)        1/7/44       NEW OC

                LT F A WALKER                BORDER         1/7/44

                LT BUTT                          GEN LIST        1/7/44

15 AUG     RSM GRAHAM AND 7 NCOS LEAVE FOR SPECIAL DUTIES

18 AUG     OC AND 1 SECT ON SPECIAL DUTIES (ESCORT TO WINSTON CHURCHILL)

28 – 31 AUG   BRITISH EMBASSY DUTIES  -  VISIT OF MAJOR ATLEE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

                  CAPT G F WIGGINGTON          GEN LIST

                  LT V E GRIGGS                      GEN LIST


WO170/3588                         60 SECT SIB                     APR  -  DEC 1944

ALGIERS

                     CAPT E LISTER          GEN LIST      OC        27/3/44

                     LT R E HISLOP           GEN LIST     SUB       23/11/44

OCT     AT SEA

6 OCT  NAPLES

                      LT D A THORN     MANCHESTER REGT      10/12/44


WO3589                            61 SECT SIB                           JAN – DEC 1944   

NAPLES

                      LT MIDDLETON             GEN LIST           8/9/43

                      CAPT  G T  SAUNDERS  GEN LIST           11/12/42

                      LT E B CUTLER             GEN LIST           10/3/44

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WO170/3590                           62 SECT SIB                    JAN  -  DEC 1944

                       CAPT W H COOPER          GEN LIST        30/1/43

                       LT W G HORTON             GEN LIST        16/7/43

                       LT R W CALDER              GEN LIST        27/6/44

     


WO170/3591                             64 SECT SIB                   JAN – DEC 1944 

 ALGIERS          CAPT W J BILYARD       GEN LIST     5/2/43        OC

CATANIA

                      LT H L SELF            GEN LIST    1/1/44

                      LT R STILL              GEN LIST  14/7/44

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WO170/3592                               65 SECT SIB               JAN  -  DEC  1944 

BONE

                               CAPT E.LISTER      GEN LIST         OC         23/7/43

                               CAPT W J COUTTS  GEN LIST         OC        27/3/44

                               LT F W HARVEY       GEN LIST                     3/3/44

11 AUG    NO 1912412 L/CPL BIDEL CMP CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS;   REDUCED TO PTE FORFEITS 6d A DAY CPL'S PAY.

30 SEP   1912412 L/CPL BIDEL RE-APPOINTED U/P/L/CPL WEF 1/10/44 GRANTED 6d A DAY.

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WO170/3593   66 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION   JAN-DEC 1944 JAN    IN THE FIELD .   CAPT F.N. JOHNSON   GEN LIST   OC    30/4/43

JAN 12  LT.COL. FITZGERALD   DPM 2

FEB 7     MAJ. HEDDON APM, APHQ VISITED.

FEB 9     2ND LT CLARKE, N.J.  NO. NYA      9/2/44

FEB 17    SALERNO  -  2 CASES OF MURDER AND UNLAWFUL WOUNDING BY NEGRO SOLDIERS.  BARRACKS OF GUARDIA DI FINANCIA ATTACKED BY NEGROES.

FEB 22   ARRESTS FOR OCCURRENCES OF 17TH.

MAR 22   VESUVIUS ERUPTING.  ROADS BLOCKED WITH ASH.

MAR 24   DUST STILL FALLING FROM VESUVIUS.

POSTINGS IN AND OUT ARE ONLY OTHER REPORTS IN THE DIARY.

      306900 CAPT F.W. TAYLOR  TOS TO 66 SECTION FROM 63 SECTION

       VICE CAPT JOHNSON.

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WO170/3594  67 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION  JAN-DEC 1944

CAPT W. HUTCHINS  GEN LIST      OC   26/4/43

HQ  TARANTO   DET. BRINDISI, GIOIA.

JAN   SECTION VERY HEAVILY ENGAGED ON ENQUIRIES, THE MOST PREVALENT TYPE OF OFFENCE BEING THAT OF LARCENY OR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WD PROPERTY.   IN ALL SOME 241 CASES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED, RESULTING IN THE ARREST OR REPORTING OF 305 PERSONS, AND THE RECOVERY OF PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £691. 10. 6d.

TWO OUTSTANDING CRIMES OF VIOLENCE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO A SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION DURING THE MONTH; ONE ITALIAN SAILOR BEING ARRESTED FOR A MURDER COMMITTED IN NOVEMBER LAST, AND FIVE OTHERS AS ACCESSORIES AFTER THE FACT, IN THE OTHER CASE, FOUR PERSONS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE IN THE SAME MONTH.

THE CLOSE CO-OPERATION OF THE ITALIAN POLICE BRANCHES IN THIS AREA IS VERY GRATIFYING.

GREAT DIFFICULTY IS STILL EXPERIENCED WITH REGARD TO TRANSPORT.

MAR  SECTION ENGAGED ON ENQUIRIES DURING MONTH, 268 PERSONS BEING ARRESTED AS A RESULT OF INVESTIGATION INTO 219 CASES.  THE NUMBER OF  CASES OF PETTY PILFERING AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WD PROPERTY STILL REMAINS VERY HIGH.  THERE IS NOW A LEGAL LIAISON OFFICER OF THE AGC AT TARANTO AND HE IS BEING OF GREAT ASSISTANCE IN SPEEDING UP THE ITALIAN LEGAL SYSTEM AND OFFENDERS ARE BEING PUNISHED WITHOUT A LONG DELAY.

ONE MURDER, ONE MANSLAUGHTER AND TWO SUICIDES HAVE BEEN DEALT WITH IN TARANTO BUT GENERALLY THE CASES OF SERIOUS ASSAULT HAVE AGAIN BEEN LOW.   AT GIOIA SGT MCCALLUM DEALT WITH THE MURDER OF A MEMBER OF THE PARA BDE AND EFFECTED THE ARREST OF 5 CIVILIANS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS.   THE DET AT GIOIA HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED AS A RESULT OF THE GENERAL DECLINE IN CRIME AND IN THE NUMBER OF BRITISH TROOPS STATIONED THERE.

THE DET AT BRINDISI CONTINUE ROUTINE ENQUIRIES, THE MOST IMPORTANT ENQUIRY THERE BEING THE LARCENY OF A VERY LARGE QUANTITY OF PETROL FROM NO.4 PETROL DEPOT.   A NUMBER OF CIVILIANS WERE ARRESTED AND A LARGE NUMBER CONVICTED.

APR TARANTO, BRINDISI  -  SECTION ENGAGED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH IN INVESTIGATIONS, 140 CASES BEING DEALT WITH RESULTING IN THE APPREHENSION OR REPORTING OF 280 PERSONS. PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £1,192.1.4d. RECOVERED DURING THE MONTH.

LARCENIES FROM TRAINS IN TRANSIT CONTINUE TO BE PREVALENT, THOUGH TWO GANGS HAVE BEEN BROKEN UP DURING THIS MONTH;

AS A RESULT OF ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY OF A TRAIN AT CAROVIGNO, MEMBERS OF THE BRINDISI DET., WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LOCAL CARABINIERI, SUCCEEDED IN ARRESTING 32 PERSONS FROM THE VICINITY OF OSTUNI

ONE OTHER SERIOUS OFFENCE DURING THE MONTH CONCERNED THE THE ATTEMPTED INDECENT ASSAULT OF AN ITALIAN BOY BY AN INDIAN SOLDIER AND THE MURDER OF AN ITALIAN CIVILIAN WHO WENT TO HIS ASSISTANCE.   THE INDIAN SOLDIER CONCERNED HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND AWAITS TRIAL.

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WO170/3595   68 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION  JAN-DEC 1944

JAN     TARANTO FROM BIZERTA  -  BAD WEATHER, MANY MEN SEASICK. CAPT. J. MCKINNON TRANSIT CAMP OUTSIDE TOWN, NO FACILITIES, CAMP MERELY CONSISTS OF AN OLIVE GROVE; VERY ROUGH LIVING.FROM BARLETTA TO NAPLES AND CAPUA.NO BETTER ACCOMMODATION;  SEEKING BETTER BILLETS.

JAN 16   GOOD BILLET AT SANTA MARIA.REST OF MONTH - N0RMAL

              LT J.A. WILKINSON  26/5/43

FEB  USUAL INVESTIGATION WORK.

MAR MOVE TO LANCIANO.    316993 LT. A.L. FAIREY

APR 20   LANCIANO RAIDED BY SEVERAL ENEMY PLANES.  BOMBS DROPPED IN ROAD IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT BILLET.   SEVERAL UNIT VEHICLES PUT OUT OF COMMISSION, ONE COMPLETELY BURNT OUT.   A BOMB WENT COMPLETELY THROUGH PART OF BILLET AND EXPLODED IN ROAD OUTSIDE. NO MEMBER OF THE SECTION INJURED.

JUL    SECTION STANDING BY AWAITING FALL OF ANCONA.

JUL 19    FALL OF ANCONA

JUL 20   IN ANCONA BY NIGHTFALL

OCT    WAR CRIME AT MACERATA TO BE INVESTIGATED.

NOV 11 SECTION ENGAGED IN A ROAD CHECK WITH PROVOST

DEC 12   ORGANISED RAID ON VILLAGE OF CASSAINO WITH PROVOST.

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WO170/3596  69  SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION,  FEB-DEC 1944 279135 LT J.A. WILKINSON    GEN LIST     18/2/44

FEB - DEC NAPLES ROUTINE DUTIES

LT H. FINNEY   19/8/44

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WO170/3597 75 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION   JAN - DEC 1944

329494   CAPT. H.B. SLOANE   GEN LIST   8/1/44

JAN      ALGIERS

FEB      TUNIS 

MAR     TUNIS

JUN 6    FROM TUNIS TO BIZERTA  

JUN 18  NAPLES

JUN 24  TO ROME  HQ : 24 VIA DELLA PILOTTA

AUG      TO PERUGIA AND THEN FLORENCE,  8 VIA VENEZIA

SEP  LT G.H. BAUMBER   GEN LIST       18/8/44

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WO170/3598 75 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION,  APR-DEC 1944 CAMPOBASSO.     CAPT. R.A .ARCHER      1/3/44  

                           LT. E. OWEN      28/3/44

MAR 4   VASTO  -  ITALIAN CIVILIAN SHOT DEAD BY INDIAN SOLDIER NEAR LANCIANO.  INDIAN UBIT NEARBY SUSPECTED AND BALLISTIC TESTS BEING CARRIED OUT TO TRACE WEAPON USED.   LT.COL BLAIR VISITED.  DISCUSSIONS REF TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL TO OTHER UNITS.

MAR 28   ALL SECTIONS DETACHMENTS CLOSED AND DUTIES TERMINATED FOR COMPLETE RE-ORGANISATION

                CAPT C.E. DAWSON   TO 77 SECTION

                LT T. SANDERSON     TO 77 SECTION

APR     CAMPOBASSO.  ASSEMBLING PERSONNEL & EQUIPMENT.

            LT.COL. ARCHER- BURTON   DPM  8 ARMY

MAY 2   CASE OF SERIOUS RAPE OF ITALIAN FEMALE.  TWO ARAB SOLDIERS OF NO 576 PACK MULE TRANSPORT COMPANY ARRESTED BY 2 SECTION

MAY 8   ABSENTEE ARRESTED  INVESTIGATION PRODUCED EVIDENCE THAT  A SOLDIER COMMITTED BIGAMY ON 10/4/44 WHEN HE WENT THROUGH A FORM OF MARRIAGE WITH AN ITALIAN GIRL.  NORMAL INVESTIGATION DUTIES FOR REST OF MONTH

JUN 4  SOUTH OF CASSINO   ALL RECORDS APPERTAINING TO 8 ARMY SIB (DISBANDED) HELD BY THIS SECTION, NOW HANDED OVER TO 77 SIB SECTION, CMP.

JUN 6   NORTH OF CASSINO TO FROSINONE THE  ROME,  24 VIA DELLE VILOSA.

            MAJ, W. HEDDON APM, SIB, APHQ VISITED

            CWGCMAJ. G.T. SAUNDERS APM, SIB, AAI VISITED

JUN 30   INFORMATION RECEIVED REF MURDER OF A BRITISH SOLDIER, L/CPL  H. LLOYD 46 ROYAL TANK REGT, BY AND AMERICAN MILITARY POLICEMAN. PTE. W.J. LIVINGSTONE 803 MP COY US ARMY ARRESTED.   (7896411 Tpr. H Lloyd, 46th (Liverpool Welch) Royal Tank Regiment, buried Beach head War Cemetery, Anzio in grave IX. E.9.).

JUL 4   RAPE OF ITALIAN FEMALE BY BRITISH SOLDIERS. 3 INDIAN SOLDIERS ARRESTED.

SEP 15    COL M. SYKES PM  AFHQ VISITED

               LT.COL. W HEDDON  DPM SIB AFHQ VISITED

               LT. C.W. PINDER  GEN LIST 19/5/44 ON STRENGTH

NOV 2   REPORT RECEIVED OF FINDING  BODY OF A SOLDIER,BELIEVED AMERICAN AT TORRE GAIA. BODY AS YET UNIDENTIFIED.   BELIEVED MURDER.

NOV 7 REPORT RE MURDER OF AN ITALIAN CIVILIAN BY A BRITISH SOLDIER.   METHOD: STABBING BY PEN-KNIFE.   BRITISH SOLDIER ARRESTED AND CHARGED.

NOV 8  BRITISH SOLDIER ARRESTED POSING AS AN R.C, CHAPLAIN AND BRITISH CAPTAIN, ALSO CHARGED WITH OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSES.

NOV 17 REPORT OF AN ARMED HOLD-UP IN A CAFE IN ROME.  ONE AMERICAN SOLDIER ARRESTED.

NOV 18  REPORT THAT RAW SILK INTENDED FOR MAKING PARACHUTES IN THE UK WAS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE BY CIVILIANS ON THE ROME BLACK MARKET.   ACTION TAKEN BY THIS SECTION AND 500 KGMS. OF RAW SILK RECOVERED.

NOV 19 ONE BRITISH SOLDIER AND TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SEVERAL CASES OF ARMED ROBBERY ON ROAD ROUTES FROM ROME.

DEC 15 ITALIAN ORGANISATION FOR COUNTERFEITING OF ALLIED MILITARY 500 AND 1,00 LIRE NOTES, PRINTING PRESS AND LITHOGRAPH STORES CONFISCATED.   ONE CIVILIAN ARRESTED.   ENQUIRIES PROCEEDING.

DEC 21 REPORT OF MURDER OF 4 CIVILIANS IN ROME.   METHOD! SHOOTING BY MACHINE GUN FROM REAR OF A VEHICLE.

DEC 22  SECOND GANG OF ITALIAN COUNTERFEITERS OF ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY 1,000 LIRE NOTES RECOVERED.   PRINTING AND ENGRAVED PLATES FOR PRINTING RECOVERED, TOGETHER WITH 750,000 LIRE IN COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY.   3 CIVILIANS ARRESTED.

DEC 31  COL A REES-REYNOLDS, PROVOST MARSHAL AFHQ, COUNTERFEITING EXHIBITS INSPECTED.

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WO 170/3599  77 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION  APR-DEC 1944

SANTA MARIA (CABUA) CAPT C J DAWSON, GENERAL LIST,  LT T SANDERSON, GENERAL LIST, 3/4/44 FORMING OF UNIT.

APR 3 SECTION MOVED TO VAIRANO SCALA ATTACHED TO 105 (ARMY) PRO COY, CMP.

APR 8 TO GSI (D) MAIN ARMY HQ RE NECESSITY FOR AN ITALIAN INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR TO BE ATTACHED TO SECTION.

APR 9 CAPT CLAYTON A A ATTACHED FROM GSI (D).

APR 23 OC 6 BSD (BASE SUPPLY DEPOT) VISITS HQ AND CONFERRED RE SECURITY OF AND THEFTS FROM 6 BSD.   OBSERVATIONS AND ENQUIRIES ARRANGED.   ITALIAN GUARDS ARRESTED.

APR 26  INDIAN SOLDIER MURDERED AT MIGNANO.27 TWO ITALIAN SOLDIERS ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF INDIAN SOLDIER.

APR 28  ENGLISH SOLDIER MURDERED AT PIETROVARIANO.

SECTION STRENGTH: 1 CAPT, 1 LT, 2 WOII’S 120 SGT’S, 2 CPL’S.

MAY 8 CIVILIAN SCOTT AUTOMO WITH 3 OTHER CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR BLACK MARKET ACTIVITIES WITH GRAIN, AND A BEDFORD 3 TON VEHICLE RECOVERED AS STOLEN PROPERTY.

MAY 10 4 ITALIAN STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR BLACK MARKET ACTIVITIES TOGETHER WITH 2 OTHER CIVILIANS FOR MAKING ILLICIT WHISKY  ETC AND SALE TO TROOPS AT EXORBITANT PRICES.

MAY 22  SECTION CEASED TO BE ATTACHED TO 105 PRO COY AND BECAME ATTACHED TO 505 INDEPENDANT MOBILE PRO COY FOR PAY AND RATIONS.   SAME LOCATION.

MAY 30 SECTION NOW ATTACHED TO 72 COY (TC) FOR PAY AND RATIONS.

JUN 8 SECTION MOVED TO MR946617 ATTACHED TO 506 IMPC.

JUN 12  551931 SGT A MILMAN AND SECTION INTERPRETER TRENNER KEIL ADMITTED TO 2 (INDIAN) GEN HOSPITAL AND EVACUATED TO 48 GENERAL HOSPITAL.  WITH INJURIES SUSTAINED THROUGH MINE EXPLODING ON ROAD DIVERSION MR 975975, SHEET 28.   INJURIES BELIEVED NOT SERIOUS. PILFERING AND THEFTS BY CIVILIANS.    CONTACTED APM RE ENQUIRIES INTO “BLACK MARKET” ACTIVITIES AT 36 INF. BDE HQ INVOLVING OFFICERS, AS A RESULT OF THE ARREST OF THE BDE HQ INTERPRETER

JUN 16  MOVE TO NEW LOCATION, NARNI; INADEQUATE TENTAGE AND BILLETS

JUN 26  PERUGIA DET LT. SANDERSON I/C , 2 CASES OF MURDER BY MILITARY PERSONS

JUL 2  CONTACTED DAAG RE ARREST OF NAIK SHER BAZ FOR MURDER

JUL 4  DET. TO FLORENCE

JUL 7  HQ NOW PERUGIA;  NARNI ARREST OF CPL NEL PRETORIA REGT S. AFRICA DIV FOR MURDER OF 2 CIVILIANS AT UNIT.

JUL 11 NUMEROUS ENQUIRIES NOT UNDERTAKEN AS SECTION PERSONNEL FULLY COMMITTED ON SERIOUS CRIME - MURDER, RAPE ETC.   REQUEST TO DPM FOR ADDITIONAL NCO’S TO BE ATTACHED.

JUL 19  TERNI MURDER OF A CIVILIAN AND A SECOND MURDER REPORTED AT NARNI.  TRANSPORT PROBLEM ACUTE.

JUL 21  MANY SEXUAL INVESTIGATIONS ON HAND.

AUG 8  FLORENCE, SIENNA, AREZZO.

SEP 4  OC INTERVIEW OC OF 40 SAEC RE PRISONER OF THAT UNIT CHARGED WITH MURDER OF A CIVILIAN.

SEP 15  TO PESARO.

SEP 29  7012575 PTE MORRISON J.  ACC POSTED IN.  ARRESTED 2 BASUTO(AAPC) FOR MURDER OF ITALIAN CIVILIAN.

OCT 21 LT SANDERSON 318479 POSTED TO UK LONG SERVICE OVERSEAS.

OCT 22  FRENCH ALGERIAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF ITALIAN CIVILIAN.

OCT 26  OC ATTENDED FGCM OF PTE’S JASSEN AND LOUND (OF SOUTH AFRICAN EXP FORCE).   GUILTY OF MURDER OF ITALIAN CIVILIAN.  

OCT 27 PESARO  OC INTERVIEWED ADJAG, 8 ARMY RE ARREST OF 2 BASUTO SOLDIERS FOR MURDER OF ITALIAN CIVILIANS.

OCT 31  OC MADE TOUR OF RASC UNITS, FIELD CASHIERS ETC. ON ENQUIRIES RE CIRCULATION OF COUNTERFEIT ALLIED MILITARY NOTES.

NOV 1 ARREST OF 2 FRENCH ALGERIAN SOLDIERS FOR MURDER OF AN ITALIAN CIVILIAN AT CASICCIO.

NOV 14  RSM HUGGINS RK RETURNS TO THE UK.

NOV 17 OC TO FORLI IN ENQUIRIES OF WAR CRIMES AND GERMAN ATROCITIES.

NOV 22 UNIT MOVE TO FORLI.

NOV 24  ENQUIRIES INTO SS ATROCITIES, CIVILIAN BODIES EXHUMED AT FORLI.

DEC 12 2 NCO’S OF 78 SECTION, SIB ATTACHED  FOR INVESTIGATION INTO WAR CRIMES.

DEC 21  OC VISITS 25 INDIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE AND ⅜ GARAWAL RIFLES IN COURT OF ENQUIRY OVER DEATHS OF 1 OFFICER AND 1 OTHER RANK.

DEC 24 7961439 SGT F E JORDAN AND 14962812 L/CPL E BLAKE POSTED IN FROM D & T E CMP.

DEC 26 MURDER OF 3 POLISH SOLDIERS AT BRISIGHELLA.   OC TO “N” MULE PACK GROUP (CYPRUS REGIMENT) RE CYPRIOTS BEING CONCERNED IN CRIMES UNDER INVESTIGATION.

DEC 28 LT D B PRATT (329054) GENERAL LIST POSTED IN FROM 63 SIS, SIB.

DEC 29  A/WOII KENCH TO AFHQ FOR INTERVIEW RE COMMISSION/

DEC 31 BODY OF BRITISH SOLDIER FOUND IN RIVER USO NEAR SAVIGNANO, SUSPECTED MURDER.

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WO 170/3600   78 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION  JUL-DEC 1944

FORMERLY “X” SECTION, SIB

OTTAVIANO.   LT R HYSLOP “X” SIS, SIB 1/7/44 TO 31/2/44 THEN 78 SIS 16/7/44.

JULY 1 FORMATION OF “X” SECTION SIS, SIB.

JULY 6 1431964 A/CPL HALL R POSTED IN.

JULY 10 14259465 L/CPL HATTON POSTED IN.

JULY 11 819226 SGT HARPER W POSTED IN.

JULY 12 2694088 CPL RITCHIE R POSTED IN.

JULY 14 2611109 SGT CARLILE R W FROM 64 SIS, SIB.

JULY 16 821789 SGT CRAWLEY W P FROM 60 SIS,SIB.

JULY 27  14258093 CPL VICKERS J FROM 70 SIS, SIB.

AUG 3 SECTION NAME CHANGED FROM “X” SECTION TO 78 SECTION, SIB.

AUG 14 CAPT HYSLOP TO FOGGIA, COURT OF ENQUIRY FOR 80 SIS, SIB.

AUG 21 142417321 L/CPL CARTWRIGHT POSTE IN.   VISIT FROM LT/COL HEDDON HQ SIB.

AUG 27 MOVE TO CASERTA, ALLIED FORCES HQ.

SEPT 1 CASERTA.   LT FOX WE GENERAL LIST POSTED IN.   POSTING ORDERS RECEIVED FOR 14259465 CPL HATTON R AND 2694088 CPL RITCHIE R.

SEPT 5 819555 SGT WREN POSTED IN FROM 79 SIS, SIB.

SEPT 6 305003 SGT EDMONSON POSTED IN FROM 63 SIS, SIB.

OCT 11 CAPT HYSLOP TO D & T E CMP.

OCT 17 CAPT MIDDLETON N E NEW OC.

DEC 28 LT HORNER G R (255657) GENERAL LIST POSTED IN.

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WO 170/3601 79 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION  JULY- DEC 1944

ROME.   LT E OWEN (316801) GENERAL LIST.

JULY 4  LT OWEN TO REPORT TO OTTAVIANO TO ORGANISE FORMATION OF “Y” SECTION, SIB.   THROUGHOUT MONTH REPORTS “ADMIN DETAILS”

BARI.  AUG 21  IT WAS DECIDED THAT THIS UNIT SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON ABSENTEES AND SUPPLIES IN TRANSIT.

AUG 23  INFORMATION ABOUT A DISTURBANCE BETWEEN JUGOSLAV PARTISANS AND POLISH SOLDIERS ON THE BAR - TARANTO ROAD.   MATTER WAS INVESTIGATED AND NOT OF ANY POLITICAL IMPORTANCE.

SEPT 3  INVESTIGATED CASE IN WHICH ALLIED SOLDIERS ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE ROBBED A SHEPHERD OF A NUMBER OF SHEEP.

SEPT 9  LT H L SELF, GENERAL LIST POSTED IN.

SEPT 18 LONG TERM ABSENTEE CAPTURED.

SEPT 26 DIRECTIVE RECEIVED ON CONDUCT OF ENQUIRIES INTO “WAR CRIMES” TO BE CARRIED OUT BY SIB.

OCT 10 IN TRANSIT FROM TARANTO.

OCT 24 EMBARKED ON TRANSPORT “SS NORMAN MONARCH” IN TARANTO HARBOUR.

NOV 6 ENTERED PIRAEUS HARBOUR.

NOV 9 ATHENS.  HQ 19 AMERIKI ST. ATHENS FOR OFFICES AND BILLETS.

NOV 12  OC UNIT PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO CHIEF OF POLICE OF GREECE AND ASSURED OF COMPLETE CO-OPERATION.

NOV 14 3 GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF TYRES.

NOV 20  OC CONTACTED PROFESSOR AT ATHENS UNIVERSITY WHO PLACED AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE UNIT, ALL SCIENTIFIC AIDS TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.

NOV 22 SGT T W SNELL OF 45 MALARIAL CONTROL UNIT, AN NCO WHO HAD BEEN REPORTED ABSENT FOR SEVERAL DAYS, WAS FOUND SHOT IN AN ATHENS STREET, SNELL DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURED AND INVESTIGATIONS INDICATED SUICIDE.   HE ALSO SHOT AND INJURED A GREEK GIRL WITH WHOM HE HAD BEEN COHABITING.  (1516639 Sgt James William Snell, Royal Artillery, buried in Phaleron War Cemetery in grave 17. D. 10.)

Dec 2  NORMAN DUTIES AFFECTED BY LOCAL DISTURBANCES IN ATHENS,.

DEC 3 NORMAL SIB WORK IMPOSSIBLE OWING TO LIMITED FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND CONSIDERABLE STREET FIGHTING.

DEC 6  MEMBERS OF UNIT ENGAGED IN HOUSE SEARCHING IN IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF OFFICE AND BILLETS FOR POSSIBLE ELAS SYMPATHISERS.

DEC 9  SEVERAL GREEK HOUSES SEARCHED FOR SNIPER.

DEC 10  INTERMITTENT FIGHTING DURING DAY.

DEC 11  INTERMITTENT FIGHTING DURING DAY.

DEC 12  2 NCO’S LOANED TO “X” BL3, 3 CAMP FOR DUTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE EQUIPPING OF THE GREEK NATIONAL GUARD.

DEC 13  LT SELF AND 2 NCO’S FROM PIRAEUS DETACHMENT VISITED HQ SECTION.   THE ONLY POSSIBLE DIRECT COMMUNICATION IS BY SEA.

DEC 19  OC WAS INTERVIEWED BY LT/COL LEESON, DPM. LAND FORCES GREECE WHO TAKES OVER COMMAND FROM MAJ BROADY, APM.

DEC 20  NCO’S ENGAGED WITH B.L.U. IN RECRUITING GREEK SUBJECTS FOR NATIONAL GUARD.

DEC 21-23  ANTI-LOOTING PATROLS CARRIED OUT BY NCO’S.

DEC 26 DVR ISAAC OF 10 CORPS SIGNALS WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHEN ON OF HIS COMRADES, CARRYING A LOADED THOMPSON MACHINE GUN, FELL, CAUSING THE GUN TO FIRE.   ISAAC RECEIVED STOMACH WOUNDS AND DIED IN HOSPITAL.   (2381338 Dvr George Ernest Isaac, 10 Corps Signals, Royal Corps of Signals is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, grave 19. E. 18).

DEC 29  COMPLAINT RECEIVED FROM GREEK WOMAN AT PIRAEUS TO THE EFFECT THAT SHE HAD BEEN RAPED BY AN INDIAN SOLDIER.   ENQUIRIES COMMENCE.

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WO 170/3602  80 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION  JUL-DEC 1944

FORMERLY “Z” SIS, SIB.

OTTAVIANO.   LT W J CLARKE GENERAL LIST OC.

JULY 28 PREPARATIONS, COLLECTION OF STORES, PISTOLS, WATCHES ETC.

AUG 19 LT B R SNOWSILL, GENERAL LIST POSTED IN.

AUG 21 ARRIVE PERUGIA.

SEPT  ROUTINE DUTIES

OCT 26  MOVE TO AREZZO.

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WO 170/3603                      HQ SIB 8 ARMY                        JAN-MAR 44

VASTO.   MAJ M F GOOD, APM GENERAL LIST 24/5/43,   CAPT D W MACKIE GENERAL LIST 28/5/43,  CAPT A K CHARLTON DAPM, STRUCK OFF STRENGTH TO 640 INDEPENDENT PRO UNIT.   LT J A BOURNE STRUCK OF STRENGTH TO MILITARY MISSION TO THE ITALIAN ARMY.

JAN 22  ITALIAN CIVILIAN SHOT DEAD BY INDIAN SOLDIER IN HIS HOUSE IN FRIZA.   INDIANS NOT TRACED TO DATE.

JAN 23 ITALIAN CIVILIAN SHOT DEAD IN HIS HOUSE AT MOZZAGROGNA BY INDIAN SOLDIERS, SO FAR NOT TRACED.

FEB 2 CPL BATH 7687602, 640 IND PRO UNIT SHOT DEAD BY ANOTHER SOLDIER IN SAME UNIT NEAR ATESSA.

FEB 3 L/CPL WEST 5628785 8 INDIAN DIV PRO UNIT SHOT DEAD AT LANCIANO BY AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER, BELIEVED CANADIAN.

FEB 16 LT EDWARD OWEN GENERAL LIST POSTED IN.

MAR 4 VASTO.   ITALIAN CIVILIAN SHOT DEAD BY INDIAN SOLDIER NEAR LANCIANO.   INDIAN UNIT NEARBY SUSPECTED AND BALLISTIC TESTS BEING CARRIED OUT TO FIND THE WEAPON.

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WO170/3604  51 MILITARY POLICE DOG SECTION   MAR - AUG 1944

MARCH   ANTAYA

               CAPT J.R. HAY

               CAPT A. KENYON LEFT  ON APPOINTMENT AS DAPM, HQ BONE

               CAPT A. MARRIOTT, THE BUFFS     DAPM

TRAINING AND EXERCISING OF DOGS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

APR 5  INSPECTION OF WHOLE SECTION BY MAJ. G.D. LOCKETT TO BE READY FOR MOVE OVERSEAS; SNAP KIT INSPECTION

APR 7  WHILST ON WAY TO BONE T/10702806 WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE ST CHARLES - JEMAPPES ROAD  WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF AN ARAB CHILD, SOLTANA SACIA 7 YEARS OLD

APR 30 EMBARKED AT ALGIERS FOR ITALY

VARIOUS REPORTS - ONE ARAB ARRESTED BY WAR DOG, ONE ITALIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG.

ARRESTS OF ITALIANS AT BONE, BARI, OTTAVIANO BY WAR DOGS

JUN 17  PROPERTY RECOVERED BY DOGS VALUED AT £230.00

JUL 9  DEATH OF WAR DOG ANNA FROM RABIES

PART ONE ORDERS - BY CAPT MARRIOTT

SALUTING

THE STANDARD OF SALUTING IN THE SECTION MUST BE IMPROVED.  THE FOLLOWING EXTRACTS ARE QUOTED FROM G.R.O. 502 OF 1944.

SALUTING DATES FROM THE TIME OF ARMOUR, THE SALUTE REPRESENTING THE MOTION OF A KNIGHT RAISING THE VISOR OF HIS HELMET WITH OPEN HAND TO THE FRONT TO THE FRONT SHOWING THAT, THOUGH RAISED IT CONTAINED NO MISSILE

THE PRACTICE OF COMBINING “EYES RIGHT” OR “EYES LEFT” WITH THE SALUTE ORIGINATED FROM THE OLDEN DAYS WHEN IT WAS THE PRIVILEGE OF MEN-AT-ARMS TO LOOK THEIR SUPERIORS IN THE FACE, WHILST OTHERS MUST PASS WITH DOWNCAST EYES.

THE SALUTE IS THEREFORE, A RECOGNITION OF COMRADESHIP AND MUTUAL TRUST BETWEEN MEN-AT-ARMS ; IT IS AT THE SAME TIME AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DISCIPLINE AND HAS BECOME A VISIBLE INDICATION OF COMMON ALLEGIANCE WHICH ALL RANKS OWE TO THE CROWN AND ITS SERVICE.

THE STANDARD OF SALUTING IS ,THEREFORE, AN INDICATION OF THE ESPRIT-DE-CORPS OF UNITS AND FORMATIONS.

DETACHMENTS WILL SHOW BY THE STANDARD OF THEIR SALUTING THEIR DETERMINATION TO MAINTAIN WITH PRIDE THE REPUTATION OF THEIR UNIT AND THEIR CORPS.

COMMENDATION

THE FOLLOWING IS QUOTED FROM ROUTINE ORDERS ISSUED BY MAJ.GEN. G. LAMMIE, CBE, MC, COMMANDING NO3 DISTRICT.

THE G.O.C. DESIRES TO PLACE ON RECORD THE ACT OF DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT DESCRIBED BELOW PERFORMED BY

66860305 L/CPL BALL, W., CMP

ON 15 JUL 1944 L/CPL BALL WAS ON DUTY AT AN AOD RSD ACCOMPANIED BY WAR DOG 2117/4977 “BLACKIE”.   AT APPROX O4.20HRS, HE ENTERED A WAREHOUSE AND SURPRISED EIGHT ITALIAN CIVILIANS IN THE ACT OF FILLING SACKS WITH WD CLOTHING.  HE CALLED ON THEM TO SURRENDER, BUT ON SEEING HE WAS ALONE THEY ATTACKED HIM WITH IRON TENT PEGS.  L/COL BALL RELEASED HIS DOG, WHICH KNOCKED ONE MAN TO THE GROUND AND HELD HIM BY THE BACK OF HIS NECK.  L/CPL BALL STRUCK ONE MAN IN THE HEAD WITH THE BUTT OF HIS PISTOL, AND KICKED ANOTHER IN THE STOMACH; BOTH THESE MEN WERE TEMPORARILY STUNNED.  THE OTHERS THEN TRIED TO ESCAPE, BUT L/CPL BALL MANAGED TO HOLD TWO OF THEM, AND THE OTHER THREE WERE ARRESTED IN THE YARD OUTSIDE BY ANOTHER POLICEMAN.

AS A RESULT OF THE SENSE OF DUTY AND DISREGARD FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL SAFETY SHOWN BY THIS NCO, EIGHT CIVILIANS WERE ARRESTED AND THE THEFT OF A LARGE QUANTITY OF WD STORES WAS PREVENTED.

MY CONGRATULATIONS TO L/CPL BALL ON THE COURAGE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY HE SHOWED ON THIS OCCASION.

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WO170/3605 “A” MILITARY POLICE DOG TRAINING UNIT FEB-MAY ‘44

BNAF   MAJ.R.T. SMITH, RAC   13/1/44

FEB 8 ACQUIRED WAR POLICE DOG “DEX”, GIFT FROM MAJ. KNIGHTS, 154 RAILWAY OPERATING COY.

FEB 10 30 WAR POLICE DOGS ARRIVE FROM ENGLAND.

FEB 11 28 KENNELS ARRIVE FROM UK.

FEB 11 18.20 PARTY SENT TO FIELD PUNISHMENT CAMP TO ASSIST IN QUELLING DISTURBANCES, AT REQUEST OF ASSISTANT COMMANDER.

FEB 22  JEAN-PIERRE BOUCHETTE A FRENCH CIVILIAN, BITTEN (SLIGHT) BY WAR POLICE DOG “JOCK” IN TRAINING  STATEMENT TAKEN, SEEN BY MO.

LT B.A.CHEASON 318904  R.SUSSEX    27/4/44   BRYAN ARTHUR

LT L.A.WADHAM 130702    RAC     27/4/44

MAR 1  DOG TRAINING AND EXERCISING LIMITED OWING TO 28 DOGS INOCULATED

MAR 9  CAPT. J.R. HAY ASSUMES COMMAND

EVERY DAY “DOG EXERCISING AND TRAINING” AND WEATHER REPORT

           LT.H.C. GIBSON, R. SCOTS FUS   18/1/44

           CAPT A. KENYON,  DAPM

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WO170/3606      “B”  DOG PROVOST COY                   AUG - DEC 1944

OTTAVIANA

AUG 16  EFFECTIVE DATE OF FORMATION

          CAPT. J.S. POTTS  142251     N.F.   APM   16/8/44

           2LT. W.J. BLANDFORD  256586    HAMPS RWK  16/8/44

AUG 16  2 ITALIAN CIVILIANS ARRESTED BY WAR DOG  2215449 RUFUS

PROPERTY VALUED AT £7.10/- RECOVERED

OCT 20 ONE ITALIAN ARRESTED WEARING WD CLOTHING.  PROPERTY              

VALUED AT £2.8.2

OCT 31  ADVANCE PARTY LEFT FOR NEW LOCATION NEAR ROME

NOV 10  NAPLES  ONE ITALIAN CIVILIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG “CHANG”

NOV 17  AREZZO   ONE ITALIAN CIVILIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG “BLACKIE”  PROPERTY RECOVERED VALUED AT 4/6

DEC  DEMONSTRATIONS OF DOG TRAINING GIVEN AT OSSIA AND CASTERA.

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WO170/4116                PROVOST MARSHAL                JAN  -  DEC  1945

 CASERTA

 ROME              COL A R REES-REYNOLDS CBE    PM(BR)          AFHQ

                        LT/COL C C J SITTERS                       DAPM       AFHQ

                        LT/COL  W M J CARRUTHERS     DPM              1 DISTRICT

                        LT/COL N M BLAIR                  DPM              2 DISTRICT

                        LT/COL H V MCNALLY              DPM              3 DISTRICT

                        LT/COL G C WHITE                  DPM               RAAC

                        MAJ J W F BARKER                  APM               8 ARMY

                        MAJ C WORTLEY                     APM         15 ARMY GROUP

                        MAJ D E C PRICE      COMMANDANT DEPOT & TRG EST CMP

                       COL R DEANS   (AAC)               PM                   MAAF

                       MAJ DREYER                           APM                UDF

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WO170/4312           1ST ARMD DIV PRO COY              JAN  AUG 1944 FORLI

          CAPT J R GREEN                GEN LIST          18/12/44

     LT R P WEEDON          RA      16/8/44  TO 115 PRO COY                   26/5/44

          LT L J WEST    12/12/44

12 FEB   MID 3715175 L/CPL EW ROBINSON        ITALY      

RAVENNA

         CAPT T H W BEWER           S LANCS    11/3/45 TO 501 COY 26/5/45

23/24 APR  FALL OF FERRARE NCO’S CROSS ON FOOTBRIDGE FOR ANTI-LOOTING PATROL

30 APR    VENICE

2 MAY  FOUR MOTOR LAUNCHES REQUISITIONED FOR CANAL PATROL DUTIES

10 MAY UDINE

                    CAPT P J M VERLIN            RIT                       29/5/45

                     LT N W  COLLETT             RAC                      12/5/45

              GEMONA

9 JUL     RSM GORDON  MID

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WO170/4237           PROVOST BRANCH  HQ  BTNA      JAN,FEB  1945

LT/COL W M CARRUTHERS      GEN LIST   DPM

MAJ M TOWNSHEND

15 JAN   PROVOST IN N AFRICA PASSED TO CONTROL OF DAPM HQ BTNA

                             CAPT S L TAYLER           QUEEN'S ROYAL REGT

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WO170/4321               1 DIV PRO COY                             JAN  1945

 CAPT W A VANBERGEN        LIFE GUARDS (H.C.)        7/10/44   DAPM  OC

 BORGO SAN LORENZO         FOLIGNO – HQ – TO TRANSIT CAMP   TARANTO

                         LT I R HOAR        HAMPS REGT              14/8/44

                         LT F M G COUPE         LANCS FUS            9/12/44

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WO170/4335               4 DIV PRO COY                       JAN  -  DEC 1945

FEB    THEBES, GREECE

                        CAPT L J WILLIAMS                RAC               6/7/44

                        LT M R WEBB                         RF                  9/9/44

                        LT R J MOORE                        DORSET       21/10/44

          STILIS     CAPT W J BLANCHARD          RA                2/7/45

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WO170/4349               6 ARMD DIV                              JAN – DEC 1945     

MAJ J K B INGHAM      APM  6 ARMD DIV

                   CAPT L A WADHAM RAC   1/12/44   & 12/4/44   DAPM  8 ARMD

                    LT A R LOWRY      RA     30/8/44

                    LT R G LAMBERT   RA    24/12/44

                  CAPT C H BUTT   GEN LIST   10/4/45 & 3 JUN 45 TO 278 PRO COY

                  CAPT J W H SHAW             R SUSSEX                1/6/45

26 JUN    AUSTRIA     FGCM   7012293  SGT R MCCONNELL

                   

                   CAPT N ALEXANDER        L F                       3/9/45

                   CAPT F S ROLEM             RWY                   1/12/45

                   CAPT K G C MORRISON    CAMERON          21/12/45

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WO170/4366                46 DIV PRO COY                     JAN  -  DEC 1945

JAN       FERMO, ITALY

FEB       AT SEA      GREECE

10 MAY  TARANTO

                  A/CAPT A H EDNEY   E SURREYS        5/1/44        OC   2/11/44

                   LT J A NORTHOVER  BUFFS           15/11/44

                   LT R C BATTEN        DERBY YEO   16/11/44                

1 MAY     BERTINORO

OCT        GRAZ

MAY      VOLKERMARKT SPECIAL DUTIES IN CONNECTION WITH HANDOVER OF COSSACKS TO SOVIETS.     15 COSSACK CORPS TILL 4 JUN.        

1 AUG      GRAZ.

6 AUG     FIRST NCO FROM COY LEFT FOR RELEASE IN UK.

                     LT F A J AXTON         RA                           1/10/45     OC

                     CAPT H L ROLINGTON    R SUSSEX         16/10/45       OC

15 DEC     GRAZ   FATAL TA L/CPL RUSSELL CMP KILLED  GRAZ    1 RP AND 3 OTHER SOLDIERS  INJURED.

                       LT S/W JACKSON          RA                    22/12/45

                       LT J O'CONNOR            RA                    30/12/45  

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WO170/4384         56 LONDON DIV PRO COY             JAN  -  DEC 1945

9 JAN    FAENZA

             A SMALL INNOVATION RECENTLY BROUGHT INTO FORCE IS THE EDGING WITH RED PAINT OF ALL SIGNS INDICATING THE “UP” AXIS AND WITH BLUE PAINT ALL THE SIGNS INDICATING THE “DOWN” AXIS.

21 JAN    RSM ROWE SLIGHTLY WOUNDED & L/CPL LAST MV SHRAPNEL TO LOWER SHOULDER.

29 JAN   L/CPL SAGE INJURED WHILE STARTING M/C  BATTLE ACCIDENT.

                         T/CAPT C BENNETT             GEN  LIST                28/2/43

                         LT P H CROOKE                  WORCS REGT        21/12/43

29 JAN    COMMENDATION 7688159 CPL A HOWARTH BROUGHT ITALIAN CIVILIAN AND SOLDIER WHO SOLD HIM WD PROPERTY TO JUSTICE.  

7 FEB   5575804 W/CPL F J BATHE       MID

           7687256 W/L/CPL L A MASON  MID

                          LT G O WATTS                     RA                          14/5/45

 FORLI

                          LT J A GOEBBELS         MX REGT                        16/4/45

             VENICE ND GORIZIA NR TRIESTE

10 AUG   7600916 CPL E A PHILLIPS MID COY ARTIFICER AND HAS DONE GOOD WORK IN THE PAST IN KEEPING VEHICLES ON THE ROAD.

                           LT G F MAITLAND-WARNE      Y&L                     15/7/45

                           LT J MORRISON                     RA                       7/8/44

21 DEC   RSM D WILKINSON  4800187  MID

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WO170/4403                 78 INF DIV PRO COY               JAN – DEC 1945             

CAPT N BENTHAM        E LANCS               17/2/44          OC

18 JAN    MESSAGE FROM VENICE      CPL’S BAGULEY & ELFORD L/CPL GARNER IN JEEP TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.  

                         LT E N WILLETTS          NORTHAMPTON REGT   10/7/43

                         LT J V ROWE                 SCOTS GUARDS       3/10/44

APR     FORLI TO BASTIA TO CONSOLDOLO.

19 APR    DIV HQ  BOMBED APM AND TRAFFIC OFFICER WOUNDED, APM'S CLERK AND L/CPL GOWAN WOUNDED.

CPL BAGULEY REQUIRED BACK FOR DISCIPLINARY REASONS  (HOSPITAL).

                     LT J H MORRISON     RA                      11/3/45

17 JUN   L/CPL SWINGER INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT WITH GERMAN VEHICLE ON THE MAUTENDORF PASS.   OC VISITS SAYS HE HAS A 50/50 CHANCE TO LIVE.

20 JUN   L/CPL ESCORTED FROM RADSTADT TO VILLACH  -   LEG AMPUTATED ON ARRIVAL.

22 JUN   L/CPL SWINGER DIED.

24 JUN BURIED AT SPITTAL MILITARY CEMETERY.

5 AUG  MILLSTATT: A/SGT JENKINS, SGT TERVITT, L/CPLS CURRAN & GROHMAN MID’S.

CPL J FERGUSON AWARDED THE AMERICAN BRONZE STAR.

16 AUG   CAPT WILLETTS REFERRED TO AS MBE NOT BEFORE.

                             LT BROOMHEAD            RA           25/7/45

                             LT D A BEATTIE            DWR        12/10/45    OC

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WO170/4412      2 IND  PARA BDE  PRO UNIT       JAN  -  JUN     1945 

2 JAN    ATHENS

                      LT J A PIERCE                RB                     9/5/44

          CHANGED BILLETS FROM TELEPHONE EXCHANGE TO 20 UNIVERSE ST

1 MAR   ARR  TARANTO

16 JUN   HMT ALMANZORA NAPLES TO GOUROCK

              TO CHILTON FOLIAT CAMP

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WO170/4492             JEWISH BDE PRO UNIT            MAR  -  JUN 1945 

MAR       CASTEL BOLOGNESE  ITALY

             CAPT D LIFSCHITZ            PALESTINE REGT        27/4/45

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WO170/4512      PRO BRANCH  HQ  2 DIST               FEB  - DEC  1945 

FEB    LIDO DI ROMA

                      LT/COL  N M BLAIR           DPM

6 MAR    6024026 PTE DAWSON 65 TC COY AND PTE GREENWOOD 163 DR SECT SHOT BY PTE P GIORGIO A CYPRIOT SOLDIER.

APR    MOVED TO SIENNA.

1 JUN   179 PORTS PRO COY CONVERT TO N PRO COY.

18 JUL   N PRO COY BECOMES 179 PRO COY.

           MONZA

20 OCT   227 ABSORB 179 PRO COY DISBANDED.

             509 PRO COY DISBANDED  ABSORBED INTO 507 PRO COY.

1 NOV   CIVILIAN BRIDGE AT PIACENZA WASHED AWAY.

             MILAN  

PTE J SWEENEY 10 TC COY LOST IN RIVER WHILST ON DUTY.

30 NOV    231 PRO COY 49 TC COY DISBANDED.

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WO170/4547              PRO BRANCH  59 AREA             APR  -  DEC 1945 

APR        SIENNA       MAJ A W SUDDABY

3 MAY   ENTER MILAN.

9 MAY   APM  OFFICE  14 VIA FATABENEFRATELLI.

10 MAY   REQUISITION SCUOLA VIA DELLA SPICA FOR 231 PRO COY.

                HQ 5 ½ SECT MILAN  ½ SECT COMD 75 SIS  MILAN.

23 JUL   FATAL ACCIDENT MILAN/TURIN AUTOSTRADA 4 SOLDIERS 592 AW COY RE KILLED.

23 JUL   FIRST MEDLOC TRAIN OUT OF MILAN.

29 JUL   MURDER OF BR SOLDIER BY ITALIAN CIVILIAN  75 SIS DEALING.

29 AUG   LT SKERRITT 231 PRO COY ESCORT TO SWISS BORDER VIP EDDA CIANO.

30 AUG   JEEP WHEEL DRIVE  RECOVERY OF STOLEN JEEP WHEELS  FROM ITALIAN CIVILIAN.

1 SEP   SECURITY GUARD FOR PM W CHURCHILL.

            ESCORT TO HRH  RECENTLY OF IRAQ.

7 SEP   BRITISH SOLDIER FATALLY WOUNDED BY GUARDIA MUNICIPALE.

16 OCT   2 L/CPLS 10 IND DIV PRO COY SHOT BY SIKH OF SAME DIV.  SIKH

LATER COMMITTED SUICIDE.   SIB DEALING 1 NCO DIED  ? L/CPL MELLIGAN MILAN DIED 20 OCT 1945 WAR CEMETERY.

1 NOV   64, 68, 75, 80, SIS SECT AMALGAMATED INTO D SEC SIB 179 PRO COY AMALGAMATED WITH 227.

                   GENOA     CMP NCO ATTACKED BY 2 US SOLDIERS.

1 NOV    PIACENZA  PTE J SWEENEY 10 TC COY DROWNED WHEN BRIDGE COLLAPSED.

9 DEC   CPL BOOTH  227 PRO COY SLIGHTLY INJURED IN AFFRAY WITH US MERCHANT SEAMEN.

21 DEC   DVR  J RISDALE  17 FD REGT DIED AT 64 BR GEN HOSPITAL  TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.

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WO170/6996        'A' PRO COY    FORMERLY 645         JAN  - NOV 1945

DISBANDED NOV '45

              PESCARA

                       CAPT W H PAPWORTH             E LANCS                3/6/44

                       LT R W J MARTIN                    ESSEX                   3/6/44

                       CAPT MARSHALL DAPM VISITED

                       LT G C VITTY                          RA                       9/3/45

                       LT P R DE ST PAER                  10 HUSSAR           30/3/45

                       LT R F HODSALL                      RECCE                 25/5/45

              VENICE

                   CAPT C J S HARPER                   MIDDLESEX           26/7/45

                   CAPT W A WOODS                      RA            OC       15/10/45

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WO170/6997              'H' INDEP PRO SECT  CMP         25  31 MAR 1945    OTTAVIANO

                                    I/C S/LT E F BERRY        GEN LIST

MONOPOLI,  BARI,  ZARA (YUGOSLAVIA).

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WO170/6998 'N' PRO COY CMP FORMERLY 179 PORTS JAN – JUN 1945

26 JAN         ALGIERS TO NAPLES

                              MAJ J D CARTER         HAMPS        15/12/44   APM

                              LT H  S BROOKES       WARW         11/5/44

                              LT G H CUTTELL         GEN LIST     17/1/45   TO 31/3/45

                              LT V E GRIGGS           GEN LIST              

4 MAY           GENOA

10 MAY    VISIT OF  LT/COL N BLAIR (DPM 2 DISTRICT)

13 MAY    VISIT OF  LT/COL REES-REYNOLDS        PRO MARSHAL  CMF

                             LT H M D WOOLLEY          E SURREY

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WO170/6999  O PRO COY FORMERLY 180 PORTS  1 JAN- 30 SEP 1945

JAN              NAPLES

                           LT J H HINES-WRAGG               LEICS          27/11/44

                           LT R E HYSLOP                         GEN LIST      5/2/44

11 APR   PART 1 ORDERS  COMMENDATION  

              1678782 L/CPL E HOLLAND ARRESTED ITALIAN DRIVER WHO STOLE 30.000 CIGARETTE AND 2 CWT OF TOBACCO.   L/CPL HOLLAND HAD TO CLING ON TO THE RUNNING BOARD OF THE VEHICLE FOR SOME DISTANCE.

8 MAY    HOSTILITIES CEASE IN EUROPE.

28 MAY   NEW OC L T HYSLOP

6 JUN      CAPT C L SMITH           S STAFFS     NEW OC

28 JUN   2611355 L/CPL DOBBS REDUCED TO PTE TOTAL LACK OF DISCIPLINE AND INEFFICIENCY.

30 JUN   180 PRO COY PORTS BECOMES 'O' PRO COY.

1 SEP     KLAGENFURT

              8 ORS TO VIENNA

               CAPT P S H VERLIN              RWF                  29/5/45

               LT L J WEST                        RA                   13/12/44

               LT L W COLLET                    RAC                  27/9/45

               CAPT A R LOWRY                 RA                     27/9/45



WO170/7000      'V' COY  183 PORTS PRO COY         JAN  -  JUN  1945

5 FEB          ANCONA

                               MAJ E J W WICKENS  R BERKS 27/4/44

                               LT CARRAGHER    MM

28 FEB                    MAJ C E MERCER  RA NEW  OC

28 FEB     SWAZI POLICE OPERATING IN PORT

14 APR                   LT W HINES          RAC

1 JUN     183 BECOMES  'V' PRO COY.

6 JUN                  CAPT H S BROOKES  WARWICKS  NEW  OC


WO170/7001                101 PRO COY                          JAN  -  DEC 1945

JAN              FORLI, FAENZA, MELDULA, BERTINORO, SELBAGNONI

                                 CAPT W S H BETTS             NF

                                 LT F A WALKER                  BORDER

                                 LT W W BUZZA                  ESSEX

                           LT L A ASHBY                WARW                    10/1/45

                           LT W E ALLEN                RA                           2/2/45

                           LT L ROBERTS                R A                         11/2/45

                           CAPT J R GREEN             GEN LIST                 28/2/45

20 AUG                 CAPT GREEN BECOMES APM 5 CORPS

31 AUG  7687468 L/CPL S H WILLIAMS MID FOR GALLANTRY  DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT IN ITALY                          

20 AUG                      CAPT K A FRENCH                  22 DG                NEW OC

7 SEP                         CAPT J M VERLIN    RIF                     NEW OC

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WO170/7002          103 TC(ARMY) PRO COY               JAN  -  DEC 1945

NAPLES

                    CAPT V E GRIGGS               GEN LIST        4/7/45      NEW OC

                     LT C D WATTS                    R A                9/4/45

                     LT A G PORTER                  KORR             12/6/45

12 AUG        NAPLES  1557953 L/CPL V A POWELL DIES S1 GSW.

            PERSONNEL ESCORTED CONVOYS OF 822 LIQUID HIGH EXPLOSIVE.

         6024077 CPL H MCELHONE OF COY COMMENDED FOR ARRESTING AN ARMED DESERTER .

                     LT J F N YEO                          SOM LI              16/4/44

                     LT A W CROXTON                   MX                     24/8/45

30 NOV       DISBANDMENT OF NO 2 ITALIAN TC COY.

28 DEC        65 TC COY DISBANDED IN ROME, NCO’S TO 103.

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WO170/7003                 105 PRO COY  ARMY              JAN  -  DEC 1945

                                  CAPT C M STARLING              RF               18/12/44

                                  LT W J BLANCHARD               RA               30/3/44

                                  LT W ALEXANDER                  LF                9/7/44

                                  LT H A J PRESTACE                RA               1/2/45

                                  LT S L D UPFOLD                   RAC              6/2/45

 9 AUG      PART 1 ORDER  MID FOR GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT CAPT H F A'BRASSARD          RA               14/4/45

                            CAPT  C S HIX

               2654915   SGT (NOW WO1) J A PEARCE

                856607     SGT A HACKING

                6103258   CPL F E N KEEN

                940895     L/CPL W P BRANELL

                                         LT M HAWKINS                 RA              29/4/45

20 OCT    VIENNA    DPM CMF LT COL J SITTERSAND APM B T A MAJ SALOMONSON VISIT UNIT.

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WO170/7004                 111 PRO COY                         JAN  -  DEC 1945

JAN            ROME

                  NAPLES

                                        LT R EATON             BUFFS              22/2/44

                                        LT S GARDNER         PC                    5/11/44

                                        LT F H FOULDS        RASC               22/10/44

9 FEB OC AND CQMS ATTENDED FUNERAL OF LT THORBURN KILLED IN M/C ACCIDENT.    

15 FEB EX MEMBER OF 111 ARRESTED AFTER 4 MONTHS ABSENCE.

                                         LT R BREESE              RA                  29/1/45

APR WAR DIARY OF 111 PRO COY AND 630 PRO SEC.

                                         CAPT C S GILL            DCLI                1/1/45

                                         LT W T MAY                R SCOTS          6/3/45

2 MAY   NAPLES LCPL HINSHELLWOOD SHOT AT AND WOUNDED BY US ABSENTEE LONG TERM.

6 MAY   RETURN  6  RA SGTS TO RATO.

4 JUN    6 RA SGT’S ARRIVE FROM CMP DEPOT TO BE ATTACHED FOR DUTY.

                                  LT G F SNOWDON                             23/5/45

                                  CAPT R MILLS                    MSX          9/9/45

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WO 170/7005                 112 PRO COY CMP                JAN  -  DEC 1945

SCARPERIA,  ITALY

1/4/43                         CAPT FRANK R SWINNERTON   GEN LIST   DAPM      

7/11/43                        LT B C D EASTWICK                R BERKS                

24/1/44                        LT T W H WILSON  MC             RUR                             

15/11/1945                  LT J E CLARK   MC                  GEN LIST                                    

27/2/45                        LT T D J POTTER                     GEN LIST                  

1/2/45                          LT A W HUNT                          RA                              

5/7/45                          CAPT J V ROWE      TEMP         SCOTS GDS  DAPM    

12/10/45                      LT A KENYON                          GEN LIST  

27/10/45                      LT AW CROXTON                     MIDDLESEX                            

21/12/45                      LT E V GLOVER                        RHA                              

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WO170/7006               115 PRO COY CMP           JAN  - DEC 1945

BOLOGNA, VENICE, TREVISO, ITALY

           CAPT H E SEARSON     GEN LIST   11/12/44   DAPM 86 ARMY AREA

                        LT C S HIX                           HAMP                21/11/43

                        LT P J VERLIN                       RIF                   24/2/44

                        LT K A FRENCH                     RAC                  27/10/4 4

                        LT R P WEEDON                    RA                    26/5/45

                        LT J PARDOE                         RA                    26/5/45

1 SEP        DISBANDING.

                        CAPT S L D UPFIELD

26 SEP       CAPT UPFIELD LEAVES NAPLES AND ASSUMES COMMAND OF 510 PRO COY.

AT BARI  -  NO AUTHORITY TO DISBAND COY BUT THERE IS ONLY CAPT UPFIELD ON STRENGTH.   IT HAS CEASED TO EXIST EXCEPT ON PAPER.   CAPT UPFIELD HAS FEW DOCUMENTS ETC.

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WO170/7007                  116 PRO COY CMP                JAN  -  DEC 1945

 ATHENS

                         CAPT A A I ACRES  CHESHIRE       21/8/43              OC COY

                         CAPT E BRAITHWAITE GREEN HOWARDS         17/1/45

17 JAN     SERIOUS CASE OF ARMED HOLD-UP OF UNARMED CMP BY PARATROOPERS IN ATHENS.   MANY CASES OF ASSAULT, HOLD-UPS AND DRUNKENNESS BY PARAS.

                         LT D W POTTS                  WARWICKS      19/1/45

                         LT T W WILSON   MC         LIR                 19/1/45

                         LT R E HYSLOP                 GEN LIST

                         LT D E P HEWITT               N STAFFS        10/2/45

                         LT R J M POLLOCK             LEICESTER      10/2/45

                         CAPT E Y CLEAVE              E SURREY        27/3/45        OC

                         LT A S HUTCHISON           RA                   29/5/45

                         CAPT P H SMITH               LANCS FUS       6/8/45          OC

                         LT F A MALKIN                  RA                   7/8/45

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WO170/7008 179 PRO COY CMP   JUL-DEC 1945 DISBANDED 30/10/45

MAJ D J CARTER HAMPSHIRE  SURPLUS ON CONVERSION FROM PORTS (TILL 31/1/45) TO L OF C COY 'N'

        LT A R GRAHAM               R WARWICKS

        LT H N D  WOOLLEY         SURREYS            1/6/45   OC IN SEP

        CAPT H S BROOKES          R WARWICKS      6/8/45  OC

19 SEP   GENOA – MR WINSTON CHURCHILL, TRAVELLING AS COL WALDEN

ARRIVED IN GENOA   CMP MOUNTED GUARD   MR CHURCHILL LEFT BY ROAD FOR SOUTH OF FRANCE.   NO INCIDENTS.

         CAPT BROOKES LEFT

         CAPT C W BROOKES BUFFS NEW OC THEN TO 227 PRO COY.

PROVOST MARSHAL VISIT   MAJ GEN I D ERSKINE  DSO.

31 OCT PRO COY CEASED TO EXIST, PERSONNEL ABSORBED INTO WE OF 227 PRO COY.

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WO170/7009           180 PRO COY  CMP                  JUL  -  DEC 1945

NAPLES

                              CAPT C L SMITH     S STAFFS                 1/6/45

                              LT R E HYSLOP       GEN LIST    5/2/45       OC  30/10/45

                              CAPT C O WATTS    RA                           3/9/45

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WO170/7010       181 PRO  COY PORTS    CMP         JAN  -  DEC 1945 BARI

                   MAJ W CHILTON-RIGGS  HAMPS          27/4/44        APM

                   LT JE BATESON              PIONEER       21/7/44

                   MAJ J BEATTIE               R SCOTS       11/3/45

                   LT J P GRIFFITHS          GLOSTERS    29/8/45

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WO 170/7011          182 PRO COY  PORTS    CMP       JAN -DEC 1945

JAN        TARANTO

18 JAN   CALLED AT 22 GEN HOSPITAL TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR BURIAL OF L/CPL AVERY WHO DIED THERE.

20 JAN BARI FUNERAL OF L/CPL AVERY.

                           MAJ W C BAGLIN   RA     30/1/43

                           LT S H MARRIOTT  LF     22/11/44

1 MAR      ATTENDED INVESTIGATION ON BOARD HMS ATTACK LT CMDR HODGSON AND A JEEP INVOLVED.

20 MAR      VENICE/ MESTRE

16 JUN               MAJ H M KNEE               NORTHANTS       16/6/45

                          LT F D CORNWALL       GEN LIST              7/7/45

                          MAJ W J NEWMAN        GEN LIST            27/8/45

                          CAPT D A BEATTIE

NOV           TRIESTE

30 NOV       AMALGAMATION OF 182 COY,  A PRO COY & 27 IND PRO SECT.

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WO170/7012                 183 PRO COY                        JUL  -  DEC 1945

18 JUL   ANCONA

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 WO 170/7013              184 PORT PRO COY                  JAN - AUG 1945

JAN   LEGHORN

                        MAJ N D CHARRINGTON          10 HUSS        27/4/44

                        LT W A D WOODS                   RA                 25/11/43

4 FEB   PTE RAND 184 COY SHOT EX-ITALIAN POW WHO OBSTRUCTED AND ATTACKED HIM WHILST ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE.

1 JUN  LEGHORN    L/CPL TOPPING KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT NORTH OF PISA JUNCTION ROUTE 12 AND 1-1 STRUCK BY 4 X 6 US TRUCK.

                         LT T D J POTTER                     GEN LIST       12/6/45

          VEHICLE TAC SIGN 5129 ON BLACK BACKGROUND.

          4607856 RSM DIAMOND.  

                          LT P R DE ST PAER                  10 R HUSS        23/8/45

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WO170/7014                    200 PRO COY                       JAN  -  DEC 1945

1 JAN PERUGIA

                   CAPT CJS HARPER

                   CAPT B A CHEASON              R SUSSEX

                   LT J W G ROBBINS               GREEN HOWARDS 18/12/44

                   LT J WEIR                            RA                       17/1/45    

                   LT J W ROBBINS                   R NORFOLK          4/1/45

                  A/CAPT C J PELL                    GEN LIST              23/2/44

                  MAJ BEATTIE                         R SCOTS

                  LT T A HARDING                    RA                        14/1/45

11 JAN   MID  5831907 SGT E P SLADE, GALLANT & DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN ITALY.

                                    LT S G ALFORD  RWF    T1/2/45

27/28 APR        ANCONA   THE COY SUFFERED ITS FIRST CASUALTY.   TWO L/CPLS ON DUTY IN PESARO DURING THE HOURS OF CURFEW APPROACHED FOUR CIVILIANS, TWO MALE AND TWO FEMALE TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE IN POSSESSION OF PERMITS TO CIRCULATE DURING THE HOURS OF CURFEW, WHEN WITHOUT WARNING THE TWO MALE CIVILIANS OPENED FIRE ON THEM WITH PISTOLS, WITH THE RESULT THAT ONE L/CPL DIED WITHIN A VERY SHORT TIME.   THE OTHER MIL POL ALTHOUGH LOSING BLOOD RAPIDLY, MANAGED TO DRAG HIMSELF TO THE MI ROOM, WHERE THE FLOW OF BLOOD WAS STAUNCHED.   AFTER SEVERAL BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS HE IS NOW ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY.

THE DECEASED 2344563 L/CPL R DUNKLEY WAS BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS. ALTHOUGH THE MATTER IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY SIB NO TRACE OF THE ASSAILANTS IS YET TO HAND.

JUN FORLI, ROME.

                        LT.COL DOBSON, DPM    RAAC VISITED

                        CAPT H L ROLINGTON       R SUSSEX        14/8/45        OC

                        LT R P WEEDEN              RE 26/8/45 OC LEAVES TO BECOMES DAPM

                        CAPT A R PEARSON            RAC      29/8/45     OC

                        CAPT H J GRINHAM            GEN LIST

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WO170/7015             227 PRO COY                              JAN  -  DEC 1945

JAN ALGIERS

                           CAPT T E WILLIAMS         RWF            7/10/44    OC THEN TO 111 PRO COY

                           LT D G BERTISH              RA                8/4/44

                           LT N G DEED                   RAOC          29/9/44

                                        NAPLES

                           CAPT G R HORNER           GEN LIST       28/2/45    OC

26 FEB  OTTAVIANO

                           LT J M HORNE                  LOND SCOT  26/4/45

                           LT J PARDOE                    RA               30/11/45

                           LT D R GRAHAM               R WARW       30/10/45

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WO170/7016                        230 PRO COY                   JAN  -  OCT 1945

BARI

15 JAN                   ROME       ALL ABSENTEES APPREHENDED.

           

                           CAPT J F NEAL      DLI          6/11/44  POSTED 23/7/45

                           LT A C BELL                  RA        4/12/44

                           LT J M HORNE              LOND SC        30/1/45

                           LT J A HAMER               RA         23/5/45

                           CAPT J W GORDON        RA        24/7/45   POSTED  29/9/45

                           LT W MUNRO               RA

                           CAPT WOOD                   RA                   11/10/45     LAST OC

14 OCT    CHARGE BOOK OF 230 PRO COY CLOSED  -  OVER TO 200 PRO COY.


WO170/7017                          230 PRO COY               JAN  -  NOV 1945

31 JAN/1 FEB   FGCM 14251495 PTE(L/CPL) RG COPPIN 231 PRO COY

                           BRINDISI      TARANTO

                              CAPT G H W BOWER        S LANCS       24/8/44

                              LT C W SKERRITT            WARWICKS          13/11/44

                              LT S B PLANT                  DLI               30/1/45

9 APR    FGCM  1908437 PTE (L/CPL)  J STEVENSON

                           5782317 PTE (CPL) C COOPER, 231 PRO COY.

12 MAY            MILAN

                              CAPT W S H BETTS             RNF               8/3/45

                              LT J PARDOE                      RA(LAA)      30/7/45

                              LT H M D WOOLLEY             E SURREY    30/10/45



WO170/7018                 246 PRO COY                          JAN  MAR  1945

JAN SALERNO

                           CAPT P MAGEE          RNF                        29/1/45

                            LT B G EVANS          WELCH                   27/10/45

                            LT S MOTTRAM         GREEN HOWARDS     30/1/45

12 MAR TARANTO

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WO170/7019 277 PRO COY   FORMERLY  'R' PRO COY  JAN – NOV 1945

JAN  SALONIKA             R  PRO COY   ALSO

                      17 IND PRO SECT 1 OFF, 15 ORS;  R PRO COY  2 OFFS,   62 ORS

                          CAPT E Y CLEAVE          E SURREY         25/11/44  

                          LT F N BARRETT           R F                      25/11/44

                          LT E H DATHAN            DEVON               19/8/45

2 APR TARANTO

9 APR TORRE EL GRECO

                           CAPT E BRAITHWAITE                             30/3/45

                  VEHICLE MARKING 4057      WHITE ON BLACK

29 APR               TARANTO

29 MAY    BODY OF BRIT OFF WASHED ASHORE

                             CAPT R MILLS                 MSX                  14/7/45

                             CAPT D E P HEWITT         N STAFFS         28/8/45

          DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT ; 5500762 LCPL W DENNIS,   507 COY CMP.

          CPL DENNIS WAS ONE OF FLORENCE COMMAND LIAP 12 PARTY WHICH WAS INVOLVED IN A TRAIN ACCIDENT AT ORVIETO ON THE NIGHT OF 13/14/JUN.   THE A/C COMPLETELY WRECKED THE FRONT COACHES OF THE PASSENGER TRAIN AND MEN WERE PINNED UNDER THE WRECKAGE WHICH OWING TO DIESEL OIL FROM THE PETROL TRAIN WAS LIABLE AT ANY MOMENT TO CATCH FIRE OR BE BLOWN UP IN AN EXPLOSION.   THIS NCO THOUGH CONSIDERABLY SHAKEN BY THE A/C IMMEDIATELY SET TO WORK ON RESCUE OPERATIONS, CLIMBING AMONG THE SMOULDERING WRECKAGE AND HELPING TO EXTRICATE CASUALTIES.   HIS EFFORTS WERE UNFLAGGING AND HE NEVER GAVE UP UNTIL HE WAS CERTAIN THAT THERE WERE NO PERSONNEL LEFT ALIVE IN THE WRECKAGE.   IT WAS LARGELY DUE TO HIS EFFORTS THAT THE FATAL CASUALTIES WERE NOT HIGHER.                                                                                                                        GOC

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WO170/7020       278 PRO COY FORMERLY  'S'          JAN  -  DEC 1945

PONTASSIEVE            

MAIANO

                         CAPT J W SHAW   R SUSSEX    28/4/1944            

                         LT J M STACK      GEN LIST        4/3/44

                         LT E R A HILL         MSX           14/1/45

                         LT J H PICKERING   RA               1/2/45

                         CAPT C H BUTT      GEN LIST    25/5/45      

                         LT K H COWAN       R N FUS     31/7/45

                         CAPT B G EVANS   WELCH        3/8/45  OC

22 FEB ALGIERS


WO170/7021        279 PRO COY    FORMERLY  'T'       JAN  -  DEC  1945 ROME

                       CAPT G T WIGGINTON      GEN LIST 28/10/44

                       LT C H BUTT                    GEN LIST              

                       LT V E GRIGGS                GEN LIST

                       LT R D BREESE                                30/4/45

AUG  FORLI AND RICCIONE

                       CAPT R H SMITH               RA           14/10/45    OC FROM 49

                       LT J C ATKINSON             DLI

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WO170/7022                  280 PRO COY                       MAY  -  NOV 1945

 SALONIKA

CAPT W A R SURMAN            RAC                 15/4/45        DAPM    OC

LT AW KNOWLES                  RAC                 7/5/45

 LT W A D WOODS                RA                   25/7/45   GONE BY SEP

 LT J A HAMER                     RA                    21/8/45

 CAPT J W GORDON             RA                    9/10/45        OC

 LT J DAVIS                        RAC (RECCE)       13/9/45

30 NOV   COY DISBANDS.      ALL PERSONNEL TO 116 PRO COY.

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WO170/7023       281 GARRISON PICQUET COY          JUL  -  DEC 1945

1 JUL   MILAN  COY FORMED FROM WOII’S  AND WAR SUB/SGT’S OF THE RA WITH PRO OFFICER AND CMP RSM

22 JUL FIRST MEDLOC TRAIN LEAVES MILAN FOR DIEPPE.

                              CAPT L J WILLIAMS           RAC              21/7/45

                              LT J WEIR                           RAC(A/TK)  19/7/45

                              RSM WOI J GILMAN       CMP

                              LT T SPENCE                    BW                 2/9/45

 THIS COY FORMED FOR MEDLOC TRAIN MOVEMENTS.


WO170/7024                  501 PRO COY                          JAN -  DEC 1945

JAN CASAGIOVE

                             CAPT H R DENTON              RTR             8/11/44

                             LT H S MAIRIS                    CHESHIRE    6/10/43

                             LT T D J POTTER                 GEN LIST      20/4/44

9 FEB TORRE EL GRECO

1 APR SALERNO

                              LT PORTER          KING'S OWN       27/5/45

                              CAPT H R DENTON                        4/6/45

                              LT M S WILLIAMS            WELCH              24/5/45

                              LT G CHADWICK             NORTH YEO        18/6/45

                              CAPT G H W BOWLE        S LANCS              4/6/45

                              CAP W T MAY                  R S                  18/7/45

                              LT F S ROGERS                R W Y              28/8/45

31 OCT   501 & 510 PRO COYS AMALGAMATED TO BE KNOWN AS 501.

1 NOV BARI

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WO170/7025      505 PRO COY      8TH ARMY             JAN  -   OCT 1945

12 JAN  RIMINI

MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM 201 PRO COY MURDER OF BRITISH SOLDIER.

DVR GREY,  298 G T COY RASC

14 JAN   SGT 2 ARMD BDE FELL OUT OF WINDOW, DEAD.

16 JAN   COLOURED SOLDIER FOUND DEAD IN DITCH.

28 JAN   NURSING SISTER KILLED IN HIT & RUN T/A 2 CANADIANS APPREHENDED.

                        CAPT D H WARNER            RTR                18/12/44

                        LT E F BERRY                    GEN LIST        3/6/43

                        LT E SLATER                     Y L                 17/5/44

12 FEB RIMINI

L/CPL P SHAW OF 505   -  TRIAL BY FGCM.

L/CPL L HUGHES OF 505 – TRIAL BY COURT MARTIAL.

6 MAY PADUA

                        LT W R HOLMAN              RA                      1/4/45

14 JUN TRIESTE

31 OCT 505 WITH 506 KNOWN AS 506.


WO170/7026                  506 PRO COY                         JAN  -  DEC 1945 1 JAN CATTOLICA

                            CAPT H F a’BRASSARD    RA                      11/1/45

                            LT G C WITTY             RA                      1/3/44

                            LT B R NEWITT           GREEN HOWARDS 27/6/44

28 FEB  PESARO      

                             CAPT W E WICKES     GREEN HOWARDS    26/9/43

8 APR                               FORLI

1 MAY                             MESTRE

2 JUN                               VENICE

31 OCT    505 DISBANDED   BECOMES 506

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WO170/7027             507 PRO COY                             JAN  -  DEC 1945 1 1 JAN FLORENCE

                        CAPT H D HARKER               LOYALS                 18/9/43

                        LT A W KNOWLES               RAC                        4/10/44

                        LT A BOURNE                     QUEEN'S                 19/9/44

8 MAR   ESCORT AND GUARD FOR SHOOTING OF ITALIAN CIVILIAN

24 MAR  ESCORT AND GUARD FOR SHOOTING OF 2 ITALIAN CIVILIANS

                        CAPT H BROOKES              WARWICKS                15/2/45

                        LT E SMITHSON                 RA                            6/2/45

                        LT G BUTLER                     HANTS                      7/2/45

9 APR   JOINT FOOT PATROLS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN MPS

1 OFF 35 ORS 173 BTY RA ACT AS GARRISON POLICE IN FLORENCE

21 JUL   DAPM  AREZZO NCO FROM 507 SHOT BY DRIVER OF A 3-TON TRUCK

ROAD BLOCK OUT

28 JUL   REPORT FROM BRIT G HOSPITAL THAT L/CPL E FIELDING HAD DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON 21 JUL

31 OCT   AMALGAMATION OF 507 & 509 PRO COY BECAME 507    FLORENCE

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WO170/7028              509 PRO COY                              JAN - OCT 1945

JAN  AREZZO

                             CAPT C J S HARPER          MSX                    1/1/45

                             LT G E BUTLER                 HANTS                9/8/44

                             LT G I CUTTELL                GEN LIST             1/2/44

                             LT J C ATKINSON              DLI                     11/2/45

                             LT R C LOWES                  RA                      30/1/45

8 FEB   PART 1 ORDERS.     CMP SIGNS.

1.   THERE ARE CERTAIN CMP SIGNS STILL DISPLAYED IN THIS THEATRE WHICH  INCLUDE THE WORD 'BLOODY'.   THESE WILL BE REMOVED FORTHWITH AND AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY FURTHER CMP SIGNS BE ERECTED OF A BLASPHEMOUS OR RISQUE NATURE.

2.   SHOULD ANY NCO LOCATE ANY SIGNS AS ABOVE MENTIONED THEY WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO COY HQ WITH A SHORT REPORT GIVING LOCATION FOUND ALSO MAP REF.

SEP   FROM PADUA TO BOLOGNA  HQ 41 VIA ANGELO.

31 OCT BOLOGNA

509 DISBANDED AND BECOMES PART OF 507.         VENTUROLI.

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WO170/7029                510 PRO COY CMP                  JAN  -  OCT 1945

14 JAN NAPLES  TO  BARI  

                           CAPT G C D SCOTT-LOWE 

                           CAPT J F W BARKER           MIDDLESEX                      

                           LT J W GORDON                 RA

                           LT R MILLS                        MIDDKESEX

5 FEB   2717767 SGT J NOLAN,   5098245 CPL J BOULTER,   5777347 L/CPL E ATTKINS HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE MID.

11 FEB   L/CPL H TOOVEY RECEIVED SEVERE INJURIES WHEN HIS JEEP SKIDDED INTO AN AMBULANCE.

20 MAY  BRINDISI

                   5729161 L/CPL E PITCHER SERIOUSLY WOUNDED WITH 5 SHOTS IN HIS ABDOMEN IN A RAID ON A PARTY OF ITALIANS COMMITTING A THEFT.

24 MAY   OC VISITED PITCHER IN HOSPITAL.

               CAPT H S MAIRIS          CHESHIRE    VICE  SCOTT

               CAPT C B BANES         NORTANTS YEO       15/6/45       OC

               CAPT S S CARDER       PNR CORPS             I/8/45       OC

               LT C R SWAN              RA                         27/7/45

27 SEP    CAPT S L D UFFOLD     GR HOW        OC VICE CARDER ON RELEASE


WO 170/7030              629 PROVOST SECTION              JAN - AUG 1945

JAN 1 -31 ROME.   ADMINISTRATION TAKEN OVER BY OC 230 PRO COY FROM OC 111  PRO COY.    CAPT C S GILL.

FEB 1- 28 AREZZO. AS ABOVE BUT OC 509 PRO COY ON 24/2/45.

MAR 1 - 31 AREZZO  AS ABOVE.   OC 509 PRO COY CAPT C J S HARPER.

APRIL PERUGGIA.

MAY OTTAVIANO

JULY OTTAVIANO

AUG 1 -31 OTAVIANO  THE SECTION ALTHOUGH STILL HOLDING ITS WAR ESTABLISHMENT HAS NO PERSONNEL, VEHICLES OR WAR OFFICE CONTROLLED STORES.   DURING THE MONTH VEHICLES ON CHARGE TO THIS SECTION WERE TRANSFERRED TO 183 PRO COY AND THE REMAINING PERSONNEL POSTED TO OTHER CMP UNITS.

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WO 170/7031            632 IND. BRIGADE PRO UNIT         JAN- FEB 1945

PIRAEUS.   134997 CAPT W A R SURMAN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY, RAC.

JAN 1 12.10HRS   75MM SHELL FALLS IN VICINITY OF CMP HQ, 2 CIVILIANS KILLED.   15.20HRS. CIVIL POLICEMAN BRINGS UNEXPLODED 75MM SHELL TO CMP HQ.   HANDED OVER TO HQ 130 BDE.

JAN 4   BANK OF GREECE SECURITY (1 NCO).  SOUP KITCHEN DUTIES (1 NCO).

JAN 11  ONE NCO DETAILED AS MORALITY NCO.   SOUP KITCHEN DUTIES (1 NCO).

JAN 13 ABSENTEE 1881400 SPR HIGGINS RE, SURRENDERS.

JAN 14 OUT OF BOUNDS SIGNS ERECTED IN BROTHEL AREAS.

JAN 15 THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN RECOVERED FROM BROTHEL IN PIRAEUS.

JAN 18 SHOOTING BY INDIAN GUARD IN DOCK AREA INVESTIGATED, FOUND TO BE FIRING SPARE ROUNDS IN AIR.

FEB 21 21.25 HRS  CALL OUT TO SOLDIER WHO IS FIRING RIFLE, BELIEVED DRUNK.   ROYAL NAVAL PIQUET ACCOMPANIED PATROL.   22.43HRS SOLDIER REFERRED TO IN PREVIOUS ENTRY ACCIDENTAL SHOT, DIED OF WOUNDS.   A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NAVAL PIQUET ACCOMPANYING CMP PATROL SHOT THE SOLDIER BELIEVING HIM ON THE POINT OF FIRING AT HIMSELF.

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WO170/7032             'B' DOG PRO COY                      JAN  -   DEC 1945

 AREZZO.     MAJ J S POTTS, NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS (1422510) 28/8/44  APM

                   LT W J BLANDFORD                16/8/44

JAN 1 STABIA.

JAN 9 PICCIOLA.   ITALIAN CIVILIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG ZONA, NO NA/228.

JAN 10 PREZZO.  ONE ITALIAN CIVILIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG BLACKIE, NO.2117/4977.   PROPERTY VALUED AT £1.10.6 RECOVERED.

JAN 11 AREZZO. TWO ITALIANS ARRESTED BY WAR DOG BLACKIE NO. 2117/4977.2117/4977.

JAN 26  ONE ITALIAN CIVILIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG BLACKIE 2177/4977.

JAN 30 AREZZO.  ONE ITALIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG TONY, NO. 2489/5005.   ONE ITALIAN ARRESTED BY WAR DOG LADDIE NO. 2189/4974.

JAN 31 STABIA.  COL A R REES-REYNOLDS PROVOST MARSHAL (BR) AFHQ VISITED COY HQ.

MARCH  22   44. CMP BILLETS.   ON TWO OCCASIONS RECENTLY, ITALIAN BOYS HAVE BEEN FOUND SLEEPING IN CMP BILLETS,   SUCH A STATE OF AFFAIRS IS OBVIOUSLY IRREGULAR AND UNDESIRABLE.   IT IS OBVIOUSLY NOT POSSIBLE TO LAYLING THAT CIVILIANS ARE NOT TO BE ACCOMMODATED ON PREMISES OCCUPIED BY THE CMP, AS THIS IS NOT ALWAYS PRACTICABLE, THEREFORE THE DECISION ON EACH INDIVIDUAL CASE MUST BE LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF PROVOST OFFICERS.   ITALIAN BOYS WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE ACCOMMODATED IN CMP BILLETS, AND NO CIVILIAN WILL SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM AS MILITARY POLICEMEN.  3 DIST PRO ADMIN INST NO.5.

4 APR FALCONARA. 5394065 L/CPL S C LEWIS SHOT ON DUTY WHILE INSPECTING A TRUCK SUSPECTED OF CARRYING STOLEN WD PETROL.   L/CPL LEWIS DIED FROM HIS WOUNDS ON 13 APR IN NZ GEN HOSPITAL.

APRIL 23 HONOURS & AWARDS. B DOG PRO COY, CMP PART I ORDERS, NO.24. HIS MAJESTY THE KING HAS APPROVED THE AWARD OF THE BEM TO NO.860305 CPL WILLIAM BALL.  “HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS CPL BALL”.

                       LT JF LUMSDEN        RA          2/4/45

                       ANCONA/RIMINI

                       MAJ E M NASH         GLOSTERS        26/5/45     OC

                       LT R M TRACEY        PNR                18/3/45

MAY 10 PART I ORDERS SERIAL NO.26 DATED 10/5/45.   61. POLICE DOGS - EMPLOYMENT.   MILITARY POLICE DOGS MAY BE USED TO GUARD THE PERIMETER OF PW CAMPS.   THE POLICE DOG IS THE WEAPON OF THE HANDLER IN PRECISELY THE SAME WAY AS THE RIFLE IS OF THE SOLDIER.   THE NORMAL PROVISIONS REGARDING CHALLENGE MUST BE OBSERVED, AND THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES ARE INCURRED.   IT WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE A VERY SERIOUS MATTER IF A HANDLER WERE SO NEGLIGENT AS TO ALLOW HIS DOG TO MAIL ANYBODY OTHER THAN AN ESCAPEE.

MAY 12 PART I ORDER, SERIAL NO.26.   WELFARE.   THE SUM OF £85.10.00 HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO MRS S G LEWIS, WIFE OF NO. 5394065 L/CPL LEWIS SG.   THIS WAS THE TOTAL SUM RAISED BY THE WHOLE UNIT.

MAY 18  LT TRACEY RM PIONEER CORPS POSTED IN.

MAY 26  MAJ POTTS RETURNS TO THE UK, NEW OC NO.141743 MAJ E M NASH MM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (He died on the 11/7/45 but no mention in war diary).

AREZZO, DINTONTO, MONTE MARCIANO, STABIA.

MAY 31 STABIA.   7 SECTION ADVANCE PARTY AND KENNELS LEFT FOR SECTION S NEW LOCATION AT UDINE.

JUNE 45  ANCONA, KLAGENFURT, AREZZO, CASANOVO, RIMINI.

JUNE 5 PART I ORDERS, SER NO. 29.   69. WELFARE.   A LETTER OF THANKS HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM MR S G LEWIS, WIFE OF NO. 5394065 FOR THE LETTER OF SYMPATHY FROM MAJ J S POTTS ON BEHALF OF THE COY AND ALSO FOR THE SUM OF £85.10.00 WHICH WAS SUBSCRIBED BY THE ENTIRE COY.

JULY 2 PART I ORDERS, SERIAL NO.34.  86 COURT OF ENQUIRY   A COURT OF INQUIRY WILL BE ASSEMBLED AT HQ “B” DOG COMPANY, CMP, NEAR CIVITA CASTELLAN, AT 10.00HRS ON THE SIXTH DAY OF JULY 1945 FOR THE PURPOSE OF:

  1.  INQUIRY INTO AND REPORTING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH WD VEHICLE NO. Z5184210 AND RAF VEHICLE NO. RAF 57604 COLLIDED IN THE VIA FLAMINIA, ROME ON 17 JUN 45
  2. 2.  WHEREBY NO W/287436 PTE TABUTEAU M AND W.125004 PTE RITCHIE J OF THE ALLIED COMMISSION FOR AUSTRIA SUSTAINED INJURIES.
  3. PRESIDENT: LT J A HARMER RA, MEMBER LT R TRACEY, PIONEER CORPS.
  4. THE COURT WILL RECORD AN OPINION ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE COLLISION.
  5. THE COURT WILL NOT RECORD AN OPINION OF THE INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PERSONNEL
  6. THE EVIDENCE WILL BE TAKEN ON OATH.
  7. CSM DAVIS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE THAT ALL WITNESSES ARE AT THE “B” DOG PROVOST COMPANY. CMP HEADQUARTERS BY 09.45HRS ON 6 JULY 45.

AUG 4  PART I ORDER, NO.38 VEHICLE MARKING.   THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT WILL PLACE THE IDENTIFICATION MARKING  SHOWN ON ATTACHED DIAGRAM ON ALL VEHICLES TRANSFERRED TO THEM.

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 6 AUG       MID   MAJ A MARRIOTT TO BE MENTIONED IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN ITALY.   (APPENDIX “A” TO GRO 879 OF 1945).

                       MAJ A MARRIOTT               BUFFS          1/8/45     APM

                      LT J HUGHES                      N STAFFS    15/10/45

PART I ORDERS, NO.45.   SGT WILLIAMS IS CONGRATULATED ON THE EXCELLENT TURNOUT OF HIS SECTION AND ON THE GENERAL CONDITION OF BILLETS, KENNELS AND DOCUMENTS ON A RECENT INSPECTION.

PART I ORDERS SERIAL NO. 42.   DISCIPLINE.   IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE PROVOST MARSHAL, AFHQ, THAT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHILST AT THE DEPOT, MYTCHESS HAVE BEHAVED IN AN UNSEEMLY MANNER.   THEIR ATTITUDE HAS BEEN TO DECRY THE EFFORTS OF THOSE AT HOME AND TO LAUD THEIR OWN FETES AND STRESS THE SIDE SCOPE OF THEIR EXPERIENCE.

     WHILST REALISING THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE IN A VERY SMALL MINORITY, THEIR BEHAVIOUR DOES A VERY GREAT DEAL TO LOWER THE NAME OF THE CORPS IN THIS THEATRE.   OFFICERS AND OR RETURNING HOME HAVE VERY GOOD REASON TO BE PROUD OF THE GOOD RECORD OF THE PROVOST SERVICE, AND THEY MUST REMAIN CONSCIOUS OF THE VALUABLE EXPERIENCE WHICH THEY HAVE GAINED.   THIS BEING SO IT IS INCUMBENT THAT THEY CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A DIGNIFIED AND MODEST MANNER FOR THAT IS THE SURE WAY TO GAIN RESPECT.  

     LIFE AT HOME HAS NOT BY ANY MEANS BEEN A “BED OF ROSES” DURING THE WAR YEARS, AND THERE ARE SO MANY WHO HAVE REMAINED AT HOME BECAUSE THEY HAVE HAD TO AND NOT FROM CHOICE.   IT IS EASY THEREFORE TO BE GRAVELY UNJUST THROUGH A FEW CARELESSLY SPOKEN WORDS.

     THE PROVOST MARSHAL, AFHQ, THEREFORE, RELIES ON ALL RANKS TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN THE WAY INDICATED TO PRESERVE NOT ONLY THEIR OWN GOOD NAME AS INDIVIDUALS, BUT THE GOOD NAME OF THE CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE IN THIS THEATRE/

           AFHQ LETTER AF/PM/172 DATED 19 AUG 45.

DISCIPLINE - POSITION OF SOLDIERS UNDER SENTENCE AT THE CONCLUSION OF HOSTILITIES  

     IN ORDER THAT THERE MAY BE NO MISAPPREHENSION AS TO THE INTENTIONS OF HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT ON THE SUBJECT OF AN AMNESTY AT THE CONCLUSION OF HOSTILITIES FOR SOLDIERS SERVING SENTENCES OF PENAL SERVITUDE AND IMPRISONMENT FOR MILITARY OFFENCES, THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT MADE BY THE PRIME MINISTER IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IS PUBLISHED FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL RANKS.

     “SO FAR AS CONCERNS THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT IT IS NOT THE INTENTION TO GRANT ANY GENERAL REMISSION OF SENTENCE.   OFFENCES SUCH AS DESERTION WHICH COMPRISE THE BULK OF THESE SENTENCES INVOLVE AT BEST AN ADDED STRAIN UPON MANPOWER OF THIS COUNTRY AND AT THE WORST FORFEIT THE LIVES OF OTHER SOLDIERS WHO HAVE TO FILL THE PLACES OF THESE DESERTERS.   SUCH VERY SERIOUS OFFENCES ARE HAPPILY RARE AND IN THE OPINION OF HM GOVERNMENT THERE CAN BE NO REASON WHY THE MEN CONCERNED SHOULD NOT COMPLETE THEIR SENTENCES IRRESPECTIVE OF THE END OF THE WAR WITH GERMANY OR THE END OF THE WAR WITH JAPAN.            GRO 1075/44.

LOADING OF FIREARMS  

  1.     IT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED THAT THE PREVALENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY WITHIN THE DISTRICT HAS CREATED A SITUATION WHICH NECESSITATES A REVISION OF THE PRESENT POLICY REGARDING THE LOADING OF FIREARMS, IN SO FAR AS CMP PERSONNEL ARE CONCERNED AND IN CONSEQUENCE A RULING HAS BEEN OBTAINED AS FOLLOWS: AUTHORITY TO ORDER THE LOADING OF FIREARMS BY PROVOST PERSONNEL IS DELEGATED TO DETACHMENT COMMANDERS NOT BELOW THE RANK OF FULL CORPORAL
  2.      THIS ORDER WILL REMAIN IN FORCE PENDING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THIS OFFICE OR HIGHER AUTHORITY.
  3.      THIS ORDER IS DESIGNED TO SAFEGUARD THE INTERESTS OF PERSONNEL ON THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, BUT IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT DETACHMENT COMMANDERS WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE REQUIRED TO JUSTIFY THEIR ACTION WHEN ORDERING THE LOADING OF FIREARMS.

SAFEGUARDING OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION

  1. AMMUNITION WILL NOT BE KEPT IN PERMANENT POSSESSION OF CMP PERSONNEL.
  2. ALL AMMUNITION WILL BE KEPT CENTRALLY UNDER LOCK AND KEY IN A PLACE OF SAFETY UNDER UNIT ARRANGEMENTS.   AMMUNITION WILL BE ISSUED TO PERSONNEL WHEN PARADING FOR DUTY, AND WILL BE COLLECTED ON COMPLETION OF THE TOUR OF DUTY AND RETURNED TO SECTION AMMUNITION STORE.

AUG 31   PART I ORDERS, SERIAL NO 45.   THE FOLLOWING PUNISHMENTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED DURING THE PAST MONTH:

1889729 L/CPL GRAY RT, 4621865 L/CPL DENTO E A, 1461271 L/CPL ROGERS G, 4622063 L/CPL WEST C - FAILING TO SALUTE AN OFFICER, REPRIMANDED.

6462420 L/CPL BARRELL G, ABSENT FROM 23.59HRS 25/8/45 UNTIL SEEN BY NCO I/C GUARD AT 05.45 HRS 26/8/45 - REPRIMANDED.  

967019 L/CPL ALDRED G, 2654395 L/CPL FOX F R, HAVING AN UNTIDY BED SPACE FOR BILLET INSPECTION - REPRIMANDED.

3252694 L/CPL SHEPPLEY N, LOSING BY NEGLECT A WD WATCH - ADMONISHED.   ORDERED TO PAY THE COST OF THE WATCH (£1.1.07).

4694867 L/CP/ SHAW S, ABSENT FROM 23.50 HRS 17/8/45 UNTIL SEEN AT 08.30 HRS 18/8/45 - REPRIMANDED FORFEITS 1 DAY’S PAY BY ROYAL WARRANT.

1823949 L/CPL YORKE H, BEIN IN IMPROPER POSSESSION OF ONE ITALIAN TENT TYPE GROUND SHEET - DEPRIVED OF LANCE CORPORAL STRIPE.

THESE PUNISHMENT SHEETS APPEAR MONTHLY UNTIL DECEMBER.

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WO170/7030                      629 PRO SECT                  JAN  -  AUG 1945

ROME

1 – 31 JAN DMIN TAKEN OVER BY OC 230 PRO COY FROM OC 111 PRO COY.

AREZZO

1 28 FEB ADMIN TAKEN OVER BY OC 509 PRO COY ON 24/2/45.

MAR        ADMIN AS FEB – 1 SGT, 2 CPL’S, 5 L/CPLS

AUG        ALTHOUGH STILL HOLDING ITS WAR ESTABLISHMENT – NO PERSONNEL, VEHICLES OR STORES.

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WO170/7031             632 IND BDE GROUP PRO UNIT          JAN 1945

PIRAEUS

                                     CAPT W A R SURIMAN           RAC

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WO170/7032                'B' DOG PRO COY                  JAN  -   DEC 1945

AREZZO

                           MAJ J S POTTS         NFD              28/8/44          APM

                           LT W J BLANDFORD                     16/8/44

                           FALCONARO

4 APR      5394065 L/CPL S C LEWIS SHOT ON DUTY WHILE INSPECTING A TRUCK SUSPECTED OF CARRYING STOLEN WD PETROL.   L/CPL LEWIS DIED FROM HIS WOUNDS ON 13 APR IN NZ GEN HOSPITAL.

                      LT J F LUMSDEN        RA          2/4/45

ANCONA/RIMINI

              

MAJ E M NASH MM   GLOSTERS        26/5/45  OC

                      LT R M TRACEY        PNR                    18/3/45

MAJ A MARRIOT TO BE MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN ITALY.

                        MAJ A MARRIOTT   BUFFS          1/8/45    APM

                        LT J HUGHES         N STAFFS    15/10/45

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WO170/7033    22 IND PRO SECT, FORMERLY 'G'      JAN  -  JUN 1945 TARANTO

                          LT F H FOULDS              RASC              15/12/44

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WO170/7034         27 IND PRO SECT , LATE  'H'           APR, MAY 1945 ZARA

                         LT E F BERRY            GEN LIST

18 MAY   1600HRS  -  EMBARKED ON LST 265.

20 MAY   ARRIVED IN BARI REPORTING TO APM 181 PRO COY.

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WO 170/7050  HQ SPECIAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH  APR - SEPT 1945

CASERTA.   LT COL W HADDON, GEN LIST 6/4/44, DPM.

APRIL 19  DISCUSSION OF EXCESSIVE PURCHASE OF POSTAL ORDERS BY MILITARY, AIR FORCE AND OTHER PERSONNEL AND THEIR USE IN ILLEGAL CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS.     ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS.

MAJ J T SAUNDERS, GEN LIST APM 16/3/45.

CAPT W J COUTTS GEN LIST DAPM 17/12/44.

AUG  VISITS TO PORTO S. GIORGIO TO REVIEW WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS.

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WO 170/7051  “A” SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION  MAR-DEC 1945

MARCH   UNDER FORMATION AT DEPOT & TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT CMP, CMF.

CAPT E B CUTLER (316991) POSTED IN 1/3/45.

APRIL  TORRE ANNUNZIATA: TO PREVENT AND DETECT THEFTS OF WD PROPERTY FROM RAILWAYS.

MAY  ROUTINE DUTIES.

JUNE 9   CAPT G W R TERRY NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGT POSTED IN.

DEC 6 CAPT C W PINDER (329503 POSTED IN.   CAPT CUTLER DEPARTS.

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WO 170/7052   60 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION OCT - DEC 1945

CASERTA.  

OCT 28 CAPT R J MASTERS, GENERAL LIST POSTED IN AS DAPM.   ROUTINE DUTIES (INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES).

OCT 25 LT C H MAYHEW GENERAL LIST POSTED IN.

OCT 28 CAPT D A THORN RAC POSTED IN.

APPENDIX ‘E’ A TWO PAGE REPORT ALLEGED CRIME AGAINST AN ESCAPED BRITISH PRISONER OF WAR AT MI---PARO, 21/3/45.   DEATH 2372205 SIGNALMAN SYDNEY S SMITH (No. 2372205 Signalman Sidney Seymour Smith, died 1/3/44, age 34, Royal Corps of Signals.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, in grave ref XXI.F.11.   These reports are poor typed copies and will not reproduce here).

APPENDIX ‘C’ A TWO PAGE REPORT ALLEGED CRIME AGAINST AN ESCAPED PRISONER ON 8/3/44.   DEATH 166279 DVR F COOPER, ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS.   (No. T/166279 Driver F A Cooper, Royal Army Service Corps attached 110 Special Wireless Section, Royal Corps of Signals.   He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, in grave XVI. D. 4.   These reports are poor typed copies and will not reproduce here).

APPENDIX ‘D’ A 1 PAGE REPORT ON THE SHOOTING OF PTE STANISLAS SANICKI AT RONCIETELLI.

APPENDIX ‘B’ 8 ESCAPED AMERICAN POW’S SHOT BY MACHINE GUN FIRE IN A CHURCH.   SOME SS TROOPS BEING INTERROGATED.   NO RESULT AS YET.

APPENDIX ‘A’ MONTAPPONE.  WILLIAM COTTON ESCAPED BRITISH POW REPORTED RUMORS HE HAD DIED AS A RESULT OF BULLET WOUNDS BY FACISTS.   ITALIAN DOCTOR CLAIMS HE DIED OF TYPHUS AND IS BURIED AT MONTEFIORGIO.   NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE.   CLOSED.

AUG 20 LT R J MASTERS (318450) GEN LIST POSTED IN.

28/12/44 LT D A THORN (293747) RAC POSTED IN

28/12/44 CAPT W G HORTON RAC POSTED IN.

15/11/45 LT D R FORWARD GEN LIST POSTED IN.

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NAPLES

JAN 1 ROUTINE  DUTIES.   CAPT J MCKINNON (265406) GEN LIST POSTED IN.

LT CUTLER E B (316991) GEN LIST POSTED IN 10/3/44.

FEB 3  A DETACHMENT, 2 NCO’S WITHDRAWN FROM CAPUA.

MAR 1 LT CUTLER POSTED TO A DETACHMENT, NAPLES.

MAR 6 CAPT MCKINNON ADMITTED TO 104 (BR) GENERAL HOSPITAL, INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.   20/3/45 DISCHARGED.

APRIL TO OCT ROUTINE DUTIES NAPLES AREA.

OCT 25 STEPS TAKEN TO DISBAND AND CONVERT TO “E” SECTION SIB.

OCT 31 UNIT DISBANDED.

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BARI.   CAPT W H COOPER (231904) GEN LIST 30/1/43, LT R W CALDER, GEN LIST 27/6/44.

JAN 1 CRIME INVESTIGATIONS BARI.

JAN 5 HONOURS AND AWARDS.  THE KING HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY PLEASED TO GIVE ORDERS FOR THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION IN, AND APPOINTMENTS TO, THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES IN ITALY:  TO BE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER;

LT (TEMPORARY CAPTAIN) HORACE WINSTON COOPER (231904), GENERAL LIST, (ST. ALBANS).

EXTRACT FROM GENERAL ROUTINE ORDER NO.97, SERIAL NO 5, DATED 2 FEBRUARY 1945.

THE KING HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY PLEASED TO APPROVE THAT THE FOLLOWING BE MENTIONED IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES IN ITALY:- NO. 552534 SERGEANT W. J.

SHARMAN.

CRIME INVESTIGATIONS IN BARI THROUGHOUT THE DIARY.

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(9/4/45 AN AMERICAN AMMUNITION SHIP EXPLODED IN BARI HARBOUR, 267 CIVILIANS AND AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF BRITISH AND AMERICANS WERE KILLED AND 1,300 INJURED.   THERE HAD BEEN A PREVIOUS EXPLOSION IN BARI HARBOUR IN 1943 INVOLVING AMMUNITION SHIPS ONE CONTAINING MUSTARD GAS).

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BARLETTA.   CAPT F W TAYLOR GEN LIST DAPM 3/1/45   LT H PROCTOR GEN LIST 7/2/45.

JAN 22 DAPM SIB 3 DISTRICT VISITS AND INSTRUCTED TO CLOSE DOWN “A” DETACHMENT SAN VITO AND MOVE BACK TO HQ.

APRIL 27 ADVANCE PARTY TO TARANTO AND BRINDISI.   “B2 DETACHMENT BRINDISI BECAME OPERATIONAL.

0CT 3 CAPT F W TAYLOR STUCK OF STRENGTH, IMOT DISBANDED AND PERSONNEL POSTED TO “E” SECTION SIB.

LOTS OF OTHER RANK POSTINGS IN AN OUT THROUGHOUT DIARY.

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CATANIA.   CAPT W G BILYARD, GENERAL LIST, 5/2/43,  LT R STILL GENERAL LIST, 14/7/44.

JAN 4  54614 WOII HOWARTH J GRANTED ACTING WOI.

JAN 1 TO JAN 31  CATANIA, SYRACUSE, MESSINA.   SIB DUTIES CARRIED OUT RESULTING IN 67 CASES BEING INVESTIGATED, 97 PERSONS ARRESTED, AND THE RECOVERY OF £1572 WORTH OF WD AND EQUIPMENT.

FEB 1 TO FEB 28  SIB DUTIES CARRIED OUT AT CATANIA, SYRACUSE AND MESSINA RESULTING IN 43 CASES BEING INVESTIGATED AND 80 PERSONS ARRESTED AND RECOVERY OF £98.10.6 WORTH OF WAR OFFICE AND ALLIED EQUIPMENT.

MARCH 2 CATANIA  2655018 SGT A F BORLAND AWARDED THE LONG SERVICE & GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL.

MAR 1 TO MAR 25  SIB DUTIES IN CATANIA, SYRACUSE AND MESSINA RESULTING IN 32 CASES BEING INVESTIGATE, 56 PERSONS ARRESTED AND THE RECOVERY OF LIRE 520.13.9 WORTH OF WD AND ALLIED PROPERTY.

MAR 26  COMMENCED MOVEMENT CHANGE OF LOCATION UNDER SECRET INSTRUCTIONS TO PROCEED TO LEGHORN, TAKING PART IN SCHEME “GOLDFLAKE”.   MESSINA, PALMI, CASTLE LUCCIO, POMPEI, NAPLES, CASSINO, ARCE, ROME, LEGHORN 30/3/45.

MAY 1 LEGHORN, HARRODS CAMP AWAITING CONVOY TO GENOA.

MAY 2 ARRIVE GENOA, SECTION TO CENTRAL POLICE HQ.

CARSA, BALLIA VIA CESAREA, GENOA WITH 179 PORT COMPANY.

MAY 13 VISIT OF PM COL REES-REYNOLDS.

MAY 22  A”A” DETACHMENT OF THIS SECTION CONSISTING OF 1 OFFICER, 1 WO, 3 SGT’S LEFT GENOA FOR TURIN TO OPEN DETACHMENT THERE.

MAY 2 TO MAY 31  SIB DUTIES CARRIED OUT IN GENOA RESULTING IN 18 CASES BEING INVESTIGATED, 17 PERSONS ARRESTED AND THE RECOVERY OF £319.6.6 WORTH OF WD AND ALLIED PROPERTY

JUNE 1 TO JUNE 30 GENOA, TURIN.   SIB INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT IN GENOA AND TURIN RESULTING IN 69 CASES BEING INVESTIGATED, 78 PERSONS ARRESTED AND THE RECOVERY OF £409.1.9 WORTH OF WD AND ALLIED EQUIPMENT.

JULY 1 TO JULY 31  SIB DUTIES CARRIED OUT IN GENOA AND TURIN RESULTING IN 67 CASES BEING INVESTIGATED, 74 PERSONS ARRESTED AND THE RECOVERY OF £1,216 WORTH OF WD AND ALLIED EQUIPMENT.

AUG 1 TO AUG 31.  SIB DUTIES CARRIED OUT IN GENOA, TURIN RESULTING IN 48 CASES BEING INVESTIGATED, 70 PERSONS ARRESTED AND THE RECOVERY OF £2,422 WORTH OF WD AND ALLIED PROPER  

SEPT 1 TO SEPT 31  SIB DUTIES CARRIED OUT IN GENOA AND TURIN RESULTING IN 57 CASES INVESTIGATED, 67 PERSONS ARRESTED AND THE RECOVERY OF £1,985 WORTH OF WD AND ALLIED PROPERTY.

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ALGIERS.   CAPT W F HARVEY, (316995) GENERAL LIST, 3/3/45.

JAN 1 ROUTINE DUTIES.

JAN 20 2693921 SGT DIAMOND I, 2610397 SGT NICHOLLS W S, 2611791 CATTELL RB EMBARK FOR D & T E, CMP.

FEB 2 TO BONE.

FEB 22 TO ALGIERS.

MAR 5  4075023 SGT GARROWAY H AWARDED LONG SERVICE & GOOD CONDUCT PAY.

APRIL 11 TO BONE.

APRIL 13 TO CONSTANTINE.

APRIL 14 TO ALGIERS.

APRIL 18  NA/T 34784 SOLATO DE LUCA, ITALIAN ARMY TO BE ATTACHED.

JUNE 10 TRANSPORT LOADED ON SS GAETO AT ALGIERS DOCKS, SAILED 11/6/45.

JUNE 13 SECTION PERSONNEL EMBARK ON THE DUTCHESS OF RICHMOND AT ALGIERS DOCKS.

JUNE 15 ARRIVE NAPLES.

JUNE 24 ARRIVE ANCONA.

JULY 29 ARRIVE VENICE.

AUG 10 ARRIVE UDINE.

SEPT 15 RETURN TO VENICE, 2 SGT’S REMAIN IN UDINE.

OCT 31 56 SIS DISBANDED, PERSONNEL TO “C” SECTION, SIB.

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SALERNO.   CAPT W G HORTON 282967, GENERAL LIST, 3/1/45 AND LT F A P GOOCH, GENERAL LIST 3/9/44.

FEB 6  CSM PROCTOR DISCHARGED TO COMMISSION TO 63 SECTION SIB.

AUG 19 LT M FINNEY POSTED IN.

SEPT 17 TO NAPLES.

OCT 1  NAPLES VIA ROME, “B” DETACHMENT, 4 NCO’S ALGIERS, “C” DETACHMENT, 2 NCO’S, SALERNO.   TRANSPORT 1 CAR LIGHT UTILITY 4 X 2, 4 CARS 5CWT, 4 X 2, 5 TRUCKS 15CWT, 4 X 2.

OCT 31 LT FINNEY TO “F” SECTION, SIB.   OC, 1 WO, 3 NCO’S MOVE TO ROME, ADDRESS:- 24 VIA DELLA PILOTTA.

NOV 1  “B” DETACHMENT, 2 SGT’S, ALGIERS, “F” DETACHMENT, 1 SGT, FLORENCE.

NOV 15  DETACHMENT MOVES FROM 24 VIA DELLA PILOTTA, ROME TO ALBERGO “WASHINGTON” CURSO D’ITALIA, ROME.

NOV 17 LT G W PINDER, GENERAL LIST 31/10/45 POSTED TO “A” SECTION.

DEC 9  MAJ G T SAUNDERS, APM SIB, GHQ VISITS SECTION.

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66 SECTION SIB, SUMMARY OF ARRESTS, APRIL 1945.

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HQ TARANTO, DETACHMENT BRINDISI.   CAPT W HUTCHINS (252802) GENERAL LIST 26/4/43.

JAN 1 TO 31  63 CASES INVESTIGATED, 79 ARRESTS, PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £440. 19/11 RECOVERED.

TWO MURDERS WHICH OCCURRED IN JANUARY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY INVESTIGATED THE THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE BEING NOW IN CUSTODY AWAITING TRIAL.   IN ADDITION TWO OTHER MURDERS REPORTED DURING MONTH HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED AND CULPRITS ARRESTED.

FEB 1 - 28  57 CASES INVESTIGATED, 67 ARRESTED, PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £1395.06.03 1/2p RECOVERED.

MARCH 1 -31 68 CASES INVESTIGATED, 66 PERSONS ARRESTED, PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £1511.03.04 HAS BEEN RECOVERED.   IN ADDITION £824. 07.09 IN CASH, BELIEVED PROCEEDS OF SALE OF WD PROPERTY HAS BEEN SEIZED AND IS HELD PENDING RECEIPT OF DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM HIGHER AUTHORITY.

APRIL 1 TO 30  DURING THE MONTH 78 CASES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED RESULTING IN 88 PERSONS BEING EITHER ARRESTED OR REPORTED.   PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £356. 11. 03d RECOVERED.   ONE CASE COMMENCED LAST MONTH IN WHICH PERSONNEL OF THE ITALIAN RAILWAYS WERE INVOLVED IN THE LARCENY OF A CONSIDERABLE QUANTITY OF WD GOODS HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION AND A TOTAL OF 67 PERSONS ARRESTED OR REPORTED FOR EITHER LARCENY OR RECEIVING.

APRIL 27 ORDERS RECEIVED FOR THE SECTION TO MOVE TO RAVENNA.   DUTIES AND OUTSTANDING ITEMS WERE ACCORDINGLY HANDED OVER TO DAPM 63 SECTION SIB AND ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETED TO MOVE OFF ON 1 MAY 45.

MAY 1 TARANTO.   LEFT ON ROUTE TO RAVENNA.   STAGED AT ERMOLI.

MAY 2 TERMOLI TO ANCONA.   TELEPHONE INSTRUCTIONS TO REPORT TO FERRARA INSTEAD OF RAVENNA.

MAY 3 ANCONA TO FERRARA.   INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED FROM DPM REAR HQ 8 ARMY TO ATTACH UNIT TO 505 PRO COY AT BADIA AND MOVE WITH THEM.

MAY 4 FERRARA TO BADIA.

MAY 6 TELEPHONE INSTRUCTIONS FROM DPM TO PROCEED TO PADUA WITH 505 PRO COY AND THERE AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

MAY 18 PADUA.  DETACHMENT OF 2 NCO’S FOR ATTACHMENT TO APM 13 CORPS.

MAY 19 DETACHMENT OF 2 NCO’S FOR ATTACHMENT TO APM 86 (ARMY) AREA FOR VENICE.

MAY 21 VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM APM 86 (ARMY) AREA FOR SECTION TO MOVE TO MESTRE AND TAKE UP DUTY.

MAY 22  HE SET UP AT VIA CATTAPAN 27, MESTRE.   DURING THE MONTH ONLY 6 CASES WERE THE SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATIONS, 3 PERSONS BEING ARRESTED AND ENEMY PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £8655.00.00 BEING RECOVERED.

JUNE 19 VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM APM 13 CORPS TO MOVE SECTION HQ TO TRIESTE LEAVING A DETACHMENT AT MESTRE.

JUNE 21  SECTION HQ SET UP AT 3, VIA DELL’ UNIVERSITA, TRIESTE.

DURING THE MONTH 35 CASES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED, RESULTING IN 33 PERSONS BEING ARRESTED AND PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £1539. 05.06 BEING RECOVERED.   THERE BEING NO CIVIL POLICE FORCE FUNCTIONING IN TRIESTE, ALL CRIME MILITARY AND CIVIL HAS PERFORCE TO BE INVESTIGATED BY SIB PERSONNEL.

JULY 4 TRIESTE.  DETACHMENT CALLED IN FROM MESTRE ON INSTRUCTIONS OF DPM, 8 ARMY.  

DURING THE MONTH 75 CASES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED, RESULTING IN 43 ARRESTS, AND PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £9,951 08. 03 BEING RECOVERED.   STILL NO CIVIL POLICE FUNCTIONING AT TRIESTE.   SERIOUS MILITARY CRIME PRACTICALLY NON-EXISTENT AND ALL EFFORTS OF THIS UNIT ARE BEING DEVOTED TO THE PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF CIVILIAN CRIMINAL OFFENDERS.

AUG 1 TO 31 TRIESTE.  DURING THE MONTH 57 CASES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED, RESULTING IN 19 PERSONS BEING EITHER ARRESTED OR REPORTED, AND PROPERTY TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF £8,605 15. 00 RECOVERED.   RATHER MORE THAN £8,500 OF THIS COMPRISES CIVILIAN PROPERTY, THERE STILL BEING NO CIVIL POLICE FUNCTIONING IN THE TOWN, THE SECTION IS ALMOST WHOLLY ENGAGED IN THE DETECTION OF CIVILIAN CRIME, SERIOUS CRIME COMMITTED BY SERVICE PERSONNEL BEING PRACTICALLY NON-EXISTENT.

NUMEROUS SHOOTING INCIDENTS CLASSIFIED AS MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER ETC. ARE UNDOUBTEDLY OF POLITICAL INTEREST BUT IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THESE

OCT 6.  THE SECTION, TOGETHER WITH OTHER PROVOST UNITS IN THE AREA, WAS INSPECTED BY MAJOR GENERAL I D ERSKINE, DSO, PM, UK.

OCT 11 CAPT W HUTCHINS LEFT TO ATTEND A CIVIL AFFAIRS COURSE IN THE UK.

OCT 22  LT G H BAUMBER  LEFT TO UK - LIAP.

OCT 24  LT G W R TERRY TAKEN ON STRENGTH FROM “A” SECTION SIB.

OCT 31  ON REORGANISATION OF SIB IN CMP, 67 SECTION AND 65 SECTION WERE AMALGAMATED TO FORM “C” SECTION, SIB, CMP.

DURING THE MONTH, THE MUCH DEPLETED PERSONNEL OF 67 SECTION DEALT WITH 24 CASES, ONE OF WHICH MIGHT BE TERMED AS SERIOUS, RESULTING IN 17 PERSONS BEING EITHER ARRESTED OR REPORTED.

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ANCONA.  CAPT A L FAIREY, DAPM GENERAL LIST 7/10/44.

JAN GENERAL INVESTIGATION DUTIES.

JAN 15 SECTION IN COMPANY WITH PROVOST RAID VILLAGES OF CAMERATA AND GRAMCHETTA.

FEB 7 LT C O B WILLIAMS 342816) POSTED IN.

MAR 4 VISIT FROM LT COL HEDDON, (211986) DAPM HQ SIB.

APRIL GENERAL INVESTIGATION DUTIES.

MAY 10 SECTION GRANTED ONE DAYS LEAVE IN CELEBRATION OF CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES.

JUNE, JULY, AUG, SEPT, OCT NOTHING TO REPORT.

OCT 2 CAPT FAIREY POSTED, NEW OC CAPT C O B WILLIAMS.

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NAPLES.   CAPT J A WILKINSON GENERAL LIST, 15/2/44 POSTED IN, 12/7/44 BECAME OC.   LT M FINNEY GENERAL LIST POSTED IN 19/8/44.

FEB 3  LT F A P GOOCH POSTED IN.

AUG  MOVE TO KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA.

OCT 30 LETTER RECEIVED FROM DPM, BTA ENCLOSING LETTER DATED 16/10/45 AUTHORISING CONVERSION TO “B” SECTION SIB CMP FROM 69 & 77 SECTIONS SIB WEF 31/10/45.

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FLORENCE.   LT H B SLOANE (297006) GENERAL LIST 8/1/44 POSTED IN.   18/8/44 2/LT G H BAUMBER, (329393) GENERAL LIST 19/8/44 POSTED IN.

ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS.

APRIL 25 HANDED OVER FLORENCE TO 80 SECTION, SIB.

APRIL 26, BOLOGNA

APRIL 30 MODENA, 2 NCO’S LEFT AT PIACENZA.

MAY 13 MILAN.

JULY 19 LT J A BARCLAY (335578) RAC POSTED IN.

OCT 31 UNIT DISBANDED.

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ROME   CAPT R A ARCHER (31325) GENERAL LIST. 1/3/44 POSTED IN 16/5/44 OC.   CAPT C W PINDER (329503) GENERAL LIST. 19/8/44 POSTED IN.

JAN 15 ARREST OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FOR HOMICIDE OF ITALIAN CIVILIAN AT BREDA 2/12/44.

MAR 7 REPORT RECEIVED RE SHOOTING OF BRITISH SOLDIER IN VIA VENTE SETTEMBRE.

MAR 23 SHOOTING OF A MAURITIUS SOLDIER IN PLAZA ESEDRA, ROME, SUSPECT AN ALLIED COLOURED SOLDIER.   METHOD SHOOTING,   NO ARREST MADE.

MAY 23 REPORT RECEIVED OF MURDER OF BRITISH NCO, L/CPL HAMSON, 408 VEHICLE PARK, RAOC AT INERLISOBOLE, ROME BY A BAND OF ITALIAN THIEVES,   DEATH BY SHOOTING.

MAY 26 BRITISH SOLDIER PTE T J W SELWICK, RAOC IDENTIFIED AS ENEMY AGENT AND ARRESTED IN ROME.

OCT 31 UNIT DISBANDED.

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FORLI.   CAPT C J DAWSON (266274) GENERAL LIST 25/2/44 POSTED IN, 3/4/44 OC.  LT D B PRATT (329504) GENERAL LIST 28/12/44 POSTED IN.

JAN 4/5 CONTACTED AMG, CAO, FIRENZA RE CONDUCT OF TROOPS AND LOOTING.

FEB 10 BLACK MARKET ACTIVITIES DISCUSSED.

FEB 19 OFFICER ARRESTED FOR INDECENT ASSAULT AND IMPROPER CONDUCT.

MAR 2 BLACK MARKET ARRESTS MADE.

MAR 8 INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES IN AREA BY GERMAN SS PERSONNEL.

MAR 9 BODY OF FEMALE DISINTERRED AT FORLI TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE IN ABOVE INVESTIGATION.

MAR 23 MURDER OF POLISH SOLDIER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER OF CYPRIOT SOLDIER.

MAR 24 DPM ARMY VISITED RE CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OF CYPRIOT TROOPS IN POLISH CORPS AREA AND CRIMES COMMITTED.

APRIL 19 INTERROGATION OF ITALIAN FASCIST PRISONERS AT 374 POW CAGE RE ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THEM.   (MEMBERS OF IL DUCI’S BODYGUARD).

APRIL 23 A SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE IN CASE OF CAPT HUSSAIN INDIAN PIONEER CORPS, ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF ITALIAN SOLDIER AT PESARO.

MAY 1  TO FERRARA.

MAY 5 TO TREVISO.

MAY 14 TO KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA.

MAY 16 MURDER OF BRITISH SOLDIER REPORTED AT WOLFSBERG, GERMANY.

MAY 17 CRIMES BY MILITARY PERSONNEL DISCUSSED - PREVALENCE OF SEXUAL CRIMES NOTICEABLE.

MAY 19 ENQUIRIES COMMENCED RE ALLEGED ILL TREATMENT OF FRENCH POLITICAL PRISONERS AND AT LOCRE PASS SS ARBEITSLAGER.   OC INTERROGATED A NUMBER OF SS PRISONERS ARRESTED AND HELD BY TITO’S FORCES ON YUGOSLAV BORDER.

JUNE 22 NCO’S COMMENCED ENQUIRIES RE WAR CRIME AT BLEIBURG (MURDER OF 3 ALLIED AIRMEN BY SS TROOPS).

JUL 2 OC CONFERRED WITH SMG, PSO, GAU KARTEN RE INTERROGATION AND SYSTEMATIC QUESTIONING OF DISPLACED PRISONERS.

JULY 13 NUMEROUS WEHRMACHT ABSENTEES, PRISONERS, ETC ARRESTED AND TRANSFERRED TO POW CAGES.

AUG 12 TO VIENNA.

AUG 16 NO DUTIES, PERSONNEL ON VJ DAY LEAVE.

AUG 31 OC CAPT DAWSON HANDED OVER COMMAND TO LT PRATT.

OCT GRADUAL REDUCTION OF UNIT AS NCO’S POSTED TO ENGLAND ON RELEASE.

OCT 17 CAPT E LISTER (282928) NEW OC.

OCT 31 LETTER “REORGANISATION OF SIB UNITS”.   DATED 30 OCT GIVING NEW DESIGNATION , AS “B” SECTION AND MERGING 77 SECTION WITH 79 SECTION.

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CASERTA.   CAPT N E MIDDLETON (297007) GENERAL LIST, POSTED IN 7/10/44.   LT W E FOX (329498) GENERAL LIST POSTED IN 19/7/44.

APRIL CASERTA, ITALY, FOREWORD.

     THIS SECTION IS ENGAGED SOLELY ON THE INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES AND ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE GERMAN ARMY AGAINST THE ITALIAN CIVILIAN POPULATION AND A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE SYSTEM

ADOPTED IN THIS CONNECTION APPEARS ESSENTIAL IN AMPLIFICATION OF THE PHRASE “ROUTINE DUTIES”, AND IN ORDER THAT THE TRUE FUNCTION OF THE UNIT MAY BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD.

     INVESTIGATING PERSONNEL ARE OPERATING IN SMALL GROUPS, OR INDIVIDUALLY, ON BOTH 5TH AND 8TH ARMY FRONTS, FROM A DETACHMENT HQ LOCATED AT FLORENCE, WHILST THE HQ OF THE SECTION IS LOCATED AT AFHQ (ALLIED FORCES HQ, CASERTA), WHERE NECESSARY LIAISON WITH VARIOUS BRANCHES OF AFHQ IS CARRIED OUT TO IDENTIFY PERSONALITIES, UNIT SIGN, EMBLEMS AND THE OBTAINING OF INFORMATION IN REGARD TO ORDER OF BATTLE, ETC, ALSO THE INTERROGATION OF PARTICULARLY ‘INTERESTING PW’s, AND THE OBTAINING OF NECESSARY STATEMENTS.

     AT THE PRESENT TIME ONLY THE LARGEST AND MOST SERIOUS CASES ARE BEING INVESTIGATED, EACH INVESTIGATION TAKING SOME WEEKS, AND IN SOME CASES SEVERAL MONTHS.

     EACH WAR CRIME REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE INVESTIGATING PERSONNEL IS SUMMARISED AND COPIES OF SUMMARIES SO COMPILED DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL 45, ARE INCLUDED AS APPENDICES TO THIS DIARY.

     THE UNIT IS NOW OPERATING ON A HIGHER ESTABLISHMENT (WE CM/693/1), AND PERSONNEL, STORES AND TRANSPORT, HAVE BEEN RECEIVED DURING THE PAST MONTH TO RECTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN SOME MEASURE.   WITH REGARD TO THE LATTER THE WORK OF THE SECTION HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY HAMPERED THROUGH LACK OF TRANSPORT AND AT ONE PERIOD VEHICLE DEFICIENCIES AMOUNTED TO 10 VEHICLES OUT OF A MAXIMUM WE OF 15.

     PRACTICALLY THE WHOLE OF WAR CRIME INVESTIGATION HAS TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS, IN THE MOST DIFFICULT TERRAIN, AND THE ONLY VEHICLE WHICH WILL ‘MAKE’ THE SCENE OF CRIME IN THESE ISOLATED AREAS IS THE ‘JEEP’.   THIS UNIT WE MAKES PROVISION FOR 9 SUCH VEHICLES BUT TO DATE IT HAS ONLY BEEN POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A TOTAL OF 3 (THREE).

APRIL 6  TWO DRIVERS I/C (INTERNAL COMBUSTION) REPORTED FOR DUTY.

APRIL 10 ONE DRIVER MECHANIC REPORTED FOR DUTY.

APRIL 13 DAPM PROCEEDED TO CSDIC/CMF ROME TO INTERROGATE GERMAN PWs REGARDING WAR CRIMES (ATROCITIES).   16/4/45 RETURNED TO HQ.

APRIL 17 COMPLIES SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT QUOTA (MR Q.1758 SHEET 13 ITALY) ON 9-11 JULY 44, IN WHICH SEVEN CIVILIANS WERE MASSACRED.

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APRIL 18 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT SAN SEPOLCRO (MR r.4945) ON 3 - 20 AUG 44, IN WHICH 39 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE MASSACRED.

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APRIL 19 CONTROLLED (WATCHES, PISTOLS, TSMG) TO COMPLETE AFG 1098 COLLECTED FROM 557 AOD.

APRIL 22 THREE INVESTIGATING NCO’S AND ACC COOK REPORTED FOR DUTY.

APRIL 23 ONE DRIVER I/C REPORTED FOR DUTY.

APRIL 24 COMPILED SUMAR ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED IN THE COMMUNE OF CAVRIGLIA (IN THE VILLAGES OF MELETO, CASTELNUOVO DEI SABBIONI, SAN MARTINO, MASSA, CORNETO, SAN PANCRAZIO, LE MATOLE)   (MR Q.9444) ON 4,8 AND 11 JULY 1944, AND REGGELLO, NEAR FLORENCE, (MR. R0158) ON 13 JULY 44, IN WHICH 185 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE MASSACRED.

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APRIL 26 ONE 15CWT FORD TRUCK COLLECTED FROM 9 VP.

CASERTA.

MAY FOREWORD.

APART FROM THE NORMAL COMMITMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN THE INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES AGAINST THE ITALIAN CIVILIAN POPULATION, DURING THE PAST MONTH I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THE INTERROGATION OF GERMANS, AUSTRIANS, AND OTHER NATIONALS, WHO FOR VARIOUS REASONS HAVE BEEN IMPRISONED FOR VARYING PERIODS IN GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS.   THESE PERSONALITIES INCLUDE, SCHUSCHNIGG; FREDERICK LEOPOLD, PRINCE OF PRUSSIA; CANON NEUHAUSLER, ETC   DURING THE MONTH A NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND A SUMMARY OF THESE CASES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FORTHCOMING WAR DIARY. S.E.L. 321/1 HAS NOW BEEN ISSUED IN RESPECT OF THIS UNIT AND DEFICIENCIES IN BOTH EQUIPMENT AND TRANSPORT HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

THE FUNCTIONING OF THE SECTION IS STILL BEING HAMPERED BY THE LACK OF CARS 4 X 4 (JEEPS).   EXPERIENCE SHOWS THAT THIS IS THE ONLY TYPE OF VEHICLE WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR ENQUIRIES IN MOUNTAINOUS LOCALITIES.  

MAY 5 PROCEEDED TO DETACHMENT HQ LOCATED AT FLORENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIT.

MAY 8 ONE CAR 4 X 4 (JEEP) ACQUIRED FROM 66 SECTION, SIB TO REPLACE DEFICIENCIES.

MAY 12 ON G-5 AFHQ INSTRUCTIONS, IN COMPANY WITH LT COL W HEDDON, MBE, DPM, SIB, AFHQ PROCEEDED TO THE ISLE OF CAPRI TO INTERROGATE AND OBTAIN WITNESSES STATEMENTS FROM GERMAN AND OTHER NATIONALS WHO HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM DACHAU, FLOSSENBERG, AND OTHER GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN EVIDENCE OF WAR CRIMES.

CASERTA.   JUNE.   FORWARD

     THIS UNIT IS ENGAGED SOLELY IN THE INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES AND ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES AGAINST THE ITALIAN POPULATION.   MY DIARY FOR MAY 45 GAVE DETAILS OF THE INTERROGATION OF DISPLACED PERSONS, GERMANS, AUSTRIANS AND OTHER NATIONALS. - THESE INTERROGATIONS WERE CONCLUDED ON THE 12 JUNE 45.

CONSEQUENT UPON CONVERSION OF THE UNIT, EQUIPMENT AUTHORISED BY S.E.L. 321/1 AND AF G1098-1000, IS NOW ALMOST COMPLETE TO SCALE, APART FROM CARS 5 CWT 4 X 4 (JEEPS).  OTHER VEHICLES ARE HELD IN LIEU BUT ARE NOT ENTIRELY SUITABLE FOR WORK OF INVESTIGATION IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AREAS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF WAR CRIMES HAVE BEEN COMMITTED.   A DEFICIENCY OF CARS 5 CST 4 X 4 AMOUNTING TO 55% STILL EXISTS.

JUNE 12  RETURNED FROM CAPRI AT CONCLUSION OF INTERROGATION OF DISPLACED PERSONS.

JUNE 14  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT VALLUCCIOLE STIA ON 13/18 APRIL 44, IN WHICH 137 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JUNE 27 COMPILES SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT BADICROCE ON

30 JUNE AND 17 JUL 44.   16 ITALIAN CIVILIANS KILLED.

JUNE 19  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT RIFREDI CASTELLO ON 5 AUG 44, IN WHICH 122 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JUNE 21  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT PADULIVO ON 10/11 JULY 44.   14 ITALIAN CIVILIANS KILLED.

JUNE 25 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT BUCINE ON 7,8 AND 9 JULY 1944, IN WHICH 21 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED AND A FURTHER 5 WOUNDED

JUNE 28 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT VILLA DELL ALBERO, RAVENNA, ON 27 NOV 44, IN WHICH 56 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 1 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT LE VIGNE, AGNA,M RUFINA, ON 27 AUGUST 1944, WHEN 3 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 3  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT CASTIGLION FIBOCCHI ON 11 JULY 1944, WHEN 14 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 4  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT PARTINA AND MOSCAIO ON 13 APRIL 1944, WHEN 25 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 5 PROCEEDED TO DETACHMENT AT FLORENCE FOR PURPOSE OF ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL SUPERVISION OF INVESTIGATIONS.

JULY 10  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT FUCCECCHIO MARSHES ON 6 JULY 44, AND 23 AUGUST 44, WHEN 184 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE MASSACRED.

JULY 17 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT MONTEMIGNAIO ON 20/29 JUN 44, WHEN 16 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED

JULY 22  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT VERUCCHIO ON 21 SEPTEMBER 44, WHEN 9 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 24 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT BRANZOLINO ON 28 AUG AND 9 SEPT 44, WHEN 10 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 29 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT SAN TOMMASO ON 29 SEPT 44, WHEN 6 ITALIANS CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

JULY 31  COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT BUGGIO ON 20/23 JUNE 44, WHEN 40 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

AUGUST 1  SUMMARY COMPILED ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT CIVITELLA ON 29 JUN 44, WHEN APPROXIMATELY 212 PERSONS WERE KILLED BY GERMAN TROOPS.

AUGUST 8  SUMMARY COMPILED ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT PODERNUOVO ON 25/27 AUGUST 44, WHEN APPROXIMATELY 22 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED BY GERMAN TROOPS.

AUGUST 24 LT W E FOX (329498) GENERAL LIST, APPOINTED CAPT DAPM OF UNIT ON DEPARTURE OF CAPT N E MIDDLETON, DAPM, TO UK ON 28 DAYS LEAVE.

AUGUST 31  SUMMARY COMPILED ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT LA CISA ON 25 SEPT 43, WHEN A BRITISH OFFICER AND ONE OR WERE KILLED BY GERMAN TROOPS.

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JUNE 25 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT BUCINE ON 7/8/9 JUL 44, IN WHICH 21 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED AND A FURTHER 5 WOUNDED.

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JUNE 28 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT VILLA DELL ALBERO, RAVENNA, ON 27 NOV 44, IN WHICH 56 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

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JUNE 16 COMPILES SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT BADICROCE ON 30 JUNE AND 17 JUNE 1944.   16 ITALIAN CIVILIANS KILLED.

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JUNE 19 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT RIFREDI CASTELLO ON 5 AUG 44, IN WHICH 12 ITALIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

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JUNE 21 COMPILED SUMMARY ON WAR CRIME COMMITTED AT PADULIVO ON 10/11/ JULY 44.   14 ITALIAN CIVILIANS KILLED.

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SEPT 17 CAPT A L MARSHALL POSTED IN

OCT 3 COMPILING SUMMARY ON WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY GERMAN TROOPS AT BARDINE SAN TERENZO, ITALY 17/27 AUG 44, IN WHICH 369 ITALIANS WERE KILLED

OCT 27 1424991 WOII OSBORN G J GRANTED IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY COMMISSION.   LT OSBORN G J, (358794) 26/10/45.

DEC 10 CAPT D B PRATT, (329504) GENERAL LIST ASSUMES COMMAND.   CAPT N E MIDDLETON TO STAFF APPOINTMENT.

DEC 15 SECTION MOVES FROM FLORENCE TO COMO, 6 VIALE MARGHERITA, COMO.

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WO 170/7066  79 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION   JAN-OCT 1945

ATHENS.   CAPT E OWEN (316801) GENERAL LIST, 1/7/45 AND LT H L SELF (313301) GENERAL LIST, 6/9/44, PIREAUS DETACHMENT.

JAN 1 COMPLAINT BY GREEK WOMAN TO THE EFFECT THAT SHE HAD BEEN RAPED BY 4 SOLDIERS FROM 50 RTR, SOLDIERS ARRESTED BUT INVESTIGATION DID NOT SUBSTANTIATE RAPE.

JAN 3 TWO SOLDIERS FROM THE 1ST KDG ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO DISPOSE OF A TYPEWRITER.

JAN 5 SGT J K WOOD ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL ON WOI ADAMS OF 2 PARA BRIGADE, CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY.

SGT J K WOOD ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL ON PTE A CONTIN, 6 BLACK WATCH CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT.

JAN 15 2 GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR SHOP BREAKING AND £400 OF PROPERTY RECOVERED. JAN 18 LT SELF RETURNS FROM PIREAUS DETACHMENT WHICH WAS HANDED OVER TO 84 SIS, SIB.

JAN 23 INFO FROM DPM, L F & M L (G) TO EFFECT THAT THE BODIES OF 5 INDIAN SOLDIERS HAD BEEN FOUND AT MANDARA.   ALL BODIES HAD BEEN SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD AND WERE IN FACT MURDERED BY ELAS WHILST HELD AS POW’S.    IMMEDIATE ENQUIRIES COMMENCED.

JAN 25 LT MOSTYN ASSISTANT WELFARE OFFICER, 151 SUB AREA ARRESTED FOR RECEIVING STOLEN CIVILIAN PROPERTY VALUED AT £155.00.00.

JAN 26 STOLEN PROPERTY TO THE VALUE OF £2810 RECOVERED AND 3 GREEK CIVILIANS AND WOI S J ADAMS PARACHUTE REGIMENT, 2 PARA BRIGADE ARRESTED.

FEB 8 AN E.L.A.S POLICEMAN MAROANGAS KOKOVINIS OF MANDRA WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF FIVE INDIAN SOLDIERS LOCATED IN HOSPITAL AT GLOADI WHERE HE IS DETAINED.

FEB 10 SGT COWLEY ARRESTED THREE GREEK CIVILIANS AND RECOVERED 12 WD TYRES.

FEB 12 LT SELF ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL OF LIEUT J MOSTYN, ROYAL ARTILLERY, 151 SUB AREA, CHARGED WITH RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY.  (ROYAL ARTILLERY.  WAR SUBS. LT J MOSTYN (224917) IS CASHIERED BY SENTENCE OF A GEN. COURT-MARTIAL, 23RD APRIL 1945.   LONDON GAZETTE 37113, PAGE 2883, DATED 8/6/45).

FEB 14 SGT HATTON ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL ON TWO ROYAL ENGINEERS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED SHOP BREAKING.

CIVILIAN MAVROIDOGONAS NICHOLAS OF ATHENS ARRESTED FOR THREATENING THREE BRITISH SOLDIERS WITH A PISTOL.

FEB 15 SGT EYRES AND SMITH ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL OF CPL SLATTERY, KRRC, CHARGED WITH LARCENY OF CIVILIAN PROPERTY.

COURT MARTIAL OF PTE HADFIELD, RASC, CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT.FEB 17 A DETACHMENT OF TWO NCO’S DESPATCHED TO VOLOS TO PERFORM DUTY AT THE REQUEST OF DPM. L F AND M L (G).

FEB 19 SGT HATTON ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL ON PTE’S RENSHAW, HUNTER, AND SAWKINS, RASC CHARGED WITH MAKING AWAY WITH WD PROPERTY.

FEB 22 REPORT FROM HQ L F & M L (G) TO EFFECT THAT A CAMP BILLETT HAD BEEN ENTERED AND ARTICLES STOLEN.   ENQUIRIES LED TO ARREST OF CIVILIAN AND RECOVERY OF PROPERTY.

FEB 24 INFORMATION RECEIVED THAT A CIVILIAN SANDO SKATENA WAS ATTEMPTING TO SELL A NARCOTIC DRUG TO A BRITISH SOLDIER.   CIVILIAN ARRESTED AND DRUG SENT FOR ANALYSIS.

MARCH 1 INFORMATION FROM DPM L F & M L (G) OF A WAR CRIME.   MURDER OF THREE BRITISH SOLDIERS, CSM WHYBROW, SGT DAVIES AND PTE OWEN ALL OF 331 COY, RASC WHILST HELD PRISONERS BY ELAS ON 13/3/45.   (T/173126 WOI A W WHYBROW, MSM, RASC BURIED IN PHALERON WAR CEMETERY GRAVE 17.E.16,   T/168456 SGT H G DAVIES, 331 ARMD BDE COY, RASC BURIED PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE 17.E.17, T/221408 PTE T E OWEN, RASC, BURIED PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE 17.E.5.)

MARCH 4 LAC ALSOP RAF ARRESTED FOR LARCENY FROM TOC. H. ON FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE.

MARCH 7 FORDSON TRUCK REPORTED STOLEN BY 2/4 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT RECOVERED BY SECTION AND RETURNED TO UNIT.

MARCH 8 ALL NIGHT OBSERVATION AT 140 ORDNANCE DEPOT BY SGT’S SMITH AND HATTON.

MARCH 10 TWO SERGEANTS OF THE GREEK SECURITY POLICE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ORGANISED THEFTS FROM 140 ORDNANCE DEPOT.

MARCH 12 SGT T COWLEY ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL ON DVR POWELL RASC.   SGT SMITH ATTENDED SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE ON SPR SHEEN, RE.

MARCH 14 LT SELF AND SGT HARDY ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL IN CASE OF SPR KNIGHT, RE.

MARCH 16 SGT WOOD ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL IN CASE OF SIGNALMAN JACKSON.    CHARGED WITH THE LARCENY OF A POSTAL PACKET.

BODY OF CAP L M SCRUTTON FOUND IN PASSAGE BETWEEN 19 AND 21 AMERIKIS STREET, ATHENS, HAVING FALLEN FROM A FIFTH FLOOR BALCONY.   (10582 CAPT L M SCRUTTON, ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS, DIED 15/16/3/45, BURIED PHALERON WAR CEMETERY GRAVE 18. E. 10.).

MARCH 20 APPROXIMATELY 5,000 TINS OF WD FOOD RECOVERED FROM A GREEN CIVILIAN.   ENQUIRIES COMMENCED TO ASCERTAIN SOURCE OF SUPPLY.

MARCH 21 SGT HARVEY ATTENDED SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE IN CASE AGAINST DVR STIRLING, KDG.

MARCH 22 CAPT E OWEN ATTENDED COURT OF ENQUIRY AT 212 AREA RE THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF CAPT L M SCRUTTON, RASC.

MARCH 24 LT/COL SITTERS, DPM, AFHQ PAID A VISIT TO THE UNIT ACCOMPANIED BY LT/COL LEESON, DPM LAND FORCES, GREECE.MARCH 26 SGT G K WOOD DISPATCHED TO ITALY BY AIR TO ATTEND FGCM AT NZEF BASE.

MARCH 29  INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM HQ 28 BRIGADE TO THE EFFECT THAT ON THE NIGHT 19/20 MARCH, L/CPL E SORRELL OF THE 2/4 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WAS BADLY BEATEN BY SOLDIERS OF THE SAME UNIT AND DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES.  (5189806 L/CPL E A SORRELL, HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT, DIED 20/3/45, BURIED PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, ATHENS, IN GRAVE 18. C. 14.). 

MARCH 30 SGT J K WOOD RETURNED BY AIR FROM ITALY.

MARCH 31 SGT A R HARVEY ATTENDING FGCM ON TPR STIRLING OF KDG.   CHARGED WITH LARCENY.

APRIL 1 ALLEGATION BY A GREEK GIRL THAT SHE HAD BEEN RAPED BY TWO BRITISH SOLDIER, BUT ENQUIRY FAILED TO SUBSTANTIATE HER ALLEGATION.

APRIL 4 JOHN KANAKIS OF MANDRA AN ELAS POLICEMAN WANTED FOR MURDER, ARRESTED BY THE GENDARMERIE OF ELEUSIS.

APRIL 5  THREE SOLDIERS OF 331 COY, RASC ARRESTED FOR STEALING ONE DODGE 3 TON TRUCK AND SELLING IT TO CIVILIANS.   THREE CIVILIANS RECEIVERS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS.

APRIL 8  A GREEK CIVILIAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF PETROL AND WD TYRES AND A QUANTITY OF THESE ARTICLES RECOVERED.

APRIL 9 FOUR GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD MOTOR SPARES FROM 331 COY, RASC.  

APRIL 10 TWO GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD BARBED WIRE FROM UNIT LINES OF 66 LAA. RA.

APRIL 11  THEFT OF TENT FLAPS REPORTED FROM W TRANSIT CAMP.   THREE CIVILIANS ARRESTED AND A NUMBER OF TENT FLAPS RECOVERED.

APRIL 12  ONE CIVILIAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM 140 ORDNANCE DEPOT.

APRIL 13 A GREEK CIVILIAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN WD TYRES, AND TYRES TO THE VALUE OF £260 RECOVERED.

APRIL 14  FORDSON 15CWT TRUCK ON UNIT CHARGE STOLEN FROM OUTSIDE THE OFFICE OF 79 SECTION, SIB.

APRIL 15  PTE W GUTHRIE AND PTE H AYLOTT OF 10 INF BDE WORKSHOPS ARRESTED FOR DESERTION AND THEFT AND DISPOSAL OF WD VEHICLES.

APRIL 16 A A GANG OF 16 CIVILIAN ASSOCIATES OF PTE GUTHRIE AND AYLOTT ARRESTED FOR RECEIVING STOLEN WD VEHICLES.

APRIL 17  SGT J GILYARD ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL AT AIR HQ IN CASE OF LARCENY.

APRIL 18 TWO DESERTERS PTE MANUEL FEHNDENLEY AND PTE C V GOUBERT OF THE UDF, ITALY ARRESTED HAVING DESERTED IN ITALY AND TRAVELLED TO GREECE AS STOWAWAYS.  THESE TWO MEN HAVE LIVED IN ATHENS BY STEALING WD VEHICLES AND SELLING THEM TO CIVILIANS.

APRIL 19 LT H L SELF 2 I/C PROCEEDED TO SERAKADIS TO INVESTIGATE AN ALLEGED WAR CRIME COMMITTED BY ELAS WHO MURDERED AN INDIAN SOLDIER HELD PRISONER.

APRIL 20 SGT CAWLEY ATTENDED SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE AT 331 COY, RASC ON THREE SOLDIERS CHARGED WITH VEHICLE THEFT.

APRIL 23 THREE GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD TYRES.

APRIL 24  THREE GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD TYRES.

APRIL 25 SAPPER A G JOHNSON OF 1001 COY, RE ARRESTED FOR STRIKING A CIVILIAN, THEREBY CAUSING GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM TO THE CIVILIAN.

APRIL 27 FIVE GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND POSSESSION OF WD TYRES.

APRIL 28 SGT J K WOODS AND SGT T COWLEY ATTENDED COURT MARTIAL ON DVR’S JENKINS, HUTTON AND BAXTER OF 331 COY, RASC.   CHARGED WITH THEFT OF WD VEHICLE.

APRIL 29 TWO GREEK CIVILIANS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF TINNED WD FOODSTUFFS.

MAY 1 SGT J K WOOD INVESTIGATING CASE OF GBJ ON CIVILIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AND SOLDIER CONCERNED ARRESTED.

MAY 3  SGT HARVEY ATTENDED FGCM ON CPL POWELL, PTS’S BALL AND BEATTY 2/4 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT RE MURDER OF L/C

E A SORRELL OF THE SAME UNIT.

THREE SOLDIERS ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY.

MAY 8  LT SELF LEFT FOR LEVADHIA TO INVESTIGATE MURDER OF INDIAN SOLDIER (POW) BY MEMBERS OF ELAS.   12/5/45 RETURNED.

MAY 9 TWO SOLDIERS OF THE RASC ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD PROPERTY.

MAY 10  ONE CIVILIAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD PROPERTY.

MAY 11  ONE CIVILIAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF WD PROPERTY.

MAY 12  PTE DAVIES, RASC, PTE ELLISON 2/4 HAMPSHIRE ARRESTED.   BOTH ABSENTEES AND HAVE BEEN CONCERNED IN STEALING AND SELLING WD PROPERTY.

MAY 17 CAPT OWEN LEFT ON LIAP.   RSM ROLFE TO 52 WOSB.

DIARY CONTAINS MORE ARRESTS AND THEFTS OF WD PROPERTY UP TO THE END OF MAY.

JULY 16 O5.00 HRS REPORT FROM 140 ORD DEPOT TO THE EFFECT THAT AN INDIAN SOLDIER OF THE PIONEER COMPANY HAD BEEN MURDERED APPARENTLY BY A GREEK CIVILIAN WHILST ON SENTRY DUTY.   TWO NCO’S COMMENCED IMMEDIATE ENQUIRY.

AUGUST  USUAL THEFTS, FGCM’S AND ABSENTEES.

AUGUST 9 LT THOMPSON POSTED IN.

OCT 1  T/MAJ K R HARPER, RASC ARRESTED FOR UNLAWFUL DISPOSAL OF WD PROPERTY.

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AREZZO.   CAPT W J CLARKE (313270) GENERAL LIST, POSTED IN 1/7/44 AND LT B R SNOWSILL, (329506) GENERAL LIST POSTED IN 19/8/44.

APRIL 1  4 NCO’S DETACHED TO PERUGIA.

APRIL 25 DETACHMENT TO FLORENCE.

APRIL 30 TO FORLI.

MAY 19 B DETACHMENT WITHDRAWN TO FLORENCE FROM PERUGIA.

MAY 20 B DETACHMENT DESPATCHED TO PADUA, 210 SUB AREA.

JUNE 3 3 SGT’S OPERATING FROM BOLOGNA, 216 SUB AREA.

JULY 31 HQ FROM FORLI TO BOLOGNA.

AUG - SEPT ROUTINE DUTIES.

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WO 170/7068      9 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION NOV-DEC 1945

KLAGENFURT.   FORMERLY ‘B’ SECTION.   CAPT J A WILKINSON (279332) GEN LIST, 1/11/45, LT F A P GOOCH (329499), GEN LIST,  1/11/45, LT D B PRATT, (329504), 1/11/45.

DEC 9 LT PRATT POSTED TO 78 SECTION SIB.

DIARY CONTAINS ROUTINE DUTIES WITH NO DETAILS.

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WO 170/7069    93 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION  NOV-DEC 1945

TRIESTE.   FORMERLY ‘C’ SECTION.   LT G H BAUMBER (329494) AND LT G H R TERRY, NORTHANTS REGT, 31/10/45.

NOV DURING NOV 58 CASES WERE INVESTIGATED, 101 ARRESTED, OF WHICH 54 WERE MILITARY PERSONNEL, VALUE OF PROPERTY RECOVERED £6,918. 9. 8.

DEC 62 CASES INVESTIGATED, 63 ARRESTS, 15 MILITARY PERSONNEL ARRESTED, VALUE OF PROPERTY RECOVERED £2,544. 11. 4.

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WO 170/7070    94 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION  NOV-DEC 1945

MILAN.   FORMERLY ‘D’ SECTION.  CAPT H B SLOANE, GEN LIST (297006) 1/11/45 AND LT J A BARCLAY RAC (335578) 1/11/45.

NOV 1 64, 68, 75, & 80 SECTIONS AMALGAMATED INTO  D SECTION MILAN, A SECTION GENOA, B SECTION BOLOGNA.

NORMAL INVESTIGATION DUTIES NO DETAILS.

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WO 170/7071   76 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION   NOV-DEC 1945

NAPLES.   FORMERLY ‘E’ SECTION.  CAPT J M MCKINNON GEN LIST (265406) 1/11/45.   LT C H MAYHEW GEN LIST (358797) 1/11/45.   LT R W CALDER GEN LIST (322890).

THIS IS THE FIRST WAR DIARY OF THE NEWLY FORMED ‘E’ SECTION, SIB THROUGH THE AMALGAMATION OF 61, 62. 63, AND 76 SECTIONS, SIB.

NIL RETURN FOR BOTH MONTHS.

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WO 170/7072  96 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION    NOV-DEC 1945

ATHENS.   FORMERLY ‘F’ SECTION.   CAPT H FINNEY GEN LIST (329497) 1/11/45.  LT C J HANSON, GEN LIST 1/11/45.

FORMER WITH THE AMALGAMATION OF 7, 9, & 84 SECTIONS.

NOV 20 SGT TRAYLOR RETURNED FROM PATRAS AFTER INVESTIGATION OF MURDER OF A BRITISH SOLDIER BY A GREEK SOLDIER WHO WAS ARRESTED.

NOV 27 PREPARATION FOR FGCM OF SGT ALLARDYCE ON 3 DEC FOR MANSLAUGHTER.

DEC 4 TRIAL OF SGT ALLERDYCE.

DEC 6 ACQUITTED.

NORMAL SIB DUTIES.

DEC 30 RSM POMFRET AND SGT LEISHMAN INTERVIEWED BY DPM FOR COMMISSIONS.

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WO170/7080              1 ITALIAN  COY TC              JAN, OCT, DEC 1945

DIARY IN ITALIAN

                                  CAPT F DE MARINO


WO170/7081                   10 COY TC                             JAN  -  DEC 1945

JAN  BORGO S LAREZO

31 JAN   DIARY CONTAINS PHOTO OF SAN PIERO CORNER Q 8598999 MANNED BY POINTSMEN OF NO 4 SECT.

                       CAPT R E L JOHNSON              LINCS                21/12/44

                       LT G GARDNER                      E YORKS             15/9/43

                       LT A D G LANGMEAD              OX & BUCKS          1/9/45

                       LT A W KNOWLES                  RAC                    8/2/45

                       LT R A G PARSONS                 R A                     26/5/45

11 MAY  DAILY ORDERS PART I:  USE OF AIRCRAFT IN TRAFFIC CONTROL:  1. L-4 (CUB) AIRCRAFT ARE NOW UTILIZED BY 5 ARMY TRANSPORTATION FOR ROAD PATROL AND TRAFFIC CONTROL.  OBSERVERS ARE MOVEMENT CONTROL AND MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS.   CLOSE CONTACT IS MAINTAINED WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS (TCP’S) AND MP PATROLS.

2. THE TRANSPORTATION CONTROL AIRCRAFT ARE IDENTIFIED BY A YELLOW DISC ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FUSELAGE, AND TWO YELLOW STRIPES ON BOTH THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL TAIL SURFACES.   THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH LOUD SPEAKERS FOR DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH PERSONS ON THE GROUND.

3.  CONVOY COMMANDER’S, VEHICLE DRIVERS, AND OTHERS CONCERNED WILL COMPLY WITH INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED FROM THESE AIRCRAFT (BY PUBLIC ADDRESS OR DROPPED MESSAGE) IN THE SAME MANNER AS WHEN

TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS ARE GIVEN BY TCP OR MP PERSONNEL ON THE GROUND.

4. ANY PERSON RECOVERING A DROPPED MESSAGE (CANVAS MESSAGE CASE ATTACHED TO A YELLOW STREAMER) WHICH IS NOT INTENDED FOR HIM WILL DELIVER IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO THE NEAREST MP OR TCP

ITALIAN MILITARY ROAD GUARDS: 1. ITALIAN MILITARY GUARD (IMG) PERSONNEL ARE POSTED AT ROAD JUNCTIONS, BRIDGES, NARROW DEFILES AND OTHER CRITICAL LOCATIONS ON THE ARMY ROAD-NET.  THESE GUARDS ARE POSTED BY THE PROVOST MARSHAL AND HAVE THE SAME TRAFFIC CONTROL AUTHORITY AS MILITARY POLICE WHEN ON SIMILAR DUTY.

2.  MANY INSTANCES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN WHICH MILITARY DRIVERS HAVE DISREGARDED THE SIGNALS GIVEN BY ITALIAN MILITARY GUARDS.   SUCH DISREGARD IS A BREACH OF MILITARY DISCIPLINE AND A SERIOUS TRAFFIC HAZARD.

3.  IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY ITALIAN MILITARY GUARDS BE OBEYED.   DISCIPLINARY ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST OFFENDERS.

1 OCT INCIDENT AT PAVIA REPORTED AT PIACENZA IN WHICH 1 SA OR WAS

WOUNDED BY ITALIAN MP   SIB ATTENDED, 6 SA ARMD DIV WILL INVESTIGATE.

16 0CT   REPORT REC FROM 25 IND INF BDE TWO MP’S (10 IND DIV PRO) WOUNDED, 1 SIKH KILLED.

30 NOV   49 TC COY DISBANDED.   DUTIES TAKEN OVER BY 10 COY.

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WO170/7082                             43 COY TC                    JAN  -  DEC 1945 TREVISO

APR BELLARIA

MAY FAENZA

21 JUN FATAL JEEP ACCIDENT AT S DONA DI PIAVE, SGT CLARKE KILLED, L/CPL GODFREY INJURED.

22 JUN SGT CLARKE BURIED AT MESTRE.

27 JUN L/CPL GODFREY DIED AS A RESULT OF A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON 21 ST.

4 JULY  COURT OF ENQUIRY AT 55 ARMY AREA TO INVESTIGATE DEATHS OF SGT CLARKE AND L/CPL GODFREY.

31 DEC   COY DISBANDS.   POSTED TO 71 TC COY.

S GIORGIO

                      CAPT F A CONNETT               GEN LIST                25/4/45

                      LT R G MORRIS                     RA                         27/7/45

                      LT J W GIBB                         RA                         12/3/45

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WO 170/7083                          49 COY TC                      JAN - NOV 1945

NOV  FERRARA

30 NOV COMPANY DISBANDED PERSONNEL TO 10 10 COY AND 77 TC COY.

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WO 170/7084                          65 COY  TC                      JAN  -  DEC  1945

DEC 1945 COY DISBANDED 103 COY TO TAKE OVER

                             CAPT P M BROWNE        RA                       18/12/44

                             LT J H HYDE                  WARWICK            25/5/45


WO 170/7085                 71 COY TC                              JAN  -  DEC 1945    UDINE    NO 3 ITALIAN TC COY      UNDER COMMAND

                            CAPT A PAUL     GEN LIST       27/12/44

                            LT F R A HILL    MSX                  5/2/45

                            LT W J BLANFORD    RWK         12/4/45

6 FEB   DEATH OF PTE V MILLER IN A TA


WO170/7086                   75 COY TC                          JAN  -  MAR 1945

JAN    CIVITA CASTELLAN

                      CAPT H P RUTTER      GEN LIST  12/4/43

                      LT E  SMITHSON        RA             9/8/44

                      LT F POGSON            GEN LIST  30/8/44

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WO170/7087                         77 COY TC                     JAN  -  DEC 1945

CESENA  ARGENTO

                   CAPT F SLATER   Y & L            4/10/45

                   LT A J SUGGATE R BERKS         3/2/45

                   LT K W SLACK    E YORKS       11/3/42       OC JAN 45

                   LT A BOURNE      QUEEN'S          10/45

                   LT K A FRENCH   RAC 22DR       4/7/45

                   LT J E FORREST  GEN LIST     30/11/42

                   LT J C ATKINSON   DLI           23/7/42                                  

                   LT D HW JAMIESON            WARWICKS

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WO 170/7088                           102 COY TC                      JAN - JUN 1945

20 JAN POMPEI   LT THORBURN ATTACHED AND L/CPL BAKER IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON THE AUTOSTRADA.   LT THORBURN DANGEROUSLY ILL AT 1 RAF GENERAL HOSPITAL.

     CAPT C L SMITH. SOUTH STAFFS 16/4/1943.

     LT A D PRICE ROYAL FUSILIERS 1/6/1943.

     LT J H F YEO SOMERSET LIGHT INF 16/4/1944.

     LT L A ASHBY ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT 9/8/44

2 FEB MENTION IN DESPATCHES  176223 CAPT C L SMITH OC   1558021 CPL M M HATCHER,  197020 L/CPL A TODD.

8 FEB LT THORBURN DIES.

9 FEB FUNERAL OF LT THORBURN.

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WO 170/7089            2 ITALIAN SPECIAL COY (VP)       JAN - DEC 1945

CATANIA, SICILY     CAPT G ROMAIN, ROYAL FUSILIERS (200728),  2/LT O P CATALANO.

JAN 1  NO 1 ITALIAN COY CMP (PRO) - STILL UNDER COMMAND.

JAN 5 THE DUTIES OF BOTH COY’S ARE STILL CHIEFLY GUARDING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AGAINST THEFT, BUT NOW OWING TO BEING RELIEVED OF CERTAIN GUARDS NO 1 COY IS BEING USED ON POLICE DUTIES MORE THAN PREVIOUSLY.

JAN 6 TWO QUESTURA AGENTS ATTACHED FOR POLICE DUTIES.   CHIEFLY RECOVERY OF WD PROPERTY.

JAN 9 CONSIDERABLE NUMBERS OF THEFTS REPORTED AT CATANIA AIRPORT.

JAN 10 OC COY ATTENDED CONFERENCE AT CATANIA AIRPORT, AND AS A RESULT 50 ITALIAN AIR FORCE OTHER RANKS PLACED UNDER OP COMMAND.   IT WAS AGREED AT THIS CONFERENCE THAT WITH THE NUMBER OF GUARDS AVAILABLE, THE AIRPORT COULD NOT BE PROPERLY GUARDED.   ADDITIONAL PATROLS ORDERED BUT THIS IS STILL CONSIDERED INSUFFICIENT.

JAN 11 2/LT CATALANO DIRECTED A 3 DAY ANTI-PILFERAGE DRIVE AT THE AIRPORT.   SEVERAL CIVILIANS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THEFT.

JAN 12 GUARD AT NO. 1 DET 33 GEN HOSP. (CATANIA) RELIEVED BY BRITISH TROOPS.

JAN 12 PRISONER STRENGTH IN UNIT GUARDROOM 56.   CHIEFLY EX POW

WHO HAVE ESCAPED FROM FRENCH CUSTODY.

JAN 13 GUARD AT 33 GEN HOSP (SYRACUSE) RELIEVED OF DUTIES.  NEW GUARD ORDERED BY HQ 204 SUB-AREA AT MARINE CABLE HUT, CATANIA, MAP REF 9473.

JAN 15 LEAVE FOR CO-OPERATORS NOW GRANTED, AND WORKING SATISFACTORY.   ONLY ONE ABSENTEE FROM UNIT SO FAR.

JAN 18 NO FURTHER CIVIL DISTURBANCES REPORTED AFTER OUTBREAK LAST MONTH.

JAN 21 DETACHMENT OF UNIT AT DIPLOMATIC INTERNEE’S CAMP, TAORMINA RELIEVED.

DISPOSITIONS:

NO 1 - 2 COY HQ CATANIA AIRPORT CATANIA       25 OR’S

DOCKS                                                            13 OR’S

SYRACUSE PW CAMP                                            20 OR’S

RADIO STATION CATANIA                                     7 OR’S

PETROL DUMP CATANIA                                        4 OR’S

11 DID AND RAILWAY STATION                            20 OR’S

204 SUB AREA MESSES                                       16 OR’S

BRITISH CMP HQ                                                  3 OR’S

MESSINA FERRY                                                   5 OR’S

JAN 31 GUARD AT RADIO STATION CATANIA RELIEVED BY ITALIAN ARMY TROOPS.   46 CIVILIANS ARRESTED DURING MONTH OF CHARGES CONCERNING WD PROPERTY.

NOV 1 CATANIA, UNIT UNDER COMMAND OF OFFICER COMMANDING BRITISH TROOPS, SICILY - DUTIES CONSIST OF THE SAFEGUARDING OF WD DEPOTS AND INSTALLATIONS, AND OF “BACKERS UP” TO BRITISH MILITARY POLICE.

NOV 5 LT CICALONI AND 2/LT CATALANO IN CLOSE COOPERATION WITH THE BRITISH MILITARY POLICE FOR INVESTIGATION OF THE STEALINGS IN THE WD DEPOTS AND ANTI VD CAMPAIGN.

NOV 13 ONE CIVILIAN WITNESS IN COURT MARTIAL IN ALGIERS ESCORTED BY TWO OR’S OF 2 ITALIAN SPECIAL COY (V), RETURNED BY PLANE.

NOV 15 2/LT CATALANO P INVESTIGATING WITH MAJ MELLOR CO DJAG, 56 AREA FOR A CRIMINAL OF WAR.

NOV 27 ONE SERGEANT AND ONE CORPORAL OF 2 ITALIAN SPEC. COY (VP) DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY.

NOV 30 PROSTITUTES ARRESTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BRITISH MILITARY POLICE.

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WO 170/7091           DEPOT & TRAINING EST CMP         JAN - DEC 1945

OTTAVIANO         LT COL F H TATE.

FEB 10 LIST OF OFFICERS: MAJ D E C PRICE, ROYAL GLOUCESTER HUSSARS, MAJ B HOWSE, GEN LIST,  CAPT D S HATTON, EAST YORKS,  CAPT A MARRIOTT, THE BUFFS, CAPT J W MAUD, RECCE CORPS, CAPT R J MASTERS, GEN LIST, LT W WHITFIELD, NORTHANTS REGT.

APRIL EXTRA SUPPORT SENT TO NAPLES FOR V E DAY CELEBRATIONS TO PREVENT DISTURBANCES.

JUNE 23 LIST OF OFFICERS: LT COL PRICE ROYAL GLOUCESTER HUSSARS, MAJ B HOWSE, GEN LIST, MAJ J R LANGFORD, DEVONS, MAJ E D COOPER ROYALS, CAPT B MCNEILL, WARWICKS, CAPT R J MASTERS, GEN LIST, CAPT E

A HAYWARD, ACC, LT W WHITFIELD, NORTHANTS, LT R G PHELPS RECCE CORPS, LT A W BOOTH GEN LIST, LT T A HARDING, RA, LT J S LEIGH RAC, LT G E MAITLAND- WARNE Y & L.

JULY 11

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14 JULY LIST OF  16 OFFICERS

AUG 4 LIST OF 15 OFFICERS

SEPT 15/19  DEPOT MOVES TO CECCHIGNOLA NEAR ROME.

OCT 3

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DEC 2 COL MCNALLY PROVOST MARSHAL GHQ, CMF VISIT THE DEPOT.

DEC 3 NO’S 42 AND 42 GARRISON POLICE SQUADS COMMENCE TRAINING.

CSM COX ASSUMES DUTIES OF RSM DURING THE ABSENCE OF RSM WRIGHT IN HOSPITAL.

DEC 4 UK DRAFT OF 69 CMP ARRIVE.

DEC 5 TRAINING WING CHANGE OF PROGRAMME.   BATHS IN ROME IN MORNING, AFTERNOON USED FOR TRAINING.

DEC 6 LT KNOWLES COMMENCES DUTY WITH POLICE WING - TAKES OVER FROM CAPT PHELPS (LIAP).

DEC 7 LT KNOWLES PROMOTED CAPTAIN VICE CAPT PHELPS LIAP PROMOTION.

DEC 8 MAJ SANDERS APM SIB VISITS DEPOT - MAJOR AGASS BEM APM GHQ VISITS DEPOT, GARRISON ENGINEER VISITS DEPOT, EXAMINES WATER SYSTEM.

DEC 9 MAJ AGASS VISITS DEPOT - POSINGS ARRANGED FOR REINFORCEMENTS.   UK DRAFT OF 200 ARRIVE - CMP (P) AND (VP).

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WO 170/8868                      111 PRO COY                     JAN  -  MAY 1946 

1 JAN   CPL ATKINSON RECOVERED 130,000 LIRE FROM CIVILIAN SELLING STOLEN SUGAR.

SGT PRINGLE AWARDED MID LG 37368 29 NOV 45.

4 JAN   ½ SECT TO SALERNO TAKE OUT FROM 507 PRO COY.

5 JAN   7 ITALIANS ARRESTED BY SGT PRINGLE FOR THEFT OF 39 SACKS OF FLOUR.

11 JAN  LT HYDE R WARWICKS POSTED IN FROM 65 TC COY.

             COL BONITO OLIVA WAR CRIMES WITNESS ARRESTED BY CPL OST.

19 JAN   AMMO TRAIN BLEW UP AT TORRE ANNONZIATA.

23 JAN   COL D'AMBROSIO GUISEPPE WAR CRIMINAL ARRESTED BY CPL ATKINSON.

25 JAN   LT HYDE POSTED TO 278 PRO COY.

26 JAN   LT PORTER TO 501 PRO COY.

31 JAN   LT COWAN TO 111 PRO COY FROM 278 PRO COY.

               A/CAPT H D M WOOLLEY    E SURREY      1/12/45

               LT C R SWAN                RA         17/10/45

               LT A A PORTER             KING'S OWN      17/12/45

               LT T H HYDE                 R WARWICK      21/12/45

27 FEB    LT K COWAN                 RNF      POSTED TO 116 PRO COY

1 MAR    501 COY DISBANDED, ABSORBED INTO 111.

              CAPT T A HALLIWELL ASSUMES COMMAND.

               COY HAS DETS AT TARANTO, BARI, ANCONA, NAPLES, CASERTA, SALERNO

AND NOLA IN SICILY, UNDER COMD 149 CMP ATTACHED TROOPS 117 ITALIAN TC.

60 GERMAN LABOUR 6 ITALIAN LABOUR 190.

17 MAR    LT SWAN RA OC   ADRIATIC DETACHMENTS  -   ANCONA, BARI, TARANTO.

31 MAR LT E J TEANE  RA  POSTED IN FROM 17 LAA.

30 APR   180 PRO COY DISBANDED;   CAPT A R PEARSON,   LT T MANNING JOIN UNIT FROM 180.

18 MAY   CAPT C W BROOKE   227 POSTED IN AS OC.

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WO 170/8869             112 PRO COY                        JAN, FEB, MAR 1946

JAN        OPERATING FROM VILLA OPICINA (TRIESTE).

              SECT HQ 13 CORPS DUINO.

              1 SECT UDINE

              1 SECT 13 CORPS WINTER SPORTS CENTRE CORTINA.

              1 SECT  MOMFALCONE AREA

              REMAINDER VILLA OPICINA

10 JAN    LT CROXTON      MX REGT    OC

16 JAN   RSM SULLIVAN ON LIAP LEAVE

22 JAN   RSM BURGE EX 101 PRO COY NEW  OC

23 JAN   CAPT T V ROWE  SCOTS GUARDS     13/11/45

              LT A CROXTON    MSX                       29/11/45                                            LT E B G LOVER          RHA                      21/12/45

7 FEB   NEW UNIT LOCATION UDINE.

20 FEB    CAPT R F HODSOLL      RECCE                   NEW OC VICE ROWE

26 FEB    LT W C BELL                RA                         POSTED IN

28 FEB   FGCM OF 14275162 CPL D CAMERON B DOC PRO COY CMP ATT 112 TAKING PLACE AT 201 SUB-AREA HQ  -  LOSING A WD VEHICLE BY NEGLECT.

28 FEB   ITALIAN CIVILIAN FOUND SHOT IN STREET.

MARCH          UDINE 9 FEB 1946

                     SECTS     HQ 13 CORPS

                           ''         GORIZIA

                           “         MONFALCONE

                           “         MESTRE

                           “         VENICE

4 MAR       46 OR ATT FROM 71 TC COY DISBANDED.

                  T/CAPT F R A HILL NEW OC VICE HODSOLL

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WO 170/8870                         116 PRO COY                    JAN-JUNE 1946                              

                           CAPT KH COWAN             RNF                      7/3/46

                           LT J DAVIS                       RAC                      20/11/45

                           LT KA WOODS                WORCS                 5/9/45

ATHENS

10 APR   VISIT OF USS MISSOURI AND USS POWER

3 MAY   L/CPL G W T READ INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT, SERIOUSLY BURNED.

6 MAY   L/CPL G W T READ DIED IN HOSPITAL.

                 CAPT L A FISH    RA      5/7/45    OC

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WO 170/8871           180 PRO COY   CMP               JAN, FEB, MAR 1946

 NAPLES, ITALY

                         CAPT A R PEARSON        RECCE             19/1/46

                         T/CAPT HYSLOP             GEN LIST         LEFT

                         LT T MANLEY                 RA                  23/1/46

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WO 170/8872                      182 PORTS PRO COY       JAN  -  JUN 1944 TRIESTE      MAJ WJ NEWMAN     GEN LIST  27/8/45  APM

                  LT FD CORNWALL                     7/7/45

23 JAN       CECHIGNOLA    MOVE TO ROME AREA.

1 FEB       MAJ A MARRIOTT    APM   THE BUFFS  NAME OF UNIT NOW 182 PRO COY.

20 FEB      COL H V MCNALLY OBE   PRO MARSHAL CMF VISITED.

                 LT J HUGHES       N STAFFS   AWAITING POSTING ORDER.

                 LT F B ETHERINGTON       MIDDLESEX     28/2/46

 AWARDED DEFENCE MEDAL MAR 46

            447189 W/CPL N L HOOPER (20DR)

19 JUN   MID IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT & DISTINGUISHED SERVICES IN THE MED THEATRE  6285469 WOII (CSM) G ABEL (CMP) (P).

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WO 170/8873        183 PRO COY CMP               JAN 31 1946 DISBANDED

ANCONA

              CAPT D HEWITT    N STAFFS     13/12/45

              LT F W BARRETT  R FUS           17/11/45

              LT T R B WHITE    RA               25/9/45                  

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WO 170/8889                    10 COY CMP (TC)                JAN  -  FEB 1946   DISBANDED

PAVIA

          CAPT A S PARKINSON  RA OC VICE CAPT G GARDNER ON RELEASE

          LT E G LOWE   RA   2 IC


WO 170/8890             7 PRO COY CMP    JAN  -  FEB 1946     DISBANDED

                                 LT F R A HILL             MSX              18/1/46

                                 LT W J BRANDFORD    RWR              22/4/46

                                 CAPT A PAUL             GEN LIST        27/12/44


WO170/8891                               77 TC COY                JAN,  FEB 1946

3 FEB  CAPT E SLATER Y & L LEAVES UNIT ON RELEASE.

17 FEB 46 DISBANDING ORDER RECEIVED

KLAGENFURT    CAPT A D C LANGMEAD OXF & BUCKS  10/6/46

                       LT A J SULGATE            R BERKSHIRE  3/2/45

                       LT N W COLLETT            RAC               31/12/45

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WO 170/8892           2 ITALIAN SPECIAL VP COY            JAN - MAR 46          

CATANIA

27 MARCH DISBANDMENT ORDER RECEIVED.

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END OF CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN FORCES (CMF) WAR DIARIES

THE ABOVE ARE EXTRACTS FROM THE WAR DIARIES HELD IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVE, KEW, LONDON

CMP LANCE CORPORAL ADMITTING GERMAN/RUSSIAN PRISONER

INTO PRISONER OF WAR CAGE, ANZI0

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