Monday, 22 January 2018

Queen's Own Rifles War Diaries Online

If someone in your family tree was in or associated with the Queen's Own Rifles during the Second World War transcripts of their War Diaries online will be of considerable interest. These became available on 14 January 2018.
The documents, augmented by Routine Orders that help to fill in some of the gaps on personnel postings and casualties within the battalion. provide a wealth of information about the regiment’s participation and progress throughout the war. The period covered is from efforts to form the battalion in June 1940, through duties in Newfoundland, training in New Brunswick and England, the successful but devastating landing on D-Day, the continued fight through Europe, and finally to the German surrender on 8 May 1945.
Find them at the The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archive website. where you'll also find comprehensive information on the history of the regiment.

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