2CG in WW2 - France/Belgium 1940/Tunisia 1942-3

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Swiss_Toni, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. Apologies if I'm asking a stupid question which has already been asked on here.

    I am trying to find out more about the actions of 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards during the early days of WW2. My great uncle served in the battalion and was killed in Tunisia in early 1943. I believe he also went to France with the battalion in 1939 and came back with them from Dunkirk and would like to find out if he definitely was with them then and also a bit more about the battalion's actions around the time when he was killed.

    I hope you'll forgive the bone question but are such things as unit war 'diaries' available at the Public Record Office?
     
  2. Have you made an application for his Service Records?
     
  3. Not yet I am just starting out on this and not really sure where to start.

    Do you know if service records from WW2 would be held by the MOD or by the Public Record Office?
     
  4. Confirming what the earlier poster has said: you need to apply for his Service Records to Kentigern House in Glasgow.
     
  5. Sixty

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    The Wiki is very handy and has some useful links.
     
  6. Thanks very much for all those suggestions guys!
    Much appreciated.