Private Papers of Captain D H Davenall
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Photocopy of his ms notebook (61pp) as Adjutant on the internal economy, personnel and training of the 580th LAA Regiment RA (TA) in Birmingham (December 1946 - June 1947), including an ms diary (6pp, June 1944 – August 1944) recording the operations of 283rd Anti-Tank Battery RA, notably the voyage from Southend to North-West Europe (June 1944) and operations while attached to the 160th Brigade (53rd (Welsh) Division) in Normandy, France (June 1944 – August 1944) and outlining the casualties (killed, died of wounds and wounded, particularly those soldiers evacuated with shell-shock) and the evacuation of the wounded; and commenting on the constant German mortaring, shellfire and sniping; German air raids; being machine gunned by an ME 109; an attack by Tiger tanks; a raid to identify the German order of battle.
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- British Army, Royal Artillery, 580th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
- British Army, Royal Artillery, 283rd Anti-Tank Battery
- British Army, 160th Brigade
- British Army, 53rd (Welsh) Division