War Diaries Talk

Divisional Train tagging

  • Jan_Greenslade by Jan_Greenslade

    2 Division: 2 Divisional Train [28,31,35,172 Companies A.C.S.]

    Can someone please clarify tagging a Divisional Train diary which I started today?
    Should the Brigades mentioned, which are part of the same Division, ie 5th 6th 99th, be tagged as Other Units or not?
    I assume the diary relates to all the above numbered Companies, but there are also quite a few other Companies recorded how do I tag these?
    To date I have only tagged individual Brigades hence my confusion, apologies.
    This is the first page I have tagged. Thanks Jan
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  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Sorry for the delayed response, Jan.

    I would definitely tag the brigades mentioned as other units, as well as any other companies which are not explicitly included in the diary's title.

    Hope that helps.


  • Jan_Greenslade by Jan_Greenslade in response to ral104's comment.

    Yes, thank you. Jan


  • Jan_Greenslade by Jan_Greenslade in response to Jan_Greenslade's comment.

    Is loading lorries of equipment, coal etc at railheads for companies tagged re-supply or other?


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    When I've tagged divisional trains, I've used "Re-supplying" when the items--coal, rations, ammunition--are delivered rather than loaded. Equipment might not fall under the re-supply category unless it's explicitly stated that the equipment in question is replacing equipment that has been lost or destroyed.

    If you're not sure, I'd suggest using "Other."

    I hope this helps. If not, please ask more questions.