War Diaries Talk

Moderators for your information and also for those tagging 3rd Btn Coldstream Guards.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Reporting very faint pages in the Battalion of the 3rd Coldstream Guards.

    This page number Number 70 is really too #faint to tag apart from some little points. It covers the action in the line etc and also casualty names are faint also but tagged what I could.

    Link for page 70 Profile page 69 - https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD00046rx
    Although this page is too faint to read the following Report include dates for 1-5th Dec 1917.

    The following Report pages are a “Narrative of Operations from 6.pm November 27th to 5th Dec. Regarding an attack involving the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.
    Report page Link: Profile Page 66 - https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD00046qr
    Report page Link: Profile Page 67 - https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD00046r2

    I am posting this because with the page in question being too faint to read, the historians, or those tagging this diary may wish to refer to this report. It Is just as well the Author included it.

    Please also note page 72 Link: is a really very faint page especially dates places etc. Could only tag so much. It is overwritten with comments regarding the rest of 1918 by the Author.

    Tagged so much then finished it – it was supposed to be the last page of the diary as in diary heading – but the next page was 73. Now this page is a repeat page of 72 and I now find it will be so easy to tag after the faint one – I did not mark it as a duplicate page in case it was ignored. I hope tackle this last page tomorrow.

    Hope you can understand this. Link for page 72: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD00046r8

    Query the page that has the overwriting on it, which is the one which is very faint and which I partially tagged, should I have marked it as duplicate saying contains overwriting re rest of 1918. I mention this because this page will be tagged twice - one faint - and one easy to read - What do you suggest?


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    Thanks for reporting all this, Marie. Faint pages can be very frustrating, I know.

    It's fine to just tag what you can read and leave the rest. It's good to tag the information, but not at the expense of your eyesight or even a headache.

    Remember that researchers do have other ways to access these diaries. I believe the originals are still available to read at the National Archives. I don't know if the versions you can download are the same scans as these, though.


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Cynthia, If I did not have the Chrome Tool where I can change the lightness etc and be able to zoom in and out, I would be lost without it. Took a lot of concentration though.

    This particular Diary only gave 1 report, no orders, and only a very few people were mentioned in the diary, lots of entries concerning the movement of the Battalion though. The faint pages seemed to occur right near the end of the diary.


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Information for Moderators concerning the diary of the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. (1 Nov 1918-28 Feb 1919).

    This diary ends on page 6 not page 5 as stated on the diary Selection page.


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator in response to marie.eklidvirginmedia.com's comment.

    It sounds like the 2nd Coldstream Guards' diary. Lots of movement details and a few officers mentioned as casualties or just joined. So far just one OR mentioned by name: a Pte. Gray who was accidentally wounded during bomb practice. But the author did mention a nice Christmas dinner and a "splendid concert" following!


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Information for those tagging 2nd Btn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

    This link shows a list of names etc and photos and includes other Btns of
    Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)- maybe helpful in spelling of names when tagging diary of 2nd Cameronians.

    Link: http://www.ww1photos.com/Cameronians.html


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator in response to cyngast's comment.

    Just wanted to add an update here: The 2nd Coldstream Guards' diary becomes more detailed starting with July 1917. It appears that a new author has taken it over and it now includes more details of operations, lists of men who have been awarded medals, etc. So far, I've gotten to February 1918 and the new author is still writing the diary. And it's typewritten as a bonus!