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Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to '1939'...

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1. [ history ]

Overview
In Brief

An introduction to the history of the 51st Highland Division.

2. [ pow ]

Road to St. Valéry
Jan 1938 - June 1940

Corp. Jack Kidd's experience from joining the Territorial Army in January 1938 to his capture at St. Valéry-en-caux in June 1940.

Mobilisation & WWII

3. [ history ]

Mobilisation & WWII
Late 1938 - Jan 1940

From the "call out" of the TA in late 1938 to embarkation at Southampton for Le Havre in January 1940.

4. [ pow ]

volunteering - capture
1939 - 1940

From Henry Owens' volunteering in 1939 to his capture at St. Valery in 1940

5. [ public ]

R.A.S.C., Officers' Training Coy
December 1939

Thank you to James Gillies for sending us this photograph. The photograph is framed and retains its original caption along with a note of each Officer in the lineup. The caption reads: 51st Highland Division, R.A.S.C., Officers' Training Company. December 1939.

 

1. [ account ]

Raising the Camerons
1938 -1940

From the "call out" of the TA in late 1938 to embarkation at Southampton for Le Havre in January 1940. Extract from 'Return to St. Valéry' by Lieutenant General Sir Derek Lang. Lieutenant General Lang was Adjutant of 4th Camerons in 1939 when the decision was made to double the size of the TA.

2. [ account ]

1 Gordons Deploy to the Saar
Journal extract, Capt. Taylor, Intel. Officer 1 Gordons

An extract from the War Diary of Capt. J.P.P. Taylor who was the Intelligence Officer of the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlands. Covers the period from beginning of September to end October 1939.

 
Corporal Jack Kidd

1. [ photo ]

Corporal Jack Kidd

Corporal Jack Kidd, Prisoner of War after the 51HD were forced to surrender at St. Valery.

Massed Bands of 51HD at Aldershot 1939

2. [ photo ]

Massed Bands of 51HD at Aldershot 1939
Aldershot 1939

The massed Pipes and Drums of the 51st Highland Division in Aldershot in 1939 - from the collection of Pipe Major A Duthie, formerly The Black Watch.

Massed Bands of 51HD at Aldershot 1939

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Massed Bands of 51HD at Aldershot 1939
Aldershot 1939

Massed Pipes and Drums of the 51st Highland Division in Aldershot in 1939 - from the collection of Pipe Major A Duthie, formerly The Black Watch.

Henry Owens

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Henry Owens

Henry Owens was a Gunner Artificer, RA. He joined up in June 1939. He was captured at St. Valéry in 1940 and spent the next five years as a POW before being liberated in May 1945.

Johnnie Matheson 1939

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Johnnie Matheson 1939

J. Matheson, Leaving Lochcarron, 1939

Harry Knox

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Harry Knox

Pte. Harry Knox, Gordon Highlanders.

The date of this portrait photograph is unknown but it is assumed to have been taken in late 1939 as Knox went to France as part of the B.E.F. and was later captured at St. Valery in June 1940.

Helen Knox

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Helen Knox
Wife of Pte. Harry Knox

Photo of Mrs Helen Knox, Wife of Pte. Harry Knox.

The handwritten annotation reads "With love, from Helen". The photo is believed to have been in Harry's possession throughout his time in Stalag IX-C as a POW between 1940 and 1945.

Bayonet practice

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Bayonet practice
November 1939

Men of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 51st Highland Division, during bayonet practice, November 1939.

George Drummond

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George Drummond
c.1939

We were sent several photographs of George Watt Drummond by his Niece (Beth Marshall). This photograph appears to have been taken before George left for France in 1939 with 4th Black Watch, as part of the B.E.F.

Trying on gas masks

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Trying on gas masks
November 1939

Men of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 51st Highland Division, trying on gas masks, November 1939.

R.A.S.C., Officers Training

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R.A.S.C., Officers Training
December 1939

Thanks to James Gillies for sending us this photograph of the 51st Highland Division, R.A.S.C., Officers' Training Company taken in December 1939. The photo has been added to the Mobilisation section as it was possibly taken whilst the Division was at Aldershot, prior the eventual embarkation to Le Havre from Southampton in January 1940. A full list of those present in the lineup can be found here.