There was no time in, out, serial #, time dated, or action taken this month
Incidents, Messages, Orders, Etc.
1 May 1944 
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Entire Bn. still at same place. Bn. advance CP and all line companies departed Neddlebed at 1900 hours by motor march arriving at Mapledurham at 2145 hours. Everything went well and the morale of the men was excellent. Again we had a very nice day. The purpose of the moves was to setup and move out as fast as possible, camouflage and combat training. 
2 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
The entire bn. was functioning and all sections of Headquarters were setup and work continued as usual. The weather again was very good.
3 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
The entire Bn was alerted to leave at 0300 hours by motor convoy arriving at Thurle Downs, Berkshire at 0410 hours. It was a clear cool morning. Morale was excellent.
4 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Again the entire bn. was alerted to depart from Thurle Downs, Berkshire at 0400 hours for base camp by motor convoy arriving at Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire at 0545 hours Morale Superior. The weather was Clear but cold. After having breakfast the line companies had cleaning of equipment and preparing for inspection at 1600 hours. H&S CO. staff and service functions.
5 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co. Staff and Service functions. 
 

Co's. A, B, and C. 

All had Engineer Rcn. ia area adjacent to Base camp within 5 miles radius Rcn, consisted of, Classification of Bridges and roads using the British Classification System. Bridge cards were also used, stressing the location of Bridge and Road materials, types and quantity.

6 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S CO. Staff and Service functions. 
 

Co. A, had a three hour tactical march with a surprise gas attack . Smoke pots were used in lieu of gas. Had inspection in ranks in the afternoon. 
 

Co. B, Army talks, Chemical Warfare and first aid of Gas Casualties, also Supply Discipline in the morning. Inspection in ranks in the afternoon. 

Co. C, Rigging, Supply Discipline, Army talks, Chemical Warfare. Inspection in ranks in the afternoon. 
 

7 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Usual church services and no work today.
8 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and service functions; 

Co. A,
Moved to Mapledurham for training on Treadway Bridges on Sunday evening. 

Co. B,
Construction and reconstruction of roads in Battalion Area and roads adjacent to Battalion area. Moved to Mapledurham at night. 

Co. C,
One platoon at area 439, one platoon at area 39 remainder of Company in battalion area on Minefields.

9 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and service functions. 

Co. A,
At Mapledurham on Treadway Bridges moving in at 0900. 

Co. B,
Moved to Mapledurham for training on treadway bridges. 

Co. C,
Moving out to Mapledurham tonight left I.P. at 2100 for training on treadway Bridges.

10 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and service functions. 

Co. A,
Working in battalion area garnishing camouflage nets. 

Co. B,
Moved to battalion area at 0800. Working in battalion area garnishing camouflage nets. 

Co. C,
Still at Mapledurham on training on treadway bridges.

11 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service functions. 

Co. A,
Working on asphalt roads adjacent to battalion area using the new asphalt mixer. 

Co. B,
Working on concrete roadway and construction work adjacent to battalion area. 

Co. C,
Working on garnishing of camouflage nets. 

Note: All companies have in the past week been preparing for overseas movement. Painting boxes, stenciling Duffle bags and etc.

12 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service functions. 

Co. A,
Construction of roads, vicinity of Bn. Area with use of Asphalt heater. 

Co. B,
Same as company "A". 

Co. C,
One platoon on concrete construction job adjacent to Bn. Area. Remainder of Company as scheduled on Eng Recon. and rigging.

13 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Battalion inspection for all Companies by Battalion Commander and Staff. Companies A and B inspected in the morning. Companies C and H&S inspected in the afternoon. It ws the most through ever held which took inmen, quarters, orderly rooms, and all sections. 
14 May
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Sunday: No training.
15 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Two platoons of Company "A" working on Airport at Chalgrove. One platoon of Co. 

"C" working on concrete construction job adjacent to camp. Remainder of Bn. trng as scheduled. 

Col. Rowland and Major Slear, Commanding Officer and S-3 of 1103d Engr C Gp paid this headquarters a visit at 1530 hours departed at 1600 hours.

16 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service functions. 

Co. A,
Training on Mine fields at area 440. 

Co. B,
Army Talks, Engr Recon and Tactical March. 

Co. C,
Close Order drill, Bayonet Drill, unarmed defense. Chemical Warfare, Army Talks, and Squad Tactics.

17 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service functions. 

Companies A, B, and C: 
Garnishing of nets and making of clothing. 

Col. Carter, The Engineer of First U. S. Army, paid this battalion a visit at 1230 departed at about 1315 hours.

18 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Line companies preparing for move to Bivouac area. 

H&S Staff and Service functions during the day. 

Line companies departed for Bivouac area between the period of 1500 and 1700 hours. 

Bn-Advance CP and H&S Co. departed Clifton heath at 1930 hours by Motor Convoy. Arrived at The Views, Oxfordshire at 2015 hours. Morale Excellent. 

Col. Rowland, CO, and Major Gruber, Supply Officer both of 1103rd Engr C Gp. paid this battalion a visit at 1555 hours departed at about 1615.

19 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Companies and H&S company still out on Bivouac. 

Company A, B and C: 
Working on road repair. 

H&S Co. Staff and Service functions.

20 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Battalion departed from "The Views", Oxfordshire at 0820 hours by Motor Convoy arrived at Base Camp at 0930 hours. 

All companies participated in a Full Field Inspection during the afternoon. Necessary duties performed by Staff Sections.

21 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
Sunday: No training, only necessary duties. All companies in Bn. area.
22 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service Functions. 

Co. A,
Close Order Drill, First Aid and Sanitation, Chemical Warfare and Tactical March. 

Co. B,
Aircraft Identification, Mapping , Unarmed Defense, and Engineer Reconnaissance. 

Co. C,
Mapping, Unarmed Defense, First Aid for Gas Cas., Aircraft Recognition.

23 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.
Staff and service functions 

Co. A, 
One platoon at area 659 on class "70" Trestle Bridge. Remainder of company at base camp on First Aid and Sanitation, Close Order Drill, Chemical Warfare and Tactical March. 

Co. B, 
On First Aid, Chemical Warfare, Close Order Drill, Supply Discipline and Road March in the afternoon. 

Co. C, 
Entire company in vicinity of "Great Milton", on repair and maintenance of roads using asphalt heater.

24 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service functions. 

Co. A, 
One platoon at "Sliding Hill," on class "70" Trestle Bridge. Two platoons at "Garsington", on road construction. 

Co. B, 
One platoon on repair and maintenance of roads in vicinity of "Sanfor" on "Thames", Remainder of Company as scheduled. 

Co. C, 
One platoon on Class "70" Trestle Bridge in Vicinity of "Newnham Murren", Remainder of company on Close Order Drill, Chemical Warfare, First Aid of Gas Cas., Supply Discipline, and Tactical March.

25 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and service functions. 

Co. A, 
One platoon at area 659 on Class "70" Trestle Bridge. Remainder of Company Marking Equipment, Camouflage. 

Co. B, 
Marking of Equipment and Camouflage. 

Co. C, 
Marking if Equipment and Camouflage.

26 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and service functions. 

Co. A, 
Review of weeks schedule on camouflage, Road Repair and Maintenance, Engr. Recon. Unarmed defense, Mapping and Chemical Warfare. 

Co. B, 
Road Repair and Maintenance, Review of weeks schedule on camouflage, Engr. Recon, Unarmed defense, Mapping and Chemical Warfare. 

Co. C, 
At 0800 to 1200 Squad Tactics 1300 to 1400 Army Talks, 1400 to 1600 foreign Maps, 1600 to 1700 Speed March.

27 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
All Companies, A,B,C, H&S. 

Long revised: The entire morning spend on preparation for inspection (0800 to 1000) and the inspection by Co. Officers (1000 to 1200). The Line companies had a series on Bn. Tests, until 1300. From 1300 to 1530 preparation for parade, and parade and Review from 1600 to 1700 and Retreat.

28 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and service functions. 

Co. A, 
At 0800 to 1200 a schedule of rigging, 1300 to 1400 a class on first aid, 1400 to 1430 Aircraft Identification, 1430 to 1500 Supply Discipline, and at 1500 to 1700 Engr. Recon. 

Co. B, 
At 0800 to 1700 a schedule plan of Practice Loading and convoy Operation. 

Co. C, 
Close Order Drill, Chemical Warfare, First Aid of Gas Cas., Supply Discipling, and Tactical March.

29 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
TRAINING
Today being Sunday no particular training is scheduled. Hq. and Serv Co Did have a Scheduled softball game with 204 Engr.
30 May 1944
Clifton Heath, Oxfordshire
H&S Co.,
Staff and Service functions. 

Co. A,
Practice loading and convoy movement including Bridging material for Class 70 Timber Trustle Bridge. 

Co. B, 
0800-1200 Rigging 
1300-1400 Identification of Aircraft 
1400-1500 First Aid. 
1500-1530 Close Order Drill 
1530-1600 Supply Disc. 
1600-1700 Army Talks. 

Co. C, 
0800-1200 Tactical March 
1300-1330 Supply Disc. 
1330-1400 Close Order Drill 
1400-1500 First Aid 
1500-1600 Aircraft Recognition 
1600-1700 Chemical Warfare.

31 May 1944
Clifton Heath
H&S Co., 
Moved to area 611, H&S last Co. To leave area, the area was cleared I.P. by 2230. 

Co. A, 
Everything was as scheduled. 

Co. B,
Moved as scheduled. 

Co. C, 
Spent entire day on rigging and erection of two Bents on class 70 Timber Trestle Bridge. 

Entire Bn moved out to Bivouac area Co. A and B to Maple Durham and H&S and C to area 611. 

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