Unit war diaries
War diaries are the most important source in researching Army units whether they were in the front line or stationed a long way from the action.
For researchers, they are the raw material of history because they contain the immediate records of each day’s activities. Naturally they are only concerned with the occurrences in their unit.
To get the best from them you need to use the diaries in conjunction with other records, such as published histories, memoirs and diaries as well as official histories.
It is very unusual to find individual privates and non-commissioned officers mentioned here.
War diaries are the most important source for researching Army units