Chapter 6 of Longshore Soldiers discusses the 519th's time in the UK. In England the 519th Port Battalion had its headquarters in a suburb of Bristol. HQ company was based in Pitch & Pay House on Pitch & Pay Lane, Stoke Bishop. They arrived on April 11, 1944. On May 31 they left Bristol to join the Normandy invasion forces gathering at Bridgend, Wales..
The rear entrance.