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by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Lieutenant Basil Andrew Nunn, Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C.
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Lieutenant Basil Andrew Nunn, Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Lieutenant Basil Andrew Nunn's Silver Star citation. NUNN, Basil Andrew, Lieutenant (killed in action) - Silver Star (United States) - Infantry (Cape Breton Highlanders) - awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 30 March 1946 and CARO/6478 dated 1 April 1946. Killed in Action on 1 May 1945. Recommended ...
by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Lieutenant Basil Andrew Nunn, Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C.
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Lieutenant Basil Andrew Nunn, Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

And it looks like Lt Nunn was one of those 10% with photos on file.
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by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Brackett was with the RCMP in Dawson. The Alaska connection was the American boat he and two other RCMP constables took from Prince George, BC to Alaska, final destination Dawson. As WWII Canadian army files don't, in 90% of the cases, contain photos I'm sure it would be possible to get one from his...
by Ludford 101
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Rusty is no longer with us.

William Edwin Delmage was born 21 August 1911; deceased 26 August 1980.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/632 ... in-delmage

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by Ludford 101
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

This discrepancy can be easily solved. On page 3 of this thread, Steve posted names, service numbers and embarkation dates for our previously correct three. All three had the same embarkation date.

Presumably Steve can also tell us the date of embarkation for L/18?? Gnr Robert Cecil Griffin.
by Ludford 101
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Halifax, NP944, 433 Sqdn ... Info
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Halifax, NP944, 433 Sqdn ... Info

Alas, George, P/O Zareikin wasn't from Los Angeles. I doubt he ever visited it either. He was born and bred in Montreal. His father, David, moved the family to Los Angeles in 1950. Zareikin's brother, Samuel, was also killed on air operations. A wireless air gunner on No. 102 Squadron, killed 28 May...
by Ludford 101
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Roger Harries Griffith date of birth was 20 June 1906.

Source: 1911 Census
NAME: Roger H Griffith BIRTH: 20 Jun 1906 - R.M. of Oakland, Manitoba, Canada
by Ludford 101
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

This is a rather large family. When Sarah Theresa Munroe was born on August 8, 1859, in Nova Scotia, her father, Hugh, was 24, and her mother, Mary, was 20. She married James Brackett on October 3, 1883. They had nine children in 15 years. She died on September 24, 1946, in Wellington, Nova Scotia, ...
by Ludford 101
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

A little more information on the three artillerymen: Ernest Curtis was born 12 October 1909 in Alexander, Whitehead, Manitoba; deceased 7 September 1995 in Brandon, Manitoba. Roger Griffith was born 1906, Township 8, Range 18, Brandon, Manitoba. His parents were Gwynfred and Helen Griffith. Alonzo J...
by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 9675

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

"Jas" was short for James. Much like "Chas" for Charles. It's still used a lot in the UK.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Jas