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by klambie
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

Recommend killing/modifying those links. Don't obviously see those papers but you have exposed a lot of personal info.
by klambie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: A couple of questions related to requesting soldier records
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: A couple of questions related to requesting soldier records

On Q1, you can get records without proof of death. I've only done it via a researcher, though I suspect it can be tried via the ATIP link that now appears on the records request page. Last time I used him $30, about a 30 day turnaround, so makes sense to me to use him all the time if I'm not on site...
by klambie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Library and Archives Canada WW2 Photo Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: Library and Archives Canada WW2 Photo Collection

These are pretty useful. I've always thought there was some value in using the original contact numbers to search from a photo with a good caption (say identifying RRRs) for the ones earlier/later in the sequence that might be related. Never pushed far at LAC, but was led to believe you just had to ...
by klambie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Rifleman Randolph Hartman Harvin
Replies: 19
Views: 3174

Re: Rifleman Randolph Hartman Harvin

As much for my own clarity as anything ... From the MFM 1 form Temujin has excerpted above, putting things in correct order (effective date/action/reporting unit): 3 Jul 44 Disembark UK - 2 CIRU 4 Jul 44 Report for Duty - 2 CIRU 4 Jul 44 Reverts to Pte - 2 CIRU 5 Jul 44 To be A/Cpl - 2 CIRU 13 Jul 4...
by klambie
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Rifleman Randolph Hartman Harvin
Replies: 19
Views: 3174

Re: Rifleman Randolph Hartman Harvin

RWR went into reserve 30 Jul and it was apparently very quiet. Who buys into the theory that his unit is incorrectly identified, he was a Calgary Highlander? They attacked Tilly la Campagne early morning of July 31. He didn't make it back (briefly noted Missing), found and confirmed KIA Aug 1? Edite...
by klambie
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 5859

Re: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC

Nothing definitive, but some notes from the old Armoured Acorn site: https://web.archive.org/web/20160115010645/http://www.armouredacorn.com/ and his 'Canadian Vehicle Markings: Unit and Formation Markings of the Canadian Army 1939-1953 (Vol 1)' I think these findings are snapshots in time, based on...
by klambie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Lieut. R.C. Hall, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Replies: 13
Views: 16325

Re: Lieut. R.C. Hall, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

The appendix will be included in the original diary, it's typical for appendices, maps, airphotos etc. not to be copied in favour of just the 'narrative' as at LMH. You will probably need to visit LAC or find a researcher to copy it. Here's the LAC record for the War Diary: http://collectionscanada....
by klambie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews
Replies: 16
Views: 16934

Re: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews

B606??? is a NRMA number, so not eligible for overseas service until late 44. Most didn't go until early 45 or later, so a Feb 45 embarkation fits Andrews. Rancourt is buried in Ontario, so he did not die overseas, consistent with another NRMA man in 1942.
by klambie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Juno Beach - Outline Planning Tables
Replies: 3
Views: 6146

Re: Juno Beach - Outline Planning Tables

Just looking at the bit I know, typo for Mike Green, H+20? Should be RWR?
by klambie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 31604

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

If RC Griffin was L18??? (which appears likely from his headstone), it will be extremely difficult to untangle him from RH Griffith who was H29140. L18??? numbers were allotted to 113 Bty (raised in Regina). H29??? numbers were allotted to 71 Bty (raised in Brandon). Both Btys were part of 8 Fd Regt...