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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: 1240

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: 13094

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: 13283

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: 4894

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: 21106

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...
by klambie
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 21106

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

Shoulder title is 8 Field Regt RCA and a Sept 1941 WD extract from that unit on ww2talk confirms the unit. 113 Bty and 71 Bty of 8 Field were raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba respectively, linking to the name. 113 Bty was apparently transferred to 7 A/Tk Regt in Jan 1941, leaving...
by klambie
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Commissioning a Military Portrait - WWII Veteran
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: Commissioning a Military Portrait - WWII Veteran

Ribbons look correct in his portrait except for the missing rosette on his CD.
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