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by Phil
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Site
Topic: New Site Feature: Canadiana Héritage War Diary Reels Index
Replies: 0
Views: 201

New Site Feature: Canadiana Héritage War Diary Reels Index

Thanks to our new member katz, I've been able to add an index to the contents of many of the Canadiana Héritage war diary reels. You can find the index here, https://wartimes.ca/canadiana-heritage-war-diary-reels/ Or via the main site menu, Research -> War Diaries Clicking on the reel number to take...
by Phil
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Site
Topic: Contact form not working for me
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Contact form not working for me

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I apologize for the trouble, I'll check to ensure the contact form is working correctly. I am the administrator of this site, you can contact me directly at,

phil [at] wartimes [dot] ca
by Phil
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Canadian Soldiers in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: Canadian Soldiers in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Yes, the assumption is 1944 for the photo even though it is undated. I agree with the helmet assessment, they stood out to me initially, and it is quite obviously a sword bayonet that one of the tea car soldiers has on his hip. Great work.
by Phil
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Canadian Soldiers in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: Canadian Soldiers in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

I'm seeing if we can get a clearer image of this soldier's shoulder.
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by Phil
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Canadian Soldiers in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: Canadian Soldiers in Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Further information and a photograph. The aim here is to identify these men as Canadians, if not personal identification, and ascertain what Canadian units were in Horbury/Wakefield, whether or not they participated in D-Day training and if any were killed in said training. YMCA tea van - Mrs Briggs...
by Phil
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands

If you look at the paybook it tells he was in Belgium around 5/2/'45 so I don't really know if he went to Holland or not, is there any way to find out? Stan The War Diaries for each unit he was with would have that information. Many War Diaries are not available online though, I'm not sure at this ...
by Phil
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands

From WW2Talk indicating that 85 Bridging Company was near Geel and then Bourg-Leopold in 1944, though it would have to be confirmed. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/85-bridge-company-rcasc-september-1944.86977/ I was wondering if anybody could help me find the war diaries of the 85 Bridging Com...
by Phil
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands

I also found this death notice, which may, or may not, be the man in question. It lists this man as age 32, though born on March 30, 1923, Bruce Ashton Jermey would have been 33. Still a potential match. https://news.ourontario.ca/Barrie/1083895/data?n=6 Jermey, Bruce (Died) appeared in Barrie Exami...
by Phil
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands

Found a photo here, http://www.theliberator.be/liberator7.htm And they indicate that there are more photos from No. 64 Army Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (R.C.A.S.C), here https://www.noviomagus.nl/Gastredactie/Verdoorn/Cat/VerdoornCat.html Plenty of photos with captions. 43WL...
by Phil
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: RCASC 64th army transport company Netherlands

The man you're inquiring about seems not to have joined No 64 Army Transport Company until July of 1945. The entry "SOS to 64 Cdn A Tpt Coy RCASC" indicates that's when he joined that company. SOS stands for Struck Off Service, or ceased to become the responsibility of one unit to become that of ano...