RCASC 1939-45

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by LostGrace » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:15 pm

Thanks again, Temujin...

I just made my eighth call to them..can never get anyone on the phone. I've been trying since Thursday of last week..

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by LostGrace » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:19 pm

Temujin wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:15 am
Mike, I’m getting a little closer. I found this info:

Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG). One half of the battalion embarked on board the "Duchess of Bedford" and the other half on board the "Aquitania".

On the SLI (MG) records, it says that 1/2 the Battalion embarked on E6........and we KNOW that the RMR (MG) also embarked on E6........SO

That narrows down the search the the RMR(MG) sailed in EITHER the Duchess of Bedford OR the Aquitania

Still search
After a very long search, I have found out the Aquitania was (E.4) and the Duchess of Bedford was (E.6)

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by Temujin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:18 am

LostGrace wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Temujin wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:15 am
Mike, I’m getting a little closer. I found this info:

Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG). One half of the battalion embarked on board the "Duchess of Bedford" and the other half on board the "Aquitania".

On the SLI (MG) records, it says that 1/2 the Battalion embarked on E6........and we KNOW that the RMR (MG) also embarked on E6........SO

That narrows down the search the the RMR(MG) sailed in EITHER the Duchess of Bedford OR the Aquitania

Still search
After a very long search, I have found out the Aquitania was (E.4) and the Duchess of Bedford was (E.6)
Excellent ........now you have your answer to that part of the puzzle. Next to find the nominal rolls of units embarking on the ship (they do exists, at LAC......just can’t find them on line yet)

Cheers and good finds........can you give me the SOURCE that you found the information? Or a link to the information (for my future reference)

Thanks

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by LostGrace » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:43 pm

It was a message sent to me from someone else who had confirmed the codes of only those 2 ships. I have no idea where he may have gotten the info from.

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by Temujin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:20 pm

LostGrace wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:43 pm
It was a message sent to me from someone else who had confirmed the codes of only those 2 ships. I have no idea where he may have gotten the info from.

Mike
Thanks Mike, its always nice to find the sources.....so everyone can use them if their on the internet or a website that people can use.
Thanks for the information

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by LostGrace » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:42 am

The missing "E" designations for TC 1 were:

E.4 Aquitania
E.5 Empress of Australia
E.6 Duchess of Bedford
E.7 Empress of Britain
E.8 Monarch of Bermuda​

Also, it was brought to my attention that the information I'm after appears on reel C-5609 which is not available online yet?

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by LostGrace » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:38 am

Well, just an update..

In my continuing search I have found one Sergeant Edward Douglas Whitehead with the service # D-76570 who seems to have enlisted 2 October, 1939 with the RMR. My Grandfather enlisted 29 September, 1939 and his service # was D-76535.

Still digging...

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by Temujin » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:26 am

LostGrace wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:42 am
The missing "E" designations for TC 1 were:

E.4 Aquitania
E.5 Empress of Australia
E.6 Duchess of Bedford
E.7 Empress of Britain
E.8 Monarch of Bermuda​

Also, it was brought to my attention that the information I'm after appears on reel C-5609 which is not available online yet?
Got it, I spotted the info to you on ww2talk.com and that’s the reel that I suspected the information is probably on (and that it hasn’t been digitized yet). You CAN request, thru Heritage Canadiana to Have the reel digitized. They do take requests for info......but it may take them a while and especially now, it could take even longer.

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Re: RCASC 1939-45

Post by LostGrace » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:57 pm

https://search-recherche.gc.ca/rGs/s_r? ... =x#wb-land

Am I right to assume that many of the guys listed on the above link would have likely all left Halifax on the same date? I know there were some who were never sent overseas, but that would have been late in the war?

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