Algonquin Regiment

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Marius, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Randy:

    On some days it sounds like a great idea! Unfortunately our second grandchild is due in two weeks and guess who is in charge of their care. Luckily the 2 and a half year old is in daycare three days a week.

    David
     
  2. hollydolly

    hollydolly Junior Member

    Thank you so much for this - much appreciated!
    Sadly - my Grandfather has never spoken a great deal of his war days... other then this battle - which I had done a school project on many many years ago.
    His health is bad - but - he only recently had some shrapnel removed from his hip.... he's a tough one still - at 89!! :)

    Thanks again
    Holly

    Although there is not mention of your grandfather directly, here is the Algonquin Regiment entry for the action on September 13-14, 1944 on the Leopold Canal. It was a very intense action with quite a few casualties.
     
  3. hollydolly

    hollydolly Junior Member

    Does anyone know where I could purchase a copy of Warpath - the story of the Algonquin regiment - by George L. Cassidy? I did an online search - but they seem to be almost non-existant - and copies that are available - are well over $300

    Thanks
    Holly
     
  4. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Does anyone know where I could purchase a copy of Warpath - the story of the Algonquin regiment - by George L. Cassidy? I did an online search - but they seem to be almost non-existant - and copies that are available - are well over $300

    Thanks
    Holly

    Holly
    I got mine from a bookshop near Cobalt ON at a reasonable price. Once I find the name I'll VM the details.
     
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  5. MapleLeafUp

    MapleLeafUp mapleleafup.ca

    Hi Marius,
    You can see a mention of Pte Grant in page nine of the diary posted here. Under the date sub-head 29 January 1945, part 6.

    Also SA means "small arms". Such as "a few exchanges of SA fire reported."

    cheers,
    glenn
     
  6. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Hi Marius,
    You can see a mention of Pte Grant in page nine of the diary posted here. Under the date sub-head 29 January 1945, part 6.

    Also SA means "small arms". Such as "a few exchanges of SA fire reported."

    cheers,
    glenn

    Glenn,
    Welcome to the best ww2 forum on the planet.
    Always good to have another Canuckian on board.
    Where do you call home and what is your interest in WW2?
     
  7. MapleLeafUp

    MapleLeafUp mapleleafup.ca

    Hi Randy,
    I hover between Toronto and Tremblant. Always fascinated in Cdns in WW2 since my young backpacking days through Europe.
    Though my first post looks foolish now since I didn't see the end of the post and the questions had already been answered. Learning curve!
    glenn
     
  8. Mfield

    Mfield Junior Member

    I have added the war diary entry for the Lincoln and Welland Regiment for January 26th, 1945. This is the date Private Grant died while attached to the Lincoln and Wellands. It may shed some light on the action for that day:

    My Great Uncle is Maj. H.O.M. Lambert C.O. of A coy of the Lincoln and Welland, His listed date of death is Jan. 1 1945, but I don't know where or how, I have very little information about him. I know he was awarded the MC for an action in Bergen Op Zoom, but have little else. He has been the subject of many family myths over the years and I am trying to get as much info on him as I can to set the record in our family. I know he was some what famous in the Lincs...I just don't know why. Anything I can get on him would be awesome!
     

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  9. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Mfield:

    I have found Major Lambert in the Lincoln and Welland War Diary. He is listed in quite a number of nominal roles of officers. I need to review the actual sections for Operation Elephant, the operation where he was wounded and subsequently died from wounds. Keep an eye on this thread and I should be able to post a number of entries tomorrow.

    Here is one for now:
     

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  10. Mfield

    Mfield Junior Member

    Man thank you so much....I can't tell you how much this means...I know he was involved in the ops in Bergen Op Zoom...I know he went missing in Kapelsche Veer..I hear that he was in a building that was motared by germans but was not found for a month or so after the battle.
     
  11. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Mfield,
    There is a great battlefield memoir on the Lincs titled 'Because We Are Canadians' written by Charles D Kipp. Kipp was with the Lincs through Normandy to the end of the war. My copy is out on loan so I cannot give you the ISBN number. Should be available through Indigo or Amazon.
    Good luck with your research. Dryan67 is an expert on all things Canadian even though he is an American!
     
  12. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I have found some additional entries with Major Lambert. The action on October 28th and 29th, 1944 is included as well, although due to heavy casualties, he is not mentioned. The other entries include a nominal roll, appointment to courts of inquiry, his arrival at the battalion, and his appointment to command 1st Platoon.
     

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  13. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks for the compliment Randy. According to my DNA results from Ancestry, I am 99% British Isles and 1% Unknown!
     
  14. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is some additional information from the regimental history of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment regarding Major Lambert. He sounds like an enterprising officer.

    The full regimental history of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment can be found here:

    CONTENTdm Collection : Search Results
     

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  15. klambie

    klambie Senior Member

  16. Mfield

    Mfield Junior Member

    Mfield,
    There is a great battlefield memoir on the Lincs titled 'Because We Are Canadians' written by Charles D Kipp. Kipp was with the Lincs through Normandy to the end of the war. My copy is out on loan so I cannot give you the ISBN number. Should be available through Indigo or Amazon.
    Good luck with your research. Dryan67 is an expert on all things Canadian even though he is an American!

    Major Lambert who CO of A coy was my great uncle...he was american too!
     
  17. Mfield

    Mfield Junior Member

    I have found some additional entries with Major Lambert. The action on October 28th and 29th, 1944 is included as well, although due to heavy casualties, he is not mentioned. The other entries include a nominal roll, appointment to courts of inquiry, his arrival at the battalion, and his appointment to command 1st Platoon.

    A couple of those entries are for a G.D. La,bert...My great uncle was Herbert O. M. Lambert or H.O.M. Lambert
     
  18. Mfield

    Mfield Junior Member

    While doing research on my great uncle (Maj. Herbert Lambert)who served in the Canadian Army in WWII I came across the first crazy story...

    "...Lieutenant-Colonel Cromb and Captain Lambert went for a short reconnaissance before giving the final order to settle down. Turning a corner in the Colonel's jeep, they came upon a cleverly camouflaged tank which they took to be a sherman. When the crew threw out a potato-masher grenade and rotated the turret to bring the gun to bear, captain Lambert fired upon the tank (which turned out to be a panther or a tiger) with his pistol. As this failed to penetrate the tanks armour, they beat a hasty retreat. A tank hunting party later found the tank gone and the jeep intact."

    Now who in thier right minds wound fire a pistol at a tiger tank!?!
     
  19. fyrftr422

    fyrftr422 Junior Member

    Unfortunately the bookstore that originally printed Warpath (Highway Book Shop in Cobalt, ON) has changed owners and they are trying to sell. I tried to use all the contact info on their dated website and nothing works. As far as I can tell, it no longer exists.

    There were 2 copies on ebay recently so they are around if your still looking. Just keep checking various classified and ebay.

    Holly
    I got mine from a bookshop near Cobalt ON at a reasonable price. Once I find the name I'll VM the details.
     
  20. Combover

    Combover Guest

    I got my signed copy from eBay not so long ago. They are out there, you just need to be patient.
     

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