looking for info C.H.of C.

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  1. Ian McGregor

    Ian McGregor New Member

    I am looking for some info on my grandpa who served with the Cameron Highlanders of Canada. I am trying to find out what company he was in and if there are any published war dairies for the time he was in Europe from July 1944 to VE day. any starting point or info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

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  3. Owen

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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Thanks to Owen I had a look at The National Archives and found:

    Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada | The National Archives

    Reference: WO 179/2957
    Description:
    Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
    Date: 1944 Jan.-Dec.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    and
    Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 179/4546
    Description:
    Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
    Date: 1945 Jan.- Nov.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    I would assume these are the files you need to access to answer your question " and if there are any published war dairies for the time he was in Europe from July 1944 to VE day. "

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  5. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    They landed in Normandy at Graye-sur-Orne on 7th July 1944. They would see heavy fighting and heavy casualties right through to Falaise etc. Through Holland, the Scheldt, Calcar Hochwald, Xanten. The Rhine crossing, Netterden, Groningen, and Kirchatten their last major action of the war at the end of April. They were in Oldenberg 5th May 1945 when they received news that resistance had collapsed in Germany and the fighting had finished. This is a brief summary from their Historical records. There are about 11 pages worth. Do you know your Grandfathers commanding Officer? If so I can probably tell you the company he was with at the time.
     

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