Reading Canadian War Records

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Trottier, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. Trottier

    Trottier New Member

    I am trying to decipher my Grandads WW2 war records. They are confusing me as in the column which says where he was e.g. UK, it then says CMF - which I have found means Central Mediterranean Forces. It says that for 3 months, then it says AAI - Allied forces Italy. I know he fought in Italy, so was there, but where it says CMF could he have still been in the UK being mobilised perhaps?

    He was also then TOS X List, then SOS - so injured/unwell.

    Also, was there a Canadian General Hospital (permanent hospital) in Italy? Or would that have been in the UK?

    Many thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    CMF was Central Mediterranean Force the name given to 15th Army Group it was later renamed Allied Armies Italy.
    TOS X List is Taken On Strength
    X List which was (from memory) the reserve list from which he would be transferred elsewhere.
    SOS is Struck Off Strength i.e taken off the list and sent to a new location i.e. when fit.
    He would reappear TOS Taken On Strength where ever he was posted to.
    I dont know ref Canadian General Hospital.
     
  3. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2021
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  4. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if you were "0n leave" Temujin you were my first thought to contact.
    Over and out!
     
  5. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Always here......been doing a lot of “South Africa” research lately for family.....so had my head down doing that.....cheers
     
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  6. Trottier

    Trottier New Member

    Thanks for your help guys : )
     

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