Royal Canadian Artillery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - Roll of Honour 1939-47

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  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    This thread has been started to collect headstone photos and any other information on the 2141 casualties (Geoff's Wonderful Search Engine/CWGC database) of the above during WW2. There are 2125 in the RCA and 16 in the RCHA.

    I decided to do this after walking around the Canadian Section of Brookwood Military Cemetery yesterday afternoon Walking up and down the rows I started to take photo of RCA Headstones and after 2 hours I completed the exercise. When I checked the casualties listed there, I was amazed to find over 10% (251 men) of this total buried at Brookwood.
     
  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I will give the honour of the first photo to the following casualty. I looked at this guy in detail and found out the circumstances of his death for his relative Shirley Law, who posted the original enquiry on WW2Talk. The 6 who died with him that day follow his post.

    Here is a link to that thread.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/searching-someone-military-genealogy/32513-searching-info-john-earl-boyd-3-lt-regt-rca.html

    Name: BOYD, JOHN EARL
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 30
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: K/18091
    Additional information: Son of Hugh Archibald and Edith Jane Boyd, of Kamloops, British Columbia.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. A. 11.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: DEWAR, GORDON ALBERT
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: F/78103
    Additional information: Son of William Weston Dewar and Florence M. Dewar, of Brudenell, King's Co., Prince Edward Island.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 13.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  4. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: FARROW, DAVID GEORGE
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lance Bombardier
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: L/10546
    Additional information: Son of Ernest T. Farrow, and of Ann Farrow, of Regina, Saskatchewan.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 12.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  5. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: FORTIER, WILLIAM L.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: B/111901
    Additional information: Son of Albert and Mary Fortier, of Toronto, Ontario.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 10.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: HORN, JOSEPH BERNARD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: D/124613
    Additional information: Son of William Horn, and of Regina Horn, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: V. F. 7.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Joseph Horn is honoured on page 35 of the memorial book,
    CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
    compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.
    This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume. For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
    The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives
    1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
    telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2
    facsimile: 514-931-0548
    website: Canadian Jewish Congress
     
  7. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: KINNEY, ALBERT LLOYD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: K/76810
    Additional information: Son of Milo J. and Florence A. Kinney, of South Fort George, British Columbia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 11.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  8. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: SHELDON, GORDON G.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Bombardier
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 39
    Date of Death: 08/08/1944
    Service No: K/15182
    Additional information: Son of John Herbert and Lena Sheldon; husband of Exie Estelle Sheldon, of Stockton, California, U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 15.
    Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: ADAMSON, RAY
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Age: 37
    Date of Death: 26/12/1943
    Service No: M/635
    Additional information: Son of Alexander and Marie Louisa Adamson, of Stirling, Alberta.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 1.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: ANDREOLI, JOSEPH PIERINO
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lance Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 17/12/1943
    Service No: D/7057
    Additional information: Son of Pasquale and Lucia Andreoli, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. F. 5.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BARKER, JOHN A.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 2 Field Regt.
    Age: 33
    Date of Death: 14/12/1943
    Service No: G/4293
    Additional information: Son of William F. and Alberta L. Barker, of St. John, New Brunswick; husband of Lois M. Barker, of St. John.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 15.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BARNES, CHARLES WILLARD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Bombardier
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 2 Field Regt.
    Date of Death: 04/04/1944
    Service No: G/7052
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 1.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BENEDICT, CHARLES EDWIN
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Field Regt.
    Date of Death: 13/04/1944
    Service No: C/68
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 3.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BENNETT, WILLIAM M.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 2 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 14/01/1944
    Service No: B/22462
    Additional information: Son of Thomas and Margaret Bennett; husband of Gabrielle Bennett, of Delhi, Ontario.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. E. 9.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BRICK, WILLIAM T.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 17/01/1944
    Service No: M/297
    Additional information: Son of Ambrose and Annie Brick, of Toronto, Ontario. Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. G. 10.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BRISSARD, ROMEO JOSEPH
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 2 Field Regt.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 07/12/1943
    Service No: D/166861
    Additional information: Son of Victor and Anna Mary Brissard, of Chapeau, Pontiac Co., Province of Quebec.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: X. E. 6.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: BRYAN, EDWARD W.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 4 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 14/02/1944
    Service No: K/83531
    Additional information: Son of George Alfred and Alexandra Bryan, of Greenwood, British Columbia.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. D. 14.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Photo from the Veterans of Canada website

    Name: CAMPBELL, DOUGLAS MURRAY
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 2 Field Regt.
    Date of Death: 15/12/1943
    Service No: G/12068
    Grave/Memorial Reference: X. E. 3.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  19. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    Rob,
    Thanks for posting.

    Randy
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: CAMPBELL, JAMES E.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Field Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 26/02/1944
    Service No: F/96539
    Additional information: Son of Archibald G. and Edith M. Campbell, of O'Leary, Prince Co., Prince Edward Island.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. C. 2.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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