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

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  1. Buteman

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

    Name: CLARK, ERIC WILLIAM
    Rank: Captain
    Date of Death: 03/04/1945
    Age: 35
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 1 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Grave Reference: 50. J. 4.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Hyrem George and Laurie Clark; husband of Elizabeth Kathryn Clark, of Kentville, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Query sent to CWGC on 8/9/2012, as headstone indicates he served with Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regt, R.C.I.C.

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  2. Buteman

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

    Name: DEAN, WILBUR PEARSON
    Rank: Lance Bombardier
    Service No: D/11560
    Date of Death: 14/02/1940
    Age: 39
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 7/35 Bty., 2 Field Regt.
    Grave Reference: 3. D. 15.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of William James Dean and Jennie Pearson Dean; husband of Lottie Dean, of Asbestos, Province of Quebec, Canada.

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  3. Buteman

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

    Name: DEXTER, STANLEY REGINALD
    Rank: Lance Bombardier
    Service No: L/156
    Date of Death: 25/10/1940
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 3 Field Regt.
    Grave Reference: 3. P. 1A.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
     
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  4. Buteman

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

    Name: EARLE, MILTON CECIL
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: B/11770
    Date of Death: 20/02/1944
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 2 H.A.A. Regt.
    Grave Reference: 44. E. 10.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Mynor Allen Earle and Lillian Gertrude Earle, of Long Branch, Ontario, Canada.

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  5. Buteman

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

    Name: EKBERG, CLIFFORD
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: L/18151
    Date of Death: 02/11/1940
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 8 Field Regt.
    Grave Reference: 3. P. 6.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Alfred J. Ekberg and Lena Ekberg.

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  6. Buteman

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

    Name: FARRAND, WILLIAM
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class II
    Trade: B.S.M.
    Service No: B/11026
    Date of Death: 27/11/1942
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 12 Field Regt.
    Grave Reference: 33. I. 10.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

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  7. Buteman

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

    Name: FAVEL, THOMAS GERALD
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: H/66972
    Date of Death: 01/05/1946
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 18 Bty., 2 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Grave Reference: 58. B. 6.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Favel, and stepson of Ethel Harriet Lillie Favel, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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  8. Buteman

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

    Name: FORTIER, RENE
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: F/47126
    Date of Death: 27/08/1942
    Age: 19
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 5 Medium Regt.
    Grave Reference: 38. H. 4.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Adrien and Marie Ange Fortier, of Tourville, Province of Quebec, Canada.

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  9. Buteman

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

    Name: FOURIEZOS, JOHN JAMES
    Rank: Bombardier
    Service No: B/58371
    Date of Death: 18/02/1944
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 5 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Grave Reference: 44. F. 1.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of James and Cleopatra Fouriezos, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

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  10. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Ramacal
    On The casualty Capt. E.W. Clark you will discover that in the summer of 1944 the 5th CAD required a 2nd brigade of infantry since none were a available the 1st Canadian Corp re-tasked 1 battery from its 3 Lt AA battalions [the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd] to become the the Lanark and Renfrew Highlanders. I am not sure what became of the them when 1st Can Corp left for NWE in winter '45 but the other 2 battalions in the the brigade were returned to their previous roles [the Westminster's and the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards]. Presumably the Lanark's and Renfrew's did the same retaining their new infantry style name. They acquitted themselves in the quite well as infantry in the battles in Northern Italy.
    Matt
     
  11. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Photo from the Project of 1° Institute “ M. BARTOLO “ Pachino (Sicily)

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    Name: PELTIER, JOHN
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 17 Field Regt.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 21/05/1944
    Service No: L/35034
    Additional information: Son of Henry and Lucy Peltier, of Le Bret, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. J. 15.
    Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY

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    Ramacal
    My father was with this man when he was killed on the gun position during the later stages of Diadem the event is mentioned in the war dairy 21 may 1944 see this post http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/canadian/40117-17th-canadian-field-regiment-rca-history-2.html#post506207 the other 2 men who died that day on the position were P.A. Wunder, W.H. Stanton. the Battery cook was also killed while standing at his stove R.P. Bragg
    Matt
     
  12. Buteman

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

    Ramacal
    On The casualty Capt. E.W. Clark you will discover that in the summer of 1944 the 5th CAD required a 2nd brigade of infantry since none were a available the 1st Canadian Corp re-tasked 1 battery from its 3 Lt AA battalions [the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd] to become the the Lanark and Renfrew Highlanders. I am not sure what became of the them when 1st Can Corp left for NWE in winter '45 but the other 2 battalions in the the brigade were returned to their previous roles [the Westminster's and the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards]. Presumably the Lanark's and Renfrew's did the same retaining their new infantry style name. They acquitted themselves in the quite well as infantry in the battles in Northern Italy.
    Matt

    Thanks for that Matt,

    Sounds like the Canadians did the same as the British, in that a percentage of men from LAA Regts were converted to infantry, due to a shortage of personnel.

    Cheers - Rob
     
  13. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Rob
    just noticed in C.P. Stacey has the Lanark and Refrew Highlanders listed as the 1st LAA regiment in the order of battle 1st Canadain army May 5th 1945. they did in fact revert to AA after joining the 1st Can Army in Holland in March 45.
    Mat
     
  14. livewiretackle

    livewiretackle Junior Member

    Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM GUDMUNDUR
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: L/55484
    Date of Death: 05/07/1943
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Grave Reference: 40. I. 8.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Hannes and Margaret Anderson, of Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Canada.

    William was my great uncle. I am looking for any other sources of information on him. Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  15. Buteman

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

    William was my great uncle. I am looking for any other sources of information on him. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    As the Commonwealth War Graves Commission do not quote his unit, it will be impossible to find out more about him. The only way to get more information, would be to apply for his service record from the Canadians.
     
  16. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Code:
    Originally Posted by ramacal [URL="http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/searching-someone-military-genealogy/37315-royal-canadian-artillery-royal-canadian-horse-artillery-roll-honour-1939-a-post512112.html#post512112"][IMG]http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/images/onlydev/buttons/viewpost.gif[/IMG][/URL] 
    [I]Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM GUDMUNDUR
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: L/55484
    Date of Death: 05/07/1943
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Grave Reference: 40. I. 8.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Hannes and Margaret Anderson, of Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Canada.[CODE]
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    Live Wire since he was from Saskatchewan I took a quick look to see if he was listed on the honour role of the 17th field regiment RCA [from southern Sask] but he does not appear there. All guesses. His date of death suggests that he died in England before any Canadian deployments in Italy; almost, 11 months after Dieppe. Unfortunately a great number of men died in england waiting to go to war. RCA included AA, AT, Field and Heavy Regiments. So best to get his records.
    Matt
     
  17. Buteman

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

    Code:
    Originally Posted by ramacal [URL="http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/searching-someone-military-genealogy/37315-royal-canadian-artillery-royal-canadian-horse-artillery-roll-honour-1939-a-post512112.html#post512112"][IMG]http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/images/onlydev/buttons/viewpost.gif[/IMG][/URL] 
    [I]Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM GUDMUNDUR
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: L/55484
    Date of Death: 05/07/1943
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Grave Reference: 40. I. 8.
    Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Hannes and Margaret Anderson, of Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Canada.[CODE]
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    Live Wire since he was from Saskatchewan I took a quick look to see if he was listed on the honour role of the 17th field regiment RCA [from southern Sask] but he does not appear there. All guesses. His date of death suggests that he died in England before any Canadian deployments in Italy; almost, 11 months after Dieppe. Unfortunately a great number of men died in england waiting to go to war. RCA included AA, AT, Field and Heavy Regiments. So best to get his records.
    Matt

    Hi Matt,

    These are the stats.

    Of the 2127 RCA who died in WW2, 648 are listed with no unit shown. They are commemorated in the following countries:-

    Belgium - 5
    France - 22
    Italy - 26
    Netherlands - 15
    Tunisia - 1
    UK - 61
    USA - 4

    The bulk of men in unknown units are in Canada - 515
    Canada - 515
     
  18. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    I just happen to have the 17th field honour role so I cross referenced to see if there was a match. Alas no luck.
    I often go to Canada at War website Canada at War and as you say all RCA casaulties listed there are listed a corp out unit. But those are pretty high KIA numbers for such a small corp think that was discussed elsewhere earlier in the year.
     
  19. Buteman

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

    Name: RUDOLPH, LAWRENCE ARTHUR
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: F/52353
    Date of Death: 27/02/1945
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 5 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Grave Reference: XXII. A. 4.
    Cemetery: GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Basil M. and Elsie Rudolph, of Liscomb, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia.

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  20. Buteman

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

    Name: TATLOW, RAYMOND
    Rank: Gunner
    Service No: L/101577
    Date of Death: 28/02/1945
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit: 15 Field Regt.
    Grave Reference: XXII. A. 2.
    Cemetery: GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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