West Nova Scotia Regiment

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  1. Owen

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    Name Waye, Henry Selward
    Rank: Private
    Service No: F-40095
    Regiment: West Nova Scotia Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 20 April 1944
     

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  2. Owen

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    Name Wilmot, Laurence Frank
    Rank: Honorary Captain
    Regiment: Canadian Chaplain Service attached West Nova Scotia Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 08 March 1945
     
  3. Owen

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    Name Amberman, Vernon Charles
    Rank: Serjeant
    Service No: F41552
    Regiment: The West Nova Scotia Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 31 May 1945
     
  4. Owen

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    Name Graham, William Joseph
    Rank: Serjeant
    Service No: P59840
    Regiment: West Nova Scotia Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 24 January 1946
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Last one I can find...

    Name Seaboyer, Carl Webster
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
    Service No: F39780
    Regiment: The West Nova Scotia Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Member of British Empire
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 13 September 1945
     
  6. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    Thanks a bunch for all the help Owen!!! This is definitely gonna be of help to me
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If you look at Tait's MM recommendation, it gives the map reference 316131 .
    Using the Co-ords translator I found it gives the co-ords
    42° 19' 14'' N 14° 23' 00'' E
    The recommendation mentions 'Belardi' , infact that is the Casa Beradi.
    Those co-ords are just South-East of it.
    Here's a thread about it.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/ww2-battlefields-today/14319-casa-berardi-triquets-vc-action.html
    Paul Triquet was awarded his VC for the his actions two days after the actions Tait was awarded his MM for.

    Map here you may find useful.
    http://wwii.ca/maps/adriatic_sector_ww2.jpg
     
  8. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    Thank you guys for all the help you've given me :D Now!! As my internet searching skills are NIL, is there anyone out there that can post a pic of the WNSR Arm Of Service sign, or a replica, as well as its measurements???
     
  9. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Glenn - the West Novas probably followed the British Army's arm of service strip - here are some samples - note the Infantry one....

    Arm of Service Strips

    Cheers
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Tom,
    I think GW means the white 69 on a brown square.
    I posted this back in post #11.
    GW did you click the link [in red] & scroll down that page?
    According to this website , their Arm Of Service sign was 69 on brown square, that would be painted on their vehicles & any signposts relating to the Bn.


    >>> Bibliography
     
  11. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen -
    I always thought that those were Formation Signs and not arms of service strips- thinking that Glenn wanted to get his uniform correct....or he might want to hang a 69 on a Brown plate on his back - who knows !

    Cheers
     
  12. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    Tom,
    I think GW means the white 69 on a brown square.
    I posted this back in post #11.
    GW did you click the link [in red] & scroll down that page?

    Awww...No I didnt...I wasn't sure the red think was a link thing. I shall go right there!
    Owen..Its a good thing I'm not paying you for your help...I'd be one broke dude..LOL..
    Thanks again. It seems I have a project for our next outing for our group. I'll do up a sign or two.
     
  13. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    Owen -
    I always thought that those were Formation Signs and not arms of service strips- thinking that Glenn wanted to get his uniform correct....or he might want to hang a 69 on a Brown plate on his back - who knows !

    Cheers

    HAHA...There's an idea!!!! A very crude form of body armor.
     
  14. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    At our displays, we usually have a "Working" display, where visitors can wander around our display, and I was thinking, to make the display all the more appealing, a couple of those 69 signs, plus a couple others of the other units that our guys portray.
     
  15. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    Sorry for all the questions guys....I'm trying not to be to much of a bother to ya'll.....I seem to notice something as I'm reviewing all these thumbnails that Owen here posted, and it seems that officers don't have Service #s posted. Did officers get issued a Service Number?
     
  16. mprobinson

    mprobinson Junior Member

    Hi Guys, I am in Aurora Ontario, do any of you have the section of the West Nova Scotia Regt War Diary for Aug-Sept 1944 in electronic format? I am researching teh 1st Canadian Corps role in the battle of the Gothic Line. Thanks Owen for putting me onto the existence of this excellent thread.

    merlin
     
  17. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Sorry. I only have the war diaries for April to August 1945.
     
  18. GeeDubayou

    GeeDubayou Member

    Hey guys. I just had to comment on how much connections I've been making with local people at the various events that my living history group has attended that have connections to the West Nova Scotia Regiment.
     
  19. mprobinson

    mprobinson Junior Member

    The regimental war diaries for the WNSR have been digitized by the regiment and can be obtained by emailing their association
    The West Nova Scotia Regiment
     
  20. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Sorry for all the questions guys....I'm trying not to be to much of a bother to ya'll.....I seem to notice something as I'm reviewing all these thumbnails that Owen here posted, and it seems that officers don't have Service #s posted. Did officers get issued a Service Number?

    Hi Gee

    Officers in the British Army certainly had numbers before the war (I can remember my father's); I don't know about the Canadians but I would expect they did too.

    On the other hand, officers in the Royal Navy did not have numbers throughout the war and for a while after it (I think they do now), which has on occasion led to officers serving on exchange with other nations (who didn't believe it) making up numbers for themselves!

    Chris
     

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