Canadian First Hussars WWII war diaries?

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by grandsonenfield, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. sorry for my spelling errors he was present for all the battles the 1st hassars took part in from the beach landing on. I would love how to know how you found the files on the battle of the 1st hassars
     
  2. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    Anyone searching for information regarding a relative that fought with the 1st Hussars/6 CAR, feel free to PM me.
     
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  3. Hello my grandfather fought with the first hassars during WW2 I don't know very much else but his service number is B61468 and I believe he was A -squadron to start but don't know if he was moved to other squadrons after they lost most tanks his name was Albert George McCalla. Any info would be so much loved and appreciated thank you so mich
     
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  4. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Curtis,

    I sent you links to the complete war diaries. These entail the best information on the regiment. Any other sources usually are based on the war diaries. Did you find any reference to your grandfather there?
     
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  5. Yup I did thank you so much found his name a few times now and I only just started looking
     
  6. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    Hi, just reviewing this thread. My research and reading in the 6CAR/1st Hussars WD show that when a soldier was taken on strength (TOS), not necessarily indicated which squadron they went to. That said, other units are well known for meticulous WD’s.
     
  7. Pieter

    Pieter New Member

    Hello Dryan,
    We are researching a soldier in a tank regiment, 1st Hussars, who was wounded on March 5, 1945 and died a week later. The war diary is not really clear exactly where they were. They had just cleared the Balberger Wald in Germany. Would you please take a look in the Regimental History of the 1st Hussars that you mentioned you have for the first week of March 1945, up to March 12, and if possible send those pages? March 5 is the date that is specifically of interest, but the other pages would provide a bit more clarity. Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.
     
  8. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here are the requested sections from the regimental history, Conron, Brandon. A History of the First Hussars Regiment 1856-1980. London, Ont: The Regiment, 1981.

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  9. Pieter

    Pieter New Member

    A million thanks. This excerpt provides much more clarity.
     
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  10. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    If you can send me further information I may be able to assist you. I am working on the digital nominal roll of the 1st Hussars for WW2.
     
  11. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    Sent you a PM regarding your search.
     
  12. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    Sent you a PM regarding your search.
     
  13. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    Sent you a PM regarding your search.
     
  14. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    Sent you a PM regarding your search.
     
  15. Smiley Eyes

    Smiley Eyes Member

    Hello to all,
    My uncle saved the lives of 2 soldiers at the risk of his own on March 5 and 6 just south of the Balberger Wald. They were trapped in a farmhouse while being shelled continuously. He was a member of the Chaudiere Regiment, Company B. I am looking for the exact farm where this act of bravery took place. On the same field were The Queen's Own Rifles, The North Nova Scotia and The Highland Light Infantry of Canada. Does anyone have any information or war diaries concerning these 2 days? Thank you for your help.
     
  16. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the war diary entry for March 5th and 6th from Le Regiment de la Chaudiere. There is a map reference. Someone may be able to help regarding finding a map
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  17. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the war diary for the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada for March 5th and 6th:
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  18. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the war diary for the Highland Light Infantry for March 5th and 6th:
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  19. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the war diary for the North Nova Scotia Highlanders for March 5th and 6th:
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  20. Tanker13A

    Tanker13A Member

    For those of you interested in the 1st Hussars. We have an online data base for the soldiers that served in the Regiment during WW2. Click on 1st Hussars above, look for data base soldiers WW2. Now, it is a living document so it will never be complete, we are still uploading information from the war diaries and orders into the document. We can only upload what is provided, needless to say sadly the information at times is scant and or non-existent.
     
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