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Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by calgmarv, May 11, 2011.

  1. calgmarv

    calgmarv recruit

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    Hi there....new here.. my interest is two fold... from a genealogical side, and from a personal side. My father served with the Seaforth Highlanders in Italy beginning with the invasion in July '43, right thru' to Holland, then transferred to the PPCLI and stayed until March '46. He had two brothers that served there also, PPCLI and South Sask Reg. In addition, my mothers cousin was a member of the Devils Brigade, dying at Monte Cassino. I was privileged to be in Ortona, with my daughter, in November'08, to attend the 65th anniversary ceremonies with 1200 canadian students.

    Hope to find others with interets like mine!!
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome.

    There are several Canucks here with your general interests. Good to have you about the joint.
     
  3. ULITHI

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    Nice to meet you and welcome aboard!
     
  4. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Welcome. Once macrusk sees this, I'm sure she'll have some info for you. Enjoy the forum.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)
     
  6. Jordyn

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    Hi

    I'm new here and I've recently been told that my granda served in the seaforth Highlanders. I know he went to North Africa, then Europe in particular holland. I've also been told he was at monte Cassino. Would you have any idea what battalion he was with? Sounds similar to your own family history.
    Sorry I'm only just beginning my research and I'm not sure this is even the right place to compare or ask

    Thank
     
  7. Owen

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    Apply to the MoD for his service records.
    Get a copy of military service records - GOV.UK

    edit: do you refer to the British Seaforth Highlanders of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
     
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    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Forums Marv and Jordyn, great to have another Canadian aboard! As for you Jordyn, I would follow Owen's advice to find more info about your grandfather.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Rich A. in Pa.
     
  10. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Welcome Jordyn. In addition to Owen's fine suggestion, you might also join ww2talk.com and post your question there. They have a more British Commonwealth bent and might be even more of a help.
     
  11. Jordyn

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    Thanks everyone! He was part of the British Seaforth Highlanders. I'll apply this week for his records and hopefully get all the info I'm after!
     
  12. sonofacameron

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    If he served in Italy he would have been with 6th Seaforth, although they did not take part at Cassino but did fight at Anzio. They went from Italy to Egypt to refit and then landed in Marseilles in March 1945. If he saw a lot of fighting in Holland, chances are he would have been in 2nd or 5th battalion.
     
  13. Jordyn

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    D3D61AE9-E270-4729-9497-8E9C5CABECFD.png Just out of curiosity does anyone know what all the letters on his dog tags stand for?
     
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