Canadian Forestry Corps
Canadian Forestry Corps in WWII
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No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps
District No. 4, Camp 33
Dall, Kinloch Rannoch; Carrbridge

Canadian Mobilization Point - Haileybury, Ont
Mobilization Date - 10 Aug 1940
Arrived in Scotland - 20 Apr 1941
Ceased Operations in Scotland - 26 May 1945
Camps Occupied in Scotland
(relocation dates indicated) - Dall, Kinloch Rannoch; Carrbridge
(11 Dec 42)

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, CASF
24 May 1940 – Authorized – Serial 2112 (GO 184/40)
10 August 1940 – Mobilized in Haileybury, Ontario (CFC Website)
7 November 1940 - CASF designation dropped (GO 273/40)
20 June 1945– Disbanded (GO 327/45)
War Diaries
16432 – 1940/08-1942/12
16433 – 1943/01-1945/06
1/8/40 – Haileybury, Ontario - Instruction letter from MD No. 2, Toronto, received by Major W.A.H. Ferguson with mobilization orders for No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, CASF. Letter dates 31-7/40 based on NDHQ letter of 25-7/40. Letter called for immediate mobilization to be completed on or before 18-8/40 with 193 all ranks. Owing to the facts that the Armouries, Haileybury were overcrowded and occupied by HQ Company Algonquin Regiment, delay was occasioned in the recruiting of this company as no quarters were available. Major W.A.H. Ferguson was TOS as of 25/7/40. Other officers TOS from 25/7/40 to 20/8/40.[WD]
10/8/40 – The unit of the Veterans Guard having moved from the Armouries, this company took over space previously occupied by them for orderly room and commenced active recruiting. [WD]
18/8/40 – Company recruited to full strength with 10 ORs over strength per establishment. [WD]
13/9/40 – Company entrained for Quebec City, PQ [WD]
14/9/40 – Arrived at Limolou Station, Quebec at 1620 hours. Troops marched to the Immigration Building, which was to be used as barracks. [WD]
25/9/40 – Other units occupying the Immigration Building were: [No. 11 Company WD]
94th Anti-Tank Battery, RCA
82nd Anti-Tank Battery, RCA
Nos. 9, 16 and 17 Companies, Canadian Forestry Corps, CASF
31/10/40 – Immigration Building, Quebec, PQ – Nos. 11, 12, 13 and 15 Companies inspected by Brigadier-General J.B. White, Corps Commander. [No. 11 Company WD]
20/2/41 – Company left Quebec on TS-228 (Movement Control)
20/2/41 – Company arrived at Valcartier (Movement Control)
4/4/41 –Company left Valcartier on TS-251. (Movement Control)
5/4/41 – Company arrived Halifax and embarked on E-129 Batory. (Movement Control)
10/4/41 – Company sailed for United Kingdom.
20/4/41 – Arrived in Scotland.
26/4/45 – Cease operations in Scotland.
Courtesy of David Ryan

CFC Cap Badge
Courtesy of Robert J. Briggs

The war created a crisis in wood supply for the United Kingdom. Pre-war domestic production covered only a small fraction of the timber needed to support the war effort. In addition to civilian requirements, it was estimated that every soldier needed five trees: one for living quarters, messing, and recreation; one for crates to ship food, ammunition, tanks, and so on; and three for explosives, gun stocks, coffins, ships, factories, and direct or indirect support for the fighting line.
Canadians stepped up to fill this need. During 1941 and 1942, thirty companies drawn from all regions of Canada, totalling 220 officers and 6,771 regulars, were deployed to Scotland.
Also it takes a number of support soldiers for each fighting soldier.

We did load a ship with lumber, yeah. And it went to Africa and I took a chalk and I wrote my name and address on the board. I get to, it was about a month after, first thing I get this letter from the soldier in Africa. He says, "I want to tell you, he said, that you people, your job is important," he said, "We used your lumber today, we landed in Africa.
Courtesy of Joseph Wilmer Gagnon - The Memory Project Historica Canada

Once again the British Government turned to Overseas Woodsman to assist in the war effort. Given their impressive record in World War One it was natural that they looked to Canada to provide forestry units once again. In May 1940 the Canadian Government decided to form a Canadian Forestry Corps. Twenty Companies were initially formed with ten more as the war progressed. The financial agreement between the two Governments as similar to that in World War I. Canada would bear the cost of pay, allowances and pensions, all initial personal equipment, transport to and from the United Kingdom. The British Government paid for "all other services connected with equipment, work or maintenance" and certain others, including medical services. Canada covered the cost for Medical Officers and Britain paid for hospitalization.
The arrangement was unusual as it resulted in a Canadian Unit working for the British, who controlled the areas of work and disposal of the product, but Military operations of the C.F.C. was never surrendered by the Canadians and came under command of Canadian Military Headquarters in London. Even though the C.F.C. had to serve two masters, no serious problems ever resulted.
Mobilization centres for the Corp spanned all across Canada, and recruited both English and French speaking personnel. Many of the volunteers were veterans of World War One, including the Corp's Commander, Brigadier- General J.B. White. Many of the men carried out the same duties as they did in civilian life, such as loggers, black smiths, lawyers, store man, cooks and clerks. The big difference between the new Corp and their World War One counter parts were the new Corp were considered Combat Troops.

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Aug 1940 Sept 1940 Part 1 & Part 2 Oct 1940 Part 1 & Part 2
Nov 1940 Part 1 & Part 2 Dec 1940 Part 1 & Part 2 Jan 1941 Part 1 & Part 2
War Diaries courtesy of Robert J Briggs

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Enlistment & Training

This larger Map shows that the men came from across our country of Canada and where each of the original 20
companies was mobilized and what percentage from each province the men came from.
Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

Additional No 11 Coy CFC News - HQ Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

"The Canadian Forestry Corps unlike infantry or artillery units in the Army were recruited from scratch that is unlike these above units there was no permanent cadre with any military experience. I remember in Haileybury, driving my commanding officer to a small town to recruit Bob Smith, who had been recommended to him as a good blacksmith, one of the trades called for in our establishment. Smith was interested and was immediately taken on strength as a sergeant because the establishment called for it. The same thing happened with key individuals like a mill foreman, whereas millwrights and sawyers might have a corporal's rank. The infantry could never have operated on this principle, but almost all cases in the CFC it seemed to work very well… if the men were good at their job, they were also usually good leaders and many of those in senior categories were sent up to get their commissions later in the war."
By Lt. Peter H. Morley
Reference 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

"At the time No. 11 Company was being formed at Haileyburg, I was working as a summer student graduate student at the Forest Insects, Federal Dept. of Agricultural field lab' at Laniel on Kipawa Lake in Western Quebec. I had taken my B.Sc. F. At Toronto and had worked a couple of previous summers at the Department and had obtained my M.Sc. at McGill in Biology and was working on my Ph.D. there. Haileybury is just across the Ontario-Quebec border and on the weekends I often drove over to see friends. I heard that a Major Ferguson was recruiting and went over to see him. I think my main appeal to him was not as a forester but the fact that I had been a member of the McGill COTC and had received my commission as a 2nd lieutenant. He was looking for a training officer as none of the other officers had any military training. After being signed on, I helped our Sergeant-Major Edgar, who fortunately was a good one, set up some basic training but most of the time in Haileybury was spent in recruiting and outfitting the men. I remember we received quite a few complaints about the meals that were being served. Edgar said dryly to me that the biggest complainers were those who had been on relief of which there were quite a few. Don't forget that these were still the Depression years; it really took the War to pull us out of it."
By Lt. Peter H. Morley

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Jan 1941 - Front Entrance - Immigration Building, Quebec City
No. 11 Coy CFC Officers
From left to right
Lieut. Peter Malcolm Morley – Forestry Engineer
Lieut. John Tozeland Shillington - Adjutant
Major William Alfred Henry Ferguson - OC
Captain Duncan Alexander Carmichael – 2I/C
Lieut. George Owen Gordon - Bush Officer
Lieut. Norman Vincent Robert Alfred Burke – Mill Officer

On reaching their numbers the No. 11 Coy then proceeded by train from Haileybury, Ont. to Immigration Building, Quebec City PQ 13 Sep 1940
From Quebec City to Valcartier Camp on 20 Feb 1941

Reproduction of New Immigration Building Quebec City
Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Date 1914
Photographer: Woodruff, John.

CFC soldiers at Valcartier Camp, Quebec

Photo courtesy of Bob Briggs – grandson Pte Perle Bruce Tucker

Map of Camp Valcartier, Quebec Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Troop Movement

No 11 Coy CFC Troop Movement 4 Apr 1941 - Courtesy of David Ryan
TS 251 Serial Number 2112 - Unit No. 11 Company CFC - Embarkation Valcartier Date 4 Apr 1941
Destination Halifax Date 5 Apr 1941 - Ship# E129 Ship Name Batory - Convoy# TC 10

Gare Mont-Joli

Mont Joli Train Station - Wikipedia
By Michel Robichaud (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-112993

Convoy in Bedford Basin, Halifax
1 Apr 1942

Interactive Map of Port of Halifax & PDF Map
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

MS Batory 1937 MS Batory - Wikipedia
By Zdjecie niepodpisane (Tygodnik "Swiatowid") [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ship MS Batory 1937 - The ship No. 11 Coy Canadian Forestry Corps went over on
Ship Ille De France - The ship No. 11 Coy Canadian Forestry Corps came back on

No. 3 Coy CFC was on the same ship as No. 11 Coy CFC
Sailing From Halifax to Scotland - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Meals served aboard ship - Courtesy of David Ryan

Canadian soldiers aboard a troopship arriving at Greenock, Scotland, 31 August 1942.
Reproduction of Faces of the Second World War - Image 300
Photographer: Laurie A. Audrain

Courage at Sea

Firth of Clyde is where the ship with the men came in to disembark at Gourock, Scotland

Interactive Map of Gourock
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

Enlarged Maps of Gourock Scotland
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps District No 4, Camp 33

Canadian Forestry Camps in Scotland WW2 Note: Camp 33, Kinloch Rannoch
Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

Photos No.11 Coy Camp Dall Kinloch Rannoch Carrbridge
Courtesy of Sandra Shanks

Dall Camp Photos courtesy of DavidTamzin Hutchison

Prior to the arrival of the Canadian lumberjacks there were various undertakings by the British Government to aid in the harvesting of limber for their own use. Such contributions were helpful, but on occasion the efforts of unskilled workers created problems for the professionals later. British authorities already had identified and requisitioned the major forest resources to be harvested. It laid on privately owned land, the owner had a long tradition of scientific forestry and was generally willing to assist in the wartime emergency despite the cost to their long-range forestry programs.
The time lag between arrival at the camps and start of logging or of milling operations varied considerably between companies - the range of the former was anything from one day to a maximum of 97, and the latter from three days to a maximum of 180.
The camps were located on estate property near a road to permit vehicle access. Buildings were mostly frame, lumber cut in Corp's sawmills. Some Nissen huts were erected and housed shoemakers, armourers, carpenters as well as serving other purposes.
Men were housed in huts accommodating 14 men each. A cookhouse, ablution hut with hot and cold showers, sergeants' quarters and mess, officers' quarters and mess, orderly room, medical hut, quartermaster stores, garage and workshop were present in the camp.
The military role of the CFC as distinct from its industrial role was important, particularly during the period of possible German Invasion after the fall of France. Personnel were allowed to wear civilian clothing while working, but uniforms were required for military activities and when on leave. As combatant troops they received additional military training on Saturdays after their week's work in the woods. This included practice on rifle ranges and tactical exercises with other military units. Periodically they participated in weekend military schemes in their areas.
In the earlier period a shortage of weapons and ammunition proved frustrating, e.g. one company waited a month after arrival before receiving its first arms and then these consisted of a total of 48 Lee-Enfield rifles and only 100 rounds of ammunition.

Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William Wonders

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Logging Operations

It is convenient at this point to describe the War Establishment of a Forestry Company, C.F.C. The Establishment (CDN/IV/1940/12A/1, DATED Mar 41) provides for a total of 194 all ranks, of whom six are officers: one Major as Commanding Officer, one Captain as Second in Command, one Adjutant, and three Subalterns "for Timber operations". Of these last, one is normally is in charge in the bush, one is in charge of the mill, and one is technical officer. There are 12 Sergeants, of whom two are Mill Foreman and five Bush Foreman, one a Blacksmith, one a M.T. Sergeant, one a Sergeant Cook, and two Assistant Instructors. It is not necessary or desirable to rehearse all the details here, as the Official Historian will have all War Establishments easily available to him; but it may be noted that the list of rank and file includes the following tradesmen: 2 Millwrights, 2 Sawyers, Forestry; 1 Electrician; 3 Motor Mechanics, one of whom is a Corporal, 1 Carpenter, 1 Plumber or Pipefitter; 1 Shoemaker, and 1 Tailor. Among the mass of non-tradesmen, the following groups are conspicuous: 20 Logmakers, 30 Rollers and Chainmen, 10 Road Cutters, 14 Drivers I.C. (Internal Combustion)

Re No. 29 Report
The No. 11 Coy brought with them the most up-to-date logging equipment then available in Canada. They brought a standard medium type rotary mill with a capacity of 1500-2000 bd. ft. an hour or c. 8,000 cu. ft a week/3-5-4-7 cm an hour or 227 cm a week. (The British Forestry Commission also provided the company with a Scotch mill or bench, but these were not popular with the Canadians.) Power was supplied by 100-horsepowe Diesel generators. Logging equipment included TD9 caterpillar tractors, lorries, sulkies (pneumatic-tired arches), angle dozers for road making, and two and three drum winches for high-lead logging. They also were equipped with a variety of transportation vehicles, four tractors, two sulkies, one motorcycle, and originally six bicycles.
The No. 11 Coy consisted of 190 - 200 all ranks, under the command of a major. British authorities already had identified and requisitioned the major forest resources to be harvested. It laid on privately owned land, the owner had a long tradition of scientific forestry and was generally willing to assist in the wartime emergency despite the cost to their long-range forestry programmes. Their campsite was near completion by civilian contractors and the 5th was thus to proceed directly on arrival, from the Clyde ports to their camp.

Heavy CFC logging truck
Photo Courtesy of Al Neale - son of Pte Charles Frederick Neale

The heavy-laden Canadian lumber lorries from mills to shipping points placed a great deal of strain on local roads and access roads even when they were gravelled, particularly during rainy periods.
Even before felling could begin most companies had to introduce an access road network in the forests to enable their mechanized equipment to be used, in contrast to the widespread use of horses in prewar local forests. Road building and maintenance continued to occupy part of the CFC personnel even after the initial period.
The military role of the CFC as distinct from its industrial role was important, particularly during the period of possible German Invasion after the fall of France. Personnel were allowed to wear civilian clothing while working, but uniforms were required for military activities and when on leave. As combatant troops they received additional military training on Saturdays after their week's work in the woods. This included practice on rifle ranges and tactical exercises with other military units. Periodically they participated in weekend military schemes in their areas.
In the earlier period a shortage of weapons and ammunition proved frustrating, e.g. one company waited a month after arrival before receiving its first arms and then these consisted of a total of 48 Lee-Enfield rifles and only 100 rounds of ammunition.

Companies usually worked in two sections, "one cutting 'in the bush' and bringing out the timber, the other sawing it into lumber in the company mill, and both using mostly Canadian mechanical equipment," The relative openness of the cultivated Scottish forests in contrast to the tangled undergrowth of most natural Canadian pleased the CFC. Nevertheless, pressure had to be applied to Canadian fallers to cut trees close to the ground in Scottish fashion, rather than higher up, which left unsightly stump-fields so common in home forestry operations. The felling crew consisted of three men, two sawing down and one trimming or limbing. Hand saws and axes were the tools employed. The trees involved reflected the variety of Scottish plantations, with Scot pine, spruce and larch particularly common, but also Douglas fir and hardwoods on occasion.
The frequent alternation of rain and snow proved unexpected for many of the Canadians, accustomed to a more continuous snow season. Men's hands were often cut up by handling wet lumber in raw cold weather. Most of the area where they were working in Scotland lay north of 57degrees N, a higher latitude location than most forest operations in Canada-approximately the latitude of Mile 150 on the Alaska Highway (some 100 milesé160 kilometres north of Fort St. John, B.C.), Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, and the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Consequently, the longer winter darkness period in Scotland was an inconvenience for the felling teams at the extreme ends of the working day and working hours had to be adjusted to seasonal light conditions. (Companies worked a full-hour day, with precise hours decided by individual company commanders.
There was no specific equipment provided for loading logs on trucks when they had to be transported to the mill. In most cases where the logging was conducted not too far from the mill, the trees could be taken tree length to the mill by the sulky and bucked (cut into log lengths) at the landing.

Nissan Hut at some of the camps
Due to its semicircular, corrugated iron shape the Nissen Hut deflected shrapnel and bomb blast making it a perfect bomb shelter
Courtesy of Melanie McLennan

Wee County at War

More Photos courtesy David Hutchinson

From: DavidTamzin Hutchison
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:48 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Canadian Forestry Corps
Morning bob
First off I'd like compliment you on your site as it is one amazing resource in regards to the Canadian Forestry Corps and has been a big help to me.
Earlier this year I started researching the Canadian Forestry Corps for a living history impression that I'm working on as I've been involved in reenactment for 3 years. I've been researching both 11 coy and 5 coy as they were on our doorstep and believe these two should be the ones we focus our attention on.
Jean-Francois Chicione has been a big help with us and recommended I get in touch, not sure if you would like to add our details to your website. We are doing two events this year one of which will be setting up a logging camp over here in Scotland
If I can help you in anyway please let me know bob
Dave Hutchison

CFC Headquarters might declare that 'severe disciplinary action is to be taken against anyone convicted of poaching game' on 23 February 1943, but it was not an easy thing to check professional woodsman in a wooded setting. By far the majority of CFC personnel respected Scottish sporting rights, but coming as they did from a country where most rivers are open for public fishing and hunting at least seasonally involves a significant number of the population, the temptation was great. No. 11 Company at Carrbridge Camp received a visit from the gamekeeper at Kinveachy Estate, complaining about Canadian soldiers shooting deer and leaving them in the woods.
"We had complaints of poaching of game at both Dall and Carrbridge. Actually as very little ammunition was let out for safety reasons, and then had to be accounted for, I suspect that many of the poachers were aided and abetted by some of the locals. At Dall, I managed to acquire a .22 (rifle) with some ammunition and shot rabbits which were plentiful. (This was quite legal). I told our mess cook to tell the major it was chicken. I don't think he really believed it but was happy to eat it as our meat ration was somewhat skimpy. However eggs were always in plentiful supply in contrast to England."
The Canadian Forestry Corps was a welcome presence in the Highlands economically as well as socially. The 1943 Christmas turkeys for No. 11 Company at Carrbridge Camp were purchased from butchers in Grantown-on-Spey.
Several camps had garden patches to provide fresh vegetables for the men. Swill from the messes was sold to local farmers and the income spent on the messes, or some companies kept pigs and the swill was fed to them. On reaching maturity the pigs were sold to the RASC. Rather than have to purchase young pigs, one company at Cawdor North Camp decided to raise its own, but discovered pigs do not always obey army orders: "17 March 1942 - Delighted to notice that one of our sows is pregnant. We had come to the conclusion that her several trips to the boar had provided her with diversion only."
The CFC was apparently well liked in the Scottish Highlands. The men became active participants in local functions, from fundraising to staging Christmas parties for the local children. Many times, scrap wood mysteriously fell from lorries beside homes in need of fuel. A notable tribute to the CFC was paid by Laura Lady Lovat when she stated, "you Canadians may be cutting the Scots firs of the Highlands, but in Highland hearts you are planting something far more lasting".

Not all close associations ended in marriage. No. 11 Company also recorded that on the second of December two fair ladies of the village called at the mess last night to see Capt. Macleod. Apparently one of our men at one time or another let his feelings get the better of him and wasn't too careful when they exploded!

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Life in Scotland

Postcards 1942 - courtesy of Shirley Briggs granddaughter of Pte Thomas Stanley Levy K98592

In the War Diaries there are many entries of soldiers being injured in the mills or the forest falling trees and on the roads. A soldier toes being chopped off with an axe and another soldier losing fingers in the saw in the mill. There a good many soldiers injured and sent to Tulloch Hospital in Tulloch Castle, Dingwall.
For more information go to Illness Injuries & Hospitals
Also some soldiers were killed from the accidents they were in. For more information go to CFC Casualties

In each of the forestry camps there a camp hospital for minor injuries and illness. There would be a sergeant of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps to look after the health issues of the soldiers of the camp. There were Medical Officers of the RCAMC as well attached to the CFC HQ and District HQ in the event of major injuries and illness. The Medical Officer would also visit the camps to ensure hygiene and etc including a short arm inspection once in awhile. For info on Medical Officers go to Doctors of the CFC
As well in the CFC HQ and in each of the District HQ there was a dentist attached to look after the dental needs of the soldiers. The Dental Officer would have his office in one of the camps and would also go to the camps to check all the soldiers. For more info go to Dentists of the CFC
Also no soldier wants to go without pay. Pay parades were held regularly in addition to when a group of soldiers were going on leave they would be paid the day before. Also go to Paymasters of the CFC

Church parades also brought them to the public's attention as the No. 11 Coy made use of the local church buildings as well as holding religious services in the camp.
The Chaplains of the Canadian Forestry Corps were attached to CFC HQ or to one of the District HQ to serve the needs of the soldiers.
For extra information on the Chaplains go to Chaplains of the CFC

Courtesy of "The Sawdust Fusiliers" by William C. Wonders

The Scottish people above all appreciated the kindness shown local children by members of the CFC. Christmas celebrations however, were the highlights. CFC personnel went out of their way to make the day memorable for the local children, many of whom came from poor crofts and many of whose fathers were away in the services

For further reading on Life in Scotland
Courtesy of "The Sawdust Fusiliers" by William C. Wonders

Something to look forward in camp most weeks was a dance, a concert or a movie after a hard weeks work

No. 11 Company was quite involved in sports (Company, District, Corps and Army)
Courtesy of The Sawdust Fusiliers by William C. Wonders

The CFC was apparently well liked in the Scottish Highlands. The men became active participants in local functions, from fundraising to staging Christmas parties for the local children. Many times, scrap wood mysteriously fell from lorries beside homes in need of fuel. A notable tribute to the CFC was paid by Laura Lady Lovat when she stated, "you Canadians may be cutting the Scots firs of the Highlands, but in Highland hearts you are planting something far more lasting".
Courtesy of Melanie McLennan

War Brides of No.11 Company Canadian Forestry Corps

Bilinski, Steve Pte B20174 married Miss Kathleen Parsons
Boyce, John Peter Pte B20098 married Miss Katherine Margery MacDiarmid
Carr, Whitney Pte married Miss Jeanie Clark
Degruchie, Wallace Pte E29208 married Miss Janet Clifford
Eckenswiller, Harold Joseph Pte B20221 married Miss Rose Findlay
Marguerat, Robert Henry Pte B20087 married Miss Edith Hardie
Marsh, Donald MacCrimmon Cpl H56235 married Miss Sheila Ferguson Collier
Milton, Clifford Neil Harris Pte B20149 married Miss Jessie Clacher MacGregor
Soutar, Herbert Neil Pte B20085 married Miss Lillian Henderson Lourie
Steele, Gordon George Pte married Miss Ann Steele MacPherson

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Photos and stories of the soldiers

Lt. George Gwen Gordon, Capt. George Kenneth Campbell, Capt. Duncan Alexander Carmichael, Major Alan Clarkson McCaul, Major William Alfred Henry Ferguson, and Lt. John Tozeland Shillington At No. 12 Coy CFC HQ

Photo courtesy of Joan Payne daughter of Capt. George Kenneth Campbell

Pte Patrick Lawrence Allard B20058
From: mike allard
Sent: February-17-12 10:07 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Patrick Allard
Hello Robert
I found out that Pat was the youngest of 14 children, born Jan 27/1912. Through new found relatives I found out he was in the CFC in WW2 and also went to Korea with the PPCLI. He was born in South Himsworth Lot 1 Concession 5 and the birth was registered Feb 19/1912 in Powasson Ontario. Joseph Allard and Margareta Jane O'Connor were his parents. Joseph died suddenly in 1914. O'Connor moved around a lot afterwards. I am told she moved to the Toronto area eventually. So the Parry Sound area is my best guess for where he signed up.

From: mike allard
Sent: February-17-12 11:48 PM
To: 'Robert J Briggs'
Subject: RE: Emailing: Pat Allard welder
Pat Allard the welder is without question my grandfather. The resemblance to myself and my uncle Vic is uncanny, the Allard men have very similar features. I was told he worked as a mechanic at various shops throughout North Bay and area and welding fits in. My other uncle Jim was also a mechanic. Haileybury , Ont. Is not that far from the Bay, so it makes sense also, I cannot thank you enough, this is the first time I have seen my grandfather.

Pte Les Andrews front row 2nd from left
Courtesy of Peter Yandt

From: Peter Yandt
Sent: May-26-12 3:19 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Help with some info about the Canadian Forest Corp
Thank you for those docs
These are the only 2 pic I have the craft store one and the one with my Great Uncle George and is Cpl Les Andrews. I got your address from the website (By the way great website). If I could get a copy of that group picture to print and show my Uncles I would be appreciated even those you cannot make it out the people faces I would be appreciated
I sent to Ottawa just waiting to hear back for them. About the discharge accident I have hear 2 stories One that is was the Nazi Collaborator and another that it was a GI jeep by accident so I guess I will not find out till this records show up So he could of stayed in Scotland as some family members said he was always it the Canadian Forest Corp.
I found some of his medals but they are so tarnish it going to take me awhile to clean them up without damaging them as my one uncle had them in his damp garage. They are just the regular medals they hand out for WW2.
I been told there is an article in The North bay Nugget Newspaper of him out racing a Train delivering messages in the military.
Thanks again for your help

He got married in Canada and then got shipped out 3 days later and He volunteered to go.
I know what you mean about what the medals represent that why I saved them from my Uncles before they gone missing or worst. I will diffently sent you pic when I restore them.
As for my Grandfather grave He die before I was born and in his last non selfish act he donate his body to science and organ donor and I told by my mom there is a small plaque with his name on in Toronto.

Leslie Arthur Andrews B20168 on the right
Photo Courtesy of Peter Yandt

From: Peter Yandt
Sent: May-27-12 6:34 PM
To: Robert J Briggs
Subject: Re: Emailing: 800px-Batory001.jpg
Hi Bob
No problem and thanks you for the info. I'm slowing going over the info and the photos (working 6 days a week up to 12 hrs. does not help) as I agree with what you say about not knowing what they went through and their stories. I did not know much about CFC till I came across your site.
I gave your website address to my family member's so they can do more research about CFC. And hopefully when I get the info from Ottawa about my Grandfather I will learn more info about what happen over in Scotland and CFC. And I will let you know what I find out. Ottawa sent me a later saying it can take up till 5 month.
hanks again for your help

Sgt Alexander McDonald Barr RCA& brother Pte Andrew Forrest thomson Barr CFC/RCA
Photo courtesy of Marion Vermeersch
From: Marion Vermeersch
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:56 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Canadian Forestry Corps
To: Bob Briggs

I just found your website on the Canadian Forestry Corps so am writing to you as part of my search (just beginning) for information re my (favourite) uncle, Andrew Forrest Barr, of No 11 Coy. I recently received his military records from WWII.
My Dad, Alexander McDonald Barr, and his brother, Andrew (both known as "Sandy and Andy) came to Canada from Lanarkshire, Scotland, with a group of Barnardo Homes children in 1926 to Quebec.They worked on farms in the Hillsburgh and King Township area north of Toronto but Andy moved to Timiskaming as soon as he was old enough to work in the lumber industry, The Scottish boys on the Barnardo boat remained friends all their lives (I knew them as extended family) and I think most signed up when war broke out.
Uncle Andy signed up in North Bay, Ontario and was assigned to No 11 Coy, going to Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. I know he was happy to be able to visit his relatives in Scotland again. He became a foreman for a year but later transfered to the Royal Canadian Artillery, 14th Regiment, 44 Battery, to be with my dad, a Sergeant.
My dad met my mother, Doris, soon after arriving in England and she soon got to know his brother. Mom always said that Uncle Andy was very smart, capable, lots of fun, but always in trouble and Dad wanted him where he could help him out of it! Both of them were part of the D-Day invasion. Dad was wounded, missing in action for a awhile, but Andy searched for him for weeks, eventually finding himin an American Hospital. They both went on throught the Liberation to the end of the war.
After discharge back to Canada, my Dad was in Sunnybrook Hospital and Uncle Andy and his wife Agnes, from Sturgeon Falls, were and continued to be, very close to my other, brother and I. Although Andy never had any children of his own, he was very close to me all his life. He passed away in 1993, as did my father.
I feel that my life has been, in many ways,efined by WWII but I don't actually know a lot of details about their service just bits and pieces, mostly funny stories. I knew them as my beloved Dad and Uncle, very Scottish even after all the years in Canada, full of the music and history of Scotland, and also with a love of Canada and its history, the land and the forests. Now that I am retired, I want to get the story of their service together and be able to pass this history on to my grandchildren
I am not sure where to start but would appreciate any advice. I do have the military records for Andy but am wondering if the actual regimental records are available. If so, please let me know where to write for them. I would love to have some pictures of Andy from his time in the Forestry Corps.
Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done on recording the history of the Forestry Corps.
Marion (Barr) Vermeersch

From: Darko Strahinic
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:39 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Nickola DOLJAC, PTE B20175, No. 11 COY
Dear Mr. Robert.
First of all I would like to thank you for your internet page about Canadian soldiers in WW2.
I have found my great grandfather Nikola DOLJAC, PTE B20175 in No.11 COY.
The photo is where he was from and his wife and three daughters lived, when he went to Canada.
My grandmother (his daughter) died in 1996 and i remember that she was talking about her father who died in WW" and buried in England near London.
In late 60`s she got photo of the tomb stone and she lost it...
Today I have found lots of info about his grave and thanks to your site also a lot of other information.
I have one very very big wish - I am collecting all this things about our Nikola Doljac and I will make map for my mom - Nikola`s granddaughter.
I would be very thankful if You could send me photo from the Scottish base, travel,...from everywhere where Nikola Doljac happened to be on it.
I have looked all over the internet and I haven`t found any because under group photos there are any names...
If you have that kind of photo I would be very thankful.
If You would like I can send You some photos of beautiful country from where Nikola went to Canada for finding job and better life.
I am looking forward hearing from you.
Best regards from Slovenia, Darko Strahinic.

Pte Gordon Steele at Ann MacPherson (his wife) parent's home in Scotland (Kinloch-Rannock)
Photo courtesy of Murray Pletsch – son in law

Hi Robert:
Below are the notes from Mrs Steele - courtesy of son in law Murray Pletsch
Notes from Ann Steele. (Gordon Steele's wife.)
Prior to WW2 our family lived in Kinloch Rannoch. We were teens when WW2 began and unable to fully understand the horrors of war. I recall the rationing mostly. About 1940, a Forestry Corps Company deployed close to our village and they proceeded to cut down all the larger trees on local properties. One day a group of us were playing street baseball, when Gordon and Les Browse were walking by and asked if they could join us. We agreed and that was the day I met Gordon Steele. We were married in December 1941. Gordon's best man was George DePencier and my bridesmaid was his wife Marg DePencier. Our wedding date was also my sister's birthday. In 1942 our daughter Jacklyn was born and in 1943 our son George was born. After the war, Gordon returned to Canada in September 1945 travelling on the Ile de France. In late May 1946, Jacklyn and George and I proceeded to Canada on the Queen Mary. We arrived in Halifax about 27 May and took the train from Halifax to Montreal and then to North Bay where we arrived on 30 May in a snowstorm. This was a shock because when we left Scotland it was sunny and warm. Needless to say this trip was nerve wracking and remarkable. A new family, new country, new home and new way of life. Gordon had prepared for our arrival. he had a house ready for us and the members of his large family welcomed us. In 1951 Ann's parents and her younger sister arrived in North Bay from Scotland to start a new life also. The large Steele family, my parents and sister; and Gordon's friends from North Bay who I had met in Scotland, all contributed to making our move to Canada a wonderful experience. UNQUOTE

Al Leslie Scottish civilian story Courtesy of The Memory Project Historica Canada

Cpl Vincent Charles Rainville
Photo courtesy of Mike and Carol Thompson
Pte Michael James Sheedy
Photo courtesy of Mike and Carol Thompson

Photos Courtesy of Mike & Carol Thompson

From: Mike and Carol Thompson
Sent: May-17-12 9:00 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: 11th Company CFC - Photos
Hello Bob,
My wife's father left a collection of photographs when he passed away in 1968. Amongst them were the attached photos, of men from the 11th Coy, CFC. My wife's father, George Davie, was a cook in the NAAFI and I assume that he was attached to the CFC. He was born in Kirriemuir, Angus and was recruited into the NAAFI at Edinburgh on 1 May 1941.
The photos are of:
B-20044 Pte M J Sheedy (AKA Jim)
B-20096 Pte Vincent Rainville

Two unknown CFC members feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square
We would be interested to know if you have any information about these gentlemen or, if not, feel free to use the photos and other details in you own research. We will be visiting Scotland next month and will take a trip to Kinloch Rannoch. It's only about 70 miles from Dundee, where we are staying.
Hope to hear from you soon
Mike and Carol Thompson

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Company Photos

No. 11 Company CFC Aug 1941 - Large Photo
National Defense Directorate of History and Heritage
& for further reference Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

No. 11 Company CFC Aug 1943 - Large Photo
National Defense Directorate of History and Heritage
& for further reference Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

No. 11 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Soldiers List

List of Abbreviations - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS of WW2 and service records
Military Districts of Canada 1939
Calgary Military Historical Society

Access to Information (ATI) Online Request – to obtain the services records for a soldier

Adamson, Methven Alexander Major Adj - transf from No.14 Coy transf to No.19 Coy
Allard, C.F. Pte B20234 Transf to No.18 Coy & No 1 CSFS
Allard, Patrick Lawrence Pte B20058
Andrews, David Isaac Pte B20111
Andrews, Leslie Cpl B20168
Ansley, James Dawson Pte B20023 Transf to No.26 Coy
Armstrong, Morley Ross Pte B20066 Transf to No.12 Coy & RCASC
Arnold, William Frederick Ashmore LCpl B20167 Transf to No.26 Coy
Baldwin, Carl Reginald Pte B20216 Transf to No.12 Coy
Barker, Leslie Gladstone ASgt B20093
Barr, Andrew Forrest Thomson ALCpl B20217 foreman lumber yard - transf to RCA 14th Regt 44th Batt
Bastedo, George Campbell Lt K98585 Transf from No.6 Coy & OCTU & HQ CFC transf to No.21 Coy & CFC HQ No 1 Dist Canmore Alberta
Beacock, Elgin Herbert Pte B20144 tractor driver
Beaulieu, Philip Pte B20030 Transf to No.26 Coy
Belanger, Lorenzo Sgt B20130 cook 'C'- Discharged
Bernard, Edward Pte B20068 Discharged
Berthelot, Douglas LCpl B20116 Transf to No.12 Coy
Bethune, Kenneth James Pte B20094 Transf to RCASC & No.11 Coy & No.5 Coy & No.11 Coy
Bilinksi, Steve Pte B20174
Blackmore, Allen William James Pte B20131
Blunden, Henry LCpl B20062 Transf to No.12 Coy
Bois, Harvey Pte B20114 cook class C - transf to No.12 Coy
Boivin, Joseph Arthur Pte B20197 Discharged
Boorman, William Morris Pte B20229
Booth, Frederick Joseph John Pte B20603 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to HQ No 1 CFG
Bourdage, Joseph Pte B20218
Bowland, James Hezekiah Pte B20057 Transf to No.26 Coy
Boyce, John Peter Pte B20098
Bradley, Gerard Ralph ALCpl B20024
Brebant, John Edward Emmanuel Pte B20091 Discharged
Britt, Hiram W. Pte C70266 Transf to No.16 Coy & No.9 Coy See - No 7 CFD
Brocanier, Adelard Daniel Sgt B20015 Transf to No.12 Coy
Brocanier, George Gilbert Sgt B20161
Brodie, Francis Henry Pte B20198 Transf to No.6 Coy & HQ No 1 CFG
Brouse, Leslie James Morgan Cpl B20061 Transf to No.5 Coy See - No 8 CFD
Brown, Charles Henry Pte B20065 Transf to No.12 Coy
Brown, Frank Stanley Pte B20219
Brown, William L. Pte K41512 rigger - transf to No 1 CSFS & No.1 Coy & No.16 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Bullimore, A. Pte C34101 Transf from No 3 DD & No.16 Coy transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Burke, Norman Vincent Robert Alfred Capt Transf to Gen Workshop
Burleigh, Raymond Albert Pte B20106 Transf to No 2 DD
Calder, Robert Mitchell Capt Transf from No.23 Coy transf to HQ No 5 Dist
Callahan Frederick Denis Anthony Pte B20003 Discharged
Cameron, Donald Major ALCpl B20183 Transf to No.6 Coy
Carmichael, Duncan Alexander Capt C.M. 2I/C - transf to No.12 Coy
Carr, Whitney T. Pte B20765 Transf from No.12 Coy
Carrier, Wilfred Joseph Pte B20199 Transf to No.12 Coy
Caton, Walter Pte B20230 shoemaker ‘B’
Chalmers, James Alexander Pte B20567 Transf from No.12 Coy
Chernoff, J.A. Pte K45206 mill foreman - transf to No 1 CSFS & No.1 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Church, Frederick George Pte B66909 Discharged
Church, Joseph W.Pte B20070 Discharged - transf to Saskatoon Light Infantry
Cleroux, Rene Pte B20200
Conlin, Dorcey Pte B20186
Connors, Malcolm Woodbury Pte E36151 Transf from No.3 Coy & Gen Worskshop transf to HQ No 1 CFG
Cook, Reginald Pte B20506 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Cook, Richard Terrance Major Transf from No.20 Coy & HQ No 4 Dist transf to HQ No 4 Dist
Corbett, John Edison Capt E36055 2I/C - transf from No.3 Coy & OCTU & No.16 Coy & No.20 Coy
Couchman, Harold Raymond Pte B20172
Courville, Alex Pte B20147
Cousineau, Joseph Aldric Edgar Pte B20063
Coutts, James W. Pte B20038 Transf to G&SF
Cozac, George Pte B20165 Transf to RCCS
Cross, Donald James Capt H53304 mill offr - transf from No.5 Coy & OCTU transf to No.9 Coy & HQ No 4 Dist
Cull, Michael Ansoln Pte B20113
Cummings, James Arthur Pte B20048
Cummings, James Peter Pte B20049
Dallaire, Gilbert J. Pte C34106 Transf from CFC Wing No 3 DD & No.16 Coy
Dancy, Angus Pte C34051 Transf from No 3 DD & No.12 Coy transf to No.14 Coy
Davidson, Duncan Stewart Pte B20220
Davis, Howard Robert ASgt B20184 Transf to OCTU & No.12 Coy & No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD & Military Government of ACC
Dean, Joseph Pte B20132
Decota, Harry Pte B20120 Discharged
Defaure, Albert Edward Pte B20103 Discharged
Degruchie, Wallace Pte E29208 Transf from No 5 DD & No 2 Road Const RCE & HQ No 2 Dist & No.12 Coy & No.5 Coy - See CFC Casualties
Dejean, J. Pte B20737 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.26 Coy
Delorme, Leo Joseph Pte B20146 Transf to No.6 Coy & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Depencier, George Howe Pte B20190 Transf to No.6 Coy
Devillier, Guilloum Arthur Pte B20004 Discharged
Devine, John Joseph Andrew ASgt B20050
Dolan, Michael John Pte B20005 Discharged
Doljac, Nickola Pte B20175 bush worker - See CFC Casualties
Dool, Thomas Adam Pte B20072 Discharged
Downard, William Norman Pte B20025
Drouin, Edward Joseph Sgt B20017
Dunkel, Leonard Walter Pte B20680 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to RCA
Eckenswiller, Harold Joseph Sgt B20221 Transf to RCE
Edgar, Maurice Roy CSM B20000 Transf to No.12 Coy
Emare, Vidal Pierre Pte B20179
English, David Pte Transf from No.28 Coy
Farrow, Kenneth Gordon Pte B20099 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Farrow, William Wilson Pte B20107 driver IC tractor “B” - transf to No.1 Coy See No 7 CFD
Faubert, James Pte B20071 tailor class B - transf to No.12 Coy
Fayant, Walter Pte H62933
Ferguson, William Alfred Henry Major CO
Fisher, Lorne Arthur Pte B20124
Fleg, Lauren Allan Pte B20641 Transf from No.12 Coy
Fletcher, Reginald Robert Pte B20222
Foran, Michael John Joseph Sgt B20169 Transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Forsythe, J.A. Pte C70286 Transf from No.26 Coy
Fortin, Henry Pte B20116
Fowke, Thomas Hilliard ASgt B20081
Frappier, John Pte B20607 Transf from No.12 Coy
Froude, Walter Cecil Pte B20178 Transf to No.26 Coy
Fulmer, Norval Clarence Pte B20201
Gagne, Alex Joseph Pte B17238 Transf from No.14 Coy & No.16 Coy & No.2 Coy transf to No.5 Coy
Gagne, William Joseph Pte B20235 Transf from No.5 Coy
Galipeau, Rodolphe Duff Pte B20076 logging truck driver - transf to No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Gannon, Francis Joseph Pte B20020 Transf to No.12 Coy
Gardiner, John Pte B20145
Garneau, George ACpl B20160 cook 'C'
Garratt, Samuel Polson LCpl K99000 att RCASC - transf from No.7 Coy & RCASC & No.28 Coy
Gauthier, Arthus Lucien Pte B20073 Discharged
Gauthier, L. Pte B20625 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to Reinf Sect
Gauthier, Louis Pte B20105 Discharged
Geneault, R. Pte B55206 Transf from AlgR & No.12 Coy transf to No.10 Coy
Getty, Truman Ellis Sgt B20592 Transf from No.12 Coy
Gilbert, Percy Edward Pte B20202
Goddard, James Alan Pte B20041 Transf to No.12 Coy
Goddard, Russell William Pte B20036 Discharged
Gordon, George Gwen Lt bush offr
Graham, Allen Ernest Cpl B20176 mill foreman 'B'
Graham, Raymond Edison ACpl B20078
Gravelle, Leo Pte B20125 Transf to No.12 Coy & No.6 Coy
Greenwood, John Gladwell Sgt K99014 bush foreman 'A' - transf from No.7 Coy transf to No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD & CFC Casualties
Grieve, John Edwin ‘Jack’ Pte B20123 Transf to No.12 Coy & No 5 DD
Grieve, Robert Thomas Pte B20127
Guitard, Edgar M. Pte E39491 bushman - transf from No 5 DD & No.13 Coy & No.20 Coy & No.12 Coy transf to No.12 Coy & No.20 Coy & No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD & Le Regiment de la Chaudière, R.C.I.C. - See CFC Casualties
Gutcher, Martin John ASgt B20090 Transf to RCAMC & No.14 Coy
Hamilton, Patrick Joseph Pte B20523 Transf from No.12 Coy
Hannah, Philip Pte B20203 Transf to No.12 Coy
Harris, Boyd Walter Cpl B20059
Harrison, Horace Robert Pte B20104 Transf to No.12 Coy
Head, Donald Major 2I/C - transf from No.10 Coy transf to Reinf Sect & No.6 Coy
Hodgen, Josiah Pte B20730 Transf from No.12 Coy
Hodgkinson, William George Pte B20064 Discharged
Holden, H.W. Pte B20627 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.26 Coy
Holmes, William Weldon Pte B20154 Transf to No.12 Coy
Hughes, Bernard A. Pte B20166
Hume, Percival Pte B20006 Transf to No 2 DD
Hutchinson, James Charles Pte B20033 Transf to No.21 Coy
Irvine, Allan Charles Pte B20054 Transf to No.12 Coy
Irwin, Alexander Pte B20204
James, Edward Pte B20591 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.26 Coy
Johnston, John Irwin ALCpl B20187 Transf to HQ No 1 CFG
Johnson, T.N. Pte G48202 Transf from No.12 Coy
Jolicoeur, Donat Pte B20223
Jolicoeur, Wilfred Pte B20030
Jones, Lloyd Gordon Pte B20051 Transf to No.12 Coy & No 5 DD
Kaulbeck, Ormond Archibald (Kaul) Major Transf from No.5 Coy transf to SHAEF
Kearns, Sidney Scobel Lt K98203 Transf from No 11 DD & No.6 Coy & OCTU & Reinf Sect & No.5 Coy & No.10 Coy transf to No 1 CSFS & No.10 Coy
Keown, Calvin Robert Pte B20205
King, Kenneth Pte B20077
King, William Joseph Charles Pte B20040
Kirkey, John Emery Pte B20092 Transf to No.26 Coy
Knight, Gordon Pte B20170 Discharged
Knight, Orville Melville Pte B20557 Transf from No.12 Coy
Lacoursiere, Joseph Pte B20079 Transf to No.12 Coy
Lafont, Ernest Pte B20057
Laliberte, Rene George Sgt B20016 Transf to No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Lalonde, Joseph Albert McKenzie Pte B20088 Transf to No.12 Coy & No 5 DD
Landriault, Lucien Pte B20055
Lane, Ernest Donovan ASgt B20013 Transf to No.26 Coy
Lapierre, Louis Aime Pte B20709 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to HQ CFC
Lapratte, D. Pte C34183 Transf from No.21 Coy
Laronde, Louis Rene Pte B20034
Laurin, Joseph Medard Roddy Pte B20022 Transf from No.12 Coy
Laurinitus, Frank Pte B20193
Lawrence, J.D. Pte K37164 Transf from Reinf Sect
Lebouthilier, Augusta Pte B20135 Transf to No.26 Coy
Lecompte, Louis Wilfred Donat Pte E36159 saw filer 'C' - transf from No.3 Coy transf to No 1 NETD
Leduc, Fred ACpl B20012 Transf to No.26 Coy
Leduc, Lorne Pte B20089 Discharged
Lefreniere, Joseph Laronzeau Aurel Pte B20117 Discharged
Lefreniere, Maurice Eli Pte B20115
Legasse, Henry Pte B20206 Discharged
Lepine, Oswald Thomas Pte B20155 Discharged
Lessard, Edward Harvey Pte B20207
Letourneau, E. Pte B20182
Leverre, Kenneth ALCpl B20162 Transf to No.12 Coy
Lippett, Joseph George Pte B20045
Liscumb, Edward Charles Sgt B20231 Med Sgt
Long, Elmer Dennis Smokey Pte B20196
Long, William Herbert Sgt B20195 Transf to No.16 Coy
Lowe, Stanley Cecil Pte B20014
Lynn, James William Sgt B20102 Transf to No.26 Coy
MacDonald, Ronald Joseph Pte F77287 Transf from No.13 Coy
MacDonnell, Willmot Sylvester ArmSgt B3856 armour ‘B’ - att from RCOC
Machin, George Herbert Pte B20208 Discharged
MacKay, John David Pte F91622 cook 'C' - transf from No.13 Coy
MacPherson, James Lockhart Pte B20019 Transf to No.12 Coy & No 5 DD & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
MacRae, Keith A. Lt Transf from RCA transf to No.10 Coy
MacLeod, Capt
MacMillan, David John Cpl B20056 Transf to Ont Regt
Malloy, Stanley Clarence Pte B20181 Transf to No.26 Coy
Manary, Echlin Lyle Pte B20074
Mangan, William Charles CQMS B20001
Marguerat, Robert Henry Pte B20087 sawyer 'A' -transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Marlett, Romeo Pte B20224
Marsh, Donald MacCrimmon Cpl H56235 Transf from No.17 Coy transf to HQ No 4 Dist
Martin, Alfred Clarence Sgt B20157 Transf to No.16 Coy
May, Donald Henry Cpl B20109 Transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Mayer, Joseph Yvon Gaston Pte B20101
McCart, Frank Pte B20210 gen duties - transf to No.26 Coy & No 2 DD - See CFC Casualties
McCart, Joseph Patrick Pte B20233
McCombe, John George Pte H19752 Transf from The Camerons of Canada transf to OCTU & No.1 Coy
McDonald, Duncan Pte B20630 Transf from No.12 Coy
McDonald, E. Pte B20651 Transf from No.12 Coy
McDonald, Gordon Pte B20236 Transf to No.22 Coy
McEwan, Alexander H. Pte B20084
McEwen, Raymond Victor ‘Red’ Pte B20007 driver
McFadden Wilbert Raymond Pte B20052
McFarland, George Thomas Sgt B20158 Transf to No.12 Coy & No.6 Coy
McGlashan, Edward George Pte B20159 Transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
McIsaac, John Hugh Pte B20153 Transf to No.26 Coy
McKee, Thomas Stanley ASgt B20173 instructor
McLaren, William ‘David’ Ivan Pte B20037
McLaren, Henry LCpl B20188
McLean, Alexander James Pte B20035 Transf to No.12 Coy & CBH(RB) R.C.I.C. - See CFC Casualties
McLeod, Keith Pte B20075
McLeod, Victor George Pte B20086
McNair, Leonard Huston Pte B20156
McNaught, William Pte B20060 Transf to No 2 DD
McPherson, Henry Malcolm Pte B20029
McQuarrie, John Daniel Pte B20138 Transf to No.26 Coy
McRae, Murdoch Alexander Pte B20164
Mearow, M. Pte C70311 Transf from No 3 DD & No.16 Coy
Menzie, Robert Clayton Pte B20046 Transf to No.12 Coy
Michon, Joseph Louis LCpl B20119 Transf to No.12 Coy
Mihal, Nicholas Sgt B20189 Transf to No.12 Coy
Miller, Alexander M. Pte B20192
Milne, William Pte B20129 Transf to No.12 Coy
Milton, Clifford Neil Harris Pte B20149
Monk, James Stanley Pte B20008 Discharged
Moore, Bernard Gonce Pte B20650 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.6 Coy
Moore, Chester Earl Pte B20100 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No.7 CFD
Morin, Mack Cpl B20141 Transf to No.12 Coy
Morley, Peter Malcomson Major Transf to No.14 Coy & No.5 Coy & No.16 Coy
Morrison, Gerald Allan Pte B20209
Murphy, David P. Pte G48230 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.9 Coy & No.20 Coy & No 1 CSFS & Reinf Sect & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD transf to No 13 CBR
Murphy, R.E. Pte C70287 Transf to No.12 Coy
Nelson, Alexander Pte B20652 Transf from No.12 Coy
Nesbitt, Leon Austin Pte B20211 Transf to No.12 Coy
Nesseth, Lucien Pte B20122
Newhouse, John Alexander Pte B20150 Transf to 1st Hussars
Nikuma, Armas Nille Pte B20575 Transf from No.12 Coy
O’Brien, Charles Douglas LCpl H62643 forestry foreman ‘C’ - transf from No 10 DD CFC Wing PA & Reinf Sect transf to No.12 Coy & TSR(MG) R.C.I.C. - See CFC Casualties
Orton, Wellington Pte B54591 Transf from AlgR & No.12 Coy transf to QOR(ofC)
O'Shea, James Elmer Pte B20225 Transf to No.12 Coy
Oswald, T. Pte B55088 Transf from AlgR & No.12 Coy
Owens, Thomas William Pte B20097
Pacey, Henry Stanley Pte B20126 Discharged
Palmer, Cecil Erwin Pte B20043
Paradis, Armand Pte B20670 Transf from No.12 Coy
Paradis, M. Pte B2020653 Transf from No.12 Coy
Paul, John Walter Pte B20121 Transf to No 2 DD
Perron, Paul Cpl B20011 Transf to No.19 Coy & No 5 DD
Persian, Leonard Joseph Cpl B20108 Transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Phippen, Garfield Gordon Pte B20151 Transf to No.12 Coy
Pinkerton, Joseph Eugene Cpl B20710 Transf from & back to No.12 Coy & AlgR
Pirie, Gordon John Pte B20018
Plourd, Solomon Pte B20551 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to No.26 Coy
Pond, Hazen Gilbert Capt Transf from No 12 DD & No.20 Coy transf to No.5 Coy & No.6 Coy
Powell, Edmund Joseph Pte B20152 Transf to No 2 DD
Prevost, Thomas Sgt B20134 Transf to No.19 Coy
Proulx, Earl Pte
Proulx, Lionel Pte B20027 Transf to No.26 Coy
Quigley, Ronald Horace Pte B20031
Rail, Joseph Pte B20580 Transf from No.12 Coy
Rainboth, Arthur Pte B20133 Transf to No.12 Coy & No 5 DD
Rainville, Vincent Charles Cpl B20096
Ransom, Charles William Pte B20053 Discharged
Ranta, Eino Emanuel Pte B20633 Transf from No.12 Coy transf to HQ CFC
Rausch, Richard Herman Pte B20212
Rhainds, Rene Pte B20226
Ritchie, C.D. Pte K41561 Transf to No.26 Coy
Rivet, Donat Pte B20142
Robinson, James Alexander Pte B20213 Transf to No.12 Coy
Robinson, Samuel Curry Pte B20171
Robitaille, Joseph Victor Pte B20194
Ross, Roger Pte E28492 Transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.12 Coy
Roy, Edward Ned Pte B20137 Discharged
Scott, Michael John Pte C34057 Transf from No 3 DD & No.12 Coy transf to No.28 Coy & No.1 Coy- See No 7 CFD
Seymour, Gerald William Sgt G48040 Transf from No.15 Coy
Shaw, Hugh Allen Pte B20112 Discharged
Sheedy, Michael James Pte B20044
Shewan, Laurence Pte C89523 Transf to No.15 Coy & No.29 Coy & RCE
Shillington, John Tozeland Major Transf to HQ No 4 Dist & HQ CFC
Shortt, A.L. Pte B54711 Transf from AlgR & No.12 Coy
Shortt, Alvin Pte B20085
Smith, Joseph William Pte B20214
Smith, Paul Frederick ALCpl B20227 Transf to RCASC att to Reinf Sect
Smith, Robert Cecil Sgt B20028 Transf to No.6 Coy
Smith, Robert Frederick Sgt B20185
Smyth, Chester LCpl E29153 Transf from No 5 DD & No.3 Coy transf to No 1 NETD
Soutar, Herbert Neil Pte B20085 Transf to No.6 Coy
Stables, Roy Frederick Pte B20143
Staples, Walter Henry Pte B20228 Discharged
Steele, Gordon George Pte B20128 Transf to No.5 Coy
Stilborn, Charles Fenwick Pte B20726 Transf from No.12 Coy
St. Louis, Phillip ACpl B20042
Sutherland, Patrick John Pte B20009 Discharged
Sweetman, Alfred Henry Staff Sgt C63144 Transf from No.1 Coy transf to HQ CFC
Tebo, Edward Pte H62839 Transf from No.23 Coy
Telford, Francis John Sgt B20215 - Transf to No.13 Coy & VGC - See CFC Casualties
Thielman, John Peter Pte K99026 Transf from No.7 Coy & No.28 Coy
Thorneloe, Walter William Henry Pte B20032 Transf to No.12 Coy
Thrasher, Bernard Wallace Pte B20136 Transf from No.11 Coy & No 2 DD transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Thurlow, William Earl Pte B20101
Toland, Wilbur Franklin Pte B20104
Tourangeau, Rolland Pte B20139 Transf to No.1 Coy att to No.9 Coy from X4A list - See No 7 CFD
Tremblay, Felix Erman Pte B20010 Transf to No.12 Coy
Tremblay, Leander Pte B20232 Transf to No.12 Coy
Tremblay, Valmore Leo Joseph ASgt B20002 Orderly Sgt clerk ‘C’
Trudel, Alphonse Joseph Pte B20082 Discharged
Ulimoen, Haaken Pte B20095 Transf to No.26 Coy
Vaillier, James Christopher Pte B20140
Venasse, Joseph Elard Pte B20163 Transf to No.26 Coy
Vickers, Frederick Sherman ASgt B20181
Villeneuve, Joseph Pte B20025 Discharged
Wates, Ernest Donovan Sgt B20021 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Williams, Harry Edwin Pte B20671
Wilson, James Pte B20047 Transf to No.12 Coy
Wright, Albert M. ‘Bert’ Pte B20039
Young, F. Pte B51946
Young, John Patrick ASgt B20110 Discharged
Yurkovitch, Joseph Pte B20177 Transf to No.26 Coy

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