Canadian Forestry Corps
Canadian Forestry Corps in WWII
Information supplied by Robert Briggs with contributions by JFLH

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No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps
District 4, Camp 24
Torwood, Kincraig

Canadian Mobilization Point - Saskatoon, Sask
Mobilization Date - 2 Oct 1940
Arrived in Scotland - 2 Jul 1941
Ceased Operations in Scotland - 21 Mar 1945
Camps Occupied in Scotland
(relocation dates indicated) - Torwood, Kincraig; Nethybridge, (12 Jun 42)

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, CASF
History
24 May 1940 – Authorized – Serial 2121 (GO 184/40)
2 October 1940 – Mobilized in Exhibition Camp, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (CFC Website)
7 November 1940 - CASF designation dropped (GO 273/40)
15 April 1945– Disbanded (GO 327/45)
War Diaries
16442 – 1940/10-1941/05
16443 – 1941/06-1945/03
Notes
2/10/40 – Major R. T. Cook, OC No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, CASF arrived at the No. 12 District Depot Saskatoon to begin recruiting
6/1/41 – Entrained at Exhibition Camp, Saskatoon – TS-193 (War Diary)
9/1/41 – Arrived at Valcartier Camp, PQ (War Diary)
3-4/41 – March and April War Diaries missing. Moved from Valcartier Camp to Cove Field Barracks sometime during March-April 1941.
1/5/41 – Located at Cove Field Barracks, PQ (War Diary)
18/6/41 – Entrained at Cove Field Barracks, PQ (War Diary)
19/6/41 – Arrived Halifax and embarked on at Pier 27 on HMT Stirling Castle.No. 13 Company also embarked and No. 10 Company to another ship.
20/6/41 – Also on board were No. 4 Mobile Laundry and Decontamination Unit RSCO, London; No 4 Light AA Regiment RCA, RCASC, Borden reinforcements, RCAMC, Netherlands Army and 10 Officers of the Black Watch of Canada. Also Nos. 13 and 20 Companies Canadian Forestry Corps.
21/6/41 – Sailed for the United Kingdom.
2/7/41 – Arrived in Scotland.
21/3/45 – Ceased 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. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Oct 1940 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 Nov 1940 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 & Part 4
Dec 1940 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 Jan 1941 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3
Feb 1941 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 Mar 1941 & Apr 1941 none available
May 1941 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 & Part 4 Jun 1941 Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Enlistment & Training

Entire CFC Company recruited from Saskatchewan
No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

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

CFC soldiers at Valcartier Camp, Quebec
Photo courtesy of Bob Briggs – grandson Private Perle Bruce Tucker

Interactive Map of Camp Valcartier, Quebec & PDF Map
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

On reaching their numbers the 20th Coy then proceeded by rail from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Quebec City, Quebec for military training at nearby Valcartier Camp where they and other companies would have had 5 to 7 months training. After completion of training the men travelled by train to Halifax for embarkation, where they joined other units to make the crossing of the North Atlantic in convoy. The crossing itself was about 9 days. They disembarked at Clyde estuary port, whence they proceeded by trains and lorries to their Scottish Camps.

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Troop Movement

No 20 Coy CFC Nominal Roll of All Ranks 16 Jun 1941 - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

No 20 Coy CFC Troop Movement 18 Jun 1941 - Courtesy of David Ryan
TS 297 Serial Number 2121
Embarkation Quebec 18 Jun 1941
Arrival Halifax 19 Jun 1941
Departure Halifax Pier 27 - 21 Jun 1941 - Ship #E184
Ship Name Stirling Castle - Convoy TC11


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HMT Stirling Castle

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

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

Interactive Map of Gourock & PDF Map
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

No 20 Coy CFC arrives in Scotland
No. 12 and 20 Companies arrived from Canada with last contingent of Canadian Forestry Corps and moved into Quarters at Insh and Terr Wood. Major F.J. Dawes and Lt. R.H. Styffe supervised detrainment at Kincraig
Source - No. 5 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Camp 24

Canadian Forestry Camps in Scotland WW2 - Note Camp 24 Torwood, Kincraig
Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

Interactive CFC Map Scotland
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

The 20TH 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.
No. 20 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 20th was thus to proceed directly on arrival, from the Clyde ports to their camp.
The camp was 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. Torwood Camp up Glen Feshie was relatively isolated some 9 miles south of Kincraig.

Source 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders
From: Wanda White
Sent: January-30-13 5:26 PM
To: Robert J Briggs
Subject: picture for you
Hi Bob
Well I was going through some old photo’s with my grand daughter this afternoon and I found a picture of the 20th Coy CFC in Scotland. The picture was sent to my grandmother by my Uncle Jack (John William Franklin White). A cousin on the other side of the family sent me the URL for the website you have set up, it is great. I passed the info along to my brother who is also interested in the history of the CFC.
Cheers Wanda
Source 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Logging Operations

Total Production of Forest Products CFC Scotland
Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

No. 20 Coy CFC would send a weekly logging report to HQ No. 4 District CFC. HQ No. 4 District CFC would send a weekly logging report to HQ CFC which would include logging reports of the other companies in the district. The War Diaries of HQ No. 4 District is a good source of info for each of the companies in the district.

The No.20 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 greatly increased volume of timber products resulting from CFC operations placed considerable strain on railway facilities. The most common difficulty was a shortage of wagons when needed, but sidings also had to be improved greatly and new loading banks or platforms constructed. This was particularly the case on Deeside where CFC and Newfoundland camps produced the greatest regional flow of timber products.

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 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. CFC lorries often were called on to transport personnel of other units as well as its own.
Although CFC companies were not directly involved in actual hostilities with the enemy in Scotland, they often were not far distant from bombings. Ballogie Camp No. 2 and the whole area around was shaken by the air bombing of Aberdeen on the night of 21 April 1943.
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

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

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 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.

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

Members of the CFC were seen in uniform regularly at local parades in support of varied wartime causes. In addition to their distinctive cap badges and shoulder patches, from Mar 1943 the CFC were identified by a green triangle below the 'Canada' flash on the upper arm of the battle dress. Church parades also brought them to the public's attention as the 20th Coy made use of the local church buildings as well as holding religious services in the camp. One of the most memorable events for the CFC was a Royal Inspection of 600 men officers and men of the Corps by the King and Queen at Balmoral Castle on 7 September 1941.
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.
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. In the cases where this was not feasible due to distance, 20th Coy built home-made "jammers" or A frame side loaders. After bucking into logs at roadside, the trucks were loaded by winching the logs up skids from the log deck on the ground to the truck. Considerable skill was needed by the top loader in arranging the logs on the truck. No. 20 Coy at Nethybridge which originally had been located at Kincraig, had become so attached to their highlead logging that they were using the highlead equipment on the flat terrain at Nethybridge to bring logs to the mill.

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Life in Scotland

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

In the No. 20 Coy 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. 20 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. 20 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".

Photos Courtesy of Melanie McLennan
daughter in law of
Pte Marvin C. McLennan

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - War Brides

Alto, William Wilfred Pte H62769 married Miss Jean Grant Ross
Brunsch, Herbert Alfred Pte L50223 married Miss May Dorward Adams
Hidlebaugh, Arthur Rae Pte L50199 married Miss Alexina (Nene) Wood
Hughes, James Robert Lt married Miss Annie McLennan Wilson
Lonergan, Patrick Pte L50077 married Miss Jean Macdonald

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Photos and stories of the soldiers

Red Rock Twins Overseas
Port Arthur News Chronicle Mar 12, 1943
Ref: Thunder Bay Public Library
Courtesy of JFLH

From: Marcel Benoit
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38 PM
To: 'Bob Briggs'
Subject: RE: Canadian forestry corps
Hello here is the picture of my uncle Roland Benoit in the back its got his service no and No 20 Coy CFC Canadian Army C75641 and it says overseas I have tried to find more info on different web sites but I can’t seem to connect .I know he served in Holland my older cousin says she remembered when he came back home he gave her a small pair of wooden shoes from Holland I would like to know more on his deployment and all that but I can’t open the right doors. Ps you are welcome to use this picture if you wish.
Happy Easter to you and family.
Marcel
Cove, Thomas Austin CWO L22011 1939
Reproduction from Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Bob
Here is another pictures from 17th Coy
standing left to right
Archie McClendon and Peter McMillan both from Blackhawk ON.
Kneeling left to right
Harold Barron from Barwick ON.
Nick Dziack from Saskatoon SK.
Dutch Trenning from Fort Frances ON.
Courtesy of Al Barron

From: Scott Hibbert
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:47 PM
To: Bob Briggs;
Subject: McDonald, Bernard Joseph Pte L50137
Hi Bob,
Thank you for the gentle reminder as it had slipped my mind.
Pictures were slim picking of Bernard however have two which should serve purpose:
Bernard McDonald, Agnes McDonald, Valerie Hibbert (McDonald)
Likely taken around the time Valerie was baptized in Quebec (Quebec City), Québec
Bernard McDonald Service Medals
We are still in possession of these medals
Thank you for your time and efforts as a historian and proud Canadian citizen.
You are generous with both your time and passion in documentation of Canadian families.
The very best to you and your family on behalf of ours!
Scott Hibbert

Howatt, John Crossley Pte L50115

From: Carmella Miller
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 6:05 PM
To: Bob Briggs
Subject: Fwd: Re: John Howatt
Received from his great Granddaughter Carmella Miller

Boxing Entries For Scottish Amateur Titles
Wednesday February 25, 1942

Another three weights in the Scottish Amateur Bozxing Championships
are to be decided in the St. Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow, On Saturday.
One of the entries – Welter Weight - Pte A. Leyden
Newspaper clipping courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Neale, Charles Frederick Pte No. 20 & 5 Companies
From: Al & Nancy Neale
To: Robert J Briggs
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: Emailing: 20080916123255759
Thanks, Bob. My Father was, initially, a heavy equipment operator then he was reclassified as a heavy equipment mechanic so he ended up both operating and maintaining.
According to my father's notes, he enlisted at Dryden 23 Apr 1941 and was discharged 31 Oct 1945. Bob, my father was in 20 Coy prior to his transfer to 5 Coy. My father was in 5 Coy transferred over on 21 Mar 1944

Cpl Arthur Ogden Arthur L50167

Ogden with his niece and nephews Garth, Derek and Joyce Kinnear.
Since Arthur's shoulder shows a private's stripe this must have been taken before his Corps was shipped to Scotland. ie between 1940 and 1942.

From: Kim Simmonds
Sent: May-16-12 10:17 PM
To: Robert J Briggs
Subject: Re: re Arthur Ogden
Hi Bob
I went to your website. It contains an amazing wealth of information, which I found very helpful. You are to be commended for all your work in making this information readily available. I didn’t have time to go through the entire site (as it was late), but I scanned through it and will go through more thoroughly when I have time.
I don’t know in which company my grandfather Arthur Ogden served. I suspect the 20th Company would be the most probable as he was from Saskatchewan and he had done some logging in Northern Saskatchewan in the Town of Hudson’s Bay area. My mother only mentioned him serving in Scotland. However she did say he was a military policeman. Is it possible he could have been a policeman within the Company? He seems to have left Canada a Private and returned a Sergeant. He was a logger and farmer before the war but was in CP hotel security after the war at the Saskatchewan in Regina and later the Empress in Victoria. I don’t have other photos of him in uniform. However I do have his War Medal. Unfortunately, when I received 2 or 3 medals from my Grandmother, I was too young to appreciate their significance and did not look after them properly. Now I have only the one medal without its ribbon. If you would like to add him to your website you certainly may do so, with my thanks.
Canadian Forestry Corps
From what I can gather a large amount of lumber was needed for the war. It was more efficient to cut this timber closer to where it was needed rather than cut the lumber in Canada and ship it to Europe. The ships were needed to provide other supplies. The army recruited trained loggers, organized them into companies, gave them military training including weapons and sent them to the highlands of Scotland. Each company consisted of about 180 men and 6 officers. An advance party was sent in October of 1940 and by June 1942 there were 30 companies plus a headquarters company. Ten of these companies were sent to mainland Europe after D-Day.
Since we have several photos of Arthur at logging camps in the Hudson Bay area, it seems he would qualify. We understand he was a military policeman, so it would seem his job was to keep the loggers in order. However the military policeman could be a mistake and he was involved with logging the entire time.
Cheers Kim

Pte Romuald Querry E39458 from The Memory Project Historica Canada

From: Gordon Turnell
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:28 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Re: Canadian Forestry Corp

Hi Bob,
First of all let me congratulate you on such a fantastic job you have done on "Rootsweb" about the Canadian Forestry Corps. That is a treasure trove of information.
My name is Gordon H. Turnell and my grandfather was L2704 Turnell, W. A/Sgt. / cook of the 20th Company, CFC. You have given me so much info on him it is unbelievable.
My son [ a serving member of the Canadian Forces ] and I [a retired reservist] went to Holland for the 70th Liberation of the Netherlands commemoration in the spring and this started a quest. To find his military heritage as far back as we can go. So far we are back four generations and still looking.
One of the pictures attached is of his marker in "Forest Lawn Cemetery" Normandy Field Of Honour in Burnaby BC. Beside him is brother my Great Uncle.....Joseph Turnell who served in the RAF-WW1 , my father...... William Gordon Turnell and my uncle....Robert E Turnell... who both served in Saskatoon Light Infantry [MG] in WW2

As you can see by the marker he served in both wars as a man from Saskatchewan. He emigrated to Asquith Sask. around 1909-1910 and signed up on 2 Jan.1915 with the 46th Battalion in Saskatoon, got married and brought home his wife, Minnie Baker, a Nursing Sister, in 1919.

Here are a couple of pictures of my Granddad and Grandmother. The one with her in the nursing sister garb will have been their engagement photo.
And the other was on of course their wedding day November 20, 1918
All the men of the Turnell family over 16 years of age signed up for the call in Sept.1939. Some added years and some subtracted years. But all were accepted.
One of the pictures is at my Great uncles house in Sheffield England in the spring of 1943 just before Operation Husky. It is [ L-R] my Great uncle Laurie Turnell, my dad W.G Turnell, my uncle R.E. Turnell and my granddad Sgt. W (Bill) Turnell with my great aunt and their daughter Jean. This was the last time they were all together.
I don't know if you are still adding to the website or not but you are more than welcome to use this information. Contact me if you need any more.
Best regards
Gord Turnell
Kelowna, BC

White, John William Franklin Sgt
Courtesy of Wanda White - niece

Northern Bushman In Forestry Corps
Saskatchewan Men Overseas
Two officers from Saskatchewan who are serving with the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland.
Left to right. Lieut. A.W., Benson, Meadow Lake, and Maj. Bob Cook of Hudson’s Bay Junction
Photo courtesy of Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - War Diaries

The Forestry Chronicle - Society Affairs List of Members CFC
Benson, A.W., Lt. 20th Coy CFC Box 83 Meadow Lake, Sask
Burchett, E. P., Lt Col HQ CFC
Caulkins, J. G., No. 2 Coy CFC East Angus, P.Q.
Christie, H. R., Lt No. 18 Coy
Corbett, J.E., Lt No 16. Coy
Dawson, F.J., Maj CO No. 5 Coy CFC
Ferguson, N.C. Major CO No.1 Coy CFC
Morley, Peter M., Lt No. 11 Coy CFC
MacNeill, W. M., No. 20 Coy CFC

Source: The Nipawin Journal
March, 1942 - A number of Nipawin men serving overseas in the Forestry Corps were heard over CBK in a long-delayed broadcast of a recording of Christmas greetings. Among the voices heard were those of Walter MacKenzie, J. MacDonald, Perry Coombs, Otto Brand, Art Brand, Pete Robinson, Bill Little, Frank Coverette, Charlie Mallett, Lloyd Montgomery of Garrick and Art Hidlebaugh of Choiceland.

Source: Lethbridge Herald, 2 April 1942
ALBERTANS BROADCAST
OTTAWA, April 2.-(CP)-"No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps" broadcasters Saturday, April 4, (CBC-5 TO 5:15 p.m. MDT) include: Alberta-Pte. Bud Peece, Chauvin; Pte. C.P. Hansen, Ballatine and White Court

They’ll Be On the Air
No. 20 Coy CFC Saskatchewan Soldiers
Source - Canada Press - 2 Apr 1942

It is written on Knights of Columbus War Services headed paper and is in pencil
Letter Courtesy of Ian Christie
From: Ian Christie
Sent: May-08-12 3:23 PM
To: rj.gonefishing@shaw.ca
Subject: Photo of no5 company 1943
Hi my name is Ian Christie and I live in the north east of Scotland. My mother was in the land army and worked with No. 5 Company at Feshie Bridge and Kingussie in 1942/3.
I have in my possession a photo of the company taken in 43 and signed to Nellie from Bill. My mother passed away several years ago but very often spoke of her time working with the Canadians. My wife and I have visited BC several times but never had the chance to follow this up. I also have a letter that my mother kept again signed by Bill I get the impression that he was married and he and his wife were friend of hers I would really like to know more. I am now retired having spent 27 years in the RAF as an engineer and continued in engineering until three years ago when 65 caught up with me.
I hope that you might be able me some info as I rather foolishly never asked my mother some questions that now appear more important than they did when she was alive.
I must stress that I am not looking for anything except info and knowledge.
Best Regard
Ian Christie

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Company Photos

Canadian Military Heritage Museum (Saskatoon) Saskatchewan
1940 Company 20th Company Canadian Forestry Corps group photo taken in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


No. 20 Coy Aug 1940/41 Scotland - Photo
National Defense Directorate of History and Heritage
& for further reference Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

Wanda White
I found another copy of the 20th Coy photo, I guess my dad had one and I ended up with my Aunt's (in Duncan) as well, on one of
them there is fellow by the name of Bob Grant who is two men over to my uncles left. I think he was from the Paddockwood area.


No. 20 Company CFC Aug 1941 Scotland was taken at Torwood, Kincraig
courtesy of Wanda White niece of White, John William Franklin Sgt L50067


No. 20 Company CFC Aug 1943 Scotland was taken at Nethybridge
courtesy of Wanda White niece of White, John William Franklin Sgt L50067

Photo
National Defense Directorate of History and Heritage
& for further reference Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine

No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Soldiers List

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Adams, Gordon Hubert Pte L50123
Adams, James Clinton Pte H56281 Discharged - transf from No.17 Coy
Alto, William Wilfred Pte H62769 bushman - transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD PA transf to RM Rang & RWpgR - See CFC Casualties
Antill, Arthur Pte L50022
Archibald, J. Pte
Armstrong, T.I. Pte C70245
Arnold, Ralph Rudolph Sgt L50161
Arola, Axel A. Pte H62507 Transf to No 1 CFG
Attig, Richard Charles Pte L50062 Discharged - plumber & pipe fitter
Babin, Louis Pte C70250 Transf from HQ CFC transf to No.6 Coy
Backlund, Eric Anderson Pte L50028 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.24 Coy transf to No 1 NETD
Barlow, W. Pte H62622 Transf from MGTC
Beattie, William James Sgt L50096 bush foreman - transf to No.29 Coy
Beauchamp, D. Pte H62763 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Bebault, Daniel Edward Pte L50209 Transf to No.17 Coy
Bebault, Francis Wilbert Pte L6321
Belair, M. Pte C34009 Transf from MGTC
Belanger, A. Pte E29431
Bellamy, John George ACpl L50057 Transf to No 1 Road Constr Co RCE
Benjaminson, R.W. Pte H8624
Benoit, Roland Pte C75641 Transf to No.27 Coy & No.1 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Benson, Alexander William Blair Capt woods officer - transf to HQ No 4 Dist & No.6 Coy & No.12 Coy & No.14 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Bilquist, Earl Patrick Sgt L2686 Physical Training Instr - transf from No 12 DD
Bird, Sedley Pte L50079 Transf to No.3 Coy
Birmingham, Michael Joseph Pte L27114 Discharged
Blodgett, W. Pte H62759 Transf to No.26 Coy
Bongfeldt, Chester Britton Pte H56396 Transf from No.17 Coy
Boon, Frank Sgt L50112 Transf to No.17 Coy & HQ CFC
Bouck, Delmar Pte L50037 Transf to No.12 Coy
Bowes, Eldred Laventure (Johnny) Pte L50148 Transf to No.6 Coy
Braman, Glen Ernest ASgt L50024 Transf to RCASC att No.9 Coy - See No.7 CFD
Brand, Arthur Ernest Otto Pte L50176
Brand, Otto ACpl L50203
Bremner, Alexander William Cpl L50208 Transf to No.17 Coy & RCASC
Brouse, Joseph A. Sgt C34013 Transf from CFC Wing MGTC No 3 DD Three Rivers transf to No.1 Coy & No.16 Coy - See No.7 CFD
Brown, H.F. Pte H62758 Transf from No 10 MD CFC WING Port Arthur Ont transf to No.6 Coy
Brown, James Edward Major CO - transf to No.8 Coy
Brunsch, Herbert Alfred Pte L50223 tractor driver - transf to No.10 Coy
Bryshun, John Pte L50018 Transf to No.3 Coy & HQ No 2 Dist & No.3 Coy & No 9 CFA RCASC
Burr, G. Pte L22763 Transf from No 12 DD
Burrow, George Pte L22763 plumber & pipefitter
Butler, Thomas Edward Pte L50106
Campbell, James Benejim Pte L50224 Transf to No 12 DD
Campbell, John Donald Pte L50213 Transf to No.17 Coy
Campbell, Lorne Donald Pte L50124
Campbell, Roy Richard Pte L50086
Capplette, John Alfred Pte L50032 Discharged
Carlson, Alfonse Hugh Gideon Cpl K100215 Transf from No 11 DD transf to Reinf Sect - See CFC Casualties
Carnahan, Frederick Dell Pte L50033 Transf to No 5 DD
Carrett, L. Pte E36064 Transf from No.3 Coy
Cathers, George Pte L50047
Chamberlain, L. Pte H62642 Transf from MGTC
Chapman, Thomas Agar ALCpl L50027 Transf to No 1 CFG
Chasse, Camille Pte E36092 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No 5 DD
Cheeseman, James Marion Pte L50009 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.24 Coy & No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Clackson, Richard Alan ALCpl L50136
Clarke, Samuel Pte L50171 Transf to No.12 Coy
Clavelle, Alfred Joseph Pte L50158 Transf to No.12 Coy
Coates, Norman Roy Pte L50150 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Cockwill, James Gordon Cpl L50170
Colab, W. Pte H62647 Transf from MGTC
Collins, James Cameron Lt K41139 Transf from No.30 Coy & OCTU & No.6 Coy transf to No.10 Coy & No 1 CSFS & No.15 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Collins, Joseph R. Pte H62773 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD PA transf to No.24 Coy
Comeau, Albert Pte E36062 Transf from No.3 Coy & No.13 Coy
Connolly, Percy Pte L50063 Transf to No 5 DD
Cook, Richard Terrance Major CO - transf to HQ No 4 Dist & No.11 Coy & HQ No 4 Dist
Coombs, Perry Sgt L50134 Transf to No.12 Coy
Corbett, John Edison Lt E36055 Transf from No.3 Coy & OCTU & No.16 Coy
Cottrell, Edward James Pte L50119
Couverette, Francis Louis Pte L50175 Transf to No.12 Coy
Cove, Thomas Austin CWO L22011 Transf from No 12 DD - See CFC Casualties
Cowan, Leonard John Pte C50135 carp helper - transf to No.12 Coy
Croteau, Roger Pte E38120 Transf from No.16 Coy & No 5 DD transf to No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Crowe, George Thomas Pte L50178 Transf to RCA
Crowe, Valmor Pte L50100
Cryderman, R.B. Pte H35334 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Dagenais, S.J. Pte C20046 Transf from MGTC
Daly, Joseph Edward Pte L50053 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.9 Coy & HQ No 1 CFG
Dalziel, Cunningham Robertson Sgt L50132 Transf to No.5 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Darby, Horace William LCpl L50056 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Dean, Donald Alexander Pte L50074 Discharged
Deinstadt, David Lewis Pte L50168
Dewarle, Frederick Gerrit Pte L50038 Transf to No 12 DD
Dionne, C. Pte C30619 Transf from No 5 DD & No.3 Coy & No.13 Coy transf to No 5 DD
Dobie, John Lawson Pte L50212 Transf to No.17 Coy
Donnelly, Weldon Nelson Pte L50049 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Dowson, Arthur Noble Pte H56227 Discharged - transf from No.17 Coy
Ducharme, Iver Pte H56356 Transf from No.17 Coy
Dudar, William Pte L50193 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Duguay, J. Pte E39143
Duguay, Raphel Pte G48087 Transf from No.15 Coy & No.13 Coy
Dumont, G. Pte K53572 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Dutchuk, Nicholas Cpl L50152 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.24 Coy
Dziadyk, Nicholas Pte L50196 Transf to No.17 Coy
Eggen, A.L. Pte H62770 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD PA transf to No.26 Coy
Ellard, Thomas Reginald Pte L50099
Englund, Norman Frank H56379 Pte Transf from No.17 Coy transf to No 1 CSFS & No.9 Coy & No.10 Coy
Essiambre, J. Pte E36020 Transf from No.3 Coy
Evers, John Frank Pte L50055 Transf to No.17 Coy
Farn, Harry Pte L50012 Transf to No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Favreau, W.J. Pte H62631
Ferguson, Kenneth Cameron Pte L50052 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.22 Coy & No.25 Coy
Ferguson, Stanley Perry LCpl L50207 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Flamand, Norman Stanley Pte L50189 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.9 Coy
Fontaine, G. Pte H62673 Transf from MGTC
Fournier, A. Pte E39420 Transf to No.12 Coy
Fournier, Eusebe Pte E36139 Discharged - transf from No.3 Coy
Fransden, F.H. Sgt L22503 Transf from No 12 DD
Fraser, Frederick Harold Sgt H50181 bush foreman 'A' - transf to No.26 Coy
Fraser, James Hay Pte L50160
Fraser, John Russell Hay Pte L50048
Frazer, S.N. Sgt L2623 physical fitness instr - transf from No 12 DD transf OCTU & No.5 Coy & Infantry
Fredrick, Edward Pte L50004
Frisky, Harry (Henry) Walter Pte L50197 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.9 Coy
Gains, G. Pte D71804
Gallaway, W.E. Pte C34054 Transf from No 3 DD & No.12 Coy transf to No 5 DD
Garlarneau, Romeo Pte E36165 Discharged - transf from No.3 Coy
Garnett, Elgin Morris Pte L50156
Gauthier, D. Pte C70284 Transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy
Gauthier, Eugene Joseph Pte C70329 Transf from No.13 Coy transf to No 5 DD & No.27 Coy & No.1 Coy
Gebhart, John Pte L50218 Transf to No.17 Coy
Gertz, Oswald Pte L50090
Gibson, Phillip Arnold Pte L50044 Discharged
Giesbrecht, Jacob Pte L50192 Transf to No.17 Coy
Gilbert, George Henry Pte L50104
Gleason, P.W. Pte C34056 Transf from No3 DD & No.12 Coy
Golab, W. Pte H62647 Transf to No.12 Coy
Golec, Stanislou Steve Pte L50127 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.23 Coy
Gow, James Richard Pte L50084
Grant, Robert Sgt L50201
Graveline, G.E. Pte C70363 Transf to No 5 DD
Green, Gordon Thomas Pte L50083 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.22 Coy & No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Griffin, Alphonsus Pte L50153
Guedo, Henry Louis Pte L50117 driver mech - transf to No 5 DD
Guindon, J.C. Pte C70244 Discharged - transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy
Guitard, J. Pte E1187 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Guitard, Joseph Evariste E39494 Transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.12 Coy & No.13 Coy transf to No.12 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Guitard, Edgar M. Pte E39491 bushman - transf from No 5 DD & No.13 Coy transf to No.12 Coy & No.11 Coy & 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
Guitard, Joseph Evariste E39494 Transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.12 Coy & No.13 Coy transf to No.12 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Guitard, Samuel J.W. Pte E39492 Transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.12 Coy & No.13 Coy
Hache, Omer Pte E39488 Transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.12 Coy & No.13 Coy
Haire, Joseph ACpl L50129 Transf to No 5 DD
Hallpenny, William Pte L50031 Transf to No.3 Coy & RCOC
Halverson, Rune Sgt H56213 Transf from No.17 Coy transf to No 3 DD
Hambleton, William Chester Pte L50019
Hanson, Kenneth Pte L50222
Harker, Alfred David LCpl L50144 Transf to No.12 Coy
Harvey, William Guy Pte K50138
Hayes, James Pte E36150 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No 5 DD - Discharged
Headrick, Robert Pte L50085 Transf to HQ No 4 Dist & HQ No 1 CFG & No.16 Coy & No.5 Coy- See No 8 CFD
Henry, Ronald Elmer Pte L50183 Transf to No.17 Coy & RCA
Heppel, Robert Pte L50111 Transf to No.3 Coy & RCASC att to No.24 Coy
Hidlebaugh, Arthur Rae Pte K50199
Hidlebaugh, Wilfred James Pte L50151
Hill, Robert Arthur Lenwood Pte L50102 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.10 Coy
Hiltz, James William Pte L30069
Hogan, Perry Cobb Sgt L50159
Holloway, Maynard R. Pte C70360 Discharged
Holmes, J.A. Pte C34032 Transf from No 33 DD & No.12 Coy
Holmes, Sidney John Pte L50030 Transf to No.3 Coy & RCASC
Holmstrup, Christian Sgt L50122 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.6 Coy
Horan, Ernest Bliss Pte L50065 clerk 'C' - transf to HQ No 4 Dist & Gen Workshop & 6th DCRCH - See CFC Casualties
Horan, Melvin Wallace ACpl L50131
Hotvedt, Henry Alexander Pte L50006 Transf to No.17 Coy
Houde, A. Pte E29384 Transf from No.3 Coy
Howatt, John (Jack) Crossley Pte L50115 Transf to No.17 Coy
Hudson, Arthur Major Adj - transf from 2nd LMG transf to No.5 Coy & HQ No 4 Dist & HQ No 5 Dist
Huff, J.B. ASgt L2198 Transf from & to No 12 DD
Hughes, James Robert Lt 2742 transp off - transf from No.18 Coy & OCTU & No.21 Coy - See CFC Casualties
Hunt, Clarence Cecil Pte Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Imhoff, V. Pte E39419
Irvine, Thomas Pte L50129
Irwin, Wilbur Cyril Sgt L50068 bush foreman
Jackson, James Sgt H56215 Transf from No.17 Coy transf to No 5 DD
Jacobs, Arthur Herbert Pte L50075
Jacobson, Tony Orville Pte L50094 Transf to No 5 DD
Jarbo, Maxim Joseph McKague Pte L50154 carp 'B' - transf to No 5 DD
Jarvis, Leonard ACpl L50130
Johnson, Lloyd Melvin Pte L50211 Transf to No.17 Coy
Jones, George Arthur Pte L50146
Joseph, J. Pte H62743 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Keays, A.K LCpl E39414 Transf to No.12 Coy
Kentner, Howard Moore Pte H56384 Transf from No.17 Coy transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Kerr, Isaac Wylie Pte L50126 Transf to No.17 Coy
Kidley, Frederic Joseph Pte L50010 Transf from No.17 Coy
Klughart, G.J. Pte L27982
Knudsen, Jens Magnus Pte L50071 Transf to RCSC
Kochan, William Mike Pte L50003
Krzaczynski, F.H. Pte H62720 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No 5 DD
Kus, Stanislaw Stanley Pte Transf to No.17 Coy
Kwolek, Anton ALCpl L50113 Transf to No 6 DD & No.20 Coy & No.12 Coy
Laesch, Paul Emil Pte L50036 Transf to No.17 Coy
Lagace, L. Pte E39502 Transf from No.12 Coy & No.13 Coy transf to No 1 CSFS
Lagace, P. Pte E39412 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Laing, Arthur Rollock Hollingsworth Lt Adj - transf from No.29 Coy transf to No 3 Det
Landry, L.J. Pte C34012 Transf from MGTC
Langevin, George Eugene Pte L50216
Langford, Frederick Ernest Harold Pte L50149
Laplante, George Pte L50173
Laporte, J.R. Pte C70376 Transf from MGTC Three Rivers
Laughlin, William John Pte L50089 Discharged
Lavallie, James Pte L50042
Lavigne, A. Pte E39520 Transf to No 5 DD
Lavoie, Jean Pte E36152 Discharged - transf from No.3 Coy
Layden, E.A. Pte L50174
Leceard, Peter Marie Pte L50078
Lee, Thomas Pte L50195 Transf to No.17 Coy
Legacy, George Pte E39411 Transf from HQ CFC
Legros, V.A. Pte C30116 Transf from No 3 DD & No.1 Coy & No 5 DD transf to No 5 DD
Leigh, Walter James Pte L50164
Lemay, M. Pte E39510 Transf from No.12 Coy & No.13 Coy transf to No 2 Det & No 5 DD & No 5 Det
Lemorie, F.P. Pte C34004
Levesque, Edward John Sgt K98555 Transf from No.6 Coy & No.5 Coy transf to No 1 CSFS & OCTU & No.24 Coy & No.6 Coy
Leyden, Eliol Albert Pte L50174
Lindsay, S.J. Pte C70255
Little, Joseph William Pte L50145 cook 'C' - transf to HQ CFC
Litwinowich, M. Pte H72704 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No.19 Coy & No.12 Coy
Lloyd, Ray John Pte L50217 Transf to No.17 Coy
Lonergan, Patrick Pte L50077 Transf to No.3 Coy & No. 20 Coy & No.5 Coy - See No 7 CFD & ESR
Luscombe, Harry Alfred Pte L50110
MacKenzie, Walter John Sgt L50133 cook 'C'
MacLeod, Donald Pte L50015
MacNeill, W. LCpl L7416 Transf to No.26 Coy
MacNeill, W.M. Lt
Mallett, Charlie ACpl L50143 steam engineer
Maneer, Alexander Wilbert Pte L50206 Transf to No.17 Coy
Marcotte, Paul-Emile Pte E17059 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No.1 Coy
Marcotte, Wilfred Joseph Pte L50097
Marshall, Kenneth Alfred Pte L50014
Matwich. M. Pte H62756 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
May, Guy Bell Pte L50169 Transf to No.12 Coy
McAuley, Henry Stanley Pte L50076 Transf to No.17 Coy
McAuley, James Pte L50034
McCallum, E.L. Pte H62620 Transf from MCTC
McDonald, Bernard Joseph Pte L50137 cook 'C' - transf to RCASC & No 1 CASRU & No 86 Bridge Coy RCASC & RMR & SSaskR - See CFC Casualties
McDonald, James Goldwin Pte L50142
McDonald, Joseph Angus Pte L50200 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.20 Coy
McDonald, Neil Pte L50095 Discharged
McGarry, Clifford James Pte L50011 Transf to No.17 Coy
McGinnis, John Daniel Pte L50198 Discharged
McInnis, Stuart Alexander Pte L50101 Transf to HQ No 1 CFG
McLaurin, K.S. Pte C70270 Transf to HQ No 4 Dist & HQ CFC
McMahon, Harry David Pte H20001
McNolty, George Gordon Elmer Pte L26020 Transf from 3rd Divisional Signals
McNolty, George Howard ASgt L50043 steam engineer - transf to No 5 DD
McNutt, Howard Pte L50109 Discharged
McSweeney, Daniel Pte L50105
McSweeney, Patrick Pte L50202 Transf to No.17 Coy
Mead, Walter John Pte L50072 Transf to No.26 Coy
Meissner, Walter Pte L50017 Transf to No.17 Coy
Meloche, H. Pte C70315 Transf from No 3 DD & No.19 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No 5 DD
Mikkola, Vilho J. Pte Transf from No 10 DD transf to No.1 Coy - See no 7 CFD
Miller, Edward Edebert Pte L50125
Mollison, John Sgt L50139
Monette, C. Pte C70239
Monfils, A. Pte C70246 Transf from MGTC
Monroe, A.S. Pte E39430 Transf from MGTC
Montgomery, Lloyd Warren Pte L50177
Moore, G.A. Pte L2703 Transf from No 12 DD
Morin, Marlin Thomas Pte L50205 Transf to No.17 Coy
Morris, James Victor Pte L50080 Transf to Reinf Sect & HQ No 4 Dist
Mostrom, W. Pte H62772 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD PA transf to No.5 Coy & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD transf to No 13 CBR Btn
Mulholland, Edward George Pte L50179 Transf to No.3 Coy & Reinf Sect & No.25 Coy
Munroe, George Edgar Pte E39429 Transf from MGTC transf to No 1 CSFS & No.20 Coy
Murdick, R. Pte H62640 Transf from MGTC transf to No.12 Coy
Murphy, David P. Pte G48230 Transf from No.12 Coy & No.11 Coy transf to No 1 CSFS & Reinf Sect & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD transf to No 13 CBR
Nabish, Joseph Pte H62766 Discharged - transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Naire, Joseph Pte L50239
Neale, Charles Frederick Pte H62765 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD PA transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Neilson, John Hays Pte L50092 driver mech 'C' - Discharged
Nelson, Leonard Pte L50023 Transf to No.17 Coy
Nicholson, Leslie Thomas Eric Sgt B20611 Transf from No.12 Coy
Norris, Calvert Godfery Pte L50221
O'Connor, F. Pte C34089 Transf from No.12 Coy
O'Dwyer, J. Pte C70362 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Ogden, Arthur Sgt L50167 Transf to No.12 Coy
O'Hara, James Pte L50070 Transf to No 12 DD
Olson, Ellwood Leonard Pte L50190 Transf to No.17 Coy & No.9 Coy
Ouellette, Frank Arthur ASgt H56299 Discharged - transf from No.17 Coy
Ouimet, J.A. Sgt H62775 Transf from No 10 DD CFC Wing PA transf to No.12 Coy
Paradis, Paul Pte E36067 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No 5 DD
Parr, Melvin Arnold Pte L50157 Transf to No.12 Coy
Pattenden, Reginald Maurice Henry Pte L50082 Transf to No.3 Coy & No.20 Coy & Gen Workshop & No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD & RCASC
Pattinson, Albert Weir Pte L50188 Discharged
Peppley, John Peter Pte L50215 Transf to No.17 Coy
Philipchuk, Michael Pte L50029
Piche, Joseph Pte P63138 Transf from No.1 Coy & No.3 Coy & No.13 Coy
Pitchenese, C. Pte H62761 Transf from No 10 DD transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Pitchford, Raymond Pte L50002 Transf to No.17 Coy & HQ CFC
Poirier, A. Pte E39484
Poirier, C.E. Pte L21860 Transf to Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
Pond, Hazen Gilbert Capt Transf from No 12 DD transf to No.11 Coy & No.5 Coy & No.6 Coy
Pott, Arthur Wilford Pte L50008 Transf to No.17 Coy
Preece, ‘Bud’ Walter Arthur Pte L50166
Primeau, Alexander Pte L50103
Primeau, Alexander Edward Pte L50091 Discharged - cook
Primeau, Joseph Albert Pte L50064
Primeau, J.R.R. Pte E30621 Transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy
Pyke, M.C. Pte C34042 Transf from No 3 DD & No.12 Coy
Querry, Romuald Pte E39458
Raburn, W.H. Pte L2415 Discharged - transf from No 12 DD
Raabel, John, Pte L106861
Ransom, K. ACpl L50222 electr 'A'
Redman, Joseph Thomas Pte L50041
Regimball, J.A. Pte C30607 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No 3 DD
Reid, J.K. Pte C70256 Transf to No 1 CSFS & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Reid, John Charles Pte L50128 driver mech - transf to No 5 DD
Rennie, D.R. Pte L27454 Transf to No.12 Coy
Risebough, Cecil Pte L50121
Risebrow, Harold Pte L41365 Transf from No.26 Coy
Risebrow, Thomas Robert Pte L41364 Transf from No.26 Coy transf to No 1 CFG
Robinson, Peter Cpl L50140 bush foreman - transf to No 1 CSFS
Rochon, A. Pte C70370 Transf to Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
Rose, W.J. Pte C70259 Transf to No.12 Coy
Rowe, Harl Clemens Pte L50061
Roy, F. Pte E39463 Transf to Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
Ruginski, Joe Pte L50026 Discharged
Russell, J. Pte H62764 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Russell, Maurice James Pte L50051
Sanson, Harry Beason Pte L50016
Sawyer, A. Pte E39433 Transf to No.12 Coy
Saxton, Walter ASgt D110127 att from RCAMC - transf from No.2 Coy & No.4 Coy
Scharf, Melvin Cornelius Pte L50081
Schmidt, G.F. Pte H62651 Transf from MGTC
Schurr, Joseph Leonard Pte L50058 Discharged
Scott, Owen Douglas Pte L50093 Transf to No.26 Coy
Selkirk, Robert Hood Pte L50073
Shaw-Hamilton, R.O.H. Pte B54948 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No.12 Coy & HQ CFC
Sherwin, Archie Edwin Pte L50049
Sinclair, Roy Frederick Pte H62637 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No.19 Coy & No.12 Coy
Skipper, Charles Herbert Pte L50210 Transf to No.17 Coy
Sloan, J.A.J. Pte C70237 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Smid, Riekele ACpl L50191
Smith, Edwin Allan Cpl L50088 motor mech 'B'
Smith, George William ACpl L50001 shoemaker 'B'
Smith, Gilroy ACpl L50204
Smith, M. Sgt L2665 bush foreman ‘A’ - transf from No 12 DD
Smith, Phillip Andrew Pte L50162 Transf to No 12 DD
Smith, Sidney Blair Pte L50187
Smith, William Ambrose Pte L50163
Smythe, Lorne Wentworth ACpl L50098
Sodergren, R.W. Pte K71403
Statler, C.J. ASgt L25303 Transf from No 12 DD
Staudinger, T. Pte H62757 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No 5 DD
Stead, Leonard Edward Pte L50060
Stewart, E.A. Pte H62670 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur
Stone, William James Pte L50040 Transf to No.12 Coy
Strohl, Harold Pte L50155
Suffredine, Wray Fraser Pte L50214 Transf to No.17 Coy & LSH
Sullivan, Arnold James Pte L50107
Taggart, James M. Pte L110059
Tanner, Harold James Pte L50045
Tarala, Herb Theodore Pte L50013 Transf to No.17 Coy & RRR
Thomas, Richard Charles LCpl L50007 Transf to No.12 Coy
Thompson, Robert Bernard Pte L50147
Thompson, Stanley Henry Pte L50005 gen duties - transf to No.3 Coy & No.22 Coy & No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Thomson, Stuart CSM L50184 Transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Tighe,G.F. Armr AStaffSgt H2560 No 12 Detach RCOC att to No.20 Coy
Tomlinson, Harold Asa Pte L50172 rigger 'B'
Tremblay, Denis Pte E39518 Transf from No.13 Coy transf to HQ CFC & No.20 Coy & No.1 CSFS
Turnbull, W.G. CSM B54662 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No.19 Coy & No.12 Coy & HQ CFC
Turnell, William 'Bill' ASgt L2704 cook - transf from No 12 DD
Turner, George Lionel Pte L50185
Tweedie, John Albert Pte L50050 Discharged
Tyrell, John Theodore Pte H56383 Discharged - transf from No.17 Coy
Van der Veen, Louis Pte L50035 Transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD & RCE
Van Norman, William Robert Pte L50194 Transf to No.17 Coy
Veitch, George CSM L50021 storeman tech 'C' - transf to No.5 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Vermette, Delore Baptiste Pte L50066
Vermette, Joseph Albert Pte L50087 Discharged
Vermette, Mack Pte L50059
Vienneau, L. Pte E39439 Transf from MGTC transf to No 6 DD
Voldock, Joseph Pte C34010 Transf from HQ CFC transf to PPCLI
Waara, H.E. Pte H62762 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD PA transf to No.12 Coy
Wahl, Joseph Sgt H53464 Transf from No.5 Coy transf to No 1 CSFS
Wallace, Elmer Ray Pte B20732 Discharged - transf from No.12 Coy
Wallace, James Pte L50186 tailor 'B'
Walton, Earl Eustice Pte L50132 Transf to No.17 Coy
Warburton, Fred W. Capt dist transpt offr
Watkins, John ACpl L50165
Waugh, Hunter MacKenzie Pte L50020 Transf to No.17 Coy
Waye, T.S. Pte H62771 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur transf to No 5 DD & No.21 Coy
Webb, William Thomas ACQMS L2431 Transf from No 12 DD transf to OCTU & No.9 Coy & No.30 Coy & No.29 Coy & No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Wellwood, Godfrey Pte L50180 Transf to No.17 Coy
White, John William Franklin Sgt L50067 caterpillar driver mech - transf to No.5 Coy - See CFC Casualties
Whiteduck, J. Pte C70281
Whitehouse, Irving L. Pte C70367
Williams, Ernest Frame Pte L50220 Transf to No.17 Coy & RCOC att to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Williams, Thomas Ebenezer ALCpl B20542 Transf from & back to No.12 Coy
Williamson, Howard Anthony Pte L50103 Transf to No.3 Coy & No 1 NETD
Winkenweder, John Frederick Pte L50025
Wipf, Eli Pte L50118
Woodland, Harry Charles Pte L50141
Woodrow, Robert Hamilton Pte L50054 Transf to No.12 Coy
Woods, J.J. Pte C70258 Transf to No.12 Coy
Yeo, Herbert Roy Pte L50120 Transf to No.17 Coy
Young, Earl Cavell Pte L50116

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