A bit of history to start with. I was given a 2nd pattern FS fighting knife (all nickel plated, Wilkinson Sword /FS version etched) by a friend, who’s father (long since deceased) was a Lt. in the RCA during WW2. This gentleman was only in England from March to July of 1942 then returned to Canada. It is assumed he brought back the knife at that time.
When I received the knife I noticed that scratched on the metal chape of the sheath was …… GRANT K74246.…
I am trying to identify who GRANT was or at least which unit/regiment he was with that would warrant him having been issued a FS knife. To date all I know is that the service number K74246 was issued to “Unallotted (Inf)” in MD 11 (British Columbia).
I have searched, on line, the war graves site, the RC Legion Magazine Last Post in the event he died during or since with no success, and without knowing if he is deceased (date etc) I can not access his records from National Archives. I have also tried several of the BC regiment association sites to see if any of them had on line “Nominal Rolls” for WW2 but drew a blank.
Like I mentioned I am assuming he was in a BC Regiment and in England prior to July 42.
Any thoughts, suggestions or help would be appreciated.