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    Wouter
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    Pte E D Harrison

    Post by Wouter on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:21 pm

    Dear all,

    Since today I have been involved in the search for the missing private Ernest David Harrison, who was with the Can Scots and went MIA 27/01/1945 after a night patrol. The people who have been on the search longer have done a splendid job in nearly pinpointing the location where he is buried, that is, if he has not been reburied in a grave for an unknown soldier. This is however unlikely, as the area was flooded right after the war.

    However, if the authorities do make a dig there, find, and exhume a body, it ofcourse needs to be identified by DNA. Which at the moment might be hard, since we do not yet know of any surviving relatives, or even where he came from. To this end, I am wondering whether or not the WWII attestation papers are available already, and, if they are, where to get them. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Wouter

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    Re: Pte E D Harrison

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:39 pm

    Contact Arnie Kay (cef.research@rogers.com) He will be able to get the records for you especially when the soldier is Deceased. It becomes more complicated with living soldiers or those who have passed recently but there should be little problem with your man. I,m not sure if there will be vetting to the docs as you are not family but you will still get some great info and a good starting point.
    Cheers,Mike.

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    Re: Pte E D Harrison

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:45 pm

    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=2659125

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    Re: Pte E D Harrison

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:50 pm

    Contact these guys and see if they have a copy of their War Diary. They almost certainly do and perhaps it will hold more clues..
    http://www.islandnet.com/~csrmuse/index.htm

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    Re: Pte E D Harrison

    Post by Wouter on Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:39 am

    Hi Michael! Thanks for your replies. We have been able to get some more information regarding private Harrison. The website you provided in your last post belongs to the museum and hasn't been updated in years. The war diary is held in the archives of the University of Victoria.

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