Researching a WW1 Vet

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    Tyden
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    Researching a WW1 Vet

    Post by Tyden on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:09 pm

    Hi, i found this page which is my great grandfather. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

    How would i find out what regiment he was in? Interested in finding some more information about him. Thanks.

    Darrell
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    Re: Researching a WW1 Vet

    Post by Darrell on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:01 am

    Hi Tyden

    Mike O'Leary has it all on one page for you here:

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    Great starting point.

    regards
    Darrell

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    Re: Researching a WW1 Vet

    Post by ledfut on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:50 pm

    The attestation papers indicate that your great grandfather enlisted with No 1 N.S. Forestry Company, but it is very possible that he may have transferred to another unit once overseas. Your great grandfather's service file (from Library and Archives Canada) will have all of the information you are looking for.

    Darrell has provided an EXCELLENT link to get you started.

    Personally, I prefer to hire a private researcher in Ottawa to research the service files for me, rather than going directly through LAC. If I remember correctly, the guy I use charges about $20 per file, and he usually gets the files to me in about a month's time. WAY faster than going directly through LAC. If you provide hime with the full name and service number, he will have no trouble pulling the file.

    PM me, or email me at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and I can get you his contact information. I highly recommend him!

    Craig






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    Re: Researching a WW1 Vet

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:28 pm

    I order many files directly from the LAC. If you use the online order function, you get them in about 30 days. All you pay is photocopy and shipping charges. Once you learn to navigate the site it's easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes to complete.
    If anyone wants to pay me to do the research I would be more than happy to. I do them quite a bit for peoples families.


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