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    Jonhno
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    no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:45 pm

    Hello

    am on a paper trail and have gotten to no1 Machine Gun reinforment Unit, can anyone shed any light on this for me please?

    Any help greatly appreciated

    John

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Bill on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:04 pm

    Can you give a bit more background for your request please?

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:25 pm

    Hi Bill

    Here is the background, I picked up a helmet with SLI flashes on it and a regimental no. written on the inside.

    I was able to locate the fellow a CSM W Maddison, in the Saskatchewan archives he was S.O.S struck off strength in 1942 and went to No. 1 Cnd M.G.R.U (not sure if cnd is supposed to be cdn)

    just trying to see if I could find anymore about him, I got to find out his wifes name

    John

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Bill on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:33 pm

    I think you are into an archives request for more info. As a CSM there is a good chance he was too old / medically unfit to continue in the active unit.

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:29 pm

    thats what I am leaning towards, I did fwd a request earlier, will have to wait and see, what do you think,

    perhaps he went to teach? any idea re the MGRU

    Cheers

    John

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Bill on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:34 pm

    All kinds of possibilities. Repatriated to Canada as an instructor, or to take courses, or demobilized. MGRU = Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit.

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:54 pm

    any idea if I could find out about that unit? I did a search on-line (preliminary), but nothing

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Bill on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:04 pm

    It was just a holding unit for reinforcement and transient personnel. In the UK.

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    Re: no1 Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit information?

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:29 pm

    thanks Bill party2

    Cheers

    John

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