An Interesting Find - 13th Battalion C.E.F. - Casualty

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    qsamike
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    An Interesting Find - 13th Battalion C.E.F. - Casualty

    Post by qsamike on Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:39 pm

    Good Evening Everyone.....

    This weekend had been one of the best that I have ever done on the Garage Sale Circuit as stated in a previous thread about the aerial camera..... Here is the WW1 Photograph.......

    A very large colourized photograph of a member of either the 13th or 42nd Battalion CEF going by the cap badge and the seller saying that Grandad served in the Canadian Army in WW1......

    I got the photograph home and took a very close look at it, written very faintly in pencil on the reverse is the name Robert Carric..... I tried to look up that name and found nothing that would match and then I added a “k” to the end “Carrick”.....

    All the bells and whistles then went off......

    24062 Sergeant Robert Lawson Carrick, 13th Battalion C.E.F.

    Here are his attestation papers a bit hard to read.....

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    and here is his CWGC notification, he was killed or died on April 26th, 1915.....

    Battle of St. Julien????? or as a result of gas from Battle of Gravenstafel ????? but anyway the Second Battle of Ypres.....

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    The size of the photograph is 17 Inches by 21 1/2 Inches so quite large ......

    Mike

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    Re: An Interesting Find - 13th Battalion C.E.F. - Casualty

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:37 am

    That is an awesome find. I have never been able to fathom why families part with items like this. It is part of their history.

    But if families never parted with ancestors items, we would all be collecting dust mites.


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