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    Post by robcooper on Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:44 pm

    im transcripting a active war diary of a soldier need info on what unit
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    Post by Bill on Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:00 pm

    Hello Rob, Some more information would be helpful. Which war? What is the context of the 3 FGGE?
    Etc.
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    Post by robcooper on Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:52 pm

    All I know it was a pte collins who has this war diary written, He talks of working building trenches with the canadians and praises them at many times. 2 fgge and 3 fgge had baseball and soccer matches and there are alot of descriptions and comments on where the best place to sleep was. the book has dates all except for the year. tells alot of who was wounded where they went to what hospital and who got killed and by what means ie infection, or bullet etc.I can tell you better who got shot where and at what time.
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    Post by robcooper on Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:53 pm

    3 fgge was a support group i can guess to build trenches and sort says at 1 time they worked on winnipeg avenue
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    Post by Rob on Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:26 pm

    Is there any chance it could be 3FCCE in weird old handwriting?

    That would be 3rd Field Company, Canadian Engineers. They formed part of 1st Division's engineers along with the 1st and 2nd companies, which would explain why they had the opportunity to play 2nd Coy at football.

    In case you didn't know, 'Winnipeg Avenue' was a trench in the Ypres salient.

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    Post by robcooper on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:15 am

    thanks for the help thats what it is. i have found a website for the active unit in ottawa. they have a museum and they are very interested in the info. they like the fact that he did names dates and type of injuries when someone died.
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    Post by Rob on Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:51 am

    robcooper wrote:thanks for the help thats what it is. i have found a website for the active unit in ottawa. they have a museum and they are very interested in the info. they like the fact that he did names dates and type of injuries when someone died.

    No problem, glad i could help

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