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    Canadian Regimental Service Number Help Requested

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    Post by Hambone on Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:14 pm

    Guys, what would be the regimental attribution of service number in the M53100 range? In looking at the available information it would appear close to 31st Alberta Recon Regt. from the 13th Militia Dist., but that ends at M52800. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:25 am

    MD 13 District Depot.
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    Post by Hambone on Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:30 am

    Thank you Bill. Would that mean the soldier with that number on his gear would be a replacement during WW2 for a unit in MD13?
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    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:33 am

    It was an intake / basic training depot. The soldier could have ended up just about anywhere in the army. Best route would be to access the personnel file at LAC.
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    Post by Hambone on Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:31 am

    Would it have been later war, overseas, no way to tell without a records search? I’m in the US, but I do research and have the personnel records of two Canadian service members, but I paid for the research service. Will the LAC provide me basic information such as unit, etc? Thank you!
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    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:38 am

    The service records would include the units /depots he was posted to. The only catch for SWW records is that there must be proof of death over 20 years ago for accessing the records. They will release redacted records for others. A researcher is one route to go, or you can request the files yourself.
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    Post by Hambone on Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:17 am

    Thank you Bill. I will read through the serviceman research tips. The only issue would be how to ID whether he is deceased or not without the info. I guess I submit a request as a non-relative and see what happens?
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    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:56 am

    Once you have a name, a good place to check if he is alive or deceased is the Royal Canadian Legion Last Post web. Of course, that is if he was a Legion member.
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    Post by Hambone on Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:31 am

    All I have is the service number, no idea as to the name.
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    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:34 am

    Think the best route would be to hire a researcher.
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    Post by Hambone on Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:14 pm

    I guess I’ll do that. I appreciate your time and assistance.

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