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EVB1586 02-17-2017 02:23 PM

Solider from Ontario-Ray Harrison
 
Hello, I'm looking for help on a friend of mine named Maurice Raymond Harrison C123234, from Peterborough, Ontario. He will turn 90 (born 1927) in October 2017. I believe he once told me he was in the Toronto Scottish Regiment but cannot verify because his memory is unclear. I would really like to know where and which battles he fought in WWII. He is a wonderful man and would love to know more details through the war years. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance...I'll check back regularly, cheers.

Temujin 02-17-2017 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by EVB1586 (Post 19548)
Hello, I'm looking for help on a friend of mine named Maurice Raymond Harrison C123234, from Peterborough, Ontario. He will turn 90 (born 1927) in October 2017. I believe he once told me he was in the Toronto Scottish Regiment but cannot verify because his memory is unclear. I would really like to know where and which battles he fought in WWII. He is a wonderful man and would love to know more details through the war years. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance...I'll check back regularly, cheers.

His Regimental Number tells us he originally joined 3A District Depot, Kingston.....The only way to confirm is to get his military records, but since he is still alive, only he can order his complete records. I'll see what else I can find for you

If he served with the Toronto Scottish, the battles they were involved in were:


The Dieppe Raid, Bourguébus Ridge, St André-sur-Orne, Verrières Ridge, Falaise, Falaise Road, Clair Tizon, The Laison, Dunkirk 1944, Antwerp-Turnhout Canal, Battle of the Scheldt, Woensdrecht, South Beveland, The Rhineland, The Reichswald, Goch-Calcar Road, The Hochwald, Xanten, Liberation of Groningen, Oldenburg

EVB1586 02-18-2017 09:01 PM

I happily visited Ray today and told him that I was inquiring about his time in the war. Without hesitation he said "Well you'll find out that I signed up in Kingston"! I began to talk and ask questions regarding the war, and he had more information... He confirmed that he was with Toronto Scottish, 5th platoon, B Company.
My question is: does this new info pertaining to his platoon and company provide further detail on specific battles or missions? - more specific than those already provided above...
I have other questions that I will post in separate forum posts regarding:
Ray's commander and Ray's brother (Navy)

Thank you in advance and will check back often for any further clues.
Cheers

Temujin 03-09-2017 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by EVB1586 (Post 19555)
I happily visited Ray today and told him that I was inquiring about his time in the war. Without hesitation he said "Well you'll find out that I signed up in Kingston"! I began to talk and ask questions regarding the war, and he had more information... He confirmed that he was with Toronto Scottish, 5th platoon, B Company.
My question is: does this new info pertaining to his platoon and company provide further detail on specific battles or missions? - more specific than those already provided above...
I have other questions that I will post in separate forum posts regarding:
Ray's commander and Ray's brother (Navy)

Thank you in advance and will check back often for any further clues.
Cheers

Actually it would be better if you kept all your post together, on one subject. This is so members aren't answering or giving you the same info in various posts.

For info on the Toronto Scottish just google it.....google can supply you with a lot of information.

This link will let you download the War Diaries of the Toronto Scottish for the Jul/Aug 44 period

http://lmharchive.ca/wp-content/uplo...h-Regiment.pdf

Snogginca 07-05-2017 12:34 PM

My grampa is Ray Harrison
 
How cool to see someone looking for my gramp. I am pleased to hear you found him but his memory is mostly gone. Thankfully what he has retained is mostly memories from the past. I would love to know more about my gramp during the war. I found some photos of him in his uniform and with unfamiliar people. If you are open to it I would love to hear more about my grampa.

Also, his brother Carl is dead and his brother Terry lives in Alberta.

Chris


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