Originally Posted by Mygul
I am seeking some help in identifying members of the Devil's Brigade in photo's, they would be the Canadians, the two that I have identified... one is a famous person, the other is my grandfather... there is also the General Robert T. Frederick in the group photo.
My Grandfather passed a few years ago and have given me his military memories/ images/ sparse items.
I have applied for his service record in the USA as I have the Canadian one but it does not explain how some of the images came to be.
Anyways, I am looking to connect and understand more of his service time so I can complete compiling the information to submit to our local military history section.
Thank-you for any and all help!
A follow up on your information and the photo above. Just to confirm to you that the man you identified as Tommy Prince is NOT correct. This is not Tommy Prince. You can google his photo on line and see that it is not him.
Secondly, the "very old" man that you identified as General Fredrick, again is NOT correct, this is not him, so I would suggest you google his photo (in 1945) and you can see that this is not him. I would suggest that he may be a "tour guide", as the Canadian Army ran "tours" of Paris and other places for soldiers on leave in Europe.
A review of the records you sent me indicate that you grandfather did NOT serve in the First Special Service Force. His records indicate he served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) and late in the war he transferred to the RCIC (Royal Canadian Infantry Corps) and served with the Rocky Mountain Rangers, the Essex Scottish Regiment and then finally with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. He served with the RWR as part of the Canadian Army Occupation Force.
Here's a copy of the Infantry Units that were part of the CAOF.....you can see in his records that they say he was posted to the 4 Royal Winnipeg Rifles, which were part of the CAOF
The last unit, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, where also known as "The Little Black Devils".......this is NOT affiliated with the First Speccial Service Force.
You may have other records that confirm his service, but from what you sent to me he did not serve with the FSSF
Let us know if you need any other assistance or have any other questions.