Old 03-10-2017, 08:52 PM   #1
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Hi all,

My name is Jess :)
I am trying to find information on my grandfather. He served in France and Germany during WW2. I have his Service book, with his regimental number, however that is not leading me to very much. I am getting ready to set up a memorial brick at the Juno Beach center and would really like to have his unit name, or battalion name to go along with his name.

Does anyone have any tips on how I could go about finding that?

Thanks so much!
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hi Jess,

Welcome to the forum.

There are member on this forum who are able to provide much information on a veteran by providing them with the service number, name and place of birth. I, however, am not one, but one will be along shortly, I am sure.

To get you started, you can apply for your grandfather's service records via the form found here: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discove...s/pru-2015.pdf, further information on the process can be obtained from here http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discove...e-files.aspx#c.

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Old 03-10-2017, 11:43 PM   #3
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Hi Jesse. Welcome

Can you give us some details like his name, date of birth, where he was born, anything that can help us find the info you need. Oh yes, his service number would really help also

Cheers and Welcome

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Old 03-11-2017, 12:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for responding!

His name was Arthur Joseph Rochon
Born March 7th 1921
in Sudbury Ontario

I'm not sure if this is the same as a service number but I have his regimental number: B-26878

He served in France and Germany, I do know that he either landed on Juno on D-day or within a couple days of.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

Jess
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for responding!

His name was Arthur Joseph Rochon
Born March 7th 1921
in Sudbury Ontario

I'm not sure if this is the same as a service number but I have his regimental number: B-26878

He served in France and Germany, I do know that he either landed on Juno on D-day or within a couple days of.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

Jess
Thank you Jess. His Regimental Number tells me he joined in Ontario, and He originally joined No. 2 District Depot, RCE

So this means he originally joined the Royal Canadian Engineers. This doesn't mean he stayed with that Corps.

As Mark suggested, the best thing to do is order his military records. They will tell you all about his military service.

But, I'll try and find out any other information that I can about him, and post it on this thread for you
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:10 AM   #6
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Found his marriage certificate, I note his full name was Arthur Joseph H Rochon
And he was married 23 July 1945........Still looking
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