Old 04-21-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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As kids were always told that our grandfather ( William Sleight )was recalled from Delaraine Manitoba in 1914 to rejoin the British forces but found in my Fathers personal papers a serial numbered pin for service in th CEF that calls for imprisonment for falsely wearing. Also I've had in my possession a small artillery or mortar round that has the neck cut down to make mug handles on each Side ,
And a rosette riveted to the center front above is the French flag and Canadian flag crossed Under the rosette ar the words
Souvenir De La Guerrero 1914-1915-1916
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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[quote=Dalbren;17758]As kids were always told that our grandfather ( William Sleight )was recalled from Delaraine Manitoba in 1914 to rejoin the British forces but found in my Fathers personal papers a serial numbered pin for service in th CEF that calls for imprisonment for falsely wearing. Also I've had in my possession a small artillery or mortar round that has the neck cut down to make mug handles on each Side ,
And a rosette riveted to the center front above is the French flag and Canadian flag crossed Under the rosette ar the words
Souvenir De La Guerre 1914-1915-1916. (Remover the war) I hate auto correct
I'm trying to find out about the serial # and to who was assigned can any one help
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:23 PM   #3
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Can you give us more info. His date of birth, or where he lived, the Regimental Number you have would be perfect, anything that can help.

I've checked "William Sleight" in the records and theirs more than one, so need more info to ensure we find the right person

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Old 04-21-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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William Sleight born June 1885 Nottingham England
Emigrated to Canada in 1905 married Emma E.Darling of Dunseith ND in June 1912 homesteaded in Deloraine Man.

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Old 04-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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William Sleight born June 1885 Nottingham England
Emigrated to Canada in 1905 married Emma E.Darling of Dunseith ND in June 1912 homesteaded in Deloraine Man.
Excellent, I found him. I'll post up some of the documents in just a minute.

He served from 1914 and returned to Canada in 1916. Unit was the Sherwood Forestor's
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:56 PM   #6
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Here's his info









Here's his medal card, this shows that he was award 2 medals

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Old 04-21-2016, 04:59 PM   #7
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There's more documents, but I post just enough so you can see his unit, his regimental number, when he went to England and came back.

This info is from his War Gratutities file with the Canadian Department of National Defence, who handled cases of men who served with the Imperial Forces but lived in Canada

Let me know if you have any questions or need other info

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Old 04-21-2016, 05:13 PM   #8
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Info on the 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Forestor's

The Sherwood Foresters
(Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)

2nd Battalion

August 1914 : in Sheffield. Part of 18th Brigade in 6th Division. Moved on mobilisation to Cambridge.
11 september 1914 : landed at St Nazaire.
27 October 1915 : transferred to 71st Brigade in same Division.

http://www.1914-1918.net/notts.htm
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:17 PM   #9
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Info and a book about the Regiment:

http://www.naval-military-press.com/...great-war.html

This site has 76 "official" photographs of the Regiment

http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collecti...=1999-11-70-57

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Found his Attestation Paper's. You can see he originally joined in 1903, returned to the Colours for the Great War, and was discharged at the end of his required service:







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