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October 11 2014 at 11:02 AM
Dan Martel 

Response to Officers Information Requested


I'll be first to say I'm not an expert, but two things stood out to me in your opening post. First, according to Clive Law's 'Regimental Numbers of the Canadian Army' officers in the Second World War didn't have regimental numbers until early 1945. When they were issued the officer's numbers began with the letter 'Z.'

Second, that's not to say your Lt Col couldn't have had an Other Rank regimental number if he had enlisted first and was commissioned later. The regimental numbers beginning with 'C' and in the 34600 range were issued to Active Force personnel enlisting through Number 3 Distric Depot in Ottawa.

Because of the award of the ED I also checked out my copies of the Militia List for 1934 and 1936 and found no record of your subject serving as an officer during this time either in the PF or the NPAM.

Not much but it's all I could find.


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