Originally Posted by ronald whittard
hi i,m ronald whittard and my uncle ross whittard who was a trooper in the three rivers tank regiment during ww 2 was killed in action on july 21st/44... all i have of him is his enlistment photo and i,d sure appreciate some information more...
Ross Whittard is honoured on this site at:
And honoured at Vet Affairs web site at:
Page in Canada's book of Remembrance:
And Vet Affairs has nice photo and Headstone shots at:
Info at Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
He is buried at The AREZZO WAR CEMETERY lies on the main road from Rome to Florence (Route No.69) in the rural locality of Indicatore in the Commune and Province of Arezzo.
If you looking for military information on a family member, the main source of information will generally be the National Archives of Canada. They hold the Military Records after the Department of National Defence no longer has a need for a member's file due to the individual's release or death. The type of personnel documents that are available online are outlined at: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/serv...05-6010-e.html
Other Government files can be located through the Search Tool at: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/arch...2010502_e.html
. For First World War archives, use “Record Group 150” while “Record Group 24” applies for post-WW I records.
The Privacy Act dictates the measures that govern the public's ability to access the documents. As guidelines, for example:
• files of members of WW I are open to the public,
• files of WW II servicemen who were killed in action are open to the public, and
• files of personnel who have been deceased for at least 20 years are open to the public but must first be screened to protect "Third Party" personal information.
The third category (above) is the most common type of search. However, National Archives requires that YOU provide the Proof of Death. Proof of Death can be a Death Certificate, Cemetery Record, Newspaper Obituary, picture of a tombstone, etc. See: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/serv...05-6010-e.html
for the address to submit a request for information.
If you are uncertain of a Date of Death, there are a couple of sites that can assist. If the individual died during war, he will most likely be listed on the site: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub...ons/virtualmem
If the individual was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, his death may be listed at the site: http://www.legionmagazine.com/lastpost/
. If you believe that the individual may have been in a “Casualty List,” you can search the extensive online archive of newspaper clippings at locations such as: http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html
For most requests for information on a family member, National Archives will generally respond within several weeks and provide what they refer to as their "Genealogy Package." This generally comprises copies about a dozen pages of Enlistment and Discharge documents as well as the Service and Casualty Record. If you want more information, be prepared to wait some time as screening a set of Military Records for Third Party information is a laborious process..
Good luck with your search