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Old 08-10-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Searching Info for Harry Redmile Sr. & Harry Redmile Jr.

Good morning!

My grandfather, Harry William Redmile, served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards as a Guardsmen in WWII. I'm looking for any information regarding his service. I plan to visit France in 2018 and would love to go to the same towns he went to. Any photos, memories, or perhaps contact information for any living veteran that served with my grandfather would be appreciated.

I am also looking for information regarding his father's service, Harry Redmile, during WWII with the Veteran Guards of Canada. He was living in New Liskeard during the war and wondered where he might have been stationed. I've learned just recently that they were in charge of POW camps throughout Canada and am very intrigued. Any sites, books, blogs, photos would be great to see.

Thank you kindly!
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:58 PM   #2
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Good morning!

My grandfather, Harry William Redmile, served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards as a Guardsmen in WWII. I'm looking for any information regarding his service. I plan to visit France in 2018 and would love to go to the same towns he went to. Any photos, memories, or perhaps contact information for any living veteran that served with my grandfather would be appreciated.

I am also looking for information regarding his father's service, Harry Redmile, during WWII with the Veteran Guards of Canada. He was living in New Liskeard during the war and wondered where he might have been stationed. I've learned just recently that they were in charge of POW camps throughout Canada and am very intrigued. Any sites, books, blogs, photos would be great to see.

Thank you kindly!
I can give you a lot of information on both (CGG) and Veteran's Guards. I'll look up the info.

But first, alway's my first question, have you ordered their military records from LAC in Ottawa. This will give you more information on their units, location etc.

I have done work on the CGG before, and will be able to give you links and info on where they went when, so to speak. So please check back on your thread, and also ask any questions you would like, we're here to help

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Old 08-10-2017, 01:01 PM   #3
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Did Harry Redmile serve in the British Army in WW1? Is this him?

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Old 08-10-2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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Here's a previous link that I started on the Veterans Guard of Canada which will give you a lot of info. If you order Harry Redmile's military records OR if you know which Company of the VGC he was in, I can then give you more info:

http://www.canadaatwar.ca/forums/showthread.php?p=19699
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:48 AM   #5
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Good morning!

My grandfather, Harry William Redmile, served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards as a Guardsmen in WWII. I'm looking for any information regarding his service. I plan to visit France in 2018 and would love to go to the same towns he went to. Any photos, memories, or perhaps contact information for any living veteran that served with my grandfather would be appreciated.

I am also looking for information regarding his father's service, Harry Redmile, during WWII with the Veteran Guards of Canada. He was living in New Liskeard during the war and wondered where he might have been stationed. I've learned just recently that they were in charge of POW camps throughout Canada and am very intrigued. Any sites, books, blogs, photos would be great to see.

Thank you kindly!
Links to info on the CGG's"

https://www.canadiansoldiers.com/org...sf/4thdivision.

https://www.junobeach.org/canada-in-...1-august-1944/

http://lmharchive.ca/canadian-divisi...ured-division/

http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads...-guards.37716/

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/edu/View...ng=EN&id=20391

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:51 AM   #6
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Link to War Diaries of the 22nd Cdn Armoured Regiment

http://www.canadaatwar.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5212
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:56 AM   #7
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Link to downloadable copy of "A Brief History of the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade in Action July 1944 - May 1945"

http://contentdm.ucalgary.ca/cdm/ref...n/cmh/id/35489
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:59 AM   #8
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Map of the route the 4th Cdn Armoured Brigade (which the 22nd Cdn Armoured Regiment was part of) took thru Europe. A good starting point to plan any trip following the Regiment around:

Sorry, I had to break the map down in small "screen shots" so I could post it with any clarity:








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