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6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« on: Sunday 26 November 17 17:35 GMT (UK) »
hello

does any one know where this is (6th canadian casualty clearing station ) (ccs)
i can only assume my grandad was injured he was admitted to 6th canadian ccs on 15th dec 1943
transfered to 6th canadian fds (field dressing station) on 16th dec 1943 then moved to RAF morecambe which was the midland hotel in lancastershire, in ww2 was a hospital

would this ccs be in canada ??
any way to find out what inury he had or not ??

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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 November 17 18:24 GMT (UK) »
It would not be in Canada or Britain but close to the front line, this explains:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualty_Clearing_Station

His service record should give you an idea where he was serving before being injured.

The Midland Hotel is in Morecambe, Lancashire.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 November 17 19:48 GMT (UK) »
While Nanny Jan is right in pointing towards the way CCS's operated in the field, No 6 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station was in UK in 1943.  There are a number of undigitised records of 6CCS in the Canadian archives but significantly a number of photographs of nurses and operations are all labelled as being in UK in Oct 1943.

6 CCS went after D Day to France where it would have been located in the way nanny jan describes.

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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:08 GMT (UK) »
   :-[    Oops....apologies for misleading you......the description lead me to assume it was near to the action.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 November 17 22:46 GMT (UK) »
hi guys im a little confused now sorry

so he was injured in the uk you think ? so there is no atually location for 6th canadian ccs my aunt did say he was follwoing d-day in france but there is nothing about that on his record
im confused

max can you simplify your reply for me plz just the last part
While Nanny Jan is right in pointing towards the way CCS's operated in the field, No 6 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station was in UK in 1943.  There are a number of undigitised records of 6CCS in the Canadian archives but significantly a number of photographs of nurses and operations are all labelled as being in UK in Oct 1943.

6 CCS went after D Day to France where it would have been located in the way nanny jan describes.

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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 November 17 22:55 GMT (UK) »
so in 1944 he would be following d-day if the ccs was following d-day in france he could of been injured during that time in france. bearing in mind it was, 15th 16th 17th december 1944

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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 November 17 08:25 GMT (UK) »
Your first post said 1943 which I assume was a typo?

If the 1944 dates you give are when he was injured, then he was in France Belgium or Holland and 6 Canadian CCS, which was part of 21st Army Group would have been following up the advancing allied armies. 

Would it perhaps be better to see what unit he was in and check that out?  Does your info come from his record in which case a quick look at it would help to clarify this.

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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 November 17 16:15 GMT (UK) »
hi max i can tell you about his records its as follows

His record is as follows

UNIT         REASON
2RC
11 RC
34mv
9RS
78 wing
leighten buzzard
rippenston
rescombe down
rippenston
renscombe down
chigwell
15/20 unit 86 group
southwood suffock
bsu chigwell
6th canadian ccs  Admitted
6th canadian FDS Transfered
no1 phu morecombe
78wing                 
unit 272            F
thames ps         F
hq60 gp
90grp
101 pdc
ringstead

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Re: 6th canadian casualty clearing station ww2........ in britan or not ??
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 November 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
All I can get out of that list from "78 Wing" "86 Group" and 90 Group" and some others is that he was in the RAF, possibly in the signals world, and that all the places are in the UK.  There are no dates so the question of when and where he was injured or perhaps was simply sick cannot be answered.  It does look as if the time in 6 Canadian CCS was in UK rather than overseas.  Some of the units can be interpreted (PHU is a Personnel Holding Unit, PDC is a Personnel Dispersal Centre) but frankly to interpret a list of initials doesn't actually mean a great deal.

Need really to see the whole original record to interpret it properly!  There should be dates attached to the various places.  Your December 1944 dates are a  mystery so far.

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