Author Topic: WW2 Serviceman Information  (Read 287 times)

Offline Torwoodlee

  • I have turned off notifications to all my topics
  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 371
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
WW2 Serviceman Information
« on: Friday 28 December 18 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
Does anyone know how I would go about finding an individual who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW2?  He was stationed in London before active duty and I believe he was from Quebec.  It is possible that he may have been an officer.

I'm not posting his name on here due to sensitive reasons but if anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be appreciated.  I know that I'm looking for a needle in a haystack!

Thank you.
Names:  Laidlaw, Alexander, Park, Templeton, Hood, Sanderson, Fairbairn, Davidson, Delgatty, Greig
Areas:  Galashiels Selkirkshire, Ladhope Roxburghshire, Jedburgh Roxburghshire, Morebattle Roxburghshire, Tillicoultry Clackmannanshire

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 39,372
  • Hugs.............
    • View Profile
Re: WW2 Serviceman Information
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 December 18 15:43 GMT (UK) »


The last available Canadian Census would be 1921. 

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1921/Pages/search.aspx

There are no access restrictions on the service files for members of the Canadian Armed Forces who died in service between 1939 and 1947, including those killed in action, those who subsequently died of injuries related to service, and those who died as a result of accident or illness while in service. For all other Second World War service files, access restrictions apply. The personal information contained in the service files is protected by the provisions of privacy legislation.

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/Pages/introduction.aspx

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline cosmac

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,333
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: WW2 Serviceman Information
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 December 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
https://legionmagazine.com/en/last-post/

Some people submitted the death of their loved ones to this magazine.

Offline Torwoodlee

  • I have turned off notifications to all my topics
  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 371
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: WW2 Serviceman Information
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 December 18 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your help!  I don't believe that he died but I know that he was married at the time of the war.  I shall continue my search.

Thanks again!
Names:  Laidlaw, Alexander, Park, Templeton, Hood, Sanderson, Fairbairn, Davidson, Delgatty, Greig
Areas:  Galashiels Selkirkshire, Ladhope Roxburghshire, Jedburgh Roxburghshire, Morebattle Roxburghshire, Tillicoultry Clackmannanshire

Offline eileenwilson

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 551
    • View Profile
Re: WW2 Serviceman Information
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Depending on year of birth, Quebec is one of the lone provinces in Canada that has later birth records online given that civil registration only began recently and prior records were held by the church. You can try searching for church records on Ancestry and FamilySearch.