Daveyboy Posted 1 February , 2018 Share Posted 1 February , 2018 I am researching the service career of my Great Uncle, 65581 Pte AS (Alfred Smith) Loose, who served in France with 24th Battalion (Victoria Rifles), Canadian Expeditionary Force, during WW1 and would love to find out what Company he was in. He enlisted in October 1914, in what became 24th Btn, CEF. After training, he served in France from Sep 1915 to Sep 16, when he was injured by shrapnel during the Battle of the Somme. After convalescing he returned to France in May 1918, to be Killed in Action on 28th Aug 1918 during the 2nd Battle of Arras. I’ve been fortunate enough to have his Service Record (via the Ancestry website), which includes medical & pay records. Although this provides fascinating information it doesn’t identify what Company he was assigned to, or his role within it. I have a cut of the Battalion’s War Diary relating to the week he died however, there is no amplification here either and I haven’t been able to find an online version of the whole diary that I can work through (the Canadian Great War Project website links to the 24th Btn diary don’t appear to work anymore). I have a copy of Fetherstonhaugh’s history of 24th Battalion which discusses in detail actives carried out by its individual Companies, so I would very much like to be able to tie in Pte Loose’s time in France with these. I know it’s a long shot but I wondered if anyone could suggest additional sources I could consult to find out this information. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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