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David_Bluestein

Cant seem to locate this CEF man anywhere. I know he existed, as evidenced by this original poster with his details; however there is no record of him at the NA as far as I can tell?

Any help from the Canadian Pals (or others) welcome

Man in question:

Pte. B. McKettrick

74th Battalion

Enlisted at Selby Ontario November 20, 1915.

In pencil written on the bottom of the display is 'Returned home September 20th 1916'

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David_Bluestein

Detail,

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David_Bluestein

Anyone with a 74th Battalion Nominal Roll might be able to solve this mystery?

Thanks again in advance.

David

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Broznitsky

David, you may have already tried this, but I would go to NAC, start with #135001 and increment as necessary until you find him.

135001 to 138000 was the range assigned to 74th Btn (from Love).

I tried variations of spelling, but no joy. Let me know if you have any luck.

Where did you find that delicious poster, by the way?

Envious Pete

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mordac
Anyone with a 74th Battalion Nominal Roll might be able to solve this mystery?

Hi David:

I don't think the 74th Battalion published their history; at least I haven't seen one listed.

The 74th Battalion were used as reinforcements for the 50th, 51st, 52nd & 2nd CMR. You may want to see if you can find a nominal roll in one of the following histories (which I don't have):

'Souvenir Album Of Officers, N.C.O.'s. And Men Of The 50th Overseas Battalion C.E.F.' published by Stafford & Kent.

'The 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Horse) In France and Flanders' by G. Chalmers Johnston, published in 1931.

Garth

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nshighlander

Hi David

Check Marway Millitary they sell nominal rolls.Not sure if they have that one.I bought my 85th there.Not sure of the email I found on ebay.

Happy New Year

Cheers

Dave

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David_Bluestein

Thanks all for your efforts...looks like the 'fight' is still on with this one!

David.

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Guest dave neale

David,

Think Ive found your man for you on the NAC website .

MCKITTRICK , BERNICE

reg no. 220261

Ive recently had a bit of luck searching for a man on the NAC and thought I would see if it rubbed off onto your man.

I used the ? in the search function for the spelling of his name....and bingo :D

Happy new year

Dave

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Broznitsky

D--n and blast! Dave wins! Enlisting into the 80th Btn out of 47 Regiment on November 20, 1915.

I must say I'm glad I wasn't christened Bernice . . .

Good work Dave,

Peter in snowy Vancouver

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David_Bluestein

Well done Dave!!!

You got him. I subsequently took a magnifying glass to the photo, and was able to clearly see an 80th Bn. Cap Badge.

Strike another for the Pals!

Best wishes for a happy new year,

Thanks so much for your help!

David

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