Lincoln and Welland Regiment

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  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    The Lincs: A History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment at War.

    The friction of war: A study of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, 1940-1945

    History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.

    Anyone has any of the mentioned books?, if so could you tell me if there is any information in it about Private Harry James Tucker?


    Private Harry James Tucker | War Casualty Details 2659680 | CWGC
    Service Number: B/158417
    Regiment & Unit: Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.
    Date of Death: 23 October 1944
    Age 19 years old
    Buried or commemorated at GROESBEEK MEMORIAL
    Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
    Location: Netherlands
    Additional Info: Son of Joseph and Maude Tucker, of Longlac, Ontario, Canada.

  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I have some information from the war diary and from the History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. I will gather it and post it shortly.
  3. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is information on the incident where Private Tucker died. He joined the regiment on September 29th, 1944 and was killed on October 24th, 1944. I have included the description of the action from the war diary and regimental history.

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  4. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Have the WD but not the books, so thanks for the info.
  5. Kurt Johnson

    Kurt Johnson Active Member

    I am researching L/Cpl. John Ralph Hooper, F/79900, who "died of wounds in action" at the 15 Cdn Fd Amb He was a new NCO arriving with the regiment on 20 Jan 1945 but was killed shortly after. He was temp buried at nearby s'Hertogenbosch. I need to confirm what action he was involved in.... I did notice that the L& W Regt lost many NCOs and officers on that date. I counted four Lieutenants and three L/Cpls
    BUT where is it that L/Cpl Hooper was fatally wounded --- the first actions of the Jan 26-31 operation Elephant at Kaeplsche Veer????
  6. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    An excellent book Because We Are Canadians, a battlefield memoir, written by
    Sgt. Charles Kipp, devotes a complete chapter on the Battle at Kaeplsche Veer.
    ISBN 1-550545-955-3.
    There is no mention of Cpl. Hooper.
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  7. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Lance Corporal J.R. Hooker is listed in the rolls in the regimental history as having been killed on January 26th, 1945. He joined on September 22nd, 1944.
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  8. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    He is again mentioned as a casualty.
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  9. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the history's account of the battle on January 26th, 1945.
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  10. Kurt Johnson

    Kurt Johnson Active Member

    I noticed that all dates 26 Jan for the casualties.... so is the list for Veer first day?????
  11. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    There are casualties for other dates listed as well. I see 27th, 28th and 29th as well.
  12. Kurt Johnson

    Kurt Johnson Active Member

    Yes, that's true, but the predominant numbers on that page showed the first day the Operation elephant on this island. My objective was to establish where our soldier was fatally injured. Is it reasonable to deduce that it was the Kapelsche Veer attack which ran 26-31 January?????
    The "we" is for the research project for a high school in Kanata, Ontario, as part of the Faces-to-Graves' Digital Monument at Groesbeek. I am an editor/researcher helping the students with their life stories.
  13. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I would assume that since that was where the battalion was engaged that day. Here is the war diary for that day:
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  14. Kurt Johnson

    Kurt Johnson Active Member

    Thank you Dryan67 for this information. War Diary entries are helpful, too.
    I believe Hooper was there with the whole unit that was committed to this operation. I can deduce that he was wounded and died later in the evening of Jan 26.
  15. Kurt Johnson

    Kurt Johnson Active Member

    Thx for checking
  16. Jason Stroud

    Jason Stroud New Member


    I'm also researching Lincoln and Welland's war diary records for the Battle at Kapelsche Veer. I've located the Feb 1945 although cannot seem to locate Jan 1945 (preferably the entire month)

    Ultimately, my goal is to research my grandfather's travels with L&W regiment since he departed overseas. FD STROUD Cpl A114441 A Coy in Feb 1945.

    Trying my best to learn as I go.

  17. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Hi Jason,

    The Lincoln and Welland's war diaries have all been digitized. The first hit on the Library and Archives Canada website here is (for me) the war diaries from Feb '45 onward, and the third hit is the months up to and including January. and welland regiment&

    In addition you might try the website in which you should also be able to find the daily entries for the regiment along with their location being noted on the map. This website should have the war diaries of the other regiments in the brigade, and the brigade war diary, which might help give you more context as to what was going on.

    Project '44


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