New Member: starting research

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Cas, Jun 3, 2023.

  1. Cas

    Cas New Member

    Hey Everybody,

    I'm Cas. I live in Belgium and I'm just starting out with doing historical research. The goal is to start writing small pieces.

    What prompted me to start is an encounter I had with a Canadian family who were tracking their relatives (who fought in the NW-european theater). I've always been a history enthusiast, but their story gripped me like no other and it prompted me to go and start to do more active research.

    One of their relatives was a Canloan officer (Canadians fighting in the British forces) fighting with the 2nd Devonshire regiment. Before this encounter I've never even heard of the Canloan scheme before, but I'd like to know more about those men, their experiences and stories. There are few books about this and the ones I did find are quite hard to get a hold of (or mightily expensive).

    So, if anybody has any tips or information about the Canloans, or has a relative who was one. I'd love to hear about it!

    Thank you all!:D
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Welcome to the forum

    have a look through this thread for more info
    Canloan Officers
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  3. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

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  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
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  5. Cas

    Cas New Member

    That seems like a great resource! I'm going to dive into that! Thanks!
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  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

  7. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    More sites to search

    CANLOAN - Officers with British Regiments • SWWEC The Canoan Scheme

    Just a small sample from link above;

    The Devonshire Regiment

    – 2nd Battalion-50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division

    ROH-414 Lieutenant Clarence Foster Heald D/W 31-3-45 CWGC Information
    335 Lieutenant J. Paul Cofsky
    448 Lieutenant Robert A. Duff
    269 Lieutenant Vernon V. J. Good
    427 Major Arthur J. Primeau, M.I.D.
    59 Captain (Major-General) Roland A. Reid, C.V.O., M.C., G.D., A.D.C.
    472 Lieutenant William S. Rodger
    26 Lieutenant (Major) Harvey B. Spence, Order of Bronze Lion (Dutch), C.D. [2nd posting of 2]
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  8. Cas

    Cas New Member

    I found this one as well! It really useful, I contacted the SWWEC if they had any contacts left of relatives, but they don't know much more then what they have on their website.
  9. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard Cas and good luck with your research. You should find much help here.
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