Help Decipher WW2 Mail Address

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Help Decipher WW2 Mail Address

Jim Camirand
Jim Camirand

December 11th, 2009, 9:32 pm #1

Gentlemen and Ladies

Trying to assist a friend in deciphering the following mailing address, I can figure out parts but not all... Also where this unit may have been located. Any assistance would be appreciatted.

I.C.G.R.U. Med Coy C.A.O.

I = I think it may be a "1" not "I"

C = Canadian

G = ???? Garrison or General

R.U. = Reinorcement Unit

Med Coy = Medical Company (self explanitory)

C.A.O. = Canadian Army Overseas

Thanks in advance

Jim



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Mark W. Tonner
Mark W. Tonner

December 11th, 2009, 10:43 pm #2

Hi Jim;

It is the address for the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) Company (or Wing) of No. 1 Canadian General Reinforcement Unit, Canadian Army (Overseas) - this company held reinforcements for the R.C.A.M.C.

Cheers

Mark
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Mark W. Tonner
Mark W. Tonner

December 11th, 2009, 10:55 pm #3

Gentlemen and Ladies

Trying to assist a friend in deciphering the following mailing address, I can figure out parts but not all... Also where this unit may have been located. Any assistance would be appreciatted.

I.C.G.R.U. Med Coy C.A.O.

I = I think it may be a "1" not "I"

C = Canadian

G = ???? Garrison or General

R.U. = Reinorcement Unit

Med Coy = Medical Company (self explanitory)

C.A.O. = Canadian Army Overseas

Thanks in advance

Jim


Hi Jim;

I forgot to add that 1 C.G.R.U. was located at Aldershot, Hampshire (UK), being housed in Corunna Barracks, Maida Barracks and Mandora Barracks.

Cheers

Mark
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Anonymous
Anonymous

December 11th, 2009, 11:50 pm #4

Thanks Mark

It never ceases to amaze me how quick you can get a response on this site.

Again Thanks

Jim
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