Service Records

Joined: February 21st, 2018, 10:50 am

February 21st, 2018, 10:54 am #1

Hi, I have picked up a MkII commonwealth helmet.
I can just make out a CLC stamp and it has a familiar Canadian green paint
I have had a number of helmets through my hands over the years and this is typical of the muddy green I have seen before.
The following details are on the strap:
WOOD 2018214

Can anyone help with the history and whether, indeed, it was a Canadian soldier?
Many thanks
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 13th, 2018, 8:43 pm #2

In my experience, service numbers have usually been prefaced with a letter prefix, at least the ones in the Army.
Michael Dorosh
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Joined: April 12th, 2018, 5:54 am

April 12th, 2018, 6:03 am #3

Is this where I would get info about getting army records. I am doing my DNA search.  My family was based at Greisbah that I know of at least between 1950 to 1958 there about maybe even before 1950. I need information about him at to when and where he might of been in those years.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 12th, 2018, 2:18 pm #4

Hi Susan - there is a section on the website with info on how to access service records.

http://canadiansoldiers.com/research/genealogy.htm

Just follow the link. Soldier records are held by Library and Archives Canada, which also has its own website.
Michael Dorosh
Webmaster
canadiansoldiers.com
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