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Re: OT - Infantry Tag - Maybe Mikey Will Know ?

Talked my 91 year old brother who was in the army back then. The UC stands for United Church. He has Pres on his as he was a Presbyterian. This ident was necessary in case of death in battle. Further to to the above he stated that the 'B" was for Toronto, which was Military District #2 London was was "A" or Military District #1 #3 Kingston #4 Montreal #5 Quebec (he was not sure though) #6 was east coast starting with "J", was out west My brother stared out with PVT on his 5 digit niumber as he Joined in September 1939 He believes this 6 digit # was a "call up" or possibly an 18 year old in 1944 He tells a funny story about a guy who called himself a Jew. That was on his tag. He got kiiled and they put the cross of David on his tombstone. His sister raised hell when she saw the picture of the stone. Apparently, he told all the guys he was a Jew so he didn't have to attend Church Parade. Haaaaaaaaaaa Some tags had TPR for Trooper, RFN for Rifleman he said.

taxicab, 4/4/2011
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OT - Infantry Tag - Maybe Mikey Will Know ? (R42, 4/2/2011)
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