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  1. My grandfather, Robert Hodges, was with the 203rd at Camp Hughes in the summer of 1916. Are there any photos of this particular battalion at Camp Hughes or anywhere else?

    Paul Hodges

  2. Is their any way at all that I could obtain a photograph of Rifleman Walter James Booth of the Winnipeg Rifles who was brutally murdered by the nazi SS on D Day in Normandy France.
    My family had become very friendly with Walter during his stay in our village Headley in Hampshire in Great Britain and would dearly love to have a picture to remind us of a friendly and very brave Canadian soldier taken from his family so early in his life

  3. I visited Private Booths last resting place on June 8th 2018 and placed a wreath with a message sealed in a plastic folder ever hopeful that someone might remember him. I also visited the site where he was believed to have been murdered this is in Audrieu in front of the large chateau again I left a flowered wreath in his memory

  4. Hi, I am looking for any relation to my mums first cousin Mary Ann Booth ( Finch) . Mary’s son Walter J Booth died in Normandy serveing with The Royal Winnipeg Rifles when taken prisoner on 8 June 1944 near Putot en Bessin . He was then with other men brutally murdered in the grounds of Chateau d Audrieu by the 12th SS Panzar division . Commander was Kurt Meyer . maureensnugs@gmail.com

  5. Hi, A member of the Rifles James Stuart Nicholson passed away. I am trying to reach his daughter or his wife. Could you please tell me how I might do so? He was born in 1917. His wife was Olivia and his daughter Margaret.

  6. Attached to the 3rd Canadian, my late Father was a British Royal engineer Sapper (59M.E) & operator of a D7 Armoured dozer on “Mike Red” sector (Winnipeg Rifles) Juno Beach D -day 1944.
    RIP all you brave Heroes

    1. Hi, does anyone know of my Granddads brothers grandson Walter James Booth. Walter taken prisoner by the 12th panzer division of SS misfits . Walter was murdered with others in Chateau d Audrieu around 8 June 1944 . I have no photos of him. His mum Mary went to Canada got married to Walters dad Robert . Maureen Brazier in UK .

        1. Mr Kylie, the picture shown in the details of Walter Booth is definitely not him but of a British motorcycle world champion Les Archer, this is a fact and very true

        2. The picture shown in with Walters details is not him but of a famous British motorcycle racer Les Archer formally living in Adershot in Hampshire in the UK and should be deleted. This is a fact as I know Mr Archer very well.

  7. Sir,
    Very interested in the Winnipeg Rifles. my Great Uncle (Francis Edwin Hansford 187246) was killed at Vimy Ridge on 14 April 1917. I have traced his grave and intend to visit it this year.
    Many thanks for the interesting website

    1. Hi Mick – my great uncle Cyril Stevenson was wounded in the second assault of Vimy ridge. I have not been able to find out much information about his service in the regiment. Do you suggestions for further information about the men who fought at Vimy ? Thanks, Noel Thompson

  8. Good day. I don’t know if you are aware, but there is a gentleman by the name of John Newman who lives in Virden MB. John is 98 and is a WWII veteran. It is my understanding that he served with the RWR during the war. He would probably love a visit by current members of the Regiment. Please feel free to contact me if you wish more information.

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