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  1. Hi, I am a former British Soldier trying to track down information about my Grandfather Cledwyn Williams, who served in the regiment during World War I. He is known to have lived in and around Kilarney and Holmfield. The citizens of Holmfield even presented him with a medal inscribed ‘Presented to Cled Williams who fought in the great war for world freedom 1914-1918’. He went on to serve in the Corps of Military Police during WWII. If anyone could provide me with details of his service it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. I served in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in the 90’s and fondly remember the spirit of our Battalion . I was honored to serve in this unit. On this Remembrance Day I extend my Warmest Regards to The Little Black Devils.

  3. Hi father served during the second ww2 I don’t know anything about his service could you help or send to someone who could help . his name was adam leonard kolteski .

  4. Hello,
    My family and I will be visiting my Great Uncles grave at Bretteville-Sur-Laize this fall. Edmund Schutte, K1276 served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in WWII and was lost in the Battle for Falaise on August 15, 1944. From what I can see in the War Diary, I believe he would have been one of the many casualties taking the town of Soulangy. That is about all of the information I can find. If anyone has any information about Edmund and the Company he served with I would greatly appreciate hearing about it. Thanks.

  5. Hello. My Father served with the rifles his name is Henry Joseph Thomas he went by Harry. I know he finished with the RCA as a signaller. He said he lost a lot of pals and only shared a couple stories. He was wounded in Belgium. Two rounds left arm. While laying line. If he’d been a half a step ahead of himself no me lol. So any info you could provide ie section ect. Would be great. Dan Thomas 3 V.P. Retired.

  6. I am looking for George Hill’s rank and years served during WW 2. I would like to be able to put this information on a lecacy stone. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you

    1. Hi. My father served during the second WWII. I don’t know anything about his service. Could you help or send to someone who could help. His name was Adam Leonard Kolteski.

  7. Dear Sir,
    Sadly we inform you, that our mother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Jean Oltlammers has peacefully passed away on August 8.
    She will be buried tomorrow in the family grave in Deventer.
    Han and Miriam Oltlammers, Carol and Henk de la Beij

    1. Mr. de la Beij

      On behalf of the Regiment, thank you for letting us know about Jean. She played a significant role in strengthening moral for Canadian Soldiers during WWII, in particular The Royal Winnipeg Rifles. I know she kept in touch with many of them after the war, and formed friendships with soldiers over the years on her visits to Canada, and when soldiers would visit Deventer, and many considered her an honourary rifleman. I extend condolences to you and your family, and wish Jean a peaceful rest.

      Warrant Officer Beaudry

    1. Good day Robert,
      You will find a remembrance of Pvt Lacellle at https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5980678 . I have added a link to the records now available from Library and Archives Canada. Any further information you can add to the Life is much appreciated. There is no need to pay for any records just sign in and you can add any information you have.
      Regards Liz

  8. Will the RWR be planning / hosting a tour to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D day?

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