Semaphore to Satellite - Errata and Notes

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Since Semaphore to Satellite was published in 2013, there have been a number of observations and necessary corrections noted with the material in the book. These are published here not as a criticism to the author or others involved with it's publication but rather as a method of ensuring the most accurate record as possible is shared with those interested in its subject matter.

Page Number Page Text Note about text
xix
An RCCS Lt working a WS No.19 in Italy, August 1944 The set is a WS No. 22 and not a WS No. 19.
19
the first signal officer to be killed-in-action Clarification: Although a member of No. 10 Section, CSC before the war and serving in 1st Divisional Signal Company, Lt Norton was commissioned in the Canadian Engineers as per practice. He was killed on 26 Sep 1916, six days after 3rd Divisional Signal Company suffered the loss of an officer KIA (Capt Allan - attached from 8th Battalion) when the unit's horse lines were shelled (20 Sep 1916).
20
The Canadian Signalling Staff 1912 Photo believed to be from 1913 and not 1912. Caption on photo states Front Row as: Signalling Instructor T. Davidson, Signalling Instructor A.G. Webb "W.O.", Major F.A. Lister, Quarter Master Signalling Instructor C. Birbeck, Signalling Instructor H. Lowe. Rear row is not captioned however Militia Order 309/1913 lists, in addition to those in the front row, the following four members: Sergeant Instructor G.C. Massey, Sergeant Instructor H.T. May, Sergeant Instructor J.R. Harrop, Sergeant Instructor H.W. Bonner.
33
Pte A. McAtair Spelling: Should read Pte A. MacArtair (references: London Gazette & Personnel File)
47
During the same period there were a number of awards. Majs E. Forde and G.A. Cline received the DSO. LCol Forde was awarded his DSO in 1916 and not during the first part of 1917. DSO award was announced in The London Gazette Supplement 29729. 29 August 1916. Page 8577.
47
During the same period there were a number of awards. Majs E. Forde and G.A. Cline received the DSO. Major Cline was awarded his DSO effective 1 January 1918 and not during the first part of 1917. DSO award was announced in The London Gazette, Supplement 30450. 28 Dec 1917. Page 28.
48
LCol Forde, 1917, wearing his DSO ribbon won at Vimy Ridge. LCol Forde was awarded his DSO in 1916 and not at Vimy Ridge in 1917. DSO award was announced in The London Gazette Supplement 29729. 29 August 1916. Page 8577.
52
A/Cpl L.M. Wilde, MM Wilde's rank was "Second Corporal", 2/Cpl, a rank that existed until 1920 in the Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps.
64
Capt McGill, who was there from beginning to end, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), the only Signal officer to be so honoured in the First World War. This is correct however it should be noted that another member of the Canadian Signal Service, Capt William McMurray, a member of No. 10 Section CSC of Winnipeg MB who joined 1 Div Sig Coy and was subsequently commissioned as a member of the Canadian Engineers as per the practice, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
88
On 17 July 1936, Capt D. E. McIntosh, on exchange with the Royal Corps of Signals, was killed in an aircraft crash in Mersa Matruh, Egypt. Date of death needs verification. Capt McIntosh's gravestone gives the date as 9 July.
124
on 3 May, by HRH Mary, The Princess Royal The inspection of 1 Corps Signals and 1 Div Signals was on 3 Apr 1940 according to the 1 Corps Sigs War Diary
124
Later in the year, a visit was made by The Princess Royal to Corps Sigs Needs verification/identificaiton of date. At present, the date of this visit has not been identified.
127
1st Divisional Signals, June 1941, at Bletchingley, Surrey. The visit and photo was on 18 July 1941 according to the unit war diary.
149
No. 1 Canadian Air Support Signal Unit (ASSU) became an independent unit under Maj A.J. Cahill on 1 February 1944. Unit name incorrect and date needs verification. The name of the unit on founding was "First Air Support Signal Unit, R.C. Sigs". On 15 Jun 44 it became "1st Air Support Signal Unit, R.C. Sigs". On page 149 the date is stated as 1 Feb 44 and on page 152 it's stated as 14 Jan 44.
152
No 1 Canadian Air Support Control Signals Unit The name of the unit on founding was "First Air Support Signal Unit, R.C. Sigs". On 15 Jun 44 it became "1st Air Support Signal Unit, R.C. Sigs".
152
ASSU Sigs was formed out of Army Sigs on 14 January 1944. Date needs verification. On page 149 the date is stated as 1 Feb 44 and on page 152 it's stated as 14 Jan 44.
159
During the Sicilian campaign, 1 Div Sigs had 22 fatal casualties Incorrect number. 1st Canadian Divisional Signals suffered 19 fatalities during the Sicilian campaign.
159
Cpl G.B. Henry Incorrect initials. Should read Cpl G.J.B. Henry.
159
Sigmn D.B. Carr Sigmn D.B. Carr is buried in Canada and is unlikely a casualty of the Sicilian campaign.
159
W. E. Holmes Sigmn W.E. Holmes is buried in Canada and is unlikely a casualty of the Sicilian campaign.
159
P. Masson Sigmn P. Masson died by drowning and is buried in Canada so is unlikely a casualty of the Sicilian campaign.
169
Sigmn M. Sawchuck Name misspelled: Last name should read Sawchuk.
175
Here a RCCS Lt is working his WS No. 19 The set is a WS No. 22 and not a WS No. 19.
187
Fortunately, casualties were light: five KIA Should read four. There are only four names listed in the book and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists four as well.
187
Both Murchison and Swan were with the Regina Rifles HQ and were killed when their landing craft struck a mine. A Letter of Condolence written to the family of LCpl Swan states he was operating a wireless set after landing when a mortar bomb fell close.
224
LCpl N.L. Steward Name is misspelled. Should be "Stewart".
224
Sigmn J.E. Colwell Name is misspelled. Should be "Colwill".
288
23rd Canadian Infantry Brigade Group Signals Unit name was officially "23rd Brigade Group Signal Troop, R.C. Sigs " (CAO 76-2, Issue No. 30/47)
288
the Active Force Brigade Group Signals Unit name was officially "The Active Force Brigade Group Signal Troop, RC Sigs" and later "The Active Force Brigade Group Signal Squadron, RC Sigs"
303
1 May 1953 Orders give an effective date of 16 May 1953 (CAO 76-2, Issue No. 337/53)
303
1st Airborne Signal Squadron, RCCS Unit name was officially "No. 1 Airborne Signal Squadron, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals "
303
On 1 August 1961, all three troops were disbanded Disbandment was effective 31 Aug according to CAO 78-2, Issue No. 704/61, 2 Oct 1961
308
No. 1 Signal Squadron Unit name was officially "No. 1 Army Signal Squadron"
313
RC Sigs Motorcycle Display Team was formed in 1967 Was actually formed in 1966 to prepare for the 1967 show season for the Canadian Centennial celebrations.
328
the Squadron under the command of Maj J. Francki Francki's rank on parade was LCol, he having been promoted during the previous day's parade practice.
339
MCpl M. McRae Name is misspelled. Should be "MacCrae".
346
On 7 June 1977, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth appointed her daughter, HRH The Princess Anne, Colonel-in-Chief of the C&E Branch. Date needs verification. On page 346, 429 and 439 the date is stated as 7 June and on page 378 and 432 it's stated as 11 Jun.
348
On 12 November, the Colonel-in-Chief of the C&E Branch, HRH The Princess Anne, made her first visit to Kingston. Date needs verification. On page 348 the date is stated as 12 November and on page 379 and 380 it's stated as 13 November. Perhaps a multi day visit?
351
Most of the men were drawn from 2 Signal Squadron at CFB Petawawa. Wrong unit identified. The unit in Petawawa at this time was Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron.
364
establishmento spelling: establishment
368
76 Communication Group in Afghanistan 76 Communication Group did not deploy to Afghanistan as a unit however individual soldiers may have.
378
On 11 June 1977, HM Queen Elizabeth II appointed her daughter, HRH The Princess Anne, Colonel-in-Chief of the C&E Branch. Date needs verification. On page 346, 429 and 439 the date is stated as 7 June and on page 378 and 432 it's stated as 11 Jun.
379
On 13 November 1979, the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Princess Anne visited Vimy Barracks, Date needs verification. On page 348 the date is stated as 12 November and on page 379 and 380 it's stated as 13 November. Perhaps a multi day visit?
380
The Princess Anne, signing the Guest Book in the Vimy Officers’ Mess on 13 November 1979. Date needs verification. On page 348 the date is stated as 12 November and on page 379 and 380 it's stated as 13 November. Perhaps a multi day visit?
400
79 Communication Regiment formed in March 1970 Date error: 79 Communication Regiment formed in March 1990
415
1 CID had 22 killed Error. 1st Canadian Divisional Signals had 19 killed, not 22. (See errata for page 159)
424
1st Airborne Signal Squadron Unit name was officially "No. 1 Airborne Signal Squadron, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals "
429
On 7 June 1977, HRH, The Princess Anne was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the C&E Branch Date needs verification. On page 346, 429 and 439 the date is stated as 7 June and on page 378 and 432 it's stated as 11 Jun.
429
most of the men drawn from 2 Signal Squadron in CFB Petawawa Wrong unit identified. The unit in Petawawa at this time was Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron.
432
On 11 June 1977, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth appointed her daughter, HRH Princess Anne, to be the Colonel-in-Chief of the C&E Branch Date needs verification. On page 346, 429 and 439 the date is stated as 7 June and on page 378 and 432 it's stated as 11 Jun.
439
HRH, The Princess Royal, The Princess Anne, LG, LT, GCVO, QSO, GCL, CD, ADC 7 June 1977 – Date needs verification. On page 346, 429 and 439 the date is stated as 7 June and on page 378 and 432 it's stated as 11 Jun.
448
Col S.B. Learner, OMM, CD Name is misspelled. Should be "Lerner".
455
Spr D. Gee Canadian Virtual War Memorial shows his rank as a 2Lt.
455
Sigmn C. McKinnon Name is misspelled. Should be "MacKinnon"
456
Spr D.E. Steghmeier Name may be misspelled. Other records show spelling as "Stegmeier".
457
LCol E. Forde Note that Forde held the rank of Major when awarded the DSO.
457
Maj R.L. Wheeler Should not be included in this list as the OBE was awarded when he was serving in the British Royal Engineers Railway Service.
457
The Military Cross Note that while not belonging to this list of awards to the Canadian Signal Service, Temporary 2Lt C. Shergold, a Canadian Signaller, was awarded a MC while serving with the British Forces.
457
Lt H. Dudley-Watters Name correction. The name Dudley-Waters appears in the London Gazette however his personnel file records his name as H.D. Waters.
457
Capt W.R. Flewin Should not be included. Capt Flewin served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
457
Lt T.A. Irwin Should not be included. No Canadian Signal Service related service is evident in his Service Record.
457
Capt J.R. Leeson Name error. Initials are "J.H."
457
Capt K.R. McKinnon Name error. Last name is "MacKinnon"
457
Lt H.M. Westwood Name error. Initials are "H.N."
457
Lt L.R. Whittaker Should not be included. Although Lt Wittaker was attached to 2 Canadian Divisional Signal Company for training from Feb-Apr 1917, his MC awarded in 1919 is not linked to service with the Canadian Signal Service.
457
The Distinguished Conduct Medal Note that while not belonging to this list of awards to the Canadian Signal Service, L/Cpl R.G. Sheale, a Canadian Signaller, was awarded a DCM while serving with the British Forces.
457
Lt F. Barber Note that Barber held the rank of Sgt when awarded the DCM.
457
Pte A. McAtair Name error: Should read Pte A. MacArtair (references: London Gazette & Personnel File)
458
Capt C. Shergold Should not be included in this list of awards to the Canadian Signal Service. Serjeant-Major C. Shergold, while a Canadian Signaller, was awarded the DCM while serving with the British Forces.
458
Spr F.J. Spencer Name error. Initials are "F.T."
458
The Military Medal List should also include (but not shown): 81244 2/Cpl J.W. Ellinthorpe; 15076 Cpl W. Ross.
458
Cpl D.W. Baker Name error. Initials are "O.W."
458
Spr D.V. Ball Name error. Initials are "O.V."
458
Cpl J.H. Beale Should not be included. Cpl Beale served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
458
Spr T.P. Bellringer Name error. Should read Spr T.P. Bellinger (references: London Gazette & Personnel File)
458
Pte H.A. Bogart Name error. Last name is "Bogert"
458
Cpl H.A. Brailsford Name error: Initials are "H.S."
458
Gnr J. Breatcliffe Note that while 68559 Gnr J. Breatcliffe earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Field Artillery attached to the Canadians.
458
A/Cpl H.M. Brownless Spelling: Name should read A/Cpl H.M. Brownlee
458
Spr D. Crawford Note that while 197929 Spr D. Crawford earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.
458
A/Sgt T. Davies Note that while 75018 Cpl T. Davies earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.
458
A/Cpl P.J. Doyle Note that while 250071 A/Cpl P.J. Doyle earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.
458
Sgt A.W. Dyke Should not be included. Sgt Dyke served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
458
Spr C.E. Edgerley Name error: Initial is "G."
458
Pte A.N. Farr Name error: Initials are "A.M."
458
Spr M.N. Fisher Name error. Initials are "M.M."
458
Spr T.D Fleming Name error. Initials are "T.A."
459
Pnr T.W. Griggs Note that while 361821 Pnr T.W. Griggs earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.
459
A/Sgt O. Inkster Should not be included. A/Sgt Inkster, a Draughtsman, served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
459
Spr J.H. Jones Name error: Initials are "J.G."
459
Spr D. Key Name error: Initial is "W."
459
Sgt P.A. MacGillivary Spelling: Should read Sgt P.A. MacGillivray
459
Capt F.S. MacPherson Duplicate of "Lt F.S. McPherson"
459
Cpl C.H. McDonald Duplicate of "Lt C.H. MacDonald"
459
Sgt J.J. McDonald Name error: surname is "MacDonald"
459
Spr N.H. McGregor Name error: initials are "M.H."
459
Cpl F.G. Moule Name error. Initials are "S.G"
459
Spr G.A. Northwood Name error: initials are "G.E."
459
Cpl E.H. Page Should not be included. Cpl Page served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
459
Cpl C.M. Redgrave Note that while 251599 Cpl C.M. Redgrave earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.
459
Pvt R.J. Rogers Note that while 130462 Pioneer R.J. Rogers earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.
460
A/Sgt W.J. Speedy Name error: initials are "N.J."
460
Cpl J.N. Spiers Should not be included. Cpl J.M. Spiers served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
460
The Military Medal: Spr C.M. Sprauge Name is misspelled. Should be "Sprague".
460
Pte A. Urquhart Note that while M2/177136 Pte A. Urquhart earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Army Service Corps attached 2nd Canadian Heavy Artillery Group.
460
Cpl I.J. Walsh Should not be included. Cpl I.J. Walsh served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
460
Cpl H.A. Wetmore Name error: initials are "H.D."
460
The Military Medal: A/Cpl L.M. Wilde Wilde's rank was "Second Corporal", 2/Cpl, a rank that existed until 1920 in the Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps.
460
Spr E.W. Wilson Name error: initials are "E.L."
460
Bar to The Military Medal: Gnr J. Breatcliffe Note that while 68559 Gnr J. Breatcliffe earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Field Artillery attached to the Canadians.
460
Bar to The Military Medal: A/Cpl L.M. Wilde Wilde's rank was "Second Corporal", 2/Cpl, a rank that existed until 1920 in the Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps.
460
Second Bar to The Military Medal: Gnr J. Breatcliffe Note that while 68559 Gnr J. Breatcliffe earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Field Artillery attached to the Canadians.
460
Pte A.C. Bieler Should not be included. Pte Bieler served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
461
Spr G. Dunkley Name error: initial is "C."
461
Cpl R.G. McEwan Spelling: Should read Cpl R.G. McEwen
461
Sgt J.I. Neal Should not be included. Sgt J.I. Neal served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
461
Cpl W.G. Thorpe Should not be included. Cpl Thorpe, a Draughtsman, served with the Canadian Corps Topographical/Survey Section which was administered by Canadian Corps Signal Company but was not a truly a part of the Canadian Signal Service.
461
Mentioned in Despatches and Brought to Notice of the Secretary of State for War List also includes (but not shown): L/Cpl W.L. Mitchell
461
Mentioned in Despatches: Maj A.A. Anderson (2) Maj Anderson was MiD three times, Jun and Dec 2017 and again in Dec 1918.
461
Sgt R.H. Banks Note that while 74025 Sgt Banks earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.
461
Mentioned in Despatches: Cpl C.W. Barrett Barrett's rank was "Second Corporal", 2/Cpl, a rank that existed until 1920 in the Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps.
461
Mentioned in Despatches: Sgt J. Cunningham Rank was A/Sgt.
461
Mentioned in Desptaches: Lt B. Faughnan Rank is shown as Sgt in The London Gazette.
461
Maj E.P. Fetherstonhaugh No sign of service with Canadian Signal Service in personnel file.
461
Mentioned in Despatches: LCol E. Forde (3) Note that Forde's first MiD was as a Maj.
461
Cpl H.V. McLeod Name error: initials are "V.H."
461
Sgt J.A. Peters Name error. Initials are "C.A."
461
Sgt M. Rosenbaun Name error: should read Sgt M. Rosenbaum
461
Lt C. Shergold Note that while Lt Shergold did receive a single MiD while with the Canadian Signal Service, it was his second. A Canadian Signaller, he previously received one in December 1914 as a Serjeant-Major while serving with the British Forces.
461
Mentioned in Despatches: Capt W.A. Steel (2) Note that Steel's first MiD was as a Lt.
461
Legion d’Honneur – Croix d’Officier: LCol E. Forde The Order level is stated as "Chevalier" in The London Gazette.
461
Croix de Guerre - Cpl A.W. Mitchell Cpl A.W. Mitchell was awarded the Medaille Militaire and not the Croix de Guerre (London Gazette 30043).
462
Medaille d’Honneur Avec Glaves en Argent - Pte E.D. Hallett Name and Medal error: 22575 Pte G.D Hallett was awarded the Medaille d'Honneur Avec Glaves en Bronze (London Gazette 22575)
462
Croix de Guerre List should also include (but not shown): A/2/Cpl W.E. Hare (Note that while 148848 A/2/Cpl Hare earned this medal while serving with the Canadian Signal Service, he was a member of the British Royal Engineers attached to the Canadians.)
462
Spr L.G. Moore Name error: initials are "L.J."
478
Capt M.J. Maxwell, 1980 Lt M.J. Maxwell was awarded the Star of Courage in 1982 for an act in 1980.
478
Sgt L. Hall This is a duplicate of the entry for MCpl L. Hall which already appears in the list.
479
MGen A.G. Hines MGen Hines held the rank of Officer in the order prior to being elevated to Commander.
479
LCol R.P. Bonner LCol Bonner held the rank of Member in the order prior to being elevated to Officer.
479
Maj G.T. Fraser Rank is listed as LCdr on the GG website.
479
Capt G.T. Tolley Wrong level: Governor-General website reports CWO Tolley received MMM on 8 June 1990.
479
LCol E.J. Vincent This is a duplicate of Maj E.J. Vincent which already appears in the list.
479
LCol D.E. Cain This is a duplicate of the entry for WO D.E. Cain which already appears in the list.
480
Capt F.A. Darton This is a duplicate of the entry for CWO F.A. Darton which already appears in the list.
480
Capt W.D. Forster This is a duplicate of the entry for Lt W.D. Forster which already appears in the list.
480
Capt J.P. Frenette This is a duplicate of the entry for MWO J.P. Frenette which already appears in the list.
480
Capt J.E.A. Lablanc Name error: surname is LeBlanc.
480
Capt T.A. Payette This is a duplicate of the entry for MWO T.A. Payette which already appears in the list.
480
CWO J. Dempsey This is a duplicate of the entry for MWO J.M. Dempsey which already appears in the list.
480
CWO S.G. Mcnabb This is a duplicate of the entry for MWO S.G. McNabb which already appears in the list.
480
CWO R.A. Reynolds Name error: Initials are R.L.
480
CWO J.E.P. Richer This is a duplicate of the entry for MWO J.E.P. Richer which already appears in the list.
480
CWO J.C.A. Winters This is a duplicate of the entry for MWO J.C.A. Winters which already appears in the list.
480
MWO D. Roux Name error: Initials are J.J.D.
480
WO L.V. Lablanc Name error: Surname is Leblanc
481
WO J.M.R. Pellerin This is a duplicate of the entry for CWO J.M. Pellerin which already appears in the list.
481
Member of the Order of the British Empire: Maj P.M. Kelly Should not be included as Maj Kelly, who later transferred to the Canadian Forces, was awarded the MBE while a member of the British Royal Signal Corps.
481
BGen G.W. Nordick Error: then LCol Nordick earned his MSC as CO of 3 PPCLI and was not a Signals/C&E Branch member.
481
BGen R.G. Mazzolin The award earned is the Meritorious Service Medal from the United States of America and not the Canadian version.
481
LCol M.P.J. Roy The award earned is the Meritorious Service Medal from the United States of America and not the Canadian version.
481
LCol K. Schramm The award earned is the Meritorious Service Medal from the United States of America and not the Canadian version.
481
Maj S.J.J. Drouin The award earned is the Meritorious Service Medal from the United States of America and not the Canadian version. This is a duplicate of the entry for Capt S. Drouin which already appears in the list.
481
Capt R. Stein No reference has been located for this award.
481
CWO R. Tanguay Award error: MWO Tanquay was made a Member of the Order of Military Merit.
481
MWO M.A. Renneberg No reference has been located for this award.
481
WO S.J.B. Descarie This is a duplicate of the entry for MCpl S.J.B. Descarie which already appears in the list.
481
Col F.J. Chagnon Error. Col Chagnon was not awarded a NATO MSM.
485
As a result of his leadership at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917, where Forde was awarded the DSO LCol Forde was awarded his DSO in 1916 and not at Vimy Ridge in 1917. DSO award was announced in The London Gazette Supplement 29729. 29 August 1916. Page 8577.
485
Legion of d’Honneur of France in the rank of Croix de Officier in 1919. The Order level is stated as "Chevalier" in The London Gazette.
487
No. 7 Sig Coy (Saint John) The unit was actually No. 6 Sig Coy
495
Malloch Trophy 1982 - No. 721 (Charlottetown) Communication Regiment Error: In 1982 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment won the Malloch trophy.
496
Genet Trophy 1978 - 713 (Beaufort) Communication Regiment Spelling: proper name of unit is 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
496
The Communications and Electronics Association Trophy 1986 - 713 (Beaufort) Communication Regiment Spelling: proper name of unit is 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
496
The Communications and Electronics Association Trophy 1989, 1990 - 713 (Beaufort) Communication Regiment Spelling: proper name of unit is 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
497
The Beament Trophy Additional information: The Beament Trophy was awarded to 14 Escadron de Transmission du Canada in 1971.
497
The LaRose Trophy Additional information: The LaRose Trophy was awarded to 14 Escadron de Transmission du Canada in 1970.
497
The LaRose Trophy 1976, 1977, 1978 - 713 (Beaufort) Communication Regiment Spelling: proper name of unit is 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
497
The LaRose Trophy 1982 - 713 (Beaufort) Communication Regiment Spelling: proper name of unit is 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
497
The LaRose Trophy 1985, 1986 - 713 (Beaufort) Communication Regiment Spelling: proper name of unit is 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
498
The LaRose Trophy 1990-1994 - Unknown Additional information: In 1990 and 1991 the LaRose Trophy was won by 713 (Beauport) Communication Regiment
501
LCol V.R.C. McClenaghan, MC Wrong initials. Should be V.S.C.
504
Brigadier Clark: the Legion of Merit in the degree of Commander Error: the award is listed as the degree of Officer in the London Gazette.
507
Lt G. Rodrigues, MiD No reference found to show Rodrigues was a Lt. All records point to him having not been commissioned and he remained a Sigmn.
507
Sigmn B.G. Allen Name is misspelled. Should be "Allan".
509
Sigmn E.G. Marquardt 29-07-1944 Error: Service records indicate he was admitted to hospital on 29 Jul 44 but died on 8 Aug 44.
510
LCpl W.D. Prentice 28-03-1941 Date of death is recorded as 28 May 1941 by Commonwealth War Grave Commissoin and Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
510
LCpl N.L. Steward 03-05-1942 Name misspelled. Should be "Stewart".
511
OBE: Col C.P. Steacy Name misspelled. Should be "Stacey".
512
Military Medal: LSgt H.W.M. MacKenzie Name is incorrect. Should be "LSgt H.W.M. Johnson". His initial M. stood for MacKenzie but his surname was Johnson.
513
Lt D. Rodrigues No reference found to show Rodrigues was a Lt. All records point to him having not been commissioned and he remained a Sigmn.
517
Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander): Brig S.F. Clark, CBE Error: the award is listed as the degree of Officer in the London Gazette.
517
Medal totals: BEM 56 The annex only lists 55 names for the British Empire Medal.
517
Medal totals: Total 707 The total, considering only 55 and not 56 BEM should be 706.
518
1st Canadian Corps Signal Company Upon creation the unit was officially known as Headquarters of 1st Corps Signals, R.C. Signals and then later as 1st Corps Headquarters Signals, R.C. Sigs.
518
2nd Canadian Corps Signal Company Upon creation the unit was officially known as 2nd Corps Signals, R.C.C.S. and then later as 2nd Corps Headquarters Signals, R.C. Sigs.
523
Col S.A. Lee*, MC, Comd Camp Borden 01-08-1940 to the end of the war In actuality, Col Lee held the position of Comdandant Camp Borden only until 16 October 1940.
533
Mr Chris Bisaillion, P Eng (VA3ORP) Incorrect callsign. Mr Bisaillion's correct callsign is VE3CBK. VA3ORP is the callsign of Maj (Retd) Dave Lawrence.
533
Communicagtion Reserve Spelling error. Should read "Communication Reserve".
534
LCpl W.D. Prentice 3 May 1942 Prentice is a war-time casualty and is listed on page 510. Date of death is officially recorded as 28 May 1941.
534
Ms J. D’Arc St Germain Should not be included in this list as she was not a military member.
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Lt(N) Ferguson 6 April 1973 Lt(N) Ferguson is not listed in the Canadian Book of Remembrance. Details substantiating his inclusion in this list are not known.
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Sigman D.L.M. Barkley Should not be included. Private Barkley appears to have been Military Police and not a Signals related fallen.
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Capt J. Trepanier Should not be included. Capt Trepanier was a Logistics Officer and so not a "Signaller".
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WO R. Grimsley, CD Should not be included. WO Grimsley was a Supply Technician and so not a "Signaller".
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Cpl E.A. Knechtel 2 July 1980 Date error. Gravestone and Canadian Book of Remembrance both state 1 July.
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landing in England on 20 June 1941 Date error: 1st Army Tank Brigade Signals departed Halifax on 21 June and arrived in England on 30 June according to the unit War Diary
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detachment of 1 CAB Sigs, consisting of 14 men Clarification: The total of 14 men of 1 CAB Sigs included Maj Rolfe (1 officer +13 other ranks)
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having a wheel shot off Needs verification. Reference not known. Photo of Rolfe's scout car shows three wheels in good order with the fourth not visible.
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their equipment disabled in their landing craft Brigadier Southam's communication equipment did make it ashore but was destroyed when run over by a tank.
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Once again, Rolfe and two of his companions attempted another escape This text differs significantly from an account given by Rolfe in "Detour, The Story of Oflag IVC".
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International Supervisory Commission to Indo-China in Hanoi Rolfe served as the CO and Deputy Military Advisor of the Military Component, Canadian Delegation Laos, part of Canada's contribution to the International Commissions for Supervision and Control
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Including, No. 1 and 2 Area Signal Squadrons Unit name is missing. Should read "East Coast Signal Regiment Including, No. 1 and 2 Area Signal Squadrons"