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I am trying to find info on my uncle who was with the West Nova Scotia regiment in WW2 from 1939 -1945 his name is Edward Cormier service # F-59762 P.O.W #129350 was in Stalag 7a in april 1945. would like to hear from anyone that might have know him or serviced with him. or how i can go about find about his time in the war any help would be great
Have you tried contacting the Reserve Regiment or the National Archives of Canada?
You can order his service record from the Library and Archives Canada:


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You may find someone here that can help you make contact with the regimental association:

Facebook - West Nova Scotia Regiment

WNSR Unofficial Website

West NSR Regimental Association

Also, you might try this contact:

Garry Randall  A Coy Sgt ret'd  - grandall@ns.sympatic.ca

Recently I have visited with 4 of our WWII vets in their homes and all are very pleased we have committed to this task. These men were the first West Novies. They gave us a history of dedication to country and pride in the Regiment all punctuated with the courage they displayed when called to serve. Through the Association they have assisted members ill or in need, established memorials in many locations, helped build a hospice in England and supported the Regimental Family whenever called upon. During my time of service we kept our soldiers trained for Aid to Civil Power, peace keeping, peace making, and the possibility of war. Today our new veterans are participating in many of those scenarios. These taskings have lead to a new history, only spoken, yet to be documented. It is our obligation to make sure it is recorded as it is what we are, The WEST NOVA SCOTIA REGIMENT. Join us in making sure we have a place to come together, renew friendships and carry on that good work. Please participate in the West Nova Scotia Regiment Regimental Association.