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Old 30-09-20, 03:57 PM
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Might anyone have anything on K75586 J. R. Noyes, 12th Field Ambulance Corps, RCAMC? WW2 period I believe?
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Hi Mark, yes the bracelet is Second WW era. The K prefix indicates he enlisted in MD 11 (British Columbia and Yukon). The serial was un-allotted infantry. No 12 Fd Amb was on the order of battle for 4 Canadian Armoured Division.
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Old 30-09-20, 07:33 PM
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Hi Mark

I can add that....

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...12 Field Ambulance made Canadian medical corps history becoming the only field ambulance to engage the enemy in combat. This occurred one morning in April 1945 in the German town of Sogel. German soldiers approached, and fired upon the casualty treatment facility under cover of darkness. The Commanding Officer quickly organized two platoons, and placed them at the approaches to the dressing stations. They held off the enemy for two hours; with weapons borrowed from the wounded -at the time medics didn't carry weapons- until a squadron of tanks arrived to relieve them. During the fighting the dressing station continued treating patients. The Commanding Officer, LCol A.D. MacPherson received the Distinguished Service Order for his leadership in this action; Cpl F.F. Thompson was awarded the Military Medal, and Capt Harry Jolley received the Member of the Order of the British Empire....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_(Va...e#World_War_II

JR Noyes does not appear in the war dead or medals and decorations list at Library and Archives Canada.

Interestingly, there was a Frederick Walter Noyes who wrote about 5th Field Ambulance in the Great War.

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Thanks Bill & Darrell... interesting unit background! Can you suggest a Canadian resource where service details might be found?
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Hi Mark

Unless there was a 12th Fd Amb history published, I can think of no resource.

His service file will be available to you on request from Library and Archives Canada (LAC) but will be heavily redacted for personal info UNLESS you can prove (grave photo, Obit) he has been dead 20 years or more, then you will get an unredacted file.

Look here under Restricted Records: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discov...roduction.aspx

I had a look through Nicholson's RCAMC history but his name does not come up.

Newspaper archives, Funeral home obits, etc may help if you can nail down a forename.

No JR Noyes in Legion Last Post either.

Good luck.

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