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Old 19-07-16, 11:34 PM
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Default CASC Officer,WW1....

Lieutenant John Eric Howard Tidswell. Unit: Canadian Army Service Corps.
http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib...at=photographs

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/fra/decouvr...2f637842a.gif&
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Old 19-07-16, 11:43 PM
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Is this image attributed to the First World War? Note the officer's pattern cap badge. The same pattern was worn by the militia component of the CASC until the 1930's.
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Old 20-07-16, 12:24 AM
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Well Bill, all those photographs,courtesy of the IWM,are in the WW1 section......so....late war......

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Old 20-07-16, 12:30 PM
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Hi Jo, Maybe. There are lots of errors in many data bases. Just curious, as the same badges were worn well after the war.
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Just a question. If it was post war would his rank not be on his shoulder?
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Old 20-07-16, 01:58 PM
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Didn't catch that Don.
There were some instances of rank on cuffs being worn in Canada, but that was during the war. There was quite a bit of confusion about the location of rank badges. In Canada the practice in the militia was to be on the shoulder, but if in the CEF in Canada it was to be on the cuff. Militia officers who joined the CEF sometimes wore their rank on their epaulets. Officers returned from overseas who continued to serve in the militia often continued to wear their rank in the overseas fashion. And to complicate even more, near the end of the war it was decided to move the rank back to the shoulder straps.
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The officer in question is (likely) John Eric Howard TIDSWELL. His CEF records are available online http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?...CEF&id=9690-46

What is not included in those documents is mention of his military career both before and after his overseas service in The Great War. With an uncommon surname and initials it is likely that this gentleman is the same one that shows up in online searches as an ex-Cadet of the Royal Military College of Canada (college number 1164) who likely left the college early to join up in order to go overseas (very common). He remained in the army, Permanent Force (CASC/RCASC), and eventually retired with the rank of Lt-Col following WW2.
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....also found this....
TIDSWELL, JOHN ERIC HOWARD,05/07/1898....
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/fra/decouvr...2f637842a.gif&
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