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I posted this grouping yesterday to the "Groupings" forum until someone told me about this forum. I think you guys might appreciate it more...

 

Two days ago, I acquired this very extraordinary World War One grouping. The grouping is named to Pvt. Austin Paul McCarthy, a Burlington Massachusetts native who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in May of 1916. McCarthy initially enlisted in the 212th Battalion (an American battalion in the CEF), but went overseas with the 12th Battalion Canadian Garrison Regiment. He served overseas for at least 1 year before he was wounded at the Second Battle of Passchendaele on November 4th, 1917 from a gunshot wound to his left arm/forearm. He was sent to the Vernon Park Military Hospital in Stockport, England to recover and was medically discharged. He was finally discharged from the Canadian Expeditionary Force on December 27th, 1918.

 

Photo is of Pvt. McCarthy and his wife/girlfriend (note cap badge and collar insignia)

 

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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back of above photo.

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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front of postcard that McCarthy sent home while recovering in the hospital

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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back of postcard he sent home from the hospital

 

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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pass allowing McCarthy to leave his quarters

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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front of his discharge certificate

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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back of discharge certificate

 

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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front of his attestation paper

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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back of attestation paper

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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his 212th Battalion cap badge (missing pin)

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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one of his collar insignia (bullet is attached to pin which might make this a sweetheart piece or memento)

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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possible shoulder insignia (missing pin)

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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Final part of the grouping: a fragment of German artillery McCarthy brought back home

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Looking for: KIA and POW documents/papers (WW1 and WW2), Military Intelligence Service Language School and WW2 Japanese-American pieces, IDed/ship associated PTO USN groupings, US volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force pieces, named/Identified WW1 and WW2 104th infantry regiment groupings, WW1 and WW2 photo/document/paper groupings

 

In Honor of:

Pvt. James Buchanan Co M, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division (gassed in WW1)

Pvt. Richard Buchanan Co K, 104th Infantry Regiment (captured by Germans and sent to Stalag 2-A in WW2)

S/Sgt. Norman Q. Buchanan Co A, 934th Signal Battalion (WW2)

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Nice group! Do you have his complete service record from LAC? It will tell you which battalion he served with in Belgium/France.

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