Not quite finished. I'm getting two of my grandfather's letters to my grandmother photocopied and will put them in the pockets. I don't think my parents would part with an actual letter. Journalling reads,"My Grandfather Everett MacLellan enlisted Nov 7, 1941 and served in the Canadian Provost Corps during WW II. For Fighting he earned $1.60 a day. Many Letters He wrote to my grandmother were kept in perfect condition. When I hear stories of people in Canada receiving letters from the front lines half, more than half, or even the entire letter was blacked out. My grandfather’s letters did not have one black mark on any of them. He was very proud of fighting for his country but never spoke of his part in the war - ever. Growing up, I had many projects for school on WWII but all I ever heard about it from him were jokes and that he drove a motorcycle overseas. He was in the Provost Corp that went ahead clearing a path for the front lines and was often in danger. He also brought a nazi sword home with him, but never spoke to me about his time overseas."
Not quite finished. I'm getting two of my grandfather's letters to my grandmother photocopied and will put them in the pockets. I don't think my parents would part with an actual letter. Journalling reads,"The Duty of the Provost Corp was to …
- organize traffic control and supervise the movement of large bodies of troops, stores, equipment, and transport across long distances while faced with distractions of every kind. They were required to know exactly which way each unit had to go and the best way to get there.
- advance on untested ground, taking roads that the enemy may target at any time marking routes and ensuring safe circulation, untangling snarls and deactivating mines and bombs., and direct traffic amidst shell and mortar fire .
- investigate and prevent crime by troops and maintain discipline amongst Allied Troops off duty
- operate and construct the prisoner of war cage
- move prisoners to prisoner of war camps
- control refugee movement
- investigate serious crime and run down the Black Marketers.
- operate the Detention Barracks
- serve as the no longer existent police force to cities and towns just liberated until re-organization takes place
These duties were frequently carried out under fire and in close proximity to the enemy."
Date: Friday, April 7, 2006 GMT Views: 365